Nico Rosberg made it five straight wins in Formula One when he took the fluttering flag in Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix. He may ponder, with a winsome smile, that he is unbeaten in six months, since Lewis Hamilton won in Austin in October to take his third world championship.
Stoffel Vandoorne made a memorable qualifying debut for McLaren, finishing 12th on the grid for Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix – two places ahead of his vastly experienced team-mate Jenson Button.
Bernie Ecclestone has dismissed the increasingly militant stance taken by Formula One’s drivers, insisting they are only repeating what the teams have told them to say about the way in which the sport is run.
Denmark boss Age Hareide watched his side lose 1-0 to Scotland on Tuesday night.
Lewis Hamilton supporters concerned that his only serious rival, Nico Rosberg, has topped the podium on the past four occasions will not have their worries assuaged by the news that their concerns are shared by the three-times world champion himself.
A dejected-looking Jenson Button finished 14th and said: “I don’t think we did a good job today in terms of making the right calls – probably the worst from us for a few races.
Nico Rosberg started the new Formula One season much as he finished the last, with victory in an often thrilling Australian Grand Prix here on Sunday.
It was a head-scratcher, that’s for sure.
The success or failure of the 2016 Formula One season as a sporting spectacle is in the hands of a quietly spoken Cambridge graduate with a private passion for flying an 80-year-old Auster aircraft over the English countryside.
Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton refused to answer questions over his controversial bike selfie in New Zealand when he appeared at an FIA press conference at Albert Park on Thursday.
Ahead of the inaugural Formula E race weekend we're taking a look at the series' runners and riders. Next up, Audi Sport Abt, who will field Lucas di Grassi and Daniel Abt.
Few circuits stir the heart quite like Spa-Francorchamps, one of the grandest of the grand old tracks. Whether bathed in sunshine or lurking in the rain, sometimes both in the space of the same race, it winds its way through the forests of the Ardennes, a heady mixture of challenge and reward. If Formula One belongs anywhere, it is here and if one team belong here then they are McLaren, who approached this weekend with optimism, if not so much for this race as for a future to match their storied past.
When racehorses are injured beyond repair and have to be put down on the course, large green screens are used to shield spectators from the grisly deed.
The walls are wobbling at the big red house called Ferrari.
In Germany on Saturday evening Lewis Hamilton spoke out against the rejection of the halo head protection device for 2017 – but perhaps he already has one. For in recent races there has been a nimbus hanging over his colourful helmet, a luminous cloud of stardust that sets him apart from his fellows.
With the much anticipated second half of the F1 season resuming this weekend at the famous Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium, there was opportunity and disappointment in store from the outset of the weekend.
If Nascar is the pinnacle of American Stock car racing then Legend and Bandolero racing is ground zero, a way in to the sport for youngsters and a very cheep way to race for middle aged men.
The expected challenge to the front-runners from Red Bull simply didn’t materialise at the Hungaroring.
Nico Rosberg took victory in an incident-filled Belgian Grand Prix, as Lewis Hamilton finishes third from the back row.
Before a race he has only won once – the Hungarian Grand Prix – it seems Fernando Alonso is not happy with the state of Formula One, but a relative lack of success at the Hungaroring is the least of his concerns.