The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix started in a blaze of sunshine but ended under a fast dusking sky in a way that was symbolic of Lewis Hamilton’s 2015 Formula One season.
All the talk in Abu Dhabi was of driverless racing cars following the announcement Formula E was about to launch a new series called “Roborace”.
There were groans all round as we escapees from a British winter arrived in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. The clouds might have been painted by John Constable in one of his gloomier moods, and there was wind and rain in the desert air.
Lewis Hamilton would be less of a party animal if he was still a McLaren driver, according to his mentor, Ron Dennis.
Lewis Hamilton denied he has lost his competitive edge since winning his third world championship after again finishing second best to his team-mate, Nico Rosberg, this time at the Brazilian Grand Prix.
The retirement of Susie Wolff will bring a smug “told you so” smile to the chauvinists in the Formula One paddock, where she badly wanted to be a star with Williams. Sexism abounds in racing, where rather too many people will tell you women make better pit girls than drivers.
Adding a spot of H2O almost always brings something intriguing to motor racing’s complex equation and the seventh round of the FIA World Endurance Championship was no exception.
When the Greek philosopher Diogenes was discovered begging for money from a statue he explained to bewildered onlookers that he was “practicing disappointment”.
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.
Bernie Ecclestone has said he believes that Vladimir Putin should be put in charge of Europe, Donald Trump would make an excellent US president and immigration has brought no benefits whatsoever to the UK.
Lewis Hamilton has criticised what he considers are unduly harsh decisions by Formula One race stewards.
Mercedes team bosses were locked together in gloomy inquest just minutes after the start of Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix after Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg crashed out, leaving the field clear for Red Bull’s Max Verstappen to win the race.
Lewis Hamilton did not trash his room and he did not lie about his relationship with his team-mate, Nico Rosberg, Mercedes claimed on Wednesday.
Lewis Hamilton has more personas than the Man of a Thousand Faces, as the old stage and film actor Lon Chaney was known. We have the rock star, the rapper, the playboy, the motorbike designer, the cosmetics salesman, the social media junkie, the fashionista and a collector of tattoos that Ray Bradbury’s Illustrated Man might envy.
Kane has been linked with Real this week, but he'd have some making up to do.
Nico Rosberg’s recent misfortunes continued in his buildup to Sunday’s British Grand Prix .
Nico Rosberg is washed up as a title contender if many more grands prix are hit by rain.
Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen should have been punished for his massive crash at the British Grand Prix, no matter how unpopular the decision would be.
A media company controlled by American tycoon John Malone is leading the battle to buy Formula One with the broadcaster Sky also in the hunt.
Lewis Hamilton has confirmed he will take a grid penalty for Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix after his Mercedes team replaced engine parts.
Britain’s talented former GP2 champion is one of the most popular drivers in the paddock but Jolyon Palmer is struggling to hang on to his drive for next season now, after two disappointing back-to-back performances in Hungary and Germany.