The tricolour flutters in very English Enstone this morning.
Kane has been linked with Real this week, but he'd have some making up to do.
I look forward to three teams battling it out for glory this season, with more overtaking at the sharp end, a better, more equable division of money to prevent half the paddock being permanently broke and a vision for the future that extends beyond the selfishly short term. Oh, yes – and I believe in the tooth fairy too.
Formula One is to move to Channel 4 for the next three years after the BBC announced it is to “reluctantly” bring its contract to a premature end as part of its drive for savings across the corporation.
Mercedes are to investigate why Lewis Hamilton, the fastest Formula One driver of the modern era, is now not even the quickest man in their team.
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.
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.
The heat haze, an almost overwhelming sultriness that had layers of torrid air shimmering above the freshly laid asphalt at the Sepang International Circuit, was not wholly responsible for the moving picture here on Friday.
Jenson Button will become the third driver to start 300 Formula One races when he competes in the Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday and he has given the clearest indication yet he will not be seen on the grid again after this season.
Nico Rosberg is in the best form of his life, according to Mercedes’ executive director, Toto Wolff, after taking the lead in the Formula One world championship from Lewis Hamilton at the Singapore Grand Prix.