It may have been what their head of motorsport, Toto Wolff, called a “crappy day at the office” for Mercedes but, for the fans, his team’s travails in getting their cars off the line quickly have turned the last two races into absolute crackers.
After the superlative show at Silverstone, Formula One pulled off a double-header with another heart-stopper of a race in Hungary.
Formula One reaches the midway point of the season at the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday: but the real action will not be on the track but off it as the race for ownership of the sport revs up.
The Williams deputy team principal, Claire Williams, has admitted that talks regarding the future of the team’s highly-rated young driver Valtteri Bottas are taking place, amid strong rumours that the Finnish driver is set to replace his countryman Kimi Raikkonen at Ferrari.
When Formula One mourned the death of Jules Bianchi on Tuesday, during his funeral in Nice, it was with a truly moving, collective, heartfelt spirit from across the drivers and teams as one.
Months before his death, Jules Bianchi had already ensured that Formula One had become a safer sport.
The Hungaroring in Budapest, tight and twisty, bumpy and challenging, is not every Formula One driver’s cup of tea but when Lewis Hamilton travels there in a couple of weeks he will be in a serene state of mind.
Lewis Hamilton won the British Grand Prix in a race that was like a transfusion of fresh blood for the much-criticised sport.
The second of the two press conferences held at a Formula One race weekend tends to be the drier. With the glamour boys going first on Thursday, Friday heralds the team principals and chief engineers.
Robert Kubica has won Rally del Casentino in Italy, taking 10 of the 12 stages aboard a Ford Fiesta RS.
After costly errors in both of the last two grands prix, could the pressure of an F1 title fight be getting to Nico Rosberg?
Another driver injury, this time to Jules Bianchi, means that it's time for F1 to eliminate an innate risk with the sport
Never one to shy from a fight, Lewis Hamilton reminded Formula One that prematurely counting him out is an error with serious consequences. After a titanic battle in the mountains of Styria with his Mercedes team-mate, Nico Rosberg, he emerged triumphant and defiant in the face of an angry reception from the home crowd.
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Lewis Hamilton has admitted that he is going to face an uphill battle to win this year’s Formula One world championship.
The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve may not demand quite the inch-perfect precision of Monaco but it remains a formidable challenge. The track, sandwiched into the Île Notre-Dame between the 1976 Olympic Games rowing lake and the St Lawrence river, puts a premium on accuracy, with walls an ever-present threat and little run‑off. It is among the best venues on the current calendar and Lewis Hamilton has, to an extent, made it his own.
We've been promised an American-born F1 driver in 2016 - but who will get the nod at Haas Formula?
Lewis Hamilton’s chances of making it a hat-trick of wins at Formula One’s newest home received a setback in qualifying on Saturday when he put his car in a wall at Baku.
Red Bull driver Max Verstappen has met with FIA bosses to discuss his recent tactics and driving style.
Max Verstappen, who appears to have derived his driving technique from watching Ben-Hur, has certainly divided opinion in Formula One. The 18-year-old is either Mad Max or the most exciting new talent the sport has seen since Ayrton Senna burst on the scene in the mid-1980s.