British world champion Lewis Hamilton is the last of a dying breed of Formula One drivers from less privileged backgrounds and the sport will never see his like again, says his father Anthony Hamilton.
In Abu Dhabi this weekend Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg will – metaphorically at least – touch gloves like a couple of heavyweights as the bell chimes for the final round. The Mercedes duo’s slugfest for the Formula One world championship has endured for eight months and 20 rounds and the Yas Marina Circuit has got what it paid for: the decider.
It does not rain much at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit but there is a strong feeling that everyone could be on full wets this weekend.
Bernie Ecclestone says Singapore won't extend its deal to host the Formula 1 when the deal runs out in 2017.
The fall of Ron Dennis, one of the great beasts in the Formula One jungle, has been confirmed. The chairman and chief executive of the McLaren Group – but, more than that, the image and personality of one of the biggest and most successful of F1 teams – was told by his fellow shareholders he must give up his position.
Even before he had left Brazil Lewis Hamilton struck an early psychological blow against his rival and Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg.
Lewis Hamilton insisted he could still become world champion for a fourth time after fulfilling a lifetime ambition by winning the Brazilian Grand Prix to cut Nico Rosberg’s lead to 12 points going into the final race of the season in Abu Dhabi.
Nico Rosberg may pretend he does not think about winning the Formula One world championship but the thought probably occurred to the Mercedes driver at least half a dozen times as he strolled through the paddock at Interlagos on Friday.
The future of Ron Dennis – one of Formula One’s most dominating figures – was the subject of intense speculation on Friday night with reports that a consortium of Chinese investors had tabled a £1.65bn takeover bid for his McLaren team.
A weekend affected by torrential rain should have derailed the latest IndyCar meeting, but the flexibility they showed is a lesson to the strict world of F1.
Lewis Hamilton says Mercedes must consult him on who should replace Nico Rosberg next season but warned them against signing a big name like Fernando Alonso.
A tongue-in-cheek look at some strange and less-reported stories from the world of F1 and motorsport that have popped up in the past few weeks.
The Celtic boss also discussed former Wolves coach Stale Solbakken.
The Monaco Grand Prix is regarded by many as the jewell in the Formula 1 crown.
Lewis Hamilton says his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg is “not really German”.
This is it. It is meltdown friday. The jet lag and two full days finally catch up. We go out for a late breakfast, return and promptly fall asleep. One or two even sit outside by the cement pond overlooking the lake and scan the surface for alligators. The weather is definitely on the turn though still pretty cold.
It is going to be cold. The winds are coming down the eastern seaboard of America straight from the Arctic and the Twin Duels start at 7:00pm going through till midnight. It will not be pleasant.
Is there an art to watching something like the Daytona 500?
Lewis Hamilton is still smarting at the decision by Mercedes to switch the mechanics working on his and team-mate Nico Rosberg’s cars at the start of this season – but, as he prepares for Sunday’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the last race of the season that will decide which of them win the world title, he said that he will not make his true feelings felt for a while.
The most exciting driver in Formula One and almost certainly a future world champion.
Nico Rosberg has announced his shock retirement from Formula One five days after becoming world champion, saying that by winning the title he has “climbed my mountain” and is going out at the peak.
In terms of extracting the most from himself, Nico Rosberg.