Formula One’s newest circuit has thrown up some old-style problems with both Nico Rosberg and Jenson Button, two of the sport’s most respected figures, expressing safety concerns in the runup to the street race in Baku on Sunday.
Amnesty International has called on Formula One to put pressure on Azeri authorities to improve their human rights record.
Lewis Hamilton believes his season will only improve after his win at the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday, having narrowed the gap in the title battle with his Mercedes team-mate, Nico Rosberg, from 43 points to nine in the space of just two races.
Monaco could not have been much worse for Max Verstappen, he finished in the wall three times in Monte Carlo, the third, in the race, ending his afternoon.
Lewis Hamilton dedicating his win to Muhammad Ali was certainly a heartfelt tribute after he took his fifth victory at the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday. But there was greater resonance for the season as a whole as his performance here has brought to the Formula One world championship all the hallmarks of the champ climbing into the ring and positively demanding his opponent step up to the fight.
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.
Lewis Hamilton has thanked his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg’s former mechanics following his win in the Monaco Grand Prix, one which has put his ambition for a fourth Formula One world title back on track.
Christian Horner appeared unsure whether to weep or crack open the champagne after a momentous Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday.
Formula 1 is plainly very dangerous and continuing efforts need to be made to ensure that drivers, fans and track workers are protected from harm.
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.
Bernie Ecclestone’s control of Formula One, which has endured for 40 years, appears to be at an end, with speculation mounting that the sport is close to a takeover by Liberty Media.
Jenson Button’s father, John, who died in January 2014, was the biggest influence on the driver’s career – and he was the person the British driver was thinking of most when he decided to take a break from Formula One next year.
A media mogul nicknamed “Darth Vader” is close to taking control of Formula One in a deal that will net billions of pounds for the private equity firm that controls the sport.
Formula One, a circus on a world tour is, despite its tinselled, even exotic image, a very conservative place, for its leading figures are generally middle-aged and middle-class traditionalists.
Finally the paddock in Japan found a new topic of conversation yesterday, albeit only tangentially removed from Lewis Hamilton's move to Mercedes, when Michael Schumacher announced his second and surely final, retirement from the sport.
The Italian legend pulled off a trademark comeback to finish second behind Yamaha team-mate Jorge Lorenzo last night ... are we finally set for an exciting season once again?
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.
An impeccably behaved Lewis Hamilton said he would “take it like a man” if the world championship favourite and his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg won the title this year.
Jolyon Palmer is fighting for Formula One survival at Renault – but his father, Jonathan, believes he should be given another chance after impressive drives in his past two outings.
Victoria should ditch the embattled Australian Formula One Grand Prix and give it to New South Wales, the Victorian Greens have said, with the event held in March costing taxpayers $61m.