The Formula One race director, Charlie Whiting, has insisted that the sport must adopt cockpit safety measures despite opposition from drivers, chiefly Lewis Hamilton.
Firstly, to reiterate, there is no conspiracy against Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes.
Lewis Hamilton has criticised what he considers are unduly harsh decisions by Formula One race stewards.
Mercedes took another one-two in Russia – not something that the team, who claimed their last two constructor titles here in Sochi, will be in anyway disappointed with – but this was not quite the well-oiled machine that delivered those titles.
Consensus has been hard to find in recent years but in one area Formula One has remained united. Since the death of Ayrton Senna in 1994, the FIA’s drive to improve safety has been almost entirely unopposed and highly successful. Yet here in Sochi this weekend the proposed cockpit innovation for protecting drivers in 2017 was dividing the paddock.
There is nothing like coming in to a home grand prix on the back of a podium from an adrenaline-fuelled race, while carrying the edge from a spat with a four-times world champion.
Leading drivers in Formula One, including Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button, assembled here for the Russian Grand Prix, have again criticised the regulation changes set for next season and the direction the sport is taking.
John Booth, the former team principal at Manor and one of the most popular and recognisable figures in Formula One in recent years, is to return to the paddock as director of racing for Toro Rosso.
The 26-year-old has been linked with a move to the Premier League.
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.
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.
Nico Rosberg had the edge for Mercedes over the two practice sessions for the Singapore Grand Prix on Friday, setting the fastest time of 1min 44.152sec in the second session on the fastest ultra-soft tyres. He was just over two-tenths ahead of Kimi Raikkonen’s Ferrari, followed four-tenths back by the Red Bulls of Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo.
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Bernie Ecclestone, Formula One’s chief executive, and the senior drivers’ representative, Sebastian Vettel, found themselves in conflict on Thursday as the sport rejected the introduction of the halo head protection device next season.
The sale of Formula One to Liberty Media has been agreed in a takeover which values the sport at $8bn.
The BBC Radio 2 DJ Chris Evans has added another piece of motor racing history to his private collection.
Expect a shake up in 2016 with Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton, and Fernando Alonso all up for grabs - along with the potential for a Danica Patrick debut.
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Following the engine failure that cost him victory at the Malaysian Grand Prix, an understandably frustrated Lewis Hamilton suggested that “somebody, or someone, doesn’t want me to win this year”.
There was no happy ending for Lewis Hamilton’s troubled weekend in Suzuka. He lost out once again to teammate Nico Rosberg, who won Sunday’s Japanese Grand Prix to extend his lead over the world champion to 33 points with four races to go.