Formula One moved a little closer to a brave new world in 2017 with the confirmation from Williams that Canada’s Lance Stroll will become the sport’s youngest driver on the grid next season.
Ross Brawn, one of Formula One’s major players of the modern era, looks certain to be restored to the sport in the near future – but the precise role he will play remains uncertain.
Radio Sebastian Vettel is becoming something that should be confined to a post-watershed time slot.
Lewis Hamilton ensured he would take his defence of the Formula One world championship into the final two rounds with a dominant victory at the Mexican Grand Prix on Sunday but, while the three-times world champion admitted that to an extent the final result would be out of his hands, he said he would do everything to battle on against his Mercedes team-mate, Nico Rosberg.
Touch, speed, aggression, all tempered by pitch-perfect judgment of the briefest moments have defined some of the greatest drivers in Formula One but the latter, perhaps more so than in any sport, must sometimes ride pillion to blind luck. Both have been key factors in determining how the world championship title fight has evolved this season and one or the other will yet be key here in Mexico.
Lewis Hamilton has conceded that beating Nico Rosberg to claim a fourth world title will be difficult given the 26-point deficit between the two Mercedes drivers with three races to go, but he insisted before Sunday’s Mexican Grand Prix that he is enjoying rising to the challenge.
Nico Rosberg has said he is “not here to please everyone” after Bernie Ecclestone claimed it would be bad for the sport should the German win Formula One’s world championship, something he can achieve this weekend at the Mexican Grand Prix.
Mexico City is in the mood for a fiesta and clearly has no intention of doing it by half. That Formula One has arrived in town is impossible to miss – the posters, the promotion and the beaming local fans are all too obvious. Better still there is a buzz – a throbbing sense of excitement and anticipation that is unique to venues where passion for the sport far outweighs crass commercialism or political agendas.
Lewis Hamilton admitted he was haunted by memories of his engine failure in Malaysia as he drove to victory in Sunday’s United States Grand Prix, beating team-mate and current championship leader Nico Rosberg into second place.
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 future of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone has been called into doubt, after the circuit’s owners, the British Racing Drivers’ Club, revealed that hosting the Formula One event, one of the acknowledged classics on the calendar and a race that has been ever-present since the world championship began in 1950, is becoming financially unfeasible.
The Monaco Grand Prix will be broadcast live on free-to-air television in the UK for the first time in five years as Channel 4 revealed its programme details for the new season.
As he prepares for his final race as a full-time F1 designer, we question whether Adrian Newey’s genius has been bad for the sport.
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.
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”.
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