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.
In Germany on Saturday evening Lewis Hamilton spoke out against the rejection of the halo head protection device for 2017 – but perhaps he already has one. For in recent races there has been a nimbus hanging over his colourful helmet, a luminous cloud of stardust that sets him apart from his fellows.
Nico Rosberg is in the best form of his life, according to Mercedes’ executive director, Toto Wolff, after taking the lead in the Formula One world championship from Lewis Hamilton at the Singapore Grand Prix.
Jenson Button will become the third driver to start 300 Formula One races when he competes in the Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday and he has given the clearest indication yet he will not be seen on the grid again after this season.
Formula One has attracted plenty of average teams over the years, but some efforts have been downright dreadful.
Ahead of the Italian Grand Prix, we’re taking a look at the country’s most successful F1 protagonists.
For a man whose international rock and roll lifestyle would have been the envy of the Sybarites there was a strange wistfulness and sense of loss around Lewis Hamilton as he prepared for Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix.
Why a new Empoli contract for Assane Diousse won't be enough to stop him moving if Tottenham make a big offer.
Lewis Hamilton has criticised what he considers are unduly harsh decisions by Formula One race stewards.
The Marussia team finally scored their first Formula 1 points in Monaco after four seasons of hard graft at the rear of the grid.
Leading Formula One drivers have been left angry and frustrated that their plea for reform has been dismissed by those in charge.