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.
The abiding image Daniel Ricciardo left us with in Austin on Sunday was persuading the actor Gerard Butler to drink from his sweaty driving boot on the podium.
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.
The Monaco Grand Prix is regarded by many as the jewell in the Formula 1 crown.
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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.
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.
Nico Rosberg has been painted as a cartoon villain since the Belgian Grand Prix, but his actions are easy to understand.
The Marussia team finally scored their first Formula 1 points in Monaco after four seasons of hard graft at the rear of the grid.
Nico Rosberg won this weekend's Austrian Grand Prix, pipping Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton by 1.9s.
Williams' title sponsorship deal with Martini is worth less than McLaren's tie up with Johnnie Walker.
Posters for next month's Japanese Grand Prix put a strange spin on Formula 1.
Nico Rosberg has won his maiden Formula One world championship. Needing to finish in the top three in Sunday’s final race of the season in Abu Dhabi he was second to his Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton.
Lewis Hamilton snared pole for Sunday’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix but there was still a glint of destiny in the eyes of Nico Rosberg. Hamilton’s celebrations were more subdued than normal. Rosberg is the overwhelming championship favourite – the German needs to finish in the top three to secure his first title, as he has a lead of 12 points going into the last race of the year.
Lewis Hamilton arrived on the back foot in China following successive victories for Nico Rosberg in Australia and Bahrain.