It was Nico Rosberg who did the outing. We had been talking about his father, Keke, who lifted the 1982 Formula One word championship in 1982, despite winning only one race. Rosberg junior, recalling the Flying Finn's win in Dallas in 1984, said: "It was 40 degrees and while the other drivers wore refrigerated suits, Dad was bare-chested in the sun, smoking a cigarette."
Lewis Hamilton, who never seems far from yet another epic, life-changing decision, would like to live in America.
When Lewis Hamilton drives as brilliantly as he did here on Saturday the McLaren team are assailed by mixed emotions.
Formula One teams face a potentially devastating rise in the fees they must pay to enter next year's world championship. The FIA, the sport's governing body, has unveiled a new, two-tier structure based on the number of points won in this year's championship.
Formula One has left India, though in this vast and noisy nation of 1.2 billion people it is doubtful whether many noticed.
A major report from Amnesty International released to coincide with this weekend’s Formula One grand prix has warned that human rights abuses in Bahrain continue “unabated” despite repeated assurances from the authorities that the situation is improving.
A couple of hours after the end of the Chinese Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton delivered the words that threaten to disfigure the reputation of his Mercedes team-mate, Nico Rosberg. “Nico didn’t try.” He repeated his shattering assault, as if for emphasis. “Nico didn’t try.”
The drivers must again become the stars of Formula One rather than the boffins who now dominate the sport, says Pirelli’s motorsport director Paul Hembery, whose contract as F1’s tyre supplier expires at the end of 2016.