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Mercedes say they are 'assuming they will lose to Ferrari' in 2016 Formula One season
Mercedes say they are 'assuming they will lose to Ferrari' in 2016 Formula One season

After thoroughly dominating proceedings in Formula One over the last two years, Mercedes have firmly established themselves as the team to beat, with now triple-championship winner Lewis Hamilton firmly atop the drivers standings two years running, and looking unlikely to relinquish his domination.But now, Mercedes engine chief Andy Cowell has said the team are ‘assuming (we) will lose to Ferrari in the 2016 season.’The hugely success

Feb 8 2016
5 best overtakes in Formula One
5 best overtakes in Formula One

2015 saw a new kid on the block, Max Verstappen, quickly establish himself as the new overtaking specialist in the sport. His pure aggression, quick speed and sharp lines are reminiscent of some Formula One champions of old - among them the best names in the sport  - Michael Schumacher and Ayrton Senna among them, both of whom were known, among other things, for exactly that. Here, we look at 5 of the greatest overtakes in the sport, each

Feb 7 2016
Lewis Hamilton was 'desperate to join Red Bull' before signing for Mercedes, says Red Bull boss
Lewis Hamilton was 'desperate to join Red Bull' before signing for Mercedes, says Red Bull boss

Potential boss – Horner says Hamilton intended to join Red Bull following his exit from McLarenThree-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton, who won his last two titles with the team, was ‘desperate’ to drive for Red Bull Racing following his exit from McLaren in 2012, according to team principal Christian Horner.Hamilton won the first of his championship titles with McLaren in 2008; he had made his debut with the Woking-based team

Jan 20 2016
Predicting 5 things that could happen during the 2016 F1 season
Predicting 5 things that could happen during the 2016 F1 season

F1 Grand Prix of Abu DhabiThe 2016 Formula 1 season commences with the Australian Grand Prix on 18th March. There are still two and a half months to go, but if we look at the right things and in the right places, we can make several predictions of how the season will go. Here are 5 of them.A proper rivalry between Ferrari and MercedesIf there is one team which has dominated F1 since 2014, it’s Mercedes. Many people agree with Bernie Ecclest

Jan 11 2016
World champion to back of the grid: Why Fernando Alonso is still one of the greats
World champion to back of the grid: Why Fernando Alonso is still one of the greats

We are the Champions: 2005 WDC Fernando Alonso of Renault with team boss Flavio BriatoreThe only man who can understand Fernando Alonso best is Fernando Alonso himself. Yes, fans who measure in millions will have view points as will Bernie.Ron Dennis will surely say that in him lies the portrait of the most complete Formula One driver since Senna and Schumacher.Flavio Briatore, the flamboyant and controversial Italian, who led the now re-invigora

Brazilian Grand Prix 2015: Nico Rosberg takes victory
Brazilian Grand Prix 2015: Nico Rosberg takes victory

Rosberg took his 2nd victory in a row at the Brazilian Grand Prix Mercedes AMG Petronas’ Nico Rosberg won the Brazilian Grand Prix at the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace today after starting the race from pole. The German took a record 5th pole in a row yesterday, and capitalised on it to take his second win a row. He won last year’s Grand Prix, starting that from pole as well. The Mercedes pair almost made contact in the first lap,

Nov 15 2015
5 instances in Formula 1 where teammates simply hated each other
5 instances in Formula 1 where teammates simply hated each other

There’s rivalry outside a team – and Formula One had many of those. Then there’s intra-team rivalry, which can be good for competition – but taken too far can result in serious fractures within the team, sometimes irreparable. Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg’s rivalry is now in the spotlight after the formerly close friends are reported to be at loggerheads and struggling to get along, each feeling that the other is

Nov 15 2015
Brazilian F1 Grand Prix 2015: Qualifying results
Brazilian F1 Grand Prix 2015: Qualifying results

Nico Rosberg is on pole; he won the race from pole last year Mercedes continued to dominate proceedings as they have this year, following their wins at the drivers’ and constructors' championships. Teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg fought it out through 3 qualifying sessions for the German to come out on top. Rosberg was also polesitter at last year’s race, beating Hamilton to P2 in qualifying and eventually the race

Nov 14 2015
5 F1 racers with surprising off-track talents
5 F1 racers with surprising off-track talents

Hamilton was serenaded by a Mariachi band in Mexico after winning the championship – and played with them Formula One is known to produce super talented racers who excite, thrill and take viewers to an endless road of daredevilry in a competition of nerves, race after race. We have seen the likes of Senna, Prost, Alonso, Schumacher come and do the unthinkable but there lies a legion of talented stars of F1 who are gifted in more ways

Nov 9 2015
Nico Rosberg wins Mexican Grand Prix 2015
Nico Rosberg wins Mexican Grand Prix 2015

Nico Rosberg won the Mexican Grand Prix from pole, edging out teammate Lewis Hamilton (L) Mercedes AMG Petronas driver Nico Rosberg took victory at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez today at Mexico’s first Formula One race in 23 years. The German, who took his 4th consecutive podium with today’s race, finally converted it into a win – the 12th of his career, to come back from a disappointing set of races. A petulant Rosber

Nov 2 2015
All you need to know ahead of the 2015 Mexican GP
All you need to know ahead of the 2015 Mexican GP

Nico Rosberg finished on pole while Hamilton and Vettel finished in second and third respectively Mexico will be hosting the Grand Prix for the frist time since 1992, and Nico Rosberg of Mercedes will be starting the race from pole position. The German beat his rival and team-mate Lewis Hamilton to top spot after finishing the race in 1:19.480. It’s his 4th consecutive pole position this season. Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari

Nov 1 2015
5 funniest F1 press conferences
5 funniest F1 press conferences

F1 is a serious, physically taxing sport that requires immense endurance – both physical and mental, and drivers are often drained at the end of the race. It’s impossible to judge an entire personality on track (although team radio helps sometimes!) – but drivers show their humorous sides at the drivers’ conferences that precede the race weekend. 4-time world champion Sebastian Vettel is famous for another thing –

Oct 29 2015
F1 Mexican Grand Prix 2015: Preview, race times, predictions and telecast
F1 Mexican Grand Prix 2015: Preview, race times, predictions and telecast

Force India drivers Nico Hulkenberg (L) and teammate Sergio Perez – driving a home race – with the official poster  We’ve got 3 races to go on the Formula One calendar, with both drivers’ and constructors’ championships now done and dusted, and F1 moves south for the Mexican Grand Prix at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, named for racing brothers Pedro and Ricardo Rodriguez, who both died behind the wheel

Oct 29 2015
3-time champion Lewis Hamilton is on his way to becoming one of the greats
3-time champion Lewis Hamilton is on his way to becoming one of the greats

A cut above: Hamilton’s performances this year have put him on top Hamilton's triumph On October 25, 2015, on a normal day for most of us leading a lazy Sunday, one young man fought his way to a seasoned triumph through some extremely moody Texan weather. Lewis Hamilton, at the end of the 56th lap under the unusually unpleasant weather of Wandering Creek at Austin at Texas, drove past the checkered flag to win the US Grand Prix

Oct 27 2015
Lewis Hamilton wins US Grand Prix, takes 3rd World Championship
Lewis Hamilton wins US Grand Prix, takes 3rd World Championship

An ecstatic Hamilton jumped around the podium in excitement following his win Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes AMG Petronas began an eventful race in P2 with teammate Nico Rosberg on pole. The Briton seized the lead from his teammate early on, but in a race that saw several ups and downs, he lost it successively to Rosberg and Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo. Even a bit over halfway through the race, polesitter Rosberg had regained his lost lea

Oct 26 2015
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