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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
The decline of F1: has the jewel of motorsport slid off track?
The decline of F1: has the jewel of motorsport slid off track?

F1: Crash and burn?As the year draws to a close, another season of Formula One steadily decelerates to the festive season. This year saw Lewis Hamilton equal his hero Ayrton Senna’s record of three world titles, an accolade achieved by only an elite handful that have driven a Formula One car.But even with the relentless tenacity, and blood, sweat and tears of drivers and engineers involved, the sport has lost the charm it once had in Senna&

Dec 28 2015
Lewis Hamilton, Motor-mouth
Lewis Hamilton, Motor-mouth

    After a three week break, the Inside Line F1 Podcast is back with their 40th episode of the 2015 F1 season! This season has been about Lewis Hamilton - his wins, losses, social media antics, music and the stuff he's said. Mithila and Kunal go about listing all that the three time World Champion has said in the last few weeks and all that the others have said about him. Is Lewis Hamilton the new bad boy of For

Dec 21 2015
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

Dec 14 2015
#NoMatterWhat - The rise to stardom of Lewis Hamilton and his domination of Formula 1
#NoMatterWhat - The rise to stardom of Lewis Hamilton and his domination of Formula 1

3-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton is no more a rising star, but is now definitely a superstarLewis Carl Davis Hamilton, MBE. A man who reigns supreme at the top of his trade. Most F1 enthusiasts know him as Hami, or Ham, or ‘that guy who just won 3 world championships.’Born to Carmen Lebalestier and Anthony Hamilton in Stevenage, outside London, Hamilton’s parents divorced when he was only two, leading the young Lewis to live

#NoMatterWhat  - The story behind the rise of Mercedes AMG Petronas
#NoMatterWhat - The story behind the rise of Mercedes AMG Petronas

Mercedes AMG Petronas have been the team to beat in Formula One for the last few yearsThey’ve just sealed their second constructors’ championship in a row, and Mercedes AMG Petronas are on a roll, with their star driver Lewis Hamilton winning his 2nd drivers’ championship in a row and third overall.But the beginning of 2014 had told a different story. That story had been tilted largely in favour of Infiniti Red Bull Racing and t

Dec 12 2015
Capgate: Nico Rosberg vs Lewis Hamilton
Capgate: Nico Rosberg vs Lewis Hamilton

After his teammate beat him to the title at the United States Grand Prix to take his third World Drivers' Champioship this year, Rosberg had the 2nd place cap thrown to him by Lewis Hamilton, throwing it back to the Briton in frustration. Of late, however, Rosberg seems to have found renewed form and vigour in the races since, winning the Mexican Grand Prix and the Brazilian Grand Prix in quick succession after the incident F1 media labell

Nov 17 2015
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
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
Lewis Hamilton involved in road accident in Monaco
Lewis Hamilton involved in road accident in Monaco

An ailing Hamilton was involved in a minor collision in Monaco ahead of the Brazilian GP 2015 Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes AMG Petronas, who sealed his 3rd title at the United States Grand Prix, has revealed on his Instagram page that he was involved in a road accident in Monaco, where the Briton resides. Several media outlets had earlier reported that Hamilton’s participation at the Brazilian Grand Prix this

Nov 12 2015
Brazilian Grand Prix 2015: Preview, track information, schedule, race time
Brazilian Grand Prix 2015: Preview, track information, schedule, race time

Williams’ Felipe Massa finished on the podium at last year’s Grand Prix We’re nearly at the end of the 20215 Formula One season, and with both drivers’ and constructors’ championships sealed as of the United States Grand Prix, drivers will now race the penultimate race of the season – the Brazilian Grand Prix, held at the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace – more commonly known through the years as Interlago

Nov 12 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
Lewis Hamilton defends Michael Schumacher 'insult'
Lewis Hamilton defends Michael Schumacher 'insult'

The iconic Schumacher and the driver who would replace him at Mercedes at the end of that year – Lewis Hamilton Multiple world champion Lewis Hamilton, who sealed his 3rd last month, finished the recently-concluded Mexican Grand Prix in 2nd – and made some very controversial statements about F1’s GOAT, Michael Schumacher. “I’ve never done the things Michael has done to win a championship,” Hamilton told

Nov 9 2015
Paradise Lost: End of the road for Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg?
Paradise Lost: End of the road for Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg?

An elated Rosberg celebrates his Mexican GP win as Hamilton looks on in the background Friends since they were 5 years old; growing up together on the karting circuit, they were competitors and friends. Rosberg came from F1 royalty; the son of 1982 World Champion Keke Rosberg and his German wife Sina, Nico was brought up in the mecca of Formula One – Monaco. Rosberg recently took victory at the Mexican Grand Prix from Hamilton, with t

Nov 4 2015
5 successful F1 drivers you never knew started as pay drivers
5 successful F1 drivers you never knew started as pay drivers

In common parlance, F1 is considered to be the epitome of motorsport, a sport where the quickest drivers in the world go head to head each year in order to determine the ultimate world champion. But with F1 also being a commercial enterprise, corporate sponsors have had key influence on teams on numerous occasions. Sometimes, this influence comes in the form of financially backed drivers, who make their way into the sport majorly due to the back

Nov 4 2015
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