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Russian GP: Nico Rosberg satisfied after securing pole position in qualifying
Russian GP: Nico Rosberg satisfied after securing pole position in qualifying

Mercedes F1 driver Nico Rosberg of Germany waves after the qualifying session Nico Rosberg's Formula One rivals made life easy for the runaway championship leader in Russian Grand Prix qualifying on Saturday but the German did not consider himself particularly fortunate.While Rosberg qualified on pole position with a lap so much quicker than the rest that he was out of his car before the end of the session, team-mate Lewis Hamilton suffe

Apr 30 2016
Russian GP: Nico Rosberg on pole again as Lewis Hamilton suffers more misfortune
Russian GP: Nico Rosberg on pole again as Lewis Hamilton suffers more misfortune

This is Rosberg's second consecutive pole in Russian GP Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg secured pole position for the Russian Grand Prix after Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton suffered more misfortune in Saturday's qualifying.The German, chasing his seventh successive win, will be joined on the front row by Finland's Valtteri Bottas in a Williams. Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel qualified second but has a five-place

Apr 30 2016
One fight is enough for Hamilton
One fight is enough for Hamilton

Formula One - Russian Grand Prix - Sochi, Russia - 28/4/16 - Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain waves during an autograph session. REUTERS/Maxim ShemetovBy Alan BaldwinSOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Triple world champion Lewis Hamilton has one big fight on his hands already this season and he is not spoiling for another, not even for charity and against the man with the broadest smile in Formula One.The Mercedes driver, 36 points be

Apr 29 2016
Russian GP: Lewis Hamilton says Nico Rosberg's championship lead is a steep climb
Russian GP: Lewis Hamilton says Nico Rosberg's championship lead is a steep climb

Hamilton has not had the best start to the season Triple Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton has yet to be beaten over the course of a season by Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg but the Briton is not about to under-estimate the challenge facing him this year.With Rosberg 36 points ahead of Hamilton after winning the first three races of the year for a maximum 75 points, the Briton rejected on Thursday a suggestion that the difference was

Apr 29 2016
F1 Russian GP 2016: Preview and Live Streaming, Timing Information
F1 Russian GP 2016: Preview and Live Streaming, Timing Information

Lewis Hamilton won in 2015 but this year Nico Rosberg is catching upThe 2015 Russian Grand Prix saw Lewis Hamilton close out the victory on his charge to the world championship. But this time, his teammate Nico Rosberg is on a roll with a 6-race win streak spanning two seasons, and now the German will be itching to hunt for his 7th win of the season in the Sochi Autodrom.Although the Russian GP is primarily placed towards the far end of the calen

Russian GP: Lewis Hamilton looks to break Nico Rosberg streak
Russian GP: Lewis Hamilton looks to break Nico Rosberg streak

Formula One - Chinese F1 Grand Prix - Shanghai, China - 17/4/16 - Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain drives during the Chinese Grand Prix. REUTERS/Aly Song Triple world champion Lewis Hamilton is the only Formula One driver to have won the Russian Grand Prix and, with Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg on a red-hot winning streak, needs to keep it that way on Sunday.The Briton will be toiling flat out on May Day, the internati

Apr 28 2016
Lewis Hamilton allowed to re-use power unit that broke in Chinese GP
Lewis Hamilton allowed to re-use power unit that broke in Chinese GP

Lewis Hamilton of Britain arrives for the Laureus World Sports Awards 2016 in Berlin, Germany.1Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton will be able to re-use the power unit whose failure sent him to the back of the starting grid at the last race in China, Mercedes said on Monday.The sport's dominant team said in a statement that a thorough investigation had been carried out at the factory last week with the energy recovery system stripped d

Apr 25 2016
The Inside Line: Lewis Hamilton, Can He? Will He?
The Inside Line: Lewis Hamilton, Can He? Will He?

Rosberg appears to be running away with the 2016 F1 drivers’ championWith a 36-point deficit in the Drivers' Championship, can and will Lewis Hamilton win his fourth title in 2016?Will Nico Rosberg's lady luck shine all season long? While Ferrari vs. Mercedes might seem to be a farce, Nico Rosberg vs. Lewis Hamilton is serious business, say Mithila and Kunal in this week's episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast.Apart from Hamilto

Apr 20 2016
Formula One's Nico Rosberg can take little comfort from F1 history
Formula One's Nico Rosberg can take little comfort from F1 history

Formula One - Chinese F1 Grand Prix - Shanghai, China - 17/4/16 - Mercedes Formula One driver Nico Rosberg of Germany celebrates after the Chinese Grand Prix. REUTERS/Aly Song History suggests Nico Rosberg is a solid bet for the Formula One world championship after his dominant start to the season, but the German would be wise to ignore the statisticians and be very wary of Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton.Rosberg's triumph in Sunday'

Apr 19 2016
Mercedes boss feels F1 shouldn't fiddle with rules much
Mercedes boss feels F1 shouldn't fiddle with rules much

Toto Wolff, Head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport speaks to the press prior to the 2016 Laureus World Sports Awards. Formula One should shelve plans for major rule changes in 2017 because the sport is in an 'ideal situation' already with faster cars and more competitive races, according to Mercedes motorsport head Toto Wolff.The Austrian, whose team have dominated since the 1.6-litre V6 turbo hybrid power units were introduced in 2014, sa

Apr 19 2016
Chinese GP: Lewis Hamilton in search of silver lining after horror show
Chinese GP: Lewis Hamilton in search of silver lining after horror show

Lewis Hamilton in action during the Chinese GP.Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton cast around for a silver lining after a "horrifying" Chinese Grand Prix weekend and found some solace in the numbers."Not as bad as I thought," the Briton told reporters after discovering he was 'only' 36 points behind Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg with 18 rounds remaining.Rosberg has now won six races in a row, the last three of

Apr 18 2016
Chinese GP: Mercedes felt like four-poster bed, says Lewis Hamilton
Chinese GP: Mercedes felt like four-poster bed, says Lewis Hamilton

Formula One - Chinese F1 Grand Prix - Shanghai, China - 17/4/16 - Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain sits in his car before the Chinese Grand Prix. REUTERS/PoolLewis Hamilton’s Mercedes handled less like a finely-honed racing car and more like a “four-poster bed” after the world champion damaged it in a first-corner collision in Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix.“It was like a four-poster bed today,” Hamilton,

Apr 18 2016
 Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix 2016 Qualifying Results, Highlights: Rosberg on pole, Hamilton last
Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix 2016 Qualifying Results, Highlights: Rosberg on pole, Hamilton last

In the absence of teammate Hamilton, Rosberg made up to take pole for Mercedes AMG PetronasMercedes’ Nico Rosberg clinched pole position at the Chinese Grand Prix in an eventful qualifying session that saw two red flags and his teammate Lewis Hamilton due to start the race from the back of the grid.The team had mixed fortunes, however, with Lewis Hamilton to start the race in last. The Briton had earlier taken a 5-place grid penalty for a g

Apr 16 2016
Live Updates Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix 2016 Qualifying: Nico Rosberg on pole
Live Updates Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix 2016 Qualifying: Nico Rosberg on pole

Nico Rosberg has clinched pole positionAnd that’s the END OF QUALIFYING! Nico Rosberg’s efforts are enough in the end – he’ll start tomorrow’s race in pole on the soft tyre. A mammoth effort from Daniel Ricciardo sees him outrace both Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel to go 2nd ahead of tomorrow’s race.Valtteri Bottas looks to set a faster lap now and locks up a little bit. Bottas isn’t using the update

Apr 16 2016
Chinese GP: Nico Rosberg heads timing charts after first practice
Chinese GP: Nico Rosberg heads timing charts after first practice

 Nico Rosberg in action during practice for the Chinese Grand Prix.Championship leader Nico Rosberg set the pace for Mercedes in an opening Chinese Grand Prix practice session that was twice stopped for red flags on Friday.Rosberg’s benchmark time of one minute 38.037 seconds was over a tenth faster than second-placed team mate Lewis Hamilton’s best, but neither Mercedes driver had a straightforward session.Rosberg, who leads Ham

Apr 15 2016
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