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Misano update: Rossi fires up title bid

2014-09-14 15:07

Valentino Rossi came back into awesome form in Italy during the San Marino MotoGP to win after Honda's Marc Marques leaned a bit to far, slid off and went to the back of the field.

9 migrants rescued, many feared dead off Malta

2014-09-13 12:31

Maltese and Italian vessels are searching for more than 20 migrants feared dead after a boat carrying them sunk 480km south east of Malta.

Fury as mother bear killed in Italian Alps

2014-09-11 20:17

One of the handful of brown bears living in the Italian Alps has died after being tranquilised for capture in an operation ordered after she mauled a mushroom hunter.

UPDATE: Montezemolo to quit Ferrari

2014-09-10 12:16

Long-time Ferrari F1 boss Luca di Montezemolo has announced his departure from the team. Can't say we're surprised...

Haas reveals Ferrari F1 tie-up details

2014-09-09 09:47

Formula 1's newest outfit, Team Haas, has revealed the extent of its partnership with Ferrari ahead of the team's debut in 2016.

2 Italian nuns killed in Burundi

2014-09-08 10:51

Two elderly Italian nuns have been murdered in their convent in the capital of Burundi, with police hunting their suspected killer, government officials say.

Italian navy lands... a baby girl

2014-09-07 21:04

Italy's efforts to cope with the flow of migrants risking their lives to cross the Mediterranean in perilous conditions rarely give reason to warm the heart.

Bottas, Massa safe at Williams in 2015

2014-09-07 11:18

Williams' drivers Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa will race for the team again for the 2015 season in an unchanged line-up.

Mercs: All eyes on post-start Monza chicane

2014-09-07 10:21

Star Wars - Formula 1-style. Millions of eyes will be watching the start of the 2014 Italian GP at Monza to see what happens when duelling Hamilton and Rosberg hit the curves together..

McLaren to test new Honda car in 2014?

2014-09-07 09:41

McLaren could give their 2015 Honda-powered Formula 1 car its first track test in Abu Dhabi after the end of the 2014 season in November.

Offbeat A Pigeon Sat on a Branch wins Golden Lion

2014-09-06 20:32

Sweden's Roy Andersson has won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival for the absurdist feature A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence.

Montezemola exit story flying at Monza

2014-09-06 14:25

'Policy direction' dissent is fuelling Monza reports of Luca di Montezemolo looking for the exit door to Ferrari - and Flavio Briatore is raising his shaggy head again.

Button chilled about F1 future

2014-09-05 17:22

Jenson Button has dismissed speculation about his Formula 1 future and declared himself 'massively relaxed' about the 2015 season.

Kobayashi vents over demotion at Spa

2014-09-05 12:25

Caterham's Kamui Kobayashi claims 'politics' was the reason he was dropped as a driver for the 2014 Belgian Formula 1 GP.

Nico: 'No penalty' puts onus on drivers

2014-09-05 10:55

As the F1 circus unpacks in Italy for the 2014 Monza GP drivers are asking whether the driving rules have changed given that Rosber was not penalised for colliding with Hamilton.

Massa: 'Stewards too lenient on Nico'

2014-09-05 09:57

Felipe Massa has criticised stewards at the Belgian Grand Prix should after they deemed championship leader Nico Rosberg's behaviour unworthy of a penalty for colliding with Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton.

Merc drivers play it cool

2014-09-05 09:14

Mercedes drivers Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton are keeping their cool after their Belgian GP crash caused much drama. But will they display the same front during the Italian GP this weekend?

Merc F1 boss: 'No more drama, please!'

2014-09-04 14:26

Mercedes drivers Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton need to put their personal issues aside for Sunday's Italian Grand Prix in order to calm down their angry Mercedes team leaders and keep Daniel Ricciardo at bay.

F1 statistics: 2014 Italian GP

2014-09-04 07:51

Formula 1 is heading to the iconic Monza circuit for Round 13 of the 2014 season - the Italian Grand Prix. Get all the latest in race statistics ahead of the race!

Drivers defend controversial Parabolica gravel

2014-09-02 11:42

'Another great corner that will lose its challenge!' F1 drivers were outraged that the famous gravel trap at Monza's high-speed final bend had been covered with tarmac.

Mattiacci: 'Ferrari wants Brawn back'

2014-09-02 09:36

New Ferrari team boss Marco Mattiacci says the team wants former technical director and Mercedes team boss Ross Brawn back at Maranello. Will the Italian team lure him from retirement?

Worried EU leaders call jobs, growth summit

2014-09-01 09:45

European Union leaders are set to hold an emergency summit on promoting growth and jobs, highlighting their concerns over the fragile economic recovery.

Underground lab glimpses 'soul' of the Sun

2014-08-28 05:00

A lab sited under 1.4km of rock has detected particles from the Sun that help to measure activity at the very heart of our star, scientists say.

Italy will struggle without Russian gas

2014-08-26 17:45

Italy will struggle to stay warm this winter if Russia's conflict with Ukraine disrupts gas supplies and Libya veers towards collapse.

 

Marquez kicked off pole for San Marino GP

2014-09-13 17:03

Spaniard Jorge Lorenzo on Saturday (Sept 13) took Yamaha's first pole position of the 2014 MotoGP season for the San Marino GP.

Ferrari in new era without Montezemolo

2014-09-12 08:24

Ferrari will seem a little less flamboyant, the sport a little less colourfull but both will survive in the new era without former president Luca di Montezemolo.

Exit King Luca - with a R383-million handshake

2014-09-11 14:34

Departing Ferrari president, Luca di Montezemolo, secured R383-million from his team and although he is leaving Formula 1, he assured the struggling team would remain in the sport "at least until 2020."

Italy may have its first Ebola patient

2014-09-09 14:38

Italian doctors are investigating a suspected Ebola patient in central Italy, the health ministry says.

Montezemolo: 'Ferrari at end of an era'

2014-09-09 08:53

There's no doubt the Ferrari Formula 1 team is in crisis as its president Luca di Montezemolo accepts the Italian reign is at the mercy of a new era.

'Silly season' stories rock Monza paddock

2014-09-08 08:31

The Formula 1 'silly season' has taken a new turn - an alarming tweet has sent the paddock into a tailspin. Will the underdogs leave the sport in 2015...?

Nico under pressure with Lewis' Italian win

2014-09-07 18:36

Lewis Hamilton battled back from an agonisingly slow start on Sunday and slashed team mate Nico Rosberg's championship lead to 22 points.

Alonso denies McLaren talks

2014-09-07 10:43

The Formula 1 'silly season' is rife with rumours of drivers swopping teams. Ferrari's Fernando Alonso says snubs one such story about moving to McLaren.

Force India plays down team troubles

2014-09-07 09:53

Force India has played down its shocking financial news about team boss Vijay Mallya.

Montezemolo: 'I'm not going anywhere!'

2014-09-06 23:17

Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo addressed rumours about his future on Saturday by emphasising his continuing commitment to the team.

Gearbox problems for Rosberg in 3rd practice

2014-09-06 14:40

And then it was Nico Rosberg's turn for bad luck as the Formula 1 leader sat out most of Saturday's final Italian Grand Prix practice due to a gearbox problem while team mate Lewis Hamilton lapped fastest.

'Silly season' focuses on Merc drivers

2014-09-06 14:02

The Silly Season. It's the traditional (northern) summertime state of the news media and at Monza the target is the peeing contest between Hamilton and Rosberg.

Electrical bugs hit Lewis' 2nd practice

2014-09-05 17:02

Has bad luck struck Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton already? Electrical gremlins held up the driver during second practice on Friday for Sunday's 2014 Italian F1 GP.

Alonso: "I never had problem with Lewis"

2014-09-05 11:18

A diplomatic Fernando Alonso has said he never had an issue with former team mate Lewis Hamilton during their time at McLaren in 2007.

Ferrari doubts Merc can be caught by '15

2014-09-05 10:19

Ferrari might change "every part" of its Formula 1 cars for the 2015 season but even that might not be enough to catch up with Mercedes, says the team boss.

Haug: 'Merc war good for the team'

2014-09-05 09:55

Former Mercedes team boss Norbert Haug says the team should be thankful for the ongoing driver feud between Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton.

Caterham: 'Kobayashi is back for Monza'

2014-09-04 14:07

Caterham's Kamui Kobiyashi lost his seat to a rookie driver two weeks ago, now the team has confirmed he'll race during the 2014 Italian GP.

Alonso offered R343m to switch teams?

2014-09-03 08:05

Speculation continues about Fernando Alonso’s title-less tenure at Ferrari as rumours suggest he's been offered R343-million to switch teams.

Monza records scoffed - but let's hope!

2014-09-01 10:54

Despite predictions that new turbo V6 cars could soar past 370km/h at the 2014 Italian GP top speeds this weekend may not be quite so spectacular as hoped, reports Auto Motor and Sport.

Poland's Tusk, Italy's Mogherini get EU top jobs

2014-08-31 07:32

European leaders have named Polish Premier Donald Tusk the next EU president and Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini to head its diplomatic service as the bloc faces a series of challenges.

SPIED: Ferrari 458 Speciale Spider

2014-08-27 07:22

Ferrari is working on a convertible version of its 458 Speciale. Spy photographers captured images of a new Spider variant at Ferrari HQ in Maranello, Italy.

220 migrants die in 3 shipwrecks off Libya, Italy

2014-08-25 14:44

More than 220 migrants have been reported dead following three shipwrecks at the weekend off the coast of Libya and Italy.

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