ARTICLES RELATING TO FORMULA 1

Hamilton, Rosberg battle to resume in Spa

2014-08-21 12:36

Despite Formula 1 drivers being on holiday, no one really expects that the break has cooled the rivalry between championship leaders Mercedes' Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton ahead of the 2014 Belgian Grand Prix.

FIA officially bans 'Fric' suspension

2014-08-21 09:54

The controversial 'Fric' suspension, used by several teams in the sport, has been officially banned by Formula 1's governing body.

High-speed Q&A: Comedian quizzes Hamilton

2014-08-20 10:33

British comedian James Corden finds out how many questions Formula 1 ace Lewis Hamilton can answer during a high-speed lap around Rockingham Motor Speedway in England. Watch the hilarious video!

Lewis Hamilton stars in quite possibly the GREATEST interview ever!

2014-08-19 12:42

How many questions can Lewis Hamilton answer while driving one lap at full speed around a race track?

McLaren to 'refresh' driver line-up?

2014-08-14 09:39

McLaren is looking to eventually "refresh" its driver line-up. Does this spell the end for veteran Jenson Button? Or could rookie Kevin Magnussen get receive the chop?

Horner: Red Bull 'unlikely' to catch Merc

2014-08-13 08:54

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner says it's unlikely his team will catch up with dominant Mercedes in 2014. Driver Daniel Ricciardo is more confident of his team's chances...

Reason for Vettel’s poor form? He’s ‘worn out’

2014-08-12 08:22

Formula 1 World champion Sebastian Vettel's poor form in 2014 is due to the veteran being 'worn out', according to Red Bull team boss Christian Horner.

F1 pushes ahead with Russian GP plans

2014-08-11 09:07

Despite doubts of the inaugural Sochi GP taking place later in 2014 due to political unrest, Russia and Formula 1 says its "all systems go!".

Schumi records suspect commits suicide

2014-08-07 08:48

The Zurich prosecutors' office said an executive of the Swiss helicopter rescue company Rega, suspected of selling Michael Schumacher's medical records, has reportedly committed suicide.

Merc boss Zetsche rules on 'team orders'

2014-08-05 11:35

'The skill of the drivers and a little bit of luck will in the end decide who has the edge,' said Daimler chairman Dieter Zetsche who insists there will be no team orders at Mercedes.

Indycar driver linked to Honda F1 test

2014-08-04 11:02

The 2014 Indianapolis Indycar GP winner, Simon Pagenaud has been touted by Honda as a possible test driver for their return to F1 in 2015.

Merc: 'Schumi still our ambassador'

2014-08-04 09:20

Mercedes is not looking to terminate its contract with brand ambassador Michael Schumacher despite the Formula 1 veteran continuing to recover in a Swiss rehabilitation hospital.

Ferrari heads roll: Engine boss axed

2014-08-01 11:22

Like ousted Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali, engine boss Luca Marmorini has paid the price for the team's disappointing start to the new energy-boosted turbo V6 era.

Teams to Bernie: No 22-race calendar

2014-07-31 10:16

Formula 1 teams are unhappy with the sports' supremo Bernie Ecclestone's decision probably to stretch the calender to 22 races for the 2016 season. But then who believes Bernie...

Ferrari doing a Harry Potter on F1 cars?

2014-07-31 09:19

Ferrari could sport more horses at the 2014 Belgian F1 GP with some magic applied to its cars. So who's responsible for testing the F1 wizardry? Ferrari-powered Marussia!

Paper dreams: From hobby models to F1 cars

2014-07-30 07:00

Paul Bischof has been building paper models of planes and cars since he was eight-years old. Watch how his passion for scale models eventually led to his role as Red Bull design engineer!

No doubting Ricciardo now - Alan Jones

2014-07-29 10:18

Daniel Ricciardo's success at the 2014 Hungarian GP has raised Australias hopes of a first F1 title-holder since Alan Jones's 1980 triumph. The former Williams driver says the expectation was justified.

R1.2bn payday for Hamilton?

2014-07-28 10:08

Lewis Hamilton could be set for a huge pay rise as a major German newspaper reports the Mercedes ace could earn the equivalent of about R1.2-billion in a new three-year deal.

Merc ready to focus on star wars

2014-07-28 08:19

The gloves has come off between Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg after surprising internal team messages were sent during the 2014 Hungarian GP on Sunday.

Ricciardo wins chaotic Hungarian GP

2014-07-27 17:25

Daniel Ricciardo charged to a thrilling 2014 Hungarian GP victory, as a drenched track caused chaos among Formula 1 championship leaders.

Briatore to inject more 'show' into F1?

2014-07-27 13:56

Former F1 team boss Flavio Briatore could inject life into the 'show', according to F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone. Will Briatore add much-needed spice to F1?

Kimi blames Ferrari for quali blunder

2014-07-26 20:38

Kimi Raikkonen told Ferrari to get its act together after a qualifying gaffe by his team left the him languishing down the start grid for the 2014 Hungarian GP.

Rosberg: 'I'd prefer to battle Lewis'

2014-07-26 16:25

Nico Rosberg had mixed feelings when he claimed his sixth pole of the season for Sunday's Hungarian GP after Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton's car burst into flames on his opening lap.

Hamilton completes Hungary practice sweep

2014-07-26 12:56

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton was fastest in the final practice sessions ahead of the 2014 Hungarian GP, a race he has won four times.

Azerbaijan to make F1 debut in 2016

2014-07-25 20:52

'We are very happy that Baku has joined the Formula 1 family,' said Bernie Ecclestone as F1 teams welcomed the announcement of a grand prix in Azerbaijan in 2016.

 

Bernie bribery scandal: 'I did it for F1'

2014-08-21 10:18

Formula 1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone said he concluded his bribery trial with a record R1-billion payment for the 'good of the sport'. Meanwhile his legal team claims they did a good job 'because the other guy got eight and a half years'.

High-speed Q&A: Comedian quizzes Hamilton

2014-08-20 10:36

British comedian James Corden finds out how many question Formula 1 ace Lewis Hamilton can answer during a high-speed lap around Rockingham Motor Speedway in England. Watch the hilarious video!

Red Bull: 'Verstappen is no risk'

2014-08-20 09:50

Red Bull has defended sister team Toro Roso's decision to sign teenager Max Verstappen as Formula 1's youngest driver yet, stating the 16-year-old has already proven he is championship material.

Toro Rosso signs youngest F1 driver yet

2014-08-19 10:43

Max Verstappen will become Formula 1's youngest driver yet when he joins Toro Rosso in 2015.

FIA to inspect Russian GP track

2014-08-13 09:25

Russian GP organisers are waiting to receive the final green-light from the FIA to proceed with the inaugural 2014 Sochi grand prix in October.

Merc spent more than Renault, Ferrari

2014-08-12 09:50

'When Ferrari and Renault are getting similar results, and Mercedes has a significant advantage, the first thing is to look at the level of investment, ' says Former Renault Formula 1 boss Jean-Michel Jalinier.

Vettel buys dad a R3.4-million Ferrari

2014-08-11 09:20

Red Bull's reigning champion Sebastian Vettel has bought his father a very expensive gift - A Ferrari California! Is the prancing horse sports car a sign of things to come?

F1 outrage: Monza's Parabolica corner tarred

2014-08-08 08:55

As if the host of new rules are not prohibiting 'real racing' in Formula 1, now the iconic Parabolica corner at Monza circuit has been altered ahead of the 2014 Italian GP.

'Free man' Bernie goes back to work on F1

2014-08-06 07:37

'I have been wasting two days a week,' said Bernie Ecclestone who is heading back to work after agreeing a R1-billion deal to end his bribery trial in Munich.

Melbourne GP secure until 2020

2014-08-04 13:51

Melbourne's Albert Park race track will remain on the Formula 1 calendar until 2020.

Ferrari engine boss headed for Renault?

2014-08-04 09:44

Luca Marmorini, former Ferrari engine boss and electronics chief, could take on another high-profile job in Formula 1, this time with engine-supplier Renault.

Bernie to avoid jail after R1-billion deal

2014-08-04 08:34

It seems as if Bernie Ecclestone won't be facing jail after all, nor does he need a replacement to take over as chief executive officer of Formula 1.

Lotus losses: Debt reaches R2.6bn

2014-08-01 11:09

Lotus' financial woes continue to worsen as a report reveals its debt has reached the equivalent of a staggering R2.6-billion.

Merc pilots told 'obey orders in future'

2014-07-31 09:22

'If Paddy says something on the radio, this is followed, even if it appears irrational to the drivers.' That's what Merc F1 boss Toto Wolff has cast in stone for the remaining 2014 races.

Hamilton: Each Merc man for himself?

2014-07-30 08:31

'It's not questioning authority,' said Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton who continues to be at the centre of a team order row despite team chairman Niki Lauda stating that Hamilton was in the 'right'.

Merc row: Lewis defiant, Rosberg grumbles

2014-07-29 10:21

'Lewis didn't let me by although he was ordered to,' said Mercedes' Nico Rosberg after the team's controversial order made at the2014 Hungarian GP.

Merc the victim of 'Hamilton's ego'?

2014-07-29 09:42

A major German publication says Mercedes is the victim of 'Lewis Hamilton's ego' after the controversial 'team order' during the 2014 Hungarian GP. Do you agree?

'Merc destroyer' Daniel in mood to party

2014-07-28 08:19

'This year you're the only Mercedes destroyer,' a reporter told 2014 Hungary GP race-winner Daniel Ricciardo. Close thing though after Hamilton's truly 'Amazing Race'.

Title battle sizzles in Hungary thriller

2014-07-27 17:49

A thriller at the Hungaroring has thrown fuel on the simmering relations of Mercedes' championship rivals and team mates Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton.

Race report: Ricciardo wins Hungary GP

2014-07-27 16:04

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo triumphed during a crash-filled 2014 Hungarian GP to score his second win of the season.

Hamilton to drive 'new' Merc in Hungary

2014-07-27 12:51

Lewis Hamilton, whose car went up in smoke during qualifying for the Hungarian GP, will be at the wheel of a shiny new Mercedes for Sunday's race.

F1 fact box: Lewis' season setbacks

2014-07-26 19:05

Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes caught fire during qualifying for the 2014 Hungarian GP. From the Monaco controversy to brake failure in Germany, check out Hamilton's set-backs so far in 2014.

Hungary GP: Nico on pole, Lewis on fire

2014-07-26 15:29

Nico Rosberg grabbed pole position for the 2014 Hungarian Formula 1 GP while team mate Lewis Hamilton's hopes of a fifth victory at the Hungororing went up in flames.

F1 teams rule out Russian race boycott

2014-07-26 07:21

No protest or boycott of the Russian F1 GP over the deaths of 298 people in a Malaysian passenger plane is likely - unless the sports rulers say so.

Hungary practice: Hamilton tops both

2014-07-25 20:37

Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest time in the first and second practice sessions ahead of the 2014 Hungarian GP.

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