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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.

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.

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.

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.

Hungar GP: Hamilton's hopes up in smoke

2014-07-26 15:05

Lewis Hamilton's hopes of regaining ground in the 2014 Drivers' championship went up in smoke when his Mercedes car burst into flames in the opening minutes of qualifying.

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.

Lewis fastest in hot Hungarian practice

2014-07-25 14:12

Lewis Hamilton set the pace for this weekend's Hungarian Formula 1 GP with the fastest lap during the first free practice session.

Vettel slams Formula E as 'cheese'

2014-07-25 11:17

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel has slammed the upcoming Formula E using a food reference to discredit the new sport.

Vettel at Merc? Lewis all cool about it

2014-07-25 08:48

The F1 'silly season' has kicked the rumour mill into gear with news that Mercedes is considering a Sebastian Vettel / Nico Rosberg pairing. Lewis Hamilton... well, he's cool...

Hungry Hamilton looking for high five

2014-07-24 07:54

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton is hoping his luck will have changed by the time he puts tyres to tar and goes for another win from the Hungarian GP this weekend.

Kyalami up for sale

2014-07-23 12:00

Kyalami racetrack, which hosted Formula One Grand Prix races for nearly two decades, will be sold and could be lost to motorsport.

Arriba! Will '15 see Tex and Mex in F1?

2014-07-23 09:49

It's been 22 years since Mexico has hosted a Formula 1 GP, but the original company who used to host the previous races there is trying its best to get the sport back.

Alonso has high praise for Ricciardo

2014-07-22 14:16

F1 drivers Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel could do nothing but complain about each other at Silverstone. In Germany, Alonso had only high praise for Red Bull's rising star Daniel Ricciardo.

Alonso: 'You can do it, Kimi!'

2014-07-22 07:45

Fernando Alonso has hinted that he can't carry the team alone and that the Maranello team needs his fellow driver Kimi Raikkonen to try harder.

F1: 'Where did all the German fans go?'

2014-07-21 15:23

The glamour sport was asking itself why tens of thousands of fans stayed away from a home GP that should have been box office gold in the land of Mercedes.

Paper dreams: From hobby models to F1 cars

2014-07-21 10:00

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!

'Flying Finn' Bottas makes his mark

2014-07-21 08:33

Williams driver Valtteri Bottas has made his mark in Formula 1 as one of the sport's rising stars after finishing second at the 2014 German GP.

Red Bull, Ferrari considered protest

2014-07-21 07:58

Mercedes has avoided conflict drama in Formula 1 as rivals Ferrari and Red Bull decided against protesting the team's brake change ahead of the 2014 German GP.

Nico won race, but Lewis did the drive

2014-07-20 15:45

Mercedes' Nico Rosberg has won his home GP in Hockenheim, Germany on Sunday - but team mate Lewis Hamilton was the driver everybody was watching..

German GP: Lewis to start from pits lane?

2014-07-20 11:33

Talk about having a bad weekend... Formula 1 title contender Lewis Hamilton will drop to 20th on Sunday's German GP grid, and may start from the pitlane.

Rosberg on pole in German GP

2014-07-19 15:58

Mercedes' Nico Rosberg took pole position for Sunday's German Grand Prix as team-mate Lewis Hamilton crashed out in qualifying.

Russia GP: 'Sochi still on'

2014-07-19 12:50

The Malaysia Airlines MH17 disaster has piled more pressure on Russia ahead of the Formula 1 inaugural race at Sochi.

 

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.

'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.

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.

Lewis, Magnussen to start from pits

2014-07-26 18:49

Mercedes title contender Lewis Hamilton and McLaren's Kevin Magnussen will both start Sunday's 2014 Hungarian GP from the pits lane.

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.

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.

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.

Bernie: Azerbaijan, New Jersey in 2016?

2014-07-25 11:19

Mexico has been added to the F1 calender for 2015 but now the sport's boss Bernie Ecclestone says Azerbaijan and New Jersey are next in line for a GP. Really?

Stewards' standards disappoint Massa

2014-07-25 08:48

Williams F1 driver Felipe Massa is still pointing a finger about being flipped in an incident with McLaren's Kevin Magnussen during the 2014 German GP. Now he's looking at the stewards...

Big money backs Mexico F1 GP's return

2014-07-24 08:57

Mexico is set to have Formula 1 return to the country after a 22-year absence and with big names and big money behind the plot, it looks like a sure deal.

Bernie: 'F1 respects Russian contract'

2014-07-23 12:45

"The Russian Formula 1 GP will happen." So says Bernie Ecclestone, the man who recently expressed 'great admiration' for Russian president Vladimir Putin.

SA youngster Liam scores in Nismo GT3

2014-07-23 10:44

Johannesburg-born teenager Liam Venter is pondering his next move after a second successful test in the JRM Group's Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 at Silverstone.

Lewis needs therapy, good luck

2014-07-22 14:16

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton will be spending the week undergoing physiotherapy after his hard crash during the German GP qualifying at Hockenheim.

'Chill, kids!', Massa tells F1 newbies

2014-07-22 08:53

Brazilian Formula 1 driver Felipe Massa has missed another opportunity to race and benefit from qualifying third for the 2014 German GP when he was involved in a big crash during the first lap.

Fowler triumphs in WCape kart championship

2014-07-21 15:37

Round 5 of the WP Regional Kart Championship was filled with upset and action at Killarney racetrack on Saturday.

Merc 'already negotiating' with Hamilton

2014-07-21 11:06

With Nico Rosberg signed-up for the future, Mercedes' attention is now turning to the occupant of its other silver seat.

Marshal safety: Lewis remembers SA deaths

2014-07-21 09:30

Adrian Sutil's abandoned Sauber at the German GP left marshals risking their lives to move the vehicle, with no safety vehicle on track. It reminded Lewis Hamilton of two terrible deaths at the 1977 South African GP.

SA's Van der Linde wins FIA Driver of Year

2014-07-21 08:10

South African teen Kelvin van der Linde won the Driver of the Year award for the 2014 FIA Young Driver Excellence Academy.

First German GP for Mercedes

2014-07-20 17:53

Germany's Nico Rosberg has stretched his overall lead in the 2014 Formula 1 championship to 14 points with his win from the 2014 German GP on Sunday.

Lauda slams Williams for Susie snub

2014-07-20 12:03

Niki Lauda has criticised Williams in the wake of female driver Susie Wolff's short appearances in Formula 1.

Lotus: 'Pastor safe, Grosjean in doubt'

2014-07-20 11:16

Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado will stay with Lotus in 2015, despite the Formula 1 team suffering a terrible first half of the season, team principal Gerard Lopez said on Saturday.

Rosberg tops final German GP practice

2014-07-19 13:00

Another Merc 1-2, again.... Nico Rosberg returned to the top of the time sheets in final practice for his home German GP on Saturday as Mercedes again ended the session clear of the rest.

German GP: Lewis leads second practice

2014-07-18 17:45

Looks like Fric was not Mercedes advantage after all since the team's driver duo had another 1-2 during the second free practice session of the 2014 German GP.

 
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