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US GP: Marussia off the grid too?

2014-10-24 14:02

Struggling Formula 1 team Caterham might not be only one to miss the 2014 US Formula 1 Grand Prix on November 2.

Schumi latest: Doc sets recovery time

2014-10-23 10:25

Jean-Francois Payen, a doctor who treated Michael Schumacher after his catastrophic skiing fall, believes the former F1 driver could recover within three years.

Caterham bosses threaten to quit team

2014-10-23 08:59

The Caterham Formula 1 team is in crisis amid financial troubles, legal battles and cars in lockdown. Now the team's management is threatening to walk away...

Bianchi: 'Recovery chances very small'

2014-10-23 08:59

Little has been heard in recent days about Jules Bianchi's condition since his crash at the 2014 Japanese F1 GP. An ex-F1 driver believes his 'chances of living without consequences are very small'.

BTCC test for SA driver Jayde Kruger

2014-10-22 10:52

South African Jayde Kruger, recently crowned British Formula Ford champion, will tick off another milestone in his career come October 29... a test for British Touring Cars.

Caterham fighting new legal battles?

2014-10-22 09:04

The Caterham Formula 1 team just can't seem to score a lucky break. Sources say the new legal battles should not affect the team - but there could be complications...

Drunk driver blamed for Total CEO's plane crash

2014-10-21 15:35

Authorities are investigating a plane crash which killed the CEO of oil giant Total, Christophe de Margerie, at a Moscow airport. His private jet struck a snowplough, allegedly driven by a drunk driver, on takeoff.

Massa: Kimi's problem is 'psychological'

2014-10-21 10:37

"I think Kimi's problem is psychological. I also suffered a lot when Alonso arrived," comments Williams' Felipe Massa on Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen's poor form in 2014.

Back to school: Deskbound for the Dakar

2014-10-21 09:08

If you thought entering the Dakar only required some serious driving skills, think again... First-timer competitors have to 'go back to school' for theory training.

Total president killed in plane crash

2014-10-21 08:26

The president of Formula 1 sponsor Total, Christophe de Margerie, along with three crew members were killed in a plane crash at the Vnukovo airport in Moscow. De Margerie's Paris-bound jet crashed into a snow machine on the runway.

Hulk to keep Force India seat for 2015

2014-10-21 07:18

Nico Hulkenberg, enjoying his best season yet in Formula 1, will retain his Force India seat for 2015.

Force India: Let teams choose own tyres

2014-10-20 11:07

Pirelli, earlier criticised for being too aggressive, is now taking flak for being too conservative. One team has suggested 'why not let teams choose' to spice-up Formula 1?

R720m track upgrade saved Brazil GP

2014-10-17 11:44

Brazil had to spend millions of dollars on upgrading the ageing Interlagos circuit or risk losing its place on the Formula 1 calendar, claims Sao Paulo mayor Fernando Haddad.

New Ferrari boss: 'Time to kick some ass'

2014-10-17 09:38

Ferrari's new president, Sergio Marchionne, insists the struggling team must "kick some ass and we've got to do it quickly".

Montezemolo 'not pleased' about Ferrari exit

2014-10-16 10:00

Luca di Montezemolo has hit back at suggestions he was ousted as Ferrari president because of the team's struggles in Formula 1.

Le Mans switch for Alonso?

2014-10-16 09:47

It's possible Fernando Alonso will take a sabbatical in 2015, according to Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff. The Mercedes chief has even suggested Alonso may switch to Le Mans racing...

Bianchi: Crash report angers Marussia

2014-10-15 14:37

Injured driver Jules Bianchi's F1 team, Marussia, is furious about media reports claiming the driver and team officials ignored yellow flags before his horrific crash in Japan.

Unleashed at last: Merc's Nico and Lewis

2014-10-14 11:26

Mercedes will allow its title-chasing drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg to "race the way they want to race" in the upcoming final three races of the season. Just now...

Marussia set to defend Bianchi's legacy

2014-10-14 07:00

'We'll come up with a plan for the next race.' Marussia's sporting director Graeme Lowdon has agreed that the team could replace injured Jules Bianchi for the 2014 US GP.

Hamilton: 'Jules is always on my mind'

2014-10-13 09:08

Mercedes had much to celebrate on Sunday after the inaugural Russian formula 1 GP but winner Lewis Hamilton made sure he never lost sight of the bigger picture...

Merc won't warm to 'unfreeze' pressure

2014-10-13 08:22

Mercedes is unlikely to back down under pressure from Formula 1 rivals to agree to relax the current engine 'freeze'. Teams are not allowed to tinker with V6 power units in 2014.

Alonso drops hint: 'It's so obvious'

2014-10-12 21:30

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso has dropped a big hint about his future after Sunday's Russian Grand Prix in Sochi, saying once it's revealed it would have been "obvious".

Sochi: Lewis cruises, Merc's first title

2014-10-12 17:29

Mercedes celebrated its first Constructors' title during the inaugural Russian Grand Prix when Lewis Hamilton took an easy win at the Sochi circuit.

Hamilton wins Russian GP

2014-10-12 14:58

Lewis Hamilton has won the first Russian GP, his fourth race in a row as Mercedes secured its first ever constructor's title.

Rivals push Merc for engine 'unfreeze'

2014-10-12 09:19

Formula 1 rivals are piling pressure on Mercedes to agree to "unfreeze" engine development in the sport for 2015.

 

Caterham staff locked out of factory

2014-10-24 09:01

Things are only getting worse for struggling Caterham Formula 1 team. Financial troubles, legal battles, no cars... now the staff have been locked out of factory with the cars inside.

Rosberg appoints himself 'title hunter'

2014-10-23 08:59

Mercedes' Driver's title rival Nico Rosberg says it's each man for himself, referring to team mate Lewis Hamilton, now that the Constructors' championship is in the bag. The race is on!

Bernie: Caterham fall 'better' for F1

2014-10-23 08:59

Formula 1 surpremo Bernie Ecclestone is clearly not rallying any support for struggling Caterham and says the team's collapse will be better for the sport.

SA karters off to planet's top champs

2014-10-22 11:55

Nine South African karters will head to Spain in late November 2014 for the most competitive Karting championship on the planet... with them well!

Struggling Caterham: No cars for Austin?

2014-10-22 10:37

Caterham's troubles seem neverending. Now the team might be unable to send cars to race at the October 31-November 2 2014 Formula 1 GP weekend in Austin, Texas.

Weber: 'Vettel not so strong as Alonso'

2014-10-22 09:04

Michael Schumacher's former manager doubts Sebastian Vettel can emulate the F1 legend's success at Ferrari - and Ferrari engineers are unhappy with its 2015 car, codenamed '666'.

Nismo-tuned Micra: Nissan Cup is a go!

2014-10-21 15:01

Who says racing is reserved for those with deep pockets? Nissan Canada will launch its cheapest racing series yet featuring one of the most affordable hatchbacks - The Nissan Micra Cup. Watch this race-tuned Micra in action!

Madrid to host F1 street race?

2014-10-21 10:29

The Formula 1 calendar could exceed 20 races in 2015 as plans for a Madrid street race are reportedly in motion. But what will happen to Spain's Barcelona GP?

Women racers hailed in new off-road series

2014-10-21 08:37

The inaugural Combined Ladies championship, part of the 2014 SA National Off-road Motorcycle and Quad series, crowned its first female champion.

Elite team to probe Bianchi crash

2014-10-21 07:33

A 10-member team, comprising of Formula 1 veterans and safety officials, will make up a panel to investigate Jules Bianchi's horrific crash at the 2014 Japanese GP.

Departing Vettel 'respectful' of Daniel

2014-10-20 11:07

'I'm sure he would love to have won this season,' Red Bull rookie Daniel Ricciardo said of Red Bull team mate Sebastian Vettel as the latter prepares to move to Ferrari.

Poulter/Coetzee wrap champs for Toyota

2014-10-20 09:53

Leeroy Poulter and Elvéne Coetzee took their off-road Yaris to victory in the Polokwane Rally, in Limpopo to clinch the 2014 National Rally championship title for Toyota.

Bianchi crash: Drivers want safer wet tyres

2014-10-17 09:38

Top F1 drivers are calling on Prirelli to improve its wet-weather tyres following Jules Bianchi's horror crash at the 2014 Japanese GP.

2014 Thaba ‘Nchu 450 race cancelled

2014-10-17 09:04

The Thaba ‘Nchu 450, set to be the seventh and penultimate round of the South African National Cross-Country championship, has been cancelled.

Red Bull blocks Vettel's Ferrari test debut

2014-10-16 09:49

Red Bull has blocked Sebastian Vettel's test debut for Ferrari set to take place after the 2014 final grand prix in Abu Dhabi. Is Red Bull having sour grapes since Vettel announced his switch to Maranello?

Montezemolo: 'Alonso wants to win again'

2014-10-16 08:30

Fernando Alonso is leaving Ferrari at the end of 2014 because he needs to be winning again, says the Formula 1 team's ex-chairman Luca di Montezemolo.

'My son will fight!' - Bianchi's father

2014-10-15 08:55

'Every time the phone rings we know it could be the hospital to say Jules is dead,' says Philippe Bianchi, father of injured Marussia driver Jules Bianchi.

SA driver wins UK Formula Ford title

2014-10-14 07:50

South African Jayde Kruger has provisionally (an appeal is pending) won the British Formula Ford championship after a race meeting at Brands Hatch.

Drivers brawl at Nascar race in Concord

2014-10-13 12:20

A brawl at a US Nascar event on Saturday showed not even the recent Tony Stewart saga and the sport's new rule barring, drivers from exiting their car could keep tempers in check.

Sochi GP: Nico has only himself to blame

2014-10-13 08:56

Nico Rosberg had only himself to blame for a first-lap error at the 2014 Russian GP that allowed Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton to grab a fourth win in a row. Rosberg was second.

Rosberg: 'I need 3 wins to take title'

2014-10-13 08:19

Mercedes' formula 1 driver Nico Rosberg has his work cut out if want to have a chance of winning the 2014 Driver's title. Like three wins in a row...

F1 to test speed limits in Austin

2014-10-12 20:54

F1 looks set to test new software and procedures, in two weeks out in Austin, US, that will automatically limit the speed of the cars through double-waved yellow flag zones.

Pre-race ceremony tribute for Bianchi

2014-10-12 16:35

Jules Bianchi was the focus of all thoughts on Sunday as Formula 1 broke with recent traditions and dedicated the build-up to the inaugural Russian Grand Prix to the 25-year-old Frenchman.

UPDATE: Hamilton wins first Russian GP

2014-10-12 14:40

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton has won the first Russian GP in Sochi and his fourth race in a row. Team mate Nico Rosberg was second meaning the team has secured its first ever Constructor's title.

F1: Alonso to take a break in 2015?

2014-10-12 08:47

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso has played down speculation that he could take a year out of Formula One next season.

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