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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.

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.

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.

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 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.

Merc: 'Fight until cows come home'

2014-07-17 11:04

Despite Mercedes' drivers 'being at war', their rivalry seems to be working for the team. So much so that team boss Toto Wolff will keep them together 'until the cows come home'.

Bernie explains 'insurance policy'

2014-07-16 08:23

Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone has told a court what a multi-million dollar payment to a jailed German banker was meant for.

They're off! VW Rally starts in Uitenhage

2014-07-11 14:00

It's been seven long weeks but the streets were rumbling in Uitenhage today as the VW Rally took off - at least symbolically - for Round 4 of the SA National Rally championship.

Merc advantage set to end?

2014-07-09 10:51

The legality of Mercedes' suspension "could be called into question", reports the FIA's Charlie Whiting. Could this spell an end to Mercedes' dominance in Formula 1?

Mattiacci: Change under way at Ferrari

2014-07-08 08:26

Ferrari team principal Marco Mattiacci says 2015 will show a different Formula 1 team from Maranello - changes are already being made. Who's getting the chop?

Lewis gives fans what they wanted

2014-07-07 08:08

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton had to work hard and change his mind-set during the 2014 British Grand Prix on Sunday but it all paid off as he raced to a win for his fans.

Renault shuffle after Red Bull criticism

2014-07-04 07:51

Red Bull engine supplier Renault seems to finally taking criticism seriously from the reigning championship team as a huge management shuffle has taken place. Will this help solve its problems?

Fernandes: Sells Caterham, quits F1

2014-07-03 21:08

Caterham boss Tony Fernandes has thrown in the towel and sold his struggling Formula 1 team.

Button tells bosses to try harder, too

2014-07-03 09:35

McLaren driver Jenson Button has hit back at team boss Ron Dennis saying it's not just the drivers who need to "try harder".

Red Bull cried engine trouble in 2012

2014-07-02 08:25

Red Bull's team boss Christian Horner has pointed out that problems with Renault engines are not new - the ream first raised its concerns way back in 2012.

Dominant Ogier triumphs in Poland

2014-06-30 08:07

Volkswagen's Sebastien Ogier claims his fifth victory of the 2014 WRC season with a fantastic win at the Polish Rally.

Andy Green Diary: Meet the Goat's Head

2014-06-27 07:32

Andy Green has sent us another take from his diary ahead of the upcoming Bloodhound supersonic car's scheduled record-breaking run in South Africa. Meet the Goat's Head.

F1 Renault engine project 'for sale'?

2014-06-25 10:15

Formula 1 engine supplier Renault is the subject of rumours making the rounds that the company might be up for sale. What will Red Bull do?

Bottas: F1 podium 'no fluke'

2014-06-24 12:03

Could Williams' have dominated the 2014 Austrian GP if it had been more aggressive? Chief engineer Rob Smedley reveals Williams' strategy.

 

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.

'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.

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.

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.

Kimi 'fit to race' 2014 German F1 GP

2014-07-17 11:21

Ferrari's 'No.2' driver Kimi Raikkonen has recovered from the leg injuries he sustained in a crash during the British F1 GP and has been declared fit for this weekend's German GP.

German GP last for 'new' Hockenheim?

2014-07-16 14:48

The "phones have been running hot" ahead of the coming weekend's 2014 German Formula 1 GP, says Hockenheim boss Georg Seiler.

German MotoGP: All the action wrapped

2014-07-14 07:55

Honda driver Marc Marquez seems unstoppable as he won his ninth consecutive race of the 2014 season on Sunday after dominating the German MotoGP.

Lewis bounces back in Silverstone test

2014-07-10 08:43

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton missed most of post -2014 British F1 GP - which he won - Silverstone testing but made a comeback before the session ended.

Hamilton attacks: Nico isn't 'German'

2014-07-09 08:09

Mercedes, already under strain due to its drivers' 'star wars' battle, will have to deal with yet another crisis as Lewis Hamilton joked that team mate Nico Rosberg isn't really German...ahead of the 2014 German GP.

Clean sweep for Fourie in East London

2014-07-07 08:23

John Fourie dominated Round 4 of the 2014 South African Production Car championship that was raced in East London on July 5 - but it was a bumpty meeting....

No podium, but Jenson does dad proud

2014-07-07 08:05

McLaren driver Jenson Button was all smiles after the 2014 British GP as he was sure he did his late father proud this weekend. Button looked pretty in pink...

Raikkonen to quit F1 in 2015?

2014-07-04 07:51

Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen has said he would "probably stop" racing in Formula 1 when his contract comes to and end in 2015.

Hamilton: 'I have more ability'

2014-07-03 10:43

There's no end in sight to Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg's star wars as Hamilton is determined to close the 29-point lead from his team mate. 'I can do it,' he says.

Yamaha: Two more years for Rossi

2014-07-03 08:46

Yamaha has announced that veteran rider Valentino Rossi will remain on its MotoGP team for another two years.

F1 legend Prost 'excited' for Formula E

2014-07-01 09:59

Formula 1 veteran Alain Prost said he was exited by the 'enormous challenge' of being involved in the launch of the new Formula E championship.

Williams upbeat about upcoming Brit GP

2014-06-27 08:45

Williams' deputy team principal Claire Williams believes her team 'is on its way back to being a major force in F1 after its recent return to form'.

Horner backs Vettel to 'come back'

2014-06-25 10:28

F1 driver Sebastian Vettel is taking strain against winning team mate Daniel Ricciardo but has team boss Christian Horner's support.

Rosberg's a 'bigger killer' than Hamilton

2014-06-24 12:15

"Like everyone, I thought Hamilton was the 'killer' of the pair, but Rosberg is showing that he's an even bigger killer", says former F1 driver Jacques Villeneuve. What do you think?

New race series to use Ford EcoBoost

2014-06-24 09:29

Ford and British motorsport, the MSA for a new young-driver single-seat series. Formula Ford cars will be powered by a 1.6-litre EcoBoost engine.

 
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