Hamilton tops second practice in Spanish Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton looked poised to continue his dominance of the Spanish Grand Prix after clocking the fastest time during the second practice session on Friday. Formula One leader Hamilton had a flying lap of 1 minute, 18.170 seconds. Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas was .139 seconds beh

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says exceptional is the new normal for relentless Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton's impressive performances are being repeated with such regularity that Mercedes boss Toto Wolff now believes "exceptional" is the new normal for Britain's seven-time world champion. The Mercedes driver delivered another mighty display in the Algarve on Sunday to race past champions

Turkish Grand Prix to replace Canada on 2021 Formula One calendar

Turkey will replace Canada on this year's Formula One calendar after the June 13 race in Montreal was cancelled for the second year in a row due to the coronavirus pandemic. F1 said it had extended Montreal's contract by two years to take into account the cancellations, securing the race until 20

Formula One adds 'sprint' qualifying to three races in 2021

Formula One said on Monday it will debut a new sprint qualifying format at three races in the 2021 season after it was unanimously approved, with the events to be hosted at two European and one non-European Grands Prix.   The new format will have a qualifying session after the first free pr

Miami to host Formula One grand prix from 2022

Miami will host a Formula One race from next year as part of a 10-year-deal announced on Sunday. The grand prix has been in the pipeline for a number of years following American conglomerate Liberty Media's acquisition of the sport in 2017. But after a series of setbacks, a 10-year deal to race

Sweden star gears up for Extreme E debut race

Swedish Extreme E driver Timmy Hansen has spoken of his excitement at getting out on the sands of AlUla this weekend in Extreme E’s first ever competitive race, Saudi Arabia’s Desert X Prix. With qualifying taking place on Saturday – the eco-friendly, all-electric rally’s

Lewis Hamilton keeps Max Verstappen at bay to win Bahrain Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton produced another stunning demonstration of his racing talent on Sunday to resist a charging Max Verstappen and win a thrilling season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix.   The seven-time champion defended with great skill over the closing laps in his Mercedes to hold off the Red Bull

Lewis Hamilton signs new one-year deal with Mercedes: F1 team

LONDON: Lewis Hamilton has ended his long-running contract saga with Mercedes by signing a new one-year deal, the Formula One team announced on Monday.“The Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team is pleased to announce that the reigning Formula One world constructors’ champion and the reigning F

Saudi Arabia is perfect location for Formula E’s first-ever night race, says promoter

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia is the perfect location for the first night races in FIA Formula E history, according to Carlo Boutagy, the CEO of CBX, official promoter of the Diriyah E-Prix. It comes as Formula E marks its first season as an official FIA World Championship, which is a significant and exci

Defending champion Sainz wins sixth stage, Peterhansel leads

HAIL: Defending champion Carlos Sainz steered his Mini to victory in Friday’s sixth stage of the Dakar Rally as French teammate Stephane Peterhansel maintained his stranglehold on the lead of motorsport’s most grueling rally.The Spaniard, a three-time Dakar winner whose son Carlos Jr.

Decision on Australia F1 'in Coming Weeks'

A final call on staging the Australian Grand Prix will be made in the "coming weeks", organizers said Tuesday following reports it could be postponed over strict travel restrictions and the emergence of a new strain of Covid-19. Website autosport.com said the Melbourne-based race, which is due to

‘Superman’ Attiyah ready to flex muscles for Dakar in Saudi

Qatari Dakar rally driver Nasser Al Attiyah has prepared for the race’s second edition in Saudi Arabia with a strict training regimen to build muscle adapted to coronavirus restrictions.Staged in Africa between 1979 and 2007, the world’s most famous rally shifted to the mountainous ter

Lewis Hamilton Knighted in UK Honors List

Lewis Hamilton has been knighted in Britain's traditional New Year Honors list after equaling Michael Schumacher's record of seven Formula One world titles. The list recognizes outstanding achievements in various fields including showbusiness, sport and politics, as well as the contributions of a

F1: Sergio Perez joins Red Bull to replace Alex Albon

Mexican driver Sergio Perez will race for Red Bull to replace Alex Albon in 2021, Formula 1 confirmed on Friday. "2020 has served up one final big driver market move, with the news that Sergio Perez will replace Alex Albon as Max Verstappen’s Red Bull team mate in 2021," Formula 1 said in a

Red Bull’s Verstappen wins season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen won the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in dominant style on Sunday for his second victory of the season and 10th of his career. He finished 16 seconds ahead of Valtteri Bottas and 18.4 clear of world champion Lewis Hamilton as Red Bull enjoyed a rare and signifi

Al-Attiyah fends off fierce mini challenge to win Hail Baja 1

Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah held his nerve to set a second successive fastest time and seal victory in Hail Baja 1, round four of the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Bajas, on Saturday. Despite opening the road on the 275.54-kilometer stage and having the extra burden of navigation, the Toyota Hilux

Hamilton gets green light to race at Abu Dhabi after coronavirus recovery

World champion Lewis Hamilton was on Thursday given the green light to return to racing at this weekend's season-ending Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix after recovering from coronavirus. Hamilton, 35, missed last Sunday's Sakhir GP but the FIA and Mercedes both confirmed that he had passed

Hail Rally 2020 gets underway in opener of Baja events

The first of two back-to-back Baja events running under the Hail Rally Toyota 2020 banner gets underway at Al-Maghwat, on the outskirts of Hail city, on Thursday evening.  The three-day event will mark the fourth round of the 2020 FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Bajas and finishes on Saturda