Hamilton Takes Pole Position for Bahrain GP and 98th in F1

Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton set a track record at the Bahrain Grand Prix on his way to a record-extending 98th career pole position on Saturday. The seven-time F1 champion looked in total control as he set a time of 1 minute, 27.264 seconds under the floodlights. “We did some reall

Red Bull Director Out of Bahrain Grand Prix with Coronavirus

Red Bull sporting director Jonathan Wheatley will miss the Bahrain Grand Prix after testing positive for COVID-19, it was confirmed on Thursday. The vastly-experienced key pit-wall decision-maker returned a positive test during mandatory pre-race tests and will be isolation for 10-days in line wi

Saudi Arabia to Host Formula E's First Night Race

Saudi Arabia will host Formula E’s first ever night race with a double-header in Diriyah next February, the all-electric series announced on Tuesday. Organizers said low consumption LED floodlights would be powered by fully renewable energy, using low-carbon certified hydrogenated vegetable

Ex-F1 Driver Zanardi Moves to Hospital Closer to Home

Former Formula One driver Alex Zanardi's condition has stabilized allowing the Italian Paralympic icon to move to a hospital closer to his home as he recovers from an horrific road accident. In a statement, the San Raffaele hospital in Milan said on Saturday the 54-year-old "has been transferred

Turkish Formula 1 circuit given top safety license

The world motorsports body gave its highest safety certification to the Turkish Formula 1 circuit, Istanbul Park, for three years, local organizers said on Thursday. "FIA approved the Grade 1 license for our circuit for 3 years, which is given for the best circuits," Intercity CEO Vural Ak said i

Hamilton Lets Tears Flow as he Clinches Record 7th F1 Title

After winning a difficult race to equal Michael Schumacher's record of seven Formula One championships on Sunday, the hardest thing for Lewis Hamilton was containing his emotions. His voice could be heard breaking as he thanked his team over the radio moments after crossing the line at the Turkis

F1: British driver Norris hit with 5-place grid penalty

McLaren's Lando Norris was handed a five-place grid penalty in the Istanbul Grand Prix for ignoring yellow flags during qualifying session one, Formula 1 announced on Saturday. "Norris set his best time of Q1 on a lap when there were waved double yellow flags for the Williams of Nicholas Latifi,

Hamilton Wins Emilia Romagna Grand Prix for 93rd F1 Win

Runaway championship leader Lewis Hamilton overcame a sluggish start to win the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix on Sunday for a record-extending 93rd Formula One victory. Hamilton beat Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas by 5.7 seconds and rushed over to celebrate with the team's engineers and mechanics

Veteran Raikkonen to Remain with 'Second family' Alfa Romeo

Finland's former Formula One champion Kimi Raikkonen has been retained by the team he calls his "second family" Alfa Romeo for next season along with team-mate Antonio Giovinazzi. Raikkonen, crowned world champion in 2007 driving for Ferrari, will be able to extend his record number of Grand Prix

Hamilton Wins Portuguese GP for Record 92nd F1 Victory

British driver Lewis Hamilton made Formula One history on Sunday, winning the Portuguese Grand Prix for a 92nd career victory to move one ahead of German great Michael Schumacher. Hamilton finished nearly 25.6 seconds ahead of Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas and 34.5 clear of Red Bull's Max Ver

F1: Grosjean, Magnussen to depart Haas for 2021

Formula 1 drivers Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen on Thursday confirmed that they will exit Haas at the end of the season. “The last chapter is closed and the book is finished,“ Grosjean, 34, said on the social media. “I've been with Haas F1 Team since day 1. Five years dur

F1 racer Stroll says he's recovered from coronavirus

Canadian F1 driver Lance Stroll announced on Wednesday that he recently contracted coronavirus but has since recovered. "I just want to let everyone know that I recently tested positive for Covid-19 after the Eifel GP weekend," he said on Twitter. The Racing Point driver said he self-isolated fo

Formula 1: Vietnamese Grand Prix cancelled due to virus

The 2020 Vietnamese Grand Prix will not be held due to the coronavirus pandemic, organizers said on Friday. In a statement, the F1 Vietnam GP said that this year's Vietnamese Grand Prix will be canceled due to the virus after many talks were held with FIA -- the international governing body of mo

Hamilton Matches Schumacher's Record

Lewis Hamilton matched Michael Schumacher's record of 91 wins in Formula One with victory in the Eifel Grand Prix on Sunday as he took another stride toward his seventh championship title. Hamilton started behind his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas but took the lead when the Finn ran wide on la

F1 Practice Session Canceled, No 1st Drive for Schumacher

The first practice session for the Eifel Grand Prix was canceled Friday because of bad weather, keeping Michael Schumacher's son Mick from his first official drive as part of a Formula One race weekend. Low cloud and mist made for poor visibility around the Nürburgring track and it was decla

Formula 1: Valtteri Bottas wins Russian Grand Prix

Mercedes' Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas won Sunday's Russian Grand Prix, his ninth career victory. Bottas completed the race at the Sochi Autodrom in one hour, 34 minutes to claim the win, his second this season after taking the flag at the season-opening Austrian Grand Prix in July. Red Bull's

Hamilton looks to equal Schumacher’s record of 91 wins at Russian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton is one win away from matching Michael Schumacher’s all-time record 91 and the Mercedes Formula One driver will be favourite to get the job done in Russia on Sunday.Some felt Schumacher’s tally might never be equalled when the seven-times world champion celebrated his las

Toyota on pole for 88th Le Mans 24 Hour held without fans

Toyota are on pole for the Le Mans 24 Hours race which gets underway at 1230 GMT Saturday in front of empty stands with Covid-19 keeping away the motorsport classic's normal crowd of 250,000 diehard fans. Toyota are hot favourites to claim a third successive Le Mans, with the Japanese manufacture