CURRENT NEWS

1 MAY 2016

RACE NOTES - ROSBERG WINS RUSSIAN GP

Russian GP - Race Notes

RACE RESULTS

Russian GP - Race Results

VETTEL SURE FERRARI CAN WIN 2016 TITLE

Sebastian Vettel insists the 2016 title race is not already over.

TOST HAPPY WITH TORO ROSSO LINEUP

Max Verstappen will continue to steal the limelight even though Carlos Sainz is also doing a good job.

TWO SAUBER FIGURES ABSENT IN RUSSIA

Monisha Kaltenborn is once again missing in action this weekend in Russia.

BUTTON HOPES TO STAY FOR HONDA'S NEW 2017 ENGINE

Jenson Button has confirmed reports Honda is working on a major redesign of its F1 'power unit' for McLaren to use in 2017.

F1 SAYS AZERBAIJAN FIGHTING NO THREAT TO RACE

F1's governing body as well as supremo Bernie Ecclestone have backed Azerbaijan after declaring local fighting is no risk to the inaugural grand prix in Baku next month.

LAUDA TAKES STEP BACK AS TELEVISION PUNDIT

Niki Lauda is taking a step back from his full-time duties as the lead pundit for German television.

30 APRIL 2016

QUALIFYING REPORT - HEAD STARTS AND SET BACKS

Russian GP - Qualifying Report

SATURDAY PHOTOS

Russian GP - Saturday Photos

SATURDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Russian GP - Saturday Press Conference

SATURDAY TEAM QUOTES

Russian GP - Saturday Team Quotes

QUALIFYING RESULTS

Russian GP - Qualifying Results

FERRARI PUSHING LIKE CRAZY TO CATCH MERCEDES

Sebastian Vettel has had a troubled weekend so far in Russia.

SIROTKIN TO GET ANOTHER FRIDAY OUTING

Sochi was not a one-off Friday morning appearance for Sergey Sirotkin.

TORO ROSSO CHIEF ADMITS VERSTAPPEN COULD MOVE UP IN 2017

The Max Verstappen camp is not denying speculation the Dutchman looks set to graduate from Toro Rosso to the main Red Bull team for 2017.

RUSSIA GP SECURE WITH PUTIN'S BACKING SAYS ECCLESTONE

Bernie Ecclestone says Russia will stay on the F1 schedule so long as it has the backing of Vladimir Putin.

PALMER SUSPECTS NASR-LIKE CHASSIS FLAW

Jolyon Palmer is beginning to suspect a chassis problem may be behind his recent struggle to match his Renault teammates' pace in 2016.

PRACTICE 3 REPORT - IT'S THEM AGAIN

Russian GP - Practice 3 Report

PRACTICE 3 RESULTS

Russian GP - Practice 3 Results

29 APRIL 2016

PRACTICE 2 REPORT - STOP & GO

Russian GP - Practice 2 Report

FRIDAY PHOTOS

Russian GP - Friday Photos

FRIDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Russian GP - Friday Press Conference

FRIDAY TEAM QUOTES

Russian GP - Friday Team Quotes

PRACTICE 2 RESULTS

Russian GP - Practice 2 Results

ALONSO FINALLY RECOVERED AFTER MELBOURNE CRASH

Fernando Alonso said he is finally back to "100 per cent" fitness, more than a month after his huge crash in Australia.

NEW CHASSIS MAY NOT SOLVE PROBLEMS SAYS NASR

Felipe Nasr is not completely sure a new chassis will fix the handling problems he has been suffering throughout 2016 so far.

POLITICAL PROGRESS A STEP FORWARD FOR MONZA

Italy's automobile club chief has admitted political changes this week could be a "step forward" in Monza's quest for a new grand prix deal.

RUSSIA GP NIGHT RACE TALKS STILL ON

Talks are still on track for Sochi to switch to a night race format in the future.

VETTEL CONFIRMS FERRARI UPDATES IN SOCHI

Sebastian Vettel has admitted Ferrari has taken an engine upgrade to Sochi.

GPDA TRIED TO DERAIL 2017 CHASSIS CHANGES

The drivers' representative body, the GPDA, made a bid to derail the new chassis regulations that will be introduced in 2017.

MAGNUSSEN ADMITS PRESSURE FROM SIROTKIN, OCON

Kevin Magnussen has played down the fact he will sit out Friday morning practice in Russia.

FIA CONFIRMS AEROSCREEN UNDER CONSIDERATION

The FIA has now confirmed that Red Bull's 'Aeroscreen' concept is in the running to be introduced in formula one.

VERSTAPPEN DENIES F1 CAREER IN PLATEAU

Max Verstappen has denied he is already hitting a plateau, four races into the second season in his otherwise meteoric F1 career.

F1 CLOSE TO ENGINE AGREEMENT FOR 2017, 2018

Contrary to reports elsewhere, it appears F1 is in fact close to agreeing changes to the engine rules for 2017.

PRACTICE 1 REPORT - THE AEROSCREEN AFFAIR

Russian GP - Practice 1 Report

PRACTICE 1 RESULTS

Russian GP - Practice 1 Results

28 APRIL 2016

THURSDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Russian GP - Thursday Press Conference

HULKENBERG PREFERS RED BULL AEROSCREEN

Red Bull will debut its windshield-style head protection concept on Friday morning at Sochi.

NASR TO GET NEW CHASSIS IN RUSSIA

Felipe Nasr will get the new chassis he so desires for this weekend's Russian grand prix.

PALMER PLAYS DOWN RENAULT PRESSURE

Jolyon Palmer is facing speculation in Russia that he is in danger of being replaced at Renault.

GROSJEAN NOT WORRIED ABOUT PIRELLI TEST ADVANTAGE

Romain Grosjean on Thursday said it is important that Pirelli will be able to develop better tyres for 2017.

PUNDIT PREDICTS HAMILTON WILL COME BACK

Nico Rosberg grinned when asked by a German newspaper if married life and fatherhood has slowed him down.

DRIVERS TO WORK HARDER WITH 2017 CARS

Major technical changes to the cars for 2017 will make the drivers work harder.

MASSA WANTS WINDBAGS TO STAY UNITED

Felipe Massa has urged the F1 drivers to stay "united" amid the push to improve F1.

KVYAT CALLS TORO ROSSO RUMOURS STRANGE

Daniil Kvyat has responded to "strange" rumours that he might need to take a step back to Red Bull's junior team Toro Rosso next year.

RENAULT EYES OCON TO REPLACE PALMER?

Jolyon Palmer is reportedly coming under pressure to hang on to his race seat at Renault.

NO NEED FOR MELDONIUM IN F1 SAYS KVYAT

Daniil Kvyat has dismissed suggestions F1 drivers are at risk of being caught taking meldonium, a newly-banned drug.

SOCHI TWEAKS TRACK AFTER SAINZ CRASH

Race organisers have made changes to the Sochi circuit in the wake of Carlos Sainz's huge crash a year ago.

MONZA TAKES ANOTHER STEP TOWARDS NEW F1 DEAL

Monza may have taken another decisive step towards a new F1 contract, according to multiple media reports in Italy.

REPORT REVEALS MARCHIONNE'S INCREDIBLE INCOME

The highest paid figure in the F1 paddock is not a driver or a team owner.

27 APRIL 2016

SIROTKIN ADMITS TARGETING RENAULT RACE DEBUT

Sergey Sirotkin on Wednesday admitted he is targeting a full race seat at Renault for 2017.

ECCLESTONE WANTS TO BE DICTATOR AGAIN

Bernie Ecclestone on Wednesday said he would like to become F1's "dictator" once again.

ARRIVABENE PLAYS DOWN ENGINE UPGRADE REPORTS

Ferrari team boss Maurizio Arrivabene has played down reports an engine upgrade is set to give the Maranello team a big boost in Russia this weekend.

STILL NO AGREEMENT AFTER KEY F1 MEETINGS

As the sport's key decision-making groups met outside London on Tuesday, the Austrian newspaper Kleine Zeitung talked of "the most important meetings for formula one in recent years".

ROSBERG FINALLY READY TO BE CHAMPION SAYS HAKKINEN

Mika Hakkinen says 2016 championship leader Nico Rosberg might finally be ready to win his first F1 title this year.

SIROTKIN DEAL COULD GO BEYOND 2016

Renault's new works team surprised the F1 world on Tuesday when it revealed the identity of its new test driver.

MANOR FOUNDER JOHN BOOTH JOINS TORO ROSSO

John Booth is returning to formula one with Toro Rosso.

NEW CHASSIS NOT READY FOR STRUGGLING NASR

Felipe Nasr will not be able to end his early 2016 troubles by switching to a new Sauber chassis this weekend in Russia.

26 APRIL 2016

HONDA DESIGNING NEW CONCEPT ENGINE FOR 2017

Honda is working on an all-new engine concept for 2017.

LAUDA, WURZ NAMED AS POTENTIAL ECCLESTONE SUCCESSORS

F1 has entered an "important week", according to Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff.

RUSSIAN BILLIONAIRE COMPLETES NURBURGRING PURCHASE

A Russian billionaire is now the full owner of the fabled F1 circuit the Nurburgring.

25 APRIL 2016

ROSBERG KNOWS WINNING STREAK MUST END

Nico Rosberg is heading into this weekend's Russian grand prix knowing that his winning streak cannot last forever.

VETTEL KNOWS ME BETTER NOW SAYS KVYAT

Daniil Kvyat is heading to his home race in Russia confident that Sebastian Vettel now knows him better.

BOTTAS ADMITS TO EYEING MERCEDES SEAT

Valtteri Bottas has admitted he would not say no if a seat opened up for him at the works Mercedes team.

F1 MUST RECONSIDER POWER TO GRIP RATIO SAYS BERGER

F1 needs to turn a revolutionary corner in order to revive the spectacle of the past.

PRIVATE TEAMS CANNOT WIN IN NEW F1 SAYS ALONSO

Fernando Alonso is sure he is in the right place with one of the four car manufacturers in formula one.

HAAS WOULD RELEASE GROSJEAN TO TOP TEAM

Gene Haas says he will not force Romain Grosjean to stay at the new American outfit if a "top team" wants to sign him.

RENAULT'S CANADA UPGRADE ON TRACK

Renault is on track to unveil a significant upgrade for its 'power unit' in Canada.

MAGNUSSEN TARGETS PALMER IN BID FOR 2017 SEAT

Kevin Magnussen says he wants to keep beating his teammate as he bids to stay at Renault for a second year in 2017.

SUSIE WOLFF DEFENDS ECCLESTONE AMID SEXISM CHARGE

Susie Wolff, F1's most successful female driver of recent times, has defended Bernie Ecclestone amid accusations of sexism.

BRIATORE HAPPY TO HELP MONZA KEEP F1

Uncertainty over the future of the fabled Italian grand prix at Monza continues, despite a key meeting that took place late last week.

NOW INDIA REVOKES MALLYA'S PASSPORT

Vijay Mallya will not be coming to any grands prix in the foreseeable future.

MICK SCHU'S F1 ROAD HARDER THAN VERSTAPPEN'S

Mick Schumacher may not experience as smooth a journey towards formula one as did F1 teen sensation Max Verstappen.

23 APRIL 2016

FERRARI TO RACE UPGRADED ENGINE IN RUSSIA

Ferrari will bid to breathe life into its 2016 championship charge by unveiling a key engine upgrade for Russia next weekend.

ECCLESTONE IN MILAN FOR MONZA TALKS

Monza's F1 future may have come to a head during a meeting in Milan late this week.

VERGNE HOPES TO TEST 2017 TYRES

Jean-Eric Vergne thinks the additional testing allocated for Pirelli's 2017 tyre development will give him a chance to return to F1 action.

22 APRIL 2016

INDIA ASKS BRITAIN TO DEPORT MALLYA

Force India chief Vijay Mallya's legal troubles are continuing to deepen.

MALAYSIAN CIRCUIT TWEAKED

Sepang, the long-time host of the Malaysian grand prix, has undergone some layout tweaks ahead of its October race.

MCLAREN EXPLAINS MAGNUSSEN COMPANY CAR STORY

McLaren says there is a simple explanation as to why Kevin Magnussen never received a $500,000 company car whilst driving for the British team.

SUPER FORMULA MORE DEMANDING THAN F1 SAYS VANDOORNE

Stoffel Vandoorne says he is looking forward to the first race in his new Japanese racing adventure this weekend.

21 APRIL 2016

F1 MUST LOOK BEYOND ECCLESTONE ERA SAYS MARCHIONNE

F1 needs to be looking ahead to the post-Bernie Ecclestone era.

PRESSURE HURTING MERCEDES RELIABILITY

Sergio Marchionne says the 2016 title is still within Ferrari's reach.

MONZA MAYOR CERTAIN ITALIAN GP HAS FUTURE

The mayor of Monza says he is sure September's Italian grand prix will not be the last at the fabled Autodromo Nazionale.

MARKO HINTS AT RED BULL SEAT FOR VERSTAPPEN

Dr Helmut Marko has dropped the biggest hint yet that Max Verstappen will be promoted to Red Bull Racing for 2017.

MAGNUSSEN NEVER RECEIVED MCLAREN ROAD CAR

Kevin Magnussen claims he never received his company car, after racing and testing for the McLaren team for more than two years.

WOLFF AFRAID OF 2017 RULE CHANGES SAYS MARKO

Dr Helmut Marko has slammed a "paranoid" Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff for trying to spoil F1's charge towards faster cars for 2017.

MANOR RACING WITH SAUBER, RENAULT SAYS WEHRLEIN

Pascal Wehrlein claims Manor is no longer alone at the bottom of the F1 pecking order.

UNCERTAIN FUTURE FOR CHINA GP

A cloud is hanging over the future of the Chinese grand prix.

20 APRIL 2016

VETTEL-KVYAT A NORMAL RACING INCIDENT

More pundits have sided with Daniil Kvyat, after Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel slammed the young Russian following the Chinese grand prix.

MASSA ADMITS THREE TEAMS BETTER THAN WILLIAMS

Felipe Massa has acknowledged that Williams has fallen behind the top three teams in 2016.

KALTENBORN NOT RULING OUT ALFA ROMEO RUMOURS

Monisha Kaltenborn has joined Sergio Marchionne in not dismissing speculation Sauber might be snapped up by Alfa Romeo.

LIFESTYLE NOT REASON FOR HAMILTON SLUMP SAYS HEIDFELD

Nick Heidfeld has hit out at speculation Lewis Hamilton's full-speed celebrity lifestyle might be affecting his focus on formula one.

MONZA CONTRACT TALKS STILL ON

Talks over the future of the embattled Italian grand prix at Monza are still taking place.

LACK OF MOTIVATION CHARGE ABSURD SAYS ALONSO

Fernando Alonso insists he is still fully motivated for motor racing.

TOO SOON FOR CONTRACT TALKS SAYS RAIKKONEN

Kimi Raikkonen says it is too early to get involved in the 2016 driver 'silly season'.

19 APRIL 2016

2017 F1 TYRE SUPPLY CRISIS AVERTED

A tyre supply crisis in formula one has been averted at the eleventh hour.

KVYAT TIPS RED BULL TO CATCH MERCEDES

Daniil Kvyat is expecting Red Bull to challenge F1 pacesetter Mercedes later in 2016.

HAKKINEN HOPES ALONSO HAS PATIENCE TO WIN AGAIN

Mika Hakkinen hopes Fernando Alonso has the "patience" to wait for McLaren-Honda to succeed in formula one.

ROSBERG NOT THINKING ABOUT NEW CONTRACT SAYS LAUDA

Championship leader Nico Rosberg and Mercedes have played down rising speculation about the German driver's expiring contract.

MONTAGNY WONDERS ABOUT HAMILTON FOCUS

Yet another expert is wondering if a loss of focus might explain Lewis Hamilton's poor start to the 2016 season.

ERICSSON WILLING TO SWAP CARS WITH NASR

Marcus Ericsson says he is willing to swap chassis with struggling teammate Felipe Nasr ahead of the forthcoming Russian grand prix.

PALMER PERFORMANCE QUESTIONED IN CHINA

Jolyon Palmer's performance in China last weekend was "embarrassing".

GROSJEAN BLAMES ADRENALINE FOR ERICSSON ATTACK

Romain Grosjean has blamed "adrenaline" on his post-race rants about rival Marcus Ericsson following the Chinese grand prix.

MONTAGNY THINKS FERRARI FASTEST IN CHINA

Sebastian Vettel was furious after the Chinese grand prix, but he actually has reason to smile.

HARYANTO RAISING F1 BACKING BY TEXT MESSAGE

A novel campaign in Indonesia to keep Rio Haryanto on the 2016 grid has been launched.

18 APRIL 2016

RACE REPORT - CRASH & CRUISE

Chinese GP - Race Report

HAMILTON NOT FOCUSED ON TITLE SAYS TAMBAY

A lack of focus could have put Lewis Hamilton's bid for a third consecutive world championship off the rails in 2016.

ALONSO STILL HAS THE PASSION FOR F1 SAYS PEREZ

Fernando Alonso and Johnny Herbert have buried their differences with a hug live on television.

FERRARI NOT BACKING VETTEL'S KVYAT REBUKE

Sebastian Vettel's bosses did not rally around the German after he pointed an angry finger at rival Daniil Kvyat in China.

RENAULT COULD STOP 2016 CAR DEVELOPMENT SOON

Renault is close to deciding to abandon development of its 2016 car, according to the Danish newspaper BT.

NO REASON MAGNUSSEN WON'T STAY AT RENAULT

Renault official Cyril Abiteboul says he has been impressed with the team's 2016 race driver Kevin Magnussen.

MARCHIONNE NOT RULING OUT SAUBER BUYOUT BY ALFA ROMEO

Sergio Marchionne has not dismissed speculation the struggling Swiss team Sauber could become Alfa Romeo.

ERICSSON HITS BACK AT UNPROFESSIONAL GROSJEAN

Marcus Ericsson has hit back at "unprofessional" rival Romain Grosjean after the Chinese grand prix.

SUNDAY PHOTOS

Chinese GP - Sunday Photos

17 APRIL 2016

SUNDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Chinese GP - Sunday Press Conference

SUNDAY TEAM QUOTES

Chinese GP - Sunday Team Quotes

KVYAT BITES BACK AT FURIOUS VETTEL

Daniil Kvyat held his own wheel-to-wheel and then later in a face-to-face argument with Sebastian Vettel at the Chinese grand prix on Sunday.

ROSBERG WALKING AWAY WITH TITLE SAYS HAMILTON

Lewis Hamilton says it is too early to say his world championship chances are dwindling.

TEAMS SHOWING INTEREST FOR 2017 FOR VANDOORNE

McLaren may not be Stoffel Vandoorne's only option to step up into a full-time race cockpit for 2017.

NASR TO GET NEW CHASSIS IN RUSSIA

Felipe Nasr is hoping his bad start to the 2016 season finally ends in Russia.

RED BULL THE BEST CAR IN 2016 SAYS MARKO

Daniel Ricciardo is on the front row of the grid in China because his Red Bull is "the best chassis" in 2016.

F1 RESPECT BETTER THAN MORE TITLES SAYS ALONSO

Fernando Alonso says feeling the "respect" of the paddock is more important to him than adding a third championship to his tally.

RED BULL WINDSHIELD SET FOR SOCHI TEST

Red Bull is pressing on with the development of its alternative to the FIA-preferred 'halo' concept for cockpit protection for 2017.

RACE NOTES - ROSBERG WINS SIXTH IN-A-ROW

Chinese GP - Race Notes

NOTHING AGAINST NEW ROSBERG CONTRACT SAYS WOLFF

Toto Wolff has admitted Nico Rosberg is in a prime position to negotiate a new Mercedes contract for 2017.

RACE RESULTS

Chinese GP - Race Results

BUTTON, ALONSO CRITICAL OF F1 OFFICIALS

Senior drivers Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso were critical of F1's management in Shanghai on Saturday.

FERRARI POISED TO CHALLENGE MERCEDES IN CHINA

Ferrari may be poised in China to secure its first victory of 2016.

VETTEL PLAYS DOWN RISK OF F1 DRIVER STRIKE

Sebastian Vettel has played down speculation F1 drivers' anger at the political situation in the sport could lead to a strike.

ROSBERG HEADING FOR NEW MERCEDES DEAL?

Nico Rosberg is on course to secure a new contract to keep racing at Mercedes beyond 2016.

16 APRIL 2016

MCLAREN WANTS TO KEEP ALONSO BEYOND 2017

McLaren-Honda has opened the door for Fernando Alonso to renew his contract beyond the end of next year.

TODT SHOULD LET F1 WAR GO TO COURT SAYS MOSLEY

Jean Todt's predecessor says the Frenchman should put formula one back on the right track by having the current agreements challenged in court.

PIRELLI NOW CLOSE TO FIA CONTRACT SAYS HEMBERY

Pirelli is now edging close to finally sealing its new deal to stay in F1 beyond the end of this season.

GENE HAAS AIMS FIRE AT F1 WHINERS

Haas, the new American team, has stepped up the tone of its rhetoric amid criticism of its close alliance with Ferrari.

MALLYA TO MISS MORE F1 RACES AS PASSPORT SUSPENDED

Vijay Mallya will miss more F1 races in the immediate future, after the Indian government suspended his passport.

QUALIFYING REPORT - INSANITY REINED IN

Chinese GP - Qualifying Report

SATURDAY PHOTOS

Chinese GP - Saturday Photos

SATURDAY TEAM QUOTES

Chinese GP - Saturday Team Quotes

SATURDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Chinese GP - Saturday Press Conference

QUALIFYING RESULTS

Chinese GP - Qualifying Results

PRACTICE 3 REPORT - FALLING OUT OF THE SKY

Chinese GP - Practice 3 Report

PRACTICE 3 RESULTS

Chinese GP - Practice 3 Results

15 APRIL 2016

PRACTICE 2 REPORT - RED CHINA

Chinese GP - Practice 2 Report

FRIDAY PHOTOS

Chinese GP - Friday Photos

FRIDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Chinese GP - Friday Press Conference

FRIDAY TEAM QUOTES

Chinese GP - Friday Team Quotes

MERCEDES DUO SQUABBLE OVER DINNER BILL

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg have for now confined their championship battle to a squabble over a dinner bill.

TORO ROSSO ENGINE COULD BE LEAST POWERFUL SAYS SAINZ

Carlos Sainz thinks it is possible Toro Rosso is already the team with the least amount of horse power on the grid.

ECCLESTONE EYEING NEW PARTNERS FOR CANADA GP

Bernie Ecclestone is getting involved in finding new investors for Montreal's Canadian grand prix, according to a report in La Presse newspaper.

BOTTAS GETS TURN WITH NEW WILLIAMS NOSE

Valtteri Bottas will get his turn with Williams' new front nose and wing this weekend in China.

STEINER TELLS HAAS CRITICS TO READ THE RULES

Gunther Steiner says he is unfazed amid criticism of Haas' controversial approach to F1.

BUTTON OPPOSED TO NEW QUALIFYING SHAKEUP

Jenson Button says he is opposed to ideas to improve F1 by shaking up the order of the grid.

FERRARI WORKING ON TURBO FIX FOR MAY

Ferrari is designing a key upgrade for its turbo unit, according to German reports.

MAGNUSSEN DID NOT EXPECT MCLAREN JOKE ANGER

Kevin Magnussen has admitted he underestimated the impact that poking fun at former employer McLaren's problems would have.

FULL GREEN LIGHT FOR ALONSO, TYRE PROBLEMS IN CHINA

After returning to action on Friday, Fernando Alonso got the green light to race on throughout the entire Chinese grand prix weekend.

HUNGARY SECURES F1 RACE THROUGH 2026

Hungary's place on the F1 calendar is secure for a decade.

PRACTICE 2 RESULTS

Chinese GP - Practice 2 Results

PRACTICE 1 REPORT - BLOWOUT

Chinese GP - Practice 1 Report

PRACTICE 1 RESULTS

Chinese GP - Practice 1 Results

14 APRIL 2016

THURSDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Chinese GP - Thursday Press Conference

DRIVERS HELPED F1 AXE QUALIFYING

F1 drivers played a role in the scrapping of the hated 'musical chairs' qualifying system.

GROSJEAN SAYS HAAS CRITICS JEALOUS

Romain Grosjean dismissed criticism of Haas' approach to formula one as little more than "jealousy".

NO PANIC AMID FERRARI PROBLEMS SAYS VETTEL

Sebastian Vettel says it is understandable Ferrari has faltered as it bids to catch up with dominant Mercedes.

FIA LETS ALONSO TEST INJURIES ON FRIDAY

Fernando Alonso got only a partial green light on Thursday to return to action in Shanghai.

ALONSO WANTS TO TEST INJURIES IN PRACTICE

Afternoon turned into evening in Shanghai while the F1 paddock waited for news about Fernando Alonso.

GRID PENALTY IS OPPORTUNITY SAYS HAMILTON

World champion Lewis Hamilton was maintaining his sunny disposition on Thursday, despite admitting his five-place gearbox change penalty was "a kick in the goonies".

GEARBOX FAILURE RISK TOO HIGH SAYS MERCEDES

Mercedes says leaving Lewis Hamilton's broken gearbox in his car in China was too great a "risk".

TROUBLED MALLYA TO ALSO MISS CHINA GP

Vijay Mallya looks set to sit out yet another grand prix, as his legal troubles in his native India continue.

ROSBERG HITS BACK AT WINDBAGS JIBE

Championship leader Nico Rosberg has hit back at Bernie Ecclestone's claim that current F1 drivers are "windbags".

PENALTY BLOW FOR HAMILTON IN CHINA

Nico Rosberg's bid to extend his winning streak to six races this weekend has got an early boost.

ALONSO STILL WAITING FOR GREEN LIGHT

Fernando Alonso says he is still not pre-empting the FIA's decision over his participation in the Chinese grand prix.

BILLIONAIRE NOT BUYING INTO WILLIAMS

Williams has denied speculation a Canadian billionaire could soon buy into the British team.

HERBERT SAYS ALONSO INCIDENT UPSET WIFE

Johnny Herbert says he stands by his recent criticism of Fernando Alonso, even after the Spaniard's angry reaction.

JACKIE STEWART TELLS MERCEDES TO QUIT F1

Sir Jackie Stewart says that if he was running Mercedes, he would pull the German carmaker out of F1.

RED BULL SHOULD SIGN SAINZ, NOT VERSTAPPEN SAYS HERBERT

Johnny Herbert thinks Red Bull should sign up Carlos Sainz for 2017.

ALLISON BACK TO WORK AFTER WIFE'S DEATH

A grieving James Allison will reportedly contribute to Ferrari's bid to win the Chinese grand prix this weekend.

13 APRIL 2016

MCLAREN NAME IS NO GUARANTEE OF SUCCESS SAYS COULTHARD

Stoffel Vandoorne is "on standby" should FIA doctors once again sideline Fernando Alonso in China, McLaren-Honda has confirmed.

SWEDISH BACKERS RESCUE SAUBER FOR NOW

Sauber has bucked the rumours by travelling to Shanghai this week for the Chinese grand prix.

DEMANDING MARCHIONNE TO TAKE ANOTHER FERRARI ROLE

Sergio Marchionne looks set to add yet another executive role to his plate.

WATSON BACKS VILLENEUVE OVER GPDA LETTER

Former F1 winner John Watson has backed Jacques Villeneuve in slamming the sport's current drivers.

MICK SCHUMACHER NOT THINKING OF F1 YET

Mick Schumacher's manager has played down any talk the 17-year-old might soon be ready for formula one.

12 APRIL 2016

BOTTAS TO KEEP APPROACH DESPITE HAMILTON CRASH

Valtteri Bottas insists he will not alter his racing style, even though he crashed with reigning champion Lewis Hamilton in Bahrain.

ROSBERG PLAYS DOWN EXPIRING CONTRACT

Claire Williams has tipped the F1 paddock to host a fascinating driver 'silly season' this year.

LITTLE SYNERGY WITH RED BULL NOW FOR TORO ROSSO

Toro Rosso technical chief James Key says there is no longer much 'synergy' between the Faenza based team and the senior Red Bull outfit.

ALONSO IN CHINA FOR F1 RETURN BID

Fernando Alonso is already in Shanghai as he bids to return to F1 action this weekend.

BERGER, COULTHARD DOUBT FERRARI CAN WIN TITLE

Two former F1 drivers do not think Ferrari is ready to beat Mercedes to the world championship.

F1 HAS LEARNED FROM QUALIFYING DEBACLE

Claire Williams thinks F1 has learned from the 'musical chairs' qualifying debacle.

HARYANTO BEAT VANDOORNE HEAD TO HEAD SAYS CAMPOS

Rio Haryanto's former boss has hit back at suggestions the Indonesian is a straightforward F1 'pay driver'.

MONZA COULD HAVE F1 DEAL BY EARLY MAY

It is still not clear if historic Monza will continue to host the endangered Italian grand prix beyond September's 2016 race.

11 APRIL 2016

VETTEL NOT A HERO

Quadruple world champion Sebastian Vettel insists he has no desire to behave like a "hero".

HONDA NOW TURNING FOCUS TO POWER

Honda is ready to push ahead with finding more performance from its 2016 power unit.

2017 RULES COULD FAIL AT PIRELLI HURDLE?

F1's radical rules changes for 2017 may stumble at the last hurdle, Germany's Auto Motor und Sport reports.

MCLAREN CONFIDENT ALONSO TO RACE IN CHINA

McLaren is "confident" Fernando Alonso will be shown the green light for his return to racing action this weekend in China.

HAAS CONTROVERSIAL APPROACH DIVIDES F1 OPINION

Apr.11 (GMM) The early success of the new F1 team Haas is splitting opinion in the paddock.

GPDA LETTER A MISTAKE SAYS JOHANSSON

F1 veteran Stefan Johansson has blasted today's drivers for their recent open letter.

F1 MUST NOT REPEAT ERRATIC QUALI DECISIONS SAYS WOLFF

With the third round of the season now looming, F1 is heaving a collective sigh of relief that the hated 'musical chairs' qualifying is now gone.

ITALY HAILS NEW SCHUMI AFTER RACE WINS

Mick Schumacher is pressing the throttle on the next stage in his quest for future F1 glory.

8 APRIL 2016

TEAMS VOW TO RECONSIDER QUALIFYING CHANGE FOR 2017

F1 teams have promised to revisit the possibility of spicing up the qualifying hour ahead of the 2017 season.

FIA CLEARS FERRARI OVER CODED PIT BOARD MESSAGE

Ferrari has been cleared of wrongdoing in the wake of reports Sebastian Vettel was shown an illegal 'coded' message on his pit board in Australia.

TOO EARLY FOR SILLY SEASON TO START SAYS BOTTAS

Valtteri Bottas has refused to rule out playing a starring role in this year's 'silly season'.

MONZA BOOSTS F1 HOPES WITH CAPELLI EXIT

Amid intense and faltering negotiations with Bernie Ecclestone, former F1 driver Ivan Capelli has resigned as a chief of Monza's circuit operator Sias.

BOSS EYES SOLUTION TO SAUBER FINANCIAL STRIFE?

Sauber is working hard to find "a lasting solution" to its obvious financial problems, boss and co-owner Monisha Kaltenborn has revealed.

TORO ROSSO DUO POSES RED BULL PROMOTION DILEMMA

Red Bull is facing a "dilemma" as it ponders the future of its young F1 stars Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz.

7 APRIL 2016

BOSSES WRITE LETTER URGING 2015 QUALIFYING RETURN

F1's qualifying debacle of 2016 continues, as team bosses on Thursday pleaded with authorities to revert to last year's successful format.

TOO LATE TO CALL OFF 2017 REVOLUTION

Speculation the touted rules revolution for 2017 could be called off at the eleventh hour are being played down on all sides.

AMID POLITICAL TENSION, F1 TO MEET ON THURSDAY

Amid a poisonously political climate in F1, the sport's stakeholders will get together on Thursday in yet another bid to fix the 2016 qualifying format debacle.

VERSTAPPEN COULD BE AT MERCEDES OR FERRARI IN 2017 SAYS JOS

Max Verstappen's father and manager has ramped up his bid for a top seat in formula one for 2017.

VANDOORNE PREPARING FOR POSSIBLE SECOND RACE IN CHINA

Stoffel Vandoorne says he will remain race-ready ahead of next weekend's Chinese grand prix.

VETTEL'S BAHRAIN ENGINE CANNOT BE FIXED?

Sebastian Vettel is down to four power units for the remaining 19 races this year, following his smoky retirement on the parade lap in Bahrain.

IMOLA TAKES POSITION AS MONZA ALTERNATIVE

Imola is ramping up its bid to keep Italy on the F1 calendar.

SAUBER LATE WITH STAFF PAYMENTS AGAIN

Sauber has fallen behind once again with its full salary payments to its 300 staff in Switzerland.

6 APRIL 2016

FIA INVESTIGATING FERRARI CODED MESSAGE

F1's governing body is looking into whether Ferrari stretched the new radio clampdown rules, according to a report in Germany's Auto Motor und Sport.

ECCLESTONE SAYS EUROPEAN COMMISSION TALKS UNDERWAY

Bernie Ecclestone says "discussions" with the European Commission are currently taking place.

FERRARI WORKING TO FIX INJECTOR PROBLEM?

Ferrari is confident it will quickly solve the engine flaw that stopped Sebastian Vettel from even starting Sunday's Bahrain grand prix.

ALONSO RESUMES TRAINING

Fernando Alonso has resumed training as he fights to be fit to return to the cockpit of his McLaren-Honda in China.

SAUBER IN TALKS WITH INVESTORS

Amid Sauber's obvious financial problems early in 2016, new media reports suggest the struggling Swiss team could soon be sold.

LAWYER SAYS ROSBERG NOT EVADING TAX

Nico Rosberg's lawyer has denied claims the Mercedes driver is evading tax.

SCHUMACHER TO CONTEST TWO F4 SERIES IN 2016

Mick Schumacher is taking on a busy calendar in 2016 as he continues his push towards formula one.

5 APRIL 2016

VETTEL SLAMS AGGREGATE QUALIFYING FORMAT

Quadruple world champion Sebastian Vettel is once again leading the fierce criticism amid the latest instalment of the 2016 qualifying format debacle.

VERSTAPPEN SHOWED MATURITY IN BAHRAIN SAYS JOS

After the criticism of Australia, Max Verstappen put his reputation back on track in Bahrain.

HAMILTON CALM, FERRARI FRAGILE AS GLASS

Lewis Hamilton is keeping calm, even though he is already 17 points behind at the start of his 2016 championship defence.

AMID RUMOURS, HORNER BACKS PRESSURED KVYAT

Christian Horner has moved to lift the pressure from the shoulders of Red Bull driver Daniil Kvyat.

DEVELOPING CAR NEXT HURDLE FOR HAAS SAYS GROSJEAN

The real challenge for Haas will be keeping up with the lightening speed of F1's in-season development, Romain Grosjean has admitted.

ROSBERG NAMED IN PANAMA PAPERS TAX EVASION LEAK

Championship leader Nico Rosberg's name is among hundreds implicated in an enormous global leak of documents known as the 'Panama Papers'.

VANDOORNE THE NEXT ALONSO SAYS BOULLIER

Stoffel Vandoorne appears to have put his F1 career on the fast track after making an impressive race debut in Bahrain.

F1 CAR SEIZED AMID FITTIPALDI'S MOUNTING DEBTS

F1 great Emerson Fittipaldi has had legendary racing cars from his private collection seized amid reports of deep financial problems.

4 APRIL 2016

RACE REPORT - THE ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL

Bahrain GP - Race Report

SUNDAY PHOTOS

Bahrain GP - Sunday Photos

KALTENBORN SKIPS BAHRAIN AMID COLLAPSE RUMOURS

In the early rounds of the 2016 season, Sauber is clinging to mere survival.

ALONSO SAYS BUTTON CRITICISM NOT FAIR

Fernando Alonso says he is "99 per cent" sure he will be back at the cockpit of his McLaren in China.

MCLAREN CAN COUNT ON VANDOORNE IN FUTURE

Stoffel Vandoorne has left Bahrain a happy F1 debutant, even though he will probably have to hand back the keys to Fernando Alonso in China.

FERRARI PLAYS DOWN RELIABILITY FLAW RUMOURS

Ferrari on Sunday played down rising speculation its championship campaign could be derailed in 2016 by a fundamental reliability flaw.

AZERBAIJAN SAYS FIGHTING NO RISK TO F1 RACE

Azerbaijan says intense fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh, a disputed local region, does not jeopardise forthcoming sports events like the inaugural Baku street race.

FERRARI WILL NOT USE VETO OVER QUALIFYING

Maurizio Arrivabene says Ferrari will not wield its famous veto to prevent F1 from solving the current impasse over qualifying.

HAAS TAKING F1 ON WRONG ROAD SAYS SYMONDS

Romain Grosjean is no longer being asked if switching from what became the Renault works team this year to the all-new Haas project was a wise choice.

3 APRIL 2016

RACE NOTES - ROSBERG WINS BAHRAIN GP

Bahrain GP - Race Notes

SUNDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Bahrain GP - Sunday Press Conference

SUNDAY TEAM QUOTES

Bahrain GP - Sunday Team Quotes

RACE RESULTS

Bahrain GP - Race Results

TEAMS TOLD TO CONSIDER AGGREGATE QUALIFYING

F1 bosses have been told to mull over an all-new 'aggregate' format for qualifying, after reverting to the 2015 system was ruled out by the sport's authorities on Sunday.

BAKU CONFIRMS REVISED START TIME

Race organisers and F1 have confirmed reports that the race start time for the inaugural grand prix in Azerbaijan is changing.

BOSSES TO MEET AGAIN OVER QUALIFYING SAGA

The farcical qualifying format saga is set to run and run, with bosses on Sunday only agreeing the date of the next meeting.

MERCEDES ASKS DAIMLER FOR NEW CLUTCH DESIGN

F1's reigning world champion team Mercedes has appealed to its carmaker parent Daimler to stave off a threat posed by 2016 title rival Ferrari.

MAGNUSSEN QUALIFIED JUST TO BEAT PALMER

Kevin Magnussen said he put the pedal to the metal in qualifying without even thinking about getting a good spot on the Bahrain grid.

F1 GOVERNANCE UNLIKELY TO CHANGE UNTIL 2020 SAYS TODT

]To the surprise of no one, the 'musical chairs' qualifying was run again on Saturday to collective cries for it to be scrapped.

TODT BACKS DOCTORS AMID DENNIS FRUSTRATION

FIA president Jean Todt has backed the decision to keep Fernando Alonso on the sidelines this weekend.

MERCEDES OPEN TO MOTOGP TEST FOR HAMILTON

Mercedes has opened the door for a potential MotoGP test for the team's reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton.

JURY OUT OVER WILLIAMS NEW NOSE SAYS MASSA

The jury is out over Williams' highly-anticipated new ultra-short new nose and front wing assembly.

2 APRIL 2016

QUALIFYING REPORT - GRAB JOB

Bahrain GP - Qualifying Report

SATURDAY PHOTOS

Bahrain GP - Saturday Photos

SATURDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Bahrain GP - Saturday Press Conference

SATURDAY TEAM QUOTES

Bahrain GP - Saturday Team Quotes

ALONSO GATECRASHES LIVE TV TO SLAM CRITIC HERBERT

Fernando Alonso gatecrashed live British television on Saturday to slam former F1 driver turned pundit Johnny Herbert.

TODT OPEN TO RETURNING TO 2015 QUALIFYING

In an ultra-rare paddock appearance for the media, FIA president Jean Todt on Saturday said it was race organisers who pushed for the introduction of the now-hated 'musical chairs' qualifying system.

QUALIFYING RESULTS

Bahrain GP - Qualifying Results

MCLAREN ADMITS ALONSO RETURN TALKS ONGOING

McLaren has confirmed talks with the FIA about getting injured Fernando Alonso back into his McLaren-Honda are "ongoing" in Bahrain.

PRACTICE 3 REPORT - RED HOT

Bahrain GP - Practice 3 Report

PRACTICE 3 RESULTS

Bahrain GP - Practice 3 Results

KVYAT NOT WORRIED VERSTAPPEN COULD DERAIL F1 CAREER

Daniil Kvyat says he is not worried he might be the victim of the next step in Max Verstappen's meteoric F1 career.

MERCEDES WORKING TO CATCH FERRARI ON RACE STARTS

In one area at least, Mercedes is working hard to catch up with Ferrari.

RENAULT HITS OUT AT MAGNUSSEN PENALTY

Renault has hit out at Kevin Magnussen's exclusion from qualifying in Bahrain.

HAMILTON DEFIES PADDOCK SNAPCHAT BAN

On the very same day he acknowledged the ban, world champion Lewis Hamilton defied Bernie Ecclestone by filming inside the F1 paddock.

ECCLESTONE SET FOR MORE MONZA FUTURE TALKS

Bernie Ecclestone has kept hopes alive that Monza might retain the Italian grand prix beyond September's 2016 race.

AUSTRIA SECURES LOWER FEE FOR F1 TV RIGHTS

F1 is staying on free-to-air television in Austria, after the broadcaster ORF renewed its deal with the sport.

MCLAREN ANGRY WITH FIA OVER ALONSO INJURIES?

Ron Dennis is reportedly angry with F1's governing body for not detecting the injuries that have sidelined Fernando Alonso in Bahrain.

F1 COMMISSION SEAT FOR DRIVER WOULD BE NICE SAYS BUTTON

Jenson Button has admitted a seat on the F1 Commission representing the drivers would be "nice".

ROSBERG SAVED DROWNING CHILD IN MONACO

Nico Rosberg was the hero of the day when he rescued a distressed child from waters on the coast of Monaco recently.

FORCE INDIA PLAYS DOWN ABSENT BOSS MALLYA'S TROUBLES

Force India deputy Bob Fernley has moved once again to play down the high-profile legal and financial problems surrounding Vijay Mallya.

1 APRIL 2016

PRACTICE 2 REPORT - POLE SMASHER

Bahrain GP - Practice 2 Report

FRIDAY PHOTOS

Bahrain GP - Friday Photos

FRIDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Bahrain GP - Friday Press Conference

FRIDAY TEAM QUOTES

Bahrain GP - Friday Team Quotes

PRACTICE 2 RESULTS

Bahrain GP - Practice 2 Results

PRACTICE 1 REPORT - ROSBERG ROLLS ON

Bahrain GP - Practice 1 Report

PRACTICE 1 RESULTS

Bahrain GP - Practice 1 Results

MOST TEAMS OPPOSE FASTER CARS FOR 2017

Almost every team in pitlane is now opposed to the plan to speed up the cars with more downforce in 2017.

QUALIFYING SITUATION CRAZY SAYS LAUDA

A meeting to analyse the future of F1's qualifying format has already been scheduled for Bahrain.

VETTEL DENIES F1 ALREADY FAST ENOUGH

Sebastian Vettel has hit back at suggestions speeding up the cars for 2017 is not the right direction for F1.

RIVALS SURPRISED AFTER ALONSO SIDELINED

Fernando Alonso's rivals were surprised on Thursday when it emerged the Spaniard had been sidelined in Bahrain for medical reasons.

VERSTAPPEN APOLOGISED TO TORO ROSSO

Max Verstappen has revealed he apologised to Toro Rosso for his foul-mouthed radio abuse in the Australian grand prix.

HAAS DENIES CAR FAILURE CAUSED ALONSO CRASH

F1's newest team has denied speculation Fernando Alonso's crash in Melbourne was caused by a failure aboard the Haas car driven by Esteban Gutierrez.

FERRARI ADMITS VERSTAPPEN INTERESTING FOR FUTURE

Ferrari has joined Mercedes in admitting its interest in F1 teen sensation Max Verstappen.

RED BULL DRIVERS TRY HALO ALTERNATIVE

Daniel Ricciardo and Daniil Kvyat have tried a mock-up of Red Bull's alternative to the 'halo' cockpit protection concept.

MASSA STILL WAITING FOR NEW WILLIAMS NOSE

The Williams team is still waiting for its highly-anticipated new ultra-short nose to touch down in the Bahrain paddock.

PADDOCK SNAPCHAT BAN FOR HAMILTON

Bernie Ecclestone has banned Lewis Hamilton from filming footage for his increasingly notorious 'Snapchat' videos inside the F1 paddock.

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