Hamilton pips Vettel to Chinese GP pole

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton stormed to pole position for Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix after clocking the fastest ever lap of the Shanghai circuit in the dying seconds of a hard-fought qualifying session on Saturday. The triple world champion lapped the 5.4-kilometer long circuit in one minute, 31.678 seconds in his Mercedes, edging Ferrari rival Sebastian…

Kimi Raikkonen tops Barcelona Tests Day 2

Kimi Raikkonen led the second day of Formula 1 pre-season testing at Barcelona, putting Ferrari just 0.023 seconds clear of Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes. Using soft compound tyres, Raikkonen set a best time of 1m20.960s just over an hour into Tuesday afternoon’s running – narrowly bettering Hamilton’s session-topping morning effort of 1m20.983s, which was set using…

Rosberg is F1 world champion

Nico Rosberg won his first Formula 1 world title despite Lewis Hamilton disobeying Mercedes orders not to back his team-mate into rivals. Hamilton won the Abu Dhabi GP driving slowly in an attempt to bring other drivers into the battle, knowing he needed Rosberg to finish below third. Hamilton was repeatedly told to speed up…

Hamilton storms to pole in Malaysia

By Abhishek Takle | SEPANG, MALAYSIA World champion Lewis Hamilton seized a dominant pole position in qualifying for the Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix with a storming lap on Saturday that was almost the fastest ever at the Sepang circuit. The Briton lapped the 5.5-kilometre track in a stunning one minute 32.850, less than half…

Advantage Hamilton as Formula One breaks for summer

Triple champion Lewis Hamilton is no stranger to speed but the rapid turnaround in his title prospects has left even the blindingly quick Briton stunned, as he heads into Formula One’s annual summer break firmly in control of the race for the championship. Hamilton goes into the four-week holiday having extended his lead over Mercedes…