Lewis Hamilton still has work to do in Europe
Lewis Hamilton still has work to do in Europe

After winning three out of four races and taking a 27-point lead in the standings, Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has a new challenge as he and Mercedes prepare for the start of the European season.

''You're going to catch me'', Stewart tells Hamilton
''You're going to catch me'', Stewart tells Hamilton

Jackie Stewart, Britain`s only triple Formula One world champion, knows his record is on borrowed time after Lewis Hamilton`s storming victory in Sunday`s Bahrain Grand Prix.

Mercedes can stay ahead of the pack: Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes can stay ahead of the pack: Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton is confident his Mercedes team have the potential and resources to fend off Ferrari`s resurgent form and stay on top in defence of their Formula One world titles this year.

Ferrari revived, but Mercedes retain control
Ferrari revived, but Mercedes retain control

Buoyed by the a revitalised driver pairing and a much-improved power unit, Ferrari have breathed new life into Formula One`s world championship battle this year - and appear ready to make it stick.

Qatar F1 race hopes appear to remain distant
Qatar F1 race hopes appear to remain distant

Qatar`s hopes of joining the Formula One calendar in the near future appear to have receded after commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone indicated he was unlikely to add a third Middle Eastern race to the schedule just yet.

Red Bull add to the firework display
Red Bull add to the firework display

The night sky lit up as Lewis Hamilton crossed the finish line to win the Bahrain Grand Prix for Mercedes on Sunday -- and moments later Daniel Ricciardo`s Renault engine joined the pyrotechnics.

Ferrari boss hails Kimi Raikkonen's return
Ferrari boss hails Kimi Raikkonen's return

Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene welcomed back the Kimi Raikkonen of old on Sunday after the 2007 world champion stepped back on the Formula One podium in Bahrain after a long absence.

Ferrari now a major threat to Mercedes, says Toto Wolff
Ferrari now a major threat to Mercedes, says Toto Wolff

Mercedes team chief Toto Wolff sighed with relief Sunday after seeing both of his team`s cars complete the Bahrain Grand Prix, world champion Lewis Hamilton claiming his third victory in four races this year.

Lewis Hamilton wins Bahrain GP to extend championship lead
Lewis Hamilton wins Bahrain GP to extend championship lead

World champion Lewis Hamilton won his third race of the season on Sunday as he drove his Mercedes to victory in the Bahrain Grand Prix ahead of Finland`s Kimi Raikkonen in a Ferrari and Nico Rosberg in third.

Jenson Button a non-starter in Bahrain GP
Jenson Button a non-starter in Bahrain GP

Even the back of the grid was beyond the reach of McLaren`s Jenson Button on Sunday after an electrical failure ruled the Briton out of the Bahrain Grand Prix before the start.

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel hopes for Bahrain battle with Mercedes
Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel hopes for Bahrain battle with Mercedes

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton expects resurgent Ferrari to be hard to beat in Sunday`s Bahrain Grand Prix and Sebastian Vettel hopes to prove him right.

Nico Rosberg blames himself, Ferrari celebrate splitting silver arrows
Nico Rosberg blames himself, Ferrari celebrate splitting silver arrows

Nico Rosberg said he had only himself to blame after slipping to third on the grid in Saturday`s qualifying for Sunday`s Bahrain Grand Prix - knocked off the front row by the Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel.

Lewis Hamilton leads the way after final practice in Bahrain GP
Lewis Hamilton leads the way after final practice in Bahrain GP

Series leader and world champion Lewis Hamilton narrowly topped the times for Mercedes in Saturday`s final free practice session for Sunday`s Bahrain Grand Prix.

Bahrain Grand Prix: Jenson Button disappointed after frustrating day
Bahrain Grand Prix: Jenson Button disappointed after frustrating day

Jenson Button emerged with disappointed after a frustrating day at practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix on Friday when he suffered a series of problems with his McLaren-Honda car.

Lewis Hamilton loving the life of a champion
Lewis Hamilton loving the life of a champion

Lewis Hamilton says he is in the form of his life and loving every minute of being a double Formula One world champion.

Formula One publishes human rights commitment
Formula One publishes human rights commitment

Formula One has published a statement committing the sport to respect for human rights as it prepares for one of the more controversial races on the calendar in Bahrain this weekend.

Nico Rosberg warns Mercedes to beware Ferrari race pace
Nico Rosberg warns Mercedes to beware Ferrari race pace

Nico Rosberg topped the times for Mercedes on Friday and then warned his team that improving Ferrari will be a major threat to their supremacy in Sunday`s Bahrain Grand Prix.

Nico Rosberg faster than Lewis Hamilton in Bahrain
Nico Rosberg faster than Lewis Hamilton in Bahrain

Nico Rosberg rose to the challenge by lapping faster than Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton in practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix on Friday.

Kimi Raikkonen leads Ferrari one-two in Bahrain practice
Kimi Raikkonen leads Ferrari one-two in Bahrain practice

Kimi Raikkonen led a Ferrari one-two in first practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix on Friday while Formula One champions Mercedes lurked well down the timesheets after doing their own thing.

Too slow? Bahrain can settle Mercedes argument
Too slow? Bahrain can settle Mercedes argument

Bahrain Grand Prix organisers will be rubbing their hands in delight at the prospect of Mercedes team mates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg renewing battle at their desert circuit this weekend.