Five talking points for the Malaysian Grand Prix
Five talking points for the Malaysian Grand Prix

Five talking points for the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix at the Sepang circuit this week:

Lu Xiuzhi breaks women's 20km race walk Asian record

China's Lu Xiuzhi set a new Asian record to win the women's 20 kilometre title at the Chinese National Race Walk Grand Prix meet here Friday.

What we learned from the Australian Grand Prix
What we learned from the Australian Grand Prix

Five things we learned from Formula One`s season-opening Australian Grand Prix in

Are Mercedes making F1 boring? Rivals fear so
Are Mercedes making F1 boring? Rivals fear so

No sooner had Mercedes cruised to the chequered flag at Sunday`s season-opening Australian Grand Prix, their rivals were all but conceding the 2015 Formula One championship was as good as over.

Sebastian Vettel thrilled with podium ''victory'' on debut
Sebastian Vettel thrilled with podium ''victory'' on debut

A yawning 34 seconds might have separated third-placed Sebastian Vettel from Australian Grand Prix winner Lewis Hamilton on Sunday but the podium spot felt like a victory for the four-times world champion on his Ferrari debut.

Mercedes enjoy laugh last on day of high farce
Mercedes enjoy laugh last on day of high farce

A podium appearance by Hollywood strong-man Arnold Schwarzenegger seemed a suitable conclusion for a farcical Sunday at the Australian Grand Prix, where only 11 cars finished and Mercedes` dominance was almost embarrassing for the team`s drivers.

Mercedes untouchable, Felipe Massa looks to fight Ferrari
Mercedes untouchable, Felipe Massa looks to fight Ferrari

Felipe Massa will start Sunday`s Australian Grand Prix right behind the Mercedes cars but the Brazilian had few illusions about his Williams team`s chances of winning the season opener.

Rookies impress at Australian Grand Prix qualifying
Rookies impress at Australian Grand Prix qualifying

The three rookie drivers who took part in qualifying for the Formula One season-opening Australian Grand Prix all enjoyed successful debuts on Saturday, safely booking spots in the middle of the pack at Albert Park.

Valtteri Bottas taken to hospital suffering from back pain
Valtteri Bottas taken to hospital suffering from back pain

Williams driver Valtteri Bottas was taken to hospital suffering from back pain after qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix on Saturday and could be in doubt for the season-opening race.

Mercedes widen gap to Formula One pack
Mercedes widen gap to Formula One pack

Early season dominance was expected for Mercedes after their seamless winter testing but Formula One fans had hoped at least to see the chasing pack close the gap to the champions.

McLaren start new Honda era on back row of F1 grid
McLaren start new Honda era on back row of F1 grid

McLaren`s worst fears were realised on Saturday when they suffered a humiliating start to the Formula One season with a woeful Australian Grand Prix qualifying session that left both cars at the back of the grid.

Manor Marussia team to miss Australian Grand Prix
Manor Marussia team to miss Australian Grand Prix

The struggling Manor Marussia Formula One team will watch the season-opening Australian Grand Prix from their garages after failing to make it onto the Melbourne track for qualifying.

Mercedes Lewis Hamilton quickest in practice ahead of qualifying
Mercedes Lewis Hamilton quickest in practice ahead of qualifying

Reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton warmed up ahead of qualifying Saturday with the fastest time in practice for the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.

'Sydney's plan to take F1 Grand Prix ill-advised'
'Sydney's plan to take F1 Grand Prix ill-advised'

A plan to move Australia's Formula One Grand Prix to Sydney and run it over the city's famous harbor bridge is "ill-advised", Australian Grand Prix corporation chief Ron Walker said on Friday.

Ali Fazal to attend Formula 1 Malaysian Grand Prix to promote 'Furious 7'
Ali Fazal to attend Formula 1 Malaysian Grand Prix to promote 'Furious 7'

Bollywood actor Ali Fazal will attend Formula 1 Malaysian Grand Prix this year as part of his cast promotion for “Furious 7”.

David Coulthard to drive Red Bull on streets of Hyderabad
David Coulthard to drive Red Bull on streets of Hyderabad

Formula 1 fans will get a taste of the special race cars once again in India when former driver David Coulthard takes to the streets of Hyderabad in a Red Bull on April 5.

British Grand Prix: Less is more for Silverstone organisers
British Grand Prix: Less is more for Silverstone organisers

While Germany`s Formula One Grand Prix hangs in the balance, hit by dwindling crowds and rising losses, Britain`s Silverstone circuit believes it can make money and attract more fans by charging less.

Barcelona Test: Valtteri Bottas fastest as McLaren woes continue
Barcelona Test: Valtteri Bottas fastest as McLaren woes continue

Finish driver Valtteri Bottas was fastest for Williams on the final morning of pre-season testing in Barcelona as McLaren`s reliability problems continued.

Mercedes still miles in front ahead of second test
Mercedes still miles in front ahead of second test

The build-up to the 2015 Formula One season steps up a gear when the second of three four-day pre-season tests gets started in Barcelona on Thursday.