Fernando Alonso is leaving Ferrari at the end of the season because he wants a fresh environment and needs to be winning again, the Formula One team`s ex-chairman Luca di Montezemolo said on Wednesday.
Mercedes are almost ready to let Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg off the leash now that the title-chasing pair have secured the team`s first Formula One constructors` world championship. Almost, but not quite.
Nico Rosberg had only himself to blame for a first lap error at the Russian Grand Prix that allowed Mercedes team mate and championship leader Lewis Hamilton to romp to a fourth win in a row on Sunday.
Newly-crowned champions Mercedes` team chief Toto Wolff paid a warm tribute to former colleague and team founder Ross Brawn on Sunday in the wake of Lewis Hamilton`s emphatic win in the Russian Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton reeled off his fourth consecutive victory to extend his lead in the Formula One drivers' title race and secure Mercedes' maiden triumph in the constructors' championship on Sunday when he won the inaugural Russian Grand Prix in emphatic fashion.
Six days after suffering the shock of Jules Bianchi`s life-threatening accident in Japan, Formula One`s drivers welcomed the high-speed challenge of the new Sochi Autodrom, venue for this weekend`s inaugural Russian Grand Prix.
After leading the championship for most of the year, a candid Nico Rosberg found himself facing the prospect of another dent to his title hopes after being comprehensively outpaced by Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton on Saturday.
World championship leader Lewis Hamilton maintained his stunning speed and supremacy with another sizzling lap in Saturday`s qualifying session when he took pole position for Sunday`s inaugural Russian Grand Prix.
Championship leader Lewis Hamilton put aside his concerns for Jules Bianchi and produced a dazzling lap to top the times in Friday`s second free practice session ahead of this weekend`s inaugural Russian Grand Prix.