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.

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 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.

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.

Berger compares Rosberg`s role to his with Senna
Berger compares Rosberg`s role to his with Senna

Former McLaren driver Gerhard Berger has compared Nico Rosberg`s role as team-mate to world champion Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes with his own travails alongside three-time champion Ayrton Senna some 25 years ago.

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.

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.

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.

Sebastian Vettel not expecting any gifts from Mercedes
Sebastian Vettel not expecting any gifts from Mercedes

Ferrari`s Sebastian Vettel is not expecting any gifts from Mercedes even if tensions between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg spill over on to the track in Bahrain this weekend.

Lewis Hamilton rejects claims he has asked for No. 1 status
Lewis Hamilton rejects claims he has asked for No. 1 status

World champion Lewis Hamilton vehemently denied that he has requested 'number one' driver status in the Mercedes team and claimed he and team-mate Nico Rosberg are reunited 'without any issues' in this weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix. 

Chinese GP: Hostess plays down Lewis Hamilton champagne incident
Chinese GP: Hostess plays down Lewis Hamilton champagne incident

A Chinese Grand Prix podium hostess who had champagne sprayed in her face by race winner Lewis Hamilton has played down the incident after the Formula One world champion was accused of sexist bullying.

Bahrain GP: Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg back at scene of furious battle
Bahrain GP: Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg back at scene of furious battle

Just days after their latest spat following Sunday`s Chinese Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg return this weekend to the scene of one of their most dramatic on-track battles at the Bahrain GP.

Chinese hostess plays down Lewis Hamilton champagne incident
Chinese hostess plays down Lewis Hamilton champagne incident

A Chinese Grand Prix podium hostess who had champagne sprayed in her face by race winner Lewis Hamilton has played down the incident after the Formula One world champion was accused of sexist bullying.

Novak Djokovic, Genzebe Dibaba bag Laureus Awards; Sachin Tendukar inducted into academy
Novak Djokovic, Genzebe Dibaba bag Laureus Awards; Sachin Tendukar inducted into academy

  Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic and Ethiopian sprinter Genzebe Dibaba were named the Laureus Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year respectively in a glittering ceremony here on Wednesday.