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Formula One approves point for fastest lap from Australian Grand Prix

Formula One, which will mark its 1,000th race this year at the Chinese Grand Prix, awarded a point for the fastest lap over the first decade of its existence as a world championship from 1950-59.

Mar 12, 2019, 11:16 AM IST

Formula 1 to hold first-ever season launch ahead of Australia Grand Prix

The free public event on Wednesday, March 13, will involve all 20 race drivers and the 10 team principals in the Melbourne's Federation Square. 

Jan 30, 2019, 10:49 AM IST

Fernando Alonso to retire from F1 at end of the season after 17 years

The 37-year-old Spaniard is competing in his 17th Formula One season

Aug 15, 2018, 07:27 AM IST

Motor Racing: Red Bull F1 team to use Honda engines from next season

Red Bull`s decision to switch to the Japanese manufacturer means their two teams now have exclusive use of Honda engines but could complicate efforts to retain Australian Daniel Ricciardo.

Jun 19, 2018, 15:25 PM IST

Motor Racing: Only natural for Max Verstappen to question himself: Adrian Newey

 Max Verstappen may sometimes appear impervious to criticism but Red Bull technical head Adrian Newey says Formula One`s youngest race winner has been doing some soul-searching as the mistakes mount up.

Jun 05, 2018, 15:53 PM IST

Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel kick off race for fifth title in Melbourne

This year marks the first that two quadruple champions are competing in the same season and their battle to see who joins Argentine legend Juan Manuel Fangio in second place on the all-time list with five titles promises to light up the series. 

Mar 21, 2018, 16:37 PM IST

McLaren set to begin new F1 season with colourful MCL33

The former champions showed their 'colourful' side on Friday with a new papaya orange and blue Formula One car they hope will take them back up the starting grid after three nightmare years with Honda.

Feb 23, 2018, 15:15 PM IST

Force India F1 team play down sale speculation

Force India on Thursday played down talk of a potential sale of the British-based Formula One team owned by embattled tycoon Vijay Mallya.

Feb 22, 2018, 21:42 PM IST

McLaren watching Lewis Hamilton's moves with interest

 Lewis Hamilton's former team McLaren are watching his contract situation with interest, even if the four times Formula One world champion and Mercedes have said they want to stay together.

Feb 10, 2018, 20:18 PM IST

Formula One abolishes 'grid girls'

Formula One has ended the practice of using scantily clad "grid girls" before races, the sport`s organisers Liberty Media said on Wednesday.

Jan 31, 2018, 21:01 PM IST

Sergey Sirotkin to race for Williams F1 team, Robert Kubica reserve driver

The 22-year-old Russian will partner 19-year-old Canadian Lance Stroll, who made his debut with the former world champions last year.

Jan 16, 2018, 19:16 PM IST

Canadian Nicholas Latifi appointed Force India F1 reserve driver

Canadian Nicholas Latifi will be Force India’s Formula One test and reserve driver this season with the 22-year-old also taking part in a number of Friday practice sessions at grand prix weekends.

Jan 05, 2018, 20:59 PM IST

F1 champion Lewis Hamilton's Instagram account emptied

The development comes in the fallout over Hamilton's lapse of judgement in a video where he recently lambasted a nephew for wearing a princess dress.

Dec 30, 2017, 16:06 PM IST

Formula One: Lewis Hamilton sorry for criticising dress-wearing nephew

Four-time world champion Hamilton had shared a video with his 5.7 million followers on Instagram showing his nephew sporting a blue and pink dress and waving a pink heart-shaped furry wand.

Dec 27, 2017, 00:12 AM IST

Ferrari could lead others out of F1, warns Sergio Marchionne

Ferrari could lead other Formula One teams into an alternative championship if the sport becomes too much like the US-based NASCAR series but hope it does not come to that, chairman Sergio Marchionne has said.

Dec 19, 2017, 11:14 AM IST

Cars, not drivers, dominate F1: Daniel Ricciardo:

Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo, who feels that Formula One is more dominant with the cars than the drivers, said that he would like to see a balance between the two.

Dec 15, 2017, 16:22 PM IST

Concerned Formula One drivers put on united front

Ferrari, Formula One's oldest and most successful team who also get special payments and enjoy a right of veto, have threatened to leave if they deem changes go against their interests.

Dec 13, 2017, 22:43 PM IST

Formula One reports bigger crowds, Mexico Grand Prix best race again

Formula One saw an eight percent rise in the number of fans attending races in 2017 with 13 of the 20 races reporting bigger crowds, according to figures published by the sport`s commercial rights holder.

Dec 09, 2017, 18:43 PM IST

Daniel Ricciardo is F1's pass master in a season of fewer moves

Azerbaijan Grand Prix winner Ricciardo made 43 overtakes, including 13 at Silverstone where he went from 19th on the British GP starting grid to finish fifth.

Dec 05, 2017, 23:14 PM IST

Formula One changes logo for new-look future

The design, described as symbolising the look of a Formula One car with a 'modern-retro feel', replaces one introduced three decades ago by former commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone.

Nov 27, 2017, 10:38 AM IST