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Bernie Ecclestone expects Lewis Hamilton to stay at Mercedes into 2016, declaring the world champion is “happy where he is” despite reputed interest from Ferrari.
Bahrain is slowly but surely becoming one of the very best events of the F1 calendar.
Lewis Hamilton is relishing the intensifying battle between Mercedes and Ferrari at the front of F1, with the world champion believing he is currently enjoying the form of his career.
Ferrari are set to introduce a big upgrade to their engine for June’s Canadian GP, Sky Sports F1 understands, as they bid to overhaul Mercedes.
Maurizio Arrivabene says he won’t rush renewing Kimi Raikkonen’s Ferrari contract to keep the Finn motivated and producing performances.
Mercedes insist they have to “do everything we can” to keep improving their W06 if they are to stay ahead of Ferrari, as the battle between the two titans continues to hot up.
As the lights went down in the desert, Monday’s back pages enthused that it was Lewis Hamilton who shone brightest after the world champion’s latest victory.
Fernando Alonso says McLaren face “three important weeks” after further frustration for the team in Bahrain.
Watch as Nico Rosberg fights back in Bahrain against the Ferraris to retake second place at the start of Sunday’s race.
Watch as Nico Rosberg fights back in Bahrain to retake second place from Sebastian Vettel in Sunday’s race.
Watch as Nico Rosberg fights back in Bahrain to retake second place from Sebastian Vettel in Sunday’s race.
Ferrari have insisted that their strategy wasn’t to blame for Kimi Raikkonen narrowly missing out on victory in the Bahrain GP.
Nico Rosberg believes he would have held on for second place in the Bahrain GP but for a late brake failure on his Mercedes.
A jubilant Lewis Hamilton says he thinks he is in love with his Mercedes W06 super-car after taking control of the world championship in Bahrain.
A jubilant Lewis Hamilton says he is “gunning for” a third world championship after defying a late brake scare to claim victory in Bahrain.
Lewis Hamilton extended his World Championship lead with his third victory of the 2015 season in a Bahrain GP in which a rejuvenated Kimi Raikkonen claimed a brilliant second place.
Lewis Hamilton defies a brake problem to claim victory in the desert ahead of an inspired Kimi Raikkonen and Nico Rosberg
Can Vettel take the challenge to Hamilton under the floodlights and what can Rosberg and Raikkonen do from the second row?
Can Vettel take the challenge to Hamilton under the floodlights and what can Rosberg and Raikkonen do from the second row?
Bernie Ecclestone says he has no problem with the continued use of V6 turbo engines, provided the cars are harder to drive and costs are controlled.
Lewis Hamilton has named Sebastian Vettel rather than Nico Rosberg as his biggest rival ahead of Sunday’s Bahrain GP.
Daniil Kvyat believes he hasn’t yet had the chance to show what he’s capable of since joining Red Bull after blaming “energy” problems on his RB11 for his Q1 exit in Bahrain.
A crestfallen Nico Rosberg has admitted underestimated the threat from Sebastian Vettel after being relegated to third on the grid by the Ferrari in Bahrain qualifying.
Lewis Hamilton expects a close fight with Ferrari in the Bahrain GP after Sebastian Vettel split the two Mercedes in qualifying
Jenson Button’s weekend continued to go from bad to worse in Bahrain when his McLaren suffered a breakdown in qualifying.
Lewis Hamilton displayed a blistering turn of speed to claim a dominant pole position for the Bahrain GP and continue his unbeaten start to qualifying in 2015.
Bernie Ecclestone says it would be great for F1 if Lewis Hamilton swapped the silver of Mercedes for the red of Ferrari.
Lewis Hamilton was fastest in final practice at the Bahrain GP on Saturday ahead of Sebastian Vettel and Nico Rosberg.
Renault admit both Red Bulls and both Toro Rossos are at risk of suffering the same failure that ended Max Verstappen’s Chinese GP this weekend in Bahrain.
Sebastian Vettel says victory is possible in the Bahrain GP, even though Mercedes set the pace as expected in Friday evening’s practice session.
Practice pacesetter Nico Rosberg has described Ferrari’s long-run pace as “very worrying” ahead of a Bahrain GP which appears set to pitch Mercedes into another duel with their growing rivals.
Kimi Raikkonen was handed a reprimand after Bahrain stewards decided that he ‘drove in a potentially dangerous manner’ during second practice on Friday evening.
Lewis Hamilton and Kimi Raikkonen have been summoned to appear in front of the Bahrain GP stewards following Friday practice.
Nico Rosberg produced a timely timesheet-topping performance to finish ahead of Lewis Hamilton at the end of the opening day of action in Bahrain.
Nico Rosberg has admitted to Sky Sports F1 he would have backed Lewis Hamilton into the Ferraris if he had been leading in China.
Kimi Raikkonen has confirmed Ferrari have an option to retain him for 2016 – and admitted he would like to stay on with the team for another season.
Kimi Raikkonen led a Ferrari 1-2 in a mixed-up opening practice session for the Bahrain GP on Friday.
Kimi Raikkonen tops Ferrari one-two ahead of Sebastian Vettel in opening session of the weekend with both Mercedes cars out of the top ten
Join us for live commentary of first practice in the desert as Hamilton and Rosberg return to action. But be warned: you may need to bring suncream
Fernando Alonso has said that, as far as McLaren and Honda are concerned, race weekends will continue amounting to little more than test sessions until next month’s Spanish GP.
Lewis Hamilton has played down the media furore after he was pictured spraying a grid girl with champagne after the Chinese GP, insisting that his actions were caused by “excitement” after his victory.
Nico Rosberg concedes that “maybe” he handed Lewis Hamilton a psychological edge with his comments at the end of the Chinese GP but insists he’d say the same things again.
Sebastian Vettel is optimistic Ferrari can inch closer to Mercedes at the Bahrain GP, although admits beating the world champions remains a tall order.