The Independent

As the summer movements in the driver market revolve around McLaren’s efforts to attract either Fernando Alonso or Sebastian Vettel into the Woking fold, Mercedes bosses have confirmed that they will not enter into any talks with Lewis Hamilton about a new contract for 2016 until his increasingly fraught battle for the 2014 World Championship has been resolved.
Lewis Hamilton has promised that he will not be looking to retaliate against Nico Rosberg following his Mercedes team-mate’s actions in Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix.
Formula One’s governing body will take no action against championship leader Nico Rosberg despite Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton accusing him of a deliberate collision at the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday.
Mercedes chiefs will this week decide what action to take against Nico Rosberg for the collision with Lewis Hamilton in Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix at Spa.
Nico Rosberg has admitted for the first time to “regret” over his Spa shame with Lewis Hamilton, but is still refusing to apologise.
Lewis Hamilton says he no longer knows whether to trust Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg on the track after they collided at Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix but has ruled out retaliation.
Nico Rosberg cost Mercedes victory in the Belgian Grand Prix yesterday when he collided with team-mate Lewis Hamilton on the second lap while challenging for the lead.
Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes chiefs accused team-mate Nico Rosberg of deliberately causing a collision between their two cars at the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa as the already fractious relationship between the two drivers hit a new low last night.
Lewis Hamilton believes the controversial collision with Mercedes rival Nico Rosberg in Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix has made it very tough to overtake the German in the Formula One drivers’ championship and said: “I don’t know why he hit me but I’m sure he’ll leave here happy.”
Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo has won the Belgian Grand Prix – however the story of the race was between the two Mercedes drivers.
Nico Rosberg will start the Belgian Grand Prix from pole position after holding off a strong challenge from his Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton in qualifying on Saturday.
Unusually, there was more action off track here today as Mercedes yet again dominated practice ahead of Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton produced a bruising practice performance that put even Formula One title rival and team-mate Nico Rosberg in the shade.
As Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button prepare once again for battle on their favourite circuit, the third British driver, Max Chilton, will be cooling his heels in the Ardennes. His Marussia team surprised the paddock here today by announcing that the American driver Alex Rossi, signed earlier this month as their reserve driver, will race the Marussia MR03 this weekend before Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix.
Teenager Max Verstappen has shrugged off concerns over his age after he was confirmed to race for the Toro Rosso team next season.
Gerard Lopez is crazy about cars, so crazy that he has 100 or so of them stored close to his office in Luxembourg. His favourite is a midnight blue Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II with three previous owners – the actress Brigitte Bardot, singer Charles Aznavour and the shoe king Charles Jourdan.
Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone said today he is going straight back to work after he agreed to pay nearly £60m ($100m) to a court in Germany to put an end to the bribery trial against him.
Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone said today he is going straight back to work after he agreed to pay nearly £60m ($100m) to a court in Germany to put an end to the bribery trial against him.
Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone said today he is going straight back to work after he agreed to pay nearly £60m ($100m) to a court in Germany to put an end to the bribery trial against him.
Toto Wolff, the Mercedes executive director, has implemented a new code of conduct regarding team orders for their drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.
Bernie Ecclestone is expected to be cleared of bribery charges in Germany after paying an out-of-court settlement of a staggering £60m or $100m, which is believed to be the largest in the country’s history.
Fernando Alonso believes Mercedes to be the surprise of the Formula One season – and now the benchmark for Ferrari to aspire to.
Formula One chief executive Bernie Ecclestone’s trial could be concluded as early as next week. Ecclestone went on trial in Munich in April charged with bribery of a German banker, and incitement to breach of trust.
Mercedes appear poised to take the gloves off their drivers and allow them to duke it out for this season’s Formula One world title without the interference of any team orders.
Lewis Hamilton has defended his actions at the Hungarian Grand Prix, where the Mercedes driver disobeyed team orders and refused to let his team-mate, the championship leader Nico Rosberg, overtake during Sunday’s race.
Immediately after the Hungarian Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton looked like somebody who knew he had to face the music at Mercedes after deliberately disobeying orders to let Nico Rosberg overtake. On Sunday night the team heads Niki Lauda and Toto Wolff said they planned to have talks with both drivers, as fresh acrimony brewed between them.
Lewis Hamilton finished third in the Hungarian Grand Prix despite starting the race from the pit lane and spinning off early in the race, whilst Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo took the chequered flag.
Kimi Raikkonen has urged Ferrari to cure their “weaknesses in the system” after a qualifying gaffe left him fighting an uphill battle in Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton fears he may struggle to simply get into the points on Sunday after his hopes of a record-breaking victory in Hungary went up in flames.
Luckless Lewis Hamilton’s bid for a fifth pole position in Hungary literally went up in flames as his car caught fire early in qualifying.
Above all, Lewis Hamilton craved a clean weekend in Hungary, the chance to fight team-mate Nico Rosberg for pole position without some technical problem intervening.
Lewis Hamilton saw his qualifying attempts prematurely halted for the second time in a week after his Mercedes burst into flames on his very first out lap during qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix.
If Lewis Hamilton really was remotely concerned or destabilised by feeble rumours being put around here on Thursday to the effect that his Mercedes team was offering lucrative blandishments to Sebastian Vettel to drive for them from 2016, he showed no sign of it yesterday.
If Lewis Hamilton really was remotely concerned or destabilised by feeble rumours being put around here on Thursday to the effect that his Mercedes team was offering lucrative blandishments to Sebastian Vettel to drive for them from 2016, he showed no sign of it yesterday.
Lewis Hamilton continued his long love affair with the Hungaroring by posting the fastest times in both Friday practice sessions ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton began his quest to become the most successful driver in the Hungarian Grand Prix by topping the timesheet at the end of first practice ahead of Sunday’s race.
Sergio Perez believes the return of the Mexico Grand Prix to the Formula One calendar can show the country as “the best in the world”.
Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg are both determined to claim a win in Hungary this weekend that will put them in good spirits heading into Formula One’s summer break.
“Maybe I need to visit some Indians, rub the Buddha belly, whatever it is I’ll try all the religions, to try and get some luck.”
Lewis Hamilton has admitted his love of a challenge is keeping him in the hunt for this season’s Formula One world title.
A third podium in a row left Formula One’s latest superstar Valtteri Bottas quietly happy, but suggested there was more to come from the revived Williams team.
Nico Rosberg completed the week of his life with victory in the German Grand Prix on a day when Lewis Hamilton produced a backs-to-the-wall drive to limit the damage to his team-mate and title rival.
The 34th lap of the German Grand Prix on Sunday was the exact midpoint of the season – and it perfectly summarised the racing thus far.
Williams driver Felipe Massa is out of the German Grand Prix after flipping on the first corner of the race.
Williams driver Felipe Massa is out of the German Grand Prix after flipping on the first corner of the race.
Lewis Hamilton has been hit with a five-place grid penalty ahead of the German Grand Prix.
Susie Wolff admits that for an agonising moment on Friday morning she thought the nightmare of Silverstone had returned.
Lewis Hamilton’s wretched run in qualifying continued at the German Grand Prix as an apparent brake failure sent the Formula One title contender crashing out in the opening session at Hockenheim.