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Nico Rosberg gave his Formula One title hopes a massive boost as he pipped rival Lewis Hamilton to pole position for Sunday’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Was it just a momentary loss of rear-end grip as Lewis Hamilton took his Mercedes through the final corner of his last lap of practice in the twilight of Yas Marina Friday evening, and the left rear wheel washed out wide over the kerb before the silver car lunged for the finish line?
In quantifiable terms Lewis Hamilton is already in exalted company. Only four men in the history of Formula One have won more races.
Romain Grosjean has been handed a staggering 20-place grid penalty ahead of Sunday’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Formula One championship chasers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg were in a class of their own ahead of Sunday’s title-deciding duel in Abu Dhabi.
Nico Rosberg has urged Lewis Hamilton to keep it clean in their Formula One world title showdown in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.
The former technical adviser to Formula One’s governing body, the FIA, has attacked his previous employer for failing to cap the cost of expensive new engines which have contributed to the collapse of two teams.
It is fight week in Abu Dhabi. Lewis Hamilton, who gave a fair impression of being relaxed ahead of Sunday’s showdown, says it feels like Christmas but as the clock ticks down to the final race of the season, all diplomacy goes out of the window.
As Ferrari finally confirmed their contract with Sebastian Vettel and the release of the disgruntled driver Fernando Alonso, both men expressed individual need for “fresh challenges”, while Jenson Button listened quietly before putting the Spaniard on the spot.
Caterham have confirmed that Will Stevens will complete their driver line-up for this weekend’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Ahead of the final grand prix of the season, we explain the permutations as to how Lewis Hamilton or Nico Rosberg can win the title in Abu Dhabi on 23 November.
Fernando Alonso will leave Ferrari at the end of the season ahead of an expected move to McLaren, the Italian manufacturer has confirmed, and will be replaced in the team by four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel.
Ex-Formula 1 driver Philippe Streiff has claimed that Michael Schumacher is paralysed and has problems with his memory and speech due to the severe head injuries he suffered in a skiing crash last December.
Jules Bianchi is out of the artificial coma in which he was placed shortly after his accident at the Japanese Grand Prix in October.
Lotus have announced that driver Romain Grosjean will remain with the Formula One team for the 2015 season.
Mercedes have an iron grip on Formula One at the moment. In Abu Dhabi this weekend either Lewis Hamilton or Nico Rosberg will become their first world champion since Juan Manuel Fangio in 1955.
Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff is planning a quick resolution to Lewis Hamilton’s future once this weekend’s Formula One title decider is resolved.
Mercedes will meet with Lewis Hamilton the day after Sunday’s championship-deciding Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to tie down the Briton to a new contract and keep his often fiery partnership with title rival Nico Rosberg going beyond next year.
It might just have been the first time in the history of Formula One that Stevenage was preferred to Monaco. While most of us would be shelling out for speedy boarding, it was a no-brainer for Lewis Hamilton, who chose the Hertfordshire commuter town above the Côte d’Azur to prepare for the season’s final reckoning in Abu Dhabi.
The floundering Caterham team have up to four parties interested in taking them over, including one that would be a “phenomenal opportunity” if it happened, revealed the man overseeing the company’s administration, Finbarr O’Connell.
The motor-racing formula which FIA president Jean Todt has chosen to promote far more than Formula One is already facing its acid test after just one race.
Bernie Ecclestone, the Formula One chief executive, has revealed that he is no longer pushing for a repeat of his controversial scheme to award double points at the last race of the season.
Damon Hill knows exactly how Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg will be feeling as they head to Abu Dhabi next weekend for the finale that will decide which of them ends the season as Formula One world champion. And, like Hamilton, he knows how it feels to fail, and to succeed.
Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone believes the sport appeals more to 70-year-olds than the “young generation” because they have the money to invest in F1’s sponsors such as Rolex watches and world banking.
Caterham Formula One team will race in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, administrator Smith & Williamson has confirmed.
Lewis Hamilton is to return to his family base in Stevenage to prepare for the F1 season finale in Abu Dhabi.
Michael Schumacher’s family has issued a statement thanking his fans “for facing this fight together with him and us” on the day that his official website was reactivated, 20 years to the day after he secured his first Formula One Drivers’ Championship.
Michael Schumacher’s website will be back online on Thursday, to mark the 20 anniversary from his first Formula One title.
It is 14 years since Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg last fought it out for a championship title, but while the German has claimed that their latest battle is similar, Hamilton disagrees. This one is a lot more thrilling.
The widening chasm between the haves and the have-nots in Formula One has reached new levels as The Independent can reveal that Red Bull Racing have spent a record £196m on their campaign this year.
Jenson Button’s stylish but aggressive run to fourth place for McLaren in the Brazilian Grand Prix may just have earned him the lifeline he needs to extend his contract with the team, even if Fernando Alonso does join as expected for 2015.
Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone has refused three of the sport’s smaller teams financial help, leaving Sauber, Lotus and Force India struggling to race next season.
Ahead of the final grand prix of the season here are the permutations as to how Lewis Hamilton or Nico Rosberg can win the title in Abu Dhabi on November 23.
Nico Rosberg is “100 per cent” convinced he can snatch the Formula One world title from the grasp of Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton.
Germany’s Nico Rosberg won the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday to end team-mate Lewis Hamilton’s run of five successive victories and cut the Briton’s championship lead to 17 points with one race remaining.
Nico Rosberg finally avenged himself on his Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton after resisting everything the 2008 world champion could throw at him in a nail-biting Brazilian Grand Prix. And by reducing the points gap between them to 17, with 50 available to the winner of the double-points finale in Abu Dhabi on 23 November, the German kept his title hopes alive by proving he can resist the strongest pressure.
Nico Rosberg ended Lewis Hamilton’s five-race winning streak to take the chequered flag at the Brazilian Grand Prix and set up a double-points showdown in the season-ending race in Abu Dhabi.
Welcome to The Independent’s live coverage of the Brazilian Grand Prix, where Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg resume their championship battle around the Interlagos track in Sao Paulo.
Welcome to The Independent’s live coverage of the Brazilian Grand Prix, where Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg resume their championship battle around the Interlagos track in Sao Paulo.
Nico Rosberg has had the upper hand over his Mercedes team-mate, Lewis Hamilton, all weekend here at Interlagos, and took pole position for a race he must win.
Nico Rosberg’s domination of Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton this weekend continued as he grabbed his 10th pole position of the season.
Nico Rosberg’s domination of Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton this weekend continued as he grabbed his 10th pole position of the season.
The administrators at Caterham have launched a crowd-funding project in a bid to get the cash-strapped team on the grid for the final race of the season in Abu Dhabi.
After all the great racing, breakdowns and mind games which have characterised the title race between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, rain could become a deciding factor in the penultimate grand prix, in Brazil on Sunday.
Nico Rosberg managed to get the initial upper hand over Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton in opening practice ahead of Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix.
Marussia has officially gone out of business, with the loss of more than 200 jobs.
Amid growing expectations that McLaren will keep Kevin Magnussen to partner Fernando Alonso in 2015, leaving Jenson Button out in the cold, the 2009 world champion said today that it was by no means certain that he would accept a fresh deal to remain even if it were offered.
Jenson Button will retire at the end of the season, 15 years after making his debut in Formula One, according to reports.