The Independent

Two world championship titles have left Lewis Hamilton feeling comfortable in his own skin and happy doing things his own way rather than being judged by the sport’s past.
If Nicolas Hamilton was able-bodied, his debut last weekend in the British Touring Car Championship at Croft would have been acceptable. But the 23-year-old, younger brother of Lewis, has a form of cerebral palsy and had to fight his way out of a wheelchair.
Where is Formula One’s Dustin Brown apocalypse, the shattering of the peace by a random traveller none saw coming? Centre Court at Wimbledon convulsed like an episode of Game of Thrones, the unfathomable outsider driving a blade through the established order. If Rafa Nadal operated in Formula One, he would still be king.
British Formula One fans will hope to see home favourite Lewis Hamilton on the podium at Silverstone tomorrow  holding the winner’s trophy aloft. Yet after the star racing driver launched a tirade against the “terrible” quality of winners’ prizes he has been handed on podiums over the past year – with garish plastic awards often being used instead of traditional gold cups – some offended statuette designers could not be blamed if they were rooting for him to fail.
Nico Rosberg completed a practice double on Friday after he topped the timesheets in both sessions for the British Grand Prix.
Nico Rosberg overcame a hydraulic failure in the opening practice session for the British Grand Prix to lay down a title marker to home favourite Lewis Hamilton.
Lewis Hamilton will seek a second consecutive British Grand Prix success in order to regain the advantage in the Mercedes battle for the 2015 Formula 1 Drivers’ Championship.
Even if Mercedes continue to dominate here this weekend, Williams believe they can take the fight to Ferrari in Sunday’s British Grand Prix.
“The first thing I feel on the Monday morning after a race our cars haven’t won is pain,” Ron Dennis once memorably remarked. As the latest alliance between McLaren and Honda stumbles from one technical drama to the next, that pain has been starting earlier on many race weekends. The golden year of 1988, when McLaren Honda won 15 of that season’s 16 races, it isn’t.
As the British Grand Prix fast approaches, Lewis Hamilton yesterday cast his mind back to Silverstone in 2005. “I remember standing at the back of the McLaren garage thinking, ‘One day I want to be in one of those, I want one of those drivers’ seats’.”
Renault is more likely to quit Formula One or buy a team than remain just an engine supplier, but the final decision depends also on the governance of the sport, chief executive Carlos Ghosn has said.
The smell of burning rubber, the jaw-dropping acceleration, the thrills and spills – and the whine of a milk float.
Anyone who claimed to reach 140mph in south-west London on a Saturday would be laughed at on most days, but this weekend Battersea Park will be transformed into a motorsport enthusiast’s paradise as the final round of the inaugural Formula E season takes place.
Stephen Ross, owner of the Miami Dolphins, is reportedly considering a £5billion deal to take control of Formula One.
Nico Rosberg’s domination of the Austrian Grand Prix sets up an intriguing race at Silverstone a week on Sunday, for the last thing Lewis Hamilton wants is to lose his home grand prix.
Christian Horner has called for Formula One to consider appointing an independent adviser to help turn around the sport’s flailing fortunes.
McLaren’s Fernando Alonso and Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen were both eliminated on the first lap after smashing to each other at the Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday.
Nico Rosberg once again proved he is the Daddy of the Red Bull Ring after leading home Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton to win the Austrian Grand Prix.
The eighth race of the 2015 Formula One season sees the historic Red Bull Ring play host to the latest instalment of the championship battle between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.Nico Rosberg wins the Austrian Grand Prix for a second straight year.Rosberg passes Hamilton off the start and leads through to the chequered flag.Hamilton given a five-second penalty for crossing the pit-lane exit line.Sebastian Vettel runs in third but a long pit stop allows Felipe Massa to take the final step on the podium.Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso involved in heavy first lap accident but both uninjured.
The eighth race of the 2015 Formula One season sees the historic Red Bull Ring play host to the latest instalment of the championship battle between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.Lewis Hamilton starts on pole position with Nico Rosberg second.Both Mercedes drivers went off on their final qualifying runs.Sebastian Vettel starts third but could have the race pace to challenge the leading pair.Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso involved in heavy first lap accident.Rosberg jumps Hamilton on the start.Button will serve a 10-second stop/go penalty
The eighth race of the 2015 Formula One season sees the historic Red Bull Ring play host to the latest instalment of the championship battle between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.Lewis Hamilton starts on pole position with Nico Rosberg second.Both Mercedes drivers went off on their final qualifying runs.Sebastian Vettel starts third but could have the race pace to challenge the leading pair.Kimi Raikkonen out of position in McLaren drivers Fernando Alonso both have 25-place grid penalties.Button will serve a 10-second stop/go penalty, Alonso will serve a drive-through.
Lewis Hamilton secured pole position for Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix ahead of team-mate Nico Rosberg despite both drivers coming off the track in qualifying. On a short, nine-corner track where the gaps between teams tend to close up and much had been expected of Ferrari and Williams, the Mercedes drivers came closest to beating themselves.
Lewis Hamilton will start on pole position for the Austrian Grand Prix, but Mercedes saw their qualifying session end in bizarre circumstances as both Hamilton and team-mate Nico Rosberg went off on their final runs.
Sebastian Vettel again came home faster than the Mercedes in a rain-affected final practice ahead of qualifying for the Austrian Grand Prix.
The tussle everyone in Formula One is talking about is set to take another turn tomorrow at the Austrian Grand Prix as Britain’s Lewis Hamilton squares up on track against his arch-rival and Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg.
Lewis Hamilton leaned back, breathed out and said a single word: “Jeez.” He had just been informed that fellow British world champion Nigel Mansell believes that if the Mercedes star keeps going at his current rate, he could beat Michael Schumacher’s seven Formula One titles.
Sebastian Vettel was quickest in second practice for the Austrian Grand Prix as Nico Rosberg again got the upper hand on Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton.
An updated line-up of drivers and rider has been released for the Goodwood Festival of Speed, with a number of current Formula 1 drivers set to appear across all three main days complimented by a huge number of motorsport legends, two-wheeled greats and plenty more.
Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene had a lucky escape during first practice for the Austrian Grand Prix after Felipe Massa jammed on the anchors just before running him over.
Nico Rosberg set the pace in the first practice session ahead of Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton believes the Austrian Grand Prix could be his toughest of the season, with opposition not just from his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg, who won last year, but Ferrari and Williams too.
Jamie Hamilton remains in a “critical but stable” condition after his high-speed accident in Friday’s Isle of Man TT Senior race that caused the final event to be red flag.
Porsche took their record 17th victory at the Le Mans 24 Hours in just their second year since returning to the top prototype class after Nick Tandy, Earl Bamber and Formula One driver Nico Hulkenberg clinched the most gruelling endurance race of them all.
One marque has dominated Le Mans for the past 15 years; the other is the most successful manufacturer in the 24-hour race’s history, with former Formula One driver Mark Webber among those at the wheel. It is safe to say there will be a tough fight between Audi and Porsche this weekend.
The 2015 Isle of Man TT Senior race was red flagged after a lap after Jamie Hamilton was involved in a serious accident near the 11th milestone of the Mountain Course.
While Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg were busy pounding the opposition at Canada’s sunny Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on Sunday, storm clouds were gathering over the sport as an official complaint to the European Commission looms ever closer relating to questions from the smaller teams about competition rules and the commercial arrangements and governance in Formula One.
Lewis Hamilton held off his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg to win the Canadian Grand Prix. Heard this story before?
Lewis Hamilton won the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday to extend his lead in the Formula One standings with his fourth victory of the year.
Lewis Hamilton got over any disappointment he might have harboured after the Monaco Grand Prix with a perfect demonstration run in Canada where he beat team-mate Nico Rosberg. In doing so he surpassed Nigel Mansell’s record for the Briton with the most laps led. But though the Mercedes duo yet again made it look like a cakewalk as they headed  Williams’ Valtteri Bottas home by 40 seconds, theirs was a nip-and-tuck race.
Lewis Hamilton stormed to pole position in Canada as his quest to move on from his Monaco heartbreak continues.
Former Ferrari driver Eddie Irvine launched a blistering attack on Formula One yesterday, suggesting the sport’s powerbrokers risk wiping out its history because they are more interested in making money than in promoting the sport.
Bernie Ecclestone has revealed why he cannot bring himself to visit Michael Schumacher at his home 17 months after the most successful Formula One driver suffered a ski accident that left him with serious head injuries.
Former Formula 1 team Marussia will not face any action over the testing crash that saw the late Maria de Villota lose her right eye, the Health and Safety Executive have said.
Mercedes team chief Toto Wolff has apologised again to Lewis Hamilton for the team’s unfathomable decision to pit him near the end of Sunday’s Monaco Grand Prix.
Mercedes team chief Toto Wolff has apologised again to Lewis Hamilton for the team’s unfathomable decision to pit him near the end of Sunday’s Monaco Grand Prix.
For somebody who had just had one of the biggest prizes in motor racing snatched away at the 11th hour, through no fault of his own, Lewis Hamilton took defeat at team-mate Nico Rosberg’s hands with commendable dignity here at the Monaco Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton refused to criticise his Mercedes team after they made the decision to pit him for a second time when he was leading the Monaco Grand Prix, meaning the reigning champion finished behind championship rival and team-mate Nico Rosberg and Sebastian Vettel.
Max Verstappen was extremely lucky to walk away from a serious crash during the Monaco Grand Prix after hitting the Lotus of Romain Grosjean and spearing into the tyre barrier.
A terrible error of judgement by his Mercedes team cost Lewis Hamilton victory at the Monaco Grand Prix and handed it gift-wrapped to his team-mate and rival Nico Rosberg.
Latest news and talking points:Lewis Hamilton starts from pole for the first time in Monaco after beating Nico Rosberg in qualifying.Rosberg starts second having made a mistake on his final qualifying run.Sebastian Vettel starts third in the Ferrari ahead of Red Bull pair Daniel Ricciardo and Daniil Kvyat.Wiliams pair Felipe Massa and Valterri Bottas endure a torrid Saturday and will start 13th and 17th respectively.McLaren’s Jenson Button starts 11th with team-mate Fernando Alonso in 14th.Hamilton leads Rosberg in the championship by 20 points.