The Independent

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lewis Hamilton crashed out of first qualifying in a dramatic accident that hands his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg the advantage in the championship once again at his home grand prix in Hockenheim, Germany.
Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff believes steps need to be taken to arrest Germany’s disappearing Formula One fan base.
Four people from Williams had to be treated for smoke inhalation on Friday after a fire broke out at one of the team hotels being used for this weekend’s German Grand Prix.
Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg kickstarted his bid for glory on home soil by posting the fastest lap in opening practice for the German Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg continued to lead the Formula One field here on Friday after practice sessions for Sunday’s German Grand Prix were characterised by sweltering heat which melted tyres and tempers. However, Red Bull showed signs of putting the Mercedes drivers under serious pressure for the first time this season.
Lewis Hamilton fully expects to remain Nico Rosberg’s team-mate for many years to come, although he has left the door slightly ajar for a potential move.
It seemed like a good idea at the time, a great opportunity really. After all, it had been quite a week for Nico Rosberg.
Football’s world governing body Fifa want to ban Nico Rosberg from wearing a helmet that celebrates Germany’s win at the World Cup, according to reports in Germany.
Nico Rosberg has been forced to change the design of his helmet for the German Grand Prix because it featured an image of the World Cup Trophy.
Football’s world governing body Fifa want to ban Nico Rosberg from wearing a helmet that celebrates Germany’s win at the World Cup, according to reports in Germany.
Nico Rosberg has been forced to change the design of his helmet for the German Grand Prix because it featured an image of the World Cup Trophy.
The recent British Grand Prix brought disappointment to Nico Rosberg as his first retirement of the season handed a much-needed victory to Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton and reduced his overall lead from 29 points to just four. However, the German has bounced back fast.
Nico Rosberg has signed a “multi-year contract extension” with Mercedes, the Formula One team announced today.
Nico Rosberg has signed a “multi-year contract extension” with Mercedes, the team announced on Wednesday.
Formula One cars could soon be speeding through the streets of London after David Cameron announced moves to allow motor races on public roads.
Corinna Schumacher, the wife of Michael Schumacher, has said that he is “getting better” after being woken from a medically induced coma and transferred to a rehabilitation clinic in Switzerland last month.
Nico Rosberg has hit back at his teammate Lewis Hamilton following his jibe about the German’s upbringing.
Lewis Hamilton has fanned the flames of his rivalry with Nico Rosberg by jokingly questioning his Mercedes team-mate’s allegiance to Germany ahead of his home race.
Lewis Hamilton’s emotional victory in Sunday’s British Grand Prix brought him level on 27 wins with the great Sir Jackie Stewart as the second most successful British driver ever, but on Monday he paid tribute to another whose own record looms large on the horizon. Nigel Mansell is the Briton with the most race wins, 31, and as Hamilton has five to his credit in the first half of this year, five more this season will set a new record.
Lewis Hamilton’s emotional victory in Sunday’s British Grand Prix brought him level on 27 wins with the great Sir Jackie Stewart as the second most successful British driver ever, but on Monday he paid tribute to another whose own record looms large on the horizon. Nigel Mansell is the Briton with the most race wins, 31, and as Hamilton has five to his credit in the first half of this year, five more this season will set a new record.
The cars are not the only elements in Formula One that go round in circles. The debate about rising costs and falling viewing figures orbits with depressing regularity. For as long as this observer has been writing about grand prix racing the sport has been mired in the same issues.
Silverstone delivered a fairy-tale ending for Lewis Hamilton yesterday, but not for the other crowd favourite, Jenson Button.
The flight path between London and Silverstone hummed all morning with helicopter traffic tracing the A413 from the capital. Below on the approach to the circuit cars were parked on grass verges, some enterprising folks taking lunch on the roof of the vehicle, proving a devotion to their sport the equal of anything demonstrated at the Tour de Yorkshire.
The flight path between London and Silverstone hummed all morning with helicopter traffic tracing the A413 from the capital. Below on the approach to the circuit cars were parked on grass verges, some enterprising folks taking lunch on the roof of the vehicle, proving a devotion to their sport the equal of anything demonstrated at the Tour de Yorkshire.