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So Susie Wolff edges closer to her dream of racing in Formula One following Friday’s promotion from Williams’ development driver to their official test driver for next season. About time. Inevitably for athletes such as her the focus is less on the attributes she displays than the place of women in the sport she has chosen
Lewis Hamilton believes signing a new contract with Mercedes will be “a formality” after clinching his second Formula One world title.
Formula one boss Bernie Ecclestone has revealed that Qatar is planning to host a grand prix in a bid to build up the sporting legacy in the tiny Gulf state which controversially won the right to stage the 2022 World Cup.
Lewis Hamilton was still coming down after celebrating with Prince Harry at F1’s Amber Lounge post-race party in Abu Dhabi, when he faced the media on Monday morning.
Lewis Hamilton was still coming down after celebrating with Prince Harry at F1’s Amber Lounge post-race party in Abu Dhabi, when he faced the media on Monday morning.
Lewis Hamilton celebrated his Formula One title triumph with watermelon juice, a couple of sips of Cognac and by swapping stories of his formative years in go-karting.
Just over two years ago, the critics lined up to question Lewis Hamilton’s sanity.
Anthony Hamilton has admitted to making an 11th-hour decision to fly to Abu Dhabi and roar on son Lewis to his second Formula One world championship.
Lewis Hamilton is now a two-time Formula One world champion after clinching victory in the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Last week would have been a good one to give up watching sport. Or caring about it, full stop. In between football club owners being racist, England fans being offensive and the rest of the sporting landscape being barren, aside from the odd tennis match, it was enough to send us scurrying to light entertainment-land and pretending to laugh at the jokes Jimmy Carr had written for him.
Lewis Hamilton beat Nico Rosberg to the Formula One world title with victory at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday.
In the end even his greatest rival had to doff his cap, Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg paying Lewis Hamilton the ultimate compliment of deference.
While Lewis Hamilton had the greatest day of his life and Nico Rosberg, most likely, the worst of his, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix smiled on four more of the sport’s good guys.
Prince Harry was the first person to congratulate Lewis Hamilton in Abu Dhabi today after the Briton powered to victory to secure the F1 Drivers’ Championship for the second time in his career.
Prince Harry was the first person to congratulate Lewis Hamilton in Abu Dhabi today after the Briton powered to victory to secure the F1 Drivers’ Championship for the second time in his career.
Lewis Hamilton won the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to secure his second Drivers’ Championship after holding off the challenge of his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg.
Lewis Hamilton claimed his second Formula One world championship with victory at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as he beat Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg to the 2014 Drivers; Championship.
Lewis Hamilton won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to secure the 2014 Drivers’ Championship, the second of his career, to ensure he joins a list of the who’s who of Formula 1 Racing.
Lewis Hamilton has won the 2014 Drivers’ Championship after passing Nico Rosberg at the start of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to take his eleventh victory of the season and secure the second title of his career.
Lewis Hamilton claimed a second Formula One world championship with victory at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton claimed a second Formula One world championship with victory at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton loves Maya Angelou’s famous poem “Still I Rise”, and perhaps its lines that best summarised his ascent to a drivers’ second World Championship in the twilight of Abu Dhabi – and Mercedes’ first since the legendary Juan Manuel Fangio back in 1955, were these:
Lewis Hamilton loves Maya Angelou’s famous poem “Still I Rise”, and perhaps its lines that best summarised his ascent to a drivers’ second World Championship in the twilight of Abu Dhabi – and Mercedes’ first since the legendary Juan Manuel Fangio back in 1955, were these:
Welcome to The Independent’s live coverage of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the final race of the 2014 season that sees Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg battle it out for the Drivers’ Championship.
Welcome to The Independent’s live coverage of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the final race of the 2014 season that sees Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg battle it out for the Drivers’ Championship.
Welcome to The Independent’s live coverage of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the final race of the 2014 season that sees Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg battle it out for the Drivers’ Championship.
Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg will duke it out for the 2014 Formula 1 Drivers’ Championship in Sunday’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg will duke it out for the 2014 Formula 1 Drivers’ Championship in Sunday’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg will duke it out for the 2014 Formula 1 Drivers’ Championship in Sunday’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
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.
Lewis Hamilton is never more dangerous than when he has the thousand-yard stare and monosyllabic delivery of a man annoyed by failing to perform as well as he expected. With the World Championship at stake, Hamilton was understandably tense after finishing second in qualifying for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to the only man who can beat him to the title – his Mercedes team-mate, Nico Rosberg.
Lewis Hamilton is never more dangerous than when he has the thousand-yard stare and monosyllabic delivery of a man annoyed by failing to perform as well as he expected. With the World Championship at stake, Hamilton was understandably tense after finishing second in qualifying for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to the only man who can beat him to the title – his Mercedes team-mate, Nico Rosberg.
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.