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Party over for Hamilton as new season dawns

Lewis Hamilton spent the off-season crisscrossing the globe to party with A-list celebrities but Formula One’s reigning champion is adamant there will be no hangover when he returns to work at this week’s season-opening Australian Grand Prix.
Soure:AFP: 2016/3/18 0:37:48

Di Resta joins Williams

British Formula One driver Paul di Resta said Monday he will join the Williams team as reserve driver for the Formula One season which gets under way in Melbourne this weekend.
Soure:Agencies: 2016/3/15 0:28:01

Raikkonen ups testing pace

Finland’s Kimi Raikkonen registered the fastest time in Formula One testing so far this season on the third day of the second test in Barcelona.
Soure:Agencies: 2016/3/3 23:28:02

Lewis Hamilton hails ‘fantastic’ car

Triple Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton hailed his “fantastic” Mercedes after wrapping up the first preseason test with another 99 laps ­before lunchtime on Thursday.
Soure:Reuters: 2016/2/26 7:55:14

Fans to vote for Driver of the Day

Formula One will introduce a “Driver of the Day” award chosen by fans voting online during the race, the International Automobile Federation (FIA) said Wednesday in a statement detailing changes for 2016 and 2017.
Soure:AFP: 2016/2/25 7:34:44

Honda replace Formula 1 head Arai

Embattled Honda surprised partners McLaren on Tuesday by announcing a change of leadership in their Formula One engine program less than a month before the season starts in Australia.
Soure:Reuters: 2016/2/23 22:58:01

Vettel fastest in opening F1 test in Barcelona

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel outgunned reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton to the fastest time as the 2016 Formula One season got underway with the first test in Barcelona on Monday.
Soure:Reuters: 2016/2/23 0:03:03

British driver Sam Bird wins Formula E race in Buenos Aires

British driver Sam Bird (C) of DS Virgin team, celebrates with Swiss Sebastien Buemi (L) of Renault e.Dams team and Brazilian Lucas Di Grassi (R) of ABT Schaeffler team during the award ceremony of 2016 FIA Formula E Buenos Aires ePrix, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Feb. 6, 2016. Sam Bird claimed the title with 45:28.385.
Soure:Xinhua: 2016/2/7 12:14:12

Kobayashi joins Toyota

Former Formula One driver Kamui Kobayashi will replace the retired Alex Wurz for the Toyota Gazoo Racing team in the World Endurance Championship competition that includes the fabled Le Mans race, the Japanese car manufacturer announced Thursday.
Soure:Agencies: 2016/2/4 23:33:01

Magnussen back with Renault

Renault announced the Formula One comeback of Danish driver Kevin Magnussen at the launch on Wednesday of a new-look team that will put the French carmaker back on the starting grid as a constructor this season.
Soure:Agencies: 2016/2/3 23:33:01

13 confirmed injured after Rally Dakar crash involving Chinese driver

13 spectators were injured, including five children, on Saturday after being hit by the car of Chinese driver Guo Meiling, during the first stage of Rally Dakar 2016 near the Argentinean city of Arrecifes.
Soure:Xinhua: 2016/1/3 9:39:51

Nissan quits WEC

Nissan has withdrawn from next year's World Endurance Championship (WEC), which has the Le Mans 24 Hours as its headline race, after their 2015 car proved uncompetitive.
Soure:Reuters: 2015/12/24 0:13:01

F1 chief Ecclestone says German Grand Prix could make a comeback

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone said Germany could return to the Grand Prix schedule if an agreement was reached with track owners, ­according to an interview in a German magazine.
Soure:Reuters: 2015/12/24 0:03:33

Renault takes over Lotus F1 team

Renault have completed their takeover of the Lotus Formula One team and paid debts to creditors including the British tax authorities, the London High Court heard on Monday.
Soure:Reuters: 2015/12/22 7:48:29

Jaguar to make motorsport return in 2016

Jaguar will leap back onto the world motorsport stage next year by entering the Formula E electric racing series, the British luxury car brand announced Tuesday.
Soure:Reuters: 2015/12/16 0:16:42

Renault to pay Lotus debts by end of year

French carmaker Renault aims to complete its takeover of the Lotus Formula One team on December 16 and pay creditors, including Britain’s tax authorities, by the end of the year, the High Court heard Monday.
Soure:Reuters: 2015/12/8 0:02:22

Formula E to stage driverless AI ‘Roboraces’ starting from 2016-17 season

Real-time computing algorithms will replace humans in an innovative series of driverless races to be staged alongside the regular Formula E season, ­promoters said Wednesday.
Soure:AFP: 2015/12/2 23:43:01

Rosberg ends season on a hat trick high

Nico Rosberg ended his 2015 season in triumph on Sunday when he completed a hat trick of victories in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix ahead of his Mercedes teammate and world champion Lewis Hamilton.
Soure:Agencies: 2015/11/29 23:53:01