Mercedes’ Toto Wolff says he and Lewis Hamilton discussed the appeal of a move to Ferrari during the five-time Formula 1 world champion’s contract negotiations last year. Hamilton joined Mercedes from McLaren in 2013, and has won four of his five world championship titles with the manufacturer. Last year he agreed to extend his Mercedes […]

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Valtteri Bottas topped the second Formula 1 free practice session for the Spanish Grand Prix, outpacing Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton by 0.049 seconds. Bottas, who also set the pace in the morning session, was fastest in the early stages when using medium-compound Pirellis, seven-tenths faster than Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel. Vettel and team-mate Charles Leclerc […]

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Formula 1 championship leader Valtteri Bottas eclipsed the two Ferraris to set the pace in opening Spanish Grand Prix practice but his session was ended early by an oil leak. The Mercedes driver traded times with Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel before establishing himself at the head of the order with two laps good enough […]

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The Brazilian Grand Prix will move next year to a new purpose-built circuit in Rio de Janeiro that could be named after Ayrton Senna, the country’s president has revealed. Amid uncertainty over the long-term future of the current Formula 1 event at Interlagos in Sao Paulo, Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has said that a switch […]

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W Series race winner Jamie Chadwick and runner-up Alice Powell both say they struggled with a gearbox problem when downshifting in the opening race of the season at Hockenheim. Chadwick, who won the race to complete a dominant opening weekend in the series, complained of a gearbox problem over team radio when she crossed the line. At […]

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Fernando Alonso will leave the World Endurance Championship after the 2018/19 season but stay with Toyota for “new challenges”, with ex-Formula 1 driver Brendon Hartley taking his LMP1 line-up place. After it was announced on Wednesday morning that the ex-McLaren Formula 1 driver Alonso would not return to WEC next season, the Spaniard did confirm […]

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Valtteri Bottas claimed a surprise pole position for Formula 1’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix after pre-qualifying favourite Charles Leclerc crashed out in Q2. Bottas lapped 0.059 seconds faster than Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton, who was in the tow behind him, on the final runs in Q3 to grab top spot, with Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel three tenths […]

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Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc topped the second Formula 1 free practice session for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Leclerc traded fastest times with team-mate Sebastian Vettel during their qualifying simulation runs, with the soft Pirellis able to deliver three push laps. Leclerc put in a best lap of 1m42.872s, which put him 0.324 seconds ahead of […]

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The first Formula 1 practice session for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix was curtailed after just over 10 minutes, following a track surface incident involving George Russell’s Williams. Russell ran over a loose manhole cover on the run down to Turn 3, with the car briefly lifting into the air and shedding debris all over the […]

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New Zealand has been tipped for a one-off return to the World Rally Championship next season, taking Australia’s slot on the 2020 calendar. Rally Australia’s current agreement with host town Coffs Harbour is up at the end of this season and there is no real desire from WRC stakeholders to return to the New South […]

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