Ferrari are closer to Mercedes than results have suggested in this season’s two races and look like posing a real challenge, according to Formula One world championship leader Nico Rosberg.
Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton says he has no concerns about Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg’s five-race winning streak or his own poor starts this season.
Spain’s Marc Marquez won the Argentine Grand Prix for Honda on Sunday to take the overall lead in the MotoGP standings after a shortened race overshadowed by concerns about tyre safety.
Germany’s Nico Rosberg romped to his fifth win in a row for Mercedes on Sunday and ended Formula One champion team mate Lewis Hamilton’s hopes of a third successive Bahrain Grand Prix victory.
World champion Lewis Hamilton secured the 51st pole position of his career and second of the season for Mercedes with the fastest lap ever at the Bahrain International Circuit on Saturday.
Two-time world champion Marc Marquez survived a crash-hit afternoon to take pole position for the Grand Prix of Argentina on Saturday.
Two-time world champion Marc Marquez set the fastest time in Friday practice for the Grand Prix of Argentina, hammering home Honda’s dominance as bitter rivals Yamaha struggled.
After a year of disappointment, the McLaren Honda team unexpectedly had every reason to smile on Friday thanks to rookie Stoffel Vandoorne and former world champion Jenson Button.
Championship leader Nico Rosberg lapped more than a second quicker than last year’s pole position time as Mercedes dominated Bahrain Grand Prix practice on Friday.
Formula One bosses would get it wrong even if they were selling ice cream and everybody wanted one flavour, Sebastian Vettel said on Thursday as the sport’s qualifying format drew further criticism.
Formula One champions Mercedes can rack up their eighth successive victory on Sunday but even if they do, a winning streak must end for either Lewis Hamilton or Nico Rosberg in Bahrain.
Formula One’s much-derided new qualifying format faces more criticism in Bahrain this weekend after a disappointing debut in Australia, Mercedes motorsport director Toto Wolff said on Tuesday.
Nico Rosberg’s surprise win and Fernando Alonso’s death-defying escape from a spectacular crash gave the new Formula One season a boost after farcical scenes had threatened to overshadow the Australian Grand Prix.
Grand Prix drivers called on Wednesday for Formula One to change the way it is run and abandon ‘obsolete and ill-structured’ decision-making processes that they said could affect the sport’s popularity.
Frenchman Romain Grosjean has won Formula One’s first Driver of the Day award after finishing sixth for the new U.S.-owned Haas team in Sunday’s season-opening Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.
Formula One’s existing safety measures saved Fernando Alonso’s life in a horrific crash on Sunday at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix but his escape has added a twist to the debate about proposed improvements to cockpit protection.
Yamaha’s MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo won the season-opening race in Qatar on Sunday after leaving his rivals fighting for second place.
Nico Rosberg capitalised on a slow start off pole by world champion teammate Lewis Hamilton and superior tyre strategy over Ferrari to win the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on Sunday.
Indonesian rookie Rio Haryanto had a crash in pit lane before he even got on to the track for Saturday’s final practice for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.
After taking Formula One by storm last year, and becoming the youngest ever driver and points scorer, Max Verstappen is staying calm as he accelerates into the next phase of his career.