Hamilton wins in Brazil as Mercedes take fifth F1 title

12 November 2018, 4:46 PM
A lucky Lewis Hamilton won a tense Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday as his Mercedes team clinched the constructors’ title for the fifth year in a row and Max Verstappen raged at a lost opportunity.
F1 title task is as steep as it can be, says Hamilton 12 November 2021, 2:58 AM

Lewis Hamilton said the task of overhauling Red Bull's Max Verstappen to win a record eighth Formula One title felt "as steep as it can be" with four races remaining and 19 points between them.

Motor racing-Hamilton wins in Portugal to stretch F1 lead 2 May 2021, 6:22 PM

Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton won the Portuguese Grand Prix for Mercedes on Sunday to stretch his Formula One lead over Red Bull's Max Verstappen to eight points after three races.

Hamilton holds off Verstappen in epic Bahrain opener 28 March 2021, 7:52 PM

Seven-times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton won the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix for Mercedes on Sunday after an epic, knife-edge battle with Red Bull's Max Verstappen over the final laps.

Chadwick on pole for W Series title race 11 August 2019, 1:14 PM

Title favourite Jamie Chadwick took pole position for the championship-deciding Brands Hatch round of the all-female W Series on Sunday with Dutch rival Beitske Visser qualifying fifth.

Hamilton wins Bahrain Grand Prix after Leclerc heartbreak 31 March 2019, 7:19 PM

Defending world champion Lewis Hamilton took advantage of Ferrari new boy Charles Leclerc's wretched misfortune on Sunday when he claimed a dramatic victory for Mercedes in the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Binotto to replace Arrivabene as Ferrari F1 boss – report 7 January 2019, 8:26 PM

Ferrari are set to replace Formula One team boss Maurizio Arrivabene with technical head Mattia Binotto after failing to win any titles last year, Italy's Gazzetta dello Sport reported on Monday.

Lewis Hamilton
Hamilton and Mercedes shift from fourth to fifth 18 December 2018, 4:54 PM

Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes won their fifth Formula One championships in 2018 but, even if nothing actually changed at the top, the season at least added an exciting twist to the same old story.

Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen
Raikkonen retires from final race for Ferrari 26 November 2018, 4:40 PM

Kimi Raikkonen retired from his last Formula One race with Ferrari on Sunday, his car losing power and coasting to a halt on the main straight after just seven laps of the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Robert Kubica
Hamilton and Alonso happy to see old rival Kubica return 22 November 2018, 7:40 PM

Lewis Hamilton has welcomed news of Robert Kubica’s Formula One comeback next season, not least because it made the five times world champion feel that little bit younger.

Lewis Hamilton
Hamilton feels “humbled” by winning a fifth title 29 October 2018, 6:55 PM

Lewis Hamilton said he felt humbled to become a five times Formula One world champion on Sunday, and the enormity of his achievement had yet to sink in.

Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen celebrating with a trophy
Raikkonen happy to prove ‘some people’ wrong 22 October 2018, 3:57 PM

Kimi Raikkonen insists he has no plans for a special celebration after he "proved some people wrong" by winning Sunday's United States Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton
Hamilton says chasing Schumacher’s record was never the plan 18 October 2018, 5:00 PM

Lewis Hamilton will edge closer to Michael Schumacher’s all-time record if he wins a fifth Formula One world title this weekend in Austin, but he said on Wednesday that chasing the German great was never part of his plan.

Lewis Hamilton
Hamilton is stepping into Schumacher territory 8 October 2018, 9:22 PM

When Michael Schumacher won his seventh Formula One world championship with Ferrari in 2004 it looked like a record for the ages, but Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes are forcing a rethink already.

Hamilton leads F1 back from a busy August break 22 August 2018, 6:36 PM

Lewis Hamilton has reasons to be cheerful as Formula One regroups in Belgium with plenty of developments to digest after an August break punctuated by headline-grabbing moves and announcements.

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo
Ricciardo to leave Red Bull at end of F1 season 3 August 2018, 2:41 PM

Australian Daniel Ricciardo looked set for a move to Renault after Red Bull announced on Friday that he would be leaving them at the end of the Formula One season.

McLaren hire Toro Rosso technical director Key 26 July 2018, 3:13 PM

McLaren have signed James Key as their new Formula One technical director from Toro Rosso, where he carried out the same role, the former world champions said on Thursday.

Mercedes before Hamilton and Bottas says Wolff 23 July 2018, 5:24 PM

Mercedes team chief Toto Wolff denied Monday that the use of team orders in Sunday's spectacular German Grand Prix signalled that Lewis Hamilton would be preferred as the number one driver.

Mercedes still fastest despite lost points: Wolff 17 July 2018, 3:42 PM

Formula One champions Mercedes made mistakes in the last three back-to-back races but they still have the fastest car, according to team boss Toto Wolff.

Hamilton accepts Raikkonen’s apology 9 July 2018, 3:52 PM

Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has accepted an apology from Kimi Raikkonen and recognised that their first lap collision in Sunday's British Grand Prix was a racing incident and not deliberate.

Hamilton fastest at Silverstone, Grosjean crashes 6 July 2018, 4:20 PM

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton had his home fans cheering with the fastest lap in Friday's first practice for the British Grand Prix as Mercedes led one-two at the top of the timesheets.

Australia's Daniel Ricciardo of Red-Bull
Ricciardo wins Monaco Grand Prix 27 May 2018, 8:32 PM

Australia's Daniel Ricciardo of Red-Bull overcame engine power problems to win his maiden Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday.

Lucky Lewis ends win drought in Azerbaijan 29 April 2018, 5:25 PM

Lewis Hamilton celebrated one of the luckiest wins of his career on Sunday after a crash-strewn and chaotic Azerbaijan Grand Prix that catapulted him into the lead of the Formula One world championship. The surprise victory, after team mate Valtteri Bottas suffered a puncture with three laps left while leading, ended a six race drought […]

Sebastian Vettel
Vettle snatches pole at Chinese Grand Prix 14 April 2018, 8:17 PM

Formula One championship leader Sebastian Vettel pumped in a stunning late lap to snatch pole position from team mate Kimi Raikkonen as Ferrari dominated the Chinese Grand Prix qualifiers.

Ricciardo leads F1 testing, Alonso loses a wheel 27 February 2018, 6:03 PM

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo went faster and further than anyone else as Formula One started testing on Monday (February 26) while Fernando Alonso ended up in the gravel after a wheel came off his McLaren.

Nasser Al-Attiyah claims third win at the 2018 Dakar Rally 20 January 2018, 6:01 PM

Toyota's Nasser Al-Attiyah won the penultimate stage of the 2018 Dakar Rally, claiming his third win of the race by 11 minutes and 16 seconds from Lucio Alvarez.

Carlos Sainz plays safe at Dakar Rally 19 January 2018, 9:41 PM

Race leader Carlos Sainz of Spain played it safe on the marathon 12th stage of the Dakar Rally, which took the drivers through to San Juan in Argentina

Former champ Peterhansel leads Dakar rally 9 January 2018, 9:10 PM

Defending champion, Stephane Peterhansel of France, is the overall leader of the Dakar Rally after stage three of the event, becoming the third driver in three days to hit the front.

Schumacher’s F2001 Ferrari becomes the most expensive F1 car auctioned 19 November 2017, 11:58 AM

Michael Schumacher's F2001 Ferrari, the formula one car with which he claimed his final Monaco Grand Prix victory, has become the most expensive modern Formula 1 car ever sold at auction, fetching approximately 109-million-rand.

Brad Binder ends season on high 17 November 2017, 8:04 PM

South Africa's Brad Binder claimed a podium position for a third time in succession in the Moto2 championship.

Brad Binder shines in Moto2 championship 12 November 2017, 6:12 PM

South Africa's Brad Binder claimed a podium position for a third time in succession in the Moto2 championship.