Hamilton and Vettel prepare for power struggle in Belgian Grand Prix | Sport

In a season already defined by tiny margins between Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel, this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix may define which driver carries a potentially championship-winning edge to the title run-in. The glorious blast through the forests of the Ardennes is rightly a favourite with the drivers but it will also present a battle […]

Lewis Hamilton says he wants to press home F1 advantage over Vettel | Sport

Lewis Hamilton intends to close out his attempt to win a fifth Formula One world championship without relinquishing the lead he has over Sebastian Vettel. As the season resumes after its summer break, Hamilton leads his title rival by 24 points after 12 races, the largest advantage either has enjoyed all season. The Mercedes driver […]

F1 2018 review – thrillingly close to the real thing | Games

Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC; Codemasters Turning the pinnacle of the motorsports world into an annual video game used to be a thankless task: an ever-changing track roster and the need to ensure that every virtual advertising hoarding corresponded to its real-life counterpart used to mean that a given year’s Formula One game would come […]

Carlos Sainz Jr delighted to get Fernando Alonso’s F1 seat at McLaren | Sport

Carlos Sainz Jr has been named as Fernando Alonso’s successor at McLaren. The twice world champion Alonso announced on Tuesday that he had decided to leave McLaren and “move on” from F1 at the end of the season and Sainz will now replace his fellow Spaniard for the 2019 campaign. Sainz told the team’s official […]

Fernando Alonso to retire from F1 at end of the season after 17 years | Sport

Fernando Alonso will leave McLaren and “move on” from Formula 1 at the end of the season “after 17 wonderful years in this amazing sport” and has promised to finish the championship with “more commitment and passion than ever”. The 37-year-old former world champion said: It’s time for me to make a change. I have […]

Daniel Ricciardo to leave Red Bull for Renault at end of F1 season | Sport

Daniel Ricciardo has taken what he described as “one of the most difficult decisions” in his career after choosing to leave Red Bull and drive for Renault from 2019. Ricciardo and Red Bull had been bullish in recent weeks when asked about what many considered a routine contract extension. But the team announced on Friday […]

Max Verstappen: ‘At the end of the day I know I will always be right’ | Sport

Max Verstappen has condemned the criticism he has received after a difficult start to the season as resentment driven by hate and jealousy. The Red Bull driver has enjoyed a strong run as he heads into this weekend’s Austrian Grand Prix, however, and while his self-belief has remained steadfast, he does admit that dealing with […]

Valtteri Bottas takes Austrian F1 GP pole from Lewis Hamilton | Sport

Mercedes may have proved they have the edge over Ferrari for Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix but for the first time this season it was Valtteri Bottas who steered them to pole. His two flawless laps could not be matched by his championship-leading teammate, Lewis Hamilton, who was second, nor by Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel in third. […]

Max Verstappen wins Austrian F1 GP while Lewis Hamilton has to retire | Sport

Were any further evidence required that this season’s Formula One world championship may come down to the last man standing, the Austrian Grand Prix was surely enough to silence any doubters. Max Verstappen may have won Red Bull’s home race but with Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas both failing to finish for Mercedes it dealt the […]