Motor Sport

October 23, 2018 2:09:21 am

Formula One teams usually bring upgrades to races but Ferrari opted for a 'downgrade' at the U.S. Grand Prix and it turned out to be a winner.

Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen (7) of Finland celebrates winning the United States Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas.
October 22, 2018 10:56:14 am

Kimi Raikkonen has set a record for most races between wins - 113 races dating back to victory with Lotus in Australia in March 2013.

Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen (center) of Finland celebrates winning the United States Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas with Red Bull Racing driver Max Verstappen (left) of Netherlands and Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton (right) of Great Britain
October 22, 2018 10:39:23 am

Lewis Hamilton, on 346 points, has a lead of 70 over his Sebastian Vettel with a total of 75 remaining to be won from the last three races.

October 21, 2018 8:10:26 am

Lewis Hamilton drove his Mercedes to his 81st career pole position with a blistering track-record lap of 1 minute, 32.237 seconds at the Circuit of the Americas on Saturday. Vettel was just .061 seconds behind.

October 20, 2018 8:42:09 am

Lewis Hamilton had already dominated both rainswept practice sessions when the German's penalty was confirmed by race stewards.

Sebastian Vettel
October 19, 2018 7:52:19 am

Sebastian Vettel is 67 points behind Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton, who can instead become a five-time champion in Texas on Sunday.

October 19, 2018 7:47:46 am

Force India have yet to name their other driver but there is no doubt it will be Canadian Lance Stroll, whose billionaire father Lawrence heads a consortium that now controls the Silverstone-based outfit.

October 19, 2018 7:40:58 am

Juan Manuel Fangio Fangio was, until Michael Schumacher won seven titles, the man with the most and the 1950s champion remains revered as possibly the greatest driver of all time.

Lewis Hamilton
October 18, 2018 8:43:51 am

Lewis Hamilton will move to within two of Schumacher's all-time mark of seven championships if he scores eight points more than his Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel in Austin on Sunday.

October 17, 2018 10:47:27 pm

Lewis Hamilton is on the brink of joining the late Argentine Juan Manuel Fangio as a quintuple champion, with only seven times titleholder Michael Schumacher ahead of them in the all-time lists.

October 14, 2018 12:01:50 am

Mick Schumacher has secured eight wins in 12 races including five in a row with the Mercedes-powered Prema team.

October 12, 2018 5:16:51 pm

George Russell will join Lewis Hamilton and Lando Norris in a trio of British Formula One drivers next season after former champions Williams announced on Friday they had signed the youngster on a multi-year deal.

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton during the race
October 10, 2018 3:18:25 pm

With a planned start in May 2019, the series will offer a prize fund of $1.5 million and free entry for 18-20 competitors.

October 9, 2018 8:27:04 pm

Lewis Hamilton has defended Sebastian Vettel after the Ferrari driver's title hopes effectively ended in Japan at the weekend.

October 7, 2018 7:19:36 pm

Now 67 points ahead of closest rival Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton could wrap up the title at the next race in Austin, Texas.

October 7, 2018 6:02:53 pm

Sebastian Vettel started eighth after a failed tyre gamble in qualifying, dropped to 19th after the incident before fighting back to sixth and 67 points behind winner and rival Lewis Hamilton. 

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the race on the podium with second placed Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas and third placed Red Bull's Max Verstappen
October 7, 2018 2:09:32 pm

Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton's closest rival, finished only sixth after an early collision with Max Verstappen left the German fighting back from 19th place.

October 6, 2018 10:47:01 pm

Ferrari, expecting rain, sent Sebastian Vettel and team mate Kimi Raikkonen out on the intermediate tyres at the start of the final shootout phase of qualifying.

October 6, 2018 10:38:43 pm

Lewis Hamilton, in dominant form all weekend at the Suzuka circuit, pumped in a one minute 27.760 second lap on the super-soft tyres while it was still only just spitting with rain.

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton celebrates pole position for the Japanese Grand Prix after qualifying
October 6, 2018 2:58:24 pm

Valtteri Bottas in the Mercedes made it one-two at the top of the grid with Max Verstappen third for Red Bull. Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen qualified fourth.