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.
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.
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.
Aston Martin and Red Bull are to build a new ‘hypercar’ fast enough to make James Bond feel like a grand prix driver while bringing the British firm’s brand back to Formula One for the first time since 1960.
The prototype ‘halo’ head protection device, aimed at shielding Formula One drivers from flying debris, is on track to be adopted for the 2017 season pending a safety review, race director Charlie Whiting said on Friday.
Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes suffered a rare mechanical failure on Friday as Formula One teams wrapped up pre-season testing in Barcelona with Ferrari back on top of the timesheets.
Formula One’s governing body approved on Friday a new elimination-style qualifying format that will be implemented from this month’s Australian season-opener, despite some drivers questioning why it was necessary.
A prototype ‘halo’ head protection device made its Formula One test debut in Spain on Thursday, with Kimi Raikkonen declaring visibility to be ‘okay’ after lapping with it attached to the cockpit of his Ferrari.
The format for a revolutionary new qualifying system for Formula One races will be decided on Friday after a meeting of the International Automobile Federation’s (FIA) World Motor Sport Council, it was revealed on Wednesday.
Triple Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton hailed his ‘fantastic’ Mercedes after wrapping up the first pre-season test with another 99 laps before lunchtime on Thursday.