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  • F1's youngest ever lineup confident of success

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    Kimi Raikkonen is old enough to be Max Verstappen's father, and when the Formula One season gets underway at the Australian Grand Prix, the teen prodigy will be racing against the seen-it-all veteran. At 17, Verstappen will become the youngest driver in F1 history. He was only 3½ years old...

  • Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel begins F1 2015 with big ambitions

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    Four-time champion Sebastian Vettel enters the new Formula One season in the unusual position of being the outsider. This time, the Ferrari driver is doing the chasing — behind the Mercedes pair of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. Vettel used to be the man to beat, winning the title four years...

  • Things to watch in the new F1 season

    Yesterday

    With everyone looking to challenge Mercedes this year in Formula One, former world champions Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso will do so with new teams. Here are some things to look out for in the upcoming season, which begins in Melbourne, Australia, on March 15: ___ BEST OF ENEMIES...

  • Mercedes again the team to beat in F1 2015

    Yesterday

    Two of Formula One's top drivers have made lucrative moves to new teams in 2015, so fans might think there will be a shake-up to last season's established order. They would be wrong. The evidence of preseason testing strongly suggests the fight for this year's championship will again be a case...

  • Manor team set for F1 season in Melbourne after rescue

    Updated: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — The Manor Formula One team will be on the grid for the opening race in Australia on March 15 after securing enough backing for the season ahead, although it has yet to name its second driver. The team missed the last three races of last season after going into administration, but...

  • Pirelli sticks with same tire choices for first 4 F1 races

    Updated: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    MILAN (AP) — Pirelli has nominated the same tire choices as last year for the first four races of the Formula One championship, starting with the Australian Grand Prix next week, the tire supplier said on Wednesday. Medium and soft compounds will be used on Melbourne's Albert Park circuit on...

  • Wolff to drive in F1 practice at Spanish and British GP

    Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — Susie Wolff will drive for the Williams team in the first practice sessions at the Formula One races in Spain and Britain this season. The 32-year-old Wolff, who has been promoted to test driver this season, will also do one day of post-race testing following the Austrian Grand...

  • Alonso out of season-opening Australian GP after crash

    Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — Fernando Alonso will not race in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix following a crash during Formula One testing that sent him to the hospital for three days, McLaren said Tuesday. The decision was taken to avoid the chance of Alonso having another concussion — second-impact...

  • Williams, Ferrari end F1 winter tests on a high

    Updated: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — Williams and Ferrari are poised to make a good start to the Formula One season after both finished winter testing with another strong showing on Sunday. Valtteri Bottas steered his Williams to the fastest time on the last of 12 days of preseason tests, with Ferrari's...

  • Hamilton hones Mercedes with fastest time at F1 testing

    Updated: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — Lewis Hamilton put Mercedes at the top of the timesheet for a second straight day of Formula One preseason testing on Saturday. The defending F1 champion steered his way late in the day to the session-best lap, a day after teammate Nico Rosberg was quickest on the...

  • Force India finally rolls out new F1 car at 3rd test

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — Force India finally rolled out its new car for the upcoming Formula One season on Friday, with only two more days remaining to get it up to speed. Driver Nico Hulkenberg took the new car, the Mercedes-powered VJMO8, for its maiden drive during testing at the...

  • Rosberg fastest at Barcelona, McLaren makes strides

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — Nico Rosberg pushed his Mercedes to the fastest lap so far in preseason testing at the Barcelona-Catalunya circuit as Jenson Button saw his promising drive end in the grass on Friday. Rosberg let loose a late flying lap of 1 minute, 22.792 seconds to put champions...



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