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Formula 1: Serious Fraud Office 'reviewing material' on £3.9m payment The Serious Fraud Office says it is "reviewing material" relating to a payment made by Formula 1's commercial rights holder to the FIA.

Vettel: Sochi track made for Mercedes Sebastian Vettel has played down Ferrari's victory prospects at this weekend's Russian Grand Prix, claiming that Sochi Autodrom "is a circuit made for Mercedes".Mercedes has won all three races at the coastal track, based in and around the Olympic Pa

Russian GP: Vettel hopes to end Mercedes dominance in Sochi Ferrari championship leader Sebastian Vettel said he was hoping to spring 'a surprise' and end rival Mercedes' three-year domination at the Russian Grand Prix on Sunday.

The F1 as a marketing spectacle The title of this post is taken from a conversation with my friend Ayo Ajanaku who is an avid Formula 1 fan. The 2017 F1 Russian Grand Prix Sochi carnival weekend started on Thursday April 27...

Round-up: Alonso says he doesn't regret Ferrari exit In the F1 Fanatic round-up: Alonso says he doesn't regret Ferrari exit • Only Honda behind Mercedes - Perez • Vettel defends Raikkonen...

Valtteri Bottas says he'll move over for team-mate Lewis Hamilton It is still the early part of the season, but the year's rivalries are being established. Leading the table is Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel, by seven points from Hamilton. Bottas lies third, a further 23 back.

Long Read: Thoughts on Fernando Alonso entering the Indianapolis 500 Wow. That’s all I could think when I saw the news. Wow. This never happens any more! It is a big enough story when a former Formula 1 driver contests the Indianapolis 500 or IndyCar Series. I...

Lewis Hamilton inspired by 'powerful, independent' Serena Williams' Ilie Nastase rebuke Lewis Hamilton has fully endorsed Serena Williams' impassioned response to Ilie Nastase's racial slur against her unborn child, describing the 23-time major champion as "one of the greatest people I know - a powerful, independent black woman and a bo

Lewis Hamilton receives F1 title boost with news that Valtteri Bottas will obey Mercedes team orders LEWIS HAMILTON has received a massive boost in his F1 title fight with Sebastian Vettel after learning that team-mate Valtteri Bottas WILL obey team orders. Hamilton’s Mercedes team-mate pull...

Vettel: Sochi is a very, very strong circuit for Mercedes Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari have had the upper hand so far in Formula One, but they don't expect to have it against Lewis Hamilton this weekend at the Russian Grand Prix. The long straights in Sochi suit Mercedes, which has won all three races to da

Serena is awesome and inspires me Triple Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has hailed Serena Williams as an inspiration after the world's top female tennis player hit back at comments made by former men's number one Ilie Nastase about her unborn child. Nastase was quoted by Romania

F1 Paddock Pass: Russian Grand Prix (VIDEO) Will Buxton brings you all of the news and interviews ahead of the Russian Grand Prix in the latest edition of Paddock Pass.

Aero screen will be dangerous in the wet Haas driver Kevin Magnussen spoke out on Thursday against Formula One's plans to introduce a transparent cockpit aero screen or shield, warning that it could make racing more dangerous in wet conditions. The governing International Automobile Federat

Palmer: I don’t want the shield or halo Renault driver Jolyon Palmer has described Formula One’s move to improve cockpit safety as unnecessary as the sport is already very safe. The sport’s governing body, the FIA, are keen to increase driver head protection and a meeting of the Strate

Formula 1 drivers split on aero screen device Formula 1 drivers are split over plans to test a new aero shield device to protect against flying debris. The FIA will trial the transparent screen in the coming months for a potential introduction in 2018, as it pushes for greater head protection fo

The $5m contract that favoured F1’s top teams Formula 1’s regulator was paid $5 million in recognition of it signing a new contract with the sport which favours the top performing teams and squeezes out the minnows, according to an investigation by ITV News. In 2013 the Federation Internationa

Russian Grand Prix: Drivers' press conferences Full transcript from part one of the drivers press conference on the eve of the Russian Grand Prix weekend, Round 4 of the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship at Sochi Autodrom, featuring: Daniil Kvyat (Toro Rosso), Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) and Romai

Alonso: Everyone was stopping me and shaking hands Fernando Alonso had a hunch that entering next month's Indianapolis 500 was going to be a big deal but on Thursday he confessed to a misjudgement – the race was even bigger than he had imagined. Speaking to reporters at the Russian Grand Prix after

Russian GP Press Conference Part 2 Part 2 of the Driver’s conference in Sochi with drivers - Kimi Raikkonen, Daniel Ricciardo and Pascal Werhlein.

Lewis Hamilton inspired by Serena Williams response to Ilie Nastase abuse Lewis Hamilton has spoken out in support of Serena Williams after she was the victim of racial abuse from Ilie Nastase, calling her a ‘powerful, independent black woman...

Bottas: Mercedes never has had number one or two drivers Champions Mercedes have not spoken to Valtteri Bottas about introducing team orders at this weekend’s Russian Grand Prix despite telling him to move over for Lewis Hamilton in Bahrain. The Finnish driver, who joined the team this season as replacem

Developments of the Day In the round-up today: Driver’s Press Conference reveals they are split on the shield cockpit system; Hamilton says team orders should be used only in special circumstances; Alonso overwhelm...

Alonso says Indy 500 is even bigger than he thought SOCHI, Russia, April 27 (Reuters) - Fernando Alonso had a hunch that entering next month's Indianapolis 500 was going to be a big deal but on Thursday he confessed to a misjudgement - the race was even bigger than he had imagined.

Fernando Alonso says his F1 career not a case of 'wasted talent Fernando Alonso has insisted he is "super happy" with his F1 career to date, despite the ongoing frustration of McLaren-Honda's troubled form.

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