Formula One
Apr 9

F1: Hamilton, Mercedes fast and reliable in Bahrain test

Lewis Hamilton drives during F1 testing in Bahrain. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Lewis Hamilton drives during F1 testing in Bahrain. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Lewis Hamilton set the pace for Mercedes on the second and final day of the Bahrain F1 test, and the Briton also ran more laps than any other driver as several rivals ran limited mileage.

All teams ran their regular race drivers on Wednesday, with the exception of Sauber (which used Giedo van der Garde), and Williams (which used Felipe Nasr for its tire testing).

Apr 5

F1: Loss of power costs Alonso in Bahrain qualifying

Driver Fernando Alonso was mystified by the loss of power in his Ferrari during F1 qualifying in Bahrain.

Driver Fernando Alonso was mystified by the loss of power in his Ferrari during F1 qualifying in Bahrain.

Two-time World Champion Fernando Alonso says he was hampered by a loss of straight-line performance in his Ferrari over the course of qualifying in Formula One at Bahrain, which led to him finishing Q3 in a lowly 10th place.

He will start ninth, however, as Daniel Ricciardo has a 10-place penalty. Nico Rosberg sits on the pole, with his Mercedes teammate, Lewis Hamilton, starting alongside him on the front row for the Sunday race.

Apr 2

F1: Security Plans In Place For Bahrain Grand Prix

Bahraini protesters put fire on barricades during clashes with riot police following a protest against the Formula One Grand Prix on April 19, 2013. (Photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Bahraini protesters put fire on barricades during clashes with riot police following a protest against the Formula One Grand Prix on April 19, 2013. (Photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Bahrain is planning tight security for this weekend’s Formula One race.

“The plans will be implemented based on our studies and the experience gained during the events of previous years,” said the Sakhir circuit’s head of security, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper.

Apr 2

F1: Ferrari Sponsor Eyes ’10 More Years’ With Alonso

Fernando Alonso is a two-time F1 World Champion. (NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Fernando Alonso is a two-time F1 World Champion. (Photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Ferrari’s major sponsor Santander is going nowhere.

Emilio Botin, the Spanish banking group’s chief, said this week: “We want to continue in F1 for at least ten more years,” Marca sports newspaper quoted him as saying.

And Botin said Santander wants to remain hand-in-hand with Fernando Alonso for the same time period.

Apr 2

F1: Doctor Says Return Home ‘Safe’ For Schumacher

Michael Schumacher has been at Grenoble Hospital in France since late December. (Photo: Getty Images)

Michael Schumacher has been at Grenoble Hospital in France since late December. (Photo: Getty Images)

A leading sports doctor says it could be true that Michael Schumacher will soon be moved from the hospital in Grenoble to his Swiss home.

Amid fading fears the F1 legend will ever emerge from his now more than three-month coma, it has been reported Schumacher’s wife Corinna is making arrangements for a multi-million dollar medical facility to be added to their house on Lake Geneva.