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Sebastian Vettel to Racing Point: 'Little doubt' in paddock F1 move on after Ferrari exit

Sebastian Vettel is set to seal a move to Racing Point with F1 expert Ted Kravitz revealing there is “little doubt” in the paddock that a deal is on the cards. Vettel will leave Ferrari this winter after the Italians opted against offering him a new contract. Racing Point have emerged as his most likely destination after Mercedes, Red Bull, Renault and McLaren all closed the door on the 33-year-old.

F1’s plan to shake things up at Silverstone could come back to bite them after latest wave of punctures

Formula One’s plan to mix up the two races at Silverstone in 2020 will be the major talking point this weekend after the final three laps of Sunday’s British Grand Prix. A largely forgettable race exploded into life when Valtteri Bottas, Carlos Sainz and race leader Lewis Hamilton all suffered tyre delaminations in the closing stages at Silverstone, producing a nail-biting final lap as Max Verstappen attempted in vain to

British Grand Prix: How to watch F1 online and on TV today

Download the new Independent Premium app Sharing the full story, not just the headlines Silverstone hosts the British Grand Prix in the second double-header of the Formula One season, with Lewis Hamilton starting on pole position after a blistering display in qualifying. Hamilton did not have it all his own way as the home favourite spun in Q2, resulting in him having to use an extra set of tires to

Nico Hulkenberg opens up on 'special' 24 hours after Racing Point British Grand Prix call

Nico Hulkenberg admits the past 24 hours have been a “very special” whirlwind after being called up to drive for Racing Point at Sunday’s British Grand Prix. Hulkenberg comes in for Sergio Perez, who has to sit out the Silverstone meet after testing positive for coronavirus. The German was in Majorca, Spain on Thursday afternoon when he got the call from Racing Point team principal Otmar Szafnauer. Hulkenberg was seventh-fastest

Hamilton is beaten to top spot by Verstappen in first practice session

Lewis Hamilton’s British Grand Prix weekend gets off to a slow start as reigning F1 world champion is beaten to top spot in first practice session by Red Bull’s Max Verstappen Lewis Hamilton finished in second place in British Grand Prix opening practice  Hamilton trailed Red Bull’s Max Verstappen by 0.474 seconds at Silverstone   Nico Hulkenberg, who was drafted in by Racing Point, finished in ninth place  Lewis Hamilton was

British Grand Prix: TV channel and how to watch F1 this weekend

The British Grand Prix got of to a dramatic start this weekend with the news that Sergio Perez will not be able to compete after testing positive for coronavirus, meaning Racing Point will have to draft in a replacement on theo morning of first practice in order to still field two cars. Download the new Independent Premium app Sharing the full story, not just the headlines Perez tested positive for

Martin Brundle on why only Valtteri Bottas can stop Lewis Hamilton at British Grand Prix

Martin Brundle believes Mercedes are on for another British Grand Prix win on Sunday with Valtteri Bottas the only driver capable of taking the on-track fight to Lewis Hamilton. The reigning F1 champions have been in supreme form so far this season, securing victories at the first three races. They’re back at Silverstone this weekend and have recorded six of the past seven wins at the iconic Northamptonshire circuit. Hamilton

Hamilton issued warning by Mercedes boss as he chases seventh British GP win

Lewis Hamilton can celebrate a record-stretching seventh British GP triumph this weekend – but his Mercedes boss has warned him not to get carried away. The six-time world champion arrives for the first instalment of back-to-back races at Silverstone in imperious form and boasts a five-point title lead over team-mate Valtteri Bottas. After a miserable start to the season, Hamilton has crushed his opponents at the last two races and

Ferrari chairman issues verdict on short-term F1 prospects

Ferrari’s earliest hope of returning to winning ways in Formula 1 is now the big rules change of 2022, according to their chairman John Elkann. F1’s most illustrious team has struggled at the start of this season amid acknowledged design problems with their current car and are fifth in the Constructors’ Championship after three races. When and how to watch the British GP on Sky F1 Lando Norris: McLaren in

Ronnie O’Sullivan on sharing Formula One great Ayrton Senna’s winning mentality: ‘I think you’re born with it’

Ayrton Senna struck fear into Formula One drivers far and wide – and Ronnie O’Sullivan reckons he does the same to players on the snooker table. The Brazilian racing great stormed to a thrilling treble of F1 world titles between 1988 and 1991, with his final crowning glory on the track preceding O’Sullivan’s maiden title at the Crucible by exactly ten years. Senna’s Suzuka hegemony that year was exactly 5,842