Lewis Hamilton Mercedes plan ‘shattered’ by potential replacement George Russell

Lewis Hamilton could end up being replaced by George Russell at Mercedes before the 2021 season. Hamilton, who matched Michael Schumacher’s seven World Championship victories with another comfortable triumph last season, has been withdrawn over his future despite the confidence of Toto Wolff. While Wolff had hoped that a contract extension for his star driver might have been agreed before Christmas, there is said to be a stumbling block over

George Russell sent Lewis Hamilton warning about Valtteri Bottas battle for Mercedes seat

George Russell ‘gutted’ to miss out on Sakhir GP victory George Russell has been warned he must emulate Lewis Hamilton’s high standards if he is to battle Valterri Bottas for a Mercedes seat. Rising star Russell has been tipped for a move to Mercedes in 2022 with the future of F1 stars Hamilton and Bottas uncertain. Williams ace Russell impressed when he stood in for Hamilton for the Sakhir Grand

Inside Lewis Hamilton's £13m supercar collection as F1 icon flaunts £230m wealth

Lewis Hamilton is one of the wealthiest sportsmen on the planet after his success with Mercedes. Racing in F1 with the German manufacturer for the last seven years, the Brit has now matched Michael Schumacher’s record of seven Drivers’ Championships and beaten the Grand Prix total with 95 wins. It has now seen the 36-year-old get offered a three-year deal by Mercedes worth £120million to keep him from retirement. But

Piastri joins Brabham's illustrious honour roll

Young Melbourne driver Oscar Piastri has joined a long and distinguished honour roll – including Formula One race winners Mark Webber and Daniel Ricciardo and Indycar star Will Power – taking out Motorsport Australia's Sir Jack Brabham Award. Piastri, who won the 2020 FIA Formula 3 Championship, is hoping to eventually emulate Sir Jack, Australia's first ever F1 world champion. Melbourne’s Oscar Piastri. Following his F3 title win, Piastri was

George Russell: Jack Aitken 'in talks' with Williams amid Lewis Hamilton Mercedes wait

George Russell ‘gutted’ to miss out on Sakhir GP victory Jack Aitken is in talks with Williams over a potential role for the 2021 season. Aitken made his Formula One debut at the Sakhir Grand Prix in December as a stand-in for George Russell. After Lewis Hamilton contracted coronavirus, Russell replaced the seven-time champion in a one-off race for Mercedes. Russell has been touted as a potential long-term replacement for

Ferrari statement on Lewis Hamilton could be path for George Russell to Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton compared to Schumacher by David Coulthard Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto may have given George Russell the perfect route to sealing a seat at Mercedes with his comments on Lewis Hamilton. The 2021 driver grid will see a number of changes with both Ferrari and Red Bull switching out two of their drivers. Max Verstappen will now be joined by Sergio Perez at Red Bull while Sebastian Vettel

Supercars 2021: Sandown to host second round after postponement of Grand Prix

Sandown is back on the Supercars calendar to host the second round of the 2021 championship after the postponement of the Australian Formula One Grand Prix. Following confirmation the Albert Park event – which was set for March 18-21 – has been put on hold until November, Supercars have brought Sandown off the bench to fill the void. But Supercars is not yet committing to an addition to its original

‘Nervous but excited’: Daniel Ricciardo’s McLaren move already paying off

Daniel Ricciardo didn’t have to think twice when asked what he was most excited about before becoming a McLaren driver in 2021. “Company car,” he told the In The Fast Lane podcast. Now we can see why. Ricciardo, who is spending the off-season in California after deciding against a fortnight in quarantine in Australia, showed off his new McLaren 756LT on social media this week. “First date: nervous but excited,”

Aussie champ Toby Price hospitalised after devastating Dakar Rally crash

Two-time former motorbike champion Toby Price has withdrawn from the Dakar Rally after the Australian took a severe blow to the head in a crash that left him in a hospital bed on Tuesday. Price’s crash on stage nine comes on the first anniversary of the death of Portuguese motorcyclist Paulo Goncalves, on last year’s Dakar which was also staged in Saudi Arabia. Racing largely on dirt tracks and dunes,