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Lewis Hamilton admits Mercedes uncertainty after testing glitch ahead of new F1 season

Lewis Hamilton says he’s in the dark about where Mercedes stand compared to their rivals after Thursday’s engine shut down cast a slight shadow over what represented two promising blocks of winter testing. The reigning F1 champion was left stranded by the side of the Circuit de Catalunya track on the penultimate day of testing after an oil pressure anomaly forced his car to stop. Hamilton returned to the track

NASCAR lineup at Fontana: Starting order, pole for Auto Club 400 based on qualifying results

Can Kyle Busch go back-to-back at the Auto Club 400? The No. 18 car is searching for more success at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., after dominating last year’s race. Busch led 134 laps in 2019, capturing the fourth Auto Club checkered flag of his career. He will have plenty of competition on Sunday, though, as the last five races at the track have been won by five different drivers.

Mum of F1 star Alex Albon was jailed for fraud when Red Bull racer was just 15

The fortunes of the two drivers occupying the second Red Bull Racing seat alongside Max Verstappen is a big storyline in the second season of Netflix ’s Formula 1: Drive to Survive documentary. Two episodes of the 10-part series, which dropped on February 28, are dedicated to the drama which sees Pierre Gasly demoted from Red Bull back to Toro Rosso – for whom he drove in 2018 – in

How F1 great Niki Lauda raced just 40 days after nearly dying in raging inferno

Some of the most poignant moments of Netflix’s Formula 1: Drive to Survive series are the tributes to motorsport great Niki Lauda . In recent years he played a key role in turning Mercedes from a team struggling for podiums to the most dominant team F1 has ever seen, winning six consecutive drivers’ and constructors’ championships. His most famous act as Mercedes F1’s non-executive chairman was to help entice Lewis

Ferrari may pull out of Australian GP without quarantine assurance

Concerns about travel restrictions due to the coronavirus outbreak may put Ferrari's participation in next month's Australian grand prix in doubt. The Italian giant has revealed it will seek assurances its staff will be allowed to travel, and not face quarantine restrictions, before heading to Melbourne for the March 15 season opener. An outbreak of the virus in Italy has already created havoc with several sporting events across the country.

Formula 1: 2020 championship too close to call as pre-season testing ends

The Formula 1 teams have completed their pre-season testing programmes and the shape of this year’s competition is beginning to emerge. It is notoriously difficult to form any firm conclusions from testing because the number of potential variables is just too high. But most Formula 1 insiders seem to agree on a handful of things – Mercedes will start the season in Australia in mid-March as favourites, Red Bull and