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Lewis Hamilton on pole and sets new Melbourne record

Lewis Hamilton is predicting a tight championship battle, despite clearing the first hurdle to victory at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix by securing a brilliant pole position.

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Fans take selfies with Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton who was fastest in practice ahead of the Australian Grand Prix. Picture: William West/AFP/Getty Images

‘Unbeatable’ Lewis Hamilton puts the brakes on Ferrari

If Carlsberg did grand prix departs, it would probably look something like Melbourne, the perfect spot to kick off anything.

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Lewis Hamilton speaks ahead of Sunday's Australian Grand Prix. Picture: Clive Mason/Getty Images

Lewis Hamilton ready for battle with Sebastian Vettel

Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel traded verbal blows as the battle to win this year’s Formula One crown began with words.

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Sebastian Vettel of Germany driving the  2017 Ferrari SF70H during Formula One winter testing at the Circuit de Catalunya. Picture: Dan Istitene/Getty Images

Tantalising signs the Ferrari horse is set to prance again

It was a deliciously provocative lap, the only one in the 1:18s, more than half a second quicker than Mercedes’ best, and one that the world of 
Formula One hopes might presage the return to prominence of Ferrari.

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Canadian driver Lance Stroll struggled in the opening week of winter testing in Barcelona.

F1 new boy can fulfil potential says Villeneuve

Only one driver in the history of Formula One has been younger on debut, and, with respect to 18-year-old Canadian Lance Stroll, Max Verstappen might just be in a category all his own.

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The pace of the new Ferrari, above, has given three-time world champion Lewis Hamilton plenty to think about.  Picture:  PA

Melbourne first test of F1’s new era

Liberty Media hope faster cars will increase competition and end Mercedes’ porcession to another title, writes Conor Matchett

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British former Formula 1 and motorcycling world champion John Surtees has died aged 83. Picture: Clive Mason/Getty Images

Motorsport mourns two and four-wheel world champion Surtees

John Surtees, the only man to win the Formula One and motorcycle grand prix titles, has died aged 83.

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Lewis Hamilton tests the new 2017 season Mercedes at Silverstone. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Lewis Hamilton: I won’t miss Nico Rosberg

Lewis Hamilton has admitted he will not miss Nico Rosberg and has drawn a line under last season’s championship defeat to his long-term rival.

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Sahara Force India drivers Sergio Perez, right, and Esteban Ocon unveil their new VJM10 car at Silverstone. Picture: Mark Thompson/Getty Images

Lewis Hamilton slams ‘outdated’ F1 and fears less overtaking

Lewis Hamilton has accused Formula One of being “outdated” and has called on its new owners to breathe fresh life into the sport.

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Chase Carey, left, and Bernie Ecclestone in the paddock during the Singapore Grand Prix weekend in September. Picture: Lars Baron/Getty Images

Chase Carey vows to change Formula One ‘one-man show’

Formula One’s new ruler Chase Carey has resurrected hopes of staging a spectacular grand prix on the streets of London.

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The Manor F1 team collapsed into administration earlier this month. Picture: David Davies/PA Wire

Manor F1 team in race against clock to stay on track

The Manor Formula 1 team is facing a race against the clock to secure its survival as the cash available to pay its 200 staff is set to run out within days.

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Felipe Massa is rejoining Williams after coming out of retirement. Picture: David Davies/PA Wire

Felipe Massa set for Williams return after coming out of retirement

Williams have confirmed that Felipe Massa will come out of retirement to re-join the British team for the upcoming Formula One season with Valtteri Bottas completing a move to Mercedes.

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Nico Rosberg's shock retirement gives Mercedes a dilemma. Picture: Jorge Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images

No outpouring of emotion over Nico Rosberg retirement

It’s a marvel that in the modern era of Formula One that a World Champion could be so diminished in talent by fans and media alike. But that is exactly what Nico Rosberg has had to deal with since he won the 2016 Drivers Championship at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix last week.

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Mercedes' Nico Rosberg celebrates winning the World Championship with his wife Vivian after the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday. Picture: David Davies/PA Wire

New world champion Nico Rosberg retires from Formula One

New Formula One world champion Nico Rosberg has announced his retirement from the sport with immediate effect.

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Nico Rosberg, left, celebrates as his despondent  team-mate Lewis Hamilton looks on. Picture: Kamran Jebreili/AP

Lewis Hamilton did nothing wrong says Red Bull chief

Mercedes have been branded “naive” by Christian Horner, the Red Bull team principal, as they weigh up whether to punish Lewis Hamilton for defying team orders.

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Nico Rosberg celebrates with his Mercedes team after finishing second and securing the Formula 1 title at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Picture: Lars Baron/Getty Images

Nico Rosberg clinches F1 title despite Lewis Hamilton tricks

With Lewis Hamilton purposefully slowing him down, two other drivers hard on his tail and the title on the line, Nico Rosberg held his nerve to win the Formula 1 championship for the first time yesterday.

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Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton celebrates qualifying in pole position at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi. Picture: David Davies/PA Wire

Lewis Hamilton clinches Abu Dhabi pole ahead of Nico Rosberg

A dominant Lewis Hamilton delivered another crushing display over his title rival Nico Rosberg to secure pole position for the championship-deciding Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton during practice at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi. Picture: David Davies/PA Wire

Lewis Hamilton dominates practice for Abu Dhabi decider

Lewis Hamilton maintained his recent scintillating form to complete a practice double over Nico Rosberg at the season-deciding Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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Lewis Hamilton has won nine grands prix this season but admits he's unlikely to retain the championship.  Picture: Clive Mason/Getty

Lewis Hamilton admits he’s ‘unlikely’ to catch Rosberg

Lewis Hamilton has conceded it is now unlikely he will stop Nico Rosberg from winning the Formula One title after claiming his rival is “doing all he has to do” to get over the finish line and seal his maiden championship.

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Lewis Hamilton leads Max Verstappen on his way to victory at a rain-soaked Interlagos. Picture: Mark Thompson/Getty Images

Lewis Hamilton wins Brazilian Grand Prix to maintain title bid

Lewis Hamilton delivered a wet-weather masterclass at a chaotic Brazilian Grand Prix to take the championship 
battle into the final race of the season.

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