Mercedes boss: Pressure is good for Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton can still beat Nico Rosberg to the title because he “needs the enemy” to win, Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has insisted, despite the world champion’s erratic performance in Japan.

Mercedes' Nico Rosberg on the podium. Picture: Yuya Shino/AFP/Getty Images

Lewis Hamilton rues start as Rosberg wins to surge ahead

A despondent Lewis Hamilton admitted he was at fault for the horror start in yesterday’s Japanese Grand Prix which now leaves the Formula 1 championship out of his control after he slipped further behind Nico Rosberg in the title race.

Lewis Hamilton feels he has been disrespected by sections of the written press. Picture: Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP/Getty Images

Lewis Hamilton walks out of press conference at Japan GP

Lewis Hamilton walked out of his written media press conference without answering any questions after qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix.

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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton uses his mobile phone during a press conference ahead of the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at the Suzuka Circuit. Picture: Eugene Hoshiko/PA

Lewis Hamilton is all ears - but only on Snapchat

Lewis Hamilton shut down talk of his engine horror show in Malaysia as he fooled around on his phone at a bizarre press conference for the Japanese Grand Prix.

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain.  Picture: AFP PHOTO/Getty Images

Mercedes find cause of Lewis Hamilton’s engine failure

Mercedes have discovered the cause of the engine failure which has left Lewis Hamilton facing a race against time to win his fourth championship.

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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton saw his seemingly certain victory in Malaysia scuppered by engine failure. Picture: David Davies/PA Wire

Lewis Hamilton’s blown engine is flown to UK for full checks

The faulty engine which robbed Lewis Hamilton of victory on Sunday has arrived back in the UK as Mercedes desperately try to resolve the mechanical problems which have derailed his title defence.

Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team's British driver Lewis Hamilton arrives the pit, after his car engine caught fire during the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix in Sepang on October 2, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / MANAN VATSYAYANAMANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images

Mercedes dismiss Lewis Hamilton’s conspiracy comments

Mercedes have dismissed suggestions of sabotage to Lewis Hamilton’s car as “ridiculous and stupid” after another engine failure robbed the world champion of certain victory in Sunday’s Malaysian Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton. Photograph by Ian Georgeson.

Mercedes refute Lewis Hamilton Grand Prix sabotage claims

Mercedes dismissed suggestions of sabotage to Lewis Hamilton’s car as “ridiculous and stupid” after another engine failure robbed the world champion of certain victory in yesterday’s Malaysian Grand Prix.

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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton leaves his car after an engine failure during the Malaysian Grand Prix at the Sepang International Circuit. Picture: AP Photo/Brian Ching

Lewis Hamilton hints at foul play after engine failure

Lewis Hamilton dramatically turned on his Mercedes team by appearing to hint at a conspiracy theory after his bid for a fourth championship was hit by another engine failure.

Jenson Button will start his 300th Formula One race today.  Photograph: Getty

Lewis Hamilton back on form

Lewis Hamilton delivered an emphatic response to championship rival Nico Rosberg by claiming pole position for this morning’s Malaysian Grand Prix.

Hamilton qualified in pole 0.414 seconds quicker than Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg. Picture: AP

Lewis Hamilton takes pole in Malasian Grand Prix

LEWIS Hamilton delivered an emphatic response to championship rival Nico Rosberg by claiming pole position for the Malaysian Grand Prix.

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Lewis Hamilton says F1 pressure is on Nico Rosberg

Lewis Hamilton believes he has “less to lose” than his sole title rival Nico Rosberg as he wrestles to get his stuttering championship campaign back on track.

Nico Rosberg celebrates his win in the Singapore Grand Prix at the Marina Bay Street Circuit. Picture: Lars Baron/Getty Images

Nico Rosberg wins Singapore Grand Prix in race for drivers’ title

Nico Rosberg held off a dramatic late charge from Daniel Ricciardo to win the Singapore Grand Prix and move ahead of Lewis Hamilton in the title race.

Nico Rosberg, centre, celebrates on the podium next to second placed Lewis Hamilton, left, and Sebastian Vettel. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Nico Rosberg wins in Italy after Lewis Hamilton’s slow start

Lewis Hamilton refused to accept blame for the dreadful start in yesterday’s Italian Grand Prix which scuppered his hopes of a 50th career victory and blew the world championship wide open.

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McLaren Honda's Jenson Button is taking a break from Formula One. Picture: Andrej Isakovic/AFP/Getty Images

Jenson Button will not race in Formula One next season

Jenson Button has announced he will not be racing in Formula One next season.

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John McPhees awe-inspiring bike handling on a wet track in Brno gave the Oban rider a Grand Prix win. Picture: Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty

Scotland’s John McPhee is taking big racing steps

It’s not everyday you write your own page in Scottish sporting history, and after becoming the first Scot to win a motorcycling grand prix for 54 years last month, John McPhee admits he’s still getting to grips with the achievement.

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Lewis Hamilton celebrates becoming the first driver to claim a spot on the podium at the Belgian Grand Prix after starting the race from as far back as 21st place on the grid. Picture: AFP/Getty

Nico Rosberg claims victory but Lewis Hamilton steals limelight

A jubilant Lewis Hamilton hailed his record-breaking drive at the Belgian Grand Prix as the best result he could have hoped for after storming from the back of the pack to the podium on Sunday.

Lewis Hamilton leaves the garage at Spa-Francorchamp. Picture: Dan Istitene/Getty Images

Lewis Hamilton writes off F1 miracle at Spa

Lewis Hamilton fears he will not score a single point today after being thrown to the back of the grid following a raft of engine penalties at the Belgian Grand Prix.

Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone offered to pay a private security firm to track down mother-in-law. Picture: Getty Images

Bernie Ecclestone praises police after rescue of mother-in-law

Bernie Ecclestone has praised police after his mother-in-law was released unharmed from kidnappers who reportedly demanded a £40 million ransom.

Britains Lewis Hamilton, left, and his German team-mate Nico Rosberg celebrate with the Mercedes GP staff at Hockenheim. Picture: Getty

Toto Wolff: Lewis Hamilton can be unbeatable

Lewis Hamilton has been hailed as “unbeatable” by his Mercedes team after winning the German Grand Prix and moving 19 points clear of his championship rival and team-mate Nico Rosberg.

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