Hamilton takes pole at Australian Grand Prix

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton took pole position for Mercedes at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on Saturday.

Ferrari's Vettel tops final free practice

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Four-times Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel led a Ferrari 1-2 in the final free practice ahead of qualifying for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on Saturday.

Motor racing - Angry Ricciardo slams stewards for grid penalty

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A frustrated Daniel Ricciardo condemned Formula One stewards at the Australian Grand Prix after the Red Bull driver was handed a three-place grid penalty for his home race on Sunday.

Force India F1 team rule out name change this year

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Force India will not be changing their name this season despite having a new one in mind, the Formula One team said at the opening Australian Grand Prix.

Motor racing-Hamilton fastest but Red Bull, Ferrari in hunt

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton topped the timesheets for Mercedes in both practice sessions at the Australian Grand Prix on Friday but Red Bull's Max Verstappen showed enough pace to give the Silver Arrows pause for thought.

Ecclestone urges F1 to take breakaway threat seriously

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Formula One's former commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone has warned owners Liberty Media to take the threat of a breakaway series seriously and said Mercedes could follow Ferrari out of the championship.

Jazeman and Co believe they will give a good fight at WEC

PETALING JAYA: Jazeman Jaafar (pic) dares to dream big at the World Endurance Cham­pionship (WEC) which kicks off with the 6 Hours of Spa-Francor­champs in Belgium on May 5.

Hamilton calls for more diversity in F1

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Four-times world champion Lewis Hamilton has called for more diversity in Formula One after highlighting how little he felt had changed since he came into the sport in 2007.

Formula One delays start of TV streaming service

LONDON (Reuters) - Formula One has pushed back the start of a new television streaming service which it had hoped to launch in Australia this weekend.

Formula One start lights moved to compensate for halo

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Formula One has changed the positioning of race start lights to ensure drivers can see clearly around the new halo head protection system that debuts in Australia this weekend.