F1 & Motor Sport

F1’s new rivalry: Defeat to Vettel fuels Lewis Hamilton’s desire to regain the world crown

A determined Lewis Hamilton says he wants to win the world title more than ever before and claims his hunger has doubled as he prepares for a battle royale with Sebastian Vettel.

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany sprays champagne as confetti falls around him after winning the Australian Formula One Grand Prix in Melbourne, Australia. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton relishing battle as Sebastian Vettel wins opener

Lewis Hamilton is braced for a tougher rivalry with Sebastian Vettel than Nico Rosberg in what he believes will be the “best against the best” battling it out for this year’s Formula 1 crown.

Lewis Hamilton celebrates victory at the 2016 British Grand Prix (Photo: PA)

Formula One: Guide to the 2017 season and Australian Grand Prix

The new Formula One calendar is upon us with more thrills and spills anticipated over the coming 20 races in 2017.

Britains Lewis Hamilton steers his Mercedes down the pit lane yesterday as he dominated the first practice session for the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne (Picture: Andrew Brownbill/AP).

Car exactly where it should be, enthuses Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton hailed the perfect start to his new Formula 1 season after he completed a dominant practice double and laid down an ominous marker to his rivals ahead of the Australian Grand Prix.

Bring it on: Lewis Hamilton with the new Mercedes W08 Formula 1 car he plans to regain the title in. (Picture: David Davies/PA)

Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton up for challenge as Ferrari look set to roar back

Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel have each labelled the other’s team favourite for this year’s Formula 1 crown.

Nigel Mansell in 1994. (Picture: Karin Sturn)

Bygones: When Mansell was tempted out of retirement to claim the world F1 crown

It has been 25 years since Nigel Mansell won the Formula 1 World Championship, ending a wait of 16 years for a British winner.

Arenacross UK 2017 Tour Sheffield Arena Pro winner Cedric Soubeyras, centre, celebrates with with second placed Angelo Pellegrini and third Thomas Ramette.

RESULTS & REPORT: Arenacross UK Tour 2017 roars into Sheffield Arena

Motorbike superstar Cedric Soubeyras thrilled a packed Sheffield Arena as he rode a near perfect main event to slightly stretch his Pro championship lead in the Arenacross UK 2017 championship.

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Daniel Lloyd

Daniel Lloyd revved up for British Touring Car Championships after securing MG RCib Insurance move

Huddersfield racing-driver Daniel Lloyd is set for a “home-coming” on the British Touring Car Championship grid after earning a place on the full line-up of the MG RCib Insurance team.


PREVIEW: Daredevil bikers jump to it for Arenacross UK 2017 Tour at Sheffield Arena

Motorbike fans are getting all revved up for three hours of fast and furious racing with some of the world's top riders in action this weekend when Arenacross UK returns to Sheffield Arena.
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A packed crowd lighting up Sheffield Arena with their mobiles

WIN: Arenacross VIP night out at Sheffield Arena

Jump to it and you could win a luxury VIP night out for two to see daredevil motorbike riders in Arenacross action.

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Fighting fit: Ian Hutchinson ahead of last years Isle of Man TT races, in which he won three times. (Picture: Mike Wade)

How ‘miracle man’ Hutchinson survived crash to tell the tale

Ian Hutchinson smashed records for the most wins at a single Isle of Man TT in 2010. Just months later he smashed his leg. Emma Spencer reports.

Valtteri Bottas has left Williams to join Mercedes for this year's Formula One world championship, Williams deputy team principal Claire Williams has announced. (Picture: David Davies/PA Wire)

Bottas tasked with pushing Hamilton as Finn is named as Rosberg’s replacement

Mercedes expect new driver Valtteri Bottas to take the fight to Lewis Hamilton this season after finally confirming the Finnish driver as Nico Rosberg’s replacement.

John Booth: Formula 1 team he founded but has now left is in financial trouble once more.

Former Yorkshire Formula One team Manor Racing on brink of ruin again

Manor Racing have gone into administration, leaving the Formula One future of the Banbury-based marque in doubt.

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's FMX god Edgar Torronteras who cites Sheffield as his fave arena

PREVIEW: Motorbike daredevils jump to it for spectacular Arenacross show in Sheffield

Daredevil motorbike riders are gearing up to bring fast and furious high octane action to Sheffield Arena with the return of Arenacross early next year.
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Mercedes' Nico Rosberg celebrates winning the Formula 1 world championship last Sunday (Picture: David Davies/PA Wire).

Newly-crowned world champion Rosberg quits Formula 1 to leave empty seat at Mercedes

Nico Rosberg yesterday announced he was retiring from grand prix racing with immediate effect – just five days after being crowned Formula 1 world champion.

Lewis Hamilton congratulates Nico Rosberg on the podium after the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit

Hamilton is backed by Horner

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.

Nico Rosberg celebrates winning the Formula 1 drivers title at the expense of his Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton.

Lewis Hamilton accused of ‘dirty tricks’ as he loses his title to Nico Rosberg

Lewis Hamilton could face disciplinary action from Mercedes after he ignored team orders at the title-deciding Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Formula One Japanese Grand Prix winner Damon Hill  and runner-up Michael Schumacher exchange some words on the podium.

Rosberg follows in Hill’s footsteps as famous son crowned world champion

Damon Hill knows only too well how Nico Rosberg will feel this morning after the German emulated his Finnish father Keke’s feat of winning the Formula 1 crown in 1982.

Mercedes' Nico Rosberg celebrates winning the Formula One world championship with wife Vivian and the Mercedes team.

Emotional Rosberg crowned champion of world

Nico Rosberg admitted that beating his long-term rival Lewis Hamilton to the world championship made his maiden Formula 1 title triumph all the more satisfying.

Nico Rosberg v Lewis Hamilton for the Formula 1 world title (Graphic: Graeme Bandeira)

Hamilton wary of Rosberg forcing him out of title race

A fired-up Lewis Hamilton refused to rule out the prospect of title rival Nico Rosberg deliberately taking him out of the season-deciding Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and feels he would be the moral victor in this year’s championship.

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