A view over the circuit during qualifying for the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at Albert Park on Saturday. Photograph: Robert Cianflone/Getty Images

Formula One needs to change its new qualifying format after it fell flat at Saturday’s Australian season-opener and tweaks can be made before the nex(...)

Italian racing driver Lella Lombardi was the last woman to start a Formula One race – the 1974 Austrian Grand Prix. Photograph:   Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images

Formula One chief executive Bernie Ecclestone has claimed a female driver “would not be taken seriously” in the sport. Ecclestone, who last year call(...)

The BBC have prematurely ended their Formula One contract. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

The BBC has announced that it has “reluctantly” ended its Formula One contract three years early. The corporation regained the exclusive broadcasting(...)

Enda Flanagan, Aaron Hannon, Paul Flynn and Robert Grimes, all from St Muredach’s College, Ballina, Co Mayo

Irish students will be battling it out with the pick of the globe’s up-and-coming motor racing enthusiasts in Singapore in two weeks’ time. The F1 in (...)

Miami Dolphins’ owner Stephen Ross is reported to be in talks for a stake in Formula One. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Stephen Ross, the owner of the Miami Dolphins, and the Qatari fund that owns Paris Saint-Germain soccer club, are in talks to acquire CVC Capital Part(...)

Bernie Ecclestone: Formula One chief’s holding is sought by RSE Ventures and Qatar Sports Investments. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The owner of the Miami Dolphins American football team is teaming up with Qatar to take control of Formula One, in a €6 billion to €7 billion deal tha(...)

Top Gear’s new host Chris Evans: How will the Top Gear faithful react? It’s hard to say, and certainly there are some extremists out there.

Will Chris Evans be any good as the host of a revived and revamped Top Gear? Well perhaps the only fair answer is to say come back and ask again in a (...)

Ford’s Le Mans challenger makes most F1 cars look effete.

A good friend of mine made an interesting comment this morning. I’ve asked my wife for some free time this weekend to sit down and watch the Le Mans 2(...)

Mercedes-AMG looks to have F1’s 2015 season sewn up before it even starts.

The key questions to ask ahead of the first race of the Formula One season opener in Melbourne this weekend is not who will be quickest or who will wi(...)

Former SPD politician Sebastian Edathy  in a  regional court in Verden, Germany, yesterday.  Photograph: Julian Stratenschulte/AP

Senior figures in Germany’s Social Democratic Party (SPD) have demanded the resignation from the party of a former politician who has admitted owning (...)