Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg  on the podium after the Austrian grand prix in Spielberg. Photograph: Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images

Nico Rosberg not only defeated Lewis Hamilton in the Austrian grand prix but also inflicted a level of damage on the world champion that was not so(...)

  Lewis Hamilton steers his Mercedes through a corner  during qualifying for the Austrian F1 Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring circuit in Spielberg. Photo:  Leonhard Foeger/Reuters

Lewis Hamilton turned it on at the right time to qualify on pole position for the Austrian Grand Prix. The reigning champion had not topped a session (...)

 Lewis Hamilton on the way to pole position in his Mercedes  during qualifying for the Canadian  Grand Prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve  in Montreal. Photo: Clive Mason/Getty Images

Lewis Hamilton stormed to pole position in Canada as his quest to move on from his Monaco heartbreak continues. The reigning world champion beat team-(...)

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates after taking his first pole position at the Monaco Grand Prix. Photo:  Stefano Rellandini/Reuters

Lewis Hamilton has claimed his first ever pole position in Monaco, edging out Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg. The reigning Formula One world champion(...)

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg will be on pole for Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix at the Circuit de Catalunya  in Montmelo, near Barcelona. Photo: Albert Gea/Reuters

Nico Rosberg hailed “a good day at the office” as he delivered on his promise to bring his best form to the Spanish Grand Prix.The Mercedes driver too(...)

 Lewis Hamilton  drives his Mercedes during   qualifying for the Bahrain  Grand Prix. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images

Lewis Hamilton made it pole position for the fourth time in a row for the first time in his Formula One career with a storming performance in the dese(...)

Former basketball player Yao Ming of China and actor Bill Murray at the start of the 2015 Laureus World Sports Awards show at the Shanghai Grand Theatre. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

Novak Djokovic beat Cristiano Ronaldo and Lewis Hamilton to be named sportsman of the year at the Laureus Sports Awards in Shanghai, the first time (...)

 Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes sends up a wall of spray during qualifying  for the Malaysia Grand Prix  at the Sepang Circuit. photograph: Diego Azubel/EPA

Lewis Hamilton claimed the 40th pole position of his Formula One career at the end of a storm-hit qualifying session for the Malaysian Grand Prix that(...)

Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium following his Melbourne Grand Prix victory. Photograph: Afp

Lewis Hamilton’s world championship defence got off to a flying start on Sunday with a crushing victory for Mercedes in the season-opening Australian (...)

Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes  in action during qualifying at the Albert Park circuit in Melbourne for the Australian Formula One Grand Prix. Photograph: Diego Azubel/EPA

Early season dominance was expected for Mercedes after their seamless winter testing but Formula One fans had hoped at least to see the chasing pack (...)