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 (...)

For the Australian Grand Prix Max Verstappen plans to “be consistent, build up slowly, practice, hopefully be there in qualifying and then in the race it’s to try and finish and hopefully we can score some points”. Photograph: Mark Thompson/Getty Images

Only in Formula One, going wheel to wheel at speeds of 200mph, does Max Verstappen drive unaccompanied. The youngest driver the sport has ever seen i(...)

Mercedes  driver Nico Rosberg of Germany celebrates as he steps out of his car after winning the Brazilian Grand Prix in Sao Paulo. Photograph: Nacho Doce/Reuters

Nico Rosberg ended Lewis Hamilton’s five-race winning streak to take the chequered flag at the Brazilian Grand Prix and set up a double-points showdow(...)

Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas. Photograph: Reuters/Adrees Latif

Lewis Hamilton became the first British driver since Nigel Mansell in 1992 to win five races in a row when he won the United States Grand Prix last ni(...)

Mercedes Formula One drivers Nico Rosberg of Germany (right) and team-mate Lewis Hamilton of Britain wave to fans and media after completing the qualifying session of the F1 United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas.  Rosberg will start Sunday’s United States Grand Prix in pole position ahead of championship rival and Mercedes team-mate Hamilton. Photograph: Adrees Latif / Reuters

Germany’s Nico Rosberg put Mercedes on pole position for the US Formula One Grand Prix on Saturday with championship leading team-mate Lewis Hamilton(...)

 Nico Rosberg   locks up approaching turn two next to Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton during the Russian Formula One Grand Prix in Sochi, Russia. Photograph: Paul Gilham/Getty Images

Lewis Hamilton is determined not to let the spectre of double points on offer in the final grand prix impact on his mindset over the final few weeks o(...)

A general view of final practice ahead of the Russian Formula One Grand Prix at Sochi Autodrom. Photo: Clive Mason/Getty Images

Lewis Hamilton continued his domination of the inaugural Russian Grand Prix to claim the 38th pole position of his Formula One career, but only after (...)

 Medical staff treat French driver  Jules Bianchi after his car slid off the track and crashed in wet conditions at the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka. The Marussia driver was later airlifted to hospital and is reported to be in a serious condition.  Photograph: Hiroshi Yamamura/EPA

French Formula One driver Jules Bianchi was fighting for his life on Sunday after suffering a severe head injury and undergoing surgery following a c(...)