Fernanado Alonso will miss the start of the F1 season. Photograph: PA

Fernando Alonso is to sit out the season-opening Formula One Grand Prix in Australia on advice from doctors.Alonso sustained concussion following a he(...)

Spanish Formula One driver Fernando Alonso of McLaren Honda gestures during the pre-season testings at Montmelo racetrack in Barcelona - following a crash at the track he is now recovering well in hospital. Photograph: Alberto Estevez/EPA

Fernando Alonso’s manager says the two-time world champion is doing well after spending the night in hospital following a heavy crash in testing.Alons(...)

Spain’s Fernando Alonso of McClaren crashed after completing 20 laps on  the Barcelona-Catalunya circuit. Photograph: Mark Thompson/Getty Images

Fernando Alonso suffered a concussion in a crash during Formula One pre-season testing in Spain. The driver was airlifted to hospital after his McLar(...)

McLaren driver Fernando Alonso is transferred from the medical centre to the helicopter after crashing during day four of Formula One winter testing at Circuit de Catalunya  in Montmelo, Spain. Photograph: Mark Thompson/Getty Images

Fernando Alonso has been given the all-clear after a heavy crash in testing in Barcelona but will remain in hospital for 24 hours as a precaution.The (...)

Jenson Button  will likely partner Fernando Alonso in 2015. Photograph: David Davies/PA

Jenson Button has kept his McLaren seat for the 2015 season.The future of the 2009 world champion has been in doubt for several months, with McLaren p(...)

 Lewis Hamilton celebrates becoming World Champion after victory in the 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Photograph:  David Davies/Pa

Lewis Hamilton believes signing a new contract with Mercedes will be “a formality” after clinching his second Formula One world title.Mercedes motorsp(...)

“I leave Scuderia Ferrari after five years, during which I reached my very best level professionally, tackling major challenges that pushed me to find new limits.” Photograph:  Mark Thompson/Getty Images

Fernando Alonso is to leave Ferrari after Sunday’s season-ending race in Abu Dhabi. Ferrari announced the news in a statement this morning foll(...)

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(...)

Lewis Hamilton locks up on his way to second in qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos.

Nico Rosberg’s domination of Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton at Interlagos this weekend continued as he grabbed his 10th pole position of the season(...)

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(...)