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 (...)

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(...)

The idea of Woods giving up golf is ridiculous. Even if never breaks par again, there’s still millions to be made. Photo: Peter Byrne/PA

So Tiger Woods is on sabbatical, perhaps never to return, crippled with his back and apparently struggling with nerves that stubbornly refuse to do wh(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain drives during the qualifying session at the Singapore F1 Grand Prix at the Marina Bay street circuit in Singapore. Photograph: Xavier Galiana / Reuters

Lewis Hamilton pipped title rival and Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg by just seven thousandths of a second after a nail-biting qualifying session fo(...)