McLaren’s Fernando Alonso crashes into the wall after colliding with Haas’ Esteban Gutierrez during the Australian Max Blyton/AFP/Getty Images

Fernando Alonso says he is fortunate to be alive after surviving one of the most spectacular crashes in recent Formula One memory. While Nico Rosberg(...)

Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado:  “Today, with the utmost humility, I tell you that I will not be on the Formula One starting grid for the 2016 season.” Photograph: Getty Images

Pastor Maldonado, the only Venezuelan to win a grand prix but also one of Formula One’s most incident-prone drivers, will be absent from the 2016 sta(...)

Nico Rosberg of Mercedes GP celebrates on the podium after winning the Formula One Grand Prix of Mexico at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City, Mexico. Photo: Clive Mason/Getty Images

Nico Rosberg bounced back from the error that ended his championship hopes in Austin to win Sunday’s Mexican Grand Prix. Rosberg controlled the race, (...)

Nico Rosberg beat Lewis Hamilton to pole position in qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix. Photograph: Reuters

Nico Rosberg beat Lewis Hamilton to pole for Sunday’s Japanese Grand Prix as Mercedes returned to form in qualifying. Hamilton was denied the chanc(...)

Lewis Hamilton is 28 points clear in the World Championship after his sixth win of the season in Belgium. Photograph: Epa

Lewis Hamilton took a serene run to victory at the Belgian Grand Prix, with a win from pole that never looked under threat from his team-mate Nico Ros(...)

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel  celebrates after winning the   Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring circuit near Budapest. Photograph: Laszlo Balogh/Reuters

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel scored a marvellous and not-a-little surprising win in an incident packed, fast, furious and absorbing Grand Prix in Hungar(...)

 Lewis Hamilton  celebrates winning the British  Grand Prix at  Silverstone, his third success in his home race. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

Lewis Hamilton won the British Grand Prix in a race that was like a transfusion of fresh blood for the much-criticised sport. It was Hamilton’s third (...)

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-(...)