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(...)

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(...)

Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone has said he would rather attract an older audience to the sport because they’ve “got plenty of cash”

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has dismissed suggestions the sport needs to engage with a younger audience and develop a greater awareness of s(...)

  Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton both  drive for the  same team  and the same car, Mercedes. Hamilton  appears quicker but more impulsive, Rosberg more calculating but lacking flamboyance.   Photograph:  Mark Thompson/Getty Images

Where better than Texas to have a shootout, and where better than the Lone Star state for a Formula One shootout. After all, everything’s bigger in Te(...)

  Marussia’s Jules Bianchi remains critical in hospital in Japan after crash at Suzuka. Photograph: PA Wire

Formula One driver Jules Bianchi remains in a “critical but stable” condition after suffering one of the most common traumatic and devastating brain (...)

German Formula One driver Michael Schumacher   will continue his recovery at home from injuries suffered in a ski accident late last year. Photograph: EPA

Michael Schumacher is to continue his road to recovery from severe head injuries following a skiing accident in December at his home in Switzerland. I(...)

Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes after getting  out of his car in Parc Ferme after finishing second in the Belgian Grand Prix at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. Photograph: Dan Istitene/Getty Images

Formula One’s governing body will take no action against championship leader Nico Rosberg despite Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton accusing him of a(...)

Formula One  chief Bernie Ecclestoneleaves the Oberlandgericht Muenchen courthouse yesterday after judges agreed to conclude his trial for bribery. Photograph:  Sebastian Widmann/Getty Images

Bavarian state prosecutors and the Munich district court have agreed to end a bribery case against Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone in exchange f(...)

Full throttle: Richard Noble, whose team set the first supersonic land speed record in 1997. Photograph: Stefan Marjoram

Richard Noble set the 1982 land speed record at 627mph (1,009kmh), and followed that dramatic feat by organising the team which built Thrust SS(...)