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Visitors to the Suzuka circuit looking  at an information board showing that  Saturday’s  qualifying session for the Japanese Grand Prix has been cancelled. Photograph: AP Photo/Toru Takahashi

Formula One’s decision to postpone qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix until Sunday morning was entirely expected and, indeed, understandable. Taki(...)

Finnish Formula One driver Valtteri Bottas of Mercedes  in action during the second practice session of the British Grand Prix at the Silverstone Circuit. Photograph: Valdrin Xhemaj/EPA

Valtteri Bottas kept Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton off the top of the timesheets in practice for the Formula One leader’s home British Grand Prix (...)

In 2017, Najah Yusuf backed the calls for “freedom for Formula detainees”. She says she never thought she would become one of them. Photograph: Getty Images

Najah Yusuf is serving a three-year prison sentence in Bahrain, for defaming the state, hurting its interests and distorting the image of the kingdom (...)

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton   in action during the second practice session ahead of the 2019 Formula One Grand Prix of Australia at the Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit in Melbourne. Photograph:  Diego Azubel/EPA

There are no illusions at Mercedes as to how tough a Formula One season lies ahead as the team principal, Toto Wolff, calmly sets out the scale of the(...)

David Coulthard said women tended to reach a “glass ceiling” at Formula Three level and needed help. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

A new all-female racing series was launched on Wednesday, supported by former Grand Prix driver David Coulthard and top designer Adrian Newey, with th(...)

Lewis Hamilton in Austin, Texas. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images

Lewis Hamilton edged ever closer to winning a fourth world championship after a crushing victory over Sebastian Vettel at the United States Grand Prix(...)

Mercedes  driver Lewis Hamilton:  said to be in best mental shape he has ever been since he severed ties with McLaren and moved to Mercedes more than five years ago. Photograph: Mark Thompson/Getty Images

Lewis Hamilton believes he can race on until he is 40 after rejecting his own suggestion that he could stun Formula One by retiring at the end of the (...)

McLaren’s Fernando Alonso endured a frustrating season-opening race in Australia. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire.

McLaren driver Fernando Alonso will miss the Monaco Grand Prix in May in order to race in the Indianapolis 500, his team has said. McLaren is returni(...)

A view over the circuit during qualifying for the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at Albert Park on Saturday. Photograph: Robert Cianflone/Getty Images

Formula One needs to change its new qualifying format after it fell flat at Saturday’s Australian season-opener and tweaks can be made before the nex(...)

The BBC have prematurely ended their Formula One contract. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

The BBC has announced that it has “reluctantly” ended its Formula One contract three years early. The corporation regained the exclusive broadcasting(...)

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