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Championship Standings:

Drivers' Standings
POS DRIVER PTS
1 Lewis Hamilton 296
2 Valtteri Bottas 231
3 Charles Leclerc 200
4 Max Verstappen 200
5 Sebastian Vettel 194
6 Pierre Gasly 69
7 Carlos Sainz 58
8 Alexander Albon 42
9 Daniel Ricciardo 34
10 Daniil Kvyat 33
11 Nico Hulkenberg 33
12 Lando Norris 31
13 Kimi Raikkonen 31
14 Sergio Perez 27
15 Lance Stroll 19
16 Kevin Magnussen 18
17 Romain Grosjean 8
18 Antonio Giovinazzi 4
19 Robert Kubica 1
20 George Russell 0

Constructors' Standings
POS CONSTRUCTOR PTS
1 Mercedes 527
2 Ferrari 394
3 Red Bull 289
4 Mclaren Renault 89
5 Renault 67
6 Toro Rosso Honda 55
7 Racing Point 46
8 Alpha Romeo 35
9 Haas Ferrari 26
10 Williams 1
 

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Racing Year in Review 2016
  by Brian Carroccio
My colleague Pete McCole will be handling the NASCAR side of things for 2016. So, what follows is the AutoRacing1 2016 Year in Review for open wheel/formula car racing with some sports cars and rallycross sprinkled in. In this article we cover some lessons from 2016, Driver of the Year, Newcomer of the Year, Race of the Year, Best Return of the year, Best Car of the Year, Worst Career Trajectory, Most Bizarre Race of the Year, Most Disappointing Title Defense, PR Move of the Year, The Craziest Finish, The Biggest S***show, The Feel Good Comeback Story of the Year, and Goodbyes.
Artificial intelligence - a human-centered approach?
  "Artificial Intelligence" Future Talk in Berlin
How is artificial intelligence (AI) influencing tomorrow's mobility? How can we use its ideas today? How intelligent will the car of the future be? And above all: what role will people play in this? These were the central questions discussed by Mercedes-Benz experts at the fourth Future Talk in Berlin in duologue with scientists, engineers and journalists. In the past few years the Mercedes-Benz Future Talk has dealt with the subjects of utopia, robotics and virtuality. This time, the focus was on the integration of artificial intelligence in the field of mobility and the interaction of humans and machines.
Nico Rosberg announces shock retirement
  2016 FIA F1 World Champion quits immediately
Rosberg retires as champion2016 FIA Formula One World Champion elect Nico Rosberg today announced that he will stop racing in Formula One with immediate effect. In an emotional address prior to the 2016 FIA Prize Giving in Vienna, Austria, Nico revealed the reasons behind his decision, which was reached following his crowning achievement in Abu Dhabi last Sunday. Nico has competed in a total of 206 Grands Prix and won 23 of them, placing him joint 12th on the all-time list alongside Nelson Piquet. He has scored 30 pole positions (8th all time) and 20 fastest laps. 

FIA announces World Motor Sport Council decisions
  World Council ratifies LMP1 tech freeze
The FIA held its last World Motor Sport Council of the year today as part of its Annual General Assembly and Prize Giving week in Vienna. During the meeting, the following decisions were taken:
FIA Formula One World Championship Calendar
FIA Formula 3 European Championship Calendar
FIA Formula 3 World Cup Calendar
FIA Formula E Championship Calendar
FIA World Endurance Championship Calendar
More.....
Touchdown for the 2016 FIA F1 World Champions!
  Rosberg stops by Petronas headquarters to start victory tour
Rosberg celebrates with Petronas workersAhead of the FIA Prize giving ceremony in Vienna, Austria, on Friday when he will be officially crowned, 2016 Formula One World Champion-elect Nico Rosberg yesterday touched down in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on the first stop of a whistle-stop global celebration tour. Fresh from his triumph and celebrations in Abu Dhabi, Nico made the home of the team's title partner PETRONAS his first destination to celebrate his maiden world title.
Abu Dhabi GP Sunday Press Conference
  Top-3 Finishers
DRIVERS
1 - Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes)
2 - Nico ROSBERG (Mercedes)
3 - Sebastian VETTEL (Ferrari)
Hamilton wins Abu Dhabi GP, Rosberg is F1 Champion
  Vettel third for Ferrari in exciting finale
Lewis Hamilton won the Abu Dhabi GP but in doing so purposely held up Nico Rosberg so the drivers behind might pass him but his tactics did not work as Nico Rosberg did what he had to do to win the 2016 F1 title by finishing second. Sebastian Vettel was the fastest car on the track at the end and caught the leading Mercedes duo but decided not to ruin the title for fellow countryman Rosberg by taking him out and settled for third.
Abu Dhabi GP Saturday Press Conference
  Top-3 Qualifiers
Drivers
1 - Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
2 - Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
3 - Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull).
Hamilton wins pole in Abu Dhabi
  Rosberg to start 2nd, superior Aldo Costa cars 1-2
Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg made it look easy in qualifying for the Abu Dhabi GP on Saturday. When you drive a superior Aldo Costa designed Mercedes car things just come easy. Hamilton's lap of 1m38.755s beat Rosberg by 0.303 sec.  Everyone else are essentially out to lunch. Daniel Ricciardo came closest for Red Bull with a lap of 1m39.589s.  Ferrari drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel rounded out the top-5.  Max Verstappen will start 6th for Red Bull.
Abu Dhabi GP Friday Press Conference
  Team Reps at Yas Marina
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TEAM REPRESENTATIVES

Toto Wolff (Mercedes)
Stephen Fitzpatrick (Manor)
Otmar Szafnauer (Force India)
Monisha Kaltenborn (Sauber)
Claire Williams (Williams)
Pirelli Shows The Entire Range Of Wide 2017 Tires
  New Tread Patterns Revealed For Intermediate And Wet
The entire range of new P Zero F1 tires in wider 2017 size is being presented in the Yas Marina paddock at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix,  together with a first look at the new tread pattern for the Cinturato intermediate and wet tires. The front tire has grown wider by 60mm, going from 245 to 305mm. The rear tire grows by 80mm, from 325 to 405mm. As a result, the 2017 tires are around 25% wider than the current tires. This applies to the intermediate and full wet tires as well as the slicks.
Abu Dhabi GP Thursday press conference
  Rosberg, Hamilton then rest of drivers
Drivers
Nico Rosberg - Mercedes
Lewis Hamilton - Mercedes
Felipe Massa - Williams
Jenson Button - McLaren
Kimi Raikkonen - Ferrari
Felipe Nasr - Sauber
Max Verstappen - Red Bull
Abu Dhabi GP Preview
  Final 2017 F1 race will decide the championship
This is the first time we've had a 21st race in any Formula One season and it's fitting that such a record-breaking year should conclude with the Drivers' Championship being fought right to the very end. It's great for fans of the sport. Of course, it also means significant tension within our particular camp - but the team has shown itself highly adept at managing this type of situation over the past few years. We will approach this weekend as we would any other, with the primary objective of ensuring that the title is decided on track in a fair fight. - Toto Wolff
Brazilian GP Sunday Press Conference
  Top-3 Finishers
Drivers
1 - Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
2 - Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
3 - Max Verstappen (Red Bull).
Hamilton wins Brazilian GP over Nico Rosberg
  Leads every lap from pole
Lewis Hamilton has won the Brazilian, his first victory at Interlagos and he now moves into a sole 2nd place in F1 wins with 52, second only to Michael Schumacher. If he keeps driving an Aldo Costa designed car he might just catch him, but needs another 40 wins to do it. Rosberg flashed across the line in second place ahead of a charging Max Verstappen to consolidate his title lead at now just 9 points as the title race will roll on to Abu Dhabi. Sergio Perez finished fourth, while Sebastian Vettel rounded out the top-5 for Ferrari.
Brazilian GP Saturday Press Conference
  Post-Qualifying
Drivers
1 - Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
2 - Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
3 - Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari).
Hamilton & Rosberg to start 1-2 in Brazil
  As Aldo Costa cars continue to make mockery of F1
Aldo Costa cars set a new record at Interlagos Saturday as Mercedes won their record 19th pole of 2016 in qualifying for the Brazilian GP. Lewis Hamilton turned a lap of 1m10.736s to beat his teammate and points leader Nico Rosberg by 0.1 sec. Kimi Raikkonen will start third after a lap of 1m11.404s in his Ferrari. Max Verstappen (Red Bull) and Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) rounded out the top-5.
Brazilian GP Friday Press Conference
  From Interlagos
TEAM REPRESENTATIVES
Christian HORNER (Red Bull Racing)
Maurizio ARRIVABENE (Ferrari)
Paul HEMBERY (Pirelli)
Monisha KALTENBORN (Sauber)
Guenther STEINER (Haas)
Frederic VASSEUR (Renault)
Brazilian GP: Thursday Press Conference
  Charlie Whiting joins the press conference
DRIVERS
Felipe Massa (Williams)
Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)
Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull Racing)
Max Verstappen (Red Bull Racing)
Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
Charlie Whiting (FIA race director)
Mexican GP Sunday Press Conference
  Top-3 finishers
Drivers
1 - Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
2 - Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
3 - Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari).
Hamilton leads Mercedes 1-2 in Mexican GP
  Vettel takes third, then demoted
Lewis Hamilton drove his superior Aldo Costa Mercedes to an uncontested win in the Mexican GP over his teammate and championship points leader Nico Rosberg. Max Verstappen came across in the line in third but was penalized 5-seconds by the race stewards for going off track trying to keep the charging Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel at bay. The penalty put Verstappen back to 5th behind his Red Bull teammate Daniel Ricciardo.
Mexican GP Saturday Press Conference
  Top-3 Qualifiers
Drivers
1 - Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
2 - Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
3 - Max Verstappen (Red Bull).
Hamilton leads Mercedes 1-2 to take pole for Mexican GP
  Nico Rosberg will start 2nd
Lewis Hamilton got the most out of his superior Aldo Costa designed Mercedes F1 car and took pole position for the Mexican GP. Hamilton's lap of 1m18.704s was 0.24 sec. faster than his teammate Nico Rosberg. The Red Bulls will start on the 2nd row with Max Verstappen third 0.350 sec behind Hamilton and his teammate Daniel Ricciardo 0.429 sec behind pole. Nico Hulkenberg rounded out the top-5 while the Ferraris of Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel were out to lunch in 6th and 7th respectively.
Mexican GP: Friday Press Conference
  Team Representatives
Team Representatives
Dave Ryan (Manor)
Franz Tost (Toro Rosso)
Eric Boullier (McLaren)
Robert Fernley (Force India)
Mike O'Driscoll (Williams)
Mexican GP: Thursday Press Conference
  From Mexico City
Drivers
Sergio Perez (Force India)
Esteban Gutierrez (Haas)
Carlos Sainz (Toro Rosso)
Esteban Ocon (Manor)
Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
Marcus Ericsson (Sauber)
USGP Sunday Press Conference
  Top-3 drivers
Drivers
1 - Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
2 - Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
3 - Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull)
Hamilton leads Mercedes 1-2 in USGP
  Boring racing at COTA
Lewis Hamilton led every lap from pole to win the USGP at COTA for the 4th time in 5-years. The Aldo Costa designed cars again finished 1-2 with Nico Rosberg coming home 2nd as he drove conservatively to protect his points lead. He only needs to finish 2nd in the remaining three races to be world champion. Daniel Riccardo was third in the Adrian Newey Red Bull while Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso rounded out the top-5 but Alonso will probably be penalized for dirty driving.
USGP Saturday Press Conference
  From Austin - Top 3 qualifiers
Drivers
1 - Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
2 - Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
3 - Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull).
Hamilton beats Rosberg for USGP pole
  Aldo Costa cars again superior
Lewis Hamilton set a new track record 1m34.999s lap to take pole position for the USGP at COTA over his Aldo Costa designed Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg. Costa's cars are almost impossible to beat and Adrian Newey's came closest with Red Bull teammates Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen 3rd and 4th. Underscoring that F1 is 99% car and 1% driver, the third row is all Ferrari with Kimi Raikkonen nipping Sebastian Vettel to finish 5th and 6th.
USGP Friday Press Conference
  With Team Representatives
Team Representatives
Cyril Abiteboul (Renault)
Maurizio Arrivabene (Ferrari)
Gene Haas (Haas)
Christian Horner (Red Bull Racing)
Monisha Kaltenborn (Sauber)
Toto Wolff (Mercedes)
USGP: Thursday Press Conference
  From Austin
DRIVERS
Romain Grosjean (Haas)
Kevin Magnussen (Renault)
Valtteri Bottas (Williams),
Nico Hulkenberg (Force India)
Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)
Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
Japanese GP Sunday Press Conference
  Top-3 finishers
Drivers
1 - Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
2 - Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
3 - Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
Rosberg wins Japanese GP to widen point lead
  Wins over Verstappen and Hamilton
Nico Rosberg had a perfect weekend at Suzuka - leading every practice session, taking pole, and then driving a perfect race in a perfect car - to win the Japanese GP over the Red Bull of Max Verstappen and his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton. In taking his 9th win of the season Rosberg stretched his point lead over Hamilton from 23 to 33 points. The Ferraris of Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen rounded out the top-5.
Japanese GP Saturday Press Conference
  Top-3 Qualifiers
Drivers:

1 - Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
2 - Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
3 - Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari).
Rosberg edges Hamilton for pole in Suzuka
  Another 1-2 for the Aldo Costa car
When the car is 99% of the equation and the driver 1%, teammates in F1 turn nearly identical lap times. Nico Rosberg will start the Japanese Grand Prix from pole position after beating Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton by just 0.013s in qualifying at Suzuka on Saturday. Ferrari and Red Bull were not far behind, with Ferrari winning that battle as Kimi Raikkonen took third and Sebastian Vettel - carrying a three-place grid penalty for his collision in Malaysia - fourth.
Japanese GP Friday Press Conference
  From Suzuka
Team Representatives
Ayao Komatsu (Haas)
Bob Bell (Renault)
Luigi Fraboni (Ferrari)
Paddy Lowe (Mercedes)
Yusuke Hasegawa (Honda)
Pat Symonds (Williams)
Japanese GP: Thursday Press Conference
  From Suzuka
Drivers
Jolyon Palmer (Renault)
Carlos Sainz (Toro Rosso)
Pascal Wehrlein (Manor)
Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari)
Fernando Alonso (McLaren)
Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
Stroll is first North-American to win the European F3 title
  Young Canadian on his way to F1
So far, the laurels of the FIA Formula 3 European Champion often remained in Europe, with only few drivers from a different continent being able to win. Thanks to Canadian Lance Stroll (Prema Powerteam), North-America is now on the winners’ list as well as he wrapped up an early 2016 FIA Formula 3 European Championship title at Imola. The 17-year-old development driver of the Williams Formula 1 team was the dominant driver this season and already scored his third title in car racing.
Malaysian GP Sunday Press Conference
  Top-3 finishers
Drivers
1 - Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull)
2 - Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
3 - Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
Ricciardo leads Red Bull 1-2 in Malaysia
  But only after Hamilton retires with huge lead
The only way to beat the Aldo Costa designed Mercedes is if their engine blows up or another driver takes them out. Both happened at Sepang Sunday allowing Daniel Ricciardo and his Red Bull teammate Max Verstappen to finish 1-2 in the Malaysian Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton retired with a huge 22.7s lead when his engine expired and Rosberg was spun around by Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel at the start but later recovered to finish third.
Malaysian GP Saturday Press Conference
  Top-3 qualifiers
Drivers
1 - Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
2 - Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
3 - Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
Hamilton eases to pole in Malaysia
  Rosberg 2nd in what will be another Mercedes parade
It's just like the Michael Schumacher days - he also drove an Aldo Costa designed car. Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg have enjoyed the fruits of Costa's work the past three years - completely dominating the sport. This weekend is no different in Malaysia where the two Mercedes drivers will start 1-2 with Hamilton beating his teammate Rosberg by 1/2-sec. Max Verstappen will start 3rd for Red Bull.
Malaysian GP Friday Press Conference
  From Sepang
Team representatives
Franz Tost (Toro Rosso)
Robert Fernley (Force India)
David Ryan (Manor)
Eric Boullier (McLaren)
Malaysian GP Thursday Press Conference
  From Sepang
Drivers
Jenson Button (McLaren)
Felipe Massa (Williams)
Esteban Ocon (Manor)
Daniil Kvyat (Toro Rosso)
Nico Hulkenberg (Force India)
Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
FIA Announces World Motor Sport Council Decisions
  At its latest World Motor Sport Council meetin
The FIA held its latest World Motor Sport Council meeting today in Paris. During the meeting, the following decisions were taken on the following series: 1) Formula 1, 2) FIA Formula 3 European Championship, 3) FIA Formula 3 World Cup, 4) FIA Formula 4, 5) FIA Formula E Championship, 6) FIA World Endurance Championship, 7) FIA World Touring Car Championship, 8) FIA GT World Cup, 9) CIK-FIA, 10) FIA World Rally Championship, 11) FIA European Rally Championship, 12) FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies, 13) FIA Historic Motor Sport Commission
Singapore GP Sunday Press Conference
  Top-3 Finishers
Drivers
1 - Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
2 - Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull)
3 - Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes).
Rosberg leads all the way in Singapore
  Another cakewalk for the Aldo Costa car
Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg started from pole and then proceeded to lead every lap to win the Singapore GP over Daniel Riccardo in another battle of Aldo Costa vs Adrian Newey engineering marvel. Lewis Hamilton finished third in the 2nd Mercedes. Ferrari drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel rounded out the top-5. The drive of the race was by Vettel who started dead last and came through the field on the tight Singapore street circuit to finish 5th.
Singapore GP Saturday Press Conference
  Top-3 Qualifiers
Drivers
1 - Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
2 - Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull)
3 - Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes).
Rosberg beats Ricciardo for pole in Singapore
  Hamilton and Verstappen on 2nd row
Last year they struggled, this year Aldo Costa fixed it, and Nico Rosberg blew away the competition in qualifying for the Singapore GP. Rosberg set a new track record of 1m42.584s to win the pole over Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo by a full 1/2-second.  Lewis Hamilton continued to make mental errors in qualifying and never got a perfect lap, which means he will start on row 2 Sunday alongside Max Verstappen who had the better Renault engine but was still slower than his teammate. Kimi Raikkonen rounded out the top-5 for Ferrari.
Singapore GP Friday Press Conference
  Team Reps
Team representatives
Christian Horner (Red Bull Racing)
Toto Wolff (Mercedes)
Maurizio Arrivabene (Ferrari)
Monisha Kaltenborn (Sauber)
Cyril Abiteboul (Renault)
Guenther Steiner (Haas)
Singapore GP Thursday Press Conference
  Drivers
Drivers
Valtteri Bottas
Marcus Ericsson
Felipe Nasr
Sergio Perez
Jolyon Palmer
Daniel Ricciardo
Rosberg takes Aldo Costa creation to easy Monza win
  Costa cars again 1-2 in Italian GP
Drivers don't win F1 titles, Chief Designers do. The man who made Michael Schumacher World Champion 7 times and Lewis Hamilton the past two years, Aldo Costa, will make either Nico Rosberg or Lewis Hamilton World Champion in 2016. On Sunday Nico Rosberg drove one of Costa's creations to an easy win in the Italian GP at Monza - leading every lap and cruising to the finish. Lewis Hamilton drove the 2nd Costa car to 2nd ahead of the Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel.
Italian GP Sunday Press Conference
  Top-3 drivers
Drivers:
1 - Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
2 - Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
3 - Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari).
Italian GP Saturday Press Conference
  Top-3 qualifiers
DRIVERS

1 - Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes)
2 - Nico ROSBERG (Mercedes)
3 - Sebastian VETTEL (Ferrari)

Hamilton wins pole for Italian GP
  Mercedes 1-2 at Monza deflates Tifosi
Lewis Hamilton drove his Aldo Costa designed Mercedes to pole position for the Italian GP at Monza.  Hamilton's lap of 1m21.135s was enough to pip his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg but the all-Mercedes front row sent the Italian crowd home disappointed as Mercedes buried Ferrari despite Ferrari's latest engine upgrades. Sebastian Vettel will start 3rd for Ferrari ahead of his teammate Kimi Raikkonen with Valtteri Bottas rounding out the top-5.
Italian GP: Friday Press Conference
  From Monza
Team representatives

Mattia Binotto (Ferrari)
Luca Furbatto (Manor)
Aldo Costa (Mercedes)
Franz Tost (Toro Rosso)
Paul Hembery (Pirelli)
Guenther Steiner (Haas)
Italian GP Thursday Press Conference
  From Monza
DRIVERS
Esteban GUTIERREZ (Haas)
Carlos SAINZ (Toro Rosso)
Kevin MAGNUSSEN (Renault)
Jenson BUTTON (McLaren)
Kimi RAIKKONEN (Ferrari)
Sebastian VETTEL (Ferrari)
Belgium GP Sunday Press Conference
  Top-3 Drivers
DRIVERS
1 - Nico ROSBERG (Mercedes)
2 - Daniel RICCIARDO (Red Bull Racing)
3 - Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes)
Rosberg leads all the way to win Belgium GP
  Ahead of Daniel Riccardo
Nico Rosberg put his Mercedes in front at the start while Max Verstappen next to him got away slow and Rosberg then motored to an easy win in the Belgium GP at Spa ahead of Daniel Riccardo and Lewis Hamilton up from last in the superior Aldo Costa masterpiece. There was a lot of carnage behind Rosberg at the start, including the two Ferraris hitting each other and Kevin Magnussen losing control at over 200 mph through Eau Rouge and hitting the barriers so hard the race had to be red-flagged while they were repaired.
Belgian GP Saturday Press Conference
  Top-3 Qualifiers
Drivers
1 - Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
2 - Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
3 - Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari).
Rosberg beats Verstappen for pole at Spa
  Raikkonen third for Ferrari
Much to the disappointment of the partisan crowd, Nico Rosberg put the Aldo Costa designed Mercedes on pole ahead of the Adrian Newey designed Red Bull for Sunday's Belgium GP. It was the 28th career pole for Rosberg by a very slim margin. Verstappen and Raikkonen both came within 0.2s of snatching pole - and will be determined to get the jump when the lights go out tomorrow. Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) and Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull) rounded out the top-5
Belgium GP Friday Press Conference
  Team Representatives
TEAM REPRESENTATIVES
Christian HORNER (Red Bull Racing)
Claire WILLIAMS (Williams)
Monisha KALTENBORN (Sauber)
Eric BOULLIER (McLaren)
Frederic VASSEUR (Renault)
Robert FERNLEY (Force India)
Belgian GP Thursday Press Conference
  From Spa
Drivers
Fernando Alonso (McLaren)
Romain Grosjean (Haas)
Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
Danill Kvyat (Toro Rosso)
Esteban Ocon (Manor)
Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
German GP Sunday Press Conference
  Top-3 drivers
Drivers:
1 - Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
2 - Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull)
3 - Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
Hamilton turns German GP into a borefest
  Leads every lap in Aldo Costa car
When polesitter Nico Rosberg choked in front of his home crowd and blew the start and fell to 4th, Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton took the lead in Turn 1 and by the end of the first lap his lead was over 1 second. The race was over. Hamilton drove away and controlled the gap to second the rest of the way for his 6th win in the last 7 races. Daniel Riccardo was 2nd for Red Bull ahead of his teammate Max Verstappen.
German GP Saturday Press Conference
  Top-3 qualifiers
Drivers:
1 - Nico Rosberg (Mercedes),
2 - Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes),
3 - Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull).
Rosberg wins German GP pole
  Mercedes 1-2 again
Nico Rosberg overcame electrical problems early in Q3 to beat his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton to win the pole for the German GP at Hockenheim. Rosberg's lap of 1m14.363s was 1/10th faster than Hamilton and 3/10ths faster than Red Bull's Daniel Riccardo in third. Max Verstappen was 4/10ths back in fourth while Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen rounded out the top-5 8/10ths behind Rosberg.
German GP Friday Press Conference
  From Hockenheim
TEAM REPRESENTATIVES
Jock CLEAR (Ferrari)
Paul MONAGHAN (Red Bull Racing)
Paddy LOWE (Mercedes)
Pat FRY (Manor)
Matt MORRIS (McLaren)
Otmar SZAFNAUER (Force India)
German GP Thursday Press Conference
  From Hockenheim
Drivers
Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)
Nico Hulkenberg (Force India)
Pascal Wehrlein (Manor)
Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull Racing)
Rio Haryanto (Manor)
Felipe Nasr (Sauber)
GP of Hungary Sunday Press Conference
  Top-3 drivers
DRIVERS
1 - Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes)
2 - Nico ROSBERG (Mercedes)
3 - Daniel RICCIARDO (Red Bull Racing)
Hamilton leads Mercedes 1-2 parade in Hungary
  Rosberg 2nd Ricciardo 3rd
Lewis Hamilton beat Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg and the Red Bulls of Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen into Turn 1 at the start and then controlled the pace on the hard-to-pass Hungaroring to lead every lap of the Grand Prix of Hungary in another Mercedes 1-2 F1 parade. Daniel Ricciardo was third for Red Bull with Sebastian Vettel and Max Verstappen rounding out the top-5.
GP of Hungary Saturday Press Conference
  Top-3 qualifyiers
DRIVERS
1 - Nico ROSBERG (Mercedes)
2 - Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes)
3 - Daniel RICCIARDO (Red Bull Racing)
Rosberg & Hamilton to start 1-2 in Hungary
  From Budapest
Nico Rosberg led a Mercedes 1-2 in qualifying for the Grand Prix of Hungary in Budapest for his 4th pole of the season. When Lewis Hamilton was slowed on his final lap by a spinning Fernando Alonso, Rosberg was able to complete his final lap as the Q3 clock went to zero to take pole from Hamilton who was fastest up until that point. The Red Bull duo of Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen will start 3rd and 4th and Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel rounds out the top-5
Hungarian GP: Friday Press Conference
  From Budapest
TEAM REPRESENTATIVES
Remi TAFFIN (Renault Sport)
Monisha KALTENBORN (Sauber)
James KEY (Toro Rosso)
Pat SYMONDS (Williams)
Jock CLEAR (Ferrari)
Guenther STEINER (Haas)
Hungarian GP: Thursday Press Conference
  From Budapest
DRIVERS
Marcus ERICSSON (Sauber)
Felipe MASSA (Williams)
Sergio PEREZ (Force India)
Carlos SAINZ (Toro Rosso)
Max VERSTAPPEN (Red Bull Racing)
Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
British GP Sunday Press Conference
  Top-3 finishers
DRIVERS
1 - Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes)
2 - Nico ROSBERG (Mercedes)
3 - Max VERSTAPPEN (Red Bull Racing)
Hamilton dominates British GP
  Beats teammate Rosberg, but Rosberg penalized
On a track that started soaking wet and later dried, Lewis Hamilton drove a perfect race in a perfect car to win the British GP over his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg who experienced transmission problems in the last six laps. Red Bull's Max Verstappen finished 3rd after holding off Nico Rosberg for many laps in the best battle of the race. Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo and Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen rounded out the top-5. Later Rosberg was handed a 10-sec. penalty for receiving an illegal radio transmission that put him 3rd in the final order.
British GP Saturday Press Conference
  From Silverstone
DRIVERS
1 - Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes)
2 - Nico ROSBERG (Mercedes)
3 - Max VERSTAPPEN (Red Bull Racing)
Mercedes teammates dominate British GP qualifying
  Hamilton and Rosberg 1-2 by a wide margin
The superior Aldo Costa designed Mercedes has dominated practice and qualifying for the British GP. The Mercedes is so planted in the corners everyone else are completely out to lunch. After having his first run eliminated when he exceeded the track limits, Lewis Hamilton beat his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg by 0.297s to win the pole position. Max Verstappen was 3rd ahead of Red Bull teammate Daniel Ricciardo and Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen. Raikkonen was 1.5sec behind Hamilton and his teammate Sebastian Vettel was a full 2.2 sec. behind Hamilton as the James Allison Ferrari falls further behind the Aldo Costa Mercedes.
British GP: Friday Press Conference
  From Silverstone
TEAM REPRESENTATIVES
Dave RYAN (Manor)
Eric BOULLIER (McLaren)
Vijay MALLYA (Force India)
Claire WILLIAMS (Williams)
Maurizio ARRIVABENE (Ferrari)
Toto WOLFF (Mercedes)
British GP: Thursday Press Conference
  From Silverstone
DRIVERS
Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes)
Jenson BUTTON (McLaren)
Jolyon PALMER (Renault)
Valtteri BOTTAS (Williams)
Romain GROSJEAN (Haas)
Pascal WEHRLEIN (Manor)
Mid-Season Review
  by Brian Carroccio
Having reached midpoint of the 2016 calendar year, we’ve also reached the heart of the season for many major racing series. Formula One, for example, will conclude a four race-five weekend stretch with the British Grand Prix Sunday. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will conduct its 18 of 36 races Saturday evening in Kentucky, while the Verizon IndyCar Series will run its 10th of 16 races Sunday afternoon in Iowa. With many racing series at or at least around their midpoint, AutoRacing1 will take a look back on the best and worst of the 2016 season in our Midseason Racing Review. Enjoy.
Austrian GP Sunday Press Conference
  From Red Bull Ring
Drivers:
1 - Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
2 - Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
3 - Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari)
Hamilton wins Austrian GP on last lap
  Contact between two leading Mercedes
Nico Rosberg was leading going into the last lap of the Austrian GP but with his ultrasoft tires wearing out his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton (on soft tires) was able to use DRS to make an outside move going into turn 2. Rosberg was having none of it and braked late, pushed Hamilton off track but in doing so broke his front wing. Hamilton then went ahead to take the win ahead of Red Bull's Max Verstappen and Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen. Rosberg nursed his car around to finish 4th but that is under investigation.
Austrian GP Saturday Press Conference
  From Red Bull Ring
DRIVERS
1 - Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes)
2 - Nico ROSBERG (Mercedes)
3 - Nico HULKENBERG (Force India)
Hamilton takes pole in Austria
  Mercedes power 1-2-3
On a drying and difficult track that saw the grid mixed up from what it normally would be, nothing was different at the top with Mercedes teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg turning the two best times in qualifying at the Red Bull Ring for the Austrian GP. Nico Hulkenberg will start 2nd (once Rosberg takes his grid penalty) for Force India with Mercedes power ahead of the Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel and the McLaren Honda of Jenson Button.
Austrian GP Friday Press Conference
  From Red Bull Ring
TEAM REPRESENTATIVES
Graham WATSON (Toro Rosso)
Beat ZEHNDER (Sauber)
Luca FURBATTO (Manor)
Rob SMEDLEY (Williams)
Paul MONAGHAN (Red Bull Racing)
Yusuke HASEGAWA (Honda)
Austrian GP Thursday Press Conference
  From Red Bull Ring
Drivers
Kevin Magnussen (DEN) Renault Sport F1 Team
Daniil Kvyat (RUS) Scuderia Toro Rosso
Esteban Gutierrez (MEX) Haas F1
Felipe Nasr (BRA) Sauber
Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing
Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Ferrari
European GP Sunday Press Conference
  From Baku
Drivers
1st - Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
2nd - Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)
3rd - Sergio Perez (Force India)
Rosberg takes easy flag-to-flag win in Baku
  European GP
Aldo Costa designed cars make F1 boring. Just ask Michael Schumacher (if you could). Costa rolled out a new rear wing for Mercedes in the European GP and the Mercedes' cars were untouchable all weekend. Nico Rosberg took a dominating win in the European GP Sunday by almost 17 seconds over the Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel and the Force India of Sergio Perez. Kimi Raikkonen and Lewis Hamilton rounded out the top-5.
European GP - Saturday Press Conference
  From Baku
Drivers
1 - Nico ROSBERG (Mercedes)
2 - Sergio PEREZ (Force India)
3 - Daniel RICCIARDO (Red Bull Racing)
Rosberg takes pole for European GP at Baku
  by Mark J. Cipolloni
Nico Rosberg took pole position for the European GP at Baku with a lap of 1m42.758s in his Mercedes while his teammate Lewis Hamilton made two major mistakes, including breaking his right-front suspension when he clipped a barrier and will start 10th. Sergio Perez was 2nd in the much improved Force India with Mercedes power with a lap of 1m43.515s but will serve a 5-grid penalty. Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel had identical times of 1m43.966s and will start 2nd and 3rd while Kimi Raikkonen was 5th but will move up to 4th at the start.
European GP Friday Press Conference
  From Baku
Frederic VasseurTEAM REPRESENTATIVES
Frederic VASSEUR (Renault)
Roberto BOCCAFOGLI (Pirelli)
Eric BOULLIER (McLaren)
Gene HAAS (Haas)
Toto WOLFF (Mercedes)
Claire WILLIAMS (Williams)
European GP Thursday Press Conference
  From Baku
DRIVERS
Carlos SAINZ (Toro Rosso)
Nico HULKENBERG (Force India)
Rio HARYANTO (Manor)
Valtteri BOTTAS (Williams)
Fernando ALONSO (McLaren)
Sebastian VETTEL (Ferrari)
Canadian GP Sunday Press Conference
  From Montreal
DRIVERS

1 - Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes)
2 - Sebastian VETTEL (Ferrari)
3 - Valtteri BOTTAS (Williams)

Hamilton holds off Vettel to win Canadian GP
  by Mark J. Cipolloni
Ferrari made another mistake that required Sebastian Vettel to make an extra pitstop and Lewis Hamilton did the rest to win the Canadian GP in Montreal Sunday for Mercedes. Vettel made an excellent start from third to take the lead in the first corner and easily keep the Mercedes at bay until Ferrari brought him in during a virtual safety car and that extra pitstop was the race. What were they thinking? Valtteri Bottas came home 3rd while Max Verstappen held off Nico Rosberg for 4th.
Canadian GP: Saturday Press Conference
  Post-Qualifying
DRIVERS
1 - Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes)
2 - Nico ROSBERG (Mercedes)
3 - Sebastian VETTEL (Ferrari)
Hamilton & Rosberg 1-2 in Montreal qualifying
  by Mark J. Cipolloni
Lewis Hamilton won his 53rd career pole position in qualifying Saturday for the Canadian GP in Montreal with a lap of 1m12.812s to just edge his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg who came up just short at 1m12.874s. It was Hamilton's 5th Canadian GP pole. Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel was less than 2/10ths behind Hamilton at 1m12.990s. The top-3 are very close, which bodes well Sunday's race. Daniel Riccardo will start 4th for Red Bull as he continues to outqualify both of his teammates in 2016.
Canadian GP: Friday Press Conference
  From Montreal
TEAM REPRESENTATIVES
Dave RYAN (Manor)
Robert FERNLEY (Force India)
Franz TOST (Toro Rosso)
Guenther STEINER (Haas)
Christian HORNER (Red Bull Racing)
Jock CLEAR (Ferrari)
Canadian GP: Thursday Press Conference
  From Montreal
DRIVERS
Marcus ERICSSON (Sauber)
Sergio PEREZ (Force India)
Felipe MASSA (Williams)
Daniel RICCIARDO (Red Bull Racing)
Jenson BUTTON (McLaren)
Kimi RAIKKONEN (Ferrari)
Infiniti Offers Top U.S. Engineering Students F1 Career
  Opportunity
Infiniti's global search for the best up-and-coming student engineering talent began its third successive year with the launch of the 2016 Infiniti Engineering Academy. Students from all over the world have the chance to earn the career opportunity of a lifetime working at Infiniti Motor Company, Ltd. and the Renault Sport Formula One Team. Infiniti's new Technical Partnership with the Renault Sport Formula One Team includes, as a crucial component, this unique automotive-to-Formula One training program for brilliant young engineers.
Monaco GP Sunday Press Conference
  Top-3 Drivers
Drivers
1 - Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
2 - Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull)
3 - Sergio Perez (Force India).
Hamilton holds off Ricciardo to win Monaco GP
  by Mark J. Cipolloni
In a race that started wet and interrupted by several altercations, the Mercedes team only pitted Lewis Hamilton once from wets to ultrasoft tires and Hamilton did all the rest to keep polesitter Daniel Riccardo behind him and win his 2nd GP of Monaco. Force India's Sergio Perez held off the Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel for 4th and Fernando Alonso drove a smart race to finish 5th for McLaren-Honda.
Monaco GP - Saturday Press Conference
  Top-3 Qualifiers
Drivers

1 - Daniel RICCIARDO (Red Bull Racing)
2 - Nico ROSBERG (Mercedes)
3 - Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes)
Riccardo beats both Mercedes for pole in Monaco
  Vettel 4th for Ferrari while Verstappen crashes out
Daniel Riccardo has put his Red Bull on pole for the Monaco GP with a lap of 1m13.622s  It was the first pole of his career, and it comes at Monaco. A stunning lap from the Australian - stunning commitment, stunning speed and Ricciardo will start on the supersofts tomorrow too - double advantage. Nico Rosberg will start 2nd in his Mercedes ahead of teammate Lewis Hamilton. A frustrated Sebastian Vettel was 4th for Ferrari.
Monaco GP Wednesday Press Conference
  Thursday-Saturday-Sunday affair
DRIVERS
Jolyon PALMER (Renault)
Romain GROSJEAN (Haas)
Pascal WEHRLEIN (Manor)
Max VERSTAPPEN (Red Bull Racing)
Nico ROSBERG (Mercedes)
Sebastian VETTEL (Ferrari)
Spanish GP Sunday Press Conference
  From Barcelona
DRIVERS
1 - Max VERSTAPPEN (Red Bull Racing)
2 - Kimi RAIKKONEN (Ferrari)
3 - Sebastian VETTEL (Ferrari)
Verstappen wins Spanish GP, youngest F1 winner
  by Brian Carroccio

Max Verstappen took advantage of an opening lap accident involving Mercedes AMG Petronas teammates Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton and a two-stop pit strategy to score his maiden Formula One win in the Spanish Grand Prix. At 18 years old and 228 days, the Dutch, who had been promoted to Red Bull before the race, became Formula One's youngest winner, smashing the record of 21 years and 73 days previously held by Sebastian Vettel. The Ferrari duo of Kimi Raikkonen and Vettel rounded out the podium. 

Spanish GP: Saturday Press Conference
  From Barcelona
Drivers

1 - Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes)

2 - Nico ROSBERG (Mercedes)

3 - Daniel RICCIARDO (Red Bull Racing)]

Hamilton wins pole in Spain
  by Brian Carroccio

Reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton edged Mercedes AMG Petronas teammate Nico Rosberg to win pole position for tomorrow's Spanish Grand Prix. It was Hamilton's 52nd career pole position and third of 2016. The Red Bull Racing pair of Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen locked out row 2 while the Ferraris of Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel will roll off fifth and sixth. 

Spanish GP Friday Press Conference
  From Barcelona
TEAM REPRESENTATIVES
Cyril Abiteboul (Renault Sport)
Yusuke Hasegawa (Honda)
Robert Fernley (Force India)
Christian Horner (Red Bull Racing)
Toto Wolff (Mercedes)
Maurizio Arrivabene (Ferrari)
Spanish GP Thursday Press Conference
  From Barcelona
Drivers
Fernando Alonso (McLaren)
Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
Kevin Magnussen (Renault)
Carlos Sainz (Toro Rosso)
Daniil Kvyat (Toro Rosso)
Max Verstappen (Red Bull Racing)
Can F1 Defy the Law of Unintended Consequences?
  by Stephen Cox
The safety cult storm troopers continue their assault on auto racing and this time, even Formula One cannot escape their regulatory clutches. In reference to the current effort to mandate either the Halo or Aeroscreen head protection safety gadgets for the 2017 racing season, F1 race director Charlie Whiting said, "If we eventually need to add a couple of seconds to the time required to get out (of the race car), I think that would be a small price to pay."
Russian GP Sunday Press Conference
  From Sochi
DRIVERS
1 - Nico ROSBERG (Mercedes)
2 - Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes)
3 - Kimi RAIKKONEN (Ferrari)
Rosberg waltzes to easy win in Russia
  by Mark J. Cipolloni
Nico Rosberg started on pole and led every lap of the Russian GP to win his 7th F1 race in a row Sunday in Sochi.  His Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton finished 2nd over 25 seconds behind after starting 10th.  Kimi Raikkonen brought his Ferrari home third with Valtteri Bottas and Sergio Perez rounding out the top-5.
Russian GP Saturday Press Conference
  Top-3 Qualifiers
Drivers
1 - Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
2 - Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)
3 - Valtteri Bottas (Williams).
Rosberg beats Vettel for pole in Russia
  by Mark J. Cipolloni
While his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton had an engine component failure and sat out Q3, Nico Rosberg and Mercedes remained the man and machine to beat in Formula 1 by taking pole position for Sunday's Russian GP with a time of 1m35.417s. Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel was 2nd quick with a lap of 1m36.123s a full 7/10ths slower than the superior Mercedes. However, he will start 7th after a 5-place grid penalty due to a transmission change on Friday.
Russian GP: Friday Press Conference
  From Sochi
Team Representatives
Ayao Komatsu (Haas)
Paul Hembery (Pirelli)
John McQuilliam (Manor)
Otmar Szafnauer (Force India)
James Key (Toro Rosso),
Beat Zehnder (Sauber)
Russian GP Thursday Press Conference
  From Sochi
Drivers
Felipe Nasr (Sauber)
Sergio Perez (Force India)
Esteban Gutierrez (Haas)
Jenson Button (McLaren)
Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
Daniil Kvyat (Red Bull Racing)
Historic Formula One Cars Reunite In Monterey
  For Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion
Nostalgia is a marvelous thing. In an era when one manufacturer dominates Formula One, let’s look back at a time when the category was far more open, such as the more free-wheeling pre-turbo times from 1967 to 1984. The Masters USA international Formula One field’s highly-anticipated return to the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion comes Aug. 18-21 as part of the renowned Monterey Classic Car Week celebration.
Time to take the wings off of Indy and F1 cars
  by Mark J. Cipolloni
As you know, we here at AR1.com have called for the removal wings from IndyCars for quite some time. They have ruined the racing. The constant pursuit of speed has led to aerodynamic R&D in the pursuit of more downforce and less drag. But the time has come to stop. Do we care more about breaking lap records or good close racing that puts a premium on driving skill?
Long Beach GP Sunday Press Conference
  Top-3 drivers
Drivers:
Helio Castroneves
Scott Dixon
Simon Pagenaud
Chinese GP Sunday Press Conference
  Top-3 Drivers
DRIVERS
1 - Nico ROSBERG (Mercedes)
2 - Sebastian VETTEL (Ferrari)
3 - Daniil KVYAT (Red Bull)
Rosberg cruises in win in Shanghai
  by Mark J. Cipolloni
If there ever was a good argument for an inverted grid, this was it. Formula 1 put on an incredible display of racing at the Shanghai International Circuit on Sunday as many of the usual suspects found themselves well down the order and having to fight to get back to the front. Nico Rosberg continued his cruise to the 2016 Formula 1 season with his second Chinese Grand Prix victory and 6th race win in a row (last 3 last year and first 3 this year). Rosberg finished 37.7 seconds ahead of Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel, with Daniil Kvyat on the podium in his Red Bull for the second time in his F1 career.
Chinese GP Saturday Press Conference
  Top-3 drivers
Drivers
1 - Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
2 - Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull)
3 - Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari)
Rosberg takes pole for Chinese GP as Ferrari chokes
  by Mark J. Cipolloni
Nico Rosberg claimed pole for the Chinese Grand Prix while Ferrari fizzled and Red Bull dazzled. The biggest surprises weren't that Ferrari would choke again, it was that Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo squeezed Ferrari off the front row and Lewis Hamilton ended up last when his Mercedes had an ERS problem and he never made it out of Q1 and he failed to set a time in qualifying.
Chinese GP Friday press conference
  from Shanghai
TEAM REPRESENTATIVES
Frederic Vasseur (Renault)
Yusuke Hasegawa (Honda)
Eric Boullier (McLaren)
Maurizio Arrivabene (Ferrari)
Toto Wolff (Mercedes)
Christian Horner (Red Bull Racing)
Chinese GP Thursday Press Conference
  From Shanghai
Drivers
Marcus Ericsson (Sauber)
Nico Hulkenberg (Force India)
Kevin Magnussen (Renault)
Valtteri Bottas (Williams)
Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari)
2016 Chinese Grand Prix Preview
  From Shanghai
The 2016 Formula One World Championship continues this weekend with Round Three, the Chinese Grand Prix, from the Shanghai International Circuit. After coming back from the Middle East with a short stop-over at their headquarters in Europe, the F1 Teams travel to China for the upcoming Grand Prix weekend. The third round of the FIA Formula One World Championship is taking place from 15th to 17th April.
Bahrain GP Sunday Press Conference
  Top-3 drivers
Drivers
1 - Nico Rosberg (Mercedes),
2 - Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari)
3 - Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
Rosberg dominates in Bahrain
  by Brian Carroccio

Taking advantage of another poor start from teammate and pole sitter Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg stormed from the second grid spot to the lead at the start of the Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix. From there, the Mercedes AMG Petronas driver dominated the proceedings, leading every lap en route to his fifth consecutive Formula One victory in an entertaining race under the flood lights at Sakhir.

Bahrain GP Saturday Press Conference
  Fro, Sakhir
Drivers

1 - Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
2 - Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
3 - Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)
Hamilton on pole in Bahrain - Mercedes1-2
  by Mark J. Cipolloni
Make no mistake about it, the Mercedes cars are still the fastest by a wide margin. Lewis Hamilton edged out Mercedes Formula 1 teammate Nico Rosberg to take pole position for the Bahrain Grand Prix, as Ferrari's challenge fell short. Ferrari looked genuinely competitive in final practice at Sakhir, but when it counted they just were simply not fast enough.
Bahrain GP Friday Press Conference
  Team Reps
TEAM REPRESENTATIVES
Franz Tost (Toro Rosso)
Dave Ryan (Manor Racing)
Robert Fernley (Force India)
Claire Williams (Williams)
Bahrain GP Thursday Press Conference
  F1
DRIVERS
Pascal Wehrlein (Manor)
Max Verstappen (Toro Rosso)
Romain Grosjean (Haas)
Felipe Massa (Williams)
Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
Fernando Alonso (McLaren)
IndyCar needs the Phoenix race to succeed
  by Brian Carroccio
With Easter this past weekend, it was a rare weekend without any major racing series on  track. However, this coming weekend a full slate awaits motor racing fans as NASCAR, Formula One, IndyCar, Formula E, the NHRA and a host of others will return to action. And for me there is no question which series has the biggest weekend ahead of it: the Verizon IndyCar Series. Yes, this weekend’s much-anticipated return to Phoenix International Raceway, is in my opinion is the series’ most important non-Indy 500 race in years.
Australian GP Sunday Press Conference
  From Melbourne
Drivers
1 - Nico ROSBERG (Mercedes)
2 - Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes)
3 - Sebastian VETTEL (Ferrari) 
Rosberg beats Hamilton & Vettel in Australia
  by Mark J. Cipolloni
Continuing his hot streak from the end of 2015, Nico Rosberg won the 2016 Australian Grand Prix as Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel saw its victory hopes dashed by poor tire strategy. Ferrari snatched the lead from Mercedes at the start, with Sebastian Vettel jumping from third to first, ahead of teammate Kimi Raikkonen and Rosberg, while polesitter Lewis Hamilton fell to sixth after running wide at turn one.
Australian GP Post-Race Quotes
  From Melbourne
Nico Rosberg (1st): "That was a perfect race for me. The start was tricky, as I was on the dirty side of the grid and Vettel managed to be ahead. He did a really good job at the start - but we chose the perfect strategy by going onto the medium tire after the red flag. A big thanks to the team on the pit wall for that, to everyone back at the factories for this fantastic car and to everyone back in Europe who woke up so early to tune in for the race. I hope it was a good show for you! We can enjoy this moment for sure - but we know now just how strong those red cars will be this season, so we cannot afford to relax. I'm really looking forward to the next races and hopefully some more exciting battles. Finally, I also have to say it was a big relief to see Fernando walk away from his shunt. It shows how incredible the safety of these cars is now, which is great to see."
Australian GP Saturday Press Conference
  From Melbourne
DRIVERS
1 -- Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes)
2 -- Nico ROSBERG (Mercedes)
3 -- Sebastian VETTEL (Ferrari)
Mercedes 1-2 in Australian GP Qualifying
  by Mark J. Cipolloni
Lewis Hamilton led every practice and qualifying session on his way to pole position for the Australian GP in Albert park. Hamilton's fast lap was 2.5s faster than last year. Nico Rosberg will start 2nd with Sebastian Vettel in 3rd ahead of his Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen. With 5-min to go in Q3 the Ferrari drivers got out of their cars and walked away, knowing they had no chance to catch the Mercedes'.
2016 Australian Grand Prix - Friday Press Conference
  from Melbourne
TEAM REPRESENTATIVES
Cyril ABITEBOUL (Renault Sport)
Toto WOLFF (Mercedes)
Eric BOULLIER (McLaren)
Maurizio ARRIVABENE (Ferrari)
Christian HORNER (Red Bull Racing)
Gene HAAS (Haas F1)
2016 Australian Grand Prix - Thursday Press Conference
  From Melbourne
DRIVERS
Rio HARYANTO (Manor)
Jolyon PALMER (Renault)
Esteban GUTIERREZ (Haas)
Sebastian VETTEL (Ferrari)
Daniel RICCIARDO (Red Bull Racing)
Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes)
Newey to design Aston Martin Hypercar
  Red Bull and Aston Martin Partnership
Red Bull Racing and British luxury sports car brand Aston Martin are today announcing a partnership which sees Red Bull Racing's Chief Technical Officer, Adrian Newey and Aston Martin's Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman collaborate to produce a ground-breaking Aston Martin hypercar. Codenamed Project 'AM-RB 001', the new hypercar will represent the ultimate blend of cutting edge F1 technology with Aston Martin's signature sports car design.
Toro Rosso unveils the STR11 in Barcelona
  Final livery revealed
Shortly before going back out on track at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya for the second pre-season test, Scuderia Toro Rosso unveiled its 2016 World Championship challenger, the STR11, in its new livery. 
Sauber presents the C35-Ferrari
  Will see time in Barcelona test this week
For the Sauber F1 Team 2016 marks the 24th season in Formula One. The squad based in Hinwil in the Zurcher Oberland, after Ferrari, Williams and McLaren, is the fourth-oldest team among the currently existing brand names. In the 2016 FIA Formula One World Championship the Sauber F1 Team will again be competing with drivers Marcus Ericsson (SE, 25) and Felipe Nasr (BR, 23).
Sahara Force India rolls out 2016 F1 car
  The VJM09 in Barcelona
Sahara Force India marked the beginning of its season today as Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez pulled the covers off the VJM09 in Barcelona. They were joined by the team’s development driver, Alfonso Celis, as they posed for photos in front of the world’s media ahead of the start of the team’s winter testing program. The stability in the technical regulations means the VJM09 is more evolution than revolution, building on the strengths of the 2015 b-spec chassis that helped the team secure fifth place in the championship last year.


Red Bull launches its 2016 F1 car
  RB12
Ahead of the Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer RB12 making its track debut at the first pre-season test at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Spain, images of the car are now available on the Red Bull Content Pool. Beyond the striking matte livery unveiled in London last week, the all-new RB12 incorporates a host of improvements based on the lessons learned from the 2015 season.
Sauber reveals new colors for 2016
  Sauber C35
The Sauber F1 Team is pleased to announce IFS as a Principal Partner for the 2016 FIA Formula One Championship. IFS is a global enterprise applications company. The IFS branding will appear on the rear wing end plates as well as on the top of the monocoque on both Sauber C35, on the drivers’ overalls and helmets of Marcus Ericsson and Felipe Nasr, as well as on the teamwear. During the first winter test in Barcelona the logos will be visible on the Sauber C34-Ferrari in the 2016 livery.
McLaren launches 2016 Formula 1 car
  Honda-powered MP4-31
McLaren has unveiled their Honda-powered MP4-31 Formula 1 car for the 2016 season. Jenson Button will be behind the wheel for the new car's first laps on Monday, during the opening day of pre-season testing at Barcelona. "As we embark on the second year of our renewed McLaren-Honda partnership, all of us remain united in our purpose," McLaren group CEO Ron Dennis said.
Haas team reveals their 2016 VF-16
  First ever F1 car for team
The VF-16, Haas F1 Team's first racecar, has arrived. The car officially broke cover today via Haas F1 Team's social media channels and Website. It hits the track Monday for the first day of preseason testing at the Circuit de Barcelona -- Catalunya. The origin of naming the car "VF-16" goes back to the first CNC machine manufactured by Haas Automation, the VF-1, launched in 1988.
Mercedes reveals 2016 F1 car
  The car that will carry Nico Rosberg to the 2016 F1 title
Stable regulations challenge engineers to dig deep and find "mini revolutions" for the F1 W07 Hybrid chassis and PU106C Hybrid Power Unit.  Tires, safety and sound all feature on short list of rule changes for the coming season.  Paddy Lowe: "Our objective is excellence in all areas"  Andy Cowell: "These Power Units are incredible feats of engineering"
Ferrari launches its 2016 Formula 1 contender
  2016 SF-16H
A shortened nose, a tapered rear end and an intriguing red-and-white livery are the signature features of the new SF16-H. The name refers to the hybrid powertrain, which enters its third season in the Formula One World Championship.  Find out more......
Williams Martini Racing Launch the FW38
  For 2016 season
The new Williams Mercedes FW38 was unveiled today ahead of the first pre-season test in Barcelona, Spain next week. For a third successive season the iconic red, white and blue stripes of WILLIAMS MARTINI RACING will be lining up on the Formula One grid, with the team looking to build on a successful 2015 season that resulted in four podiums and a third place finish in the Constructors' Championship.
Red Bull F1 unveils new look for 2016
  New colors on 2015 car for now
Red Bull Racing today began its 2016 Formula One challenge in dramatic style, unveiling a striking new car livery and officially launching a long-term partnership with global sports brand PUMA at a joint event in London. Ahead of the track debut of the team’s new RB12 car in Barcelona next week, Red Bull Racing drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Daniil Kvyat, along with Team Principal Christian Horner, were on hand to help reveal the team’s exciting new look.
Latest Happenings in the World of Racing
  by Brian Carroccio

In what is typically a time of dryness and despair for motor racing fans, there was a bit of a respite this weekend in the form of an entertaining Rolex 24 at Daytona. While there were many enjoyable parts of the famous enduro, particularly the race to the finish in the GTLM class, for my money, the story of this weekend’s race was the breakout performance of Pipo Derani. There have, of course, been other stories in the world of racing of late.


The future of motorsports faces great peril
  by Mark J. Cipolloni
I don't know when it's going to happen. It could be within the next 10 years. Maybe 15 years. For certain within 20 years. All the experts say that the future of automobiles is all-electric and self-driving. So what becomes of auto racing when cars are silent and driving is no longer a thing people do? Will there be any fans left to sustain the sport? Will people pay to sit in the grandstands watching a race in silence? Will people pay to watch silent race cars running around a track with no drivers in them?
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