Three in a row? Mercedes to clinch constructors’ title in Malaysia?


There are two variables in the mix for this weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix at the Sepang Circuit; firstly, the new slot in September can bring different weather conditions into play and secondly, the track has been resurfaced. Last year Sebastian #Vettel won here for the Scuderia Ferrari, so a new track surface may offer even more uncertainty. MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS can clinch its third consecutive constructors’ title if they score 36 points or more, regardless of how Red Bull Racing perform. Pirelli Motorsport has introduced the harder tire for this race and that will suit the Mercedes chassis, but they did struggle with the high temperatures last year. – James Allen on F1

Liberty Media: F1 new owners aim to revolutionise the sport

Formula one teams have welcomed the move by US firm Liberty Media to purchase the sport’s commercial arm for $8bn.

Liberty Media has recently bought nearly 19 percent of the F1 group, and will raise its stake to more than 35 percent by next year.

Al Jazeera’s Florence Looi reports from Singapore.

Pit stops in the fifties and today

Observe how the art of the pit stop has evolved since 1950.

Get up to speed ahead of Formula E’s return to Berlin


Formula E returns to the historic city of Berlin on May 21 for the BMW i Berlin ePrix.

Click here to download the official race programme.

Please note: tickets for this race is SOLD OUT.

Spanish GP Quali debrief + Dinner with Toto Wolff & Niki Lauda!

Head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport Toto Wolff gives us the low down on the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix quali session. He then takes us behind the scenes to show how the team relax during a race weekend.

F1 2016 Russian GP FP1: Red Bull trial new ‘Aeroscreen’


Daniel Ricciardo completes a single installation lap with Red Bull’s new ‘aeroscreen’ canopy.

Meet Team Hamilton – Nic Hamilton’s Racing Dream


In 2011, 19-year-old Nic Hamilton dreamed of following his brother Lewis into motor racing, we meet Nic’s team.

Daniil Kvyat and the Russian National Bobsleigh Team


It’s the Russian Grand Prix and, of course, Dany Kvyat is the star attraction at his home race. As such Dany spent Wednesday meeting the press and, given the location, continued his tradition of sampling the venues created for the XXII Winter Games by learning all things Bobsleigh.

Fan Bingbing in the Renault garage in Shanghai


With China’s growth slowing, ruthless competition and virtually no brand recognition, French carmaker Renault is banking on SUVs and X-Men and Transformers actress Fan Bingbing as it confronts an uphill struggle to break into the world’s biggest car market.

Europe’s third largest carmaker acknowledged it was coming late to the party when it opened its first factory in China this week — years after Japanese behemoth Toyota and US giant General Motors.

“It’s a tricky situation for Renault,” Jia Xinguang, chief analyst at China Automotive Industry Consulting, told AFP. “About five or six years ago the Chinese market was very lively but conditions are worse and the competition is cut-throat.

“Another thing is that the Renault brand isn’t well-known.”

Having shifted only 15 000 vehicles in China last year — a tiny fraction of the 24 million that hit the roads — the company knows it has its work cut to become a household name.

“There might be a lack of awareness. The Chinese may have heard people talking about it [Renault], but they don’t know anything about it, there aren’t that many of them on the road and they don’t know anyone in their circle who drives one,” said Jacques Daniel, CEO of its $1.2-billion joint venture with Chinese manufacturer Dongfeng.

Renault’s involvement with Formula 1 races in Shanghai has helped increase brand recognition in China, although pronunciation of the company name in Mandarin is “Lei nuo”.

Talk it out, guys…


VET: “If I keep going in the same line, we crash”

KVY: “Well don’t keep going…”