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Brazilian veteran Felipe Massa thrives in Williams team's formula one revival

Daniel Johnson Brazilian formula one veteran Felipe Massa is smiling again as the iconic British team he joined this year, Williams, puts the dark days behind it to challenge its big rivals again.

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Lewis Hamilton confident of spoiling German party at Hockenheim formula one event

Rev: Nico Rosberg, of the Mercedes-Benz team, prepares for the German GP at Hockenheim.

Daniel Johnson in Hockenheim German driver Nico Rosberg is leading the formula one world championship in a Mercedes-Benz heading into the German Grand Prix, but his British teammate Lewis Hamilton is generally faster and has...

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Lewis Hamilton crashes in German Formula One Grand Prix qualifying, Nico Rosberg takes pole

Oops: Lewis Hamilton looks sheepish as he returns to the pits after his crash in qualifying.

Nico Rosberg has put his Mercedes on pole position for Sunday's German Grand Prix.

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Renault 'positive' for British Formula One Grand Prix

Mechanical machinations: Sebastian Vettel gets some pit-stop assistance during the Austrian F1 Grand Prix

Renault are adamant they head to Silverstone for this weekend's British Grand Prix with "a clean slate" following criticism by Red Bull team principal Christian Horner.

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Nico Rosberg takes pole at British Formula One Grand Prix

On the level: Nico Rosberg took pole at the British Grand Prix.

Nico Rosberg claimed pole position for Sunday's British Grand Prix with a late fastest lap in the final seconds of a dramatic and shock-filled qualifying session on Saturday.

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British racer Susie Wolff to get out on track with the formula one boys

Life in the fast lane: Scottish-born driver Susie Wolff.

Sarah Rainey On the eve of making formula one history, prospective grand prix racer Susie Wolff takes Sarah Rainey for a high-speed spin.

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Felipe Massa on pole for Williams in Austrian Formula One Grand Prix

Felipe Massa.

Williams driver Felipe Massa took his 16th career pole position on Saturday, setting up a duel with Mercedes in Sunday's Austrian Grand Prix.

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Mercedes formula one team enlist psychologist to stay in front

Daniel Johnson The Mercedes formula one team has turned to the sports psychologist credited with helping the All Blacks overcome their reputation as serial World Cup chokers in an attempt to maintain their dominant...

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Former Formula One doctor fears for Michael Schumacher

Formula One legend Michael Schumacher.

A former F1 doctor has warned fans not to expect "any good news" regarding Michael Schumacher's condition.

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Lewis Hamilton on pole, Daniel Ricciardo third as Mercedes dominate Spanish Formula One Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton waves after the qualifying session for the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix.

Tim Collings A supremely relaxed Lewis Hamilton delivered when it mattered on Saturday by producing a lap of searing speed to claim his fourth pole position of the season as Mercedes swept the front row for...

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Formula One threatened by cash crisis

Sauber's Mexican driver  Esteban Gutierrez drives during the third practice session at the Circuit de Catalunya on May 10, 2014 in Montmelo on the outskirts of Barcelona ahead of the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix.     AFP PHOTO / JOSEP LAGO

Formula One faces a serious cash crisis if it does not introduce serious cost-cutting measures, Williams' deputy team-principal Claire Williams warned on Saturday.

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Chassis change works on Formula One circuit for Sebastian Vettel

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Peter McKay A change back to an old Red Bull Racing test chassis for last weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix brought an instant upsurge in competitiveness for world champion Sebastian Vettel after he had struggled...

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2014 Formula One form guide

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Mark Fogarty It's been an off-season of intrigue and technical shenanigans, but now the real work starts in Melbourne this week. For those late to the carnival, here's what's happened in trackwork.

Revamped formula one cars fuel intrigue at the Australian Grand Prix

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Mark Fogarty F1 racing has a new look, new tactics and a new sound.

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Australian Grand Prix: Bernie Ecclestone vows to deliver 'noisier' formula one cars

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Tom Cary Formula one boss Bernie Ecclestone has said the sport will investigate ways of making the new machines sound "more like racing cars".

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Formula one 2014, making the pace after Melbourne

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Mark Fogarty If anything was learnt from last Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix, it’s that Formula 1 doesn’t stand still.

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Formula one: fuel flow dramas take sheen off fresh start

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Peter McKay There was enough overtaking and action to keep us captivated, but Daniel Ricciardo's disqualification has many eyebrows raised.

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Red Bull may quit formula one: Bernie Ecclestone

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Ian Parkes Formula one supremo Bernie Ecclestone won't be surprised if Red Bull billionaire Dietrich Mateschitz carries out his threat to quit the sport.

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Daniel Ricciardo third-fastest in Chinese Formula One GP practice

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Australian Daniel Ricciardo was third-fastest in Friday's initial practice session for the Chinese Formula One grand prix as Fernando Alonso brought some welcome cheer to Ferrari after a troubled...

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Formula one faces blind corner as Bernie Ecclestone bribery trial begins

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Daniel Johnson A101 and B177. These are the Munich courtrooms where over the next five months much of formula one's near and distant future will be determined.