Lewis Hamilton powers to flawless Bahrain win ahead of Raikkonen

Tim Collings 3:34 AM   Defending world champion Lewis Hamilton extended his lead in this year's title race on Sunday when he drove to a near-flawless victory in the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Meet Crashtor, Formula One's love-to-hate villain

Crash magnet:  Maldonado collides with Esteban Gutierrez of Mexico and Sauber during the British  Grand Prix last year.

Daniel Johnson 6:30 PM   To find the limit, you need to cross it, says F1's 'Crashtor'.

Hamilton on pole for Bahrain Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton (right) and Sebastian Vettel.

1:35 PM   Series leader and defending world champion Lewis Hamilton secured his fourth straight pole position of the season when he outpaced all his rivals in qualifying for Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix.

Live: Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel is Mercedes' closest rival.

11:59 AM   Can anyone catch Lewis Hamilton and the Mercedes?

I am in the best form of my life, says Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton talks to the media during practice in Bahrain on Friday.

Daniel Johnson   The conundrum facing Lewis Hamilton's rivals is as follows: how do you stop the most talented Formula One driver of his generation, in the best car, and in the form of his life?

​Ricciardo: Poor starts "won't happen again"

Daniel Ricciardo has vowed to improve on a flawed start at the Chinese Grand Prix.

David McCowen   Daniel Ricciardo has vowed to learn from a mistake that cost him 10 places on the opening lap of last week's Chinese Grand Prix.

Rosberg outpaces Hamilton in practice

Nico Rosberg eats a banana in the pit.

Nico Rosberg outpaced Mercedes team-mate and defending world champion Lewis Hamilton to clock the fastest time in Friday's floodlit second free practice session for Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix.

Daniel Ricciardo is a fantastic driver: Mika Hakkinen

Daniel Ricciardo is staying positive despite a slower car in 2015.

Formula One legend Mika Hakkinen says he is enjoying watching Daniel Ricciardo race, despite his team's on-track struggles.

Renault unmoved by Red Bull's F1 quit threat

Renault, who power Red Bull, are striving to keep pace with the power produced by Mercedes and Ferrari.

Under-pressure engine suppliers Renault say they are unmoved by Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz's threats to pull his team out of Formula One.

Daniel Ricciardo wins Laureus breakthrough award

West Australian Daniel Ricciardo... the Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year 2015 winner.

Formula One star Daniel Ricciardo has become the first Australian in five years to win a prestigious Laureus award, taking out the breakthrough of the year title in Shanghai on Wednesday.

Ricciardo wins Laureus breakthrough award

Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year 2015 winner Daniel Ricciardo

Formula One star Daniel Ricciardo has become the first Australian in five years to win a prestigious Laureus award, taking out the breakthrough of the year title in Shanghai on Wednesday.

Lewis Hamilton criticised for spraying Formula One hostess in face with champagne

Under fire: Lewis Hamilton sprays champagne in the face of a Formula One hostess.

Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton has been slammed for once again pouring champagne over a visibly uncomfortable hostess after claiming victory in the Chinese Grand Prix. 

Toughen up: Hamilton's advice to Rosberg

Winners are grinners: Lewis Hamilton at the post-race media conference as Nico Rosberg watches on.

Daniel Johnson   Fresh from their latest feud, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg boarded Emirates 303 from Shanghai to Dubai, took their seats in the first-class cabin and barely exchanged a word. The message Hamilton had delivered through the British press a few hours earlier had been enough.

Pit worker hit by IndyCar

Francesco Dracone (19), of Italy, spins out on turn one during the IndyCar Grand Prix of Louisiana. He collided with a pit worker on lap 25.

The inaugural IndyCar Grand Prix of Louisana was marred by bad weather and a potentially serious accident in pit lane.

Bianchi family struggling to cope with coma 'torture'

Horror crash: Jules Bianchi is rescued during the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka Circuit on October 5.

Daniel Johnson   Jules Bianchi's father has spoken of the "endless pain" involved in watching his son make little improvement as he remains in a coma six months after his horrific accident.

Mercedes hold talks after drivers squabble

Nico Rosberg is interviewed by former US Olympic athlete Edwin Moses after the Chinese GP on Sunday.

Alastair Himmer   Mercedes has held emergency talks with their bickering drivers after Nico Rosberg furiously criticised Lewis Hamilton's tactics after Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix.

Rosberg slams 'selfish' winner Hamilton

Ahead of the pack: Lewis Hamilton leads during the Chinese Grand Prix of China at Shanghai International Circuit on Sunday.

Nico Rosberg accused Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton of selfishly compromising his race as old tensions between the Mercedes teammates flared up at the Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday.

Marquez wins third straight Texas MotoGP

Marc Marquez celebrates on the podium.

World Champion Marc Marquez of Spain won the Grand Prix of the Americas for the third straight year on Sunday to get his 2015 MotoGP campaign on track.

Live: Chinese Grand Prix

Daniel Ricciardo of Australia.

Australian Daniel Ricciardo will start from seventh on the grid, but can anyone catch Lewis Hamilton and the silver bullet Mercedes?

Rallycross could be the next big thing

Rallycross is enjoying a golden run at the moment and Australia is the next country in its sights.

Stephen Ottley and David McCowen   It has exploded in Europe and America and now it threatens to become Australia's next big motor sport category.