F1

Japanese GP: Sebastian Vettel false start penalty escape explained

The FIA has explained why Sebastian Vettel’s start from pole position in the Japanese GP was not met with a penalty. Vettel’s hard-earned and impressive pole, achieved earlier on Sunday at Suzuka, was compromised even before the lights went out in the race when the German rolled forward in his grid box. Mercedes explain ’50-50′ […]

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Lewis Hamilton relishing qualifying-race challenge at Japanese GP

Lewis Hamilton says he is relishing the “different challenge” of taking on Japanese GP qualifying and the race on the same day, as Formula 1 prepares for a super Sunday at Suzuka. Saturday’s track action has been cancelled due to Typhoon Hagibis and, weather permitting, qualifying will now take place at 2am UK time (10am […]

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Haas chief Guenther Steiner fined over Russian GP radio criticism

Haas team boss Guenther Steiner has been fined by stewards for causing “moral injury” to officials in a radio outburst at a steward following the Russian GP last month. At the request of the Sochi stewards, Steiner was summoned to stewards in Japan on Friday to explain his post-race comments to Kevin Magnussen after the […]

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Japanese GP, Practice Two: Valtteri Bottas doubles up for Mercedes

Valtteri Bottas beat Lewis Hamilton again as Mercedes dominated Friday at the Japanese GP, although Red Bull and Ferrari closed the gap in a crucial second – and final – practice at Suzuka. It was a busier-than-usual session because of the cancellation of Practice Three on Saturday, due to the predicted impact of Typhoon Hagibis, […]

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Japanese GP live on Sky Sports F1: When and how to watch

Time for Suzuka and one of F1’s most-loved circuits as the Japanese GP plays host to round 17 of a season that continues to provide gripping action and on-track talking points. The Constructors’ Championship could be decided this weekend with Mercedes standing on the verge of history and a record-equalling sixth successive constructors’ championship. The […]

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Japanese GP qualifying moved to Sunday due to Typhoon Hagibis

Japanese GP qualifying has been postponed until Sunday because of the expected impact of Typhoon Hagibis, Formula 1 has confirmed. The session will now take place at 2am UK time (10am local) on Sunday – while the race is unchanged with its start time of 6.10am. P1: Bottas ahead of Hamilton as Merc impress Latest […]

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F1 2019 team-mate head-to-heads: What are the latest scores?

Sixteen down, five to go. F1 2019 is fast reaching its final stretch, meaning time is running out for drivers to establish superiority over their team-mates in some of the key battlegrounds for this season – if, that is, it hasn’t already. F1 heads to Suzuka with increased focused on the battle at Ferrari after […]

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Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes latest F1 2019 title permutations

Lewis Hamilton is fast closing in on a sixth Formula 1 world title but how soon before the end of the season can he clinch the crown? The Mercedes driver’s ninth victory of the year in Russia moved him 73 points clear of Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas and 107 points ahead of next-nearest challenger Charles […]

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Russian GP: How Mercedes seized on Ferrari’s missed chance

The Russian Grand Prix was a classic case of Ferrari taking defeat from the jaws of victory! There will be a glum mood in Maranello after the red cars started off looking very comfortable and set for another one-two, only to end up with a solitary third place while their silver rivals lapped up another […]

Horse Racing

Widgee’s only group 1 hope on soft turf, says Payne

Patrick Payne has played down Widgee Turf’s chances of winning a group 1 this preparation, despite declaring the Toorak Handicap as his next start. The six-year-old gelding ran an eye-catching third behind Begood Toya Mother in the group 1 Rupert Clarke Stakes on September 21, exceeding Payne’s expectations on the firm track. The Plumpton trainer […]