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Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas celebrates with champagne on the podium after winning the race, as F1 resumes following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Mark Thompson-Pool via REUTERS

Valtteri Bottas wins dramatic Austrian opener

Formula One came back with a bang on Sunday as Finland’s Valtteri Bottas won a dramatic Austrian season-opener for champions Mercedes in a race with only 11 finishers and no spectators.
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton on the grid kneels wearing an anti-racism T-shirt before the race Mark Thompson-Pool via REUTERS

Lewis Hamilton, other F1 drivers take a knee in Austria

Six times world champion Lewis Hamilton and a majority of Formula One’s 20 drivers took a knee on the starting grid before Sunday’s season-opening Austrian Grand Prix.
Valtteri Bottas stayed calm in a stormy race on Sunday to claim a measured victory for Mercedes as Formula One returned with a bang in a belated, dramatic and incident-strewn 2020 season-opening Austrian Grand Prix.

Valtteri Bottas wins Austrian GP as Lewis Hamilton challenge hit by double penalty

Valtteri Bottas stayed calm in a stormy race on Sunday to claim a measured victory for Mercedes as Formula One returned with a bang in a belated, dramatic and incident-strewn 2020 season-opening Austrian Grand Prix.
Mercedes’ British driver Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes’ Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas attend a press conference after the qualifying round at the Austrian Formula One Grand Prix on July 4, 2020 in Spielberg, Austria. – Seven months after they last competed in earnest, the Formula One circus will push a post-lockdown ‘re-set’ button to open the 2020 season in Austria on July 5. (Photo by Mario RENZI / POOL / AFP)

Lewis Hamilton cleared of ignoring yellow flags, stays second on grid

Lewis Hamilton was cleared of ignoring yellow flags during qualifying at the Austrian Grand Prix on Saturday and will start Sunday’s race from second on the grid alongside his Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas.
Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas continued their total dominance with another one-two to top the times in Saturday’s third and final free practice at the belated season-opening Austrian Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton leads Valtteri Bottas in Mercedes one-two in final practice

Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas continued their total dominance with another one-two to top the times in Saturday’s third and final free practice at the belated season-opening Austrian Grand Prix.
World champion Lewis Hamilton labelled Bernie Ecclestone as “ignorant and uneducated” on Friday after the former F1 supremo claimed that “black people are sometimes more racist than white”.

Lewis Hamilton blasts Bernie Ecclestone over ‘black people more racist than white’ view

World champion Lewis Hamilton labelled Bernie Ecclestone as “ignorant and uneducated” on Friday after the former F1 supremo claimed that “black people are sometimes more racist than white”.
Six-times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton is launching a commission to help motorsport engage more young people from black backgrounds and drive diversity.

Lewis Hamilton launches commission to push diversity in motorsport

Six-times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton is launching a commission to help motorsport engage more young people from black backgrounds and drive diversity.
World champion Lewis Hamilton criticised the “biggest of stars” in “white-dominated” Formula One for failing to speak out against racism as protests erupted around the United States.

Lewis Hamilton slams ‘white-dominated’ F1 for silence over Floyd death

World champion Lewis Hamilton criticised the “biggest of stars” in “white-dominated” Formula One for failing to speak out against racism as protests erupted around the United States.
Anthony Joshua celebrates victory over Andy Ruiz Jr. Richard Heathcote-Getty Images 3

Anthony Joshua’s net worth rises by £58m after historic year

The 30-year-old net worth stands at £107m after a successful campaign in 2019 that was him recaptured the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles following a shocking defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr in their first fight.
Ferrari has formally announced Sebastian Vettel will leave the team at the end of the 2020 Formula 1 season, calling it a joint decision.

Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari to part ways after contract talks break down

Four-time Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel on Tuesday said he would leave Ferrari at the end of the season, saying there was no “common desire” to work together any more.
Formula One could shorten grand prix weekends and race into January if that helps salvage a season ravaged by the coronavirus, according to Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto.

Mattia Binotto: F1 could race into January if necessary

Formula One could shorten grand prix weekends and race into January if that helps salvage a season ravaged by the coronavirus, according to Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto.
Lewis Hamilton in Melbourne before the Australian GP’s cancellation. Stephen Blackberry-Action Plus-Rex-Shutterstock

Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton self-isolates as precaution

Six-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton says he is self-isolating but will not get tested for coronavirus as others need attention more than him.
Formula One group CEO Chase Carey, Australian Grand Prix Corporation chairman Paul Little, Race director Michael Masi and Australian Grand Prix Corporation CEO Andrew Westacott during a press conference after it was announced the Australian Grand Prix would be cancelled after a McLaren team member tested positive for coronavirus REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy

Formula One in turmoil after Australia GP scrapped due to coronavirus

The Formula One season was thrown into doubt on Friday with the cancellation of the Australian Grand Prix due to the coronavirus, with chief executive Chase Carey saying it was “challenging” to predict when the next race might take place.
There has been no official confirmation from F1 or governing body the FIA but the news follows a McLaren team member testing positive for coronavirus.

Coronavirus: Australian Grand Prix called off

There has been no official confirmation from F1 or governing body the FIA but the news follows a McLaren team member testing positive for coronavirus.
World champion Lewis Hamilton on Thursday said he was “very surprised” that the Australian Grand Prix was going ahead during a coronavirus pandemic, as more Formula One staff were isolated and teams limited contact with fans.

Lewis Hamilton slams plans to hold Australian GP despite coronavirus

The Mercedes star, who is gunning to match Michael Schumacher’s record seven world crowns this season, sat alongside Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and Renault’s Daniel Ricciardo in the media session, but a large open space separated them from the press.
Lewis Hamilton

Lionel Messi, Lewis Hamilton share Laureus World Sportsman of the Year

Simone Biles, the most decorated gymnast in history, was named Sportswoman of the Year Hamilton, who was given the award by former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, said: ‘It’s all of our responsibility to use our platform for really pushing for gender equality, inclusivity and making sure that we are engaging and trying to represent where the world is today.’
Lewis Hamilton

F1: Max Verstappen comments ‘sign of weakness’ – Lewis Hamilton

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton has said an apparent failure by title rival Max Verstappen to acknowledge his achievements was a “sign of weakness”.
Lewis Hamilton took his first pole position since the German Grand Prix in July. AP

Lewis Hamilton ends pole drought for F1 finale

Lewis Hamilton, a six-time champion ended his nine-race pole drought to ensure he will start from the head of grid for Sunday’s 2019 Abu Dhabi GP finale.

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