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News - 18 April 2015

VIDEO: Inside F1 - Bahrain GP qualifying

18 April - 08:20 - BBC Formula One

Lee McKenzie is joined by David Coulthard for Inside F1 as they look back on qualifying for the Bahrain Grand Prix with Lewis Hamilton on pole.

Kvyat: Glitches holding me back

18 April - 08:17 - Sky Sports F1

Daniil Kvyat believes he hasn't yet had the chance to show what he's capable of since joining Red Bull after blaming “energy” problems on his RB11 for his Q1 exit in Bahrain.

Ferrari hard to beat - Hamilton

18 April - 07:54 - BBC Formula One

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton says he expects Ferrari will be "very hard to beat" in Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix.

VIDEO: Hamilton storms to first Bahrain pole

18 April - 07:28 - BBC Formula One

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton takes pole at the Bahrain Grand Prix in a thrilling finale to qualifying.

Alonso relief at McLaren progress

18 April - 07:04 - BBC Formula One

Fernando Alonso admits his progressing beyond first qualifying in Bahrain was "important" for McLaren.

Rosberg takes blame for qualy

18 April - 06:40 - Sky Sports F1

A crestfallen Nico Rosberg has admitted he underestimated the threat from Sebastian Vettel after being relegated to third on the grid by the Ferrari in Bahrain qualifying.

Formula 1 gossip

18 April - 06:36 - BBC Formula One

Ecclestone wants Hamilton at Ferrari, Williams target Scuderia, Raikkonen must prove worth, plus more.

VIDEO: 'Excellent result' delights Vettel

18 April - 06:08 - BBC Formula One

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel is very pleased after qualifying second for the Bahrain Grand Prix and says he hopes to get a chance to pass polesitter Lewis Hamilton.

Hamilton ready for Vettel fight

18 April - 05:51 - Sky Sports F1

Lewis Hamilton expects a close fight with Ferrari in the Bahrain GP after Sebastian Vettel split the two Mercedes in qualifying.

VIDEO: Meet F1's 'rock and roll' team principal

18 April - 05:47 - BBC Formula One

Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene talks to BBC F1 chief analyst Eddie Jordan about how he has turned the Maranello teams fortunes around this season.

WATCH: Qualy woes for Button

18 April - 05:12 - Sky Sports F1

Jenson Button's weekend continued to go from bad to worse in Bahrain when his McLaren suffered a breakdown in qualifying.

Hamilton surges to Bahrain pole

18 April - 04:46 - Sky Sports F1

Lewis Hamilton displayed a blistering turn of speed to claim a dominant pole position for the Bahrain GP and continue his unbeaten start to qualifying in 2015.

VIDEO: Lewis Hamilton's Bahrain pole lap

18 April - 04:38 - BBC Formula One

Watch the full lap as Lewis Hamilton takes his fourth consecutive pole position of the season with a lap of 1 minute 32.571 seconds.

VIDEO: Button positive despite third failure

18 April - 04:32 - BBC Formula One

McLaren's Jenson Button remains positive about his weekend despite suffering a third car failure of the weekend in the first part of qualifying in Bahrain.

Hamilton on pole position in Bahrain

18 April - 04:21 - BBC Formula One

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton took his fourth straight pole position in 2015 as he beat Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel in Bahrain.

Bernie wants Lewis at Ferrari

18 April - 03:02 - Sky Sports F1

Bernie Ecclestone says it would be great for F1 if Lewis Hamilton swapped the silver of Mercedes for the red of Ferrari.

Hamilton quickest in final practice

18 April - 01:37 - BBC Formula One

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton shades Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel in final practice at the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Bahrain P3: Hamilton tops Vettel

18 April - 01:07 - Sky Sports F1

Lewis Hamilton was fastest in final practice at the Bahrain GP on Saturday ahead of Sebastian Vettel and Nico Rosberg.

News - 17 April 2015

Renault: Cars at risk of DNF

17 April - 07:51 - Sky Sports F1

Renault admit both Red Bulls and both Toro Rossos are at risk of suffering the same failure that ended Max Verstappen’s Chinese GP this weekend in Bahrain.

VIDEO: Rosberg beats Hamilton in practice two

17 April - 07:15 - BBC Formula One

Mercedes' Nico Rosberg sets the top time in an eventful second practice session at the Bahrain Grand Prix.

'Victory possible' says Vettel

17 April - 07:13 - Sky Sports F1

Sebastian Vettel says victory is possible in the Bahrain GP, even though Mercedes set the pace as expected in Friday evening’s practice session.

VIDEO: Jordan: Hamilton & Raikkonen bullies

17 April - 07:09 - BBC Formula One

BBC F1 chief analyst Eddie Jordan describes Kimi Raikkonen and Lewis Hamilton as "bullies" after they drove round waiting cars in the pit lane in Bahrain.

Ferrari a serious threat - Hamilton

17 April - 07:04 - BBC Formula One

Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg say they face a serious threat from Ferrari at the Bahrain Grand Prix.

VIDEO: Inside F1 with Nico Rosberg

17 April - 06:53 - BBC Formula One

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg joins Tom Clarkson and Allan McNish as they look back on Friday's free practice sessions for the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Nico 'very worried' by Ferrari

17 April - 06:53 - Sky Sports F1

Practice pacesetter Nico Rosberg has described Ferrari’s long-run pace as “very worrying” ahead of a Bahrain GP which appears set to pitch Mercedes into another duel with their growing rivals.

Reprimand for Raikkonen

17 April - 05:57 - Sky Sports F1

Kimi Raikkonen was handed a reprimand after the Bahrain GP stewards decided that he 'drove in a potentially dangerous manner' during second practice on Friday evening.

Hamilton & Raikkonen face probe

17 April - 05:57 - Sky Sports F1

Lewis Hamilton and Kimi Raikkonen have been summoned to appear in front of the Bahrain GP stewards following Friday practice.

P2: Rosberg outpaces Hamilton

17 April - 05:16 - Sky Sports F1

Nico Rosberg produced a timely timesheet-topping performance to finish ahead of Lewis Hamilton at the end of the opening day of action in Bahrain.

Rosberg beats Hamilton in practice

17 April - 04:46 - BBC Formula One

Nico Rosberg beats Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton to fastest time in second practice at the Bahrain Grand Prix.

VIDEO: Ferrari set Bahrain practice pace

17 April - 03:06 - BBC Formula One

Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel top the timesheets in first practice session for the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Kimi: Ferrari have 2016 option

17 April - 02:51 - Sky Sports F1

Kimi Raikkonen has confirmed Ferrari have an option to retain him for 2016 – and admitted he would like to stay on with the team for another season.

Raikkonen tops mixed-up P1

17 April - 01:09 - Sky Sports F1

Kimi Raikkonen led a Ferrari 1-2 in a mixed-up opening practice session for the Bahrain GP on Friday.

Raikkonen fastest in first practice

17 April - 12:54 - BBC Formula One

Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen sets the pace in first practice at the Bahrain Grand Prix as Mercedes hide their true form.

VIDEO: Button spins out on first corner in Bahrain

17 April - 12:41 - BBC Formula One

McLaren's Jenson Button's first free practice session for the Bahrain Grand Prix ends almost as soon as it begins as he spins out at the first corner.

VIDEO: McNish's guide to perfect Bahrain lap

17 April - 11:06 - BBC Formula One

Ride on board Nico Rosbergs's 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix pole lap with Allan McNish describing what it takes to drive the perfect lap in Sakhir.

VIDEO: 'Why did I say that?' Murray on Mansell

17 April - 10:14 - BBC Formula One

Formula 1 commentary legend Murray Walker remembers Nigel Mansell's tyre exploding at the 1986 Australian Grand Prix.

News - 16 April 2015

Alonso: More testing times

16 April - 10:12 - Sky Sports F1

Fernando Alonso has said that, as far as McLaren and Honda are concerned, race weekends will continue amounting to little more than test sessions until next month's Spanish GP.

VIDEO: I don't feel the friction - Hamilton

16 April - 06:28 - BBC Formula One

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton acknowledges the "friction" between him and team-mate Nico Rosberg, but insists it "very rarely comes from his side" as he prefers to do his talking on the track.

WATCH: 'No podium disrespect'

16 April - 04:36 - Sky Sports F1

Lewis Hamilton has played down the media furore after he was pictured spraying a grid girl with champagne after the Chinese GP, insisting that his actions were caused by “excitement” after his victory.

WATCH: 'No podium disrespect'

16 April - 04:36 - Sky Sports F1

Lewis Hamilton has played down the media furore after he was pictured spraying a grid girl with champagne after the Chinese GP, insisting that his actions were caused by “excitement” after his victory.

Vettel: Ferrari can get closer

16 April - 04:27 - Sky Sports F1

Sebastian Vettel is optimistic Ferrari can inch closer to Mercedes at the Bahrain GP, but admits beating the world champions remains a tall order.

'Maybe I handed Lewis an edge'

16 April - 04:27 - Sky Sports F1

Nico Rosberg concedes that “maybe” he handed Lewis Hamilton a psychological edge with his comments at the end of the Chinese GP but insists he’d say the same things again.

No intent to offend in China - Hamilton

16 April - 03:49 - BBC Formula One

Lewis Hamilton tells BBC Sport about another perfect result, the Bahrain challenge and champagne celebrations.

Rosberg 'needs points back quickly'

16 April - 03:24 - BBC Formula One

Nico Rosberg says he needs to turn the tables on Lewis Hamilton to help his world title bid - starting in Bahrain this weekend.

‘Spain will show Lotus progress’

16 April - 03:07 - Sky Sports F1

Romain Grosjean reckons it won’t be until the start of the European season before Lotus know whether they will be able to really challenge Williams.

‘Spain will show Lotus progress’

16 April - 03:07 - Sky Sports F1

Romain Grosjean reckons it won’t be until the start of the European season before Lotus know whether they will be able to really challenge Williams.

Hamilton: No problems with Nico

16 April - 02:21 - Sky Sports F1

Lewis Hamilton insists there are no problems between himself and Nico Rosberg in the wake of their war of words following the Chinese GP.

Hamilton: No problems with Nico

16 April - 02:21 - Sky Sports F1

Lewis Hamilton insists there are no problems between himself and Nico Rosberg in the wake of their war of words following the Chinese GP.

Renault doubts remain over engines

16 April - 01:35 - BBC Formula One

Renault offers no guarantees to Red Bull that early-season engine problems will not resurface at Sunday's race in Bahrain.

VIDEO: 2014: Mercedes duo's desert duel

16 April - 01:28 - BBC Formula One

BBC Sport looks back to the "wonderful" wheel-to-wheel racing between Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg at the 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix, as the pair look set to fight on the desert track again.

Lewis: 'I'm not like Seb & Alonso'

16 April - 10:13 - Sky Sports F1

Lewis Hamilton has denied asking for number-one status at Mercedes - a luxury which he believes both Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel have written into their contracts.

'Lewis hasn't asked to be No 1'

16 April - 10:13 - Sky Sports F1

Toto Wolff has denied that Lewis Hamilton has asked for number one status at Mercedes during talks over extending his contract and described the remaining delays as “ping-pong” between lawyers.

WATCH: F1 Midweek Report

16 April - 09:34 - Sky Sports F1

It's taken all of three races, but the first 2015 feud between Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton erupted in the wake of another Mercedes one-two at the Chinese GP.

News - 15 April 2015

Fresh start for Rosberg

15 April - 09:26 - Sky Sports F1

Nico Rosberg says he heads “to Bahrain with a clean sheet” after putting to bed the events of Shanghai last weekend.

Fresh start for Rosberg

15 April - 09:26 - Sky Sports F1

Nico Rosberg says he heads “to Bahrain with a clean sheet” after putting to bed the events of Shanghai last weekend.

Bahrain Grand Prix in numbers

15 April - 05:41 - BBC Formula One

Previewing the Bahrain Grand Prix in numbers, where Fernando Alonso is king of a track which took 8.3 million man hours to complete.

Palmer hoping to prove pace

15 April - 10:57 - Sky Sports F1

Jolyon Palmer is hoping to prove himself worthy of an F1 race seat by beating Romain Grosjean or Pastor Maldonado during his Practice One outings.

Who is F1's new English driver?

15 April - 07:17 - BBC Formula One

Manor’s new English driver Will Stevens has bought his way into F1 but Andrew Benson says critics are unfair and he has the talent to prosper.

News - 14 April 2015

Lotus backing Maldonado

14 April - 04:36 - Sky Sports F1

Lotus are backing Pastor Maldonado to start delivering points for the team after being involved in a string of collisions at the start of 2015.

Merc ready to 'manage' drivers

14 April - 11:28 - Sky Sports F1

Toto Wolff has admitted that Mercedes may have to start "managing" their feuding drivers more during races in light of the rise of Ferrari in 2015.

VIDEO: F1 Rewind: Classic Formula 1

14 April - 10:40 - BBC Formula One

Relive coverage of three classic races from the Formula 1 archives.

'F1 ready for a female driver'

14 April - 09:50 - Sky Sports F1

Young British driver Louise Richardson believes F1 is ready for a female racer, but doesn’t think there is one currently good enough to make the step up.

The 2015 Bahrain GP preview

14 April - 08:29 - Sky Sports F1

F1 heads to the desert for the first floodlit race of the season at the Bahrain International Circuit.

Hamilton: 'Rosberg didn't try'

14 April - 08:05 - Sky Sports F1

Lewis Hamilton has reopened his war of words with Nico Rosberg by accusing his Mercedes team-mate of failing to try to win Sunday's Chinese GP.

'I'm mentally stronger than Rosberg'

14 April - 05:30 - BBC Formula One

World champion Lewis Hamilton says he is mentally stronger this year than Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg after the Chinese Grand Prix.

News - 13 April 2015

'Hamilton seems in complete control'

13 April - 07:42 - BBC Formula One

Lewis Hamilton controlled every aspect of what happened during the Chinese Grand Prix, says the BBC's David Coulthard.

Alonso: Lapped days won't last

13 April - 03:14 - Sky Sports F1

Fernando Alonso is hopeful the gloomy experience of being lapped will soon be over for McLaren, as the team continue to target the start of the European season for their move up the grid.

Hamilton row in the past - Rosberg

13 April - 11:43 - BBC Formula One

Mercedes' Nico Rosberg says his latest row with team-mate Lewis Hamilton at the China Grand Prix is in "the past".

Bianchi still fighting, says father

13 April - 11:24 - BBC Formula One

Formula 1 driver Jules Bianchi is still fighting to recover from the head injury he suffered in a crash, says his father.

Child's play for Lewis and Merc

13 April - 11:08 - Sky Sports F1

Mercedes were playing with Ferrari during the Chinese GP like a cat with a ball of wool, as to an extent was Lewis Hamilton against Nico Rosberg.

Kimi: Ferrari can win the title

13 April - 10:31 - Sky Sports F1

Kimi Raikkonen says Ferrari can win this year’s world title, declaring that they will start to “regularly beat” Mercedes.

'Verstappen megastar in making'

13 April - 10:10 - Sky Sports F1

Max Verstappen is an F1 &#8220;megastar&#8221; in the making, <i>Sky Sports F1&#8217;s</i> Martin Brundle has predicted.

Bianchi remains in coma

13 April - 10:02 - Sky Sports F1

Jules Bianchi&#8217;s father admits his son is showing little sign of improvement and remains in a coma, six months after his horrific crash at the Japanese Grand Prix.

Lauda: All drivers are b*******

13 April - 09:22 - Sky Sports F1

Niki Lauda has downplayed the fight between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, stating that all drivers are 'egocentric b*******'.

Lauda doesn't care about row

13 April - 09:22 - Sky Sports F1

Niki Lauda doesn&#8217;t care if Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg keep on fighting as long as they continue to beat the opposition.

Vettel: Ferrari on right path

13 April - 08:38 - Sky Sports F1

Sebastian Vettel is optimistic Ferrari are on the way to providing a &#8220;real challenge&#8221; to Mercedes, even though he admits the world champions were too fast for them in China.

'Nico reduced to ranting wreck'

13 April - 08:36 - Sky Sports F1

Lewis Hamilton reduced Nico Rosberg 'to a ranting wreck in Shanghai' according to <em>The Times</em>, as the latest Mercedes row dominated Monday&#8217;s papers.

Nico explains Lewis complaints

13 April - 08:24 - Sky Sports F1

Nico Rosberg has explained why he accused the victorious Lewis Hamilton of deliberately compromising his race in the Chinese GP by driving "unnecessarily slowly".

News - 12 April 2015

Horner defends Red Bull quit threat

12 April - 05:28 - BBC Formula One

Christian Horner says Red Bull's F1 "quit" threat was made to encourage engine provider Renault to raise its performance.

Is Maldonado really a bad driver?

12 April - 01:28 - BBC Formula One

Lotus's Pastor Maldonado came in for criticism after Sunday's Chinese GP - but does he deserve his wild reputation?

Hamilton v Rosberg rivalry reignites

12 April - 01:20 - BBC Formula One

BBC Sport charts the rivalry in the Mercedes camp as the feud between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg kicks off again.

Cracks appear for rattled Rosberg

12 April - 01:05 - BBC Formula One

Nico Rosberg shows the strains of Lewis Hamilton's dominance, as the Briton draws from the spirit of Juan Manuel Fangio.

VIDEO: Fantastic Raikkonen is back - Coulthard

12 April - 12:44 - BBC Formula One

BBC F1 co-commentator David Coulthard praises Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen after his "fantastic" performance during the Chinese Grand Prix.

Wolff absolves blameless Lewis

12 April - 12:41 - Sky Sports F1

Toto Wolff is certain Lewis Hamilton did not deliberately slow down team-mate Nico Rosberg in the Chinese GP with the Mercedes chief insisting neither driver was to blame for the flare up of tensions.

WATCH: Fiery press conference

12 April - 11:31 - Sky Sports F1

Proceedings got rather heated in the post-race press conference in China after Nico Rosberg accused Lewis Hamilton of compromising his race.

'Hamilton did nothing wrong'

12 April - 11:15 - Sky Sports F1

Sky F1&#8217;s pundits have absolved Lewis Hamilton of blame following Nico Rosberg&#8217;s accusation that the world champion "compromised" his Chinese Grand Prix.

Button hit with time penalty

12 April - 10:52 - Sky Sports F1

Jenson Button has been hit with a five-second time penalty and had two points added to his super licence after crashing into Pastor Maldonado.

VIDEO: Maldonado overshoots pit-lane entry

12 April - 10:36 - BBC Formula One

Pastor Maldonado says his brakes were a "big problem" and caused him to overshoot the pit lane entrance during the Chinese Grand Prix.

WATCH: Nico accuses Lewis

12 April - 10:15 - Sky Sports F1

Nico Rosberg tells Sky Sports that Lewis Hamilton "compromised" his race in China by "unnecessarily" slowing down.

VIDEO: Faultless Hamilton wins in China

12 April - 09:49 - BBC Formula One

Lewis Hamilton drives a controlled race to win the Chinese Grand Prix and hold off the challenge from his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg.

VIDEO: Button & Maldonado clash in Shanghai

12 April - 09:45 - BBC Formula One

McLaren driver Jenson Button hits Pastor Maldonado's Lotus from behind during the Chinese Grand Prix.

Rosberg reignites Hamilton feud

12 April - 09:28 - Sky Sports F1

Nico Rosberg has reignited his feud with Lewis Hamilton by accusing his Mercedes team-mate of slowing him down during the Chinese GP.

VIDEO: Rosberg criticises 'slow' Hamilton

12 April - 09:14 - BBC Formula One

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg claims team-mate Lewis Hamilton "compromised my race massively" during the Chinese Grand Prix, as Hamilton led Rosberg to a one-two.

I did not back Rosberg up - Hamilton

12 April - 08:56 - BBC Formula One

Lewis Hamilton rejects claims from Nico Rosberg that he tried to compromise his Mercedes' team-mate during the Chinese Grand Prix.

Hamilton cruises to victory in China

12 April - 08:38 - BBC Formula One

Lewis Hamilton takes a controlled victory for Mercedes in the Chinese Grand Prix as the Ferrari revival is halted.

Hamilton wins again in China

12 April - 08:04 - Sky Sports F1

Lewis Hamilton produced a textbook performance to quell the dual challenge from a frustrated Nico Rosberg and Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel and claim his second win from three races in 2015 at the Chinese GP.

The Chinese GP - Live!

12 April - 05:29 - Sky Sports F1

Lewis Hamilton starts from pole, but can Ferrari take the challenge to Mercedes once again? Join us for live interactive commentary of the race...

The Chinese GP - Recap

12 April - 05:29 - Sky Sports F1

Lewis Hamilton delivers a masterclass of frontrunning in Shanghai driving to extend his World Championship advantage