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'F1 is another world': your 2020 questions answered
Feb18

'F1 is another world': your 2020 questions answered

As Formula 1 prepares for a new season, we asked for your questions about what 2020 holds for the drivers, the sport and you…The sportIan Bignall: Will the racing be improved this year or will tyre degradation still dominate how drivers manage their race?The two parts of this question are not necessarily related. It is possible to have good racing and the sort of heat-related tyre management required with the current Pirelli...

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Laureus World Sports Awards: Simone Biles, Lewis Hamilton and Lionel Messi win
Feb17

Laureus World Sports Awards: Simone Biles, Lewis Hamilton and Lionel Messi win

Gymnast Simone Biles won her third Laureus Sportswoman of the Year award while Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton and footballer Lionel Messi shared the men’s title.American Biles, 22, won five gold medals in Stuttgart last year to become the most decorated athlete at the World Championships.Briton Hamilton, 35, won his sixth drivers’ title. Argentine Messi, 32, guided Barcelona to the La Liga crown – his...

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'We can be quite optimistic' – McLaren boss Seidl happy with 2020 car
Feb13

'We can be quite optimistic' – McLaren boss Seidl happy with 2020 car

McLaren have unveiled their new car with the ambition of continuing the progress they showed last year.In 2019, they were the fastest team behind Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull and finished fourth, two places better than in 2018.Team boss Andreas Seidl said: “It is important to keep the positive momentum up and move forward as a team. “It is a reset. I am very happy with development. We can be quite optimistic but we have...

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Kubica to race in German Touring Car Championship
Feb13

Kubica to race in German Touring Car Championship

Former F1 driver driver Robert Kubica will race in the DTM German Touring Car Championship for BMW this year.The Pole, 35, returned to Formula 1 last year with Williams, eight years after a horrific rally accident left him with only partial movement in his right arm.Kubica will race a BMW M4 in the DTM for the privateer ART Grand Prix team. He said: “The DTM has appealed to me for a long time. I’m really looking forward to...

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Hamilton 'physically & mentally on another level' for new season
Feb12

Hamilton 'physically & mentally on another level' for new season

Lewis Hamilton says he feels “physically and mentally on another level this year” after a successful pre-season training programme.The six-time world champion’s comments came in an online message to fans before the debut of his new Mercedes later this week.Hamilton, 35, is aiming to win a seventh world title this season. He said last week that he was five kilograms lighter than his 2019 starting weight.He added his...

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