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Lizzy Yarnold

Defending Olympic champion Lizzy Yarnold insists she will be gunning for gold at the Winter Games in Pyeongchang despite her recent World Cup skeleton setback. Bath’s Yarnold, the 29-year-old who stormed to Olympic glory in Sochi four years ago, endured another frustrating day in Innsbruck last week after finishing only 16th. It marked the third …

24th December 2017 in: Winter Sports

Plans have been drawn up to stage an historic women-only motor racing championship which could be launched in 2019. In a proposal circulated earlier this year, the potentially ground-breaking series intends to see women drivers compete at six races – five of which will be staged in Europe and the other in America – with …

5th December 2017 in: Formular One

West Country teen sensation Lando Norris will be promoted to the role of McLaren reserve driver next season as he continues on his path to Formula One stardom. Norris, who turns 18 a week on Monday, emulated Lewis Hamilton by winning the European Formula Three championship last month. And the Somerset driver – snapped up …

5th November 2017 in: Formular One

Bristol’s teen sensation Lando Norris hopes he has proved to McLaren that he deserves Jenson Button’s place as the team’s reserve driver next season. Norris, the South West racer who turns 18 next month, emulated Lewis Hamilton by winning the European Formula Three championship in Germany last weekend. The highly-rated Englishman – snapped up to …

26th October 2017 in: Formular One
Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton has told a Formula One fan to “go to Specsavers” after moving 28 points clear of his German rival Sebastian Vettel with victory in Singapore. Hamilton is now the overwhelming favourite to become the first British driver to win four championships in the sport’s history after he defied the odds in a rain-hit …

26th September 2017 in: Formular One
Sergio Perez

Formula One driver Sergio Perez has donated £125,000 to the victims of the Mexico earthquake. Buildings have been reduced to rubble in Mexico City and nearly 250 people have been killed following the country’s deadliest ’quake in more than three decades. The 27-year-old ace is currently the only Mexican driver on the Formula One grid …

26th September 2017 in: Formular One

LEWIS Hamilton will start the Italian Grand Prix from pole position following his wet-weather masterclass in one of the longest qualifying sessions in Formula One history. Hamilton’s excellence at a rain-hit Monza, following a delay which lasted two hours and 36 minutes, sees him stand alone as the sport’s all-time one-lap specialist with his 69th …

7th September 2017 in: Formular One

LEWIS Hamilton hailed a special day in his career after equalling Michael Schumacher’s all-time record with pole position for the Belgian Grand Prix. The triple world champion, who will today also start his 200th race, delivered a dominant performance to soar to the top of the order at Spa- Francorchamps and claim the 68th pole …

4th September 2017 in: Formular One

SAUBER have dealt a new blow to beleaguered Japanese manufacturer Honda after pulling the plug on their engine partnership for next year. The Swiss team, who currently use one-year old Ferrari engines, had agreed to team up with Honda in 2018 in a deal which was announced only in April. However, Sauber’s decision to terminate …

25th August 2017 in: Formular One