Mercedes expected to dominate as new F1 season begins

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — On the eve of perhaps the most telling two days in the Formula One season, several drivers bravely talked up their chances of challenging Mercedes, while fearing that Friday’s practice session at the Australian Grand Prix and Saturday’s qualifying were likely to show the silver cars remain in a class of[…]

Sauber appeal dismissed in court, van der Garde set to race

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Formula One racing team Sauber lost its appeal on Thursday against a court ruling allowing driver Giedo van der Garde to race in Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix. The Dutch driver said he was promised a seat for the 2015 season, but the Swiss team dumped him in favor of Sweden’s Marcus[…]

Things to watch in the new F1 season

With everyone looking to challenge Mercedes this year in Formula One, former world champions Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso will do so with new teams. Here are some things to look out for in the upcoming season, which begins in Melbourne, Australia, on March 15: ___ BEST OF ENEMIES Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg went[…]

Mercedes again the team to beat in F1 2015

Two of Formula One’s top drivers have made lucrative moves to new teams in 2015, so fans might think there will be a shake-up to last season’s established order. They would be wrong. The evidence of preseason testing strongly suggests the fight for this year’s championship will again be a case of Mercedes vs. the[…]