F1 gossip: Rosberg, Wolff, Honda, McLaren, Sauber

Monday, 19 June The 2016 world champion Nico Rosberg says “I know what Toto really thinks about me, so I don’t care what an English newspaper writes” after Mercedes chief Toto Wolff accused him of being ‘the vicious one’ during his battles with Lewis Hamilton. (DPA news agency via F1i.com) Hamilton believes Mercedes can be…

F1 gossip: Kvyat, Toro Rosso, Alonso, McLaren, Honda, Rosberg, Renault

Monday, 12 June Toro Rosso driver Daniil Kvyat has labelled Formula One a “stupid circus” after picking up two separate penalties for the same offence during the Canadian Grand Prix. (ESPN) Fernando Alonso says McLaren-Honda’s straightline speed deficit to rival Formula 1 teams in the Canadian Grand Prix was “dangerous”. (Eurosport) Martin Brundle says McLaren…

F1 gossip: Carey, Ecclestone, Verstappen, Red Bull, Rosberg

Monday, 20 March Nico Rosberg, who retired after becoming world champion last season, wants to stay involved in motor racing but the German says he “won’t be coming back as a driver, no way”. (Sport Bild via Autosport) New F1 chief executive Chase Carey says the sport has “really not been managed to its full…

Monster cars will make F1 drivers gladiators – Rosberg

Formula 1 drivers will be “gladiators” this year as a result of rule changes that have made the cars faster, says world champion Nico Rosberg. “The cars are going to take them to their physical limits,” said Rosberg, who retired after his world title win. “We might even see drivers losing race wins because of…

Laureus Awards 2017: Bolt, Biles, Rosberg, Atherton & Leicester among winners

Usain Bolt and Simone Biles claimed the top accolades at the Laureus World Sports Awards in Monaco. Eight-time Olympic sprint champion Bolt and four-time Olympic gold gymnast Biles were named sportsman and sportswoman of the year for their 2016 achievements. Britain’s Rachel Atherton won the action sportsperson of the year award for her downhill mountain…