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Vettel gets his revenge on the track

German rookie Sebastian Vettel said ending a turbulent week with fourth place in the Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday ranked as one of the highlights of his life

Hamilton disappointed by driving criticism

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton found out just how lonely it is at the top when his driving was discussed by his peers at the Chinese Grand Prix

Alonso says title decided off the track

Fernando Alonso believes this year's Formula One world title race ended when stewards decided not to punish McLaren teammate Lewis Hamilton for his driving at the Japanese Grand Prix

Hamilton fears stewards will hit title bid

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton fears stewards will damage his Formula One title hopes by punishing him on Friday for allegedly causing a collision at last weekend's Japanese Grand Prix

Alonso: I believe in miracles

Fernando Alonso still believes a miracle could take him past McLaren teammate Lewis Hamilton to a third successive Formula One world title

Webber critical of Hamilton's driving

Red Bull's Mark Webber criticised Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton on Thursday for erratic driving behind the safety car at last week's Japanese Grand Prix

Fry praises 'secret weapon' Button

Jenson Button's drive through the chaos of the last few laps of the Chinese Grand Prix to fourth place on Sunday confirmed his position as one of Formula One's best drivers, according to Honda team boss Nick Fry

Alonso wants more from his tyres

World champion Fernando Alonso called on Michelin to give him "something more" for the last two rounds of the Formula One season after a tyre change wiped out his championship lead at the Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday

Ralf: GPDA now needs to focus on safety

Ralf Schumacher joined others in voicing his opinion that the Grand Prix Drivers' Association (GPDA) will benefit from his brother Michael Schumacher's departure

Toyota confirm Fuji will host Japanese GP

The Japanese Grand Prix will take place at Fuji Speedway in 2007, circuit owners Toyota have confirmed today

Gascoyne: Toyota will be on podium soon

Toyota have discovered the cause of their poor start to the season and will be challenging the  front-runners again soon, according to the team's technical director Mike Gascoyne

Fisichella wants just a little luck

Giancarlo Fisichella believes he needs just a little luck to take the Formula One world title from Renault teammate Fernando Alonso

Button optimistic of strong weekend

Jenson Button is quietly confident Honda can give him the car to beat Renault's world champion Fernando Alonso in Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix

Analysis: drivers prepare for sauna test

Red Bull's David Coulthard thinks Formula One drivers undergo a physical test at the Malaysian Grand Prix that would result in a trip to hospital in normal circumstances

Schumacher: we'll be happy on Sunday

Seven times world champion Michael Schumacher says he saw enough in Bahrain last week to convince him Ferrari will leave happy after Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix

Toyota still baffled by Bahrain woes

Big-spending Toyota still have not figured out what went wrong with their cars in a miserable start to the season in Bahrain last weekend, Ralf Schumacher said on Thursday

GP Masters Series Launched

Former Formula One World Champions Emerson Fittipaldi, Alain Prost and Alan Jones head a field of over 45-year-old drivers in the inaugural Grand Prix of a new Masters series launched on Thursday

BAR Seek Urgent Guidance on Tobacco

BAR have urged the British government to clarify a new law on tobacco sponsorship before it comes into force at Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix

Analysis: Alonso Cruises Towards Title

After his victory at Hockenheim at the weekend, Formula One Championship leader Fernando Alonso must really be starting to like Germany

Montoya Comes Good after Qualifying Error

Juan Pablo Montoya atoned for his qualifying error by storming from the back of the grid to take second place behind Fernando Alonso in Sunday's German Grand Prix

Fry: Button Wants to Stay with BAR

Jenson Button wants to stay with BAR for next season rather than join Williams, BAR team boss Nick Fry said on Sunday

Button: BAR Improvement Not Enough

Jenson Button believes he still does not have the car to compete with Renault and McLaren despite qualifying second for the German Grand Prix on Saturday

Fisichella: My Luck is Turning

Renault's Giancarlo Fisichella believes his luck is about to change

Alonso Proud to Fight Raikkonen

Championship leader Fernando Alonso says Kimi Raikkonen is Formula One's man to beat at the moment and he is proud to be fighting the Finn for the title

Alonso Savours Sweetest Victory

Renault's Formula One leader Fernando Alonso said Sunday's dramatic European Grand Prix victory was his sweetest yet this season

Dennis: Risk was Worth Taking

McLaren were right to let race leader Kimi Raikkonen try and nurse his damaged car home in Sunday's European Grand Prix despite his failure to finish, team boss Ron Dennis said

Webber Puts Monaco Behind Him

Australian Mark Webber says he has put his Monaco disappointment behind him and is concentrating on making the most of his third place on the grid for Sunday's European Grand Prix

Schumacher Forced to Scrap for Points

Michael Schumacher is looking forward to get more sleep on Sunday morning but holds out little hope of winning anything more than a few points in the European Grand Prix later in the day

Alonso: Podiums Not Enough to Win Title

Renault's Championship leader Fernando Alonso feels sure he will have to win more than three races this season to take the Formula One title

Button Targets Podium Finish

Jenson Button is convinced his BAR team can still achieve their goal of a race win this year although not perhaps on their return to action at Sunday's European Grand Prix

Sardinia Preview: Solberg Confident

Championship leader Petter Solberg is confident of a second consecutive Rally of Italy victory even though the event has undergone a radical overhaul since last year's Sardinia debut

Schumacher Could Race Beyond the Age of 40

Seven-times World Champion Michael Schumacher thinks he could still be racing in Formula One in four years' time, at the age of 40.

Schumacher: Rule Changes Won't Stop Us Winning

World Champion Michael Schumacher believes that no amount of rule changes will prevent his Ferrari team from winning races and titles in Formula One.

Todt: Ferrari Deserve More Money than Others

Ferrari are the stars of Grand Prix racing and should be paid more than other teams, the team's sporting director Jean Todt said today.

Ferrari Happy for Sauber to Buy Engines Elsewhere

Ferrari would be happy for Sauber to buy their engines from someone else, team boss Jean Todt said on Friday.

Analysis: F1 Forced to Try to Kick Tobacco Habit

Formula One, already cutting costs to fend off a financial crisis among smaller teams, will this year be forced to face the reality that the era of dependence on tobacco sponsorship is drawing to a close.

Analysis: F1 Survives Ford Fallout, Faces Further Hurdles

Although the International Automobile Federation (FIA) is unlikely to confirm as much until next month, it is now certain that 10 teams have met Monday's deadline to sign up for the 2005 Formula One season.

Analysis: Red Bull Buys Jaguar on Deadline Day

Drinks firm Red Bull has bought the Jaguar team on Formula One's deadline day, ending months of uncertainty triggered by Ford's withdrawal from the sport.

Jordan To Use Toyota Engines in 2005

Toyota have cleared the way for Jordan to compete in Formula One next season by agreeing to supply the troubled team with engines at "an affordable price".

Ecclestone Not Surprised by Jaguar Demise

Jaguar did not have the financial clout to be major Formula One players and they should have quit last year, according to the sport's commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone.

Sports Minister Backs Silverstone's F1 Future

The British government believes Silverstone's Formula One future can be assured despite uncertainty hanging over the circuit.

Button: I Drove My Heart Out

Jenson Button fears his BAR team might be in danger of falling behind their rivals after his disappointing finish at Sunday's British Grand Prix.

Mosley Calls for EC Spokesman to be Disciplined

The European Commission should discipline one of its spokesmen for comments made in the row with Formula One over European arrest warrants, the president of the sport's governing body said on Thursday.

Gascoyne Key to Toyota's Title Challenge

The appointment of a new Chassis Technical Director does not sound like the way to mount a title challenge, but that is what Toyota were hoping when they poached Mike Gascoyne from Renault last year.

Ageing Panis has No Plans to Retire

Toyota's Olivier Panis, the oldest driver in Formula One, said on Saturday he did not plan to retire at the end of the 2004 season.

Toyota Looking to Close Gap Through Reliability

Toyota are aiming for greater reliability from their 2004 car in their third season in Formula One to achieve goals of points in every Grand Prix and a first podium finish.

Feature: Cash-for-Results Could Liven Up Show

The most common criticism levelled at Formula One is that there is not enough overtaking in Grands Prix but the sport's long-time ringmaster Bernie Ecclestone believes he may have the solution - pay drivers by results.