Reuters Formula One correspondent. Any views expressed are my own, not those of my employer.

Struggling Sauber to miss Barcelona F1 test

Struggling Sauber to miss Barcelona F1 test
uk.reuters.com — LONDON Sauber will not take part in Formula One's first in-season test in Barcelona after next week's Spanish Grand Prix, the financially struggling Swiss team said on Tuesday. Sauber cited two main reasons for the decision in an announcement on Twitter -- the absence of car updates and the lack of a test driver who meets the requirements.

Engine failures and reprimands add to Hamilton's woes

Engine failures and reprimands add to Hamilton's woes
reuters.com — SOCHI, Russia As if Lewis Hamilton did not have enough on his plate already, with two successive engine failures and Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg on a seven-race winning streak, the Formula One champion now has the stewards to worry about as well.

Haas 'between Earth and the Moon' after Sochi

Haas 'between Earth and the Moon' after Sochi
reuters.com — SOCHI, Russia The Haas Formula One team came back down to earth with a bump in China two weeks ago but Sunday's Russian Grand Prix put the U.S.-owned newcomers back into orbit. Romain Grosjean delivered their third scoring finish in four races and again it came after the Frenchman started way down the grid.

Mercedes surprised by Ferrari's lack of pace

Mercedes surprised by Ferrari's lack of pace
reuters.com — SOCHI, Russia Ferrari are still waiting to take the fight to Formula One champions Mercedes after a Russian Grand Prix that left even their dominant rivals surprised by the gap in performance. "We've always said that they've been close but this weekend they were not close at all," Mercedes winner and championship leader Nico Rosberg told reporters after his seventh win in succession on Sunday.

Rosberg joins select group but title is the target

Rosberg joins select group but title is the target
uk.reuters.com — SOCHI, Russia Nico Rosberg joined an ultra-select group of Formula One drivers with his seventh win in a row for Mercedes at the Russian Grand Prix on Sunday but the German will remain the odd man out for some time yet.

Kvyat and Red Bull apologise to Vettel for crash

Kvyat and Red Bull apologise to Vettel for crash
uk.reuters.com — SOCHI, Russia Red Bull's Daniil Kvyat apologised to Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel, and braced for criticism, after crashing into the German in a moment of May Day madness at his home Russian Grand Prix on Sunday. Kvyat misjudged his braking point and hit the back of the red car twice on the opening lap to leave Vettel in the wall and fuming.

Rosberg joins select group but title is the target

Rosberg joins select group but title is the target
reuters.com — SOCHI, Russia Nico Rosberg joined an ultra-select group of Formula One drivers with his seventh win in a row for Mercedes at the Russian Grand Prix on Sunday but the German will remain the odd man out for some time yet.

Mercedes F1 boss hits back at conspiracy theorists

Mercedes F1 boss hits back at conspiracy theorists
in.reuters.com — SOCHI, Russia Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff denounced social media conspiracy theorists after a Russian Grand Prix weekend during which Germany's Nico Rosberg won his seventh race in a row and world champion team mate Lewis Hamilton endured more engine problems. Wolff said he was speaking out because some of the abuse directed at the Formula One team could impact on engineers and other employees.

Kvyat collisions dump Vettel out of Russian GP

Kvyat collisions dump Vettel out of Russian GP
reuters.com — SOCHI, Russia Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel let rip with a blast of swear words after two first lap collisions with Red Bull's Daniil Kvyat dumped him out of the Russian's home race on Sunday. The two had traded barbs at the previous Chinese Grand Prix when Vettel took issue with an aggressive first lap overtake down the inside by the Russian that triggered a collision between the Ferraris.

Hamilton escapes grid drop after parts flown in

Hamilton escapes grid drop after parts flown in
reuters.com — SOCHI, Russia Mercedes flew parts in by private jet from Britain overnight to keep Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton on Sunday's Russian Grand Prix starting grid after engine problems in qualifying. The Briton will start the race in 10th place, with championship-leading team mate Nico Rosberg on pole position and set for his seventh win in a row, but his predicament could have been much worse.
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May 03, 2016

@QBryar @adrian_warner I thought Branagh would have jumped at the chance. Sadly, only the cutting room floor knows the truth.

May 03, 2016

Watched 'Eddie the Eagle' movie on flight home from Moscow. The use of the V jump is quite anachronistic, of course. #pedant #mustgetoutmore


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