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

Hamilton says new contract looks a formality

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Ahmed Jadallah Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates on the podium after winning the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi November 23, 2014. "We haven't discussed the nuances but...it really is pretty much a formality I would have thought," the 29-year-old told British reporters after the season-ending race in Abu Dhabi.

Motor racing-Hamilton says new contract looks a formality

dailymail.co.uk — ABU DHABI, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton says a contract extension with Mercedes is almost a done deal now that he has got his second Formula One championship under his belt. "We haven't discussed the nuances but...it really is pretty much a formality I would have thought," the 29-year-old told British reporters after the season-ending race in Abu Dhabi.

Lauda sees another Mercedes duel in 2015

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Brandon Malone Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain (L) speaks to former Formula One driver Niki Lauda of Austria during the first practice session of the Australian F1 Grand Prix at the Albert Park circuit in Melbourne March 14, 2014.

Hamilton leaves the partying for later

uk.reuters.com — ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Graham Hill would doubtlessly have done it differently. Where James Hunt might have staggered dishevelled into the morning after the night before, probably clutching bottles in both hands on the way to bed, Lewis Hamilton celebrated his second Formula One title on Monday with bright eyes and a spring in his step.

Lauda sees another Mercedes duel in 2015

uk.reuters.com — ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Niki Lauda expects Nico Rosberg to recover from the blow of losing his Formula One title duel with Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton by coming back even more determined next year. "Nico will fight back and Nico has the potential upwards," the team's non-executive chairman said after power unit problems at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix dashed Rosberg's outside hopes.

McLaren board will decide drivers, says Dennis

uk.reuters.com — ABU DHABI (Reuters) - The Formula One futures of Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen will be discussed by the McLaren board in early December, group head Ron Dennis has said. Dennis said after Sunday's season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix that decisions about the team's 2015 driver line-up would not be his alone.

Motor racing-Arrivabene replaces Mattiacci at Ferrari

dailymail.co.uk — ABU DHABI, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Marco Mattiacci's brief reign as Ferrari Formula One principal ended on Monday with the troubled Fiat-owned outfit replacing him with Maurizio Arrivabene, the team's third boss in nine months. The Italian joins from sponsor Philip Morris where he held senior positions in marketing and promotions.

Motor racing-Lauda sees another Mercedes duel in 2015

dailymail.co.uk — ABU DHABI, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Niki Lauda expects Nico Rosberg to recover from the blow of losing his Formula One title duel with Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton by coming back even more determined next year.

McLaren board will decide drivers, says Dennis

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Toru Hanai 1 of 3. McLaren Formula One driver Jenson Button of Britain drives out of the pit lane during the first practice session of the Japanese F1 Grand Prix at the Suzuka Circuit October 3, 2014. Dennis said after Sunday's season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix that decisions about the team's 2015 driver line-up would not be his alone.

Motor racing-McLaren board will decide drivers, says Dennis

dailymail.co.uk — ABU DHABI, Nov 24 (Reuters) - The Formula One futures of Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen will be discussed by the McLaren board in early December, group head Ron Dennis has said. Dennis said after Sunday's season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix that decisions about the team's 2015 driver line-up would not be his alone.
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Nov 24, 2014

Plus Lewis on watermelon juice, Toto's sore head and last night's party reut.rs/1C4YLoK

Nov 24, 2014

With a name like that, I'm sure he made a good entrance

Nov 24, 2014

The Maranello revolving door spits out Marco Mattiacci, and in comes Maurizio Arrivabene as Ferrari's third principal of 2014.

Nov 23, 2014

Right. Time for a few hours kip before we met up with Lewis again in the morning. #doublechamp #f1

Nov 23, 2014

First season since 1980 that both McLaren and Ferrari failed to win a race. Lots of work to do there. Maybe Jenson will get that call.

Nov 23, 2014

Great day for Lewis. fantastic to see Williams back, and all kudos to Rosberg for his sportsmanship. F1 has a lot to be happy about today.

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