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

Motor racing: Ecclestone keen to add to the risk factor — MEXICO CITY Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone, no stranger to controversial comments, has suggested building walls on racetrack corners to add a greater sense of danger. The remarks are unlikely to sit well with, or be treated seriously by, drivers and the governing FIA, who have worked for decades to improve safety in a sport whose past is littered with fatalities.

Appeal of Le Mans to endure after Audi exit — MEXICO CITY Audi's announcement that it is abandoning Le Mans for Formula E is a big boost for the fledgling electric series, which is attracting growing manufacturer interest, and a blow for endurance racing.

Anything possible in F1 title race, says Hamilton — MEXICO CITY Fresh from his 50th Formula One win, triple world champion Lewis Hamilton remains convinced anything is possible in the title race even if he could lose his crown as early as Sunday.

Rosberg blocks out reliability fears as 'match point' looms — AUSTIN, Texas Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg is refusing to be rattled by reliability concerns as he prepares for his first 'match point' of the season in Mexico this weekend. "That's not within my control so I completely block that out," the Mercedes driver told reporters after finishing second to team mate Lewis Hamilton in Sunday's U.S.

Ecclestone stands up for McLaren boss Dennis — AUSTIN, Texas Formula One's commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone has spoken out in support of Ron Dennis amid continuing speculation that shareholders are seeking to replace the McLaren boss. "If I was going to run a team I'd like to have Ron with me," the Briton told Reuters at the U.S.

Hard to add more U.S. F1 races, says Ecclestone — AUSTIN, Texas Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has dampened hopes of more races being held in the United States, at least in the near term, after the sport's takeover by Liberty Media. "I think it will be difficult to get more races," the Briton, who turns 86 next week, told Reuters at the U.S.

Hamilton haunted by failure even in triumph — AUSTIN, Texas Fear and failure haunted Lewis Hamilton at the U.S. Grand Prix on Sunday, even as he sped towards victory and membership of Formula One's super-elite club of 50 race winners. When the triple world champion was informed that he had joined greats Michael Schumacher and Alain Prost as only the third driver to reach the half century, the Briton sounded surprised.

Ricciardo gives Butler the boot — AUSTIN, Texas Australian Formula One driver Daniel Ricciardo laughingly handed Scottish film star Gerard Butler a sweaty boot filled with Red Bull on the U.S. Grand Prix podium on Sunday and demanded he drink. With a global live audience of millions watching, and tens of thousands at the track, the actor swallowed his pride and also the contents.

Verstappen shrugs off braking rule clarification — AUSTIN, Texas Dutch driver Max Verstappen said he had no plans to change his style after Formula One's governing body outlawed a defensive manoeuvre that the Red Bull youngster has used to keep his rivals behind him. International Automobile Federation (FIA) race director Charlie Whiting issued a clarification at the U.S.

Magnussen and Palmer await Renault fate — AUSTIN, Texas Renault have allowed an option on Danish Formula One driver Kevin Magnussen to lapse as media speculation swirls around who could get the second seat at the team next year alongside Nico Hulkenberg. "The option that Renault has on me was extended by two weeks but it's run out.
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Oct 26, 2016

Just like a James Bond set. Nice afternoon wandering around in the sunshine.#MexicoGP

Oct 26, 2016

The FIA have given Lewis a break this week. It's the turn of @nico_rosberg to be in the Thursday press conference.

Oct 26, 2016

No way in through rear seats. Thanks to Pop-A-Lock of Austin, on road again within 40 minutes, got to airport with time to spare. #nostress

Oct 26, 2016

Excelled myself yday when locked out of car with keys in ignition. Door shut behind me as I fetched item from case when leaving for Houston.

Oct 26, 2016

Arrived in Mexico City last night. @PWehrlein on the plane, taking a Texan hat with him. I feel sure he will end up with a sombrero too.

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