Formula One

Qualcomm helps Mercedes F1 speed communications

Qualcomm is helping Mercedes with race-day communications

Qualcomm and the Mercedes Formula One team have extended their long-standing partnership in developing and testing high-speed wireless communications, as well as the wireless transfer of power for Formula One.

Australian Grand Prix 2016 at Melbourne Preview

Will Lewis Hamilton still be smiling on Sunday?

Can anyone stop Lewis Hamilton taking his third world championship in a row and his fourth overall? The first clues to answer that question will be revealed at the opening race of the 2016 Formula One racing season in Melbourne on Sunday 20 March 2016. As usual, the Australian Grand Prix will be held at the Albert Park circuit, which has bumpy hard braking zones as fast straights quickly turn into slow corners. Tyre wear is likely to be high. Do not miss the start, as it is common for accidents as the cars jostle for position in the first tight corner and at turn three.

Mexico Grand Prix 2015 Preview

Elton John congratulates Lewis Hamilton on winning the title

Lewis Hamilton’s win last time out Austin sealed the Formula One world drivers championship, but he is unlikely to relax as he prepares for the Mexican Grand Prix on Sunday 1 November 2015 in Mexico City. The win means Hamilton now joins an elite number of drivers who have won the championship three times or more. His Mercedes team had already landed the constructors championship.

American Grand Prix 2015 in Austin Preview

Ferarri are getting behind Sebastian Vettel as he pushes for second in the championship

The big question remaining for the rest of the season is who will comes second in the drivers championship as the Formula One racing teams prepare for the American Grand Prix on Sunday 25 October 2015 in Austin. Earlier in the season, the dominance of Mercedes meant few would bet against a one-two finish by their two drivers, and indeed the Sochi result last time out secured the constructors championship for Mercedes. Lewis Hamilton has lived up to expectations and is almost certain to take the drivers championship after his win in Sochi.

Russian Grand Prix 2015 in Sochi Preview

Nearly there: Lewis Hamilton looks set to keep his crown

Any doubts that Lewis Hamilton will retain his world championship were blown out of the water after his dominant win last time out in Japan. This gives him a 48 point lead going into the Russian Grand Prix on Sunday 11 October 2015 in Sochi, but it is more his performance than points on the board that has few if any betting against him.

Japanese Grand Prix 2015 at Suzuka Preview

A rather different looking podium last time in Singapore

Eyes will be on the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday 27 September 2015 at Suzuka as fans wait to see whether the reversal of fortunes last time out in Singapore was a blip or a sign that the balance of power in Formula One racing has again changed. It wasn’t that Sebastian Vettel won in his Ferrari – he’s done that before – or that championship leader Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes broke down; these things happen. It was that throughout the weekend the Mercedes was notably slower not just than Ferrari but Red Bull as well.

Singapore Grand Prix 2015 at Marina Bay Preview

Lewis Hamilton on his way to victory last time out in Monza

Few will now bet against Lewis Hamilton holding on to his world championship crown with a third of the season left as the Formula One racing teams prepare for the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday 20 September 2015 at Marina Bay. Despite some sweaty palms as Mercedes realised they had a tyre pressure problem at Monza, Lewis Hamilton extended his lead with a victory helped by his Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg retiring near the end when his engine blew.

Italian Grand Prix 2015 at Monza Preview

Lewis Hamilton was all smiles again in Belgium

After some stuttering, the Mercedes pair got back to winning form last time out to extend their lead in the Formula One racing championship ahead of the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday 6 September 2015 at Monza. Lewis Hamilton won in Belgium with team mate Nico Rosberg second. Their nearest rival – Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel – was doing well until a late tyre blowout ended his race.

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