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Formula One to launch live Twitter show

LONDON: Formula One is to launch a live post-race show on Twitter starting from next week’s Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona and with retired 2016 world champion Nico Rosberg involved, the motor racing series said. Global followers of the official @F1 account will be able to watch interviews with drivers, team bosses and other key players at the Circuit de Catalunya, Formula One said in a statement on Monday. The show, to be presented by British commentator Will Buxton, will also air after nine further races and feature…

$7.5 million Schumacher Ferrari sets record

NEW YORK: Michael Schumacher's Grand Prix-Winning Ferrari sold for $7.5 million in New York on Thursday, setting an auction record for a modern-era Formula One car, Sotheby's said. The seven-time world champion's 2001 Ferrari F2001 sparked furious bidding, roaring past its pre-sale estimate of $4-5 million at Sotheby's flagship post-war and contemporary November evening art sale. It put the buzz into a night that otherwise fell short of the dizzying heights reached by Christie's on Wednesday selling a painting of Christ…

Another teenage Schumacher eyes Formula One career

BERLIN: The Schumacher name could again be a staple fixture in the Formula One calendar for the coming years with Ralph Schumacher's son David also eyeing a career in the fast lane. Michael and Ralph Schumacher claimed nearly a 100 Formula One wins between them until the German brothers retired in 2012 and 2007 respectively. However, the famous name is set to live on in Formula One with both of their sons eyeing future careers. "I definitely want to be in Formula One -- and hopefully end up in a very good team,"…

Schumacher’s son marks anniversary with emotional lap

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, BELGIUM: Michael Schumacher's teenage son Mick marked the 25th anniversary of his father’s first Formula One victory with an emotional lap of the Spa-Francorchamps circuit on Sunday. Just hours ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix, the 18-year-old, who is this season competing in the European Formula Three series, drove the Benetton B194 car which carried the seven-time champion to glory in 1994. The 1992 car, in which Schumacher won his maiden race, was not available for him to use, but the 1994 car…

Ferrari unveil new F1 car to rival Mercedes

ROME: Ferrari unveiled a faster and visibly changed new single seat car on Friday in which Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen will bid to rival Mercedes this season. The Italians struggled last season finishing behind Mercedes and Red Bull in the constructors' championship. Ferrari have not won a drivers' championship in a decade with Finn Raikkonen the last to triumph for the team in 2007. Having tested the new car at Ferrari's Maranello base, Raikkonen said: "We weren't going full tilt in the first few laps but…

Formula One: Rosbergs romps to victory in Japanese Grand Prix

SUZUKA: Nico Rosberg romped to victory at the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday to extend his lead over world champion Lewis Hamilton in the Formula One title race. The German claimed his first Suzuka win from pole as Hamilton took third after a dreadful start, Rosberg stretching his lead over his Mercedes rival to 33 points with just four races left this season. "Woooooooh!" cried Rosberg over team radio after a fourth triumph in five races since the summer break and his ninth of 2016. "Thanks a lot, guys. An Amazing weekend…

Michael Schumacher’s memorabilia to be displayed permanently

GENEVA: The private car collection of stricken Formula One legend Michael Schumacher will go on view to the public as part of a new exhibition centre in Cologne, his manager announced. The Motorworld centre is expected to open at the end of 2017 and will feature go-karts from Schumacher's early career as well as sports cars, trophies and replicas of the F1 cars he drove to a record seven world titles. The family of Schumacher, who suffered severe head injuries in a skiing accident in the French Alps in December 2013 and is…

US media firm to buy Formula One for $8 billion

WASHINGTON: Formula One entered a new era on Wednesday as US billionaire John Malone's Liberty Media agreed a takeover that values the motorsport at $8 billion and raises questions over the role of its colourful, long-time mastermind, Bernie Ecclestone.