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Rosberg v Hamilton — race by race

Abu Dhabi - Nico Rosberg won the 2016 Formula One world championship on Sunday after a season-long duel with Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton.

Champion Rosberg, happy to be 'bland bombshell'

Abu Dhabi - Nico Rosberg realised a dream and silenced his critics Sunday when he emulated his father Keke’s achievement and claimed his maiden Formula One drivers’ championship.

Rosberg set to deliver Hamilton knockout blow

S - Nico Rosberg may not want to talk about it, but he is poised to join an illustrious club if he can complete a hat-trick at the Brazilian Grand Prix and secure his maiden world championship.

Chastened 'Budgie Nine' back in Sydney after F1 stunt

Sydney - Several of the nine Australian men who sparked outrage after stripping off at the Malaysian Grand Prix returned home Friday, with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull saying they were lucky to escape without charge.

Malaysia frees Australia's 'Budgie Nine' after F1 stunt

Sepang - Nine Australian men who provoked anger in Malaysia by donning skimpy swimwear bearing the Muslim country's national flag at a Formula 1 race were released without charge Thursday.

Nine Australians arrested over Malaysia-flag underwear at grand prix

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian police have arrested nine Australian men who stripped down during Sunday's Formula 1 Grand Prix race to reveal underwear bearing a Malaysia-flag print.

Nico Rosberg wins Italian Grand Prix

Monza - Nico Rosberg pounced on a poor start by his Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton to win Sunday's Italian Grand Prix at Monza and cut his championship lead to just two points.

Speedy new Tesla boasts range topping 300 miles

San Francisco - Tesla unveiled speedy new model electric cars capable of traveling more than 300 miles (482 kilometers) before needing to be recharged.

A car cocktail: Ford, tequila-maker mix for auto parts

Mexico - Booze and driving are a bad combination, but US auto company Ford and Mexico's tequila maker Jose Cuervo have found a way to mix together.

'Star Trek' actor Anton Yelchin's parents sue carmaker

Los Angeles - The parents of late "Star Trek" actor Anton Yelchin filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the makers of his automobile after it rolled down the driveway of his home and killed him.

F1 boss Ecclestone's pilot held for mother-in-law kidnap

S - Brazilian police arrested Monday the alleged mastermind behind the kidnapping of Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone's mother-in-law, a helicopter pilot who worked for the British billionaire's family, officials said.

F1 rulers leave global audience confused and fed up

Hockenheim - Formula One's rule-makers took another U-turn on Saturday when they agreed a compromise on track limits at the first corner of the Hockenheim circuit.

Bernie Ecclestone's mother-in-law kidnapped in Brazil: reports

S - The mother-in-law of Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone has been kidnapped for ransom in her home city of Sao Paulo, Brazilian media reported Tuesday.

South Korean auto, shipbuilding workers to go on strike

Seoul - Tens of thousands of South Korean auto and shipbuilding workers are set to launch partial strikes this week after negotiations over wage increases stalled.

Tata Motors profits soar on strong Jaguar Land Rover sales

Mumbai - India's largest carmaker Tata Motors reported a three-fold increase in quarterly profits Monday, boosted by strong sales of luxury British unit Jaguar Land Rover and a one-off insurance payment.

Hamilton, Rosberg crash out in Barcelona clash

Barcelona - World championship leader Nico Rosberg and his Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton collided and retired in a sensational crash on the opening lap at Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix.

Dutch 'monster truck' stuntman jailed after killing three

Den Haag - The stuntman driver of a souped-up monster truck which ploughed into a crowd during a show in the Netherlands killing three people was jailed for 15 months on Friday, court officials said.

Motorsport boss Todt wants road deaths to be seen as 'pandemic'

Davos - The head of Formula One's ruling body, Jean Todt, said Friday he was lobbying the rich and powerful to support his mission to have road accident deaths considered a "pandemic".

Pope prays for Schumacher recovery

Vatican City - Pope Francis prayed for racing legend Michael Schumacher on Thursday as he offered his backing for a Formula One-led road safety campaign aimed at reducing the number of children killed by cars.

Pope prays for Schumacher recovery

Vatican City - Pope Francis prayed for racing legend Michael Schumacher on Thursday as he offered his backing for a Formula One-led road safety campaign aimed at reducing the number of children killed by cars.

Renault shares plunge after failed pollution tests, raids

Paris - Shares in Renault plunged by 10 percent Thursday after the company's diesel cars failed government-ordered pollution tests and investigators raided its facilities, raising fears the French carmaker could be caught up in an emissions scandal.

Boy among seriously injured in Dakar Rally crash

Buenos Aires - A ten-year-old boy and his father were seriously injured when a speeding car smashed into spectators during the prologue of the Dakar Rally on Saturday.

Domino's unveils the ultimate pizza delivery vehicle

Using crowd-sourcing, one pizza company solved the problem of designing the perfect delivery vehicle, one with a warming oven built-in that brings the pizza fresh to a customer's door at just the perfect temperature.

Hacking sends shivers through brave new world of digital cars

Frankfurt - The connected car may be catching everyone's imagination at this year's IAA auto show. But the new technology also brings with it new dangers, such as hacking.

Spanish police arrest man caught speeding in Facebook video

Madrid - Spanish police have arrested a man for speeding after spotting a video on Facebook of him driving at 184 kilometres (115 miles) an hour, police said Sunday.

Suspects get away after high-speed chase through eight Autobahns

Berlin - Several men in a stolen Audi sparked a high-speed chase through eight motorways in Germany, police said on Friday, with the suspects getting away despite having more than a dozen patrol cars on their trail.

Jules Bianchi funeral on Tuesday

Paris - The funeral of Jules Bianchi, the French Formula One driver who died after spending nine months in a coma following a crash at last season's Japanese Grand Prix, will be held in his home city of Nice on Tuesday.

French F1 driver Jules Bianchi dies, nine months after crash

Paris - French Formula One driver Jules Bianchi died Friday night from head injuries he suffered in a crash at last season's Japanese Grand Prix, after spending nine months in a coma.

Slovak makers of flying car press on after crash

Bratislava - Slovak tech firm AeroMobil is working on a new prototype of its flying car, weeks after the vehicle of the future spread its wings and crashed during a test flight.

Google, ex-F1 boss Max Mosley settle sex party image row

Berlin - Google and ex-Formula One boss Max Mosley have settled a dispute over images from a sadomasochistic orgy he took part in, the US tech giant and Mosley's German lawyer said Friday.
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