Lewis Hamilton 'needs the enemy' and will fight to the end in title run-in, claims Toto Wolff

Lewis Hamilton received the backing of both his own team boss and that of Mercedes’ closest rivals in the wake of his latest disappointment. His battle to cling on to the world title for a third straight year was almost over as the Briton hastily left Japan on Sunday afternoon. His sluggish start to the race at Suzuka left team-mate Nico Rosberg with the simplest of tasks to claim a fourth win in five and extend his championship lead to 33 points.

Lewis Hamilton is up against it in title race... the British star must hope Nico Rosberg hits trouble, warns Mercedes chairman...

Double celebration for Mercedes as Nico Rosberg's win in Japan hands them third straight Constructors title

Title now out of Lewis Hamilton's hands, while Max Verstappen will never back down... five things we learned from the Japanese...

Lewis Hamilton admits abysmal Japan start his fault, before criticising Mercedes protest against Max Verstappen after late race...

Lewis Hamilton needs F1 title miracle as blunder lets Nico Rosberg coast to Japanese Grand Prix victory

Japanese Grand Prix F1 RESULT: Nico Rosberg wins at Suzuka with title rival Lewis Hamilton third

Felipe Massa backing Nico Rosberg to pip Lewis Hamilton to F1 world title

Sebastian Vettel has 'lost his mojo' and could depart Formula One in near future, claims Martin Brundle

Lewis Hamilton REFUSES to answer questions after Suzuka qualifying as Brit hits out at critics following 'snapchat' press...

Lewis Hamilton coming back to win title would be his greatest yet, claims former team-mate Jenson Button

Sebastian Vettel plays down talks of Ferrari rift after chief Maurizio Arrivabene claimed four-time champion has to earn new...

Nico Rosberg snatches Japanese Grand Prix pole by narrow margin from Lewis Hamilton at Suzuka

Japanese Grand Prix F1 qualifying RESULT: Nico Rosberg edges out Lewis Hamilton for Suzuka pole

Nico Rosberg dominates final practice for Japanese Grand Prix with Lewis Hamilton down in seventh 

Nico Rosberg takes swipe at Lewis Hamilton ahead of Japanese Grand Prix: 'I'm not out partying until 5am' 

Daniil Kvyat explains bizarre 'baby octopus' radio message to Toro Rosso team during Japanese GP practice 

Jenson Button left ruing lack of McLaren pace in Friday practice as Brit prays for rain at Japanese Grand Prix

Mercedes insist they would NEVER tamper with Lewis Hamilton's car but admit they still can't explain failures

Nico Rosberg edges out Mercedes title rival Lewis Hamilton in second practice session ahead of Japanese Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton under fire for messing about on Snapchat during 'boring' press briefing in Japan

Fernando Alonso encounters problem with McLaren's Honda engine

McLaren's running on the third day of pre-season testing stopped just before lunch because of a problem with Fernando Alonso's Honda engine. Testing can be an event for sitting around drinking coffee and the like.  And McLaren's drivers have had more time to do that than they would care for this week.

Lewis Hamilton goes snowboarding in Canada as he celebrates a white Christmas 

Lewis Hamilton enjoyed a white Christmas in Canada as he hit the slopes for some snowboarding. The F1 world champion was wrapped up warm as he went snowboarding with some of his friends, including American racing driver Ken Block. The 29-year-old shared a selection of pictures on Instagram of him having fun in Canada.

Formula One driver Giedo van der Garde's fight for a race seat for the 2015 season should move a step nearer to a conclusion on Wednesday.

Manor also announced Will Stevens as their first driver for the new campaign and now the FIA has approved their entry for the 2015 season.

Ferrari have recruited Jock Clear, the Mercedes engineer who helped Lewis Hamilton win this year's Formula One world championship

Michael Schumacher faces a 'long fight' for recovery as the first anniversary of his skiing accident approaches, according to the former Formula One driver's manager.

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The new VJM08 model will make its debut at the second pre-season testing in Barcelona next month - sporting a striking new colour scheme.

Red Bull trophies stolen in ram-raid found in lake, police reveal

Some of the trophies stolen from Formula One team Red Bull's factory have been found dumped in a lake, it has been revealed. More than 60 trophies were stolen after a gang of six men used a vehicle to ram the front entrance of the team's building in Milton Keynes at around 1.30am on December 6. Thames Valley Police said that around 20 of the prizes were recovered from Horseshoe Lake near Sandhurst Monday after being spotted by a member of the public.