Live updates

Advertisement

Vettel raises bar in Barcelona F1 pre-season testing

The four-time champion is vying to return to the pinnacle of the sport this season. Credit: PA

Sebastian Vettel raised the bar on the penultimate morning of Formula One's pre-season testing by setting an unofficial track record at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya.

The four-time champion smashed Daniel Ricciardo's lap time from Wednesday by nearly a whole second as Ferrari showed their impressive hand with just one full day of practice remaining.

Vettel, 30, became the first driver over the two weeks of testing to dip beneath the one minute 18 mark with an effort of 1:17.182. The German also recorded 84 laps, with Valtteri Bottas the only driver to have managed more miles.

Kvyat joins Ferrari for 2018 campaign

Ferrari have named Daniil Kvyat as the team's development driver. Credit: PA

Ferrari have named Daniil Kvyat as the team's development driver for the 2018 season.

The announcement comes three months after the Russian was dropped by Toro Rosso following the 2017 United States Grand Prix.

Kvyat, who has two podium finishes in his 72 career starts, had been linked with a move to Williams this year.

The 23-year-old joined the Red Bull junior programme in 2010 and made his F1 debut with Toro Rosso four years later.

Kvyat finished second at the 2015 Hungarian Grand Prix before claiming another podium with a third-placed finish in China the following year.

Vettel staying with Ferrari after signing three-year deal

Sebastian Vettel is staying with Ferrari. Credit: PA

Sebastian Vettel will remain at Ferrari after it was announced he has agreed a new three-year contract.

Championship leader Vettel, who heads Lewis Hamilton by 14 points in the title race ahead of tomorrow's Belgian Grand Prix, will now be committed to the Italian team until the end of the 2020 season.

The length of Vettel's contract ends speculation he could join forces with Mercedes, and the likelihood of Hamilton moving in the opposite direction when his deal expires next year.

Advertisement

Vettel wins hectic Singapore GP

Sebastian Vettel on the track in Singapore. Credit: PA

Sebastian Vettel had to contend with a crazed track invader and two safety cars before claiming his third victory of the season at an incident-packed Singapore Grand Prix.

The Ferrari driver slashed the gap to Lewis Hamilton in the championship after the Briton suffered his first retirement of the year.

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo finished second with Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen completing the podium places. Nico Rosberg, Hamilton's closest rival in his quest for back-to-back titles, crossed the line in fourth.

Chris Evans sells rare Ferrari for record-breaking £3.8m

The rare 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series I is regarded as one of the 'most beautiful' convertibles ever built. Credit: SWNS

Radio star Chris Evans has sold his classic 1959 Ferrari for £3.8 million- breaking the world record auction price for the model.

The sports car was also the second most valuable car to be sold at the RM Auctions sale in Monaco over the weekend.

The rare Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series I is considered to be one of the "most beautiful" convertibles ever built.

Despite being 55-years-old, the Ferrari has been driven just 50,000 miles. Credit: SWNS

Ex-Ferrari engineer Nigel Stepney killed in road accident

Nigel Stepney pictured in 2001. Credit: PA

A former Ferrari engineer who was sacked by the Formula One team after being accused of sabotage and leaking confidential data has been killed in a road accident, his family said tonight.

Ex-Ferrari technician Nigel Stepney was killed on the M20 near Ashford in Kent when he was struck by a lorry this morning. He was praised tonight by his family as "a wonderful partner and a hands-on dad".

The 56-year-old father found himself at the centre of a Formula One "spygate" scandal after being accused of sabotage and leaking confidential data to McLaren in 2007, and was sacked by the F1 team.

Load more updates