Motor Sports

UPDATE 1-Motor racing-Mercedes commits to Formula E, to leave DTM

* Carmaker will compete in Formula E electric series in 2019 (Adds detail, quotes)

Motor racing-Mercedes commits to Formula E, to leave DTM

LONDON, July 24 Mercedes will leave the German Touring Car (DTM) championship at the end of next year and enter the electric Formula E series in the 2019/20 season, the carmaker announced on Monday.

Motor racing-Matsushita to test with Sauber F1 team

LONDON, July 24 Honda protege Nobuharu Matsushita will have his first experience of driving a Formula One car when he tests with Sauber in Hungary next week, the Swiss-based team said on Monday.

Motor racing-Kubica to test 2017 Renault in Hungary

July 24 Polish driver Robert Kubica, whose career looked over when he partially severed his forearm in a 2011 rally accident, will test Renault's current Formula One car on Aug. 2 in Hungary, the French manufacturer said on Monday.

Motor racing-Slow puncture caused Vettel's Silverstone blowout

LONDON, July 21 A slow puncture caused Sebastian Vettel's dramatic penultimate lap tyre blowout at last weekend's British Grand Prix, Pirelli said on Friday.

Motor racing-I've burnt the unlucky underpants, says Palmer

LONDON, July 21 Renault Formula One driver Jolyon Palmer says he has torched his 'unlucky underpants' as he seeks a change of fortune in Hungary next week.

Motor racing-Haas to stick with same drivers next season

LONDON, July 21 The Haas Formula One team will have the same driver lineup of Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen next season, owner Gene Haas said on Friday.

Motor racing-Formula One 'halo' is a mistake, says Lauda

LONDON, July 20 Formula One's decision to introduce a 'halo' cockpit protection device next year is a mistake, according to former champion Niki Lauda.

INTERVIEW-Motor racing-Mexico GP to build on Day of the Dead theme

LONDON, July 20 Mexican Grand Prix organisers are planning to bring more of a flavour of the country's Day of the Dead festivities to this year's race, after previous reticence due to Formula One's inherent danger and tragic past.

Motor racing-F1 to implement 'halo' protection device from 2018

LONDON, July 19 Formula One will introduce the 'halo' cockpit protection system from next year, the sport's governing body, the FIA, said on Wednesday.

Dhoni: the legacy of a cricket champion

When Dhoni finally hangs up his boots for good in all forms of cricket, he'll be best remembered as a handsome and charismatic leader who inspired India to scale cricket's greatest heights.