Sport Red Bull mechanic hoist Mark Webber up on their shoulders after his final Formula One race in Brazil

Webber was presented with a Brazilian flag signed by all 21 of the other drivers on the grid by F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone following his final race for Red Bull

Sepang heat takes heavy toll on tyres

The degradation of the Pirelli tyres in searing Sepang temperatures was the talk of the paddock ahead of the Malaysian Grand Prix, with Red Bull and McLaren predicting a forced three-stop race strategy tomorrow.

Mark Webber edges McLaren duo in Malaysia

Mark Webber saw his practice advantage dramatically slashed in the second session for Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix, but still emerged as top dog.

Mark Webber puts Australia disappointment behind him

Mark Webber is convinced he will be able to "hang out at the front" in Malaysia this weekend after a home grand prix to forget.

Masterful Vettel leads from front to launch title defence in style

World champion dominates in Melbourne but rival Hamilton is happy with second

Petrov 'totally ecstatic' after sealing first-ever podium finish for Russia

Renault driver gets better of Alonso once again while Webber struggles to finish fifth in home Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel: Smiling assassin whose sights are on world domination

Life is beautiful for the young German who starts the defence of his crown in Melbourne today and is tipped to 'do a Schumacher' and win multiple titles. David Tremayne meets Sebastian Vettel

Alonso rubbishes rivals' fears over rear-wing changes

Spaniard fully supports initiative to increase overtaking despite concern about driver distraction

Mark Webber hits back after Lewis Hamilton's 'drinks company' jibe

Mark Webber has taken a swipe at Lewis Hamilton after the Briton this week described Red Bull Racing as "just a drinks company."

McLaren gamble with 'dramatic' last-minute changes to the car

McLaren have had a major rethink of their car for Sunday's Formula One season opener in Australia and hope to gain a second a lap after disappointing form in testing, team boss Martin Whitmarsh said yesterday.

McLaren make 'dramatic changes' for season opener

McLaren have had a major rethink of their car for Sunday's Formula One season opener in Australia and hope to gain a second a lap after disappointing form in testing, team boss Martin Whitmarsh said today.

Michael Schumacher says Red Bull are in pole position

Michael Schumacher has written off his chances of starting the new Formula One season with a victory.

Heidfeld: Red Bull lead the way despite holding back

Nick Heidfeld yesterday suggested Red Bull have been sandbagging in testing which could spell trouble for the rivals of the Formula One world champions.

Hold The Back Page: 05/03/2011

It's a big weekend for...

Stephen Ireland

If he overcomes a thigh injury to make his Newcastle United debut today, Stephen Ireland will start what might be his last chance.

Mark Webber against Formula One 'fake rain' proposal

Mark Webber has dismissed Bernie Ecclestone's idea of using 'fake rain' during Formula One grands prix.

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