Sport Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull speaks to the press during testing in Jerez

For the third day running in Jerez, Red Bull were forced to bring an early end to their test.

Alonso demands a faster Ferrari

Fernando Alonso says Ferrari must show progress at next weekend's Spanish Grand Prix.

Sebastian Vettel celebrates victory at the Bahrain Grand Prix

Vettel: We're low on confidence

Sebastian Vettel says Red Bull have lost self-belief after failing to replicate last season's dominance so far in 2012. Red Bull won 12 out of 19 races in 2011 and took 18 pole positions to wrap up their second world titles in as many seasons.

Ian Williams and his Team GAC Pindar had to settle for fourth at the Extreme Sailing Series grand prix in Qingdao, China

Leigh McMillan wins Extreme Sailing Series in China

Britain’s Leigh McMillan completed an impressive four days to win the second event in the 2012 series of the Extreme Sailing Series in Qingdao, China.

Ian Williams takes Team GAC Pindar to the top of the heap half way through the Extreme Sailing Series in Almeria

Ian Williams makes solid start in Extreme Sailing Series

A solid start for Ian Williams’ GAC Pindar team put them in third place at the end of the first day of the Extreme Sailing Series regatta in Qingdao.

Jenson Button of McLaren in action at the Australian Grand Prix

McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh sees no benefit to proposed F1 flotation

McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh believes supremo Bernie Ecclestone's plans to float Formula One on the stock exchange would bring no benefit to the sport.

The global brand Red Bull has a number of spin-offs, among which are two football clubs, and Red Bull Formula One racing

Thai billionaire who invented Red Bull energy drink dies in Bangkok, aged 89

The creator of Red Bull, who became one of the world's richest men thanks to the success of the fizzy, caffeine-laden drink, died yesterday in Bangkok of natural causes. Chaleo Yoovidhya was 89.

Alonso in action in Jerez

Ferrari fastest on final day of pre-season F1 testing

Ferrari finished Formula One's first pre-season test on a high note as Fernando Alonso was fastest in today's session.

Vettel pictured in Jerez during pre-season testing

Sebastian Vettel reserving judgement on chances ahead of new season

Sebastian Vettel is reserving judgment on whether he can make it a hat-trick of Formula One world championships this season.

Vettel predicts tight fight for F1 title

Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel dismissed the prospect of running away with a third straight driver's title, predicting Monday a more competitive season because of rule changes that have cost Red Bull a precious advantage.

Age no barrier in Hispania team

Hispania Racing have completed their driver line-up for the Formula One season as Narain Karthikeyan returns to the cockpit.

Buemi named as Red Bull reserve

Red Bull have sprung a surprise by naming Sebastien Buemi, who was dropped from feeder team Toro Rosso, as the reserve driver for their senior team.

Red Bull name Sebastien Buemi as test and reserve driver

Red Bull Racing have thrown a Formula One lifeline to Switzerland's Sebastien Buemi by appointing him as their test and reserve driver after he was discarded by sister team Toro Rosso.

Mark Webber is already looking ahead to next season

Mark Webber turns attention to 2012 Formula One season

Only a week has passed since Formula One packed up for the year in Brazil, and while Red Bull's Mark Webber is "putting his feet up" after an arduous season the Australian's thoughts have already turned to the 2012 season-opener in Melbourne.

Hamilton: 'Really positive day'

Hamilton turns corner as rivals slip up

The previous day he had spoken of trying to rediscover his mojo, of reinflating the bubble of comfort around himself to emulate his more successful team-mate, Jenson Button.

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