Mercedes Formula One team helps develop breathing aid for coronavirus patients

30 Mar

The Mercedes F1 team has helped create a potentially life-saving breathing aid to help coronavirus patients. Mercedes has been working alongside engineers from University College London (UCL) to develop the continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device, which the NHS has approved. The technology has been used in China, where coronavirus originated from, and in hospitals […]

Daniel Ricciardo EXCLUSIVE: Formula 1 season to start in July says Renault driver, who concedes: ‘But really, who knows?’

30 Mar

Renault driver Daniel Ricciardo has given hope to Formula 1 fans by revealing to talkSPORT when the 2020 season could finally start. However, the potential date would mean at least TWO more Grands Prix could be postponed to join the eight races already removed from the calendar. The coronavirus pandemic led to the cancellation of […]

The greatest acts of sportsmanship to restore your faith in humanity, including Mike Tyson, Aryton Senna, Freddie Flintoff and Robbie Fowler

29 Mar

The outbreak of the deadly coronavirus has stopped civilisation as we know it, bringing the globe to a grinding halt. As the death rate and cases of infection for COVID-19 continue to mount, more and more of the world as we know it is shutting down. Unfortunately, this has meant sport has also taken a […]

Lewis Hamilton self-isolating after attending event with Idris Elba and Sophie Trudeau – but F1 star has ‘zero symptoms’ of coronavirus

21 Mar

Lewis Hamilton says he has been in self-isolation after attending an event with Idris Elba and Sophie Trudeau – but is not showing any symptoms of the coronavirus. Actor Elba and Trudeau, wife of the Canadian prime minister, have both tested positive for COVID-19 since the event. The F1 star met the pair at an […]

McLaren’s Lando Norris broke streaming records during virtual Australian Grand Prix which also featured Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois

16 Mar

Lando Norris broke records on streaming platform Twitch as he took part in a virtual Australian Grand Prix on Sunday. The real Australian event, along with two other races in the 2020 Formula 1 season, have been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak across the globe. F1 is not alone in being affected, however, with […]

Coronavirus in sport: All the events cancelled or postponed so far including Premier League, Euro 2020, Olympics and Wimbledon

13 Mar

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on the worldwide sporting calendar. The Football Association, the Premier League, the English Football League, FA Women’s Super League and FA Women’s Championship have all called a halt to the action. Meanwhile, England’s cricket team cut short their tour of Sri Lanka, while the year’s first golf major, […]

Coronavirus: Formula 1 season to start in June after Australian Grand Prix is cancelled and Bahrain, Vietnam and China races are postponed

2 Mar

Formula 1 bosses are set to delay the start of the new 2020 season until June after the Bahrain and Vietnam Grands Prix were postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak. The season-opening Australian Grand Prix was cancelled on Friday, just 90 minutes before practice was due to begin, following McLaren’s withdrawal from the event after […]

F1 2020 season: Driver line ups, new cars and race calendar as Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes look to dominate again

25 Feb

The wait is almost over with just three weeks to go until it’s ‘LIGHTS OUT AND AWAY WE GO’ for the 2020 Formula 1 season. The pre-season nerdery of testing is under way, the cars have been launched, with swanky new liveries, new ways of saving weight, beating drag and even steering have been developed […]

Lewis Hamilton teases picture of 2020 helmet as Mercedes could make six-time world champion wealthiest Formula 1 driver ever

11 Feb

Lewis Hamilton has shown a glimpse of his helmet for the 2020 Formula One season as he prepares for contract talks with Mercedes. Shortly after the Brackley based team unveiled their livery for the new season featuring the logo of new sponsors Ineos, Hamilton shared a photo on Instagram of his possible helmet. An image […]

Mercedes unveil 2020 livery adding red to silver as Toto Wolff provides Lewis Hamilton contract update

10 Feb

Mercedes revealed their livery for the 2020 Formula One season adding red to their famous silver following the announcement of a new partnership with Ineos. The petrochemicals giant have agreed a five-year deal with the reigning F1 world champions, with their branding highlighted red on the airbox and front wing. The rest of the design […]

Formula One: Fears Chinese Grand Prix could be cancelled due to coronavirus epidemic

6 Feb

The Chinese Grand Prix could be CANCELLED this year following the coronavirus outbreak. The Shanghai Sports Federation has increased doubts over the April race by recommending all sports events be cancelled until the epidemic ‘is over’. The latest figures from the Chinese Health Commission say that approaching 25,000 people have been infected, resulting in a […]

Lewis Hamilton accuses ‘papers of making up stories’ as Formula One world champion refutes reported break down in Mercedes contract talks

30 Jan

Lewis Hamilton has hit back at claims his salary demands are the reason contract talks between him and Mercedes have stalled. Formula One’s world champion is out-of-contract at the end of the year and he’s been linked with a shock switch to Ferrari as he bids for a record-equalling seventh title. A new deal with […]

Sport in 2020: From the Super Bowl, Wilder vs Fury 2 date, Champions League and Olympics, here is what is coming up

2 Jan

Another year over, a new one just begun and talkSPORT cannot wait to gorge on a feast of sporting action. January began with a barnstorming Merseyside derby and February will end with Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury’s mega fight. In between then, we saw Conor McGregor return to the octagon and win in just 40 […]

Floyd Mayweather, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Tiger Woods among Forbes’ top ten highest-paid athletes of the decade

24 Dec

Forbes have released a mega rich list detailing the top ten highest-paid athletes of the decade from 2010-2019. The ranking totals up all earnings from the world’s biggest sports stars over the past ten years and it’s no surprise to see who comes out on top. Boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather heads the list, owing to […]

Floyd Mayweather, Mike Tyson, Lionel Messi and Michael Jordan among the world’s highest-paid athletes from the last 30 years

12 Dec

The highest paid sportsmen of the last 30 years has been revealed – and shows exactly why Floyd Mayweather nicknamed himself ‘Money’. Using data from Forbes, an amazing graphic by NoobNorm has been widely shared on social media documenting the top earning athletes from 1990 through to 2019. Currently, FC Barcelona and Argentina captain Lionel […]

Charles Leclerc would welcome Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton at Ferrari amid talk of Mercedes exit

3 Dec

Lewis Hamilton would be welcomed to Ferrari by driver Charles Leclerc. The Brit won his sixth Formula One world championship last month, but he’s reportedly considering his future with Mercedes ahead of his contract expiring at the end of next season. The highly-rated Leclerc, who finished fourth in the 2019 driver standings, would keep his […]

Damon Hill hails ‘phenomenal’ Lewis Hamilton and says Brit can’t do much more to prove he is a Formula 1 great

2 Dec

Damon Hill has told talkSPORT there isn’t much more Lewis Hamilton can do to prove his greatness in Formula 1. The British star wrapped his sixth F1 world championship-winning season in style on Sunday with victory at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Hamilton is now just one more away from equalling Michael Schumacher’s record of […]

Lewis Hamilton to Ferrari? ‘Knowing Mercedes driver is available in 2021 makes us happy’, says team principal Mattia Binotto

29 Nov

Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto has made no secret of the fact he is delighted Lewis Hamilton will be on the market at the end of next season. The six-time Formula One world champion’s Mercedes contract expires when the 2020 season ends, and they wan to to negotiate a new deal with the 34-year-old. And […]

Lewis Hamilton: Formula One world champion explains ‘I feel like giving up on everything’ social media posts

21 Nov

Lewis Hamilton has admitted wearing his heart on his sleeve is not always wise to do while explaining worrying social media posts sent last month. The Formula One world champion posted a message on Instagram last month which sparked fears for his wellbeing. “Honestly, I feel like giving up on everything,” Hamilton wrote. “Shut down […]

Lewis Hamilton crash: Onboard footage shows Mercedes driver’s incident with Alex Albon which earned him penalty at Interlagos

18 Nov

Lewis Hamilton apologised for crashing into Alex Albon at Interlagos and costing the Red Bull driver a shot at his first ever podium finish in F1. Hamilton tried to get past Albon with only a lap-and-a-half remaining, driving up the inside as the 23-year-old left space on turn nine. But the world champion could not […]

Max Verstappen wins Brazilian Grand Prix as Ferraris crash each other out and Lewis Hamilton collides with Alex Albon in dramatic conclusion

17 Nov

Max Verstappen won the Brazilian Grand Prix as Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc crashed out in a dramatic late finish. Toro Rosso driver Pierre Gasly finished a surprise second after he took advantage of Lewis Hamilton banging into Alex Albon on the penultimate lap. Hamilton, with damage to his car, took the flag in […]

‘Lewis Hamilton already in a different league to Michael Schumacher’ and six-time Formula One world champion backed for knighthood by Eddie Jordan

5 Nov

Lewis Hamilton’s sixth Formula One World Championship win has renewed discussions of whether he is the greatest driver of all time and Eddie Jordan has no doubt he now holds that title. The Brit’s second-place finish in Austin on Sunday secured him a hat-trick of titles, and made the Mercedes driver world champion for five […]