F1 2016: Daniel Ricciardo tips rivals Mercedes as ones to beat

Australian Formula One driver Daniel Ricciardo said on 16 March that reigning constructors champions Mercedes are favourites to win this season. Mercedes are the clear favourite of the bookies to win a third successive title when the 2016 season begins with the Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park on 20 March. Finishing eighth overall in last years drivers championship with only two podiums and no race wins, Ricciardo was upbeat when asked about his pre-season preparations with Red Bull. Mar 16, 2016

F1: Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg eager to battle once again

Formula One is assured of novelty this season, with fresh faces and a record 21 races including the first in Azerbaijan, even if Lewis Hamilton becomes a four-times world champion with Mercedes. Speaking during a Mercedes event in Fellbach near Stuttgart on 11 March, Hamilton said he was excited to go back to competition. Testing is not competition. Mar 12, 2016

F1: Williams set sights on overhauling Mercedes and Ferrari

Williams F1 drivers Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas are confident they can mount a serious challenge to Ferrari and Mercedes in 2016. Williams havent repeated the glory years of the 1980s and 1990s when they won nine constructors championships and seven world titles, but they have been on an upward curve recently. Valtteri Bottas finished fifth and Felipe Massa sixth in the standings as Williams ended the season in a comfortable third place in the constructors. Mar 12, 2016