Pastor Maldonado, Venezuela's first Formula One driver for 27 years, has told CNN he is not a "pay driver" and is worthy of a place with the Williams team.
Sixty years ago, the world's biggest motorsport series was launched at an old air force bomber station in Britain.
Silverstone, home of the British Grand Prix, has officially unveiled a new circuit that will host both Formula One and MotoGP this year.
Formula 1 will continue to take place in Britain for the next 17 years after a deal was struck between Silverstone's owners and the sport's chief Bernie Ecclestone.
Jenson Button is celebrating his first world championship and already looking forward to repeating his triumph with the Brawn GP team next season.
Racing dynasties aren't new to motor sports. Former Formula One world champions Damon Hill and Jacques Villeneuve both had fathers with equally illustrious racing pedigrees.
Formula One has seen a number of last-race world championship deciders down the years.
The Brazilian Grand Prix had been building for some time as an exciting climax to the season, and what resulted could not have been more dramatic.
Formula One prides itself on authenticity. It's the world's premier motorsport series, where nothing but the very best is good enough.
Much has been written this year about Lewis Hamilton versus Fernando Alonso, the rookie versus the double World Champion.
This year's Formula 1 season is shaping up to be one of the most exciting in recent history. With seven races remaining, the drivers' championship is still wide open.
The Royal Mail, Britain's postal service, has unveiled a range of stamps commemorating some of Britain's most notable Formula 1 drivers, ranging from Stirling Moss in the 1950s to Nigel Mansell in the 1980s.
The first European leg of the season over and done with and it's over to north America, for this weekend's Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal and next weekend's United States Grand Prix in Indianapolis.
Robert Kubica added to his pace-setting time earlier on Friday by going quickest in the second free practice session for the Canadian Grand Prix.
Formula One champions Renault have confirmed Finland's Heikki Kovalainen as their test and reserve driver for 2006.
India's Narain Karthikeyan is set to become the first driver from the sub-continent to secure a drive in the Formula One - the pinnacle of motorsport.
Austrian Mathias Lauda has moved a step closer to following father and former champion Niki into F1 by securing a drive in this year's F3000 series.
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