VAVEL predicts the 2017 Formula One season

James Eagles | And so, after four months of anticipation, rumours, deals - some failed, others successful, testing and changes in both personnel and regulations, the Formula One roadshow will spring back into full action this weekend in Melbourne; for the curtain-raising Australian Grand Prix. A relief to all associated with the sport, whether it be as a driver, team member, media personality and first and foremost, a fan. It's a time for speculation, wide-eyed hope and a tad of delusion, as the sport may be in line for its most competitive season in five years. Will anyone be able to break the Mercedes dominance of the V6 Turbo Hybrid era? Hamilton will look to continue Mercedes' dominance. | Photo: Getty Images/Paul Crock With Nico Rosberg's surprise retirement, there's no defending champion on the grid. However, four former World Champions remain, all vying to reclaim the crown they once held. So, who will prevail? Who will exceed...

Motorsports

Moto3: Mir, McPhee and Martin make up the podium in Qatar By Danielle Overend

Joan Mir declared he won the 'best race of his life' when he emerged successful in Qatar. He was joined on the podium by Scottish rider John McPhee, who has...

Motorsports

Morbidelli collects first Moto2 career win in Qatar By Danielle Overend

Morbidelli won his first Moto2 race at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar. He was joined on the podium by Thomas Luthi and Takaaki Nakagmi....

Motorsports

Rossi reveals his secret to finishing third in Qatar By Danielle Overend

Nine times world champion, Valentino Rossi, finished the opening round of the 2017 MotoGP season in Qatar in third, joining his new teammate Vinales on the podium to make it...

Motorsports

Dovizioso second at the Qatar GP

Danielle Overend | Andrea Dovizioso got the start to the season he deserved as he managed to successfully ride his Ducati Team Desmosedici GP 17 to success finishing second, collecting a podium and 20 championship points at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar, where rain nearly prevented the first race of the season from even happening. Embed from Getty Images Rain disrupts the start of the race A light shower hit the floodlit track before the race and made things so slippery it caused riders to run off at the latter stages of the sighting lap. When they made their way to the grid they immediately made their way to officials where they expressed their concerns to officials. Eventually after many delays and much deliberation, the race got underway, and Dovizioso gained a place when the race started; after starting from fifth on the grid he entered turn one of the race in first. It took four...

Motorsports

Vinales on his maiden victory on his debut with Movistar Yamaha By Danielle Overend

On his official race debut with Movistar Yamaha at the 2017 MotoGP season opener in Qatar, Maverick Vinales fought a strong battle and went on to win the opening round and his first race for Movistar Yamaha....

Manchester City FC

Claudio Bravo insists he's happy at Man City and wants to stay By Adam Whiteside

Manchester City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo has said that he is happy and wants to remain at the Etihad Stadium despite speculation manager Pep Guardiola is looking for a replacement....

Women's Football

UEFA Women’s Champions League - FC Barcelona vs FC Rosengård Preview: Barca hold advantage as Swedes come to town By Katja Kragelund

FC Rosengård will have to do the chasing as they try and overturn a 1-0 deficit against FC Barcelona....

Stoke City FC

Lee Grant ready to put error behind him ahead of Stoke's trip to Leicester By Conor de Smith

Stoke City goalkeeper, Lee Grant, has insisted that his blunder against Chelsea has been put behind him at the Potters prepare for their encounter against a resurgent Leicester City....

Manchester United FC

Report: Man Utd set to decide on Sam Johnstone's future as Aston Villa offer £3m By Sam Ludbrook

Aston Villa manager and former Red Steve Bruce is keen on signing the goalkeeper permanently as they look to return to the Premier League....

Burnley Football Club

Opinion: England internationals show the growth of Burnley By Jordan Eyre

The Clarets can count another player among their international stars, and the recognition sums up the club's progress in recent years....

Michael Keane impresses for England

Burnley defender Michael Keane impressed during his first two senior England appearances during the international break, looking confident and assured on Sunday against Lithuania....
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