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Formula 1: Williams finalising Sergey Sirotkin 2018 drive

Sirotkin would be the third Russian to compete in F1 Williams are closing on a deal to sign Russian Sergey Sirotkin as the final piece of the 2018 grid falls into place. The team are in the process of finalising a contract with the 22-year-old, who established his credentials in a test in Abu Dhabi […]

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Formula 1 gossip: Massa, Button, Renault, Haas

Monday, 1 January Felipe Massa said finishing seventh in his final home Grand Prix in Brazil was ‘like a victory’ Williams performance chief Rob Smedley says Felipe Massa chose to leave F1 at the best possible time, and finished his career on a high. (Autosport) Renault boss Cyril Abiteboul admits the team ‘played with fire’ […]

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Lewis Hamilton, Formula 1 champion: Breaking records & veganism

‘Vettel was like Tyson biting Holyfield’s ear’ Lewis Hamilton carved a special place in Formula 1 history this season with his fourth world title and a new all-time record for pole positions. In what was arguably the best season he has driven in his 11 years in F1, Hamilton won nine races in his Mercedes, […]

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Lewis Hamilton apologises for ‘boys don’t wear dresses’ remark

Image copyright PA Lewis Hamilton has apologised for making “inappropriate” comments in a video in which he appeared to mock his nephew’s princess dress. In an Instagram video, which has since been deleted, the Formula 1 driver says “boys don’t wear princess dresses”. He was criticised on social media for the clip, which was apparently […]

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Formula 1: ‘Sebastian’s emotion and anger just ran away with him’

5 live F1’s season review show is at 11:00 GMT on Christmas Eve, and 17:30 on Christmas Day Sebastian Vettel was “let down” by his emotions in his title fight with Lewis Hamilton in 2017, according to Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff. The German Ferrari driver appears “calm”, but “is very emotional and passionate under […]