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United States GP: 2018 ‘critical’ for McLaren

Alonso’s team-mate in 2018 will be Belgian Stoffel Vandoorne, whose position at McLaren was confirmed last month. McLaren admit that next season is “critical” for the team following their re-signing of Fernando Alonso and move from Honda to Renault engines. McLaren have negotiated an early end to their contract with Honda after three difficult years […]

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Lewis Hamilton fastest in US GP practice

Listen to coverage of second practice for the United States Grand Prix on the BBC Sport website and mobile app Lewis Hamilton set a searing pace as he dominated first practice at the United States Grand Prix. The title leader’s Mercedes was 0.593 seconds quicker than rival Sebastian Vettel’s Ferrari, with Hamilton’s team-mate Valtteri Bottas […]

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Max Verstappen signs new Red Bull deal

Verstappen is the youngest race winner in F1 history Max Verstappen has extended his Red Bull contract by a year to the end of the 2020 season. The move seems to end speculation about the possibility of the 20-year-old Dutchman moving to Mercedes or Ferrari within the next couple of years. He said: “Red Bull […]

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United States Grand Prix: Who will top qualifying in Austin?

Lewis Hamilton is aiming for a fourth consecutive win at the United States Grand Prix As the Formula 1 cavalcade pitches up in the Lone Star State, Lewis Hamilton will be hoping his ‘golden patch’ never ends. The Japanese Grand Prix saw Hamilton take his fourth win in five races since the summer break, with […]

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Fernando Alonso: McLaren driver signs new contract for 2018 season

Fernando Alonso is in his second spell at McLaren having rejoined them in 2015 Fernando Alonso will continue to drive for McLaren in 2018. The 36-year-old Spaniard has signed a new deal which is believed to be for one year with options to extend. The two-time world champion believes McLaren’s new engine deal with Renault […]

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Lewis Hamilton was ‘weird’ as a team-mate, says Jenson Button

Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton were team-mates at McLaren from 2010-12 Jenson Button says he found fellow Briton Lewis Hamilton “a bit weird” when they were team-mates at McLaren. In his new autobiography, Life at the Limit, the 37-year-old – who was world champion in 2009 – describes Hamilton as “a brilliant, mercurial driver”. But […]