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Ferrari will improve in 2018, says team boss Sergio Marchionne

Vettel, pictured with Marchionne, was F1 world champion in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Ferrari president Sergio Marchionne says he expects the team to improve next year after a dispiriting end to their 2017 title challenge. Sebastian Vettel was neck-and-neck with eventual champion Lewis Hamilton until Ferrari’s season imploded in the space of three races […]

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Formula 1 gossip: Verstappen, Massa, Prost, Hamilton

Max Verstappen was given a time penalty after passing Kimi Raikkonen off the circuit Monday, 18 December Red Bull’s Max Verstappen admits his final lap overtaking move on Kimi Raikkonen’s Ferrari at the United States Grand Prix was “not correct” but feels his time penalty was harsh when other drivers were also breaking the rules.(Max […]

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Formula 1: Williams to wait until new year to announce driver line up

Sergey Sirotkin has won three GP2 races Williams will wait until the new year to finalise their driver line-up, with Russian Sergey Sirotkin the strong favourite for the drive. The team’s interest in Robert Kubica has cooled following the Pole’s test with the team in Abu Dhabi last month. Sirotkin, a GP2 race-winner, was quicker […]

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F1 ‘grid girls’ under ‘strong review’ – have your say in our vote

Formula 1’s new owners are looking into whether the sport should continue to use ‘grid girls’. Ross Brawn, F1 managing director of motorsports, said the use of female promotional models is a “delicate topic” which is “under strong review”. “We’re trying to respect all parties,” Brawn told BBC Radio 5 live. “There’s a lot of […]

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First all-British team set for IndyCar Series as Carlin sign Max Chilton

Chilton spent two seasons in F1 An all-British team will compete in the IndyCar Series for the first time next year after Carlin Motorsport confirmed their entry in the American event. The Surrey-based team entered the Indy Lights Championship in 2015, winning the title the next year with Ed Jones. British driver Max Chilton, 26, […]

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Jean Todt re-elected unopposed as president of FIA for third term

Jean Todt has been re-elected unopposed for a third term as president of motorsport’s governing body, the FIA. The 71-year-old ex-Ferrari team boss will retain his position until 2021. Frenchman Todt will lead motorsport as Formula 1 goes through a critical period of renegotiation of the contracts that tie the teams to the sport, most […]