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Lewis Hamilton: Mercedes driver backs new team-mate Valtteri Bottas

Nico Rosberg, middle, retired after winning the world title for the first time last season Lewis Hamilton has backed Mercedes replacing Nico Rosberg with Valtteri Bottas, says team boss Toto Wolff. Mercedes signed the Finn this week after agreeing a deal to buy him out of his Williams contract to replace Rosberg, who retired after […]

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George Russell: World champions Mercedes sign teenager from King’s Lynn

George Russell finished third in the European Formula 3 championship last season Briton George Russell has been signed to world champions Mercedes’ young driver development programme. The 18-year-old joins Formula 1 drivers Pascal Wehrlein and Esteban Ocon as the third member of the scheme. Russell, who finished third in the European Formula 3 championship last […]

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Manor could start F1 season after progress in survival talks

Manor finished 11th and last in the F1 championship last season Staff at Manor have been told administrators have made progress in talks with possible investors that could lead to the team’s survival. The F1 team went into administration on January 6 and will collapse if a buyer is not found. Administrators FRP Advisory said […]

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Bernie Ecclestone removed as Liberty Media completes $8bn takeover

Ecclestone has been involved with Formula 1, in various roles, since the 1950s Bernie Ecclestone has been removed from his position running Formula 1 as US giant Liberty Media completed its $8bn (£6.4bn) takeover of the sport. Ecclestone, 86, who has been in charge for nearly 40 years, has been appointed chairman emeritus and will […]

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British Grand Prix staying on the calendar, says new F1 boss Chase Carey

Lewis Hamilton won the British Grand Prix at Silverstone last season New Formula 1 boss Chase Carey says there will be a British Grand Prix despite speculation Silverstone could be dropped by 2019. The circuit’s presence on the calendar had been under threat because of the “potentially ruinous risk” of staging the loss-making race. However, […]