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    Video: Watch Sebastian Vettel become first driver to lap Sochi GP circuit
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    In April of last year, Sebastian Vettel and David Coulthard drove the unpaved Sochi Formula One circuit in a pair of Infiniti M sedans, getting both muddy and airborne in the process. Now with tarmac laid down and fences put up, Vettel and Coulthard have gone back to the Black Sea vacation spot ...

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    Report: Ecclestone vows revenge after F1 trial settlement
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    At times, it seems all too easy to imagine Formula One bigwig Bernie Ecclestone holding a cat and laughing maniacally like a James Bond villain. He just seems like a horrible person to be on the wrong side of. Now that Ecclestone has put his bribery trial in Germany behind him, his enemies had ...

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    Video: Red Bull captures F1 action in all its thermal glory
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    Remember a few months ago when BMW released thermal imagery of one of its M4 DTM touring cars coming in for a pit stop? That was pretty cool, but this is even cooler. The Red Bull Racing team has partnered with Oregon-based thermal-imaging company FLIR Systems to capture its Formula One racers ...

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    Video: Flat through Eau Rouge for two decades
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    This weekend the Formula One circus returned from its summer break and dove head-first into the Belgian Grand Prix. And you know what that means... that's right: Eau Rouge. The legendary corner at the Circuit Spa-Francorchamps is one of those fearsome bends that, like the Karussell at the ...

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    Motorsports: Race Recap: Belgian Grand Prix sings Waltzing Matilda
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    Changeable. Each commentator will use that word at least 6,072 times over the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix weekend. It is almost always applied to the weather, because the Spa-Francorchamps Circuit – perhaps all of Belgium – resides in some sort of climatological Narnia, its ADD ...

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    Report: America won't get a driver's seat in F1 this weekend after all
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    Americans are the Rodney Dangerfields of the modern Formula One driving ranks; they don't get any respect. We recently reported on 22-year-old Alexander Rossi being tapped by Marussia as a replacement for Brit Max Chilton for this weekend's upcoming Belgian Grand Prix. He would have been the ...

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    Motorsports: FIA says FRIC no to trick suspensions in F1
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    There are few fields in the world where you'll find engineers working as feverishly as they do in Formula One. With races sometimes won and lost by fractions of a second, every little bit counts, so each team retains legions of engineers, all dedicated to finding the tiniest performance edge... ...

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    Motorsports: Three-time Le Mans winner André Lotterer switches to F1 with Caterham
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    While we've seen professional racing drivers bounce back and forth between disciplines, generally speaking, a racer has to choose at some point in his career what he's going to focus on: stock cars, single-seaters, rally, touring cars, endurance prototypes...But we've been seeing a lot of ...

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    Motorsports: Max Verstapen to drive for Toro Rosso in 2015
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    As the 2014 Formula One World Championship returns from its summer break, preparations are beginning for next season with the latest announcement coming from Scuderia Toro Rosso. After having signed on with the Red Bull Junior Team development program earlier this month, Max Verstappen has now ...

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    Motorsports: Monza's Parabolica paved over
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    There are a handful of corners whose notoriety arguably matches that of the track of which it is part. Like the Corkscrew at Laguna Seca, the Karussel at the Nürburgring or Eau Rouge at Spa. But it seems that one of them is unfortunately being diluted. The corner is known as Parabolica. ...

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    Report: Ecclestone headed for $100M settlement in F1 bribery trial
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    Formula One bigwig Bernie Ecclestone has opened his wallet to finally put an end to his trial for alleged bribery in Germany. According to Britain's The Telegraph citing the Süddeutsche Zeitung, the controversial racing magnate offered a 60 million pound- ($100 million-) settlement to put ...

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    Report: Mercedes, DVAG continue sponsoring Michael Schumacher [UPDATE]
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    Up until his tragic accident that left him in a coma, Michael Schumacher was still one of the highest-paid Formula One drivers in the world... even though he was no longer actively competing. That came down to the numerous lucrative personal sponsorship arrangements that the seven-time world ...

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    Motorsports: Race Recap: 2014 Hungarian Grand Prix a thrilling wet mess
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    Three Free Practice sessions left us thinking Lewis Hamilton looked good to claim another victory for Mercedes AMG Petronas and close up the Driver's World Championship race, but the first qualifying session for the 2014 Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix threw out that script. A fuel leak in Q1 ...

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    Motorsports: American F1 driver Alexander Rossi signs with Marussia
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    American fans of Formula One racing have a new team to root for as the Marussia F1 Team has named Alexander Rossi as its official reserve driver for the remainder of the season. The 22-year-old native of Auburn, California, has advanced through the single-seater ranks since winning the Skip ...

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    Motorsports: Mexico City to host F1 race for first time in over 20 years
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    Formula One racing in North America has come a long way in the last few years. Having been absent from the calendar from 1992 through 1998 and again from 2008 through 2011 (when American racing fans could only catch the Canadian Grand Prix up in Montreal), the United States Grand Prix is now a ...

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    Motorsports: Race Recap: 2014 German Grand Prix is relapse and recovery
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    The 2014 German Formula 1 Grand Prix is the hump-day race in the season and the penultimate chance for drivers and teams to rack up points before the summer break. Trying to stay on top after his first DNF of the year at the British Grand Prix, Mercedes AMG Petronas driver Nico Rosberg didn't ...

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    Motorsports: Nico Rosberg signs new contract with Mercedes F1
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    When it comes to Formula One, you've got to admit that Mercedes has an eye for talent. When Honda pulled out of the sport, Mercedes swooped in and powered the Brawn GP team to the championship, then took it over and made two interesting hires to fill the race seats: an old talent in the form of ...

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    Report: Theft of Schumacher's medical records linked to helicopter firm
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    There's always that person who has to spoil a good thing. We all celebrated when Michael Schumacher emerged from his months-long coma following his skiing accident in late December. As one of the greatest drivers in Formula One history, no one wanted to see Schumi live out the rest of his days in ...

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    Video: Pirelli testing low-profile tires for 18-inch Formula One wheels
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    Detractors look at a modern Formula One car and wonder what relevance they could possibly have to the cars we drive. And they may have a point. Just look at the tires, for crying out loud: with sidewalls as tall as the wheels on which they're mounted, they look like they belong more on a cartoon ...

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    Motorsports: Lotus drops Renault for Mercedes F1 engines
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    With only three manufacturers supplying engines in Formula One this season, the teams have been fairly evenly split: Ferrari, Sauber and Marussia use Ferrari engines; Mercedes, McLaren, Williams and Force India run on Mercedes power; Red Bull, Toro Rosso, Lotus and Caterham employ Renault power ...

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