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Lewis Hamilton has until preseason testing to sign new Mercedes deal

F1 testing is set to take place at the beginning of March next year

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MSP Sports Capital buys minority stake in McLaren Racing

'We're betting on the long-term future of Formula One'

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Max Verstappen wins season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Bottas came in second and Hamilton finished third

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Lewis Hamilton is still feeling effects of COVID-19

He qualified in third place behind Bottas and pole-sitter Verstappen in Abu Dhabi

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Grosjean to miss F1 finale, is flying home to be treated for burns

It likely would've been the last of his career

Formula One driver Romain Grosjean will not race at next Sunday’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and instead will fly home to Switzerland, where he will continue his recovery for the burns on his hands following a horrific crash at last weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix. Grosjean had initially hoped he would recover enough mobility in his hands to compete in the season's finale, but he will again be replaced by Pietro Fittipaldi on Dec. 13, the Haas team said on Sunday. Fittipaldi was making his F1 debut lat

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Sergio Perez wins chaotic Sakhir Grand Prix after Mercedes blunder

It was his first Formula One career win in his 190th race

Sergio Perez stayed calm amid the chaos at a remarkable Sakhir Grand Prix to clinch his first Formula One career win Sunday in his 190th race. The Racing Point driver finished 10.5 seconds ahead of Renault's Esteban Ocon and 11.9 clear of teammate Lance Stroll. “I'm speechless,” Perez said.

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Romain Grosjean's 28-second fight to live, in his own words

'I'm in peace with myself and I am going to die. ... And then I think about my kids'

Formula One driver Romain Grosjean relived Sunday's horrific Bahrain Grand Prix crash, where his Haas car penetrated a metal barrier and split in two, in a video news conference on Friday. The thing I didn't remember on the next day was what did I do with the steering wheel? Because I don't have the memory of taking the steering wheel off and they said no, the steering wheel was gone between your legs.

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FIA makes Sakhir track changes as Grosjean leaves hospital following F1 crash

The Frenchman posted a video on Instagram saying it was "the moment I realized I was going to live"

Formula One's governing body opened an investigation into Romain Grosjean's Bahrain Grand Prix crash on Thursday as the French driver hailed those who helped him escape the fireball. Grosjean suffered burns to his hands after his Haas car split in two, penetrating a metal barrier and erupting in flames, in Sunday's race. He highlighted the professionalism of the marshal with the extinguisher and FIA doctor Ian Roberts.

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Alonso to take part in F1 'young driver' test — he's 39

Two-time F1 champion got special permission

Two times Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso, who will make a comeback with Renault next year at the age of 39, has been given special dispensation to take part in a post-season test intended for young drivers. Renault team boss Cyril Abiteboul thanked the governing FIA on Thursday for allowing it "in recognition of our commitment to young drivers throughout junior motorsport and to Fernando’s own dedication to furthering the careers of young talents." The Spaniard's participation in

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Mick Schumacher, son of Michael, to race for Haas F1 in 2021

He'll join Russian Nikita Mazepin as an all-new lineup of drivers

The Schumacher name will return to Formula One next season with Mick, son of Ferrari great and seven-times world champion Michael, announced on Wednesday as a race driver for the U.S.-owned Haas team. "The prospect of being on the Formula One grid next year makes me incredibly happy and I’m simply speechless," said Schumacher. "I have always believed that I would realize my dream of Formula One."

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Former halo skeptic Grosjean praises the device with saving his life

'Without it I wouldn’t be able to speak to you today'

Romain Grosjean credited the halo protection bar with saving his life in a fiery crash that ripped his car in two on the opening lap of the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix on Sunday. Grosjean, who clambered out and limped away from the crash, miraculously escaped with only burns to his hands and was being treated overnight at a nearby hospital. "I wasn’t for the halo some years ago but I think it’s the greatest thing that we brought to Formula One and without it I wouldn’t be able to speak to y

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Daniel Ricciardo disgusted with F1's 'Hollywood' coverage of Romain Grosjean's crash

'Why do we need to see this? ... His family has to keep watching that'

Grosjean was lucky to escape with his life after his Haas car speared through metal barriers, splitting in two and bursting into flames. "I’m disgusted and disappointed with Formula One for showing or choosing the way to show it as they did, and broadcast replays after replays after replays of the fire, and his car split in half," said Renault's Ricciardo. Ricciardo said Formula One, whose commercial rights are owned by U.S.-based Liberty Media, was lucky it was not having to deal

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Lewis Hamilton wins crash-marred Bahrain Grand Prix

The win was the 95th of seven-time world champion Hamilton's career

Lewis Hamilton won the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix for Mercedes on Sunday after French driver Romain Grosjean had a miraculous escape from a fiery first-lap crash that ripped his car in two. The win, from pole position, was the 95th of seven-times world champion Hamilton's career and came with the safety car leading the field to the chequered flag. Red Bull's Max Verstappen finished second with Thai team mate Alexander Albon completing the podium in the floodlit race at Sakhir after inherit

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Haas F1 driver Romain Grosjean escapes fiery crash at Bahrain GP

The Haas F1 car split in two as it burst into flames

Formula One driver Romain Grosjean appears to have escaped with burns after his car crashed and burst into flames moments after the start of the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday. The 34-year-old French driver slid off track on the first lap and his Haas car burst into flames after being sliced in two by a barrier. Grosjean clambered out with the fire roaring behind him and his race helmet singed.

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Lewis Hamilton sees a bright and diverse future for changing F1

'This year there has been this awakening'

Seven times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton says he is confident his sport has a bright and more diverse future but he will not take his foot off the accelerator in pushing for change. The Mercedes racer, Formula One's first Black driver and champion, told Reuters Television in an interview that he also looked forward to more success with a team that has dominated the past seven years. The Briton is Formula One's most successful driver, equalling Ferrari great Michael Schumacher's r

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Aston Martin and Mercedes will share F1 safety car duties

The Aston Martin DBX will serve as the medical car

Aston Martin is set to join Mercedes next season as a provider of Formula One's official safety cars, according to media reports on Tuesday. Racefans.net reported that Aston Martin would supply safety and medical cars at 12 of the 23 scheduled races in key markets, with the existing Mercedes cars used at the rest. It said Aston Martin's new DBX SUV, which uses a Mercedes-AMG V8 engine, would be used as a medical car.

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Lando Norris says F1 needs to be more open about mental health

'I covered up the fact that I was struggling a lot with nerves and anxiety'

McLaren's Lando Norris spoke on Thursday of the anxiety and nerves he suffered in his 2019 Formula One rookie campaign and said the sport needed to talk more openly about mental health. The Briton, who turned 21 last week, made a strong start to this season with third place in Austria as well as fastest lap but it was a different story last year when he came in as a teenager. Norris, who has built a sizeable following through his esports engagement and playful personality, said he had put on a

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Lewis Hamilton wins Portuguese GP for record 92nd F1 victory

He's now one victory ahead of Michael Schumacher

British driver Lewis Hamilton made Formula One history on Sunday, winning the Portuguese Grand Prix for a 92nd career victory to move one ahead of German great Michael Schumacher. Hamilton finished nearly 25.6 seconds ahead of Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas and 34.5 clear of Red Bull's Max Verstappen for his eighth win of another dominant season. Hamilton won his first F1 race in 2007 and first title the following year.

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Hamilton wears '#EndSARS' T-shirt for pre-race interview

Nigerians are demonstrating against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad police unit

Nigerians have been demonstrating for weeks against a police unit, the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), which rights groups have for years accused of extortion, harassment, torture and murders. "I've got to show this," Hamilton, Formula One's only Black driver, told Sky Sports television as he revealed a green T-shirt with #EndSARS written on it at the end of the off-grid interview.

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