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Abiteboul “made it clear” he wanted Palmer out in 2017

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Renault’s Cyril Abiteboul “made it clear” that he wanted Carlos Sainz to replace Jolyon Palmer before the end of the 2017 Formula 1 season, Jolyon Palmer has admitted.  The Japanese Grand Prix was Palmer’s last race with Renault – with a high likelihood that the British driver may not return to Formula 1 after struggling this […]

Hamilton beats Verstappen in thrilling climax, disaster for Vettel

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Lewis Hamilton beat Max Verstappen to victory at Suzuka after a thrilling climax which saw Hamilton struggle during the final few laps, whilst Vettel’s championship hopes were effectively sealed before Lap 10, as another mechanical problem forced the German into retirement.  Hamilton’s winning margin was some one second from Max Verstappen, whilst Daniel Ricciardo – […]

Hamilton “not comfortable at all” after Sepang defeat

Raikkonen given 5-place grid drop for gearbox change

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Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen has been handed a five place grid penalty to change his gearbox after the Finn crashed out during final practice for the Japanese Grand Prix.  Kimi Raikkonen crashed during the latter stages of the final practice at degner 2 — an area where both Vettel and Raikkonen were struggling for grip — […]

Bottas heads Hamilton in FP3 before crashing out

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Valtteri Bottas set the pace during final practice for the Japanese Grand Prix before crashing out and ending his session, as he headed his team-mate by 0.014s, as Mercedes showed impressive pace on the soft compound tyre.  Bottas’ fastest lap was a 1.29.055 on the soft tyres, which headed Hamilton by 0.014s, meanwhile his Formula […]

BREAKING: Renault announce Budkowski as executive director

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The Renault Formula 1 team have announced Marcin Budkowski, the former FIA technical department chief, as executive director of the team.  During the days building up to the Malaysian GP, it emerged that Budkowski resigned from his role of cheif at FIA’s technical department for Formula 1, and days later a rumor circulated around the paddock […]

Hamilton “not comfortable at all” after Sepang defeat

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Lewis Hamilton admits he is “not comfortable at all” in the F1 title race after losing out to Red Bull’s Max Verstappen at the Malaysian Grand Prix, despite his healthy lead at the top of the drivers’ championship.  The British driver, who last won a title in 2015, leads Sebastian Vettel by 34 points following Ferrari’s […]