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Bottas jumps into the hottest seat in Formula 1

Valtteri Bottas has secured the most highly-sought after driver’s seat in Formula One as he heads into the 2017 season with Mercedes and a fired up Lewis Hamilton.

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Renault F1 team rocked as principal Vasseur abruptly leaves

A few weeks away from proudly unveiling their new car for the 2017 Formula One season, French manufacturer Renault now have to find a new team principal after the departure of Frederic Vasseur on Wednesday.

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Aussie defending champ Toby Price crashes out of Dakar

Reigning champion Toby Price is out of the Dakar Rally after suffering a broken leg in a motorcycle crash.

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Ricciardo won’t be switching to Mercedes to fill Rosberg’s shoes

Formula One ace Daniel Ricciardo has ruled out filling the “damn good” seat at Mercedes next season, saying he’s committed to Red Bull for the next two years.

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The condition of Michael Schumacher’s health will remain closely guarded among family and close associates, the former Formula One champion’s manager said on Saturday.

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Back to front: F1 season review — fight at the front

For the third year in succession, Formula One was dominated by behemoth Mercedes, which conquered all before it without giving rivals a chance.

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Formula One season in review Part 2: Three drivers who under-promised and over-delivered

To cleanse the palette after last week’s look at the underachievers from Formula One season 2016, it’s time to unveil the three drivers who left the greatest mark on the year.

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Back to front: The Formula One season review — midfield melee

Focusing on Formula One’s frontrunners means we tend to miss the often more interesting struggles in the midfield.

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Hamilton escapes punishment, Mercedes say their orders were wrong

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton will escape unpunished for ignoring team orders in the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix which saw Nico Rosberg clinch the Formula One world title.

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Back to front: Formula One season review — the battle at the back

As the sun finally sets on Formula One’s longest ever season, the heat of battle begins to fade, allowing the sport to take stock on exactly what happened over the past nine months of racing.

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Formula One season in review Part 1: Three drivers who had a season to forget

With the season run and won, there’s little news remaining for us to sink our teeth into, apart from speculating about who will fill the seat vacated by Nico Rosberg at Mercedes.

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Open season? Mercedes must poach for Rosberg’s replacement

It’s wonderfully ironic that Nico Rosberg’s championship victory has proved less exciting than his subsequent retirement.

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Daniel Ricciardo is ready to “unlock the hidden honey badger” when he starts training for next season’s new-look Formula One.

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Van Gisbergen clinches Supercars title

A stunning come-from-behind drive in Sydney has delivered Shane van Gisbergen his first Supercars championship, denying Jamie Whincup a record seventh title.

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Hamilton ‘not surprised’ by Rosberg exit at the ‘first time he won’

Berlin Lewis Hamilton says he is not surprised that Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg is quitting Formula One after beating him for the world title.

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Force India is everything that’s wrong with Formula One

The most important result confirmed at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix had nothing to do with who won the driver’s championship — indeed the driver’s championship table has nothing to do with it at all.

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Lewis Hamilton

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Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton

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Nico Rosberg

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Nico Rosberg F1 Formula One Australian Grand Prix 2016

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Nico Rosberg

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Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton

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Singapore Grand Prix

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The Roar of the crowd

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Bottas confirmed at Mercedes, 2017 grid is ostensibly finalised

Pascal Wehrlein may not have surfaced at Mercedes, though it was the announcement of his destination for the upcoming season which confirmed the identity of the individual tasked with replacing the retired and reigning World Champion, Nico Rosberg, in 2017.

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Manor has fallen into administration

By Sam Craig, 7 Jan 2017

Ladies and gentlemen, the Manor Racing Team have officially entered administration, meaning that in order to be allowed enough time to repay outstanding debts to creditors, an administrator – someone appointed by the court – takes over the company.

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Wehrlein to head to Sauber in 2017

By Sam Craig, 7 Jan 2017
Wehrlein to head to Sauber in 2017

Ladies and gentlemen, Pascal Wehrlein is leaving the Manor Mercedes Formula One Team to join Sauber for 2017.

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Should Massa really come back to Formula One?

I love Felipe Massa, however, the recent news that the Brazilian would remain at Williams for 2017 shocked me.

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2016 year in review: Aussie motorsport

By Connor Bennett, 30 Dec 2016
2016 year in review: Aussie motorsport

It’s been another big year in Australian motorsport with young talent, world-beaters, milestones and controversy claiming the spotlight throughout 2016.

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2016 year in review: Formula 1

By Connor Bennett, 26 Dec 2016
2016 year in review: Formula 1

We saw records tumble and a historic new World Champion this year, but it’s a sport that continues to be dominated by the Silver Arrow in the midst of the “V6 era” as the rest of the paddock try to bridge the gap.

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F1 Musical chairs causing grey hairs

By Trent Price, 23 Dec 2016
F1 Musical chairs causing grey hairs

Just when you thought there was nothing left to be squeezed out of the 2016 season, Mercedes might be about to buy Lewis Hamilton a fully-fledged Finnish garage-mate in the form of Valtteri Bottas.

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Dirt racing: A summer speedway guide

Dirt track racing is amazing, and I would highly recommend you get out to your local track to watch a race meeting.

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F1 2016: The feud of the frontrunners

By Sam Craig, 17 Dec 2016
F1 2016: The feud of the frontrunners

To finish my three-part evaluation of the 2016 Formula One season, let’s take a look at the top three teams of the season, the front runners, those being Ferrari, Red Bull, and of course, Mercedes.

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F1 2016: The match in the midfield

By Sam Craig, 14 Dec 2016
F1 2016: The match in the midfield

The second article in this three-article season review series compares the midfield performances in 2016.

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F1 2016: The battle of the backmarkers

By Sam Craig, 10 Dec 2016
F1 2016: The battle of the backmarkers

It’s been a week and a half since we saw Nico Rosberg take the 2016 World Championship at Abu Dhabi, and then a few days later, abruptly retire.

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French GP return shows Formula One moving in right direction

It’d be fanciful to suggest that Europe is on the precipice of taking back Formula One, though confirmation that the French Grand Prix will return to the calendar in 2018 is a pleasing development in the face of the sport’s relentless expansion into unassuming markets.

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Nico does it his way. It’s in his blood

By Bayden Westerweller, 6 Dec 2016
Nico does it his way. It’s in his blood

The Rosbergs have always done things a little differently. Keke Rosberg won just five Grands Prix throughout the course of his Formula One career, yet history recognises his status as a World Champion.

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Rosberg’s gone, so who takes his seat?

By Sam Craig, 6 Dec 2016
Rosberg’s gone, so who takes his seat?

Current world champion Nico Rosberg announced his retirement a few days ago now.

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Rosberg made his own luck

By Trent Price, 4 Dec 2016
Rosberg made his own luck

Nico Rosberg might be the first reigning World Champion to end his career since Alain Prost in 1993, but there’s something more to take from that than just pure statistics.

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Nico Rosberg announces shock F1 retirement

By Jawad Yaqub, 3 Dec 2016
Nico Rosberg announces shock F1 retirement

After at last securing the 2016 Formula One world championship, Nico Rosberg has announced his retirement from the sport – and no, this is not an early April Fool’s joke.

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Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton

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Shane Van Gisbergen wins the 2016 Tasmanian Super Sprint

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Lewis Hamilton press conference

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Nico Rosberg trophy

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Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton

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Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium

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Nico Rosberg

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Nico Rosberg trophy

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Nico Rosberg

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