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Alonso set to miss Australian GP, Magnussen to substitute

Fernando Alonso will sit out the 2015 season-opening Australian Grand Prix, with Kevin Magnussen set to substitute alongside Jenson Button at McLaren-Honda.

Alonso suffered a concussion during  346 more words

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Michael Schumacher’s son Mick to race in German Formula 4

Mick Schumacher, the son of seven-time Formula 1 world champion Michael, will make his car-racing debut in the German Formula 4 series this season.

The 15-year-old will race for Van Amersfoort Racing, the team which oversaw Toro Rosso rookie Max Verstappen’s European Formula 3 campaign last year. 190 more words

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Magnussen: Racing in Australia would be ‘difficult’

Kevin Magnussen says it would be a challenge to fully prepare in time to race at the Australian Grand Prix, should he need to substitute for Fernando Alonso. 375 more words

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FIA confirms ban on driver helmet changes

The FIA has formally banned the changing of driver helmet liveries during the season.

The ban, which was first revealed last month, has now been included in the updated 2015 Formula 1 Sporting Regulations. 189 more words

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Wolff gets free practice runs at Spanish, British GPs

Williams has confirmed that Susie Wolff will drive for the team during free practice for both the Spanish and British grands prix.

Wolff, who was promoted to the role of Williams test driver late last year, will also drive the team’s 2015 car at the post-race test following the Austrian Grand Prix. 224 more words

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Lotus 25: Jim Clark: Monaco 1963...

The tell-tale on Jim Clarks Lotus 25 after his retirement from the 1965 Monaco Grand Prix is at 9500rpm…

He was comfortably in the lead of the race by 14 seconds when the car engaged 2 gears at once on the entry to the Gasometer hairpin. 920 more words

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READY TO GET ELECTRIC?

FIA Formula E, the world’s first fully electric racing championship, was holding its first-ever race. Let’s rewind the day. The giant banners of TAG Heuer, Formula E’s founding partner and official timekeeper, hung from the pit lane and next to the starting lights of the custom-built track, which wound through the heart of the 3,000-year-old city, on the grounds of China’s iconic Olympic Stadium. 33 more words

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