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Mr Gordon has won the NASCAR championship four times

Lewis Hamilton: There is 'no stress' over new Mercedes contract, insists world champion

Hamilton, 30, says he is completely switched off from F1 at the moment

Marussia driver Jules Bianchi was taken to hospital unconscious following a crash at the Japanese Grand Prix

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