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Sebastian Vettel ties knot with Ferrari as Jenson Button waits for Fernando Alonso’s next move

World Champions cite need for 'fresh challenges' as reasons for moving on - but will the Spaniard be heading to McLaren to take Britons drive?

Will Stevens will make his F1 debut at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2014: British driver Will Stevens to fill vacant Caterham seat for F1 debut

Stevens will partner regular driver Kamui Kobayashi as Caterham return to the grid after a two-race absence

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Video explainer: The Independent explains exactly what Hamilton needs to do on Sunday to be crowned champion

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Romain Grosjean to remain with Lotus for 2015 Formula One season

Frenchman has had a disappointing campaign compared to last season

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Why Formula One success leaves Mercedes boss Toto Wolff hungry – and miserable

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Lewis Hamilton set to agree new deal at Mercedes next week

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