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Dennis returned to his role as group chief executive officer and it is understood that Whitmarsh will not be team principal come the season-opening race in Australia

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F1: Jenson Button sends Twitter tribute to 'Papa Smurf' after the death of his father John

The 70-year-old suffered a suspected heart attack on Sunday and the McLaren star has posted an emotional tribute to his late father, in which he thanked everyone for their support

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F1: Ross Brawn to take time out until next summer after leaving Mercedes

Brawn confirmed he would leave Mercedes at the end of the season and despite speculation linking him with a swift return to the paddock he will take time to consider his options

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Spain’s Dani Pedrosa won the Malaysian Grand Prix for the second year in a row but his compatriot Marc Marquez finished second to move to the brink of clinching the Moto GP title in his rookie season.

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F1: Lewis Hamilton switch to Mercedes vindicated by victory says Ross Brawn

The British driver left McLaren at the end of last season

Pit wall position for camera crews after British cameraman hurt in pit drama

Formula One Management camera crews are to be stationed on the pit wall for future races after a cameraman was injured after being hit by a bouncing wheel in yesterday's German Grand Prix.

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Martin Whitmarsh fears F1 is becoming 'complacent' after cameraman is hurt by bouncing tyre at German Grand Prix

Mark Webber's wheel came off as the Australian pulled out of his pit box

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Jenson Button told he has a job for life at McLaren amid link-up with Honda

The Japanese engine supplier will re-kindle an iconic partnership

Ayrton Senna driving the Marlboro McLaren-Honda MP4/5B in 1990

Honda to make return to Formula One after agreeing deal to replace Mercedes as partners of McLaren

The Japanese manufacturing giant quit the sport at the end of 2008

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F1: Jenson Button surprised by Lewis Hamilton comments regarding McLaren

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Ross Brawn's role as team principal in the spotlight

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Mercedes' device is incorporated into the DRS, the drag reduction system that assists overtaking at given points on a circuit and is activated by a driver.

Lotus protest over controversial Mercedes design fails

The four-man panel of FIA stewards have dismissed Lotus' protest against Mercedes' innovative rear wing.

Mercedes not keen on Formula One budget cap

Mercedes team boss Ross Brawn has dismissed Bernie Ecclestone's latest idea of a full-blown budget cap for Formula One.

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Michael Schumacher 'filled with hope and anticipation' as Mercedes unveil new F1 car

Michael Schumacher looked forward to being a contender again as his Mercedes team belatedly pulled the wraps off their shiny new Formula One car before testing at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya today.

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