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Lotus in talks over new driver to replace Kimi Raikkonen

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Sebastian Vettel now enjoys a healthy lead in the drivers' standings

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The identity of the buyer is unknown, although believed to be a real estate firm

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F1: Indian Grand Prix on the skids, says Bernie Ecclestone

The Indian Grand Prix is likely to be dropped from next year’s Formula One calendar according to the sport’s chief executive officer, Bernie Ecclestone.

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Austrian Grand Prix reinstated into F1 calender

Race will be staged at the Red Bull Ring - formerly known as the A1-Ring

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Kamui Kobayashi admits he wants a return to Formula One...then crashes a Ferrari at a promo event

Former Sauber driver does his quest for a return no favours at all when he wrote off the Ferrari on the streets of Moscow

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Bernie Ecclestone indicted in Formula One bribery case

German state prosecutors formally indicted the Formula One chief executive Bernie Ecclestone on bribery charges in a development that appeared certain to place a question mark over the 82-year-old’s future as international motor racing’s supremo.

Lewis Hamilton

If you don't want to know the result, look away now: BBC apologise after revealing Lewis Hamilton finished in pole position

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Diageo's new chief executive, less than a week into the job, was yesterday toasting the drinks giant's success in taking a controlling stake in the Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya's United Spirits group.

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