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Heidfeld gets nod to replace Kubica

Nick Heidfeld is to replace the injured Robert Kubica at Renault for the foreseeable future. Kubica is potentially out for the entire forthcoming Formula One season after undergoing a series of operations at the Santa Corona hospital in Pietra Ligure, following the serious injuries he suffered in an accident in the Ronde di Andora rally 10 days ago.

Sebastian Vettel 'would pay' to drive Ferrari

Red Bull's Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel continued to pay lavish compliments to Ferrari today, joking he would finance a holiday for Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa so he could drive the red car.

Alonso downplays Korea concerns

Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso yesterday gave South Korea's new Formula One circuit a positive review, saying he expects a "spectacular" race on Sunday.

Heidfeld seeks new drive for 2010

Nick Heidfeld is in talks with other Formula One teams over securing his future in the sport after being left stunned by BMW Sauber's withdrawal yesterday.

'It was impossible, I was aquaplaning everywhere'

There were strong feelings this time around that the decision to put the race start back from its usual 3pm to 5pm, in order to maximise the global television audience, was an open invitation to the chaos that duly ensued in Sepang.

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Drivers call for overhaul of steward system

Formula One drivers have called for an ex-F1 driver to be appointed to replace the panel of stewards in the wake of contentious decisions at last weekend's Japanese Grand Prix.

BMW to retain drivers

BMW Sauber have confirmed they will retain their existing driver line-up of Robert Kubica and Nick Heidfeld for the 2009 Formula One season.

Vettel's triumph of youth sets new standards

After he had taken a surprise pole position for the Italian Grand Prix, Sebastian Vettel said there had been no secret about Toro Rosso's performance. They had just stayed out on a wet track and focussed on setting fast lap times. Yesterday, after he replaced Fernando Alonso as the youngest man ever to win a grand prix, similar observations applied. The team opted for minimal downforce to maximise speed down Monza's long straights, ran a perfect strategic plan around two pit stops, and executed them cleanly. And the way Vettel drove made you forget that he was only 21 years and 73 days old. You could have been watching a young Michael Schumacher.