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McLaren’s Lando Norris expects to learn from errors in debut F1 season

The 19-year-old faces a stern task to follow on from Fernando Alonso but knows his first campaign will be a learning curveLando Norris, who next month will become the youngest British driver to compete in Formula One, has said he knows he will make mis…

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Lewis Hamilton ‘ready to attack’ as he vows to better 2018 F1 season

• British driver fires warning to Formula One rivals• Mercedes unveil new car for 2019 seasonLewis Hamilton has delivered an ominous warning to his Formula One rivals by vowing to improve on his 2018 championship-winning campaign.Hamilton emerged from …

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McLaren lands commercial deal with British American Tobacco

• BAT will promote its electronic smoking alternatives• Williams launches 2019 car in a different shade of blueBritish American Tobacco, which withdrew from Formula One in 2006, when tobacco advertising was banned from the sport, is to return in a “glo…

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Max Verstappen will be compelling F1 watch, more so if engine can deliver

Dutchman is starting his fifth season in F1 and the principal thinks that the 21-year-old’s work with Honda will produce and more invested and rounded driverMad Max no more was the Red Bull team principal Christian Horner’s assessment of his driver Max…

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Christian Horner: Liberty Media underestimated what it took on in F1

• Red Bull principal questions American owners’ approach• ‘They probably thought there was some very low-hanging fruit’Christian Horner, Red Bull’s team principal, believes Formula One’s owner, Liberty Media, has seriously underestimated the challenge …

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Chase Carey says F1 will not change approach despite promoters’ concern

• F1 chief executive understood to be upset by criticism• ‘We will go forward and do what we are doing’Formula One’s chief executive, Chase Carey, has hit back in his row with race promoters by insisting the sport’s owners will not change their approac…

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F1 promoters association expecting more cooperation from Liberty Media

• Fopa optimistic after meeting with the sport’s owners• Concerns remain over future of British Grand PrixThe race promoters in Formula One believe their criticism of the sport’s owner, Liberty Media, has proved to be worthwhile but expect the company …

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‘All our hearts are very red’ – Mick Schumacher enters Ferrari maelstrom | Giles Richards

Michael Schumacher’s son kept his head down while rising through the ranks but driving in F2 and testing a Ferrari F1 car will put the 19-year-old in the spotlight like never beforeFour years ago when Michael Schumacher’s son, Mick, made his car racing…

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‘All our hearts are very red’ – Mick Schumacher enters Ferrari maelstrom | Giles Richards

Michael Schumacher’s son kept his head down while rising through the ranks but driving in F2 and testing a Ferrari F1 car will put the 19-year-old in the spotlight like never beforeFour years ago when Michael Schumacher’s son, Mick, made his car racing…

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Fearless esports racers blur lines between games and the real thing | Andy Bull

McLaren are investing in sim racing which, they think, could lead to an F1 champion in the next decadeLast Saturday afternoon a 23-year-old Italian called Enzo Bonito won a car race at the Foro Sol in Mexico City, and when he did it, motorsport shifted…

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Will Mattia Binotto reinvigorate unruly Ferrari’s F1 fortunes? | Giles Richards

Ferrari’s new team principal has just five weeks before testing in Barcelona but his appointment is perhaps the best they have made in recent yearsPrecious little time remains for the new Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto to grasp the reins of his …

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Ferrari may replace team principal Maurizio Arrivabene

•Mattia Binotto expected to take reins after disappointing season•Chief technical officer Binotto has been at Ferrari since 1995Ferrari are expected to replace their team principal, Maurizio Arrivabene, with their chief technical officer, Mattia Binott…

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Niki Lauda admitted to hospital with flu five months after lung transplant

• Triple F1 world champion had life-saving operation in August• Mercedes’ non-executive chairman missed part of last seasonThe three-times Formula One world champion Niki Lauda has been admitted to hospital with flu just five months after a lung transp…

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Michael Schumacher turns 50, FA Cup third-round shocks and sneaky drinks | Classic YouTube

The German legend in F1 – and chariot – action, plus: shock cup exits, tumbling, sneaky drinks and dazzling darts1) Today, Michael Schumacher turns 50. He won a grand prix for the first time at Spa in 1992 for Benetton. He’d go on to win five more in B…

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Michael Schumacher ‘in very best of hands’ says family of F1 great

Family issues rare comment on former driver’s condition‘We are doing everything humanly possible to help him’ The family of the seven-times Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher has assured fans he is being well cared for as they prepare to cel…

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Michael Schumacher’s son progresses to bring hope in tragic F1 tale | Richard Williams

Mick Schumacher, whose legendary father suffered a brain injury five years ago, is making his own name in motor racingA few months ago Damon Hill was waiting in a lounge at Heathrow airport, watching the departure board for news of his scheduled flight…

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19 for ’19: unmissable sporting events to mark in your diary

World cups will feature prominently in what promises to be a spectacular sporting yearMore than 7,000 athletes from 170 nations are due to compete at the largest multi-sport event for people with intellectual disabilities and one which in 2019 celebrat…

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McLaren trust teenager Norris to embrace challenge and help team up F1 grid | Giles Richards

Norris will become the youngest British driver to compete in F1 and his reassuring maturity will be tested, given team’s plightWhen Lando Norris takes to the grid for the Australian Grand Prix next season he will, at 19, become the youngest British dri…

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F1 exploring options for a London GP, says Ross Brawn

• ‘We’d like London to complement Silverstone, not replace it’• Grand prix would likely be on periphery of the city, not centralRoss Brawn, Formula One’s head of motorsport, has again raised the prospect of holding a race in London but insisted it need…

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Harry Kane tipped for BBC’s top gong but history may point to a surprise | Sean Ingle

The England striker is favourite to win Sports Personality of the Year but footballers do not have a great record in the eventEver since England reached the semi-finals of the World Cup, Harry Kane has been a smouldering favourite for the BBC Sports Pe…