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Formula 1: Haas to retain Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen for 2018

Magnussen (left) joined Haas in 2017 while Grosjean (right) joined from Lotus in 2016 Gene Haas, owner of the F1 team named after him, says they will retain drivers Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen for the 2018 season. Grosjean is 13th on 18 points with Magnussen one place back on 11 points. Haas – whose team are in their second season in F1 – says keeping the same drivers “is a given” and that his team “should be better racers” in 2018. “Next year, without a car or engine change…

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Halo: Formula 1 to introduce controversial cockpit head-protection system in 2018

Kimi Raikkonen used the ‘halo’ at the final pre-season test in Barcelona in March 2016 The controversial ‘halo’ cockpit head-protection system will be introduced into Formula 1 in 2018, governing body the FIA has confirmed. It said the halo “presents the best overall safety performance” after the evaluation of “a large number of devices over the past five years”. The move comes less than a week after a transparent cockpit ‘shield’ proved unusable at the British Grand Prix. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel said the device made him dizzy after one lap….

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Gossip: Sebastian Vettel stays calm, while Lewis Hamilton revels in Silverstone win

Sebastian Vettel has seen his championship lead cut to a point after his Silverstone puncture Monday, 17 July Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel says there is no need to panic after his championship lead was cut to a single point following a late puncture at the British Grand Prix.(Reuters) Pirelli says initial analysis of Ferrari’s tyres showed the punctures sustained by Vettel and team-mate Kimi Raikkonen were caused by different issues.(Mail) Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton believes his win at Silverstone is proof his off-track demeanour and actions, including miss the F1 Live…

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Lewis Hamilton proud after British Grand Prix record

More than 140,000 cheered on Hamilton on Sunday Lewis Hamilton said he was “proud” to have joined Alain Prost and Jim Clark as the record holder for most British Grand Prix wins. The Mercedes driver’s victory at Silverstone on Sunday was his fifth – and it moved him to within one point of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel in the championship. “It has taken me a long time to get there but I am so proud to be up there with the greats,” Hamilton said. “Still a long, long way to go,…

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Lewis Hamilton wins record-equalling fifth British GP

Lewis Hamilton took a dominant victory at Silverstone to tie the all-time record of five career wins in the British Grand Prix. The Mercedes driver equalled the tally of Scot Jim Clark and Frenchman Alain Prost with his fourth home win in a row to add to his first win for McLaren in 2008. Hamilton’s victory cut his deficit to Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel to just one point in the championship as the German suffered a front-left tyre failure when running third with two laps to go, dropping to seventh. The…

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British Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton says support of crowd makes him faster

The British Grand Prix, which starts at 13:00 BST, is live on radio 5 live and the BBC Sport website Lewis Hamilton said he believed the support of the crowd helped give him extra speed, after he secured pole for Sunday’s British Grand Prix. The Mercedes driver was 0.547 seconds faster than Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen in second and 0.776secs clear of team-mate Valtteri Bottas, who was fourth. Hamilton likened the support to that 1992 champion Nigel Mansell received. “Nigel said it gives you a second. Maybe it’s half a second….

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Lewis Hamilton second in British GP practice behind Valtteri Bottas

The British Grand Prix is live across BBC Radio 5 live and the BBC Sport website Valtteri Bottas led Lewis Hamilton to a Mercedes one-two in second practice at the British Grand Prix but the Finn will receive a five-place grid penalty. Bottas, who was quickest by just 0.047 seconds, has suffered the same gearbox problem that hit his team-mate at the Austrian Grand Prix last weekend. Mercedes have changed the gearbox and, as it has not done the requisite six races, that means an automatic penalty. The team say…

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