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Mexico City earthquake: Force India driver Sergio Perez donates to fund

Sergio Perez has signed to drive for Force India again next season Force India driver Sergio Perez has donated three million pesos (£124,500) to victims of the earthquake in his native Mexico. Tuesday’s earthquake killed more than 200 people, toppled many buildings in Mexico City and caused major damage in neighbouring states. The Mexican GP is set to take place in the capital from 27-29 October. “I’m deeply concerned for what my country is living,” said Perez, 27. “It’s time to be united.” In a post on social media, Perez…

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Jim Clark Museum in Duns crosses funding finish line

Image copyright Sutton Images Image caption Jim Clark was crowned Formula One champion two times A funding package has been completed for the £1.6m project to create a museum celebrating two-time Formula One champion Jim Clark in the Borders. Scottish Borders Council (SBC) has secured nearly £635,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund and will contribute a similar sum itself. The Jim Clark Trust (JCT) has also reached its target of £300,000. It will see a small exhibition space in Duns redeveloped into a modern museum and should be completed by…

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Formula 1 gossip: Lewis Hamilton, Jolyon Palmer, Sebastian Vettel, Marcus Ericsson

Singapore Grand Prix winner Lewis Hamilton says he was always mindful of when Ayrton Senna crashed when leading the 1988 Monaco Grand Prix Monday, 18 September Lewis Hamilton revealed he was taking inspiration from his hero Ayrton Senna after his win in the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday. (Guardian) Departing Renault driver Jolyon Palmer says he wants to end the Formula 1 season on a high after a breakthrough race in Singapore. (Sky Sports via Reuters) Palmer’s father has confirmed the 26-year-old is eyeing a switch to Williams for 2018….

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Lewis Hamilton surprised at ‘crazy’ Singapore Grand Prix win

Hamilton claimed his seventh win of the season and his 60th career victory Lewis Hamilton said he was struggling to believe his victory in a “crazy” Singapore Grand Prix that put him in control of the title race. The Mercedes driver leads rival Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari by 28 points with 125 remaining after the German retired in a first-lap crash. “I needed a miracle,” Hamilton said after dominating a race that started wet and featured three safety cars. “The rain was a miracle. I had no idea it would…

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Singapore Grand Prix: Max Verstappen blames Sebastian Vettel for crash

The crash cost Vettel valuable points in the title race Red Bull’s Max Verstappen blamed Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel for the first-lap crash which took three cars out of the Singapore Grand Prix. The Dutchman and the German came together with Vettel’s team-mate Kimi Raikkonen off the start line. Verstappen said: “Mainly Sebastian started squeezing me. Maybe he did not see Kimi on the left but that is not an excuse. He shouldn’t take those risks.” The crash gave winner Lewis Hamilton a 28-point lead in the title race. Verstappen, talking…

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Lewis Hamilton wins in Singapore after Ferrari crash

Lewis Hamilton drove a masterful race to win the Singapore Grand Prix and take a stranglehold on the title as rival Sebastian Vettel crashed out. Hamilton, who started fifth after struggling in qualifying, was leading within four corners after Vettel collided with Ferrari team-mate Kimi Raikkonen and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen at the start. It could be a defining moment in the championship. Vettel was expected to re-take the lead at a track on which Ferrari had an advantage over Mercedes. Instead, Hamilton heads into the final six races of…

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Sergio Perez: Force India retain Mexican driver for 2018 season

Sergio Perez is seventh in the drivers’ standings – one place ahead of team-mate Esteban Ocon Sergio Perez is to stay at Force India for a fifth consecutive season in 2018. The 27-year-old, who had been in the frame for a Renault drive before the French team committed to Carlos Sainz, said staying was an “easy decision”. Perez said: “Staying with Force India was always my priority. The team have allowed me to show my talents as a driver and I feel very happy here.” The Mexican added: “I’m proud…

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Lewis Hamilton: F1 driver on going vegan and his fears for the planet

Title race leader Hamilton is competing in Singapore this weekend Lewis Hamilton says he is is aiming to become a vegan in an attempt to pursue the healthiest possible lifestyle and avoid damaging the planet. The Mercedes Formula 1 driver said: “It is something I have been going towards anyway. I stopped eating red meat two years ago. “This year I stopped eating chicken and then kind of went back to it and now I’ve stopped again. So I have generally been pescatarian for the majority of the year and…

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Singapore Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton needs ‘a miracle’ from fifth on grid

Hamilton has a three-point advantage over Sebastian Vettel at the top of the Drivers’ Championship Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton says he is looking for a “miracle” to limit the damage to his title hopes in Sunday’s Singapore Grand Prix. Hamilton has qualified fifth, while championship rival Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari is on pole, giving the German a strong chance to retake the lead. “Fifth place is definitely not good compared to first,” said Hamilton, who is three points ahead of the German. “I am going to have to figure out…

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Singapore Grand Prix: Max Verstappen quickest in third practice

Qualifying and the race are live on 5 live, sports extra and the BBC Sport website Red Bull’s Max Verstappen headed title contenders Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton in a tight final practice session at the Singapore Grand Prix. The Dutchman was 0.072 seconds quicker than Vettel, who was 0.07secs up on Hamilton, setting up a potentially close three-way fight in qualifying. Verstappen’s team-mate Daniel Ricciardo may have been near to the top had he not hit a wall on his final run. McLaren impressed, with Fernando Alonso and Stoffel…

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