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F1: double points for final race of season

F1 rushed out a suite of changes to its rules last night, triggering an online response from its global fanbase that ran something like: “#F1. WTF?”

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F1 musical chairs: who’s going where?

If you’re thinking of buying someone an F1 drive for Xmas, better hurry up, they’re going quicker than PlayStation 4s. A quick phone around Asda, Tesco and John Lewis tells us there are but six seats left for next year and two of them might already have names on. They must have pre-ordered.

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Our 13 favourite moments from F1 2013

Proving even bad F1 is better than no F1, we at the Sunday Afternoon Club are already struggling for something to do between the roast and the Strictly results show. It’s only been a week, but are memories of 2013 are already taking on a rosy tint.

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Ross Brawn leaves Mercedes F1

Ross Brawn will step down as team principal of Mercedes AMG F1, the Brackley team has today announced.

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“In hospital the doctors finally found my brain.” Mika Häkkinen on crashing, F1 and James May

“It really disturbed my career. You never get over an accident like that, you carry it with you for the rest of your life.” Mika Häkkinen, double Formula One world champion and former Mercedes DTM driver, leans back, and lowers his tone. “That’s why I think my career in Formula One wasn’t that long. There […]

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Vettel makes history with nine wins in a row – and F1 says goodbye for another year

Something about all those wide landscape shots of Sao Paulo made this afternoon’s Brazilian Grand Prix more tense than any we’ve had since Sebastian Vettel began that extraordinary run of wins back in Spa back in August. How skies can look that leaden and it not rain we have no idea, but the sense of […]

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Vettel – inevitably – takes final pole of the season in Brazil

There must have been some anxious moments at the BBC as delay after delay pushed this afternoon’s F1 qualifying closer to the start time of Strictly Come Dancing (and the big 50th anniversary Doctor Who, of course). As it was, Q3 didn’t get started until 5.30pm and well, was almost as good to watch as […]

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F1 says goodbye to V8s in Brazil: race preview

Far be it from us to suggest you find a mate with Sky F1 and its fancy-pants Dolby sound this weekend, but the Brazilian Grand Prix which kicks off later today is your last chance to hear V8 F1 cars. Maybe forever.

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