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Formula 1’s Latest Rumours and Talk: Lotus Revealed, Power Units, More

Lotus have unveiled images of the car with which they will compete in the 2015 Formula One season. The black, gold and red E23 made its debut on Twitter and the team website in computer-generated form. But that's enough to see what it looks like, and of the two cars revealed so far, the Lotus is the more attractive. Can it keep its crown as launches come thick and fast toward the end of the week? We should see all the new cars except the Force India before Sunday. The team showed off their new livery last week in Mexico City, but the car itself won't be seen until the start of the second test—it won't be ready for the first. The Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, however, will be ready when it hosts the Mexican Grand Prix in November. Part...

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Kyle Busch Speaks on Kurt Busch’s Personal Issues, Being Mistaken for Brother

It was inevitable that Kyle Busch would become indirectly involved in Kurt Busch's current situation.The elder Busch brother made news earlier in the month when he testified during a hearing that he is convinced his ex-girlfriend is a trained assassin. It's a story ripped right from the silver screen and one that caught the attention of many sports fans.    According to The Associated Press, via ESPN.com, Kyle Busch hasn't talked to his brother about the ongoing affairs and added that he's growing weary of seeing his name linked to the story: Haven't spoken to him, don't know nothing; trying to stay away from it all and let him handle his business. [...] I think it's stupid. I think people need to do a little bit more ba...

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Lewis Hamilton Should Sign a New Mercedes Contract Sooner Than Later

Lewis Hamilton is relaxed about it. Mercedes are at ease, too. And why not? Both are newly crowned world champions. Both are at their top of their game. And both stand to dominate Formula One for at least the foreseeable future, if not the years to come. It is seemingly a match made in heaven—Hamilton has been connected to the company since joining McLaren-Mercedes as a boy—which no doubt explains why both driver and team have been so laid back when it comes to extending the three-year partnership they established at the beginning of 2013. Like all great love stories, there is a sense that when it comes, it will come naturally. When it feels right it will, you know, just happen. That universal desire for an organic contract ext...

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5 Bold Predictions for McLaren-Honda’s 2015 Formula 1 Car Launch

McLaren will unveil their 2015 car on Thursday, 29 Jan., three days before the start of winter testing. We've seen a computer-generated Williams and Force India's new colour scheme, but the MP4-30 will be the first of this year's challengers to be properly unveiled to the public. Flashy car launches are a thing of the past—McLaren will again opt for a low-key, online reveal. But though there'll be no flashbulbs popping or confetti raining down from the ceiling, we can expect a plethora of videos, pictures and optimistic statements. We'll also get to see Fernando Alonso in McLaren colours for the first time since his undignified exit in 2007. Here are five predictions on what to expect.Begin Slideshow...

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Today’s Young Drivers Face a More Difficult Road to F1 Than Past Generations

Currently, there are 18 race seats on the 2015 Formula One grid. Maybe Marussia or Caterham will make a last-minute comeback, but for now, just 18 drivers will make the start at the Australian Grand Prix in March. F1 is an exclusive sport—it always has been. With few exceptions, drivers have always required both talent and money (either their own or a sponsor's) to make it to the top of the motor-racing pyramid. As it stands right now, though, it has never been more difficult for a driver to make it to F1. The first barrier standing in the way of young drivers is the dearth of seats on the grid. In 2005, for example, 26 drivers started at least one race. Going back a further 10 years, 35 drivers started a grand prix in 1995. In 1...

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Introducing the 2015 Formula 1 Rookies

Three rookies will sit on the Formula One grid when the season kicks off in Melbourne.  Red Bull Junior Team graduates Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz, Jr. will pair up to give Toro Rosso an all-new lineup. Verstappen will make history as the youngest driver the sport has ever seen, while Sainz will be hoping to make as great an impact on F1 as his legendary father made in rallying. They'll be joined by fellow newcomer Felipe Nasr, who will drive for Sauber after a year of testing for Williams. Last year saw the debuts of Kevin Magnussen and Marcus Ericsson. One no longer has a drive, while the other no longer has the £10-£12 million of sponsorship cash in his back pocket, after handing it over to Sauber to remain on the gr...

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F1 2015 Head-to-Head: Lewis Hamilton vs. Nico Rosberg at Mercedes

There was a moment in the immediate aftermath of last year's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix that felt very much like closure to Formula One's latest great rivalry. Less than 10 minutes after crossing the finish line to claim his second drivers' title, Lewis Hamilton took a seat in the cool-down room ahead of the podium ceremony. Still wearing his crash helmet—his emotions shielded from the watching world—Hamilton bowed his head and took the opportunity to reflect on his achievement, his season and his overdue return to world champion status. Having had his moment of privacy interrupted by Valtteri Bottas, the Williams driver who offered his congratulations, Hamilton returned to his feet, removed his headgear and dabbed his eyes with a to...

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Ranking the 10 Most Memorable Moments of Jeff Gordon’s Career

With a 23-year career in NASCAR, it’s hard to pick out 10 moments in Jeff Gordon’s career that stand out above the others. We could probably do Gordon's 50 most memorable moments—and still have a lot more left over in terms of what he’s achieved in his Hall of Fame-worthy career. We looked at Gordon’s career both on and off the race track and came up with what we feel is a wide cross section that capsulizes his career in the best way possible. If there were moments we didn’t include, feel free to add your own most memorable moments in the comments section.Begin Slideshow...

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Formula 1’s Latest Rumours and Talk: Williams Launch, Lewis Hamilton Deal, More

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton remains unconcerned that he has not yet signed a new contract with his Mercedes. The German team appear similarly relaxed over the situation, but tongues will surely start to wag if the delay continues. In other news, Bernie Ecclestone has renewed his attack on the V6 turbo engines—and on Mercedes' dominance. He thinks it could be three years before anyone catches up with the Silver Arrows and that could be bad for the sport. He mentioned the noise as well... Elsewhere, Williams have become the first team to show off their new car, Force India have a new paint scheme, Niki Lauda wants engines kicking out 1,200 horsepower and the FIA is launching legal action against former F1 driver Philippe S...

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5 Controversial F1 Moments

Today is the 33rd anniversary of the 1982 South African Grand Prix, which was nearly cancelled due to a strike by the Grand Prix Drivers' Association. The problem, which was resolved just in time for the race to take place, consisted of a change to the drivers' Super Licences, which would have restricted them from changing teams. In remembrance of that race-that-almost-wasn't, we are taking a look back at five controversial moments in Formula One history. The controversies are not ranked, but are presented in chronological order. They also represent a wide range of the different scandals that have occurred in the sport's sometimes-chequered history—from stolen documents to institutionalized racism in a host country to on-track dust-up...

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