Japanese K-Mag fans

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Countdown to the Japanese Grand Prix.

[via Rio Egami, Osaka]

“Look at the new Pastor Maldonado memes…”

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Nico Rosberg’s Hungarian GP Blog

“The sport can be really tough sometimes” – Nico Rosberg explains what happened on the dramatic weekend at the Hungaroring in his latest video blog!

Inside the R18 E-Tron Quattro cockpit

How is to drive for 24 hours at speeds over 345km/h? You need a very special machine. Come and have a look on the inside of this insane spaceship built to win the Le Mans 24h race – the toughest race on the planet.

Sergio Perez crash in Budapest

Force India’s Sergio Perez walked away from a dramatic accident in first practice at the Hungarian Grand Prix.

His car flipped and came to rest upside down after hitting the wall following a spin out of the Hungaroring’s Turn 11, caused by a rear suspension failure.

Perez climbed out of the car and told his team he was unhurt.

Two-time Formula 1 World Champion Mika Hakkinen is a tech angel investor in Finland

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Finnish racer Mika Hakkinen, now retired, has made a fresh start in collaboration with numerous major companies. He shares his experience with RT’s ‘Worlds Apart.’

The racy world of startup businesses can be fraught with risk at every turn. With young entrepreneurs driving value creation with new and innovative ideas, the need for support and investment is clear. But are governments meeting their needs, and can the private sector help stop them from crashing out? Oksana is joined by Mika Hakkinen, two-time Formula 1 World Champion & angel investor, to power through these issues.




The Alonso x Raikkonen accident in Austria

Rock & roll…

Future of German Grand Prix at stake

It used to be one of the most popular events on the Formula One calendar – the German Grand Prix. But this year’s race was cancelled because not enough people would have bought tickets to watch it. This echoes a general crisis within the sport.

Jules Bianchi dies from crash injuries

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French Formula 1 driver Jules Bianchi has died, nine months after suffering severe head injuries in a crash at the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix.

The 25-year-old had been in a coma since crashing his Marussia car into a recovery vehicle in wet conditions in Suzuka last October.

His family said: “Jules fought right to the very end, as he always did, but today his battle came to an end.”
Marussia, now known as Manor, said the team was “devastated”.

Bianchi is the first F1 driver to die from injuries sustained in a Grand Prix since Brazilian triple world champion Ayrton Senna was killed at Italy’s Imola circuit in 1994.

Read the full story here.




Bottas signs $13M deal with Ferrari

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Valtteri Bottas has reached a deal with Ferrari to replace Finnish countryman Kimi Raikkonen in 2016.

That is the claim of Italy’s Corriere dello Sport on Friday, adding that the Maranello team will therefore not exercise the 2016 option on Raikkonen’s existing contract.

That option does not expire until July 31, and so there will be no official confirmation of the Bottas deal “at least until that date,” the newspaper said.

The report revealed that Ferrari reached an agreement with Williams, Bottas’ current team. Williams held an option on the 25-year-old’s services for next year.

Corriere dello Sport said the deal, brokered by Bottas’ experienced manager Didier Coton, amounts to some $13 million.

Read the full story here.

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