Kevin Magnussen set to replace Pastor Maldonador at Renault

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Kevin Magnussen is set to replace Pastor Maldonado at Renault’s new Formula 1 works team for the 2016 season, Autosport has learned.

Sources have confirmed Magnussen is poised to sign a deal over the next few days, before being officially confirmed at Renault’s launch in Paris next Wednesday.

Autosport understands the move follows a disagreement between the French car manufacturer and Maldonado’s long-time sponsor PDVSA, Venezuela’s state-owned oil and gas company, that has led to the contract being dissolved.

It is believed a very small window of opportunity still exists for the two parties to return to the negotiating table, sign a new deal, and for Maldonado to retain his seat.

But with such a move highly unlikely, Renault has turned to Magnussen.

The 23-year-old is now on the brink of returning to F1 four months after being informed by McLaren, on his birthday, he was no longer required as reserve driver.

Maldonado will almost certainly end up out of F1 after five seasons, three with Williams and then two with the Lotus team that Renault has acquired.

2016 Formula One Australian Grand Prix. F1. For Real.

Experience the thrill of the 2016 Formula One Australian Grand Prix. F1. For Real.

Book today to be apart of all the action: http://bit.ly/1lUkjP5

BREAKING: Lewis Hamilton is changing from Formula One to…Dune Buggy!

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It seems Lewis Hamilton found himself a new motorsports.

Had a blast today on the dunes!!! @petronasmotorsports #WinningFormula #UAE44

A video posted by Lewis Hamilton (@lewishamilton) on

Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso have inspired a racing-themed McLaren-Honda hotel suite

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Celebrating the 10th year anniversary of the Hilton and McLaren-Honda Formula 1 Team partnership, you now have the chance to join the party and book a McLaren-Honda inspired suite at Hilton Abu Dhabi. But you will need to move fast, this unique suite is available for a limited time from 13th November – 6th December to tie in with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

The Executive Suite, inspired by British racing driver Jenson Button and his teammate Fernando Alonso, is packed full of genuine McLaren-Honda racing equipment and memorabilia from the last decade handpicked by the team. It features a driver racing suit, helmets, iconic racing images and a state of the art McLaren-Honda steering wheel along with a welcome message from the drivers.

Taking a pit stop in the themed Executive Suite, you will feel like a champion! You will have to be fast off the grid to bag your stay at this unique room, so ‘go, go, go’.

Fernando Alonso photoshopped into a Carlsberg ad

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After citizen journalism comes citizen advertising.

Romain Grosjean on innovation in racing

Lotus F1 Team Driver and Lumia Ambassador Romain Grosjean shares his passion for Formula One and the advanced technology collaboration between the Lotus F1 Team and Microsoft Lumia. Powered by the new Lumia 950, Windows 10 and advanced Microsoft technology.

#BrazilGP preview in 10 tweets

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Here’s Al Pacino and Robert De Niro… oh no, hang on 😜 it’s Emerson Fittipaldi and Jackie Stewart at the first official #BrazilGP at #Interlagos in #1973 Fittipaldi won, Sir Jackie finished second. What could they be talking about… sideburns, perhaps? 😉

Here are 10 selected tweets ahead of #BrazilGP:

#BrazilGP preview in 10 Instagrams

Max and his dad flying to Brazil:

Ready to fly to Brazil. #BrazilGP

A photo posted by Max Verstappen (@maxverstappen1) on



Hotel key card;

Good key cards for the hotel this year…..#williamsf1 #massa #brazilgp

A photo posted by Charlie Hooper (@charlieh_85) on



The ticket:




Brazilian fans:




Senna winning the Brazilian Grand Prix in 1991:



Alonso crash in 2003:




Kimi winning his championship in Brazil:



Massa flying start in 2012:



And the most famous race finish in Sao Paolo:

Imagine a Brazilian street race!


Best Of MotoGP 2015

Take a trip around the world with the fastest racers on two wheels, as they drag knees, rub elbows, and battle at over 200 mph during the 2015 MotoGP season.

Candid camera with Felipe Nasr

Formula 1 driver Felipe Nasr changed his race suit for a business suit and dressed up as a bank clerk. While pretending to take care of their enquiries, he checks the unsuspecting clients’ knowledge about himself, the Sauber F1 Team and F1 in general.

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