Three in a row? Mercedes to clinch constructors’ title in Malaysia?

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There are two variables in the mix for this weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix at the Sepang Circuit; firstly, the new slot in September can bring different weather conditions into play and secondly, the track has been resurfaced. Last year Sebastian #Vettel won here for the Scuderia Ferrari, so a new track surface may offer even more uncertainty. MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS can clinch its third consecutive constructors’ title if they score 36 points or more, regardless of how Red Bull Racing perform. Pirelli Motorsport has introduced the harder tire for this race and that will suit the Mercedes chassis, but they did struggle with the high temperatures last year. – James Allen on F1

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Liberty Media: F1 new owners aim to revolutionise the sport

Formula one teams have welcomed the move by US firm Liberty Media to purchase the sport’s commercial arm for $8bn.

Liberty Media has recently bought nearly 19 percent of the F1 group, and will raise its stake to more than 35 percent by next year.

Al Jazeera’s Florence Looi reports from Singapore.

Talk it out, guys…

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VET: “If I keep going in the same line, we crash”

KVY: “Well don’t keep going…”

Projected 2016 Formula One payments to teams

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Ferrari will receive more money than any other team in Formula 1 for its 2015 performance despite finishing second in the championship, Autosport can reveal.

Formula One Management collates revenues from hosting fees, media rights and other streams such as trackside sponsorship and hospitality.

The 2015 total was $965m and this will be distributed across 10 teams through nine monthly payments from April with a final “check” payment – when definitive revenues have been calculated – early in 2017.

The table above details the split, divulged to Autosport in Bahrain, and shows how F1 disproportionately awards its revenues.

Renault: A very severe punishment for Kevin Magnussen

F1 Bahrain Grand Prix 2016 – After Practice 2 – Renault A very severe punishment for Kevin Magnussen – TV3 Sport F1.

Unboxing F1: Lewis Hamilton’s new 2016 steering wheel

Ahead of the 2016 F1 season Lewis Hamilton unboxes his new steering wheel.

Lewis Hamilton World Champion 2015!

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LEWIS CARL DAVIDSON HAMILTON wins the 2015 United States Grand Prix and takes the 3rd Formula 1 WORLD DRIVERS CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE.

After the rain, we were treated to a stunning #USGP. Here’s how it finished…

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Lewis Hamilton: “I didn’t spray Putin!”

Russian President Putin leaves podium while Mercede's Hamiliron celebrates winning Russian F1 Grand Prix in Sochi

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton has dismissed as wide of the mark reports that he sprayed Russian President Vladimir Putin with the winner’s champagne after Sunday’s grand prix in Sochi.

“I actually didn’t. I didn’t actually spray him. I think there’s a weird picture but I didn’t spray him. I definitely don’t want anything (to happen),” the Mercedes driver told Sky Sports television on Monday with a smile.

Hamilton, who flew back home to Britain to join the team’s celebrations after they won their second successive constructors’ championship in Russia, has got into trouble previously for his champagne-spraying antics on the podium.

He was criticized and accused of sexist bullying in April for aiming a spray of champagne directly in the face of a Chinese Grand Prix hostess in Shanghai.

That incident, highlighted in photographs that showed the woman flinching, triggered condemnation in Britain and Germany as well as on Chinese social media but the hostess herself played it down.

Putin presented Hamilton with the winner’s trophy on Sunday, with the Briton starting the traditional champagne spraying ritual before the president had left the podium.

Photographs appeared to show dark flecks of champagne foam on the back of Putin’s jacket as he departed.

Some media reports subsequently suggested Hamilton, who is now on the brink of a third drivers’ title, had ‘soaked’ the Russian leader, leading to jokes on social media about what punishment the driver might suffer.

Lewis Hamilton just presented his new helmet on Snapchat

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