Kevin Magnussen and Jolyon Palmer in ‘Surf’s Up’

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New Renault Sport Formula One Team livery rides the waves Down Under.

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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.

Japanese K-Mag fans

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Countdown to the Japanese Grand Prix.

[via Rio Egami, Osaka]

CNN Exclusive: Work-out with Kevin Magnussen

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McLaren’s rookie F1 driver Kevin Magnussen gives CNN show The Circuit an insight into how he prepares for the rigors of F1.

Kevin Magnussen on Twitter (and the podium interview)

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Official statements – and the podium interview – from Kevin after the historic race.





Today’s race as a photo essay

The Australian Grand Prix 2014 in pictures.

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Jan Magnussen’s reaction after the race

This is very moving. (Kevin’s father could not attend the race in Melbourne as he himself was racing in the U.S. the same day earlier!).

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[via Anders Larsen]

Relive the Australian Grand Prix on Twitter

Here are some selected tweets from the live reporting on Twitter:

Read all the tweets here.


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Kevin Magnussen in Bahrain

@McLarenF1 driver @KevinMagnussen open the 2nd test in #Bahrain this morning in the #MP4-29 pic.twitter.com/iGoNytyK2x

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The first spin of Kevin Magnussen’s F1 career