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Mercedes in Formula E: should F1 be worried?




The third season of the Formula E all-electric racing series comes to a climax this weekend on a new street track in downtown Montreal.

Swiss Sebastien Buemi and Brazilian Lucas di Grassi are the main contenders - as they were last year, too. Both men are ex-Formula 1 drivers who switched to the new electric championship after low-key careers in motorsport's premier category fizzled out.

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Robert Kubica to test 2017 Renault in Hungary next week

Robert Kubica drove for Renault in Formula 1 in 2010



Robert Kubica's return from life-changing injuries will take a step up when he drives a 2017 Renault at a test in Hungary on 2 August.

The 32-year-old Pole has not raced in Formula 1 since a horrific rally crash in 2011 left him with only partial movement in his right arm.

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Formula 1: Haas to retain Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen for 2018

Magnussen (left) joined Haas in 2017 while Grosjean (right) joined from Lotus in 2016



Gene Haas, owner of the F1 team named after him, says they will retain drivers Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen for the 2018 season.

Grosjean is 13th on 18 points with Magnussen one place back on 11 points.

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Halo: Formula 1 to introduce controversial cockpit head-protection system in 2018

Kimi Raikkonen used the 'halo' at the final pre-season test in Barcelona in March 2016



The controversial 'halo' cockpit head-protection system will be introduced into Formula 1 in 2018, governing body the FIA has confirmed.

It said the halo "presents the best overall safety performance" after the evaluation of "a large number of devices over the past five years".

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Lewis Hamilton wins record-equalling fifth British GP


In a BBC Sport poll asking: 'Who is the British GP's greatest icon', Hamilton came out top with 45%. Nigel Mansell was second with 33% and Jim Clark 22%


Lewis Hamilton took a dominant victory at Silverstone to tie the all-time record of five career wins in the British Grand Prix.

The Mercedes driver equalled the tally of Scot Jim Clark and Frenchman Alain Prost with his fourth home win in a row to add to his first win for McLaren in 2008.

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