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Robert Kubica to test for Williams with view to Formula 1 return

Robert Kubica claimed his first and only win in Formula 1 in the 2008 Canadian Grand Prix



Robert Kubica will test for Williams in Abu Dhabi after this weekend's season-closing grand prix.

The test is effectively the final step in an evaluation process to see if the Pole can return to Formula 1 in 2018 after seven years away.

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Fernando Alonso performs 'very well' in Le Mans prototype car, says Toyota adviser

Alonso clocked up 611 kilometres in the No.8 Toyota hybrid




Fernando Alonso performed "very well" during his first experience of a Le Mans prototype car on Sunday, according to Toyota adviser Alex Wurz.

The double Formula 1 champion completed 113 laps for the Toyota world endurance championship team at a test in Bahrain.

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Felipe Massa set for F1 farewell at Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Think he enjoyed that one? Michael Schumacher gives Massa a champagne soaking after the Brazilian won his first grand prix in Turkey in 2006



Sometimes retirement isn't always final.

At last year's Brazilian Grand Prix, Felipe Massa walked through the Interlagos pits after crashing his Williams and ended up in floods of tears as the crowd cheered wildly and members of other teams clapped and formed a guard of honour. He eventually fell into an embrace with his wife and son, and the tears fell faster still.

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Fernando Alonso: Two-time F1 champion completes Toyota sportscar test in Bahrain


Fernando Alonso prepares to get into Toyota's LMP1 car; Alonso clocked up 611 kilometres in the No.8 Toyota hybrid



Fernando Alonso showed solid pace as he got to grips with a Le Mans prototype car for the first time in a one-day test with Toyota in Bahrain.

The McLaren F1 driver completed 113 laps at the wheel of the TS050 Hybrid, his best time of one minute 43.013 seconds within seven tenths of regular Toyota driver Mike Conway.

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Toro Rosso retain Pierre Gasly and Brendon Hartley for 2018 F1 season

Pierre Gasly and Brendon Hartley have competed in four and three grands prix respectively



Toro Rosso have confirmed they will retain drivers Pierre Gasly and Brendon Hartley for the 2018 Formula 1 season.

Frenchman Gasly made his debut in Malaysia last month after Daniil Kvyat had been dropped by the team, while New Zealander Hartley's first drive came at the US Grand Prix - also in October.

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