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Formula 1: George Russell joins Williams to become third British driver in 2019

George Russell is leading this year's Formula Two championship



George Russell will become the third British driver in Formula 1 next year after signing to race for Williams.

The 20-year-old, a Mercedes protege and leader of this year's Formula Two championship, has secured what Williams describe as a "multi-year contract".

Read more: Formula 1: George Russell joins Williams to become third British driver in 2019

W Series: Pippa Mann says new women-only series will 'segregate' female racers

Mann was the first British woman to compete in the Indy 500 in 2011



A new women-only motorsport series will "segregate" female racers and is a "sad day for motorsport", says British IndyCar driver Pippa Mann.

W Series will start in 2019 and is backed by a number of major F1 names.

Read more: W Series: Pippa Mann says new women-only series will 'segregate' female racers

Women-only motorsport series launched to find potential Formula 1 stars

Jamie Chadwick made history in August as the first woman to win a British Formula 3 race



A new women-only motorsport series has been launched in an attempt to find potential female Formula 1 stars.

W Series will start in 2019 and is backed by a number of major F1 names, including 13-time grand prix winner David Coulthard and Red Bull design chief Adrian Newey.

Read more: Women-only motorsport series launched to find potential Formula 1 stars

Lewis Hamilton wins Japanese GP & closes on fifth world title


Japanese Grand Prix result: 1st Hamilton, 2nd Bottas, 3rd Verstappen



Lewis Hamilton moved to the brink of a fifth World Championship with a lights-to-flag Japanese Grand Prix victory.

Mercedes' Hamilton was dominant as title rival Sebastian Vettel ran into trouble attempting to gain ground from eighth place on the grid.

Read more: Lewis Hamilton wins Japanese GP & closes on fifth world title

MotoGP: Marc Marquez beats Andrea Dovizioso to thrilling Thailand win

Dovizioso and Marquez swapped places several times during the final laps of a pulsating race in Buriram



Championship leader Marc Marquez held off title rival Andrea Dovizioso to win a thrilling inaugural Thailand MotoGP.

Polesitter Marquez passed Dovizioso on the final corner to secure his seventh win of the season.

Read more: MotoGP: Marc Marquez beats Andrea Dovizioso to thrilling Thailand win


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