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F1 to award point to driver who sets fastest lap in a grand prix

Lewis Hamilton (left) and Sebastian Vettel are again expected to be two of the main protagonists in the battle for the F1 drivers' title



Formula 1 has confirmed it will change its scoring system this year by giving a point to the driver who sets the fastest lap in a grand prix.

The move is part of an attempt to make the sport more appealing and so grow audiences.

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McLaren: Fernando Alonso becomes ambassador and will test F1 car

Fernando Alonso (centre) watched pre-season testing with McLaren driver Carlos Sainz (right) on Tuesday



Two-time champion Fernando Alonso has become an ambassador for McLaren, a role that will include him testing their Formula 1 car this year.

The team said Alonso would "help advise the team's drivers and engineers and drive at selected tests to support the development" of the 2019 and 2020 cars.

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Renault name Sergei Sirotkin as reserve driver

Sergey Sirotkin finished 20th in the drivers' championship last year



Russian Sergey Sirotkin has been given a Formula 1 lifeline after losing his seat at Williams.

The 23-year-old was dropped after his debut season last year in favour of Robert Kubica, but has been named as Renault's third and reserve driver.

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Daytona 500: Crash damages 18 cars as Denny Hamlin wins Nascar showpiece



Just 10 of the 200 laps remained when the crash took place


The back wheels of Aric Almirola's Ford were on the roof of another car at one point - with the front ones perched on the back of the vehicle ahead.

That was just one element of a colossal pile-up at the Daytona 500.

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