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Fernando Alonso: Red Bull deny Spanish driver's claim they tried to sign him twice

Fernando Alonso (right) is ninth in the drivers' championship with Daniel Ricciardo fifth



Red Bull have denied a claim by Fernando Alonso that he was twice offered a drive with them next season before he decided to retire from Formula 1 at the end of this year.

The 37-year-old said Red Bull offered him the seat being vacated by Daniel Ricciardo, who is joining Renault.

Read more: Fernando Alonso: Red Bull deny Spanish driver's claim they tried to sign him twice


Spa leads the way, London misses out & little love for Sochi - your F1 calendar

The Belgian Grand Prix at Spa proved the most popular selection on readers' dream F1 calendars, with nearly 95% of respondents including it in their final 16



Before the summer break BBC Sport asked readers to list their preferred F1 calendar, based on the season being reduced to 16 races.

Thousands of you duly obliged by using our selector, and the results make interesting reading.

Read more: Spa leads the way, London misses out & little love for Sochi - your F1 calendar

Pierre Gasly: Red Bull replace Daniel Ricciardo with Frenchman for 2019 season

Pierre Gasly made his F1 debut with Toro Rosso last year



French driver Pierre Gasly will replace the departing Daniel Ricciardo at Red Bull next season, the Formula 1 team have announced.

The 22-year-old, who drives for Red Bull's junior team Toro Rosso, will line up alongside Max Verstappen.

Read more: Pierre Gasly: Red Bull replace Daniel Ricciardo with Frenchman for 2019 season

Lando Norris: British driver, 18, given Belgium GP practice drive by McLaren

Lando Norris won the European Formula Three title last year



British teenager Lando Norris will make his Friday practice debut for McLaren at this week's Belgium Grand Prix.

The 18-year-old will deputise for Fernando Alonso in first practice after the double world champion announced he would retire at the end of the season.

Read more: Lando Norris: British driver, 18, given Belgium GP practice drive by McLaren


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