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Formula 1: Brendon Hartley to race for Toro Rosso at United States Grand Prix

Hartley (centre) won the 2015 World Endurance Championship alongside Mark Webber and Timo Bernhard



New Zealander Brendon Hartley is to make his Formula 1 debut for Toro Rosso at next weekend's US Grand Prix.

The 27-year-old is replacing Pierre Gasly, who is to take part in the final race of Japan's Super Formula series in which he is a title contender.

Read more: Formula 1: Brendon Hartley to race for Toro Rosso at United States Grand Prix

Maria De Villota F1 crash: Family ends legal dispute

Maria De Villota was unveiled as a Marussia test driver four months before her crash



The family of Formula 1 test driver Maria De Villota, who died following a crash, has reached an agreement in a legal dispute with her team.

De Villota lost an eye while testing for Marussia in Cambridgeshire in 2012, and died a year later aged 33.

Read more: Maria De Villota F1 crash: Family ends legal dispute


Japanese Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton wins as Sebastian Vettel retires

Lewis Hamilton extended his championship lead to 59 points



Lewis Hamilton took a giant stride towards his fourth world title with victory in the Japanese Grand Prix as rival Sebastian Vettel retired early on.

Ferrari's Vettel dropped out four laps into the race after slipping down the field from the start with an engine problem and Mercedes driver Hamilton now leads the German by 59 points with 100 available in the remaining four races.

Read more: Japanese Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton wins as Sebastian Vettel retires

Japanese Grand Prix: Fernando Alonso hit with 35-place grid penalty after engine change

Fernando Alonso is set to start from the back of the grid in Sunday's Japanese grand prix



Fernando Alonso has been hit with a 35-place grid penalty at the home Japanese Grand Prix of McLaren's engine partner Honda.

The team found a hydraulics problem in the Spaniard's power-unit on Friday and fitted a new engine overnight.

Read more: Japanese Grand Prix: Fernando Alonso hit with 35-place grid penalty after engine change


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