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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.

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

Sebastian Vettel: Ferrari driver sees team-mate Charles Leclerc as 'full rival'

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel leads the team for his fifth season



Sebastian Vettel says he sees new Ferrari team-mate Charles Leclerc as a "full rival" this season.

Vettel, 31, has been the team's lead driver for four seasons while Leclerc, 21, has been promoted after one season with the affiliated Sauber team.

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Max Verstappen: Red Bull star serves stewarding punishment for shoving Esteban Ocon

Max Verstappen got into trouble following his reaction to this crash at the 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix in November, when Esteban Ocon's Force India car, left, collided with the Belgian's Red Bull



Red Bull driver Max Verstappen has completed his punishment for shoving Esteban Ocon after last season's Brazilian Grand Prix.

The FIA, Formula 1's governing body, ordered the Dutchman to do two days of "public service" after an altercation in the pits following November's race.

Read more: Max Verstappen: Red Bull star serves stewarding punishment for shoving Esteban Ocon


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