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Daniel Ricciardo: Red Bull driver close to signing new contract

Ricciardo was promoted to the senior Red Bull set-up in 2014 but is out of contract at the end of this season

 

Daniel Ricciardo is close to signing a new contract to stay at Red Bull beyond this season, team boss Christian Horner has said.

The Australian is out of contract this season and has been linked to Mercedes and Ferrari, while McLaren and Renault have held talks with him.

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Formula 1 2019 season to start earlier as Australian GP brought forward

Sebastian Vettel (second right) won this year's Australian Grand Prix, with Lewis Hamilton (left) second




The Formula 1 season will start a week earlier next year after Australian Grand Prix organisers announced a 15-17 March date.

F1 has started on the final weekend in March for the past few seasons, to benefit from time-zone changes and increased European audiences.

Read more: Formula 1 2019 season to start earlier as Australian GP brought forward

Lewis Hamilton retires from Austrian GP as Max Verstappen wins




Lewis Hamilton lost the world championship lead after retiring from a sobering Austrian Grand Prix for Mercedes, as Max Verstappen took an unexpected victory for Red Bull.

Hamilton retired due to a loss of fuel pressure with eight laps to go as he was looking to regain his title lead following a Mercedes strategy blunder and tyre problems.

Read more: Lewis Hamilton retires from Austrian GP as Max Verstappen wins

MotoGP: Marc Marquez wins Dutch Grand Prix to extend championship lead

Marc Marquez (right) has won four races this season



Spain's Marc Marquez won from pole at the Dutch Grand Prix to extend his MotoGP championship lead to 41 points.

The race at the TT Circuit Assen was tightly bunched throughout with more than 100 overtakes and just 4.462 seconds separating first and seventh.

Read more: MotoGP: Marc Marquez wins Dutch Grand Prix to extend championship lead

Austrian GP: Lewis Hamilton defends Sebastian Vettel after crash in France

Lewis Hamilton led the race from pole as Sebastian Vettel and Valtteri Bottas collided at the start of the French Grand Prix



Lewis Hamilton says title rival Sebastian Vettel should not be condemned for causing a crash at the start of Sunday's French Grand Prix.

Hamilton leads the championship by 14 points from the Ferrari driver, who collided with Valtteri Bottas' Mercedes and finished fifth.

Read more: Austrian GP: Lewis Hamilton defends Sebastian Vettel after crash in France


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