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Formula 1: Esteban Ocon to be Mercedes reserve and test driver in 2019

Ocon drove for Mercedes during F1 testing in Barcelona before the 2016 season




Esteban Ocon is to be Mercedes reserve and test driver in 2019.

Confirmation the Frenchman's Force India will be taken by Lance Stroll is expected in the coming days and Ocon has been unable to find another.

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MotoGP: Andrea Dovizioso wins Valencia GP, Dani Pedrosa fifth

Andrea Dovizioso handled the wet conditions better than Alex Rins to claim his fourth win of the season




Andrea Dovizioso won the final race of the MotoGP season as 13 riders failed to finish a wet Valencian Grand Prix.

Ducati's Italian rider, 32, finished well ahead of Suzuki's Alex Rins, with Rins' fellow Spaniard Pol Espargaro securing his first podium finish.

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Lewis Hamilton would prefer more F1 races at venues with 'real racing history'

Hamilton celebrated his fifth world title with his Mercedes team in Brazil



Lewis Hamilton has questioned taking Formula 1 to new countries and would like to see more races in places with "real racing history" such as Britain.

The newest addition to the F1 calendar is Vietnam, which is due to host its first race in 2020.

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Max Verstappen: Christian Horner defends Red Bull driver after push

The collision on lap 44 led to Verstappen angrily confronting Ocon post-race



Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has defended Max Verstappen after he pushed rival driver Esteban Ocon, saying: "Drivers aren't robots and we don't want them to be."

Verstappen confronted Force India's Ocon following Sunday's Brazilian Grand Prix after a collision between the pair cost the 21-year-old Dutchman victory.

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Brazilian GP: Max Verstappen & Esteban Ocon come to blows





There are two sides to every story, they say, and that was certainly true of the incident between Max Verstappen and Esteban Ocon that decided the destiny of the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Verstappen was cruising to what would have been a superb second victory in a row when the two crashed into each other on lap 44, forcing the Red Bull into a spin, and handing the lead and eventual victory back to Lewis Hamilton.

Read more: Brazilian GP: Max Verstappen & Esteban Ocon come to blows


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