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Lewis Hamilton wins Japanese GP & closes on fifth world title


Japanese Grand Prix result: 1st Hamilton, 2nd Bottas, 3rd Verstappen



Lewis Hamilton moved to the brink of a fifth World Championship with a lights-to-flag Japanese Grand Prix victory.

Mercedes' Hamilton was dominant as title rival Sebastian Vettel ran into trouble attempting to gain ground from eighth place on the grid.

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MotoGP: Marc Marquez beats Andrea Dovizioso to thrilling Thailand win

Dovizioso and Marquez swapped places several times during the final laps of a pulsating race in Buriram



Championship leader Marc Marquez held off title rival Andrea Dovizioso to win a thrilling inaugural Thailand MotoGP.

Polesitter Marquez passed Dovizioso on the final corner to secure his seventh win of the season.

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Haas F1: Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen retained for 2019 season

Romain Grosjean is 14th in the 2018 drivers' standings, with team-mate Kevin Magnussen in ninth



Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen will remain the driver line-up for Haas for the 2019 Formula 1 season.

Frenchman Grosjean, 32, has been with the American outfit since its inception in 2016 while Denmark's Magnussen, 25, joined the following year.

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Antonio Giovinazzi: Italian to partner Kimi Raikkonen at Sauber next season

Antonio Giovinazzi (second left) made his F1 debut at the 2017 Australian GP for Sauber



Sauber have signed Italian Antonio Giovinazzi to partner Kimi Raikkonen next season.

The 24-year-old has been placed at the Swiss team by Ferrari, as he is a member of their young driver programme.

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