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Lewis Hamilton: Mercedes driver signs new deal worth up to £27m

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Lewis Hamilton has signed a new three-year contract at Mercedes that could be worth up to £27m a year.

The 30-year-old Briton has been with the team since 2013 after six years at McLaren and won his second world title last year.

"I couldn't be happier to be staying for another three years," he said of the deal that will take him up to 2018.

Read more: Lewis Hamilton: Mercedes driver signs new deal worth up to £27m

Mercedes F1 engine boss rejects Bernie Ecclestone hybrid claims

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Mercedes have rejected claims by Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone that the current turbo hybrid engines have no relevance to road cars.

Ecclestone, 84, has long opposed the engines because they are quieter and more expensive than the previous V8s.

He told F1 Racing magazine that the engines "have nothing to do with cars; they will never be used in cars".

Read more: Mercedes F1 engine boss rejects Bernie Ecclestone hybrid claims

French MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo beats team-mate Valentino Rossi

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Jorge Lorenzo held off the challenge of his Movistar Yahama team-mate Valentino Rossi to win the French MotoGP.

The Spaniard, 28, rode an almost flawless race to secure his second consecutive victory, with Rossi second and Ducati's fellow Italian Andrea Dovizioso third in Le Mans.

Britain's Bradley Smith finished in sixth place on his Monster Yamaha.

Read more: French MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo beats team-mate Valentino Rossi

Formula 1: Refuelling to return from 2017 season

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Formula 1 bosses have agreed to bring back refuelling in 2017 as part of a range of measures aimed at making the sport more exciting.

There will also be higher revving and louder engines and changes aimed at making cars "five to six seconds a lap faster", governing body the FIA said.

For 2016, bosses have approved a plan to allow teams free choice of the four available tyre compounds for each race.

Read more: Formula 1: Refuelling to return from 2017 season

Formula 1: Drivers will ask fans about state of sport

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Formula 1 drivers will take the unusual step of surveying fans as Bernie Ecclestone and other key figures explore ways of spicing up the sport.

With Mercedes once again dominating this season as Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg fight for supremacy, F1 is under fire for lacking excitement.

Ecclestone and co are already contemplating rule changes for 2017.

Read more: Formula 1: Drivers will ask fans about state of sport


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