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Lewis Hamilton withdraws and Susie Wolff crashes in testing

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Williams test driver Susie Wolff and Sauber's Felipe Nasr collided at the second pre-season test in Barcelona as Lewis Hamilton stood down with illness.

Wolff and Nasr crashed as the Brazilian was trying to pass into Turn Five at Circuit de Catalunya in what appears to have been a misunderstanding.

Mercedes' Hamilton, suffering with a fever, stood down after less than two hours in the car.

Read more: Lewis Hamilton withdraws and Susie Wolff crashes in testing

Mark Webber and Alex Wurz mock helmet design rule change

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A new rule banning Formula 1 drivers from changing their helmet design during the season has been mocked by ex-drivers Mark Webber and Alex Wurz.

Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel are among those to have regularly altered their livery in recent seasons.

Austian Wurz, chairman of the Grand Prix Drivers' Association, tweeted: "I am a fan of consistency, but seriously what's next? Rules on haircuts?"

Read more: Mark Webber and Alex Wurz mock helmet design rule change

F1 bosses reject proposals for rule changes in 2016

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Formula 1's governing body has rejected proposals to change the rules before 2017 to make the sport more exciting for spectators.

Wider tyres, increasing 850bhp engines back to 1,000bhp and changes to the bodywork were among proposals debated at an FIA commission meeting in Geneva.

Reuters claim teams failed to agree on the type and timing of modifications.

Read more: F1 bosses reject proposals for rule changes in 2016

Ferrari boss Sergio Marchionne not expecting 'miracles'

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Ferrari boss Sergio Marchionne does not "expect miracles" from the Formula 1 team at the first race in Australia, despite good form in testing.

Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen were quickest on three of the four days of the first test in Jerez last week.

It followed a tough 2014 season when the Italian team failed to win a race.

Read more: Ferrari boss Sergio Marchionne not expecting 'miracles'

Silverstone steps in to host 2015 & 2016 British MotoGP

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Silverstone will host the British MotoGP this year and in 2016 after Donington Park called off its agreement to provide the venue on 30 August.

Circuit of Wales signed a five-year deal to stage the race from 2015, but as the venue in Ebbw Vale has yet to be built, Donington agreed to host.

Donington said Circuit of Wales has not met agreed payment deadlines, but the latter denies the claims.

Read more: Silverstone steps in to host 2015 & 2016 British MotoGP


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