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Michelin promises tyres will make drivers 'happy' if it replaces Pirelli

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Michelin has promised tyres that will let grand prix drivers race flat out at all times if it wins the tender to supply Formula 1 from 2017.

Many drivers dislike the current Pirelli tyres, which they have to manage to required race distance by driving within themselves.

"Michelin could really help the sport come back to its origins," said Michelin competitions boss Pascal Couasnon.

Read more: Michelin promises tyres will make drivers 'happy' if it replaces Pirelli

Singapore Grand Prix track invader arrested

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A 27-year-old man who invaded the Formula 1 track during the Singapore Grand Prix has been arrested.

A statement from F1's governing body the FIA said the man gained "unauthorised access" to the circuit.

The FIA said: "We are awaiting a full report from the clerk of the course in order to determine the circumstances surrounding this incident."

Read more: Singapore Grand Prix track invader arrested

Pastor Maldonado: Lotus driver stays with team for 2016

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Lotus have extended Pastor Maldonado's contract, keeping the Venezuelan at the team for a third season.

The 30-year-old brings with him significant sponsorship funds from the Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA, which paid £30m a year for him to drive at Williams between 2011 and 2013.

Maldonado, who won the 2012 Spanish Grand Prix, is currently 14th in the drivers' championship with 12 points.

Read more: Pastor Maldonado: Lotus driver stays with team for 2016

Sebastian Vettel wins as Lewis Hamilton retires in Singapore

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Championship leader Lewis Hamilton suffered his first retirement of the year as Sebastian Vettel romped to victory in the Singapore Grand Prix.

Vettel took his third win of the year in dominant style, controlling the race from start to finish as two safety cars led to hectic action behind.

The second caution period was caused by a man wandering along the track.

Read more: Sebastian Vettel wins as Lewis Hamilton retires in Singapore

Volkswagen close to buying Red Bull F1 team

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German car giant Volkswagen is close to agreeing a deal to take over the Red Bull Formula 1 team, says BBC F1 chief analyst Eddie Jordan.

The agreement would see VW buy the team and build its own engine, while Red Bull continues as a major sponsor.

Jordan says a VW engine would not enter F1 until 2018 and Red Bull would use Ferrari power in the interim.

Read more: Volkswagen close to buying Red Bull F1 team


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