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Race director Charlie Whiting dies suddenly ahead of the Australian Grand Prix

Formula One race director Charlie Whiting has died suddenly aged sixty-six ahead of the season-opening Australian Grand Prix. The sports governing body the FIA confirmed this morning that he had pulmonary embolism on Thursday morning in Melbourne, three days before the first race of the 2019 season. The British engineer who

Daniel Ricciardo to leave Red Bull to join Renault

Daniel Ricciardo has announced he will be leaving Red Bull to join the team's engine supplier Renault at the end of the season. The announcement by the teams came from Red Bull and means that Carlos Sainz will leave the French manufacturer. The Australian said “It was probably one of the

Force India placed into administration with debts of £159m

Force India has gone into administration after a hearing at the High Court in London on Friday. The Anglo Indian team has been in financial difficulties for a number of months but will operate normally until a buyer is found. Earlier this week, the team's chief operating officer Otmar Szafnauer admitted

Fiat and Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne dies after complications from surgery

The former CEO of Ferrari’s parent company Fiat-Chrysler Sergio Marchionne has died aged sixty-six in hospital in Zurich. Marchionne resigned as CEO on Saturday, following complications from surgery. Marchionne had been appointed as CEO in 2014, following the departure of long-standing CEO Luca di Montezemolo. The Italian had planned to lead

Mercedes formally confirm Bottas on a one year deal with option for 2020

Mercedes have formally announced that Valtteri Bottas has signed a new one year deal, with an option for 2020. The announcement comes a day after the German manufacturer announced that Lewis Hamilton had signed a two-year deal. Since joining the four times champions, following the shock retirement of Nico Rosberg, the

Lewis Hamilton signs two year deal with Mercedes worth £80 million

Lewis Hamilton has signed a two-year contract extension with Mercedes which is expected to be worth £40 million a year, meaning he remains one of the sports highest earners. Hamilton, who joined the German manufacturer had been out of contract at the end of the season. The new deal had been

Liberty outlines vision for the future of Formula One and next regulations

Formula One bosses have outlined their vision for the future of the sport at a meeting of the teams on Friday in Bahrain. Liberty Media has presented their vision to the teams, with the aim of creating a cheaper, more spectacular and better run sport from 2021. At the meeting with

Sauber announces driver line up with Marcus Ericson retaining his seat alongside Charles Leclerc

Sauber has announced that they have retained Marcus Ericsson to drive alongside Ferrari academy driver and Formula Two champion Charles Leclerc next season. At an event in Malian, it was reviled that the Swede needed to fight for the seat after the Swiss team signed a technical partnership with Ferrari and

Alfa Romeo become title sponsor of Sauber as part of expansive new deal between Sauber and Ferrari

Sauber has announced they have reached a multiyear technical and commercial deal with the Italian manufacturer Alfa Romeo from 2018. Alfa who are part of the same group as Ferrari will be the team's title sponsor from next season. However, Ferrari will continue to supply the Swiss team's power units badged