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Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes launch F1 2018 car but still no £120m contract for Brit

Hamilton signed his current deal back in 2015, when he was a mere two-time world champion, netting himself an estimated £100million over the three years. He has since added two more titles to his record, drawing level with Sebastian Vettel and making his next payday said to be worth around £120m over the same period. And with less than 12 months left on Hamilton’s contract, the likes of Ferrari, Red Bull and even McLaren cannot help but take notice of the fact that his future remains foggy. But at the…

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F1 news: Fernando Alonso warns Lewis Hamilton with fresh claim ahead of 2018 season

Mercedes have been dominant for the last four years and their driver Lewis Hamilton was the latest to claim the Drivers’ Championship in 2017. But McLaren rival Alonso is hoping to upset the odds and challenge at the top end of the grid this time around. The Spaniard has not ended a season as world champion since his last success with Renault in 2006. But he is hoping to add to his two championships with a strong showing in 2018. “I said I was going to win and I’ll say…

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F1 news: Max Verstappen aims sly dig at Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes

Hamilton clinched his fourth world title last year after seeing off the challenge from Sebastian Vettel. Heading into the 2017 season, Red Bull were expected to give Mercedes a strong push for the Constructors’ Championship. But it was Ferrari that gave Mercedes the strongest fight, although they were no match for Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas.  The new campaign is only six weeks away as teams get prepared to topple Mercedes and the likes of McLaren, Ferrari and Red Bull are all expected to push Mercedes even harder this season. However,…

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Lewis Hamilton contract update: Toto Wolff reveals latest on negotiations

Hamilton left McLaren after the 2012 season to join Mercedes, where he has now won three of his four F1 World Drivers’ Championships. The Brit is rumoured to have been close to leaving the team during the worst of his fallout with team-mate Nico Rosberg but has enjoyed a more harmonious relationship with Mercedes new boy Valtteri Bottas. And even with less than 12 months left on his current contract, Wolff sees an extension as something of an inevitability. “It is a ‘self-runner’, that we continue,” Wolff said. “It’s only…

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Lewis Hamilton sent HUGE warning by F1 rival Fernando Alonso

That is because McLaren driver Fernando Alonso thinks he is ready to compete at the front of the grid. Hamilton clinched his fourth Drivers’ Championship last year after seeing off the challenge of Sebastian Vettel with two races to spare. Mercedes’ reliability ensured Valtteri Bottas finish in third spot to complete the top three. But Alonso reckons that McLaren, Hamilton’s former team, can challenge for the title as he hopes to end a 12-year personal wait for a championship. “In terms of results, it is always going to be difficult…

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Lewis Hamilton: Toto Wolff makes big Mercedes contract claim ahead of new F1 season

Four-time world champion Lewis Hamilton is expected to sign a new deal with Mercedes, extending his stay with the team. But the 33-year-old, whose current deal runs until the end of this year, has to pledge his future. Wolff though is claim and believes the formalities will be tied up shortly. “Lewis has become such an important pillar within the team that it’s a no-brainer that we continue with each other,” the Austrian said in an interview on the team website (www.mercedesamgf1.com). “The discussions are ongoing in a very positive…

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The Grand Tour Season 2 Episode 4: How to stream online, and watch the full series FREE

The Grand Tour continues with an entirely unscripted episode. The second series of the big-budget motoring series started earlier this month. The latest episode, dubbed Unscripted, sees Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May attempt an entire episode of the Top Gear rival show without a predetermined plan in place. This follows criticism of the previous season that the show felt too scripted. As a result, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May attempt to show what would happen if The Grand Tour made a completely unscripted film with no…

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Lewis Hamilton may want a Fernando Alonso battle – but this is why he will NOT get one

GETTY Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso are one-time team-mates who could fight at the front of the grid The Brit spent one tumultuous year as a team-mate to the two-time world champion at McLaren, which resulted in Alonso and his agent Flavio Briatore storming out of the team – almost literally – just a year after joining. In typically philosophical fashion, Hamilton ruled out reuniting with the Spaniard during his contract stand-off with McLaren earlier this year. “I would compare it to a magnet: when two north poles meet, they…

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Lewis Hamilton: Red Bull chief opens up on F1 champion

Hamilton won the F1 Drivers’ Championship in 2017 for the fourth time in his career. The Mercedes driver finished way ahead of Sebastian Vettel in the world title battle. It was Hamilton’s third championship win with Mercedes, having also claimed the title in 2008 with McLaren. Newey has watched the Brit’s development one rate years and reckons 2017 was his best campaign to date. “I think his early championships were a bit up and down,” Newey told Sky Sports. “But the championship he’s just put together this year was without…

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Lewis Hamilton will not quit Formula 1 for Indy Car or Le Mans

Fernando Alonso races at the Indy 500 this year, missing the Monaco Grand Prix. The Spaniard, who has signed to race again with McLaren next season, is supposedly eyeing a run at Le Mans. And while 2017 world champion Hamilton has given Alonso his blessing, the Brit doesn’t think it’s the best idea. “I admire what Alonso wants to do, but for me, Formula 1 is the maximum experience a driver can have,” Hamilton told Brazilian outlet UOL. “A great driver, if he cannot win in Formula 1, will look…

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