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Williams appoint Rowland as 'official young driver'
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Oliver Rowland has been appointed "official young driver" for Williams even though, at 25, he is older than both of those who will be racing for the Formula One team this season.
Motor racing: McLaren show true colors as new car unveiled
LONDON (Reuters) - Former champions McLaren showed their true colors on Friday with a new papaya orange and blue Formula One car they hope will take them back up the starting grid after three nightmare years with Honda.
Hamilton sees rivalry with Vettel hotting up
SILVERSTONE, England (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton expects his Formula One rivalry with Sebastian Vettel to become even more intense this season and says he is prepared for anything the Ferrari driver throws at him.
New Ferrari looks a big step up, says Vettel
(Reuters) - Ferrari's new SF71H Formula One car already looks a big step up from last year's before it has turned a wheel in anger, four times world champion Sebastian Vettel said at Thursday's unveiling.
Halo raises hackles as Mercedes present their new 'diva'
SILVERSTONE, England (Reuters) - Formula One champions Mercedes launched their 2018 car on Thursday with team boss Toto Wolff hoping it proved less temperamental than the last one and admitting he would like to attack it with a chainsaw.
Force India F1 team play down sale speculation
SILVERSTONE, England (Reuters) - Force India on Thursday played down talk of a potential sale of the British-based Formula One team owned by embattled tycoon Vijay Mallya.
Mercedes and Hamilton hope to start season with new deal done
SILVERSTONE, England (Reuters) - Four times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes hope to have a new long-term deal wrapped up before the season starts in Australia next month, both parties said on Thursday.
No joke! Honda-powered Toro Rosso makes trouble-free debut
LONDON (Reuters) - Honda's partnership with the Toro Rosso Formula One team got off to a positive start on Wednesday with a seemingly smooth track debut of their new car on a limited mileage filming day in Italy.
Russian Mazepin will debut new Force India F1 car
(Reuters) - Force India's Russian development driver Nikita Mazepin will be first to drive the Formula One team's new car when testing starts in Barcelona next Monday.
Motor racing: Renault launch F1 car and name Aitken as reserve driver
LONDON (Reuters) - British-Korean youngster Jack Aitken will be the Renault Formula One team's official reserve driver this season, replacing Russian Sergey Sirotkin, who has switched to a race seat with Williams.
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