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Twenty-place penalty for Grosjean

Lotus will be forced to fit a sixth engine to Romain Grosjean's car for the Abu Dhabi GP, with the Frenchman therefore handed a 20-place grid penalty.

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O'Connell hopeful over Caterham

Caterham administrator Finbarr O'Connell is hoping to deliver a happy Christmas present to the team's 230 staff recently made redundant.

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Hamilton: McLaren need Button

Lewis Hamilton has called on old friend Ron Dennis to do the "smart" thing and retain "star quality" driver Jenson Button.

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2014 Abu Dhabi test line-ups

The final F1 test of 2014 takes place in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday and Wednesday, with the teams fielding a mix of race drivers and talented youngsters.

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Vettel checks out Ferrari

Sebastian Vettel has made a surprise first appearance in the Ferrari garage on the opening day of the post-season Abu Dhabi test.

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McIlroy favourite for SPOTY

Rory McIlroy and Lewis Hamilton will battle it out to win the prestigious BBC Sports Personality of the Year award after being confirmed among this year's shortlist of 10 contenders.

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Hamilton close to new deal

Lewis Hamilton believes signing a new contract with Mercedes will be "a formality" after clinching his second Formula One world title.

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Mixed emotions for Button

Jenson Button expressed disappointment to qualify only eighth for the Abu Dhabi GP, although his frustration was tempered by the fact his disjointed Friday had proved such a “disaster”.

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Rosberg: Small step to title

Nico Rosberg believes he has taken a “small step” towards snatching the World Championship out of Lewis Hamilton's grasp after claiming pole position for the Abu Double finale after his Mercedes team-mate once again was pressurised into making a series of mistakes during the top-ten...

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Nico ups the pressure on Lewis

Nico Rosberg is aiming to pressurise Lewis Hamilton into a title-costing mistake in the Abu Dhabi GP as the German refuses to give up on the World Championship to his Mercedes team-mate.

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Vandoorne to test for McLaren

Stoffel Vandoorne will drive for McLaren on both days of next week's test in Abu Dhabi as rumours grow he could be in contention for a 2015 race seat.

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Red Bull thrown out of qualifying

Stewards have excluded Red Bull from Abu Dhabi GP qualifying after it was decided that front wings on the cars driven by Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo were flexing.

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