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Verstappen backed to succeed

Sixteen-year-old Max Verstappen has the "mental strength" to cope with life in Formula One, according to Toro Rosso team principal Franz Tost.

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Ferrari deny driver exit rumours

Ferrari president Luca Di Montezemolo has hit out at suggestions Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen will leave the team at the end of the season.

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Sauber confident of recovery

Sauber Team Principal Monisha Kaltenborn is “absolutely confident” the struggling Swiss team will work their way out of their current slump as they bid to avert the first point-less season in their history.

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Ricciardo earns Hamilton praise

Lewis Hamilton has hailed Daniel Ricciardo as one of the best drivers in Formula One at present after his impressive performances this season.

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McLaren happy to experiment

Racing director Eric Boullier says McLaren are using this season's car as a 200mph mobile "laboratory" ahead of their return to Honda power.

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Horner: Singapore next chance

Christian Horner admits it is unlikely to be before the return of the flyaway rounds – starting with the Sinagapore GP in three races’ time – before Red Bull can repeat their Hungary form and challenge Mercedes again.

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Wolff revises team orders policy

Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff has implemented a new code of conduct with regard to team orders for drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.

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Settlement ends Bernie trial

Bernie Ecclestone's trial for bribery has been dissolved after the F1 chief agreed to pay a 60m settlement with state prosecutors.

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Alonso: Mercedes the target

Fernando Alonso believes Mercedes to be the surprise of the Formula One season - and now the benchmark for Ferrari to aspire to.

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Magnussen hails Button

Kevin Magnussen has hailed the impact McLaren team-mate Jenson Button has so far had on his burgeoning Formula One career.

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Melbourne extends F1 deal

Melbourne will continue to host the Australian GP until at least 2020 after organisers secured a new long-term contract with Bernie Ecclestone.

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Ferrari confirm Marmorini exit

Ferrari confirmed on Thursday that Luca Marmorini, who oversaw the design and development of their power unit, is leaving Maranello.

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