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Vettel cruises to easy win at Singapore Grand Prix, Hamilton retires

Former world champion Sebastian Vettel picked up his third victory as a Ferrari driver, his fourth overall in Singapore and his 42nd of all time by producing a drive reminiscent of his glory days at Red Bull, taking a comfortable victory at the Marina Bay Circuit in Singapore to reignite his slender hopes in the world championship and send a warning to the Mercedes team, which has dominated the last season and a half with consummate ease.

Vettel's teammate Kimi Raikkonen finished in a creditable third place and his former Red Bull teammate Daniel Ricciardo was second as Mercedes failed to pick up a podium for the second time this season.

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Sebastian Vettel takes shock Pole for Ferrari in Singapore

When the Ferraris of Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen took the top two positions in Saturday's free practice session, little did the racing fraternity suspect that the tide might finally be shifting against Mercedes.

However, Mercedes' record breaking run of pole positions, front row lockouts and consecutive runs was finally brought to a halt today against the splendid backdrop of the Marina Bay circuit.

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Williams Announces the First Students to Join the Randstad Williams Engineering Academy

Yesterday saw Williams announce the first students chosen to join the Randstad Williams Engineering Academy, an innovative new scheme that will see Williams and Randstad mentor students from across the world as they bid to secure a career as Formula One engineers.

Eleven students were selected from a pool of candidates competing in the 2015 F1 in Schools World Finals competition held in Singapore from 13-16th September. F1 in Schools is a global not for profit STEM competition that sees students design, build and race miniature racing cars.

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Alexander Rossi finally set for Formula 1 debut

The Manor Marussia F1 Team announced today that it has signed Alexander Rossi as Race Driver for five of the seven remaining rounds of the 2015 season, competing alongside Will Stevens. He will make his Grand Prix debut at this weekend’s 2015 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix.

Alexander is the first American Formula 1 driver since Scott Speed competed in 2007. The 23 year old, from Nevada City in California, is currently lying in second place in the 2015 GP2 Series, with three rounds of the championship remaining. The team is happy to support him in that battle, therefore Alexander will race in Singapore, Japan, the US, Mexico and Brazil, but he will not take part in the Russian and Abu Dhabi Grands Prix. Roberto Merhi will join Fabio Leimer as an Official Reserve Driver but he will drive in Sochi and at Yas Marina.

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Hamilton gets to keep Monza win despite Steward enquiry

Reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton took a giant step towards retaining his title as he extended his lead over Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg to a massive 53 points after a comfortable win at the Italian Grand Prix at Monza.

Hamilton was peerless on the track, storming to an easy win by over 25 seconds, but the race got interesting towards the very end when he got cryptic messages from his race engineer over the team radio, telling him to push hard till the end of the race, despite his massive lead with the team also refusing to disclose the reason for the same.

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Ferraris impressive at Monza, but Hamilton still on Pole

Qualifying for Ferrari’s home race, the Italian Grand Prix took place in sunny conditions after this morning’s rain, so that weather conditions more or less replicated what’s expected for tomorrow. Lewis Hamilton in the Mercedes claimed his fourth Italian Grand Prix pole, the 49th of his Formula One career overall.

It was hardly a surprise, considering that Mercedes have claimed Pole Position in each of the last 23 races, with Hamilton taking his 7th straight pole. What was interesting was that his best time, a 1.23.397 lap wasn't that far ahead of the rest of the field.

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Williams Confirms Driver Line Up for 2016 Season

Williams Racing announced today that the partnership of Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas will be retained for a third season in the 2016 FIA Formula One World Championship.

Felipe joined the team for the 2014 season and has so far scored one pole position, at the 2014 Austrian Grand Prix, and four podium finishes. His experience of more than a decade at the pinnacle of Formula One is a valuable asset to the team. 

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