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9 February 2016

McLaren MP4-31 passes FIA crash tests

McLaren has announced its 2016 F1 car, the MP4-31, has passed the FIA’s mandatory crash tests. 
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The team is the latest to have its car homologated by the FIA, with Toro Rosso, Force India, Mercedes and Sauber recently revealing the news. 

6 February 2016

Who will drive for Manor in 2016?

F1 winter testing is fast approaching and just two seats remain empty on the 2016 grid, with Manor yet to confirm its driver line-up. 
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The British outfit, running with Mercedes power this season, has several options and demand is high for the final spots in the sport. 

4 February 2016

"Three or four years" before Renault scores podiums

The Renault F1 team says the 2016 F1 season will be a "year of transition" and is not expecting to score podiums for "three or four years".
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The French manufacturer took over Lotus F1 in December and announced its plans at a launch event on Wednesday in Paris. 

3 February 2016

Renault unveils RS16, confirms Magnussen for 2016

The Renault F1 team has unveiled its 2016 car, the RS16, as well as confirming its full driver line-up.
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The French manufacturer returns to the sport as a works outfit for the first time since 2010, after taking over the Lotus team in December.

2 February 2016

Video: Red Bull RB8 goes up against rugby team

An 800bhp, championship-winning Red Bull F1 car or a group of players from Bath Rugby Club, which would win in a scrum?
 
Red Bull Racing pitched a RB8 driven by Daniel Ricciardo against eight rugby players in a very unusual battle.

31 January 2016

There would be great interest in Scandinavian F1 race – Ericsson

Marcus Ericsson believes there would be a lot of interest for a Formula 1 round in Scandinavia, although he does not see it happening for "a long time".
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The last race to take place in Scandinavia was the sixth Swedish Grand Prix in 1978, at the Anderstorp Raceway.