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2015 Malaysian GP Start-finish line

The Sepang International Circuit hosts the second Grand Prix of the 2015 Formula 1 World Championship, the Malaysian GP.

Defending world champion Lewis Hamilton, who won last year’s Malaysian GP from pole, he continues the championship lead, and seven points ahead his teammate Nico Rosberg, they will most likely continues the domination.

Can Red Bull and Renault re-emerge competitive mod? Can Ferrari close the gap between Mercedes? Can McLaren score any points? Also, will Manor-Marussia get out of the garage?

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FIA confirms Fernando Alonso ‘fit to race’

Finally Fernando Alonso said he crashed in Barcelona last month because his “steering locked

Williams on Thursday confirmed Valtteri Bottas’ return to action in Malaysia.

Renault accuses Red Bull of ‘lying’

Renault’s relationship with works team Red Bull continues to crumble. Cyril Abiteboul, chief of the French carmaker’s F1 engine programme, on Tuesday accused Red Bull technical boss Adrian Newey of lying.

He admits that Renault is struggling at the start of 2015, insisting: “I am not looking for excuses”… Read Full

Red Bull eyes future as F1 engine maker

Red Bull could be ramping up efforts to go it alone in formula one as an engine manufacturer.

In the days between Australia and Malaysia, open war broke out between the energy drink-owned camp and its works engine supplier… Read Full

Hamilton now close $55 million Mercedes deal

The end of Lewis Hamilton’s protracted negotiations with Mercedes over a new deal beyond 2015 may finally be close. The Briton told Sky Sports on Tuesday that he is hoping his new deal will finally be done before this weekend’s Malaysian grand prix — a home race for Mercedes’ title sponsor Petronas… Read Full

ChemChina to buy Pirelli, How it will affect Pirelli’s relationship in F1

China National Chemical Corp (ChemChina) is to buy the world’s fifth-largest tire maker Pirelli (PECI.MI), in a 7.1 billion-euro ($7.7 billion) deal that will put the 143-year-old Italian company in Chinese hands.

The deal, agreed with Pirelli’s top shareholders on Sunday, is the latest in a series of takeovers in Italy by cash-rich Chinese buyers taking advantage of a weak euro just as Europe is slowly emerging from economic stagnation… Read Full

Barrichello ‘fell asleep’ during 2015 F1 opener

A trio of former F1 drivers are hoping the 2015 season opener was just a blip.In Australia, Sauber battled for survival in court with Giedo van der Garde while Manor never left the pits, before the smallest field in recent memory set the scene for what Daniel Ricciardo called a “boring” race as Mercedes utterly dominated… Read Full

Manor fires up Ferrari engine at Sepang

So on a hot Thursday evening at Sepang, the news came: “Sweet, sweet music from our garage and our Ferrari powertrain, as we complete our planned fire-up,” Manor announced on Twitter… Read Full

Impressons from Malaysian GP

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