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Explained: What is Formula 1’s jewellery ban rule and why Lewis Hamilton is defying it
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Explained: What is Formula 1’s jewellery ban rule and why Lewis Hamilton is defying it

Formula 1’s governing body FIA stirred an unexpected controversy at last weekend’s Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne when one of its new race directors Nels Wittich informed the grid of the body’s intention to limit ornaments that a driver wears

Australia primed for 'unparalleled' decade of major sporting events
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Australia primed for 'unparalleled' decade of major sporting events

The country's welcoming climate, sports-loving people, stable political environment and quality infrastructure have long made it an attractive destination.

Formula 1: Judge won't stop Miami Grand Prix despite residents' pleas
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Formula 1: Judge won't stop Miami Grand Prix despite residents' pleas

Some residents in Miami Gardens said the Miami Grand Prix, which takes place May 6-8 at Hard Rock Stadium, could damage their hearing.

Formula One: Charles Leclerc favourite for Ferrari's home race, rivals play catch-up
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Formula One: Charles Leclerc favourite for Ferrari's home race, rivals play catch-up

Leclerc is riding the crest of a wave after joining the select group of drivers to achieve F1's 'Grand Slam' - pole, win, fastest lap and lead throughout in Australia.

Formula 1 2022: Record 419,000 fans flock to Australian Grand Prix weekend
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Formula 1 2022: Record 419,000 fans flock to Australian Grand Prix weekend

Melbourne was back on the calendar this year after missing out in 2020 and 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic and travel restrictions.

Formula 1 2022: Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz clocks fastest time in Australian GP opening practice
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Formula 1 2022: Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz clocks fastest time in Australian GP opening practice

The Spaniard powered round a revamped Albert Park circuit under clear skies with a best time of one minute 19.806 seconds among his 24 laps, largely on soft tyres.

Formula 1: Max Verstappen relieved at 'kick-starting' title defence in Jeddah
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Formula 1: Max Verstappen relieved at 'kick-starting' title defence in Jeddah

Leclerc congratulated his rival on his victory on their slow-down laps, but after two races remains the embryonic championship’s early season leader by 12 points.

Formula 1 2022: Saudi Arabia pledges maximum security after Yemeni attack
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Formula 1 2022: Saudi Arabia pledges maximum security after Yemeni attack

Saudi Arabia pledged maximum security to reassure rattled Formula One drivers as the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix was set to go ahead despite an attack on an oil facility nearby by Yemen's Huthi rebels.

Formula 1: Covid-hit Sebastian Vettel out of second straight race, Nico Hulkenberg in
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Formula 1: Covid-hit Sebastian Vettel out of second straight race, Nico Hulkenberg in

The team said on Thursday that Vettel had not yet registered a negative test after falling ill and missing last weekend's season-opening race in Bahrain, where reserve driver Hulkenberg took over and finished 17th.

Formula 1: New rivalries, Russia-Ukraine impact, revamped race control and other headlines to follow in 2022 F1 season
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Formula 1: New rivalries, Russia-Ukraine impact, revamped race control and other headlines to follow in 2022 F1 season

Here is a look at the headlines to follow through the 2022 Formula 1 season that commences with the Bahrain Grand Prix on 20 March

Lewis Hamilton, George Russell on top, Max Verstappen pays 'no attention' to times in testing
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Lewis Hamilton, George Russell on top, Max Verstappen pays 'no attention' to times in testing

Hamilton, controversially edged out for the 2021 title by Verstappen in the season finale in Abu Dhabi, clocked a best time of 1min 19.138 seconds.

Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton calls for more 'non-biased' stewards
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Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton calls for more 'non-biased' stewards

Ahead of the new 2022 season, Hamilton said some stewards are too close to certain drivers. He also said there should be more female officials on the circuit.

Michael Andretti files paperwork to start Formula One team in 2024
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Michael Andretti files paperwork to start Formula One team in 2024

Mario Andretti has openly backed his son's efforts to expand the racing organisation and enter the top motorsports series in the world.

Formula 1 and Circuit of the Americas agree to new 5-year deal for US Grand Prix
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Formula 1 and Circuit of the Americas agree to new 5-year deal for US Grand Prix

The contract also keeps at least two F1 races in the US through 2026. The Miami Grand Prix starts a 10-year race contract in May.

Formula 1: Michael Masi removed as F1 race director over Abu Dhabi GP controversy
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Formula 1: Michael Masi removed as F1 race director over Abu Dhabi GP controversy

Masi was heavily criticised for the sequence of events that led to Verstappen passing Lewis Hamilton to deprive the Briton of a record eighth title.

Red Bull Formula 1 team clinches new $500M title sponsorship with Oracle
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Red Bull Formula 1 team clinches new $500M title sponsorship with Oracle

Financial details were not disclosed but a person familiar with the deal said it was worth around $100 million a year.

Formula 1: British driver Lando Norris extends contract with McLaren until 2025
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Formula 1: British driver Lando Norris extends contract with McLaren until 2025

The 22-year-old was a test and reserve driver for the team in 2017 and 2018 before securing a full-time seat in 2019.

Formula 1: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix inquiry decision set for 18 March
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Formula 1: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix inquiry decision set for 18 March

Hamilton was poised to capture a record-breaking eighth world title at the Abu Dhabi finale in December before a controversial safety car restart allowed Verstappen to pass the British driver on the last lap.

Formula 1: Aston Martin announce exit of team principal Otmar Szafnauer
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Formula 1: Aston Martin announce exit of team principal Otmar Szafnauer

His departure had been mooted during the Brazilian Grand Prix in November but he had denied at the time he had plans to step down.

Formula 1: Nicholas Latifi reveals death threats after title furore
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Formula 1: Nicholas Latifi reveals death threats after title furore

Latifi said he was shocked by the "extreme tone of the hate, abuse, and even the death threats I received".