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Melbourne 400: Scott McLaughlin beats Jamie Whincup at Australian GP

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SCOTT McLaughlin rebounded from his heartbreaking grand finale failure to beat Jamie Whincup for the first time since the Red Bull record breaker crushed his championship dream.

In their first toe-to-toe fight since the title deciding Newcastle 500, McLaughlin stormed past Whincup on lap 17 to become the first ever championship race winner at the Australia GP.

In DJR/Team Penske’s first win of the season, McLaughlin bounced back from his championship failure to beat the man that stole what would have been his first ever V8 championship crown.

Scott McLaughlin celebrates his win.
Scott McLaughlin celebrates his win.Source: AAP

“It was an awesome battle that I had with Jamie out there,’’ McLaughlin said. “I am stoked to get that win. Jamie and I also battle hard but fair and it felt good to have another battle with him. It was so much fun.’’

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Formula 1 2020: Mick Schumacher to drive in F1 practice, Eifel Grand Prix at Nurburgring, Alfa Romeo, F2, Ferrari, Haas, drivers,

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The son of seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher moved a step closer to a spot on the 2021 Formula One circuit when Alfa Romeo announced Tuesday it would again test the 21-year-old.

Mick Schumacher improved his hopes of landing a drive by winning the Sochi Formula Two feature race last Saturday which extended his lead in the title race over Callum Ilott.

He will now take the wheel of the top of the range Alfa Romeo ahead of the Eifel Grand Prix at the Nurburgring circuit in two weeks’ time.

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Michael Schumacher update, health, F1 news: Legend communicates with eyes, Italian model

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Just when you thought the Michael Schumacher updates couldn’t get any thinner — the latest breaking news on the F1 legend has come from Italian Big Brother.

Model and TV presenter Elisabetta Gregoraci is a contestant on the reality TV show and the ex-wife of Flavio Briatore — Schumacher’s former boss at the Benetton F1 team, who he drove for in the early 1990s before moving to Ferrari.

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She claims the seven-time world champion, who suffered severe brain injuries after a skiing accident in the French Alps in 2013, can only communicate with his eyes, and is being cared for in a Spanish villa.

Gregoraci said during an episode of Big Brother Schumacher was moved from his home in Switzerland into a luxurious property on the Mediterranean island of Majorca, which has been transformed into a hospital — with only a few visitors allowed.

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Formula 1 News: Lewis Hamilton, Penalty, Mercedes, Russian Grand Prix

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Hamilton, who led from pole position, was hit with two five-second penalties for pre-race misdemeanours that wrecked his bid for a record-equalling 91st Grand Prix win.

Masi, who took over as the top official at races representing the International Motoring Federation (FIA) in the aftermath of Charlie Whiting’s sudden death in Melbourne last year, flatly rejected Hamilton’s post-race comments.

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