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F1 2020: Valtteri Bottas Renault meeting, Sebastian Vettel-Mercedes link

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The Formula 1 grid shake-up for 2021 may have only just begun with rumours emerging Mercedes star Valtteri Bottas may also be on the move.

A German report has claimed the seven-time grand prix winner has allowed his manager to meet with Renault boss Cyril Abiteboul recently over the seat vacated by Aussie Daniel Ricciardo last week.

Ricciardo’s move to McLaren followed hot on the heels of Ferrari’s dramatic parting of ways with Sebastian Vettel and the iconic Formula 1 team’s decision to snatch Spaniard Carlos Sainz away from McLaren to partner young star Charles Leclerc from 2021.

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Norris excited by Ricciardo

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It leaves four-time world champion Vettel without a drive for the 2021 season, reportedly contemplating retirement at the age of 32.

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F1 2020, Renault: Fernando Alonso could replace Daniel Ricciardo

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Fernando Alonso is in the running for a sensational return to Renault ahead of the 2021 Formula 1 season.

After the French marque lost Daniel Ricciardo to McLaren, they are having to survey their options for Esteban Ocon’s new teammate.

Renault boss Cyril Abiteboul is determined to take his time in hiring a driver for next year however, with Sebastian Vettel also thought to be on their radar.

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George Floyd death: Lewis Hamilton, US Protests, Minneapolis, Formula One

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Lewis Hamilton has publicly expressed his disappointment as he “stands alone” in a “white-dominated sport” which he says is silent on the death of George Floyd.

A video of Floyd, handcuffed and struggling to breathe as a white police officer pressed his knee on his neck, has sparked outrage and protests across American cities.

The sporting community has rallied in tribute to Floyd, with stars from Michael Jordan to upcoming football sensation Jadon Sancho all helping spread the message of defiance against police brutality and in support of the black lives matter movement.

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F1 2020, restart date: Austria to host two races in July to start season

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Austria is set to open the Formula One season with two races on July 5 and 12 after government approval was given on Saturday.

The country’s health ministry gave the green light for both races, which will be held without spectators amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The races are due to be held in the village of Spielberg, about 200 kilometres southwest of the capital Vienna.

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