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Sebastian Vettel retirement, F1 news 2019, Lewis Hamilton Ferrari, Charles Leclerc

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Sebastian Vettel has rubbished rumours he was set to retire after last weekend’s 2019 season finale in Abu Dhabi.

The four-time world champion wobbled to fifth in the drivers’ standings, 24 points down on first-year teammate Charles Leclerc. Vettel took his only win in Singapore alongside eight additional podiums, and took pole in Canada and Japan.

However, he was outpaced and out-raced by Leclerc, and admitted he must “do better” in 2020 should he mount a serious challenge for world title No. 5.

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Former F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone takes second shot after being slammed by Lewis Hamilton ‘uneducated’

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Former Formula One CEO Bernie Eccleston has doubled down on ugly and unpopular comments from earlier this week where he said, “In lots of cases, black people are more racist than what white people are”.

The comments drew widespread condemnation from the F1 world, with the organisation and six-time champion Lewis Hamilton taking aim at the comments.

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The F1 were quick to hit back at Ecclestone’s comments, calling for unity to “tackle racism and inequality,” and that the organisation “completely disagree” with the comments.

Speaking with CNN Sport, the 89-year-old Ecclestone said he hadn’t noticed it over the years, and was “surprised” to hear Lewis Hamilton had been affected by racism in the sport.

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V8 Supercars, Sydney SuperSprint 2020: Scott McLaughlin sets Sydney Motorsport Park record, Eastern Creek

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Scott McLaughlin has added a 63th Supercars pole position to his growing collection of accomplishments after breaking his own qualifying record at Sydney’s Motorsport Park.

The Ford flyer will start the second of Sunday’s two 33-lap races from the front of the grid after smashing out the fastest lap at the western Sydney track.

His hot lap was better than the mark which he set at the venue in 2018.

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V8 Supercars, Sydney SuperSprint 2020: Nick Percat wins Race 8, Scott McLaughlin battle, video

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Holden dark horse Nick Percat has won his first Supercars race since 2016 by eclipsing Jamie Whincup in the seven-times series champion’s 500th career start.

Percat started the first of two Sunday races at Sydney Motorsport Park from sixth but flew past Whincup, who led from pole until lap 23.

It was the 31-year-old Brad Jones Racing driver’s third career victory from his 200th start and first since an Adelaide 500 triumph four years ago.

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