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Ever fancied trying parachuting but afraid of heights...? The Army have the perfect thing for you at Silverstone this weekend

The British Army is holding an engagement event at Silverstone Circuit, Towcester on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 April where local people seeking a challenge, adventure or training either in their spare-time or as a full-time career can find out about a wide variety of paid opportunities.

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Lewis Hamilton leads at the start of the Chinese Grand Prix

Masterful Hamilton sweeps to dominant victory in China

Lewis Hamilton led from start to finish to dominantly win the second round of the F1 World Championship in China for the Brackley-based Mercedes team, write Colin and James Beckett.

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Carlos Sainz finished seventh in last weekend's Chinese Grand Prix (Photo courtesy of Red Bull Media)

Toro Rosso’s Sainz delighted with seventh place in China

Carlos Sainz was delighted with his seventh place in the Chinese Grand Prix.

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Lewis Hamilton leads from Vettel during Sunday's race

F1 round-up: Local trio encouraged by season opener as Ferrari draw first blood

Lewis Hamilton may have set the pace during two practice days at the Albert Park track in Melbourne for the Australian Grand Prix, but when the chequered flag fell at the end of the opening race of the 2017 World Championship, it was the Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel in the lead.

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Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas finished second and third for Brackley's Mercedes AMG Petronas team

Season preview: Mercedes the favourites once again as new-look F1 prepares for blast off

After all the testing and all the talking, the 2017 F1 season will blast into life this weekend with the Australian Grand Prix staged in Melbourne.

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PRETTY IN PINK: Forca India's new car for 2017

Now for the real stuff! F1 teams ready for season opener

The eight days of pre-season F1 testing permitted prior to next weekend’s opening Grand Prix of the 2017 season in Australia have reached their conclusion, with the Ferrari duo of Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel topping the winter timesheets.

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NEW BOYS: Valtteri Bottas (below) and Esteban Ocon (above) have both impressed as they get to grips with their new machinery

Next stop, Australia! F1 teams head down under for season opener

With the short pre-season test schedule now complete, F1 teams and drivers are now preparing to head down under to the Albert Park track in Melbourne where the 2017 season sweeps into action.

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Lewis Hamilton puts the new Mercedes car to the test

Mercedes set blistering pace in opening test ahead of 2017 F1 season

Preparations for the new F1 season stepped up a few gears this week when all teams took to the track for the first time ahead of the 2017 World Championship which starts later this month.

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Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon with the new 2017 specification VJM10 Force India F1 car

Force India reveal new car ahead of 2017 F1 World Championship

The Silverstone-based Sahara Force India F1 team launched its new 2017 specification Grand Prix challenger in The Wing at Silverstone Circuit on Wednesday, writes James Beckett.

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British Racing Drivers’ Club announce Silverstone is no longer for sale

British Racing Drivers’ Club announce Silverstone is no longer for sale

The British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC), the owners of Silverstone Circuit, has decided that the track is no longer for sale, writes James Beckett.

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Sergio Perez

F1 news: Mercedes and co set to unveil new cars ahead of 2017 launch

Teams contesting the 2017 FIA F1 World Championship are preparing to launch their cars for the new season.

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Marc Gene

Gene optimistic for future of F1 after Eccleston’s departure

Former Buckingham University student, Marc Gene, is ‘optimistic’ for the future of F1 following the news this week that Bernie Ecclestone has been replaced as boss of the sport.

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Lewis Hamilton during the 2016 British Grand Prix at Silverstone. Picture by Jakob Ebrey

Silverstone club play down fears of losing British Grand Prix as F1 boss Ecclestone leaves role

Silverstone owning British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC) have released a statement outlining their desires to keep the British Grand Prix at the track despite recent suggestions that the race could be dropped in 2019, writes James Beckett.

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Bottas signs his contract

Bottas reveals his joy after he’s named as Rosberg’s successor at Mercedes

Valtteri Bottas will team up alongside Lewis Hamilton for the 2017 F1 season after being confirmed as Nico Rosberg’s successor at Mercedes.

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Rosberg celebrates in style

Hamilton does all he can but it’s Rosberg’s title!

Nico Rosberg is the 2016 FIA F1 World Champion, writes James Beckett.

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Lewis Hamilton splashes his way to victory in Brazil

Max dazzles as Hamilton wins Brazilian thriller

Lewis Hamilton gave a masterclass in how to drive in the rain as he led from start to finish to claim a crucial victory in an incident-packed but memorable Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday.

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Webber and his team-mates

Retiring Webber gears up for one final time

Mark Webber will contest the final race of his professional racing career this weekend when he takes part in the final round of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship.

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Lewis Hamilton in Mexico

Hamilton surges to dominant victory to prolong F1 title hopes

Lewis Hamilton kept his 2016 F1 title hopes alive with victory in Sunday’s Mexican Grand Prix, edging out Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg.

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Lewis Hamilton celebrates his victory

Hamilton trumps Rosberg in Texas to keep alive title hopes

Lewis Hamilton drove to a convincing victory in the United States on Sunday to close to within 26 points on his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg with three races of the season remaining.

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Hulkenberg leaves Force India to join Renault

Hulkenberg leaves Force India to join Renault

Nico Hulkenberg is to join Renault next season after agreeing a release from his contract with the Silverstone-based Sahara Force India team.

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