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Williams name Kubica as reserve driver – seven years after serious crash

Robert Kubica has taken a significant step towards his ambition of making a return to Formula 1 with a role as reserve driver at Williams in 2018. The Pole, 33, has not raced in F1 since suffering life-changing injuries in a rally crash seven years ago. Williams have signed Sergey Sirotkin as a race driver to partner Canadian Lance Stroll after deciding the Russian out-performed Kubica in a test last autumn. But Kubica will work on development and take part in some practice sessions. The former BMW Sauber and Renault…

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Melbourne crash: Driver arrested after hitting pedestrians

Media playback is unsupported on your device Australian police have arrested two people after a car drove into a crowd in Melbourne. The car “collided with a number of pedestrians” on Flinders Street, a busy junction in the centre of the city, said Victoria Police. The state ambulance service say 13 people have been taken to hospital and at least two others are being treated at the scene. Police have asked people to avoid the area. They have not said there is any indication the incident is terror-related. The driver…

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Modern Love: When Your Uber Driver Brings a Time Machine

Modern Love By MARCI ALBOHER The name next to the tiny photo of my Uber driver looked familiar, and so did the face. If it was him, I was in for one awkward (or interesting) ride with the ex-husband of the woman now married to my ex-husband. Wrapping up a business trip, I was standing outside a hotel in Silicon Valley. My meeting had ended sooner than expected so I was headed to the airport to try to catch an earlier flight to New York. Since I wasn’t in a…

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New York truck attack: Driver 'inspired by Islamic State'

Media playback is unsupported on your device The man suspected of killing eight people in New York by driving a truck down a cycle lane was inspired by the Islamic State (IS) group, police say. New York Police’s Deputy Commissioner John Miller said that notes in Arabic claiming the attack on behalf of IS were recovered from the scene in Lower Manhattan. The suspect, Sayfullo Saipov, 29, is an Uzbek immigrant, and was shot and injured by police. He is in hospital and under arrest. Mr Miller said the suspect…

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Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton wins fourth Formula One world championship to become most successful British driver of all time

Lewis Hamilton has been crowned Formula One world champion for a fourth time despite a stunning opening-lap collision with rival Sebastian Vettel at the Mexican Grand Prix. Hamilton finished only ninth following the explosive turn-three incident, after which the British driver asked if Vettel had deliberately crashed into him. The championship rivals both sustained damage in the collision as Hamilton’s Mercedes limped back to the pit lane with a right-rear puncture while Vettel stopped for repairs to his Ferrari’s broken front wing. And although a determined Vettel fought back through…

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