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The waiting is over... Kimi Räikkönen will drive at Ferrari 2016.

That means almost certainly that Bottas also continues at Williams.

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(According a fairly reliable source) Renault is about to buy back majority of Lotus F1 and go return as team.

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...or not.

Renault dropped a bomb: they are quitting making engines.
Apparently at the end of this season; they have contracts with Red Bull and Toro Rosso for 2016, but they're trying to get out of them.
This makes it less certain that they're willing to buy Lotus. (Renault totally leaving F1 has been an option.) This would leave the almost bankrupt Lotus in difficult position.

At the same time the whole F1 teams' engine situation get interesting. Honda and McLaren have planned to remain exclusive and if that holds, it would leave 11 teams (minus themselves) divided between Mercedes and Ferrari engines.

I'm no great fan of Renault, but this is bad news for F1. Though gets a lot of interesting speculation going on.

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Manor aka Marussia switches driver: Alexander Rossi replaces Merhi for next five GPs.

Rossi, who is second (and almost certain to finish second) in GP2 series, is the first American F1 driver since Scott Speed in 2007.

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Button was confirmed to continue at McLaren 2016. Almost all teams keep same drivers next year, only Marussia hasn't named drivers (it's in fact slightly uncertain if the team can continue in F1) and Sainz of Toro Rosso is unconfirmed.
The new team Haas will name one or both drivers tomorrow.

Renault has made preliminary deal to buy Lotus and return as a team.

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We did get one dramatic driver move: Grosjean leaves Lotus for Haas!
Apparently he means to replace Räikkönen after next year (Haas cooperating with Ferrari), but even to that goal this is highly questionable move, especially as Renault is buying Lotus back and the team will be in better situation than in recent years.

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If Red Bull leave F1 that could be a bomb, and with EU investigations pending into the breach of competition rules and the sharing of prize money things aren't looking good.
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I don't think the EU investigation is going to do much, probably just end sup to some deal slightly different than current ones.

But Red Bull could really pull the plug on RB and Toro Rosso and that would be a big hit.

Another bad news is the Volkswagen situation, they had plans on entering F1 as team or engine maker (possibly through Audi or Porsche), but now that looks very unlikely.

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I've been little confused about the situation of Renault engines. Apparently they announced they would no longer supply customer engines, meaning Lotus (likely soon to be Renault again) will be the only team with Renault engines, like McLaren now has Honda.

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That's it for this year, (mildly reluctant) congratulations to Hamilton.


First announced rookie - and possibly only one - for 2016 is Lotus test driver Jolyon Palmer becoming race driver of by-then Renault.

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