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Renault returns to F1 grid with R.S.16

Last year's Formula One season didn't quite go to plan for Renault. Its power units, having carried Sebastian Vettel to three world championships in Red Bull Racing's cars, were well down on power compared to the front running Mercedes team, not to mention the myriad reliability issues Daniel Ricciardo and Danil Kvyat suffered. Thankfully, 2016 presents a fresh start, which means a fresh power unit and car for the newly formed factory team.

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Red Bull chains up and races F1 car on Kitzbuhel ski slopes

It may not go down as one of the best Red Bull stunts ever, but in what definitely qualifies as an interesting use of a Red Bull F1 car, Toro Rosso driver Max Verstappen gained and dropped vert on the world-famous slopes of Kitzbühel, Austria. The stunt served as an appetizer of on-snow speed ahead of the Hahnenkamm-Rennen ski races. The 800-hp RWD Red Bull RB7 would never be our first choice for navigating pure snow, but it sure looks cool doing it.

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McLaren looks to the future of Formula One with MP4-X concept

McLaren says that it wanted to peer into the future and "imagine the art of the impossible." The result of that vision quest by the company's design team is the McLaren MP4-X Formula One concept race car. This is a sleek, powerful ride that makes the current crop of cutting-edge technology used in F1 racing look primitive, with everything about this concept, from its sculpted exterior to its hidden gems of advanced electronic wizardry, far out, but achievable.

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