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Vive la France! The French Grand Prix is back!

The oldest grand prix of them all—first held at Le Mans in 1906—will return to the Formula One calendar in 2018 after a 10-year absence.

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The word “shocking” gets thrown around a lot, especially in sports, and often it is not warranted. But Nico Rosberg’s decision to retire from Formula One just five days after finally winning his first world championship is truly a shock.

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Now that I am no longer covering F1 for Bleacher Report, The Parade Lap is ending its hiatus. We will have new content wrapping up the 2016 season in the coming days.

Welcome back!

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Thanks for visiting!

The Parade Lap is on hiatus right now, but you can find most of my F1 writing over at Bleacher Report and keep up with the rest of my work on Twitter or at my website (which has its own blog!).

(Click “HIATUS” above to get the links.)

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During the BBC pre-race show before the Belgian Grand Prix, commentator David Coulthard wittily ended a brief exchange withPirelli motorsport director Paul Hembery saying, “Congratulations on the win.”

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After last weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix, Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene spoke about his outlook for the 2016 Formula One season and his team’s fight with back-to-back champions Mercedes.

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Some drivers arrive in Formula One seemingly predestined for success and almost immediately live up to that hype. In recent years, Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel fit that mold. Others clearly have the talent to be in F1, but their career arcs are more gradual climbs. Jenson Button, for example, took his first win in his seventh season and the world championship in his 10th.