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The Italian GP

1. Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1h18m33.352
2. Alonso Ferrari + 5.4
3. Webber Red Bull-Renault + 6.3
4. Massa Ferrari + 9.3
5. Hulkenberg Sauber-Ferrari + 10.3
6. Rosberg Mercedes + 10.9
7. Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari + 32.3
8. Grosjean Lotus-Renault + 33.1
9. Hamilton Mercedes + 33.5
10. Button McLaren-Mercedes + 38.3
11. Raikkonen Lotus-Renault + 38.6
12. Perez McLaren-Mercedes + 39.7
13. Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari + 40.8
14. Maldonado Williams-Renault + 49.0
15. Bottas Williams-Renault + 56.8
16. Sutil Force India-Mercedes + 1 lap
17. Pic Caterham-Renault + 1 lap
18. van der Garde Caterham-Renault + 1 lap
19. Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth + 1 lap
20. Chilton Marussia-Cosworth + 1 lap

Drivers Championship

1. Vettel 222
2. Alonso 169
3. Hamilton 141
4. Raikkonen 134
5. Webber 130
6. Rosberg 104
7. Massa 79
8. Grosjean 57
9. Button 48
10. Di Resta 36
11. Sutil 25
12. Perez 18
13. Ricciardo 18
14. Hulkenberg 17
15. Vergne 13
16. Maldonado 1

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From 2014 i will no longer be driving for Ferrari. I would like to thank the team for all the victories and incredible moments experienced together. Thank you also to my wife and all of my family, to my fans and all my Sponsors. From each one of you I have always received a great support! Right now I want to push as hard as possible with Ferrari for the remaining 7 races. For next year, I want to find a team that can give me a competitive car to win many more races and challenge for the Championship which remains my greatest objective! Thank you all. Felipe
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Kimi Raikkonen signs two-year deal to partner Fernando Alonso at Ferrari following Felipe Massa departure

Raikkonen, 33, won the world title with Ferrari in 2007 but left the team just two years later for a new challenge in rallying.

He has impressed since returning to F1 at the start of 2012 with Lotus and has now agreed a return to Maranello on a two-year deal.

The move pairs the Finn with two-time world champion Fernando Alonso in what will arguably be the strongest driver line-up in the sport.

"Scuderia Ferrari announces that it has reached an agreement with Kimi Raikkonen," read a statement on ferrari.com. "The Finn will join alongside Fernando Alonso in the driver line-up for the next two seasons."

Raikkonen contested 52 grands prix for Ferrari between 2007 and 2009, winning on nine occasions. Six of those victories came in his first season as he beat McLaren duo Alonso and Lewis Hamilton to the world title by a single point.



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IOC upgrades FIA to full recognition status

Following a two year period of provisional recognition by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the FIA’s status has been upgraded to full recognition in accordance with the sporting and governance standards of the Olympic Charter.

Mon 16.09.13, 6:06PM

The decision was taken by a meeting of the IOC Executive Board in Buenos Aires on 7-10 September 2013.

The IOC decision confirms that the statutes, practice and activities of the FIA are in full conformity with the Olympic Charter, including the adoption and implementation of the World Anti-Doping Code. The announcement is a final step in the integration of the FIA into the international sports community, a process which was initiated by FIA President Jean Todt following a meeting with the IOC President Jacques Rogge in 2010. The FIA has since been admitted to SportAccord[1], ARSIF[2], and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

FIA President Jean Todt said: “The IOC’s full recognition of the FIA’s leading role in the promotion and governance of motorsport is acknowledgement of the important reforms we have undertaken over recent years to meet the best international sporting, governance and ethical standards.”

He continued, “This is important news for the 130 National Sporting Authorities the FIA represents. Through their membership of the FIA, they now have the backing of the IOC to engage fully in the work carried out by their local Olympic committee. This will raise the visibility and status of motorsport in their country, and should help inspire more people to get involved.”


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Singapore GP


1. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1m42.841s
2. Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m42.932s +0.091s
3. Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1m43.058s +0.217s
4. Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1m43.152s +0.311s
5. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m43.254s +0.413s
6. Felipe Massa Ferrari 1m43.890s +1.049s
7. Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1m43.938s +1.097s
8. Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1m44.282s +1.441s
9. Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m44.439s +1.598s
10. Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari No time set

11. Nico Hulkenberg Sauber-Ferrari 1m44.555s +1.650s
12. Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m44.588s +1.683s
13. Kimi Raikkonen Lotus-Renault 1m44.658s +1.753s
14. Sergio Perez McLaren-Mercedes 1m44.752s +1.847s
15. Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1m45.185s +2.280s
16. Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 1m45.388s +2.483s

17. Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1m46.121s +1.925s
18. Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1m46.619s +2.423s
19. Charles Pic Caterham-Renault 1m48.111s +3.915s
20. Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault 1m48.320s +4.124s
21. Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth 1m48.830s +4.634s
22. Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth 1m48.930s +4.734s

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The Singapore GP

1. Vettel Red Bull-Renault

2. Alonso Ferrari

3. Raikkonen Lotus-Renault

4. Rosberg Mercedes

5. Hamilton Mercedes

6. Massa Ferrari

7. Button McLaren-Mercedes

8. Perez McLaren-Mercedes

9. Hulkenberg Sauber-Ferrari

10. Sutil Force India-Mercedes

11. Maldonado Williams-Renault

12. Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari

13. Bottas Williams-Renault

14. Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari

15. Webber Red Bull-Renault

16. van der Garde Caterham-Renault

17. Chilton Marussia-Cosworth

18. Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth

19. Pic Caterham-Renault

DNF Di Resta Force India-Mercedes

DNF Grosjean Lotus-Renault

DNF Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari

Drivers World Championship standings

1. Vettel 247

2. Alonso 187

3. Hamilton 151

4. Raikkonen 149

5. Webber 130

6. Rosberg 116

7. Massa 87

8. Grosjean 57

9. Button 54

10. Di Resta 36

11. Sutil 26

12. Perez 22

13. Hulkenberg 19

14. Ricciardo 18

15. Vergne 13

16. Maldonado 1

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Webber slapped with ten-place grid penalty after thumbing ride back to pits with Alonso

Mark Webber has been hit with a ten-place grid penalty after he was reprimanded for hitching a lift back to the pits with Fernando Alonso following the Singapore Grand Prix.

It is the third time the Australian has been reprimanded this season meaning he will serve a ten-place grid drop at the next race in Korea.

The Red Bull driver retired on the final lap of Sunday's race which was won by team-mate Sebastian Vettel.


Thanks for the ride, Fernando: But Mark Webber and Alonso were reprimanded for the incident

On-board footage from Alonso's car appeared to prove the reprimand was justified after Lewis Hamilton was forced to take avoiding action of the slowing Spaniard.

The race stewards deemed that Webber 'entered the track without the marshal’s permission between the commencement of the formation lap and the time when the last car enters parc ferme.'

Webber's other reprimands this season came in Bahrain for an altercation with Nico Rosberg and ignoring yellow flags in Canada.

Alonso, who finished second behind Vettel, was also reprimanded for driving in a manner which the race stewards deemed 'potentially dangerous to other drivers or any other person'.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/formulaone/article-2429192/Mark-Webber-reprimanded-hitching-ride-Fernando-Alonso-serve-place-grid-penalty.html#ixzz2feFRMQo5

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World Motor Sport Council
FRI 27.09.13

A meeting of the FIA World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) took place today (27 September) in Dubrovnik, Croatia. The FIA President, Jean Todt, opened the meeting by thanking Matko Bolanca, President of the Croatian Car & Karting Federation (CCKF), and Zrinko Gregurek, Secretary General of the CCKF and WMSC member, for their hospitality and for hosting the FIA family.

The following decisions were taken by the World Motor Sport Council:


As confirmed earlier today by the FIA and the Formula 1 Group, the framework for the implementation of the 2013 Concorde Agreement has now come into force. This agreement provides the FIA with significantly improved financial means to pursue its regulatory missions and to reflect the enhanced role undertaken by the FIA in motor sport. The parties have agreed a strong and stable sporting governance framework which includes the Formula 1 Group, the FIA and the participating teams. The agreement lays down solid foundations for the further development of the FIA Formula One World Championship.

The members of the WMSC congratulated the FIA President for the successful and favourable conclusion to the negotiations. The members also accepted his proposal to create a new task force, after the FIA Presidential Election, charged with proposing the allocation of the additional financial resources for the FIA and its membership.

One of the noteworthy aspects of the new 2013 Concorde Agreement is the new tender procedure for appointing single suppliers in the tyre and fuel categories, for the FIA F1 World Championship.

In this new process, the FIA will be confirmed as the body in charge of conducting the tender process. The Commercial Rights Holder will be entitled to run the commercial negotiations with potential suppliers, with a view to the selected single supplier being officially appointed by the WMSC.

In order to cover the transition period and considering the contracts already settled by FOM and the Teams with Pirelli, the WMSC today confirmed that Pirelli may continue to supply tyres to competitors in the FIA F1 World Championship, subject to the requisite technical and safety standards of the FIA being met.

The 2014 FIA Formula One World Championship calendar is confirmed as follows:

16 March

Grand Prix of Australia

30 March

Grand Prix of Malaysia

06 April

Grand Prix of Bahrain

20 April

Grand Prix of China

27 April

Grand Prix of Korea (provisional)

11 May

Grand Prix of Spain

25 May

Grand Prix of Monaco

01 June

Grand Prix of America, New Jersey (provisional*)

08 June

Grand Prix of Canada

22 June

Grand Prix of Austria

06 July

Grand Prix of Great Britain

20 July

Grand Prix of Germany (Hockenheim)

27 July

Grand Prix of Hungary

24 August

Grand Prix of Belgium

07 September

Grand Prix of Italy

21 September

Grand Prix of Singapore

05 October

Grand Prix of Russia (Sochi)

12 October

Grand Prix of Japan

26 October

Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi

09 November

Grand Prix of USA (Austin)

16 November

Grand Prix of Mexico (provisional*)

30 November

Grand Prix of Brazil

* Subject to the circuit approval

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The IOC also recognises sports with subjective points scoring systems (artistic/dance sports) and sports where peak fitness is hardly a prerequisite (target/shooting sports). I suppose if you're a total purist you'd only want sports which are athletic, with objective scoring, and which have no mechanical aid. But there's so many sports which don't fulfil all three already recognised by the IOC that you can't go all purist now.

Motor racing, like many sports already recognised by the IOC, fulfils two of those three criteria.

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Bianchi to stay with Marussia in 2014

(Reuters) - Ferrari-backed French driver Jules Bianchi will remain with Marussia next season, theRussian-licensed Formula One team said on Thursday.

The highly-regarded 23-year-old, who is a member of the Ferrari driver academy, is currently in his rookie season with a best result of 13th in Malaysia.

The British-based team will swap Cosworth engines for Ferrari powerlb_icon1.png units next year, when the rules go through major changes and a new turbocharged V6 is introduced, but principal John Booth said the deals were not linked.
"There is a link of course, because Jules is a Ferrari driver, but there's no link in the deal whatsoever," he told Reuters at the Korean Grand Prix. "It's a nice fit."

Marussia are currently 10th of the 11 teams in the constructors' standings despite having so far failed to score a point since their debut in 2010 as Virgin Racing.

The Frenchman secured the Marussia drive this year at the last minute after losing out toGermany's Adrian Sutil for a place at Force India.

With that door closed to him, another opened when Marussia terminated the contract of Brazilian Luiz Razia when his financial backing failed to materialise.

"Jules joined us at very short notice at the end of pre-season testing, with only two days of running under his belt," said Booth in announcing the contract extension.

"He rose to the challenge of his debut season exceptionally well and since that time has clearly demonstrated his ability and potential."


Britain's Max Chilton is currently Bianchi's team mate and Booth said Marussia were talking with him about an extension.

"I have always made it plain I'd love to run the same drivers next year," he said. "So we've got half the job done."

Booth said the team had announced Bianchi's deal without waiting for the full line-up because such news inevitably leaked out anyway.

"There's nothing to be read into Max's situation at all," added the principal.



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Sauber sign up to use Ferrari engines in 2014

Sauber will continue with Ferrari engines next season into Formula 1's new turbo era.

The Swiss team have used Ferrari engines for the last four years - and did so from 1997 to 2005 before they were taken over by BMW, which quit F1 in 2008.

Lotus are the only team yet to confirm its 2014 engine partner, although they are expected to stick with Renault.

F1 is switching to 1.6-litre V6 turbos with extensive energy recovery.

The move from the current 2.4-litre V8 naturally aspirated engines is to keep the sport aligned with developments in road cars, where smaller capacity engines with greater fuel efficiency are becoming the norm.

Sauber's "multi-year" deal includes the entire powertrain of energy recovery system (Ers) and gearbox. They will be the third team to use Ferrari engines, alongside the works outfit and Marussia.

Mercedes engines will be used by the German company's factory team as well as McLaren, Force India and Williams.

World champions Red Bull will use Renault, along with junior team Toro Rosso, Caterham and almost certainly Lotus.

McLaren will switch to Honda engines in 2015 in a deal that means no other team can work with the Japanese company until 2016.


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Er......is this a German thing? :lol:

Sebastian Vettel brings boos on himself with arrogant comments about my balls, says Nico Rosberg

Nico Rosberg says Sebastian Vettel brings boos on himself with his arrogant behaviour after the Formula One world champion claimed his Red Bull team works hard while other drivers are "hanging their balls in the pool".

Vettel looks certain to win a fourth successive driver's championship after building up a 60-point lead over nearest rival Fernando Alonso.

The German has won seven of the 13 races this season, but has been on the receiving end of booing from spectators on the winners' podium.

Responding to the negative reaction, Vettel said: "The car’s fantastic and it doesn’t happen by accident.

"Whilst there’s a lot of people hanging their balls in the pool on Fridays, we’re still working very hard and pushing very hard so that we have a strong race."

Vettel later claimed his comments were not at attack on rival drivers or teams, but Rosberg said: "Sebastian brings the boos on himself. He talks about my balls that I hang in the pool and then the boos come.

"My guys are working hard day and night. He couldn’t know if his boys work harder. We give it full throttle. His comments are aloof and were almost his undoing qualifying [in Singapore].

"I almost stole pole from him and if I had I would have laughed. Sebastian should think less about my balls and more about himself. With comments like that he is running the risk of losing the respect of his fellow drivers."

McLaren driver Button added: "It is incorrect and wrong of [Vettel] to say that. We are obviously not doing a good enough job to beat Red Bull and no one is at the moment but that doesn’t mean we are not working hard. Every team is working as hard as Red Bull."


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Korean GP Qualifying

1. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1m37.202s
2. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m37.420s +0.218s
4. Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1m37.531s +0.329s
5. Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m37.679s +0.477s
6. Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1m38.038s +0.836s
7. Felipe Massa Ferrari 1m38.223s +1.021s
8. Nico Hulkenberg Sauber-Ferrari 1m38.237s +1.035s
9. Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 1m38.405s +1.203s
10. Kimi Raikkonen Lotus-Renault 1m38.822s +1.620s

11. Sergio Perez McLaren-Mercedes 1m38.362s +0.793s
12. Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1m38.365s +0.796s

3. Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1m37.464s +0.262s (10 place grid penalty)

13. Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m38.417s +0.848s
14. Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1m38.431s +0.862s
15. Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1m38.718s +1.149s
16. Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m38.781s +1.212s

17. Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 1m39.470s +1.129s
18. Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1m39.987s +1.646s
19. Charles Pic Caterham-Renault 1m40.864s +2.523s
20. Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault 1m40.871s +2.530s
21. Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth 1m41.169s +2.828s
22. Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth 1m41.322s +2.981s

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Alonso about Pirelli tires: "will not do 5km" - not even a single lap - around the Yeongam track without wearing out

Pirelli boss Paul Hembery about Alonso`s comments: "I can only suggest he goes to ask the soon-to-be four time champion how to get the best from the same tyres...


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Korean GP

Vettel closer his 4th world title

1. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1h43m13.701s
2. Kimi Raikkonen Lotus-Renault +4.200s
3. Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault +4.900s
4. Nico Hulkenberg Sauber-Ferrari +24.100s
5. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes +25.200s
6. Fernando Alonso Ferrari +26.100s
7. Nico Rosberg Mercedes +26.600s
8. Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes +32.200s
9. Felipe Massa Ferrari +34.300s
10. Sergio Perez McLaren-Mercedes +35.100s
11. Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari +35.900s
12. Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault +47.000s
13. Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault +50.000s
14. Charles Pic Caterham-Renault +1m03.500s
15. Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault +1m04.500s
16. Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth +1m07.900s
17. Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth +1m12.900s
18. Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari +2 laps
19. Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari +3 laps
20. Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes +5 laps

Drivers Championship

1. Vettel 272
2. Alonso 195
3. Raikkonen 167
4. Hamilton 161
5. Webber 130
6. Rosberg 122
7. Massa 89
8. Grosjean 72
9. Button 58
10. Hulkenberg 31
11. Di Resta 36
12. Sutil 26
13. Perez 23
14. Ricciardo 18
15. Vergne 13
16. Maldonado 1

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Jules Bianchi of Marussia and Caterham's Charles Pic face 10-place grid penalties at next weekend's Japanese Grand Prix after being reprimanded following Sunday's race in Korea.

The French duo automatically get the grid penalty for accruing three reprimands this season.

Also reprimanded by stewards after an incident-packed race at Yeongam were Pic's team-mate Giedo van der Garde and Bianchi's stablemate Max Chilton.

Bianchi and Pic received their reprimands for failing to respond to yellow flags, whilst van der Garde and Chilton were punished for lapping too quickly during the safety-car period.

Stewards opted to take no further action against McLaren's Sergio Perez and Force India's Adrian Sutil, who were also the subject of post-race investigations.


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Interlagos gets new deal until 2020

The Brazilian Grand Prix will continue to be held at Interlagos until 2020 after the circuit signed a new contract.


The old contract for the race was due to expire in 2014, but Bernie Ecclestone has agreed a new deal with Sao Paulo mayor Fernando Haddad that will ensure Interlagos remains on the Formula One calendar for the next seven seasons.

A key condition of the new agreement is the construction of a new pit and paddock complex at the circuit. The new development will be located on the straight between turns 3 and 4, with construction due to begin next year and be completed in time for the 2015 race.

Interlagos first hosted a non-championship grand prix in 1972 and then a championship race the year after. It has been the venue of the Brazilian Grand Prix on 30 occasions in total.

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Formula 1 reserve racing driver Maria De Villota found dead in a hotel room in Spain


FORMULA 1 reserve racing driver Maria De Villota has been mysteriously found dead in a hotel room in Spain.

De Villota, who lost her right eye in a crash while testing for the Marussia team last year, was reportedly in Seville to launch her autobiography.

De Villota, daughter of former Formula 1 driver Emilio De Villota, suffered severe head and facial injuries after colliding with a lorry.

F1 teams and drivers have expressed their shock at the news.

Caterham reserve Alexander Rossi, an occasional analyst for BBC Sport, said: "Absolutely stunned and heartbroken to hear Maria De Villota has passed away. My thoughts and prayers go out. We will never ever forget you."

Mercedes added: "Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Maria de Villota following the tragic news of her passing."


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SUZUKA Qualifying

1. Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1m30.915s
2. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1m31.089s +0.174s
3. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m31.253s +0.338s
4. Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1m31.365s +0.450s
5. Felipe Massa Ferrari 1m31.378s +0.463s
6. Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m31.397s +0.482s
7. Nico Hulkenberg Sauber-Ferrari 1m31.644s +0.729s
8. Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1m31.665s +0.750s
9. Kimi Raikkonen Lotus-Renault 1m31.684s +0.769s
10. Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1m31.827s +0.912s

11. Sergio Perez McLaren-Mercedes 1m31.989s +0.699s
12. Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1m31.992s +0.702s
13. Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 1m32.013s +0.723s
14. Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 1m32.063s +0.773s
15. Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1m32.093s +0.803s
16. Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m32.485s +1.195s

17. Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1m32.890s +1.066s
18. Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m33.357s +1.533s
19. Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth 1m34.320s +2.496s
20. Charles Pic Caterham-Renault 1m34.556s +2.732s
21. Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault 1m34.879s +3.055s
22. Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth 1m34.958s +3.134s

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