Sebastian Vettel contacted Ferrari in 2008, Hamilton swaps pit lane for catwalk, Michelin turns down return, plus more.
BBC Sport looks back at some of Formula 1's most spectacular opening races as the start of the 2014 season approaches.
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- Manor Marussia 'in a great place'
- Alonso to miss Australian Grand Prix
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- Chilton enters Le Mans 24-Hour race
- Jorda joins Lotus as development driver
- Manor name Stevens as first driver
- Energy boss leading Marussia rescue
- Alonso was travelling at 134mph before crash
- Wolff reduces stake in Williams
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- Watch video Hamilton wins BBC Sports Personality
- Watch video Hamilton's 'slap in the face' overtake
- Watch video Coulthard's Williams 'magic carpet ride'
- Watch video Hamilton 'skydives' into Silverstone
- Watch video Murray Walker's 2014 title highlights
- Watch video Hamilton's skydive: behind the scenes
- Watch video Hamilton returns to his karting roots
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