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With the paddock assembling in Monza, the big news seems to be that Lewis Hamilton has turned up in the paddock with blonde hair - oh, and a new tattoo of an eagle. Seems he just went to the hairdresser and decided to change things up, which I can relate to I suppose. It is just amusing that on a day when Korea was formally removed from the 2015 calendar (not a surprise for anyone I think), Williams confirmed they have retained Bottas and Massa, and McLaren announced another 15 grid spot penalties for their drivers (10 for Alonso, 5 for Button) and Rosberg confirmed his baby daughter's name still hasn't been settled, it's Hamilton's hair that's making the big headlines.

OK - I hear you, more engine penalties for McLaren isn't really big news.

Rumors persist that Renault are circling the Lotus team and we may see 'Lotus-Renault' back on the grid in 2016. Grosjean seems to have settled into the team and is performing reasonably well, one wonders whether a Renault-backed team will still be dependent on Maldonado's sponsorship dollars or whether they might be able to bring in a decent driver? And with Haas F1 still to name their 2016 drivers a Lotus-Renault team might open the door for some of the talented GP2 drivers to get a seat in the main game.

It also seems that Mercedes have now used all their engine tokens for this year also, which may open the door for more interesting races in the coming months if other teams continue to bring engine upgrades through. With wet practice and qualifying predicted, we might see a more random grid than usual but I do expect the Mercedes to once again dominate.

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