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Lewis Hamilton in dreamland after Japan victory

Lewis Hamilton insists it is beyond belief that he finds himself closing in on a fourth world title after his victory at the Japanese Grand Prix.

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Lewis Hamilton broke the Suzuka lap record on his way to a maiden pole around the circuit. Photograph: Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty

Lewis Hamilton storms to pole in Japan

Lewis Hamilton stormed to pole position for the Japanese Grand Prix as his temperamental Mercedes decided to play nice at Suzuka.

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Max Verstappen, right, celebrates with Red Bull team-mate Daniel Ricciardo after his victory in Penang. Picture: Getty.

Mercedes hit problems but Lewis Hamilton extends F1 title lead

Lewis Hamilton extended his lead in the Formula One world championship with a second-place finish at the Malaysian Grand Prix but his Mercedes team now head to Japan with more questions than answers.

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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton produces a pole-winning lap at Sepang. Picture: AP

Lewis Hamilton sleepless in Sepang

Lewis Hamilton admitted he surprised himself by taking pole position for the Malaysian Grand Prix after a sleepless night ahead of qualifying.

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Dexter Patterson celebrates as he crosses the finish line. Picture: Forza Racing

World kart champ Dexter Patterson outdoes David Coulthard and Paul Di Resta

Teenager Dexter Patterson has a new addition to his bedroom. But ,while other 14-year-olds, would be happy with a Playstation or flatscreen TV, the schoolboy from Bothwell has the CIK-FIA World Karting Championship trophy.

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Jim Clark celebrates winning the Indianapolis 500 in 1965. He remains the only man to win the Indy 500 and the Formula One world championship in the same season.  Picture: Harry Benson/Express/Getty Images

Sir Jackie Stewart welcomes green light for Jim Clark Museum

Sir Jackie Stewart has welcomed the news that funding has been secured for a museum to celebrate the life of the legendary motor racing driver Jim Clark.

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Britains Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium after his victory in the Singapore Grand Prix. Picture: Mark Thompson/Getty Images

Lewis Hamilton tells Vettel fan: Should’ve gone to Specsavers

Lewis Hamilton told a Formula One fan who claimed Sebastian Vettel was a better driver than him that he should “go to Specsavers” after moving 28 points clear of his title rival with victory in Singapore.

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The two Ferraris collide at the start of the Singapore GP.  Picture: Lars Baron/Getty Images

Sebastian Vettel k.o. hands Lewis Hamilton win at Singapore GP

Lewis Hamilton profited from the chaos to win the Singapore Grand Prix and extend his championship lead to 28 points yesterday as title rival Sebastian Vettel lost huge ground after crashing out on the first lap.

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Sebastian Vettel starts todays Singapore Grand Prix as clear favourite after seizing pole position with a record-breaking lap. Photograph: AP Photo/Yong Teck Lim

Sebastian Vettel leaves Lewis Hamilton trailing

By philip duncan
in Singapore

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Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo was fastest in practice sessions one and two in Singapore.  Picture: Mark Thompson/Getty Images

Daniel Ricciardo leads in Singapore GP practice with Lewis Hamilton third

Championship leader Lewis Hamilton finished third fastest after second practice for the Singapore Grand Prix as Daniel Ricciardo completed an impressive double for a rampant Red Bull team.

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Scots rally legend, the late Colin McRae, looking relaxed during a press conference at the 2006 Rally of Turkey. Photo by Picture: Reporter Images/Getty

Alister McRae: ‘I never stopped thinking about Colin and always will’

Ten years ago today, 
Scotland lost one of its true sporting greats when Colin McRae died in a helicopter crash near his South Lanarkshire home. For the former world rally champion’s younger brother Alister – now on the far side of the world – it will be poignant and difficult, just the same as every day since the tragedy.

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Lewis Hamilton talks to the media in the Paddock ahead of the Singapore GP. Picture: Clive Mason/Getty Images

Upbeat Lewis Hamilton in ‘full attack’ mode for Singapore

Lewis Hamilton has insisted he is ready to end his recent Singapore curse and retain the lead in his championship battle with Sebastian Vettel.

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Valtteri Bottas celebrates on the podium after winning the Austrian Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton, left, finished  fourth. Picture: Dan Istitene/Getty Images

Valtteri Bottas signs new deal to remain at Mercedes for second season

Lewis Hamilton will be partnered by Valtteri Bottas for a second season after Mercedes confirmed the Finnish driver has been retained for next year.

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Lewis Hamilton of Britain takes a selfie with supporters after winning the Italian Formula One Grand Prix, at Monza

Ferrari have ‘taken step back’ claims Mercedes boss

Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes team believe Ferrari have taken a step backwards in the battle for the Formula One title after Sebastian Vettel was knocked off the championship summit for the first time this year at the Italian Grand Prix.

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Lewis Hamilton captures the moment as he celebrates on the podium at the Italian Grand Prix. Picture: PA.

Lewis Hamilton leads Mercedes one-two at Italian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton won the Italian Grand Prix virtually unchallenged from pole position yesterday and moved ahead of Sebastian Vettel to take the lead in the drivers’ standings for the first time this season.

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Lewis Hamilton is in pole position for todays Italian Grand Prix. Picture:  Mark Thompson/Getty Images

Lewis Hamilton takes pole at Monza to overtake Schumacher

Lewis Hamilton claimed his 69th career pole position yesterday to break the Formula One record previously held by his childhood idol, Michael Schumacher.

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Fernando Alonso quit on lap 27  his seventh retirement already of a miserable McLaren season. Picture: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

Honda accuse Fernando Alonso of giving up

Fernando Alonso’s troubled relationship with Honda is under fresh scrutiny after McLaren’s Japanese engine partner hinted he may have retired from the Belgian Grand Prix on purpose.

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Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium after winning the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps. Picture: Getty.

Lewis Hamilton blasts officials after winning Belgian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton has hinted that Formula 1’s race officials attempted to manipulate the result of the Belgian Grand Prix following an “unnecessary” safety car.

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Jason Plato coped well with the conditions in his Subaru. Photograph: Getty Images

Slick Jason Plato takes his 50th poll

Double champion Jason Plato bagged his 50th career pole position for the opening race in today’s British Touring Car Championship triple-header at Knockhill in Fife.

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Lewis Hamilton, right,  gave up third place to Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas at the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Hamilton feels ready to recharge his batteries ahead of tough title run-in

Lewis Hamilton believes Formula One’s summer break has arrived at the right time after conceding that his championship battle against Sebastian Vettel is proving to be the most difficult of his decade-long career.

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