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Rejuvenated Lewis Hamilton in driving seat after Silverstone

Lewis Hamilton insists he is now “firing on all cylinders” in his quest for a fourth world championship after his British Grand Prix victory completed what he described as the “best week of the year”.

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Lewis Hamilton crowd-surfs at Silverstone after his third consecutive win in the British Grand Prix. Picture: PA

Lewis Hamilton secures dominant victory at Silverstone

Defending world champion Lewis Hamilton crowd-surfed his way into the record books yesterday after a fearless 
display ensured a hat-trick of consecutive victories at the British Grand Prix.

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Lewis Hamilton waves to the crowd during practice for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone where he is aiming to retain his title. Picture: Getty

Speedy Lewis Hamilton perfect in practice at Silverstone

Lewis Hamilton enjoyed a near perfect start to his British Grand Prix weekend after soaring to the top of the timesheets while title rival Nico Rosberg’s troubled week took another turn for the worse.

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Lewis Hamilton was booed when he climbed on the podium to celebrate winning the Austrian GP. Picture: AP

Hamilton snatches win in Austria after crash with Rosberg

Lewis Hamilton won the Austrian Grand Prix yesterday after colliding with Nico Rosberg on the final lap, an incident he blamed on his German teammate.

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Nico Rosberg  was second fastest at Spielbergs Red Bull Ring but will start seventh after a penalty. Picture: Getty Images

Lewis Hamilton takes pole with Jenson Button third

World champion Lewis Hamilton mastered the changeable conditions to secure pole position for the Austrian Grand Prix.

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Olympic cycling legend Sir Chris Hoy gets ready for a stint in the Algarve Pro Racing Ligier-Nissan LMP2 car at Le Mans. Picture: Getty Images

Sir Chris Hoy: Le Mans debut ‘just like winning gold’

Olympic cycling legend Sir Chris Hoy achieved his latest “gold medal” target when he finished the Le Mans 24-Hours on his first occasion competing in the world’s greatest endurance race. But even the Scot’s achievement was overshadowed by the dramatic conclusion to the race.

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Lewis Hamilton encountered a frustrating qualifying session in Baku that will see him start from tenth on the grid. Photograph: AP

Shaky Lewis Hamilton has fight on his hands in Baku

Lewis Hamilton’s fraught defence of his drivers’ title took yet another twist after he crashed out of qualifying on Formula One’s inaugural visit to Azerbaijan for the European Grand Prix.

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Motorsport heritage centre planned for historic Scots race site

Motorsport heritage centre planned for historic Scots race site

SCOTLAND’S rich motorsport heritage is to be celebrated in a new centre planned to be created in a historic Highland location for the sport – once deemed to be the ultimate test for drivers.

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Canadian Grand Prix winner Lewis Hamilton is sprayed with champagne by Sebastian Vettel. Picture: Getty Images

Hamilton makes most of Ferrari blunder to win in Montreal

Lewis Hamilton was gift-wrapped his second win in as many races after a strategical gaffe by Ferrari robbed Sebastian Vettel of victory in yesterday’s Canadian Grand Prix.

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Marino Franchitti is aiming to take Ford to first place at Le Mans.  Picture: Getty Images

Marino Franchitti targets Ford victory at Le Mans

After spending the last two years basically kicking his heels in frustration, Bathgate’s Marino Franchitti admits he’s now “living the dream” as a fully fledged works driver leading Ford’s return to the world’s greatest endurance race, the Le Mans 24 Hours next weekend.

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Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg walks on the grid at the Monaco street circuit. Picture: ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP/GETTY

Nico Rosberg puts setback at Monaco down to bad luck

Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg hopes he has used up all his bad luck after finishing a lowly seventh at the Monaco Grand Prix.

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Lewis Hamilton celebrates after winning the Monaco Grand Prix. Picture: AP

Lewis Hamilton victorious in Monaco thanks to tyre choice

Lewis Hamilton pulled off a tactical masterstroke and benefited from a Red Bull pit-stop blunder to win the Monaco Grand Prix and get his championship challenge firmly back on track.

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Max Verstappen gets some added sparkle  as his astonishing feat of winning in his first outing for the Red Bull team is celebrated. Picture: Getty Images

Max Verstappen stuns in Madrid to become youngest F1 winner

Dutch teenager Max Verstappen stunned Formula 1 with victory at the Spanish Grand Prix yesterday, taking advantage of a crash by Mercedes team-mates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg to become the sport’s youngest winner only a few days after being promoted by his team Red Bull.

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Despite �360,000 from Sport Scotland, Jimmy McRae says motorsport needs big-money sponsors. Picture: Jeff Holmes

Tobacco ad ban stifled Scottish talent, says Jimmy McRae

Smoking kills but the ban on tobacco advertising has succeeded in killing dreams. That’s the view of former British rally champion Jimmy McRae who has claimed that lack of money coming into the sport from big business has made it harder than ever for young talent to make the grade in motorsport.

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Formula 1 great Sir Jackie Stewart, centre, and other Scottish motorsport stars, club members and representatives of sportscotland and Scottish Motor Sport. Picture: PA

Jackie Stewart wants investment to build on motorsport heritage

Sir Jackie Stewart says that he and other top Scottish motorsport stars have been flying the flag for the country for decades but if the chances of more homegrown champions are to be enhanced, he insists there has to be a more co-ordinated plan and that the Government, as well as big business, has to give something back.

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Lewis Hamilton, left, with Nico Rosberg on the podium after the Russian Grand Prix. Picture: Dan Istitene/Getty Images

Lewis Hamilton says stewards are ‘out to get me’

Defending champion Lewis Hamilton fears Formula One’s stewards are turning against him after branding his latest reprimand as “bloody ridiculous”.

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Nico Rosberg jumps to celebrate his win on the podium at the Russian Grand Prix in Sochi. Picture: Getty Images

Nico Rosberg reigns in Russia as conspiracy theories continue

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has taken aim at the “lunatic” conspiracy theories which followed another victory for Nico Rosberg and yet another car failure for Lewis Hamilton in yesterday’s Russian Grand Prix.

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Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes GP celebrates in parc ferme after winning the Formula One Grand Prix of China at Shanghai International Circuit. Picture: Getty Images

F1: Three wins out of three for Nico Rosberg as rivals fall away

Lewis Hamilton admitted he does not have “any more jokers available” after falling 36 points behind Nico Rosberg following a dramatic Chinese Grand Prix.

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Lewis Hamilton shows his frustration in the Mercedes garage at the Bahrain Grand Prix. Picture: Andrej Isakovic/AFP?Getty

Lewis Hamilton not worried by Rosberg run

Lewis Hamilton insists he “couldn’t care less” that team-mate Nico Rosberg has stolen an early march in the battle for this season’s Formula One championship.

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Nico Rosberg celebrates on his Mercedes after enjoying a comfortable Bahrain Grand Prix victory. Picture: AP

‘Damage limitation’ for Lewis Hamilton in Bahrain Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton feared he would lose even further ground to Nico Rosberg in the Formula 1 World Championship after his first-corner collision in yesterday’s Bahrain Grand Prix.

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