F1 to stop using ‘grid girls’

Formula One has abolished its long-standing association with grid girls after the sport’s American owners declared the practice as “at odds with modern day societal norms”.

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Lewis Hamilton found himself at the centre of a social media storm after posting a Christmas Day video. Picture: AFP/Getty

Richard Moore: Hamilton row highlights social media pitfalls

W here were you when you clicked on Lewis Hamilton’s Christmas Day home video, and how long did it take for you to realise that he might have been better off not posting it on social media?

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Three spectators were killed near Coldstream during the Jim Clark Rally in 2014. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Deaths of three fans at Scot motor rally may have been avoided

The deaths of three motorsport fans at a rally in the Scottish Borders might have been avoided, a sheriff has ruled as he found safety checks at the event were “weak” and “inadequate”.

Member of Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes team were robbed at gunpoint in Brazil. Picture: Mark Thompson/Getty Images

McLaren scrap testing at Interlagos after gunpoint robbery

A Formula One test involving British team McLaren which was due to take place at Interlagos this week has been cancelled following a series of harrowing security incidents which overshadowed the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Sebastian Vettel throws the trophy in the air in celebration after winning the Brazilian Grand Prix. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Hamilton fights back as Vettel wins in Brazil

Lewis Hamilton said his phenomenal comeback drive was inspired by a need for redemption after he delivered a world champion’s performance to fight back to fourth in Brazil.

Lewis Hamilton sits in his Mercedes after yesterday's 160mph crash. Photograph: Nelson Almeida/AFP/Getty

Lewis Hamilton to start from the back in Brazil

Lewis Hamilton believes his dramatic qualifying crash proves he is human after his first competitive return to action since winning the world championship lasted less than two minutes.

Lewis Hamilton leaves as his car is removed from the racetrack after crashing during the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix Q1 qualifying session. Picture: NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images

Lewis Hamilton crashes out of Brazilian Grand Prix qualifying

Lewis Hamilton’s first competitive action since winning the world championship lasted less than two minutes as he crashed out of qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning his fourth world drivers' championship at  the Mexican Grand Prix.

I’d love to get a knighthood says world champion Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton has acknowledged he would be honoured to receive a knighthood after becoming Britain’s most decorated motor racing driver.

Lewis Hamilton celebrates by spinning his car after clinching his fourth F1 championship. Picture: Getty.

Lewis Hamilton drives into history books with fourth world title

Lewis Hamilton was crowned Formula One world champion for a fourth time despite a dramatic opening-lap collision with rival Sebastian Vettel at the Mexican Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton won his fourth F1 world title in Mexico City. Picture: Clive Rose/Getty Images

Lewis Hamilton clinches 4th F1 world title in dramatic fashion

Lewis Hamilton has been crowned Formula One world champion for a fourth time despite a stunning opening-lap collision with rival Sebastian Vettel at the Mexican Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton waves to the crowd after winning the US Grand Prix in Texas on Sunday.

Cigars for Hamilton as he closes on fourth F1 crown

Champion-elect Lewis Hamilton celebrated the United States Grand Prix victory that leaves him on the brink of winning a fourth title by smoking a large cigar.

US Grand Prix winner Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium with sprinting legend Usain Bolt. Picture: Getty.

Lewis Hamilton closes on title with victory in US Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton edged ever closer to winning a fourth world championship after an emphatic victory over Sebastian Vettel at the United States Grand Prix.

Smoke pours from the back of Valtteri Bottas' Mercedes during practice for the US Grand Prix in Austin. Picture: Clive Rose/Getty Images

I will be a worthy F1 champion, insists Lewis Hamilton

Title favourite Lewis Hamilton has insisted he will be a worthy champion despite Sebastian Vettel’s recent troubles clearing the road to glory.

Lewis Hamilton had considered protesting during anthem, but now insists his focus is on winning. Picture: Getty.

Lewis Hamilton backs protests but won’t join in at US Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton has launched a veiled attack on President Donald Trump on the eve of the United States Grand Prix – but says he has rowed back on plans to protest during the Star-Spangled Banner.

Athlete Mo Farah was a guest of Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes in Japan so Hamilton did the 'Mobot' on the podium. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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