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Formula One: Niki Lauda tells Max Verstappen - ‘Change your style’

Mercedes’ non-executive chairman Niki Lauda has led the calls for Max Verstappen to change his style following the collision with championship leader Sebastian 
Vettel in Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix.

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Max Verstappen drives in clear space but was criticised after he crashed into Sebastian Vettel's car near the end of the race. Picture: AFP/Getty

Max Verstappen takes centre stage in Chinese Grand Prix

The great and good of 
Formula 1 have rounded on Max Verstappen after the Dutchman’s banzai driving took centre stage again at a dramatic Chinese Grand Prix.

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Lewis Hamilton will line up fourth in the Chinese Grand Prix. Picture: Getty.

Seabstian Vettel’s pole leaves Lewis Hamilton trailing at Chinese Grand Prix

Vettel’s pole leaves Hamilton trailing

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Sebastian Vettel kisses the trophy after continuing his impressive start to the season. Picture: AFP/Getty

Sebastian Vettel gets strategy right in Bahrain Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel held off a thrilling late challenge from Valtteri Bottas to win the Bahrain Grand Prix and extend his lead over Lewis Hamilton at the World Championship summit.

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Grid girls standing in a line in Monte-Carlo before the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Monaco and Russia plan to reinstate F1 grid girls

Russia and Monaco appear set to defy orders from Formula One chiefs by bringing back grid girls for their home races.

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Ayrton Senna with pupil Daniel Davidson at Loretto School in Musselburgh in 1991.

When Ayrton Senna visted Musselburgh to pay tribute to Jim Clark

When Ayrton Senna visited Loretto School in February 1991, it was not as reigning Formula 1 world champion, though that was his status. It was as a pilgrim on a trip of devotion to honour Jim Clark.

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Jim Clark, in his Lotus 25 Climax V8, makes a pit stop during the British Grand Prix at Silverstone in 1963. Picture: Victor Blackman/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Village bells in Chirnside will toll again for Jim Clark

There is a question fewer and fewer people are able to answer: Where were you when you heard the news Jim Clark had died?

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Jim Clark celebrates after winning the British GP at Silverstone. Photograph: Hulton/Getty

Jim Clark - the ‘complete, natural-born driver’

Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Jim Clark, Scotland’s best-loved racing driver. There is to be a memorial service in Duns where the numbers will be swelled by fans from as far afield as Brazil, Australia and all corners of Europe who will come to pay their respects to an enigmatic Scot who continues to elicit unwavering devotion half a century after the crash which claimed him.

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Sebastian Vettel celebrates on the podium in Melbourne and kisses the trophy after winning the opening grand prix of the 2018 season. Picture: Getty.

Lewis Hamilton loses Australian grand prix after maths blunder

A disbelieving Lewis Hamilton claimed he was robbed of a slam-dunk victory in Australia after a ruinous mistake by his own Mercedes team gift-wrapped the opening race of the year to Sebastian Vettel.

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Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton prepares to drive in the garage during final practice for the Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park.  Picture: Mark Thompson/Getty Images

Lewis Hamilton has already reignited feud with Sebastian Vettel

Lewis Hamilton lit the blue touch paper on his rivalry with Sebastian Vettel by storming to pole position for the Australian Grand Prix before goading the Ferrari driver by declaring he had wiped the smile off his face.

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Max Verstappen prepares to drive in practice for the Australian GP. Picture: Getty

Max Verstappen looms large as four-time champions lock horns

The golden age in sport is something rarely glimpsed in real time but wrapped in ribbons long after the moment has passed. However, down in Melbourne this weekend, Formula 1 serves up a contest worthy of a sepia retrospective yet happening under our 
noses, a coming together of forces never before witnessed in grand prix racing.

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F1 to stop using ‘grid girls’

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”.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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