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Crash ends Paul Di Resta’s Le Mans dream

Paul di Resta walked away from a 135mph crash into a wall as Fernando Alonso steered Toyota to its first win at the Le Mans 24 Hours.

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Sebastian Vettel raises his winner's trophy after flying to victory at the Canadian Grand Prix in Edmonton yesterday. Picture: AP

Sebastian Vettel rules Canadian Grand Prix from start to finish

Lewis Hamilton was left to rue a Mercedes engine problem after he lost the lead of the Formula One championship to Sebastian Vettel in Canada yesterday.

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MONTREAL, QC - JUNE 08: Sebastian Vettel of Germany driving the (5) Scuderia Ferrari SF71H on track during practice for the Canadian Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on June 8, 2018 in Montreal, Canada.  (Photo by Charles Coates/Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel puts brakes on Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton handed the advantage to rival Sebastian Vettel after a mistake on his final run left him only fourth on the grid for the Canadian Grand Prix.

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Scottish competitor Adam Lyon in action during Monday's Supersport race at the Isle of Man TT. Picture: Belfast Newsletter

TT 2018: Scottish rider Adam Lyon dies following crash

Scottish rider Adam Lyon has died following a crash during Monday’s first Supersport race at the Isle of Man TT.

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Daniel Ricciardo celebrates with Red Bull's team principal Christian Horner after his victory in Monaco. Picture: Getty

Weakened Daniel Ricciardo holds on for victory at Monaco Grand Prix

Daniel Ricciardo nursed his wounded Red Bull over the line to win the Monaco Grand Prix and claim his second victory of the Formula 1 campaign.

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Daniel Ricciardo saw off both Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton on the Monte Carlo circuit. Photograph: Mark Thompson/Getty

Record-breaking Daniel Ricciardo on pole in Monte Carlo

Daniel Ricciardo produced a crushing qualifying performance to secure his first pole position in two years for today’s Monaco Grand Prix. Ricciardo has been in imperious form all weekend and he saw off Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel with a record-breaking lap of the Monte Carlo street circuit.

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Winner Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain sprays champagne, left, flanked by third place Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands, on the podium after the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at the Barcelona Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, Spain, Sunday, May 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Lewis Hamilton reaches a turning point at Spanish Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton plans to look back at his emphatic victory in Spain as the turning point that fired him to a fifth Formula One world championship.

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Lewis Hamilton  hoists his trophy after his victory in Baku. Picture: Getty.

Azerbaijan Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton cashes in on rivals’ misfortune

Lewis Hamilton admitted he was lucky to win an eventful Azerbaijan Grand Prix as he ended his six-race victory drought in spectacular 
fashion.

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Max Verstappen leads Lewis Hamilton , but eventually finished fifth after being penalised ten seconds as a result of his collision with Sebastian Vettel. Picture: Getty.

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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