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Harry Kane tipped for BBC’s top gong but history may point to a surprise | Sean Ingle

The England striker is favourite to win Sports Personality of the Year but footballers do not have a great record in the eventEver since England reached the semi-finals of the World Cup, Harry Kane has been a smouldering favourite for the BBC Sports Pe…

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Formula E gears up: new batteries, Felipe Massa and ‘Mario Kart’ boosts | Giles Richards

There are new names, street circuits and a new ‘attack mode’ but batteries that last an entire race may be the key innovationFormula E has always enjoyed grand city centre destinations as a central tenet of the all-electric series. Beginning its fifth …

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No-deal Brexit could hit F1 races around Europe, says McLaren chief

• Nine F1 races to be held in Europe in 2019• ‘Border efficiency key’, says Jonathan NealeThe chief operating officer at McLaren, Jonathan Neale, has warned the result of a no-deal Brexit may put the ability of teams to stage Formula One meetings at ri…

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F1 2018 season awards: sublime Lewis Hamilton and Leclerc’s emergence

The Englishman’s fifth F1 title was just reward for his brilliance but it’s a sad farewell to Fernando AlonsoA fifth title was Lewis Hamilton’s reward for an exceptional year. Yet it was not just the moments of sublime skill that defined it as much as …

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F1 season ends and building of the broadcasting paywall begins | Richard Williams

Only the British Grand Prix will be on UK terrestrial TV next season, as F1 cuts itself from the massesWhile Lewis Hamilton performed his doughnuts in front of the grandstand and then removed his fireproof vest in order to display his tattoos on the po…

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Ana Carrasco: ‘Women don’t just have to be grid girls – they can race too’

The World Supersport 300 champion motorcycle racer rose through the ranks racing for free but revelling in subverting the male-dominated status quo“The most important thing for me is to win like a great rider. That was my goal, my dream,” says Ana Carr…

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F1’s halo device not under question after Nico Hülkenburg’s Abu Dhabi crash

• FIA race director Whiting happy with way crash was handled• Hülkenburg: I don’t know, if the halo blocked me or notThe FIA race director, Charlie Whiting, insists the halo cockpit protection device did not prevent Nico Hülkenberg from exiting his car…

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Lewis Hamilton caps title-winning 2018 in Abu Dhabi after Hülkenberg flips

• World champion fends off Vettel to win his 11th race of season• Niko Hülkenberg walks away from dramatic early crashLewis Hamilton won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix with a superb run from pole position for his 11th victory of the season. He produced a con…

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Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Formula 1 — live!

Live updates from Abu Dhabi, start time 1.10pm start (GMT)Alonso bows out with no regrets despite F1 disappointmentsFeel free to email Ben or tweet @BenFisherj 12.46pm GMT Max Verstappen is fed up of taking flak for that shove on Sebastian Ocon, with t…

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Lewis Hamilton too good again at Abu Dhabi F1 GP with 2018’s last pole

• Lap time of 1min 34.794sec holds off Valtteri Bottas• Fifth consecutive front-row lock-out for MercedesLewis Hamilton took pole position for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, a final brilliant qualifying flourish by the five-times world champion as the seaso…

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Fernando Alonso bows out with no regrets despite F1 disappointments | Giles Richards

Spanish driver will retire after Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and leaves in positive mood but his character and failure to be in the right place at the right time hindered himFor a driver bidding farewell to Formula One having failed to deliver on the promise …

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‘You expect me to shake his hand?’ – Verstappen stands by push on Ocon

• Max Verstappen confronted Esteban Ocon after Brazil collision• Red Bull driver lost lead and win because of incidentMax Verstappen has defended his actions in confronting and shoving Esteban Ocon after the pair clashed at the Brazilian Grand Prix. Du…

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Robert Kubica: Hamilton welcomes ‘one of the most talented drivers’ back to F1 – video

Lewis Hamilton has welcomed the remarkable return of Robert Kubica to Formula One racing. The 33-year-old has not taken part in a grand prix after suffering a serious injury eight years ago. The Polish driver joins as a Williams driver for next se…

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Robert Kubica completes incredible F1 return to drive for Williams

• Polish driver seriously injured hand and arm in rally crash• ‘I cannot wait to get back racing,’ Kubica saysRobert Kubica has completed a remarkable return to Formula One racing after being announced as a Williams driver for next season.Kubica, who h…

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Zak Brown hopeful McLaren are on road to recovery after lean years | Giles Richards

Chief executive says a lack of stability is to blame for the team’s steep decline and lengthy spell in the wildernessAs Formula One heads into its final grand prix in the sunshine of Abu Dhabi, a cold, rain-sodden, windy night envelops the McLaren Tech…

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Outsider Joey Logano surprises field to take Nascar title

Driver had struggled to contend earlier in the seasonLogano has history of clashing with other driversJoey Logano captured an improbable first Nascar title by soundly beating a trio of champions on Sunday. Logano won the season finale at Homestead-Miam…

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Outsider Joey Logano surprises field to take Nascar title

Driver had struggled to contend earlier in the seasonLogano has history of clashing with other driversJoey Logano captured an improbable first Nascar title by soundly beating a trio of champions on Sunday. Logano won the season finale at Homestead-Miam…

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Formula 3: Sophia Floersch hospitalised after horror crash at Macau Grand Prix – video

Formula 3 driver Sophia Floersch, 17, has sustained a spinal fracture following a huge accident at the Macau Grand Prix.Video posted on social media shows the Van Amersfoort Racing driver losing control into a bend before flying over the barriers and i…

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Sophia Floersch fractures spine after huge airborne crash in Formula Three

• German 17-year-old lost control at Macau Grand Prix• Car flew into photographer’s bunker at high speedGermany’s 17-year-old Formula Three driver Sophia Floersch has sustained a spinal fracture following a huge accident at the Macau Grand Prix, her te…

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It’s time for troubled scion Brian France to let Nascar go

Nascar’s CEO always came off like he wanted no part of the family trade. As the season winds down, they’d be better off without himBrian France did not ask to be born into stock car racing’s first family. He did not ask to be the face of America’s most…