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Lewis Hamilton signs new two-year, £40m deal with Mercedes

• Contract makes driver highest paid British sportsperson• Mercedes announce deal at home grand prix at HockenheimLewis Hamilton has signed a new two-year deal with Mercedes reported to be worth £40m, which would make him Britain’s highest paid sportsp…

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Is Nascar’s next Danica Patrick coming down the track? | Andrew Lawrence

When Patrick embarked on her career, she was the only woman at the track more often than not. But things have changedIt’s been a few months since Danica Patrick called time on her racing career. It was a good run that included five full seasons at Nasc…

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British Grand Prix: Kimi Raikkonen’s wife weighs in on Lewis Hamilton spat

After a dramatic race Kimi Raikkonen’s wife has her say on Lewis Hamilton’s comments while Ferrari’s car handles the conditions and McLaren attempt to reverse their declineWhat had been a thrilling race to the end was still disappointing for Lewis Hami…

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Lewis Hamilton: my comments about Kimi Räikkönen and Ferrari were ‘dumb’

• Champion hinted after British GP Mercedes cars were targeted• Mercedes: no accusation that accident was deliberateLewis Hamilton and Mercedes have accepted that the accident involving Kimi Räikkönen at the British Grand Prix was a racing incident and…

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Vettel dismisses Hamilton’s ‘silly’ suggestion Ferrari deliberately targeted Mercedes

• Mercedes cars hit by Ferraris in twice in past three races• ‘Interesting tactics, I would say,’ says HamiltonLewis Hamilton made a pointed attack on Ferrari after the British Grand Prix where the Mercedes driver was only able to finish in second plac…

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Sebastian Vettel wins British GP as Lewis Hamilton claws back second spot – video

Sebastian Vettel won the British Grand Prix for Ferrari on Sunday to deny Lewis Hamilton a fifth successive home victory and move eight points clear at the top of the Formula One standings.In a thrilling race with two safety car periods, reigning champ…

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Sebastian Vettel wins British Grand Prix after Lewis Hamilton’s early stutter

• German seals second Silverstone win and 51st career victory• Hamilton finishes second with Kimi Raikkonen thirdSebastian Vettel won the British Grand Prix, with a commanding performance from second on the grid. Lewis Hamilton’s hopes of a home win we…

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British Grand Prix: F1 – live!

Lap-by lap updates from Silverstone‘It’s pretty epic’: Webber on the Hamilton-Vettel rivalryDrop Ben an email | Tweet @benfisherj 1.48pm BST Another slice of history at Silverstone today, with only one home hero racing round the circuit for the first …

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Mark Webber on the epic Lewis Hamilton-Sebastian Vettel rivalry

The former champion on an era-defining struggle, why Ferrari are ‘a bit soft’ and the special joy of driving at Silverstone‘Epic’ is Mark Webber’s typically pithy assessment of the battle for this year’s Formula One world championship between Lewis Ham…

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Motorcycle racer William Dunlop dies after crash in Skerries 100 practice

• 32-year-old dies after ‘tragic accident’ in County Dublin• Dunlop’s father and uncle also died in racing accidentsThe Northern Ireland road racer William Dunlop has died after a crash during practice for the Skerries 100 in County Dublin.The 32-year-…

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Lewis Hamilton sets track record to beat Sebastian Vettel to British F1 GP pole

• Mercedes driver snatches pole on final qualifying lap • Vettel will start second on grid with Kimi Räikkönen thirdLewis Hamilton took pole position for the British Grand Prix in front of the Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel. The Mercedes driver saved his…

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Tough decisions lie ahead for McLaren in scramble for past F1 glories

Former team designer John Barnard says success cannot follow for struggling British team until they have the right people in the right positions all the way to the topThis year’s British Grand Prix was never going to be a celebratory affair for McLaren…

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Lewis Hamilton set to ride wave and chase records at British Grand Prix | Giles Richards

If the four-times world champion wins for the sixth time at Silverstone on Sunday he would set new marks for total and consecutive victories in his home raceHe may now be considered one of the elder statesmen of Formula One but for Lewis Hamilton some …

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Sebastian Vettel: ‘I don’t feel special because of what I do as a job’

The Ferrari driver explains why he likes to mow the lawn and do the school run as he prepares to do battle with Lewis Hamilton in F1’s British Grand Prix on SundaySmiling, relaxed and visibly at ease from the moment he sits down, Sebastian Vettel’s dem…

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Lewis Hamilton makes plans for Moscow final with England on his mind

• “I’ve booked my day off for next Sunday,’ says Mercedes driver• Hamilton focused on extending dominance at British GPLewis Hamilton has admitted he is already planning ahead to ensure he will be able to attend the World Cup final, should England make…

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Lewis Hamilton guided by faith and perspective for new F1 challenges

Four-time world champion is as driven as ever but says F1 is not worth dying for and credits religion for keeping him focusedLewis Hamilton knows that risk is part of his business but has revealed that while his passion for Formula One is as strong as …

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McLaren racing director Eric Boullier resigns days before British Grand Prix

• Boullier’s position under increasing scrutiny this season• Overseen British team’s worst run in their 52-year historyEric Boullier, McLaren’s under-fire racing director, has resigned from his post with immediate effect. Frenchman Boullier joined McLa…

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Christian Horner questions Mercedes tactics at Austrian Grand Prix

• Red Bull principal thinks team can still win title• Horner calls Mercedes strategy in Austria ‘bizarre’The Red Bull team principal, Christian Horner, has described Mercedes’s decision to have their chief strategist, James Vowles, publicly apologise f…

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Max Verstappen backs up bold talk while tyres cause confusion | Giles Richards

The Austrian Grand Prix was a good one for Red Bull and Haas, while Mercedes were left with plenty to ponderSpeaking before the Austrian Grand Prix, Max Verstappen was unwavering in his self-belief that he alone could turn around his troubled season by…

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Lewis Hamilton puts Austria setback behind him and focuses on British GP

• Driver praised team immediately after Austrian Grand Prix• Hamilton has won his past four races at SilverstoneToto Wolff, the Mercedes team principal, has revealed that Lewis Hamilton immediately reassured his team of his confidence in them after he …