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Dakar Rally 2020: sand, flames and camels – in pictures

This year’s rally is the 42nd edition of the event and the first edition held in Saudi Arabia. The 12 stages took competitors across 7,500 km, 75% of which will be over sand – from the shores of the Red Sea in Jeddah, around the canyons and mountains o…

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Sports quiz of the week: Conor McGregor, cows, cricket and a crash

Who keeps scoring? Who keeps driving? Who keeps playing?Conor McGregor is back in action this weekend in Las Vegas. When did he last win a fight (in UFC or boxing)?2019201820172016JS Saint-Pierroise are playing in the last 32 of the French Cup this wee…

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W Series finale to feature on Formula One undercards in 2020 season

Final two races of W Series will take place at US and Mexican GPsEight-race calendar for all-female motor racing championshipThe final two races of this year’s W Series will be on the undercard of Formula One’s United States and Mexican Grands Prix.The…

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Prospective F1 drivers without wealthy parents have no chance | Giles Richards

Increasing costs mean Britain may never produce a driver from an underprivileged background such as Lewis Hamilton againTalent now, more than ever, will take you only so far in motor racing. The ability to combine split-second decision making with almo…

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Motor racing worried expense will deter ‘the next Lewis Hamilton’ from F1

• Fears those from working-class backgrounds being priced out• Derek Warwick: ‘If we’re not careful we won’t get the next Lewis’Derek Warwick, vice-president of the British Racing Drivers’ Club, has echoed Lewis Hamilton’s concern that reaching Formula…

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Portuguese motorcycle rider Paulo Gonçalves dies in Dakar Rally

• 40-year-old was found unconscious after crashing• Gonçalves was pronounced dead at a Saudi Arabian hospitalThe Portuguese motorcycle rider Paulo Gonçalves died after a crash in the seventh stage of the Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, organiser…

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Abbie Eaton: ‘Motor sport is all I’ve known and I’ve made it to W Series’

The Grand Tour’s test driver says returning to racing was always the goal and she cannot wait until the championship’s first round in St PetersburgWith new hopes and ambitions, 2020 is not only a new year for Abbie Eaton but almost a rebirth. The 28-ye…

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Max Verstappen’s decision suggests Red Bull-Honda will mount F1 title tilt | Giles Richards

Dutchman would have been in line to replace Hamilton at Mercedes if the champion moves to Ferrari but instead he may be the man who keeps Honda in the sportJust days into the new year, with many good intentions already falling by the wayside, Max Verst…

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Charles Leclerc signs with Ferrari until 2024 to cap ‘dream year’ in F1

Scuderia ‘very pleased’ to give new deal to 22-year-oldTeammate Sebastian Vettel’s deal expires in 2020Charles Leclerc has signed a new long-term contract with Ferrari, committing him to the F1 team through to the end of the 2024 season and raising fur…

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Arise, Sir Lewis? Head of Motorsport UK wants knighthood for Hamilton

• British racing chief calls for Hamilton to be knighted• ‘I can’t think of anyone more worthy,’ says RichardsDavid Richards, the head of British motor racing’s governing body, has said it would be a major oversight if Lewis Hamilton is not recognised …

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Hamilton should listen to Berger: set F1 record then live Ferrari dream | Giles Richards

Austrian understands the visceral attraction of the Scuderia but timing is everything and ‘you never leave a winning team’After 13 years in Formula One, Lewis Hamilton’s enthusiasm shows no sign of waning. In one area however he may find next season be…

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Sports Personality of the Year: our writers on the six contenders

Ben Stokes produced two match-winning innings but Dina Asher-Smith made history and Lewis Hamilton got title No 6Stride by stride, second by second, Dina Asher-Smith had a 2019 for the ages. To win one world athletics medal would have been staggering e…

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Society and social media alter Spoty contenders’ outlooks | Andy Bull

Raheem Sterling, Lewis Hamilton and Ben Stokes have used social media to fight back against a hostile pressLet’s begin with Bob Nudd. Now, this may seem a strange place to start an article about the BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards when the sh…

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Society and social media alter Spoty contenders’ outlooks | Andy Bull

Raheem Sterling, Lewis Hamilton and Ben Stokes have used social media to fight back against a hostile pressLet’s begin with Bob Nudd. Now, this may seem a strange place to start an article about the BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards when the sh…

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Ferrari ‘very flattered’ Lewis Hamilton has had talks about F1 move

• Ferrari admit they have spoken with world champion• Ferrari would veto bid by Mercedes chief Toto Wolff to run F1Ferrari have admitted for the first time that Lewis Hamilton, whose £40m-a-year deal with Mercedes expires at the end of next season, has…

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Sports quiz of the week: clothes, coins and a heavyweight contest

Who is flying the flag? Who lost his job? Who is a hypocrite?Duncan Ferguson will take charge of Everton for their match against Chelsea this weekend after Marco Silva was sacked. Which of these statements about Ferguson is false?He once scored a hat-t…

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F1 Esports season crosses line before top gamers steer out of virtual world | Paul MacInnes

Jarno Opmeer will race at a shopping centre in Fulham before taking to Renault’s F1 simulator to help fine-tune the real thingThe 2019 Formula One Esports series will come to a climax at a shopping centre in west London on Wednesday. Inside the Vue cin…

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Lewis Hamilton would be welcome at Ferrari, says Charles Leclerc

• British world champion has not ruled out move to Italian team• Toto Wolff’s future will be a factor in Hamilton’s decisionCharles Leclerc has added further intrigue to Lewis Hamilton’s future by revealing he would welcome Britain’s six-time world cha…

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A year to remember: F1’s highs and lows from the 2019 season | Giles Richards

Hamilton’s sixth title and Leclerc’s brilliant debut season shone this year, while Williams were left licking their wounds Continue reading…

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A year to remember: F1’s highs and lows from the 2019 season | Giles Richards

Hamilton’s sixth title and Leclerc’s brilliant debut season shone this year, while Williams were left licking their wounds Continue reading…