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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…

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Too many heads remain in the sand when it comes to hosting of sport | Sean Ingle

Anthony Joshua’s fight in Saudi Arabia this week once more raises questions about the choice of venue for big eventsTwo scenes. Two British sporting icons. Variations on a theme. Scene one: a supremely jet-lagged Anthony Joshua in a Heathrow hotel in S…

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Too many heads remain in the sand when it comes to hosting of sport | Sean Ingle

Anthony Joshua’s fight in Saudi Arabia this week once more raises questions about the choice of venue for big eventsTwo scenes. Two British sporting icons. Variations on a theme. Scene one: a supremely jet-lagged Anthony Joshua in a Heathrow hotel in S…

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Lewis Hamilton in total command to end season with Abu Dhabi F1 win

• British driver achieves 11th success of 2019 season• Charles Leclerc referred to stewards over fuel irregularityLewis Hamilton won the final race of the Formula One season at Abu Dhabi with a dominant run from pole to the flag. Unchallenged, he pulle…

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Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: F1 – live!

Updates from the race that begins at 1.10pm GMTHamilton enjoys Ferrari praise after taking poleSend your thoughts to Luke on email or Twitter 12.36pm GMT Ted Kravitz on Sky Sports asks: “Can Bottas get on to the podium from the back of the grid?” That …

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Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: F1 – live!

Updates from the race that begins at 1.10pm GMTHamilton enjoys Ferrari praise after taking poleSend your thoughts to Luke on email or Twitter 12.20pm GMT Sky Sports just ran a feature with Red Bull Racing chief technical officer Adrian Newey, that took…

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Lewis Hamilton ends 2019 qualifying in style with Abu Dhabi F1 pole

• Bottas second fastest but engine change relegates him to back• Max Verstappen on front row ahead of Leclerc and VettelLewis Hamilton took pole position for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the final meeting of the 2019 season. With a dominant lap of the Yas…

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Lewis Hamilton is not only a peerless champion, he is the face of F1 | Giles Richards

In his 13-year F1 career, the 34-year-old has been in a class alone, a driver at the top of his game who says the best is yet to comeWith a sixth world championship this season, Lewis Hamilton’s place in motor racing’s pantheon is assured. Debate will …

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Charles Leclerc says Sebastian Vettel knows he was in the wrong for F1 crash

• Ferrari teammates both forced out of Brazilian Grand Prix• ‘We both want to win but we need to find the right compromise’Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc has made it clear he believed his teammate Sebastian Vettel should not have collided with him at the Br…

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Tears and cheers: how Chris Ingram ended 52-year wait for rally title

Young driver thought his dream was over but crowd-funding got him back on track to win European Rally ChampionshipChris Ingram was crestfallen as, sat alongside his co-driver Ross Whittock, they realised that after a gruelling six rounds and 220km acro…

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Ferrari’s historic penchant for a good crisis remains – 90 years down the track | Richard Williams

Maranello team were hoping to wrap up the season with a first world title in more than a decade but mistake after mistake has again undermined their challengeAs Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc leave the pit lane of the Yas Marina circuit on Friday…

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Ferrari’s historic penchant for a good crisis remains – 90 years down the track | Richard Williams

Maranello team were hoping to wrap up the season with a first world title in more than a decade but mistake after mistake has again undermined their challengeAs Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc leave the pit lane of the Yas Marina circuit on Friday…

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Britain’s Alexander Sims races to first Formula E win in Saudi Arabia

• Sims beats BMW Andretti teammate Max Günther in Diriyah• Günther under investigation for overtaking in safety car periodAlexander Sims took the first Formula E victory of his career after leading a BMW Andretti one-two in the second of two races in S…

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Sports quiz of the week: songs, animals, goals and sex tips

Who has no champagne? Who loves poultry? Who is punching? Wales fans sang “Wales, golf, Madrid” to Gareth Bale during their Euro 2020 qualifier on Tuesday night. What did they sing to Joe Allen?“Wales, Pirlo, Stoke” “Wales, chickens, Stoke”“Wales, snoo…

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Charlie Martin: ‘Being visible as a trans woman at Le Mans – a lot of good can come from that’

Stonewall spokeswoman aims to become the first transgender driver to contest the French classic, seven years after facial and reconstruction surgeryCharlie Martin is a driver with grand ambition, her aspirations undaunted by anything the world of motor…

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New Formula E season makes history as Mercedes and Porsche enter the fray

• Series includes all four of Germany’s major manufacturers• Jean-Éric Vergne’s title defence begins in Saudi ArabiaFormula E will return to the track in Saudi Arabia on Friday with the first meeting of a season that will hold its finale in London duri…