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McLaren’s Lando Norris expects to learn from errors in debut F1 season

The 19-year-old faces a stern task to follow on from Fernando Alonso but knows his first campaign will be a learning curveLando Norris, who next month will become the youngest British driver to compete in Formula One, has said he knows he will make mis…

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Lewis Hamilton ‘ready to attack’ as he vows to better 2018 F1 season

• British driver fires warning to Formula One rivals• Mercedes unveil new car for 2019 seasonLewis Hamilton has delivered an ominous warning to his Formula One rivals by vowing to improve on his 2018 championship-winning campaign.Hamilton emerged from …

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McLaren lands commercial deal with British American Tobacco

• BAT will promote its electronic smoking alternatives• Williams launches 2019 car in a different shade of blueBritish American Tobacco, which withdrew from Formula One in 2006, when tobacco advertising was banned from the sport, is to return in a “glo…

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Max Verstappen will be compelling F1 watch, more so if engine can deliver

Dutchman is starting his fifth season in F1 and the principal thinks that the 21-year-old’s work with Honda will produce and more invested and rounded driverMad Max no more was the Red Bull team principal Christian Horner’s assessment of his driver Max…

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Christian Horner: Liberty Media underestimated what it took on in F1

• Red Bull principal questions American owners’ approach• ‘They probably thought there was some very low-hanging fruit’Christian Horner, Red Bull’s team principal, believes Formula One’s owner, Liberty Media, has seriously underestimated the challenge …

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Chase Carey says F1 will not change approach despite promoters’ concern

• F1 chief executive understood to be upset by criticism• ‘We will go forward and do what we are doing’Formula One’s chief executive, Chase Carey, has hit back in his row with race promoters by insisting the sport’s owners will not change their approac…

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Gerry Cranham, Simply The Best – in pictures

Over the course of a career which spanned half a century, photographer Gerry Cranham led the field of sports photography, defining how we understand this genre today. Now in his 90th year, this ground-breaking artist’s legacy will be exhibited at the M…

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Fernando Alonso’s Daytona triumph shows his racing hunger remains | Giles Richards

Spanish driver says his focus is on Indy 500 and motor racings’s triple crown but might the Dakar rally or Formula E tempt him?Four years into his trying second stint at McLaren, Fernando Alonso might have lacked the machinery to win but the desire was…

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Fernando Alonso’s Daytona triumph shows his racing hunger remains | Giles Richards

Spanish driver says his focus is on Indy 500 and motor racings’s triple crown but might the Dakar rally or Formula E tempt him?Four years into his trying second stint at McLaren, Fernando Alonso might have lacked the machinery to win but the desire was…

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F1 promoters association expecting more cooperation from Liberty Media

• Fopa optimistic after meeting with the sport’s owners• Concerns remain over future of British Grand PrixThe race promoters in Formula One believe their criticism of the sport’s owner, Liberty Media, has proved to be worthwhile but expect the company …

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‘All our hearts are very red’ – Mick Schumacher enters Ferrari maelstrom | Giles Richards

Michael Schumacher’s son kept his head down while rising through the ranks but driving in F2 and testing a Ferrari F1 car will put the 19-year-old in the spotlight like never beforeFour years ago when Michael Schumacher’s son, Mick, made his car racing…

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‘All our hearts are very red’ – Mick Schumacher enters Ferrari maelstrom | Giles Richards

Michael Schumacher’s son kept his head down while rising through the ranks but driving in F2 and testing a Ferrari F1 car will put the 19-year-old in the spotlight like never beforeFour years ago when Michael Schumacher’s son, Mick, made his car racing…

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Fearless esports racers blur lines between games and the real thing | Andy Bull

McLaren are investing in sim racing which, they think, could lead to an F1 champion in the next decadeLast Saturday afternoon a 23-year-old Italian called Enzo Bonito won a car race at the Foro Sol in Mexico City, and when he did it, motorsport shifted…

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Dakar Rally 2019: Sand, sea, helicopters and canines – in pictures

After 10 stages and more than 5,000 miles of brutal racing on a giant loop rally-route entirely in Peru, 70% of which was across desert, we bring you some of our favourite images from this year’s Dakar RallyClick here to check out images of the rally f…

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Toby Price rides through ‘pain and torture’ to Dakar Rally victory

Australian suffering from broken wrist during raceNasser Al-Attiyah wins car category for the third timeDealing with a broken wrist and punishing conditions in the Peruvian desert, Australia’s Toby Price defied the odds to secure victory in the 2019 Da…

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Toby Price rides through ‘pain and torture’ to Dakar Rally victory

Australian suffering from broken wrist during raceNasser Al-Attiyah wins car category for the third timeDealing with a broken wrist and punishing conditions in the Peruvian desert, Australia’s Toby Price defied the odds to secure victory in the 2019 Da…

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Megavalanche, footballers dancing badly and a perfect 10 | Classic YouTube

Also featuring a full-court buzzer beater, some dire defending and a 1956 lap round Le Mans (including oncoming traffic)1) Clear some time in your day, strap in and relive the 40 minutes of mayhem that was Megavalanche 2018 from the point of view of th…

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Will Mattia Binotto reinvigorate unruly Ferrari’s F1 fortunes? | Giles Richards

Ferrari’s new team principal has just five weeks before testing in Barcelona but his appointment is perhaps the best they have made in recent yearsPrecious little time remains for the new Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto to grasp the reins of his …

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Ferrari may replace team principal Maurizio Arrivabene

•Mattia Binotto expected to take reins after disappointing season•Chief technical officer Binotto has been at Ferrari since 1995Ferrari are expected to replace their team principal, Maurizio Arrivabene, with their chief technical officer, Mattia Binott…

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Niki Lauda admitted to hospital with flu five months after lung transplant

• Triple F1 world champion had life-saving operation in August• Mercedes’ non-executive chairman missed part of last seasonThe three-times Formula One world champion Niki Lauda has been admitted to hospital with flu just five months after a lung transp…