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Hamilton's 'spirit angel' boy dies
Jun03

Hamilton's 'spirit angel' boy dies

Media playback is unsupported on your device A terminally ill five-year-old boy who was sent a Formula One car after he inspired Lewis Hamilton’s victory in the Spanish Grand Prix has died.Harry Shaw, from Redhill, Surrey, who had a rare form of terminal cancer, died on Saturday. A post on a JustGiving page set up for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity said Harry took “his last breath after a tough 10 month battle”.The...

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Niki Lauda: F1 stars attend Mass for late racing legend in Austria
May29

Niki Lauda: F1 stars attend Mass for late racing legend in Austria

Thousands of people, including Formula 1 stars, are paying their last respects to racing legend Niki Lauda, whose body is lying in state in Vienna, Austria.His coffin, topped with his red crash helmet, was carried into St Stephen’s cathedral earlier on Wednesday.A Mass will be held later, followed by a private funeral. Lauda died last week aged 70 in Switzerland, where he was treated for kidney problems.The Austrian driver won...

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Niki Lauda obituary: 'A remarkable life lived in Technicolor'
May21

Niki Lauda obituary: 'A remarkable life lived in Technicolor'

Niki Lauda, who has died aged 70, was a three-time Formula 1 world champion, non-executive chairman of the world champion Mercedes team, and one of the biggest names in motorsport.He was also a pilot and successful businessman, who set up two airlines and continued to occasionally captain their planes into his late 60s.But he will be remembered most for the remarkable bravery and resilience he showed in recovering from a fiery crash...

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Silverstone to be resurfaced for second time in two years
May08

Silverstone to be resurfaced for second time in two years

Silverstone will be resurfaced for the second time in two years before Formula 1’s British Grand Prix on 14 July.It comes after criticism of last year’s new track from F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton and MotoGP organisers, who cancelled their British Grand Prix because of pools of water on the track.”We have created a window to carry out the work required,” said Silverstone managing director Stuart Pringle. It...

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Formula 1 interested in adding second race in China
Apr16

Formula 1 interested in adding second race in China

Formula 1 is seeking to establish a second race in China to grow the sport in one of its most important markets.Sean Bratches, the sport’s commerical boss, said he favoured a street race and was meeting delegates from six potential host cities this week.”We would be highly interested in a street race,” he said. “It would be a nice juxtaposition to the purpose-built facility we have [in Shanghai]. Our intent is...

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1,000 Formula 1 races: How many facts can you remember?
Apr10

1,000 Formula 1 races: How many facts can you remember?

A landmark moment is reached in Formula 1 this weekend as China hosts the 1,000th grand prix. There have been a plethora of highs and lows since the first official race of the World Championship in 1950.From sensational wins at Silverstone and agonising defeats in Brazil to wet-weather madness at Spa – F1 has seen it all. Below are 20 teasers from across the decades for you to find the answers to. We have given you seven minutes...

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