Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy with the Claret Jug after winning the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake.  Photo:  Owen Humphreys/PA

Having spent over 40 years logging the failures of dead certs and sure things, Vinny Fitzpatrick felt he’d become immune to sport’s capacity to spring(...)

Three-time Australian former one world champion Sir Jack Brabham has died aged 88. Brabham won world championships with Cooper in 1959 & 1960 and with Brabham Racing in 1966. He was also the only person to have won the Formula One world championship in his own car. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Sir Jack Brabham, who has died aged 88, was one of motor racing’s great practical heroes, a tough Australian who applied a down-to-earth attitude to h(...)

The landscape around us is on a slow roast, cracking and shimmering under a hot July sun. Some way back the road ceased its gentle rise and fall of(...)

A route that reads like a tour guide for Italian villages and cities: Michael Taylor and Greg Kable in their 1954 Alfa Romeo 2000 Sportiva

There was a time when Italy had a 1,000-mile road race from Brescia, in the north, down to Rome and back. Fifty-six people were killed in the Mille Mi(...)

This is not the sun-dappled, money-fuelled majesty of Monaco. It’s Tynagh, a small village near Loughrea, Co Galway. There are no skyscrapers, (...)