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 Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes team celebrate winning the Formula One Eifel Grand Prix. Photograph: EPA

Lewis Hamilton equalled Michael Schumacher’s record of 91 Formula One race wins with victory at the Nürburgring on Sunday. The Eifel Grand Prix, whic(...)

Daniel Ricciardo in the Renault F1 Team RS20 during last month’s  British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

Seventy seems like a good age. Many of us, maybe even most, can expect these days to live beyond three-score-and-ten, as the increasing number of nona(...)

Rosemary Smith trains at Silverstone for the RAC British Grand Prix,  July 1967. Photograph:  Mike McLaren/Central press/Hulton Archive/Getty

Rosemary Smith marvelled at the liveried trucks and cars gleaming in the sunshine at the Circuit Paul Ricard just outside the French city of Marseille(...)

Gordon Murray’s McLaren F1 successor has a 700hp Cosworth-built V12 engine.

“Even Henry Ford failed the first time out.” Not the words of a scion of the Ford dynasty, but of Preston Tucker. Tucker, a maverick automotive genius(...)

The Enzo museum is hugely impressive. You enter a vast, vaulted haul in which are, unsurprisingly, a troop of Ferrari’s on display, like the LaFerrari (centre)

Calling it The Hall Of Engines is a nice touch. The very building in which Enzo Ferrari lived his early years, the engineering works that his father r(...)

Lewis Hamilton celebrates his British Grand Prix win at Silverstone. Photograph: Matthew Childs/Reuters

Lewis Hamilton won the British Grand Prix, taking the victory after an initial dogged fight with his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas fell in his fav(...)

‘Grid girls’ pose during the Dutch MotoGP qualifiers in June 2019 in Assen. Photograph:  Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images

Two high-profile sports stories in the Netherlands this week are reminders that although the march towards equality of the sexes may appear unstoppabl(...)

Mercedes’ British driver Lewis Hamilton gets on his car before the start. Photograph: Alfredo Estrella/Reuters

Lewis Hamilton secured his fifth Formula One world championship at the Mexican Grand Prix on Sunday night after he finished fourth. The British driver(...)

Fernando Alonso: will end his Formula One career at the end of this season. Photograph: Srdjan Suki/EPA

The former double world champion Fernando Alonso will jack in Formula 1 at the end of this season. It underlines how disposable F1 drivers are. If ar(...)

Spectators watch Ferrari’s German driver Sebastian Vettel  during  a practice session at the Monaco street circuit.  Photograph: Getty Images

Formula One has long been happy to paint the Monaco Grand Prix with the very broadest of brush stokes. Here then, the streets of Monte Carlo glory in (...)

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