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Visitors to the Suzuka circuit looking  at an information board showing that  Saturday’s  qualifying session for the Japanese Grand Prix has been cancelled. Photograph: AP Photo/Toru Takahashi

Formula One’s decision to postpone qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix until Sunday morning was entirely expected and, indeed, understandable. Taki(...)

‘Hybrids are supposed to be powered by a mixture of petrol and electricity, but the NSX’s engine note will have you convinced that this one runs on venom and rage.’

Patience is a virtue, my mother would rhyme to me when I was a child. Possess it if you can, it’s always in a woman, but never in a man. Gender stereo(...)

Diego Maradona emerges into the San Paulo stadium for his media presentation after signing for Napoli. Photograph: Alfredo Copozzi

A messianic narrative overwhelms this piece of cinematic art about Diego Maradona’s seven years in Naples. Take the epilogue. One of the never-ending(...)

Monaco’s Formula One driver Charles Leclerc of  Ferrari signing autographs at the Monte Carlo circuit in Monaco.  Photograph: EPA/Valdrin Xhemaj

Charles Leclerc must have passed the harbourside bust of Louis Chiron countless times as a boy with barely a sideways glance, but Monaco’s Grand Prix (...)

Cannes 2019: Penélope Cruz and Raúl Arévalo in Pain and Glory (Dolor y Gloria), directed by Pedro Almodóvar

New work from Terrence Malick, Ken Loach, Pedro Almodóvar and the Dardenne brothers will compete for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes film festival next m(...)

Swift populations are free falling; in the last 15 years, they’ve gone down by 46 per cent. ‘My notebook goes back 40 years,’ says bird expert Eric Dempsey. ‘Their decline has been very dramatic.’

Last summer, ornithologist Will Hayes of Birdwatch Ireland spent four months walking the streets of Tipperary’s towns and villages in search of swift (...)

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 (...)

Mike Flewitt, the chief executive of McLaren Automotive, with a McLaren Senna in Woking, England. Photograph: Andrew Testa/The New York Times

“These are not like rational purchases,” Mike Flewitt said. “You don’t need to buy a McLaren.” Sharing the room was a sculptural, blue McLaren 570S S(...)

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