Mercedes will run an all-black livery this season on their cars this season in a defiant message to fight racism. Photograph: Mercedes/PA Wire

Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes team will run an all-black livery on their cars this season in a defiant message to fight racism. The world champions have (...)

Bernie Ecclestone pictured in the paddock at last November’s Brazilian Grand Prix in Sao Paulo. Photograph: Mark Thompson/Getty Images

Bernie Ecclestone has claimed black people are “more racist” than white people and said Formula One has been “too busy” to deal with racism in an asto(...)

Supporters shelter from the rain during the Six Nations clash between Scotland and England at Murrayfield. Photograph: Getty Images

In August 1990 a retired French nuclear physicist called André Gardes armed himself with a semi-automatic weapon and launched a one-man invasion of Sa(...)

Raceix CEO Aidan Foley, CTO Sam Santi and head of data Vicki O’Donell. A crucial part of the Raceix offering is up-to-date mapping

“Android for boats with the intuition of Apple and the dynamism of Tesla,” is how Aidan Foley, chief executive of technology start-up, Raceix, describ(...)

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum and Princess Haya: The case is highly sensitive for the United Arab Emirates. Photograph:  Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images

A high-profile royal dispute that pits the billionaire ruler of Dubai against his wife, a Jordanian princess, is set to resume in a British court this(...)

‘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(...)

The benefits of free-to-air coverage of the Six Nations are immeasurable, the damage of any change would prove, as it has for FI and cricket, incalculable. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

It’s less than a quarter of a century since the then International Rugby Board declared rugby an ‘open’ game, and so as a professional sport it has ba(...)

The Six Nations is considering a £500 million offer from  CVC Capital Partners that would give the private equity firm a 30 per cent stake in the championship.

Pet shops, expensive watches, private hospitals, Formula One. And now rugby. What links them is money from CVC Capital Partners, a very successful UK(...)

 Saracens players run onto the pitch for a  Premiership Rugby Cup semi-final against Worcester Warriors.  CVC Capital Partners  recently secured a 27 per cent stake in Premiership Rugby Limited.  Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty

CVC Capital Partners – the private equity firm who recently secured a 27 per cent stake in Premiership Rugby Limited – are one of several such firms w(...)

Bezos divorce: the couple have an estimated fortune of almost €120 billion. Photograph: John Shearer/Getty

They are the couple who could be called the parents of Amazon.com, and now the split of MacKenzie and Jeff Bezos is casting a spotlight on the woman w(...)

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