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Brawn aims to be brains in Honda's overhaul

Tuesday, 13 November 2007

When Jenson Button heard the news that former Ferrari technical director Ross Brawn has joined Honda as team principal, his reaction was: "That is the best thing that has happened in a long time." It may just be the key that, in time, will put Button back on a par with the man who stole his crown as the leading British driver – Lewis Hamilton.

Hamilton experiences first turbulence on meteoric rise

Sunday, 11 November 2007

Had Lewis Hamilton won the World Championship, perhaps there would not have been the backlash that he has experienced from some quarters. Instead, the man who won four races, finished second by a point to Kimi Raikkonen and beat his former world champion team-mate, Fernando Alonso, has found his life minutely dissected of late.

Lewis Hamilton plc - fans may get to buy a share in his success

Sunday, 11 November 2007

Lewis Hamilton says obsessive Formula One fans are forcing him to move to Switzerland because they all want a piece of him – but now the extraordinary young British driver seems to be on the verge of selling them exactly that.

Renault's suspension of engineer starts spying fightback

Saturday, 10 November 2007

Renault have taken the first step in their defence against charges of using intellectual property belonging to the McLaren team by confirming the suspension of one of their engineers, following an order on Thursday from the FIA, the sport's world governing body, to appear before the World Motor Sport Council in Monaco on 6 December, to answer a charge in relation to a breach of article 151c of the International Sporting Code.

Renault in the dock on claims of spying

Friday, 9 November 2007

Formula One faces further damage to its credibility now that the World Motor Sport Council has finally decided to do something about the long-standing allegations that the Renault team have been spying on McLaren, the team found guilty and fined $100m (£47.4m) in September for possessing intellectual property belonging to Ferrari.

Toyota link helps steer Nakajima to Williams job

Thursday, 8 November 2007

The fact that Sir Frank Williams preferred rookie Kazuki Nakajima to established racer Tonio Liuzzi as partner to Nico Rosberg for 2008 is an indication of the once great British team's need to observe financial realities.

Ferrari test for Schumacher in title-winning car

Wednesday, 7 November 2007

The former world champion Michael Schumacher will next week drive a Formula One car for the first time in anger since October 2006, when he tests Ferrari's title-winning F2007 racer in Barcelona.

'Fans, not tax, drove me to Swiss exile' insists Hamilton

Tuesday, 6 November 2007

For somebody who has been pilloried in some quarters recently over his decision to emigrate to Switzerland, Lewis Hamilton was remarkably relaxed as he faced another media inquisition at his book launch in London yesterday.

Motorcycling: Michelin man Pedrosa steals Stoner's glory

Monday, 5 November 2007

The 22-year-old Spaniard Dani Pedrosa may have signalled a healthier future for MotoGP competition in 2008 when he won the final race of the season in Valencia yesterday on his Repsol Honda.

Hamilton eyes up trio as Renault seek Alonso

Sunday, 4 November 2007

Lewis Hamilton is tipping one of three drivers to be his new team-mate at McLaren after the departure of Fernando Alonso, who was yesterday offered alifeline to return to Renault.

Alonso departs to end marriage of inconvenience

Saturday, 3 November 2007

The confirmation yesterday that Fernando Alonso has left McLaren, brings to a close one of the most disappointing and acrimonious driver-team relationships in history.

Motorcycling: Stoner continues to dominate as season comes to an end

Saturday, 3 November 2007

The MotoGP world champion, Casey Stoner, continued his dominance of the series by setting the quickest time on the opening day of the final round of the season in Valencia yesterday.

Alonso leaves McLaren

Friday, 2 November 2007

Former double Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso has left McLaren. Alonso, who won the world title in 2005 and 2006, is now free to sign for another team next season after being released by the team.

Hamilton could have 'negative' effect, claims Mosley

Thursday, 1 November 2007

Max Mosley, the president of the FIA, yesterday continued his unprecedented series of attacks on public figures within his sport. Having twice recently called Sir Jackie Stewart a "certified halfwit", he inferred that Lewis Hamilton knew more about the McLaren spy scandal than he let on – and suggested that the youngster's fame has as much to do with his novelty value as his talent.

Hamilton has a street in Stevenage named after him - but he's off to Switzerland

Tuesday, 30 October 2007

The people of Stevenage did their best, but even dedicating a street to the town's golden boy could not persuade him to stay.

Season Review: Hamilton falls at final hurdle but finishes ahead of Alonso

Sunday, 28 October 2007

And so, ultimately, Lewis Hamilton stumbled at the last hurdle. After leading the world championship fight outright since the Spanish Grand Prix in May, he lost by a point in a dramatictitle fight in which a combination of factors – including a crucial transmission gremlin – left him down in seventh instead of the fourth place that would have been sufficient to get the job done.

Singapore will be leap in dark for Formula One

Thursday, 25 October 2007

Lewis Hamilton, Kimi Raikkonen and co will face a new challenge next season after Formula One confirmed that Singapore's new circuit is to stage a floodlit night race in 2008, the first time a Grand Prix will have been raced after dark.

Hamilton wants 'fair and square' title decision

Tuesday, 23 October 2007

Lewis Hamilton insisted yesterday that he would not want to win the Formula One drivers' title through the disqualification of other drivers.

Hill unhappy at F1 stewards' ruling

Monday, 22 October 2007

Damon Hill has accused Formula One's race stewards of exercising double standards by refusing to implement the punishment that would hand Lewis Hamilton the world championship.

Hamilton's dreams destroyed as Raikkonen claims the crown

Monday, 22 October 2007

History repeated itself in a classic Brazilian Grand Prix confrontation yesterday, as outsider Kimi Raikkonen came through to snatch the world championship from McLaren's grasp in a race when everything went right for Ferrari and everything went wrong for erstwhile series leader Lewis Hamilton.

Hamilton: 'I will come back stronger, do a better job and win'

Monday, 22 October 2007

Lewis Hamilton refused to be downbeat after missing out on the world championship by a single point to Kimi Raikkonen. "It's been a crazy year, but I can't really say that I'm gutted or that I feel I was robbed," said the 22-year-old. "It was just unfortunate. We've all of us had some bad luck this year; it's just a shame that mine seemed to come all at the end."

James Lawton: Hamilton still on track to greatness

Monday, 22 October 2007

Was there ever a stranger kind of glory than that which finally eluded Lewis Hamilton, so close to the grave of his boyhood hero Ayrton Senna? Not, it has to be said, within the borders of anything that might be described loosely as competitive sport.

Weekend of missed chances: Hamilton's title bid ends in heartbreak...

Monday, 22 October 2007

When Lewis Hamilton shared an emotional bearhug with his father moments before leaping into the cockpit of his McClaren in the sweltering heat of Brazil yesterday, he knew it would be more than just the hopes of his family riding with him round the Interlagos race track.

Now it's over to you, Lewis, to make sporting history

Sunday, 21 October 2007

Lewis Hamilton,the 22-year-oldwho in less than 12 months has gone from obscurity to within grasp of the Formula One World Championship, today stands on the brink of sporting history – and the prospect of becoming Britain's first billiondollar sportsman.

Lewis: 'I'm just buzzing'

Sunday, 21 October 2007

They were, both of them, pluperfect laps. And, just in case anyone needed confirmation after all that he has achieved this year, they demonstrated yet again the talent of Lewis Hamilton.

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