Today's letter from the Editor
Today's Matrices
iJobs Job Widget
iJobs General

Recruitment Genius: Head Chef

£22000 - £25000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This Garden Centre complex base...

Recruitment Genius: Buyer

£36000 - £38000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A Buyer is required to join thi...

SThree: Trainee Recruitment Consultant

£20000 - £25000 per annum + OTE £45K: SThree: SThree Group have been well esta...

SThree: Trainee Recruitment Consultant

£20000 - £25000 per annum + OTE £45000: SThree: SThree Group have been well es...

The Sports Matrix: Monday 3 September 2012

Hamilton in hot water as Button cruises to victory

Lewis Hamilton was yesterday reprimanded by McLaren for tweeting important information about his vehicle, hours before a disastrous start saw him out of the Belgian Grand Prix inside the first lap at Spa.

Team-mate Jenson Button went on to win the race for McLaren, with Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen also on the podium.

Earlier Hamilton had found himself in trouble with his team, who reacted strongly after he posted a picture of his qualifying lap overlay on Saturday.

"We did ask him to remove this morning's telemetry tweets," said team principal Martin Whitmarsh. Hamilton responded to the request by taking down many of the comments, one of which had contained the acronym "WTF".

His day got worse once the first race of the resumed Formula One season started, and after a collision with Romain Grosjean, Fernando Alonso and Kamui Kobayashi, Hamilton's race was over before completing a lap.

Button still trails Hamilton in the championship, with Fernando Alonso leading on 164 points. MORE 

Free agent Owen attracting interest

Sunderland have expressed an interest in taking former Newcastle striker Michael Owen back to the North-east, while Brendan Rodgers, the Liverpool manager, has intimated that he would welcome the 32-year-old ex-England man – now a free agent – back to Anfield. MORE

Ben Arfa stunner denies Villa victory

Hatem Ben Arfa's equaliser saved Newcastle a point at St James' Park, after Ciaran Clark had given Aston Villa a first-half lead. Manager Alan Pardew was disappointed with the 1-1 draw and said: "We didn't deserve to win, given the indifference of our display." MORE

Cazorla impresses as Liverpool fall

Liverpool's disappointing start continued, as summer signing Santi Cazorla scored one and made another in a 2-0 win for Arsenal. Lukas Podolski got his first in a Gunners shirt after just five minutes, before Cazorla's strike found its way past Pepe Reina's near post. MORE

Van Persie dumps unlucky Saints

Robin van Persie scored a superb hat-trick as Manchester United came from behind late on to secure all three points at St Marys. The Dutchman didn't want to take all of the plaudits, however, and claimed that substitute Paul Scholes was the man of the match.

Blow for Bent as no Carroll cover called

England manager Roy Hodgson decided not to call up a back-up striker after Andy Carroll limped out of his Saturday West Ham debut with a hamstring injury – which must disappoint Aston Villa's Darren Bent and Stoke's Peter Crouch. MORE

Bell's classy 88 gives England lead

Ian Bell struck a superb 88 as England comfortably chased down South Africa's 221 target with 3.2 overs to spare. Jonathan Trott made a respectable 47, while James Tredwell took 3 for 35 to help his side take a 2-1 lead with one ODI remaining.

Fans' backing helps Davies win gold

Aled Davies broke a European record on the way to winning gold in the F42 discus at the Olympic Stadium, before thanking the crowd for his inspirational performance. "I didn't need to build myself up because the crowd were doing that." MORE

Tigers keep the tally up with win

Leicester Tigers kept up with the Premiership's high-scoring opening weekend with a convincing 38-13 win at London Welsh. England No 8 Thomas Waldrom scored two early tries and the away side turned on the style in the second half. MORE

Murray must see off 'dangerous' Raonic

Andy Murray, right, accepts that his fourth-round US Open opponent Milos Raonic is not a one-trick pony, as the Canadian 15th seed stands in the way of the Scot and a quarter-final place at Flushing Meadows. MORE

Wigan fight back from the death

In one of the greatest matches the Super League has seen, Wigan Warriors came back from a 26-0 first-half deficit to claim the Leaders' Shield by beating shell-shocked Hull KR 42-36. MORE

Latest stories from i100
SPONSORED FEATURES
Career Services

Day In a Page

Turkey-Kurdish conflict: Obama's deal with Ankara is a betrayal of Syrian Kurds and may not even weaken Isis

US betrayal of old ally brings limited reward

Since the accord, the Turks have only waged war on Kurds while no US bomber has used Incirlik airbase, says Patrick Cockburn
VIPs gather for opening of second Suez Canal - but doubts linger over security

'A gift from Egypt to the rest of the world'

VIPs gather for opening of second Suez Canal - but is it really needed?
Jeremy Corbyn dresses abysmally. That's a great thing because it's genuine

Jeremy Corbyn dresses abysmally. That's a great thing because it's genuine

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, applauds a man who clearly has more important things on his mind
The male menopause and intimations of mortality

Aches, pains and an inkling of mortality

So the male menopause is real, they say, but what would the Victorians, 'old' at 30, think of that, asks DJ Taylor
Man Booker Prize 2015: Anna Smaill - How can I possibly be on the list with these writers I have idolised?

'How can I possibly be on the list with these writers I have idolised?'

Man Booker Prize nominee Anna Smaill on the rise of Kiwi lit
Bettany Hughes interview: The historian on how Socrates would have solved Greece's problems

Bettany Hughes interview

The historian on how Socrates would have solved Greece's problems
Art of the state: Pyongyang propaganda posters to be exhibited in China

Art of the state

Pyongyang propaganda posters to be exhibited in China
Mildreds and Vanilla Black have given vegetarian food a makeover in new cookbooks

Vegetarian food gets a makeover

Long-time vegetarian Holly Williams tries to recreate some of the inventive recipes in Mildreds and Vanilla Black's new cookbooks
The haunting of Shirley Jackson: Was the gothic author's life really as bleak as her fiction?

The haunting of Shirley Jackson

Was the gothic author's life really as bleak as her fiction?
Bill Granger recipes: Heading off on holiday? Try out our chef's seaside-inspired dishes...

Bill Granger's seaside-inspired recipes

These dishes are so easy to make, our chef is almost embarrassed to call them recipes
Ashes 2015: Tourists are limp, leaderless and distinctly UnAustralian

Tourists are limp, leaderless and distinctly UnAustralian

A woefully out-of-form Michael Clarke embodies his team's fragile Ashes campaign, says Michael Calvin
Blairites be warned, this could be the moment Labour turns into Syriza

Andrew Grice: Inside Westminster

Blairites be warned, this could be the moment Labour turns into Syriza
HMS Victory: The mystery of Britain's worst naval disaster is finally solved - 271 years later

The mystery of Britain's worst naval disaster is finally solved - 271 years later

Exclusive: David Keys reveals the research that finally explains why HMS Victory went down with the loss of 1,100 lives
Survivors of the Nagasaki atomic bomb attack: Japan must not abandon its post-war pacifism

'I saw people so injured you couldn't tell if they were dead or alive'

Nagasaki survivors on why Japan must not abandon its post-war pacifism
Jon Stewart: The voice of Democrats who felt Obama had failed to deliver on his 'Yes We Can' slogan, and the voter he tried hardest to keep onside

The voter Obama tried hardest to keep onside

Outgoing The Daily Show host, Jon Stewart, became the voice of Democrats who felt the President had failed to deliver on his ‘Yes We Can’ slogan. Tim Walker charts the ups and downs of their 10-year relationship on screen