Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP drives during practice ahead of the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit de Monaco

F1 Monaco Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton finishes the day on top as Fernando Alonso prevails in rain-affected second practice

Many drivers did not venture out on to the soaked streets of Monaco until the end of the second session

‘I honestly never expected to win four consecutive grands prix,’ admitted Lewis Hamilton

Monaco Grand Prix 2014: Lewis Hamilton chases the dream of five wins in a row

Championship leader looking to continue Mercedes' dominance in the Principality
Lewis Hamilton tops The Times' rich list

Lewis Hamilton tops the rich list of Britain's wealthiest sporting stars with staggering £68m

Jenson Button came second and Wayne Rooney third in The Times' list

Nico Rosberg looks at Lewis Hamilton following the Spanish Grand Prix

F1 Monaco Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton believes he is in for a tough battle with Nico Rosberg for the title but plays down talk of Mercedes sweeping the season

Mercedes pair finished 48 seconds ahead of third-placed Daniel Ricciardo in Spain with Hamilton leadin Rosberg in the championship by three points

Romain Grosjean has been backed by his Lotus boss Gerard Lopez as able to drive for any team on the F1 grid

F1: Lotus owner Gerard Lopez claims Romain Grosjean is a wanted man and believes he could 'drive for any team' on the grid

Grisjean has come through a difficult period to become Lotus' lead driver and Lopez feels the team can help Pastor Maldonado in the same way

Simon Andrews is in a critical condition after suffering a crash at the North West 200 on Saturday

North West 200: Simon Andrews dies after motorcycle crash in Northern Ireland road race

Andrews was competing in the North West 200 Superstock road race in Northern Ireland

Australian racing driver Jack Brabham checking a tyre on his car at Crystal Palace, London, 1969.

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His defining moment came when he won the Formula One world championship in a car baring his own name, 'the stuff of pure legends' according to Mark Webber

Former Formula One drivers Sir Stirling Moss of Great Britain and Sir Jack Brabham of Australia pose together at the Australian Formula One Grand Prix 2007

Sir Jack Brabham dead: Sir Jackie Stewart leads tributes to Brabham, whose feat ‘will never be matched’

Sir Jack Brabham passed away on Monday morning at his home on the Gold Coast, Australia

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Brabham died at his home on the Gold Coast on Monday morning

Man of the meeting at the North West 200 Michael Dunlop

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Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone has suggested this season’s V6 engines are a costly mistake

Exclusive: Bernie Ecclestone tells F1 teams they 'must learn to spend less'

A £120m cap on budgets for next season was blocked by the sport's Strategy Group
Lewis Hamitlon's Mercedes will trial the new exhaust

Mercedes to trial 'megaphone' exhaust on Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg cars to bring back noise to F1

F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone has led the calls to amplify the noise from the engines

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F1 Monaco Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton targeting perfection on the streets of Monaco in bid to hold off Nico Rosberg

Hamilton endured a wretched weekend at the principality last season as Rosberg drove to victory but the Briton comes into the race off the back of four consecutive wins

Lewis Hamilton celebrates with his trophy after winning the Spanish Grand Prix

F1 Spanish Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton flourishing with Mercedes as he believes critics who blasted move are eating their own words

Hamilton recorded his fourth victory on the bounce as he held of Nico Rosberg to win in Spain

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