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The seven-time Formula one world champion is fighting for his life after suffering serious head injuries, with a helmet camera he was wearing hoping to reveal more information about the accident

Motor Racing: Lehto expects early return

J J Lehto, who suffered a severe neck injury at the end of last week, is confident he will be fit to drive for Benetton in the season- opening Brazilian Grand Prix on 27 March. 'I think I'll be testing in Estoril at the beginning of March, followed by the main test at Imola the week after. Then I will be ready for Brazil,' Lehto said in a team statement yesterday. The Finn needed surgery after his 150mph crash during a test session at Silverstone.

Benetton protest

Nine people were cleared at Wells Street Magistrates' Court, Kent, of threatening behaviour in a protest over the use of HIV imagery in a Benetton advertising campaign at the company's offices in Chelsea, London.

Nine face trial over Benetton protest: Case revives dispute over HIV imagery in adverts

THE CONTROVERSY surrounding Benetton's advertising campaigns will be reopened today when nine people go on trial following a protest at the Italian clothing company's London headquarters in September last year.

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Motor Racing: Jordan measuring up Brundle for a seat: Derick Allsop reports on the marque pursuing a British driver

THE Jordan grand prix team have focused their search for a new driver on Britain's Martin Brundle.

Books for Christmas: A year in the life of Benetton

THERE can be few sports other than motor racing in which so much is owed by so few to so many, writes Paul Newman. Only world heavyweight boxing champions and American basketball players can match the earning power of Formula One's leading drivers, yet the likes of Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost would be the first to admit that teamwork is one of the keys to their success.

Out of South Africa: High anxiety as blacks go to market

IT IS ALWAYS immensely comforting to return to my leafy Johannesburg suburb after a day spent in the killing grounds of Katlehong. Sometimes on the way home I'll stop in at my neighbourhood shopping mall in Rosebank, perhaps popping into an air-conditioned delicatessen to buy some Mozzarella cheese.

York on Ads: No 3: Benetton's scent

BENETTON is a rather boring multinational retailer famous for the folding of its 'classic' woollies and for its advertising. Its posters have produced a stream of shock-horror stories based on single images - the very newborn baby, cord attached; the dying Aids victim and the oil-slicked bird.

Aids riposte to Benetton

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Saving Sarajevo: Sarajevans dismiss 'apartheid in the middle of Europe': The news from Geneva elicits mainly contempt, Marcus Tanner writes from Sarajevo

'UNITED Republics of Bosnia?' snorted one Sarajevan as he scanned the headlines of Oslobodjenje for the latest news from the Bosnian peace talks in Geneva. 'It sounds like United Colours of Benetton. That's the plan - we are the United Republic of Benetton]'

People: Revolutionary approach to publicity

HE PREFERS khaki to united colours, but that hasn't deterred Benetton from offering Fidel Castro a job, should he wish to retire as President of Cuba. The publicity-hungry Italian clothing group has invited Castro to head a school that it plans to set up for young artists from around the world.

Obscene Benetton ad halted

THE OBSCENE Publications squad last week sought to bar British distribution of a leading French newspaper over a Benetton clothing company advertisement depicting 56 sets of male and female genitalia.

Public parts

The Italian clothing company Benetton published photographs of 56 sex organs in its latest poster campaign, Reuter reports from Paris. Adults' and children's penises and female genitals of various shades of skin colour were displayed in a centrefold in the left-wing newspaper Liberation. The French advertising board called it a provocation and said they might sue.

Motor Racing: Britons bear fruit at Ligier

AMID the political in-fighting, the crossfire of accusations, the scowls and the moans of everyday grand-prix life, Anglo-French co-operation is creating a haven of harmony and prosperity. The once divided and ridiculed Ligier team are suddenly becoming respected members of Formula One society.

A grudging yes for the President: On Sunday, the people will decide Yeltsin's fate. Steve Crawshaw samples the mood across Russia

AT 18 Tverskaya Street in central Moscow, near the Izvestia newspaper building, a wall plaque announces that Maria Ulyanova, Lenin's sister, once worked here. But the sign does not receive much attention these days. Immediately beside it is a brand new showroom full of American cars.
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