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Hill stays calm as Silverstone future hangs in balance

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Hill calls for Silverstone patience

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Hill sounds British GP alarm

Silverstone chiefs remain locked in negotiations with Ecclestone over race's future

Hill backs revival of Silverstone

Damon Hill says that Silverstone are ready to step back into the arena and run the British Grand Prix next year if Donington Park fail to fulfil their contract to take it over from 2010.

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Binman faces £10,000 jigsaw puzzle

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Bernard Cahier occupied a rare position in the world of international motor racing, for he was the sport's first true photojournalist.

Look out for the 125mph electric car (because you won't hear it)

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Ian Walker: Doyen of British motorsport

Ian Walker played a key role in British motorsport at the time when Colin Chapman's Lotus emerged as the team that would take Jim Clark and Graham Hill to world championship successes in the 1960s.

Silverstone has a ‘50-50’ shot to keep race, says Hill

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Lotus Eleven: Meet 'Yellow Peril' a British race legend

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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre has issued a warning about its gory new production of Titus Andronicus after four members of the audience fainted in one night.

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