i Great Britain's Libby Clegg, centre, during the Women's T12 100 metres during the Sainsburys International Para Challenge at the Olympic Stadium, London

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Silverstone poised to agree £300m British Grand Prix deal

The future of Silverstone as the home of British Grand Prix is expected to be comfirmed today by Damon Hill, president of the British Racing Drivers' Club – the owners of the Northamptonshire circuit.

Hill stays calm as Silverstone future hangs in balance

BRDC president urges patience as grand prix venue awaits Ecclestone decision

Hill calls for Silverstone patience

Damon Hill believes patience is the key if Silverstone is to secure the long-term future of the British Grand Prix.

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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Sports Personality of the Year: Should it be her (or him?)

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Binman faces £10,000 jigsaw puzzle

It is a jigsaw that would drive even the most patient of puzzle fans to distraction.

Bernard Cahier: Motor racing photojournalist

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)

It looks as stylish as a Lotus, can outpace a Porsche 911 and is coveted by Hollywood A-listers such as Brad Pitt and George Clooney. But unlike the average super car, the Tesla Roadster is electric.

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

While acknowledging the potential threat from Donington Park as a venue for future British Grands Prix, former world champion Damon Hill said yesterday that Silverstone's chances of securing the race when its contact expires next year are no better than 50/50.

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

The Eleven was Lotus boss Colin Chapman's world-beating inspiration for the 1956 season, and one car, Graham Hill's XJH 902, has a prime place in motorsport history. Daniel Cobbs steps inside

Globe issues health warning after four collapse at 'Titus'

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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