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A passion for racing that left rivals seeing red

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Walkinshaw runs out of road

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THE MEETING was about to start and, at one end of the boardroom table, my friend Roddy was puffing on one of his aggressively large cigars. It was going to be a long, dreary morning, so I lit up a more modest half corona.

Sports Letters: Graceless Graf

Sir: Being indecisive about when to call it quits seems to be the latest sporting trend.

Sports Letters: Loving losers

Sir: Jean Van de Velde's lost opportunities in the Open will cement his name forever in British minds. We take losers to our hearts more than winners: just look at Jana Novotna and Greg Norman, who both threw away commanding leads at Wimbledon and the Masters respectively that will forever overshadow their achievements. There is something to be said for the British attitude that gives Greg Rusedski and Damon Hill the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award for coming second. This may be the reason why we have so few sporting heroes: we applaud losers too much. If Van de Velde has a hard time in France, he should move to this country where he would get a hero's welcome.

Motor racing: Hill will drive on until end of season

DAMON HILL finally brought the saga over his Formula One future to an end yesterday by pledging to see out the season.

Motor Racing: Pit Talk - Nick is the buzz word for Jordan

THURSDAY: Damon Hill is having a press conference. Oh no he isn't. It's cancelled at three hours' notice. "The decision obviously wasn't his," one observer notes. "It was made far too quickly." Puts you in mind of Hill's protracted discussions with Sauber Petronas two years ago, when a frustrated negotiator allegedly said: "I cannot believe you were world champion." "Why not?" Hill replied, outraged. "Because if this is the speed of your decision making," came the response, "how on earth do you ever decide when to take a corner?"

Motor Racing: Stewart points Hill towards retirement

AS DAMON HILL arrived for duty at the British Grand Prix yesterday, trailing more clouds of confusion, it was left to another former champion to give him clear direction. Jackie Stewart was unequivocal in telling the Jordan Mugen driver that he should retire.

Motor racing: Touring cars offer to Hill

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