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

Hungry Hamilton savours debut Mercedes victory

Motor Racing: Nissan team to tempt Hill

DAMON HILL has been offered the opportunity to continue racing next season, in the British Touring Car Championship, writes Derick Allsop. Team Dynamics have written to the former Formula One world champion and are prepared to give him a private test drive in their Nissan Primera.

MOTOR RACING: Hill must stop now, says Irvine

EDDIE IRVINE made an inimitable contribution to the Damon Hill debate yesterday, warning the former world champion he risked injuring himself if he raced in the British Grand Prix at Silverstone tomorrow week.

MOTOR RACING: Hill offers few clues as he returns to work

ANOTHER DAY, another turn of the Damon Hill saga. Now the former world champion is hinting that he may continue to race after the British Grand Prix.

Motor Racing: Hill agrees last hurrah at Silverstone

DAMON HILL cut through the mist of doubt and confusion to announce he will prolong his career for one more race and compete in the British Grand Prix on Sunday week.

Motoracing: Hill stalls as Verstappen moves in

JOS VERSTAPPEN went to work for Jordan-Mugen yesterday with uncertainty still shrouding the future of the team's regular driver, Damon Hill.

Motor racing: Verstappen waits on Hill's seat

Motor racing: Dutch driver favourite to step in at Jordan if former world champion announces retirement today

Motor Racing: Hill may curtail his final season

DAMON HILL'S quip confirmed his sense of humour and irony, but he left unanswered the tantalising question of timing. "If I drive that way for the rest of the season Eddie's [Jordan] third place in the championship is guaranteed," he said after his flight had been held up by air traffic control.

Racing: Leger finds a sponsor at the fag end

RACING HAS been reduced to scrambling amid the dying embers of tobacco sponsorship to secure backing for the St Leger, the oldest Classic. Just a week after the Government signalled that tobacco sponsorship is to be phased out for most sports by 2003, the executive at Doncaster racecourse has turned to the cigarette manufacturer Rothmans to become what must necessarily be another short-term backer for a race that has had four different sponsors and a surfeit of controversy in recent years.

Motor racing: Hill's climb a testament to tenacity

David Tremayne reflects on the qualities that defined Damon

Motor Racing: Hill will retire at end of season

DAMON HILL has announced his retirement from Formula One. The 1996 world champion, who has won 22 grands prix in seven seasons, will continue driving for Jordan until the end of this season, but will then call it a day.

Hill rises above Theakston's peculiar tendency

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RAC elite to get pounds 34,000 from sell-off

THE RACING driver Damon Hill and 12,000 other people wealthy enough to afford membership of one of London's most exclusive clubs are looking forward to an average windfall of pounds 34,000 after Lex Service, the car-hire group, swooped on the RAC with a pounds 437m takeover offer.

Motor Racing: Painful lessons of Imola heeded by Hill

A PHOTO shoot in the heart of London to launch a limited-edition Jordan Honda Civic road car and a Jordan Honda motorbike, both in the distinctive yellow livery of the Formula One car, could have been a million miles from a grand prix circuit, let alone the spectre of the sport's darkest weekend in recent times, but the memories inexorably closed in on Damon Hill yesterday.

Sport On TV: Of hustlers, heroes, hubris and the hard of hearing

THE MARCH of the docusoaps means that behind-the-scenes documentaries like Driving Ambition: A Season with Eddie Jordan (ITV Tuesday) have a lot to live up to.

Motor racing: Jordan still his team's driving force

The irrepressible team owner has targeted third place in the constructo rs' championship.
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11 best sonic skincare brushes

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Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

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Jamie Roberts: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Wales centre says he’s not coming home but is looking to establish himself at Racing Métro
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A crime that reveals London's dark heart

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Lost in translation: Western monikers

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