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Damon Hill is being linked with the team headed by the former world champion, Alain Prost, as his Formula One future reaches make-or-break time.

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Motor racing: Hill running out of options

His team-mate Pedro Diniz may have overshadowed him by a hair's breadth as they lined up their Arrows-Yamahas in surprisingly competitive eighth and ninth places in yesterday's qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix, but the fires of publicity still blazed around Damon Hill with the revelation that his chance of driving for McLaren-Mercedes next year has gone up in smoke.

Motor Racing: Hill reveals rejection of $20m deal

Damon Hill steered his Arrows-Yamaha through the rain to fourth place in practice for tomorrow's Belgian Grand Prix here and then decided it was time to present his case for not only a competitive drive, but also a salary befitting a world champion.

Motor Racing: Hill coy on Formula One job prospects

Damon Hill will not base his decision on which team he is to drive for next year on one race in the Arrows-Yamaha: his sterling drive to second place, and almost victory, in Hungary last time out. He admits he does not expect a similar performance in Sunday's Belgium Grand Prix here on this fast, spectacular circuit.

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