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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Damon Hill reacted strongly yesterday to accusations from Alain Prost that he had let him down just as the Frenchman believed a deal had been agreed.

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Motor Racing: `Hijacked' Hill comes back to earth

Damon Hill confirmed his move to Jordan before returning to the Arrows camp for yesterday's official practice session for the Austrian Grand Prix. Derick Allsop in Zeltweg reports on the build-up to tomorrow's race.

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Following the announcement that he is to leave Arrows, Damon Hill test-drives for the Green Stripe team, who will be competing in next season's Formula One World Lawnmower Championship. Hill fears there may be some cutting remarks about his new career, but sees his move as the "lawn of a new era".

Motor Racing: Arrows and Hill to part

The luckless union between Damon Hill and Arrows is to end. But, in opting to let his exit be made public so soon, Hill has reduced his limited options for next year. Derick Allsop reports

Enya buys castle on Dublin's riviera

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Coulthard answers all the doubts

David Coulthard and Ron Dennis were savouring the moment and it was not so much what was said as what wasn't that captured the mood and significance.

Williams put on show of strength

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Motor racing: Hill linked with move to Prost - at a price

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.

Motor racing: Hill running out of options after turning down Jordan

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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.

Motor racing: Everyone wins in flight of Arrows

David Tremayne argues that Damon Hill's surprise near-miss can pay many dividends
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Can instilling a sense of entrepreneurship in pupils have a positive effect on their learning?

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The killer instinct

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