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Edwards was leading the Porsche Supercup championship but was tragically killed when the car he was a passenger in burst into flames after hitting the barrier at Queensland Raceway

Abu Dhabi hoping for season ending F1 decider

Abu Dhabi circuit boss Richard Cregan will be cheering on Rubens Barrichello and Sebastian Vettel during this weekend's Brazilian Grand Prix.

Silverstone: Now for the final lap

After 61 years, Silverstone may be hosting its last Grand Prix this weekend. David Tremayne looks back down the long and winding road of heroic duels and spectacular crashes that make this a circuit like no other in the world

Under new starters' orders: the BBC's coverage of F1 will use an ever-growing array of media

Television, blogs, texts... there will be so many ways to follow the new Formula One season that budding petrolheads will be spoilt for choice

Coulthard predicts Hamilton will improve

David Coulthard believes Formula One will see a different Lewis Hamilton this year and predicts the current world champion will get even better.

Ecclestone tries to calm race row

Bernie Ecclestone has cleared the air with Lewis Hamilton after being criticised for reportedly making light of racist abuse targeted at the new world champion.

James Lawton: Lingering fear that Hamilton is a mere passenger on drive toward greatness

This was a race so stunningly soporific it made a vicar's sermon seem like a riot

Vettel to replace Coulthard at Red Bull

One of the first pieces in the 2009 Formula One jigsaw fell into place yesterday with the announcement in Hockenheim that Sebastian Vettel will transfer from energy drink magnate Dietrich Mateschitz's Toro Rosso team to his senior Red Bull Racing outfit. The 21 year-old German will replace David Coulthard, who announced at Silverstone that he will retire at the end of this season.

Hamilton has met the greats, so now it's time he joined them

Dinner with Nelson Mandela and Bill Clinton is all very well, writes Chris McGrath, but Britain's brightest talent knows he must retain his focus and restore a faltering reputation

Hamilton frustration in the fast lane could be solved by a coach

After a mediocre few weeks, the Formula One star has had plenty of advice – but, says a fellow British racer, he should be concentrating on just one voice, writes David Tremayne

Coulthard hits out at F1's new rules for 2009

While beleaguered Max Mosley took refuge in Jordan for the World Rally Championship round, in Barcelona David Coulthard was in the vanguard of criticism of the FIA president's new rules for 2009 in the build-up to this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix.

Hamilton fastest but Coulthard in trouble

Lewis Hamilton carried on where he had left off in Australia, setting the fastest time in practice in Sepang yesterday. Ferrari set the pace in the morning and for most of the hour and a half afternoon session before Hamilton calmly aced their drivers, Felipe Massa and Kimi Raikkonen.

Pandora: Coulthard tires of the circuit

Alistair Darling is not the only Scotsman conforming to the daft dour stereotype by bringing gloom to our front rooms. The square-jawed racing driver David Coulthard has decided to moan about the forthcoming Formula One season, his 15th.

Tax exile: the refuge of Britain's richest non-doms

The 1970s was the decade of big flares, oversized collars and lumpish motors. They also became the decade when "non-domiciled" meant what it said. To pay less tax, some of Britain's richest upped sticks for less fiscally demanding surroundings.

Switzerland: Life in the fast lane?

Switzerland may be the favoured mountain retreat for Formula One stars, but bureaucracy can cause hold-ups for buyers, warns Graham Norwood

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