Lewis Hamilton with the Olympic torch

Lewis Hamilton begins latest leg of Olympic Torch Relay

Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton joked that he would have liked to have swapped his disappointing finish in the British Grand Prix yesterday for carrying the Olympic flame in his home town.

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Lewis Hamilton admits: My car felt awesome but it wasn't quick

Updated McLaren fails to impress as drivers are left frustrated and down the field

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Alonso splashes to pole at Silverstone

Spaniard Fernando Alonso slid and splashed through atrocious conditions to hand Ferrari their first Formula One pole since 2010 in a rain-delayed British Grand Prix qualifying today.

Vitaly Petrov tackles the wet during practice at Silverstone yesterday

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Lewis Hamilton pictured at Silverstone

Lewis Hamilton masters the Silverstone rain ahead of British Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton mastered Silverstone's treacherous conditions to fire up hopes of another wet-weather British Grand Prix triumph akin to 2008.

Fernando Alonso of Ferrari celebrates his European Grand Prix win in style

Ferrari must continue to improve says Fernando Alonso ahead of British Grand Prix

Fernando Alonso has hailed Ferrari's turnaround in form that has thrust him into the lead of the Formula One world championship as "amazing", but knows more is required if he is to win a third title.

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James Calado with F1 legend Damon Hill

Calado has the formula for success

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Maria De Villota pictured earlier this year

Ferrari driver Felipe Massa offers support to Maria De Villota after Marussia test driver loses eye

Felipe Massa has drawn on his own accident hell in offering his support to Maria De Villota.

Maria De Villotta loses eye in testing crash

Spanish driver Maria de Villota has lost her sight in one eye following her crash in a test for the Marussia team at Duxford, in Cambridgeshire, on Tuesday, the team have confirmed.

Marussia test driver De Villota loses eye after Duxford crash

Marussia's Spanish test driver Maria De Villota has lost her right eye and remains critically ill in hospital after surgery for facial and head injuries, her Formula One team said today.

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