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Mercedes take front row as new rule limits communications between the teams and their drivers

The Sports Matrix: Monday 23 July 2012

Wiggins crowned king of France as Cavendish cruises

Fernando Alonso extends championship lead with German Grand Prix win

Fernando Alonso stretched his championship advantage to 34 points after claiming his third Formula One victory of the season in the German Grand Prix.

Wet, wet, wet: Technicians push a Torro Rosso through the pitlane in the middle of a heavy downpour during yesterday's qualifying for the German Grand Prix

Wary Ecclestone keeps low profile

F1 supremo stays away as McLaren pair fail to make most of sodden conditions to trail Alonso

It was a positive day at the office for Lewis Hamilton

Button and Hamilton sing despite the rain

McLaren duo set the pace in practice while Schumacher endures worst possible start

Jenson Button pictured in Germany

Jenson Button leads McLaren one-two before rain hits practice for German Grand Prix

Wretched weather again dogged practice which offered few clues as to the potential victor of this weekend's German Grand Prix. .

Lewis Hamilton celebrates his most recent win at the Canadian Grand Prix earlier this year

Lewis Hamilton seeks a return to winning ways in 100th GP

"Just one thing, guys," Lewis Hamilton began yesterday, and it wasn't hard to guess what was coming next. All talk of last week was off limits…

McLaren chief Ron Dennis with Lewis Hamilton

Former drivers make better Formula One managers claim researchers

Formula One team chiefs who started out as drivers or mechanics win twice as many races as rivals who are engineers or have management skills acquired outside the sport, according to research conducted by London’s Cass Business School and the University of Sheffield where academics analysed almost 18,000 races in the 60+-year history of the FIA Formula One World Championship.

Formula One in Olympic Stadium under consideration

Plans for a Formula One circuit in and around the Olympic Stadium are officially now under consideration.

Vettel has been plagued by constant speculation this season linking him with a move

Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel 'flattered' by Ferrari interest

Sebastian Vettel has again confirmed he would one day love to drive for Ferrari, but admits life at Red Bull could continue to be too good to leave.

Hamilton has so far resisted entering into any negotiations

Lewis Hamilton to resolve McLaren future over summer break

Lewis Hamilton has dropped a broad hint he could finally resolve his future with McLaren during Formula One's forthcoming summer break.

Olympic body to discuss ISL bribery scandal

The revelations of the ISL court file which names two senior Fifa figures as having taken bribes will be discussed by the IOC's executive board this weekend, the Olympic body's president Jacques Rogge said today.

Maria De Villota pictured earlier this year

F1 team Marussia rule out malfunction in Maria de Villota crash probe

Marussia have excluded their car as a contributory cause behind Maria De Villota's accident almost a fortnight ago.

The 3.2-mile London Grand Prix circuit proposed by Bernie Ecclestone would take in Big Ben

Bernie Ecclestone insists London Grand Prix is 'no joke'

Bernie Ecclestone has reiterated his desire to see a grand prix in London, saying: "It is no joke."

Mark Webber after his victory in the British Grand Prix

Mark Webber ends speculation over future by signing new Red Bull deal

Mark Webber has today ended speculation surrounding his future by signing a new one-year contract with Red Bull Racing for 2013.

Mark Webber celebrates his British Grand Prix win on Sunday

Jenson Button 'to get aggressive over McLaren's slowness'

McLaren driver wants answers from his team as they lose pace with Ferrari and Red Bull

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