Sport John Button celebrates with his son Jenson after he claimed the 2009 Formula 1 drivers' world championship

The British driver was talking at the launch of McLaren's new car

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Workers on the Honda CR-V production line at the Honda Plant in Swindon

Honda's job cuts spark fears for UK car industry

Weak demand across Europe is blamed as company joins Rolls-Royce, Ford and Vauxhall in sending out distress signals

Workers on the Honda CR-V production line at the Honda Plant in Swindon

Honda to axe 800 jobs with first UK cuts in 20 years

Japanese car giant Honda is to cut 800 jobs at its UK factory after a slump in demand across Europe.

Bradley Wiggins

Cycling: Bradley Wiggins helps fund British-based women's team which includes Laura Trott

Bradley Wiggins is to help fund a new British-based women’s team that will include some of the country’s best young riders, including double Olympic gold medallist Laura Trott.

Shinji Kagawa holds his knee during the Champions League match against Braga

Manchester United forward Shinji Kagawa left out of Japan squad for World Cup qualifiers

Manchester United's Shinji Kagawa has been left out of Japan's World Cup qualifier away to Oman next week as he recovers from a knee injury.

Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo of Spain (right) is followed by Honda rider Dani Pedrosa

MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa reigns as it pours in Malaysia

A Dani Pedrosa wet-weather masterclass gave him victory in a rain-hit Malaysian Grand Prix yesterday to keep the heat on the MotoGP championship leader, Jorge Lorenzo, with a fifth victory in six races.

Lowes, the former sparky, aiming to shock the old establishment

Lincoln lad could claim a very unlikely British Superbike title victory at Brands Hatch tomorrow
Dani Pedrosa salutes the fans after his Aragon victory

MotoGP: Pedrosa wins to close gap

Dani Pedrosa narrowed the points gap between himself and championship leader Jorge Lorenzo with a commanding victory in the Aragon Grand Prix in Spain.

MotoGP: Pedrosa wins Czech race

Dani Pedrosa edged points-leader Jorge Lorenzo in the Czech MotoGP yesterday to reduce the gap in the standings.

Honda to launch 'robot lawnmower' that cuts your grass for you

Honda is to launch a robot lawn mower which will automatically cut household grass.

Neal: Plato is in ideal form

Matt Neal is steeling himself for an onslaught over the second half of the season from British Touring Car Championship rival Jason Plato.

Japanese car giant Honda quadruples profits

Japanese car giant Honda said April-June profits quadrupled to 131.7 billion yen (£1.07 billion) as it bounced back from last year's natural disasters.

Honda shows off the new Euro-spec CR-V

Honda reveals today the European version of its new fourth-generation CR-V SUV which will be built at the company's UK plant in Swindon.

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