Sport McLaren drivers (left to right) Kevin Magnussen, Jenson Button and Stoffel Vandoorne at the launch of the new MP4-29 car at their base in Woking

British driver considered options but is looking forward to revitalised McLaren

Villeneuve's partial eclipse of the stars

Canadian GP: Favourite son laps up early limelight but will be lost in the big teams' slipstreams when the race begins

No fairytale ending for the brothers grim

Schumachers carry their fight on to the Nurburgring.

Touring cars' brave new world

Fresh format should broaden interest in motor racing success story

Motorcycling: Injuries call time on Doohan's career

MICHAEL DOOHAN, who won the 500cc championship five times between 1994 and 1998, announced his retirement from the sport here yesterday.

Motor Racing: Title goes to Aiello despite Rydell win

RICKARD RYDELL gave Volvo a sparkling end to its British Touring Car Championship involvement, when he won both the final two rounds in tricky and sometimes treacherous conditions here. Laurent Aiello was one who tripped up on the wet track, but the little Frenchman nevertheless did enough to win the drivers' title.

Motorcycling: Fogarty closing on crown

PREPARE TO break out the bunting. A rare British sporting success is anticipated this weekend when Carl Fogarty, the bludgeon-blunt talking rider from Blackburn, is expected to secure an unprecedented fourth World Superbike title.

Motorcycling: Doohan may retire

THE WORLD 500cc champion Mick Doohan, badly injured in a crash at the Spanish Grand Prix in May, has hinted that he might retire from racing next year. "Unless I think I can win, I won't be getting back on the bike," the Australian said. "Unless I can be competitive I'm not interested."

Motorcycling: Criville's courage seals win

IT TAKES special qualities to become a champion at any level and Alex Criville demonstrated the fighting spirit here yesterday that could take him to a first world 500cc championship. He completed a victory in the British Grand Prix that seemed unlikely a week ago, when he lay under a tyre barrier with a dislocated left hip after crashing at the Dutch TT race.

MOTORCYCLING: Criville rides his luck

IT TAKES a special breed of rider to make the grade in grand prix racing; single-minded determination that pushes the rider through any adversity. A classic example of this is Alex Criville, the Spanish rider who competes for a fifth victory of the season here tomorrow to maintain his hopes of a maiden world 500cc championship crown.

Motor Sport: Honda the island racers

Norman Fox explains why the Isle of Man TT is revered in Japan

Motor Racing: BAR team up with Honda

HONDA CONFIRMED yesterday they are joining forces with the British American Racing team next year for a minimum of three seasons. The Japanese company will not only supply engines, but also be involved in chassis development.

Motor Racing: Pollock plays Monaco ace

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Met Police confirm that there was a 'minor disturbance'

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A street vendor in Mexico City sells Dorilocos, which are topped with carrot, jimaca, cucumber, peanuts, pork rinds, spices and hot sauce
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George Lucas criticises the major Hollywood film studios

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Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
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British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
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The city is home to one of the four surviving copies of the Magna Carta, along with the world’s oldest mechanical clock
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Secrecy and silence surround stillbirth
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Will there be an all-female mission to Mars?

Women may be better suited to space travel than men are
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'They poured water on, then electrified me...'

If Oscar Pistorius is sent to jail, his experience will not be that of other inmates
James Wharton: The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

Life after the Army has brought new battles for the LGBT activist James Wharton
Ebola in the US: Panic over the virus threatens to infect President Obama's midterms

Panic over Ebola threatens to infect the midterms

Just one person has died, yet November's elections may be affected by what Republicans call 'Obama's Katrina', says Rupert Cornwell
Premier League coaches join the RSC to swap the tricks of their trades

Darling, you were fabulous! But offside...

Premier League coaches are joining the RSC to learn acting skills, and in turn they will teach its actors to play football. Nick Clark finds out why
How to dress with authority: Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear

How to dress with authority

Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear
New book on Joy Division's Ian Curtis sheds new light on the life of the late singer

New book on Ian Curtis sheds fresh light on the life of the late singer

'Joy Division were making art... Ian was for real' says author Jon Savage
Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

The Bafta-winner talks Hollywood, being branded a psycho, and how Barbra Streisand is his true inspiration
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Tim Minchin interview

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