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FIA president Max Mosley has vowed to push through vital cost-cutting measures to safeguard the future of Formula One as Honda prepare to leave the sport.

Honda pull out of 2009 competition

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Senna name may return to F1

The name of Senna will move a step closer to a return to Formula One later this month.

Valencia's road race passes its grand prix driving test

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Driving ambition and a degree of excellence is the winning Formula

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Hamilton reigns in rain to seal 'best' win and regain title lead

He came, he saw, and boy did he need to conquer. Even the most ardent of Lewis Hamilton's legion of fans knew he had a mountain to climb. In just under an hour and 40 minutes' work, he eradicated memories of his pit lane gaffe in Montreal, and his misfortune in Magny-Cours. In one mighty, sodden leap, he jumped right back into the lead of the world championship.

Toseland's dream dashed by crash

James Toseland's dream of giving the 88,000 fans at Donington a British finisher on the podium in the MotoGP race were dashed to the ground on the first corner of the race when he fell from his Tech 3 Yamaha.

Motorcycling: Stoner shows Ducati are back on track

Casey Stoner, the reigning world champion, dominated yesterday's two, one-hour practice sessions here, and underlined Ducati's commitment to recover from thier early-season drift.

Motorcycling: Pedrosa races away to close gap on Rossi

The 22-year-old Spaniard Dani Pedrosa maintained the pressure on Valentino Rossi in the MotoGP world championship yesterday when he led the Catalunya round from the first corner to record his second win of the season. Pedrosa fired his 800cc Repsol Honda down the 1km straight on the Barcelona circuit at almost 200mph to lead Rossi's Fiat Yamaha over the line by 2.806 seconds.

Super Aguri team forced off the F1 road due to lack of funding

Britain's Anthony Davidson found himself at a career crossroads after the Super Aguri team announced their withdrawal from this year's Formula One World Championship yesterday.

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