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

Pressure mounts on Mosley to walk away

The beleaguered FIA president, Max Mosley, faced further punishment yesterday. Though Lewis Hamilton's practice crash here briefly put the focus back on the track, the sport soon reverted to examination of its conscience, and the desirability of Mosley continuing in his role.

British rallying company hopes Kuwaiti investment will jump start its fortunes

The Kuwaiti Investment Dar Company (IDC), which owns luxury marque Aston Martin, is set to take a stake in Prodrive, the Oxfordshire motor sport and engineering business, according to documents filed by the company.

Super Aguri pull out of trials amid search for fresh backing

The struggling Super Aguri Formula One team have pulled out of this week's final pre-season test in Barcelona as talks continued with potential investors. The principal, Aguri Suzuki, said the Honda-backed team had made the decision not to test pending ongoing negotiations. The team had planned to run two cars at the Circuit de Catalunya before heading to Melbourne for the Australian Grand Prix on 16 March.

Can motorsport ever be eco-friendly?

Rob Sharp gets behind the wheel of Britain's raciest hybrid to find out

Button optimistic at Honda launch

Jenson Button was not deluding himself that he will be in a position to challenge Lewis Hamilton for the world championship this year, when Honda launched their latest F1 contender in Brackley today, but the 28 year-old Englishman has placed his faith firmly in the talents of new team principal Ross Brawn.

The Wilson Twins: Double vision

They are identical twins who do all they can to look unlike each other. But in their art the sisters unite to create a unique view of the world, from an abandoned sanatorium to the old Stasi HQ. By Sophie Leris

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The big cats kept in captivity to perform for paying audiences and then, when dead, their bodies used to fortify wine
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A Canadian festival has banned Native American headwear. Haven't we been here before?
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11m cars here run on diesel. It's seen as a greener alternative to unleaded petrol. So why is London's mayor on a crusade against the black pump?
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