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Paul Crowder’s very well-researched feature documentary about Formula One racing, made alongside Ron Howard’s drama Rush and narrated by Michael Fassbender, has a strangely morbid undertow. The first part of the film follows the “travelling circus” of Grand Prix drivers in the 1960s and 1970s. They’re very dashing figures (likened by some to Spitfire pilots) who lead glamorous lives but stand a fair chance of being killed. Their cars are “mobile bombs” that grew faster and faster, even as the safety standards of the tracks stayed the same.

The end of the road for Max Mosley?

First he saw his personal life become public property. Now the Formula One boss is fighting to save his career

Button wins in Monaco to make it five out of six

Jenson Button earned himself a place in Formula One's history books with a pole-to-flag victory in today's Monaco Grand Prix.

Peter Bills: The circus that is the Monaco Grand Prix

A forest of steel has been assembled. Stealthily, surreptitiously, a new city of scaffolding has been built around one of the world's favourite international playgrounds, Monte Carlo.

The latest images from the Bahrain Grand Prix

The latest action from the fourth race of the Formula One season

Chris Maume: Safety first and last in Stewart's drive for change

View From The Sofa: Jackie Stewart: The Flying Scot, BBC 4 / The Masters, BBC 1/2

Max Mosley: Revenge of the named and shamed

Since his sex life was splashed across the press, he has been determined to see a right to privacy in the UK. Now he's taking his case to Europe. Peter Burden meets... Max Mosley

Hamilton clocks in for night-riding

Championship leader to operate on European time for first floodlit grand prix

Stewart calls on Hamilton to be 'deflated' as bubble bursts

Everybody has an opinion of what Lewis Hamilton is cur-rently doing wrong, just as last year everyone had an opinion about what he was doing right. But when the man expressing an opinion is Sir Jackie Stewart – ahead of next week's British Grand Prix, which will be a critical event for Hamilton – you tend to listen more keenly.

Stewart calls for 'selfish' Mosley to go for good of motor sport

Sir Jackie Stewart, an implacable enemy of the FIA president, Max Mosley, who last year branded him a "certifiable halfwit" after the triple world champion had criticised his handling of the so-called Stepneygate spy scandal, launched a scathing attack on the Englishman's continued tenure following the recent vote of confidence by an extraordinary general assembly of Formula One's governing body in Paris.

Scandal-hit Mosley insists 'I am going to stay and fight'

Beleaguered FIA president Max Mosley yesterday continued his campaign to rehabilitate himself in the eyes of the world, while vowing to continue in his role until 2009.

Jimmy Stewart: Racing driver brother of Jackie

James Robert Stewart, racing driver: born Dumbarton 6 March 1931; married (one son, one daughter); died Glasgow 3 January 2008.

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