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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.

Formula One ace Jackie Stewart attacks slur on dyslexic drivers

Some of the country's most prominent dyslexics, including Sir Jackie Stewart, the former world racing champion, have reacted furiously to research claiming the condition makes them dangerous drivers.

Ecclestone calls halt to Silverstone's hopes

Sir Jackie Stewart has refused to admit defeat in the long-running battle to save the British Grand Prix.

Stewart in plea to Ecclestone after British Grand Prix is axed

Sir Jackie Stewart, one of the sport's legendary names, yesterday pleaded with Bernie Ecclestone and the Government to "think again" after the British Grand Prix was dropped from the provisional 2005 Formula One calendar.

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For almost half a century Britain has led the world in motor racing technology and supplied skills across the world. But as the global picture slowly changes that lead is now under threat. Sir Jackie Stewart believes that if government funding is not forthcoming to help the British Grand Prix to survive, the whole infrastructure could gradually shift elsewhere, reducing that wave of domination to a mere ripple.

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Rivers Fletcher

THE WORLD of motorsport has lost one of its most enduring and endearing characters with the death of Rivers Fletcher. This dashing, dapper man was for more than 70 years one of the sport's quietly ubiquitous figures, a profoundly dedicated custodian of what remains of its old Corinthian spirit and the last link with that glamorous group of square-jawed sybarites from the 1920s known as the "Bentley Boys".

Sporting Digest: Motor racing

The Ford Motor Company has appointed Paul Stewart chief operating officer of its newly- acquired Stewart Grand Prix team. Paul, the son of the former world champion Jackie Stewart, who recently sold the team to Ford in a pounds 100m deal, said: "Under Ford ownership, the team will have the resources and expertise to realise our goal of a concerted challenge for the Formula One world championship."

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They may be a bunch of prima donna drivers - but we've all got a lot to thank Formula 1's racers for. By James Ruppert

Motor Racing: Stewart sells up for pounds 100m

JACKIE STEWART received a pounds 100m birthday present last night after selling his grand prix team to Ford. The three-times former world champion, who is 60 today, ended months of speculation by announcing the buy-out by the American car giant.

Brands Hatch warned off Silverstone

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