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

Christian Horner seeks clarity on Mercedes device

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner has called on FIA technical director Charlie Whiting to clear up the confusion surrounding Formula One's latest trick.

The Sports Matrix: Monday 19 March 2012

United go four points clear after thrashing Wolves

Lewis Hamilton is determined to make up for last season’s failures when the new campaign begins on Sunday

Hamilton predicting sunshine after a long winter of reflection

After examining his life off and on the track, the McLaren driver believes he can launch a real challenge for the world title in Melbourne on Sunday, he tells David Tremayne

Button feels there is a general mood of optimism after a relatively successful pre-season

Jenson Button in confident mood ahead of new season

Jenson Button today touched down in Australia with a smile on his face knowing he has a car to fight for this season's Formula One world title.

Japanese driver Kamui Kobayashi

Kobayashi sets pace for Sauber

Sauber's Kamui Kobayashi closed the penultimate pre- season test of the new Formula One season with the fastest lap time of the week at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona.

McLaren in action in Jerez

McLaren MP4-27 'feels right' says Jenson Button

Jenson Button is convinced he has "a good base" on which to build a more solid start to the new Formula One season.

Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button admire the new MP4-27 McLaren for the coming season

Hamilton's cylinders firing again

McLaren yesterday unveiled their most crucial challenger in recent years – the car that must keep Lewis Hamilton in the Woking team.

Button and Hamilton pose with the new McLaren

Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton unveil new McLaren

Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton today unveiled McLaren's latest challenger which they hope will power them to Formula One glory this season.

Sao Paulo is renowned for its gun crime, but asked whether he had any fears in returning, Button replied: 'No, not at all'

Jenson Button fearless in Sao Paulo despite painful memories

Jenson Button returns to Sao Paulo this weekend without any fear despite memories still fresh of being held up at gunpoint a year ago.

Lewis Hamilton celebrates in Abu Dhabi

Lewis Hamilton contradicts Martin Whitmarsh's Jenson Button showdown remark

Lewis Hamilton has again been left baffled by a comment from McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh.

Lewis Hamilton: 'There's not a lot of people who really understand the issues I've had this year'

Hamilton says Whitmarsh claims about life at McLaren are 'rubbish'

Lewis Hamilton says he is in a much better frame of mind here as his relationship problems with Nicole Scherzinger have fallen into a different perspective since the last three races. "I've got some positive energy back," he said. "I have surrounded myself with good people in the last few weeks. I'm optimistic about things in life and where I'm going."

Victorious Red Bull star Sebastian Vettel kisses his trophy in India

New race, same result for Vettel

Champion delighted to win first Indian GP as drivers pay tribute to Wheldon and Simoncelli

Hamilton makes a big splash in wet practice

Lewis Hamilton reminded his critics – and perhaps even himself – of his talent when he dominated practice for tomorrow's Korean Grand Prix.

Button bullish on Belgium chances

After winning three of the last five grands prix, McLaren are looking to increase the pressure on Red Bull at Belgium's Spa circuit this weekend.

Career Services

Day In a Page

Independent Travel
Pompeii, Capri & the Bay of Naples
Seven Cities of Italy
Burgundy, the River Rhone & Provence
Prague, Budapest and Vienna
Lake Garda
3.	Provence 6 nights B&B by train from £599pp
Prices correct as of 20 February 2015
War with Isis: Iraq's government fights to win back Tikrit from militants - but then what?

Baghdad fights to win back Tikrit from Isis – but then what?

Patrick Cockburn reports from Kirkuk on a conflict which sectarianism has made intractable
Living with Alzheimer's: What is it really like to be diagnosed with early-onset dementia?

What is it like to live with Alzheimer's?

Depicting early-onset Alzheimer's, the film 'Still Alice' had a profound effect on Joy Watson, who lives with the illness. She tells Kate Hilpern how she's coped with the diagnosis
The Internet of Things: Meet the British salesman who gave real-world items a virtual life

Setting in motion the Internet of Things

British salesman Kevin Ashton gave real-world items a virtual life
Election 2015: Latest polling reveals Tories and Labour on course to win the same number of seats - with the SNP holding the balance of power

Election 2015: A dead heat between Mr Bean and Dick Dastardly!

Lord Ashcroft reveals latest polling – and which character voters associate with each leader
Audiences queue up for 'true stories told live' as cult competition The Moth goes global

Cult competition The Moth goes global

The non-profit 'slam storytelling' competition was founded in 1997 by the novelist George Dawes Green and has seen Malcolm Gladwell, Salman Rushdie and Molly Ringwald all take their turn at the mic
Pakistani women come out fighting: A hard-hitting play focuses on female Muslim boxers

Pakistani women come out fighting

Hard-hitting new play 'No Guts, No Heart, No Glory' focuses on female Muslim boxers
Leonora Carrington transcended her stolid background to become an avant garde star

Surreal deal: Leonora Carrington

The artist transcended her stolid background to become an avant garde star
LGBT History Month: Pupils discuss topics from Sappho to same-sex marriage

Education: LGBT History Month

Pupils have been discussing topics from Sappho to same-sex marriage
11 best gel eyeliners

Go bold this season: 11 best gel eyeliners

Use an ink pot eyeliner to go bold on the eyes with this season's feline flicked winged liner
Cricket World Cup 2015: Tournament runs riot to make the event more hit than miss...

Cricket World Cup runs riot to make the event more hit than miss...

The tournament has reached its halfway mark and scores of 300 and amazing catches abound. One thing never changes, though – everyone loves beating England
Katarina Johnson-Thompson: Heptathlete ready to jump at first major title

Katarina Johnson-Thompson: Ready to jump at first major title

After her 2014 was ruined by injury, 21-year-old Briton is leading pentathlete going into this week’s European Indoors. Now she intends to turn form into gold
Syrian conflict is the world's first 'climate change war', say scientists, but it won't be the last one

Climate change key in Syrian conflict

And it will trigger more war in future
How I outwitted the Gestapo

How I outwitted the Gestapo

My life as a Jew in wartime Berlin
The nation's favourite animal revealed

The nation's favourite animal revealed

Women like cuddly creatures whilst men like creepy-crawlies
Is this the way to get young people to vote?

Getting young people to vote

From #VOTESELFISH to Bite the Ballot