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Yasmin Alibhai- Brown: Mixed-race Britain is us at our best

I bring tidings of comfort and joy, though perhaps not to the BNP and Co. When superwoman Jessica Ennis became an emblematic face of the Olympics, she also symbolised the nation's quiet, irreversible genetic revolution. New data from the 2011 Census shows around a million Britons identified as "mixed". The real figure could be twice as high because substantial numbers describe themselves as "black" (because that is how they are seen and treated by society) and a proportion pass as white because they can and do so for an easier life.

Jenson Button celebrates victory in Brazil

Jenson Button triumphs in the rain on a day of high drama in Brazil

Season ends with gritty victory for McLaren driver after team-mate Hamilton crashes out

Thumbs up: Lewis Hamilton celebrates his pole position in Säo Paulo

Hamilton seizes pole as Alonso prays for miracle

Fernando Alonso finally got to quantify in qualifying yesterday the scale of the mountain he has to climb if he is to beat Sebastian Vettel to the World Championship when a gripping Formula One season ends in Brazil this afternoon. And it was of Everest proportions.

Tunnel vision: The backlash against Sebastian Vettel and his seemingly inevitable success is hard to understand

No charisma, got the best car, just lucky... Vettel splits the field

As the German heads for his third straight title, opinion is divided on where he rates among the greats

Lewis Hamilton on pole for Brazilian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton gave McLaren their first pole position in Brazil for 12 years ahead of his final grand prix for the Woking-based team.

Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium after winning the United States Formula One Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton believes he can now leave McLaren after 'ultimate high' of US Grand Prix victory

Hamilton is joining Mercedes on a £45million, three-year contract

The Sports Matrix: Monday 19 November 2012

McClean received death threats over poppy, says O'Neill

Sebastian Vettel reasserts control amid Texan razzmatazz of US Grand Prix

Amid fanfare and hoopla that would have done credit to the recent US election, Formula One came back to the United States, at the grandly named Circuit of the Americas. After years of wandering in a wilderness, from which it made its exit at Indianapolis back in 2007, it has found the right home.

Kimi Raikkonen confident of more success at Lotus

Kimi Raikkonen is confident he will not be a one-win wonder at Lotus.

Lewis Hamilton in Abu Dhabi

Lewis Hamilton 'regrets' decision to leave McLaren claims Martin Whitmarsh

McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh believes Lewis Hamilton has already experienced regrets over his move to Mercedes.

Kimi Raikkonen wins astonishing, incident-packed Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Kimi Raikkonen scored his first Formula One victory for more than three years by taking the chequered flag at the end of an astonishing, incident-packed Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton in Abu Dhabi

Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel set pace during practice for Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton again appear poised to slug it out for pole position tomorrow ahead of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Sebastian Vettel celebrates victory at the Indian Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel title charge made 'too easy' concedes McLaren chief

McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh has conceded to making it all too easy of late for Sebastian Vettel as he closes in on his third consecutive Formula One world title.

Lewis Hamilton at the Indian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton hoping for final victory with McLaren before end of season

Lewis Hamilton has belief McLaren can still deliver him one final win before he brings the curtain down on his 14 years with the team.

Sebastian Vettel celebrates victory at the Indian Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel insists Formula One title race is not over

A dominant Sebastian Vettel is refusing to believe he already has one hand on this year's Formula One world championship following a fourth consecutive victory.

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