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Video explainer: The Independent explains exactly what Hamilton needs to do on Sunday to be crowned champion

Jenson Button just trailed Paul di Resta, below, in yesterday’s practice

Mercedes face points deduction as Pirelli avoid teams showdown

Lotus boss expects the Anglo-German outfit to be punished for wrongly helping tyre supplier

Nico Rosberg on his way to victory

F1: Lewis Hamilton fears tyre issues could trouble Mercedes in Canada

Nico Rosberg won in Monaco

The Sport Matrix: Thursday 6 June 2013

<b>Healy could be sent home for biting</b>

Hamilton has won the Canadian Grand Prix twice in the last three years, with McLaren

F1: Ferrari cleared on tyres but Mercedes still in dock over secret test

The FIA have announced that they have dropped their investigation against Ferrari conducting tyre tests on behalf of Pirelli in Barcelona but will continue to pursue one against Mercedes.

The Sport Matrix: Wednesday 29 May 2013

Defiant Cook defends his tactics after series victory

The pack of cars in action during the 2013 Monaco Grand Prix

Formula One: Monaco Grand Prix marred by Red Bull protests over Mercedes' tyre test

Mercedes' Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton took the front row of the grid in qualifying yesterday

Lewis Hamilton at the Monaco Grand Prix

Nico Rosberg of Mercedes sets the pace in Monaco during practice

The German has been on pole position at the last two races

The Sport Matrix: Thursday 23 May 2013

Pellegrini edges closer to City role

Jenson Button at Monaco 2012, when he failed to finish

Kevin Garside: How McLaren would love to be contenders again on the waterfront at Monaco

The Way I See It: Monaco is the race they all want to win and a dispiriting place to fail

Hamilton started on the front row of the grid but finished 12th

F1: 'I'm absolutely lost,' admits Lewis Hamilton as Fernando Alonso wins Spanish Grand Prix in front of home crowd

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso produced a brilliant drive to claim victory in Barcelona in front of his home crowd where he lapped rival Lewis Hamilton

Jenson Button: The McLaren driver was praised for being a ‘great team player’ by his principal

McLaren put their faith in a new wing to help Jenson Button at Spanish Grand Prix

Jenson Button’s chances in the Spanish Grand Prix could rest on the outcome of a race from England between a van and an aeroplane which left Southend at three o’clock this morning. The precious cargo in each will be a very different new front wing that Button and his whole team fervently hope will turn around their fortunes after a bruising day here in Barcelona.

Sebastian Vettel said that he would ignore team instructions again

Niki Lauda denies Mercedes move for Sebastian Vettel

Niki Lauda insists that he is not trying to lure the triple world champion Sebastian Vettel from Red Bull to Mercedes.

Calls grow for Dimon to ditch one of his roles at JP Morgan

A second shareholder advisory firm has said that investors in JP Morgan should vote for a non-binding proposal to split Jamie Dimon's responsibilities and appoint an independent chairman.

Sir Alex Ferguson joins in the celebrations

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson remains the wealthiest manager in Britain

Arsene Wenger and Roy Keane share second place

Paul di Resta is confident that his most recent was also his ‘strongest grand prix’

Di Resta warms to idea of contesting a podium spot

Scot is happy to settle for fourth place after leading, while Hamilton is glad of fifth

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