Sport The 'anteater' nose of the Toro Rosso SRT9, likened to a sex toy by lingerie makers Ann Summers

The designs have been labelled ugly - but were introduced to improve safety

BOOK OF THE WEEK: Worthy reminder of Clark's stature

Jim Clark -Tribute To A Champion by Eric Dymock (Haynes Publishing, hardback, pounds 24.99)

Motor Racing: Clark endures 30 years on

Norman Fox recalls the last sight on a home track of a true champion

Q&A; Turn-off for Ascari

Q. Damon Hill, the Formula One World champion, has scored no points so far this season and looks on course for a points-free campaign. Is there any precedent for this?

Not quite a three-pot screamer

ROAD TEST Vauxhall Corsa

Truly, noisy, speedy

Sports car enthusiasts have never had it so good, says Roger Bell

Millionaire behind Lotus killed in crash

The Malaysian millionaire Tan Sri Yahaya Ahmad, who took control of the Norfolk-based car maker Lotus in a pounds 51m deal last year, was killed along with his wife in a helicopter crash on Monday, it was disclosed yesterday.

ICS backs founder threatened with ban

Peter Hall, chairman of Industrial Control Services, yesterday won the backing of his company against official moves to disqualify him as a director.

Lotus's new owner will double UK production and build cars in Malaysia

The Malaysian car maker Proton yesterday completed the acquisition of Lotus and pledged to double production of the Elise sportscar at the company's Hethel plant in Norfolk.

Lotus sells stake to Malaysian millionaire

Lotus, the Norfolk-based sports car and engineering group, will today announce that it is selling a stake in the business to the Malaysian millionaire who controls the Proton car company.

Lotus in talks with Proton over link-up

Lotus Cars, the troubled British sports car and consulting firm, said yesterday that it was in talks with a Malaysian car maker over a "technical collaboration".

TEN EVERYDAY CLASSICS WORTH CONSIDERING

BMW 3.OCSL, 1970-75, pounds 8,000

Timeless and tax-free

Classic cars may not be gold mines, but they are still a source of riches. By Roger Bell

Good housekeeping drives a patriarch

Andrew Baker visits Silverstone to see the cornerstone of a racing family

Donnelly relives journey to Hell and back

BRITISH GRAND PRIX ; David Tremayne talks to a former F1 driver who beat a death sentence
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MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
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A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

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The Reds are desperately missing Luis Suarez, says Ian Herbert
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