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Mosley heads for court to put down rebellion

The FIA yesterday threatened legal action against the eight Formula One teams seeking to break away. Tough talk aside, this could be the last stand for Formula One's most controversial figure

The end of the road for Max Mosley?

First he saw his personal life become public property. Now the Formula One boss is fighting to save his career

Stewart calls for Mosley to quit

Sir Jackie Stewart believes it is finally time for Max Mosley to quit his role as president of the FIA.

Formula One's day of turmoil

Formula One's future was in turmoil today after Ferrari, McLaren and six other teams announced plans for a rival series following the collapse of heated negotiations with the sport's organizers over a budget cap for next season.

Donington GP is a no go, says Silverstone chairman

As the teams and the governing body continue the fight which threatens to take the sport beyond the brink of civil war, Silverstone's management yesterday voiced their worries about the future of the British Grand Prix.

FIA hits out at disruptive F1 teams

The FIA today pointed an accusing finger at what they perceive as a disruptive element within the Formula One Teams' Association.

Further F1 talks set as entry deadline passes

The FIA has left the door open to five of the current Formula One teams to enter the sport for next year.

F1 teams meet over budget crisis

Formula One teams were meeting FIA president Max Mosley today for 11th-hour talks to try and end a standoff over entries for next season that could tear the sport apart.

Mosley son died of drug abuse

Alexander Mosley, son of Formula One boss Max Mosley, died of non-dependent drug abuse, a coroner ruled today.

Mosley threatens renegades

Max Mosley yesterday further whetted the glistening edge of the Sword of Damocles that he holds poised over Formula One when he reiterated that if the renegade teams do not like the rules he insists on pushing through for 2010, they are at liberty to withdraw and start their own series.

Richard Ingrams’ Week: Don't underestimate the lack of interest in politics

There is an alarming gap between the things media folk say about the political situation and the experience of the audience they address, i.e. us. This is not just a question of that elusive fury over the MPs' expenses about which I wrote last week and which we are still told has every man, woman and child in its grip.

All teams submit 'conditional' F1 entries

Ferrari's threat to quit Formula One would appear to be over after they today joined eight other current teams in submitting a block conditional entry to compete in next year's world championship.

Williams first to sign up for next season

Williams, that most pragmatic of all Formula One teams, yesterday became the first to make an official entry to the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship, ahead of the closing date this Friday.

Barrichello pays tribute to his team-mate's faultless display

While Jenson Button sprayed the victory champagne in Monaco, after his fifth victory from the six races held so far, sources within the paddock suggested that a compromise might finally have been hammered out to resolve the stand-off between the governing body and the teams over the vexed subject of a voluntary budget cap for next year.

'In the Sudan famine, people would die as you were filming'

New author Ben Brown tells Matthew Bell why he feels such guilt over his war reporter years
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Blundering Tony Blair quits as Middle East peace envoy – only Israel will miss him

Blundering Blair quits as Middle East peace envoy – only Israel will miss him

For Arabs – and for Britons who lost their loved ones in his shambolic war in Iraq – his appointment was an insult, says Robert Fisk
Fifa corruption arrests: All hail the Feds for riding to football's rescue

Fifa corruption arrests

All hail the Feds for riding to football's rescue, says Ian Herbert
Isis in Syria: The Kurdish enclave still resisting the tyranny of President Assad and militant fighters

The Kurdish enclave still resisting the tyranny of Assad and Isis

In Syrian Kurdish cantons along the Turkish border, the progressive aims of the 2011 uprising are being enacted despite the war. Patrick Cockburn returns to Amuda
How I survived Cambodia's Killing Fields: Acclaimed surgeon SreyRam Kuy celebrates her mother's determination to escape the US

How I survived Cambodia's Killing Fields

Acclaimed surgeon SreyRam Kuy celebrates her mother's determination to escape to the US
Stephen Mangan interview: From posh buffoon to pregnant dad, the actor has quite a range

How Stephen Mangan got his range

Posh buffoon, hapless writer, pregnant dad - Mangan is certainly a versatile actor
The ZX Spectrum has been crowd-funded back into play - with some 21st-century tweaks

The ZX Spectrum is back

The ZX Spectrum was the original - and for some players, still the best. David Crookes meets the fans who've kept the games' flames lit
Grace of Monaco film panned: even the screenwriter pours scorn on biopic starring Nicole Kidman

Even the screenwriter pours scorn on Grace of Monaco biopic

The critics had a field day after last year's premiere, but the savaging goes on
Menstrual Hygiene Day: The strange ideas people used to believe about periods

Menstrual Hygiene Day: The strange ideas people once had about periods

If one was missed, vomiting blood was seen as a viable alternative
The best work perks: From free travel cards to making dreams come true (really)

The quirks of work perks

From free travel cards to making dreams come true (really)
Is bridge the latest twee pastime to get hip?

Is bridge becoming hip?

The number of young players has trebled in the past year. Gillian Orr discovers if this old game has new tricks
Long author-lists on research papers are threatening the academic work system

The rise of 'hyperauthorship'

Now that academic papers are written by thousands (yes, thousands) of contributors, it's getting hard to tell workers from shirkers
The rise of Lego Clubs: How toys are helping children struggling with social interaction to build better relationships

The rise of Lego Clubs

How toys are helping children struggling with social interaction to build better relationships
5 best running glasses

On your marks: 5 best running glasses

Whether you’re pounding pavements, parks or hill passes, keep your eyes protected in all weathers
Joe Root: 'Ben Stokes gives everything – he’s rubbing off on us all'

'Ben Stokes gives everything – he’s rubbing off on us all'

Joe Root says the England dressing room is a happy place again – and Stokes is the catalyst
Raif Badawi: Wife pleads for fresh EU help as Saudi blogger's health worsens

Please save my husband

As the health of blogger Raif Badawi worsens in prison, his wife urges EU governments to put pressure on the Saudi Arabian royal family to allow her husband to join his family in Canada