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Mercedes take front row as new rule limits communications between the teams and their drivers

It's go, go go for £280 motor racing track as planners shrug off environmental concerns

Opposition included the Brecon Beacons National Park and environmental watchdog Natural Resources Wales

An engineer checks the new Kevlar-enforced rear tyres of McLaren drivers Sergio Perez and Jenson Button in preparation for the German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring

Pirelli insist they will not quit F1 despite drivers' threat to boycott German Grand Prix

A number of tyre blowouts occurred at the British Grand Prix

Guardian media firm makes £186m, but pays only £200,000 tax

The events and magazines company Top Right Group ran up a corporation tax bill of just £200,000 despite making a pre-tax profit of £186.2m last year.

Nico Rosberg
was once again faster than Lewis Hamilton in practice

FIA tyre hearing sees Mercedes blame Pirelli for tests

Mercedes mounted a robust defence of their position in today's FIA hearing into last month's controversial Barcelona test by insisting that the responsibility for organising and conducting the three-day programme rested solely with tyre supplier Pirelli.

Michael Dunlop in action at the Gooseneck during Practice of the Isle of Man TT

Matt Butler: Fetch me my cords, the TT bikers have taken the island

View From The Sofa: Isle of Man TT, ITV4

Jamie Merrill and the Porsche Cayman in which he was assessed on his safe driving

Spot fines and safety on the roads: Confessions of a chastened petrol head

With new penalties looming Jamie Merrill decides it’s time to check his driving habits

Tom Sykes flawless in Donington superbikes

Tom Sykes claimed double victory at Donington Park to move to within four points of the lead in the superbike World Championship.

Ministers want to set up traffic courts to reduce court delays

Special courts will deal will traffic-light jumpers and speeding motorists

Ministers want to free up time for more serious cases

Tesco to sell pension annunities

Britain's biggest grocer Tesco has announced plans to launch a pension annuity comparison service. The move is seen as an attempt to tap into the lucrative at retirement market, in which more than 400,000 people each year buy annuities to pay an annual income for life.

Bahrain Grand Prix: Protesters burn tyres in the streets

Protesters seeking to highlight Bahrain’s political problems blocked Manama Street in the capital.

Williams development driver Susie Wolff (right), and Sir Sterling Moss, bottom left

Women lack the 'mental aptitude' to race in Formula One, says Sir Stirling Moss

Williams development driver Susie Wolff 'completely disagrees' with 16 time Grand Prix winner

Sport on TV: Britain slow out of traps but it could be a hole lot worse

It's hard to watch Paul McGann without thinking of Withnail & I. A four-part history of British motoring evokes images of Richard E. Grant weaving in and out of the motorway traffic in his Mark II Jaguar. "What's going on?" demands "I" when he wakes up in the back seat. "I'm making time," shrieks a wild-eyed Withnail. So it was appropriate that the first part should be about speed – "like a dozen transatlantic flights without ever getting off the plane". Sadly, McGann is not lying in the bath eating saveloy and chips while presenting the programme The Petrol Age (Sky Atlantic, Thursday), but he gets to drive a lot of old bangers rather than eat them.

Sebastian Vettel celebrates winning his third world title

F1 2013 calender: Which channel is the Grand Prix on?

BBC and Sky share rights to the Formula One season

Alex Zanardi at the 2012 Paralympic Games

Alex Zanardi: next stop Rio 2016 for the comeback kid who never gave up

Former F1 driver, who lost his legs in a crash 11 years ago, won paracycling gold at London 2012 and tells Robin Scott-Elliot his amazing journey is far from over

Matt Butler: On your bike, Jonathan – studio tactics are all wrong

World Track Cycling, BBC2
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