Sport Alex Gurney secured pole position at the Daytone 24 Hours

Gurney beat Britain's Richard Westbrook to take the early bragging rights for GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing

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

Drive: Journeys Through Film, Cities
and Landscapes, By Iain Borden

The book generally cruises along at an exhilarating speed over scenic routes

At least 30 Nascar fans hurt in horror crash at Daytona

A horrifying crash on the last lap of a race at Daytona International Speedway injured at least 30 fans yesterday and provided another stark reminder of what can happen when a car going nearly 200 mph is suddenly launched toward the spectator areas.

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Middle East crisis: We know all too much about the cruelty of Isis – but all too little about who they are

We know all too much about the cruelty of Isis – but all too little about who they are

Now Obama has seen the next US reporter to be threatened with beheading, will he blink, asks Robert Fisk
Neanderthals lived alongside humans for centuries, latest study shows

Final resting place of our Neanderthal neighbours revealed

Bones dated to 40,000 years ago show species may have died out in Belgium species co-existed
Scottish independence: The new Scots who hold fate of the UK in their hands

The new Scots who hold fate of the UK in their hands

Scotland’s immigrants are as passionate about the future of their adopted nation as anyone else
Britain's ugliest buildings: Which monstrosities should be nominated for the Dead Prize?

Blight club: Britain's ugliest buildings

Following the architect Cameron Sinclair's introduction of the Dead Prize, an award for ugly buildings, John Rentoul reflects on some of the biggest blots on the UK landscape
eBay's enduring appeal: Online auction site is still the UK's most popular e-commerce retailer

eBay's enduring appeal

The online auction site is still the UK's most popular e-commerce site
Culture Minister Ed Vaizey: ‘lack of ethnic minority and black faces on TV is weird’

'Lack of ethnic minority and black faces on TV is weird'

Culture Minister Ed Vaizey calls for immediate action to address the problem
Artist Olafur Eliasson's latest large-scale works are inspired by the paintings of JMW Turner

Magic circles: Artist Olafur Eliasson

Eliasson's works will go alongside a new exhibition of JMW Turner at Tate Britain. He tells Jay Merrick why the paintings of his hero are ripe for reinvention
Josephine Dickinson: 'A cochlear implant helped me to discover a new world of sound'

Josephine Dickinson: 'How I discovered a new world of sound'

After going deaf as a child, musician and poet Josephine Dickinson made do with a hearing aid for five decades. Then she had a cochlear implant - and everything changed
Greggs Google fail: Was the bakery's response to its logo mishap a stroke of marketing genius?

Greggs gives lesson in crisis management

After a mishap with their logo, high street staple Greggs went viral this week. But, as Simon Usborne discovers, their social media response was anything but half baked
Matthew McConaughey has been singing the praises of bumbags (shame he doesn't know how to wear one)

Matthew McConaughey sings the praises of bumbags

Shame he doesn't know how to wear one. Harriet Walker explains the dos and don'ts of fanny packs
7 best quadcopters and drones

Flying fun: 7 best quadcopters and drones

From state of the art devices with stabilised cameras to mini gadgets that can soar around the home, we take some flying objects for a spin
Joey Barton: ‘I’ve been guilty of getting a bit irate’

Joey Barton: ‘I’ve been guilty of getting a bit irate’

The midfielder returned to the Premier League after two years last weekend. The controversial character had much to discuss after his first game back
Andy Murray: I quit while I’m ahead too often

Andy Murray: I quit while I’m ahead too often

British No 1 knows his consistency as well as his fitness needs working on as he prepares for the US Open after a ‘very, very up and down’ year
Ferguson: In the heartlands of America, a descent into madness

A descent into madness in America's heartlands

David Usborne arrived in Ferguson, Missouri to be greeted by a scene more redolent of Gaza and Afghanistan
BBC’s filming of raid at Sir Cliff’s home ‘may be result of corruption’

BBC faces corruption allegation over its Sir Cliff police raid coverage

Reporter’s relationship with police under scrutiny as DG is summoned by MPs to explain extensive live broadcast of swoop on singer’s home