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

Maria De Villota pictured earlier this year

F1 team Marussia rule out malfunction in Maria de Villota crash probe

Marussia have excluded their car as a contributory cause behind Maria De Villota's accident almost a fortnight ago.

The Focus ST in its new 'signature' colour of Tangerine Scream

Ford Focus ST

Is Ford's new Focus ST as punchy as its 'signature' tangerine colour?

Trio remanded on terrorism charges

Three men appeared in court today in connection with terrorism charges.

Lewis Hamilton with the Olympic torch

Lewis Hamilton begins latest leg of Olympic Torch Relay

Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton joked that he would have liked to have swapped his disappointing finish in the British Grand Prix yesterday for carrying the Olympic flame in his home town.

Over 830,000 enter Nissan and PlayStation GT Academy Online Competition

Bid to find this year's game driver to real life racer begins in earnest.

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Caterham Supersport

'If Mr Toad were in the market for a new car, this would be it'

Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button look at plans to race around the streets of London

Kevin Garside: London Grand Prix is likely to remain a harmless fantasy

What sets the British Grand Prix apart is the devotion of the crowd

Simmy Richman: The Emperor's New Clothes (01/07/12)

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Road death figures increase by 3%

The number of people killed on the roads rose last year for the first time since 2003.

Another Budget U-turn as George Osborne announces 3p fuel duty rise is to be axed

Fuel duty is to be frozen for the rest of this year George Osborne announced this afternoon – in yet another budget U-turn.

Violent Londonderry-based Irish republican group boasts it 'can do everything the IRA used to do'

A violent republican vigilante group which in recent years has murdered one man and wounded dozens of others has claimed it as both community support and stores of weapons and explosives.

Sport In Brief: Rising Welsh star of rallying dies after crashing during Sicily event

Gareth Roberts, who had been tipped for great things in the world of rallying, died after the car in which he was co-driver crashed during the Targo Florio rally in Sicily.

Decision time: will the radicals hold their nerve?

As fear of the financial abyss takes hold, Patrick Cockburn reports from Athens

Fernando Alonso’s fifth place can be seen as a positive for Ferrari

We must spend less, say Ferrari

Ferrari, once the highest-spending team in Formula 1, have called for cost controls to ensure that the way in which the sport is run reflects the world's economic situation.

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