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

Tense calm in Bahrain as F1 chiefs say Grand Prix to go ahead

The Bahrain Grand Prix will go ahead next weekend despite concerns over security but the race organisers' decision has split opinion in the Gulf state, which has been shaken by a year of anti-government protests.

View from Bahrain: 'Safe? They use so much tear gas we can hardly breathe'

Human-rights activists on the island say that clashes in the streets have trebled in recent weeks
Enzo Ferrari Museum

Where the car's the star

The Enzo Ferrari Museum in Italy is a fitting memorial to its maverick creator as well as a racing giant. By Jay Merrick

Enzo Ferrari Museum

The fast show: Italy's Enzo Ferrari Museum is a fitting memorial to its maverick creator

Jan Kaplicky knew how to fail, brilliantly, better than any other architect in the 21st century. The practice that he and Amanda Levete ran in London's swish Holland Park was called Future Systems, and it became famous for losing architectural competitions with building designs that ranged from gleaming amoebas to towering, ribbed condoms. Even so, they delivered two of Britain's most extrovert buildings, the periscopic Lord's Media Centre, and the glittering supersized basque known as Birmingham's Selfridges.

The Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix was last held in 2010

F1 teams leave Bahrain Grand Prix decision to FIA

The paddock in Shanghai will this weekend form the meeting place for one of the most crucial discussions in Formula One history.

Susie Wolff joins Williams

Susie Wolff has become the second woman in recent weeks to join a Formula One team as a development driver.

Deadline set as Formula 1 listing process begins

CVC Capital Partners has set a Friday deadline for banks hoping to play a role in Formula 1's flotation in Singapore, in a sign that the process for the expected $1.5bn (£940m) initial public offering is formally under way, with plans for a July listing.

Listing process begins for Formula 1

CVC Capital Partners has set a Friday deadline for banks hoping to play a role in Formula 1's flotation in Singapore, in a sign that the process for the expected $1.5bn (£940m) initial public offering is formally under way, with plans for a July listing.

Carteham School driver, Ben Dillon, in his final race. His school is the national champions of BSKC 2012

Students win dream McLaren F1 prize at karting championship

Over 600 teams with more than 1850 students entered the British Schools Karting Championship (BSKC) this year for a chance to not just win a trophy but to win a visit to the famous McLaren Technology Centre.

The Bahrain Grand Prix was cancelled last season

F1 teams have final say over Bahrain Grand Prix admits Bernie Ecclestone

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone today admitted teams would have the final say over whether they compete in the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Calls to drop Bahrain race

The 2012 Bahrain Grand Prix, which is due to take place on 22 April, was in doubt yesterday after it was reported that team sources had suggested a cancellation would not be a surprise and that flights from the Chinese Grand Prix, on 15 April, had been scheduled in order to bypass Bahrain if the race was called off.

Rethink call on Bahrain Grand Prix decision

Pressure was mounting on the motorsport authorities today to reconsider the decision to go ahead with this year's Bahrain Grand Prix.

The Ten: Obsession for Gamers

10 best games to obsess over

We've all been there, crafting every item conceivable in Skyrim, building a bathroom in Minecraft 'just because' or replaying the same section of Metal Gear Solid 4 until we get through without being spotted (you know, like a proper spy). But where do our obsessions really lie? Here's a list of ten games which don’t just demand to be completed, but rather exhausted. Without further ado we give you: Obsession for Gamers.

Clint Dempsey out jumps Zak Whitbread

Clint Dempsey can make Martin Jol's day by staying at Fulham

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Never mind what you're wearing

It's what you're reclining on that matters
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Marginal Streets project documents voters

Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
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The real-life kingdom of Westeros

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How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
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Samuel West interview

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Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

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Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

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