Sport Ross Brawn could return to Formula One should the team principal role become available at McLaren

Dennis returned to his role as group chief executive officer and it is understood that Whitmarsh will not be team principal come the season-opening race in Australia

Thousands turned out to pay their respects to the late Fast & Furious star Paul Walker during a special public memorial and car rally in Los Angeles over the weekend

Paul Walker: Fans hold memorial and car rally for Fast & Furious actor

Thousands turned out to pay their respects to the late Fast & Furious star

A pensive Jenson Button is glad to be ‘home’ at Silverstone

F1: Jenson Button says McLaren's image has changed

The former world champion has struggled this season in an uncompetitive car

Lotus ready for pole position

Loss-making F1 team is rumoured to have a new investor, reports Mark Leftly
Hamilton gave McLaren a fourth consecutive pole for the first time since 1999

McLaren win tax verdict over spying scandal

McLaren successfully argued the £32million fine they were handed over the 2007 spying scandal should be tax deductible, it has been revealed.

Lewis Hamilton has had a series of run-ins with Felipe Massa this year

Lewis Hamilton must avoid distractions to succeed says former driver John Watson

John Watson is hoping Lewis Hamilton found a way to counterbalance his life during Formula One's winter break if he is to become world champion again this season.

Jarno Trulli of Team Lotus during the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix

Iley to make move to Team Lotus

Team Lotus have confirmed the appointment of John Iley as their new performance director.

McLaren MP4-12C

It scorches to 62mph in 3.3 seconds – but it's its sweet nature that beats those Italian fireworks

McLaren cuts losses and tilts new supercar at US

Revenue at supercar manufacturer McLaren Automotive fell by 10 per cent to £82.2m in the year ending 31 December 2009 according to its latest accounts. The fall was driven by a drop in production of McLaren's SLR which will be superseded next spring by the 200mph MP4-12C.

Incredible Hulk of US motoring reaches the end of the road

It was a true American icon – a 'muscle car' for motoring romantics. But now the Pontiac is no more. Sean O'Grady mourns its passing

Business Diary: McLaren's ideal shop window

Shocking news from One Hyde Park, a posh apartment block being developed in the heart of Knightsbridge: the residents of this exclusive development will have to share it with a car showroom. Now, admittedly, the cars on show are from McLaren Automotive, the racing car team, which is launching the McLaren MP4-1C high-performance sports car next year – yours for $250,000 – but even so.

McLaren accelerates into debt to build new 'super-car' factory

Motor giant borrows £40m for its £175,000 MP4-1C, which can hit 124mph in less than 10 seconds

McLaren shows off new super-car

McLaren has revealed its long-awaited, technology-packed new road car, the MP4-12C. Several of its technical features draw upon McLaren's experience in motor racing. The most notable of these is probably the extensive use of carbon fibre, which makes for an exceptionally strong and stiff body structure.

Observations: Clint Eastwood, a fistful of muscle cars...and that pink Cadillac

If you are the kind of gnarly old Hollywood grand-daddy who seems to have been hewn from the very rock on which America was built – in other words, Clint Eastwood – your film career can probably be oversimplified to three or four props. In his case these might be: horses, guns, stubble and cars. Automobiles have always been central to Eastwood's machismo, as important to his masculine image as the once-ever-present cheroot hanging from his mouth.

Games Review: Midnight Club: Los Angeles

PS3, Xbox 360,Rockstar, £44.99
Career Services

Day In a Page

Independent Travel
Burgundy, the River Rhone & Provence – Five-star MS Swiss Corona 7 nights from £999pp
Lake Como St Moritz & the Bernina Express 7 nights from £809pp
Vietnam
Lake Maggiore, Orta & the Matterhorn 7 nights from £939pp
South Africa
Spain
Prices correct as of 19 December 2014
Isis in Iraq: Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment by militants

'Jilan killed herself in the bathroom. She cut her wrists and hanged herself'

Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment
Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
He's behind you, dude!

US stars in UK panto

From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?
Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there