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Cost cuts lifeline for British GP

Silverstone's fate rests in Ferrari's hands

Raikkonen offers rare challenge to Ferrari dominance

Where better for an underdog to shine than at Silverstone in front of an appreciative British crowd? Peter Sauber, one of the most straightforward people in the paddock, fights with a lot less than half the budget of the sport's top teams, but yesterday his team's efforts fell a mere five-thousandths of a second short of the fastest time as Kimi Raikkonen's revised McLaren led the way.

The editor who never was

Before he returned to radio, Nick Ferrari was set to edit Richard Desmond's proposed new London paper. He warns James Silver not to write off the proprietor's project just yet

Replay: 4 January 1889 - So how good were the heroes of Preston North End?

Let's get the silly stuff out of the way first: the long trouserly shorts, the moustaches, the risible pay, the trams that took the players to home games, the League season that demanded only 22 matches each, and the indisputable fact that none of them spoke French or drove a Ferrari.

Michelin face testing time

Hopes of a swift end to Ferrari's domination of Formula One look less likely than some had hoped after the tyre suppliers, Michelin, admitted they face a difficult time in Malaysia.

motoring: the verdict: Vantage point

The new DB7 has the power to rival Ferrari - but it still has the luxury and style our readers expect of an Aston Martin

motoring: Maximum horse power

Ferrari's radical new 360 Modena is an all-round success - it's bigger, lighter, stronger and faster. Michael Booth was invited to fling it round some corners

Motor Racing: Ferrari title short on acclaim in Italy

FERRARI MAY have won its first Formula One constructors' title in 16 years, but there was little joy in Italy on Monday.

Obituary: Victoria Sladen

THE BRITISH soprano Victoria Sladen, who sang with Sadler's Wells Opera (now English National Opera) and Covent Garden Opera (now the Royal Opera) in the 1940s and 1950s, excelled in roles such as Tosca, in which her outstanding good looks as well as her fine voice were displayed to best advantage.

It will take more than speed bumps to stop Mr Toad

MORE GOVERNMENT money to fight speeding motorists is the latest call from the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), members of which are meeting transport ministers in London today specifically to discuss speed limits.

The Verdict: Lotus blossoms

With its V8 engine and complete redesign, the Lotus Esprit no longer resembles a `doorstop on wheels'. Will our readers approve?

Motoring: The kryptonite factor

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's a super-fast French supercar. But what do our readers think of it? By Michael Booth

People and Business: Elevated

YESTERDAY was also Maundy Thursday, when the Queen hands out alms to the poor and silk to the barristers.

Security guard's Ferrari joyride

ONE CAN only imagine how many times Gareth Hemmings had gazed almost lustfully at the sleek, sporty lines of the Ferrari he was supposed to be watching over in his job as a showroom security guard.
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