Carlos Sousa held off a trio of Minis to claim stage one in the car classification as the two-week Dakar Rally got under way in Argentina.
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Friday 20 November 2009
The former world champion Kimi Raikkonen has confirmed he will take a one-year sabbatical from Formula One next season and says it is uncertain whether he will return in 2011.
Monday 26 October 2009
Monday 26 October 2009
Sebastien Loeb clinched his sixth world rally title with victory in the final race of the season, the Rally of Great Britain.
Sunday 25 October 2009
When Matthew Wilson was a child he would tear out of his school uniform and head to the workshops behind the family home to see what his dad was doing. It's no wonder he wanted to lend a hand: Malcolm, a champion rally driver, would likely be tinkering with a high-spec Ford Escort. These days it's Matthew in the driving seat, Britain's sole World Rally Championship competitor – and the man aiming to follow legends Colin McRae and Richard Burns to the title.
Saturday 24 October 2009
Sébastien Loeb tears through the Welsh countryside outside Cardiff in his Citroën C4 during the opening leg of the Rally of Great Britain. The Frenchman won four of yesterday's six stages to lead by 5.3 seconds after day one.
Thursday 01 October 2009
Kimi Raikkonen is unsure if he will continue in Formula One after being ousted as a Ferrari driver, saying today that it would require an offer from a top team to keep him in the sport.
Friday 18 September 2009
Thursday 10 September 2009
Kimi Raikkonen has hailed new team-mate Giancarlo Fisichella as an "expert driver" who can help guarantee Ferrari third place in this year's Formula One constructors' championship.
Monday 03 August 2009
Mikko Hirvonen easily held off Sebastien Loeb on the final day to win the Rally Finland yesterday and extend his overall championship lead.
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Saturday 18 July 2009
Saturday 23 May 2009
Friday 08 May 2009
For more than a century, the name of Cholmondeley has gone unchallenged as one of the most powerful in Kenya, epitomising the white settlers' colonial lifestyle of privilege and earthly excess.
Wednesday 25 March 2009
Maybe there are a million chickens hidden away in the sheds occupying just one small fraction of a corner of Enstone airfield. It's hard to guess how many – endless sheds, endless chickens and eggs, stinking to high heaven even in the cleansing whistle of the stiff spring breeze. The breeze has been the star of the show this week and on Saturday it was thrilling, riffling the expanses of tufty grass then falling away to nothing so I could feel the sun on my face.
Friday 13 February 2009
Monday 08 December 2008
World champion Sébastien Loeb rounded off his season in fine style yesterday by claiming his maiden Wales Rally GB victory in dramatic style. The Frenchman had entered the final leg trailing Ford's Jari-Matti Latvala by 7.3 seconds but set about trimming that lead with the fastest times on the first two of yesterday's four stages, moving to within 1.4 seconds of the Finn, who struggled in the slippery conditions.
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