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For the third day running in Jerez, Red Bull were forced to bring an early end to their test.

Sebastian Vettel will not dominate rest of season says team-mate Mark Webber

Mark Webber has written off Red Bull team-mate Sebastian Vettel's chances of reasserting his dominance this season.

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Rexam sees demand fizz

Rexam, Europe's largest drinks can maker, yesterday beat forecasts with a 19 per cent rise in first-half profit, helped by demand for energy and ice tea drinks and a growing trend among cash-strapped shoppers to consume at home.

Vettel urges Red Bull to work harder after third straight defeat

Second place is the first loser, so they say, but Fernando Alonso had no quibbles with that position. "I'm extremely happy with today's result," the Ferrari driver declared. "We had a weekend that probably was not the easiest one. But even with the difficulties we are second and fighting for victory, so this is a fantastic achievement. Second in Valencia, first at Silverstone and second here.

Caught in the Net: Tyler and Pusha T in bass-rap combo

Tyler the Creator and his Odd Future cohorts have been getting non-stop attention in the last few months and the young LA rapper is showing no signs of letting up.

Webber dismisses Red Bull exit talk

Mark Webber has admitted Sunday's team orders saga has no bearing on his future as he is already in "positive" talks with Red Bull regarding a new contract.

Webber defies Renault diffuser confusion to pole

"This isn't a reply to the rule changes," Mark Webber insisted yesterday – but it certainly looked that way here as the winner of the 2010 British Grand Prix and his championship-leading team-mate, Sebastian Vettel, wrapped up the front row of the grid for today's race.

Red Bull: New diffuser ban could hit us hardest

Red Bull are likely to be hit hard by technical changes banning "off-throttle blown diffusers", according to the team's chief technical officer, Adrian Newey.

Vettel grabs pole at Canadian Grand Prix

Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel chalked up his sixth pole position in seven races at the Canadian Grand Prix today to maintain Red Bull's stranglehold on qualifying.

Cost of Red Bull's F1 dominance tops £420m

The Austrian energy-drinks company Red Bull has spent a total of £422.4m on Formula One (F1) since buying its team from Ford at the end of 2004, according to new research.

Adrian Newey: The hottest property in F1 but what is his secret?

The self-effacing engineer has won world titles with three different teams and gives Red Bull wings. He talks to David Tremayne

Vettel enjoys chance to sit back and watch the world fail to go by

Sebastian Vettel has been watching more of his rivals' on-track efforts this weekend than he usually does. More often than not in recent races they've been barely visible in his Red Bull's rear-view mirrors, but after his heavy shunt in the rain on Friday morning he had to sit out the afternoon session as his car was repaired, then yesterday afternoon he and histeam-mate, Mark Webber, each elected to do only one run in the final qualifying session, and thus watched their rivals trying to knock them off the front row of the grid.

Mario Polegato: A shoemaker famed for being one step ahead

The Business Interview: Cutting-edge technology and high-profile endorsements have built the Geox brand, its chairman and founder tells James Thompson

Champion admits Red Bull's two-stop strategy backfired

Sebastian Vettel took his first defeat of 2011 on the chin, and was adamant that second place in the Chinese Grand Prix was no disappointment on an afternoon when a bold, two-stop strategy failed to pay off.

Extreme Sailing Series hit by 'challenging' conditions

Collisions and capsizes punctuated the second day of the Extreme Sailing Series regatta off the Olympic sailing venue of Qingdao on Friday.

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