Sport Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull speaks to the press during testing in Jerez

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

Robert Kubica remains confident of Formula One return following horror crash

Robert Kubica is convinced he will be in Formula One next year.

Williams expect to retain both F1 drivers

Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado and Brazilian Rubens Barrichello can expect to stay at Williams next season, according to the Formula One team's chairman Adam Parr.

Williams hope Renault deal can boost chances

Sir Frank Williams is convinced his team will again scale the heights of glory after rekindling their love affair with Renault.

Video: BMW invests £500 m in UK car production

BMW is investing £500 million in UK car production which will safeguard 5,000 jobs.

Watch out! LA prepares for Car-mageddon

"Stay the heck out of here" warned one Los Angeles official. "Just go on vacation," counseled another.

Now even the cheapest Picantos can be cool

Kia has moved quickly to address grumbles about the steep price of air-conditioning on its otherwise appealing new Picanto, due to hit UK showrooms in June.

Caught & Social: Gaga’s star car quality

Barack Obama’s "Beast"car might mean that he travels in a bullet-proof cavalcade of comfort, but he could learn a thing or two from Lady Gaga.

Renault chief wants Sutil to face charges

Force India driver Adrian Sutil could face police questioning after allegations were made against him of physical assault and grievous bodily harm. Sutil was reported to have been involved in an incident with Eric Lux, the chief executive of Genii Capital, which owns the Renault GP Formula One team, after the Chinese Grand Prix on 17 April.

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Renault driver Robert Kubica released from hospital

Renault driver Robert Kubica has left the Italian hospital where he has spent the last 10 weeks recovering from the injuries he suffered in a rally accident on February 6.

Kubica close to leaving hospital after horror crash

Robert Kubica is finally hoping to leave hospital within the next 10 days. The 26-year-old has been in hospital in Italy following his serious accident in the Ronde di Andora rally on 6 February.

The 50 best Cars

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Renault chief admits retaining Vitaly Petrov was a gamble

Renault team principal Eric Boullier has admitted to putting his neck on the line over the winter for Vitaly Petrov.

Luton joy over new Vauxhall van production

The next generation of Vauxhall's Vivaro van is to be built at its Luton factory, safeguarding the plant and over 1,000 jobs, it was announced tonight

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Israel-Gaza conflict: No victory for Israel despite weeks of death and devastation

Robert Fisk: No victory for Israel despite weeks of devastation

Palestinians have won: they are still in Gaza, and Hamas is still there
Mary Beard writes character reference for Twitter troll who called her a 'slut'

Unlikely friends: Mary Beard and the troll who called her a ‘filthy old slut’

The Cambridge University classicist even wrote the student a character reference
America’s new apartheid: Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone

America’s new apartheid

Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone
Amazon is buying Twitch for £600m - but why do people want to watch others playing Xbox?

What is the appeal of Twitch?

Amazon is buying the video-game-themed online streaming site for £600m - but why do people want to watch others playing Xbox?
Tip-tapping typewriters, ripe pongs and slides in the office: Bosses are inventing surprising ways of making us work harder

How bosses are making us work harder

As it is revealed that one newspaper office pumps out the sound of typewriters to increase productivity, Gillian Orr explores the other devices designed to motivate staff
Manufacturers are struggling to keep up with the resurgence in vinyl records

Hard pressed: Resurgence in vinyl records

As the resurgence in vinyl records continues, manufacturers and their outdated machinery are struggling to keep up with the demand
Tony Jordan: 'I turned down the chance to research Charles Dickens for a TV series nine times ... then I found a kindred spirit'

A tale of two writers

Offered the chance to research Charles Dickens for a TV series, Tony Jordan turned it down. Nine times. The man behind EastEnders and Life on Mars didn’t feel right for the job. Finally, he gave in - and found an unexpected kindred spirit
Could a later start to the school day be the most useful educational reform of all?

Should pupils get a lie in?

Doctors want a later start to the school day so that pupils can sleep later. Not because teenagers are lazy, explains Simon Usborne - it's all down to their circadian rhythms
Prepare for Jewish jokes – as Jewish comedians get their own festival

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... as Jewish comedians get their own festival
SJ Watson: 'I still can't quite believe that Before I Go to Sleep started in my head'

A dream come true for SJ Watson

Watson was working part time in the NHS when his debut novel, Before I Go to Sleep, became a bestseller. Now it's a Hollywood movie, too. Here he recalls the whirlwind journey from children’s ward to A-list film set
10 best cycling bags for commuters

10 best cycling bags for commuters

Gear up for next week’s National Cycle to Work day with one of these practical backpacks and messenger bags
Paul Scholes: Three at the back isn’t working yet but given time I’m hopeful Louis van Gaal can rebuild Manchester United

Paul Scholes column

Three at the back isn’t working yet but given time I’m hopeful Louis van Gaal can rebuild Manchester United
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Kate Bush shows a voice untroubled by time

A preamble, then a coup de théâtre - and suddenly the long wait felt worth it
Robot sheepdog technology could be used to save people from burning buildings

The science of herding is cracked

Mathematical model would allow robots to be programmed to control crowds and save people from burning buildings
Tyrant: Is the world ready for a Middle Eastern 'Dallas'?

This tyrant doesn’t rule

It’s billed as a Middle Eastern ‘Dallas’, so why does Fox’s new drama have a white British star?