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.

Renault Twizy

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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

From sporty hot hatches to family-friendly estates, David Wilkins takes this year's top motors for a test drive

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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How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?

A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
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Handy hacks that make life easier

New book reveals how to rid your email inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone with a loo-roll
KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker
Renée Zellweger's real crime has been to age in an industry that prizes women's youth over humanity

'Renée Zellweger's real crime was to age'

The actress's altered appearance raised eyebrows at Elle's Women in Hollywood awards on Monday
From Cinderella to The Jungle Book, Disney plans live-action remakes of animated classics

Disney plans live-action remakes of animated classics

From Cinderella to The Jungle Book, Patrick Grafton-Green wonders if they can ever recapture the old magic
Thousands of teenagers to visit battlefields of the First World War in new Government scheme

Pupils to visit First World War battlefields

A new Government scheme aims to bring the the horrors of the conflict to life over the next five years
The 10 best smartphone accessories

Make the most of your mobile: 10 best smartphone accessories

Try these add-ons for everything from secret charging to making sure you never lose your keys again
Mario Balotelli substituted at half-time against Real Madrid: Was this shirt swapping the real reason?

Liverpool v Real Madrid

Mario Balotelli substituted at half-time. Was shirt swapping the real reason?
West Indies tour of India: Hurricane set to sweep Windies into the shadows

Hurricane set to sweep Windies into the shadows

Decision to pull out of India tour leaves the WICB fighting for its existence with an off-field storm building
Indiana serial killer? Man arrested for murdering teenage prostitute confesses to six other murders - and police fear there could be many more

A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
Fukushima nuclear crisis: Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on - and may never return home

Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?