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Spanish driver Maria de Villota has lost her sight in one eye following her crash in a test for the Marussia team at Duxford, in Cambridgeshire, on Tuesday, the team have confirmed.

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immersed in this project

Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button unveil London Grand Prix plan

Santander, the bank, last night officially revealed its dramatic concept for a Formula One grand prix on the streets of London, with the support of Bernie Ecclestone and world champions Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button who drive for the McLaren team which they sponsor.

Roy Salvadori: Racing driver who triumphed at Le Mans

Roy Salvadori, a Londoner despite his Italian parentage, was a tough racer best known for his success at Le Mans with Aston Martin. Coincidentally, he died three weeks after his partner in that epic success, Carroll Shelby.

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Fernando Alonso feels there is a lack of respect amongst Formula One drivers these days that did not exist many years ago.

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