Sport The pack of cars in action during the 2013 Monaco Grand Prix

Mercedes' Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton took the front row of the grid in qualifying yesterday

Motor Racing: Toyota given green light for F1 debut

TOYOTA HAVE been given the green light from Formula One organisers to make their debut as a full team. The Japanese firm revealed in a statement issued yesterday that the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile has "certified Toyota to fill the 12th slot".

Rallying: Burns yearns to steal McRae's thunder

RALLY OF GREAT BRITAIN Season's finale set to become straight fight between former champion and young pretender in front of home fans

Motoring; What do you want, a badge?

Seat is marketing the Toledo as a rival to Alfa Romeo. But, while it is fast and handsome, it lacks that sporting pedigree

Motor racing: Formula One chance for McRae

COLIN McRAE, the former world rally champion, has been offered a drive in Formula One. The 30-year-old Scot, who is set for victory today in the Rally of Portugal, will test drive a Stewart Formula One car later this year and could eventually make the switch to grand prix racing.

Motoring: Asian tiger; The verdict

Awesome thrust, awful interior - Michael Booth and readers find you can't have everything with the Subaru Impreza Turbo

Motoring: Bringing it all together in a drive for the top

With its fingers in many pies, it's the future of the motoring industry. John Simister visits Prodrive

Motor racing: Stewart hopeful of a better showing

JACKIE STEWART met the challenge of the age, intensified by the birth of the brash, upbeat British American Racing team, with a proclamation of renewed optimism yesterday. The Stewart Ford team unveiled the car that carries their hopes into a third Formula One World Championship season where the snipers lay in wait. Last year they under-achieved.

Motor sport: McRae finds a new focus with pounds 6m move to Ford

COLIN McRAE is to end his six-year partnership with Subaru at the end of this season and join Ford for a fee reported to be approaching pounds 6m a year, catapulting him into the earnings bracket of Formula One drivers like Damon Hill.

Rallying: McRae happy with third position

Colin McRae is looking forward to the second round of the World Rally Championship in Sweden next month after his completing his best- ever Monte Carlo Rally yesterday. The Scot finished third in his Subaru behind Spain's Carlos Sainz in the opening event of the year.

RAC Rally: McRae and Makinen eager to end psychological sparring

Tommi Makinen goes into the Network Q RAC rally, which starts tomorrow, needing only sixth place to retain his world title. Colin McRae, his only rival, must win his third RAC, with Makinen out of the first six, to deprive the Finn.

RAC Rally; McRae and Makinen eager to end psychological sparring

Tommi Makinen goes into the Network Q RAC rally, which starts tomorrow, needing only sixth place to retain his world title. Colin McRae, his only rival, must win his third RAC, with Makinen out of the first six, to deprive the Finn.

Rallying: Burns' talent may be decisive force in RAC Rally and title ra ce

The young British driver, Richard Burns, could play a key role in the destiny of the 1997 World Rally Championship. And a good performance, as he tells Derick Allsop, would mark him out as a future winner of the event.
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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

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Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee