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Former Formula One test driver Maria de Villota has died at the age of 33. Spaniard De Villota was the daughter of former F1 driver Emilio, and competed in F3, GTs, touring cars and the Superleague Formula before joining up with Marussia. On July 3 last year, whilst testing for Marussia, De Villota was involved in a freak accident...

John Watson believes McLaren have targeted the best driver in F1 after team principal Martin Whitmarsh admitted the team would like to re-sign Fernando Alonso. The Spaniard is unsettled at Ferrari and the British based side are hoping to persuade the 32-year-old to join their ranks. When asked whether McLaren would be interested in Alonso, Whitmarsh said: “Yes, any...

This column appears in the current edition of Sport magazine. Download the free Sport iPad app from the Apple Newsstand, and follow on Twitter @Sportmaguk Even Sebastian Vettel must be getting bored of this. After his win at last weekend's Korean Grand Prix, his fourth in a row, the German told reporters that he “wasn't thinking about the title”. Although he should have...

Formula One driver Jules Bianchi is no longer in an artificial coma but remains unconscious and in a critical condition, his family have said. The 25-year-old Frenchman suffered a diffuse axonal injury to his brain, which involves widespread damage, in an horrific crash in wet conditions at the Japanese Grand Prix on October 5. He underwent immediate surgery upon...

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This article appears in the current edition of Sport magazine. Download the free iPad app from the Apple Newsstand. Who is on the grid this year? What are their prospects? Formula One pundit David Coulthard explains all, and we make a few predictions of our own, in our guide to the new F1 season. Red Bull#1 – Sebastian Vettel 2013:...

Sebastian Vettel won the battle of the Red Bulls to claim the 27th victory of his Formula One career in Malaysia. The German driver was involved in an exhilarating battle with team-mate Mark Webber late in the race and at one stage team principal Christian Horner had to to admonish the triple world champion over his radio. The 25-year-old,...

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Supremo. Head honcho. Chief. Boss. Whether you use one of these words or something stronger, one thing is clear: Bernie Ecclestone maintains his iron grip on Formula 1. For decades, he’s been the driving force behind the sport’s modernisation, and has fronted a relentless drive to expand it to new territories. At 84, Ecclestone’s hold is as tight as ever. But, going...

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Marussia driver Jules Bianchi remains "critical but stable" in hospital following his horrific accident at the Japanese Grand Prix on October 5, his family said on Thursday. The 25-year-old Frenchman suffered a diffuse axonal injury to his brain, where the damage is more widespread, after crashing into a recovery vehicle at Suzuka almost four weeks ago, and underwent immediate...

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Any suggestions that Sebastian Vettel would go easy after securing his fourth successive drivers’ crown were misguided, as the German driver put on a masterclass to win a record-equalling seventh race in a row and his eleventh of the season. The Red Bull man, fresh from securing another championship crown last weekend, was at his imperious best around Abu...

Ahead of this weekend’s season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, talkSPORT caught up with Mercedes pair Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg as they prepare to fight it out for the title. The race, taking place at the Yas Marina Circuit, will see double points awarded to the winner for the very first time. Hamilton currently sits 17 points ahead of...

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