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F1 round-up: Local teams bring the curtain down on 2017 season in fitting fashion

The curtain came down on the 2017 F1 season in Abu Dhabi on Sunday when Mercedes capped off another fine campaign with a fittingly dominant one-two finish.

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Hamilton celebrates in style

Superb Hamilton overcomes early setback to capture historic fourth F1 crown

Lewis Hamilton hailed the ‘incredible work’ of the people back in Brackley for their part in his success after the Mercedes driver clinched his fourth World Championship title, putting him among the sport’s greatest ever drivers.

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Formula Silverstone single seater

Gift experience day at Silverstone is full of speed and thrills

If the man in your life loves cars and wants to drive a fast one, then there is no better place than Silverstone near Towcester.

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WATCH: Engineers turn Nissan into 190mph radio controlled car and race around Silverstone

Engineers have transformed a Nissan GT-R into the world’s ultimate radio controlled racer - capable of 196MPH - and raced it around Silverstone.

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Lewis Hamilton

Hamilton and Vettel to resume rivalry as F1 returns from summer break

The 2017 F1 season resumes in Belgium this weekend with all eyes on Lewis Hamilton as he continues his chase of Sebastian Vettel at the head of the standings.

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Lewis Hamilton crowdsurfs after his fourth consecutive British GP win

‘Proud’ Lewis Hamilton wins British Grand Prix in Northamptonshire

Silverstone welcomed more than 140,000 racing fans who saw Lewis Hamilton claim the fifth British Grand Prix of his career, and his fourth consecutive win at the Northamptonshire circuit, on an overcast but warm day.

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Lewis Hamilton has eyes on the prize

Silverstone preview: Upbeat Hamilton chases history

Lewis Hamilton will be aiming to join an exclusive club of drivers when the British Grand Prix takes place this weekend, but the race has been overshadowed by increasing uncertainty over Silverstone’s future as an F1 host.

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Chase Carey. Picture by James Beckett

F1 boss slams Silverstone owners for ‘public posturing’

Formula 1 boss Chase Carey has expressed his ‘deep regret’ at the Silverstone Circuit owning British Racing Drivers’ Club’s decision to publicly announce they are activating the break clause in the contract to host the British Grand Prix.

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Local battle: Perez leads Hamilton and Ocon in Austria

Austria GP review: Bottas muscles in on title battle

The 2017 F1 title race may have a new member in the form of Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas after his victory in Austria on Sunday brought him into the mix and he reeled in both Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel.

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Lewis Hamilton pictured on his way to winning the 2016 British Grand Prix at Silverstone

Fresh doubt cast over Silverstone Grand Prix from 2019

Fresh doubt has been cast over the British Grand Prix at Silverstone after the circuit’s owners, the British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC), formally triggered the break clause in its contract with Formula 1 and its owners Liberty Media.

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British Racing Drivers Club trigger break clause with Formula 1 owners Liberty Media

BREAKING NEWS: Silverstone and British Racing Drivers’ Club trigger break clause with Formula 1 owners Liberty Media

The British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC), owner of Silverstone racing circuit, has formally triggered the break clause in its contract with Formula 1 and its owners Liberty Media.

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Lewis Hamilton on his way to victory in Canada

F1 news: Masterful Hamilton sweeps to dominant victory as local teams chalk up points

Lewis Hamilton returned to his brilliant best as he produced an utterly dominant weekend of racing to cruise to a emphatic victory at the Canadian Grand Prix.

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Sergio Perez (right) at the start of Sunday's race

F1 round-up: Mercedes now ‘underdogs’ in title race as Hamilton leaves Monaco upbeat despite problems

It was not the outcome he wanted nor one he would have expected but Lewis Hamilton was relieved to at least limit the damage to a seventh place finish in Sunday’s frustrating and problematic Monaco Grand Prix.

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Rallycross track launched at Silverstone

Rallycross track launched at Silverstone

A new rallycross circuit at Silverstone was unveiled this week, the track set to host the World RX Championship at the local motorsport venue next season.

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Hamilton and Vettel jostle for the lead at the start of Sunday's race

Hamilton reigns in Spain after Mercedes outfox Ferrari to edge to thrilling victory

Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes team delivered the perfect response to any potential doubters on Sunday when they bounced back to winning ways with fine victory in a captivating Spanish Grand Prix.

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Valtteri Bottas leads a the start of the Russian Grand Prix at the Sochi Autodrom two weeks ago - a race he won (Photo courtesy of Sochi Autodrom Media)

Spanish Grand Prix: Hamilton hoping for a change of luck as Mercedes and Ferrari resume battle

Formula 1 returns to Spain this weekend and Lewis Hamilton will be hoping the change of scenery prompts a change of fortune as he looks to get back on track following recent struggles.

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Ever fancied trying parachuting but afraid of heights...? The Army have the perfect thing for you at Silverstone this weekend

The British Army is holding an engagement event at Silverstone Circuit, Towcester on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 April where local people seeking a challenge, adventure or training either in their spare-time or as a full-time career can find out about a wide variety of paid opportunities.

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Lewis Hamilton leads at the start of the Chinese Grand Prix

Masterful Hamilton sweeps to dominant victory in China

Lewis Hamilton led from start to finish to dominantly win the second round of the F1 World Championship in China for the Brackley-based Mercedes team, write Colin and James Beckett.

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Carlos Sainz finished seventh in last weekend's Chinese Grand Prix (Photo courtesy of Red Bull Media)

Toro Rosso’s Sainz delighted with seventh place in China

Carlos Sainz was delighted with his seventh place in the Chinese Grand Prix.

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Lewis Hamilton leads from Vettel during Sunday's race

F1 round-up: Local trio encouraged by season opener as Ferrari draw first blood

Lewis Hamilton may have set the pace during two practice days at the Albert Park track in Melbourne for the Australian Grand Prix, but when the chequered flag fell at the end of the opening race of the 2017 World Championship, it was the Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel in the lead.

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