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On my radar: Tom Felton’s cultural highlights

The Harry Potter actor on a play about teen depression, his George Harrison fix, and the Lin-Manuel Miranda film he’s obsessed withBorn in Surrey in 1987, actor Tom Felton rose to fame playing Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter films. His other film roles include Anna and the King, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and Amma Asante’s Belle and A United Kingdom. He is also a musician, and is one of the founders of Six String Productions, a recording company devoted to signing young musical artists. He...
Tags: Books, Music, Film, Theatre, George Harrison, Sport, Culture, Formula One, Motor sport, United Kingdom, Stage, Harry Potter, Surrey, Tom Felton, Anna, Belle


Dakar Rally 2022: veterans, debuts and biofuels – a photo essay

This year’s rally once again returned to Saudi Arabia where 750 competitors in 430 vehicles traversed more than 8,000km over 12 stages. The rally started and ended in Jeddah, going through canyons and cliffs in the Neom region, passing by the Red Sea coastline, into stretches of dunes surrounding the capital Riyadh.Click here to check out images of the rally from yesteryearFrom Jeddah to Riyadh and everywhere in between, this has been a visually spectacular year at the Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabi...
Tags: Photography, Saudi Arabia, Sport, Middle East and North Africa, Motor sport, Bahrain, Rallying, Jeddah, Riyadh, Dakar, Red Sea, Dakar Rally, Nani Roma, Riyadh Click, Alex Haro Bravo, Al Dawadimi


French Dakar rally driver out of coma as team say bomb caused blast

Saudi authorities accused of trying to cover up cause of explosion which left Philippe Boutron badly injuredA French rally driver who was seriously injured in an explosion in Jeddah last week has emerged from a coma, while his team have claimed Saudi Arabian authorities are trying to cover up the cause of the incident.Philippe Boutron sustained serious injuries in the blast outside a hotel near Jeddah’s international airport a week ago. The explosion damaged a support vehicle he was driving for ...
Tags: Europe, France, Saudi Arabia, Sport, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Motor sport, Jeddah, Dakar, Philippe Boutron


France opens terror investigation after Dakar rally explosion

French racing driver Philippe Boutron was seriously injured in blast in Saudi city of JeddahFrench prosecutors have opened a terrorism investigation after a car participating in the Dakar rally was hit by an explosion in Saudi Arabia last week that badly wounded its driver.After the 30 December attack in the city of Jeddah, the driver, Philippe Boutron, underwent surgery in Saudi Arabia for serious leg injuries before returning to France. Continue reading...
Tags: France, Saudi Arabia, Sport, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Motor sport, Jeddah, Dakar, Philippe Boutron


Verstappen crowned world champion but Mercedes to appeal against result

Mercedes could take case to court of arbitration for sportHamilton skips post-race press conference after heartbreakMax Verstappen celebrated winning his first Formula One world championship with victory at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, but only after huge controversy, that still leaves his title in some doubt.Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes are angry at a win they felt had been unfairly snatched away and which remains under debate with Mercedes intending to appeal the stewards’ decision and the option ...
Tags: Sport, Formula One, Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes GP, Motor sport, Christian Horner, Red Bull, Mercedes, Verstappen, Max Verstappen, Abu Dhabi Grand Prix


Abu Dhabi GP: Max Verstappen wins F1 world title after late drama – live!

Verstappen snatches title from Hamilton on final lapThe making of Lewis Hamilton | Six great F1 title racesAnd you can email Daniel here or tweet @unitedrewind“Here we are then,” tweets Guy Hornsby, “finally a season for the ages after so many dominant Merc years. I love Lewis, but even he’d have wanted more of a challenge. I really hope we don’t get a clip, puncture, limp to the pits and all over. Head says Max, heart says Lewis. Yikes.”It’s a funny thing about sport that some of the best ever ...
Tags: Australia, Sport, Formula One, Lewis Hamilton, Motor sport, Roger Federer, Muhammad Ali, Abu Dhabi, Hamilton, Max, Lewis, Daniel, Verstappen, Max Verstappen, Guy Hornsby


Max Verstappen beats Lewis Hamilton to F1 world title on last lap in Abu Dhabi

Verstappen overtakes champion on final lap after safety carHamilton had led for most of race before dramatic late twistMax Verstappen has won his first Formula One world title after winning the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, edging out championship rival Lewis Hamilton in a dramatic and controversial final-lap shootout.Hamilton was able to keep his fierce rival at arm’s length after overtaking him on the first lap, before the safety car came out after Nicholas Latifi crashed out with six laps to go. That...
Tags: Sport, Formula One, Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes GP, Motor sport, Red Bull, Abu Dhabi, Hamilton, Verstappen, Max Verstappen, Nicholas Latifi


Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes team ends deal with Grenfell firm

F1 sponsorship with cladding maker Kingspan terminated after one grand prix and widespread criticismThe Mercedes Formula One team has ended its sponsorship deal with a firm that made combustible insulation used on Grenfell Tower after outrage from bereaved friends and relatives, the survivors and the UK government.The team, whose main driver is the current champion Lewis Hamilton, terminated its shortlived partnership with Kingspan after just one grand prix in which the logo of the firm that mad...
Tags: UK, Sport, UK News, Formula One, Lewis Hamilton, Motor sport, Hamilton, Grenfell, Kingspan, Grenfell Tower, Grenfell Tower fire, Mercedes Formula One, Valtteri Bottas Continue


Lewis Hamilton distances himself from F1 team Kingspan deal

British driver says he had ‘nothing’ to do with sponsorship deal with company linked to Grenfell fireLewis Hamilton has distanced himself from his Formula One team’s partnership deal with Kingspan, an insulation company linked to the Grenfell Tower fire, saying he had “nothing” to do with the decision.He also cast doubt on Kingspan branding remaining on his Mercedes car, saying “whether that remains the same we shall see”. Continue reading...
Tags: Sport, UK News, Formula One, Lewis Hamilton, Motor sport, Mercedes, Kingspan, Grenfell Tower, Grenfell Tower fire, Grenfell fireLewis Hamilton


Lewis Hamilton’s F1 team under pressure to scrap Grenfell cladding firm deal

Sponsorship deal with Kingspan sparked furious backlash from the Grenfell communityLewis Hamilton’s Mercedes Formula One team is facing growing pressure to scrap a sponsorship deal with a firm that made combustible insulation on Grenfell Tower, after the government threatened to change advertising rules.The racing team’s deal with Kingspan will mean the logo of the firm that made some of the foam boards used on the tower will be emblazoned on the nose cone of cars driven by Hamilton and Valtteri...
Tags: Saudi Arabia, Sport, UK News, Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes GP, Motor sport, Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas, Grenfell, Kingspan, Grenfell Tower, Grenfell Tower fire


Grenfell survivors outraged by Lewis Hamilton car sponsorship deal

F1 champion will race carrying branding of company that made combustible panels used on towerThe seven-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton is facing protests from Grenfell survivors over a “truly shocking” sponsorship deal that will see his racing car emblazoned with the logo of a firm that made combustible insulation used on the tower.Kingspan has been named as an official partner of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One team, for which Hamilton is the star driver, and its branding is set ...
Tags: London, Saudi Arabia, Sport, UK News, Formula One, Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes GP, Motor sport, Hamilton, Grenfell, Kingspan, Grenfell Tower fire, Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One


Grenfell Tower: Gove joins condemnation of Lewis Hamilton F1 deal

Survivors of fire voiced protest after announcement of deal under which F1 champion will race carrying branding of cladding firm KingspanAnger at Lewis Hamilton’s Formula One car being sponsored by a firm that made combustible insulation used on Grenfell Tower has intensified after a cabinet minister demanded a U-turn by Mercedes.Michael Gove, the secretary of state for levelling up, housing and communities, spoke out after Grenfell survivors branded the deal “truly shocking”. He said he was “de...
Tags: London, Sport, UK News, Formula One, Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes GP, Motor sport, Gove, Grenfell, Kingspan, Grenfell Tower, Grenfell Tower fire, Mercedes Michael Gove


Lewis Hamilton praised after wearing rainbow helmet in Qatar GP practice

Hamilton earns praise for LGBTQ+ ‘incredible act of allyship’World champion has criticised Qatar’s human rights recordLewis Hamilton has been praised for “an incredible act of allyship” after wearing a rainbow-coloured helmet in practice at the inaugural Qatar Grand Prix.The seven-time Formula One world champion’s helmet bore the colours of the Progress Pride flag – a banner which includes the traditional rainbow design with additional colours that recognise the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community...
Tags: Qatar, Sport, Formula One, Lewis Hamilton, Motor sport, LGBT rights, Hamilton


Valtteri Bottas wins F1 Turkish GP as Verstappen takes championship lead

Bottas wins from pole as Lewis Hamilton struggles to fifthMax Verstappen takes six-point lead in title standingsValtteri Bottas won the Turkish Grand Prix with a composed and well-executed run from pole to the flag. Behind him Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton put in a solid recovery drive to come back from 11th on the grid to claim fifth place and stay in touch with his world championship rival Max Verstappen. The Dutchman was second for Red Bull, his teammate Sergio Pérez third, with Ferrari’s ...
Tags: Sport, Formula One, Lewis Hamilton, Motor sport, Ferrari, Mercedes, Hamilton, Sergio Pérez, Verstappen, Max Verstappen, Valtteri Bottas, Pierre Gasly, Bottas, Charles Leclerc, Istanbul Park Continue


F1: Lewis Hamilton on the charge from 11th in Turkish Grand Prix – live!

Live updates from the Istanbul Park Circuit, 1pm BST startBottas gets Turkish F1 GP pole in boost for fastest HamiltonFeel free to email Will or tweet @Will_UnwinHere we go!Whoever wins will at least get a cheap ‘Turkish delight’ headline to enjoy. Continue reading...
Tags: Sport, Formula One, Lewis Hamilton, Motor sport, Istanbul Park Circuit


F1: Turkish Grand Prix – live!

Live updates from the Istanbul Park Circuit, 1pm BST startBottas gets Turkish F1 GP pole in boost for fastest HamiltonFeel free to email Will or tweet @Will_UnwinHamilton is in confident mood ...Lewis Hamilton has already shown in Istanbul that he can be the fastest man over the weekend but he has a difficult task today due to a grid penalty sending him back to 11th at the start. The important thing is that Hamilton will enjoy the challenge of forcing himself through the field in the race for po...
Tags: Sport, Formula One, Lewis Hamilton, Motor sport, Istanbul, Hamilton, Istanbul Park Circuit


Brands Hatch marshal dies after race car spins off track

Volunteer struck at their post during British Automobile Racing Club championship eventA volunteer marshal has died after being hit by a car which spun off the track during a race at the Brands Hatch circuit.An air ambulance landed on the circuit after police and paramedics were sent to the track near Dartford, Kent, at 3pm on Saturday. Continue reading...
Tags: Sport, UK News, Motor sport, Dartford Kent, British Automobile Racing Club


Automoblog Book Garage: Formula 1: Car by Car 1950 – 59

Affiliate Disclosure: As an Amazon Associate, Automoblog earns from qualifying purchases, including the book featured in this article. If you purchase Formula 1: Car by Car 1950 – 59 we will earn a commission (this comes at no additional cost to you). This is an excellent book. Formula 1: Car by Car 1950 – 59 is not only a handy resource that every gearhead curious about racing history should own; it’s also well written and entertaining. Posing as a reference book, which it sort of is...
Tags: Amazon, Europe, France, Germany, Britain, Motor sport, Italy, Autos, Monaco, Lotus, Dresden, SilverStone, Maserati, Cooper, John Cooper, Farina


Lewis Hamilton: ‘Everything I’d suppressed came up – I had to speak out’

He’s the most successful driver Formula One has ever seen, and its only Black star. Now Lewis Hamilton has a new mission: to change the sport that made him.As Lewis Hamilton rose through the ranks of competitive go-karting, his father, Anthony, told him: “Always do your talking on the track.” Lewis had a lot to talk about. Bullying and racial taunts were a consistent feature of his childhood in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, a new town 30 miles north of London; his dad taught him the best response wa...
Tags: London, Race, Sport, World news, Formula One, Lewis Hamilton, Motor sport, Anthony, Black Lives Matter Movement, Lewis, Stevenage Hertfordshire, Carmen Larbalestier


Max Mosley, privacy campaigner and outspoken FIA president, dies aged 81

Took on British press after allegations about his sex lifeSon of British fascist Oswald Mosley The former Formula One president Max Mosley has died at the age of 81. Mosley, who began his career in motor racing as an amateur driver, was an outspoken president of the FIA, the sport’s governing body. He became FIA president in 1993 after serving in previous administrative roles in motor sport, including within Formula One. He served three terms as president before standing down in 2009.After 2008,...
Tags: Sport, Formula One, Motor sport, Max Mosley, FIA, Oswald Mosley, Mosley


Automoblog Book Garage: quattro: The Race and Rally Story

Author Jeremy Walton takes us behind the scenes of how Audi’s all-wheel drive system came to be.quattro: The Race and Rally Story explores 24 years of factory-supported quattros in motorsport.Affiliate Disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may be compensated if you purchase this book through the links provided here. Our Book Garage series showcases what every enthusiast should add to their library. It’s really hard to get across just what a revolution Audi’s quattro drive system was...
Tags: Amazon, Texas, America, Motor sport, Porsche, Autos, Wiltshire, Audi, Ford Motor Company, Walton, Ferdinand, IMSA, Pike, south west England, Ferdinand Piech, Porsche Audi


Murray Walker ‒ a life in pictures

The broadcaster, who was the voice of Formula One on British television, has died aged 97. His career spanned more than 50 years at the BBC and ITV before he retired from commentating in 2001 Continue reading...
Tags: Media, Sport, Bbc, Formula One, Motor sport, Itv, Murray Walker


Murray Walker, the voice of Formula One, dies aged 97

Tributes paid after commentator’s death announcedMartin Brundle hails ‘national treasure, F1 legend’Murray Walker, the voice of Formula One, has died aged 97. Walker, whose broadcasting career spanned more than 50 years, worked for the BBC and ITV, before he retired from commentating in 2001.The British Racing Drivers’ Club said in a statement: “It’s with great sadness we share the news of the passing of BRDC Associate Member Murray Walker OBE. A friend, a true motorsport legend, the nation’s fa...
Tags: Media, Sport, Bbc, Formula One, Motor sport, ITV channel, Murray, Walker, Murray Walker, British Racing Drivers ' Club


The day the turf stood still: looking back at sport's sudden shutdown

Friday 13 March 2020 was a grim day for sport as events across the world were called off. Here’s how it felt then, and has done since, for those on the inside On Friday 13 March 2020 as the Covid-19 crisis gripped, the sporting calendar collapsed. This is the story of that day, and what happened next, in the words of leading players and officials.Formula One teams gathered in Melbourne for the opening grand prix of the season. On Thursday 12 March, a member of the McLaren team tested positive fo...
Tags: Football, Sport, Formula One, Rugby Union, Tennis, Motor sport, Golf, Melbourne, Horse racing, Mclaren, London Marathon, Coronavirus


Lewis Hamilton has spoken out on human rights. Formula One will have to take a stand | Sayed Ahmed AlWadaei

The grand prix season ends in Abu Dhabi this weekend. The sport needs to rethink its partnerships with oppressive regimesFor Formula One fans around the world, the news that world champion Lewis Hamilton has recovered from coronavirus and will be fit to race in Abu Dhabi this weekend will be met with jubilation. F1’s management, on the other hand, might be feeling ambivalent. Over the course of a season marred by Covid-19, Hamilton’s increasingly firm stance on social justice, sparked by the Bla...
Tags: Human Rights, Sport, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Formula One, Lewis Hamilton, Motor sport, United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, Black Lives Matter, Bahrain, Hamilton, Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei, Chase Carey


Lewis Hamilton tests positive for Covid-19 and will miss F1 Sakhir GP

World champion had ‘mild symptoms’ after Bahrain winHamilton tested positive before second race at venueLewis Hamilton will miss this weekend’s Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain after testing positive for coronavirus.The seven-time Formula One world champion is in isolation after his positive result was announced on Tuesday morning. Continue reading...
Tags: Sport, Formula One, Lewis Hamilton, Motor sport, Bahrain, Hamilton, Coronavirus


Daniel Ricciardo disgusted with 'Hollywood' coverage of Grosjean's F1 crash

‘It’s not entertainment,’ says Australia’s Renault driver Romain Grosjean recovering after escaping fireballDaniel Ricciardo blasted the “Hollywood” coverage of Romain Grosjean’s fiery Bahrain Grand Prix crash on Sunday and said he was disgusted by Formula One showing endless replays while drivers were waiting for the race to restart.Grosjean was lucky to escape with his life after his Haas car speared through metal barriers, splitting in two and bursting into flames. Continue reading...
Tags: Hollywood, Australia, Sport, Formula One, Motor sport, Australia sport, Bahrain, Renault, Daniel Ricciardo, Haas, Grosjean, Romain Grosjean, Ricciardo


Lewis Hamilton's win at Bahrain GP overshadowed by Grosjean's huge crash

Romain Grosjean walks away from flaming wreck of carHamilton wins race after long-delayed restartClimbing from a raging fireball and the twisted wreckage of his car, Romain Grosjean, and indeed Formula One, enjoyed what might be considered a miraculous escape at the Bahrain Grand Prix. The entire paddock and viewers around the world held their breath when the French driver smashed into trackside barriers, his car splitting in two and being engulfed in flames. The visceral, violent and horrifying...
Tags: Sport, Formula One, Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes GP, Motor sport, Bahrain, Grosjean, Romain Grosjean


F1 has 'massive' problem to address over human rights, says Lewis Hamilton

Bahrain’ regime has been accused of sportswashing‘As a sport we need to do more,’ says world championLewis Hamilton has insisted that Formula One has a “consistent and massive” problem it must address with human rights abuses in countries it visits. The world champion was speaking in Bahrain which has been accused of sportswashing, torture and oppression this week and is to host the first of two consecutive races this weekend.This week Hamilton was asked to address the issue in letters sent to h...
Tags: Human Rights, Sport, Formula One, Lewis Hamilton, Motor sport, Bahrain, Hamilton


Lewis Hamilton: 'Watching George Floyd brought up so much suppressed emotion'

Hamilton has just equalled the record of seven F1 world championships – many believe he is the greatest driver of all time. And this year, more than ever, he has been leading the fight against racismAt the end of 2019, Lewis Hamilton had a realisation about Formula One. “I was looking at pictures of all the teams – they do these team photos in front of the garage or on the track – and they’ve posted all these pictures and I’m like, there are no people of colour in any of these teams.”Hamilton sa...
Tags: Race, Sport, UK News, World news, Formula One, Lewis Hamilton, Motor sport, Anthony, Hamilton, Black Lives Matter Movement, Nicolas, George Floyd