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Vettel to leave Red Bull, set for Ferrari

Amid the looming threat of a typhoon at Suzuka this morning, Mercedes continued their utter dominance of qualifying in 2014 with Rosberg pipping Hamilton to pole, and both well clear of the rest of the field. But that wasn’t the main topic of conversation by the track, on the TV coverage, or from F1’s legions on […]

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Top Gear at Lone Star Le Mans

It wasn’t just Lewis Hamilton and the F1 rat pack driving in the dark this weekend. On the other side of the planet, a whole different kind of night racing was going on as the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) made its annual pilgrimage to the U.S. In fact, it was a sports-car-racing double-header at […]

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Singapore Grand Prix 18-21 September 2014

Advantage Hamilton as reliability once again leaves Rosberg pointless in Singapore

Stock up on popcorn for the rest of the season: we’ve got a fight on our hands… Lewis Hamilton’s second successive Grand Prix victory in Singapore has put him back in control of the title race for the first time since May, while team-mate Nico Rosberg fell victim to the latest in a long line of […]

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Formula E: the future, or just rubbish?

The case against: Adam Waddell My colleague Jason Barlow attended the opening round of Formula E in Beijing on Saturday on behalf of TopGear.com and described it as a ‘proper thriller’. I, however, watched on ITV4 from the comfort of my sofa, and thought it about as dreary as motorsport gets.

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Lucas di Grassi wins first Formula E race

We’re off, and there’s a safety car on lap two. Unfortunately, it’s Bruno Senna, who suffers a broken rear suspension. The BMW i8 bunches the pack up for a few laps.

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Nicolas Prost bags first Formula E pole

What a gob-smacking venue. Beijing’s Olympic legacy runs to a whole series of remarkable buildings. As well as all the sporting arenas and stadia, the seven-star Pangu hotel is behind us, rearing up like a giant dragon, while a vast sighteeing platform straight out of Men In Black has just been finished due north of […]

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Formula E: preview

After 1000 days gestation, planning and build-up, Formula E is officially go. TG.com is in Beijing for the debut race, and things are starting to hot up. In all senses – for all its notoriously variable air quality, the sun is thumping down on the city this morning, and you can actually see the sky.

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Lewis triumphs as the title race hots up in Monza

When a battle between two protagonists really starts to heat up, hubris always plays a part. In Greek tragedy, it occurs when the hero arrogantly defies the Gods, and hastens his own demise. Shakespeare loved it: King Lear, Macbeth and Hamlet all suffered from it. In Formula One, it’s when you drive like a berk […]

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