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Hamilton full of praise for Mercedes after lead grows

Lewis Hamilton insists it is beyond belief that he finds himself closing in on a fourth world title after his victory at the Japanese Grand Prix.

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Britains Lewis Hamilton shows off his trophy after his second-place finish at the Malaysian Grand Prix behind Hollands Max Verstappen (Picture: Vincent Thioan/AP).

Hamilton widens gap but car causes concerns

Lewis Hamilton extended his lead in the Formula 1 world championship with a second-place finish at the Malaysian Grand Prix, but his Mercedes team now head to Japan with more questions than answers.

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Vegans hope Lewis Hamilton will inspire fans to give up meat

Vegans hope the popularity of their diet is going to be accelerated as a result of Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton’s backing for the lifestyle choice. Chris Burn reports.

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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton leaps from his car after winning the Singapore Grand Prix. Picture: AP/Yong Teck Lim

Surprise win in Singapore sees Lewis Hamilton pull further away

Lewis Hamilton believes a vision from Ayrton Senna helped inspire him to victory at a rain-hit Singapore Grand Prix.

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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton in Singapore on Thursday. Picture: AP

Leader Lewis Hamilton stays positive despite Singapore disadvantage

Lewis Hamilton has insisted he is ready to end his recent Singapore curse and retain the lead in his championship battle with Sebastian Vettel.

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Celebrations: Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton sprays the bubbly.

Boos fail to impact on winner Hamilton in Monza

Lewis Hamilton revelled in his role as pantomime villain of the Italian Grand Prix after he crushed rival Sebastian Vettel at Ferrari’s home race to take charge of the title battle for the first time this year.

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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain walks in the paddock, at Monza racetrack. Picture: AP/Luca Bruno

No laughing matter as Hamilton strives to close the gap

Lewis Hamilton has vowed to wipe the smile off rival Sebastian Vettel’s face as he steps behind enemy lines for the Italian Grand Prix.

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Fighting back: Lewis Hamilton punches the air after securing victory in the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa yesterday. (Picture: AP)

Lewis Hamilton comes out fighting on and off the circuit at Spa

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Otley motorcycle racer dies in Irish crash

Otley motorcycle racer dies in Irish crash

A motorcycle racer from Otley has died at a track event in Northern Ireland.

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Team mechanics change tyres on Lewis Hamiltons Mercedes during the Hungarian Grand Prix (Picture: Zsolt Czegled/AP).

Hungarian Grand Prix: Hamilton praised for ‘keeping his promise’

Lewis Hamilton’S championship hopes were dented as rival Sebastian Vettel held off Ferrari team-mate Kimi Raikkonen to win the Hungarian Grand Prix.

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Knaresborough superbikes rider Dan Linfoot

British Superbikes: Dan Linfoot disappointed despite getting off mark for 2017 at Brands Hatch

Dan Linfoot clinched his first podium of the British Superbikes calendar at Brands Hatch but was left frustrated his weekend’s work had not heralded more.

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Lewis Hamilton celebrates his victory in the 2017 British Grand Prix at Silverstone. Picture: David Davies/PA

Hamilton closes gap on Vettel with home triumph

Lewis Hamilton believes his crushing victory at the British Grand Prix is proof that his off-track demeanour should not be questioned.

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BACK ON FAMILIAR TERRITORY: Mercedes Lewis Hamilton trailed in behind team-mate Valtteri Bottas during second practice of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone yesterday. Inset, the Mercedes garage team get to work on Hamiltons car.  (Pictures: Tim Goode/PA)

Bottas penalty boosts Hamilton’s pursuit of record Silverstone win

Lewis Hamilton received a championship boost ahead of his home race of the Formula 1 season after Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas was dealt a five-place grid penalty for the British Grand Prix.

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Eventual winner Daniel Ricciardo steers his Red Bull car around the Baku circuit during yesterdays Azerbaijan Grand Prix (Picture: Efrem Lukatsky/AP).

Hamilton invites Vettel to clash ‘face-to-face’ out of their cars

Lewis Hamilton has accused Sebastian Vettel of “disgracing himself” after he was deemed to have deliberately crashed into his title rival during a chaotic Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

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Dean Harrison

Oliver’s Mount: Dean Harrison out to retain Cock O’ the North title

Bradford-based road racer Dean Harrison will be looking to retain his title as the ‘Cock O’ the North’ at this weekend’s Oliver’s Mount meeting.

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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain signs autographs in Monaco. Picture: AP/Claude Paris

Lewis Hamilton ‘part of the team’ as he gets set to stay with Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton’s boss Toto Wolff believes the British driver will end his Formula 1 career with Mercedes.

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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton celebrates.

This is why I race, raves Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton has said his titanic victory over Sebastian Vettel at the Spanish Grand Prix felt like the first of his motor racing career.

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Leeds driver Ollie Wilkinson.

Rookie racer Wilkinson earns double podium finishes at Rockingham

Leeds driver Ollie Wilkinson continued his impressive debut Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT5 Challenge season with his first two podium finishes at Rockingham over the weekend.

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Bottas adds to Hamilton’s worries

A dejected Lewis Hamilton admitted that he needs to rediscover his speed after an abject display in Russia saw him fall further behind rival Sebastian Vettel in the championship race.

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Ollie Wilkinson.

Leeds driver Wilkinson revelling in cut and thrust of Ginetta GT5

Ollie Wilkinson, a young Yorkshireman racing with a top Yorkshire motorsport team, continues his first full season of competition this weekend as the Ginetta GT5 Challenge heads to Rockingham on the British GT support bill.

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