Motor sport

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Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes team ends deal with Grenfell firm
F1 sponsorship with insulation maker Kingspan terminated after one race amid widespread criticism

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

08, Dec, 2021 @3:08 PM

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Wolff fears ‘messy’ finale to Hamilton v Verstappen F1 world title battle
The Mercedes team principal, Toto Wolff, knows Max Verstappen would be champion if neither he nor Lewis Hamilton finished in Abu Dhabi

Giles Richards

06, Dec, 2021 @6:52 PM

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Lewis Hamilton says F1 title rival Max Verstappen ‘not driving by the rules’
Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen repeatedly clashed during the Saudi Arabian GP with Hamilton saying: ‘He’s over the limit, for sure’

Giles Richards

05, Dec, 2021 @10:44 PM

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Hamilton wins chaotic Saudi GP to take F1 title race to wire – as it happened
Lewis Hamilton produced another sensational drive in an incident-packed race to beat Max Verstappen and take the drivers’ title race to the final week

Luke McLaughlin

05, Dec, 2021 @9:02 PM

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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 fire

Jessica Murray Midlands correspondent

05, Dec, 2021 @9:50 AM

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Lewis Hamilton’s F1 team under pressure to scrap Grenfell cladding firm deal
Sponsorship deal with Kingspan sparked furious backlash from the Grenfell community

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

03, Dec, 2021 @7:27 PM

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Chequered flag in sight: how Max Verstappen closed in on F1 title | Giles Richards
The Dutchman could win the drivers’ title at Sunday’s Saudi Arabian GP – though Lewis Hamilton will have something to say about that

Giles Richards

03, Dec, 2021 @5:37 PM

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Sports quiz of the week: England, the Ashes, Ralf Rangnick, F1 and chess
Who took over? Who walked away? Who kept going?

Paul Campbell

03, Dec, 2021 @12:11 PM

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Lewis Hamilton condemns ‘terrifying’ LGBTQ+ laws before Saudi Arabian GP
Formula One world champion said he is uncomfortable racing in Saudi Arabia because of the country’s human rights record and repressive laws against the LGBT+ community

Giles Richards

02, Dec, 2021 @5:29 PM

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Gove calls for Lewis Hamilton car sponsorship U-turn after Grenfell outcry
Minister says he is ‘deeply disappointed’ about Mercedes deal with Kingspan, which made insulation used on tower

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

02, Dec, 2021 @4:14 PM

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Lewis Hamilton says F1 title this season would be his greatest achievement
Mercedes driver said he has made ‘every sacrifice I could’ in his battle to overcome Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and claim an eighth Formula One drivers’ crown

Giles Richards

01, Dec, 2021 @10:00 PM

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F1 under pressure to speak out against Saudi human right abuses
F1 has been accused of being complicit in sportswashing for the Saudi regime and the Reprieve group has written to world champion Lewis Hamilton

Giles Richards

01, Dec, 2021 @6:48 PM

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