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16 Jun 2008: John Surtees recognised with OBE in honours list

He’s the only person to win world titles on two wheels and four, he ran his own Formula One team, he was in charge of Britain’s A1GP entry – and now John Surtees can add the OBE to the MBE he earned in 1959 for his motorcycling exploits.

16 Jun 2008: F1: If Coulthard’s retiring, no-one’s told him about it

It’s been a reflective few days for veteran racer David Coulthard, who reversed a run of dismal form with an unexpected – but very welcome – podium in the Canadian Grand Prix.

16 Jun 2008: Le Mans 24: Victory for McNish and Audi

Scotland’s Allan McNish has taken his second 24 Hours of Le Mans win, and first with Audi, triumphing in a thrilling race just a year after mechanical failure cost him a probable victory.

9 Jun 2008: F1: Hamilton blunder hands Kubica his breakthough

Before the Canadian Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton teased his father, asking how he could possibly crash a high-performance car at 30mph. He won’t be asking that again.

8 Jun 2008: F1: Canadian Grand Prix in six words

We don’t know what sort of words were exchanged between Hamiltons senior and junior when Lewis made it back to the McLaren garage after his accident – and we’ll probably never find out. So, instead, here are our six-word summaries of how all the teams and drivers performed.

8 Jun 2008: IRL: Dixon extends championship lead with win

For the second outing in a row, a late Marco Andretti crash meant that the race finished under caution and Scott Dixon was denied a duel to the finish line with a Team Penske driver.

7 Jun 2008: F1: Hamilton stands firm as track crumbles

Lewis Hamilton made short work of a treacherous, crumbling track to seize a dominant pole position for the Canadian Grand Prix at the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve.

7 Jun 2008: IRL: Dixon takes pole in Texas

Qualifying at the Texas Motor Speedway mirrored the big picture of the season so far: Scott Dixon came out on top, and only Helio Castroneves was close to challenging him.

6 Jun 2008: IRL: Wheldon expects to qualify despite big crash (photos)

Dan Wheldon has been cleared as fit to run in qualifying for the Bombardier Learjet 550k despite a high-speed crash that left him briefly pinned in his overturned car.

5 Jun 2008: IRL: Close finishes in Texas (video)

The Indy Racing League hits the Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday for the Bombardier Learjet 550, as the season ramps up the action with races almost every weekend between now and early September.

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