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25 May 2010: Project Runningblade sets new world land speed record – for a lawnmower

The fastest grass-cutter in history demonstrated its credentials on a Welsh beach this weekend to set not one but two world land speed records.

23 May 2010: F1: Hamilton gets court date after Melbourne stunt

Lewis Hamilton has been charged in Australia with intentionally losing control of a vehicle after being stopped by police following a practice session for the Melbourne Grand Prix in March.

5 May 2010: Donington’s rebirth moves closer with confirmed race dates

Donington Park’s journey back to respectability following the failure of its F1 dream took a giant step forward this week with the confirmation of several racing dates for this season.

29 Apr 2010: Donington Park announces plans to re-open by August

The owner of Donington Park has announced this morning that he is hopeful of getting the circuit back in action by the summer.

28 Apr 2010: Another British land speed record – this time on a lawnmower

The glamour, the adrenaline, the waiting place in the history books – there’s something very special about a land speed record as one British team is currently hoping to prove. Even when your steed of choice is a lawnmower. Driven by Sir Malcolm Campbell’s grandson.

14 Apr 2010: Election candidates challenged to support British racing circuits

Householders who try to use strict planning rules to cripple British racing venues are about to be made a general election issue by the UK’s motorsport governing body.

3 Apr 2010: David Coulthard confirms race return in DTM series

David Coulthard has confirmed that he will be making a return to the track in 2010 with Mercedes in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) series.

2 Apr 2010: James May spearheads bid to preserve Brooklands heritage

A plan to help preserve the heritage of the historic racing circuit at Brooklands Museum in Surrey is banking on public support – and the first person to respond was none other than Top Gear presenter James May.

1 Apr 2010: Donington: fans asked to remain patient

Motorsport fans keen to discover whether the Donington Park circuit will be in a position to host racing during 2010 are being asked to remain patient while the search for a new leaseholder is concluded.

25 Mar 2010: The UK’s highest-ever car insurance payout is not going to Sir Jackie Stewart

A Pagani Zonda S supercar is the subject of a £300,000 insurance payout after it crashed in Scotland in September during a test drive, leaving it in need of extensive repairs.

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