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3 Jul 2008: Is Coulthard about to announce his retirement?

Veteran F1 racer David Coulthard will take part in a press conference at 3pm today as part of the run-up to the British Grand Prix – and the BBC is far from alone in speculating he will use it to announce his retirement. But there seems precious little evidence to back it up.

1 Jul 2008: F1: How pitstop protocols are helping sick children

There’s a wonderful story now running on the official Formula One site about how a couple of doctors teamed up with McLaren and Ferrari to plug a gap in their procedures that was putting sick children at risk.

29 Jun 2008: F1: ‘It was different in my day’, says Watson

Five-time F1 race winner John Watson reckons the rise of technology in the sport has damaged the experience for drivers, who now lack the opportunity to demonstrate their skills unless they compete for one of the top teams.

29 Jun 2008: F1: How Glock took the wind from DC’s sails

The one-man quote machine that is David Coulthard has been taking advantage of the run-in to Silverstone by demonstrating again why a media career could beckon once he retires.

29 Jun 2008: Being a Brummie pays off for Murray

Murray Walker, 84-year-old national treasure and the universally-acknowledged voice of F1, returned to his home city of Birmingham yesterday to take his place among its most famous citizens.

26 Jun 2008: F1: Silverstone testing report – 26/06/08

Lewis Hamilton took control of the third day of Silverstone testing, providing a dominant performance for the thousands of fans who turned out to see him and beating his nearest challenger by more than half a second.

26 Jun 2008: F1: McLaren reveals the cause of Kovalainen’s crash

Heikki Kovalainen’s heavy crash into the tyre wall during the Barcelona Grand Prix was the result of a lacquering process incorrectly applied to a wheel, which caused it to move apart and pitch his car off the racetrack at nearly 150 miles per hour.

26 Jun 2008: F1: could McLaren really develop two separate cars?

Here’s a really intriguing story doing the rounds on a F1 website or two – could McLaren possibly develop two versions of its 2009 car and enter the one that would give it the biggest race advantage on any given circuit?

26 Jun 2008: Hill: Silverstone’s F1 future on a knife edge

Damon Hill has rated the chances of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone remaining a fixture on the F1 calendar at 50 per cent.

26 Jun 2008: F1: Mosley launches fusillade at Ecclestone

The decisions made at the FIA’s latest World Motor Sport Council meeting in Paris amount to a stack of grenades lobbed in the direction of Bernie Ecclestone and his Formula One Management company.

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