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18 Dec 2007: RoC: Hamilton is top pick for next year

Race of Champions organisers have vowed to sign up Lewis Hamilton to next year’s event in a bid to ensure a capacity-crunching sell-out crowd. This year’s event, featuring top names like Michael Schumacher, Marcus Gronholm, David Coulthard and Andy Priaulx, sold 50,000 seats at Wembley Stadium, a venue with a 90,000 capacity.

18 Dec 2007: RoC: Germany wins, no-one much surprised

It was at Wembley. There was a German team, and it included Michael Schumacher. Nobody was therefore very surprised when the ‘retired’ F1 legend and his team-mate Sebastian Vettel wiped the floor with their English, French, Scandinavian, American and Scottish competitors in the Nations Cup race. But, just for once, Schumacher didn’t have it all his own way.

10 Dec 2007: F1: Hamilton beaten to Sports Personality

There are times when the ability to triumph over adversity, narrow the focus and just keep on going are the hallmarks of a truly great sportsman. And this must be one of those times for Lewis Hamilton, considered an odds-on favourite for the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year award, only to be seriously outpointed by Welsh boxer Joe Calzaghe.

6 Dec 2007: F1: Hamilton pockets more silverware at Autosport Awards

The top one may have eluded him – Lewis Hamilton’s had no need to go out and buy a nice big sideboard on which to display his Drivers’ Championship silverware just yet. But still the awards keep rolling in.

1 Dec 2007: Legge takes part in Stars of Karting event

Champ car racer Katherine Legge is to drive in a prestigious karting event as part of a team that also includes a drag racer and a karting and NASCAR legend.

27 Nov 2007: McLaren Autosport BRDC Award: the contenders

The phrase ‘the next Lewis Hamilton’ is a very overused one at present – but we’ve had an excuse to peer into the crystal ball, courtesy of the McLaren Autosport BRDC Award.

26 Nov 2007: F1: Autosport awards on terrestrial TV

Watch out, all you racing fans. Your sport’s becoming truly mainstream now… Terrestrial broadcaster ITV has announced that it will be the first to show the Autosport Awards Ceremony in the event’s 26-year history.

21 Nov 2007: F1: is Lewis your Great Briton of 2007?

Had you been thinking that it really was time that Lewis Hamilton got a bit more publicity and recognition? Or perhaps you reckon Jenson Button really has been under-appreciated this year, or that David Coulthard could do with a bit of glory after a career as arguably the most successful British F1 driver de nos jours.

19 Nov 2007: RoC: can Priaulx notch up yet another victory?

David Coulthard, watch out! Andy Priaulx, the WTCC driver who will be partnering Jenson Button to represent England in the Race of Champions at Wembley Stadium in December, has just boosted the team’s credentials even further.

16 Nov 2007: Brits Waters and Goulding take on Mark Webber

Anyone expecting Mark Webber to take things easy during the F1 off-season may be in for a shock. The Aussie is back home, but putting his feet up has been the last thing on his mind. Instead he has been organising the third Mark Webber Pure Tasmania Challenge, an endurance and racing event that raises funds for charity and is due to start on November 17.

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