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25 Apr 2008: IRL: Walk a mile in Darren Manning’s shoes

A charity internet auction of IndyCar drivers’ racegear and other memorabilia is entering its closing stages – with little interest and fewer bids.

25 Apr 2008: Champ Car bows out with Power surge

The final race in Champ Car’s 29 years of competition was won by KV Racing’s Will Power after Britain’s Justin Wilson suffered an engine failure.

24 Apr 2008: Keep up with Ryan Dalziel via his new website

Ryan Dalziel’s a Scottish racing driver whose open-wheel racing career we were following while he was driving for the Pacific Coast Motorsport team in the now-defunct Champ Car series. Now he’s switched to the Grand Am Rolex Sports Car Series we’ll probably be writing about him a bit less – but if you want to keep in touch with his career, you can do so via his newly-revamped website.

21 Apr 2008: Wrecked Bond car: could happen to anyone, mate…

Brits on Pole is back from its holiday – and before we get back to srs bzns, including Danica Patrick’s IndyCar win and the Barcelona Grand Prix previews, here’s a little light relief. This is one for every single person who has ever had an embarrassing motor accident – pity this poor professional driver who has managed to completely total James Bond’s Aston Martin after losing it on a slippery bend.

3 Apr 2008: Bloggers prefer racing to scandal, according to stats

After a 2007 season dominated by off-track controversy, what we all wanted was a 2008 where the racing made the headlines. And it seems that the Max Mosley affair isn’t going to prevent us having it.

23 Mar 2008: F1: Coulthard rumoured as in BBC’s sights

David “Potty-Mouth” Coulthard may well have been warned to stay away from every microphone in Malaysia after his colourful threats to take on Felipe Massa were broadcast live and uncensored during the Australian Grand Prix. But, if the most recent rumour out of the Sepang paddock is to be believed, this latest lapse into laddishness might not deter the BBC from signing him up as a commentator when his driving career finally ends.

14 Mar 2008: F1: Hamilton, Räikkönen set early pace in Melbourne

Predictions that Ferrari would romp away from the field in Melbourne were put on hold for at least 24 hours as Lewis Hamilton split the honours with Kimi Raikkonen on the first day of practice for the Australian Grand Prix.

8 Mar 2008: IndyCar: Darren Manning, celebrity chef

It’s not quite up there with Helio Castroneves strutting his stuff on Dancing With the Stars or Danica Patrick sprawled uncomfortably on the beach for Sports Illustrated, but Darren Manning has done his bit to put a human face on IndyCar with a spot of steak-bashing.

4 Mar 2008: Legge gears up for tin-top racing

Katherine Legge is looking forward to making a new start as a factory driver for Audi in the DTM racing series, after describing her 2007 champ car season as “kind of a disaster, to be honest”.

18 Jan 2008: F1: McLaren extends Hamilton’s contract to 2012

Call it an experiment that worked out for everyone – McLaren have extended Lewis Hamilton’s 2006 contract for a further five years and agreed to pay him a shedload more money.

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