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1 Aug 2008: The other Lewis Hamilton

It’s a glamorous life as an elite sportsman, as F1 racer Lewis Hamilton has been finding out recently. The experience of Lewis Hamilton, the newly-signed full back at Tonbridge Angels FC, might be rather different.

27 Jul 2008: IRL: Podium for Wilson as Dixon marches on

Scott Dixon stretched his championship lead by beating closest challenger Helio Castroneves into second place in the Rexall Edmonton Indy – while Justin Wilson flew the flag for the ex-Champ Car drivers by taking third.

26 Jul 2008: Manning returns to European Le Mans Series racing

IndyCar racer Darren Manning is to compete in Le Mans Series races at Nurburgring and Hockenheim this summer, it has been announced.

25 Jul 2008: Scooby-Doo, where are you!

OK, this has eff-all to do with this blog’s core topics of British drivers in open-wheel racing cars. But, priorities. Top Gear’s Jamie Hibbard has just published its review of the new Impreza WRX STI.

18 Jul 2008: BBC Sports Personality: Lewis vs the Olympians

The early betting on the BBC Sports Personality of the Year makes Lewis Hamilton the favourite – but that’s because, with half a year to go, hardly anyone else has had a chance to perform yet.

9 Jul 2008: Whoops! There goes £50k worth of Mercedes McLaren front wing…

Deary me, someone’s broken another £300,000 supercar – this time after it got tangled up with an 18-wheel truck.

7 Jul 2008: What’s going on at Top Gear?

News is trickling through about a bit of a dispute between the BBC and members of the Top Gear team. And the inevitable reason is that common root of all evil – money.

5 Jul 2008: Hamilton ducks Button’s triathlon challenge

“He’s throwing down a man challenge – you can’t turn down a man challenge,” warned David Coulthard when Jenson Button suggested Lewis Hamilton take him on in a triathlon for charity. Unfortunately, he did

3 Jul 2008: Driveless Franchitti can take his pick of American racing series

It’s alright for some – while several IndyCar teams struggle for sponsorship or dream in vain of adding a second car, Chip Ganassi would apparently only need to snap his fingers to put Dario Franchitti into a funded race seat.

1 Jul 2008: Sponsorship woes kill off Franchitti’s NASCAR season

Dario Franchitti’s debut NASCAR Sprint Cup campaign, already disrupted by poor results, broken bones and failures to qualify for races, is now over for good after team owner Chip Ganassi shut him down due to lack of sponsorship.

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