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McLaren back at scene of triumphs and preparing for repeats in future

Ayrton Senna 1992 Monaco

Few circuits stir the heart quite like Spa-Francorchamps, one of the grandest of the grand old tracks. Whether bathed in sunshine or lurking in the rain, sometimes both in the space of the same race, it winds its way through the forests of the Ardennes, a heady mixture of challenge and reward. If Formula One belongs anywhere, it is here and if one team belong here then they are McLaren, who approached this weekend with optimism, if not so much for this race as for a future to match their storied past.

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Five things we learned from the Hungarian Grand Prix

It may have been what their head of motorsport, Toto Wolff, called a “crappy day at the office” for Mercedes but, for the fans, his team’s travails in getting their cars off the line quickly have turned the last two races into absolute crackers.

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Lewis Hamilton vows to keep fighting after winning Mexican Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton ensured he would take his defence of the Formula One world championship into the final two rounds with a dominant victory at the Mexican Grand Prix on Sunday but, while the three-times world champion admitted that to an extent the final result would be out of his hands, he said he would do everything to battle on against his Mercedes team-mate, Nico Rosberg.

Ayrton Senna 1992 Monaco

The Top-Five Brazilian F1 Drivers

Ahead of this weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix, we’re taking a look at the finest racing drivers the country has produced. No prizes for guessing who comes out on top…

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