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

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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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Mexican Grand Prix fans and passion lay foundations for long F1 future

Mexico City is in the mood for a fiesta and clearly has no intention of doing it by half. That Formula One has arrived in town is impossible to miss – the posters, the promotion and the beaming local fans are all too obvious. Better still there is a buzz – a throbbing sense of excitement and anticipation that is unique to venues where passion for the sport far outweighs crass commercialism or political agendas.

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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.

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Ron Dennis McLaren exit confirmed after 36 years with F1 team

The fall of Ron Dennis, one of the great beasts in the Formula One jungle, has been confirmed. The chairman and chief executive of the McLaren Group – but, more than that, the image and personality of one of the biggest and most successful of F1 teams – was told by his fellow shareholders he must give up his position.

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Ron Dennis McLaren exit confirmed after 36 years with F1 team

The fall of Ron Dennis, one of the great beasts in the Formula One jungle, has been confirmed. The chairman and chief executive of the McLaren Group – but, more than that, the image and personality of one of the biggest and most successful of F1 teams – was told by his fellow shareholders he must give up his position.