£12M in bid to sign Hill

Damon Hill will be the top target of the new West McLaren Mercedes-Benz team next season if he wins the Formula One world title at Monza on 8 September This became clear after the announcement that the Woking-based giants are splitting with Marlboro to accept a sponsorship deal with German tobacco company West worth around £125 million. McLaren chief Ron […]

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French Grand Prix 1996 – Race

Jacques Villeneuves’ accident during qualifying probably cost Damon Hill pole position, which went to Michael Schumacher. Hill, however, had the last laugh on Sunday coming through to score his sixth win this season. Schumacher has made the mistake of predicting that the Ferraris would come good in the second half of the season, beginning in Canada. That was not a […]

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Williams Charged Over Senna’s Death

Motor racing chief Frank Williams was charged today with manslaughter over the death of Ayrton Senna. Italian prosecutors called for Williams to face trial along with technical director Patrick Head and two Italians. Investigating magistrate Maurizo Pasarini of Bologna, who headed the inquiry into the fatal crash in 1994, is pressing for the accused to be charged with negligent manslaughter […]

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