Stevenage born Lewis Hamilton has been stripped of pole position for today’s Spanish Grand Prix and demoted to the back of the grid – after effectively running out of fuel during qualifying.
He had completed his triumphant lap and was midway through a ‘slow-down’ lap when his McLaren team ordered him to stop because of a ‘technical problem’.
The car was found to have just 1.3 litres of petrol after it was hoisted back to the pits – insufficient for it to have completed the lap and then to have provided a mandatory one-litre fuel sample.
Reading boss Brian McDermott praised a clinical second half performance which sent the Royals through to the last 16 of the FA Cup.
Brighton, Reading and Aldershot have some big matches this weekend in the Fourth Round of the FA Cup.
A football fan has put himself at the centre of a flurry of Twitter attention after betting his bank details on the outcome of a match.