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Concerns over driving standards after crashes at Snetterton circuit

There were two major crashes at the British Touring Car Championships at Snetterton. Credit: ITV Sport

Racers have expressed concern over driving standards at the British Touring Car Championships at Snetterton in Norfolk over the weekend.

The meeting overshadowed by two big crashes in the main series. And quite how an ITV cameraman escaped serious injury in one of them is quite astonishing.

The drivers regard it as the premier championship in the country

In race three Hunter Abbott's Chevrolet overturned several times before ploughing into a television gantry on the main straight. Incredibly both driver and cameraman escaped serious injury.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Donovan Blake


"A humbling experience" Lewis Hamilton talks about second World Championship title

Lewis Hamilton celebrating his second World Championship title Credit: David Davies/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has described becoming World Champion again as a "humbling" experience and "sweeter" than last time.

Hamilton, 29, won his second title in Abu Dhabi after finishing third to see off his nearest challenger, Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg.

He also admitted he thought the new double points system might have seen him miss out on the title.

At a press conference this morning he thanked all the staff back at the factory in Brackley in Northamptonshire.

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Hamilton: Abu Dhabi win 'the greatest day of my life'

Lewis Hamilton has tweeted his thanks for the support of his fans after he joined an elite club of Formula One world champions in securing his second drivers' championship title with a win at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.


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Mercedes hail Hamilton F1 title win

Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes team have joined a flurry of Twitter tributes after the British driver won his second world Formula 1 world title.

Big names from around the sporting world also paid tribute to Hamilton on Twitter, including tennis star Andy Murray, former England striker Ian Wright and golf legend Greg Norman.

Vettel to leave Milton Keynes-based Red Bull

Sebastian Vettel Credit: James Moy Photography/Press Association Image

Sebastian Vettel has insisted a poor 2014 season has not prompted him to leave Milton Keynes-based Red Bull.

The 27-year-old has won the last four drivers' championships whilst with Red Bull.

The current season has proved more challenging for Vettel, who is currently fifth in the drivers' standings going into this weekend's Japanese Grand Prix - 117 points adrift of leader Lewis Hamilton.

A second-placed finish in Singapore in the last grand prix is Vettel's best result of the year to date - he has only stood on the podium on two other occasions.

But, having previously won 38 races with Red Bull, Vettel has said his decision to leave is not down to a drop in performance.

"This is not a decision against Red Bull, it is for something else. Red Bull did nothing wrong, we part as friends and it has nothing to do with the results even though they are not what we expected. I am loyal and I did not breach any contract. I am not running away from anything but there are times in life when you need something new and if there is an opportunity you have to grab it."

– Sebastian Vettel

Ferrari is almost certainly Vettel's destination as he looks set to replace two-time champion Fernando Alonso.

Vettel named sportsman of the year

Sebastian Vettel

Motor Racing and Sebastian Vettel, who drives for Milton Keynes based Red Bull has just been named Sportsman of the Year in the Laureus world sports awards. At 26 years old Vettel is the youngest ever four times world champion. last year he won 13 grand prix including nine in a row.

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