Simon Baskett

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Analysis: racism back in Spanish sport

It is not the first time that the spectre of racism has visited Spanish sport and the abuse directed at British Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton shows the country is still struggling to come to terms with the issue

Spanish motorsport head trusts McLaren

The head of Spanish motorsport has said he is confident Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton will receive equal treatment in the title-deciding Grand Prix in Brazil after meeting McLaren chief Ron Dennis on Tuesday

Ecclestone closes deal for Valencia GP

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone confirmed on Friday that he has closed a deal for the Spanish city of Valencia to hold a Grand Prix on a brand new urban circuit next year

Preview: Citroen chasing title

Following his flawless drive in Corsica, world champion Sebastien Loeb will try to help his Citroen team to wrap up the manufacturers' title in this weekend's Rally of Catalunya

Briatore Happy to Lose to Avoid Boredom

Renault team boss Flavio Briatore says he does not mind his team losing the occasional race as it will help them avoid the boring tag associated with Ferrari's five-year domination of the sport

Grapevine: Analysis: Alonsomania Beats Soccer

In a soccer-obsessed country like Spain it takes something special to push what they call "el deporte rey" (the king of sports) off the front pages of the sporting dailies