Down to the last 400 metres

10 months, 900 laps, over 6000 miles, and the Formula One world championship went down to the last ¼ of a mile. Ten years after signing for McLaren, Lewis Hamilton re-paid Ron Dennis for his faith in him with the youngest world champion in history, which eluded him 12 months ago. A rain interrupted dramatic final Brazilian Grand Prix was won by Felipe Massa in front of his home crowd, but it was the drama going on behind him which had everyone’s focus back home.

Dismal England get out-shined by Superstars

It was 20/20 for $20 million, but England didn’t even deserve 20p after their dismal batting performance after winning the toss on a pleasant Caribbean Saturday evening. No-one got going and if it hadn’t been for Samit Patel and Stuart Broad’s calmer heads, the final score might have been even more pathetic than the paltry 99 they mustered up in just 19.5 overs.

Chelsea Resume Normal Service in Emphatic Fashion

Nicolas Anelka helped himself to a hat-trick as Chelsea got back to winning ways at Stamford Bridge with an easy 5-0 win over Sunderland.

It was a bitterly chilly afternoon in West London, but the football on offer warmed the hearts of those who had braved the cold.

Joe Cole recovered from an ankle injury picked up in midweek, and he was the fulcrum for much of Chelsea’s attacking threat.

Stop the Press...Forever

If radical thinking is the solution to declining newspaper circulations then this proposal from the American Recovering Journalist blog is at the sharpest end of the most acute cutting edge. To secure their futures, suggests Marc Andreesen, newspapers should stop printing paper copies now and force their readers (and avertisers) to appreciate the online product. I think the idea is closer to insanity than radicalism, but perhaps I'm missing a glorious business opportunity.

Hamilton edged by menacing Massa


Formula One

Friday 31st October (15:24 GMT)

Lewis Hamilton was narrowly beaten by title rival, Felipe Massa today in Friday practice, ahead of this weekend's Brazilian Grand Prix championship decider.

Massa was quickest in Interlagos with a lap of one minute 12.305 seconds for Stefano Domenicali's Ferrari team, whilst British driver Hamilton recorded a 0.190 second deficit, setting a time of one minute 12.495.