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A veteran journalist in the paddock, Maurice Hamilton has been part of the Formula One scene since 1977 and was the Observer's motor racing correspondent for 20 years. He has written several books as well as commentating on Formula One for BBC Radio 5 Live

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  • Interlagos: defying the odds
  • November 21, 2012: Maurice Hamilton describes the Interlagos grid as "one of the most thrilling arenas in world sport, never mind motor racing" ahead of the championship decider

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  • Tenth time lucky
  • November 14, 2012: Maurice Hamilton looks at the numerous venues used by Formula One in America and recalls various parties, a thieving promoter and a crowd being entertained by a topless woman

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  • Yas Marina: Respect where it's due
  • October 31, 2012: Maurice Hamilton gives a blow-by-blow, first-hand account of what it's like to drive a lap of Yas Marina in an F1 car

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  • Suzuka: Getting there is half the fun
  • October 2, 2012: F1 journalist Maurice Hamilton recalls his first trip to Suzuka in 1987 and how he got lost along the way

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  • Singapore: chasing the day
  • September 19, 2012: It's really odd to walk past restaurants where people are tucking into hamburgers, salads and chocolate gateau and all you want is a bowl of cornflakes

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  • Monza: The magic of a name
  • September 5, 2012: Maurice Hamilton on why Monza, with its traffic jams and general chaos, is still one of the highlights of the season

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  • Spa-Francorchamps equals respect
  • August 29, 2012: Maurice Hamilton reflects on the Spa-Francorchamps of old and why it was one of the most rewarding circuits for both drivers and spectators

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  • Horses of a different colour in Hungary
  • July 25, 2012: Maurice Hamilton reflects on the first Hungarian Grand Prix, and his first time covering a grand prix of a different kind

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  • Hockenheim: Mixed memories
  • July 18, 2012: F1 journalist Maurice Hamilton looks back at the changing face of the Hockenheim-Ring and the good and the bad memories that come with it

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  • Valencia: You can't be serious
  • June 20, 2012: Maurice Hamilton on the reasons why Valencia falls short as a Formula One venue

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  • Montreal: all hands on deck
  • June 6, 2012: Maurice Hamilton recalls a period when boat races between the teams in Montreal became almost as exciting as the grand prix itself

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  • Monaco: glamour and grind
  • May 23, 2012: Despite its crown jewel image, Maurice Hamilton reveals what the Monaco Grand Prix is really like for those inside the paddock

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  • Home comforts
  • May 9, 2012: Maurice Hamilton looks at what the start of the European season at Barcelona means for those inside the paddock

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  • Bahrain: A sporting smokescreen
  • April 17, 2012: Maurice Hamilton reflects on the smokescreen surrounding this year's Bahrain Grand Prix

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  • A quick Chinese: not particularly satisfying
  • April 10, 2012: Maurice Hamilton gives his views on the Shanghai International Circuit and recalls one of the more exciting off-track moments from 2007

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  • Some like it hot ... most don't
  • March 21, 2012: Maurice Hamilton on the shock to the system of travelling between balmy Melbourne and the intolerable heat of Sepang

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  • On top down under
  • March 14, 2012: ESPNF1 columnist Maurice Hamilton explains why Melbourne is the perfect place to kick off the new season

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