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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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  • A championship won by half a point
  • October 18, 2014: Maurice Hamilton turns the clock back 30 years to the finale of the 1984 world championship when Niki Lauda just beat Alain Prost by half a point in Portugal

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  • Dealing with Formula One's down side
  • October 16, 2014: Maurice Hamilton analyses the reaction to Jules Bianchi's crash at Suzuka and how perceptions have changed since he started reporting on the sport in 1977

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  • Vettel and Alonso: The next McLaren dream team?
  • October 8, 2014: Maurice Hamilton adds another twist to the 2015 driver market with evidence supporting a possible McLaren dream team of Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel

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  • Andrea de Cesaris : 'A truly lovely person'
  • October 6, 2014: Maurice Hamilton looks back at the life of Andrea de Cessaris, a driver with a reputation for crashing in F1 but one remembered for his fun-loving and engaing personality

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  • John Crosslé: A quiet legend in a noisy business
  • September 30, 2014: Maurice Hamilton remembers the cars and the legacy of John Crosslé, creator of the world's longest surviving manufacturer of customer racing company

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  • Ciao Luca
  • September 11, 2014: Maurice Hamilton looks back at the impact Luca di Montezemolo had - not once, but twice - on Ferrari after his colourful tenure with the Prancing Horse came to an end

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  • Eoin Young: Monza memories
  • September 5, 2014: Maurice Hamilton recalls fond memories of his friend and mentor Eoin Young, "a giant of 'old school' motor sport journalism", who passed away on September 5

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  • Jonathan Williams: 1942 - 2014
  • September 1, 2014: Maurice Hamilton remembers Jonathan Williams, a 'very gentle man from another era' who raced just once for Ferrari in 1967 but left his mark on those he met and raced alongside, after he passed away on August 31

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  • Hamilton and Rosberg: An unmanageable act?
  • August 28, 2014: Maurice Hamilton analyses the reaction to the weekend's events at Spa-Francorchamps and explains why Mercedes needs to toughen up

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  • A racer's inspiration
  • August 18, 2014: Maurice Hamilton reflects on the inspirational work of Roger Pedrick, who has forged a career in art after his hugely promising racing career ended with paralysis in a 1977 shunt

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  • Vettel: Cut him some slack
  • August 5, 2014: Maurice Hamilton looks at why Sebastian Vettel is struggling this year and explains why it would be foolish to write him off

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  • Hockenheim: Frozen out in a heat wave
  • July 18, 2014: Maurice Hamilton asks why interest in the German Grand Prix has dwindled so much that the stadium section was left empty on Friday and ticket sales are way down for Sunday

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  • F1 decision-making: An explanation
  • July 5, 2014: Want to know how decisions are made in Formula One but always been afraid to ask? Fear not, Maurice Hamilton is here to guide you through the ins and outs and ins and roundabouts of F1's decision making

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  • A welcome return to Austria
  • June 18, 2014: On the eve of the first race since it returned to the F1 calendar, Maurice Hamilton looks back at Austria's 1964 debut and the history it brings with it

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  • F1 preoccupied with penalties
  • June 13, 2014: Has the dishing out of penalties gone too far in F1? Maurice Hamilton asks the question following the case of Max Chilton at the Canadian Grand Prix

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  • Räikkönen: Don't confuse him with numbers
  • June 7, 2014: Maurice Hamilton looks at the confusion over how many races Kimi Raikkonen has started and why the Finn probably cares little either way

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  • Friday at Monaco
  • May 23, 2014: Maurice Hamilton on what does (and doesn't) happen during Formula One's 'rest day' at the Monaco Grand Prix

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