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Whincup survives Supercars shunting

On a day of tumult at Sydney Motorsport Park, Jamie Whincup was perhaps the luckiest man in the Supercars field.

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Supercars brace for windy Sydney meet

A weekend of wind has the potential to bring havoc to the Supercars meet at Sydney Motorsport Park.

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Formula One season so far: The good, the bad and the downright unexpected

How quickly time flies when travelling in excess of 300 kilometres per hour.

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Formula One’s most compelling reason for more teams

It is rare that the Formula One regulatory or financial landscape remains static, but the turn of the next decade marks a significant milestone even for this sport.

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Formula One safety opponents must learn to distinguish safety from risk

Unsurprisingly the prelude to the Hungarian Grand Prix weekend was dominated not by the tightening title fight but by the ferocious debate over motorsport safety.

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Ricciardo blasts Verstappen as a ‘sore loser’ after Hungarian GP

Daniel Ricciardo had his Hungarian Grand Prix ended on the opening lap when Red Bull teammate Max Verstappen drove into the side of the Australian’s RB13 racer.

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Daniel Ricciardo fastest in Hungary Formula 1 practice

Daniel Ricciardo has reminded Formula One’s title contenders that Red Bull remain a force to reckon with after lapping fastest in crash-interrupted practice at the Hungarian Grand Prix.

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Why Formula One must say hello to halo

“The worst looking mod in Formula One history,” is how Lewis Hamilton described the halo when it first broke cover during the 2016 preseason, but after 18 months his pleas for something easier on the eye proved in vain.

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Robert Kubica’s Renault test is a win-win

It began years ago as a pipedream. Before too long it morphed into a fanciful hypothetical. More recently it became a rumour. Today it stands as an achingly reachable reality.

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Toro Rosso a victim of its own success

Formula One comprises a grid of ten colourful and distinctive teams, but none is more unusual than Toro Rosso.

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Surprise, surprise, Lewis Hamilton takes home yet another British Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes won the Formula One British Grand Prix for a record-equalling fifth time Sunday and closed to within one point of Ferrari championship leader Sebastian Vettel.

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Formula One’s highs and lows ahead of the British Grand Prix

“This is the start of the new regime,” Ross Brawn told the throngs of Britons assembled at Trafalgar Square and up Whitehall at Formula One’s first ever ‘Formula One Live’ event.

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Can Formula One separate the car from the driver?

Let this fact sink in: McLaren-Honda has taken 115 grid place penalties so far this season.

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Ricciardo holds off Hamilton to take third in Austrian GP

The pace of Daniel Ricciardo’s Red Bull in holding off Lewis Hamilton to claim a fifth-straight podium surprised even himself at the Austria Grand Prix, won by Valtteri Bottas.

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Ricciardo fifth as Hamilton dominates in Austria

Daniel Ricciardo was twice fifth-fastest as Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has posted the fastest time in both practice sessions for the Austrian Grand Prix.

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Could Austria be the F1 title tipping point?

So busy was the Azerbaijan Grand Prix that almost two weeks later we’re still unpacking all of its implications.

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Max Verstappen of Netherlands and Red Bull Racing

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Ron Dennis, former boss of McLaren Formula One motorsport team.

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Sebastian Vettel press conference

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Lewis Hamilton press conference

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Daniel Ricciardo of Australia and Infiniti Red Bull Racing celebrates on the podium

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Marcus Ericsson of Sweden driving the (9) Sauber

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A Red Bull Car in testing before the Australian Grand Prix

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McLaren Honda's Spanish driver Fernando Alonso

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Daniel Ricciardo, Lewis Hamilton and Sergio Perez on the Monaco podium

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The Roar of the crowd

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Can Supercars ‘Big Bash’ races be a success?

Such has been the success of the Twenty20 format in cricket and the Big Bash domestic competition, that it is a formula that Supercars is looking pursue for the future.

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Haas highlights F1’s ‘really depressing’ midfield gulf

The belated emergence of a contender to Mercedes’ recent dominance has been a sight for sore eyes, yet the reality persists that Formula One’s midfielders are further adrift from success than ever, a ‘depressing’ sensation, according to the figurehead of one of its number.

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Do motorsport’s rising stars have a future in Formula One?

Each year a select bunch of up and coming drivers earn the privilege to test Formula One machinery in the hope of one day climbing to the summit of the world’s premier open-wheel category.

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Supercars mid-season review: Another Ford vs Holden classic

The foundations of the Supercars championship is built upon the rivalry between the prestigious Ford and Holden marques, with both duking it out to attain supremacy of touring car racing in Australia.

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Porsche’s Formula for the future

By Bayden Westerweller, 10 Aug 2017
Porsche’s Formula for the future

The World Endurance Championship continues to reel following the announcement that Porsche will exit LMP1 at the conclusion of the season.

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Revisiting my five pertinent questions for F1 in 2017

Some of the biggest changes Formula One has seen in its long and illustrious history have come in 2017.

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Supercars mid-season review: The best of the rest

Whilst they may not be battling for top honours in the Supercars championship, the scrum that comprises the mid-to-rear portion of the grid, has seen some of the fiercest competition in 2017.

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Opposing ideologies on display in Hungary

By Bayden Westerweller, 2 Aug 2017
Opposing ideologies on display in Hungary

Ferrari acted entirely as foreseen, while Mercedes adopted more sporting, yet ultimately and perhaps unwittingly magnanimous tactics which could have crucial implications on this season’s championship outcome, as Formula One took its bow ahead of the summer break in Hungary.

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Ferrari and the art of favouring drivers

By Jawad Yaqub, 2 Aug 2017
Ferrari and the art of favouring drivers

Rather than experiencing shock during the Hungarian Grand Prix over Ferrari’s race tactics, there was that familiar feeling of ‘why are we not surprised’, as once again Sebastian Vettel was prioritised over Kimi Räikkönen.

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Hungarian Grand Prix: Formula One live blog

By Jawad Yaqub, 30 Jul 2017 Video
Hungarian Grand Prix: Formula One live blog

It only feels like yesterday that the 2017 Formula One season kicked off in Melbourne, alas the mid-point of the championship has been reached as we hit the Hungarian Grand Prix. Join The Roar for a live blog of the race from 10pm (AEST).

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Formula E and why manufacturers aren’t your friends

It seems in the case of Formula E that lightning can strike thrice.

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Can McLaren channel Hill 1997 at Hungary?

By Bayden Westerweller, 28 Jul 2017
Can McLaren channel Hill 1997 at Hungary?

McLaren boasts a proud heritage, though its decline over the past five seasons has cast them as lightweights to the current generation, yet they satisfy the criteria for achieving a belated ‘fluke’ breakthrough more synonymous with backmarkers of yesteryear.

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Long layoffs take away from Supercars Championship momentum

The midpoint of the 2017 Supercars championship may have been crossed heading into this weekend’s Ipswich SuperSprint, but it remains a challenge as to determine who the momentum lies with for the title tilt.

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Formula One’s Halo decision sanitises motorsport

Since the inception of motorsport, the disclaimer ‘motorsport is dangerous’ has followed all forms of racing globally, clearly highlighting the inherent and obvious risks that come with such high-speed sports.

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Has Toro Rosso become redundant?

By Bayden Westerweller, 26 Jul 2017
Has Toro Rosso become redundant?

Toro Rosso has morphed from backmarkers to credible midfielders throughout its 12 seasons on the grid, yet the primary purpose of its existence has never been as dubious as it is presently.

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Supercars on notice as crisis engulfs DTM in Europe

Today a giant in the world of motorsport has been slain.

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Sebastian Vettel's Formula One visits the Ferrari pit lane at Austria's Grand Prix.

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V8 Supercars Bathurst 1000

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Kimi Raikkoenen

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Sebastian Vettel's Formula One visits the Ferrari pit lane at Austria's Grand Prix.

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Justin Wilson

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Mercedes AMG Petronas British driver Lewis Hamilton

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Jack Miller MotoGP Motorsport 2016

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Shane Van Gisbergen wins the 2016 Tasmanian Super Sprint

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Cameron Hill celebrates

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