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Is it time for team orders at Mercedes?

The Bahrain Grand Prix was another fascinating chapter in the unfolding 2017 championship fight between Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton.

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Vettel fastest in Bahrain Formula 1 practice

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel was fastest in Bahrain Grand Prix practice on Friday with the joint Formula One championship leader comfortably quicker than his Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton.

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Button to replace Alonso at F1’s Monaco GP

Britain’s Jenson Button will stand in for Fernando Alonso at next month’s Monaco Formula One Grand Prix while the Spaniard competes in the Indianapolis 500 on the same day.

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Bahrain breather badly needed by Formula One Finns

“Today Kimi seemed to have other commitments,” Sergio Marchionne, Ferrari CEO and Formula One’s closest thing to a Bond villain, told Italy’s La Repubblica at the Chinese Grand Prix.

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What does Alonso’s Indy assault mean for F1?

In a fascinating development for Formula One, Fernando Alonso, one of its biggest stars, will contest the world-famous Indianapolis 500 — at the expense of the world-famous Monaco Grand Prix.

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Formula One haze cleared by Chinese Grand Prix

Shanghai’s infamous smog may be bad for your health, but a superb race through the haze was a perfect tonic for Formula One.

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Malaysia to end Formula 1 affiliation

Malaysia will stage its final Formula One Grand Prix in October after the government and the sport’s commercial rights holders announced on Friday that their hosting agreement would end a year early.

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The race to replace Raikkonen

There’s been no retirement announcement nor any rumours of an impending departure, but make no mistake: Kimi Räikkönen’s Ferrari seat is up for grabs.

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Why Sauber-Honda makes sense

Rumours of McLaren-Honda’s rocky relationship simmered throughout testing, but at the Australian Grand Prix, the sport’s first competitive meeting of the year, the situation began to boil.

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WATCH: Javier Fores has lucky escape after motorbike catches fire

Spanish World Superbikes rider Javier Fores was lucky to come away with no serious injuries after his bike suddenly caught fire midway through qualifying for a race in his home country.

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Ferrari exposed extreme pace in Melbourne: Mercedes should be worried

This weekend’s Australian Grand Prix was a rude awakening for reigning constructors’ champions Mercedes.

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Jury still out on Formula One’s 2017 regulations

Almost no-one expected Ferrari to take the fight to Mercedes in Round 1, with the supposedly informed money being on Red Bull Racing putting together the class act of the field. The Australian Grand Prix result turned expectations on their heads.

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Gutted Ricciardo a spectator, while Ferrari return triumphant

This year’s Australian Grand Prix answered some questions but raised even more for Daniel Ricciardo and Red Bull.

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One positive from Ricciardo’s Grand Prix from hell: It’s over

Daniel Ricciardo says there is one positive from his miserable Australian Grand Prix – the fact that it is now over.

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Ricciardo fumes after Australian GP from hell

Daniel Ricciardo’s Australian Grand Prix from hell was so bad, the Red Bull Racing ace’s trademark smile even disappeared for a while.

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Highlights: Vettel wins Australian Grand Prix, Ricciardo fails to finish

Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari have kicked off the 2017 Formula One season in style, taking victory at the curtain-raising Australian Grand Prix.

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Daniel Ricciardo of Australia in Melbourne

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Daniel Ricciardo of Australia and Infiniti Red Bull Racing prepares in his car

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Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 2

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Lewis Hamilton

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Lewis Hamilton Australian Grand Prix

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Lewis Hamilton press conference

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Red Bull Formula 1 car

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Daniel Ricciardo for Red Bull

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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 DJR Team Penske continue its rise on the Island?

One of Australia’s most legendary circuits will be graced by the presence of the thunderous touring cars this weekend when the Supercards heads down to Phillip Island for the third round of the 2017 championship.

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Vettel’s opportunity to reinvent himself

By Bayden Westerweller, 20 Apr 2017
Vettel’s opportunity to reinvent himself

Sebastian Vettel counts four titles on his watch, though it’s only in his tenth complete season on the Formula One grid that the German has been presented with the opportunity to define his own legacy.

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Others should follow Fernando Alonso’s decision to race outside F1

The news that Fernando Alonso will skip the prestigious Monaco Grand Prix next month and instead contest the equally prestigious Indy 500 sent shockwaves around the Formula One world.

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Bottas botches rare opportunity

By Bayden Westerweller, 18 Apr 2017
Bottas botches rare opportunity

On the same weekend that he claimed his maiden pole position, Valtteri Bottas failed to seize the initiative on which his Mercedes tenure rides at Bahrain.

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Bahrain Grand Prix: Formula One live race updates, blog

Two scintillating races into Formula One’s new era of racing, the championship heads under the stars of the desert for the Bahrain Grand Prix. Join The Roar for a live blog of the race, starting from 1am AEST.

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Fabian Coulthard the real deal for Supercars glory

The arrival of young superstar Scott McLaughlin to DJR Team Penske in 2017, was said to marginalise incumbent driver Fabian Coulthard – with onus on the junior Kiwi to raze the senior.

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Alonso to miss Monaco for the Indy 500

By Sam Craig, 13 Apr 2017
Alonso to miss Monaco for the Indy 500

It’s been announced Fernando Alonso will miss the Monaco Grand Prix in May to compete in the Indycar Indy 500 event.

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Hamilton’s praise of Vettel rivalry repudiates Rosberg legacy

Lewis Hamilton is revelling in a looming championship duel with Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel, though his concentrated sentiments undermine the worth he places on his erstwhile intra-team battle with Nico Rosberg.

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Malaysian Grand Prix’s axing no long-term heartbreak

“It’s always sad to say goodbye to a member of the Formula One family.”

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Is Räikkönen being marginalised by Ferrari?

By Bayden Westerweller, 11 Apr 2017
Is Räikkönen being marginalised by Ferrari?

Standard Formula One convention dictates that a title contending outfit assigns a lead driver, complemented by a ‘number two driver’, though in certain instances the latter find themselves an insignificant consideration.

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Chinese Grand Prix highlights: Formula One live race updates, blog

Race result: A wet and wild Chinese Grand Prix weekend was rounded out by a victory from Lewis Hamilton, who converted pole position to his fifth win at the Shanghai circuit.

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Tasmania to see a clash of the Supercars clans

Despite the annual sojourn to Albert Park in support of the Australian Formula One Grand Prix, the Supercars championship at last resumes south of the mainland in Tasmania.

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Weighing in on Wehrlein’s mature decision to skip the Chinese GP

News that Pascal Wehrlein will miss this weekend’s Chinese Grand Prix has provided further ammunition to those who believe the German isn’t cut out for the rigours of Formula One.

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F1’s perennial lust for yesterday musn’t cloud the future

Four years remain on the present Concorde Agreement, though Formula One’s polarising hybrid experiment already appears numbered, with a consensus for cheaper and more audible power from 2021 reached.

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Can Lewis Hamilton paper over the cracks in his composure in 2017?

Formula One over the past three seasons, has gifted the world of sport a compelling rivalry between Mercedes teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.

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McLaren dumps Honda, reunites with Mercedes

By Bayden Westerweller, 1 Apr 2017
McLaren dumps Honda, reunites with Mercedes

McLaren has sensationally terminated its relationship with Honda following a nightmare start to the 2017 season, confirming that it will return to Mercedes power from next month’s Spanish Grand Prix.

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Chaz Mostert and Paul Morris of Ford Performance Racing

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Marcus Ericsson of Sweden driving the (9) Sauber

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2014 V8 Supercar Championship.

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Sebastian Vettel Red Bull

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Sebastian Vettel races

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Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari speaks with Daniel Ricciardo of Australia and Infiniti Red Bull Racing

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Race winner Lewis Hamilton (2nd right) celebrates on the podium with second placed Kimi Raikkonen (left), third placed Sebastian Vettel (right) and Mercedes GP Team Principal Ross Brawn

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Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 2

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