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Vettel disgraced himself in Azerbaijan, according to Hamilton

The heat in the Formula One world championship battle was turned up a notch at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix when Sebastian Vettel appeared to intentionally drive his Ferrari into Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes.

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Ricciardo claims first win of 2017 in Azerbaijan

Daniel Ricciardo has produced a storming drive, battling back from 17th position to win an incident-packed Azerbaijan Grand Prix from the Mercedes of Valterri Bottas and Williams’ Canadian rookie Lance Stroll.

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Le Mans shows why Sauber matters

Sauber tends not to be a name that evokes any particularly passionate response from a casual motorsport fan, but the decades-old midfield team has rarely had a dull moment in Formula One.

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Why Palmer’s Renault career could be over sooner rather than later

Jolyon Palmer wasn’t to expect the tumultuousness that came with his first full-time Formula One drive.

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Situation critical for McLaren-Honda

McLaren was in the middle of a race this weekend, but it wasn’t the Canadian Grand Prix.

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Shoey fits for Ricciardo as Hamilton wins

Australia’s Daniel Ricciardo has celebrated his third placing at the Canadian Grand Prix by doing his famous ‘shoey’ with legendary actor Patrick Stewart.

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Why Montreal always matters

It wouldn’t be the European leg of the Formula One season without an inexplicable trip across the Atlantic for the ever-popular Canadian Grand Prix.

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Trouble brewing in Formula One prize money fight

They say money makes the world go round, and there are few places in this turning world this truism rings more faithfully than in Formula One.

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The importance of teamwork in Formula One

If you exclude overtaking (ahem), the Monaco Grand Prix had a little bit of everything for everyone.

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The smile’s back as Dan Ricciardo claims podium finish in Monaco

From not quite a scowl on Saturday to his trademark smile post-race on Sunday. It was a different Daniel Ricciardo.

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Indianapolis 500 live stream: How to watch the race on TV, stream online, start time, grid

The flagship event on the Indy Car calendar, the Indianapolis 500 will be raced on Monday, May 29 with the flag set to drop at 2am (AEST).

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Red Bull Racing has nowhere to hide in Monaco

While McLaren will no doubt make the shortlist for most underwhelming team of 2017, Red Bull Racing too is proving a disappointing contender this season.

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Tributes flow for ex-MotoGP champ Nicky Hayden

Tributes are flowing for former MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden, who has died five days after being hit by a car.

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Lance Stroll and the Max Verstappen effect

Max Verstappen was billed as a once-in-a-generation anomaly when he first took his seat in a Formula One car.

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Former MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden has died five days after he was hit by a car while training on his bicycle. Hayden was 35.

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Reynolds predicts disgusting chaos at wet Winton

Awesome, disgusting chaos – that’s Erebus driver David Reynolds’s prediction for Saturday’s opening Supercars race at Winton if the rain which lashed Friday’s practice sessions continues.

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Lewis Hamilton during the Formula One Grand Prix of China

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Dan Ricciardo smiles at press conference

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Daniil Kvyat gets sprayed with champagne

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Daniel Ricciardo of Australia and Red Bull Racing, Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP and Max Verstappen

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Valtteri Bottas

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Dan Ricciardo smiles at press conference

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Daniil Kvyat of Russia and Infiniti Red Bull Racing

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A CG image of Renault's 2027 concept car on a racetrack.

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Lewis Hamilton press conference

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The Roar of the crowd

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Formula One in Baku: Just what the sport needed

Isn’t it great when Formula One doesn’t go to plan?

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Azerbaijan Grand Prix: Formula One live blog

By Jawad Yaqub, 25 Jun 2017
Azerbaijan Grand Prix: Formula One live blog

With three wins apiece now following the race in Canada a fortnight ago, Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton get set to square off at the 2017 Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Join The Roar for a live blog of the race from 11pm AEST.

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Coulthard’s retention marks the beginning of the DJR Team Penske dynasty

‘Why change a winning formula?’ was the question, while it was pondered what the latest Supercars powerhouse team in DJR Team Penske would do with Fabian Coulthard, following the expiration of his contract at the end of 2017.

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Ricciardo reaching a crossroads

By Bayden Westerweller, 23 Jun 2017
Ricciardo reaching a crossroads

Three consecutive podiums speak to his consistency, yet Daniel Ricciardo is rapidly approaching the definitive phase of his career

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Bustling 21-race F1 calendar revealed for 2018

We’re not even halfway through the 2017 Formula One world championship, though some intrigue has shifted towards next year, with the provisional calendar being released by the FIA.

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Robert Kubica should dare to dream

By Bayden Westerweller, 16 Jun 2017
Robert Kubica should dare to dream

A once fantastical notion edged closer to reality last week when Robert Kubica set foot in a Lotus E20, and while five-year old machinery, the magnitude of the occasion cannot be overstated, as the Pole confessed to designs on a “proper comeback.”

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Who’ll be on top at the Top End?

By Jawad Yaqub, 16 Jun 2017
Who’ll be on top at the Top End?

Following a near-monthlong layoff, the Supercars championship will roar back into action at the Top End of Australia, for the Darwin SuperSprint.

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It’s time McLaren swallowed its pride

By Bayden Westerweller, 15 Jun 2017
It’s time McLaren swallowed its pride

It seems the shock and denial has finally subsided and it’s become apparent that any time frame for progress lies in the long term – McLaren is now openly touting a future independent from Honda.

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The end for McLaren-Honda?

By Jawad Yaqub, 14 Jun 2017
The end for McLaren-Honda?

When the name McLaren-Honda is uttered in motorsport circles, one reminisces in awe of the dynasty these marques built during the 1980s and 1990s in Formula One.

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2017 IndyCar Texas 600 talking points

By Andrew Kitchener, 13 Jun 2017
2017 IndyCar Texas 600 talking points

They say everything’s bigger in Texas, and Saturday night’s race on the lighting-fast high banks of Texas Motor Speedway was – with apologies to the 101st Indianapolis 500 – the most compelling race of the 2017 season.

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Canadian Grand Prix: Formula One live blog

By Jawad Yaqub, 12 Jun 2017
Canadian Grand Prix: Formula One live blog

Formula One makes its annual sojourn across the Atlantic for the Canadian Grand Prix, as the championship race continues to intensify between Ferrari and Mercedes AMG. Join The Roar for a live blog of the race, starting from 4am AEST.

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Liberty Media’s streaming plans are not over the top

By Bayden Westerweller, 9 Jun 2017
Liberty Media’s streaming plans are not over the top

As Foxtel continues to embrace the archaic ‘tiered’ philosophy, despite its first concerted effort to integrate into the streaming market, another service is set to become a major player in motorsport.

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Erebus and GRM fight for second-best Holden status

The disappointing nature of the HSV Racing Team’s decline in the 2017 Supercars Championship has been well documented in this column and it appears the decorated Holden outfit isn’t going to be on the way back up anytime soon.

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Quality vs quantity, should Formula One expand its calendar?

The age-old debate of whether to expand the Formula One calendar is once again taking centre stage, as the sport’s new bosses plan for more than 21 races beyond 2019.

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Ferrari can define campaign with triumph at Mercedes’ Montreal

Three victories from six starts is a great deal more than Ferrari has achieved in recent seasons, and the Italian marque has an opportunity to seize the narrative with victory at this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix.

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2017 IndyCar series: Detroit Grand Prix talking points

It’s true what they say: there’s no rest for the wicked, or for drivers and crews of the IndyCar Series.

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McLaren Honda's Spanish driver Fernando Alonso

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Lewis Hamilton Australian Grand Prix

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Mercedes-F1

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Jamie Whincup Bathurst 1000

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McLaren Honda's Spanish driver Fernando Alonso

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Ferrari in Formula 1

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Indianapolis 500 Speedway Indiana Motorsport

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Mercedes-F1

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Dan Ricciardo smiles at press conference

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