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Why Brendon Hartley must prove Red Bull wrong

Toro Rosso’s rotating driver rotisserie keeps turning in Austin, Texas, where Brendon Hartley will make his unlikely Formula One debut at the United States Grand Prix.

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Can Formula One survive a post-free-to-air world?

Both Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes will vie for their respective Formula One titles at this weekend’s United States Grand Prix, but only around 30 per cent of Australian households will have the opportunity to watch it.

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Brendon Hartley will become New Zealand’s first Formula One driver in 33 years at next week’s US Grand Prix after being called up by Toro Rosso on Friday as replacement for French rookie Pierre Gasly.

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The title’s in tatters, but don’t blame Ferrari

September and October 2017 will be marked in history as some of Ferrari’s darkest sporting days.

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2017 Bathurst 1000: Full results

David Reynolds and Luke Youlden have taken out the 2017 Bathurst 1000 for Erebus Motorsport. Below is the complete finishing order of the race, which took over seven hours.

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David Reynolds and Luke Youlden win 2017 Bathurst 1000

David Reynolds and Luke Youlden of Erebus Motorsport have won an action-packed 2017 Bathurst 1000 at Mount Panorama, both claiming their first victory on the famous mountain after a seven-hour epic.

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Bathurst 1000 live stream: How to watch V8 Supercars online or on TV

The Bathurst 1000 is finally here. At 11:10am (AEDT) on Sunday, October 8, the most famous stretch of road in Australian motorsport will come to life as the Supercars go racing around Mount Panorama. This is The Roar‘s ultimate guide to live streaming the race online and watching it on TV.

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When is the Bathurst 1000? – Start time, date, full schedule

Australia’s greatest motorsport race is here, with the Bathurst 1000 set to roar to life on Sunday, October 8 at 11:10am (AEDT).

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Scott McLaughlin claims pole with new lap record at Bathurst

The “Lap of the Gods” officially has a new owner at Mount Panorama.

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2017 Bathurst 1000 final starting grid, every car, every driver

The 2017 edition of the Bathurst 1000 kicks off at 11:10am (AEDT) on Sunday 8 October. Below, we’ve got all the details on the starting grid, every car in the race and every driver.

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WATCH: Scott McLaughlin sets new lap record at Bathurst

It will forever be known as the “Lap of the Gods”.

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McLaughlin sets Bathurst lap record

Supercars series leader Scott McLaughlin has sounded his Bathurst 1000 intentions by clocking a lap record at Mount Panorama on Friday.

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Is this the defining moment of the 2017 championship?

Despite being the feel-good story of the championship almost to date, Ferrari seems destined to leave Asia thinking only one thing: how did it all go wrong?

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Your complete guide to the Bathurst 1000: Full schedule, drivers, how to stream and how to watch on TV

Australia’s greatest motorsport race, the Bathurst 1000 is upon us. While the race itself isn’t until Sunday, there is a full four days of action for us to sink our teeth into with the Supercars Championship battle also starting to heat up at the pointy end of the season.

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Is Felipe Massa the right man to lead Williams?

Though the hype surrounding the big-ticket seats fizzled out long ago, the 2017 driver silly season remains full of potential, and officially six seats remain up for grabs.

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Ricciardo finishes third in Malaysia, Verstappen takes victory

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen gave himself a perfect 20th birthday present by winning the last Malaysian GP, with teammate Daniel Ricciardo finishing third behind Lewis Hamilton.

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Daniel Ricciardo driving for Red Bull

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Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen (Photo: Ferrari Scuderia)

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Formula One driver Daniel Ricciardo, of Red Bull, is interviewed by the media.

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Jamie Whincup at the V8 Super Test

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Fernando Alonso of McLaren-Honda at a Formula One press conference.

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

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Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton gives a crowd of photographers the thumbs up.

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The Roar of the crowd

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Gold Coast 600 preview: Sun, surf and supercars

Sun, surf and Supercars. That is the mantra on the picturesque Gold Coast at this time of year, as the streets of Surfers Paradise gets set to host the gruelling finale to the Enduro Cup.

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Little to gain, plenty to lose for Ferrari

By Bayden Westerweller, Today
Little to gain, plenty to lose for Ferrari

Having witnessed its title ambitions all but evaporate over three weeks, Ferrari has little to gain at the final races. Therefore, they cannot fall victim to their time honoured instant gratification of lynching a prolific figure and lapsing into an existential crisis.

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Carlos Sainz must hit the ground running at Renault

By Bayden Westerweller, 18 Oct 2017
Carlos Sainz must hit the ground running at Renault

Carlos Sainz has been afforded the opportunity to integrate himself at Renault over the final races of the season, yet the Spaniard should still be expected to contribute towards the constructors’ effort.

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A left field decision for Toro Rosso in 2018

By Jawad Yaqub, 18 Oct 2017
A left field decision for Toro Rosso in 2018

Toro Rosso’s game of in-season musical chairs has seen yet another revised line-up confirmed for the upcoming United States Grand Prix, being completely different to the pairing seen in Japan a fortnight ago.

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NRL take note: Supercars TV coverage is the best in sport

The annual Bathurst 1000 has come and gone, and once again the coverage had everything the viewing public craves when they watch any sporting broadcast: the feeling of almost being involved in the damn thing.

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What next for Verstappen and Ricciardo?

By Bayden Westerweller, 13 Oct 2017
What next for Verstappen and Ricciardo?

As Ferrari’s title bid flounders, Red Bull is in the midst of a revival, yet it faces difficult questions in the coming twelve months related to its own future plans, as its current roster contemplate their options.

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Walkinshaw’s salvation lies with Andretti and United

The build-up to the Bathurst 1000 oversaw a momentous announcement regarding the beleaguered HSV Racing Team, with the organisation set to welcome Andretti Autosport and United Autosports in 2018.

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Where the wheels fell off Ferrari’s title bid

By Bayden Westerweller, 10 Oct 2017
Where the wheels fell off Ferrari’s title bid

The statistics belie the reality that Ferrari has let this year’s championship slip, the culmination of another malaise at the Japanese Grand Prix leaving fate to determine an unlikely reprieve.

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Bathurst 1000 key talking points

By Jawad Yaqub, 9 Oct 2017 Video
Bathurst 1000 key talking points

It was another unforgettable edition of the Bathurst 1000, with weather wreaking havoc across Mount Panorama, as 161-laps yielded new winners in David Reynolds and Luke Youlden.

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Bathurst 1000 highlights: Supercars live race updates, blog

Australia’s greatest motorsport race is here with the 2017 Bathurst 1000 set to roar to life. Scott McLaughlin is favourite after shattering the lap record to take pole, but can he win the race? 161 laps are ahead, so join The Roar for live coverage from 11am (AEDT) to find out.

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Japanese Grand Prix highlights: Formula One live updates, blog

As the 2017 Formula One world championship edges closer to its conclusion, the title race hangs delicately in the balance with the Japanese Grand Prix set to stage yet another exciting race. Join The Roar for live coverage from 3:30pm (AEDT).

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Bathurst 1000 Highlights: Top Ten Shootout live updates, blog

With the back half of the grid set, the top ten will have a one-lap dash to fight it out for pole position at Australia’s greatest race, the Bathurst 1000. Join The Roar for live coverage of the shootout from 5pm (AEDT).

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Bathurst 1000 Highlights: Supercars Friday practice and qualifying live updates, blog

With one day of practice in the books, another two sessions await the Supercars field before we go qualifying on the mountain. Join The Roar for live updates and coverage of all three Supercars sessions, as well as the Dunlop Super2 Series practice and qualifying from 8:45am (AEDT).

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Bathurst 1000: A clash of old clans

By Jawad Yaqub, 6 Oct 2017
Bathurst 1000: A clash of old clans

In the pantheon of great sporting arenas around the world, few stand more illustrious than the Goliath that is Mount Panorama.

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Mercedes would have you believe they’re in the midst of a performance slump, though in reality it’s confined to Valtteri Bottas’ relatively underwhelming return since the Belgian Grand Prix.

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Ten’s decision to cut F1 is shocking yet unsurprising

By Bayden Westerweller, 5 Oct 2017 Video
Ten’s decision to cut F1 is shocking yet unsurprising

News that Network Ten has terminated live Formula One coverage of all but the Australian Grand Prix blindsided many, yet the outcome had been coming for some time.

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

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Jack Miller MotoGP Motorsport 2016

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Lance Stroll sits on car

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Singapore Grand Prix

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McLaren Honda's Fernando Alonso looks on during Formula One qualifying in Austria.

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Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel looks on during the Formula One Austrian Grand Prix.

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Singapore Grand Prix

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