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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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Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix live stream: How to stream online and watch on TV

The Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix will open the 2017 Formula 1 season at Albert Park in Melbourne, and this is The Roar‘s guide to streaming the race online or watching it on TV.

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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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Daniel Ricciardo for Red Bull

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Winless Whincup should look at the bigger picture

It is bemusing to gloss over the list of race winners in the 2017 Supercars championship and not see the name Jamie Whincup pencilled in, at least even once.

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Could Felipe Massa race on in 2018?

By Bayden Westerweller, 24 May 2017
Could Felipe Massa race on in 2018?

Felipe Massa is faring decently for a driver who hung up his helmet at the conclusion of last season.

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Remembering the Kentucky Kid and his championship win

The world of motorsport is engulfed with mourning this week, following the passing of 2006 MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden, who succumbed in hospital to head injuries sustained in a road cycling accident.

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Renault doesn’t need a star driver, it has Nico Hulkenberg

Whenever the Formula One driver market opens and a vacancy at one of the front-running teams appears, Nico Hulkenberg seems to be the driver constantly overlooked for a top billing.

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Indianapolis 500: Talking points after Saturday qualifying

We’re halfway to setting the 33-car grid for the 101st running of next weekend’s Indianapolis 500 mile race, with the fast nine determined for the pole shootout on Monday morning (AEST) and, as usual, plenty has already happened.

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The HSV hiatus rolls on, as heads roll

By Jawad Yaqub, 19 May 2017
The HSV hiatus rolls on, as heads roll

A changing of identity in 2017 hasn’t, unfortunately, changed the unsuccessful architecture of the renowned Walkinshaw Racing organisation in the Supercars championship.

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Williams and Renault: A driver short, and paying for their asking price

Williams and Renault’s lead drivers have performed admirably to date, though their respective teammates have left much to be desired throughout the opening portion of the season.

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The Spanish GP in five points

By Sam Craig, 17 May 2017
The Spanish GP in five points

With the Spanish Grand Prix all over and done with, there’s a lot to discuss, but I’m going to break it down to five key points.

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Why Button’s Formula One return will be a non-event

While Fernando Alonso jets off to the United States to contest the legendary Indy 500, former McLaren driver Jenson Button will make his return to Formula One following his retirement at the end of 2016.

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Ferrari must retain the faith

By Bayden Westerweller, 16 May 2017
Ferrari must retain the faith

It’d be easy to affirm that Mercedes has wrested back the ascendancy following their second consecutive victory, though Ferrari must not enter its time honoured panic state, with circumstance dictating the outcome once more at the Spanish Grand Prix.

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2017 IndyCar Series: Indianapolis Grand Prix talking points

The now-traditional start to the fabled Month of May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is the Grand Prix race on the road course that incorporates elements of the famous speedway and the infield circuit built for the arrival of Formula One and MotoGP at Indy.

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Spanish Grand Prix: Formula One live race updates, blog

Formula One returns to its heartland as the European season officially commences this weekend, with the running of the Spanish Grand Prix. Join The Roar for a live blog of the race from 10pm AEST.

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What next for Ford in Supercars?

By Jawad Yaqub, 12 May 2017
What next for Ford in Supercars?

It was a disheartening sight at the end of 2014, seeing a marque so embedded in the history of Australian motorsport, end its association with the Supercars category.

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Haas issues reach braking point

By Bayden Westerweller, 11 May 2017
Haas issues reach braking point

Both its drivers have registered points and they lie ahead of a manufacturer in the constructors standings, though Haas finds itself grappling with a fundamental legacy issue which displays little sign of resolving itself anytime soon.

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F1 teams to show their hands in Spain

By Jawad Yaqub, 10 May 2017
F1 teams to show their hands in Spain

The Spanish Grand Prix marks the official start to the European season for Formula One in 2017 at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

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Perez and Ocon forcing competitors’ hand

By Bayden Westerweller, 9 May 2017
Perez and Ocon forcing competitors’ hand

Listening to Sergio Perez, you’d assume Force India is in the midst of a nightmare campaign, yet the reality couldn’t be further from the Mexican’s rhetoric.

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

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

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Lewis Hamilton smiles

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McLaren Honda's Spanish driver Fernando Alonso

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Sebastian Vettel press conference

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Craig Lowndes in car

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Lewis Hamilton Australian Grand Prix

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Lewis Hamilton smiles

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