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It’s time Mercedes backed Hamilton’s title tilt

When once Valtteri Bottas was the in-form man of the season and determined to insert himself into championship permutations, today his presence in the title race hangs by a thread.

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Combating Force India’s growing pains

Neither tyres strategy nor possession of the fastest car decided the Belgian Grand Prix; rather, Force India’s Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon dictated the race’s classification.

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Why Fernando Alonso and Red Bull’s futures are linked

With little fanfare McLaren released a press statement naming one of its drivers for the 2018 season — it just wasn’t the one people wanted to hear about.

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Who’s under pressure in the second half of the Formula One season?

Formula One’s mandatory midseason breather is at an end, and the sport is about to launch into a three-month, nine-round conclusion starting in Belgium this weekend.

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

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Dan Ricciardo drives F1 car

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

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

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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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The Roar of the crowd

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Sandown 500 Highlights: V8 Supercars live blog

The Supercars championship shifts into endurance mode, as the Enduro Cup mini-championship kicks off with the Sandown 500. Join The Roar for a live blog from 1pm AEST.

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Ditching Honda a new chapter for post-Dennis McLaren

By Bayden Westerweller, 15 Sep 2017
Ditching Honda a new chapter for post-Dennis McLaren

McLaren’s impending divorce from Honda will always carry the ‘what if?’ handle, yet the consequences of dissolving the relationship are minuscule in contrast to the urgency for results of any significance to be achieved.

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Supercars retro round should inspire other motorsports

Themed rounds for sports may be just a novelty for some, but for most they are a welcome change of atmosphere and a distinctive look at the sports that we are used to in one form.

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A loss for Mercedes in Singapore may not be so painful

Reigning world champions Mercedes AMG are certainly not getting their hopes high ahead of the Singapore Grand Prix, admitting ahead of the race that it will be “more difficult.”

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For Toro Rosso and Honda, if the shoe fits, wear it

By Bayden Westerweller, 9 Sep 2017
For Toro Rosso and Honda, if the shoe fits, wear it

In considering its own future, Red Bull would be wise to link Toro Rosso with Honda, with a view to providing the latter outfit with the purpose that it has lacked in recent years.

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Top five Enduro Cup pairings for 2017

By Jawad Yaqub, 8 Sep 2017
Top five Enduro Cup pairings for 2017

The season of endurance is nigh and as the Supercars championship prepares for one of the most crucial periods of the year, it is time we highlighted five of the best pairings on the grid.

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Formula One must abolish grid penalties

By Jawad Yaqub, 6 Sep 2017
Formula One must abolish grid penalties

Formula One’s system of penalising drivers with grid penalties for changing components on their power-units was once again in the spotlight at the Italian Grand Prix – with a record of seven drivers having been penalised and viewers needing a Masters of Mathematics to determine the grid.

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2017 IndyCar series: Watkins Glen talking points

By Andrew Kitchener, 5 Sep 2017
2017 IndyCar series: Watkins Glen talking points

The second-last weekend of the 2017 IndyCar Series season promised so much, and it delivered a potentially championship-changing race on Sunday.

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Italian Grand Prix highlights: Formula One live blog

From the rise and falls of Spa, Formula One travels to the legendary straights of Monza, as the championship arrives at the Italian Grand Prix. Join The Roar for a live blog from 10pm AEST.

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McLaren-Alonso dance will shake up Formula One

By Andrew Rickert, 3 Sep 2017
McLaren-Alonso dance will shake up Formula One

In the Formula One world, the enforced shutdown of the European summer is usually accompanied by a ‘silly season’ of driver and team discussions, fuelled by idle hands of drivers, teams, agents, and most of all: motorsport writers.

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Does Andrea Dovizioso dare to dream?

By Jawad Yaqub, 1 Sep 2017

It is a seemingly unfathomable thought that Andrea Dovizioso is a serious contender for 2017 MotoGP championship, and it isn’t all down to his own abilities.

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Sergio Perez is closing doors

By Bayden Westerweller, 30 Aug 2017
Sergio Perez is closing doors

Sergio Perez entered the season at a crossroads, yet his recent actions, culminating in the cataclysmic friendly fire at Belgium, have smacked of desperation as the Mexican faces another campaign in the midfield.

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All quiet at the top end of the F1 driver market for 2019

The Formula One driver market has once again stagnated, with a number of key seats for 2018 already signed, sealed and delivered.

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2017 IndyCar series: Gateway talking points

By Andrew Kitchener, 28 Aug 2017
2017 IndyCar series: Gateway talking points

Gateway, the 1.25-mile flat oval across the Mississippi River in Madison, Illinois (outside of St Louis, Missouri) is the final oval race weekend of the 2017 IndyCar Series season, and with only races at Watkins Glen and Sonoma left, the championship chase is on in earnest.

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Belgian Grand Prix highlights: Formula One live blog

Formula One is back and after its monthlong vacation, the championship itches to resume at the iconic Belgian Grand Prix. Join The Roar for a live blog of the race from 10pm AEST.

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Love him or loathe him, Lewis Hamilton has become a legend

He might not be everybody’s cup of tea, though on the eve of his 200th Grand Prix, there’s no denying that Lewis Hamilton has polarised and transcended Formula One unlike anybody since Ayrton Senna.

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Sebastian Vettel signs autographs for Ferrari fans at the Formula One Grand Prix in Austria.

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Australian IndyCar driver Will Power

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Jamie Whincup Bathurst 1000

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Romain Grosjean

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Formula One drivers Max Verstappen, Daniel Ricciardo, Carlos Sainz and Daniil Kyvat.

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Shane Van Gisbergen wins the 2016 Tasmanian Super Sprint

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Toyota Le Mans

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Sebastian Vettel signs autographs for Ferrari fans at the Formula One Grand Prix in Austria.

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