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Supercars: Bathurst champion Dave Reynolds desperate for back-to-back wins

DAVE Reynolds feared for his career before a giant-killing Mount Panorama win turned him from a stunt driver into a bona fide Superstars star.


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F1: How the 2019 Formula 1 grid is shaping up

WITH some big dominoes falling in recent weeks, it’s time to take a look at how the 2019 Formula 1 grid is shaping up.


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F1: Fernando Alonso leaving Formula 1 after 2019 because it has become predictable

FORMULA 1 world champions rarely leave on top, or on their own terms.


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Carlos Sainz’s move to McLaren confirmed

MCLAREN have confirmed the signing of Carlos Sainz for the 2019 season, with the Spaniard replacing Fernando Alonso.


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Supercars great Mark Skaife leading charge to be inducted into Bathurst 1000 Legends Lane

MARK Skaife is lining up as the next Mount Panorama immortal.


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WRC: Molly Taylor previews Rally Deutschland

THE fight for the 2018 FIA World Rally Championship is intensifying as it winds up towards its finale in Australia in November, with this weekend’s ninth round in Germany set to be fiercely fought between main contenders Thierry Neuville and Sébastien Ogier.


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Pit Talk: Sebastian Vettel’s accommodation hunt to avoid getting ripped off

JUST because you’re on US$40 million a year, it doesn’t mean you like being ripped off.


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Michael Schumacher moving to $50 million mansion in Spain, mayor claims

MICHAEL Schumacher is moving into a $47 million (AUD) mega-mansion bought by his wife, a Spanish mayor claims.


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Fernando Alonso is not everyone’s cup of tea

FERNANDO Alonso will retire from F1 at the end of the season and while the accolades have started flowing, not everyone had such kind words to say.


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F1: Where Fernando Alonso actually sits in Formula 1’s record books

FERNANDO Alonso is widely regarded as the greatest driver of his era, whose two titles belies his talent.


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F1: Renault tells Daniel Ricciardo it won’t be in a position to win a Grand Prix until at least 2020

RENAULT boss Cyril Abiteboul says Daniel Ricciardo is no chance of winning the Formula 1 world championship during his entire contract with the French team.


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Fernando Alonso retires from Formula One racing

DOUBLE world champion Fernando Alonso will retire from Formula One at the end of the season, he has announced.


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MotoGP: Franco Morbidelli, Fabio Quartararo to race for SIC-Yamaha in 2019

THE worst-kept secret in the MotoGP paddock has been confirmed.


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F1: History shows the odds are against Daniel Ricciardo’s gamble of moving to Renault

THERE is a reason why Daniel Ricciardo’s impending move to Renault is such a shock.


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Renault’s revelation suggests Red Bull made the right choice

DANIEL Ricciardo’s shock exit has dominated the headlines but rather than lament his departure for too long Red Bull’s focus will quickly turn to the future — a future that includes a new engine supplier.


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Veteran racer Danny Thompson breaks land speed record in 50-year-old car

It was a moment his family had been chasing for a half-century.


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MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo beats Marc Marquez in classic duel to win Grand Prix of Austria

THE Red Bull Ring has turned on yet another last-lap thriller, Jorge Lorenzo outfoxing Marc Marquez to win the Grand Prix of Austria.


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MotoGP: Front tyre problem causes Jack Miller to run off during Austrian Grand Prix

A FRONT tyre issue cost Jack Miller a chance at a top 10 finish in the Grand Prix of Austria.


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Marc Marquez wins pole position at 2018 MotoGP Austrian Grand Prix, two Ducatis follow

SPANIARD Marc Marquez grabbed pole position on Saturday on his Honda in qualifying for the Austrian MotoGP, edging the Ducatis of Italian Andrea Dovizioso and Spaniard Jorge Lorenzo.


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MotoGP: Andrea Dovizioso tops Practice 3 for the 2018 Grand Prix of Austria, Red Bull Ring

VALENTINO Rossi could not force himself into the top 10 in the final free practice for the Austrian MotoGP on Saturday morning and must line up in the afternoon’s first qualifying session.


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MotoGP: Marc Marquez tops Practice 2 for the 2018 Grand Prix of Austria, Red Bull Ring

ANDREA Dovizioso made the most of dry morning conditions as Ducatis dominated the free practice sessions on Friday ahead of the Austrian MotoGP, with Marc Marquez the fastest in the wet afternoon session.


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Supercars: Craig Lowndes reveals how his relationship with the Holden Racing Team unravelled

ONE of the biggest shocks in Supercars history was triggered by a simple question: “Stay or go?”


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Craig Lowndes laps Laguna Seca, reopens iconic US highway

CRAIG Lowndes enjoyed a unique opportunity to be among the celebrations of the reopening of stretch of Highway 1.


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The Friday Poll: How many night races should Supercars do each year?

WELCOME to the latest edition of The Friday Poll, where you have your say on a hot topic of the moment in motorsport.


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F1: Red Bull boss reveals revenge drove Sebastian Vettel to steal Malaysian GP from Mark Webber

MULTI-21. Even five years on, the mention of Red Bull’s clever coded word for team orders evokes strong memories.


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Supercars: Why David Reynolds kept it conservative in his SuperNight 300 driver introduction

PERHAPS David Reynolds’ subdued entrance in Supercars’ spectacular driver introductions for its return to night racing at the Sydney SuperNight 300 was no surprise.


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F1: Red Bull boss Christian Horner opens up on Daniel Ricciardo’s decision to leave

DANIEL Ricciardo’s had his say about his exit from Red Bull. Now it’s Red Bull’s turn.


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Red Bull boss Christian Horner reveals why he thinks Daniel Ricciardo left for Renault

ANY hopes for a harmonious end to Daniel Ricciardo’s time at Red Bull are fading after team boss Christian Horner lobbed a couple of grenades at the Aussie in a recent interview.


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MotoGP: KTM likely down to one bike for home race as Pol Espargaro ruled out

KTM will almost certainly have just one bike in action for its home MotoGP race in Austria this weekend.


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TV guide: How to watch the Austrian MotoGP at the Red Bull Ring on FOX SPORTS

FOX SPORTS has every session of MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 LIVE in HD and AD-FREE across the weekend from the 11th round of the 2018 world championship, the eyetime Motorrad Grand Prix von Osterreich.


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F1: The driver Red Bull should hire to replace Daniel Ricciardo is Fernando Alonso

COMMENT: THERE’S no way it will ever happen. No way. No how. No chance.


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F1: Force India rescued from administration by investor group led by Lawrence Stroll

THE Force India F1 team are to be rescued from administration by a group of investors led by Lawrence Stroll.


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F1: Sky F1’s David Croft gives his mid-year report card on every driver on the grid

FORMULA 1 is well into its mid-season break — and some drivers have more reason to enjoy it than others.


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F1: Niki Lauda was given 3-7 days to live without lung transplant surgery

THE gravity of Niki Lauda’s condition prior to lung transplant surgery has been revealed as the F1 icon continues to recover in intensive care.


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MotoGP: Jack Miller delayed by another ‘nasty little’ Lap 1 crash in Czech Republic Grand Prix

FOR the second MotoGP race in a row, Jack Miller had to take evasive action on the opening lap to avoid a crash.


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McLaren almost snared Ricciardo; Shock exit has repercussions for Verstappen

THERE’S been no shortage of speculation Daniel Ricciardo’s shock exit from Red Bull was in part due to the team’s perceived favouritism of teammate Max Verstappen, and the Aussie’s move to Renault may cause more headaches than first thought for the energy drink team.


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MotoGP: Andrea Dovizioso wins Czech Republic Grand Prix at Brno

ANDREA Dovizioso withstood a three-bike scrap to claim victory in a thrilling Czech Republic Grand Prix.


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Penske and Red Bull battle heats up Supercars 2018 title race

IT might end up becoming the fiercest championship fight in V8 history.


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Daniel Ricciardo explains decision for shock Red Bull exit

DANIEL Ricciardo has taken to social media following his shock call to sign with Renault instead of Red Bull, saying it is one of the toughest decisions he’s ever made.


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F1: How Daniel Ricciardo’s shock move impacts the remaining vacant seats on the 2019 grid

IT was the move that nobody saw coming.


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MotoGP: Andrea Dovizioso qualifies on pole position for the Czech Republic Grand Prix

ANDREA Dovizioso waited until the very last moment to snatch pole position for the MotoGP Czech Republic Grand Prix.


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Supercars: Shane van Gisbergen wins Race 21 at the 2018 Sydney SuperNight 300

IT was the most-hyped race in recent Supercars memory - and it delivered.


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Supercars: Big crowd turns up to watch first V8 night race in 21 years

SYDNEY celebrated the Supercars’ night return by battering the NRL in the cross-code fight of the west.


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Supercars: Scott McLaughlin qualifies on pole position for Sydney SuperNight 300

SCOTT McLaughlin blitzed the field to secure pole position for the first Supercars night race in 21 years.


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F1: Mercedes drops ‘10/10’ troll of Daniel Ricciardo’s Red Bull exit announcement

DANIEL Ricciardo’s shock departure from Red Bull caught everyone on the hop — but not the social media team at Mercedes.


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Supercars: Scott McLaughlin fastest in Practice 2 at the Sydney SuperNight 300

A MIXED bag of drivers will progress directly into the second phase of qualifying for the Sydney SuperNight 300 following the final practice session.


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Supercars examine switch to a summer season, with more night races

THE SYDNEY SuperNight could start a night time racing revolution should a controversial plan for a summer series season switch in 2020 be approved.


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Dani Pedrosa edges Danilo Petrucci to set the pace in Practice 2 at MotoGP Brno

HONDA rider Dani Pedrosa has set the pace in Practice 2 at the MotoGP Czech Republic Grand Prix in Brno on Friday.


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F1: Daniel Ricciardo calls decision to leave Red Bull for Renault one of the hardest he’s made

DANIEL Ricciardo calls his decision to leave Red Bull for Renault one of the most difficult of his career so far.


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F1: Report suggests Daniel Ricciardo will leave Red Bull to sign with Renault for 2019

DANIEL Ricciardo has told Red Bull that he will leave them at the end of the 2018 season — and not for Ferrari.


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MotoGP: Johann Zarco tops Practice 1, Czech Republic Grand Prix

JOHANN Zarco made a welcome return to the top of the timesheets in opening practice for the MotoGP Czech Republic Grand Prix.


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Peter Brock Bathurst-winning Commodore to fetch $2 million at auction - but is it the right car?

A DECADES-LONG controversy is set to reignite when a Holden Commodore racing car goes under the hammer before this year’s Bathurst 1000.


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Sydney Supercars: Ford driver Chaz Mostert has a big night out in practice

DISCO balls, neon party lights and all-out speed — welcome to the Sydney SuperNight.


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Supercars: Chaz Mostert fastest in Practice 1, Sydney SuperNight 300

SO far as the Supercars drivers are concerned, driving under lights has a big tick of approval.


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MotoGP: FOX SPORTS’ Kevin Magee and Chris Vermeulen give their mid-season report card

AS MotoGP prepares to resume warfare at this weekend’s Czech Republic Grand Prix, we thought we’d look back the year so far in 2018.


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Supercars: Garth Tander takes fans on a thrilling night-time ride around Sydney Motorsport Park

GARTH Tander has predicted the Sydney Motorsport Park lap record could be broken this weekend after the Holden hero became the first man to blast a night lap on the famous western Sydney track.


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Radio Daze: Relive Supercars Race 20 at the 2018 Ipswich SuperSprint through team radio

WELCOME to the 2018 Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint edition of Radio Daze!


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F1: Daniel Ricciardo takes Red Bull Formula 1 car for road trip across United States

WITH Formula 1 on a summer break, what’s a team and its driver to do?


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F1: Niki Lauda undergoes lung transplant in Austrian hospital

FORMULA 1 legend Niki Lauda has undergone a successful lung transplant in Vienna.


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TV guide: How to watch the Czech Republic MotoGP at Brno on FOX SPORTS

FOX SPORTS has every session of MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 LIVE in HD and AD-FREE across the weekend from the ninth round of the 2018 world championship, the Monster Energy Grand Prix of the Czech Republic.


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Sydney Supercars: Heavyweights Scott McLaughlin and Shane van Gisbergen going toe to toe

THESE two Supercars heavyweights are ready to light up Sydney.


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Supercars: Mark Skaife, Russell Ingall’s title bet could draw apology for Eastern Creek 2003

RUSSELL Ingall has never needed Jamie Whincup to win a Supercars championship this badly.


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Mark Winterbottom reveals Brazil contract offer ahead of Sydney SuperNight 300

MARK Winterbottom has revealed he has an offer to quit Supercars at the end of the year to continue his career overseas.


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TCR Series Australia set for debut in 2019

AUSTRALIA with have a second touring car category for the first time in 18 years with the launch today of the new Touring Car Racing (TCR) Series Australia.


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Daniel Ricciardo provides an update on his contract situation

DANIEL Ricciardo said repeatedly he wanted to get a new deal done before the F1 summer break but he wasn’t able to put pen to paper before the halfway mark of the season.


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Supercars: David Reynolds reveals an unusual part of his preparation for the Sydney SuperNight 300

NEVER has a sleep-in been so crucial to performance. At least that’s what David Reynolds tells us.


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TV guide: How to watch the Supercars Sydney SuperNight 300 on FOX SPORTS

FOX SPORTS has every Supercars practice session, qualifying session and race exclusively LIVE and AD BREAK-FREE in HD from the 2018 Red Rooster Sydney SuperNight 300.


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F1: Red Bull set to endure more pain in messy divorce from Renault

THE Hungarian Grand Prix was nearly a great race, but nonetheless entertaining and significant.


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F1: Williams, Force India debut prototypes of wider 2019-spec front wings in Hungary test

FORCE India and Williams have given a glimpse of F1 2019-style car design by testing prototype versions of the simplified front wings which will be introduced next season.


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James Courtney believes night conditions will help break the Penske-Red Bull domination

LIKE a thief in the night, James Courtney will this weekend attempt to steal his first Supercars win of the season in what promises to be the most open race of the year.


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F1: Renault responds to Red Bull’s spray after Max Verstappen’s retirement from Hungarian GP

RED Bull’s impending divorce with Renault was never going to be anything other than messy, was it?


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F1: Driver ratings for the 2018 Hungarian Grand Prix

DESPITE clearly not having the fastest car in the dry in the last two races, Lewis Hamilton has managed to deliver a 32-point swing in the title race at an important point of the campaign.


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Ferrari are getting set to launch an all out attack after summer break

SEBASTIAN Vettel says Ferrari still have plenty of “potential to unleash” in their bid to wrestle back the championship advantage from Mercedes after the summer break.


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Daniel Ricciardo holds out on 2019 Red Bull contract past Hungarian GP deadline

DANIEL Ricciardo’s contract saga has continued into F1’s summer break, despite the hiatus long being considered as Red Bull’s unofficial deadline for the Australian to sign.


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Watch: Proof Daniel Ricciardo is Formula 1’s ultimate badass - his funniest moments

ONCE again, Daniel Ricciardo proved in the Hungarian GP that he is the funniest badass on the F1 grid, a master of the radio one-liner.


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F1: Mercedes chief tries to back-pedal after hailing Valtteri Bottas’ ‘wingman’ race in Hungary

IT was the last thing Valtteri Bottas wanted to hear after the Hungarian Grand Prix.


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F1: Daniel Ricciardo’s cheeky quip after ‘over the top’ hit from Valtteri Bottas in Hungarian GP

IT wasn’t the win he’d hoped for, one which would have kept him in the title fight, but Daniel Ricciardo still managed a smile after the Hungarian GP.


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F1: Lewis Hamilton wins Hungarian Grand Prix after late Valtteri Bottas drama

LEWIS Hamilton’s quest for a fourth world championship in five years has gained strength after another dominant display at the Hungarian Grand Prix.


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Watch: Max Verstappen’s rage as engine failure takes him out of Hungarian GP

A HORROR weekend saw Max Verstappen’s race cut short in Hungary after another failure - this time the engine, and the Red Bull driver responded with a foul-mouthed tirade.


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F1: Red Bull sprays Renault after another engine issue for Max Verstappen in Hungarian GP

RED Bull has accused Renault of failing to provide value for money after Max Verstappen retired from the Hungarian GP with an engine fault.


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Lewis Hamilton on pole for Hungarian GP after wet and wild qualifying; Daniel Ricciardo 12th

LEWIS Hamilton took pole position in an extraordinary qualifying hour for the Hungarian GP while title rival Sebastian Vettel lost out in the rain.


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F1: Sebastian Vettel tops Practice 3, Formula 1 2018 German Grand Prix

SEBASTIAN Vettel and Ferrari took top spot again in the final practice session at the Hungarian GP, but only just ahead of Valtteri Bottas as Mercedes shot back into contention ahead of qualifying.


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Supercars: Mark Skaife says Sydney night event will be most risky race of the year

TORN tyres, a slippery track and the first night race in 21 years — Saturday’s Sydney Supernight is going to be epic.


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Hungarian Grand Prix practice resuts: Sebastian Vettel fastest ahead of Red Bull dup

Australian driver Daniel Ricciardo is aiming to go at least one better in the Hungarian Grand Prix qualifier after recording the third fastest lap in second practice.


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F1: Daniel Ricciardo the quickest in Practice 1 for the Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix

RED Bull impressed in Practice One for the Hungarian GP as Daniel Ricciardo set the pace without using the faster tyres available and team-mate Max Verstappen was third.


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What will F1 driver line-ups look like in 2019?

THE dominoes in the driver market are falling ahead of the Hungarian GP, with Red Bull expected to be the next team to confirm their 2019 line-up by tying Daniel Ricciardo down to a new contract.


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Formula 1: Red Bull rages after Daniel Ricciardo engine upgrade blunder

RED Bull has reportedly vented its anger over what it claims was a bungled engine upgrade for Daniel Ricciardo ahead of the German Grand Prix.


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Titan of the automotive industry, Sergio Marchionne dies — aged 66

SERGIO Marchionne, a charismatic and demanding leader who engineered two longshot corporate turnarounds to save both Fiat and Chrysler from near-certain failure, died Wednesday. He was 66.


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Lewis Hamilton acts like Jesus and confuses F1 with Hollywood, blasts Jacques Villeneuve

LEWIS HAMILTON has been accused of acting like Jesus - by former F1 world champion Jacques Villeneuve.


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Lewis Hamilton takes aim at Nico Rosberg, Damon Hill and Martin Brundle for ‘undermining’ him

LEWIS HAMILTON has accused SkyF1’s pundits of “undermining” him.


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Pit Talk: Rival sponsor trolls Sebastian Vettel over German GP crash

SEBASTIAN Vettel’s early end to the German Grand Prix left the driver gutted and his team devastated.


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F3: Double amputee Billy Monger does ‘leggy’ to celebrate podium, earns Daniel Ricciardo’s praise

IT has been a remarkable 16 months for teenage aspiring F1 racer Billy Monger.


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Rally: Ken Block, Alex Gelsomino escape unhurt after rally car crashes, burns to the ground

KEN Block’s beloved Ford Escort RS Cosworth rally car is no more.


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F1: Miami Grand Prix plans cancelled for 2019, pushed to 2020

FORMULA 1 has cancelled plans for a first Miami GP in 2019 and instead hope to introduce the race for the 2020 season.


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Sky Sports F1 expert Martin Brundle analyses the German Grand Prix

WHERE do you start to pick the highlights out of that race, which was surely F1 at its very best? Fast, chaotic, unpredictable, controversial, dramatic and closely fought.


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Sebastian Vettel’s crash left everyone completely stunned

SEBASTIAN Vettel’s dramatic crash at the German GP was one of the “darkest moments of his whole career”, according to Nico Rosberg.


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F1: Daniel Ricciardo hoping to sign new contract by Hungarian GP, but how long will it be for?

DANIEL Ricciardo is hoping his Formula 1 future could be settled as soon as this coming weekend.


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F1: Mercedes explains team orders use to ensure Lewis Hamilton won German GP

TOTO Wolff’s face said it all.


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F1: Engine problem forces Daniel Ricciardo out of German Grand Prix

THE moment he heard it, Daniel Ricciardo knew his German Grand Prix was over.


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F1: Why Lewis Hamilton kept his German GP despite being found guilty of breaking pit entry rule

LEWIS Hamilton has kept his victory of the German GP after surviving a lengthy post-race investigation into his aborted pitlane entry during the race.


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AutoTrack - 20 years and going strong!

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