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Supercars news 2019: Mustangs start quickly, Red Bull have work to do, Mark Winterbottom’s Frosty start

The Supercars season is less than two weeks away from kicking off in Adelaide at the end of the month and fans, drivers and engineers got a first look at what they’ll be dealing with at Phillip Island on Thursday.


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F1 news 2019: Daniel Ricciardo has awkward first day in Renault video

Renault have released a video of Daniel Ricciardo’s ‘first day’ at their Enstone base as he was introduced to the team.


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F1 news 2019: McLaren reveal latest attempt to revive fortunes with MCL34

We have become accustomed to McLaren chiefs making bold statements about their season's hopes and aims at car launches, even in recent years when expectations should probably have been tampered down.


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F1 news 2019: Red Bull launch ‘one-off’ livery as Max Verstappen launches new RB15

Introducing the new Red Bull...with a colour scheme we were not expecting!


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F1 news 2019: Mercedes new car revealed as Lewis Hamilton sends warning to his rivals

F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton has warned his rivals he is "ready to attack" after returning to action ahead of the new season.


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Daniel Ricciardo interview: How Red Bull misery turned Aussie into a thicker-skinned driver for Renault in 2019

It’s been a chastising last 12 months for Daniel Ricciardo. A year where, by his own admission, he wanted Formula 1 to just ‘p*** off’ out of his life.


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Daniel Ricciardo admits F1’s midfield battle could swallow him up at Renault

Daniel Ricciardo has conceded his shock move to Renault could conceivably dent his career and confine him to the shadows of the midfield struggle, as the podium lights are being shined on others.


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‘Renault’s big-three warning as Daniel Ricciardo’s new wheels are revealed

Renault are aiming to continue their impressive rebuild and gain on F1’s top three after launching their 2019 car’s new livery.


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Supercars news 2019: David Reynolds aiming for best-ever finish amid Craig Lowndes endorsement

After a summer which saw him travel the world, experience Amsterdam and “need a holiday from my holiday”, David Reynolds is refreshed and raring to push his No.9 car into uncharted waters.


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Supercars news 2019: Jamie Whincup and Shane van Gisbergen clash over impact of Craig Lowndes departure

The era of Craig Lowndes as a full-time Supercars driver may have come to an end in Newcastle at the conclusion of last year’s thrilling title battle, but the ramifications of his decision will be felt in the Red Bull Holden garage this season.


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Supercars news 2019: Richie Stanaway slams Tickford Racing’s treatment of him

Garry Rogers Motorsport newboy Richie Stanaway has spoken out about his messy departure from Tickford Racing, insisting he wasn’t supported and that the team needs to iron out its own problems before pointing fingers at its drivers.


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Jimmie Johnson wins Daytona exhibition after wild crash wipes out almost entire field

Jimmie Johnson triggered a wreck that wiped out nearly the entire field at Daytona and zipped to the lead to win the rain-shortened exhibition Clash on Monday (AEDT).


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Supercars news 2019: DJR Team Penske unveil new Mustang livery

After months of preparation and anticipation, DJR Team Penske finally revealed the Mustang and the new livery that they are hoping will carry Scott McLaughlin to back-to-back Supercars championships.


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McLaughlin reveals Mustang livery as Supercars title defence nears

Defending champion Scott McLaughlin has unveiled the new Ford Mustang the DJR Team Penske star hopes he can steer to back-to-back Supercars crowns.


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Humbled F1 driver Max Verstappen serves his F1 punishment

Formula One ace Max Verstappen has completed the public service punishment imposed on him after last year’s Brazilian Grand Prix by attending a gathering of international race stewards.


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Supercars news 2019: Craig Lowndes and Mark Skaife go head-to-head on their season predictions

With the Supercars launch and testing finally getting underway this week, excitement is building quickly for the start of the new season.


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Daniel Ricciardo reveals frustration at being overlooked by Mercedes and Ferrari

Daniel Ricciardo has opened up on his driver market frustration after failing to secure a move to Mercedes or Ferrari last season.


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Supercars news 2019: Craig Lowndes joins FOX SPORTS for new season

Craig Lowndes will swap his seat behind the wheel for a chair behind the FOX SPORTS desk as he will from part of the new commentary team for the 2019 Supercars season.


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Haas throws down the gauntlet to Red Bull

Haas’ new title sponsor has targeted Red Bull in Formula 1 as it launched its arrival in the sport with a bold vision for the team’s future.


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MotoGP news 2019: Sepang testing sees Marc Marquez quickest despite shoulder injury

MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez, feeling rejuvenated after shoulder surgery, drew first blood on Wednesday by being the fastest on the first day of the pre-season test in Malaysia.


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F1 news 2019: Daniel Ricciardo frustrated by Ferrari and Mercedes snubs ahead of Renault move

Daniel Ricciardo has revealed his frustration at failing to secure a drive at either Mercedes or Ferrari prior to his decision to eventually join Renault upon leaving Red Bull at the end of last season.


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Supercars news 2019: Ford unveil first pictures and video of new Mustang

Ford Performance have officially unveiled the Supercars-spec Mustang to be used by DJR Team Penske and Tickford Racing during the 2019 season.


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F1 news 2019: Ferrari’s latest drastic step to wrestle back championship from Mercedes

Ferrari have taken another decisive measure in an attempt to wrestle championship dominance back from Mercedes by increasing its Formula One budget for the 2019 season.


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F1 news 2019: Ferrari changes, McLaren revival and other questions to be asked at car launch

Over the next week and a half we will get a first look at the 20 cars that will be fighting and clawing for points on tracks around the world during the 2019 season. And we have plenty of questions that need answering...


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F1 news 2019: Daniel Ricciardo pictured in Renault colours for first time with Nico Hulkenberg

Daniel Ricciardo has been pictured in Renault colours for the first time since his departure from Red Bull at the end of last season.


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F1 news 2019: Daniel Ricciardo a chance for Nico Hulkenberg to prove himself

Daniel Ricciardo’s arrival at Renault will provide new teammate Nico Hulkenberg with “an opportunity to prove himself”, according to the Aussie’s new boss, Marcin Budkowski.


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Michael Schumacher: Son Mick blasts misleading family photos shared on social media

Formula One legend Michael Schumacher’s son Mick has blasted fake family pictures that have emerged online.


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Porsche driver Matt Campbell scores historic victory in Bathurst 12 Hour

Queenslander Matt Campbell snatched a historic victory for Porsche in a drama-fuelled Bathurst 12 Hour with only nine minutes left of the mammoth race around Mount Panorama.


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Bathurst 12 Hour 2019 results: Shane van Gisbergen update after he was pictured lying on tarmac

Shane van Gisbergen has moved to allay fears over his health after he was pictured collapsed on the tarmac following a gruelling finish to the Bathurst 12 Hour.


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Bathurst 12 Hour 2019: BMW featuring Supercars’ Chaz Mostert leads at halfway stage

BMW and Bentley have seized control of the Bathurst 12-Hour GT endurance race at the halfway point, engaging in a two-way tussle with Brazilian Augusto Farfus leading the way at Mount Panorama.


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F1 news 2019: Sauber rebranded as Alfa Romeo for new season

Sauber will become known as Alfa Romeo Racing in 2019.


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Bathurst 12 Hour 2019 results: Matt Campbell snatches historic win for Porsche at Mount Panorama

Queenslander Matt Campbell snatched a historic victory for Porsche in a drama-fuelled Bathurst 12 Hour with only nine minutes left of the mammoth race around Mount Panorama.


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Bathurst 12 Hour 2019 qualifying results: Jake Dennis and Aston Martin lose Allan Simonsen trophy after tech breach

Jake Dennis continued his stunning form this weekend as he saved his best performance for last to steal pole position for the Bathurst 12 Hour on Sunday - only to be pinged for a tech breach.


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Bathurst 12 Hour 2019: Mercedes tops ex-Supercars champion’s Audi in Friday timesheets

GruppeM Motorsport ended Friday’s practice sessions as the fastest on track in their Mercedes AMG GT3at the Bathurst 12 Hour.


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Bathurst 12 Hour 2019: Audi leads pack after Practice 3 with Jamie Whincup in third

Audi topped the third practice session at the Bathurst 12 Hour with Mount Panorama’s outright lap record holder Chris Mies setting the pace.


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F1: Kevin Magnussen details grim reality; Red Bull forced into hasty promotion

Kevin Magnussen has lifted the lid on the sad existence of an F1 driver who knows he has no chance of winning in an era dominated by Mercedes and Ferrari.


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Bathurst 12 Hour 2019: Shane van Gisbergen involved as crashes dominate practice morning

A series of on-track incidents marred the opening two practice sessions at the Bathurst 12 Hour on Friday morning with Triple Eight’s all-star line-up in the Vodafone Mercedes amongst those finding trouble.


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F1 news: Daniel Ricciardo hopeful at Renault as Max Verstappen needs Red Bull title challenge

Jenson Button believes Formula 1 is poised for a three-team fight at the front in 2019 - and that Max Verstappen needs to be among the title challengers.


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F1 news 2019: ‘Pressure on’ Sebastian Vettel at Ferrari, claims Nico Rosberg

Nico Rosberg believes the "pressure is on" Sebastian Vettel heading into F1 2019 as the Ferrari driver aims to dethrone Lewis Hamilton from the summit of the sport.


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WSBK 2019: Two Aussies handed wildcards for Phillip Island

Australian riders Troy Herfoss and Tom Toparis have been handed wildcard entries for the World Superbikes and Supersport Championships round at Phillip Island in February.


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WRC Rallye Monte Carlo 2019: All eyes on the Sebs as Ogier and Loeb prepare for battle

The FIA World Rally Championship roars back into action for the 2019 season with the oldest and most famous event of them all, Rallye Monte Carlo, starting on Thursday.


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F1 news 2019: McLaren predict Formula 1 car of 2050 to have AI and 500km/h racing

Is this what Formula One race cars will look like in 2050?


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Dakar Rally 2019: Australian Toby Price wins second Dakar Rally despite ‘pain and torture’ of fractured wrist

Australian Toby Price has won his second Dakar Rally motorcycle title, while Qatar’s Nasser Al-Attiyah claiming his third title in the main car category.


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Garth Tander announces as Shane van Gisbergen co-driver after GRM dumping

Garth Tander will join Red Bull Holden for the 2019 season as co-driver to Shane can Gisbergen, just a day after he was shockingly dropped by Garry Rogers Motorsport.


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Supercars news: Garth Tander dropped by Garry Rogers Motorsport as Richie Stanaway joins

Garry Rogers Motorsport has stunned the world of Supercars by dumping veteran and former champion Garth Tander for the 2019 season, all but certainly ending his full-time driving career.


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Dakar Rally 2019: Toby Price’s hopes of repeating 2016 result hinge on wrist injury

Former Dakar Rally champion Toby Price has admitted his hopes of repeating his 2016 heroics rely on how his fractured wrist holds up over the coming days.


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Dakar Rally 2019: Why a Holden is raising so many questions amongst Peugeots, Minis and Toyotas

“Que es esto? Que es esto?”


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F1 Briefs: Ferrari’s bold shake up, Ricciardo bush bashing, 2019 schedule

Ferrari have replaced Maurizio Arrivabene with Mattia Binotto as their team principal.


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Dakar Rally 2019: Australia’s Ben Young reveals his exhausting preparation for the race

Not many 47-year-old go into a Dakar Rally as a rookie nowadays, but for Australian Ben Young this is very much the reality for him.


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Dakar Rally 2019: 2016 champion Toby Price confident broken wrist can hold up over 11 gruelling days

Australian Toby Price has shaken off suggestions that the wrist fracture he suffered last month will bear too much of a burden on him as he seeks a second Dakar title from Tuesday morning.


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Dakar Rally 2019: Down Syndrome racer to make history with drive in Peru

Lucas Barron will make history this weekend when he becomes the first person with Down Syndrome to compete in the Dakar Rally, one of the most gruelling races in the world.


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F1 news: Max Verstappen ‘won’t miss’ Daniel Ricciardo at Red Bull after Renault decision

Max Verstappen will not miss Daniel Ricciardo as a teammate at Red Bull and believes the Australian will regret his move to Renault during the 2019 season.


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F1 news: How Daniel Ricciardo will take Renault to the ‘next level’ in hunt of Red Bull

Daniel Ricciardo has outlined his ambitions to take Renault to the “next level” as they attempt to hunt down the top three in the Formula One world championship.


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Michael Schumacher: Lewis Hamilton leads tributes on F1 legend’s 50th birthday

Lewis Hamilton led tributes to stricken Michael Schumacher with an emotional message on the Formula 1 legend's 50th birthday.


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Dakar Rally 2019: From lost in the desert to Bin Laden and terrorism to 4.5m spectators

Thierry Sabine was lost and alone.


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F1 news: Michael Schumacher’s recovery latest as Ferrari legend turns 50

After a career culminating in seven world championships, 91 grand prix victories, 155 podiums and 68 pole positions, Michael Schumacher turns 50, in what is yet another monumental achievement, given his tragic skiing accident five years ago.


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Michael Schumacher’s family release a rare statement on the eve of his 50th birthday

The family of stricken seven-times Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher have assured fans the Ferrari great is being well cared for as they prepare to celebrate his 50th birthday on Thursday.


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Michael Schumacher’s ski crash: A week to forget reporting from Grenoble

The first report of Michael Schumacher’s accident dropped online in the late afternoon of Sunday, December 29.


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Man who led rescue of Michael Schumacher opens up about F1 icon’s accident

The mountain cop who led the rescue of Michael Schumacher has opened up about the F1 icon’s devastating skiing accident.


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F1 news: Renault urge spending cap to level playing field with big-spending rivals

The cost of winning is too great in Formula One and it needs to be reduced if teams such as Renault are going to ever be able to compete with the likes of big-spending Mercedes, Red Bull and Ferrari.


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F1 news: Nico Hulkenberg reveals hilarious reaction to Daniel Ricciardo’s Renault announcement

Nico Hulkenberg offered a tongue-in-cheek response to fans when he was asked how he reacted to the shock news that Daniel Ricciardo would be joining him at Renault next year.


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F1 news: Max Verstappen warned to keep his head at Red Bull for 2019 title challenge

Max Verstappen has been told to ‘avoid pointless mistakes’ and ‘control his emotions’ if he wants to stand any chance of becoming World Champion, according to Formula One sporting boss Ross Brawn.


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F1 news: McLaren must fear everyone in tight 2019 midfield battle

Carlos Sainz Jr believes the midfield battle in Formula One is wide open next year and that his new team McLaren must “fear everyone”.


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F1 news: Red Bull threaten to quit Formula One with Le Mans 24 Hours an option

Red Bull have threatened to pull out of Formula One in response to planned rule changes, instead targeting success in Le Mans 24 Hours with Aston Martin.


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F1 news: Daniel Ricciardo ‘didn’t care’ about Max Verstappen comparison in final Red Bull year

Daniel Ricciardo has revealed he stopped caring about whether or not he beat Red Bull teammate Max Verstappen in qualifying or in the points as he endured a disastrous second half to his final season with the team.


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Formula One great Michael Schumacher nears 50, Ferrari museum plans special celebration

Michael Schumacher is in Formula One’s thoughts as the seven-time world champion approaches his 50th birthday, five years on from the near-fatal skiing accident that has left the Ferrari great fighting brain injuries amid ongoing secrecy.


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Mark Webber doubles down on Daniel Ricciardo fears

F1 legend Mark Webber has doubled down on his concerns for Daniel Ricciardo next season, saying once again he wished the Aussie star didn’t leave Red Bull for Renault.


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Crystal Ball: Fox Motorsport’s 19 fearless predictions for 2019

From a Formula One season dominated by a man threatening to become the best ever, to a Supercars battle that yet again went down to the wire in a nail-biting finish, to MotoGP season which threw up some stunning storylines – motorsport in 2018 certainly delivered on everything it promised and more.


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Mark Webber concerned about Daniel Ricciardo’s F1 move

Ex-Formula One star Mark Webber says fellow Australian Daniel Ricciardo will excel for Renault in 2020.


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Formula 3 teenager Sophia Florsch relied on ‘miracle’ to survive 170mph Macau horror crash

Formula 3 driver Sophia Florsch has revealed only a “miracle” helped her survive her horror crash at 170mph at the Macau Grand Prix last month.


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Supercars 2018: Lee Holdsworth confirmed for Tickford Racing as Bottle-O extend sponsorship of No. 5

Tickford Racing have confirmed Lee Holdsworth has signed on to drive the fourth and final Mustang for the 2019 Supercars season after leaving Team 18 at the end of the season.


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F1 news: Renault confirm first chance to see Daniel Ricciardo with 2019 car at season launch

Renault will give a first glimpse of the car Daniel Ricciardo will be driving in 2019 on February 12, the French manufacturer has confirmed.


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F1 news: Sebastian Vettel won’t find Charles Leclerc as ‘accommodating’ as Kimi Raikkonen at Ferrari

Charles Leclerc will not be as “accommodating” to Sebastian Vettel’s title charge as predecessor Kimi Raikkonen was, according to Formula One’s sporting chief Ross Brawn.


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F1 news: Renault and McLaren’s 2019 ‘cautious optimism’ after engine improvements

Renault’s 2019 power units could end up propelling them – and McLaren – into contention with the top three in the Constructors’ Championship with the improvements that have been made.


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F1 news: London Grand Prix moves closer to reality as Ross Brawn confirms discussions

Formula One bosses are exploring the possibility of staging a grand prix in Greater London according to Ross Brawn, F1's head of motorsport.


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F1 news: McLaren do not regret $100m decision to replace Honda with Renault

McLaren do not regret their “expensive” $100m split from Honda, insists the team’s chairman, despite it not improving their form in 2018.


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F1 news: Red Bull and Renault continue verbal war as Christian Horner weighs in

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has criticised Renault for letting down its own staff during the 2018 Formula One season in the latest public barb at their former engine supplier.


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Michael Schumacher is ‘not bed ridden or surviving on tubes’ as new details emerge

Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher is “not bedridden or surviving on tubes”, it has been claimed as new details about his recovery emerge.


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F1 news: Red Bull’s split from Renault down to smaller budget than Ferrari and Mercedes

Red Bull chief advisor Helmut Marko has blamed Renault’s strict budget for why the team split with their engine supplier at the end of the season after a decade of working together.


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F1 news: Lewis Hamilton criticised for referring to home town as ‘the slums’

Lewis Hamilton’s home town has hit out at the five-time Formula One champion after he referred to it as “the slums”.


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Supercars news: Lee Holdsworth rejoins Audi Bathurst 12 Hour team ahead of likely Tickford Racing move

Lee Holdsworth has confirmed his initial plans for next season as he will again join up with Audi Sport Customer Racing Australia for the Bathurst 12 Hour in 2019, with an announcement about his Supercars future expected soon.


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Formula 1 esports: How the next generation of F1 stars may come from gaming, not karting

There will always be a gap, for many, between esports and traditional sports.


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F1 news: Max Verstappen happy for Honda engine to ‘blow up’ as long as Red Bull are competitive

Max Verstappen says he does not mind if his Honda engine "blows up" next season, as long as he is given more opportunities to win races.


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F1 news: Daniel Ricciardo expected worse relationship with Max Verstappen at Red Bull

Daniel Ricciardo has admitted he expected his relationship with now former-Red Bull teammate Max Verstappen to be a lot worse than it was.


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F1 news: Ferrari confirm 2019 car unveiling date

Ferrari have announced they will reveal the car they hope will take Sebastian Vettel or Charles Leclerc to the world championship on February 15.


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F1 news: Sebastian Vettel not expecting problems with Charles Leclerc at Ferrari

Sebastian Vettel has insisted he foresees no problems with new Ferrari teammate Charles Leclerc in 2019 after four years with Kimi Raikkonen by his side.


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F1 news: Daniel Ricciardo only start of Renault’s ambitions warns Nico Hulkenberg

Adding Daniel Ricciardo as a driver must only be the start of Renault’s levels of ambition, insists Nico Hulkenberg, who is expecting further progress from the team in 2019.


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F1 news: McLaren’s Carlos Sainz hits out at Red Bull copy claims

Carlos Sainz has hit back at Red Bull by insisting that McLaren will not be copying Red Bull’s chassis concept to improve the use of their Renault engine for the 2019 season.


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Supercars: Ford Mustangs given green light to race after passing testing

Ford Mustangs will race in next year’s Supercars championship after being given the green light to compete in Australia’s premier motorsport category. The iconic muscle car has passed aerodynamic testing and will line up on the grid starting at the Adelaide 500 from February 28.


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F1 news: Daniel Ricciardo reveals Renault expectations and Nico Hulkenberg relationship

Daniel Ricciardo has revealed he will bring “push, fire and motivation” to Renault once he officially joins up with the team in the New Year.


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F1 news: Daniel Ricciardo and Red Bull losing but Max Verstappen and Ferrari winning? Verdict on 2019 drivers’ shake-up

Now that the dust has settled on the 2018 Formula One season, the driver line-ups for next year’s circus have been confirmed with only two teams remaining unchanged for 2019.


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F1 news: Daniel Ricciardo reveals wall punch in USA not once off after Australia and Bahrain incidents

Daniel Ricciardo has revealed the moment when he put his fist through the wall after another retirement in Austin, Texas was not a once off in 2018.


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F1 news: Kimi Raikkonen reacts to drunk video at FIA awards with classic Instagram post

Kimi Raikkonen has finally broken his silence in the most Kimi Raikkonen way possible following his drunken antics at the end of year FIA awards on Friday.


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F1 news: Bernie Ecclestone tried to buy Silverstone as future of British Grand Prix remains in doubt

Former Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone has revealed he tried to buy Silverstone, only to be told it is not for sale.


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F1 news: Max Verstappen address Renault jabs ahead of Daniel Ricciardo move

Max Verstappen has moved to play down his criticism of Renault throughout 2018 as his now former teammate Daniel Ricciardo prepares to start at the team.


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Supercars: SuperNight format extended for 2019 schedule in Perth

Supercars has extended its SuperNight format for 2019 to include racing on both Friday and Saturday nights in Perth.


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F1 news: Daniel Ricciardo opens up on lowest point of Red Bull career before Renault switch

Daniel Ricciardo has revealed that his miserable 2015 Formula One season was a result of feeling at “such a low” following the death of Jules Bianchi that he changed as a person.


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F1 news: Michael Schumacher watched Lewis Hamilton win Brazilian Grand Prix

Michael Schumacher's former Ferrari boss has revealed the F1 hero watched Lewis Hamilton win the 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix at his home in Switzerland.


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Supercars news: Richie Stanaway and Tickford Racing terminate partnership

Richie Stanaway has left Tickford Racing following the conclusion of the 2018 Supercars season, the team have confirmed.


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F1 news: Daniel Ricciardo exit means Red Bull lose ‘best overtaker in the business’, says Christian Horner

Red Bull are losing “the best overtaker in the business” in Daniel Ricciardo, according to their team principle Christian Horner.


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