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Class of the field: How the drivers fared in 2017

Barring a handful of catastrophic races for Ferrari, the 2017 Formula One season could have delivered the nail-biting season finale between Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel the opening half of the year so eagerly promised.

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A failed coup: The constructors stories of F1 2017

By design the 2017 season and its new regulations was supposed to end Mercedes’s three-year reign atop the sport, but by the year’s end both Lewis Hamilton and the Silver Arrows had claimed their fourth titles, respectively.

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Pirelli deserves better from Formula One

When asked about his tyre choice during a particularly wet and muddy rally stage, four-time WRC champion Juha Kankkunen, with a dismissively wry smile, infamously replied, “Black, round Pirelli”.

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Abu Dhabi’s $12 million question

The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix might not be Formula One’s best-loved race, but the sport’s twilight fight in the dessert is inevitably a meaningful one by virtue of its place at the end of the calendar.

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What is Formula One — and what should it be?

For all the politics engulfing Formula One, one of its more curious sideshows bubbled quietly to the surface late last week.

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Belgium’s Thierry Neuville will take a 20-second lead into the final day of Coffs Harbour’s Rally Australia but will proceed with caution after watching his rivals stumble.

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It’s time Formula One reconsidered the Brazilian Grand Prix

Monza is famous for its tifosi, Marina Bay is renowned as F1’s cosmopolitan night race and Silverstone is notorious for its traffic. But the Brazilian Grand Prix? It’s become known for its violent muggings.

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Four-star Hamilton on record Brazil pace

Lewis Hamilton, with four world championship stars now painted on his race helmet, smashed the Interlagos track record as Mercedes dominated the opening Brazilian Grand Prix practice.

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The title race is over, but the Brazilian Grand Prix still matters

“It might be tempting to think that with both championships now secure the pressure is off,” Mercedes boss Toto Wolff said ahead of the Brazilian Grand Prix. “But that couldn’t be further from the truth.”

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Engine row misses Formula One’s real problems

After Monday’s so-called ‘Paradise Papers’ revelations it would seem life now comprises only two certainties: death and Ferrari threatening to quit Formula One.

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Lewis Hamilton secures his place among racing greats

An ecstatic Lewis Hamilton has become Britain’s first four-times Formula One world champion after he fought back from last place following an opening-lap collision with Sebastian Vettel at the Mexican Grand Prix.

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Harder, faster, (slightly) stronger: How Lewis and Mercedes were crowned champions

Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari did what they’ve done best all season at the weekend in Mexico: they got on with it. It’s just that business as usual was never going to be enough for the fabled red team.

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Hamilton, Vettel would team with Ricciardo

Lewis Hamilton says he would be happy to partner Daniel Ricciardo at Mercedes one day but the Australian should keep his focus firmly on staying ahead of Red Bull teammate Max Verstappen.

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Has Verstappen pushed Ricciardo out of Red Bull?

Daniel Ricciardo has been considered a champion in waiting since his giant-slaying Red Bull Racing debut in 2014.

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Formula One goes troppo in Texas

As far as a weekend of motor racing goes, the 2017 United States Grand Prix at Austin’s Circuit of the Americas had just about everything — including the key ingredients of a successful Formula One future.

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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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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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The Holden Racing Team Holden Commodore

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David Reynolds

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Craig Lowndes Bathurst 1000

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Scott Mclaughlin at Bathurst

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Scott Mclaughlin at Bathurst

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Can Alfa Romeo partnership revitalise Sauber?

By Bayden Westerweller, 1 Dec 2017
Can Alfa Romeo partnership revitalise Sauber?

Alfa Romeo has returned to Formula One, though it remains to be seen whether its collaboration with Sauber will bear any fruit other than a convenient marketing opportunity for both parties.

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Scott McLaughlin’s time for glory in Supercars is still to come

Following the outcome of Saturday’s penultimate race of the Supercars championship in Newcastle, it was unfathomable that the title would not be claimed by Scott McLaughlin; who had just won his eighth race of the season, from a 15th pole position.

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Revisiting my five key questions for F1 in 2017

With all the significant changes that occurred during the off-season, there were great expectations for another thrilling chapter in formula one’s history leading into 2017.

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Bottas sends timely reminder as curtain falls on 2017

By Bayden Westerweller, 28 Nov 2017
Bottas sends timely reminder as curtain falls on 2017

While it might have represented a token victory to outsiders, Valtteri Bottas’ success at the season finale was an ideal tonic for the Finn to conclude his first campaign with Mercedes, having emerged from an overemphasised trough following the summer hiatus.

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Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Formula One live blog

By Jawad Yaqub, 26 Nov 2017
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Formula One live blog

Formula One gears up for one final dance in 2017, with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix set to see the curtain fall on yet another season. Join The Roar for a live blog of the race, starting from 12am AEDT.

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Supercars’ super street showdown

By Jawad Yaqub, 24 Nov 2017
Supercars’ super street showdown

After 13 rounds and 24 races, the 2017 Supercars championship is at last nearing its climax, with one last showdown of the heavyweights on the streets of Newcastle.

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Has the 2017 Formula One season delivered?

By Bayden Westerweller, 24 Nov 2017
Has the 2017 Formula One season delivered?

Anytime that Formula One enters the season finale as a dead rubber, it’s difficult to label the year gone a classic. Yet the underwhelming swansong betrays the reality that 2017 has been a timely return to form.

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Why Formula One must keep evolving

By Jawad Yaqub, 22 Nov 2017
Why Formula One must keep evolving

Evolution is a fundamental aspect of human development. Without it, humanity would never have come to stand where it does in this age driven by hyper-progression in technology.

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Hartley nod provides hope to other F1 discards

By Bayden Westerweller, 21 Nov 2017
Hartley nod provides hope to other F1 discards

Brendon Hartley’s ascension to a full-time Formula One berth in 2018 was a surprise, to be sure, but a welcome one. Resurfacing on the grid following years in the wilderness offers hope to others who believed their opportunity had passed them.

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Could Alonso dovetail WEC with F1?

By Bayden Westerweller, 17 Nov 2017
Could Alonso dovetail WEC with F1?

Fernando Alonso has already experienced a stateside dalliance, and he’s displayed every indication that he wants to pursue further opportunities outside of Formula One.

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Abu Dhabi no dead rubber for Formula One’s mid-field

Formula One’s driver and constructor championships may have already been wrapped up in 2017, though the season finale in Abu Dhabi next week will be no dead rubber for the teams in the mid-field.

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As Marc Márquez crossed the line in third position at the Valencia Grand Prix to claim an emphatic sixth world title, his season-long rival, Andrea Dovizioso, sat in despair in the Ducati garage – having almost achieved the unthinkable.

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No Bull as Toro Rosso and Renault square off

By Bayden Westerweller, 14 Nov 2017
No Bull as Toro Rosso and Renault square off

Their relationship may be limited to the next race, but Toro Rosso and Renault are winding down their collaboration in decidedly hostile fashion, triggering sabotage claims from both parties.

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Brazilian Grand Prix: Formula One live blog

By Jawad Yaqub, 13 Nov 2017
Brazilian Grand Prix: Formula One live blog

It’s the penultimate round of the 2017 Formula One world championship and while both titles have been decided, there is plenty at stake at the Brazilian Grand Prix. Join The Roar for a live blog of the race from 3am AEDT.

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‘Moaning’ Romain Grosjean: Real or projection?

By Bayden Westerweller, 10 Nov 2017
‘Moaning’ Romain Grosjean: Real or projection?

An increasingly prevalent theme this season has been the tribulations of Romain Grosjean, the Frenchman not short of an infuriated outburst on any given weekend.

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Supercars silly season promises mouth-watering 2018

With the Supercars title set to go down to the wire at the season finale in Newcastle in a week’s time, the portion of the grid that isn’t in contention find themselves locked into silly season mode.

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Lance Stroll sits on car

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Williams driver Felipe Massa

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

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Shane Van Gisbergen wins the 2016 Tasmanian Super Sprint

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Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton smiles at a Formula One press conference.

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Lewis Hamilton celebrates victory at the 2017 United States Grand Prix

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Lewis Hamilton rounds a corner in his Mercedes Formula One.

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Valtteri Bottas of Mercedes waves to Formula One fans and media.

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Red Bull's Daniil Kvyat

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