From the experts

The low down from those in the know
Launch week: Pressure builds on Formula One to deliver

The 2017 season is dawning on Formula One, and as the sport transitions from its barren off-season to an optimistic pre-season, the first pieces of the year’s puzzle begin presenting themselves.

1 Have your say

Why 2017 will be the year of Carlos Sainz

It goes without saying that Formula One, the pinnacle of motor racing, is an almost infinitely complicated sport.

10 Have your say

Motorsport needs to bring back the biff!

This time last week, people stood around their water coolers de-briefing about the Bathurst 12 Hour.

6 Have your say

Delta Goodrem drafted in to launch Supercars season

Singer Delta Goodrem and stereotype-shattering driver Simona de Silvestro will spearhead a push to expand the appeal of Supercars.

1 Have your say

The Manor Formula One team has folded after going into administration and failing to find a buyer, leaving the sport with 10 teams two months before the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.

0 Have your say

Bernie Ecclestone’s $8 billion legacy

“I was deposed today,” Bernie Ecclestone told Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport. “I am simply gone.”

7 Have your say

Bernie Ecclestone replaced as Formula One boss

Bernie Ecclestone’s 40-year reign as Formula One’s supremo has ended with the sport’s new owners Liberty Media replacing the 86-year-old Briton with American Chase Carey.

0 Have your say

Bottas jumps into the hottest seat in Formula 1

Valtteri Bottas has secured the most highly-sought after driver’s seat in Formula One as he heads into the 2017 season with Mercedes and a fired up Lewis Hamilton.

3 Have your say

Renault F1 team rocked as principal Vasseur abruptly leaves

A few weeks away from proudly unveiling their new car for the 2017 Formula One season, French manufacturer Renault now have to find a new team principal after the departure of Frederic Vasseur on Wednesday.

0 Have your say

Aussie defending champ Toby Price crashes out of Dakar

Reigning champion Toby Price is out of the Dakar Rally after suffering a broken leg in a motorcycle crash.

0 Have your say

Ricciardo won’t be switching to Mercedes to fill Rosberg’s shoes

Formula One ace Daniel Ricciardo has ruled out filling the “damn good” seat at Mercedes next season, saying he’s committed to Red Bull for the next two years.

2 Have your say

The condition of Michael Schumacher’s health will remain closely guarded among family and close associates, the former Formula One champion’s manager said on Saturday.

2 Have your say

Back to front: F1 season review — fight at the front

For the third year in succession, Formula One was dominated by behemoth Mercedes, which conquered all before it without giving rivals a chance.

3 Have your say

Formula One season in review Part 2: Three drivers who under-promised and over-delivered

To cleanse the palette after last week’s look at the underachievers from Formula One season 2016, it’s time to unveil the three drivers who left the greatest mark on the year.

1 Have your say

Back to front: The Formula One season review — midfield melee

Focusing on Formula One’s frontrunners means we tend to miss the often more interesting struggles in the midfield.

0 Have your say

Hamilton escapes punishment, Mercedes say their orders were wrong

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton will escape unpunished for ignoring team orders in the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix which saw Nico Rosberg clinch the Formula One world title.

11 Have your say

Marcus Ericsson of Sweden driving the (9) Sauber

3 Have your say

Red Bull's Daniil Kvyat

1 Have your say

Nico Rosberg trophy

10 Have your say

0 Have your say

Shane Van Gisbergen wins the 2016 Tasmanian Super Sprint

1 Have your say

Lewis Hamilton celebrates with Nico Rosberg

3 Have your say

Otmar Szafnauer

10 Have your say

Lewis Hamilton

25 Have your say

Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton

19 Have your say

The Roar of the crowd

Your sports opinion. Write your own article
Expectations must be realistic for Simona De Silvestro in 2017

Simona De Silvestro will become the first female driver to contest the Supercars Championship in any form since 1998 during the 2017 season, but the expectations for Nissan’s new signature must maintain realistic.

8 Have your say

Kurt Busch 2017 season preview

By Jacob Rush, 19 Feb 2017
Kurt Busch 2017 season preview

For a guy who has a reputation for being volatile and over the top, Kurt Busch is flying under the radar at Stewart-Haas Racing.

3 Have your say

Bigger races, bigger crowds: The Supercars must introduce more endurance races

It’s no small secret that Bathurst is the crown jewel in the V8 Supercars calendar, with casual fans tuning in from far and wide to watch Australia’s premier racing category spend 1000 kilometres racing around the brutal Mount Panorama circuit.

13 Have your say

Is father time coming for Alonso or Vettel first?

By Bayden Westerweller, 17 Feb 2017
Is father time coming for Alonso or Vettel first?

Fernando Alonso is six years Sebastian Vettel’s senior, though it isn’t inconceivable that the latter may hang up his helmet sooner, for 2017 shapes as a decisive juncture in their respective futures.

6 Have your say

NASCAR: Clint Bowyer 2017 season preview

By Jacob Rush, 17 Feb 2017
NASCAR: Clint Bowyer 2017 season preview

If frustration breeds hunger, then the field had better watch out for Clint Bowyer this year.

0 Have your say

Which Supercars team is under the most pressure in 2017?

Pressure is a funny thing in sport – those under it will either thrive or disintegrate and those dishing it out are generally at the top of their game. But pressure in motorsport is a whole different beast.

4 Have your say

Five pertinent questions for Formula One to answer in 2017

Formula One in 2017 is set for the biggest overhaul the premier open-wheel category has seen in the past two decades.

5 Have your say

Valtteri Bottas has the hottest seat in Formula One

There is no skipping around the fact Mercedes dominated the 2016 F1 season.

3 Have your say

Formula One’s next great rivalry

By Bayden Westerweller, 14 Feb 2017
Formula One’s next great rivalry

Merely witnessing a fresh championship contender in 2017 would be a sight for sore eyes, though Formula One desperately requires a rivalry for the ages.

6 Have your say

Do the Supercars need more overseas races?

By Scott Pryde, 13 Feb 2017
Do the Supercars need more overseas races?

One of the more pressing issues in the Australian Supercars Championship leading into the 2017 season is a lack of overseas races, with the only trip away from home being to New Zealand.

16 Have your say

The pressure should be on Lewis Hamilton in 2017

By Bayden Westerweller, 10 Feb 2017
The pressure should be on Lewis Hamilton in 2017

Lewis Hamilton destroyed his previous Finnish teammate, Heikki Kovalainen, at McLaren during their two seasons alongside each other.

6 Have your say

V8 Supercars 2017: Someone needs to stick it to Triple Eight

The V8 Supercars season might be just around the corner, but fans, teams and their respective drivers are still faced with the same problem – no one seems to be able to compete with Triple Eight Racing.

9 Have your say

Can Ross Brawn save others from Manor’s fate?

By Bayden Westerweller, 1 Feb 2017
Can Ross Brawn save others from Manor’s fate?

A week which commenced with revolution concluded on a sorrowful note with the unfortunate demise of an admired Formula One outfit.

4 Have your say

Bye bye Bernie: Ecclestone replaced as Formula One boss

By Bayden Westerweller, 25 Jan 2017
Bye bye Bernie: Ecclestone replaced as Formula One boss

Though it had been a long time coming, Bernie Ecclestone’s demise was swift and definitive, drawing a line under his association with Formula One, encompassing multiple capacities rising six decades.

2 Have your say

Bottas confirmed at Mercedes, 2017 grid is ostensibly finalised

Pascal Wehrlein may not have surfaced at Mercedes, though it was the announcement of his destination for the upcoming season which confirmed the identity of the individual tasked with replacing the retired and reigning World Champion, Nico Rosberg, in 2017.

2 Have your say

Manor has fallen into administration

By Sam Craig, 7 Jan 2017

Ladies and gentlemen, the Manor Racing Team have officially entered administration, meaning that in order to be allowed enough time to repay outstanding debts to creditors, an administrator – someone appointed by the court – takes over the company.

2 Have your say

Adrian Sutil driving for Sauber at the Austrian Formula One Grand Prix

0 Have your say

Williams driver Felipe Massa

2 Have your say

Jamie Whincup Bathurst 1000

0 Have your say

Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton battle it out

2 Have your say

Williams driver Valtteri Bottas congratulates outgoing teammate Felipe Massa on his retirement at the 2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

0 Have your say

Dirt Car Racing in Australia

0 Have your say

Daniel Ricciardo of Australia and Red Bull Racing, Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP and Max Verstappen

0 Have your say

Romain Grosjean

0 Have your say

Marcus Ericsson of Sweden driving the (9) Sauber

4 Have your say