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Tributes flow for ex-MotoGP champ Nicky Hayden

Tributes are flowing for former MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden, who has died five days after being hit by a car.

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Lance Stroll and the Max Verstappen effect

Max Verstappen was billed as a once-in-a-generation anomaly when he first took his seat in a Formula One car.

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Former MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden has died five days after he was hit by a car while training on his bicycle. Hayden was 35.

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Reynolds predicts disgusting chaos at wet Winton

Awesome, disgusting chaos – that’s Erebus driver David Reynolds’s prediction for Saturday’s opening Supercars race at Winton if the rain which lashed Friday’s practice sessions continues.

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The Spanish Grand Prix was Formula One at its best

It’s rare for one race, as it is in any one round of any sport, to encompass all of Formula One’s best bits, but the Spanish Grand Prix was one of those weekends.

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Daniel Ricciardo climbs onto the podium but can’t top Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton won a strategic Spanish Grand Prix to cut Sebastian Vettel’s overall lead in the Formula One driver’s championship to six points with a quarter of the season completed.

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Why the Spanish Grand Prix is about more than racing

Though scheduling the Russian Grand Prix immediately before the Spanish Grand Prix adds an exciting geopolitical element to proceedings, the latter remains Formula One’s official return to Europe.

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Does Formula One need Red Bull?

It’s been fascinating to watch Red Bull Racing grow from a small fish in the Formula One pond to a full-scale man-eater across 12 seasons at the pinnacle of motorsport.

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Sochi 2017: The Russian Grand Prix we had to have

We all knew it was coming. The Russian Grand Prix on the ultra-smooth Sochi circuit was the perfect storm that gave us an almost entirely soporific race.

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Aussie Dan Ricciardo qualifies fifth for the Russian Grand Prix

Australian Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo will start from fifth after Sebastian Vettel stormed to pole position for the Russian Grand Prix.

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Why Formula One must not save Honda

Honda has been all the rage this season — or perhaps a source of rage if you work for McLaren — thanks to the company’s inexplicable leap backwards in performance ahead of a season in which podiums were pencilled.

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Renault concept makes a bid for Formula One’s future

Of all Formula One’s manufacturers, Renault is the most accurate bellwether of the sport’s relevance (or otherwise).

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Is it time for team orders at Mercedes?

The Bahrain Grand Prix was another fascinating chapter in the unfolding 2017 championship fight between Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton.

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Vettel fastest in Bahrain Formula 1 practice

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel was fastest in Bahrain Grand Prix practice on Friday with the joint Formula One championship leader comfortably quicker than his Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton.

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Button to replace Alonso at F1’s Monaco GP

Britain’s Jenson Button will stand in for Fernando Alonso at next month’s Monaco Formula One Grand Prix while the Spaniard competes in the Indianapolis 500 on the same day.

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Bahrain breather badly needed by Formula One Finns

“Today Kimi seemed to have other commitments,” Sergio Marchionne, Ferrari CEO and Formula One’s closest thing to a Bond villain, told Italy’s La Repubblica at the Chinese Grand Prix.

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McLaren Honda's Spanish driver Fernando Alonso

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Lewis Hamilton smiles

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Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari

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Kimi Raikkoenen

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Marcus Ericsson of Sweden driving the (9) Sauber

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Valtteri Bottas

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Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari speaks with Daniel Ricciardo of Australia and Infiniti Red Bull Racing

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Daniel Ricciardo of Australia and Infiniti Red Bull Racing prepares in his car

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The Roar of the crowd

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Could Felipe Massa race on in 2018?

By Bayden Westerweller, Today
Could Felipe Massa race on in 2018?

Felipe Massa is faring decently for a driver who hung up his helmet at the conclusion of last season.

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Remembering the Kentucky Kid and his championship win

The world of motorsport is engulfed with mourning this week, following the passing of 2006 MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden, who succumbed in hospital to head injuries sustained in a road cycling accident.

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Renault doesn’t need a star driver, it has Nico Hulkenberg

Whenever the Formula One driver market opens and a vacancy at one of the front-running teams appears, Nico Hulkenberg seems to be the driver constantly overlooked for a top billing.

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The HSV hiatus rolls on, as heads roll

By Jawad Yaqub, 19 May 2017
The HSV hiatus rolls on, as heads roll

A changing of identity in 2017 hasn’t, unfortunately, changed the unsuccessful architecture of the renowned Walkinshaw Racing organisation in the Supercars championship.

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Williams and Renault: A driver short, and paying for their asking price

Williams and Renault’s lead drivers have performed admirably to date, though their respective teammates have left much to be desired throughout the opening portion of the season.

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The Spanish GP in five points

By Sam Craig, 17 May 2017
The Spanish GP in five points

With the Spanish Grand Prix all over and done with, there’s a lot to discuss, but I’m going to break it down to five key points.

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Why Button’s Formula One return will be a non-event

While Fernando Alonso jets off to the United States to contest the legendary Indy 500, former McLaren driver Jenson Button will make his return to Formula One following his retirement at the end of 2016.

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Ferrari must retain the faith

By Bayden Westerweller, 16 May 2017
Ferrari must retain the faith

It’d be easy to affirm that Mercedes has wrested back the ascendancy following their second consecutive victory, though Ferrari must not enter its time honoured panic state, with circumstance dictating the outcome once more at the Spanish Grand Prix.

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Spanish Grand Prix: Formula One live race updates, blog

Formula One returns to its heartland as the European season officially commences this weekend, with the running of the Spanish Grand Prix. Join The Roar for a live blog of the race from 10pm AEST.

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What next for Ford in Supercars?

By Jawad Yaqub, 12 May 2017
What next for Ford in Supercars?

It was a disheartening sight at the end of 2014, seeing a marque so embedded in the history of Australian motorsport, end its association with the Supercars category.

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Haas issues reach braking point

By Bayden Westerweller, 11 May 2017
Haas issues reach braking point

Both its drivers have registered points and they lie ahead of a manufacturer in the constructors standings, though Haas finds itself grappling with a fundamental legacy issue which displays little sign of resolving itself anytime soon.

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F1 teams to show their hands in Spain

By Jawad Yaqub, 10 May 2017
F1 teams to show their hands in Spain

The Spanish Grand Prix marks the official start to the European season for Formula One in 2017 at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

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Perez and Ocon forcing competitors’ hand

By Bayden Westerweller, 9 May 2017
Perez and Ocon forcing competitors’ hand

Listening to Sergio Perez, you’d assume Force India is in the midst of a nightmare campaign, yet the reality couldn’t be further from the Mexican’s rhetoric.

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Let’s talk Sergio Perez

By Sam Craig, 9 May 2017
Let’s talk Sergio Perez

There is one person in the Formula One paddock that has always interested me, and that is none other than the Mexican himself, Sergio ‘Checo’ Perez.

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A new challenger emerges as Supercars head west

A new challenger has emerged in the 2017 Supercars title race as the series heads west across the Nullarbor for the Perth SuperSprint.

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Are Red Bull showing shades of 2015?

By Jawad Yaqub, 3 May 2017
Are Red Bull showing shades of 2015?

As Mercedes AMG and Ferrari blitz away, battling among themselves for the 2017 Formula One world championship – Red Bull Racing is rapidly becoming the forgotten team of the front-runners.

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Lewis Hamilton smiles

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McLaren Honda's Spanish driver Fernando Alonso

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Sebastian Vettel press conference

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Craig Lowndes in car

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Lewis Hamilton Australian Grand Prix

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Lewis Hamilton smiles

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Nico Hulkenberg

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Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari speaks with Daniel Ricciardo of Australia and Infiniti Red Bull Racing

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