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Is Felipe Massa the right man to lead Williams?

Though the hype surrounding the big-ticket seats fizzled out long ago, the 2017 driver silly season remains full of potential, and officially six seats remain up for grabs.

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Ricciardo finishes third in Malaysia, Verstappen takes victory

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen gave himself a perfect 20th birthday present by winning the last Malaysian GP, with teammate Daniel Ricciardo finishing third behind Lewis Hamilton.

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We’ll miss it, but F1 no longer needs Malaysia

After 19 years of racing in the punishingly tropical climes of Sepang, the chequered flag will fall on the Malaysian Grand Prix for the final time this Sunday.

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Why Ferrari needs Kimi to play kingmaker

The 2017 Formula One world championship is accelerating towards its conclusion, but the season’s destination appears remarkably more certain after the catastrophic first lap of the Singapore Grand Prix.

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Rossi ‘comfortable’ in wet Aragon comeback

Spaniard Dani Pedrosa lapped fastest for Honda ahead of his hometown race but Valentino Rossi, returning three weeks after breaking his leg, was the centre of attention in a wet Aragon MotoGP practice.

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Is Red Bull Racing ready for a works engine?

What should have been a win-win scenario for Red Bull and Honda has turned desperately bittersweet after a series of escalating team and engine announcements at the Singapore Grand Prix.

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Sandown 500 live stream: How to watch V8 Supercars online or on TV, full grid, key race information

The V8 Supercars have reached their endurance season, and it gets underway with retro round at the Sandown 500. This is The Roar’s ultimate guide to streaming the race online and watching it live on TV.

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Supercars young gun Todd Hazelwood has incredibly walked away from an high-speed crash in qualifying for Sunday’s Sandown 500.

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McLaren’s multimillion-dollar gamble

“You have no chance of winning the world championship if you are not receiving the best engines from whoever is manufacturing your engines,” Ron Dennis said in 2014 on the eve of his team’s partnership with Honda.

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Formula One isn’t Formula One without a touch of dysfunction

Of all the things forecast for the 2017 season, rock-solid stability did not rank among them.

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Three reasons Monza wasn’t quite as bad as it looked

“Firstly, Mercedes power is definitely better than Ferrari power,” an overjoyed Lewis Hamilton gleefully told the throngs of Ferrari faithful beneath the Italian Grand Prix podium.

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Strength to strength for overtaking king Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo is starting to make a habit of charging through the Formula One fields in dazzling fashion.

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It’s time Mercedes backed Hamilton’s title tilt

When once Valtteri Bottas was the in-form man of the season and determined to insert himself into championship permutations, today his presence in the title race hangs by a thread.

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Combating Force India’s growing pains

Neither tyres strategy nor possession of the fastest car decided the Belgian Grand Prix; rather, Force India’s Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon dictated the race’s classification.

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Why Fernando Alonso and Red Bull’s futures are linked

With little fanfare McLaren released a press statement naming one of its drivers for the 2018 season — it just wasn’t the one people wanted to hear about.

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Who’s under pressure in the second half of the Formula One season?

Formula One’s mandatory midseason breather is at an end, and the sport is about to launch into a three-month, nine-round conclusion starting in Belgium this weekend.

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Jamie Whincup Bathurst 1000

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2014 V8 Supercar Championship.

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Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel looks on during the Formula One Austrian Grand Prix.

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Mercedes teammates Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton share a moment on stage at a Formula One event.

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Formula One driver Daniel Ricciardo, of Red Bull, is interviewed by the media.

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Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo gets ready for a Formula One show run.

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Singapore Grand Prix

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

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Formula One podium

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A left field decision for Toro Rosso in 2018

By Jawad Yaqub, 18 Oct 2017
A left field decision for Toro Rosso in 2018

Toro Rosso’s game of in-season musical chairs has seen yet another revised line-up confirmed for the upcoming United States Grand Prix, being completely different to the pairing seen in Japan a fortnight ago.

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NRL take note: Supercars TV coverage is the best in sport

The annual Bathurst 1000 has come and gone, and once again the coverage had everything the viewing public craves when they watch any sporting broadcast: the feeling of almost being involved in the damn thing.

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What next for Verstappen and Ricciardo?

By Bayden Westerweller, 13 Oct 2017
What next for Verstappen and Ricciardo?

As Ferrari’s title bid flounders, Red Bull is in the midst of a revival, yet it faces difficult questions in the coming twelve months related to its own future plans, as its current roster contemplate their options.

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Walkinshaw’s salvation lies with Andretti and United

The build-up to the Bathurst 1000 oversaw a momentous announcement regarding the beleaguered HSV Racing Team, with the organisation set to welcome Andretti Autosport and United Autosports in 2018.

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Where the wheels fell off Ferrari’s title bid

By Bayden Westerweller, 10 Oct 2017
Where the wheels fell off Ferrari’s title bid

The statistics belie the reality that Ferrari has let this year’s championship slip, the culmination of another malaise at the Japanese Grand Prix leaving fate to determine an unlikely reprieve.

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Bathurst 1000 key talking points

By Jawad Yaqub, 9 Oct 2017 Video
Bathurst 1000 key talking points

It was another unforgettable edition of the Bathurst 1000, with weather wreaking havoc across Mount Panorama, as 161-laps yielded new winners in David Reynolds and Luke Youlden.

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Bathurst 1000 highlights: Supercars live race updates, blog

Australia’s greatest motorsport race is here with the 2017 Bathurst 1000 set to roar to life. Scott McLaughlin is favourite after shattering the lap record to take pole, but can he win the race? 161 laps are ahead, so join The Roar for live coverage from 11am (AEDT) to find out.

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Japanese Grand Prix highlights: Formula One live updates, blog

As the 2017 Formula One world championship edges closer to its conclusion, the title race hangs delicately in the balance with the Japanese Grand Prix set to stage yet another exciting race. Join The Roar for live coverage from 3:30pm (AEDT).

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Bathurst 1000 Highlights: Top Ten Shootout live updates, blog

With the back half of the grid set, the top ten will have a one-lap dash to fight it out for pole position at Australia’s greatest race, the Bathurst 1000. Join The Roar for live coverage of the shootout from 5pm (AEDT).

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Bathurst 1000 Highlights: Supercars Friday practice and qualifying live updates, blog

With one day of practice in the books, another two sessions await the Supercars field before we go qualifying on the mountain. Join The Roar for live updates and coverage of all three Supercars sessions, as well as the Dunlop Super2 Series practice and qualifying from 8:45am (AEDT).

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Bathurst 1000: A clash of old clans

By Jawad Yaqub, 6 Oct 2017
Bathurst 1000: A clash of old clans

In the pantheon of great sporting arenas around the world, few stand more illustrious than the Goliath that is Mount Panorama.

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Mercedes would have you believe they’re in the midst of a performance slump, though in reality it’s confined to Valtteri Bottas’ relatively underwhelming return since the Belgian Grand Prix.

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Ten’s decision to cut F1 is shocking yet unsurprising

By Bayden Westerweller, 5 Oct 2017 Video
Ten’s decision to cut F1 is shocking yet unsurprising

News that Network Ten has terminated live Formula One coverage of all but the Australian Grand Prix blindsided many, yet the outcome had been coming for some time.

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Mercedes at its worst is still better than Ferrari

“Both Ferraris could have won the race, that’s a fact. It could have also been the same at Singapore, that’s another fact.”

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Malaysian Grand Prix: Formula One live blog

By Jawad Yaqub, 1 Oct 2017 Video
Malaysian Grand Prix: Formula One live blog

Formula One heads to the Sepang International Circuit for the final time, as the Malaysian Grand Prix prepares for its swansong. Join The Roar for a live blog from 6pm AEDT.

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MotoGP: A wide open campionship heading into the flyaways

Four races remain in the hunt for the 2017 MotoGP world championship and unlike twelve months ago, the race for the title is very much an open book.

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Lance Stroll sits on car

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Singapore Grand Prix

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McLaren Honda's Fernando Alonso looks on during Formula One qualifying in Austria.

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Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel looks on during the Formula One Austrian Grand Prix.

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Singapore Grand Prix

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Jamie Whincup at the V8 Super Test

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Fernando Alonso turns a corner in his McLaren-Honda Formula One car at the Austrian Grand Prix.

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2014 V8 Supercar Championship.

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