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Scott McLaughlin claims pole with new lap record at Bathurst

The “Lap of the Gods” officially has a new owner at Mount Panorama.

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2017 Bathurst 1000 final starting grid, every car, every driver

The 2017 edition of the Bathurst 1000 kicks off at 11:10am (AEDT) on Sunday 8 October. Below, we’ve got all the details on the starting grid, every car in the race and every driver.

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WATCH: Scott McLaughlin sets new lap record at Bathurst

It will forever be known as the “Lap of the Gods”.

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McLaughlin sets Bathurst lap record

Supercars series leader Scott McLaughlin has sounded his Bathurst 1000 intentions by clocking a lap record at Mount Panorama on Friday.

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Is this the defining moment of the 2017 championship?

Despite being the feel-good story of the championship almost to date, Ferrari seems destined to leave Asia thinking only one thing: how did it all go wrong?

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Your complete guide to the Bathurst 1000: Full schedule, drivers, how to stream and how to watch on TV

Australia’s greatest motorsport race, the Bathurst 1000 is upon us. While the race itself isn’t until Sunday, there is a full four days of action for us to sink our teeth into with the Supercars Championship battle also starting to heat up at the pointy end of the season.

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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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Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton gives a crowd of photographers the thumbs up.

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Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull laughs during an interview with Formula One reporters.

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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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Otmar Szafnauer

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McLaren Honda's Spanish driver Fernando Alonso

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Fernando Alonso of McLaren-Honda at a Formula One press conference.

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Jamie Whincup Bathurst 1000

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

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Formula One future plans drive familiar fears

By Bayden Westerweller, 3 Nov 2017
Formula One future plans drive familiar fears

The inevitable discord concerning Formula One’s future has surfaced no sooner than the proposed regulations from 2021 were revealed to manufacturers, highlighting that self-preservation remains at the forefront of consideration.

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Can the Kiwis be beaten at Pukekohe?

By Jawad Yaqub, 3 Nov 2017
Can the Kiwis be beaten at Pukekohe?

It has been an unprecedented year for the full-time Kiwi contingent in the Supercars championship, having won 15 of the 22 races contested so far.

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Lewis Hamilton: F1’s flawed champion

By Jawad Yaqub, 1 Nov 2017
Lewis Hamilton: F1’s flawed champion

He may be one of the most polarising figures in modern Formula One, but there is no denying that Lewis Hamilton has deservingly won the 2017 world championship.

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It wasn’t pretty, but Hamilton seals fourth title

By Bayden Westerweller, 31 Oct 2017
It wasn’t pretty, but Hamilton seals fourth title

Lewis Hamilton endured a torrid Sunday in Mexico, but Sebastian Vettel’s inability to capitalise in his stead ensures the Briton has claimed his fourth championship with two races in hand.

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Mexican Grand Prix: Formula One live blog

By Jawad Yaqub, 30 Oct 2017
Mexican Grand Prix: Formula One live blog

Lewis Hamilton stands on the brink of a fourth world championship, as the Formula One circus rolls into Mexico City for what is yet to be another gripping Mexican Grand Prix. Join The Roar for a live blog of the race from 6am AEDT.

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Bottas and Ricciardo: The fight for third

There are three races to go in this championship season. Mercedes have secured a fourth Constructors title, and unless Hamilton decides to drive backwards this weekend in Mexico, he will surely claim his fourth Drivers’ Championship.

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End of the line for Daniil Kvyat?

By Bayden Westerweller, 26 Oct 2017
End of the line for Daniil Kvyat?

For the second time in as many months, and the third since early 2017, Daniil Kvyat has found himself relegated by Red Bull, a move that further points towards a definitive divorce of driver from team.

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Is Mercedes AMG the most dominant F1 team of all time?

In what might be their most rewarding season yet, Mercedes AMG have for the fourth consecutive year clinched the Formula One constructor’s championship – this time with three races to spare.

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F1 set to unveil streaming service, but will things really change?

The news Formula One fans having been waiting years for is imminent, with Liberty Media set to unveil a dedicated streaming service alongside content in partnership with existing providers from next season.

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Gold Coast 600 key talking points

By Jawad Yaqub, 23 Oct 2017
Gold Coast 600 key talking points

The season of endurance has reached its climax with another edition of the Gold Coast 600 delivering more entertaining racing in the 2017 Supercars championship.

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United States Grand Prix: Formula One live blog

The United States Grand Prix marks the beginning of the final quarter of the 2017 Formula One world championship, with the title itself hanging in the balance at this race. Join The Roar for a live blog from 6am AEDT.

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Gold Coast 600 preview: Sun, surf and supercars

Sun, surf and Supercars. That is the mantra on the picturesque Gold Coast at this time of year, as the streets of Surfers Paradise gets set to host the gruelling finale to the Enduro Cup.

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Little to gain, plenty to lose for Ferrari

By Bayden Westerweller, 20 Oct 2017
Little to gain, plenty to lose for Ferrari

Having witnessed its title ambitions all but evaporate over three weeks, Ferrari has little to gain at the final races. Therefore, they cannot fall victim to their time honoured instant gratification of lynching a prolific figure and lapsing into an existential crisis.

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Carlos Sainz must hit the ground running at Renault

By Bayden Westerweller, 18 Oct 2017
Carlos Sainz must hit the ground running at Renault

Carlos Sainz has been afforded the opportunity to integrate himself at Renault over the final races of the season, yet the Spaniard should still be expected to contribute towards the constructors’ effort.

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

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Scott Mclaughlin at Bathurst

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

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David Reynolds

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Scott Mclaughlin at Bathurst

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Lewis Hamilton rounds a corner in his Mercedes Formula One.

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Scott McLaughlin

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