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Ricciardo holds off Hamilton to take third in Austrian GP

The pace of Daniel Ricciardo’s Red Bull in holding off Lewis Hamilton to claim a fifth-straight podium surprised even himself at the Austria Grand Prix, won by Valtteri Bottas.

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Ricciardo fifth as Hamilton dominates in Austria

Daniel Ricciardo was twice fifth-fastest as Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has posted the fastest time in both practice sessions for the Austrian Grand Prix.

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Could Austria be the F1 title tipping point?

So busy was the Azerbaijan Grand Prix that almost two weeks later we’re still unpacking all of its implications.

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How to save Formula One’s next generation

Quick quiz: can you name the current top three drivers in Formula Two?

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Ron Dennis formally splits with F1’s McLaren

Ron Dennis has ended his 37 years with McLaren by selling his shares and stepping down as chairman after a troubled six months with the automotive group.

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Vettel deserved disqualification in Baku

Few expected the 2017 Azerbaijan Grand Prix to provide such an exciting race after last year’s soporific event, but even fewer would have thought Formula One would emerge from the grand prix with such an ethical dilemma concerning one of its biggest stars.

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Vettel disgraced himself in Azerbaijan, according to Hamilton

The heat in the Formula One world championship battle was turned up a notch at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix when Sebastian Vettel appeared to intentionally drive his Ferrari into Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes.

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Ricciardo claims first win of 2017 in Azerbaijan

Daniel Ricciardo has produced a storming drive, battling back from 17th position to win an incident-packed Azerbaijan Grand Prix from the Mercedes of Valterri Bottas and Williams’ Canadian rookie Lance Stroll.

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Le Mans shows why Sauber matters

Sauber tends not to be a name that evokes any particularly passionate response from a casual motorsport fan, but the decades-old midfield team has rarely had a dull moment in Formula One.

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Why Palmer’s Renault career could be over sooner rather than later

Jolyon Palmer wasn’t to expect the tumultuousness that came with his first full-time Formula One drive.

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Situation critical for McLaren-Honda

McLaren was in the middle of a race this weekend, but it wasn’t the Canadian Grand Prix.

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Shoey fits for Ricciardo as Hamilton wins

Australia’s Daniel Ricciardo has celebrated his third placing at the Canadian Grand Prix by doing his famous ‘shoey’ with legendary actor Patrick Stewart.

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Why Montreal always matters

It wouldn’t be the European leg of the Formula One season without an inexplicable trip across the Atlantic for the ever-popular Canadian Grand Prix.

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Trouble brewing in Formula One prize money fight

They say money makes the world go round, and there are few places in this turning world this truism rings more faithfully than in Formula One.

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The importance of teamwork in Formula One

If you exclude overtaking (ahem), the Monaco Grand Prix had a little bit of everything for everyone.

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The smile’s back as Dan Ricciardo claims podium finish in Monaco

From not quite a scowl on Saturday to his trademark smile post-race on Sunday. It was a different Daniel Ricciardo.

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McLaren Honda's Spanish driver Fernando Alonso

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Daniel Ricciardo for Red Bull

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Lance Stroll sits on car

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Jamie Whincup at the V8 Super Test

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Lewis Hamilton during the Formula One Grand Prix of China

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Dan Ricciardo smiles at press conference

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Daniil Kvyat gets sprayed with champagne

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Do motorsport’s rising stars have a future in Formula One?

Each year a select bunch of up and coming drivers earn the privilege to test Formula One machinery in the hope of one day climbing to the summit of the world’s premier open-wheel category.

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Supercars mid-season review: Another Ford vs Holden classic

The foundations of the Supercars championship is built upon the rivalry between the prestigious Ford and Holden marques, with both duking it out to attain supremacy of touring car racing in Australia.

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Porsche’s Formula for the future

By Bayden Westerweller, 10 Aug 2017
Porsche’s Formula for the future

The World Endurance Championship continues to reel following the announcement that Porsche will exit LMP1 at the conclusion of the season.

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Revisiting my five pertinent questions for F1 in 2017

Some of the biggest changes Formula One has seen in its long and illustrious history have come in 2017.

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Supercars mid-season review: The best of the rest

Whilst they may not be battling for top honours in the Supercars championship, the scrum that comprises the mid-to-rear portion of the grid, has seen some of the fiercest competition in 2017.

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Opposing ideologies on display in Hungary

By Bayden Westerweller, 2 Aug 2017
Opposing ideologies on display in Hungary

Ferrari acted entirely as foreseen, while Mercedes adopted more sporting, yet ultimately and perhaps unwittingly magnanimous tactics which could have crucial implications on this season’s championship outcome, as Formula One took its bow ahead of the summer break in Hungary.

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Ferrari and the art of favouring drivers

By Jawad Yaqub, 2 Aug 2017
Ferrari and the art of favouring drivers

Rather than experiencing shock during the Hungarian Grand Prix over Ferrari’s race tactics, there was that familiar feeling of ‘why are we not surprised’, as once again Sebastian Vettel was prioritised over Kimi Räikkönen.

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Hungarian Grand Prix: Formula One live blog

By Jawad Yaqub, 30 Jul 2017 Video
Hungarian Grand Prix: Formula One live blog

It only feels like yesterday that the 2017 Formula One season kicked off in Melbourne, alas the mid-point of the championship has been reached as we hit the Hungarian Grand Prix. Join The Roar for a live blog of the race from 10pm (AEST).

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Formula E and why manufacturers aren’t your friends

It seems in the case of Formula E that lightning can strike thrice.

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Can McLaren channel Hill 1997 at Hungary?

By Bayden Westerweller, 28 Jul 2017
Can McLaren channel Hill 1997 at Hungary?

McLaren boasts a proud heritage, though its decline over the past five seasons has cast them as lightweights to the current generation, yet they satisfy the criteria for achieving a belated ‘fluke’ breakthrough more synonymous with backmarkers of yesteryear.

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Long layoffs take away from Supercars Championship momentum

The midpoint of the 2017 Supercars championship may have been crossed heading into this weekend’s Ipswich SuperSprint, but it remains a challenge as to determine who the momentum lies with for the title tilt.

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Formula One’s Halo decision sanitises motorsport

Since the inception of motorsport, the disclaimer ‘motorsport is dangerous’ has followed all forms of racing globally, clearly highlighting the inherent and obvious risks that come with such high-speed sports.

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Has Toro Rosso become redundant?

By Bayden Westerweller, 26 Jul 2017
Has Toro Rosso become redundant?

Toro Rosso has morphed from backmarkers to credible midfielders throughout its 12 seasons on the grid, yet the primary purpose of its existence has never been as dubious as it is presently.

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Supercars on notice as crisis engulfs DTM in Europe

Today a giant in the world of motorsport has been slain.

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No room for altruism in cynical Formula One climate

By Bayden Westerweller, 21 Jul 2017
No room for altruism in cynical Formula One climate

On the same day that the FIA announced the polarising ‘Halo’ would be introduced to Formula One from 2018, reports surfaced that the sport’s two leading manufacturers were unwilling to come to the aid of one of Formula One’s iconic outfits.

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Is Supercars going to be lost without V8s?

By Jawad Yaqub, 21 Jul 2017
Is Supercars going to be lost without V8s?

Evolution is a fundamental part of motorsport. As further advances in technology are made, the boundaries continue to shift and adapt to the current automotive climate.

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Kimi Raikkoenen

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

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Justin Wilson

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Mercedes AMG Petronas British driver Lewis Hamilton

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Jack Miller MotoGP Motorsport 2016

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Shane Van Gisbergen wins the 2016 Tasmanian Super Sprint

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Cameron Hill celebrates

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

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

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