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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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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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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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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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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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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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Dan Ricciardo smiles at press conference

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

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Jack Miller MotoGP Motorsport 2016

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Lance Stroll sits on car

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Singapore Grand Prix

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