Posts Tagged "Motorsport"

The championship race could be run by next month’s Japanese Grand Prix, following Ferrari’s cataclysmic Singapore outing as its interest lasted no more than five corners, while Lewis Hamilton claimed an unlikely victory to extend his lead to 28 points.

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It was a big weekend for the Supercars category, as the season of endurance officially began with the traditional pre-Bathurst event with the Sandown 500.

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Formula One packs its bags and is back on the road, heading out to the Far East for the Singapore Grand Prix, as only seven races remain in the 2017 world championship. Join The Roar for a live blog of the race starting from 10pm AEST.

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The Supercars championship shifts into endurance mode, as the Enduro Cup mini-championship kicks off with the Sandown 500. Join The Roar for a live blog from 1pm AEST.

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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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“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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McLaren’s impending divorce from Honda will always carry the ‘what if?’ handle, yet the consequences of dissolving the relationship are minuscule in contrast to the urgency for results of any significance to be achieved.

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Themed rounds for sports may be just a novelty for some, but for most they are a welcome change of atmosphere and a distinctive look at the sports that we are used to in one form.

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

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In considering its own future, Red Bull would be wise to link Toro Rosso with Honda, with a view to providing the latter outfit with the purpose that it has lacked in recent years.

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The season of endurance is nigh and as the Supercars championship prepares for one of the most crucial periods of the year, it is time we highlighted five of the best pairings on the grid.

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Formula One’s system of penalising drivers with grid penalties for changing components on their power-units was once again in the spotlight at the Italian Grand Prix – with a record of seven drivers having been penalised and viewers needing a Masters of Mathematics to determine the grid.

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“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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The second-last weekend of the 2017 IndyCar Series season promised so much, and it delivered a potentially championship-changing race on Sunday.

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

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In the Formula One world, the enforced shutdown of the European summer is usually accompanied by a ‘silly season’ of driver and team discussions, fuelled by idle hands of drivers, teams, agents, and most of all: motorsport writers.

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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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Sergio Perez entered the season at a crossroads, yet his recent actions, culminating in the cataclysmic friendly fire at Belgium, have smacked of desperation as the Mexican faces another campaign in the midfield.

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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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Gateway, the 1.25-mile flat oval across the Mississippi River in Madison, Illinois (outside of St Louis, Missouri) is the final oval race weekend of the 2017 IndyCar Series season, and with only races at Watkins Glen and Sonoma left, the championship chase is on in earnest.

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