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Why Bottas deserves a new Mercedes deal

There is no seat more coveted in this year’s Formula One silly season than Valtteri Bottas’s Mercedes berth.

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Nissan’s Supercars call a relief: Kelly

Nissan’s decision to pull the plug from the Supercars Championship has come as a relief to Kelly Racing.

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Haas still learning to play with the big boys

Sport is an emotional roller-coaster, and for no Formula One team this season has this been truer than for Haas.

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Perception is everything in latest Pirelli controversy

When the tiniest of margins can count for so much in Formula One, it’s unsurprising that 0.4 millimetres of tyre tread became a major sideshow at the Spanish Grand Prix.

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The race to avoid pain in Spain

The Spanish Grand Prix is the traditional opening round of the European Formula One season, meaning it marks the beginning of a months-long, sustained push for rapid performance development.

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Is F1 ready for a Miami Grand Prix?

Formula One has been slow to revolutionise under the guiding hand of Liberty Media, the sport’s commercial rights holder, but the momentum built up over 15 months of ownership is slowly being put to good use.

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Why McLaren is in crisis

In 2011, Eddie Jordan infamously declared at the German Grand Prix that the “wheels have fallen off” McLaren, deriding the team for going 13 seasons without winning the constructors title. Lewis Hamilton won that weekend’s race.

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Baku bust-up: Verstappen was in the wrong in Ricciardo crash

What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object? Answer: neither scores any points at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

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Ricciardo open to Mercedes or Ferrari move

Daniel Ricciardo says he would relish the challenge of having Lewis Hamilton as his teammate if he were to join Mercedes next year.

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Woeful Williams has only itself to blame

On current form it’s difficult to believe that less than 12 months ago rookie Lance Stroll was celebrating his debut podium after finishing third at the 2017 Azerbaijan Grand Prix, but that’s just how far the once great Williams team has fallen.

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The Ricciardo conundrum

Every season, Formula One buys into the promise of an inevitably disappointing driver silly season, but could Daniel Ricciardo deliver on the hype in 2018?

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Why F1 shouldn’t sanitise pit stops

The unpredictability in results of the opening three Formula One Grands Prix has grabbed headlines, but equally noteworthy has been the series of botched pit stops that marred weekends from Australia to China.

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Inexperienced Verstappen still learning lessons the hard way

Formula One is going from strength to strength at the start of what is shaping up to be an exciting season, but one of its stars, Max Verstappen, has been turning heads for all the wrong reasons.

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Shoey in Shanghai for victorious Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo made a string of thrilling overtaking moves to snatch a surprise Chinese Grand Prix victory on Sunday after a safety car strategy gamble by his Red Bull team paid off handsomely.

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Why Valtteri Bottas will always be number two

Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari will attempt to take three wins from the first three races this weekend in Shanghai, but no-one is pretending the first two victories were earnt on pure pace alone.

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How vested interests risk derailing Formula One’s renaissance

It’s difficult to believe after an action-packed Bahrain Grand Prix that just two weekends ago Formula One was in the grips of an overtaking crisis, but such is the rapid rate of change in the world’s fastest sport.

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Scott McLaughlin

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Kimi Raikkoenen

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Mercedes's Lewis Hamilton during 2018 preseason testing

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Haas driver Kevin Magnussen on track at the 2018 Australian Grand Prix.

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Red Bull Racing's Daniel Ricciardo during 2018 preseason testing

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Lewis Hamilton celebrates in front of a sell-out Mexican crowd. (Photo: Mercedes AMG Petronas)

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Rick Kelly leads a field of cars at Pukekohe in 2017.

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

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The Roar of the crowd

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102nd Indianapolis 500: Full field preview (Part 1)

The fabled field of 33 is set for the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500-mile race. From last to first, here are my thoughts on each of the entrants.

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Monaco Grand Prix preview

By Rob Davison, Today
Monaco Grand Prix preview

The Formula One paddock descends on the principality of Monte Carlo for this weekends Monaco Grand Prix.

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Circuit posturing F1’s new normal

By Bayden Westerweller, 23 May 2018
Circuit posturing F1’s new normal

Formula One’s owner Liberty Media’s professed desire for “21 Super Bowls” is being tempered by multiple existing circuits seeking to exercise their right to renegotiate hosting fees.

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Indianapolis 500: Pole qualifying talking points

By Andrew Kitchener, 22 May 2018
Indianapolis 500: Pole qualifying talking points

There are few things in motorsport as exciting as the fast nine running their ten miles over four laps for the right to lead the field of 33 to the green flag at the Indianapolis 500.

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Supercars Winton SuperSprint Talking Points

By Jawad Yaqub, 21 May 2018
Supercars Winton SuperSprint Talking Points

The first third of the 2018 Supercars championship has flown past, with the conclusion of the Winton SuperSprint marking the start of a small layoff for the touring car category.

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Indianapolis 500: Bump Day qualifying talking points

By Andrew Kitchener, 20 May 2018
Indianapolis 500: Bump Day qualifying talking points

After an absence of a few years where the field of entrants for the Indianapolis 500 have totalled only the traditional 33 who see the green flag on the last Sunday in May, bumping has returned to the Brickyard in epic, controversial and heartbreaking fashion.

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F1 TV launch a success, despite technical failures

The F1 TV live streaming service rolled out across the Spanish Grand Prix weekend in select countries, though was met with a negative reception from those who accessed it.

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Nissan’s Supercars exit disappointing but not surprising

Despite there being slim hope of renewal, the inevitable has been realised and Nissan will withdraw its support from Kelly Racing and the Supercars championship, at the conclusion of the 2018 season.

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Charles Leclerc, come on down

By Bayden Westerweller, 15 May 2018
Charles Leclerc, come on down

To those concerned that the hype surrounding Charles Leclerc was baseless following a scrappy start to his Formula One career, fear not, for his response has been nothing short of sensational.

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Spanish Grand Prix: Formula One live blog

By Jawad Yaqub, 13 May 2018 Video
Spanish Grand Prix: Formula One live blog

Formula One returns to its heartland for the start of the much-anticipated European leg of the 2018 championship. Join The Roar for a live blog of the Spanish Grand Prix, starting from 11:10pm AEST.

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Should Mercedes follow Ferrari in Haas-style tie up?

There has been plenty of conjecture this season, surrounding the close partnership between Ferrari and the Haas F1 Team – particularly because the latter has finally become a competitive point-scoring force.

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Grosjean’s Haas, F1 future at a crossroads

By Bayden Westerweller, 8 May 2018
Grosjean’s Haas, F1 future at a crossroads

If somebody said on lap 20 of the Australian Grand Prix that Romain Grosjean would be pointless following the opening four rounds, you’d laugh, yet that’s precisely the Frenchman’s haul as Formula One returns to Europe this weekend.

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Supercars Perth SuperSprint talking points

By Jawad Yaqub, 7 May 2018
Supercars Perth SuperSprint talking points

Supercars’ annual pilgrimage out west produced yet another intriguing weekend, with Scott McLaughlin continuing to assert himself atop the 2018 championship standings and a host of changes behind him.

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What’s gone wrong at Tickford?

By Jawad Yaqub, 4 May 2018
What’s gone wrong at Tickford?

Its been a less than fruitful start to the 2018 Supercars season for Tickford Racing, with the team heading into this weekend’s Perth SuperSprint yet to score a podium.

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Valtteri Bottas is as much a title contender as Hamilton and Vettel

The image of a forlorn Valtteri Bottas after retiring from the Azerbaijan Grand Prix will be a stand-out in 2018 as one of the most significant moments in Formula One this year.

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Red Bull has only itself to blame for Baku friendly fire

The inevitable outcome at Baku on Sunday was a manifestation of Red Bull’s unwillingness to prioritise its faster driver, thus a calamitous incidence of friendly fire wasn’t nearly as surprising as it should have been.

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Daniel Ricciardo

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Mercedes's Lewis Hamilton during 2018 preseason testing

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Nico Hulkenberg

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Scott McLaughlin

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Daniel Ricciardo

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Lewis Hamilton press conference

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Richie Stanaway tests his all-black Ticktum Racing car in Sydney.

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Sebastien Bourdais driving for Dayle Coyne Raacing in St Petersburg

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Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel during 2018 preseason testing

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