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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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McLaughlin bides time in Supercars chase

He’s yet to hit top gear in this year’s Supercars series but a changed Scott McLaughlin says he’s not bothered.

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It’s time for Raikkonen to fire in Bahrain

The Bahrain Grand Prix holds a curious place in Formula One folklore as a race that elicits from fans impatience, indignance and excitement, sometimes all at once.

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Why Formula One shouldn’t be so fast to write off its engines

At this weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix Formula One bosses will reveal to teams and power unit manufacturers its vision for the sport from 2021. But not all those stakeholders will walk away happy.

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Has Formula One outgrown Albert Park?

If hosting a modern Grand Prix is all about publicity for a city or country, one imagines Max Verstappen telling reporters he “would have turned off the TV” had he been watching last weekend’s race would’ve gone down poorly with the Australian Grand Prix Corporation.

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Midfield storm brews over Haas surge

Haas confirmed at the Australian Grand Prix that the preseason hype wasn’t all just talk, but in doing so it generated a conversation of a different kind.

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How to watch the Australian Grand Prix on TV and live stream online

Another year of Formula 1 is upon us with the traditional season-opening Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park, and Lewis Hamilton looking to defend his crown from last year. This is The Roar‘s guide to streaming the season online and watching it on TV.

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The records ready to be rewritten in 2018

Today, at last, a new Formula One season will begin in earnest with the first official timed session of the year at the 2018 Australian Grand Prix.

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How to watch Melbourne 400 online and on TV: Supercars live stream information, start time, date, full race schedule, field

For the first time, the Supercars will race for competition points as a support category to Formula 1 at Albert Park in Melbourne. This is The Roar‘s guide to streaming the race weekend, as well as watching every minute on TV.

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A new season dawns: 2018 F1 championship predictions

Finally the 2018 season is upon us, and with just days to go until the cars take to Melbourne’s Albert Park street circuit, now is the time to get your season predictions in.

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F1 vs IndyCar: What makes a great race?

On the weekend, IndyCar became the latest major racing series to start 2018, doing so with much fanfare and a spectacular race.

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What we’ve learned from Formula One’s 2018 preseason testing

Formula One’s so-called ‘winter world championship’ is over, beginning the countdown the first Test that really matters: round one, the Australian Grand Prix.

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The FIA needs a real champion for women in motorsport

Tatiana Calderon took female participation one step forward with her promotion to Sauber reserve driver this week, but FIA Women in Motorsport Commission appointee Carmen Jorda couldn’t help but take it two steps back.

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Is Honda on the cusp of its redemption story?

If you’d been asked ahead of last week’s first preseason test which team was most likely to be afflicted by an engine-related ‘£2 problem which cost us a lot of track time’, you’d almost certainly have provided Toro Rosso-Honda as the prime candidate.

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Craig Lowndes in car

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Daniel Ricciardo of Australia and Infiniti Red Bull Racing prepares in his car

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David Reynolds

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Daniel Ricciardo drives the launch-spec RB14 through the rain at Silverstone.

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Formula One drivers Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas unveil Mercedes' new car - the Silver Arrow.

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Daniel Ricciardo, Lewis Hamilton and Sergio Perez on the Monaco podium

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

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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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Azerbaijan Grand Prix: Formula One live blog

By Jawad Yaqub, 29 Apr 2018
Azerbaijan Grand Prix: Formula One live blog

Formula One returns to the scene of one of the wackiest of races in recent history, as the streets of Baku ready itself for a repeat of the 2017 Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Join The Roar for a live blog of the race from 10:10pm AEST.

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Are aero changes for 2019 necessary?

By Jawad Yaqub, 27 Apr 2018
Are aero changes for 2019 necessary?

The deadline looms for Formula One to submit any technical regulation changes for the 2019 season, with April 30 set as the final date for any proposals to be ratified.

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Are Renault contenders or pretenders?

By Bayden Westerweller, 24 Apr 2018
Are Renault contenders or pretenders?

While Nico Hulkenberg’s 2018 campaign has been a model of consistency, Renault has failed to captivate.

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Supercars Phillip Island 500 Talking Points

By Jawad Yaqub, 23 Apr 2018
Supercars Phillip Island 500 Talking Points

The Supercars championship continued across the weekend, with the tour heading back up the Bass Strait from Tasmania to one of the fastest circuits in the country on Phillip Island.

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Assessing Daniel Ricciardo’s 2019 options

By Jawad Yaqub, 20 Apr 2018
Assessing Daniel Ricciardo’s 2019 options

Regardless of his emphatic victory at the Chinese Grand Prix last weekend, 2018 was always going to be a landmark year for Daniel Ricciardo, who will be off-contract with Red Bull Racing next season.

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Mercedes on the back foot – just don’t call it a crisis

For the first time in the hybrid era, Mercedes has ceded three consecutive races, and Lewis Hamilton’s dry spell now stands at six, though it’d be folly to describe the situation as a crisis.

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Ford’s return to Supercars signals bright future

The name Mustang is synonymous with the automotive industry, as one of the most iconic muscle cars in existence and easily the hero of Ford’s extensive roster of vehicles.

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IndyCar 2018: Grand Prix of Long Beach talking points

The Grand Prix of Long Beach. It’s one of the premiere events in North American motorsport. Outside of the Indianapolis 500, it’s the event that every IndyCar driver wants to win.

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Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel during 2018 preseason testing

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Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel during 2018 preseason testing

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Tim Slade on track in his Brad Jones Racing Commodore.

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Justin Wilson

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Kimi Raikkoenen

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Michael Caruso tests his 2018 Nissan Altima.

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Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel during 2018 preseason testing

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Lewis Hamilton smiles

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