Schumacher's teenage son moves up to Formula 4

12:54 AM   Former Formula One champion Michael Schumacher's teenage son is following in his father's racing footsteps after moving up to Formula 4 from kart this year.

More to come from Red Bull, says Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo says he's ready to race in Melbourne.

11:18 AM   Daniel Ricciardo says he feels ready to race at the Formula One season-opener in Melbourne, despite an interrupted final day of testing in Barcelona.

Bottas wraps up F1 testing with Williams on top

Valtteri Bottas could be the biggest rival to Mercedes duo Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton.

8:37 AM   Formula One wrapped up pre-season testing on Sunday with Valtteri Bottas top of the timesheets for Williams while champions Mercedes looked forward with optimism to Australia.

James Courtney wins in Adelaide

Sweet success: James Courtney celebrates his victory.

Mark Fogarty   James Courtney has been waiting four years for this. He was the last driver to deny Jamie Whincup the V8 Supercars championship and after winning the Adelaide 500 on Sunday, Courtney finally feels his time has come again.

Ambrose shoots up V8 grid

Marcos Ambrose surprised his team.

Marcos Ambrose has shown speed beyond his team's expectations, qualifying eight for the V8 Supercars Clipsal 500.

Mercedes and Williams still fastest in F1

Lewis Hamilton set the pace.

World champion Lewis Hamilton was fastest on the third day of the final Formula One pre-season test in Barcelona as Mercedes proved they remain well ahead of the chasing pack on Saturday.

Crash debris a blow for Whincup

Jubilant: Fabian Coulthard.

Mark Fogarty   Debris from a crash cost V8 Supercars champion Jamie Whincup a clean sweep of the first two races of the Adelaide 500 on Saturday.

Vergne's return – in red

Jean-Eric Vergne, former teammate and rival of Daniel Ricciardo, in the Ferrari as tester.

Mark Fogarty   Inside the scarlet-décored garage, it looks and feels like Formula 1 is back in Adelaide.

V8 Supercars upstaged by support act at Clipsal 500

The Stadium Super Trucks appealed to the ute-loving V8 Supercar crowd.

David McCowen and Stephen Ottley   It is rare for an undercard to outpunch a heavyweight in a title fight, but an American guest appearance at this weekend's Clipsal 500 threatened to do just that.

Whincup leaves critics in his slipstream

Jamie Whincup celebrates after taking pole position.

Mark Fogarty   Just when thought he might be vulnerable, defending V8 Supercars champion Jamie Whincup dashed his rivals' hopes in early qualifying for this weekend's season-opening Adelaide 500.

Rosberg fastest as Mercedes open up in Formula One testing

Nico Rosberg

Mercedes finally showed the capability of their new W06 car when it comes to speed as well as reliability as Nico Rosberg blew away the rest of the field on the second day of the final Formula One pre-season test in Barcelona.

V8 Supercars: Charting the changes

Mark Forgarty   Mark Fogarty outlines what’s new and different in V8 Supercars as the season begins at the Adelaide 500 this weekend

Johnson team gets rev-up through Penske partnership

Raring to go: Former V8 champion Marcos Ambrose and Dick Johnson of DJR Team Penske.

Mark Fogarty   After nearly a decade of financial struggle, Ford folk hero Dick Johnson is at last looking forward to the future rather than fearing it.

Speedway won't affect A-League games: Etihad Stadium chief

Etihad Stadium.

Ronny Lerner   Etihad Stadium CEO Paul Sergeant has insisted that the stadium’s pitch will be in a suitable condition to host an A-League match just days after staging the Australian Speedway Grand Prix in October.

F1 driver Alonso leaves hospital

Fernando Alonso

Two-time Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso has left hospital following a crash during testing in Barcelona last weekend.

McLaren blame gusting winds for Alonso crash

F1 driver Fernando Alonso is OK in hospital after a crash in testing at Barcelona.

McLaren have dismissed 'erroneous rumours' that an electrical fault could have rendered the driver unconscious before the impact.

Alonso in hospital after F1 crash

Fernando Alonso receives treatment after the crash.

Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso was airlifted to hospital after crashing his McLaren on Sunday's final morning of the second pre-season testing in Barcelona.

Alonso crash ends F1 testing session early

MONTMELO, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 22:  Fernando Alonso of Spain and McLaren Honda drives during day four of Formula One Winter Testing at Circuit de Catalunya on February 22, 2015 in Montmelo, Spain.  (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso brought the morning session on the final day of the second pre-season testing in Barcelona to a premature end when he crashed the McLaren-Honda MP4-30.

Superbikes open with new rivalry

Jonathan Rea.

Former teammates Leon Haslam and Jonathan Rea share the lead after the opening round of the world Superbike championship at Phillip Island.

McLaren's F1 testing troubles continue

McLaren's Jenson Button.

McLaren's technical troubles worsened on Saturday (Sunday AEDT), while Pastor Maldonado again steered Lotus to the session's fastest lap in Formula One pre-season testing.