Formula one's costly mathematics

Mark Fogarty 7:09 PM   For more than 30 years, formula one thrived in an atmosphere of soap-operatic drama and division.

Newcomers making their mark in V8 Supercars

James Moffat (above) and his co-driver Taz Douglas emerged from the frenzied final laps at Mount Panorama in second spot despite two crashes.

Mark Fogarty 5:34 PM   While Holden and Ford continue to dominate, they are no longer the only makes to win races in V8 Supercars.

Lewis Hamilton hopes to put Formula One in the US fast lane

Relaxed: Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton.

Daniel Johnson 1:58 PM   Before Lewis Hamilton's appearance earlier this week on NBC's Today, America's oldest breakfast show, there was a segment with Sarah Lazarovic, a woman who has apparently gone 12 months without shopping. Lazarovic had four minutes.

F1 boss warns of less cars on grid in 2015

Bernie Ecclestone

8:55 AM   Formula One's commercial ringmaster Bernie Ecclestone has warned the number of cars on the grid in 2015 could be reduced to 14 due to the financial crisis engulfing the sport.

Aston Martins add to booming12-Hour grid

There will be two Aston Martins in the 2015 Bathurst 12-Hour.

David McCowen and Stephen Ottley 1:00 PM   Aston Martin has joined a huge Bathurst 12-Hour field with more than 50 cars take part in February’s race.

Ricciardo eager for Austin track

His hopes of taking out the formula one drivers' title have faded, but Australian Daniel Ricciardo is still itching to hit the track at the US Grand Prix this weekend.

Ricciardo eager for Austin track

Daniel Ricciardo is itching to hit the Austin track.

His hopes of taking out the formula one drivers' title have faded, but Australian Daniel Ricciardo is still itching to hit the track at the United States Grand Prix this weekend.

Formula one chiefs under fire for failure to control costs

Sebastian Vettel

Daniel Johnson   Formula One's authorities are coming under fierce attack for failing to curtail spiralling costs amid a financial crisis in the sport which has left two teams on the brink of collapse.

Marquez equals Doohan's record

Marc Marquez does a wheelie after crossing the finish line in the Malaysian MotoGP.

Recently crowned world champion equals another record by romping to his 12th win of the season.

Whincup closes on sixth title

Jamie Whincup and Paul Dumberell celebrate after their victory in the Gold Coast 600.

Mark Fogarty   Reigning champion Jamie Whincup is so close to clinching a record-breaking sixth V8 Supercars title that even he is now expressing confidence that it is more likely than not.

Whincup's V8 charge continues at Surfers

Jamie Whincup and Paul Dumbrell.

Jamie Whincup's charge to a sixth V8 Supercars title continued in relentless style with victory in Sunday's 300km race on the Gold Coast.

McLaughlin snatches V8s pole on Gold Coast

Scott McLaughlin has grabbed pole position.

A last gasp effort by Volvo's Scott McLaughlin has secured the young New Zealander pole position for Sunday's 300km V8 Supercars race.

Kiwi upstages Whincup

Shane van Gisbergen on two wheels.

Just 13 days after agonisingly missing out on winning the Bathurst 1000, Holden driver Shane van Gisbergen won Saturday’s 300-kilometre V8 Supercar race on the streets of Surfers Paradise – the first leg of the Gold Coast 600.

Caterham out for two races

Caterham’s Kamui Kobayashi crashes at Albert Park.

Formula one supremo Bernie Ecclestone has told the ailing Caterham team they can miss the next two grands prix without penalty as administrators continue their quest to find a buyer for the perennial backmarkers.

Early return to V8s for Ambrose as wildcard

Marcos Ambrose practises for the NASCAR series at Martinsville Speedway on Friday in Martinsville, Virginia.

Mark Fogarty   Former champion Marcos Ambrose will make an early return to V8 Supercars as a wildcard entry at the season-ending Sydney 500 in early December.

Caterham Formula One Team enter administration

In need of financial support: Caterham Formula One team.

The Caterham Formula One team has been handed over to an administrator in a race against time to find a new owner and stay in the sport.

Mostert still cannot believe Bathurst 1000 win

Time out: Chaz Mostert takes a break during practice for the Gold Coast 600.

Mark Fogarty   Nearly two weeks after his unlikely Bathurst 1000 win, Chaz Mostert is still coming to grips with the unexpected success that has elevated him to semi-stardom.

Aussie F1 ace quits – but it's not Ricciardo

Sam Michael

Stephen Ottley and David McCowen   McLaren's technical chief announces plans to return to Australia.

Formula one team close to collapse, management threatens to walk

Tony Fernandes.

The Caterham Formula One team looked close to collapse on Wednesday with management threatening to walk away and take legal action against Malaysian founder Tony Fernandes.

High-level panel formed for Bianchi crash investigation

Jules Bianchi

A high-level panel including former world champion Emerson Fittipaldi will investigate the Japan Grand Prix formula one crash that left French driver Jules Bianchi fighting for his life.