Rossi wins Qatar season-opener

9:46 AM   MotoGP great Valentino Rossi rolled back the years to win the Qatar season-opener for Yamaha on Sunday with Italian riders sweeping the podium places after a thrilling duel under the Losail floodlights.

'This is the wrong tyre man': Hamilton's angry radio exchanges

Cooled down: Hamilton stands on the podium after being beaten by Sebastian Vettel.

Daniel Johnson 9:00 AM   Lewis Hamilton bemoaned his race strategy in a series of angry radio messages during the Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday, as Mercedes admitted that they were stunned at how quickly Ferrari had eroded their advantage.

Rash moment costs Lowndes

V8 Supercars champion Jamie Whincup has got get his title defence back on course.

Mark Fogarty 11:53 PM   A rash moment cost Craig Lowndes a record-setting sweep of the Tasmania SuperSprint and cleared the way for V8 Supercars champion Jamie Whincup to get his title defence back on course.

Ferrari's Vettel storms to Malaysia win

Sebastian Vettel on the podium after winning the Malaysia Grand Prix at Sepang Circuit on Sunday.

9:00 PM   Sebastian Vettel showed again that form is temporary and class permanent when the four-times world champion put in a faultless display to record his first victory for Ferrari at the Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday.

Whincup takes Tasmania V8 victory

Jamie Whincup.

3:58 PM   Craig Lowndes took just two turns to scrub his chances of making V8 Supercars history at Symmons Plains.

Live: Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - MARCH 28:  Daniel Ricciardo of Australia and Infiniti Red Bull Racing drives during final practice for the Malaysia Formula One Grand Prix at Sepang Circuit on March 28, 2015 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

3:49 PM   Daniel Ricciardo will start fourth on the grid but can he challenge the dominant Mercedes pair Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg?

Lowndes repeats qualifying form

Craig Lowndes.

1:01 PM   Craig Lowndes has given himself the best possible chance at V8 Supercars win number 100, qualifying on pole at Symmons Plains.

Century just one win away for Lowndes

Poised to achieve a century of race wins: Craig Lowndes celebrates after winning race one.

Mark Fogarty   V8 veteran Craig Lowndes is poised to achieve a historic century of race wins after sweeping the opening races of the Tasmania SuperSprint on Saturday.

Hamilton takes pole in Malaysia, Ricciardo fourth

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain gives a thumbs-up after taking pole position in for Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton waited out a torrential downpour before snatching pole position at the Malaysian Grand Prix in a wet and wild qualifying session on Saturday.

Marcos Ambrose does an about turn

Marcos Ambrose during race three for the V8 Supercars Clipsal 500 at Adelaide Street Circuit on March 1.

Mark Fogarty   Marcos Ambrose has clarified that he planned to escape the fallout of his decision to abort his return to V8 Supercars by driving to Alice Springs, only to change his mind a few hours into his trek.

Ecclestone desperate to drive through change

Bullish: Daniel Ricciardo talks to his crew during practice on Friday for Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix.

Daniel Johnson   Bernie Ecclestone studied the assembled gaggle of journalists around the table, quipped at his own vulnerability before asking what ideas we might have for improving Formula One. That about sums up the current state of the sport.

Future still unclear for Ambrose

Square peg: Ford team member Marcos Ambrose.

Mark Fogarty   Former champion Marcos Ambrose doesn't dismiss the possibility that he will not return to V8 Supercars full-time, but he is adamant that his future is undecided.

MotoGP opener a 'learning experience'

Jack Miller has shown satisfactory form in testing.

Sam Hall and David McCowen   Former Grand Prix rider Daryl Beattie says MotoGP fans should temper their expectations of Jack Miller.

Alonso attacks McLaren over crash

Combative:  Fernando Alonso of Spain has disputed McLaren's finding.

Daniel Johnson   Fernando Alonso had barely passed the medical exams which allow his return to Formula One before he was hurling grenades towards his McLaren team with an explosive testimony of the accident which threatened his career.

Aussie Power seeks IndyCar repeat

IndyCar driver Will Power

Will Power's IndyCar title defence starts at this weekend's St Petersburg Grand Prix with the Australian admitting his breakthrough after years of near misses has made him hungry for more success.

Bottas gets all-clear for Malaysian F1

Valtteri Bottas of Williams drives ahead of Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull Racing during practice ahead of the Brazilian Grand Prix in Sao Paulo on Friday.

Williams Formula One driver Valtteri Bottas has been passed fit to drive in this weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix after undergoing medical checks by the world governing body FIA.

Calmer Power primed for IndyCar defence

Will Power has a strong record at the St Petersburg street circuit.

Every year Will Power spends in the United States racing the IndyCar series the American twang in his Australian accent strengthens.

Red Bull and Renault play blame game

'We've got an engine which is quite a long way behind.'

Relations between Formula One team Red Bull and engine supplier Renault have taken a turn for the worse ahead of the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Race-winning engine unlikely for Ricciardo

Formula One driver Daniel Ricciardo.

Renault's Formula One boss says Daniel Ricciardo isn't likely to get a race-winning engine this season.

Alonso set to race in Malaysia: McLaren

Fernando Alonso.

Two-time Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso is set to return to the track for the second Grand Prix of the season in Malaysia, his McLaren-Honda team has confirmed.