Jacques Villeneuve

Max Verstappen, the wunderkind set for Formula One

The Formula One establishment is nervously watching to see how Max Verstappen -- too young to drive a car on his home Dutch roads -- handles a 300 kilometres (185 miles) an hour beast on the...

Lewis Hamilton takes Singapore pole in thriller

Nico Rosberg.

Daniel Johnson No wonder Nico Rosberg exclaimed "damn it!" over the radio. Fierce rival Lewis Hamilton had just pipped him to pole position by the tiniest of margins - seven thousands of a second to be precise - in...

Grooming F1 drivers has pitfalls

Brad Spurgeon The concept of a formula one team taking a young driver from go-karting or the lower levels of car racing and nurturing his career, paying his racing costs and grooming him to reach the pinnacle of...

Age no barrier for schoolboy Formula 1 driver Max Verstappen

Max Verstappen

He may be only 16, but Max Verstappen has told the world that age is just a number - and he is ready to be Formula One's youngest boy racer of all time.

Motor sport

Brazilian veteran Felipe Massa thrives in Williams team's formula one revival

Ferrari Formula One driver Felipe Massa.

Daniel Johnson Brazilian formula one veteran Felipe Massa is smiling again as the iconic British team he joined this year, Williams, puts the dark days behind it to challenge its big rivals again.

Motor sport

V8 testing day to clash with Bathurst 12-Hour: coincidence or not?

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Peter McKay A burning issue this week has been the story that V8 Supercars favours holding its 2015 pre-season test and promo day or days at Sydney Motorsport Park on the same February weekend set for the rival...

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Motor sport

Davison set to be third Australian on Indy 500 grid

Peter McKay Stone the flamin’ crows, people. Australian drivers will make up about 9 per cent of the grid for the 98th Indianapolis 500 on May 25 with James Davison, part of Victoria’s famous racing family and...

Lewis Hamilton adds spice to Nico Rosberg rivalry

Hamilton

Oliver Brown Leader turns heat up on simmering tensions with Mercedes teammate by questioning his hunger.

Michael Schumacher suffers head injury in skiing accident

Michael Schumacher.

Formula One legend Michael Schumacher is in a critical condition after suffering head injuries in a skiing accident in the French Alps.

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Schumacher has second operation

Michael Schumacher

Grenoble, France Formula One legend still not out of danger, doctors say.

Motor Sport

Schumacher 'stable' on third night in hospital

Scene of injury: the Saulire Mountain.

Doctors rule out any transfer from clinic, which they say would be "dangerous".

Motorsport

No regrets as Mark Webber revs up with Porsche after leaving Red Bull

Peter McKay Mark Webber says he has absolutely no regrets about turning his back on formula one to go sportscar racing with Porsche - and he reached this conclusion even before noting his old team Red Bull...

Keeping Schumacher in mind at the Australian Grand Prix

Michael Schumacher.

This weekend in Melbourne, the Formula One circus of thousands - team personnel, journalists, logistics people, track doctors, sponsors - is meeting in its traveling office, the paddock, for the...

Motor sport

Axed Ferrari driver Felipe Massa signs with Williams

Felipe Massa.

Williams have signed Brazil's Felipe Massa as one of their drivers for the 2014 Formula One season, the British team has announced.

Formula One

Testing times: pressure on as teams get into gear

Sebastian Vettel

Mark Fogarty Football and cricket teams train, tennis players and golfers practise, boxers drill, swimmers, cyclists and runners trial, and formula one drivers test.

Excitement of the unknown on a day of thunder

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Peter McKay So here we go again … that bizarre and noisy coalition of talent, ego, brainpower and money fires up on Sunday evening at Albert Park.

Revving up the facts and figures of V8 racing's international appeal

Peter McKay Mercedes-Benz has again declared it isn't interested in participating in Australian V8 Supercar racing - to the surprise of no one in the car industry. This news ran on Drive.com.

Former F1 star to rev up Supercar series

Motor Sport Former formula one world champion Jacques Villeneuve is poised to race in next month's V8 Supercars championship event, the Townsville 400.

Ambrose's US ambitions on line at NASCAR

Robert Grant Tasmanian Marcos Ambrose says there will be no second chances if he fails to make an impact at the premier NASCAR Championship in the US next year.

Ambrose laments weather and penalty

For the second consecutive year Australian Marcos Ambrose has dominated Montreal NASCAR round only to be robbed of victory, finishing third in Canada.