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British racing legend Jackie Stewart backs Lewis Hamilton to break his F1 record

Britain's only triple F1 world champion believes his record is on borrowed time after Mercedes driver's storming start to season.

Josiah Natzke fifth in European championship debut at Arco di Trento, Italy

Hamilton 16-year-old Josiah Natzke has finished a respectable fifth in his EMX125 debut in Italy.

Monster Tajima crashes out in Race to the Sky

Japanese driver plunges 250 metres in crash on notorious fast turn at NZ rally.

Scott Dixon wins IndyCar race in Los Angeles

Kiwi driver's struggling IndyCar campaign roars into life with a win at the Long Beach Grand Prix.

Kiwi driver Mitch Evans off the pace in GP2 opener in Bahrain

Mitch Evans' aggressive approach came unstuck as the Kiwi driver finished down the order in both races.

Lewis Hamilton wins Bahrain Grand Prix for back-to-back desert track titles

Ferrari make a race of it snatching second at the end, but F1 world champ too good with pole-to-flag victory.

Scottish rally driver Alister McRae wins Race to the Sky race with second engine

Scottish former rally champion Alister McRae pilots Bourne car to victory in Race to the Sky.

Josiah Natzke seventh in EMX125 motocross debut

Hamilton teen revs up in European motocross debut, fighting through race altercations for seventh.

Sebastian Vettel hopes for Bahrain Grand Prix Ferrari battle with Mercedes

Mercedes split on the grid for the first time this year, opening the way for a scintillating race, F1 driver says.

Kimi Raikkonen's Ferrari future depends on performance

2007 F1 world champ Kimi Raikkonen told his job in the red car depends on race performance.

Nico Rosberg Bahrain Grand Prix qualifying goes 'pear-shaped'

German F1 driver pays the price for too much forward-thinking in qualifying at Bahrain Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton claims pole in Bahrain, Sebastian Vettel spoils Mercedes 1-2

Lewis Hamilton drove his 'beast' of a Mercedes to a fourth successive pole position at the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Mercedes Formula One star Lewis Hamilton loving the life of a champion

As Bahrain GP looms, Mercedes' British star driver says he's loving every minute of being double F1 world champion.

Lewis Hamilton: Champagne spraying just Formula One fun

World champ Lewis Hamilton puts podium bubbles play down to fun, saying it reflects just how great F1 is.

Chinese Grand Prix hostess plays down Lewis Hamilton champagne incident

Chinese Grand Prix podium hostess who had champagne sprayed in her face by race winner plays down the incident.

Chinese Formula One hostess plays down Lewis Hamilton champagne incident

 A Chinese Grand Prix podium hostess who had champagne sprayed in her face by race winner Lewis Hamilton has played down the incident after the Formula One world champion was accused of sexist bullying.

Bahrain venue for Mercedes duo Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg to settle score

Bahrain GP organisers will be rubbing their hands in delight at prospect of Mercedes team-mates renewing battle.

Daniel Ricciardo wins Laureus breakthrough award

Formula One star Daniel Ricciardo has become the first Australian in five years to win a prestigious Laureus award.

Lewis Hamilton urges Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg to quit moaning, try harder

Briton rules out peace talks with Mercedes team-mate and tells German to toughen up for Bahrain GP.

Lewis Hamilton criticised for spraying Formula One hostess with champagne

F1 championship leader criticised for again spraying champagne over visibly uncomfortable hostess after victory in China.

IndyCar pit worker flipped at slippery Grand Prix of Louisiana

Tyre changer struck by a car when it slides out of control in the Louisiana GP's slippery IndyCar debut.

Scott Dixon 11th as IndyCars hit by rain in New Orleans

Kiwi driver's early season frustrations continue with an 11th placing in the IndyCars New Orleans debut.

SuperTourer-Touring Car union a success

The trial unification of the V8 SuperTourers and NZ Touring Cars in Pukekohe lauded as a resounding success.

Nico Rosberg accuses Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton of 'selfish behaviour'

Nico Rosberg accused Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton of selfishly compromising his race as old tensions between the Mercedes team-mates flared up at the Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday.

Reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton cruises to Chinese Grand Prix victory

Lewis Hamilton extended his lead at the top of the F1 championship standings with a pole-to-flag victory at the Chinese GP on Sunday.

Marquez grabs MotoGP pole in Texas after pit lane sprint

MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez could not have left his run for the Grand Prix of the Americas pole any later.

Nico Rosberg misses Chinese Grand Prix pole in 'blink of a bad eye'

Nico Rosberg was frustrated at missing out on pole "in the blink of a bad eye" after his best qualifying performance of the season at the Chinese Grand Prix.

Reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton claims pole position for China Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton stormed to his third successive pole position of the season in China, edging team-mate Nico Rosberg in a front-row lockout for Mercedes.

Track invader 'wanted to drive F1 car'

Man makes mad dash across Formula 1 track in between cars racing at 260kmh. And survives.

Brendon Hartley says it's time for Porsche to put their pace to the real test in Endurance Championship

Kiwi Brendon Hartley hopes Porsche can transfer impressive testing into World Endurance Championship.

Happy Lewis Hamilton in no rush to sign new Mercedes deal

The Formula One world champion is in no hurry to put pen to paper on a new contract.

Fernando Alonso expects to end F1 driving career at McLaren

Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso says he expects to end his F1 career at McLaren, the 33-year-old Spaniard said.

Sebastian Vettel cool on China prospects as milestone beckons

Sebastian Vettel is playing down the prospect of repeating his shock Malaysian Grand Prix victory in Shanghai.

Michael Schumacher's son Mick completes first Formula Four test drive

F1 great's 16-year-old son completes his first Formula-level drive, claiming top 10 finishes in a field of 33.

Mercedes not guaranteed to run away with Formula One

As the F1 circuit heads to Shanghai, it's no longer a safe bet that Mercedes will top the podium.

NZ V8 Touring Cars and V8 SuperTourers set to merge

V8 SuperTourers and NZ V8 Touring Cars lining-up side by side in race that could foreshadow merger of both comps.

Mercedes Formula One team make aerodynamic changes for Chinese Grand Prix

F1 team improve car for Chinese Grand Prix after "wake-up call" in loss to Ferrari in Malaysia.

Stirling turns back time in rapid roadster

Wayne Stirling dipped his 427 cubic inch Chev-powered car back into the eight-second bracket at The Rock 94.4FM Dragway in Motueka.

Surgery to sideline Pedrosa for at least two races

Spain's Dani Pedrosa on his way to victory in the Czech MotoGP on Sunday.

Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa will miss at least two races after deciding to undergo more surgery.

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo aiming for 'at least' one win this season

Red Bull Racing's young Aussie driver concedes he's had to keep lid on F1 expectations this year.

Mitch Evans sets sizzling pace in GP2 test

Kiwi Mitch Evans has set a cracking pace in the final GP2 test session in Bahrain.

David Coulthard: Sebastian Vettel's champion drive had echoes of Michael Schumacher

OPINION: Four-time F1 world champion's Malaysian GP win Schumacher-esque, former F1 racer David Coulthard says.

Scott Dixon finishes 15th in IndyCar Grand Prix of St Petersburg

Kiwi racer finishes a disappointing 15th in the first race of the IndyCar season.

Max Verstappen sets record as youngest Formula One points-winner

Dutch teen becomes the youngest driver to win points in Formula One after finishing seventh at the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel upsets Mercedes to win Malaysian Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel showed again that form is temporary and class permanent in winning the Malaysian GP.

Jamie Whincup takes over V8 Championship lead with with final race win in Tasmania

Craig Lowndes fell on his own sword in his bid to become the first centurion in Australian motorsport.

Lewis Hamilton holds off Sebastian Vettel for pole position in Malaysia Grand Prix

World champion Lewis Hamilton secures pole position for Mercedes in a hectic Malaysian Grand Prix qualifying.

Sparks fly in Tasmania as Craig Lowndes goes two-from-two in V8 Supercars

Craig Lowndes win both V8 Supercar races but all eyes on heated clash between James Courtney and Will Davison.

Marcos Ambrose will be back in V8s: Lowndes

Veteran driver Marcos Ambrose is not done yet, says V8 Supercars racer Craig Lowndes.

Fernando Alonso raring to go at Malaysian GP after clearing crash confusion

Spaniard says he never lost consciousness or suffered memory lapses as a result of his accident.
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