Motorsport

Red Bull retain Sebastien Buemi as F1 reserve driver

Swiss former Toro Rosso racer to start his fifth year as reserve driver for Formula One team next season.

Motorsport review: Kiwis right in podium mix throughout 2014

New Zealand drivers continued to make their marks in major motorsport around the world in 2014.

Ferrari braced for another hard year in 2015

Ferrari boss predicts more of the same for the Formula One team in 2015.

Esteban Gutierrez thrown in too young, says Ferrari boss

Mexican driver was thrown into Formula One too early, according to Ferrari principal Maurizio Arrivabene.

Bernie Ecclestone wants South Africa back on Formula One calendar

Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone is working to return South Africa to the schedule.

Christchurch team confirm Bathurst 12-hour challenge

Christchurch-based team confirm two cars for the next Bathurst 12-hour race in February.

Brendon Hartley perfect fit at Porsche

Brendon Hartley is still pinching himself after a year of driving for Porsche.

Christmas a bit of a trial for Bernie Ecclestone

F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone has revisited his German bribery trial in a mischievous Christmas card.

Blondie Chamberlain plots his return to the race track

Taxpayers are helping to fund Blondie Chamberlain's comeback to racing at New Zealand saloon car championships.

Young 'royal' in race for Manfeild crown

Imperial Prince Ferdinand Habsburg will be behind the wheel of one of the new Formula Toyota cars in the New Zealand Grand Prix at Manfeild on February 15.

Stolen Red Bull Formula One trophies found in lake

Police find around 20 of the 60 pieces of silverware stolen from the Red Bull F1 factory in England.

Manawatu man new head of Motorcycling NZ

Manawatu's Glen Williams is the new acting president of Motorcycling New Zealand.

Esteban Gutierrez named as Ferrari test and reserve driver

Mexican named as test and reserve driver for next season for 16-times Formula One constructors' champions.

Kiwi Hayden Paddon to return to World Rally

Hayden Paddon is set to return to the World Rally Championship with an expanded programme in 2015.

Austrian rider Horst Saiger on target for NZ title

It was something of a reality check for visiting international star Horst Saiger at Manfeild on Sunday.

F1 champion Lewis Hamilton wins BBC Sports Personality of the Year award

Double F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton named BBC Sports Personality of the Year against the odds.

Bamber secures Porsche drive for 2015

Second Kiwi joins Porsche Motorsport’s GT squad to contest the North American Tudor United Sportscar Championship.

4WD driver trapped after car flips into creek

When Regan Moratti's car flipped into a creek, spectators stood in silence waiting for him to scramble out. But he didn't.

Marc Marquez defends move to Andorra

Spanish MotoGP world champion defends decision to move to Andorra and says he will still pay taxes in Spain next year.

Bahrain holds the key to Qatar's F1 plans

Bahrain has to agree before Qatar can host a Formula One race, according to Bernie Ecclestone.

Leitch brothers show their class in 'tintop' car

Damon and Brendon Leitch excelled in their appearance in the Highlands 101 endurance race at Highlands Motorsport Park.

Conroy books seat in Toyota Racing Series

Invercargill driver Jamie Conroy will step up to New Zealand's premier single seater motor racing category next month.

McLaren name Alonso and Button as 2015 drivers

British Formula One driver Jenson Button will be joined at McLaren next season by former world champion Fernando Alonso.

Motocross rider Josiah Natzke set for European future

The NZ national anthem could soon again be ringing out at a Grand Prix motocross track in Europe.

Kiwi team confirm Ferrari for Bathurst endurance race

New Zealand racing team confirm ambitious drive for February’s 12 hour endurance event at Mt Panorama.

McLaren set to announce 2015 Formula One drivers

British Formula One ace Jenson Button will find out on Friday whether he has a job next year.

Famous V8 restored and ready to race again

One of New Zealand's oldest race cars is returning to the track.

Kiwi V8 supercar driver Scott McLaughlin 'best and fairest'

Young Kiwi Scott McLaughlin wins Barry Sheene Medal as best and fairest V8 driver for 2014.

Ecclestone disappointed by Vettel's attitude

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has criticised four times world champion Sebastian Vettel for the way he reacted to failure this year.

McLaughlin wins Barry Sheene Medal as best and fairest

Kiwi V8 Supercars driver wins prestigious award as the championship's best and fairest for 2014.

Visiting veteran Horst Saiger too quick at Hampton Downs

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

Lap records tumbled at Hampton Downs when Horst Saiger won both F1 Superbike Suzuki Series races at record speed.

Van Gisbergen believes he can go one better

Kiwi V8 Supercars driver believes improvements can be made to make him a title contender next year after finishing runner up this year.

Kiwi driver Shane van Gisbergen runner-up in V8 series

Kiwi Shane van Gisbergen wins final V8 race of the season to secure the season’s runner-up trophy.

Red Bull's Formula One trophies stolen

More than 60 trophies won by Red Bull have been stolen in a burglary at the Formula One team's factory in southern England.

Supercars champ Jamie Whincup wins on wet and wild Sydney day

Jamie Whincup wins both races on a wet and wild day at the Sydney 500.

Suzuki motorcycle series draws top-class field

New Zealand's richest international motorcycle series races off the grid at Hampton Downs tomorrow.

NZ SuperTourers bosses target big summer crowds

More than 10,000 petrol heads flocked to Pukekohe last week for opening round of NZ SuperTourers.

Jenson Button waits as McLaren fail to decide

British driver waits for news about F1 future as board still to decide who will partner Fernando Alonso in 2015 lineup.

Christchurch's Dennis Charlett has unfinished business

Christchurch superbike sensation Dennis Charlett is a man on a mission, but he's got Taranaki's Hayden Fitzgerald, among others, standing in his way.

Forumla One scraps double points, reinstates South Korea

South Korea GP reinstated provisionally on record 21-race 2015 calendar, while double points scrapped for final round.

FIA report says F1 driver Jules Bianchi did not slow sufficiently

Driver who remains in a critical condition at fault for accident during Japanese Grand Prix in October.

Two teams racing to sign rally driver Hayden Paddon

The future of WRC driver Hayden Paddon looks bright with two teams chasing his signature for 2015.

V8 Supercars open door to turbo V4s, V6s

Turbo-charged four and six cylinder engines, and even coupes, will be allowed to race in championship from 2017.

Red Bull speeds Sebastian Vettel on his way

Formula One star giving fitting send off from Red Bull after linking up with Ferrari.

Mark Webber has "no recollection" of high-speed crash

Former F1 driver Mark Webber doesn't remember high-speed incident that left him "bruised and concussed."

Ford to pull out of V8 Supercars after 2015

Ford Australia will pull out of V8 Supercars at the end of the 2015 season.

Former F1 driver Mark Webber unhurt after crash

Retired Australian Formula One driver has reportedly escaped injury after a high-speed crash in Brazil.

Shane Van Gisbergen and Simon Evans close in on SuperTourers title

Duo have one hand on the NZ SuperTourer endurance series title after win in Pukekohe.

Greg Baynes retains famed Burt Munro trophy

Greg Baynes thought his Burt Munro trophy defence was over before the halfway mark.

Super Black Racing to compete in V8s full-time

New Zealand’s Super Black Racing will enter the V8 Supercars Championship on a full-time basis next season.