Motorsport

Formula One teams threatening Australian Grand Prix boycott: report

Some F1 teams are reportedly threatening to boycott the Australian GP as speculation continues around the circumstances of Fernando Alonso's mysterious testing crash.

Shane van Gisbergen to join Triple Eight Racing

Kiwi V8 Supercars driver Shane van Gisbergen will jump ship to Triple Eight Racing next year.

Four-time F1 champion Sebastian Vettel hopes Ferrari can challenge Mercedes

Four-time F1 champion Sebastian Vettel hopes Ferrari can become the strongest challengers to Mercedes this season.

Injured F1 star Fernando Alonso woke up thinking he was a 13-year-old go-karter

Fernando Alonso waves to the media as he leaves a hospital north of Barcelona on February 25 after being hospitalised following a crash during testing.

Reports in Spain say injured Formula One star Fernando Alonso woke up in hospital thinking he was a teenaged go-kart star.

Lewis Hamilton after more Formula One dominance in 2015

Formula One world champion plans to drive his Mercedes team to a more dominant season than in 2014.

Fernando Alonso ruled out of Australian Grand Prix

Spain's Fernando Alonso will not race in next week's season-opening Australian GP on doctors' advice after a heavy crash in testing.

Less is more for Silverstone Formula One race organisers

Britain's Silverstone circuit believes it can make money and attract more Formula One fans by charging less.

Williams F1 test driver Susie Wolff to take part in two free practice sessions

Williams test driver Susie Wolff will take part in Friday practice sessions at this year's British and Spanish GPs.

Ecclestone offers cash advance for smaller teams

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has offered advance revenue payments to Sauber, Force India and Lotus.

Stuff.co.nz's Formula One tipping competition in partnership with Superbru

Join Stuff.co.nz's Formula One tipping competition and be in to win branded merchandise and other great prizes.

Michael Schumacher's teenage son Mick to race Formula 4

Former F1 world champ's 15-year-old son following in his father's footsteps, named to race Formula 4 this year.

Altitude and unfamiliar route to test Hayden Paddon at Rally Guanajuato in Mexico

Hayden Paddon is back in his own Hyundai for his second World Rally Championship event of the year in Mexico.

James Courtney holds off van Gisbergen in Adelaide for back-to-back wins

Defending champ claims back-to-back feature race wins at V8 Supercars season-opening Clipsal 500 in Adelaide.

Lewis Hamilton snubs Formula One No 1 for 44, 'it's mine'

Formula One world champion chooses to drive car 44 because it has meaning, "it's mine".

Fabian Coulthard hangs on for maiden Adelaide V8 win

Kiwi driver jumps on rival's puncture misfortune to steal his maiden Adelaide V8 victory.

Kiwi driver Fabian Coulthard wins race two at Adelaide 500

New Zealand’s Fabian Coulthard has triumphed for the first time on a street circuit in V8 Supercars.

Super Black Racing team principle Paul Radisich sets modest expectations

SBR team principle says the team will be delighted if Andre Heimgartner gets to 15th place at the Adelaide 500 this weekend.

Formula One legend Niki Lauda neutral on chances of German Grand Prix happening

The chances of Germany hosting a Formula One Grand Prix this year are only 50-50 despite determined efforts to save it, according to Niki Lauda.

Jamie Duff delivers for south with New Zealand sprintcar championship title

It has been a 'crazy week' of celebrations for Jamie Duff but his race face is firmly back on.

Formula One driver Fernando Alonso leaves hospital but will miss final test in Barcelona

McLaren Formula One star leaves hospital three days after crash.

Halligan breaks through in sleek machine

Kerry Halligan had the drive of his life when he blasted past everyone in his Crawford Pontiac DP03 race car on the last lap at Manfeild.

Fernando Alonso crash blamed on wind by McLaren F1 team

Wind gusts, not an electrical fault, to blame for 240kmh crash that put driver in hospital, F1 team says.

Formula One Ferrari thrills crowd thrills at Teretonga Park

Sight and sound of Formula 1 Ferrari 412T1B V12, plus 3-seater Arrows AX3, a highlight for many at Teretonga Park.

National 125cc motocross champion Josiah Natzke's talent shines through in Timaru

A stunning hat-trick of wins propelled CMR Red Bull KTM rider Josiah Natzke back to the top of the class in Timaru.

Mitch Evans signs with Russian Time for GP2 2015

Kiwi driver sets his sights on the GP2 drivers' championship, re-signing with his 2014 team.

Crash sends sprintcar title south

Wood lights up the wall

Former national champions Jonathon Allard and Dean Brindle's title hopes went out the window with a spectacular tandem roll.

Fernando Alonso in heavy crash at Barcelona in Formula One testing

Former world champion flown to hospital after hitting the wall at 240kmh at testing in Barcelona.

Ferrari play down promising Formula One test performances

Ferrari principal Maurizio Arrivabene has pledged to run for the hills barefoot if his drivers win four races this season.

Race cars not just about racing

Neil McCrudden is one of more than 120 worldwide entries in the Evolution Motorsport Classic Speedfest at Teretonga, which starts tomorrow

Pastor Maldonado on top as Lewis Hamilton sidelined sick

Venezuelan driver leads the timesheets for Lotus on a day of F1 marred by collision and illness.

Palmerston North driver showing who's King

Young Palmerston North driver Bramwell King is already challenging five-times Formula First champion Michael Shepherd.

Pitstop Diary: Michael Pickens favourite to take out New Zealand Midget Car title

Six-time national champion Michael Pickens will defend his title at the 73rd New Zealand Midget Car Championship at Ruapuna Speedway.

NZ SuperTourers cancel Timaru and Christchurch rounds due to lack of entries

NZ V8s series officials forced to scrap Timaru and Christchurch rounds because only five cars entered races.

Edwards sisters geared up

Skye Edwards isn't kidding when she says "our whole family is motocross-obsessed".

Formula One drivers told to keep a lid on helmet design changes during season

Drivers to be barred from changing helmet designs during season in ruling aimed at helping fans identify their heroes.

Three-time champion Troy Bayliss to make Superbikes comeback

Seven years after retiring, Troy Bayliss will make his comeback to the Superbike World Championship.

Brendon Hartley tips helmet to hero Kenny Smith

Porsche works driver Brendon Hartley is happy to applaud the little guy, Kenny Smith, for playing such a big part in his career.

Micah McGoldrick gets his shot at New Zealand Motocross Championship glory

Micah McGoldrick moved to Timaru three months ago with a goal of winning himself a New Zealand Motocross Championship.

Formula One's next rules revolution will have to wait

FIA's Formula One Commission rejects proposal to change tyre and bodywork regulations, sources say.

Damon Leitch ends Toyota Racing Series as top Kiwi driver despite Manfeild mishaps

Invercargill driver Damon Leitch has ended the season as top Kiwi in the Toyota Racing Series after placing seventh in the final series points.

Favourites need to find form fast in New Zealand Motocross Championship

The form book has been thrown out the window after the first of four rounds of the .

Simon Evans to drive for Super Black Racing in V8 Dunlop Development series

Simon Evans will compete for Super Black Racing in the V8 Dunlop Development series this year.

Veteran Kenny Smith nails lap record at Manfeild

Veteran Kenny Smith kept badgering Toyota New Zealand all the way until yesterday afternoon for a drive in the New Zealand Grand Prix, to no avail.

Canadian Stroll avoids track drama to win NZ Grand Prix

One lad in the M2 Motorsport garage who didn't carry a hangdog look after the 60th New Zealand Grand Prix yesterday was victor, Canadian Lance Stroll.

Hayden Paddon climbs to sixth in Rally of Sweden

A decision to throw the car around has worked wonders for Kiwi rally driver in year's first WRC event.

Kiwi rally driver Hayden Paddon finishes fifth in the WRC's Rally Sweden

Hayden Paddon delivers with a career-best fifth place finish in the Rally Sweden.

Canadian Lance Stroll takes New Zealand GP and Toyota Racing Series title

Canadian Lance Stroll played a patient waiting game to win the 60th New Zealand Grand Prix at Manfeild.

Canadian Lance Stroll secures Toyota Racing Series title at Manfield

Third in first race today enough for Lance Stroll to wrap up Toyota Racing Series with race to spare at Manfeild.

Hayden Paddon's good run at Rally Sweden continues as he holds sixth place

Kiwi looks set to match best ever result in WRC, sitting sixth iwith only three stages and 46.74km remaining.

Frenchman Brandon Maisano wins first Toyota Racing Series race at Manfeild

Frenchman Brandon Maisano bounces back from spectacular flip at Taupo by winning first of the Toyota Racing Series races at Manfeild, Feilding, today.