Scott McLaughlin was unable to overtake enough rivals to cap his rookie season race as a V8 Supercars driver with another podium finish.
Kiwi Shane van Gisbergen wins final race of season as Jamie Whincup clinches the V8 Supercars title.
Kiwi Shane Van Gisbergen spoiled the Red Bull team party to take pole for the final V8 race of the season.
ROJE ADAIMY - AAPHe came to Sydney hoping for a fairytale ending to his ninth season in V8 Supercars. Instead, Mark Winterbottom will write off the final chapter to 2013 as one to forget.
ROJE ADAIMY - AAPOnly a disaster will stop Jamie Whincup from claiming a record-tying fifth V8 Supercars title today.
ROJE ADAIMY - AAPThe script couldn't have played out any better for Jamie Whincup on the streets of Sydney Olympic Park.
CHRIS BARCLAY - © Fairfax NZ NewsReigning V8 Supercars champion Jamie Whincup closed in on a record-equalling fifth title with a maiden victory in the series-closing Sydney 500.
TRUNG LATIUELE - APJean Todt unanimously won a second term as president of motorsport's governing body FIA, running unopposed.
ROJE ADAIMY - AAPIt was a year that gave rise to his maiden Bathurst victory, but Mark Winterbottom still feels 2013 has been one of missed opportunities.
TERRY STEVENSON - © Fairfax NZ NewsRound one of the 2013 summer road racing series kicks off today at Hampton Downs, and Hamilton's Nick Cole is one of the favourites to win the title.
EVAN PEGDEN - © Fairfax NZ NewsIt took 19 years to add to his junior karting title, but Shaun Lawrence has finally followed his father in winning a national motorsport championship.
DUNCAN JOHNSTONE - © Fairfax NZ NewsMotor-racing royalty is coming to New Zealand tracks this summer with Formula One legend Nelson Piquet bringing his youngest son here to drive.
CHRIS BARCLAY - © Fairfax NZ NewsNew Zealand's V8 Supercars drivers face a race within a race in the climatic Sydney 500 with the trio already left in the slipstream of Jamie Whincup.
MARTYN HERMAN - ReutersGerman Nico Hulkenberg to drive for Force India in Formula One next season.
ALAN BALDWIN - ReutersRaces in New Jersey, Mexico and South Korea have been dropped from F1's 2014 calendar.
BERNARD CARPINTER - © Fairfax NZ NewsGreg Murphy has won the 2013 the V8 SuperTourer championship after a hugely stressful final race.
Greg Murphy seized a one-point lead in the BNT V8 SuperTourer championship while Shane Van Gisbergen claimed a decisive victory in the final round of the championship at Pukekohe yesterday.
AARON LAWTON - © Fairfax NZ NewsAs a young man Jonny Reid quickly shot to fame in the A1GP.
ALAN BALDWIN - ReutersSeven times world champion Michael Schumacher has hailed Sebastian Vettel's record-breaking Formula One season.
ALAN BALDWIN - ReutersLotus confirmed the signing of Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado on Friday in a move that will trigger a domino effect.
ALAN BALDWIN - ReutersBahrain circuit officials will test a new floodlight system as part of their plans to turn their 10th anniversary Formula One Grand Prix into a night race next year.
ALAN BALDWIN - ReutersRoss Brawn and Mercedes announced a parting of the ways and the Briton will leave at the end of the year.
NATHAN BURDON - © Fairfax NZ NewsChristchurch rider Ryan Hampton conquered Bluff Hill for a fourth straight year as the Burt Munro Challenge got under way yesterday.
ALAN BALDWIN - ReutersFerrari president dismisses suggestion that Christian Horner could replace Bernie Ecclestone.
Former V8 Supercars champ James Courtney will miss season finale following a shocking crash.
Juan Pablo Montoya turned his first laps in an Indy car in 13 years during his first test with new team Penske Racing.
BEN MCKAY - AAPIt's Jamie Whincup's championship to lose heading to Sydney but the weekend's Phillip Island meet will remind him just how volatile V8 Supercars battles can be.
TALES AZZONI - APSebastian Vettel has won the season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix, matching Michael Schumacher's record of 13 victories.
Craig Lowndes has sensationally won the second race of the V8 meet at Phillip Island after passing teammate and championship rival Jamie Whincup with five laps to go.
Mark Winterbottom has a chance to make up ground in the V8 Supercars champs after qualifying well Phillip Island.
BEN MCKAY - AAPThe four V8 Supercars title hopefuls could all boast hard luck stories by the end of Saturday's race on Phillip Island.
ALAN BALDWIN - ReutersRed Bull's quadruple champion Sebastian Vettel took pole position for the season-ending Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix after a rain-delayed qualifying session.
CHRIS BARCLAY - © Fairfax NZ NewsScott McLaughlin is not unique as a young driver experiencing "road rage" from the cynics and the envious.
BEN MCKAY - AAPIt was a horror V8 Supercars crash that had all the hallmarks of a tragedy at Phillip Island.
BEN MCKAY - AAPGarth Tander has taken out a bruising first race of the V8 Supercars round on Phillip Island.
TALES AZZONI - APFernando Alonso says Ferrari won't contend for the Formula One title next year unless it finds more speed.
Red Bull boss Christian Horner played down talk he could run Formula One after being named the ideal candidate.
TATIANA RAMIL - ReutersNico Rosberg splashed through spray and standing water to put Mercedes on top in both practice sessions for the season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix.
BEN MCKAY - AAPIf you thought Friday was quick, you ain't seen nothing yet. That's the scene on Phillip Island, where 10 drivers had practice times below Craig Lowndes' 13-year-old record.
TALES AZZONI - APThe Formula One season ends this weekend with Sebastian Vettel looking to set more records to cap an already impressive year.
Sebastian Vettel wants a record win, while Mark Webber would love to call time on his 12-year grand prix career with a farewell victory.
ALAN BALDWIN - ReutersRed Bull found time amid celebrations of Sebastian Vettel's record win to claim another Formula One record.
JENNA FRYER - APJimmie Johnson has won his sixth Nascar championship in eight years to stake his claim as one of the most dominant competitors in the sport's history.
STEVE KEATING - ReutersGerman F1 driver becomes the first to take the chequered flag in eight consecutive Grand Prix.
CHE BAKER - © Fairfax NZ NewsEngine power, tight corners, a few skids and several spin-outs was all part of the excitment as 51 drivers took part in the Coronet Peak Hill Climb.
STEVE KEATING - ReutersSebastian Vettel's bid for a record eighth straight Formula One race win of the season picked up speed.
ALAN BALDWIN - ReutersLewis Hamilton will have a new chassis for Sunday's US Formula One Grand Prix in Austin.
ALAN BALDWIN - ReutersKimi Raikkonen's back surgery has been successful and the Finn will start a recovery programme next week.
JIM VERTUNO - APSebastian Vettel is back in America and he wants to win the race Lewis Hamilton snatched away from him last year.
JENNA FRYER - APThree-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti says that doctors have told him he can no longer race because of injuries sustained in an IndyCar crash last month.