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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.

Williams appoint Adrian Sutil as reserve driver for rest of Formula One season

Williams have appointed Adrian Sutil as reserve driver for the F1 season.

V8 Supercars veteran Craig Lowndes out to improve luck in Tasmania

Red Bull Racing veteran says there's no place like Tasmania to return to top of V8 Supercars podium.

Calmer Will Power primed for IndyCar defence

Every year Will Power spends in the United States racing the IndyCar series the American twang in his Australian accent strengthens.

Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo unlikely to get race-winning engine this season, says Renault boss

Renault's Formula One boss says Daniel Ricciardo isn't likely to get a race-winning engine this season.

Fernando Alonso ready to race in Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix - McLaren

F1 driver out since crash in testing ready to return for Malaysian Grand Prix, McLaren team says.

Hill plays his cards right

Canterbury driver Gavin Hill shuffled through the pack to take the bulk of the points in the ELF Super Cup round in Nelson on Saturday.

German Grand Prix cut from 2015 Formula One schedule

German Grand Prix cut from 2015 Formula One calendar after neither of the country's two circuits were able to make a deal with Bernie Ecclestone.

Rare chance to see the big V8s creating havoc

Super saloon meetings are a little like holidays. You wait for weeks for one to come along, then it's all over too soon.

Scott Dixon tops timesheets during IndyCar testing

Scott Dixon expects IndyCar track records to fall this year as he was up with the pace on the opening two days of testing.

Mitch Evans to race Le Mans 24-hour race with Jota Sport

Kiwi driver's first race in a sportscar to be in the famous French event running since 1923.

Hayden Paddon happy to be back in NZ after rigours of World Rally

After Swedish snow and Mexican gravel, Geraldine's Hayden Paddon is happy to be back on home soil.

Hockenheim boss rules out German Grand Prix this year

Hockenheim circuit boss ends months of speculation saying track won't host F1 event this year.

Bernie Ecclestone backs Red Bull call for Formula One equalisation

Red Bull F1 withdrawal hint downplayed by sport supremo - though he backs putting the brakes on Mercedes.

Bernie Ecclestone: Manor Marussia to pay for Australian Grand Prix failure

F1 supremo angry team escaped stewards' sanctions after failing to turn a wheel on the Melbourne track.

German Garnd Prix still uncertain after season start

Door kept ajar for Hockenheim to host race weekend, despite F1 supremo's deadlines lapsing.

Red Bull hint at Formula One exit after 'boring' season-opening Australia Grand Prix

Mercedes too far ahead of the pack for Red Bull's liking after disastrous start to season in Melbourne.

Red Bull throws toys after Mercedes' Australian Grand Prix romp

A Red Bull advisor has warned the team could pull out of F1 unless changes were made to current regulations.

Lewis Hamilton wins Australian Grand Prix in Mercedes 1-2

Lewis Hamilton makes perfect start for his F1 championship defence, winning Australian GP.

Mark Winterbottom forced to defend tactics after winning V8s race in Melbourne

Ford gun forced to defend his tactics after early carnage at the V8 Supercars exhibition round at the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday.

World champion Lewis Hamilton on pole for Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne

Mercedes' reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton will start from pole position in the Australian Grand Prix.

FG-X Falcons set V8s alight in Melbourne as Mark Winterbottom and Chaz Mostert fly

Mark Winterbottom.

Pepsi Max pair Mark Winterbottom and Chaz Mostert were untouchable on Saturday in Melbourne.

F1 driver Giedo van der Garde pulls out of Melbourne Grand Prix despite court win

Dumped driver Giedo van der Garde won his case against F1 team Sauber but won't be driving.

Susie Wolff: No time for jokes about women drivers at 330km/h

Williams F1 test driver Susie Wolff doesn't get caught up in the women driver jokes.

Why Sebastian Vettel is all smiles before Australian GP

Sebastian Vettel wore a big grin as he prepped for tomorrow's season-opener - his first race face for Ferrari

Nico Rosberg leads Mercedes one-two at first Australian Grand Prix practice

German tops timesheets as defending champion team dominate first free practice of F1 season-opening Aussie GP.

NSW government looks at wresting Australian Grand Prix from Melbourne to Sydney

A re-elected Baird government has promised to investigate wresting the Australian Grand Prix away from Melbourne.

Good Knights looking to build on third placing

State on state, mate on mate. Rugby league did it firstt, but the State of Origin concept works well for streetstocks, too.

Ben Ainslie Racing signs ex-McLaren Formula One principal Martin Whitmarsh

British bid for the America's Cup boosted by the signing of former F1 team principal Martin Whitmarsh.

Adrian Smith can expect backlash from 'The Axeman' in NZ cross-country champis

Pahiatua's Paul Whibley found domestic racing scene as tough as anything he encountered during his 12-year stint in Europe and the United States.

Daniel Ricciardo provides Sebastian Vettel with some cheer

Upstaged by Daniel Ricciardo, Sebastian Vettel would be forgiven for not having the Aussie on his Christmas card list.

Brit Jenson Button says McLaren won't challenge

Three-time Australian Formula One champion Jensen Button says he won't be adding a fourth title this year with McLaren.

Pitstop Diary: Dennis Charlett set for SuperBike Championships decider

All but one of the 2015 NZ Superbike Championship classes will be decided at the final round this weekend at Taupo Motorsport Park.

Nascar lifts suspension of 'The Outlaw' Kurt Busch

Nascar lifts suspension of Kurt Busch, six days after Delaware authorities declined to bring criminal charges against him.

Richie Stanaway, Mitch Evans dominate GP2 final testing day

GP2 NZ drivers impress with best lap times on final testing day at Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi.

Fernando Alonso still Formula One's most marketable driver, survey says

Fernando Alonso will be missing from the Australian GP but he remains F1's most marketable driver.

Mercedes launch bid to start Formula One dynasty at Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne

Mercedes' bid to build a F1 dynasty kicks off at the season-opening Australian GP this week.

Mercedes Formula One driver Nico Rosberg confident as part of 'awesome team'

Ahead of season opener, reigning Australian GP champ supremely confident Mercedes will continue to dominate F1.

2015 Formula One ready to roar

As Formula One revs up for 2015, can the Mercedes team's dominant streak be broken?

Gallery: 2015 V8 Supercars season

Can anyone, including Kiwis Shane van Gisbergen, Fabian Coulthard and Scott McLaughlin, end Jamie Whincup's V8 Supercars dominance?

Waikato superbike rider Nick Cole returns to top the podium at Hampton Downs

A long time out of the sport did not seem to dull the skills of superbike hero Nick Cole, who raced straight back to the top of the podium last Sunday.

Shane Van Gisbergen signs McLaren factory GT deal

Kiwi motorsport ace expands his endurance driving commitments, landing a deal with McLaren.

Misfortune follows Kiwi driver Hayden Paddon in Rally Mexico

Luck deserted Hayden Paddon but he has survived a rocky Rally Mexico to finish 17th overall.

Kiwi Brendon Hartley drives new Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Kiwi motor-racing star Brendon Hartley was Porsche's hero driver for the worldwide video launch of their new 911 GT3 RS.

Hayden Paddon struggles at Rally of Mexico

On a weekend where nothing has gone right for Hayden Paddon, the Rally of Mexico has been a "learning experience".

Plenty of excitement from pruned racing card

There is still a chance the Toyota Racing Series and the V8 Super Tourers could return to Levels next year.

Kiwi V8s driver Fabian Coulthard got Black Caps updates during Adelaide victory

On his way to Adelaide V8s victory, Kiwi driver was asking for constant updates of Black Caps' win over Australia.

Formula One defending champ Lewis Hamilton's quest for legendary status

Two-time Formula One champ looking to win title for third time this season, after previous success in 2008 and 2014.

Haydon Paddon crashes in Rally of Mexico

Kiwi driver could only sit and watch as he slid into a rock on a slippery slope in El Chocolate.

Young motor-racing ace Tom Alexander's aims driven by national success

Christchurch motor-racing ace hopes last weekend's victory in Toyota Finance 86 Championship will springboard career.
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