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Coulthard takes honours

Fabian Coulthard picked up a win in Melbourne despite finishing the final race 20th.

Fabian Coulthard has driven himself to a Grand Prix win in Melbourne.

Vettel breaks Ferrari's drought

Race winner Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari celebrates on the podium with second place finisher Lewis Hamilton ...

Vettel 10 seconds clear of Hamilton in big early statement for Ferrari in Australian Grand Prix.

Harwood retains NZ title

Hamish Harwood successfully defended his New Zealand MX2 crown in Taupo on Saturday.

Takaka's Hamish Harwood secures MX2 title at New Zealand Motocross Championships.

Lewis Hamilton's fastest pace

"Maybe it's the track - It's cool today. I'm sure during the year it's going to ramp up much quicker," Lewis Hamilton said.

Something surprised Lewis Hamilton after he posted the fastest lap ever at Melbourne's Albert Park circuit.

High speed crash mars race video

The two cars lie wrecked after the high speed collision.

Two Supercar drivers have walked away after a 255/kmh accident in Melbourne.

Hamilton fastest in Melbourne

Lewis Hamilton practices for the Australian Formula One Grand Prix in Melbourne.

A new era for Formula One cars got underway in Melbourne with Lewis Hamilton the quickest driver in the first practice session.

Hamilton targets Vettel

Lewis Hamilton, left, needs one more title to equal Sebastian Vettel's tally of four Formula One championships.

Compelling duel between Mercedes and Ferrari drivers could electrify Formula One.

Schumacher dynasty extended video

Mick Schumacher steps up to Formula Three this year as he continues to follow in the footsteps of his famous father.

Champion F1 team hand ambassador's role to stricken legend's son Mick - but it comes with a warning.

Hamilton wants Mercedes F1 challengers

Lewis Hamilton hopes the other manufacturers are more competitive this season.

English driver hopes other teams put up more of a fight this season.

Hamilton wants 'less dudes'

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 23:  Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP in the Drivers Press Conference during ...

​Lewis Hamilton thinks too many men, and not enough women, are allowed "in the paddock" at F1 races.

Formula E manufacturers revealed

Sam Bird races during the FIA Formula E Championship Buenos Aires ePrix on February 18, 2016.

BMW is in and Mercedes is out as the Formula E series manufacturers are announced.

How F1 drivers prepare

Formula One drivers like Lewis Hamilton get put through rigorous training programmes to prepare for racing.

Cardio, weightlifting and acclimatisation to extremes are all part of training for drivers like Lewis Hamilton.

Ricciardo confident for Australian GP

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo celebrates with Red Bull's Max Verstappen.

Aussie ace enjoying the fact his Red Bull car is faster than last year.

Karting focus centres on Invercargill

Karting driver Chris Cox of Rangiora.

North Island karting drivers set sights on Invercargill track.

Bruce McLaren's new honour

Kiwi Bruce McLaren joins the Auto Racing Hall of Fame at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum in the US.

The Kiwi motorsport legend is voted into the Auto Racing Hall of Fame at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum.

Conroy and MacDonald star at Teretonga

Ewan Macpherson of Invercargill in Car 56 lifting both inside wheels as he corners hard while leading  the Pre 65 ...

Southland's two National Touring Car campaigners showed their mettle at Teretonga Park in Invercargill on Sunday.

Car takes on bobsled track video

Mark Higgins navigates the near-vertical hairpin bend of the Olympia Bob Run in St Mortiz, Switzerland.

James Bond stunt driver threads rally car down 113-year-old Olympic bobsled track in Swiss Alps.

Paddon with two purposes

Hayden Paddon will have his first competitive outing with Seb Marshall at Rally Sanremo.

Kiwi rally driver to hone tarmac skills and new partnership in Italy between World Championship events.

Curtain to come down at Teretonga

Invercargill driver Liam MacDonald.

V8 champion Liam MacDonald one of the potential frontrunners in Clubmans Saloons at Teretonga.

Schumacher tribute dropped

2016 Formula One world champion Nico Rosberg carried the Michael Schumacher on his Mercedes car.

Fans angry as F1 legend's old team remove message supporting stricken former champ.

Paddon confirms co-driver

Hayden Paddon will have a new co-driver for the last four WRC events of 2017.

Kiwi rally star announces 27-year-old Brit as the man to take over from longtime co-driver John Kennard.

Paddon confirms Kennard split video

Hayden Paddon, left, and John Kennard celebrate after winning the 2016 Rally of Argentina.

Kiwi rally star says "incredibly tough decision" to split with long-time co-driver made with the ultimate goal in mind.

Riders ready for world stage

James Douglas and Harley Biddle in action at Oreti Park Speedway on Saturday night.

Southland riders to take on the best at FIM World Sidecar Cup event.

Need for speed steered straight to karts

Vintage kart enthusiast Kent Perkins, aka the Botany Bullet, who uses a safety uniform and helmet while racing, in his ...

The Botany Bullet is on his marks and ready to put down the throttle at the Vintage Kart Prix.

Bloody brawl mars thriller video

Martin Truex Jr celebrates winning the Nascar Cup.

"There wasn't much talking, just a lot of swinging," Nascar driver says after controversial race finish.

Nick Ross Battles wet conditions at Hampton Downs

Nick Ross and his Total Lubricants Nissan Altima in action at Hampton Downs over the weekend.

Wet conditions hold back drivers in final round of championship.

The most bizarre rally win ever? video

Kris Meeke drives through a spectactor's car park to get back onto the road.

Kris Meeke wins Rally Mexico by zig-zagging around spectactor carpark after dramatic final stage crash.

Dixon roars back from 14th

New Zealand driver Scott Dixon made a solid start as he eyes a fifth IndyCar title.

NZ's IndyCar star shows strong pace as he comes back from hiccup to secure podium in season opener.

Paddon up to fifth

Haydon Paddon had a flat tyre on day three of racing in Mexico, but still managed to pick up two places.

Hayden Paddon picks up two places with one day remaining in the Mexico round of the WRC.

Yardley takes 86s crown

Ryan Yardley opted to secure the Toyota 86 Championship rather than risk it chasing race wins at the final round of the ...

Christchurch drivers Ryan Yardley and Jack Milligan picked up the double for their team in the Toyota 86 Championship after the final round at Hampton Downs.

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