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Motorsport: Gamble by Mercedes costs Briton

An ill-judged gamble by Mercedes cost Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton his fourth win of the season, gifting his teammate and rival Nico Rosberg a third straight win at the Monaco Grand Prix and putting him firmly back in the title...

Verstappen walks away from frightening crash

Teenage driver Max Verstappen is making a name for himself in his first Formula One season for Toro Rosso with aggressive driving and a love of overtaking.However, the 17-year-old's performance at Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix will...

Scott Dixon leading Indy 500

Pole sitter Scott Dixon holds the lead at the Indianapolis 500 after 163 of the 200 laps.Dixon passed Simon Pagenaud to move into top spot after a yellow flag incident that saw two pit crew members taken out by James Davison's car.Dixon...

Upset Hamilton robbed of Monaco GP win

Nico Rosberg won the Monaco Grand Prix for the third straight year after a late crash involving teenager Max Verstappen undid Lewis Hamilton's bid for a fourth win of the season.Hamilton looked set to take his 37th career win after...

Motorsport: Hamilton on pole in Monaco

Lewis Hamilton has clinched pole position for the Monaco Grand Prix for the first time in his Formula One career.The world champion beat Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg by 0.342 seconds to take the top spot, while Ferrari's Sebastian...

Motorsport: Indy 500 lead holds no fears for Dixon

Many of his IndyCar competitors may be reluctant to lead tomorrow's Indianapolis 500 but Scott Dixon has no such qualms."Oh, I'll lead," smiled Dixon, who will start the 99th running of the famous race from pole position."For...

Motorsport: Differing tactics for Dixon and Power

Will Power ended the final practice session for the Indianapolis 500 up front - exactly where he doesn't want to be for most of Monday's race.Power posted the fastest lap in Saturday's hour-long session, which was free of any incidents...

Motorsport: Kiwis to race at Monaco

It's the jewel in Formula One's already glittering crown. No other race does glamour quite like Monaco, and this weekend kiwi GP2 drivers Mitch Evans and Richie Stanaway have had the chance to make a statement at one of the world's...

Motorsport: Dixon revved up for Indy spectacular

The annual Indianapolis 500 is one of the greatest single-seater races on the global motorsport calendar. Regarded by the home crowd as the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing", anyone with more than a passing knowledge of motor sport would...

Lewis Hamilton deal worth $1.4m a week

Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton will earn around NZ$1.4m a week after signing a new three year deal with Mercedes.The deal, announced overnight ahead of this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix, is said to be worth 90 million pounds...

Another fiery crash at Indy

IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe was taken to a hospital for surgery after crashing his car into the wall Monday - the fourth frightening wreck at practice for the Indianapolis 500 in the past week.The Canadian driver slammed into...

Dixon claims pole after Carpenter walks from big crash

It was a strange day at Indy.After Ed Carpenter's car went airborne in practice, series officials took away the extra power boost and instructed drivers to run in race trim. That worked in Scott Dixon's favour who had a four-lap...

Motorsport: Slow track sets tough test for V8 teams

The V8 Supercars circus is at Winton in Victoria this weekend for round four of the championship.The track is home to 19 of the 25 cars in the field, but testing regulations allow teams only one test day for the season outside of...

Castroneves walks away from scary crash

Helio Castroneves has been cleared and released from Indianapolis Motor Speedway's infield medical center after his car went airborne in a spectacular crash Wednesday.His car wiggled as it went through the first turn early in practice...

Motorsport: Crash dashes Dixon's hopes

Sitting on the grid in second place Kiwi Scott Dixon had high hopes of recording his second victory of the IndyCar season yesterday. Then at the first turn of the Grand Prix of Indianapolis his hopes were over.Aussie pole-sitter...

Motorsport: Indy-star Dixon shifts up a gear

Kiwi IndyCar racer Scot Dixon had one of his worst starts to a season in 10 years. After two rounds he was 15th on the championship table and 80 points behind the leader.But he's not called the Iceman for nothing, and on arriving...

Motosport: Winterbottom is top after double success

Ford's Mark Winterbottom holds a one-point lead in the V8 Supercars championship after winning both of yesterday's 60km races in Perth.The Prodrive racer, who earlier in the day secured his first pole position in more than a year,...

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