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Touching driver tribute for Bianchi

A poignant minute's silence was held in honor of Jules Bianchi before the start of the Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday, with drivers forming a ring and placing their race helmets on the ground.Bianchi's mother Christine...

Motorsport: Co-driver back at start line

Drivers from the top of the World Rally Championship all the way down to the weekend warriors sing the praises of their co-conspirator when chucking a tonne or two of metal around on gravel roads.To the uninitiated, the co-driver...

Formula One greats mourn 'champion' competitor, friend

Race helmet perched on his coffin, Jules Bianchi was mourned Tuesday as a "humble" winner in a Formula One career cut short in the sport's first deadly crash in more than 20 years.Tributes mounted for the French driver, who died...

Two die in superbike 'chain-reaction' crash

Two Spanish racers were killed in a chain-reaction crash on the first lap of a World Superbike race, leaving the racing community overwhelmed with sadness and raising questions about what happened on the track.The deaths occurred...

Obituary: Jules Bianchi

Jules Bianchi, born August 3 1989, died July 17 2015 Jules Bianchi, who has died aged 25, was the youngest member of a dynasty of French racing drivers, and one of the most promising stars of the international Formula One circuit.He...

Motorsport: Formula One driver passes away

The family of Jules Bianchi says the French Formula One driver has died from head injuries sustained in a crash at last year's Japanese Grand Prix.The news was posted on Bianchi's official Twitter feed early Saturday morning and...

Motorsport: Chelsea back on the track

Promising young gun Chelsea Herbert, 15, is back tearing up the tracks after a crash put racing on hold.Last year she stepped up from karts to saloon car racing, primarily in the inaugural SsangYong Ute series.The idea was to...

Motorsport: Hayden Paddon eyes step to the top

Kiwi driver Hayden Paddon has had to contend with a few changes after his recent success in the World Rally Championships, not least his own expectations.Previously Paddon aimed for a podium finish but now, after finishing second...

Motorsport: Mark Winterbottom holds on

Ford's Mark Winterbottom extended his V8 Supercars championship lead as he held his nerve and held off his team-mate to win yesterday's 200km race in Townsville.The Prodrive Racing Australia driver claimed his fifth win of the season...

Motorsport: V8 stars jostle for top spot

The V8 Supercars championship is almost at the halfway stage as drivers and teams get ready for action in Townsville this weekend.Ford driver Mark Winterbottom has found some consistency this year in the new FX car and holds a 90-point...

Drivers left speechless after car flies into fence

A horrific last-lap accident that left drivers fearing for Austin Dillon's safety muted Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s victory in the rain-delayed race at Daytona International Speedway.Earnhardt crossed the finish line at 2:41 a.m. local...

Hayden Paddon just misses another podium

New Zealand driver Hayden Paddon has had a strong final day at the Rally of Poland to finish just outside the podium in fourth place.It's another solid result for the Hyundai driver following his second placing at Rally Italy Sardinia...

Lewis Hamilton wins British GP after thrilling race

Lewis Hamilton seized back control of the British Grand Prix after being overtaken on the first corner to win his fifth race of the season on Sunday and strengthen his Formula One title defense.A Mercedes one-two was just as forecast...

Motorsport: F1 acts to bring back the excitement

Formula One has taken a first step towards a bold and radical vision for the future, with a range of proposals to improve the sport confirmed by the ruling body, the International Motoring Federation (FIA).One of the most welcome...

Motorsport: Paddon set to fly in Poland

New Zealand World Rally Championship pair Hayden Paddon and co-driver John Kennard are relishing taking on the hard-packed and fast roads of Rally Poland this weekend. This is round six of the series and the duo are keen to build...

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