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Ricciardo wins Hungarian Grand Prix

Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull overtook Ferrari's Fernando Alonso near the end of the race to win a thrilling Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday, his second Formula One victory of the season and his career.Lewis Hamilton, who started...

Motorsport: Drifting's a smoking sport

The increasing popularity of Drifting in the 1990s and early 2000s prompted the establishment of Drift Motorsport in 2007.The idea was to attract more people to the sport and give them an opportunity to learn the skills of drifting...

Harvick grabs yet another NASCAR pole

Kevin Harvick once again dominated a NASCAR qualifying session, setting a new Indianapolis Motor Speedway track record to win the pole for the Brickyard 400 on Saturday.Harvick turned a lap at 188.470 mph (303.3 kph) to claim his...

Ferrari gamble puts Raikkonen near back of grid

Kimi Raikkonen has had little to celebrate in this Formula One season and an unsuccessful gamble in qualifying at the Hungarian Grand Prix on Saturday will likely extend his cheerless run.With the Finnish driver in 14th place near...

Motorsport: Evans revved for Hungaroring challenge

Kiwi GP2 driver Mitch Evans will have arrived in Budapest, Hungary, this weekend galvanised after hearing the New Zealand national anthem played twice in the space of two weeks.Evans' season turned around at round three in Monaco...

Ambrose dodges questions about future in NASCAR

Marcos Ambrose on Friday declined to discuss a report that he's considering returning to Australia to run the V8 Supercar Series for Roger Penske.The report this week in the Brisbane Courier-Mail was fueled at Indianapolis Motor...

Motorsport: Meet one of kart racing's young guns

She's 15, she's from Albany and her dream is to race in Formula One.Chelsea Herbert is one of the "young guns" of Kiwi motorsport unveiled at the CRC Speedshow in Auckland.The impressive line-up of racers aged 26 and under include...

F1: Lewis Hamilton seeks 5th victory in Hungary

Lewis Hamilton will be aiming to win his third straight Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday and fifth overall as he chases Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg for the championship lead in the last race before the summer break.Mercedes has...

Azerbaijan set to host F1 race in Baku in 2016

Azerbaijan is set to host a Formula One race in 2016.Azeri officials say they have signed a contract with F1 to stage the Grand Prix of Europe in the capital city of Baku.Sports Minister Azad Rahimov says "our location at the...

Mercedes drivers fastest in Hungarian GP practice

Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest time in the first and second practices for the Hungarian Grand Prix on Friday, with Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg second.Hamilton's best lap of 1 minute, 24.482 seconds was 0.238 seconds faster...

US driver Rossi joins F1's Marussia as reserve

Marussia says Alexander Rossi of the U.S. has joined the Formula One team as its new reserve driver.Rossi was in the same role with the Caterham team for two years, and also competed in the GP2 development series.The Russian team...

Sergio Perez excited about home Mexico GP in 2015

Formula One driver Sergio Perez is confident preparations will be completed in time so his Mexico homeland will be able to host a grand prix in 2015, its first since 1992.Perez said on Thursday he was "proud and excited," and the...

Hamilton hoping to extend Mercedes contract

Lewis Hamilton says he and Mercedes want to extend his contract beyond next year, although they have yet to hold formal talks about a new deal."We haven't sat down yet but the team knows that I would like to push to continue and...

Motorsport: Millen back on track

Former New Zealand Le Mans 24 Hour winner Steve Millen is rolling out his category-winning Nissan 300ZX 20 years after its victory in the paramount endurance race.Millen is commemorating the 20th anniversary of his class win in...

Mercedes chief breaks bones in biking crash

Mercedes says its motorsport chief Toto Wolff will attend the Hungarian Grand Prix this week despite breaking several bones in a cycling crash in his native Austria.The Formula One team says Wolff has fractures in his shoulder,...

Motorcross: TT riders rise to the challenge

It showed that nobody could afford to rest on their laurels when new national champions were crowned in half of the 16 separate categories at the 15th annual New Zealand Mini TT Championships near Kuratau, at the southern tip of Lake...

Motorsport: Soft-tyre gamble pays off

Some of New Zealand's best and brightest motor racing talent were going about their business on four and two wheels over the weekend. There were some standout performances mixed with some bad luck but overall everyone was in the points...

Motorsport: Dixon in sixth for Indy title

Scott Dixon had a seventh and a fifth in IndyCar's two races in Toronto yesterday, where rain wreaked havoc on both the schedule and driver strategy.Dixon is sixth on the points standings after leader Helio Castroneves had a second...

Bourdais and Conway win in IndyCar doubleheader

IndyCar ran two races in Toronto on Sunday, where rain wreaked havoc on both the schedule and driver strategy.The series had planned to run one race Saturday and one on Sunday until rain washed out the first event. It instead began...

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