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Motorsport: Suzuki Series attracts wealth of talent

The starting grids are filling rapidly as excitement builds for the Suzuki Series, the traditional kick-off to the New Zealand motorcycle road-race season.The popular three-round series - at Hampton Downs on December 7, Manfeild...

New course announced for Red Bull Drift Shifters 2014

The new 2014 Red Bull Drift Shifters course has finally been unveiled giving drivers and fans alike their first glimpse of the challenges the course will throw up for drivers on December 6 when Drift Shifters breathes life into downtown...

Motorsport: Best in the world aims to do better

How quickly the mind of a sportsman turns from the ecstasy of winning to retaining his crown. Lewis Hamilton, the king of Formula One again, wanted only a watermelon juice and a few sips of cognac to celebrate his second world championship...

Motorsport: Bigger and better F1 show on offer

Fans who make the trip to Hampton Downs for the Festival of New Zealand Motorsport early next year are in for a treat. Organisers have expanded the Formula One demonstration section to accommodate six cars over the two weekends,...

Volvo's Dalgren leaving V8 Supercars championship

Volvo Polestar Racing's Swedish export, Robert Dahlgren, will leave the V8 Supercars Championship following the final race of the season, the Sydney 500."Robert's results on track were what we were to expect with a new car, new...

Schumacher making progress but faces long recovery

Former Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher continues to make progress as he recovers at home from last December's skiing accident.Schumacher's manager, Sabine Kehm, tells German TV station RTL that the seven-time champion...

Motorsport: Hamilton wins F1 title at Abu Dhabi

British driver Lewis Hamilton clinched his second Formula One title in style after winning the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix overnight, with title rival Nico Rosberg drifting out of contention after failing to recover from a...

Rosberg misses out on F1 title after poor race

Nico Rosberg's bid to overtake teammate Lewis Hamilton in the standings for his first title on the final day of a gripping Formula One season lasted three seconds.That was the time it took Hamilton to shoot past him as he coasted...

Button's F1 future unclear after difficult season

Former champion Jenson Button's future in Formula One remains uncertain, and his fifth-place finish at Sunday's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix could yet prove the final race of a distinguished career.Button faces an anxious wait before McLaren...

Red Bull to start Abu Dhabi GP from back of grid

Red Bull drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel will start Sunday's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix from the back of the grid after race stewards nullified their qualifying results because of an illegal aerodynamic influence on both cars.Ricciardo...

Motorsport: All on line in finale

The celebrations within Mercedes will be somewhat restrained tonight (NZT), out of respect for the driver who misses out on the Formula One title.Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg have been neck and neck all season, with 17 points...

Perez signs multi-year contract with Force India

Mexican Formula One driver Sergio Perez has signed a multi-year contract extension with the Force India team.He joined Force India this year after one season with McLaren and secured third place at the Bahrain Grand Prix in April....

Rosberg takes Abu Dhabi pole to pressure Hamilton

Nico Rosberg has pole position for the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Now he just needs someone to get in the way of title rival Lewis Hamilton.The Formula One world championship will go to one of the two Mercedes rivals on...

Mercedes expects restrained title celebrations

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) " The celebrations within Mercedes will be somewhat restrained on Sunday night, out of respect for the driver who misses out on the Formula One title.Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg have been...

Motorsport: Evans keen to end GP2 year on a high

One of New Zealand's top single seater prospects wants to end his GP2 season on a high this weekend in Abu Dhabi.Mitch Evans is hoping to continue his late season form and end 2014 with at least a podium finish, if not an outright...

Why success leaves Wolff hungry - and miserable

Mercedes have an iron grip on Formula One at the moment. In Abu Dhabi this weekend either Lewis Hamilton or Nico Rosberg will become their first world champion since Juan Manuel Fangio in 1955.The British-based team have already...

Motorsport: From racetrack to exam room

Formula Masters China champion James Munro is back in New Zealand on a flying visit for something he reckons is almost as important as trying to become a professional racing driver - his education.The 17-year-old from Christchurch...

Romain Grosjean hit with 20-place grid penalty

Romain Grosjean has been hit with a 20-place grid penalty at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix for changing elements of his power unit, although the Lotus driver's punishment could be changed to a time penalty.According to Formula One rules,...

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