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Motorsport: Brendon Hartley does well in practice 1

Kiwi Brendon Hartley did not look out of place in his first session behind the wheel of a Formula 1 car.Changeable weather conditions greeted the 27-year-old and the rest of the Formula 1 field for practice 1 at the US Grand Prix...

Motorsport: Armstrong's career on fast upward curve

All eyes will be on Brendon Hartley this weekend as he becomes only the ninth New Zealander to sit on a Formula One grid waiting for the lights to go out, and a split second later, that hellish blast towards turn one and possible...

Motorsport: Hartley makes a good call by grinding away

Aussie Ricciardo glad to see his Kiwi mate back on Formula One track at US Grand Prix in Texas. Several years after thinking his Formula One career was over before it started, Kiwi driver Brendon Hartley finds himself back where...

Brendon Hartley's race of his life

David Croft - the TV voice of Formula One - rates Kiwi Brendon Hartley's chances in his debut in motorsport's premier racing class. This could be Brendon Hartley's audition piece. I think it is unfair to put too much pressure on...

Motorsport: All eyes on Austin for the US Grand Prix

It seems as if the Formula 1 season has been going on for a long time this year.Probably just my imagination though, and in fact it has to be just that because the 2017 season is actually one week and one race, due to the German...

Motorsport: Hartley calm before F1 debut

Kiwi driver Brendon Hartley speaks to Radio Sport host D'Arcy Waldegrave ahead of his Formula 1 debut in the US Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.

Motorsport: Hartley all smiles as F1 dream turns real

Brendon Hartley walked into the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, yesterday as a Formula One driver.In doing so, he fulfilled a childhood dream.I have got a big smile on my face, the 27-year-old told Radio Sports DArcy...

Motorsport: Tanak confirmed for Toyota move

Ott Tanak's move from M-Sport Ford to Toyota next season has been confirmed.The Estonian will join existing Toyota factory drivers Jari-Matti Latvala and Esapekka Lappi in a three-car assault on the World Rally Championship in 2018.Tanak,...

Motorsport: McLaughlin guns blazing on Gold Coast

Kiwi Scott McLaughlin will have the bit between the teeth on the streets of Surfers Paradise this weekend as he looks to make up the ground he lost at Bathurst.The 24-year-old went to Bathurst with a handy championship advantage...

Motorsport: Halliday makes NZ comeback

US-based Kiwi Matt Halliday will make a comeback of sorts at next weekend's Laser Plumbing & Electrical Hampton Downs 500.The former A1GP, Indy Lights, Carrera Cup and Supercars driver has focused mainly on the increasingly popular...

Motorsport: Heimgartner to race NZ V8

Andre Heimgartner will make his racing return to a New Zealand national championship by confirming he will line-up in the BNT V8s at Pukekohe, November 3-5, aboard a Richards Team Motorsport Toyota Camry.Heimgartner is no stranger...

Motorsport: SVG looks overseas in 2018

Kiwi Supercars driver Shane van Gisbergen enjoyed the benefits of a choc-full schedule last year on the way to winning his maiden Supercars crown.He won the Blancpain Endurance Series in Europe with McLaren as well as featuring...

Motorsport: Big prize offered in Fast and Furious debut

One of the biggest prizes in New Zealand motorsport history is up for grabs at the Laser Plumbing & Electrical Hampton Downs 500 next week.A $52,000 Super Charged 6.2L 2010 Chevrolet Camaro will go to one of the lucky entrants in...

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