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Dale Budge: It's heartening for Hartley

The signs are promising that New Zealander Brendon Hartley will race Formula One for Toro Rosso next year.Nothing is set in stone. Formula One is ruthless and the only currency is results. Just ask Russian Daniil Kvyat that. But...

Formula 1 fans angry at Brendon Hartley decision

Formula One fans have flocked to Twitter to voice their outrage at the 'musical chairs season' that has defined Toro Rosso in 2017.Toro Rosso today confirmed that Kiwi Brendon Hartley, who finished 13th in the US Grand Prix in Texas,...

Motorsport: Hartley busting to race in Mexico

New Zealand's latest Formula 1 driver Brendon Hartley should know today if he will compete for Toro Rosso at the Mexican Grand Prix this weekend.The 27-year-old finished a credible 13th in his debut race with the team at the US...

Motorsport: Emotional win for Truex Jr

Martin Truex Jr. didn't feel a sense of urgency to win Monday's race at Kansas Speedway because of its playoff implications, not with his spot in the next round safe following a victory at Charlotte.No, the sense of urgency was...

Motorsport: Brilliant 13th for Hartley on debut

Kiwi Brendon Hartley has finished 13th on Formula 1 debut while championship leader Lewis Hamilton cruised to victory at the US Grand Prix.Starting on the back row Hartley showed good speed, particularly late in the race, and rewarded...

Motorsport: Typhoon creates havoc for Cassidy

Nick Cassidy's Super Formula season finished in extraordinary circumstances in Japan over the weekend, with both races at the final round being cancelled because of a typhoon.Cars did not even take to the track at Suzuka Circuit...

Motorsport: Team boss talks up Hartley's role

Kiwi Brendon Hartley will start from the back of the grid in this morning's US Grand Prix but his future with the Toro Rosso team looks bright.The 27-year-old was a late call-up for the event at the Circuit of the Americas, replacing...

Motorsport: Hartley qualifies 18th before penalty

Kiwi Brendon Hartley has set the 18th fastest time in qualifying for the US Grand Prix but he will start at the back of the grid after taking a penalty for a power unit change.The Toro Rosso driver momentarily set a time good enough...

Motorsport: Hartley impresses again in Practice 3

Kiwi driver Brendon Hartley has completed practice ahead of the US Formula 1 Grand Prix by setting the 15th fastest time on Sunday morning.Hartley ended up 2.340s behind Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, who set a new lap record around...

Motorsport: Legends back Kiwi flyer Brendon Hartley

Greg Murphy Four-time Bathurst 1000 winner "I think this is massive for New Zealand motorsport. It is recognition for someone who has been proving himself for a very long time over there and a reward for that. He deserves...

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...

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