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Student gears up for V8 supercars champs

Sixteen-year-old Invercargill driver Liam MacDonald will again line up on the grid in the NZV8 Touring Car Championship field as part of the V8 Supercar meeting at Pukekohe Park, south of Auckland, later this month.

Fernando Alonso sets pace in China

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso has set the pace in the first practice session ahead of Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix, indicating the struggling team could emerge as a challenger to dominant Mercedes in the race.

Alonso doesn't expect quick Ferrari turnaround

Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso doesn't expect a rapid turnaround for his struggling team following the resignation of team principal Stefano Domenicali, but he still has hopes the team can be competitive later in the F1 season.

Maldonado clears the air with Gutierrez

Lotus Formula One driver Pastor Maldonado has cleared the air with Sauber's Esteban Gutierrez after picking up a grid penalty for sending the Mexican flying at the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Rosberg out to wreck Hamilton hat-trick bid

Lewis Hamilton can chalk up three wins in a row for the first time in his Formula One career on Sunday but Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg will be doing all he can to deny him the hat-trick.

Scott McLaughlin eyes future in NASCAR

New Zealand V8 Supercars driver Scott McLaughlin will take the first steps towards a potentially lucrative career in NASCAR racing when he makes at trip to America in July.

Formula One on right track with new engines

Formula One is on the right track with its new V6 turbo engines and the governing body can ignore criticism from those in the sport pushing their own agendas, according to former FIA president Max Mosley.

Ricciardo loses GP appeal

Daniel Ricciardo's disqualification from the Australian Grand Prix will stand after his Formula One team Red Bull lost its appeal.

Mercedes blast Red Bull over Ricciardo

Mercedes tore into Formula One rival Red Bull at an appeals court hearing over the disqualification of Daniel Ricciardo at the Australian Grand Prix, saying the team flouted rules and must be put on notice to stop it from becoming a repeat offender.

Schumacher making small signs of progress

Ex-Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher is showing "small signs of progress" but remains in a very serious condition in a French hospital, his spokeswoman has said. 

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