McLaughlin beats Slade in Practice 1

Scott McLaughlin kicked off the Queensland Raceway weekend in style, topping the first full practice session for DJR Team Penske. It was Nissan driver Rick Kelly that made a rapid start to the 45-minute session, breaking the 1m09s barrier on his first lap with a

Illness sidelines Supercars commentator Mark Skaife

Mark Skaife could miss the Supercars TV coverage from Queensland Raceway this weekend, after the legendary former racer was sidelined today through illness. The five-time Australian Touring Car Champion usually commentates the Supercars sessions alongside Neil Crompton for broadcaster Fox Sports, but wasn’t well enough

Ipswich Supercars: Hazelwood tops co-driver practice

Brad Jones Racing endurance signing Todd Hazelwood comfortably topped the 30-minute co-driver session at Queensland Raceway. While the young South Australian is making his main series debut this weekend as a wildcard entry, he spent the co-driver session in the #21 Brad Jones Racing Commodore

Sauber and Honda call off F1 engine deal

Honda and Sauber have agreed to call off their deal for the Japanese manufacturer to supply the latter with Formula 1 engines in 2018. The deal was put together by Honda motorsport’s general manager Masashi Yamamoto and former Sauber team principal Monisha Kaltenborn after the

Vettel in “no rush” to sign new Ferrari deal

Formula 1 championship leader Sebastian Vettel says he is in “no rush” to sign a new deal with Ferrari, even though he sees no reason not to do so. The four-time world champion is in his third season with the Italian manufacturer, and leads the

Sainz and Kvyat both to blame for Silverstone crash

Toro Rosso team principal Franz Tost says Carlos Sainz Jr. and Daniil Kvyat were both to blame for their collision on the opening lap of Formula 1’s British Grand Prix. Kvyat collided with Sainz after he ran wide in the Becketts sequence and came back

Tanak grabs early lead for M-Sport

M-Sport Ford Fiesta driver Ott Tanak began Rally Finland with victory on the opening stage on Thursday evening. The Estonian – who won June’s Rally Sardinia earlier in the year, his first WRC overall win – completed the 1.44 mile Harju test in 1m44.1s, 1.1s clear of

Refusing Halo would be “ignorant and stupid”

Sebastian Vettel thinks it would have been “ignorant and stupid” for Formula 1 not to introduce the Halo, with the FIA knowing it can help save lives. While the decision by the FIA to make the Halo mandatory from 2018 has led to backlash from