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Inside Mercedes-AMG Formula 1 HQ: What it takes to win

As Formula 1 marked its 1000th race at the Chinese Grand Prix last weekend, it has long ago cemented its place at the very top of the motorsport food chain. There is not one serious racing driver that doesn’t dream of securing one of just 20 competitive seats inside an F1 car...

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Behind the scenes of Daniel Ricciardo's new Renault campaign
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Behind the scenes of Daniel Ricciardo's new Renault campaign

Daniel Ricciardo is one of the best-known sportspeople in Australia. He's also one of the best-loved, with a million-dollar grin and a laid-back, relaxed demeanour completely at odds with his overtaking prowess on the track. He's at a new team in 2019, having jumped ship from Red Bull Racing to chase success at Renault...


Destination Mount Panorama: The 2019 Lotus Drive Day

Destination Mount Panorama: The 2019 Lotus Drive Day

Lotus founder Colin Chapman built his first racing car in his garage in 1948, but it wasn't too long before the first Lotus factory was built, strangely, in old stables in North London. In those early days, Chapman ran Lotus in his free time, but by 1959, the Lotus Group of Companies was formed...


2019 Ferrari P80/C: 'Most extreme' one-off revealed
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2019 Ferrari P80/C: 'Most extreme' one-off revealed

Ferrari has whipped the covers off its latest, 'most extreme' one-off customer design yet, in the form of the retro-futuristic P80/C. Inspired by the 330 P3/P4 and 1966 Dino 206 S, development on the P80/C started in 2015, giving the car the longest gestation period of any one-off Ferrari...


Renault Megane RS TCR joins Australia Series
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Renault Megane RS TCR joins Australia Series

There's a new entrant to the TCR Australia Series, the Renault Megane RS TCR. A pair of the hatch-based race cars will be debuting at the opening event of the series on May 17. Entered and prepared by Garry Rogers Motorsport, the Renaults join several other manufacturers already entered in the TCR championship Down Under – including Audi, Volkswagen, Hyundai, Honda and Alfa Romeo...


Why Formula E matters
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Why Formula E matters

I grew up with motorsport, lived and breathed it all my life, a passion that culminated in working in the sport for two decades. I’ve been lucky enough to travel the world to watch motor racing, report on its heroes, covering everything from grassroots club racing to Formula 1. And everything in between. My passion knew, still knows, no boundaries...


Restored WRC Toyota Corolla tackles Sydney road rally - video
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Restored WRC Toyota Corolla tackles Sydney road rally - video

Remember the WRC Toyota Corolla from the late 1990s? Well, rally fans and the like can watch the old race car compete once more. At a recent round of the Whiteline Tarmac Rally Series in New South Wales, a special example of the old rally car hit Western Sydney Dragway, Eastern Creek, to compete...


Mark Webber becomes a Michelin Man
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Mark Webber becomes a Michelin Man

On the eve of this year’s Australian Formula One Grand Prix, former Aussie ace Mark Webber has been appointed as an ambassador for Michelin, the tyre that took him to his first F1 race at Albert Park in 2002. Webber, who is also a Porsche motorsport representative and has tested the new electric Taycan, said he still has vivid memories of his first F1 race – with the underdog Minardi team – even though it was 17 years ago...


Porsche 917 'concept study' revealed
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Porsche 917 'concept study' revealed

Porsche has revealed a very special 'concept study' as it celebrates 50 years of the 917 – dubbed by the marque as "the most famous racing car of all time". First presented at the 1969 Geneva motor show, the Porsche 917 (below) dominated various motorsport events (including Le Mans and the North American CanAM Series) from the late 1960s through to the mid-70s...


The Lotus Elise and my Road to Racing: The first chapter

The Lotus Elise and my Road to Racing: The first chapter

There is a small violin playing for me somewhere amongst an ocean of epic first-world problems. My first-world problem? That being the unfulfilled desire to be a competitive racing driver. Any car or driving enthusiast would feel that relentless craving somewhere deep inside – the thought of ‘what if?’...

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Aston Martin AMR Drivers' Club track experience announced
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Aston Martin AMR Drivers' Club track experience announced

Aston Martin has announced a new track program, designed to give customers access to some of the world's most famous circuits with full tuition. Dubbed the AMR Drivers' Club, the program will have three different levels, each designed to cater for drivers of different levels – from beginner, all the way through to wannabe racer...


Drive Against Depression running four tarmac rallies for 2019
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Drive Against Depression running four tarmac rallies for 2019

Mental health charity Drive Against Depression will run four tarmac rallies in 2019, designed to let drivers properly experience their cars on closed roads around Victoria. The charity, which aims to raise awareness about depression and anxiety, has partnered with WD Motorsport Touring Super Sprint for events at Mount Baw Baw, Lake Mountain, Snowy River and Marysville...


Ford Mustang Supercar revealed without camouflage
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Ford Mustang Supercar revealed without camouflage

Ford Australia has whipped the covers from its 2019 Mustang Supercar, ahead of next week's team livery reveals. The car was first shown in full camouflage last year, at which stage it was undergoing testing at the hands of DJR Penske, Tickford Racing, Ford Performance and Ford Australia, driven by Scott McLaughlin...


Volkswagen ID R to chase Nurburgring EV record
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Volkswagen ID R to chase Nurburgring EV record

Volkswagen has turned its energy from Pikes Peak to the Nurburgring, announcing plans to topple the electric lap record currently owned by the NIO EP9. Where it chased the outright record up Pikes Peak, the record within Volkswagen's sights is purely related to electric vehicles. Apparently there's no way the ID R could come close to toppling the 5:19...


Mercedes-AMG lays out massive Bathurst 12 Hour line-up
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Mercedes-AMG lays out massive Bathurst 12 Hour line-up

The Bathurst 12-Hour enduro race may not yet draw the same crowds as the Supercars Bathurst 1000, but its profile domestically and internationally is growing rapidly. The four-day 2019 event (January 31 to February 3) has an incredibly strong driver line-up including Le Mans and Spa enduro winners, plus DTM and Supercars touring champs...


2019 Hyundai Veloster N TCR revealed
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2019 Hyundai Veloster N TCR revealed

Hyundai Motorsport has unveiled its race-ready Veloster N TCR, aimed at customer racers and international behemoths alike, at the 2019 Detroit motor show. Set to take on hotted-up versions of the Honda Civic Type R, Volkswagen Golf GTI, and Audi RS3 when it launches, the N TCR will be powered by a 350hp (260kW), 450Nm four-cylinder turbocharged engine, hooked up to the front wheels...


2020 Toyota Supra: Base four-cylinder to offer 145kW in Japan
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2020 Toyota Supra: Base four-cylinder to offer 145kW in Japan

Hot on the heels of the flagship A90 Supra reveal in Detroit, the official Toyota website in Japan appears to have unveiled outputs for the cheaper four-cylinder options set to follow it. In its home market, the basic Supra SZ will be powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder engine making 145kW of power, good for a 6.5-second run to 100km/h...


Toyota Supra: GT500 racing concept revealed in Tokyo
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Toyota Supra: GT500 racing concept revealed in Tokyo

Toyota has revealed the GR Supra Super GT concept at the Tokyo Auto Salon this week, confirming its entry into its home country's 'Super GT' championship from next year. First previewed last month, the Super GT concept is a little different to the Supra Gazoo Racing concept shown at the 2018 Geneva motor show, which looked more like a GT3 race car...


2019 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport unveiled
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2019 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport unveiled

The Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport was unveiled overnight sporting not only 30 extra kilowatts, but also natural-fibre composite body parts. The new Clubsport is powered by dry sump 3.8-litre flat-six engine making 313kW of power at 7500rpm, and 425Nm of torque 6600rpm. All of that is channelled to the rear wheels via a six-speed dual-clutch transmission and a race-optimised mechanical rear differential lock...


Toyota GR Supra Super GT concept teased
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Toyota GR Supra Super GT concept teased

Toyota has issued a shadowy teaser image of the racy GR Supra Super GT concept this week ahead of its reveal at the Tokyo Auto Salon on January 11. Not much has been detailed about the vehicle, though the 'Super GT' moniker indicates the concept will likely preview Toyota and Gazoo Racing's upcoming entry into the Japanese Super GT touring car series, currently dominated by motorsport versions of the Nissan GT-R, Honda NSX and Lexus LC...