Kiwi Formula One driver Brendon Hartley hasn’t lasted long in his latest outing at the Canadian Grand Prix. The F1 rookie desperately needs results to stave off the lingering threat of losing his drive for the Toro Rosso team, but crashed out in the opening lap of 70 at Montreal. Starting 12th on the grid […]

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Kiwi Hayden Paddon has been airlifted to hospital after crashing into a ditch at the Rally Portugal on Saturday (NZ time). The 31-year-old suffered back pain following an accident and was taken to hospital in Porto as a precaution. His co-driver Seb Marshall is uninjured. “In a right corner, Hayden tried to avoid a stone […]

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Kiwi driver Hayden Paddon has been dropped by his Hyundai team for next month’s Rally of Spain. Norwegian Andreas Mikkelsen has switched from Citroen to Hyundai for the remainder of the World Rally Championship, taking Paddon’s seat for Spain and throwing his future there in doubt. Paddon’s struggled through 2017 to date, failed to finish […]

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His name has been given to streets, an apartment complex, retirement village and even a school, but now the name of New Zealand Motor Racing great Bruce McLaren has it’s perfect place: over a circuit. The Taupo Motorsport Park has been renamed the Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park in honour of the founder of the Formula […]

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Leading experts at Britain’s Royal College of Anaesthetists have spoken out to play down a report suggesting Formula One ace Jenson Button was drugged and burgled at a luxury villa, insisting it is “simply not possible” to render victims unconscious with nitrous oxide. Button hit headlines on Friday when a front-page report in British newspaper […]

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