New Zealand Formula 1 driver Brendon Hartley, long-time rally competitor and engineer Andrew Hawkeswood, rising single-seater racer Liam Lawson, and passionate classic car race driver Mike Small have been presented with the premier awards at MotorSport New Zealand’s annual awards night. Held at Shed 6, TSB Arena in Wellington on Saturday 26 May, the MotorSport […]

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Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo powered to a second career pole position for the Monaco Grand Prix claiming top spot in qualifying four tenths of a second ahead of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton. It was bittersweet for Red Bull, however, as while Ricciardo will start from the front of the grid, Max […]

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Daniel Ricciardo led a Red Bull one-two in the opening practice session for Formula 1’s Monaco Grand Prix. Ricciardo jumped to the top of the times in the final third of FP1 to displace team-mate Max Verstappen, who is under investigation for reversing back onto the track after an off at Ste Devote. Lewis Hamilton […]

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Toro Rosso driver Brendon Hartley has moved to quash speculation he risks losing his Formula 1 seat, insisting he is “more than capable” of staying in the job. Hartley has been the focus of speculation in recent weeks after making two high-profile errors. In Azerbaijan, he failed to progress from Q1 after touching the wall […]

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Brendon Hartley says his Spanish Grand Prix Formula 1 free practice crash on Saturday was one of the biggest of his career. The Toro Rosso driver spun backwards into the barriers at the high-speed Campsa right-hander after putting a wheel on the grass on the outside before turning into the corner. His car was too […]

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Lewis Hamilton claimed a fortunate 63rd career win and control of the Drivers’ Championship standings at the end of a chaotic and incident-packed Azerbaijan Grand Prix that saw long-time race leader Sebastian Vettel drop to fourth after a collision between the Red Bull drivers and Valtteri Bottas exit the race from the lead with a late […]

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Sebastian Vettel grabbed his 53rd career pole position at the Baku Circuit Circuit, edging Lewis Hamilton by just under two tenths of a second in an enthralling qualifying session for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Vettel’s party might have been spoiled by team-mate Kimi Räikkönen, who was on course to beat the German’s time on his final flying lap, […]

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Brendon Hartley’s World Endurance Championship experience with Porsche brings a “fresh and unique insight” to the Toro Rosso Formula 1 team, according to technical director James Key. Hartley raced the Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 from 2014-2017, winning the world championship twice, and brings significant experience in how to get the maximum performance out of such […]

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A teaser video (below), and a couple of spy shots at Spa of a fully liveried car (featured on Endurance-Info.com), have filled in some gaps as to what is planned for part of the forthcoming Porsche 919 ‘Farewell Tour – referred to publicly as #919Tribute. The pictures show a radically altered 919 Hybrid testing at […]

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Toro Rosso didn’t expect the “huge step forward” delivered by the updates it brought to the 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix, according to Brendon Hartley. Hartley and team-mate Pierre Gasly were eliminated in Q1 at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix, in which the team scored no points But both drivers then fared much better in Bahrain […]

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