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Fernando Alonso retires from F1

FERNANDO Alonso has suggested he could return to McLaren and F1 in the future, despite confirming he will quit the sport at the end of the season. In the announcement detailing the two-time world champion’s decision to leave F1, the McLaren driver said: “My heart is with the team forever. …

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F1 France 2018

WHEN you’re being paid roughly $A60 million a year to drive the world’s fastest cars in a different country each week, the bills — however extravagant — would surely fall by the wayside. Private jets, accommodation and celebrations all come under the umbrella for Ferrari heavyweight Sebastian Vettel, but the …

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F1 2018

MCLAREN have confirmed the signing of Carlos Sainz for the 2019 season, with the Spaniard replacing Fernando Alonso. After Alonso announced he would be retiring from Formula 1 at the end of the year, McLaren have moved quickly to snap up his successor and Sainz will join on a multi-year …

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World’s fastest car

It was a moment his family had been chasing for a half-century. Racer Danny Thompson, 69, set a land speed record for piston-powered, wheel-driven cars at the Bonneville Salt Flats on Sunday in a vehicle that his father Mickey first brought to Utah in 1968. The elder Thompson didn’t get …

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MotoGP Austria 2018

ANDREA Dovizioso made the most of dry morning conditions as Ducatis dominated the free practice sessions on Friday ahead of the Austrian MotoGP, with Marc Marquez the fastest in the wet afternoon session. With rain forecast for the afternoon, the morning brought a series of aggressive rides as Ducati, which …

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F1 Red Bull

SEBASTIAN Vettel and Mark Webber’s tense relationship at Red Bull was never a secret, but new details uncovered by Team Principal Christian Horner have revealed just how bitter the pair’s partnership became. The “Multi 21” blow-up at the 2013 Malaysian Grand Prix, which saw Vettel sensationally pip Webber for the …

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F1 2018

RENAULT boss Cyril Abiteboul says Daniel Ricciardo is no chance of winning the Formula 1 world championship during his entire contract with the French team. The immensity of Ricciardo’s incredible gamble to leave Red Bull after five seasons and jump ship to a less competitive team has been fully explained …

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