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Sunday, October 30 2022
Couldn't shake the smile off my face': Aussie young gun reflects on super cool' first F1 session

Fernando Alonso continues to defy his age as he extends his racing career into a third decade, but even the famously fortitudinous Spaniard must have felt at least a little old when Jack Doohan walked into his driver room on Friday afternoon.v

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Sunday, October 30 2022
Extraordinary' SVG secures title as rival spins out on bastard' Gold Coast track

Kiwi Shane van Gisbergen has sealed the 2022 Supercars championship on the Gold Coast after cruising to his 20th victory of the season.

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Audi’s announcement that it will buy the Alfa Romeo-branded Sauber team in time for a full 2026 entry is one of the least surprising pieces of news in Formula 1 in recent months.

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Both 2022 titles have been decided, and if we’re lucky, the 2021 championship might finally be put to bed this weekend too.

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Tuesday, October 25 2022
F***ing beautiful': Mad Max makes history, overcomes pit stop horror to rub salt in Hamilton's wounds

Max Verstappen overcame a pit stop nightmare with 20 laps to go on Monday (AEDT), to overtake Lewis Hamilton at the death and win the US Grand Prix.

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Tuesday, October 25 2022
What went wrong in new low for Ricciardo; future teammates in awkward clash: F1 Talking Points

Before the start of the United States Grand Prix the grid paid tribute to Dietrich Mateschitz with a minute’s music and applause, fitting for a man who, despite his reclusive nature, forged a reputation synonymous with the extreme.

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Sunday, October 23 2022
Ricciardo goes third-fastest in shock F1 boilover...but there's a catch

Daniel Ricciardo claimed a surprise third-place finish in second practice for the United States Grand Prix - but the fantastic result came with a catch.

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Sunday, October 23 2022
Rookies impress in crucial practice; Ferrari reserve butchers final F1 chance: US GP practice talking points

The first day of the United States Grand Prix ended on a somewhat subdued note, with the usual intrigue of a day of practice replaced with the opacity of a mandatory Pirelli tyre test.

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Saturday, October 22 2022
Bitter feud ready to boil over as F1 star's career on the line: What's at stake at the US Grand Prix

Max Verstappen has won the world championship with four rounds to spare, a title victory so emphatic you’d be forgiven for wondering what could possibly be motivating the also-rans to strive for those final few percentage points of performance from here until Abu Dhabi in November.

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Saturday, October 22 2022
Bathurst champion Shane van Gisbergen reportedly dating Triple Eight Racing co-owner

Triple Eight Racing is reportedly fully aware and supportive of a relationship between reigning Bathurst 1000 champion Shane van Gisbergen and team owner Jessica Dane.

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Thursday, October 20 2022
Two Aussies in the frame for Ferrari junior drive; gauntlet laid down for mature-age rookie: F1 Pit Talk

There are no names more famous in motorsport than Ferrari, and later this month two Aussie racing hopefuls will be donning the famous rosso corsa in a bid to join the prestigious racing marque.

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Thursday, October 20 2022
Ricciardo's love-hate' relationship with F1 and the ?humbling' reality check driving his 2024 prospects

Daniel Ricciardo laments that he might bow out of Formula 1 defined by his two difficult seasons at McLaren rather than the almost decade of prior racing that made him one of the sport’s hottest properties.

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Sunday, October 16 2022
Miller honoured with renamed corner at Phillip Island

Jack Miller has had his motorcycling career immortalised by having a corner at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit named after him.

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Sunday, October 16 2022
Phillip Island track record smashed as title rivals line up alongside each other in MotoGP quali

Jorge Martin has snatched pole for the Australian Grand Prix with an all-time motorcycling track record.

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Saturday, October 15 2022
Fresh issue cruels Miller's Aus MotoGP push after sizzling opening session

World champion Fabio Quartararo said he had room for improvement after finishing fourth behind dominant Frenchman Johann Zarco at a windy second practice session for the Australian Grand Prix on Friday.

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Saturday, October 15 2022
Zarco dominates Friday for Q2 lock; factory Ducati pace evaporates behind old foes: Friday talking points

The sun was bright, the wind was gusty and the rain was intermittent. It was a classic springtime day on Phillip Island when the MotoGP bikes rolled out of their garages for the first time in three seasons to get first practice underway.

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Thursday, October 13 2022
I hated it': F1 boss tried everything' before Ricciardo axe ... but one claim doesn't add up

McLaren boss Zak Brown has spoken in-depth about axing Daniel Ricciardo, saying he “hated” an experience he describes as the “toughest thing” he’s faced in motorsport.

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The stage is set for a three-round shootout for the championship. The points gap is down to practically zero. The challenger is in position to take the fight down to the wire.

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Wednesday, October 12 2022
Red Bull broke the rules to win Verstappen's title. The penalty can make or break F1's golden era

More than 10 days of fervent speculation was finally put to rest this week when the FIA published the conclusions of its audit into the spending of the 10 Formula 1 teams for last year’s season.

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Wednesday, October 12 2022
Be careful what you wish for: MotoGP star's huge warning for Aussie ace over major move

Outgoing KTM rider Miguel Oliveira has a message for Jack Miller: be careful what you wish for.

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Monday, October 10 2022
F*****g vehicle blocked me!' Reigning Bathurst champ at centre of massive controversy

Supercars driver Brodie Kostecki has blown up in an expletive-laden tirade after he was blocked as he attempted to rejoin the Bathurst 1000 in second place – ahead of reigning champion Chaz Mostert.

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Monday, October 10 2022
It should NEVER happen: Gasly's frightening near-miss in scenes similar to F1 star's tragic death

The horrendous downpour at the Japanese Grand Prix almost led to Pierre Gasly crashing his car into the back of a tractor on the racetrack.

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It was one of the wettest and most wonderful sessions in recent Bathurst memory. After rain had held off for Thursday’s two practice sessions and Friday morning’s hour-long stint remained dry, the forecast storm struck Mount Panorama – and created absolute mayhem.

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Saturday, October 08 2022
Legend's stunning move backfires as superstar cops BIG penalty for Bathurst quali crash

After torrid rain caused chaos in a wild afternoon practice session at Bathurst, the qualifying session was set to be a horror show, only for the rain to lessen right on cue.

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Saturday, October 08 2022
Legend's stunning move backfires as superstar cops BIG penalty for Bathurst quali crash

After torrid rain caused chaos in a wild afternoon practice session at Bathurst, the qualifying session was set to be a horror show, only for the rain to lessen right on cue.

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Thursday, October 06 2022
No doubt' Hamilton could stay in F1 for five more years, potentially scuppering Ricciardo switch

Lewis Hamilton could have five more years left in him to win his eighth world title, according to Mercedes boss Toto Wolff, in a move that could blunt Daniel Ricciardo’s attempt to manoeuvre himself into a seat at the eight-time championship-winning team.

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Wild weather is forecast for the 2022 edition of the Bathurst 1000 as Holden prepares to farewell the Great Race.

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Tuesday, October 04 2022
Scary': F1 rival's heroic act after star's car dramatically bursts into flames

Pierre Gasly’s car dramatically caught fire with the Frenchman still in it during practice for the Singapore Grand Prix.

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Tuesday, October 04 2022
Mad Max sees red as Leclerc, Hamilton take shots at redemption: Quali talking points

Max Verstappen might have nine fingers on the championship trophy, but he can’t be accused of cruising to the finish line.

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Saturday, October 01 2022
F1's suffocating 60C test laid bare; Mercedes' final roll of the dice: Singapore GP Talking Points

Formula 1 returns to Asia for the first time in three years with the Singapore Grand Prix, and there’s plenty on the line at the iconic night race.

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Saturday, October 01 2022
McLaren snub at Singapore Grand Prix slaps Daniel Ricciardo in the face

Daniel Ricciardo has dismissed suggestions McLaren is treating him as its No. 2 driver after the team revealed he would not get the same engine upgrade as Lando Norris at the Singapore Grand Prix.

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