Racing

Piastri joins Brabham's illustrious honour roll

Young Melbourne driver Oscar Piastri has joined a long and distinguished honour roll – including Formula One race winners Mark Webber and Daniel Ricciardo and Indycar star Will Power – taking out Motorsport Australia's Sir Jack Brabham Award. Piastri, who won the 2020 FIA Formula 3 Championship, is hoping to eventually emulate Sir Jack, Australia's first ever F1 world champion. Melbourne’s Oscar Piastri. Following his F3 title win, Piastri was

George Russell: Jack Aitken 'in talks' with Williams amid Lewis Hamilton Mercedes wait

George Russell ‘gutted’ to miss out on Sakhir GP victory Jack Aitken is in talks with Williams over a potential role for the 2021 season. Aitken made his Formula One debut at the Sakhir Grand Prix in December as a stand-in for George Russell. After Lewis Hamilton contracted coronavirus, Russell replaced the seven-time champion in a one-off race for Mercedes. Russell has been touted as a potential long-term replacement for

Ferrari statement on Lewis Hamilton could be path for George Russell to Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton compared to Schumacher by David Coulthard Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto may have given George Russell the perfect route to sealing a seat at Mercedes with his comments on Lewis Hamilton. The 2021 driver grid will see a number of changes with both Ferrari and Red Bull switching out two of their drivers. Max Verstappen will now be joined by Sergio Perez at Red Bull while Sebastian Vettel

Supercars 2021: Sandown to host second round after postponement of Grand Prix

Sandown is back on the Supercars calendar to host the second round of the 2021 championship after the postponement of the Australian Formula One Grand Prix. Following confirmation the Albert Park event – which was set for March 18-21 – has been put on hold until November, Supercars have brought Sandown off the bench to fill the void. But Supercars is not yet committing to an addition to its original

‘Nervous but excited’: Daniel Ricciardo’s McLaren move already paying off

Daniel Ricciardo didn’t have to think twice when asked what he was most excited about before becoming a McLaren driver in 2021. “Company car,” he told the In The Fast Lane podcast. Now we can see why. Ricciardo, who is spending the off-season in California after deciding against a fortnight in quarantine in Australia, showed off his new McLaren 756LT on social media this week. “First date: nervous but excited,”

Aussie champ Toby Price hospitalised after devastating Dakar Rally crash

Two-time former motorbike champion Toby Price has withdrawn from the Dakar Rally after the Australian took a severe blow to the head in a crash that left him in a hospital bed on Tuesday. Price’s crash on stage nine comes on the first anniversary of the death of Portuguese motorcyclist Paulo Goncalves, on last year’s Dakar which was also staged in Saudi Arabia. Racing largely on dirt tracks and dunes,

Melbourne’s Formula 1 Grand Prix rescheduled to November

Melbourne’s Formula 1 Grand Prix has been rescheduled for later this year, with hopes more spectators will be able to attend the major event. The Victorian Government and the Australian Grand Prix Corporation have agreed to postpone the usual season opening in March because it was “unrealistic” due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, a once-off date of November 21 has been booked in, almost three weeks after the Melbourne Cup.

George Russell 63: Why does George Russell drive with No 63?

George Russell 'gutted' to miss out on Sakhir GP victory George Russell made plenty of headlines in the 2020 F1 season when he was called up to replace Lewis Hamilton for the Sakhir Grand Prix after the seven-time world champion tested positive for coronavirus. Russell impressed in his debut Mercedes drive, only for a pitstop blunder and a late puncture to deny him what could have been a sensational victory.

Max Verstappen vows to ‘destroy’ team-mate Sergio Perez in race to beat Lewis Hamilton

F1: Lewis Hamilton goes for a seaside run Red Bull Racing star Max Verstappen has revealed that he is confident of establishing dominance over team-mate Sergio Perez next season. The Mexican was announced as the team’s newest recruit last month, with Verstappen’s former partner Alex Albon having been dropped after failing to trouble the Dutchman last year. Perez brings a wealth of experience and proven race-winning ability to the Red