CEO James Warburton to leave Supercars

James Warburton will step down from his role as Supercars CEO at the end of the current season. The former Network Ten boss took over the running of the category in May 2013 when the sport was in difficult circumstances. Although Warburton has given no reason for his decision to step down, Speedcafe.com understands there…



Miller says Australian MotoGP one of his best

Jack Miller has labelled his performance at the Australian MotoGP as one of his best in the sport’s premier class. Despite suffering a broken leg in a training crash three weeks ago, the Australian enjoyed strong pace all weekend at Phillip Island, qualifying fifth before taking the lead at Turn 2 on the opening lap….



Hamilton seals sixth victory in US Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton has won the United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas to move within touching distance of his fourth world championship. The Englishman claimed his fifth victory at the Austin circuit, taking nine championship points more than second-placed Sebastian Vettel to move 72-points clear at the top of the standings. With…



Mostert/Owen win Pirtek Enduro Cup

Chaz Mostert and Steve Owen have won the 2017 Pirtek Enduro Cup off the back of a seventh position finish in Race 22 this afternoon. The Prodrive Racing Australia pair set up the triumph with a comeback win in Race 21 a day earlier at the Vodafone Gold Coast 600 a day and in the…



Hamilton wins in Japan, Vettel retires

Vettel arrived on the Suzuka grid desperately needing the win, however, instead his engine cover was off minutes before the race with a reported spark plug issue. Unable to challenge pole-sitter Hamilton off the line, he was soon overtaken by the flying Max Verstappen and was down in sixth place by the end of lap…



Reynolds, Youlden & Erebus win 2017 Bathurst 1000

David Reynolds and Luke Youlden have overcome treacherous wet conditions and late Safety Car drama to take victory in the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000. Reynolds held his nerve as a Safety Car, caused by Nissan’s Simona de Silvestro when she found the start/finish straight wall on lap 153, provided a grandstand finish as light rain…



McLaren: A ‘proper disaster’ with Honda

The former champions announced last week that they were ending the relationship with Honda and starting afresh with the French engines from the 2018 season. McLaren, who were dominant with Honda in the late 1980s and early 1990s, are currently ninth of 10 teams in the championship and have not won a race since 2012,…



Hasegawa bemoans Sauber-Honda collapse

Honda chief Yusuke Hasegawa has described the collapse of the Sauber-Honda deal as “very bad” for the Japanese manufacturer. The Swiss team pulled the plug on the deal after Monisha Kaltenborn was replaced by Frederic Vasseur as team principal, with Sauber now opting to stay with current suppliers Ferrari. Honda had been looking to work…



Toro Rosso-Honda talks break down

Honda’s search to supply a second Formula 1 team is proving to be a frustrating process after talks with Toro Rosso collapsed. A change in management at Sauber prompted the plug to be pulled on a proposed deal with the Japanese engine manufacturer from 2018. The Swiss team quickly renewed their partnership with Ferrari instead,…



Kimi Was Faster Than Me Say Vettel

Sebastian Vettel admits he was fortunate to come away with victory in the Hungarian Grand Prix after steering issues prevented him from ever breaking away in a race he otherwise led from start to finish. His first win since the Monaco Grand Prix and his fourth of the season, the timely success ahead of the…