Motorsport

'There is some light at the end of the tunnel' - Hayden Paddon pleased to end tough season with podium finish

Paddon finished eighth for the WRC 2017 season after coming third in Rally Australia.

Kiwi driver Hayden Paddon finishes third, Thierry Neuville wins Rally Australia

Neuville won Rally Australia and finished second in the World Rally Championship.

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Kiwi driver Brendon Hartley to round off 2017 WEC in Bahrain

Hartley will look to end this year's World Endurance Championship on a high with a winning result for Porsche in tomorrow morning's Six Hours of Bahrain event.

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'It couldn't be better!' – Kiwi driver Brendon Hartley beams after securing Formula 1 gig

Hartley was confirmed to drive for Toro Rosso in next season's championship.

Hayden Paddon re-signs Hyundai for 2018 WRC despite difficult year

Paddon will look to turn things around next year with him currently sitting in 10th this season.

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Seven Sharp's Mike Thorpe went to Cromwell to ride the bungy-bus

Highlands Park Raceway unveils latest high adrenalin attraction

Seven Sharp's Mike Thorpe went to Cromwell to ride the bungy-bus.

Not again! Kiwi Brendon Hartley forced to retire from second straight F1 race after more engine problems

The Kiwi Toro Rosso driver was forced to quit the Brazilian Grand Prix midrace.

The Kiwi driver is hoping for a deal with Toro Rosso after his debut at the US Grand Prix in Austin this morning.

Engine penalty sees Brendon Hartley 18th on Brazilian Grand Prix grid

The Kiwi Toro Rosso driver clocked the 15th fastest time in the first qualifying session, but will start third from the back.

CRASH! F1 Champion Lewis Hamilton bails out of Brazilian GP qualifying after car smashes into barrier

Hamilton, who won his fourth Formula One championship two weeks ago in Mexico, walked away from the car without injury.

The Kiwi driver is hoping for a deal with Toro Rosso after his debut at the US Grand Prix in Austin this morning.

Brendon Hartley 17th fastest in Brazilian Grand Prix practice

The Kiwi driver overcame a disappointing first session to impress on his birthday in Sao Paulo.

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Mr Hamilton received a VAT refund of more than $6 million on his private jet thanks to a tax loophole.

British F1 ace Lewis Hamilton's tax practices exposed by Paradise Papers

Mr Hamilton received a VAT refund of more than $6 million on his private jet thanks to a tax loophole.

It just keeps getting better! Kiwi Brendon Hartley secures World Endurance Championship title after brief taste of F1

Hartley's second place finish in the penultimate round is enough to wrap up the driver’s championship.

Jamie Whincup sets pole in qualifying. Supercars V8, ITM Auckland SuperSprint, Pukekohe Raceway,  New Zealand. Sunday, 05 November, 2017. Copyright photo: John Cowpland / www.photosport.nz

Holden's Jamie Whincup wins Supercars race in NZ

Whincup has claimed victory in today's Supercars race in NZ as the championship chase narrows to a battle between him and Ford's Scott McLaughlin.

Watch: Dashcam captures Fabian Coulthard's wild Supercars crash on wet and slippery Pukekohe course

Coulthard risked a pass on championship rival Chaz Mostert when his race came undone.

Shane van Gisbergen, Red Bull Holden Racing Australia.
ITM Auckland Supersprint V8 Supercars. Pukekohe Park Raceway, Auckland, New Zealand. 04 November 2017. © Copyright Image: Marc Shannon / www.photosport.nz.

Hometown Supercars win for Holden driver Shane Van Gisbergen

Van Gisbergen has claimed victory in today's Supercars race in New Zealand.

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Rain wipes out qualifying ahead of Pukekohe Supercars race

Less than 20 minutes of racing was completed before organisers pulled the plug.

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2010 V8 champ James Courtney took 1 NEWS sports reporter Abby Wilson for a spin around the Pukekohe race track.

V8s roar into Auckland as Kiwis prepare to contend for Supercars title

2010 V8 champ James Courtney took 1 NEWS sport's reporter Abby Wilson for a spin around the Pukekohe race track.

SCOTT MCLAUGHLIN / ALEXANDRE PREMAT (Shell Penske Ford). Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000. 2017 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship Round 11. Mount Panorma, Bathurst NSW 8 October 2017. Photo Clay Cross / photosport.nz

Kiwi duo make bright start in NZ Supercars practice

The pair of Scott McLaughlin and Fabian Coulthard registered the two fastest times in this morning's practice session.

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'That's where my interest in V8s started' - Shane van Gisbergen eager to dominate in front of home crowd

SVG has podium finishes in five of his last 10 races, and hits Pukekohe as defending champ.

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'It made sense to keep it going' - Shane van Gisbergen extends contract with Supercars team until end of 2019

SVG has had impressive results, including last year's title, since joining Red Bull Racing.

'It's the only thing I ever want to do' - Kiwi teen hoping to become motorsport's next big thing

Liam Lawson, 15, is earning comparisons to Brendon Hartley and Scott Dixon.

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The Kiwi driver again impressed before engine troubles saw him out of the race.

'It's all part of the apprenticeship' – Brendon Hartley's manager philosophical after Mexican F1 disaster

The Kiwi driver again impressed before engine troubles saw him out of the race.

The moment Brendon Hartley's brilliant start to Mexican GP goes up in smoke as F1 car catches on fire mid-race

After surging six places to 11th in the race, the Kiwi driver was forced from the track due to yet another engine problem.

'It's a little bit frustrating' - Brendon Hartley qualifies 13th for Mexico Grand Prix after another breakdown

Hartley was feeling confident heading into the Q2 session before his engine died.

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The Palmerston North native finished 13 at the US Grand Prix in Austin this morning.

Toro Rosso boss heaps praise on Brendon Hartley: 'If we give him a competitive car, he will be there'

Franz Tost didn't mince words when he said he was piecing things for a campaign next year.

Toro Rosso boss says 'high possibility' of 2018 Formula 1 role for Brendon Hartley

The Kiwi will race in the Mexico Grand Prix after a successful debut in Austin last week.

Kiwi Brendon Hartley overcomes earlier mechanical faults to clock 13th fastest time in second F1 practice at Mexico Grand Prix

The Kiwi driver had issues in the first session but moved up five places with a strong second outing.

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