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Toro Rosso F1 driver Brendon Hartley.

Brendon Hartley's F1 team confirm they were ready to axe Kiwi driver

Hartley was skating on thin ice after earning just one championship point in seven races.

Watch: McLaughlin falls short after Darwin winner pulls off amazing first-lap passing move

David Reynolds shoots back into Supercars championship contention.

Video: Kiwi driver Scott McLaughlin takes sixth win of Supercars season after strategic first race in Darwin

McLaughlin moved up one spot from his place on the starting grid to push his overall lead even further.

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

Out-of-form Supercars star Jamie Whincup confident he can catch Kiwi Scott McLaughlin

"I don't think you should write me off a third of the way through the year," Whincup said.

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

'Anything under lights looks better' - Supercars announce historic night race in Sydney

The August 4 event will mark the first race under lights for the series in Australia since 1997 at Calder Park.

Toro Rosso F1 driver Brendon Hartley.

'I'm still smiling' - Kiwi F1 driver Brendon Hartley thanks fans for messages of support after crashing out of Canadian GP

"Thanks for all the kind messages that have flooded in over social. I'm all ok," Hartley posted on Instagram.

Brendon Hartley 'definitely had the pace' after premature Canadian Grand Prix exit

The Kiwi driver faces an anxious wait over his future with Italian side Toro Rosso.

Scott Dixon, of New Zealand, shoots blank in Victory Lane after winning the IndyCar auto race Saturday, June 9, 2018, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Larry Papke)

Scott Dixon powers to win at Texas IndyCar

Today's victory was the Kiwi's second in succession as he quickly broke tie for third-most career wins after leading for last 119 laps.

'If I get a few more I'll head-butt someone' - F1 driver snaps over line of questioning

The Red Bull driver was asked repeatedly about spate of crashes he's been involved in.

'It's time to knuckle down' - Scott Dixon targets consistency as IndyCar season enters crunch

The Kiwi driver is looking to build on his victory in Detroit last weekend.

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Seven Sharp’s Michael Holland checked out the iconic US race track.

Watch: Behind the scenes at the Indianapolis 500 with Kiwi racing ace Scott Dixon

Seven Sharp’s Michael Holland checked out the iconic US race track.

Danica Patrick crashes out in final Indycar race of career as Kiwi driver Scott Dixon finishes third

Patrick's 14-year career came to a devastating end, with the US driver retiring from the Indianapolis 500 race this morning.

1 NEWS sport reporter Abby Wilson.

1 NEWS sports reporter Abby Wilson wins journalist of the year award at Motorsport NZ awards

Wilson won the award after her one-on-one story on rising Kiwi F1 driver Brendon Hartley.

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Courtney Duncan has won five of the six races so far this year to hold a healthy lead in the competition.

Kiwi motorcross rider using past failures to fuel unstoppable run to first world title – 'I've failed, I've made mistakes, I've learned'

Courtney Duncan has won five of the six races so far this year to hold a healthy lead in the competition.

Watch: Motorbike rider escapes horror crash after using fallen rival's bike as ramp for jump

Jakub Kornfeil looked more like a supercross star after escaping the Moto3 chaos with this insane move.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 22:  race winner Scott McLaughlin driver of the #17 Shell V-Power Racing Team Ford Falcon FGX celebrates on the podium during race 1 for the Supercars Australian Grand Prix round at Albert Park on March 22, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images)

Kiwi Scott McLaughlin licking his wounds after his golden Supercars run ends

The championship leader made two costly errors in Winton.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 22:  race winner Scott McLaughlin driver of the #17 Shell V-Power Racing Team Ford Falcon FGX celebrates on the podium during race 1 for the Supercars Australian Grand Prix round at Albert Park on March 22, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images)

Scott McLaughlin rebounds from poor first race for pole position at Winton Supersprint

McLaughlin smashed his time from day one qualifying by setting a fastest lap of 1min 19.02sec.

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

Rick Kelly hoping 'lucky undies' will bring more Supercars success after first race win since 2011

Kelly denied Kiwi Scott McLaughlin a fifth straight race win at Winton.

Kiwi WRC driver Hayden Paddon airlifted to hospital after crashing out of Rally Portugal

Paddon, who was leading the rally at the time, tried to avoid a large rock but in doing so went off course.

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

Brendon Hartley posts 18th fastest time at Spanish Grand Prix practice

The Kiwi Toro Rosso driver will be looking to improve going into qualification in Barcelona tonight.

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For the first time the supercars are racing for points at the Australian GP circuit in Melbourne.

Kiwi drivers Scott McLaughlin and Fabian Coulthard eyeing up big performances in Melbourne

For the first time the supercars are racing for points at the Australian GP circuit in Melbourne.

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After twice missing out on world titles in dramatic fashion, Courtney Duncan's overcome a few mental barriers, and a string of injuries, to ride again.

Kiwi motocross ace Courtney Duncan hoping third time's a charm after twice missing maiden world series crown

After twice missing out on world titles in dramatic fashion, Courtney Duncan's overcome a few mental barriers, and a string of injuries, to ride again.

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