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Motor racing-Verstappen rages after podium demotion - Eurosport.com AU

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AUSTIN, Texas, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Max Verstappen accused Formula One stewards of killing the sport, and suggested fans could stay away in protest, after he was stripped of a podium place at the U.S. Grand Prix on Sunday.

With Red Bull boss Christian Horner and past champions joining in the outcry, the 20-year-old Dutch driver vented his feelings.

"The engine penalty is what it is," said Verstappen, who started 16th after being demoted for power unit changes. "We had a great race but with those stupid decisions you kill the sport.

"I hope the fans do not like this decision and next year they do not come."

Verstappen had thrilled the crowd with a last lap overtaking move on Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen to take third place.

He was then demoted to fourth, while waiting with race winner Lewis Hamilton and second-placed Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel in the pre-podium room, for exceeding the...


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McLaughlin wins Surfers Supercars as title race tightens - Inside Sport

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Following yesterday's second leg of the Gold Coast 600, the title fight is delicately poised, with only 189 points separating the top five drivers – with 600 points still available from the four remaining races of the season.

Scott McLaughlin’s championship hopes had taken a hammering when he failed to finish at Bathurst, and 12th place in Saturday’s Gold Coast race wasn't exactly above expectation.

On Sunday, however, he and co-driver Alex Premat delivered. From 13th on the grid, Frenchman Premat carved his way through the field to hand the DJR Team Penske Falcon  to McLaughlin in the top five.

Premat's contribution combined with a smart pit strategy saw McLaughlin vault the trio of Triple Eight Race Engineering Commodores which until then had looked on course for a one-two-three result. In the end they had to be content with a team two-three-four behind the Falcon pairing.

But second...


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United States GP: Hamilton overtakes Vettel to win - Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

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Lewis Hamilton moved closer to his fourth Formula 1 world championship with an impressive victory in the United States Grand Prix at Austin.

The Mercedes driver lost the lead to F1 title rival Sebastian Vettel at the start, but got back past the Ferrari driver to clinch his ninth win of the season and fifth in six attempts at the Circuit of the Americas.

Vettel finished second, 10.1 seconds adrift, and now trails Hamilton by 66 points with only 75 remaining.

Max Verstappen snatched third from Kimi Raikkonen with a sensational pass on the final lap of the race.

However, Verstappen was given a five-second time penalty for leaving the track and gaining an advantage when completing that pass, which demoted him to fourth and promoted Raikkonen back to third.

Valtteri Bottas finished fifth as his Mercedes F1 team clinched its fourth successive constructors' championship with three grands...


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Motor Sport: Chaz Mostert rules V8 Supercars at damp Surfers Paradise - The Sydney Morning Herald

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He's playing it cool but Ford star Chaz Mostert is quickly closing in on his Supercars championship rivals as the season nears its end.

Mostert moved within 121 points of championship leader Fabian Coulthard with victory in a rain-marred 94-lap race on the Gold Coast on Saturday.

Chaz Mostert and co-driver Steve Owen of Supercheap Auto Racing celebrate winning race 21 of the Vodafone Gold Coast 600 ... Chaz Mostert and co-driver Steve Owen of Supercheap Auto Racing celebrate winning race 21 of the Vodafone Gold Coast 600 Supercar series in the Gold Coast, Saturday, October 21, 2017. The Vodafone Gold Coast 600 Supercars event is part of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship.  Photo: AAP

It means the Prodrive Racing Australia (PRA) star, who also now leads the Endurance Cup standings with one race left in that competition, is now firmly in the title hunt on a day his rivals endured mixed results.

It was a good day all round for the PRA team, with Cam Waters and Richie Stanaway climbing from 14th on...


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Read more: Motor Sport: Chaz Mostert rules V8 Supercars at damp Surfers Paradise - The Sydney Morning Herald

What to watch on Motorsport.tv this weekend - Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

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Across our pan-European TV platform this weekend, Motorsport.tv will bring you live action from Australia and Portugal, with Australian Supercars and European Le Mans topping the bill.

The Australian Supercars switch from one iconic location to another this weekend, heading for the Gold Coast and to the Surfers Paradise Street Circuit, following its thrill-packed Bathurst, with Motorsport.tv bringing you both races live and in full.

The Bathurst 1000 turned the championship on its head: Fabian Coulthard started the weekend in third, but left Mount Panorama atop the standings courtesy of comparatively bad weekends for Jamie Whincup and erstwhile points leader Scott McLaughlin.

The battle resumes with a double header on the streets of Surfers Paradise, where the kerbs are big, and the close walls are unforgiving – the perfect ingredients for a top touring car race!

#40 Graff Racing Oreca 07 - Gibson: James Allen, Gustavo Yacaman, Richard Bradley

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Lamborghini Aventador is the Best Controller for Forza Motorsport 7 - The Drive

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Earlier this month Forza Motorsport 7 was released for Xbox One. Gamers around the world loaded the game up and most grabbed their Xbox One controllers while the hardcore Forza players had their wheel set ups, but all of them including myself are doing it wrong. 

Car and gaming enthusiast POG, who has participated in the famed rally the Gumball 3000, went a different route. He chose to drop the hand held Xbox One controller and drop the faux wheel set up and went for a unique set up. He used his Lamborghini Aventador as his Xbox One controller. While having the worlds most expensive Xbox One Forza 7 controller he also owns a Ferrari 458 Speciale Aperta and a McLaren 675LT, so his Forza Motorsport 7 car selection screen is even better than the rest of ours. 

POG went and got his game at his local retailer like most of us, but unlike the us he picked his game up in the controller he...


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MotoGP: Marc Marquez wins thrilling Michelin Australian Grand Prix - Fox Sports

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HONDA superstar Marc Marquez has one hand on the 2017 title after winning a breath-taking Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix at Phillip Island.

The defending MotoGP champion crossed the line 1.8 seconds ahead of evergreen Valentino Rossi who held on to see off the challenges of teammate Maverick Vinales and Frenchman Johann Zarco.

Australian Jack Miller gave local fans plenty to cheer, giving it a red-hot go and leading the race in the first four laps. The Marc VDS team Honda rider still finished a credible seventh as his rear tyre lost grip.

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MILLER: ‘Maybe I should break my leg more often?’

The race lead changed several times as the first seven riders shuffled positions, often...


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Motor Sport: Chaz Mostert rules V8 Supercars at damp Surfers Paradise - The Sydney Morning Herald

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He's playing it cool but Ford star Chaz Mostert is quickly closing in on his Supercars championship rivals as the season nears its end.

Mostert moved within 121 points of championship leader Fabian Coulthard with victory in a rain-marred 94-lap race on the Gold Coast on Saturday.

Chaz Mostert and co-driver Steve Owen of Supercheap Auto Racing celebrate winning race 21 of the Vodafone Gold Coast 600 ... Chaz Mostert and co-driver Steve Owen of Supercheap Auto Racing celebrate winning race 21 of the Vodafone Gold Coast 600 Supercar series in the Gold Coast, Saturday, October 21, 2017. The Vodafone Gold Coast 600 Supercars event is part of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship.  Photo: AAP

It means the Prodrive Racing Australia (PRA) star, who also now leads the Endurance Cup standings with one race left in that competition, is now firmly in the title hunt on a day his rivals endured mixed results.

It was a good day all round for the PRA team, with Cam Waters and Richie Stanaway climbing from 14th on...


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Read more: Motor Sport: Chaz Mostert rules V8 Supercars at damp Surfers Paradise - The Sydney Morning Herald

What to watch on Motorsport.tv this weekend - Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

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Across our pan-European TV platform this weekend, Motorsport.tv will bring you live action from Australia and Portugal, with Australian Supercars and European Le Mans topping the bill.

The Australian Supercars switch from one iconic location to another this weekend, heading for the Gold Coast and to the Surfers Paradise Street Circuit, following its thrill-packed Bathurst, with Motorsport.tv bringing you both races live and in full.

The Bathurst 1000 turned the championship on its head: Fabian Coulthard started the weekend in third, but left Mount Panorama atop the standings courtesy of comparatively bad weekends for Jamie Whincup and erstwhile points leader Scott McLaughlin.

The battle resumes with a double header on the streets of Surfers Paradise, where the kerbs are big, and the close walls are unforgiving – the perfect ingredients for a top touring car race!

#40 Graff Racing Oreca 07 - Gibson: James Allen, Gustavo Yacaman, Richard Bradley

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Motor racing - Hartley calls on his old mates for advice - SBS

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AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - New Zealander Brendon Hartley has been grilling fellow-Antipodeans Mark Webber and Daniel Ricciardo for all the information he can get as he prepares for his Formula One debut in Texas on Sunday.

The 27-year-old, a Le Mans 24 Hours winner and world endurance champion, has not driven a single-seater since 2012 and last tested in Formula One in 2010 when V8 engines were still around.

Appearing at his first Formula One news conference on Thursday, the latest Toro Rosso driver recognised he would have "a bit on my hands" in Friday practice at the Circuit of the Americas.

"All the friends I have in the sport I’ve been asking for a bit of advice," he said, mentioning Australians Ricciardo and Webber.

Now-retired, his former Porsche team mate Webber is in Austin as a television pundit while Ricciardo will be chasing a podium place for Red Bull.

"I saw Mark this...


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$8 billion motorsport sale investigated by French authorities - CNBC

Mercedes's pit-crew changes the tyres of British driver Lewis Hamilton's car during the second practice session of the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix night race on September 15, 2017.

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Mercedes's pit-crew changes the tyres of British driver Lewis Hamilton's car during the second practice session of the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix night race on September 15, 2017.

French anti-corruption authorities are investigating Formula 1's governing body over Liberty Media's acquisition of the motor sport.

The New York Times reported Thursday that Parquet National Financier wants to establish if the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) approved the sale of the sport to Liberty while holding a stake at the same time.

Britain's Serious Fraud Office is already investigating the January 2017 sale.

The deal was worth a reported $4.4 billion, rising to $8 billion once debt was accounted for. The FIA took a 1 percent stake in the sport in 2013 but denied in a statement that this placed it in any conflict of interest.

"We are...


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Motor Sport: Chaz Mostert rules V8 Supercars at damp Surfers Paradise - The Sydney Morning Herald

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He's playing it cool but Ford star Chaz Mostert is quickly closing in on his Supercars championship rivals as the season nears its end.

Mostert moved within 121 points of championship leader Fabian Coulthard with victory in a rain-marred 94-lap race on the Gold Coast on Saturday.

Chaz Mostert and co-driver Steve Owen of Supercheap Auto Racing celebrate winning race 21 of the Vodafone Gold Coast 600 ... Chaz Mostert and co-driver Steve Owen of Supercheap Auto Racing celebrate winning race 21 of the Vodafone Gold Coast 600 Supercar series in the Gold Coast, Saturday, October 21, 2017. The Vodafone Gold Coast 600 Supercars event is part of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship.  Photo: AAP

It means the Prodrive Racing Australia (PRA) star, who also now leads the Endurance Cup standings with one race left in that competition, is now firmly in the title hunt on a day his rivals endured mixed results.

It was a good day all round for the PRA team, with Cam Waters and Richie Stanaway climbing from 14th on...


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Read more: Motor Sport: Chaz Mostert rules V8 Supercars at damp Surfers Paradise - The Sydney Morning Herald

Big future for motorsport as complex gets tick of approval | Fraser ... - Fraser Coast Chronicle

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Wide Bay Motorsports Complex president Ben Collingwood.

Wide Bay Motorsports Complex president Ben Collingwood. Matthew McInerney

IT HAS been a long and at times bumpy road, but the development application for Stage One of the Wide Bay Motor Complex and preliminary approval for subsequent stages has now been approved at last week's Fraser Coast council meeting.

The complex is set to be built at Boonooroo Plains, near Maryborough.

 "With the community support out there for the complex, we will go from strength to strength," the club's president, Ben Collingwood, said.

"This is a very exciting point for all our financial members and the broader community who will now see the complex vision start to evolve into reality.

Mr Collingwood said the complex already has several projects in the advanced stages of planning and the development approval would trigger the final engineering phases for these projects into action. 

"We are very close to...


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What to watch on Motorsport.tv this weekend - Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

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Across our pan-European TV platform this weekend, Motorsport.tv will bring you live action from Australia and Portugal, with Australian Supercars and European Le Mans topping the bill.

The Australian Supercars switch from one iconic location to another this weekend, heading for the Gold Coast and to the Surfers Paradise Street Circuit, following its thrill-packed Bathurst, with Motorsport.tv bringing you both races live and in full.

The Bathurst 1000 turned the championship on its head: Fabian Coulthard started the weekend in third, but left Mount Panorama atop the standings courtesy of comparatively bad weekends for Jamie Whincup and erstwhile points leader Scott McLaughlin.

The battle resumes with a double header on the streets of Surfers Paradise, where the kerbs are big, and the close walls are unforgiving – the perfect ingredients for a top touring car race!

#40 Graff Racing Oreca 07 - Gibson: James Allen, Gustavo Yacaman, Richard Bradley

#40 Graff Racing...


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Motor racing - Hartley calls on his old mates for advice - SBS

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AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - New Zealander Brendon Hartley has been grilling fellow-Antipodeans Mark Webber and Daniel Ricciardo for all the information he can get as he prepares for his Formula One debut in Texas on Sunday.

The 27-year-old, a Le Mans 24 Hours winner and world endurance champion, has not driven a single-seater since 2012 and last tested in Formula One in 2010 when V8 engines were still around.

Appearing at his first Formula One news conference on Thursday, the latest Toro Rosso driver recognised he would have "a bit on my hands" in Friday practice at the Circuit of the Americas.

"All the friends I have in the sport I’ve been asking for a bit of advice," he said, mentioning Australians Ricciardo and Webber.

Now-retired, his former Porsche team mate Webber is in Austin as a television pundit while Ricciardo will be chasing a podium place for Red Bull.

"I saw Mark this...


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Bathurst champs washed out at Surfers - Wide World of Sports

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They're the Kings of the Mountain but Supercars pair David Reynolds and Luke Youlden crashed back to earth on the streets of Surfers Paradise on Saturday.

Fresh from their stunning win at the Bathurst 1000 earlier this month, the Erebus Motorsport pair's next race couldn't have been more different.

As persistent rain fell across the street circuit, Reynolds could only qualify 23rd in the 26-car field.

Co-driver Luke Youlden made some amends off the start line for Saturday's race, picking up a whopping seven spots before the first turn.

From there though the race quickly turned south.

The driver change after 34 laps was comical, a wedged driver's door forcing Youlden to exit from the Erebus Holden via the window before Reynolds dived in for his stint through the same opening.

Shortly afterwards Reynolds made contact with a tyre barrier early in his run.


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Motor Sport: Chaz Mostert rules V8 Supercars at damp Surfers Paradise - The Sydney Morning Herald

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He's playing it cool but Ford star Chaz Mostert is quickly closing in on his Supercars championship rivals as the season nears its end.

Mostert moved within 121 points of championship leader Fabian Coulthard with victory in a rain-marred 94-lap race on the Gold Coast on Saturday.

Chaz Mostert and co-driver Steve Owen of Supercheap Auto Racing celebrate winning race 21 of the Vodafone Gold Coast 600 ... Chaz Mostert and co-driver Steve Owen of Supercheap Auto Racing celebrate winning race 21 of the Vodafone Gold Coast 600 Supercar series in the Gold Coast, Saturday, October 21, 2017. The Vodafone Gold Coast 600 Supercars event is part of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship.  Photo: AAP

It means the Prodrive Racing Australia (PRA) star, who also now leads the Endurance Cup standings with one race left in that competition, is now firmly in the title hunt on a day his rivals endured mixed results.

It was a good day all round for the PRA team, with Cam Waters and Richie Stanaway climbing from 14th on...


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Read more: Motor Sport: Chaz Mostert rules V8 Supercars at damp Surfers Paradise - The Sydney Morning Herald

Big future for motorsport as complex gets tick of approval - Fraser Coast Chronicle

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Wide Bay Motorsports Complex president Ben Collingwood.

Wide Bay Motorsports Complex president Ben Collingwood. Matthew McInerney

IT HAS been a long and at times bumpy road, but the development application for Stage One of the Wide Bay Motor Complex and preliminary approval for subsequent stages has now been approved at last week's Fraser Coast council meeting.

The complex is set to be built at Boonooroo Plains, near Maryborough.

 "With the community support out there for the complex, we will go from strength to strength," the club's president, Ben Collingwood, said.

"This is a very exciting point for all our financial members and the broader community who will now see the complex vision start to evolve into reality.

Mr Collingwood said the complex already has several projects in the advanced stages of planning and the development approval would trigger the final engineering phases for these projects into action. 

"We are very close to...


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Read more: Big future for motorsport as complex gets tick of approval - Fraser Coast Chronicle

What to watch on Motorsport.tv this weekend - Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

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Across our pan-European TV platform this weekend, Motorsport.tv will bring you live action from Australia and Portugal, with Australian Supercars and European Le Mans topping the bill.

The Australian Supercars switch from one iconic location to another this weekend, heading for the Gold Coast and to the Surfers Paradise Street Circuit, following its thrill-packed Bathurst, with Motorsport.tv bringing you both races live and in full.

The Bathurst 1000 turned the championship on its head: Fabian Coulthard started the weekend in third, but left Mount Panorama atop the standings courtesy of comparatively bad weekends for Jamie Whincup and erstwhile points leader Scott McLaughlin.

The battle resumes with a double header on the streets of Surfers Paradise, where the kerbs are big, and the close walls are unforgiving – the perfect ingredients for a top touring car race!

#40 Graff Racing Oreca 07 - Gibson: James Allen, Gustavo Yacaman, Richard Bradley

#40 Graff Racing...


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Motor racing - Hartley calls on his old mates for advice - SBS

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AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - New Zealander Brendon Hartley has been grilling fellow-Antipodeans Mark Webber and Daniel Ricciardo for all the information he can get as he prepares for his Formula One debut in Texas on Sunday.

The 27-year-old, a Le Mans 24 Hours winner and world endurance champion, has not driven a single-seater since 2012 and last tested in Formula One in 2010 when V8 engines were still around.

Appearing at his first Formula One news conference on Thursday, the latest Toro Rosso driver recognised he would have "a bit on my hands" in Friday practice at the Circuit of the Americas.

"All the friends I have in the sport I’ve been asking for a bit of advice," he said, mentioning Australians Ricciardo and Webber.

Now-retired, his former Porsche team mate Webber is in Austin as a television pundit while Ricciardo will be chasing a podium place for Red Bull.

"I saw Mark this...


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Read more: Motor racing - Hartley calls on his old mates for advice - SBS

 

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