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Formula 1 Mercedes taking McLaren/Renault 'seriously' Mercedes is taking McLaren and Renault "seriously" as potential Formula 1 title rivals as well as Ferrari and Red Bull, says team boss Toto Wolff

Autosport Plus Mika Hakkinen's greatest F1 drive Mika Hakkinen had plenty of achievements to celebrate during his F1 career, but his unforgettable day mastering the streets of Monte Carlo is the one that stands out the most

MotoGP Electronics change helped Vinales fix 'too smooth' bike Maverick Vinales said a late session change on day two of Buriram MotoGP testing improved his Yamaha and helped solve issues with a bike that had previously been "too smooth"

NASCAR Bowman's Duel strategy a 'waste of time' Daytona 500 pole winner Alex Bowman's strategy in the NASCAR Cup series' Duel races was a "complete waste of time", says Stewart-Haas Racing's Kevin Harvick

Autosport Plus The major step that has the best of Mercedes and Ferrari As Williams promised, its 2018 car is substantially different to last year's challenger. Even from a first few glances its easy to see the changes that two of its chief recruits might have influenced, but can they help Williams make significant gains?

Formula 1 Halo didn't hinder Bottas race distance run Valtteri Bottas says the halo on the new Mercedes Formula 1 car did not hinder him during a full race distance in the simulator

WRC Neuville leads into final day of Rally Sweden Hyundai World Rally Championship driver Thierry Neuville will carry a 22.7-second lead over Craig Breen into the final day of Rally Sweden after safely negotiating Saturday's evening stages

Watch Group B at its best: 1986 Rally Sweden Extensive review from the Duke Video and Motorsport.tv archives

Why historic motorsport is booming Free 44-page special on the enduring appeal of historic racing

Daytona 500 gets free-to-air UK TV slot NASCAR Cup opener to be shown on new FreeSports channel

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2018 car launches and testing
Feb 14 Haas launch
Feb 15 Williams launch
Feb 19 Red Bull launch
Feb 20 Renault, Sauber launches
Feb 22 Mercedes, Ferrari launches
Feb 23 McLaren launch
Feb 26 Toro Rosso launch
TBC Force India launch
Feb 26 - Mar 1 1st F1 pre-season test
Mar 6 - Mar 9 2nd F1 pre-season test
Australia / Round 1
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2nd Free practice
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  • Circuit: Melbourne
  • Race: 58 laps / 307.574 km
Standings / After 20 races
Pos Driver Points
1 Lewis Hamilton 363
2 Sebastian Vettel 317
3 Valtteri Bottas 305
4 Kimi Raikkonen 205
5 Daniel Ricciardo 200
6 Max Verstappen 168
7 Sergio Perez 100
8 Esteban Ocon 87
9 Carlos Sainz 54
10 Nico Hulkenberg 43

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Race of my lifeMika Hakkinen's greatest F1 drive Mika Hakkinen had plenty of achievements to celebrate during his F1 career, but his unforgettable day mastering the streets of Monte Carlo is the one that stands out the most 1518825600 F1

PerformanceTommi Makinen: How sustaining success can take its toll The four-time World Rally champion and Toyota WRC boss explains how maintaining the energy required for repeated success in rallying is not as easy as it can be made to look 1518739200 Performance

Tom ErringtonCan the Mercedes of NASCAR be stopped? The effort that went into Toyota's 2017 NASCAR challenger, not to mention its success, drew Formula 1 comparisons last season. Chevrolet's relying on its own new car to turn the tables in 2018 1518739200 NASCAR

Gary AndersonThe major step that has the best of Mercedes and Ferrari As Williams promised, its 2018 car is substantially different to last year's challenger. Even from a first few glances its easy to see the changes that two of its chief recruits might have influenced, but can they help Williams make significant gains? 1518739200 F1

VideoWatch Group B at its best: 1986 Rally Sweden Watch extensive archive footage of the 1986 Rally Sweden, courtesy of Duke Video and Motorsport.tv 1518652800 WRC

Nigel RoebuckWhy Mercedes and Ferrari are holding F1 back Too much power, and not just from their engines - Mercedes and Ferrari risk putting Formula 1 on the ropes for no good reason 1518652800 F1

Edd StrawCan aggressive new Williams halt downward spiral? Williams has gone aggressive with its 2018 design and it has heavily bolstered its technical team. But it has an unproven and inexperienced driver line-up and some key rivals are expected to vault forward. Does its optimism have any foundation? 1518652800 F1

Tom ErringtonWhy IndyCar is pursuing the idea F1 dropped Formula 1's halo gets ripped apart by critics, and its decision to abort its windscreen device is also questioned. Especially when IndyCar is pursuing the idea - and seems to be making it work... 1518566400 F1

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