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Latvala steers Toyota to first win in 17 years

Toyota returned to the World Rally Championship winners’ circle for the first time since 1999 on Sunday, as Jari-Matti Latvala won Rally Sweden. In just the team’s second rally since returning to the sport after a 17-year hiatus, Latvala and his co-driver, fellow Finn Miikka Anttila, negotiated the snow-bound Swedish ...

Oct 24, 2016

Hamilton claims U.S. Grand Prix title

Lewis Hamilton got the victory he needed to keep his Formula One championship hopes alive, winning the U.S. Grand Prix for the fourth time in five years Sunday. Hamilton cut Mercedes teammate and championship leader Nico Rosberg’s points lead to 26 with three races ...

Marquez claims riders' title after dominating Japanese MotoGP

Oct 16, 2016

Marquez claims riders' title after dominating Japanese MotoGP

Honda’s Marc Marquez won the Japanese Grand Prix and MotoGP riders’ championship on Sunday as both his Yamaha-riding world title rivals Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo crashed out, handing the Spaniard his third crown in the premier class. The win at Motegi Twin Ring ...

Oct 15, 2016

Yamaha's Rossi grabs pole position

Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi took the pole at the Japanese MotoGP on Saturday, with teammate Jorge Lorenzo recovering from a horrifying crash in practice to qualify third. Rossi, second in the championship race 52 points behind Marc Marquez, lapped the Motegi circuit in 1 ...

Oct 14, 2016

Veteran driver Webber reveals plan to retire

Porsche World Endurance Championship driver Mark Webber describes his need for speed as being like a drug, and after a career that has seen him strapped into some of the world’s fastest machines for most of the past 15 years, he announced on Friday ...

Title-chasing Rosberg triumphs in Japanese Grand Prix

Oct 9, 2016

Title-chasing Rosberg triumphs in Japanese Grand Prix

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg capitalized on a slow start by teammate Lewis Hamilton to win the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday and widen his lead in the Formula One drivers’ championship. Rosberg, who started from pole position, controlled the race throughout and finished 4.9 ...

Rosberg takes pole position again

Oct 8, 2016

Rosberg takes pole position again

Nico Rosberg stormed to pole position at the Japanese Grand Prix in a pulsating climax to Saturday’s qualifying, piling yet more pressure on world title holder Lewis Hamilton. The German, who has a 23-point lead over Hamilton in the Formula One championship with five ...

Ricciardo wins Malaysian Grand Prix as Hamilton flames out

Oct 2, 2016

Ricciardo wins Malaysian Grand Prix as Hamilton flames out

Daniel Ricciardo claimed an elusive maiden win of the season at a dramatic Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday, the Australian handed victory when a race-leading Lewis Hamilton retired with a blown engine. Ricciardo was shadowed across the line by his 19-year-old Red ...

Sep 4, 2016

Button to take break from Formula One

Young Belgian Stoffel Vandoorne will replace Jenson Button as a lead driver with McLaren during the 2017 season, the British veteran said. Button, 36, is not retiring but said he will be taking a “break” next year. McLaren followed up the 2009 world champion’s ...

Sep 1, 2016

Ferrari's Massa to retire after season

Brazilian Felipe Massa announced on Thursday that he will retire from Formula One at the end of the season. The 35-year-old Williams driver, who won 11 races for Ferrari between 2006 and 2008 and finished overall runner-up to Lewis Hamilton in the 2008 world ...