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Paddon heads tight lead battle into Saturday

Paddon heads tight lead battle into Saturday

Hyundai's Hayden Paddon leads Rally Italy overnight, with the top five separated by 14.7 seconds overall in another close World Rally Championship fight.

Ogier rebuilds WRC lead with Portugal win

Ogier rebuilds WRC lead with Portugal win

Sebastien Ogier rebuilt his World Rally Championship lead in Portugal by sealing his first victory since his M-Sport Ford debut in Monte Carlo four months ago.

Neuville takes Corsica victory for Hyundai

Neuville takes Corsica victory for Hyundai

Thierry Neuville took his and Hyundai's first World Rally Championship victory of the season on the Tour of Corsica, making it four different winners in four different cars to start 2017.

Neuville leads Ogier into final day in Corsica

Neuville leads Ogier into final day in Corsica

Hyundai's Thierry Neuville will take a hefty 38.9 second lead into the final day of the Rally of France in Corsica after rivals Sebastien Ogier and Chris Meeke suffered setbacks on Saturday.

Neuville takes shock Tour of Corsica lead

Neuville takes shock Tour of Corsica lead

Thierry Neuville took a shock World Rally Championship Tour of Corsica lead on Saturday morning after Citroen's Kris Meeke suffered engine trouble.

Meeke edges away from Ogier in Corsica

Meeke edges away from Ogier in Corsica

Kris Meeke inched further away from Sebastien Ogier in the Tour of Corsica lead on the second loop of stages of round four of the 2017 World Rally Championship.

Meeke leads from Ogier in Corsica

Meeke leads from Ogier in Corsica

Kris Meeke grabbed the early advantage on the 2017 World Rally Championship's first dry asphalt round by establishing Citroen in the lead on the Tour of Corsica's opening stages.

Latvala sweeps to victory in Rally Sweden

Latvala sweeps to victory in Rally Sweden

Finland's Jari-Matti Latvala swept to a stunning victory in Rally Sweden, winning the final three stages on Sunday in his Toyota Yaris to claim his fourth victory in the race and climb to the top of the World Championship rankings after two events.

Thierry Neuville crash sets up three-way fight for win

Thierry Neuville crash sets up three-way fight for win

Jari-Matti Latvala inherited the lead of Rally Sweden after Hyundai's Thierry Neuville crashed out of a World Rally Championship event while leading for the second round in a row.

Thierry Rallying-Neuville extends lead ahead of final day of Sweden Rally

Thierry Rallying-Neuville extends lead ahead of final day of Sweden Rally

Hyundai's Thierry Neuville stretched his Rally Sweden lead to 43.3 seconds while Kris Meeke crashed into a snow bank on Saturday when one stage was cancelled due to safety concerns.

Thierry Neuville builds commanding Rally Sweden lead

Thierry Neuville builds commanding Rally Sweden lead

Hyundai's Thierry Neuville completed a dominant afternoon of World Rally Championship action on Rally Sweden, retaking the lead and extending it to a commanding 28.1 seconds.

Sebastien Ogier wins in Monte Carlo on M-Sport debut

Sebastien Ogier wins in Monte Carlo on M-Sport debut

Sebastien Ogier claimed victory on his M-Sport debut in the Monte Carlo Rally, but late drama for Ott Tanak cost the team a one-two and handed the new Toyota second.

Sebastien Ogier claims fourth-straight Rally GB victory

Sebastien Ogier claims fourth-straight Rally GB victory

Sebastien Ogier held off a charging Ott Tanak to claim his fourth successive victory on Rally GB, joining Hannu Mikkola and Petter Solberg as the equal-most successful driver in event history.

Ogier ends Saturday with 30-second Rally GB lead

Ogier ends Saturday with 30-second Rally GB lead

Sebastien Ogier will enter the final day of Wales Rally GB with a 33.8-second lead over Ott Tanak, as he bids to win the event for a fourth straight year.

Ogier maintains Rally GB advantage

Ogier maintains Rally GB advantage

Volkswagen's Sebastien Ogier maintained his WRC Wales Rally GB lead on the first three stages of Saturday morning.

Ogier wins in Spain to claim fourth successive WRC title

Ogier wins in Spain to claim fourth successive WRC title

Rally world champion Sebastien Ogier clinched his fourth successive championship for Volkswagen on Sunday after winning in Spain.

Ogier on brink of fourth title

Ogier on brink of fourth title

Sebastien Ogier heads into the final day of Rally Catalunya with a slender lead over Dani Sordo following a charge on Saturday's afternoon loop.

Sordo takes Rally of Spain lead from Ogier

Sordo takes Rally of Spain lead from Ogier

Hyundai's Dani Sordo stole the Rally of Spain lead from World Rally Championship leader Sebastien Ogier on Friday afternoon with two quickest stage times.

Volkswagen's Sebastien Ogier clinches Corsica WRC victory to inch closer to title

Volkswagen's Sebastien Ogier clinches Corsica WRC victory to inch closer to title

Volkswagen's Sebastien Ogier has won the Tour of Corsica, taking another step towards his fourth World Rally Championship title in the process.

Ogier leads into final day in Corsica

Ogier leads into final day in Corsica

Sebastien Ogier leads into the final day of the Tour of Corsica, as Hyundai's Thierry Neuville moved clear in the battle for second after a tricky end to Saturday.

Sebastien Ogier leads Meeke after first Corsica morning

Sebastien Ogier leads Meeke after first Corsica morning

Volkswagen's Sebastien Ogier quickly established a comfortable lead on the first morning of the French round of the World Rally Championship in Corsica.

Ogier ends drought with Rally Germany victory

Ogier ends drought with Rally Germany victory

Sebastien Ogier ended a World Rally Championship win drought stretching back six months by controlling the final stages of Rally Germany.

Ogier charges clear in Germany lead

Ogier charges clear in Germany lead

Sebastien Ogier increased his Rally Germany lead on Saturday afternoon as he bids for a first victory in the World Rally Championship since February.

Kris Meeke becomes first British driver to win WRC Finland

Kris Meeke becomes first British driver to win WRC Finland

Kris Meeke become the first Briton to win Rally Finland as he clinched victory on the latest round of the World Rally Championship ahead of Volkswagen's Jari-Matti Latvala.

Meeke carries big lead into Finland finale

Meeke carries big lead into Finland finale

Kris Meeke remains on course for a second win of his part-time 2016 World Rally Championship campaign after nurturing his Rally Finland lead over Volkswagen's Jari-Matti Latvala on Saturday afternoon.

Meeke adds to lead on Saturday morning loop

Meeke adds to lead on Saturday morning loop

Citroen's Kris Meeke added to his Rally Finland lead after a string of fast times on Saturday morning's opening loop.

Meeke finishes Friday ahead in Finland

Meeke finishes Friday ahead in Finland

Kris Meeke kept his lead over Jari-Matti Latvala at 18.1 seconds at the end of the first full day of WRC Rally Finland.

Neuville clinches second WRC victory

Neuville clinches second WRC victory

Thierry Neuville ended a 22-month wait for his second World Rally Championship victory and gave Hyundai its second triumph in three events on Rally Italy.

Paddon fends off Ogier for first win

Paddon fends off Ogier for first win

Hyundai's Hayden Paddon took his first ever World Rally Championship victory in Argentina, seeing off a late challenge from Sebastien Ogier.

Latvala crashes out of Argentina lead

Latvala crashes out of Argentina lead

Jari-Matti Latvala has crashed out of the Rally Argentina lead, gifting Hayden Paddon the chance to win his first World Rally Championship round.

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Lewis Hamilton romps to Silverstone win, Sebastian Vettel seventh
British Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton romps to Silverstone win, Sebastian Vettel seventh

Lewis Hamilton turned in a dominant performance to win a record-equalling fifth British Grand Prix on Sunday and cut Sebastian Vettel's championship lead to one point.

Controversy as Lewis Hamilton keeps pole after blocking row
British Grand Prix - Qualifying

Controversy as Lewis Hamilton keeps pole after blocking row

Lewis Hamilton has kept his pole position for the British Grand Prix after being cleared of blocking Sebastien Grosjean by an FIA stewards' investigation.

Lewis Hamilton fastest in rain-hit final free practice
British Grand Prix - FP3

Lewis Hamilton fastest in rain-hit final free practice

Lewis Hamilton boosted his prospects of pole position at the British Grand Prix when he was fastest in final free practice at Silverstone on Saturday morning.

Bottas edges Hamilton in second practice at British Grand Prix
British Grand Prix - FP2

Bottas edges Hamilton in second practice at British Grand Prix

Valtteri Bottas stayed on top in second practice for Formula 1's British Grand Prix, beating Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton by only 0.047 seconds.

Valtteri Bottas leads Mercedes one-two in British GP practice
British Grand Prix - FP1

Valtteri Bottas leads Mercedes one-two in British GP practice

Formula One champions Mercedes made a statement of intent in British Grand Prix practice on Friday with Valtteri Bottas leading home favourite Lewis Hamilton at the top of the timesheets as Ferrari were left far behind.

Bottas holds off Vettel to win in Austria
Austrian Grand Prix

Bottas holds off Vettel to win in Austria

Valtteri Bottas held off a late charge from Sebastian Vettel to win the Austrian Grand Prix by just 0.6s, while Daniel Ricciardo pipped Lewis Hamilton to the final spot on the podium in third.

Valtteri Bottas beats Sebastian Vettel to Austria pole
Austrian Grand Prix - Qulifying

Valtteri Bottas beats Sebastian Vettel to Austria pole

Valtteri Bottas edged Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel to pole position by just 0.042s in Austria, while Lewis Hamilton will start from eighth on the grid when his gearbox change grid penalty is applied after qualifying third.

Vettel tops final practice as Hamilton suffers brake issue
Austrian Grand Prix - FP3

Vettel tops final practice as Hamilton suffers brake issue

Sebastian Vettel set the fastest time in final practice for the Austrian Grand Prix as title rival Lewis Hamilton encountered more problems with his Mercedes.

Lewis Hamilton fastest despite encountering issues
Austrian Grand Prix - FP2

Lewis Hamilton fastest despite encountering issues

Lewis Hamilton topped both Friday practice sessions at the Austrian Grand Prix, setting a new lap record in the morning before improving again by nearly 0.5s in the afternoon.

Lewis Hamilton edges Max Verstappen in opening practice for Austrian Grand Prix
Austrian Grand Prix - FP1

Lewis Hamilton edges Max Verstappen in opening practice for Austrian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton posted the quickest-ever lap of the Red Bull Ring to go fastest in opening practice, beating Max Verstappen by 0.190s.

Neuville closes on Ogier with victory in Poland
WRC Rally Poland

Neuville closes on Ogier with victory in Poland

Belgian Thierry Neuville won the Rally of Poland in a Hyundai one-two on Sunday to slash Sebastien Ogier's overall lead in the world championship to 11 points with five rounds remaining.

Eighth win in a row for Marc Marquez at Sachsenring
German Grand Prix

Eighth win in a row for Marc Marquez at Sachsenring

Honda's Marc Marquez continued his reign as 'King of the Sachsenring' with an eighth successive win at the German Grand Prix that sent him back to the top of the MotoGP championship standings on Sunday.

Marquez extends unbeaten Germany pole run
Germany Grand Prix - Qualifying

Marquez extends unbeaten Germany pole run

Marc Marquez stormed to his fifth-straight top class German Grand Prix pole position, denying Danilo Petrucci in a damp MotoGP qualifying at the Sachsenring.

Vettel hits Hamilton twice as Ricciardo wins chaotic Azerbaijan GP
Azerbaijan Grand Prix

Vettel hits Hamilton twice as Ricciardo wins chaotic Azerbaijan GP

Daniel Ricciardo claimed a shock win for Red Bull in a wild and controversial Azerbaijan Grand Prix which saw a major flashpoint between title rivals Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel.

Valentino Rossi records 10th win at Assen with first victory of the season
MotoGP Assen Grand Prix

Valentino Rossi records 10th win at Assen with first victory of the season

Yamaha's Italian great Valentino Rossi made history and returned to the top of the MotoGP podium for the first time in more than a year on Sunday after winning the Dutch TT at Assen by a fraction of a second.

Johann Zarco takes his first MotoGP pole in Assen
MotoGP Assen Grand Prix - Qualifying

Johann Zarco takes his first MotoGP pole in Assen

French rookie Johann Zarco took the first pole position of his MotoGP career on Saturday with a late flying lap in qualifying for the Dutch Grand Prix at Assen.

Lewis Hamilton snatches pole from Valtteri Bottas in Baku
Azerbaijan Grand Prix - Qualifying

Lewis Hamilton snatches pole from Valtteri Bottas in Baku

Lewis Hamilton took pole position at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix with a remarkable last-minute lap that put him 0.434s clear of Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas in second.

Max Verstappen quickest in second practice despite crash
Azerbaijan Grand Prix - FP2

Max Verstappen quickest in second practice despite crash

Max Verstappen remained at the top of the timesheets for the second practice session in a row at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix as the Baku street circuit proved a tricky track to master in the low evening sun.

Verstappen leads Red Bull one-two in Baku FP1
Azerbaijan Grand Prix - FP1

Verstappen leads Red Bull one-two in Baku FP1

Red Bull led the opening practice session for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix after making the best use of the softest compound tyre to beat Ferrari and Mercedes to the top spot.

Hamilton wins in Montreal as Vettel finishes fourth after poor start
Canadian Grand Prix

Hamilton wins in Montreal as Vettel finishes fourth after poor start

Lewis Hamilton led from start to finish to claim an easy Canadian Grand Prix victory ahead of Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas, as chaos reigned supreme behind.

Tanak takes first win with Rally Italy victory
WRC Rally Italy

Tanak takes first win with Rally Italy victory

Ott Tanak took his first ever World Rally Championship victory with first place at Rally Italy, after surviving an attritional event in Sardinia in his M-Sport Ford Fiesta WRC.

Tanak moves into lead as Paddon crashes out
WRC Rally Italy

Tanak moves into lead as Paddon crashes out

M-Sport's Ott Tanak consolidated a shock Rally Italy lead on Saturday afternoon, after former leader Hayden Paddon was forced to retire his Hyundai after hitting a bank.

Andrea Dovizioso takes second win in a row for Ducati
MotoGP Catalunya Grand Prix

Andrea Dovizioso takes second win in a row for Ducati

Italian Andrea Dovizioso beat the Spanish home heroes to win the Grand Prix of Catalunya on Sunday and celebrate back-to-back MotoGP victories for Ducati.

Lewis Hamilton takes Montreal pole with record-breaking lap
Canadian Grand Prix - Qualifying

Lewis Hamilton takes Montreal pole with record-breaking lap

Lewis Hamilton turned in a scintillating qualifying performance at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve to beat Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel to pole in Canada by 0.330s.

Vettel quickest as Mercedes endures scrappy FP3
Canadian Grand Prix - FP3

Vettel quickest as Mercedes endures scrappy FP3

Sebastian Vettel topped the last 60 minutes of practice for the Canadian Grand Prix as title rivals Mercedes endured a scrappy session ahead of qualifying.

Paddon extends Rally Italy lead
WRC Rally Italy

Paddon extends Rally Italy lead

Hayden Paddon has extended his Rally Italy lead to 9.2 seconds over Ott Tanak, after former challenger Thierry Neuville hit trouble on the last stage of the morning.

Pedrosa beats Lorenzo to pole, Marquez crashes
MotoGP Catalunya Grand Prix - Qualifying

Pedrosa beats Lorenzo to pole, Marquez crashes

Dani Pedrosa beat Jorge Lorenzo in qualifying to take pole position for the Catalunya Grand Prix, as Honda MotoGP team-mate Marc Marquez crashed twice.

Paddon heads tight lead battle into Saturday
WRC Rally Italy

Paddon heads tight lead battle into Saturday

Hyundai's Hayden Paddon leads Rally Italy overnight, with the top five separated by 14.7 seconds overall in another close World Rally Championship fight.

Marquez stays on top in second practice
MotoGP Catalunya Grand Prix - FP2

Marquez stays on top in second practice

Honda's Marc Marquez beat Jorge Lorenzo to stay on top of Friday practice for the MotoGP Catalunya Grand Prix, as championship leader Maverick Vinales finished a lowly 16th.

Raikkonen puts Ferrari on top as Red Bull hits trouble
Canadian Grand Prix - FP2

Raikkonen puts Ferrari on top as Red Bull hits trouble

Kimi Raikkonen set the fastest Friday practice time at the Canadian Grand Prix with a lap just shy of last year's pole position.