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Jan-Matti Latvala retires from Rally Finland lead

Jan-Matti Latvala retires from Rally Finland lead

Jari-Matti Latvala has hit mechanical trouble while leading Rally Finland, handing his World Rally Car rookie Toyota team-mate Esapekka Lappi a huge lead.

Toyota WRC rookie Lappi takes Finland lead

Toyota WRC rookie Lappi takes Finland lead

World Rally Car rookie Esapekka Lappi claimed the Rally Finland lead from Toyota team-mate Jari-Matti Latvala during Friday afternoon's loop.

Neuville closes on Ogier with victory in 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.

Tanak takes first win with Rally Italy victory

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

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.

Paddon extends Rally Italy lead

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.

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.

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Lewis Hamilton capitalises on Sebastian Vettel's first-lap drama in Singapore
Singapore Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton capitalises on Sebastian Vettel's first-lap drama in Singapore

Lewis Hamilton won a chaotic and rain-hit Singapore Grand Prix to extend his championship lead to 28 points over title rival Sebastian Vettel.

Sebastian Vettel storms to brilliant Singapore pole
Singapore Grand Prix - Qualifying

Sebastian Vettel storms to brilliant Singapore pole

Sebastian Vettel unleashed two sensational qualifying laps to snatch pole position from Red Bull at the Singapore Grand Prix, while championship rival Lewis Hamilton had to settle for fifth on the grid.

Max Verstappen keeps Red Bull on top in Singapore
Singapore Grand Prix - Free Practice 3

Max Verstappen keeps Red Bull on top in Singapore

Max Verstappen consolidated Red Bull's blistering Friday form by topping a tight final practice in Singapore, despite hitting trouble late on.

Daniel Ricciardo still on top as Sebastian Vettel fails to execute flying lap
Singapore Grand Prix - Free Practice 2

Daniel Ricciardo still on top as Sebastian Vettel fails to execute flying lap

If Red Bull was mildly confident before practice in Singapore then it should leave the Marina Bay on Friday evening fancying its chances of victory.

Daniel Ricciardo edges Sebastian Vettel in opening practice
Singapore Grand Prix - Free Practice 1

Daniel Ricciardo edges Sebastian Vettel in opening practice

Ferrari may have come to Singapore as pre-race favourites but it was Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo who claimed top honours in the opening practice session at Marina Bay.

Marquez storms to Misano wet win
San Marino GP

Marquez storms to Misano wet win

Marc Marquez notched up his fourth victory of the MotoGP season after beating Danilo Petrucci in a pulsating wet-weather duel at Misano, drawing level with Andrea Dovizioso at the top of the standings.

Vinales on pole for San Marino GP as Marquez crashes
San Marino GP - Qualifying

Vinales on pole for San Marino GP as Marquez crashes

Maverick Vinales put Yamaha on pole position for the San Marino Grand Prix on Saturday while reigning champion Marc Marquez crashed in the dying seconds of qualifying at the Misano circuit.

Hamilton takes championship lead with dominant Monza display
Italian Grand Prix

Hamilton takes championship lead with dominant Monza display

Lewis Hamilton led home an easy Mercedes one-two at the Italian Grand Prix to take the lead of the championship for the first time in 2017.

Lewis Hamilton claims record pole position in rain-delayed thriller
Italian Grand Prix - Qualifying

Lewis Hamilton claims record pole position in rain-delayed thriller

Lewis Hamilton claimed a record 69th pole position in thrilling circumstances ahead of the Italian Grand Prix, prevailing in a thrilling Q3 session which proved to be a fitting climax for a session delayed by over two hours due to heavy rain.

Felipe Massa quickest as deluge limits FP3 running
Italian Grand Prix - Free Practice 3

Felipe Massa quickest as deluge limits FP3 running

A heavy rainstorm on Saturday morning limited the third and final practice session for the Italian Grand Prix to a handful of laps.

Bottas tops FP2 as Ferrari closes in on Mercedes
Italian Grand Prix - Free Practice 2

Bottas tops FP2 as Ferrari closes in on Mercedes

Valtteri Bottas kept Mercedes top of the pile in second practice for the Italian Grand Prix, a session which saw Ferrari and championship leader Sebastian Vettel close to within 0.140s.

Hamilton dominates first practice at Monza
Italian Grand Prix - Free Practice 1

Hamilton dominates first practice at Monza

Lewis Hamilton topped the opening practice session of the Italian Grand Prix as Mercedes finished over one second up on title rivals and home favourites Ferrari.

Dovizioso wins as title rival Marquez retires
British Grand Prix

Dovizioso wins as title rival Marquez retires

Andrea Dovizioso took the lead of the MotoGP world championship with victory at Silverstone, while title rival Marc Marquez retired with an engine failure.

Lewis Hamilton prevails at Belgian Grand Prix after Sebastian Vettel duel
Belgian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton prevails at Belgian Grand Prix after Sebastian Vettel duel

Lewis Hamilton secured an important victory in this year's title race after holding off Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel for 44 laps at the Belgian Grand Prix.

Marc Marquez takes fourth pole in a row at Silverstone
British Grand Prix - Qualifying

Marc Marquez takes fourth pole in a row at Silverstone

Honda's MotoGP champion Marc Marquez took his fourth pole position in a row in qualifying for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone on Saturday, with Yamaha rival Valentino Rossi alongside on the front row.

Lewis Hamilton ties all-time Michael Schumacher record with decisive Belgian Grand Prix pole
Belgian Grand Prix - Qualifying

Lewis Hamilton ties all-time Michael Schumacher record with decisive Belgian Grand Prix pole

Lewis Hamilton moved level with Michael Schumacher's all-time record of 68 career pole positions after setting a new track record of the Spa-Francorchamps circuit and edging Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel to the top spot by 0.242s.

Kimi Raikkonen fastest in final Belgian GP practice
Belgian Grand Prix - Free Practice 3

Kimi Raikkonen fastest in final Belgian GP practice

Kimi Raikkonen led a Ferrari one-two in final practice for the Belgian Grand Prix on Saturday with Formula One title rivals Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton separated by only a thousandth of a second.

Sebastian Vettel signs three-year Ferrari extension
Ferrari news

Sebastian Vettel signs three-year Ferrari extension

Ferrari has confirmed Sebastian Vettel will remain at the team until the end of 2020.

Hamilton fastest in FP2 before Spa wash-out
Belgian Grand Prix - Free Practice 2

Hamilton fastest in FP2 before Spa wash-out

Lewis Hamilton edged Kimi Raikkonen by 0.262s to top Friday's afternoon practice session, which saw the top five drivers covered by 0.5s.

Kimi Raikkonen on top in FP1 as Mercedes sticks to hardest tyre
Belgian Grand Prix - Free Practice 1

Kimi Raikkonen on top in FP1 as Mercedes sticks to hardest tyre

Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen edged Lewis Hamilton by 0.053s to top the opening practice session for the Belgian Grand Prix.

Tanak wins in Germany, Ogier back on top of standings
WRC Rally Germany

Tanak wins in Germany, Ogier back on top of standings

Ott Tanak clinched victory in Germany as his M-Sport Ford team-mate Sebastien Ogier rebuilt a 17-point World Rally Championship lead over Thierry Neuville.

Tanak maintains lead into final day of Rally Germany
WRC Rally Germany

Tanak maintains lead into final day of Rally Germany

Ott Tanak maintained his Rally Germany lead over Andreas Mikkelsen on Saturday afternoon, while Sebastien Ogier continued to stay in touch with the leaders.

Dovizioso resists Marquez for Austria win
Austrian Grand Prix

Dovizioso resists Marquez for Austria win

Andrea Dovizioso scored his and Ducati's third win of the MotoGP season at the Red Bull Ring, seeing off Honda's Marc Marquez after a tense head-to-head duel.

Championship leader Marc Marquez claims third straight pole in Austria
Austrian Grand Prix - Qualifying

Championship leader Marc Marquez claims third straight pole in Austria

Reigning world champion Marc Marquez claimed pole for the third straight MotoGP race at the Red Bull Ring in Austria.

Marquez seals third MotoGP win in Czech Grand Prix
Czech Grand Prix

Marquez seals third MotoGP win in Czech Grand Prix

Marc Marquez took a dominant third victory of the MotoGP season at Brno, timing his pitstop to perfection on a drying track to outfox his championship rivals.

Marc Marquez beats Valentino Rossi to pole at Brno
Czech Grand Prix - Qualifying

Marc Marquez beats Valentino Rossi to pole at Brno

Marc Marquez took his fourth pole position of the 2017 MotoGP season after edging Valentino Rossi by less than a tenth of a second in Czech Grand Prix qualifying at Brno.

Sebastian Vettel quickest as Robert Kubica enjoys impressive F1 return
Hungary test - Day 2

Sebastian Vettel quickest as Robert Kubica enjoys impressive F1 return

Sebastian Vettel kept Ferrari at the final day of F1's in-season testing, an event dominated by Robert Kubica's 149-lap return with Renault.

Ferrari youngster Charles Leclerc tops opening Hungary test
Hungary test

Ferrari youngster Charles Leclerc tops opening Hungary test

Ferrari academy driver Charles Leclerc picked up where Sebastian Vettel left off at the Hungarian Grand Prix by topping the order on the opening day of F1's second in-season test.

Sebastian Vettel wins tense Hungarian GP
Hungarian Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel wins tense Hungarian GP

Sebastian Vettel claimed Ferrari's first win since May after holding firm under late pressure to win the Hungarian Grand Prix, a victory aided by teammate Kimi Raikkonen holding off a late charge from Lewis Hamilton.

Rookie Lappi takes extraordinary Finland win
WRC Rally Finland

Rookie Lappi takes extraordinary Finland win

Esapekka Lappi and Tommi Makinen's Toyota team claimed a home victory on Rally Finland in only Lappi's fourth start in a World Rally Car.