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Loeb wins in Spain, Ogier takes overall lead

Loeb wins in Spain, Ogier takes overall lead

Sebastien Loeb claimed an incredible first World Rally Championship win since 2013 on an unpredictable Rally Spain, as Sebastien Ogier moved into the lead of the title race.

Loeb takes shock Rally Spain lead on final day

Loeb takes shock Rally Spain lead on final day

Nine-time World Rally champion Sebastien Loeb has taken a shock lead on Rally Spain ahead of the final loop, as Thierry Neuville closed to 3.8 seconds behind Sebastien Ogier.

Latvala takes slender Rally Spain lead

Latvala takes slender Rally Spain lead

Jari-Matti Latvala became the fourth different leader on Rally Spain after the Saturday stages, as the Toyota driver chases his first World Rally Championship victory in 20 months.

Tanak leads after first day in Spain

Tanak leads after first day in Spain

Toyota's title contender Ott Tanak led the Rally of Spain after the first full day's action on Friday with Hyundai's championship leader Thierry Neuville languishing in ninth place.

Ogier wins in Britain, Neuville retains overall lead

Ogier wins in Britain, Neuville retains overall lead

M-Sport's Sebastien Ogier capitalised on trouble for his World Rally Championship rivals Ott Tanak and Thierry Neuville with a fifth Rally GB victory, fending off Toyota's Jari-Matti Latvala.

Tanak extends Rally GB lead, Ogier in second

Tanak extends Rally GB lead, Ogier in second

World Rally Championship title hopeful Ott Tanak has extended his Rally GB lead on Saturday morning, while Sebastien Ogier continued to jump up the order after a troubled Friday.

Tanak wins as Ogier minimises points damage

Tanak wins as Ogier minimises points damage

Ott Tanak clinched a second straight dominant rally win in Germany, as Sebastien Ogier dropped just two points to World Rally Championship leader Thierry Neuville.

Ogier tumbles down the order in Germany

Ogier tumbles down the order in Germany

World Rally champion Sebastien Ogier plunged from second to ninth on Rally Germany with a puncture on Saturday afternoon's Panzerplatte stage.

Tanak holds lead, Neuville losing ground

Tanak holds lead, Neuville losing ground

Ott Tanak maintained his Rally Germany cushion over Sebastien Ogier on Saturday morning, as World Rally Championship leader Thierry Neuville fell to fourth.

Superior Tanak eases to Rally Finland victory

Superior Tanak eases to Rally Finland victory

Ott Tanak completed a dominant Rally Finland victory for Toyota with a calm run to the finish, while Thierry Neuville limited the damage to his World Rally Championship lead.

Tanak takes step closer to Rally Finland win

Tanak takes step closer to Rally Finland win

Toyota World Rally Championship driver Ott Tanak will take a lead of nearly 40 seconds into the final day of Rally Finland.

Tanak edges clear after close Ostberg battle

Tanak edges clear after close Ostberg battle

Toyota World Rally Championship driver Ott Tanak edged his lead over Mads Ostberg up to 5.8 seconds by the end of the first full day of Rally Finland.

Neuville beats Ogier by a fraction of a second in Sardinia

Neuville beats Ogier by a fraction of a second in Sardinia

Hyundai's Thierry Neuville overhauled World Rally Championship rival Sebastien Ogier on the last stage in a dramatic conclusion to win Rally Italy by just 0.7 seconds.

Neuville closes on Ogier's Rally Italy lead

Neuville closes on Ogier's Rally Italy lead

The charging Hyundai of Thierry Neuville cut his World Rally Championship rival Sebastien Ogier's Rally Italy lead down to only 1.3 seconds on Sunday morning, with just two stages remaining.

Latvala retires from WRC Rally Italy battle

Latvala retires from WRC Rally Italy battle

Jari-Matti Latvala has lost third place on Rally Italy, after a technical problem forced him to retire his Toyota despite the World Rally Championship's Saturday stages having already been completed.

Ogier and Neuville 3.9 seconds apart in Sardinia

Ogier and Neuville 3.9 seconds apart in Sardinia

World champion Sebastien Ogier and Belgian title rival Thierry Neuville were locked in a tight battle after the penultimate leg of the Rally of Italy in Sardinia on Saturday.

Ogier holds Neuville at bay in tight Italy battle

Ogier holds Neuville at bay in tight Italy battle

Sebastien Ogier maintained a slim lead on Rally Italy ahead of World Rally Championship rival Thierry Neuville at the end of Saturday, taking a 3.9-second advantage into the deciding day.

Ogier's Italy lead slashed by Neuville

Ogier's Italy lead slashed by Neuville

Sebastien Ogier continues to lead Rally Italy after Saturday morning's stages, but his lead has been slashed to 4.9 seconds by World Rally Championship title rival Thierry Neuville.

Ogier holds early Rally Italy lead

Ogier holds early Rally Italy lead

Sebastien Ogier took a largely symbolic World Rally Championship stage win on Rally Italy's opening superspecial, 0.1 seconds ahead of Andreas Mikkelsen in his M-Sport Ford Fiesta.

Thierry Neuville leads championship after win in Portugal

Thierry Neuville leads championship after win in Portugal

Hyundai's Belgian driver Thierry Neuville retook the lead in the World Rallying Championship from France’s Sebastian Ogier on Sunday after winning the Portuguese Rally.

Neuville continues to build Rally Portugal lead

Neuville continues to build Rally Portugal lead

Hyundai's Thierry Neuville extended his overall Rally Portugal lead over M-Sport Ford driver Elfyn Evans across the World Rally Championship's Saturday afternoon stages, ending the day 39.8s clear.

Thierry Neuville adds to lead as Meeke crashes out

Thierry Neuville adds to lead as Meeke crashes out

Hyundai's Thierry Neuville extended his overall Rally Portugal lead on Saturday morning, ending the loop half a minute clear of Elfyn Evans after a storming run on the final stage.

Sebastian Ogier crashes out of Rally Portugal

Sebastian Ogier crashes out of Rally Portugal

World Rally Championship leader Sebastien Ogier has crashed out of Rally Portugal on the opening stage of Friday afternoon's loop.

Thierry Neuville extends Portugal lead on Porto stages

Thierry Neuville extends Portugal lead on Porto stages

Hyundai World Rally Championship driver Thierry Neuville ended a chaotic first full day of Rally Portugal by extending his overall lead on the two short stages on Porto's streets.

Neuville moves into lead amid Portugal chaos

Neuville moves into lead amid Portugal chaos

Hyundai's Thierry Neuville leads Rally Portugal after Friday afternoon's loop, as problems for a number of World Rally Championship drivers shook up the lead order.

Tanak wins in Argentina, Ogier retains overall lead

Tanak wins in Argentina, Ogier retains overall lead

Ott Tanak secured his first World Rally Championship victory since joining Toyota with a commanding Rally Argentina performance.

Tanak steps closer to first win with Toyota

Tanak steps closer to first win with Toyota

Ott Tanak took a step closer to his first World Rally Championship win with Toyota after extending his lead over Hyundai's Thierry Neuville on Rally Argentina's Saturday opening loop.

Tanak maintains lead going into final day

Tanak maintains lead going into final day

Ott Tanak will carry a 46.5-second lead into the final day of Rally Argentina despite a few worries about his Toyota on Saturday's last stage.

Tanak storms to a 22.7s lead

Tanak storms to a 22.7s lead

Toyota's Ott Tanak stormed into a 22.7-second Rally Argentina lead with a dominant performance on Friday afternoon.

Andreas Mikkelsen holds slender lead over Tanak

Andreas Mikkelsen holds slender lead over Tanak

Andreas Mikkelsen moved into the Rally Argentina lead on Friday morning, but only by one second over a flying Ott Tanak.

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F1 engine manufacturers will have to share tech with new entrants under new rules
F1 news

F1 engine manufacturers will have to share tech with new entrants under new rules

Formula One is hoping to attract new engine manufacturers to the grid by introducing rules that require existing manufacturers to share technology with new entrants.

Sebastian Vettel fastest in Abu Dhabi test as Kimi Raikkonen returns to Sauber
Abu Dhabi test

Sebastian Vettel fastest in Abu Dhabi test as Kimi Raikkonen returns to Sauber

Sebastian Vettel set the fastest time on the first day of Abu Dhabi's post-season test, as his former Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen completed his first day back at Sauber.

Hamilton caps off 2018 with easy win in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Hamilton caps off 2018 with easy win in Abu Dhabi

Lewis Hamilton won the final race of the Formula One season in Abu Dhabi, crowning his championship-winning 2018 campaign with an 11th victory from 21 races.

Lewis Hamilton beats Valtteri Bottas, Sebastian Vettel to pole for Abu Dhabi finale
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Qualifying

Lewis Hamilton beats Valtteri Bottas, Sebastian Vettel to pole for Abu Dhabi finale

Lewis Hamilton will start from pole position at the final race of the 2018 season after securing the fastest qualifying time by 0.162s in Abu Dhabi.

Lewis Hamilton leads Kimi Raikkonen in final practice for Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - FP3

Lewis Hamilton leads Kimi Raikkonen in final practice for Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton finished the final practice session for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the top of the timesheets as Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen emerged as his closest competitor.

Valtteri Bottas pips Max Verstappen by 0.044s to top second practice for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - FP2

Valtteri Bottas pips Max Verstappen by 0.044s to top second practice for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Valtteri Bottas topped the second practice session for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as Mercedes and Red Bull battled each other for the fastest time under Yas Marina's floodlights.

Max Verstappen leads comfortable Red Bull one-two in first Abu Dhabi Grand Prix practice
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - FP1

Max Verstappen leads comfortable Red Bull one-two in first Abu Dhabi Grand Prix practice

Max Verstappen was comfortably quickest after the first practice session for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, finishing the session 0.454s quicker than teammate Daniel Ricciardo.

Dovizioso triumphs in wild rain-hit finale
Valencia Grand Prix

Dovizioso triumphs in wild rain-hit finale

Ducati MotoGP rider Andrea Dovizioso emerged victorious in a stop-start, attrition-heavy 2018 MotoGP season finale at a wet Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia.

Latvala wins in Australia, WRC title for Ogier
Rally Australia

Latvala wins in Australia, WRC title for Ogier

Toyota driver Jari-Matti Latvala won Rally Australia, while crashes for Thierry Neuville and Ott Tanak helped seal a sixth World Rally Championship title for M-Sport Ford's Sebastien Ogier.

Neuville retires, Ogier or Tanak for WRC title
Rally Australia

Neuville retires, Ogier or Tanak for WRC title

Hyundai driver Thierry Neuville is officially out of the running for the World Rally Championship drivers' title, after crashing out of the first stage of the final loop.

Ogier in driving seat as Neuville's Australia woes continue
Rally Australia

Ogier in driving seat as Neuville's Australia woes continue

Sebastien Ogier was in pole position to take a sixth consecutive world rally championship title after finishing the second day of Rally Australia with a lead of more than 50 seconds over his main challenger Thierry Neuville on Saturday.

Advantage Ogier as Neuville suffers double blow
Rally Australia

Advantage Ogier as Neuville suffers double blow

Belgian Thierry Neuville's hopes of winning a maiden world title at Rally Australia this weekend suffered a hammer blow after a calamitous sixth stage on the opening day, when he damaged his car landing from a jump and then stalled in a chicane.

Vinales scores pole for MotoGP finale
Valencia Grand Prix - Qualifying

Vinales scores pole for MotoGP finale

Yamaha MotoGP rider Maverick Vinales fought through Q1 to take pole position in a scintillating final qualifying session of the 2018 season in Valencia.

Hamilton wins in Brazil after Verstappen punted out of lead
Brazilian Grand Prix

Hamilton wins in Brazil after Verstappen punted out of lead

Lewis Hamilton won an action-packed Brazilian Grand Prix after Max Verstappen crashed out of the lead following a collision with a lapped backmarker.

Hamilton takes pole in Brazil as Vettel escapes penalty
Brazilian Grand Prix - Qualifying

Hamilton takes pole in Brazil as Vettel escapes penalty

Newly-crowned champion Lewis Hamilton beat Sebastian Vettel to pole position by 0.093s in a tight qualifying session for the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Vettel beats Hamilton to fastest time in final practice in Brazil
Brazilian Grand Prix - FP3

Vettel beats Hamilton to fastest time in final practice in Brazil

Sebastian Vettel outpaced Lewis Hamilton to top the final practice session ahead of qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix with a new track record.

Bottas beats Hamilton to fastest time by narrow margin in Brazil
Brazilian Grand Prix - FP2

Bottas beats Hamilton to fastest time by narrow margin in Brazil

Valtteri Bottas topped another incredibly tight practice session ahead of the Brazilian Grand Prix as Mercedes and Ferrari opened up a gap to Red Bull.

Verstappen, Vettel and Hamilton split by 0.096s in opening practice
Brazilian Grand Prix - Fp1

Verstappen, Vettel and Hamilton split by 0.096s in opening practice

Max Verstappen topped a tight opening practice session for the Brazilian Grand Prix, with Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton within one tenth of a second of his quickest time.

Marquez wins after Rossi crashes out of lead
Malaysia Grand Prix

Marquez wins after Rossi crashes out of lead

Marc Marquez took a comfortable ninth victory of the 2018 MotoGP season in the Malaysian Grand Prix after long-time leader Valentino Rossi crashed.

Johann Zarco gains pole after Marc Marquez impeding penalty
Malaysia Grand Prix - Qualifying

Johann Zarco gains pole after Marc Marquez impeding penalty

Tech 3 Yamaha's Johann Zarco will line up first on the grid for the Sepang MotoGP race after poleman Marc Marquez was penalised for impeding Andrea Iannone.

Hamilton secures title in Mexico as Verstappen wins race
Mexican Grand Prix

Hamilton secures title in Mexico as Verstappen wins race

Lewis Hamilton secured his fifth world championship at Sunday's Mexican Grand Prix as Max Verstappen took the race victory.

Loeb wins in Spain, Ogier takes overall lead
Rally Spain

Loeb wins in Spain, Ogier takes overall lead

Sebastien Loeb claimed an incredible first World Rally Championship win since 2013 on an unpredictable Rally Spain, as Sebastien Ogier moved into the lead of the title race.

Loeb takes shock Rally Spain lead on final day
Rally Spain

Loeb takes shock Rally Spain lead on final day

Nine-time World Rally champion Sebastien Loeb has taken a shock lead on Rally Spain ahead of the final loop, as Thierry Neuville closed to 3.8 seconds behind Sebastien Ogier.

Vinales snaps Yamaha winless streak at Phillip Island
Australian Grand Prix

Vinales snaps Yamaha winless streak at Phillip Island

Spain's Maverick Vinales made the most of an early retirement for world champion Marc Marquez to bring an end to Yamaha's longest MotoGP winless streak with a victory in the Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island on Sunday.

Ricciardo denies Verstappen pole position at Mexican Grand Prix
Mexican Grand Prix - Qualifying

Ricciardo denies Verstappen pole position at Mexican Grand Prix

Daniel Ricciardo denied Red Bull teammate Max Verstappen what would have been record-breaking pole position at the Mexican Grand Prix by 0.026s.

Max Verstappen quickest as Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel close gap in final practice for Mexican Grand Prix
Mexican Grand Prix - FP3

Max Verstappen quickest as Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel close gap in final practice for Mexican Grand Prix

Max Verstappen made it a clean sweep of practice sessions for the No.33 car ahead of the Mexican Grand Prix, although the field closed up in the last bit of track action before qualifying.

Latvala takes slender Rally Spain lead
Rally Spain

Latvala takes slender Rally Spain lead

Jari-Matti Latvala became the fourth different leader on Rally Spain after the Saturday stages, as the Toyota driver chases his first World Rally Championship victory in 20 months.

Tanak leads after first day in Spain
Rally Spain

Tanak leads after first day in Spain

Toyota's title contender Ott Tanak led the Rally of Spain after the first full day's action on Friday with Hyundai's championship leader Thierry Neuville languishing in ninth place.

Marquez dominates Phillip Island qualifying
Australian Grand Prix - Qualifying

Marquez dominates Phillip Island qualifying

The newly-crowned 2018 MotoGP champion Marc Marquez dominated a tricky qualifying session on his Honda to take his fifth consecutive pole position at Phillip Island.

Red Bull dominant but Max Verstappen runs into trouble
Mexican Grand Prix - FP2

Red Bull dominant but Max Verstappen runs into trouble

Max Verstappen continued his and Red Bull's dominant start to the Mexican Grand Prix weekend, although his session ended with a stoppage in the closing minutes.