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Sir Jack Brabham, a Formula 1 motor-racing legend, dies aged 88

Gold Coast - Three times Formula 1 world champion race driver Jack Brabham of Australia has died aged 88 following a long illness. In a statement, Brabham’s son, David, said his father died at home on Australia’s Gold Coast after battling liver disease.

Part re-creation of first 1923 track for 90th anniversary Le Mans

Le Mans - As part of the 90th anniversary celebrations for the Le Mans 24 Hours race in France, a section of the original track, incorporating a hazardous hairpin bend, over which the inaugural Le Mans race took place in 1923, is to be recreated.

The Dream Team: Mark Webber with Porsche for Le Mans 2014?

Porsche last week unveiled two 911 GT3 RSR as the next step in the German manufacturer’s return to Le Mans 24 Hours in 2014. Now, there is speculation that Australian Formula 1 driver Mark Webber may be in talks with the Stuttgart based manufacturer.

Formula 1: France's Jules Bianchi opens for Marussia in Melbourne

Frenchman Jules Bianchi is preparing to make his Formula 1 debut for Marussia-Cosworth when the 2013 Grand Prix season starts in two weeks time with the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on March 17.

Motorsport: Bruno Senna quits Formula 1, switches to Le Mans

Gaydon - It was announced yesterday that Formula 1 driver Bruno Senna, who had previously raced for Williams, Renault and HRT in Grand Prix, would compete in the World Endurance Championship under the Aston Martin Racing banner.

ACO announces entries for Le Mans 24 Hours race 2013

Paris - In Paris yesterday, the organisers of the Le Mans 24 Hours endurance race, the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) released the list of entries for the 90th anniversary 2013 event and unveiled a new dedicated website for Le Mans 24 Hour race fans.

Le Mans 24 Hours entries 2013 — An austerity-free zone

Le Mans - Europe may be in the grip of austerity, but not, it seems, in the arena of endurance racing. Yesterday the organisers announced that entries for the 2013 Le Mans 24 Hours were up on the previous year.

Patrick Dempsey and soccer ace Del Piero aim for Le Mans 24 Hours

Grey’s Anatomy star and race enthusiast Patrick Dempsey hopes to compete in the 2013 Le Mans 24 Hours race. His team Dempsey Racing have ended their association with Mazda but Dempsey has teamed up with Italian soccer ace Alessandro Del Piero.

Bentley Speed 8 Le Mans Prototype Racer comes up for Auction

Monterey - A Bentley Speed 8 Le Mans Prototype racing car is coming up for auction in Monterey, California in mid-August. This rare example is expected to fetch between $1.9 million and $2.5 million.

Luxury car-maker Bentley gears up to return to Le Mans 24 Hours

Le Mans - British luxury car maker Bentley recently recruited Graham Humphrys, who designed the 1999 Le Mans 24 Hour-winning BMW. It’s seen as a major step for Bentley making a possible return to the world’s greatest endurance race, the Le Mans 24 hours.

Patrick Dempsey to race in Le Mans 24 Hours, France in 2013

Le Mans - American actor Patrick Dempsey, perhaps best known for his role as Dr. Shepherd in the television series 'Grey's Anatomy,' has announced plans to race in the Le Mans 24 Hour race in 2013 in France.

Formula One to return to France in 2013

French Prime Minister François Fillon is expected to announce tomorrow the return of Formula 1 motor racing to France in 2013

Japanese Formula One Grand Prix starting

Starting grid for Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix, the 15th of 17 races, over 67 laps of 4.563 kilometres for a race distance of 305.721 kilometres: First row: 1. Lewis Hamilton, Britain, McLaren-Mercedes 2.

ROUNDUP: Räikkönen keeps F1 hopes alive as Ferrari dominate in Spa

Kimi Räikkönen kept alive his hopes of winning the Formula One championship by leading a Ferrari 1-2 ahead of Felipe Massa at the Belgian Grand Prix Sunday. Ferrari led from pole for his 13th Grand Prix victory and his third in a row at the Spa track.

McLaren shocked, newspaper calls it a farce

While the highest-ever penalty in the history of sport has caused shock amongst the McLaren-Mercedes team, newspapers in Italy on Friday criticised the decision not to dock any points from the drivers.

McLaren Formula One hopes rest on FIA hearing

Formula One leaders McLaren could see their season wrecked when allegations it used leaked Ferrari documents goes to a hearing Thursday at motorsport's international federation FIA.
 

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Bentley Continental GT3 unveiled prior to Paris Motor Show 2012
Bentley Continental GT3 unveiled prior to Paris Motor Show 2012
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Photo of original 1923 poster advertising very first Le Mans 24 Hours race  on display at Sarthe Mot...
Photo of original 1923 poster advertising very first Le Mans 24 Hours race, on display at Sarthe Motor Museum at Le Mans 24 Hours circuit
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25 year old Franco-Swiss racing driver Romain Grosjean could give French F1 fans something to cheer ...
25 year old Franco-Swiss racing driver Romain Grosjean could give French F1 fans something to cheer in 2013
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Dempsey Racing GT40 racecar pictured 2012
Dempsey Racing GT40 racecar pictured 2012
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Screen capture from footage of inaugural Le Mans 24 Hours race held in 1923
Screen capture from footage of inaugural Le Mans 24 Hours race held in 1923
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Bentley Motors new concept car the Continental GT3 makes its debut at Paris Motor Show 2012
Bentley Motors new concept car the Continental GT3 makes its debut at Paris Motor Show 2012
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