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  • Watch all the motorsport mishaps, crashes from this weekend

    From Formula E and F1 to V8 Supercars and World Superbikes, it truly was a bumper weekend for motorsport. Of course, you really want to know about any crashes, don't you? Well, fortunately, there's an 18 minute compilation of various crashes, slides and mishaps from this past weekend. There was nothing quite as spectacular as Fernando Alonso's Aussie GP crash from earlier this month, but there are a few notable shunts throughout the clip. Some of the more expensive wrecks took place in the IndyCar series, while that crazy multi-bike pile-up also makes an appearance.

  • Did you know F1 was held in these countries?

    Italy, Germany, the USA, Bahrain... Everyone knows about these Formula 1 host nations, but the motorsport circus has been to a variety of countries. We look at some F1 venues of the past you might not know about. Sweden Marcus Ericsson, Stefan Johansson and Ronnie Peterson aren't the only Swedish contributions to Formula 1, as the country played host to a race as well. The Swedish Grand Prix was held at Anderstorp Raceway, a rather interesting track that combined several banked corners with a few straights. The last Swedish Grand Prix was held in 1978, but the circuit has also been used as a venue...

  • Who is Fernando Alonso’s replacement, Stoffel Vandoorne?

    McLaren and the FIA announced yesterday that Fernando Alonso has been ruled out of this weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix. The news came after Alonso underwent a second set of medical checks following his horror smash at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix. The checks found that the Spaniard had suffered a rib and lung injury. McLaren has since confirmed that test and reserve driver Stoffel Vandoorne will be taking over from Alonso for this weekend. So just who is Vandoorne then? A future champ in the making? The 24-year-old Belgian is being hailed as possibly McLaren's most impressive young talent yet, having been signed as a test driver...

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