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Supercars: Scott McLaughlin secures pole position for Melbourne 400

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SCOTT McLaughlin proved on Thursday he’s still a master of the hot lap, snaring his first pole position of the Supercars season at the Melbourne 400.

But his rival Jamie Whincup immediately put the pressure back on the young gun, winning the other pole on offer at the Australian Grand Prix, where drivers are racing for points for the first time in the meet’s history.

McLaughlin set the record with 16 Supercars pole positions last year. Whincup started from P1 just twice but still managed to snare the title in the last race of the season.

Scott McLaughlin in action at Albert Park on Thursday.
Scott McLaughlin in action at Albert Park on Thursday.Source: Getty Images

In a mouth-watering start to Albert Park action, McLaughlin roared out of the blocks to land DJR Penske their first win over Red Bull this year by scoring a race one qualifying win for today’s race.

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Formula 1 News: Lewis Hamilton, Penalty, Mercedes, Russian Grand Prix

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Hamilton, who led from pole position, was hit with two five-second penalties for pre-race misdemeanours that wrecked his bid for a record-equalling 91st Grand Prix win.

Masi, who took over as the top official at races representing the International Motoring Federation (FIA) in the aftermath of Charlie Whiting’s sudden death in Melbourne last year, flatly rejected Hamilton’s post-race comments.

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F1 2020, Russian Grand Prix: Daniel Ricciardo teaches Lewis Hamilton lesson, Valtteri Bottas, Max Verstappen, video

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After nine long races, Valtteri Bottas finally has another win for Mercedes this F1 season — and he didn’t let the opportunity go to waste, telling his critics ‘f*** you’.

But did his choice words in Russia really send the message he wanted them to?

Meanwhile, Daniel Ricciardo won even more fans on Sunday by doing something Lewis Hamilton didn’t.

Here’s what we learnt from the Russian Grand Prix.

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MotoGP: Catalonia Grand Prix, Catalunya, news, result, race, Fabio Quartararo, Valentino Rossi,

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Fabio Quartararo produced a thrilling ride to claim a resounding victory at the Catalunya MotoGP on Sunday, his third of the season which sends him top of the world championship standings.

Joan Mir, on a Suzuki, came through to take second and is now eight points behind Quartararo in the standings, while Alex Rins completed the podium.

The race began in dramatic fashion with Andrea Dovizioso, who led the title race by a single point from Frenchman Quartararo and Maverick Vinales, was taken out in the opening lap after tangling with Johann Zarcho.

Quartararo, on a Yamaha, won the opening two races of the season but has struggled since then, failing to reach the podium in the last five races.

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