Oscar Piastri wins his first f1 race in the Qatar sprint and backs up with a career-best second in the grand prix for the most complete weekend of his career. Max Verstappen finally makes official his third world title, but his triumphant weekend is overshadowed by extreme heat bringing driver health to the fore.

We pay our respects to a sizzling grand prix (show some respect) and ask why people don’t wear face shields anymore.

Max Verstappen backs up his championship win with a grand prix victory despite last-minute changes to the tyre rules on safety grounds and the stifling heat of the desert.

Champion-elect Max Verstappen romped to a straightforward victory at a tire-compromised Qatar Grand Prix ahead of another podium performance for McLaren.

Verstappen’s only risk came off the line, when George Russell attempted to press him onto the Turn 1 apex to take position.

Lewis Hamilton, starting third, got a better launch with his soft tires and tried to sweep around both, but he turned in too early and clipped his teammate, sending himself and Russell spinning off track.

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Max Verstappen is a three-time world champion, joining an exclusive club of only 10 other all-time F1 greats with three or more titles.

Max Verstappen has won the 2023 Formula 1 world championship after finishing the Qatar sprint second behind first-time winner Oscar Piastri.

Verstappen started third on the grid but needed only to prevent teammate Sergio Perez from outscoring him by six points to seal the deal in the 62-mile sprint.

Polesitter Piastri took the lead thanks to a sizzling start, with soft-tire gambler George Russell slotting into second ahead of Ferrari teammates Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc.

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Max Verstappen takes an easy pole position for Sunday’s grand prix, but it takes considerably longer to figure out who qualified second and third.

Max Verstappen has taken pole position for Sunday’s Qatar Grand Prix after dominating qualifying at the Losail International Circuit.

Verstappen needed only one lap to storm to his 10th pole of the season, though a snap of oversteer owing to the low-grip conditions forced him to abandon what could have been a better time with his second tour.

But his first time of 1m 23.778s was more than quick enough to seal top spot, with the Dutchman 0.441s faster than the rest of the field.

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Max Verstappen is on the brink of history, with a third title within his grasp in the sprint race this weekend in Qatar.

American racing royalty Andretti gets FIA approval to become the sport’s 11th team, but Formula 1 itself is yet to be convinced the bid is ready for entry. Jack Doohan sheds some light on his options for a 2024 race seat. And will Max Verstappen’s likely title triumph in a sprint race have F1 rethinking its Saturday schedule?

We take a deep dive into IndyCar’s newest racing movie hero Buzz Rader.

MotoGP was at its unpredictable best in its first weekend back for 2022, with Enea Bastianini opening the season with an emotional maiden victory with the independent Gresini team.

The sophomore rider was a rare bright spot for Ducati on an unexpectedly difficult weekend for the Italian manufacturer — indeed expectations throughout the field bore little resemblance to the outcome of the race in Doha, with the form guide blown wide open.

Perhaps the sole exception was Fabio Quartararo, who would be taking no pleasure in discovering his dire pre-season predictions for Yamaha’s stinking form have proved true.

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MotoGP returns for 2022 with a record-breaking calendar, three world champions with points to prove and a field as wide open as ever.

Fabio Quartararo will attempt to defend his maiden championship, but the Frenchman has had barely a good word to say about Yamaha’s prospects after preseason testing. Meanwhile, Marc Marquez gets closer to full fitness with each passing day after two seasons of injury. And Joan Mir will be eager to prove his 2020 title was no COVID-influenced fluke.

There are two Aussies to keep an eye on too, with Jack Miller in desperate need of a strong, consistent showing to prevent a Ducati reshuffle among its mammoth eight-bike contingent, while Remy Gardner continues his year-long rivalry with nemesis turned teammate Raul Fernandez.

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Lewis Hamilton still trails Max Verstappen in the championship ahead of the double-header season finale, but his run of sparkling form in the last two rounds makes him difficult to resist as the title favourite.

Lewis Hamilton wins easily in the first-ever Qatar Grand Prix to slice Max Verstappen lead to just eight points with two races to go. Featuring ESPN’s Nate Saunders.

Four-time Formula 1 world champion and current Alpine F1 non-executive director Alain Prost talk about Alpine’s race-winning 2021 season, Oscar Piastri’s role as Alpine’s test driver next year, Daniel Ricciardo’s time with the team under the Renault name and the Max Verstappen vs Lewis Hamilton championship fight, while we wrap up Sunday’s inaugural Qatar Grand Prix.

Christian Horner gets told off for his spam text messages promising fast rail from Melbourne to Sydney, we get a prediction right for probably the first time this season. And who would be the first modern F1 driver to grow a mullet?

Formula 1 expert Michael Lamonato joined the show to recap the latest round in Qatar, which saw Lewis Hamilton close in on Max Verstappen’s championship lead.