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Former McLaren boss Whitmarsh takes on new F1 role

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LONDON Former McLaren team boss Martin Whitmarsh is returning to Formula One in a temporary role advising the sport's governing body on cost control measures.

Sailing - Holroyd boards Ainslie's Land Rover BAR as chief designer

LONDON Former winner Nick Holroyd has joined British sailor Ben Ainslie's Land Rover BAR team as chief designer for their next America's Cup challenge.

10 Jan 2018

Formula 1's bobsleigh input helps make an ice runner

LONDON There are plenty of reasons why the sport of bobsleigh is sometimes referred to as Formula One on ice but few as obvious as Italy's World Cup sleds.

08 Jan 2018

Sailing - Comanche confirmed as Sydney-Hobart winner after protest

MELBOURNE Australian super-maxi LDV Comanche was awarded line honours for the Sydney to Hobart bluewater classic on Thursday after an international jury imposed a one-hour penalty on Wild Oats XI following a protest.

28 Dec 2017

Wild Oats sets race record in Sydney-Hobart victory

MELBOURNE Australian super-maxi Wild Oats XI smashed the race record as they won their ninth Sydney to Hobart bluewater classic on Wednesday, but face the possibility of a protest from second-placed LDV Comanche for a near-collision just after the start.

27 Dec 2017

Near collision at start of Sydney-Hobart yacht race

SYDNEY Australian super-maxi Black Jack was first out of the Sydney Heads after two of the leading contenders for line honours almost collided at the beginning of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht race on Tuesday.

26 Dec 2017

Frenchman Gabart sets new round-the-world sailing record

PARIS, Dec 17 Frenchman Francois Gabart set a world record for sailing around the world alone on Sunday, completing his journey in 42 days and 16 hours. | Video

18 Dec 2017

America's Cup boats 'hell of a challenge' for veteran Simmer

LONDON Designing, building and eventually sailing the new breed of America's Cup boats will pose "one hell of a challenge", Land Rover BAR's new CEO Grant Simmer said on Tuesday.

21 Nov 2017

Sailing - New monohull boat design unveiled for 2021 America's Cup

The boats teams will race at the 2021 America's Cup in New Zealand will feature monohulls, a departure from the catamarans used during this year's competition in Bermuda, the designers said on Monday.

21 Nov 2017

Ainslie aiming for more plain sailing in America's Cup

LONDON With four-times winner Grant Simmer leading his Land Rover BAR team, Ben Ainslie will have more time to focus on sailing in his latest quest to bring the America's Cup back to Britain.

02 Nov 2017