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Top Stories of 2018, #1: F1 grid undergoes historic reshuffle

Daniel Ricciardo, Charles Leclerc, Robert Kubica and others were at the centre of driver market dealings that contributed to a major re-shaping of the Formula 1 grid - which is our top motorsport story of 2018.

Top Stories of 2018, #2: Alonso steps away amid McLaren woes

Next in our countdown of the top motorsport stories of 2018, we look at Fernando Alonso's decision to retire from Formula 1 at the end of the season amid McLaren's continued struggles.

Top Stories of 2018, #3: Wickens' Pocono crash rocks IndyCar

In at third place in our Top Stories of 2018 countdown, it's IndyCar rookie Robert Wickens' enormous crash at Pocono and the popular Canadian's subsequent fledgling recovery.

Top Stories of 2018, #4: Vettel and Ferrari blow it again

Next in our countdown of the top motorsport stories of 2018, we look at how Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari failed to capitalise on championship favourite status and instead lost to Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton again.

Top Stories of 2018, #5: Lorenzo forms Honda dream team

We kick off the final quarter of our Top Stories of 2018 countdown with a look back at the day Jorge Lorenzo stunned the MotoGP world by landing a plum seat at Honda after being let go by Ducati.

Top Stories of 2018, #6: Red Bull joins forces with Honda

Next in our countdown of the top motorsport stories of 2018, we look at Red Bull's surprising switch from Renault to Honda engines for the 2019 season.

Top Stories of 2018, #7: Verstappen's hands-on approach

A rare case of handbags in Formula 1 is seventh on our list of the biggest motorsport stories of 2018, as an irate Max Verstappen squares up against a defiant Esteban Ocon in Brazil.

Top Stories of 2018, #8: Furniture Row shuts down

Motorsport.com continues its annual countdown of the biggest stories in racing this year with Furniture Row Racing closing their doors sitting at No. 8 on our list.

Top Stories of 2018, #9: Fenati shocks the MotoGP paddock

At number nine in our countdown of the Top Stories of 2018 in racing is the shocking and dangerous move by Moto2 racer Romano Fenati, which left him banned for the rest of the season.

Top Stories of 2018, #10: Toyota finally breaks its Le Mans curse

The second half of Motorsport.com's Top Stories of 2018 countdown begins with a look back at how Toyota finally ended its long-running Le Mans 24 Hours curse.

Top Stories of 2018, #11: Danica bows out after final Indy start

We conclude the first half of our Top Stories of 2018 countdown with a look back at Danica Patrick's final two race starts of a memorable career, in the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500.

Top Stories of 2018, #12: Rossi and Marquez reopen old wounds

Next in our countdown of the top motorsport stories of 2018, we look back at a crazy Argentina MotoGP race, where Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez's famous feud was reignited in spectacular style.

Top Stories of 2018, #13: Logano and Truex feud at Martinsville

Motorsport.com continues its annual countdown of the biggest stories in racing this year with the feud between NASCAR's newly crowned champion and its newly dethroned one -- Joey Logano and Martin Truex Jr.

Top Stories of 2018, #14: Formula E’s Gen2 car sparks new dawn

Motorsport.com continues its annual countdown of the biggest stories in racing this year with the story behind Formula E’s step forwards with its Gen2 car.

Top Stories of 2018, #15: G-Drive stripped of Le Mans victory

Motorsport.com's countdown of the biggest stories in racing this year continues with the shock news of G-Drive Racing's disqualification from the Le Mans 24 Hours after its dominant LMP2 class victory.

Top Stories of 2018, #16: Carrasco makes motorcycling history

At number 16 in our countdown of the Top 20 Stories of 2018 is Ana Carrasco's historic World Supersport 300 title, which made her the world's first female bike racing world champion.

Top Stories of 2018, #17: Rallycross's growth halted by crisis

Next up in our countdown of the year's biggest motor racing stories is trouble in the world of rallycross - with the US-based Global series folding and FIA World Rallycross losing key factory support.

Top Stories of 2018, #18: Penske and T8's bitter Supercars war

Coming in at number 18 on our Top Stories of 2018 countdown is the tale of a bitter year-long battle between Supercars' two pre-eminent teams: DJR Team Penske and Triple Eight.

Top Stories of 2018, #19: W Series launch splits opinion

At number 19 on our annual countdown of the biggest stories in motorsport, it's the launch of the new championship that's already ruffled feathers without having hosted a race: the all-female W Series.

Top Stories of 2018, #20: Electric VW shatters Pikes Peak record

Motorsport.com begins its annual countdown of the biggest stories in racing with a look back to a milestone achieved at one of America’s oldest events.