News and Analysis
Reigning NASCAR Cup champion Chase Elliott was left "confused" by repeated tyre problems at Texas which dented his playoff hopes, but accepted the outcome could have been worse than seventh.
Former IndyCar and NASCAR racer Danica Patrick says Formula 1 needs an American driver to boost its US reputation, and wants to see IndyCar star Colton Herta make the move.
Lamborghini is closing on its LMDh prototype entry into the World Endurance Championship and the IMSA SportsCar Championship in time for the 2024 season.
Red Bull says technical chief Adrian Newey was immediately on top of its car set-up headaches on his return to Formula 1 action in Turkey following a serious bike accident.
Arrow McLaren SP IndyCar driver Pato O’Ward says he'd “be lying” if he denied interest in a future switch to Formula 1 ahead of his maiden test in Abu Dhabi.
While all pre-event chat focused on the two World Rally Championship title fighters, their closest challenger charged into the spotlight on Rally Spain. Thierry Neuville's star turn and another strong drive from Elfyn Evans in his fight with Sebastien Ogier made for an intriguing event as the 2021 campaign nears its crunch point
Newly-crowned British GT champion Dennis Lind has revealed that he considered retiring from racing after being dropped as a Lamborghini factory driver last year.
Current generation World Rally Cars will be permitted to compete in next year’s World Rally Championship with a reduced power output.
In 1996, Jacques Villeneuve's Formula 1 career with Williams was taking off. In the 19 September issue of Autosport magazine, the second-generation Canadian and his manager Craig Pollock explained the nuances of having the right agent in your corner
Canossa Racing – a new joint venture between GPS Classic and Canossa Events - has acquired Alfa Revival Cup, expanding the event offerings to the racing world.
FIA Formula 1 race director Michael Masi says the extra fire protection provided by a new generation of gloves is worth having, despite the apparently marginal gain of 1.5 seconds.
Valtteri Bottas says his recent upswing in results in Formula 1 has been helped by his future in the sport being settled.
Emerson Fittipaldi is better remembered for his Formula 1 world championships and Indianapolis 500 successes than for the spell running his eponymous F1 team. Despite a hugely talented roll call of staff, it was a period of internal strife, limited funding and few results - as remembered by Autosport's technical consultant
The FIA has revealed that it is expecting to make revisions to its system of driver categorisation in time for next season.
Sebastien Ogier declared a fourth at Rally Spain as another positive step in landing an eighth World Rally Championship title despite falling short of his targets last weekend.
Remi Taffin, who engineered Fernando Alonso to the Formula 1 world championship with Renault in 2005 and 2006, has joined French constructor ORECA as technical director.
Mercedes Formula 1 title sponsor Petronas has reiterated its long-term commitment to the team, amid wild speculation that its deal could end early.
Mattias Ekstrom has hailed his Cupra Racing team after being crowned the inaugural Pure ETCR champion following a dramatic showdown at Pau-Arnos in France.
Kyle Larson booked his place in the final four of the NASCAR Cup playoffs with victory at Texas, holding off Hendrick team-mate William Byron to the line.
Mattia Binotto says beating McLaren to third in the Formula 1 constructors’ championship is a “clear objective” for Ferrari this year, helping the team work under pressure.
Niclas Gronholm drove to a second victory of the World Rallycross Championship season at Montalegre in Portugal thanks to a lap-one joker.
Mattias Ekstrom and CUPRA X Zengo Motorsport became the inaugural PURE ETCR champion in a brutal season finale at Pau-Arnos in France.
Elfyn Evans says “anything can happen” yet in the World Rally Championship title fight but admits it will take something “radical” to deny Sebastien Ogier at next month’s Monza decider.
Thierry Neuville has praised a group of marshals for helping revive his Hyundai after a “heart attack” moment almost snatched defeat from the jaws of victory at Rally Spain.
Leo Machitski and Dennis Lind secured British GT championship spoils with a steady drive to fourth place at the Donington Park finale as Enduro Motorsport's McLaren took a maiden win.
World Rally Championship leader Sebastien Ogier has been fined for a traffic related offence and for failing to stop when told to by local police at Rally Spain.
Despite appearing to have an IndyCar job for life with Meyer Shank Racing, Jack Harvey’s departure and move to Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing sparked plenty of debate. However, Harvey's and RLL's combined strengths could prove to be a winning combination - if they get the balance right
Jean-Karl Vernay reignited his World Touring Car Cup title hopes with a vital victory on home soil, beating fellow Frenchman Yvan Muller at Pau-Arnos.
Thierry Neuville produced one of the drives of the season to claim a dominant Rally Spain win over Elfyn Evans, who kept his Word Rally Championship title hopes alive.
A Formula 1 race engineer’s job used to be to collect the feedback from a driver and translate that into modifications on the car.
Team Redline has won both classes of the 6 Hours of Spa, the second round of the Le Mans Virtual Series thanks to a clever strategy and coy use of fuel saving.
Lando Norris hopes that his willingness to speak out on mental health in Formula 1 can act as aspiration for others to come forward and be more open with their struggles.
In the 1960s and 1970s, McLaren juggled works entries in F1, sportscars and the Indy 500 while building cars for F3 and F2. Now it’s returning to its roots, expanding into IndyCars and Extreme E while continuing its F1 renaissance. There’s talk of Formula E and WEC entries too. But is this all too much, too soon? STUART CODLING talks to the man in charge
Mugen Honda driver Tomoki Nojiri wrapped up the 2021 Super Formula title with a fifth place finish at Motegi, as teammate Hiroki Otsu clinched his maiden race victory.
Thierry Neuville moved a step closer to a dominant World Rally Championship victory at Rally Spain after extending his lead over Toyota’s Elfyn Evans on Sunday morning.
Sebastien Ogier says he’s “never changed so much on a car during a rally” to overcome set-up issues that have plagued his World Rally Championship victory hopes in Spain.
Saturday 16 October marks 10 years to the day double Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon tragically died in an IndyCar crash at Las Vegas.
Mattias Ekstrom is on the verge of becoming the inaugural PURE ETCR champion after he and CUPRA X Zengo Motorsport continued their serene progress at Pau-Arnos on Saturday.
Thierry Neuville has emerged as the firm favourite to win the penultimate round of the World Rally Championship following a dominant Saturday at Rally Spain.
World Rallycross Championship points’ leader Timmy Hansen set a brace of fastest times on the opening day of round seven at Montalegre in Portugal to head the overnight standings.
Yvan Muller stormed to his first pole position for two years by beating Jean-Karl Vernay in World Touring Car Cup qualifying at the short 1.88-mile Pau-Arnos circuit in France.
Zak O'Sullivan has claimed the 2021 GB3 Championship crown after taking his sixth win of the year on the final weekend of the season at Donington Park.
Team WRT has been at the forefront of GT racing for years and made a successful move to prototypes for 2021, capped by an LMP2 win on its Le Mans debut. It could've been even better had the race been one lap shorter, when its cars ran 1-2, but the stranger-than-fiction reality has spurred the team to reach greater heights
DTM chief Gerhard Berger admits that the Norisring finale has “damaged” the series’ reputation and he will “personally” work on a solution in the winter break.
Formula 1 drivers have expressed unease this year about how pole position records are being skewed by penalties and the new sprint race format.
Saturday 16 October marks the 10th anniversary of Dan Wheldon’s death. David Malsher-Lopez pays tribute, then asks Wheldon’s race engineer from 2011, Todd Malloy, to recall that magical second victory at the Indianapolis 500
Thierry Neuville completed a clean sweep of World Rally Championship stage wins on Saturday morning to further extend his Rally Spain lead over Toyota’s Elfyn Evans.
Six-time World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea says Valentino Rossi calling his missed MotoGP opportunity “a great shame” is “really nice”, and agrees with the Italian legend.
Formula 1 risks losing valuable staff as well as stopping grands prix being ‘special’ events if the calendar continues expanding, warns Sebastian Vettel.
World Rally Championship cars will be fitted with a newly developed FIA Artificial Intelligence Safety Camera designed to scan stages for potential hazards.
Ott Tanak will sit out the remaining stages of Rally Spain after Hyundai Motorsport confirmed it was unable to repair the 2019 World Rally champion’s damaged car.
Mattias Ekstrom reduced the PURE ETCR title fight to a four-driver affair with a commanding round one victory as the final event of the season got underway at Pau-Arnos, France.
An inaugural Cape Town E-Prix has been officially dropped from the 2022 Formula E calendar, while a maiden race in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta has been locked in.
Thierry Neuville claimed the Rally Spain lead after an inspired afternoon run while World Rally Championship title contender and early leader Elfyn Evans survived a wild moment.
Alpine will have the chance to race on in the World Endurance Championship with its ORECA LMP1 design next year.
Daniel Ricciardo will get to drive one of Dale Earnhardt’s NASCAR Cup cars at the United States Grand Prix, after winning his Formula 1 bet with boss Zak Brown.