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Neuville's WRC co-driver Wydaeghe offers injury update

Thierry Neuville’s World Rally Championship co-driver Martijn Wydaeghe is expecting to contest next year’s Monte Carlo Rally season opener after sustaining a shoulder injury in a testing crash last week.

How Quartararo cast aside prior doubts to become MotoGP's new king Plus

How Quartararo cast aside prior doubts to become MotoGP's new king

Doubts were cast over Yamaha’s French recruit after his disastrous end to the 2020 MotoGP season with Petronas SRT, but Fabio Quartararo answered them convincingly in 2021 to claim a MotoGP title that exhibited both his devastating speed and mental strength

Masi: Jeddah only needs "fine-tuning" despite F1 drivers' concerns

Several Formula 1 drivers have called for changes to the Jeddah circuit after safety concerns arose during the Saudi Arabian GP weekend.

Hyundai confirms shock departure of team principal Andrea Adamo

Hyundai Motorsport has announced team principal Andrea Adamo will leave the team with immediate effect after six years with the Korean marque.

Hamilton had no warning Verstappen had been asked to swap places

Mercedes trackside engineering director Andrew Shovlin says that Lewis Hamilton had no warning that Max Verstappen had been asked to let him by during Formula 1's Saudi Arabian GP.

Top 10 F1 title deciders ranked: 1986 Australian GP, 2008 Brazilian GP and more

The 2021 Formula 1 season has been a classic, and will boil down to a winner-takes-all finale in Abu Dhabi this weekend between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton. Autosport looked back over the previous 29 occasions when the title was decided at the final race and picked out the 10 best in the world championship's history

2021 F1 Abu Dhabi GP – How to watch, session timings and more

Formula 1 reaches its season finale with Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton level on points for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the 22nd round of the 2021 season on 10-12 December.

Jake Hughes returns for Formula 2 Abu Dhabi season finale

Jake Hughes will rejoin HWA Racelab for the final round for the FIA Formula 2 Championship at Abu Dhabi this weekend.

Seidl backs call for F1 red flag rule change after Jeddah race

McLaren boss Andreas Seidl has backed a call by Lando Norris for a change Formula 1’s red flag rules following Sunday's Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

Porsche: F1 interest will "influence" decision to continue in Formula E

Porsche will decide in the next year if it will remain in Formula E beyond its current 2023-24 commitment, with the decision ‘influenced’ by a possible move into Formula 1.

Villeneuve: Jeddah F1 battle was “rental karting”

Former Formula 1 world champion Jacques Villeneuve has described the battle between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen in the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix as “rental karting”.

Dane: Drivers shouldn't make Supercars paddle shift call

Feedback from Supercars drivers shouldn't be the deciding factor in the paddles versus stick shift debate, according to outgoing Triple Eight boss Roland Dane.

De Vries, Vandoorne impress on IndyCar test debuts

Mercedes Formula E team-mates Nyck de Vries and Stoffel Vandoorne shone on their IndyCar test debuts with Meyer Shank Racing and Arrow McLaren SP at Sebring on Monday.

Binder: 2021 MotoGP season was an extended rookie campaign

KTM’s Brad Binder feels his 2021 MotoGP season was essentially an extended rookie campaign given how little time he spent on the bike in 2020.

Piastri handed Alpine F1 rookie test chance in Abu Dhabi

Alpine reserve Oscar Piastri is the latest driver to be formally confirmed for the Abu Dhabi rookie test, which takes place on the Tuesday after the race.

Verstappen: Penalised Saudi Arabian GP move "was fine in Brazil"

Max Verstappen feels a penalty for running Lewis Hamilton off the track in Saudi Arabia was "unfair" after not being sanctioned for a similar Formula 1 incident in Brazil.

Acura confirms ORECA collaboration for LMDh effort

Acura's new LMDh prototype for 2023 will be developed in conjunction with French constructor ORECA, the Honda brand has confirmed.

Why Formula E title success felt so different to F2 Plus

Why Formula E title success felt so different to F2

OPINION: The 2021 Formula E campaign was wide open until the final race after its most unpredictable season yet. Eventual champion Nyck de Vries explains why this made his title-winning experience such a different experience to conquering F2 in 2019

Hamilton may not have gone for fastest lap if he'd seen wing damage

Mercedes reckons Lewis Hamilton may not have risked going for fastest lap in Formula 1's Saudi Arabian Grand Prix if he knew how damaged his front wing was.

Saudi Arabian Grand Prix Driver Ratings

An ill-tempered Saudi Grand Prix made Formula 1 more soap opera than sporting spectacle at times, but there were some strong performances up and down the field on the world championship's first visit to Jeddah

10 things we learned from F1's 2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen will go into the 2021 Formula 1 title decider in Abu Dhabi level on points after the former's victory in an ill-tempered Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. Autosport picks out the key turning points from an eventful first visit to the Jeddah Corniche Circuit, as race control came under fire, while on-track ethics were again subject to debate

Haas F1 team tight on spare parts after Saudi Arabian GP crashes

Haas Formula 1 boss Gunther Steiner admits his team has little margin on spare parts after suffering two heavy accidents in the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

Masi: Verstappen grid swap offer completely 'normal'

Formula 1 race director Michael Masi insists that his red flag conversation with Red Bull about changing grid positions at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix was completely 'normal’.

Barnicoat joins Lexus line-up for 2022 IMSA GTD Pro class

Former McLaren factory GT driver Ben Barnicoat has joined Vasser Sullivan to campaign its Lexus RC F in the IMSA SportsCar Championship's new GTD Pro class next year.

Kobayashi to have fully operational role as Toyota WEC squad team principal

Kamui Kobayashi will have a fully operational role in his new position as team principal of the Toyota World Endurance Championship squad.

Ocon: Floor damage cost me in Saudi F1 podium battle with Bottas

Esteban Ocon says his podium hopes in Formula 1’s Saudi Arabian Grand Prix were ultimately dashed by a chunk of floor coming off his car two laps from home.

How can Lewis Hamilton win the 2021 F1 title?

The Formula 1 world championship has gone down to the wire on 29 occasions in its 71 years. This weekend’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix shootout between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton will make that 30 at the end of one of the most dramatic and controversial seasons in F1 history.

Red Bull: Masi's grid swap offer like something from the "souk"

Red Bull boss Christian Horner says Formula 1 race director Michael Masi’s offer of changing grid positions in the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix was like something from the "souk".

Pol Espargaro “wasn’t ready” for Honda MotoGP debut

Pol Espargaro admits the lack of pre-season testing in 2021 meant he came into the Qatar Grand Prix opener in March “not ready” for his Honda debut.

How teams prepare for the unique challenges of an Extreme E X-Prix

Extreme E’s races are held in unique locations, from the desert dunes of Saudi Arabia to glacial river beds in Greenland. Preparing for each event poses a tough challenge for the competitors in the all-electric off-road series.

How the Jeddah F1 race became a one-sitting Netflix drama series

The inaugural Saudi Arabian Grand Prix was a race packed full of incident as Formula 1 2021's title contenders repeatedly clashed on track. Lewis Hamilton won out over Max Verstappen to level the scores heading into next weekend's Abu Dhabi finale, as Jeddah turned F1 into a drama series

Hamilton: Consensus on F1 overtaking rules "doesn't apply to one of us"

Lewis Hamilton has suggested there is only one Formula 1 driver who doesn't understand you cannot overtake off track, after the latest clashes between himself and Max Verstappen in Saudi Arabia.

Autosport Podcast: F1 Saudi Arabian GP review

Lewis Hamilton beat Max Verstappen in a fierce battle to win the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix and go level on points in the Formula 1 standings for the title decider.

Norris: "Stupid" red flag F1 tyre change rules must be changed

Lando Norris has called for the rule that allows Formula 1 drivers to have a free tyre change during a red flag race suspension to be changed, with the Briton calling it "unfair".

Verstappen nominated for BBC SPOTY World Sports Star award

Max Verstappen has been nominated for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year’s World Sports Star award ahead of the 2021 prize giving later this month.

Wolff hopes F1 avoids "messy situation" in Abu Dhabi title decider

Toto Wolff hopes the “repercussions” from Sunday’s chaotic Saudi Arabian Grand Prix ensures Formula 1 avoids a “messy situation” in the Abu Dhabi title decider.

Alesi gets full-time Super Formula and GT500 promotion at TOM'S

Giuliano Alesi has been handed a promotion to the TOM’S Toyota Super GT team for 2022, and will also drive for the squad full-time in Super Formula.

Nakajima retires, replaced by Hirakawa in Toyota WEC lineup

Three-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner Kazuki Nakajima has retired from the cockpit and will be replaced in Toyota's World Endurance Championship line-up by Ryo Hirakawa.

Porsche team SSR Performance commits to two-car DTM entry

Porsche will have a full-time representative in the DTM next year, with ADAC GT Masters squad SSR Performance committing to a two-car entry after its Nurburgring one-off outing.

Horner: Saudi Arabian GP race control calls shows F1 'misses Charlie Whiting'

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner says Formula 1 missed the experience of former race director Charlie Whiting during a chaotic Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

Full FIA stewards' verdict on Verstappen's Saudi GP F1 penalty

The FIA stewards have handed Red Bull's Max Verstappen a 10-second penalty for his role in the collision with Lewis Hamilton at the Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. Read the full verdict below.

Verstappen given 10-second penalty for causing Hamilton clash in Saudi Arabian GP

Max Verstappen has received a 10-second penalty for his clash with Formula 1 title rival Lewis Hamilton in the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix after the stewards called his braking “erratic”.

Pourchaire "fine", Fittipaldi suffers fractured heel after Jeddah F2 startline crash

Theo Pourchaire has confirmed that he is "fine" while Enzo Fittipaldi has sustained a fractured heel following a frightening Formula 2 start line crash in the feature race at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

Marko: Red Bull "not treated the same" as Mercedes by FIA stewards

Helmut Marko believes Red Bull is “not treated the same” as Mercedes by the FIA stewards after a penalty ended Max Verstappen’s Saudi Arabia Formula 1 race win hopes.

Hamilton: Verstappen was ‘over the limit’ with F1 Saudi GP moves

Lewis Hamilton believes Formula 1 title rival Max Verstappen was “over the limit” during their incident-packed battle for victory in Jeddah, admitting it was “difficult” to keep his cool.

Hamilton doesn't understand 'sudden' Verstappen braking in Turn 27 incident

Lewis Hamilton says he doesn't understand why Formula 1 title rival Max Verstappen braked "suddenly" in their Turn 27 altercation in the inaugural Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

Verstappen: 'F1 more about penalties than racing' after Saudi controversy

Max Verstappen has blasted Formula 1 as being "more about penalties than about racing" after a controversial Saudi Arabian Grand Prix blighted by multiple incidents with title rival Lewis Hamilton.

F1 Saudi Arabian GP: Hamilton beats Verstappen to go level on points in chaotic race

Lewis Hamilton headed Max Verstappen in Formula 1’s first Saudi Arabian race, which was twice red flagged and the two title rivals clashed twice in ugly and near farcical scenes.

Russell: "Motorsport has a lot to learn" from unnecessary Jeddah F1 danger

Williams Formula 1 driver George Russell believes "motorsport has a lot to learn" from a chaotic Saudi Arabian Grand Prix and says its Jeddah's Corniche street circuit needs to be made safer.

F1 Grand Prix race results: Hamilton wins wild Saudi GP

Lewis Hamilton won the inaugural Saudi Arabian Grand Prix at Jeddah Corniche Circuit on Sunday for Mercedes after one of the most bizarre races in Formula 1 history with title rival Max Verstappen.

Saudi Arabian GP red-flagged twice after early crashes

Formula 1's Saudi Arabian Grand Prix was red-flagged twice within 16 laps on Sunday following several crashes, with four drivers out of the race.

Live: F1 Saudi Arabian GP commentary and updates

Live commentary and updates for the Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

F2 Jeddah: Piastri wins red-flagged shortened feature race

Oscar Piastri claimed victory in a restarted Formula 2 feature race in Saudi Arabia that was red-flagged following a crash involving Olli Caldwell and Guilherme Samaia.

Who are the best British F1 drivers statistically? Hamilton, Mansell & more

Ahead of this weekend's British Grand Prix, Autosport runs down the top 10 most statistically successful British Formula 1 drivers of the past 70 years

F2 Jeddah: Pourchaire and Fittipaldi hospitalised after startline shunt

The Formula 2 Championship feature race at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix has been suspended following a frightening startline shunt involving Theo Pourchaire and Enzo Fittipaldi. 

Inside the lightweight Czech sportscar taking the UK by storm Plus

Inside the lightweight Czech sportscar taking the UK by storm

Ahead of Praga running its own standalone series in partnership with Britcar, Autosport got behind the wheel of the Czech company’s R1 at Donington – and was left very impressed

Vettel: Aston Martin "miles away" in Jeddah after surprise Q1 exit

Sebastian Vettel was surprised by his struggles in Jeddah Formula 1 qualifying on Saturday, believing his Aston Martin isn't “a good match” to the Saudi track after his Q1 exit.

Perez: New Saudi F1 circuit is unnecessarily dangerous

Sergio Perez thinks the new Jeddah Corniche street circuit is unnecessarily dangerous, as he hopes Formula 1 gets away without a big crash in the inaugural Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

Mercedes unsure why Red Bull was so quick in Saudi F1 qualifying

Mercedes was surprised to lack Red Bull’s pace in Formula 1 qualifying for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, believing Max Verstappen could have taken pole by half a second.

Neuville and Wydaeghe released from hospital after WRC test crash

Hyundai Motorsport has revealed that its World Rally Championship driver Thierry Neuville and co-driver Martijn Wydaeghe have been released from hospital following a serious testing crash in France.