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Renault evaluating switch to Mercedes engine design concept

Renault is evaluating a switch to the Mercedes concept of a split turbo and compressor on its Formula 1 power unit as part of an engine overhaul for 2022.

Autosport launches refreshed website and mobile app

Autosport has unveiled its updated website and new mobile app to provide an improved user experience, just as the new motorsport season gets well under way.

Aston Martin targets F1 title triumph within five years

Aston Martin has its sights set on winning the Formula 1 world championship within the next five years, as it unveiled its 2021 car on Wednesday.

Szafnauer: Aston Martin will get the best out of Vettel

Aston Martin F1 Team chief Otmar Szafnauer believes he can extract the best from four-time Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel after his ill-starred final season with Ferrari in 2020.

First NASCAR test at COTA prompts prediction of "epic starts"

NASCAR Cup champions Chase Elliott, Brad Keselowski and Martin Truex Jr gave the Circuit of the Americas glowing reviews after their first test at the track.

Why Aston Martin’s arrival is more than just new green livery

In the most eagerly anticipated Formula 1 team launch of the season, the rebranded Aston Martin squad’s changes go much further than the striking paint job. But rather than a restart, the team hopes to build on top of solid foundations.

Vettel: F1 sprint race plans "make no sense"

Sebastian Vettel has blasted Formula 1’s plans to introduce sprint races in 2021, saying the proposal “makes no sense” and is “taking the focus away from the real problem”.

The 12 month journey to settle Aston Martin's new F1 livery

When Aston Martin pulled the covers off its striking green AMR21 on Wednesday, it marked the start of an exciting new chapter for the Formula 1 team.

The car Aston Martin begins its new F1 journey with Plus

The car Aston Martin begins its new F1 journey with

The team formerly known as Racing Point gambled successfully on a Mercedes look-alike in 2020 as it mounted a strong challenge for third in the constructors' race and won the Sakhir GP. Now clothed in British racing green, Aston Martin's first Formula 1 challenger since 1960 provides the clearest indicator yet of what to expect from the new-for-2021 regulations

Rebranded Aston Martin unveils 2021 F1 car

Aston Martin has revealed its new Formula 1 car ahead of the 2021 season, marking the return of the constructor to the grid after 61 years away

Watch Aston Martin 2021 Formula 1 car launch, live at 3pm

Aston Martin will unveil its first Formula 1 car for 61 years on Wednesday afternoon, as the team presents the AMR21 ahead of the new season

Campos F2 squad reveals tribute livery to late founder

Campos Racing has taken the covers off a special livery that will be carried on its FIA Formula 2 and F3 cars this year to pay tribute to its late founder Adrian Campos.

Cassidy exceeded expectations on debut FE weekend

Nick Cassidy says he exceeded his own expectations in his maiden Formula E weekend in the Diriyah E-Prix after showing top six pace in both qualifying and race trim.

Rossi not racing in MotoGP "just to spend time"

Valentino Rossi says he is not racing “just to spend time” and has set his sights on fighting for victories in the 2021 MotoGP season with Petronas SRT.

Why Haas is prepared to sacrifice its 2021 F1 season

After a difficult 2020 season, Haas has decided against developing its 2021 challenger and thrown all its eggs into the new regulations for 2022. ADAM COOPER explores the thinking behind Gunther Steiner's plan for a season of "damage control"

Wolff: F1 needs to try sprint races despite inevitable controversy

Toto Wolff believes the introduction of sprint races to Formula 1 in 2021 is something the series “needs to do” despite accepting it will “create controversy”.

Alpine decides against having official F1 team principal for 2021

Alpine’s Formula 1 squad will run without an official team principal this year, with the outfit electing to split responsibilities across a senior management duo.

Bottas looking to be "a bit more selfish" in 2021 F1 title bid

Valtteri Bottas says he plans to be more demanding and “a bit more selfish” with his Mercedes race team this year as he targets an elusive Formula 1 world championship.

Team Dynamics coy on Shedden BTCC return talk

Top British Touring Car Championship squad Team Dynamics has refused to comment on speculation that three-time series champion Gordon Shedden could replace Dan Cammish this year.

Alonso "completely fit" for F1 testing after cycling accident

Fernando Alonso is "completely fit" and will be ready to drive in Formula 1 pre-season testing next week after recovering from a cycling accident, according to Alpine's CEO

Brivio: "Not easy" leaving Suzuki MotoGP squad for "dream" F1 move

Davide Brivio says it was "not easy" to leave Suzuki's MotoGP title-winning squad to become Alpine's Formula 1 racing director, but thought he would regret not making the move

Williams to reveal 2021 Formula 1 car using augmented reality

Williams has announced it will reveal its new car for the 2021 Formula 1 season using augmented reality on Friday afternoon

Hamilton: Winning eighth F1 title or not in 2021 won't decide my future

Lewis Hamilton says the result of his attempt to win an eighth Formula 1 world title will not be the decisive factor in how long he continues racing past 2021

Kvyat joins Alpine as F1 reserve driver for 2021 season

Ex-AlphaTauri and Red Bull Formula 1 racer Daniil Kvyat has joined Alpine as a reserve driver ahead of the 2021 season

Alpine A521 F1 car unveiled following winter rebrand

Alpine has unveiled its new Formula 1 car ahead of the 2021 season following the team's rebranding from Renault over the winter

Wolff: Mercedes won't be "flirting" with other F1 drivers

Mercedes has no intention of "flirting" with other drivers over potential future race seats until it knows what is happening with its current Formula 1 line-up

Adamo impressed by Hyundai's WRC Arctic Rally fightback

Hyundai boss Andrea Adamo has congratulated the manner in which his team bounced back from its round one World Rally Championship disappointment to win last weekend's Arctic Rally

Guenther: One-lap pace let us down in Diriyah FE

Maximilian Guenther believes he and BMW Andretti were let down by a lack of one-lap pace in Formula E's season-opening races in Riyadh last weekend

Mercedes confesses to hiding new W12 F1 car floor from rivals

Mercedes has confessed to hiding the floor design of its new W12 Formula 1 car as it does not want to give rivals a head start on copying its ideas

Morbidelli/Rossi relationship won’t change as MotoGP team-mates

MotoGP 2020 runner-up Franco Morbidelli says "nothing will change" between himself and Valentino Rossi as Petronas SRT team-mates as "nothing is as big as friendship"

Hamilton explains decision to only sign one-year Mercedes F1 extension

Lewis Hamilton has explained his decision to only sign a one-year Formula 1 contract extension with Mercedes for 2021, saying there was no need to plan too far ahead

De Vries joins Vandoorne in Mercedes F1 reserve driver role

Nyck de Vries has become one of Mercedes' nominated Formula 1 reserve drivers for the 2021 season, joining Formula E team-mate Stoffel Vandoorne in the role

Mercedes explains F1 power unit changes to address reliability concerns

Mercedes has explained the changes it has made to its Formula 1 engine to address reliability concerns it had ahead of the new season

Mercedes staying silent on F1 token spend for W12 car

Mercedes is staying silent on where it has spent its two development tokens for its new Formula 1 car ahead of the 2021 season

Mercedes reveals W12 car for 2021 ahead of F1 title defence

Mercedes has revealed its new Formula 1 car ahead of the 2021 season when it will bid for an eighth consecutive constructors' championship

Watch Mercedes 2021 Formula 1 car launch live on Autosport

You can watch the reveal of the car that carries Mercedes' hopes of an eighth straight Formula 1 title double live on

F1 drivers to use sparkling wine again in podium celebrations

Formula 1 drivers will be back to using sparkling wine to celebrate on the podium after races this year, following an official tie-up with Italian company Ferrari Trento

Muller switches to Team Rosberg Audi R8 LMS GT3 for 2021 DTM

Two-time DTM runner-up Nico Muller will switch to Team Rosberg for the championship's first season featuring GT3 cars in 2021, partnering with American racer Dev Gore

Haupt Racing Team joins DTM with Mercedes support

Haupt Racing Team will enter two Mercedes AMG GT3 cars in the DTM this season with factory support from the German manufacturer

Ex-F1 driver Grosjean "more confident" after second IndyCar test

Ex-Formula 1 racer Romain Grosjean says he's made "good progress" in becoming accustomed to the driving style necessary for IndyCar, after a solid day of testing at Laguna Seca

F1 set for 'Super Tuesday' launch double with Mercedes and Alpine

Formula 1 is set for the busiest day yet in the build-up to the new season as Mercedes and Alpine unveil their new cars for 2021 today

Cammish out of Dynamics BTCC driver line-up for 2021

Honda British Touring Car Championship star Dan Cammish will no longer be a part of the Team Dynamics line-up in 2021

The driver problems facing Mercedes in 2021 Plus

The driver problems facing Mercedes in 2021

Ahead of the new Formula 1 season, reigning world champions Mercedes will take on challenges both old and new. This also can be said for its driver conundrum which could become key to sustaining its ongoing success

How Alpine's cure to 2021 F1 rules starts at the front Plus

How Alpine's cure to 2021 F1 rules starts at the front

A new name, new faces and new colours pulls the rebranded Alpine Formula 1 team into a new era while carrying over core elements of its 2020 car. But under the surface there's more than meets the eye with the A521 which hints at how the team will tackle 2021

Can Mercedes' W12 retain the team's crown? Plus

Can Mercedes' W12 retain the team's crown?

Replacing Formula 1's fastest car was never going to be an easy feat for Mercedes. Amid the technical rule tweaks to peg back the W12 and its 2021 rivals, the new Mercedes challenger will remain the target to beat

SRT: Rossi won't have less pressure as satellite MotoGP rider

Petronas SRT team director Johan Stigefelt doesn't believe nine-time grand prix world champion Valentino Rossi will have less pressure on him as a satellite MotoGP rider in 2021

Haas accepts "risk" in abandoning development of 2021 F1 car

Haas boss Gunther Steiner says the team has abandoned development of its 2021 Formula 1 car in a move it says carries some "risk" of dropping it down the order

Trident confirm Viscaal and Sato for 2021 F2 season

Trident has announced it will field Bent Viscaal alongside the returning Marino Sato in this year's FIA Formula 2 Championship

Neuville sure co-driver language barrier can be solved for WRC Croatia

Hyundai's Thierry Neuville says he is sure the language barrier that surfaced with co-driver Martijn Wydaeghe at Arctic Rally Finland can be resolved before the Croatian World Rally Championship round

Lynn "100% fine" after horror Diriyah FE crash

Mahindra Formula E driver Alex Lynn has provided an update on his condition following a horrific crash in the Diriyah E-Prix, revealing he's "100% fine" and has escaped injuries

SRT "seemed more upset" than Yamaha at 2020 MotoGP title loss

Petronas SRT team principal Razlan Razali admits his squad appeared "more upset" at losing the 2020 MotoGP title than Yamaha was, but stresses this situation has been "addressed"

Dennis slams Wehrlein for "driving me into the wall" in Diriyah Formula E race

BMW Formula E driver Jake Dennis has hit out at Pascal Wehrlein for driving him into the wall in the Diriyah E-Prix, saying he "doesn't really know what his logic was" behind his move

Why the new Formula E season got off to such a controversial start Plus

Why the new Formula E season got off to such a controversial start

With the new Formula E season belatedly getting underway in Saudi Arabia, the championship appeared to try to make up for lost time with an overspill of action and controversy on and off the track. While some talking points could have serious repercussions, it was an explosive opener for many reasons

The big F1 questions of 2021 Plus

The big F1 questions of 2021

After an unprecedented season last year, there are plenty of questions and storylines for the upcoming Formula 1 campaign. Sky Sports F1 pundit Karun Chandhok gives his verdict

Toyota teases new look for BTCC 2021 challenger

Factory Toyota colours appear set to feature on the pair of Speedworks Motorsport entries in this year's British Touring Car Championship

Rowe Racing commits to DTM with BMW M6 GT3

Renowned sportscar racing outfit Rowe Racing has announced that it would enter the DTM with the BMW M6 GT3 in 2021

Petronas SRT unveils 2021 MotoGP livery with Rossi and Morbidelli

Petronas SRT has become the latest MotoGP team to unveil the livery its 2021 challengers will race in the new season with revised line-up of Franco Morbidelli and Valentino Rossi

Williams retains Jamie Chadwick as Formula 1 development driver

Former W Series champion Jamie Chadwick will remain at the Williams Formula 1 team for a third year as development driver

Mount Panorama 500 Supercars opener was a one-off

Supercars isn't planning on using the single-driver format at the famous Mount Panorama circuit again in the near future

Formula E takes control of Audi team licence sale

Formula E Operations has taken control of the sale of the Audi team licence after the deadline to agree a buyout past, despite interested parties holding talks with the manufacturer