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Spa 24 Hours: #51 Iron Lynx Ferrari leads after six hours

The Iron Lynx Ferrari driven Alessandro Pier Guidi, Nicklas Nielsen and Come Ledogar lead the Spa 24 Hours at one-quarter distance.

Marshal dies after crash at Brands Hatch

A marshal has died following a crash at a British Automobile Racing Club meeting at Brands Hatch on Saturday.

Why Hamilton's Verstappen 'gamesmanship' wasn't an F1 rules breach

Lewis Hamilton’s slow final Q3 out-lap in front of Max Verstappen at the Hungarian Grand Prix reignited intrigue about the ongoing rivalry between Formula 1’s title protagonists.

Steiner fed up with "too frequent and too heavy" Haas F1 crashes

Gunther Steiner says that Haas’s crashes are becoming “too frequent and too heavy” after another incident involving Mick Schumacher in final Formula 1 practice for the Hungarian Grand Prix.

F1 Hungarian Grand Prix – Start time, how to watch, & more

Lewis Hamilton has taken pole position ahead of Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas for the Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix. Here's how and when you can watch the race.

Wolff: Boos against Hamilton ‘consequence’ of Silverstone fallout

Toto Wolff believes the boos directed at Lewis Hamilton after Formula 1 qualifying in Hungary were a “consequence” of the fallout from his Silverstone crash with Max Verstappen.

Hungary F3: Nannini takes maiden win after battling Fittipaldi

Matteo Nannini took his maiden win in FIA Formula 3 at the Hungaroring after a dramatic battle with Enzo Fittipaldi.

Spa 24 Hours: Aitken, Rigon taken to hospital after Raidillon pileup

Williams Formula 1 reserve Jack Aitken and Ferrari factory driver Davide Rigon have been transferred to hospital after a major accident in the opening hour of the Spa 24 Hours.

Sainz "calm" after discovering wind gust caused Hungarian GP qualifying crash

A gust of wind sent Ferrari Formula 1 driver Carlos Sainz Jr off the road in Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying, consigning the Spaniard to 15th place on the grid.

Hamilton rebuffs 'gamesmanship' accusation on slow Hungary Q3 lap

Lewis Hamilton says suggestions he deliberately held up the Red Bull drivers late Formula 1 qualifying at Budapest are “so silly” and insists he does not deploy gamesmanship “tactics”.

Oulton Park BTCC: Proctor beats Shedden to pole in Honda 1-2

Senna Proctor edged out Scottish brothers-in-law Gordon Shedden and Rory Butcher for pole position in an entertaining British Touring Car Championship qualifying session at Oulton Park.

Hungary W Series: Chadwick dominates to take second win

Jamie Chadwick dominated the W Series race at the Hungaroring, crossing the line more than 10 seconds ahead of title rival Alice Powell.

Verstappen blasts 'ridiculous' question on further Hamilton clashes

Max Verstappen responded angrily to Formula 1’s press conference host at the Hungarian Grand Prix over "ridiculous" fresh questions regarding the potential for more trouble between him and Lewis Hamilton.

Red Bull: No major issue with Hamilton ‘gamesmanship’ in Hungary Q3

Red Bull Formula 1 boss Christian Horner says he has no “major issue” with Lewis Hamilton’s “gamesmanship” at the end of qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Verstappen: Q2 soft tyre switch prompted by lack of F1 pace

Max Verstappen says he made the Q2 soft tyre qualifying switch for Formula 1's Hungarian Grand Prix because he was worried his medium tyre lap would not be quick enough.

Hamilton: Boos from crowd after Hungarian GP pole "fuel me"

Lewis Hamilton brushed off boos and jeers from the crowd after taking pole position for the Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix, saying it “just fuels me”.

Grand Prix qualifying results: Hamilton takes Hungary F1 pole

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring – the 11th round of the 2021 Formula 1 world championship season.

F1 Hungarian GP: Hamilton takes pole in Mercedes front row lockout

Lewis Hamilton led a Mercedes 1-2 in qualifying for Formula 1’s 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix, with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen ending up third behind Valtteri Bottas.

Penalty denies Colombo maiden F3 win, Iwasa inherits victory

Lorenzo Colombo has lost his first FIA Formula 3 victory after he was handed a post-race five-second time penalty, with Red Bull junior Ayumu Iwasa inheriting the win.

Oulton Park BTCC: Goff puts Cupra at top of the times in practice

Jack Goff planted his Team Hard Cupra Leon at the top of the times in free practice as the British Touring Car Championship weekend at Oulton Park kicked off in tricky conditions.

Why the Jaguar E-type remains special at 60 Plus

Why the Jaguar E-type remains special at 60

It’s 60 years since the Jaguar E-type arrived and caused a sensation. As our resident racer Ben Anderson discovered when he got behind the wheel of two special racing versions at Brands Hatch, the thrill of driving them hasn't diminished over time

Why the tension between Mercedes and Red Bull won’t ease off

OPINION: Now that the Silverstone first-lap crash affair has reached its conclusion, all parties have offered their hopes that the tension between Formula 1's two top teams will simmer down. But the early signs are that this will be easier said than done.

F1 Hungarian GP: Hamilton tops final practice ahead of Verstappen

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time in final practice for Formula 1’s 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix, edging out title rival Max Verstappen by 0.088s.

F1 Hungarian GP Live commentary and updates - FP3 & Qualifying

Live updates from Saturday practice and qualifying for the Hungarian GP at the Hungaroring.

How Verstappen's sim rig brake set-up helped prepare him for F1 return

Max Verstappen has revealed how the brake pedal setting of his home sim rig gave him the confidence that he was fit enough to return at Formula 1’s Hungarian Grand Prix.

Hungary F3: Colombo wins first sprint race after Edgar mechanical failure

Lorenzo Colombo took his first FIA Formula 3 victory at the Hungaroring from second on the grid after polesitter Jonny Edgar’s race was scuppered by a mechanical failure.

The story behind F1's most iconic refuelling picture

It conjured up one of Formula 1’s most famous images and is a constant reminder of the dangers posed by refuelling. This is the story behind Jos Verstappen’s infamous pits stop fire, at the German Grand Prix on this day in 1994.

Williams boss Capito would ‘wish’ Russell gets Mercedes seat

Williams Formula 1 chief Jost Capito says he would “wish” that George Russell gets signed by Mercedes for 2022 as he is ready for life with a top team.

Sainz forced to take third Ferrari power unit for Hungarian GP

Carlos Sainz Jr has been moved on to his third and final power unit of the Formula 1 season after a problem was detected on his Ferrari's scheduled engine overnight.

The F1 champion who became an Indy king in his second career Plus

The F1 champion who became an Indy king in his second career

Emerson Fittipaldi’s decision to go racing with his brother led to him falling out of F1, but he bloomed again on the IndyCar scene. NIGEL ROEBUCK considers a career of two halves

Tsunoda: AlphaTauri F1 car felt ‘really nervous’ before FP1 crash

Yuki Tsunoda says his AlphaTauri Formula 1 car was feeling “really nervous” through the Hungaroring's high-speed corners on Friday prior to his crash during opening Hungarian Grand Prix practice.

Why Mercedes is pleased to be in the Hungary hunt at a 'Red Bull track'

Mercedes ended Friday practice at the Hungaroring with a clear gap to Red Bull thanks to Valtteri Bottas’s pace in topping FP2. But there are other reasons why the Black Arrows squad feels satisfied with its progress so far at a track many Formula 1 observers reckon favours Red Bull overall

Spa 24 Hours: Raffaele Marciello claims pole for ASP Mercedes

Raffaele Marciello claimed pole position for the Spa 24 Hours for the the second consecutive season with the Auto Sport Promotion Mercedes team.

How Red Bull endured its second car crash in two weeks Plus

How Red Bull endured its second car crash in two weeks

OPINION: Red Bull was justified to be upset that Lewis Hamilton survived his British GP clash with Max Verstappen and went on to win. But its attempts to lobby the FIA to reconsider the severity of Hamilton's in-race penalty were always likely to backfire, and have only succeeded in creating a PR disaster that will distract from its on-track efforts

Verstappen's Honda F1 engine given all-clear after Silverstone crash

Red Bull has been given the green light by Honda to continue using Max Verstappen's current power unit, with the manufacturer confirming its engine was left unscathed in the Dutchman's Silverstone crash.

F1 Hungarian GP qualifying - Start time, how to watch & more

Valtteri Bottas led a Mercedes 1-2 at the end of Friday practice at the Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix. Here’s how and when to watch qualifying.

Carpenter: Hulkenberg “has an interest” in a possible IndyCar test

Ed Carpenter reckons Aston Martin Formula 1 reserve Nico Hulkenberg could be interested by a potential IndyCar drive, but warns their talks don't yet have "substance".

Hamilton "optimistic" about Mercedes' chances after hot Hungarian GP practice

Lewis Hamilton feels “quite optimistic” about Mercedes’ chances in this weekend’s Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix after recording a 1-2 finish in FP2 in high temperatures on Friday.

W Series Hungary: Chadwick takes pole from Powell as title battle continues

Jamie Chadwick took pole position in W Series qualifying at the Hungaroring ahead of championship rival Alice Powell.

Grand Prix practice results: Bottas fastest in Hungary F1

Valtteri Bottas of Mercedes was fastest in the opening day of Hungarian Grand Prix practice at the Hungaroring on Friday, the 11th round of the 2021 Formula 1 world championship season.

F1 Hungarian GP: Bottas fastest from Hamilton to lead Mercedes 1-2 in FP2

Valtteri Bottas led a Mercedes 1-2 ahead of Max Verstappen in the second Formula 1 practice session for the 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix as the Red Bull driver battled understeer. 

Paffett's DTM return delayed due to COVID travel restrictions

Gary Paffett’s highly-anticipated return to the DTM at Zolder next weekend has been delayed due to latest travel restrictions imposed by Belgium to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Red Bull parts company with F1 employee after racist messages emerge

Red Bull Racing has parted company with one of its Formula 1 employees after racist text messages recently emerged online.

Wolff: Mercedes wants to "bring respect back" to Hamilton/Verstappen crash discussion

Toto Wolff hopes Mercedes’ statement that called out Formula 1 rival Red Bull’s “concerted attempt” to “tarnish” Lewis Hamilton will “bring respect back to the discussion” following the Silverstone controversy.

Hungary F3: Leclerc leads Prema to qualifying front row lock-out

Arthur Leclerc took pole position at the Hungaroring on Friday, leading team-mate Dennis Hauger to a Prema Racing front row lock out for Sunday’s feature race.

Red Bull explains Albon's re-enactment test in failed FIA review

Red Bull has lifted the lid on why reserve driver Alex Albon re-enacted Lewis Hamilton’s British Grand Prix driving during a Formula 1 filming day at Silverstone last week.

Perez: "No reason" to look outside Red Bull for F1 future

Sergio Perez reckons he holds a “very comfortable position” at Red Bull and therefore has “no reason to look elsewhere” for another seat to remain in Formula 1 in 2022.

Hungary W Series: Chadwick dominates practice ahead of old rival Visser

Jamie Chadwick dominated W Series practice in Hungary, leading the field by over seven-tenths from 2019 championship rival Beitske Visser.

The comeback trail Brit making the most of a second chance

After four years of making only irregular race appearances, Alice Powell had good reason to believe that her dreams of becoming a professional driver were over. But W Series has provided a second chance that she has firmly grasped, Powell's popular home win at Silverstone prompting the new series leader to look ahead to a bright future

F1 Hungarian GP: Verstappen leads Bottas and Hamilton in FP1

Max Verstappen pipped Valtteri Bottas to the top spot in a disrupted first practice session for Formula 1’s 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix, with Lewis Hamilton third in the second Mercedes.

F1 Hungarian GP Live commentary and updates - FP1 & FP2

Live updates from Friday practice for the Hungarian GP at the Hungaroring.

Why Hamilton and Vettel’s stand for LGBTQ+ rights in Hungary matters

OPINION: With Hungary implementing laws banning the teachings of LGBTQ+ issues to under-18s, the country has come under fire for its domestic policy. In response, both Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel arrived in Hungary displaying their support for the LGBTQ+ community. LUKE SMITH explains why it matters.

Hungary F3: Smolyar tops practice ahead of Hauger

Alexander Smolyar topped practice in FIA Formula 3 at the Hungaroring, pipping Dennis Hauger to the top spot by almost two-tenths.

The challenge of regaining career momentum after a year on the sidelines

OPINION: After winning the 2019 Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year award, it has been a tricky past 18 months for Johnathan Hoggard. But now the Jenzer Motorsport FIA Formula 3 driver reckons he’s back on track

Russell "confident" decision on 2022 F1 seat will be made in summer break

George Russell is “confident” a decision about his Formula 1 future will be made during the 2021 summer break, amid continuing speculation about a possible switch from Williams to Mercedes.

Why Supercars axed Perth and New Zealand rounds

Freight deadlines, border uncertainty and staffing issues have been blamed for the axing of both the Perth and New Zealand rounds of the 2021 Supercars season.

Bathurst 1000 postponed to November

The Bathurst 1000 has been postponed by a month while Perth and New Zealand have been axed from the 2021 Supercars schedule.

Hamilton: Red Bull still “slightly ahead” of Mercedes on pace

Lewis Hamilton thinks Red Bull is still slightly ahead of Mercedes in pace terms in Formula 1, despite his triumph at the British Grand Prix.

Netflix to release new Michael Schumacher documentary

A new documentary about Michael Schumacher and which is fully supported by the seven-time Formula 1 world champion’s family is to be released on Netflix on 15 September.

Extreme E adds Sardinia round after Covid calendar disruption

Extreme E has bolstered its heavily disrupted inaugural calendar with the addition of a round in Sardinia in October to replace the cancelled Brazilian event.