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Marrakech E-Prix: Da Costa snatches his first pole of 2022 FE season

Antonio Felix da Costa claimed his first Formula E pole of the season, beating Edoardo Mortara by less than a tenth to claim the spoils in Marrakech E-Prix qualifying.

The Red Bull and Ferrari elements inspiring Alpine's F1 upgrades

Alpine's progress in Formula 1 this year has been fuelled by a pretty consistent upgrade push with its A522 car.

F3 Britain: Hadjar seals sprint victory after late Martins pass

Isack Hadjar took his second FIA Formula 3 sprint race victory of the season at Silverstone, swooping past Victor Martins on the penultimate lap to steal the win.

How an Autosport Award winner is forging a path to Le Mans

Tom Gamble claimed Autosport's Young Driver of the Year award in 2018 following a strong season in British F3. But GTs instead of single-seaters is where the 20-year-old's focus has been since, including European Le Mans success with United Autosports. He told Autosport of his ambitions for the future

Mercedes: F1 British GP W13 updates have "pushed us in the right direction”

Mercedes trackside engineering director Andrew Shovlin believes that the latest updates for the W13 have “pushed the team in the right direction” at the Formula 1 British Grand Prix.

DTM Norisring: Kelvin van der Linde beats Preining to pole

Kelvin van der Linde became the seventh different polesitter in as many DTM races this year, as the Abt Audi driver topped Group B in split qualifying at the Norisring.

Aston Martin's F1 tweaks aimed at firing up its 'Red Bull' aero

Despite the arrival of a much-vaunted B-spec ‘green Red Bull’ aerodynamic upgrade deployed by Aston Martin at the Spanish Grand Prix, the team has still languished among the tail end of the points-paying positions.

Albon: Upgraded Williams felt "pretty strong" in practice

Alex Albon says Williams’ upgraded Formula 1 car felt "pretty strong" on track ahead of Formula 1's British Grand Prix, despite limited running on Friday.

Hill: F1 title fight is at "critical tipping point" ahead of British GP

Damon Hill believes it could soon become “very difficult” for Ferrari to recover against Max Verstappen and Red Bull, leaving the Formula 1 title fight at a “critical tipping point”.

Why it's Red Bull that really leads a three-way fight so far at Silverstone

After a slow start to Friday at Silverstone, all the Formula 1 teams had to effectively cram in a day’s worth of practice into one hour. But there was still plenty to learn and while Ferrari topped the times, a three-way battle is brewing ahead of the British Grand Prix

Russell: Fan abuse of F1 drivers should be "stamped out"

George Russell admits he has struggled to come to terms with the abuse from fans that comes with the job of being a Formula 1 driver.

Marrakech E-Prix: Vergne leads DS Techeetah 1-2 in practice

Jean-Eric Vergne led a DS Techeetah 1-2 in practice for the Marrakech E-Prix, closing out a red flag-interrupted FP2 0.129s ahead of Antonio Felix da Costa.

Mid-Ohio IndyCar: Newgarden leads Palou and Rosenqvist in first practice

Three-time 2022 IndyCar winner Josef Newgarden of Team Penske led Ganassi’s Alex Palou and Felix Rosenqvist of Arrow McLaren SP in opening practice for Sunday’s Mid-Ohio race.

Hamilton is right: it's about action for the future, not giving the past a platform

OPINION: The emergence of racist comments from Nelson Piquet has restarted the discussion about how Formula 1 tackles discrimination. Lewis Hamilton is therefore rightly demanding and providing action to ensure archaic views, which do not belong in modern society, are no longer part of motorsport's future

W Series Britain: Chadwick beats Kimilainen for pole at Silverstone

Jamie Chadwick took her third pole position of the 2022 W Series campaign, beating Emma Kimilainen to top spot in qualifying for her home round at Silverstone.

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

Carlos Sainz topped the times on Friday for Ferrari at the Formula 1 British Grand Prix. Here’s how and when to watch qualifying.

Gasly: Silverstone has exposed AlphaTauri’s weaknesses

AlphaTauri’s struggles on the opening day of Formula 1’s British Grand Prix have been triggered by Silverstone’s high-speed bends exposing the weaknesses in its car, says Pierre Gasly.

Hamilton: Mercedes made “small step forwards” despite “harsh” bouncing

Lewis Hamilton believes Mercedes has made a “small step forwards” with its Formula 1 car updates despite still struggling with “harsh” bouncing at Silverstone.

F2 Britain: Sargeant beats Vesti at Silverstone for maiden series pole

Logan Sargeant took his maiden FIA Formula 2 pole position at Silverstone, dominating qualifying to take the front spot for Carlin at its home race.

Perez "miles off" in F1 British GP practice due to aero issue

Sergio Perez conceded his Red Bull was "miles off" after a low-key Friday practice ahead of Formula 1's British Grand Prix, after he was plagued by a suspected aerodynamic issue.

F1 British GP: Sainz tops dry FP2 from Hamilton and Norris

Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz led second practice ahead of Formula 1’s 2022 British Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton and Lando Norris ranked second and third in front of their home fans.

F1 Grand Prix practice results: Sainz fastest in British GP on Friday

Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz was fastest during British Grand Prix practice on Friday, ahead of the Mercedes of Silverstone’s hero Lewis Hamilton.

The complex equation behind F1's porpoising clampdown

Formula 1 teams will use the British and Austrian GP weekends to prepare for an FIA clampdown on porpoising and grounding that will be implemented at the French GP.

F3 Britain: O'Sullivan takes maiden series pole for home race

Zak O’Sullivan took his first FIA Formula 3 pole position at Silverstone, with the Briton set to start from the front for Sunday’s feature race.

Da Costa: Formula E title chances 'are done', willing to help Vergne win

DS Techeetah's Antonio Felix da Costa will spend the rest of 2021-22 helping team-mate Jean-Eric Vergne secure a third Formula E title, stating that "the championship is done for me".

Gen3 Formula E car offers "good step up", mixed reviews on "rock" Hankook tyres

The Formula E drivers who have tested their teams' respective Gen3 machinery have remarked upon the different characteristics of the car, as the all-new Hankook tyres have received mixed reviews.

Horner: Red Bull made "very strong statement" by sacking Vips

Christian Horner believes Red Bull made a “very strong statement” by sacking Formula 1 test and reserve driver Juri Vips, showing it has zero tolerance for racism.

Ocon: Alpine’s Ferrari-style upgrades are "fit and forget" parts

Esteban Ocon says the Ferrari-style sidepod upgrade Alpine has added to its 2022 Formula 1 car is a “fit and forget” part his team will not have to extensively test.

Why Red Bull has added a shelf to its F1 engine cover

Red Bull's Formula 1 upgrade push has continued at the British Grand Prix with an intriguing introduction of what looks like a 'shelf' along its engine cover.

Friday Favourite: The Gronholm advice that helped Hirvonen take on Loeb

Mikko Hirvonen never won the World Rally Championship, but was among Sebastien Loeb's closest challengers, pushing the Frenchman hard and finishing runner-up to him four times in a glittering career that yielded 15 rally wins. In the latest of Autosport's Friday Favourite series, Hirvonen picks his favourite team-mate and explains how his advice helped to shape his approach

F1 British GP: Bottas leads rain-hit, red-flagged Silverstone FP1

Valtteri Bottas topped a damp first practice for the British Grand Prix ahead of Lewis Hamilton, with poor weather disrupting the opening session of the weekend.

Sainz: Ferrari’s new low-drag F1 wing a help in Red Bull top speed battle

Ferrari’s new low drag rear wing will be a help but not a game-changer in its top speed fight with Formula 1 rival Red Bull, reckons Carlos Sainz.

Live: F1 British GP commentary and updates - FP1 & FP2

Minute by minute updates from the Formula 1 British Grand Prix Friday practice sessions.

Formula 1 to trial ‘pedal cam’ on Norris’s car in Silverstone FP1

Formula 1 will revive its pedal camera after more than 20 years when it conducts a trial on Lando Norris’s car during opening practice for the British Grand Prix.

Le Mans Full Access: Episode 2
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Le Mans Full Access: Episode 2

The tense build-up to the world's most famous endurance race is revealed in episode two of the new Le Mans Full Access series, which gives fans an exclusive look behind-the-scenes.

Northamptonshire police warn of potential F1 British GP protests

Northamptonshire police claim they have received “credible intelligence” that protesters are planning to disrupt this weekend’s Formula 1 British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

Haas' F1 strategy insecurity hurting team as much as reliability

Haas Formula 1 boss Gunther Steiner says his team needs to up its game on race days and overcome a lack of confidence regarding its strategy calls.

The F1 set-up detail helping Bottas thrive at Alfa Romeo

Valtteri Bottas says he's more comfortable with the base set-up of his Alfa Romeo Formula 1 car than he ever was driving the Mercedes.

Pirelli content with WRC tyres after "positive" Safari Rally examination

Pirelli has no plans to make any alterations to its World Rally Championship tyres this season after it was deemed its rubber successfully tackled last weekend's Safari Rally Kenya.

Mercedes reveals extent of F1 upgrades for British GP

Mercedes has revealed the scale of the updates that it is bringing to Formula 1's British Grand Prix having altered numerous areas of its car.

British GP: Latest F1 technical images from Silverstone

Join us as we delve into the new and interesting Formula 1 technical features at the British Grand Prix, courtesy of Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images.

Why the future is bright for the British GP

It wasn’t so long ago the situation looked bleak at Silverstone with the future of the British Grand Prix under threat. But a transformation has seen it restored to one of the most important races on the Formula 1 calendar, with bigger and better to come

Video: Mansell's unbeatable 1992 British GP record British GP
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Video: Mansell's unbeatable 1992 British GP record

What is the greatest qualifying lap in Formula 1 history?

Verstappen: Netflix Drive to Survive return needs to be "more on my terms"

Max Verstappen could return to the Netflix Formula 1 series Drive to Survive after a "good chat" with producers to try and get a greater say in how he is portrayed.

What to expect from the British GP support races

There’s more to the British Grand Prix than just Formula 1, here’s four other things not to miss in the bumper package that is the support categories

Russell: Mercedes could match pace of Red Bull and Ferrari at Silverstone

George Russell believes Mercedes can match the pace of Red Bull and Ferrari at the Formula 1 British Grand Prix if the team can unlock the potential of the W13.

How Williams F1 update isn’t just a Red Bull clone

Williams has made extensive changes to the FW44 that will be trialled by Alex Albon at the British Grand Prix, as the team makes a concerted effort to increase the performance of the car.

Jota confident of challenging factory Porsche with customer LMDh car

The British Jota team is confident it can challenge the Penske factory Porsches when it goes up against them with its customer 963 in the World Endurance Championship next season.

Sainz: Silverstone "good reference" on my progress with Ferrari F1 car

Carlos Sainz says the Formula 1 British Grand Prix will serve as a “good reference” in terms of how comfortable he feels with the Ferrari F1-75.

Verstappen: Piquet "definitely not a racist" but Hamilton comment "not correct"

Max Verstappen says Nelson Piquet’s comment made towards Lewis Hamilton was “not correct”, but the three-time Formula 1 world champion is “definitely not a racist”.

Haas F1 plans FIA talks over Magnussen front wing flag call

Haas will ask the FIA to consult teams more about accident damage in races, amid ongoing annoyance at Kevin Magnussen’s black and orange flag in Formula 1’s Canadian Grand Prix.

Hamilton: "Real action" needed to stop giving "older voices" a platform

Lewis Hamilton has called on the Formula 1 community to take “real action” and stop giving “older voices” a platform after facing racial abuse from Nelson Piquet.

Vettel to drive Mansell’s Williams FW14B at Silverstone using carbon-neutral fuel

Sebastian Vettel will drive Nigel Mansell’s 1992 Formula 1 championship-winning Williams at Silverstone on Sunday using carbon-neutral fuels.

Albon: New Williams package follows Red Bull concept

Alex Albon says that the Williams Formula 1 team’s latest aero upgrades follow the general concept used by rivals such as Red Bull Racing.

The DTM’s Raikkonen turning heads with Mercedes

He’s invariably billed as the DTM’s quiet man, who has a Kimi Raikkonen-esque aversion to the cameras. But Luca Stolz has been earning plaudits that are becoming impossible to ignore, and that will only increase the level of interest in his performances

Piquet suspended as honorary member of BRDC

The British Racing Drivers’ Club has “suspended with immediate affect” and expects to terminate the membership of honorary member Nelson Piquet following his racist slur against Lewis Hamilton.

FIA holds fire on F1 porpoising metric until French GP

The FIA is to wait until the French Grand Prix to introduce a porpoising metric to try to help alleviate safety concerns Formula 1 drivers have had about bouncing cars.

Gotz wants to start DTM title defence "from scratch" at Norisring

Defending DTM champion Maximilian Gotz says he wants to start his 2022 season "like new, from scratch" at the Norisring this weekend as he seeks to ignite his title defence.

Fenwick flies up to fifth in Autosport National Driver Rankings

Mazda MX-5 ace Fraser Fenwick has stormed into the top five of Autosport's National Driver Rankings after taking an impressive hat-trick at Brands Hatch last weekend.

What's changed with F1's new rear wing deflection tests

On the eve of Formula 1's British Grand Prix, the FIA World Motor Sport Council announced a raft of tweaks to the regulations that come into force with immediate effect.