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“Having no time to brood” only positive of Suzuki’s final home MotoGP race

Suzuki team boss Livio Suppo says the fact the squad “doesn’t have time to brood” is “the only positive” of its disastrous final MotoGP race on home soil in Japan.

The ‘second chance’ that led a Dutch F1 champion to Mercedes

As Formula 1 has pushed to reach a younger generation of fans and find new ways to get people into the series, Esports has been a big success story.

F1 finally approves six sprint races for 2023 following FIA delay

Formula 1 will hold six sprint races in 2023, after motor racing’s governing body finally agreed to the calendar tweaks after months of delays.

Piastri unsure Ricciardo wanted to hear from him amid F1 contract situation

Oscar Piastri admits he was not sure if Daniel Ricciardo wanted to hear from him, prior to his fellow Australian phoning him to speak about their Formula 1 situation.

F1 drivers call for FIA review of tighter pitlanes

Carlos Sainz says that Formula 1 should take a look at potential safety issues in narrow pitlanes following some close calls at the recent Dutch GP.

Why Sainz is key to Ferrari achieving its chairman's F1 goals Plus

Why Sainz is key to Ferrari achieving its chairman's F1 goals

Although Ferrari's chances of title glory in 2022 have evaporated, chairman John Elkann expects the team to have chalked up both championships by 2026. Both require drivers to play the team game and, having now become more comfortable with the F1-75, Carlos Sainz may be Ferrari's key to title glory

Crutchlow explains “panic” that hindered his Japan MotoGP race

Cal Crutchlow says a bike alarm on his way to the grid caused him to “panic” and forget to engage his starting devices, which hindered his MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix.

Motorsport Games announces five at-track activations during 2022 NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs, including NASCAR Rivals Competition

Fans will be able to compete on NASCAR Rivals to win prizes and a chance to go to the NASCAR Cup Series Championship.

Racing Team Nederland out of Petit Le Mans amid money laundering case

The Racing Team Nederland LMP2 team has announced its withdrawal from the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship's Petit Le Mans season finale.

Why F2 are pioneers, not lab rats, over sustainable fuel switch

FIA Formula 2 CEO Bruno Michel has insisted the series is “not being a testing ground, we are pioneers” as it prepares to switch to sustainable fuels next year.

Nakagami to miss MotoGP Thailand GP for further surgery on injured finger

Takaaki Nakagami will miss MotoGP’s Thailand Grand Prix this weekend and undergo further surgery on his injured finger, with Tetsuta Nagashima coming in as cover.

WRC New Zealand: Everything you need to know

New Zealand makes its long awaited return to the World Rally Championship this weekend with a history making feat in the offing as Kalle Rovanpera closes in on the title.

MotoGP points leader Quartararo 'hasn't enjoyed racing for a while'

MotoGP championship leader Fabio Quartararo admits his struggles with the Yamaha in 2022 have led to him "not enjoying riding a bike in a race for a long time".

Zhou Guanyu to stay with Alfa Romeo F1 team in 2023

The Alfa Romeo Formula 1 team has finally confirmed that Zhou Guanyu will stay on for a second season in 2023.

How engineers can get the best out of drivers

An engineer’s primary role is to help a driver go faster. There are no easy shortcuts, but there are plenty of pitfalls to avoid, as Formula E's first driver to hit 100 race starts explains

MotoGP announces race in Kazakhstan for 2023 season

MotoGP has unveiled its plans to stage a grand prix in Kazakhstan from the 2023 season.

McLaren to run tweaked livery in next two races of F1 2022

McLaren is to run with a tweaked 'Future Mode' livery for Formula 1's Singapore and Japanese Grands Prix, as part of a tie-up with team sponsor OKX.

Petrucci makes surprise MotoGP comeback with Suzuki in Thailand

Double MotoGP race winner Danilo Petrucci will make a surprise return to the series at the Thailand Grand Prix as Joan Mir’s replacement.

2022 F1 Singapore GP – How to watch, session timings and more

Formula 1 returns after a mini-break with its first race in east Asia since 2019 with the Singapore Grand Prix, which presents Max Verstappen with his first chance to seal the title.

Why a good night's sleep is not just a Singapore GP issue

As Formula 1 returns to Singapore this week, the focus for everyone working in the sport will be on sleep, and how to get enough.

NASCAR legend Jimmie Johnson retires from full-time racing

Seven-time NASCAR champion and IndyCar sophomore Jimmie Johnson has announced he is to step down from full-time racing in 2023.

The serious case that shows the need for safeguarding in motorsport

The 10-year ban given to a senior clerk of the course for his behaviour towards a female marshal has put the spotlight on safeguarding in motorsport. While the right action has been taken, it also serves as evidence that the stance is vitally important in order to make motorsport a safe and welcoming place for all

Senior clerk of the course banned for 10 years for behaviour to female officials

A senior clerk of the course has been banned for 10 years by the UK's National Court over his “utterly unacceptable” behaviour towards female officials.

The talent-outweighing ambition that will kill Ducati’s 2022 MotoGP title hopes

OPINION: For the fourth time in 2022, Francesco Bagnaia has made a costly error while battling other riders. Crashing while chasing one point at the Japanese Grand Prix has lost him eight to a struggling Fabio Quartararo. With just four rounds remaining and a history of errors in high-pressure situations, Bagnaia and Ducati need a serious rethink to stop its best opportunity of a title in 15 years slipping away

NASCAR admits missing Byron/Hamlin clash under caution but will review it

NASCAR boss Scott Miller admits race control missed the contact between William Byron and Denny Hamlin under yellow at Texas on Sunday night that sent Hamlin spinning through the infield.

McLaren chases "big step" for F1 2023 car to avoid recovery repeat

McLaren says it needs a "big step" with its 2023 Formula 1 car this winter, as it cannot go through another year of playing catch up during the campaign.

Rast got "punished" for conservative strategy in Austria DTM race

Audi’s DTM title hope Rene Rast feels he got “punished” for being conservative with his strategy after tumbling to a disappointing 10th-place finish at the Red Bull Ring.

How Hyundai brought the car swap challenge into the 21st century
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How Hyundai brought the car swap challenge into the 21st century

The iconic car swap between motorsport stars is well known, and Hyundai has put a fresh twist on it by placing together two of its leading drivers to experience each other’s rally hybrid and all-electric touring car machinery. Here’s how they got on

Sordo’s 2023 WRC plans remain unknown as he rules out full campaign

Dani Sordo says he is yet to know his plans regarding his future in the World Rally Championship next year, but has ruled out the prospect of competing a full 2023 season.

Ocon: Only Hamilton has done a better job as Alonso’s F1 team-mate

Esteban Ocon thinks it "strange" that not everyone appreciates the speed and results he has shown in Formula 1 – especially considering he is up against Fernando Alonso.

Bortolotti questions why DTM ran qualifying in "undriveable" conditions

Lamborghini driver Mirko Bortolotti doesn’t understand why DTM didn’t cancel Sunday’s qualifying session after torrential rain had made it “undriveable” at the Red Bull Ring.

Copper X-Prix: Hamilton's X44 squad takes Extreme E win after McLaren penalty

World Rally legend Sebastien Loeb and Cristina Gutierrez took their first Extreme E success of the season in Chile’s Copper X-Prix after final winners McLaren duo Tanner Foust/Emma Gilmour were penalised.

Miller ‘didn’t know I had dominant Motegi MotoGP win in me’

Ducati’s Jack Miller admits he “didn’t know I had it in me” to dominate the MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix at Motegi.

How F1 has tried to avoid repeating its 2014 engine rules mistakes Plus

How F1 has tried to avoid repeating its 2014 engine rules mistakes

With Formula 1’s future engine regulations now agreed, MARK GALLAGHER wonders if they will provide a more competitive field than past attempts actually managed

Marquez: Japanese GP first MotoGP race where “I didn’t feel pain"

Marc Marquez says Sunday’s MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix was the first race since badly breaking his right arm in 2020 where “I didn’t feel pain during the race”.

Why F1 has held back on "unfair" early sustainable fuel switch

Formula 1 has nailed its flag to the mast in mapping out a long-term future revolving around hybrid engines running on fully sustainable fuels.

NASCAR Cup Texas: Reddick wins race plagued by tyre failures
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NASCAR Cup Texas: Reddick wins race plagued by tyre failures

Tyler Reddick survived a chaotic NASCAR Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway to take victory from Joey Logano as several title fighters faltered due to tyre failures.

BTCC Silverstone: Ingram narrows points gap to Sutton with win

Tom Ingram beat Ash Sutton to victory in the final race of the day in the penultimate round of the British Touring Car Championship at Silverstone.

Hamilton: Maintaining record of win in every F1 season has "zero importance to me"

Lewis Hamilton says maintaining his record of winning a race in every Formula 1 season he has competed in has “zero importance to me.”

BTCC Silverstone: Hill repays the favour on Butcher to win Race 2

Jake Hill moved himself to just two points off the British Touring Car Championship points lead by defeating Rory Butcher in the second race at Silverstone.

DTM Red Bull Ring: Preining wins wet-to-dry thriller, no points for van der Linde

Thomas Preining clinched Porsche’s third DTM victory with an impressive wet-to-dry drive at the Red Bull Ring as championship leader Sheldon van der Linde failed to score.

How its faltering first turbo car advanced a Williams-Honda glory era Plus

How its faltering first turbo car advanced a Williams-Honda glory era

STUART CODLING charts the development of the Williams FW09, the ugly duckling that heralded the start of the title-winning Williams-Honda partnership

BTCC Silverstone: Butcher holds off Hill for Race 1 win

Rory Butcher soaked up massive pressure from Jake Hill to take his first victory of the 2022 British Touring Car Championship season in the opening race of the penultimate round at Silverstone.

Steiner: Colin McRae was “the most gifted driver I ever met”

Haas Formula 1 boss Gunther Steiner reckons the late world rally champion Colin McRae was the “most gifted driver” he ever met during his motorsport career that began in rallying. 

Da Costa: Jota Porsche LMDh seat would be "logical"

Antonio Felix da Costa says that joining Jota’s customer Porsche LMDh programme in the World Endurance Championship in 2023 would be “very logical”.

Bagnaia crashed out of Japan MotoGP race because he was “too ambitious”

Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia says he crashed out of the last lap of the MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix trying to overtake points leader Fabio Quartararo because he was “too ambitious”.

DTM Red Bull Ring: Engel on pole in incident-packed wet qualifying

Mercedes driver Maro Engel shone in treacherous wet conditions at the Red Bull Ring to claim his maiden pole position in the DTM, as three of the four championship contenders failed to book a spot inside the top 10.

Quartararo laments “frustrating” Motegi MotoGP race

Championship leader Fabio Quartararo says his MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix was “frustrating” because he “cannot overtake at all” on his Yamaha after finishing eighth.

Espargaro explains ‘eco map’ issue that forced pre-race bike swap in Japan MotoGP

Aleix Espargaro says his Aprilia team forgetting to switch from an ‘eco’ engine map before the MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix forced him into his pre-start bike swap.

Alfa Romeo CEO: “No hurry” to decide F1 future beyond 2023

Alfa Romeo CEO Jean-Philippe Imparato says the company is in “no hurry” to make a call on its long-term future in Formula 1.

MotoGP Japanese GP: Miller dominates, Bagnaia crashes as title rivals struggle

Jack Miller dominated the MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix to salvage a dark day for Ducati’s 2022 title hopes, as team-mate Francesco Bagnaia crashed on the last lap.

MotoGP Japanese GP: Full Moto2 and Moto3 race results

Ai Ogura delighted home fans with victory in the Moto2 race at the MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix, as Izan Guevara strengthened his Moto3 title hopes with a win.

Marquez “boy who cried wolf” when it comes to MotoGP race predictions

Ducati’s Jack Miller says Marc Marquez is “the boy who cried wolf” when it comes to dismissing his own chances of victory in MotoGP races.

BTCC Silverstone: Butcher claims pole for Toyota

Rory Butcher claimed pole position for the penultimate round of the British Touring Car Championship on a Silverstone circuit where he and the Speedworks Motorsport Toyota Corolla GR Sport dominated in 2021.

How F1's helicopter footage was brought to a higher level

The ever increasing quality of Formula 1's helicopter camera work has made it an indispensable part of the broadcast. We went behind the scenes to find out how F1's spectacular aerial shots come together.

Quartararo “a bit lost” in wet MotoGP Japanese GP qualifying

MotoGP championship leader Fabio Quartararo admits he was “a bit lost” in the wet qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix and “expected much better” than ninth.

The Moss-Ferrari farce that current F1 drivers are thankfully spared Plus

The Moss-Ferrari farce that current F1 drivers are thankfully spared

Recent moves within the driver market have reminded MAURICE HAMILTON of a time when contracts weren’t worth the paper they weren’t written on…

DTM Red Bull Ring: Cassidy wins from Rast, disaster for van der Linde

Nick Cassidy shrugged off 25kg of success ballast to score a home win for Red Bull in the first DTM race in Austria, as championship leader Sheldon van der Linde failed to finish inside the points.

BTCC Silverstone: Morgan heads BMW 1-2-3 in practice

Multiple British Touring Car Championship race winner Adam Morgan stole the thunder of the 2022 title contenders by topping free practice for the penultimate round at Silverstone.

BMW: No current interest in entering Formula 1

BMW says it has no interest in entering Formula 1 at the moment despite the recent manufacturer arrivals, instead focusing on its LMDh programme.