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Podcast: Previewing the BTCC's Brands Hatch showdown

The curtain will come down on the 2021 British Touring Car Championship this weekend with five drivers in with a mathematical chance of winning the title at Brands Hatch.

Vettel set to start US GP at the back as Aston Martin plans F1 power unit change

Sebastian Vettel is braced for a challenging Formula 1 United States Grand Prix after revealing Aston Martin has changed the power unit on his car for the race weekend.

F1 drivers welcome plan to delete lap times set under double yellow flags

Formula 1 drivers have welcomed the FIA’s plan to delete any lap times achieved by cars that pass through a double waved yellow zone in practice and in qualifying.

Leclerc: Travel exemption mix-up led to New York detour before F1 US GP

Charles Leclerc explained that a mix-up over his travel exemption document led to an unplanned trip to New York ahead of Formula 1's visit to Austin this weekend.

Darryn Binder on his “no-brainer” Moto3 to MotoGP jump

Darryn Binder admits he didn’t expect his MotoGP debut in 2022 would come straight from Moto3, but says signing for Yamaha and RNF Racing was a “no-brainer”.

Marquez: Arm recovery still "too slow" in MotoGP 2021

Honda MotoGP rider Marc Marquez admits his right shoulder’s physical fitness continues to improve following his Austin win, but “it’s too slow” for him still.

F1 "not even thinking" about sprint races at every GP
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F1 "not even thinking" about sprint races at every GP

Formula 1 is "not even thinking" about holding a sprint race at every grand prix, according to Stefano Domenicali, as fans expressed their opposition in the biggest-ever global survey.

Bagnaia: MotoGP 2021 “wasn’t the year to try to win the championship”

Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia will go “all in” to keep his MotoGP title hopes alive at Misano this weekend but admits 2021 “wasn’t the year to try to win the championship”.

F1 fans becoming younger and more diverse - Global Survey results
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F1 fans becoming younger and more diverse - Global Survey results

Formula 1’s fans are becoming younger and more diverse, according to the biggest-ever Global Survey commissioned by Motorsport Network in partnership with F1 and Nielsen Sports.

Nunez joins Derani at Action Express Racing for 2022, Conway retained for enduros

Action Express Racing has announced Pipo Derani will partner Tristan Nunez in the #31 Whelen Engineering Cadillac in IMSA next year, with Mike Conway joining the team for the four endurance events.

Quartararo must approach Misano MotoGP match point 'like season start'

Yamaha's Fabio Quartararo admits he has to approach his first 2021 MotoGP title match point this weekend at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix "like the beginning of the season".

F1 fans vote Verstappen most popular driver, McLaren named favourite team
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F1 fans vote Verstappen most popular driver, McLaren named favourite team

Max Verstappen has been voted as Formula 1's most popular driver, according to the biggest-ever Global Survey commissioned by Motorsport Network in partnership with F1 and Nielsen Sports.

Formula 1 and Motorsport Network unveil fan results of largest single sports survey ever conducted by Nielsen Sports
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Formula 1 and Motorsport Network unveil fan results of largest single sports survey ever conducted by Nielsen Sports

2021 F1 Global Fan Survey Includes Feedback from Record 167,000 fans. Sport More Popular than ever with 90% of Respondents Believing F1 is “Pinnacle of Motorsport”. Max Verstappen, Lando Norris, Lewis Hamilton, Daniel Ricciardo Selected by fans as Favourite Drivers. McLaren, Red Bull, Ferrari, and Mercedes Highlighted as Top F1 Teams.

Remembering Switzerland’s first F1 winner Plus

Remembering Switzerland’s first F1 winner

Stepping up to F1 in 1962, Jo Siffert shone with Rob Walker Racing Team and BRM before his career was abruptly ended in a fatal crash at Brands Hatch in 1971. Kevin Turner looked back at the life of Switzerland's first F1 winner on the 50th anniversary of his death

Hamlin: NASCAR needs "F1-style approach" to race weekends
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Hamlin: NASCAR needs "F1-style approach" to race weekends

NASCAR Cup star Denny Hamlin says he’s been paying more attention to Formula 1 racing and thinks NASCAR could benefit from how it showcases its product on race weekends.

Alonso believes Formula 1 will ‘always need’ DRS

Fernando Alonso believes that Formula 1 will “always need” DRS with its future technical regulations, and that it will remain a “useful tool” for drivers.

Lundgaard: IndyCar switch with RLL motivated by excitement

Christian Lundgaard says that joining Rahal Letterman Lanigan IndyCar team is about pursuing enjoyment and excitement in his motorsport career, but has not given up on reaching Formula 1.

Short jumps to fifth in Autosport National Driver Rankings

Ben Short jumping to fifth was the only change inside the top 10 of Autosport's National Driver Rankings after last weekend, while there were numerous improvers further down the leaderboard.

Extreme E reveals unforgiving Island X-Prix course through military base

Extreme E has revealed a hard and unforgiving course through the Capo Teulada military base in Sardinia that will underpin its fourth round, the Island X-Prix, this weekend.

Yamaha announces 2022 MotoGP deal with RNF and signs Binder

Yamaha has announced the rebranded RNF Racing team will be its official satellite team from 2022, and has signed Moto3 rider Darryn Binder to partner Andrea Dovizioso.

Ex-F1 driver Moreno to make Formula Ford Festival comeback

Ex-Formula 1 and Indycar driver Roberto Moreno is to race a Van Diemen RF80 at next week’s Formula Ford Festival, 41 years after he won the event in a similar car.

Ducati to become official MotoE supplier from 2023

Ducati will take over from Energica as the supplier of the bikes that will compete in the MotoE World Cup from 2023, Autosport has learned.

No talk over Ducati MotoGP team orders yet – Miller

Jack Miller says there's been no official conversations with Ducati about employing team orders in the final MotoGP races to aid team-mate Francesco Bagnaia's slim title hopes.

F2 and F3 set for 2022 points allocation changes

FIA Formula 2 and Formula 3 are set to introduce a new points system for the 2022 season.

The five tech punches Red Bull and Mercedes traded in 2021

Formula 1's COVID-forced adoption of an interim car design for 2021 has resulted in some fascinating battles on and off track this season: and a very different upgrade war.

The making of the BTCC's newest superstar Plus

The making of the BTCC's newest superstar

Ash Sutton is on the verge of being crowned a three-time British Touring Car Champion; he seems to have it all. But life hasn't always been straightforward for this superstar of touring cars, as Marcus Simmons has been finding out

Perez: "Everything will feel bad" in 2022 compared to current F1 cars

Sergio Perez believes “everything will feel bad” compared to the current best-ever generation of Formula 1 cars as drivers prepare for the new regulations in 2022.

Sydney considering bid to take over F1 Australian GP from Melbourne

Sydney is currently mulling over a bid to steal Formula 1's Australian Grand Prix from rival city Melbourne, according to local reports.

Sidorkova to miss W Series Austin finale after US visa denied

Russian W Series driver Irina Sidorkova will miss the final two races in Austin this weekend after she was denied a US visa.

How Alonso's Turkey F1 escape will stop further yellow flag dramas

A seemingly incongruous incident involving Fernando Alonso in Turkey was a trigger for an innovation that could finally address one of Formula 1's perennial sources of controversy.

Sainz: "Quite different" feeling of 2022 F1 cars an open secret among drivers

Carlos Sainz Jr says it is an open secret among Formula 1 drivers that the 2022 cars are behaving ‘quite different’ in simulators compared to the current models.

What Verstappen is risking with his current stance on 2021 F1 world title defeat

OPINION: Max Verstappen is back in the lead of the 2021 Formula 1 drivers’ championship, with the season’s final flyaway events set to get underway in the USA this weekend. But a defensive stance he’s recently adopted could have a lasting impact for the Red Bull driver when it comes to his chances of defeating Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes

Magazine: F1's 2021 title fight between Verstappen and Hamilton

The enthralling Formula 1 title fight between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton comes under the microscope in this week’s Autosport magazine, out today (21 October).

Secret $25 million funding of Supercars takeover

Supercars’ prospective new owners are partially funding the $100 million takeover with a secret private offering of a substantial stake in the business.

Alonso would back a third American F1 race

Alpine Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso says he would welcome a third grand prix in the United States, which would join Austin and Miami on the calendar in future seasons.

Why Verstappen 'won't have nightmares' if he suffers F1 title defeat

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen has opened up on why he thinks winning a Formula 1 world title won't change his life, and why he 'won't have nightmares' if Lewis Hamilton beats him to the 2021 crown.

Latifi will miss Russell as reference at Williams F1 in 2022

Williams Formula 1 driver Nicholas Latifi says he will miss having current team-mate George Russell as a reference in 2022.

Have a go hero: When an F1 stalwart floundered in an underbaked Aston

The first-generation Aston Martin Vantage GTE was a highly successful machine in the World Endurance Championship but, when it first emerged in its GT2 guise in 2008, it was off the pace - and hardly the ideal steed for a British Formula 3 champion looking to kick-start his career in sportscars

Acura brand returns to F1 with Red Bull and AlphaTauri at US GP

Red Bull and AlphaTauri will both race with Acura sponsorship in this weekend’s United States Grand Prix, marking the brand’s first Formula 1 appearance in over a decade.

Why there was more to DTM 2021 than Norisring farce

While the 2021 DTM season will always be remembered for the controversial Norisring finale, it would be wrong to judge the year based on one race alone. Here's Autosport's review of the series' first campaign under GT3 regulations.

The hidden Ferrari struggle that Sainz’s recent charge put to rest Plus

The hidden Ferrari struggle that Sainz’s recent charge put to rest

Despite appearing to adjust to life as a Ferrari driver with relative ease, it was far from straightforward under the surface for Carlos Sainz Jr. But, having made breakthroughs in rather different routes at the Russian and Turkish races, he’s now targeting even greater feats for the rest of the Formula 1 season

Lundgaard makes 2022 IndyCar move in third RLL seat

Danish Formula 2 driver Christian Lundgaard will switch to IndyCar in 2022, joining Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing in a third full-time entry.

2021 F1 United States GP – how to watch, session timings and more

Formula 1 makes a belated return to Austin for the United States Grand Prix this weekend, the 17th round of the 2021 season on the 22-24 October.

2021 MotoGP Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – how to watch, session times & more

MotoGP returns to Misano for a second time this campaign and the 16th round of the 2021 world championship season, the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

How to become a Social Media Director: Qualifications, skills & more

We spoke to our Director of Digital Strategy, Jess McFadyen, to find out how to get into social media, what skills and qualifications you need, and how to make a name for yourself.

Tillbrook/Clutton take British GT victory as titles decided at Donington Park

Morgan Tillbrook and Marcus Clutton came out on top in the British GT season finale at Donington Park, but it was Dennis Lind and Leo Machitski who took the GT3 crown. Zak O'Sullivan also claimed the GB3 Championship in style over the weekend, while there was plenty of historic action at Silverstone.

Ricciardo "at peace" with lack of F1 title, having previously felt "bitter"

Daniel Ricciardo says a change in mindset means he is now “at peace” with not having a Formula 1 world title after previously feeling “a little bit bitter” about it.

The nightmare season of a W Series title favourite Plus

The nightmare season of a W Series title favourite

She came into 2021 as a W Series title contender, but Beitske Visser has had a frustrating season, marred by a horrific crash at Spa and floundering in 12th place in the drivers’ standings. After misfortune and on-track clashes, the Dutch driver wishes the season was just starting now

Double F1 champion Hakkinen to partner Bottas in Race of Champions

Two-time Formula 1 champion Mika Hakkinen will feature in next year’s Race of Champions, becoming team-mates with Valtteri Bottas for Team Finland.

Weight a key factor in Aston Martin’s tweaked green F1 livery choice

Aston Martin says that any change of its green paint colour for next year must not compromise the weight of its Formula 1 car.

Matt Stone Racing announces Hazelwood Supercars deal

Matt Stone Racing has confirmed that Todd Hazelwood will return to the squad on a multi-year deal next Supercars season.

Sainz on life at Ferrari: Signing his contract in his pyjamas, nervous fans and his breakthrough

There can be few more iconic moments for a racing driver than putting pen to paper on a Ferrari Formula 1 contract.

Ex-F1 driver Hulkenberg to make IndyCar test debut with Arrow McLaren SP

Ex-Formula 1 driver Nico Hulkenberg and Formula 3 race winner Logan Sargeant will test an IndyCar for the first time next week at Barber Motorsports Park.

Avintia sacks MotoGP mechanic for faking PCR test result

The Avintia MotoGP team has announced that it has parted ways with a member of its squad who faked a PCR test result to gain access to the MotoGP paddock.

Rally legend Sebastien Loeb tests M-Sport 2022 WRC Puma in Spain

Nine-time world champion Sebastien Loeb has tested M-Sport’s new 2022 World Rally Championship Ford Puma in Spain.

Ganassi firms up 2022 IMSA line-up for second Cadillac entry

Chip Ganassi Racing has confirmed it will add a second Cadillac DPi-V.R and three new full-time drivers for its 2022 IMSA SportsCar Championship campaign.

The well-travelled racer now Supercars' elder statesman Plus

The well-travelled racer now Supercars' elder statesman

James Courtney has been around the block in his motorsport career it's fair to say. After a single-seater career cut short, he's won everything there is to win in Supercars. Following a rocky ride recently in the Australian category, he's found a happy hunting ground with Tickford Racing, as Andrew van Leeuwen explains

F1 2022 innovations less obvious than double diffusers

Formula 1's most clever ideas for the new 2022 regulations will be far less obvious than the famous double diffusers, reckons McLaren technical chief James Key.

Rally Northern Ireland still vying for final 2022 WRC calendar spot

Rally Northern Ireland is understood to still be in the mix to fill the vacant spot on the 13-round 2022 World Rally Championship released last week.

Haas: Self-critical Schumacher has right attitude

Haas say that Mick Schumacher's hard work ethic is one of his stand out qualities, as the young German bids to finish his rookie Formula 1 season on a high.