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Alex Rins doesn’t feel testing Suzuki’s prototype 2022 MotoGP engine on Sunday at the Qatar test detracted from his work on the 2021 GSX-RR.
Andretti Autosport driver James Hinchcliffe says he never had doubts over his IndyCar future despite starting last year with just three races guaranteed.
The FIA's package of aerodynamic rule changes provided Formula 1 teams with a major challenge over the winter as they honed their 2021 cars.
Aprilia’s pre-season progress in MotoGP in recent years has always ended up flattering to deceive. But concessions in the rules has allowed it to start 2021 with a new bike. The early signs are promising, and they need to be as 2021 - for numerous reasons - will be Aprilia’s most important season in MotoGP.
Alpine has confirmed two of its academy drivers Guanyu Zhou and Christian Lundgaard will have roles to play within the Formula 1 team this year.
Petronas SRT rider Valentino Rossi admits the feeling between the 2021 Yamaha MotoGP chassis is “very similar” to last year’s after encountering rear grip issues in the Qatar test.
Rookie David Beckmann topped the times on the opening day of FIA Formula 2 testing in Bahrain.
Former Ferrari, Red Bull and McLaren engineer Rodi Basso on what he’s learned about successful teams, and what the famous Italian squad needs to do to get back on top in Formula 1
Aston Martin has no concerns it can get its 2021 Formula 1 car to suit Sebastian Vettel, believing he has a less extreme driving style than Sergio Perez.
All good things come in threes. In the past five years, the Volkswagen Group has seriously considered entering Formula 1 twice, but ultimately decided against doing so both times.
United Autosports has announced that Paul di Resta will return to the team to be part of its three-car assault on this year's Le Mans 24 Hours.
Lucas Auer will contest a sixth season in the DTM this year as part of a two-car Mercedes effort by the Rolex 24-winning HTP Winward Racing team.
New Williams Formula 1 CEO Jost Capito is “absolutely convinced” the team can enjoy a similar revival to McLaren following its takeover last summer.
Johann Zarco says he feels he is more important to Ducati’s MotoGP bike development since stepping from Avintia to Pramac, which is “a nice feeling”.
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Kyle Larson claimed his first NASCAR Cup victory since his return to the championship following his suspension, winning out at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway to beat Brad Keselowski.
Valtteri Bottas says he is “in no rush” to discuss a new Formula 1 contract with Mercedes beyond the end of this year.
Williams Formula 1 reserve driver Jack Aitken will race in the GT World Challenge Europe in 2021 with Lamborghini.
Aston Martin’s new Formula 1 safety car and medical chase vehicle will make their debuts at this week’s pre-season test in Bahrain before being used in the opening grand prix of the season on 28 March.
Pol Espargaro admits it is “so stressful” not knowing the limits of the Honda MotoGP bike following the second day of pre-season testing in Qatar
Maverick Vinales says his strong long run pace during the second day of the Qatar MotoGP test came as a surprise to him because he didn’t try Yamaha’s new chassis.
Factory Ducati rider Jack Miller says he and his team are currently ‘chasing our arse’ looking for marginal gains with its 2021 MotoGP bike in Qatar pre-season testing.
New factory Yamaha signing Fabio Quartararo set the pace on the second day of Qatar MotoGP pre-season testing, beating Ducati’s Jack Miller by 0.077 seconds.
Andretti Autosport IndyCar driver Colton Herta says he believes both he and his former driver father Bryan are sufficiently "mellow" that they can avoid friction in their new working relationship.
Aston Martin Formula 1 driver Lance Stroll says he underestimated the toll that COVID-19 would take on him after being sidelined by the virus during the 2020 season
New Chip Ganassi Racing signing Alex Palou believes he has "less pressure" to win races in his second season of IndyCar racing because he has full confidence in his team.
Formula 1’s plan to introduce sprint races at three grands prix in 2021 still has a number of issues to resolve before getting final approval, according to Aston Martin.
Richard Verschoor will fill MP Motorsport's yet to be confirmed second FIA Formula 2 Championship seat for pre-season testing in Bahrain this week.
Nissan e.dams driver Oliver Rowland says the "too extreme" qualifying format used in Formula E should be adjusted, reasoning that there is "a better way" to create exciting racing.
The G-Drive squad has been a mainstay of endurance racing in recent years, and has linked up with Russian manufacturer Aurus in recent years to promote its brand. With a change of rules in endurance racing's top tables, the team could be well-placed to take advantage of a potential boom...
Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff has "no doubts" about Lewis Hamilton's commitment to Formula 1, but says Hamilton deserves the flexibility of signing just a one-year deal with the team.
Fabio Quartararo admits he was “totally lost” for half of the opening day of MotoGP pre-season testing trying to readjust to his Yamaha after riding street bikes in the winter
Suzuki test rider Sylvain Guintoli has revealed the Japanese marque has already been testing its 2022 MotoGP engine during Qatar pre-season running
What makes the very best drivers in Formula 1 stand out among what is already a highly elite bunch? ANDREW BENSON takes a closer look at those with the special blend of skill, judgment, feel and attitude that sets only a select few apart from the rest.
The "terrifying" technology spend by Formula 1 teams is not justified by the levels of secrecy in the series and the lack of spectacle on television, says Piero Ferrari.
Pol Espargaro admits the KTM he rode last year and his new Honda MotoGP bike are “too different to compare” following the first day of the Qatar pre-season test.
Valentino Rossi admits his first laps for Petronas SRT on the opening day of the Qatar MotoGP test were “strange”.
Aleix Espargaro says the 2021 Aprilia RS-GP doesn’t look like a revolution, but feels “quite different” to ride after topping the first day of the Qatar MotoGP pre-season test.
Felix Rosenqvist says he wishes he could warn his rookie self from 2019 about how tough the transition to IndyCar would be.
Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro topped the opening day of MotoGP pre-season testing in Qatar aboard his new RS-GP, while there was a crash for LCR Honda’s Alex Marquez.
Scott Dixon says both he and Chip Ganassi Racing have tried to address shortcomings from 2020, but won’t truly know if their efforts were successful until the season starts.
Sebastian Vettel says he is "at peace" with himself over his final Ferrari season, but doesn't believe he'll be under any less pressure at the Aston Martin Formula 1 team.
Often unfairly characterised as a car-breaker, judged for his lack of an Indianapolis 500 win and a disappointing part-season of Formula 1 in 1993, Michael Andretti was highly respected by his rivals and only thwarted greater success by ill-fortune. When it all came together in 1991, he was a truly formidable force
Alpine CEO Laurent Rossi has vowed Esteban Ocon will receive equal treatment with Fernando Alonso at the rebranded Renault Formula 1 team in 2021.
Pole position, leading throughout and breaking the distance record suggests Ford’s second Le Mans 24 Hours victory in 1967 came easily. But that underplays Ferrari’s effort with the famous P4, as KEVIN TURNER explained in Autosport’s 2017 Le Mans supplement.
Valtteri Bottas says he underwent an "extreme" winter training programme to prepare for the new Formula 1 season, focusing on making mental gains to unlock more performance.
Maverick Vinales enters his fifth season as a factory Yamaha MotoGP rider in 2021, and it will perhaps be the most significant one he has faced. He speaks exclusively to Autosport about the year ahead and what needs to happen for Yamaha to fight for the championship
Sergio Sette Camara has not yet “done one corner” in the new Dragon Penske Autosport Formula E car ahead of its Rome debut but will begin testing it this month.
Channel 4's decision to pick Steve Jones as presenter of its Formula 1 coverage in 2016 raised eyebrows, and his presenting style grated with many fans at first. But, says BEN EDWARDS, Jones has developed into a presenter ripe for modern F1's direction
Formula 1's budget cap was introduced to make the championship more sustainable and keep the big teams under control, but Mercedes believes the financial constraints can actually help it improve.