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Russell apologises to Bottas after Imola F1 shunt reaction

George Russell has apologised to Valtteri Bottas for his behaviour after their Emilia Romagna Grand Prix crash, and admitted that it was not his "proudest day" in Formula 1.

Rins “did nothing wrong” in Portugal MotoGP crash

Suzuki rider Alex Rins says the data showed he did “nothing wrong” when he crashed out of victory battle late on in the MotoGP Portuguese Grand Prix.

GP Racing Podcast: The truth about Lewis Hamilton and his new contract

As the latest edition of GP Racing hits the shelves of shops that are now actually open, we look at what’s going on with Lewis Hamilton’s new Formula 1 contract.

McLaren: Norris earned Imola F1 podium on merit

McLaren Formula 1 team boss Andreas Seidl believes Lando Norris' podium in the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix was earned on merit.

How Yamaha’s rookie-spec MotoGP star is taking charge Plus

How Yamaha’s rookie-spec MotoGP star is taking charge

Fabio Quartararo is on a roll in 2021, having stormed to victory at a venue where he last year served up one of his worst races. Contrasting Portuguese GPs for Yamaha’s factory duo make it hard to understand just how good its 2021 MotoGP bike is, but the Portimao weekend has revealed one key improvement compared to 2020

Marquez’s MotoGP rivals “expected” his strong comeback

Marc Marquez’s rival MotoGP riders have praised his comeback efforts at the Portuguese Grand Prix, admitting they “expected” him to be strong despite nine months off his Honda.

How 2021's midfielders have taken lessons from F1's top teams Plus

How 2021's midfielders have taken lessons from F1's top teams

Formula 1’s latest Imola adventure turned into an expensive trip for many teams due to several crashes throughout the weekend. While balancing the books is an added factor in 2021 with the cost cap, a few midfield teams have cashed in early on development investments

Power: Palou’s pace, fuel mileage in Barber win “blew my mind”

Alex Palou’s combination of speed and fuel mileage in the IndyCar season opener at Barber Motorsports Park initially convinced runner-up Will Power that he was on a different pitstop strategy.

Podcast: Portuguese MotoGP review and Marc Marquez's return

Fabio Quartararo has taken the lead in the MotoGP standings following a thrilling Portuguese Grand Prix, but it was the returning Marc Marquez who emerged as the real winner.

Perez "very sorry" to Red Bull after Imola F1 woes

Sergio Perez has apologised to the Red Bull Formula 1 team for his troubled run at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix that left him out of the points.

Formula E to create F1-style Concorde Agreement to boost audience

Formula E is creating its own version of the Concorde Agreement as used in Formula 1 to boost the championship’s audience by better defining rights deals between teams and broadcasters.

Kubica didn't expect such an "easy" first LMP2 victory in ELMS opener

Ex-Formula 1 driver Robert Kubica has hailed the preparation done by his WRT team after scoring his first LMP2 victory in Sunday's European Le Mans Series opener at Barcelona.

10 things we learned from F1's 2021 Emilia Romagna GP

Despite Max Verstappen's victory in a thrilling Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, will the weekend still go down as a missed opportunity for Red Bull? Autosport assesses the weekend's major talking points, as the race for a top seat in 2022 took an explosive turn, F1's oldest team showed more signs of recovery and 2021's first political spat broke out

Jorge Martin surgery postponed, Jerez MotoGP return in doubt

Pramac Ducati MotoGP rider Jorge Martin’s surgery on fractures suffered in a violent crash during the Portuguese Grand Prix has been postponed and a Jerez return is now in doubt.

Vettel: FIA "not very professional" in dealing with Imola penalty

Sebastian Vettel says the FIA was "not very professional" in the way it handled his penalty during Formula 1's Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

Cancelled Portugal pole lap “lost” Bagnaia MotoGP win chance

Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia says his “lost the possibility” to fight for victory in the MotoGP Portuguese Grand Prix when his pole lap in qualifying was cancelled.

Why Hamilton didn’t break F1’s rules for reversing on track

Lewis Hamilton’s recovery drive to finish second at the Formula 1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix was helped when he managed to reverse back on to the track after his off at Tosa.

Emilia Romagna Grand Prix Driver Ratings

A frantic wet race at Imola produced plenty of excitement and drama as drivers scrabbled for grip. Amid the hatful of mistakes and incidents that ensued, who kept their noses cleanest?

Bottas crash damage cost could cost Mercedes F1 upgrade push

Toto Wolff says the costs incurred by the damage to Valtteri Bottas’s Formula 1 car following his crash with George Russell at Imola could impact Mercedes upgrades and planned development.

Mir forced into hard overtake on Marquez in Portugal MotoGP

Suzuki’s Joan Mir says he was forced into his hard overtake on Marc Marquez on lap one of the MotoGP Portuguese Grand Prix because of his ninth-place starting spot.

Autosport Podcast: Reviewing the Emilia Romagna GP

Max Verstappen kept his cool amid a frenetic Emilia Romagna Grand Prix to score Red Bull’s first win of the 2021 Formula 1 season in dominant fashion.

Russell planning clear-the-air call with Bottas after Imola F1 crash

George Russell says he is planning to call Valtteri Bottas in the coming days to clear the air following their Formula 1 crash at Imola on Sunday.

How the Emilia Romagna GP result hinged on three crucial saves

Rain before the start of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix promised to spice up the action, and the race certainly delivered on that. Max Verstappen got the best launch to win from Lewis Hamilton, but both got away with mistakes that could have had serious consequences

Richmond NASCAR Cup: Bowman snatches late win from long-time leader Hamlin
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Richmond NASCAR Cup: Bowman snatches late win from long-time leader Hamlin

Alex Bowman snatched the lead of the NASCAR Cup race at Richmond with 10 laps remaining from Denny Hamlin to claim his first victory of the season.

Newgarden apologises for opening lap chaos at Barber Birmingham
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Newgarden apologises for opening lap chaos at Barber

Two-time IndyCar Series champion Josef Newgarden has apologised for causing the first-lap crash that took out Ryan Hunter-Reay and Colton Herta in the season-opener at Barber Motorsports Park.

Barber IndyCar: Palou fends off Power to secure maiden IndyCar victory Birmingham
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Barber IndyCar: Palou fends off Power to secure maiden IndyCar victory

Alex Palou held off a late assault from Will Power to secure his maiden IndyCar win at Barber, converting a two-stop strategy into victory by just 0.4 seconds.

Norris: "Right decision" for soft tyres at Imola F1 race restart

Lando Norris backs McLaren’s decision for soft tyres at the Formula 1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix race restart to secure a podium despite not being confident with the initial call.

Raikkonen loses points after post-race penalty at F1 Imola race

Kimi Raikkonen has been stripped of his points finish at Formula 1's Emilia Romagna Grand Prix after being handed a 30-second post-race penalty.

Stroll drops to eighth place with post-race F1 penalty at Emilia Romagna GP

Lance Stroll has been demoted to eighth position after Formula 1 stewards issued a post-race time penalty following the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

Leclerc explains why he didn't pass Verstappen on Imola F1 restart

Ferrari Formula 1 driver Charles Leclerc has explained why he did not pass Max Verstappen during the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix winner's brief off at the race's safety car restart.

Bottas: Russell has "quite a theory" over Imola F1 defending after crash

Valtteri Bottas hit back at George Russell's suggestion he may have defended differently against another driver after their Imola Formula 1 crash, calling it "quite a theory".

F1 stewards take no action over ‘racing incident’ Bottas and Russell crash

The Formula 1 race stewards have opted to take no action over Valtteri Bottas and George Russell’s clash in the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, calling it a “racing incident”.

Quartararo 'feels like he did in 2019' after Portimao MotoGP win

Portuguese Grand Prix winner Fabio Quartararo says he feels like he did in his rookie season on the 2021 Yamaha MotoGP bike and is confident it will work everywhere.

Monza GTWCE: Porsche crew defeats Mercedes in rain-affected race

Porsche claimed first blood in a topsy-turvy opening round of the GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup as the Dinamic Motorsport squad reprised its 2019 victory at Monza. 

Wolff: Russell has "lots to learn" after F1 crash with Bottas at Imola

Toto Wolff believes George Russell has “lots to learn” following his Formula 1 crash with Valtteri Bottas at Imola, saying the Mercedes car is almost a write-off.

Marquez "exploded" with emotion after "dream" MotoGP comeback

Marc Marquez says he ‘dreamt for so long’ about his Portuguese Grand Prix MotoGP comeback and “exploded” with emotion when he returned to his Honda garage after finishing seventh.

Hamilton: Rushing to pass lapped F1 traffic triggered off in Emilia Romagna GP

Lewis Hamilton says being in too much of a rush to get past lapped traffic triggered the off that nearly derailed his Emilia Romagna Grand Prix Formula 1 podium hopes.

Russell: Bottas may not have made same F1 Imola move on another driver

George Russell has questioned Valtteri Bottas’s “dangerous” move in their Imola Formula 1 crash on Sunday, saying he would have acted differently “perhaps if it was another driver”.

F1 Emilia Romagna GP: Verstappen wins thriller as Hamilton recovers to second

Max Verstappen won a thrilling wet-dry Emilia Romagna Formula 1 race, featuring the Red Bull driver colliding with Lewis Hamilton, and Valtteri Bottas and George Russell suffering a race-suspending crash.

Vinales “worried” after “not normal” Portugal MotoGP race

Maverick Vinales admits he is “especially worried” about his old Yamaha issues hindering his 2021 MotoGP season after grip woes left him 11th in the Portuguese Grand Prix.

Bottas: Imola F1 crash with Russell "clearly" Williams driver's "mistake"

Valtteri Bottas pointed the finger at George Russell following their high-speed crash in the Formula 1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, saying it was “clearly his mistake”.

Portimao Moto2: Rookie Fernandez scores maiden win as Lowes crashes

A late charge from Raul Fernandez earned the rookie a maiden Moto2 win at the Portuguese Grand Prix as championship leader Sam Lowes retired after a scary high-side.

Emilia Romagna GP red-flagged after Bottas/Russell crash

The Formula 1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix is under a red flag with 30 laps remaining after a sizeable crash between Valtteri Bottas and George Russell.

Portuguese MotoGP: Quartararo wins as Rins crashes late on; Marquez seventh

Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo dominated the MotoGP Portuguese Grand Prix following a late crash for Alex Rins, while Marc Marquez was seventh in his comeback race.

F1 Emilia Romagna GP Live Commentary and Updates - Race day

Live updates from the 2021 Formula 1 Emilia Romagna GP at Imola

Short racing circuits: In defence of commonly overlooked venues

The Oulton Park Fosters layout and Brands Hatch Indy circuit are rarely cited as one of the greatest driving challenges around, but short circuits often produce thrilling racing spectacles equal if not greater than their longer counterparts

F1 will keep Miami and Austin race dates separate

Formula 1 will keep the dates of the Austin and Miami Grands Prix separate on next year's calendar in a bid to maximise the championship's impact in the United States.

Williams: Latifi's strong Imola F1 practice form "disturbed" Russell

Williams believes Nicholas Latifi’s strong Formula 1 practice form “disturbed” George Russell ahead of Emilia Romagna Grand Prix qualifying, before he “chipped away” to join his team-mate in Q2.

Portimao Moto3: Rookie Acosta wins last-lap duel to take commanding points lead

Moto3 rookie Pedro Acosta has taken a commanding championship lead after winning a thrilling last-lap Portuguese Grand Prix duel by 0.051 seconds from Dennis Foggia.

Red Bull: Perez F1 progress "incredible" after out-qualifying Verstappen

Red Bull has labelled Sergio Perez’s progress with its Formula 1 team as "incredible", after the Mexican grabbed a front-row slot for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

Ricciardo needs to get rid of "old habits" at McLaren F1

Daniel Ricciardo thinks he needs to get rid of some old habits he picked up from his previous Formula 1 teams if he is to get more from his McLaren.

Mercedes: F1 tyre warm-up issue caused Bottas' Imola Q3 struggles

Mercedes believes a tyre warm-up issue caused Valtteri Bottas to struggle in Formula 1 qualifying for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix and slump to eighth place on the grid.

Grosjean “super happy” with P7 for IndyCar Series debut

Romain Grosjean will start his first-ever IndyCar Series race from seventh on the grid after just failing to make it through to the Fast Six shootout for pole position at Barber Motorsports Park.

Miami Grand Prix joins F1 calendar for 2022 season

Formula 1 looks set to add a second grand prix in the United States next year, with the championship's bosses announcing that Miami will take a slot on the 2022 schedule.

FFF Racing Lamborghini claims pole for GTWCE opener at Monza

Lamborghini claimed pole for the opening round of the GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup at Monza with the FFF Racing crew of Mirko Bortolotti, Marco Mapelli and Andrea Caldarelli.

Perez: I'm miles away with Red Bull F1 car despite Imola front-row start

Sergio Perez was surprised to qualify second for Formula 1’s 2021 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, as he still feels “miles away” from gelling “naturally” with Red Bull’s car concept. 

MotoGP yellow flag penalty should be harsher – Aleix Espargaro

Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro believes stricter penalties should be imposed on riders who repeatedly set fast lap times under yellow flag conditions in MotoGP following qualifying controversy in Portugal.

The back-bedroom world-beater that began a new F1 era Plus

The back-bedroom world-beater that began a new F1 era

The first in a line of world beaters was designed in a back bedroom and then constructed in a shed. STUART CODLING recalls the Tyrrell 001

Tsunoda's F1 gearbox broke in half in Imola Q1 crash

Yuki Tsunoda broke the gearbox of his AlphaTauri Formula 1 car in half in his qualifying crash at Imola, but is not expected to require a chassis change.

Seidl: Self-criticism after Imola F1 qualifying mistake typical for Norris

McLaren team principal Andreas Seidl says Lando Norris' harsh self-criticism after a minor Imola qualifying mistake typifies the British driver's character in Formula 1.