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Foyt changes IndyCar number amid "symbolic references" debacle

AJ Foyt Racing has changed the number of Benjamin Pedersen's 2023 IndyCar entry from #88 to #55, after finding its two cars' numbers held "certain ideological and symbolic references".

Taylor: Reset button will be "worn out" but better than limp mode in Daytona 24

Ricky Taylor has zero worries over the pace of the new Acura ARX-06, but believes the new GTP cars will encounter several sensor issues over the course of the Daytona 24 Hours.

WEC assessing Sebring alternative for US round from 2024

The World Endurance Championship has admitted that it is examining alternatives to Sebring for the US round of the series from 2024.

Wehrlein hails "perfect" Porsche strategy, efficiency en route to Diriyah FE win

Pascal Wehrlein reckoned that Porsche's Diriyah E-Prix strategy and efficiency worked "perfectly" en route to claiming his second Formula E victory.

Diriyah E-Prix: Wehrlein holds off Dennis to charge to victory

Pascal Wehrlein made up eight places in the Diriyah E-Prix to take victory, holding off a late assault from Jake Dennis to take his second Formula E win.

GT3 Corvette Z06 unveiled for customer teams in 2024

Chevrolet has revealed the new Corvette Z06 GT3.R a year before it makes its competition debut at the 2024 Daytona 24 Hours.

Daytona 24: Cadillacs lead BMW in fourth practice

In the GTP teams’ penultimate practice ahead of the Daytona 24 Hours, Alexander Sims put Action Express Racing Cadillac on top from Ganassi, while Nick Yelloly lifted his BMW to third.

How women are tackling barriers in motorsport

Women’s participation in motorsport has hugely increased in recent years, with series such as W Series and Extreme E providing invaluable support for female drivers.

Why Vasseur isn't wielding the axe on Ferrari's F1 strategy team

As Ferrari reflected on the lost opportunities of the 2022 Formula 1 season, it did not take a genius to understand that strategy had been one of its core weaknesses.

Winward Mercedes replaces injured Auer with Morad for Daytona 24

Lucas Auer will sit out the Daytona 24 Hours after suffering back injuries in practice and will be replaced by GT4 racer Daniel Morad at Winward Mercedes.

The big question concerning IMSA's new LMDh cars on their debut

The new LMDh era finally begins in earnest this weekend with the IMSA SportsCar Championship curtain-raiser at Daytona. The prospect of multiple marques going all guns blazing for victory over 24 hours is a salivating one for fans of sportscar racing, but what are the chances of the new hybrid machines (known as GTP cars Stateside) proving reliable enough to win on debut?

WRC developing experimental propulsion class

The World Rally Championship is developing a new demonstration class that will allow manufacturers and teams to develop and experiment with alternative propulsion methods.

Podcast: Daytona 24 Hours – the dawn of a new era

Whenever we see drivers climbing into the race seat of a new set of cars at the start of a new season, the atmosphere is filled with anticipation. And that’s the prospect this weekend.

Diriyah E-Prix: Buemi claims pole for 100th Formula E start in tight qualifying

Sebastien Buemi claimed pole for his 100th Formula E race, coming from behind in the opening two sectors to beat Jake Hughes in an evenly-matched Diriyah E-Prix qualifying final.

Farfus says BMW could have reliability edge over LMDh rivals

Augusto Farfus has dismissed concerns about BMW's apparent lack of pace in the build-up to the Daytona 24 Hours, and feels it could have an edge when it comes reliability.

How Formula E's new emergency braking system will work

Formula E has introduced an emergency braking kit for the Diriyah E-Prix as a failsafe should the rear powertrain stop working over the course of a race weekend.

Friday favourite: The Kent happy hunting ground that demands drivers' respect
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Friday favourite: The Kent happy hunting ground that demands drivers' respect

Martin Donnelly's 100% International Formula 3000 record at Brands Hatch is one reason for him picking the famous Grand Prix circuit as his favourite track. But the Ulsterman also relishes its fast and challenging corners, which rewards thinking drivers just as much as bravery

Ford: F1’s boom means it "requires consideration"

Ford’s motorsport boss says it would be remiss of the American car giant not to be considering a Formula 1 return amid the series' rapid growth in the United States.

Diriyah E-Prix: Ticktum tops Friday practice from Buemi

Dan Ticktum topped the second Diriyah E-Prix free practice session with a 1m10.099s, seeing off a late challenge from 2015-16 Formula E champion Sebastien Buemi.

Toyota WRC boss Latvala plotting rally return

Toyota World Rally Championship boss Jari-Matti Latvala is plotting a competitive rally return with an outing behind the wheel of Toyota’s new Rally2 GR Yaris.

No Ferrari number one driver, but Vasseur won't hesitate to "take action"

New Ferrari Formula 1 boss Fred Vasseur says there will be no number one driver at the team this season, but he won't hesitate to "take action" if needed.

Aitken ends Williams F1 role to focus on sportscars

Jack Aitken has announced he and the Williams Formula 1 team have parted ways ahead of the 2023 season as he pursues a career in sportscar racing.

Why Vasseur relishes 'feeling the pressure' as Ferrari's F1 boss Plus

Why Vasseur relishes 'feeling the pressure' as Ferrari's F1 boss

OPINION: Fred Vasseur has spent only a few weeks as team principal for the Ferrari Formula 1 team, but is already intent on taking the Scuderia back to the very top. And despite it being arguably the most demanding job in motorsport, the Frenchman is relishing the challenge

Lawson to drive Red Bull F1 car at Bathurst

Liam Lawson will be behind the wheel of the Red Bull RB7 Formula 1 car during its demonstration laps at the Bathurst 12 Hour next week.

Maserati MSG not yet "consistently fast" with Gen3 FE car – Mortara

Edoardo Mortara says the Maserati MSG outfit still has to understand how to be "consistently fast" with the Gen3 Formula E car, following a difficult Mexico City E-Prix.

Kubica out of F1 as Orlen moves to AlphaTauri and Alfa Romeo lands new sponsor

Former Alfa Romeo Formula 1 team title sponsor Orlen has switched to AlphaTauri in a move that could spell the end of Robert Kubica’s career in grand prix racing.

Vasseur "convinced" Ferrari has everything it needs to win F1 title

New Ferrari Formula 1 boss Fred Vasseur is “convinced” the team has everything it needs to win the championship, and that targeting anything less would be a “lack of ambition.”

Daytona 24: Porsche leads Acura in night practice

Matt Campbell put the #7 Penske Porsche on top in third practice for the Daytona 24 Hours, just 0.172s ahead of Filipe Albuquerque in the Wayne Taylor Racing Acura.

Daytona 24: Westbrook’s Ganassi Cadillac tops second practice

Richard Westbrook ensured Cadillac’s new V-LMDh snagged top spot in second practice for the Daytona 24 Hours, ahead of the #10 Wayne Taylor Racing Andretti Autosport Acura.

Auer suffers back injury in Daytona 24 practice shunt

Mercedes driver Lucas Auer has suffered a back injury and been taken to hospital following a violent crash in opening practice for this weekend's Daytona 24 Hours.

Daytona 24: WTR Acura tops heavily interrupted FP1

Five red flags disrupted the first practice session for this weekend's Daytona 24 Hours, while Filipe Albuquerque put the Wayne Taylor Racing Andretti Autosport Acura on top.

Pedrosa to make KTM MotoGP wildcard outing in Spanish GP

Dani Pedrosa will make his first MotoGP race start since the 2021 Styrian Grand Prix with a wildcard entry for KTM at this year’s Spanish GP in April.

House of Lords peer criticises "discourteous and unprofessional" Ben Sulayem

FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem has been criticised by a House of Lords peer for being "deeply discourteous and unprofessional" in failing to reply to human rights concerns.

LMP2 drivers question move to slow class for Daytona 24 Hours

Leading LMP2 drivers have questioned the need for the secondary class to be slowed ahead of this weekend's Daytona 24 Hours, given that the new top-class GTP cars are running similar lap times to their DPi predecessors.

Abiteboul identifies first tasks as Hyundai WRC boss

Defining a clear structure and creating a strong team spirit are among the first objectives Cyril Abiteboul wants to achieve as team principal of Hyundai’s World Rally Championship programme.

Hulkenberg: Break from F1 race seat was "very positive"

Nico Hulkenberg says that his time away from a Formula 1 race seat was "positive" and allowed him a valuable opportunity for reflection.

Prototype hydrogen racer for Extreme H series set for June shakedown

A new chassis built by Spark Racing Technology for the forthcoming Extreme H hydrogen off-road championship is set to run for the first time in June.

The other Suzuki signing that could transform Honda's MotoGP form Plus

The other Suzuki signing that could transform Honda's MotoGP form

Following Suzuki's decision to quit MotoGP, both of its former riders have landed at Honda for 2023. But perhaps its biggest signing from the now-defunct team could instead be a highly-rated technical manager. Is Ken Kawauchi the right man at the right time to steer HRC back to glory?

Vergne: New Formula E tyres 'like concrete', renews calls for slicks

Jean-Eric Vergne has renewed calls for Formula E to switch to slicks, having been unimpressed by the lack of grip in Hankook's "concrete" new tyres in the Mexico City E-Prix.

Rally USA a potential contender to join WRC in 2024

The World Rally Championship could add a round in North America next year as plans to break into the region progress.

The crucial tech changes F1 teams must adapt to in 2023 Plus

The crucial tech changes F1 teams must adapt to in 2023

Changes to the regulations for season two of Formula 1's ground-effects era aim to smooth out last year’s troubles and shut down loopholes. But what areas have been targeted, and what impact will this have?

Mercedes' greatest F1 and grand prix drivers of all time
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Mercedes' greatest F1 and grand prix drivers of all time

Mercedes has a longer history in grand prix racing than any other constructor.

Andretti only new team to express interest to FIA in joining F1 grid

Andretti is the only potential new Formula 1 entrant to have expressed an interest to the FIA in joining the grid, according to Mohammed Ben Sulayem.

Inside BMW's long-awaited prototype racing return

Much like German OEM rival Porsche, BMW's absence from sportscar racing’s top flight will be ended this weekend when a pair of M Hybrid V8 prototypes make their debut in the Daytona 24 Hours. A programme focused on the IMSA SportsCar Championship for now will expand to the World Endurance Championship and Le Mans next year, in a sign of both its ambition and pragmatism

KTM uncovers updated livery for 2023 MotoGP season

The factory KTM squad has unveiled its colours for the 2023 MotoGP season on Thursday morning ahead of its seventh season in the premier class.

New details for revived Autosport 3 Hours race announced

More details have been announced about the revived Autosport 3 Hours endurance race, which will be held at Snetterton in April for pre-1966 GT cars.

Magazine: F1 2023 tech battlegrounds revealed, Daytona 24 preview

The Formula 1 tech secrets and developments for 2023 lead this week’s Autosport magazine, out today (26 January).

Supercars details engine lottery for teams in Gen3

Supercars has detailed its random engine allocation to both the Ford and GM teams as part of the new Gen3 regulations.

Alfa Romeo appoints Alessandro Alunni Bravi as F1 team chief

Sauber managing director Alessandro Alunni Bravi has been named as the new Formula 1 team representative for the Alfa Romeo squad, working under Andreas Seidl.

Porsche "miles off" compared to Daytona 24 GTD rivals, says Tincknell

Harry Tincknell believes the lack of pace Porsche demonstrated in qualifying for this weekend's Daytona 24 Hours is genuine and the German manufacturer is "miles off" its GT Daytona class competitors.

Westbrook: New Cadillac GTP “puts emphasis on the driver”

Cadillac Racing driver Richard Westbrook says the new GTP cars in IMSA’s top class place more emphasis on the driver, and believes they will be more raceable than the Daytona Prototypes that went before.

Podcast: Top 10 F1 one-hit wonders

Occasionally the sun shines on a Formula 1 driver just once in their entire career, but it becomes one of the great moments in grand prix racing’s rich history.

Toyota WEC ace Lopez to race for Cool LMP2 team in ELMS

Le Mans 24 Hours winner Jose Maria Lopez will contest the European Le Mans Series for LMP2 squad Cool Racing alongside his Toyota World Endurance Championship programme.

Gasly: F1 success with Alpine would be "amazing" way to honour Hubert

Pierre Gasly believes success in Formula 1 with Alpine would be an “amazing” way to honour his late friend, Anthoine Hubert.

Pramac unwraps 2023 MotoGP livery

The Pramac Racing team has become the latest MotoGP outfit to unveil the livery it will race with in 2023.

WRC: No plans to alter Monte Carlo Rally route after lack of snow

The World Rally Championship has no plans to make changes to the Rally Monte Carlo route in the near future despite an absence of snow and ice last weekend.  

Interview with Toto Wolff: How TeamViewer solutions support the Mercedes F1 Team
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Interview with Toto Wolff: How TeamViewer solutions support the Mercedes F1 Team

Toto Wolff, Team Principal & CEO of the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team, has a saying: “The days we lose are the days our competitors will regret, because we learned the most.”

Brumos birdstrike at 50: How Porsche beat adversity to win 1973 Daytona 24 Hours

This weekend’s Daytona 24 Hours sees the dawn of a new era as Porsche returns to top-flight prototype sportscar racing in America. But 50 years ago it witnessed another milestone event that helped craft its 911 RSR legend.

Everything we know about the 2023 Formula 1 season: Drivers, cars, tracks & more

The 2023 Formula 1 season is on the horizon, but how much do you know about it? Find out all you need to know about the calendar, teams, drivers and more.

Haas announces 2023 livery reveal date to complete F1 launch schedule

Haas will unveil its 2023 Formula 1 car livery for its VF-23 on 31 January, as the US team completes the launch season schedule.