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Autosport gets to grips as a WRC co-driver Plus

Autosport gets to grips as a WRC co-driver

The majority of headlines may focus on the exploits of drivers in the World Rally Championship, but the challenges facing their co-drivers are no less demanding. Autosport got in the passenger seat with Toyota Gazoo Racing to find out just what it takes to succeed

Autosport Podcast: How Rovanpera became WRC's youngest champion

Kalle Rovanpera became the youngest ever World Rally Champion at 22 years old, smashing the record previously held by Colin McRae who was 27 when he claimed the 1995 title.

Mercedes junior Aron signs up with Prema in F3

Mercedes Formula 1 junior Paul Aron is to make the step up to the FIA Formula 3 Championship in 2023 with top team Prema Racing.

The factors set to decide the fantastic four BTCC title fight

Just 27 points separate the four British Touring Car Championship title contenders heading into the 2022 finale at Brands Hatch, each one set to make history if they can clinch the crown. Here’s how the title picture looks and how internal and external influences could impact the tussle

Gasly: Team agrees we made wrong F1 tyre call in Singapore GP

Pierre Gasly says he has talked through the frustrations he experienced after what he deemed was a premature call by his AlphaTauri team to pit for slicks during the Formula 1 Singapore GP.

Alpine paying price for "courageous" F1 engine development push

Alpine chief technical officer Pat Fry says that the team is paying the inevitable price for a "courageous" development push with Renault's Formula 1 engine.

Channel 4 to continue showing F1 highlights, live British GP in 2023

Channel 4 has announced it will continue to broadcast Formula 1 highlights free-to-air in the UK through 2023 as part of a deal with Sky Sports.

The 10 drivers gunning for DTM title glory at Hockenheim

The 2022 DTM season is set for a thrilling showdown this weekend, with 10 of the 27 drivers heading to Hockenheim in contention for the title. We rate their chances…

Tickets now on sale for 2023 F1 Monaco Grand Prix

Fans are now able to book tickets to the Formula 1 calendar’s most iconic race, which is set to return for the new season in 2023.

Solberg to leave Hyundai at the end of 2022 WRC season

Oliver Solberg will leave Hyundai Motorsport at the end of the 2022 World Rally Championship, the team has announced.

Magazine: F1 Singapore GP review and WRC's new champion

Sergio Perez’s best Formula 1 drive yet leads our Singapore Grand Prix magazine coverage, out today (6 October).

Hamilton: Mercedes title hopes in 2021 held back by team sticking to F1 cost cap

Lewis Hamilton says how the FIA handles any cost cap breaches last year is so important because spending proved critical in the outcome of the 2021 Formula 1 world championship.

Verstappen: Honda “never really left” F1 given Red Bull ties

Max Verstappen feels Honda “never really left” Red Bull and would welcome a Formula 1 works return with the Japanese manufacturer amid it strengthening ties at the Japanese Grand Prix.

Alonso has no doubts regarding FIA after F1 cost cap delay

Fernando Alonso says he has complete trust in the FIA and holds “no doubts on anything” regarding how the governing body will handle breaches of the Formula 1 cost cap.

Verstappen: I need "perfect" Japanese GP weekend to wrap up F1 title

Max Verstappen thinks he will need a "perfect weekend" at Formula 1’s Japanese Grand Prix if he is going to clinch his second world title.

Vettel would "seriously consider" chance for one-off F1 return at Suzuka

Sebastian Vettel would “seriously consider” making a one-off return to Formula 1 in the future if he was offered the chance to race at Suzuka again.

Supercars targeting North American F1 race from 2024

Supercars is hoping to add a North American Formula 1 race to its schedule in the next few seasons.

Latifi frustrated by quick FIA decision on Zhou Singapore F1 clash

Nicholas Latifi was frustrated by the speed of the Formula 1 stewards' issuance of a grid penalty for his Singapore Grand Prix incident with Zhou Guanyu.

FIA delays release of F1 cost cap certificates until Monday

The FIA will delay the release of the Formula 1 cost cap certificates until Monday, owing to the “long and complex process that is ongoing.”

Aston Martin has to stay “vigilant” as F1 midfield battle hots up

Aston Martin Formula 1 boss Mike Krack has cautioned that his team must remain vigilant after a strong race in Singapore saw it climb two spots in the constructors’ table.

The final IMSA DPi thriller that has set the foundations for a new golden era

Last weekend’s thrilling Petit Le Mans was the last hurrah for the DPi class, which has been key in teeing up the bright future of sportscar racing worldwide

Pol Espargaro laments “no motivation” from Honda to improve his MotoGP bike

Pol Espargaro admits “there’s not been this motivation to improve” from Honda towards him later on in the 2022 MotoGP season, but says “talking bad” about HRC isn’t helpful.

Harts and Pastorelli clinch Spa Six Hours success as Combe and ICCR titles decided

There was Dutch delight in Belgium for the Spa Six Hours as David Hart, son Olivier, and Nicky Pastorelli took victory amongst a plethora of other top racing. In the UK, Felix Fisher finally claimed Castle Combe's Formula Ford crown. The Irish Championship Circuit Racing titles were also decided at Mondello Park

The relaxed home life that helps F1’s Danish superstar to deliver Plus

The relaxed home life that helps F1’s Danish superstar to deliver

The unrelenting grasp of the tax man prompts most racing drivers to move to the likes of Monaco, Switzerland or Dubai. But, as OLEG KARPOV found out, Kevin Magnussen is quite happy where he is, thank you very much – at home, with his family, in Denmark

How McLaren stole the F1 upgrade spotlight in Singapore

McLaren had a comprehensive development package available for the Singapore Grand Prix as it upped the ante against main Formula 1 rival Alpine.

Breen’s WRC co-driver Nagle announces retirement

Experienced co-driver Paul Nagle has announced plans to retire from the World Rally Championship after Rally Spain later this month.

Ogier keen to continue part-time Toyota WRC role into 2023

Sebastien Ogier wishes to continue his part-time World Rally Championship role with Toyota into 2023, but is unsure how many events he will contest.

Crew chief who assaulted British Moto3 rider fired

The crew chief who assaulted former British Moto3 rider Tom Booth-Amos has been fired following an investigation into the incident by Dorna Sports and the FIM.

Vanthoor to skip Hockenheim DTM finale, Engelhart steps in

Factory Porsche driver Laurens Vanthoor will sit out the 2022 DTM finale at the Hockenheimring this weekend, with Christian Engelhart subbing for him at SSR Performance.

Miller admits 2022 MotoGP title “a long shot” despite re-ignited charge

Ducati’s Jack Miller admits his hopes of winning the 2022 MotoGP title are still “a long shot” despite recent results putting him just 40 points behind the championship lead.

How Perez has shown what many F1 drivers need from the 2022 season run-in Plus

How Perez has shown what many F1 drivers need from the 2022 season run-in

OPINION: Sergio Perez’s Singapore triumph arrested a big decline in his Formula 1 performances against Max Verstappen at Red Bull since his Monaco win. He now needs to maintain his form to the season’s end, while others are also seeking a change in fortunes

Norris not discouraged by poor F1 2022 season for McLaren

Lando Norris says he hasn’t been discouraged by an apparent lack of progress at the McLaren Formula 1 team in 2022 after committing his long-term future to the Woking outfit.

Honda strengthens ties with Red Bull and AlphaTauri ahead of Japanese GP

Honda has strengthened its ties with Red Bull and AlphaTauri ahead of Formula 1’s return to Suzuka this weekend for the Japanese Grand Prix.

Bowman misses Charlotte Roval race, confirms NASCAR Cup play-off exit

Alex Bowman will not race in NASCAR Cup for a second consecutive week as he recovers from concussion-like symptoms, ending his hopes of progressing in the playoffs.

Why F1 faces cost cap "game over" risk on results day

Formula 1 is braced for what could be a critical test of its long-term future on Wednesday, amid concerns a wrong step could signal "game over" for the cost cap.

2022 DTM Hockenheim: Start time, how to watch and more

The DTM travels to the Hockenheimring in Germany on 7-9 October for the final round of the 2022 season. Here's how you can watch this weekend's title decider.

Formula 1 cost cap: What is it and how does it work?

Formula 1 teams are running under a cost cap to keep control of their spending, avoid spiralling costs and encourage a more level playing field. Here’s what the F1 cost cap is and how it works.

Red Bull hopes Singapore F1 win gives Perez confidence after rough patch

Red Bull hopes that Sergio Perez’s triumph in Formula 1’s Singapore Grand Prix delivers a confidence boost that helps get him out of a self-proclaimed ‘rough patch’.

How the FIA should punish any breaches of the F1 cost cap Plus

How the FIA should punish any breaches of the F1 cost cap

OPINION: On Wednesday, the FIA will issue F1 teams with compliance certificates if they stuck to the 2021 budget cap. But amid rumours of overspending, the governing body must set a critical precedent. It needs to carefully pick between revisiting the bitterness of Abu Dhabi, a contradictory punishment and ensuring parity for the rest of the ground-effect era

Crutchlow says wet Thailand MotoGP race start “very dangerous”

Cal Crutchlow says he was “not very happy” at the start of the wet MotoGP Thailand Grand Prix as the amount of spray being kicked up was “very dangerous”.

Arrow McLaren SP names new racing director in IndyCar management shuffle

Gavin Ward will become Arrow McLaren SP’s racing director next year and Brian Barnhart will take on the role of general manager, following the departure of team president Taylor Kiel.

Autosport Podcast: How Nyck de Vries earned an F1 2023 drive

Nyck de Vries’s crazy 24 hours in Monza proved to be the ultimate job interview for a 2023 Formula 1 contract.

FIA "way over the top" with latest F1 black and orange flag - Magnussen

Kevin Magnussen thinks the FIA went ‘way over the top’ in issuing him with a black-and-orange flag for a loose wing endplate in Formula 1’s Singapore Grand Prix.

The signs the old Marquez is really back to trouble his MotoGP rivals Plus

The signs the old Marquez is really back to trouble his MotoGP rivals

OPINION: Marc Marquez has completed the first three races of his MotoGP comeback from a fourth major operation on his right arm and has already achieved more points than Honda scored in his absence. While there is still some way to go before he is ready to win races, there have been plenty of signs to suggest that the old Marquez really is back

Saudi GP chiefs meet F1 teams and drivers over security

Saudi Arabian Formula 1 chiefs have met privately with all teams and drivers to offer reassurances about security in Jeddah following the events that marred this year's race.

Gravel Notes Podcast: WRC Rally New Zealand Review

WRC returned for the Repco Rally New Zealand after a ten-year hiatus to see a new world champion crowned.

Conway ends six-year Action Express Racing IMSA spell

Mike Conway has announced the end of a six-year relationship with the Action Express Racing IMSA SportsCar Championship team following last weekend's Petit Le Mans finale.

Historic Monza hosts round two of the Le Mans Virtual Series 2022

The second round of the 2022 Le Mans Virtual Series will take the world’s best sim racers to the historic Monza track in Italy, for an epic four-hour endurance race. Staged at the fabled autodrome on Saturday, 8 October, a packed grid of LMP and GTE machinery will go into battle online.

Alpine's F1 finishing rate "really unacceptable", says Alonso

Fernando Alonso says Alpine's reliability level this year has been "really unacceptable" after yet another retirement in Formula 1's Singapore Grand Prix.

Vila Real eyeing slot on German-centric 2023 DTM calendar

Portuguese street circuit Vila Real is pushing for a slot on a heavily-revised 2023 DTM calendar, which could feature just one event outside of German-speaking countries.

Why Envision can wake a dormant Formula E giant

Sebastien Buemi ends an eight-season association with e.dams in Formula E next season to partner up with Envision Racing. The 2015-16 champion hasn't had an easy run in recent years, but his new surroundings could well be what he needs to convert his burning ambition for more title success

WRC Rally New Zealand: The Good, The Bad and a new king

New Zealand finally returned to the World Rally Championship at the third time of asking and its perfect gravel roads delivered. Its comeback will forever be etched in history as the place where the WRC crowed its new youngest ever world champion Kalle Rovanpera. Autosport reviews the highs, lows, turning points, close calls and heartbreak from a memorable Rally New Zealand

Not finishing last in Thailand MotoGP return “means a lot” – Petrucci

Danilo Petrucci says not finishing last in his one-off appearance with Suzuki at the MotoGP Thailand Grand Prix “means a lot” to him.

Prodrive's Nani Roma to miss Dakar Rally after cancer recovery

Two-time Dakar Rally champion Nani Roma will miss the 2023 edition of the event as he recovers from bladder cancer.

Verstappen: "Zero" pleasure from fighting through pack in Singapore GP

Max Verstappen says he took "zero" pleasure from fighting with other cars as he tried to make his way through the field at the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix.

Buemi leaves Nissan for Envision in Formula E for 2022-23

Sebastien Buemi has signed a deal to join the Envision Formula E team for 2022-23, formalising his departure from the Nissan e.dams squad after eight years there.

Ferrari: Minor F1 cost cap breach worth 0.5s per lap

Ferrari says the FIA needs to take Formula 1 cost cap breaches seriously because even a minor overspend could be worth as much as 0.5 seconds per lap.

Tokyo signs agreement to host 2024 Formula E race

Formula E looks set to achieve its long-held ambition of holding a race in Japan after reaching a preliminary deal for an E-Prix to be hosted in Tokyo in 2024.

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

Formula 1 continues its Asia tour with a first Japanese Grand Prix in three years, which presents Max Verstappen with another chance to seal the title.