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Herta expects IndyCar tyre struggles at Laguna Seca

Colton Herta believes that the increased race length for this year’s Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey will cause major issues for several IndyCar drivers.

Misano Moto3: Foggia takes back-to-back wins after Fenati crashes from lead

Leopard’s Dennis Foggia claimed back-to-back Moto3 victories after benefitting from a late crash for long-time leader Romano Fenati in the San Marino Grand Prix, as Pedro Acosta struggled to seventh.

The top 10 Formula E drivers of 2020-21 Plus

The top 10 Formula E drivers of 2020-21

OPINION: The 2021 Formula E campaign was one without a narrative for much of the season, with no single car or driver able to break away from the pack. That makes choosing a top 10 especially difficult, particularly as the qualifying format meant some worthy performers were unable to enjoy their day in the sun

Wolff: F1 cannot ‘freestyle’ format changes with ‘confused’ ideas

Toto Wolff believes Formula 1 has too much responsibility to “freestyle” changes to the regulations amid continued discussions about sprint races and the format of grand prix weekends.

Assen DTM: Mercedes' Auer scores first pole since 2018

Lucas Auer put Mercedes on pole position for the second DTM race at Assen, topping Sunday’s qualifying from BMW’s Marco Wittmann and new championship leader Liam Lawson.

Bristol NASCAR: Larson grabs win after Elliott and Harvick tangle

Kyle Larson snatched a NASCAR Cup victory at the Bristol Motor Speedway's night race, arguably helped by Chase Elliott who stopped the win going to Kevin Harvick.

Laguna Seca IndyCar: Herta takes pole, heads Andretti 1-2

Colton Herta delivered a brilliant pole position for Andretti Autosport, beating teammate Alexander Rossi by 0.1957s for his second straight Laguna Seca pole and the seventh of his IndyCar career.

Formula Pro Series: Huis cruises to the Drivers’ Championship at home race

Mercedes-AMG Petronas Esports driver Bono Huis claimed the inaugural Formula Pro Series title in emphatic style at Zandvoort, but the teams' title is still up for grabs.

Laguna Seca IndyCar: McLaughlin tops second practice

Team Penske-Chevrolet’s rookie Scott McLaughlin ducked under the 71s barrier to top second practice at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in a session interrupted by two red flags.

Castroneves: Partnering Pagenaud again at MSR “would be awesome”

Helio Castroneves said he would love the opportunity to work with former Penske teammate Simon Pagenaud at Meyer Shank Racing in 2022.

Vinales: Qualifying “still complicated” on Aprilia MotoGP bike

Maverick Vinales admits qualifying on the Aprilia MotoGP bike is “still complicated” for him and “hoped to be a bit faster” than 10th for the San Marino Grand Prix.

MotoGP San Marino Grand Prix – Start time, how to watch & more

Francesco Bagnaia followed up his maiden MotoGP win in Aragon by taking pole for the San Marino Grand Prix at Misano. Here’s how and when you can watch the race.

Quartararo: Yamaha "struggling more than usual" in MotoGP qualifying

MotoGP championship leader Fabio Quartararo admits he is “struggling much more than usual” in qualifying at the San Marino Grand Prix, despite putting his Yamaha third on the grid.

Latvia WRX: Gronholm survives contact to win first leg of double-header

Niclas Gronholm put poor fortune in the opening three rounds of the World Rallycross Championship behind him to bounce back with a commanding victory at round four in Latvia.

Miller "happy to play blocker" for Bagnaia in Misano MotoGP race

Jack Miller says he is "happy to play blocker" for Ducati team-mate Francesco Bagnaia in Sunday’s MotoGP San Marino Grand Prix, should the poleman breakaway at the front.

Rossi “very frustrated” with Misano MotoGP Q1 crash

Valentino Rossi says he’s “very frustrated” with the crash in qualifying for the MotoGP San Marino Grand Prix which ultimately left him 23rd on the grid for his home race.

Croft BTCC: Moffat sweeps to first pole, denying Hill

Aiden Moffat grabbed the first British Touring Car Championship pole position of his career at the culmination of a dramatic qualifying session at Croft.

Mir critical of Marquez’s towing tactics in MotoGP at Misano

World champion Joan Mir is critical of Marc Marquez using other riders as a reference to make lap times behind during the MotoGP San Marino Grand Prix weekend.

Newgarden: "Hard to get a read" on fickle Laguna Seca

Two-time IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden believes that verifying the quality of car set-ups will be a significant challenge at the constantly evolving Laguna Seca track this weekend.

Williams race pace biggest confirmation of F1 progress, says Capito

Williams Formula 1 boss Jost Capito says the Italian Grand Prix gave a strong indication of how much progress the Grove team has made on race pace of late.

Assen DTM: Wittmann wins for BMW, Lawson takes points lead

Marco Wittmann clinched his second victory of the 2021 DTM season at Assen, as a nightmare race for Kelvin van der Linde handed title rival Liam Lawson the points lead.

Misano MotoGP: Bagnaia takes pole in crash-strewn qualifying

Francesco Bagnaia snatched back-to-back MotoGP poles after topping San Marino Grand Prix qualifying with a new lap record to head a Ducati 1-2, while Fabio Quartararo crashed late on.

Croft BTCC: Proctor shades Shedden to top practice times

BTC Racing Honda driver Senna Proctor led the way at his home circuit as the British Touring Car Championship kicked off its Croft round with free practice.

The squandered potential of a 70s F1 underdog Plus

The squandered potential of a 70s F1 underdog

A podium finisher in its first outing but then never again, the BRM P201 was a classic case of an opportunity squandered by disorganisation and complacency, says STUART CODLING

M-Sport reveals Fourmaux's new co-driver for Finland

M-Sport has announced that Adrien Fourmaux will be partnered with Alexandre Coria for the World Rally Championship’s visit to Rally Finland next month.

Ricciardo: "Surreal" having Monza F1 trophy next to Senna's

Daniel Ricciardo said it felt "surreal" to have his trophy for winning the Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix at the McLaren Technology Centre alongside one earned by Ayrton Senna.

O’Ward will be aggressive at Laguna Seca to close Palou points gap

Patricio O’Ward says he's going to be aggressive in seeking a victory at Laguna Seca that will close his 25-point deficit to IndyCar championship leader Alex Palou.

Assen DTM: Lawson pips Wittmann to Saturday pole

Red Bull Formula 1 protege Liam Lawson claimed his second pole position of the 2021 DTM season at Assen, edging Marco Wittmann's Walkenhorst BMW by 0.016s in Saturday qualifying.

Misano MotoGP: Bagnaia pips Quartararo in FP3, Marc Marquez crashes

Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia topped a tight third practice for the MotoGP San Marino Grand Prix as Marc Marquez will have to go through Q1 in qualifying after a late crash.

Dixon will support Palou's title push at Long Beach if he can't win

Six-time and reigning IndyCar champion Scott Dixon has confirmed he’s prepared to work for points-leading Chip Ganassi Racing team-mate Alex Palou if he's eliminated from title contention this weekend.

Laguna Seca IndyCar: Newgarden leads Herta, Palou in practice

Two-time IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden set the fastest time in the first 45-minute practice session at Laguna Seca, the Team Penske driver beating Andretti Autosport's 2019 event winner Colton Herta.

Albon owes Russell ‘a couple of beers’ for Williams seat assistance

Alex Albon joked that he owes George Russell “a couple of beers” for his help in getting a Formula 1 seat with Williams, but said he was almost “too supportive”.

How Audi's new DTM star is channeling Rast to achieve his "childhood dream" Plus

How Audi's new DTM star is channeling Rast to achieve his "childhood dream"

Having learned the ropes in GT3 alongside Rene Rast, Kelvin van der Linde is in line to take up the three-time champion's baton as Audi's new DTM king. From humble origins in South Africa, it's been a remarkable journey so far for the current series leader, but he knows that the 2021 title is a long way from settled just yet

MotoGP San Marino Grand Prix qualifying - Start time, how to watch & more

Maverick Vinales topped Friday practice for Aprilia at the MotoGP San Marino Grand Prix at Misano. Here’s how and when to watch qualifying.

Rossi confident in VR46’s MotoGP step despite sponsor confusion

Valentino Rossi is confident his VR46 team will race in MotoGP next season, despite continued confusion and delays over the title sponsorship of the outfit.

Vinales has "no thoughts of positions" despite topping Misano MotoGP practice

Aprilia’s Maverick Vinales admits topping Friday practice for the MotoGP San Marino Grand Prix made him “much more calm”, but has "no thoughts" regarding results right now.

Marquez "needs rain" to limit dry MotoGP running at physical Misano

Honda’s Marc Marquez admits he “needs some rain” to limit dry running in the MotoGP San Marino Grand Prix practice sessions owing to the track’s physical nature.

Autosport International: Tickets now on sale for 2022 event in Birmingham

Europe’s largest motorsport event is back at the NEC in January.

The unresolved issues hanging over F1's sprint race experiment

Formula 1’s second sprint weekend experiment at Monza generated mixed reactions from fans and the championship’s insiders alike, and question marks clearly remain about the format’s future.

Sepang Racing Team to be rebranded as RNF Racing in MotoGP

The Sepang Racing Team has announced it will be rebranded as RNF Racing as of 2022 and will continue in MotoGP through to the end of 2026.

Dovizioso: Yamaha MotoGP bike felt "very strange" in Misano practice

Andrea Dovizioso says his first day on the Petronas SRT Yamaha on Friday at the San Marino GP was “strange” because the bike is “very different” to his old Ducati.

MotoGP points leader Quartararo “can’t understand” missing wet feeling

Fabio Quartararo “can’t understand” why he can’t feel like he did in 2019 on the Yamaha MotoGP bike wet conditions, after the rain-hit practice sessions for the San Marino Grand Prix.

How Mercedes and De Vries achieved Formula E glory the hard way

When Nyck de Vries dominated the first race of what would be the most controversial and unpredictable Formula E season to date, it looked as though Mercedes was in for a cakewalk. But as the campaign wore on, the path to a title double became increasingly rocky. Neither driver or team would be assured of the crown until the closing stages of the very final race on a weekend of struggle in Berlin

Zhou favourite for second 2022 Alfa Romeo F1 seat

Formula 2 race-winner Guanyu Zhou has emerged as the favourite for Alfa Romeo's second Formula 1 seat next year, but team boss Fred Vasseur insists no decision has been taken.

Kimilainen: Racing 'doesn't define me', reduces results pressure

W Series race-winner Emma Kimilainen says her driving career “doesn’t define me as a person” and stops her putting too much pressure on results.

Misano MotoGP: Zarco leads wet second practice as Quartararo struggles

Pramac Ducati’s Johann Zarco topped a soaked second practice for the MotoGP San Marino Grand Prix, while championship leader Fabio Quartararo struggled on the Yamaha down in 18th.

Why Goodwood Revival’s revival will be an unmissable event Plus

Why Goodwood Revival’s revival will be an unmissable event

After a year's enforced absence due to the pandemic, the Goodwood Revival Meeting returns this weekend for the 23rd in a series that transports fans to a bygone era of motorsport. Here's 10 reasons why you should check it out

Hamilton saved by science not luck in Monza crash, says halo university director

Lewis Hamilton was “not lucky” but saved by “engineering and science” in his Formula 1 crash with Max Verstappen at Monza, according to the motorsport director of Cranfield University.

Hyundai WRC boss frustrated by recurring problems in Greece

Hyundai WRC boss Andrea Adamo conceded Toyota was “stronger” at the Acropolis Rally but was frustrated recurring problems were again present in Greece. 

Red Bull: Slow Monza pitstop resulted from FIA clampdown

Red Bull Formula 1 chief Christian Horner has revealed the human error that caused Max Verstappen’s slow pitstop at Monza resulted from the FIA’s clampdown introduced at Spa.

Ex-MotoGP racer Michael Laverty announces British Moto3 team

Ex-MotoGP racer Michael Laverty has confirmed he will become team owner of a new British squad in Moto3 which will take over from Petronas SRT in 2022.

Alonso: Alpine "best team" in the midfield without fastest car

Fernando Alonso thinks Alpine is the best team in Formula 1's midfield despite not having a car as fast as the likes of Aston Martin and AlphaTauri.

The future Tavascan will be the face of Cupra's new car for Extreme E

Cupra has taken advantage of the flexibility written into the bodywork design regulations in Extreme E to unveil its Tavascan Concept car, which will incorporate sustainable materials to radically revise the look of its Odyssey 21 E-SUV.

Dienst to replace Buhk for Hockenheim DTM round

Mucke Motorsport has announced that Marvin Dienst will replace Maximilian Buhk in the penultimate round of the 2021 DTM season at Hockenheim next month.

How to become a motorsport technician: Skills, experience & more

We spoke to Charley Webster-Clarke to find out what a motorsport technician does, how to become one, and what skills you need for the job.

Yamaha eyeing Moto2 entry with its Master Camp

Yamaha MotoGP team boss Lin Jarvis has confirmed to Autosport that the marque has been working on an entry in the Moto2 World Championship for several months now.

Misano MotoGP: Vinales tops rain-hit FP1 as Dovizioso and Morbidelli return

Aprilia’s Maverick Vinales topped a rain-interrupted FP1 for the MotoGP San Marino Grand Prix as Andrea Dovizioso and Franco Morbidelli marked their returns.

The other notable Monza escape that F1 should learn from

OPINION: The headlines were dominated by the Italian Grand Prix crash between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton, who had the halo to thank for avoiding potentially serious injury. But two days earlier, Formula 1 had a lucky escape with a Monza pitlane incident that could also have had grave consequences

FIA: Verstappen’s Monza penalty can’t be compared to Hamilton’s Silverstone one

Formula 1 race director Michael Masi says Max Verstappen’s penalty for his clash with Lewis Hamilton at the Italian Grand Prix can’t be compared to the one the Mercedes driver got at Silverstone.

Rossi: Dovizioso is “an important name” for MotoGP

Valentino Rossi says his new team-mate at Petronas SRT for the remainder of Andrea Dovizioso’s return to MotoGP is significant because he is “an important name for the Championship”.