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IndyCar reduces road course events to two days

The IndyCar Series’ seven road course events, including its Detroit double-header, will be shortened to two days in 2021.

Power was turned down by Ganassi for IndyCar drive in 2008

Indianapolis 500 winner Will Power has revealed he was turned down by Chip Ganassi Racing a year before he joined Team Penske in IndyCar.

Tank Slappers Podcast: Analysing the first Qatar MotoGP test

The 2021 MotoGP season is drawing closer, with the first of two pre-season tests in Qatar taking place last weekend.

Rins: Testing 2022 Suzuki engine not detracting from 2021 MotoGP work

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.

Hinchcliffe never had doubts over full-time IndyCar return

Andretti Autosport driver James Hinchcliffe says he never had doubts over his IndyCar future despite starting last year with just three races guaranteed.

The aero uncertainty facing F1 teams ahead of testing

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.

FE drivers react to "lottery" 2021 tyre rules

Formula E drivers have reacted to the “lottery” of new “very difficult” limitations on tyre usage for the 2021 season and are “clearly not looking forward” to further Gen3 restrictions

Why 2021 is Aprilia's most important MotoGP season Plus

Why 2021 is Aprilia's most important MotoGP season

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 outlines F1 roles for F2 stars Zhou and Lundgaard

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.

Rossi: 2021 Yamaha MotoGP bike “very similar” to 2020 M1

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.

F1 to drop single-use plastic bottles in 2021

Formula 1 has elected to reduce its use of plastic in 2021 with series staff no longer using single-use bottles, and official passes now made from recycled material.

Rookie Beckmann ends first F2 Bahrain test day on top

Rookie David Beckmann topped the times on the opening day of FIA Formula 2 testing in Bahrain.

What Ferrari must do to reach the peak in F1 again Plus

What Ferrari must do to reach the peak in F1 again

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

Vettel's driving style not as extreme as Perez, says Aston Martin

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.

Why the chances of a VW Group F1 entry are better than ever

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.

Di Resta returns to United Autosports for Le Mans 24 Hours

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.

Auer returns to DTM with Mercedes customer Winward Racing

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.

Capito convinced Williams can match McLaren's F1 revival

New Williams Formula 1 CEO Jost Capito is “absolutely convinced” the team can enjoy a similar revival to McLaren following its takeover last summer.

Ticktum tops opening morning of Bahrain F2 test

Dan Ticktum set the pace in the first morning session of the three-day FIA Formula 2 test at Bahrain.

Zarco feels more important to Ducati MotoGP bike development

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”.

Why club racing's restart dilemma isn't clear cut

OPINION: We've not got long to wait now until lockdown restrictions are eased and national motorsport can resume, but there are still issues that clubs have to overcome. STEPHEN LICKORISH says matters won't be as simple as hitting 'go' again

Larson secures first NASCAR Cup win since return in Las Vegas

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.

Bottas “in no rush” to discuss new Mercedes F1 contract

Valtteri Bottas says he is “in no rush” to discuss a new Formula 1 contract with Mercedes beyond the end of this year.

Aitken to race in GT World Challenge Europe with Lamborghini

Williams Formula 1 reserve driver Jack Aitken will race in the GT World Challenge Europe in 2021 with Lamborghini.

Aston Martin reveals new F1 safety and medical cars

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.

Espargaro: Not knowing limit of Honda MotoGP bike "stressful"

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

Vinales "surprised" by Qatar MotoGP test long run pace on old bike

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.

Miller: Ducati ‘chasing its arse’ seeking 2021 MotoGP bike gains

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.

Quartararo pips Miller on second day of Qatar MotoGP test

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.

Herta confident working with strategist father can work

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.

Stroll "underestimated" COVID-19 impact in 2020 F1 races

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

Palou has "less pressure" to win in IndyCar with Ganassi

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.

F1 sprint race plan still has issues to resolve - Aston Martin

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.

Verschoor to fill vacant MP Motorsport seat in Bahrain F2 test

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.

Rowland wants "too extreme" FE qualifying format changed

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.

How an endurance racing boom could help one of LMP2's top teams Plus

How an endurance racing boom could help one of LMP2's top teams

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 has "no doubts" about Hamilton's F1 commitment

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.

Quartararo "totally lost" readjusting to Yamaha MotoGP bike

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 already testing 2022 MotoGP engine in Qatar

Suzuki test rider Sylvain Guintoli has revealed the Japanese marque has already been testing its 2022 MotoGP engine during Qatar pre-season running

The defining traits that set F1’s best apart Plus

The defining traits that set F1’s best apart

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.

15 high-profile grids set for Silverstone Classic

Fifteen high-profile grids from across historic racing will form the race line-up as the Silverstone Classic returns this summer.

Paffett set for DTM return with Mercedes team

Two-time DTM champion Gary Paffett is set to make a surprise return to the series in 2021 with Mercedes' customer Mucke Motorsport.

F1's "terrifying" technology spend not justified - Ferrari

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.

Espargaro: Honda and KTM MotoGP bikes “too different to compare”

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.

Rossi: First Petronas SRT MotoGP laps were “strange”

Valentino Rossi admits his first laps for Petronas SRT on the opening day of the Qatar MotoGP test were “strange”.

2021 Aprilia “quite different” to ride – Espargaro

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.

Rosenqvist: I haven't done anything as difficult as IndyCar

Felix Rosenqvist says he wishes he could warn his rookie self from 2019 about how tough the transition to IndyCar would be.

Aleix Espargaro tops opening day of Qatar MotoGP test for Aprilia

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.

Dixon still evolving his style after six IndyCar titles

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.

Vettel "at peace" with himself over Ferrari F1 exit

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.

Paddon "realistic" over bleak WRC return prospect

Hayden Paddon says the prospect of him negotiating a works drive in the World Rally Championship is bleaker than ever.

The Indycar season that proves Michael Andretti is better than F1 showed Plus

The Indycar season that proves Michael Andretti is better than F1 showed

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

Ferrari's Molina tips GT3s to replace GTE in WEC

Factory Ferrari driver Miguel Molina believes the World Endurance Championship should eventually switch to GT3 cars following the recent manufacturer exodus from GTE Pro

Pramac to carry F1 logo on 2021 MotoGP bikes

The Pramac Ducati squad will carry the Formula 1 logo on its 2021 MotoGP bikes after new F1 boss Stefano Domenicali requested it.

Alpine: Alonso and Ocon will get equal status in F1 team

Alpine CEO Laurent Rossi has vowed Esteban Ocon will receive equal treatment with Fernando Alonso at the rebranded Renault Formula 1 team in 2021.

Jordan 191 set to feature in new Masters F1 demos

A Jordan-Cosworth 191 is set to be among the Formula 1 cars at Donington Park next month for the first of a new series of demos from Masters Historic Racing.

Archive: When Ferrari almost stopped Ford's Le Mans steamroller

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.

Bottas underwent "extreme" F1 winter training, focused on mental gains

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.

Van Gisbergen breaks collarbone in bike crash

Shane van Gisbergen has undergone surgery for a broken collarbone after a mountain bike crash this morning.

Maverick Vinales Q&A: What Yamaha must do for 2021 MotoGP glory

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