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Double F1 race winner Jean Pierre Jabouille has died

Former French Formula 1 driver Jean-Pierre Jabouille has died on Thursday at age 80, French media have reported.

IMSA champion Jarvis to contest full ELMS season with United Autosports

Reigning IMSA Sportscar Championship title-winner Oliver Jarvis will contest the European Le Mans Series with United Autosports alongside Formula 2 convert Marino Sato, in addition to the World Endurance Championship.

20 years on: Porsche’s 911 GT Daytona 24 Hours giant-killing relived

IMSA’s new GTP class for LMDh cars had a more auspicious debut last weekend than the Daytona Prototypes that arrived in 2003. Back then, they were humbled by a GT Porsche 911, which won the Floridian sportscar classic by nine laps.

Entries open for the 2023 Williams Autosport Engineer of the Future Award story

Entries have opened for the 2023 Williams Autosport Engineer of the Future Award, with budding motorsport engineers invited to apply for the revamped prize.

What really happened when F1 drivers went on strike?
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What really happened when F1 drivers went on strike?

Being a Formula 1 driver is one of those dream jobs, but that doesn't mean everything always runs smoothly.

Lack of job security could hold Vasseur back at Ferrari, says Montoya

A lack of job security is a big negative that could hurt new Ferrari boss Fred Vasseur's ability to do his job, reckons former Formula 1 driver Juan Pablo Montoya.

How will the FIA decide on F1's potential new teams?

There was a time many decades ago when just turning up with a car and passing scrutineering would be enough to earn a place on the Formula 1 grid.

NASCAR's Garage 56 Le Mans team "has a lot of work to do" after Button test debut

NASCAR's Garage 56 Le Mans 24 Hours team admits it "has a lot of work to do" to get the adapted Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 competitive after a test at Daytona.

Deadline set to decide fate of 2024 UK WRC round bid

A decision regarding the United Kingdom’s possible return to the World Rally Championship calendar next year is expected by the end of April.

Grosjean hopes to race Le Mans in 2024 if IndyCar schedule allows

Ex-Formula 1 driver Romain Grosjean says his Lamborghini LMDh commitments next year should include the 24 Hours of Le Mans, providing there are no clashes with his IndyCar schedule.

Bottas: New CEO Seidl has a clear direction for Sauber in F1

Valtteri Bottas says he is impressed by Andreas Seidl's "clear direction" as he takes on the role of CEO of the Sauber Group, the company behind the Alfa Romeo Formula 1 team.

Lotus F1 mechanic and Hawke cars creator David Lazenby dies aged 86

David Lazenby, a genial early 1960s Team Lotus Formula 1 mechanic during the Jim Clark era and who designed and created Hawke racing cars, has died aged 86.

FIA formally opens process for new F1 teams to join the grid

The FIA has formally opened the process for new teams to join the Formula 1 grid in the next few years.

Assessing Hamilton's remarkable decade as a Mercedes F1 driver Plus

Assessing Hamilton's remarkable decade as a Mercedes F1 driver

Many doubted Lewis Hamilton’s move from McLaren to Mercedes for the 2013 Formula 1 season. But the journey he’s been on since has taken the Briton to new heights - and to a further six world championship titles

Ticktum: NIO 333 currently lacking efficiency to compete in FE races

Dan Ticktum expects NIO 333's strong qualifying performances and drop-off in Formula E races to continue to be "what to expect" for the foreseeable future as it addresses its efficiency.

Mercedes tech boss not convinced new rules have made F1 racing better

Mercedes technical director Mike Elliott is not convinced that Formula 1’s new regulations have delivered "significantly closer racing".

Le Mans winner Jani makes ELMS LMP2 switch after Porsche exit

Le Mans winner Neel Jani will contest the 2023 European Le Mans Series with the Duqueine LMP2 team following his exit from Porsche at the end of 2022

Armstrong admits sense of urgency to impress as IndyCar rookie

Ex-Formula 2 racer Marcus Armstrong says he needs to "do well immediately" in IndyCar because Chip Ganassi Racing’s personnel have shared so much information with him.

Why new look Haas is a litmus test for Formula 1’s new era Plus

Why new look Haas is a litmus test for Formula 1’s new era

OPINION: With teams outside the top three having struggled in Formula 1 in recent seasons, the rules changes introduced in 2022 should have more of an impact this season. How well Haas does, as the poster child for the kind of team that F1 wanted to be able to challenge at the front, is crucial

Laser Tools Racing continues in BTCC with Hill

The Laser Tools Racing name that was carried to British Touring Car Championship titles in 2020 and 2021 will continue in the series after all with Jake Hill.

McLaren to share F1 reserve driver Schumacher with Mercedes

Mercedes Formula 1 reserve driver Mick Schumacher will be also made available as a stand-in to McLaren, the Woking team has announced.

NASCAR Next Gen car gets safety upgrades for 2023 season

NASCAR unveiled some changes to the Next Gen car for the 2023 season, with most enhancing its safety aspects.

O’Ward optimistic about Rossi and that McLaren IndyCar DNFs can be reduced

Arrow McLaren ace Pato O’Ward says he’s confident that Alexander Rossi will be a strong addition to the line-up and that the team has gotten on top of its mechanical woes.

Alonso "wouldn't accept" continuing in F1 at less than 100%

Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso says he wouldn't continue in Formula 1 if he didn't think he was driving at his best or if his new Aston Martin team didn't have any chance to win.

Podcast: Ranking the 10 best F1 wet weather drives

Formula 1 history is littered with great drivers, with some of the most memorable coming in wet conditions.

The key factors behind Porsche's strong start to Formula E's new era Plus

The key factors behind Porsche's strong start to Formula E's new era

A low-key Valencia test left some quarters of Porsche's Formula E squad worried, but a 100% winning start for the German manufacturer's powertrain in 2022-23 underlines its early race day advantage. Porsche's key figures explain the strong start in Gen3, and why the work is only just beginning

Acura aces hope Daytona 24 1-2 changes Honda's Le Mans outlook

Acura's Tom Blomqvist and Filipe Albuquerque hope the marque's 1-2 in the Daytona 24 Hours could encourage Honda to enter the car in the Le Mans 24 Hours in 2024.

Why F1 considered reintroducing 'fan car' aerodynamics for 2026

The recent revelation that Formula 1 chiefs briefly evaluated the idea of fan cars being part of a new rules set from 2026 was fascinating on two levels.

Did the new national series of 2022 fly or flop?

There weren’t many standout stars from the selection of series launched during last year’s tricky financial climate. Autosport rates how they fared

“Huge asset” Button adds NASCAR Garage 56 driver change hurdle

Formula 1 world champion Jenson Button’s vast experience of European racing is proving a big help to the NASCAR Garage 56 project – but his height is making driver changes trickier.

How Driver’s Eye camera became a Formula 1 TV gamechanger

Formula 1 broadcasting has undergone many major advancements in the past decade in a push to better inform fans and enrich their viewing experience.

The Mercedes F1 pressure changes under 10 years of Toto Wolff Plus

The Mercedes F1 pressure changes under 10 years of Toto Wolff

OPINION: Although the central building blocks for Mercedes’ recent, long-lasting Formula 1 success were installed before he joined the team, Toto Wolff has been instrumental in ensuring it maximised its finally-realised potential after years of underachievement. The 10-year anniversary of Wolff joining Mercedes marks the perfect time to assess his work

Kvyat and Bortolotti join Prema's expanded WEC line-up for 2023

Ex-Formula 1 driver Daniil Kvyat and factory Lamborghini racer Mirko Bortolotti have been named as part of Prema’s two-car line-up for the 2023 World Endurance Championship season.

Third generation McRae to tackle Junior European Rally Championship

Max McRae will make the next step in his fledgling rallying career by taking on the Junior class in the European Rally Championship this season.

Radical reveals upgraded XXR version of its SR10

Radical has revealed an upgraded XXR version of its popular SR10 prototype, featuring numerous design improvements.

Ben Sulayem drama will calm down once F1 racing starts, reckons Ferrari boss

Ferrari team principal Fred Vasseur believes the controversy surrounding FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem will calm down once the Formula 1 season gets underway.

NASCAR bans Chastain Martinsville wall-ride manoeuvre
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NASCAR bans Chastain Martinsville wall-ride manoeuvre

NASCAR has decided to ban the wall-ride manoeuvre made famous by Ross Chastain at Martinsville that secured him a place in the Championship 4.

Gasly: Mindset for Alpine is "completely different" to Red Bull F1 move

Pierre Gasly says he has a "completely different" mindset for his Alpine Formula 1 move thanks to lessons taken from his failed stint at Red Bull in 2019.

GTD Pro win a “proper send-off” for retiring IMSA stalwart MacNeil

Winning the GTD Pro class at the Daytona 24 Hours was a fitting way for Cooper MacNeil to retire from racing in the IMSA SportsCar Championship, says team-mate Jules Gounon.

The all-French F1 partnership that Ocon and Gasly hope to emulate Plus

The all-French F1 partnership that Ocon and Gasly hope to emulate

Alpine’s signing of Pierre Gasly alongside Esteban Ocon revives memories of a famous all-French line-up, albeit in the red of Ferrari, for BEN EDWARDS. Can the former AlphaTauri man's arrival help the French team on its path back to winning ways in a tribute act to the Prancing Horse's title-winning 1983?

Sordo aims to bring F1 influence to RLL IndyCar team

Rahal Letterman Lanigan’s new technical director Stefano Sordo aims to apply his 22 years of Formula 1 experience to his new role in RLL’s IndyCar team.

Haas reveals F1 car livery for 2023 season

The Haas Formula 1 team has released digital renderings of the new livery that will be run on the VF-23 this year.

How Blomqvist rediscovered Verstappen-beating potential at MSR

Since joining the Meyer Shank Racing Acura team a little over 12 months ago, Tom Blomqvist has been nothing short of a revelation in the IMSA SportsCar Championship’s top class.

Button: Garage 56 entry will show “true NASCAR” at Le Mans 24 Hours

Formula 1 world champion Jenson Button feels that fans will get a “true experience” of NASCAR in its one-off special appearance at this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours.

How do the best races of F1 2022 stack up to 2021? Plus

How do the best races of F1 2022 stack up to 2021?

OPINION: A system to score all the grands prix from the past two seasons produces some interesting results and sets a standard that 2023 should surely exceed

Bird "could've won" second Diriyah FE race if FIA added further extra lap

Sam Bird reckons he could have won the second Formula E race at Diriyah, feeling the FIA should have added two extra laps to the race distance instead of one.

BMW boss Rahal says finishing Daytona was "almost like a win"

BMW team boss Bobby Rahal has described getting the two new M Hybrid V8 LMDh prototypes to the finish on debut in last weekend’s Daytona 24 Hours as “almost like a win”.

Why Monte Carlo success could spark another past master’s WRC revival

Some 39 years on from his Monte Carlo Rally debut, World Rally Championship legend Francois Delecour continues to pick up silverware. Proving that age is purely a number, the 60-year-old's desire to compete against the WRC’s latest young talents could be the start of a new chapter in the Frenchman’s storied career

Haas: No plans to change F1 team model despite nearing budget cap

Gunther Steiner says there is no plan for Haas to change the model of its Formula 1 team despite nearing the budget cap with a new title sponsor.

Supercars team reveals coin toss chassis allocation

Supercars squad Team 18 used a combination of a coin toss and a ping pong ball lottery to allocate its new chassis to drivers Scott Pye and Mark Winterbottom.

HPD boss "amazed" by GTP reliability on debut at Daytona 24 Hours

The boss of Honda Performance Developments has expressed his amazement at the high levels of reliability demonstrated by the all-new GTP prototypes in last weekend's Daytona 24 Hours.

Is AI ready to take over Formula 1 strategy?

The viral success of ChatGPT since its launch has lifted interest surrounding Artificial Intelligence to new heights.

Why WTR Acura lacked pace to beat MSR in Daytona 24 showdown

Filipe Albuquerque admits that he knew it would be a tall order for Wayne Taylor Racing to overcome sister Acura squad Meyer Shank Racing in last weekend's Daytona 24 Hours.

How MSR took Acura to the first win of sportscar racing's new era

After much anticipation, the new dawn for sportscar racing got underway with a result that mirrored last year's IMSA SportsCar Championship's season-opener run to the previous DPi rules. Here's how Acura once again took top honours in the Daytona 24 Hours with a 1-2 led by Meyer Shank Racing, as the new GTP class for LMDh hybrid prototypes made its bow

Alonso's pushy trait a boost for me in 2023 F1 season, says Stroll

Aston Martin Formula 1 driver Lance Stroll says Fernando Alonso's pushy nature will be a boost to both him and the squad this year.

Porsche aims to “learn quick” from Daytona 24 Hours disappointment

Porsche’s director of factory racing Urs Kuratle says his team will gain valuable answers from its disappointing results in the Daytona 24 Hours.

Ferrari: Claims of 30hp F1 engine step for 2023 "a joke"

Ferrari has labelled rumours of a 30hp leap in engine performance this year as a "joke", amid growing intrigue about the steps that Formula 1 manufacturers have made for 2023.

Motorsport Games rFactor 2 is part of the secret sauce behind F1® Arcade Racing Experience

The immersive state-of-the-art Formula 1 racing simulation experience comes with 60 motion F1 simulators powered by the rFactor 2 racing simulation software provided by Motorsport Games, combined with exclusive F1® content.

Deletraz switches from Prema to TF Sport for ELMS title defence

Two-time European Le Mans Series champion Louis Deletraz will leave Prema to join the TF Sport-run Racing Team Turkey for his third campaign in the championship this season.

Beating Pro cars at Daytona "cherry on the cake" for GTD-winning Aston team

Beating the GTD Pro entries en-route to winning the Daytona 24 Hours GTD class was "an extra cherry on the cake" for Heart of Racing Aston Martin driver Ian James.