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Van der Linde: 2022 DTM title would be a long time coming for BMW

Sheldon van der Linde feels a DTM title this year would be a “long time coming” for BMW as he heads to the Hockenheim finale at the top of the drivers’ standings.

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Fuji Full Access: Episode 3

The action ramps up ahead of the Fuji race in the third episode of the behind the scenes documentary on the FIA World Endurance Championship.

What we learned from Friday practice at F1's 2022 Japanese GP

A soaking wet Friday has shaken up the Formula 1 order ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix, with an unexpected Mercedes 1-2 headed by George Russell. But with conditions set to be changeable throughout the weekend, could the unknown factors be pivotal come Sunday at Suzuka?

The WTCR ace on the cusp of title glory

Mikel Azcona has taken the World Touring Car Cup by storm since his switch to Hyundai for 2022, and is likely to be crowned this year’s champion. Here’s what makes the Spaniard tick and how he moved to within touching distance of the title

Schumacher blames spray for F1 Japanese GP practice shunt

Haas Formula 1 driver Mick Schumacher has blamed his costly Japanese Grand Prix FP1 crash on a car ahead of him throwing up spray in the wet conditions.

Blomqvist returns to WEC in 2023 with United Autosports

New IMSA SportsCar Championship title winners Tom Blomqvist and Oliver Jarvis will team up at United Autosports in next year’s World Endurance Championship. 

FIA’s red flag stance preventing F1 midfield shocks, says Ocon

The FIA’s reluctance to go for red flag restarts has contributed to the lack of giant-killing opportunities for midfield Formula 1 teams this year, reckons Esteban Ocon.

Tsunoda says driving F1 car at Suzuka a "dream come true"

AlphaTauri's Yuki Tsunoda says finally being able to drive at Suzuka in a Formula 1 car on a rain-soaked day of practice for the Japanese Grand Prix was a "dream come true".

Alfa continues late season push with new front wing for Japanese GP

The Alfa Romeo Formula 1 team has boosted its chances of securing sixth place in the world championship by bringing a new front wing to the Japanese Grand Prix.

Rossiter hangs up helmet to become Maserati Formula E team principal

James Rossiter has joined the Maserati MSG Formula E squad as its new team principal, calling time on his racing career to succeed Jerome D'Ambrosio at the helm.

F1 Japanese GP qualifying - Start time, how to watch & more

George Russell topped the times on Friday for Mercedes ahead of the Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix. Here’s how and when to watch qualifying.

Ferrari's latest F1 floor tweaks revealed in Japan

Ferrari has, over the course of the last few races, evaluated the merits of the updated floor that it originally introduced at Formula 1's French Grand Prix but has tweaked since.

Van Gisbergen stripped of Bathurst 1000 Supercars pole chance

Shane van Gisbergen has been stripped of his chance to take pole for the 2022 Bathurst 1000 due to a penalty.

Tributes paid to double 500cc world champion Phil Read following his death

Seven-time motorcycle grand prix racing world champion Phil Read has died at the age of 83, with tributes flooding in from the racing world.

F1 results: George Russell fastest in Japanese GP practice on Friday

Mercedes’ George Russell was fastest during Japanese Grand Prix free practice two at Suzuka on Friday, the 18th round of the 2022 Formula 1 World Championship.

F1 Japanese GP: Russell leads Mercedes 1-2 in wet FP2

George Russell headed a Mercedes 1-2 in a sodden second practice ahead of Formula 1’s 2022 Japanese Grand Prix, while Max Verstappen was eighth tenths adrift and Charles Leclerc struggled.

Bathurst 1000: Waters slides to provisional Supercars pole

Cam Waters scored provisional pole for the 2022 Bathurst 1000 in a weather-affected Supercars qualifying session.

Brown: “Critically important” F1 cost cap must be policed like technical rules

Zak Brown believes Formula 1 must treat any potential breaches of the cost cap in the same way as a technical rule break ahead of the FIA’s update on Monday.

F1 Japanese GP: Alonso fastest in wet first practice at Suzuka

Alpine’s Fernando Alonso topped the times ahead of Ferrari pair Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc in first practice for Formula 1’s 2022 Japanese Grand Prix, which was wet throughout.

Live: F1 Japanese GP commentary and updates - FP1 & FP2

Follow along for minute-by-minute updates for FP1 and FP2 ahead of Formula 1's Japanese Grand Prix.

Ferrucci returns to IndyCar full-time with AJ Foyt for 2023

Santino Ferrucci will return to full-time IndyCar competition in 2023, as he joins AJ Foyt Racing to drive the #14 car.

Gasly: Karaoke session with Tsunoda highlight of week

Pierre Gasly says his karaoke session with AlphaTauri Formula 1 teammate Yuki Tsunoda in Tokyo on Tuesday was a highlight of his week.

Brown, Ward positive on McLaren progress, and fourth IndyCar

Both McLaren CEO Zak Brown and Arrow McLaren SP’s newly promoted racing director Gavin Ward believe the team made progress relative to rivals in 2022 despite a slip in the standings, and are open-minded regarding a fourth car.

Drinkwater continues to climb Autosport National Driver Rankings

It's another week and another place gained in Autosport's National Driver Rankings for David Drinkwater as he closes on the summit of the leaderboard.

Steiner: FIA decisions over damaged F1 endplates "getting old"

Haas Formula 1 boss Gunther Steiner has expressed his growing frustration about front wing endplate damage leading to his cars being called in by the FIA race directors.

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

Motorsport Games releases 2022 Season expansion update for NASCAR 21: Ignition, available today

The current NASCAR teams, drivers, and cars are set to be playable across Ignition, NASCAR Heat 5, and NASCAR Heat Mobile.

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.