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Newgarden: Chevrolet "definitely made improvements" for Indy

Josef Newgarden is satisfied Chevrolet has stepped up in terms of power but says he won’t know until May if its fuel mileage has also improved for the Indianapolis 500.

De Vries given grid penalty for Rome Formula E crash with Bird

Nyck de Vries carries a grid penalty into the first Valencia Formula E race thanks to the late Rome E-Prix crash that gave points leader Sam Bird a swollen hand.

Di Grassi: Buemi "incredibly stupid" with move in Rome FE

Lucas di Grassi has called out fellow Formula E champion Sebastien Buemi for his “incredibly stupid manoeuvre” that caused the Audi driver to crash out of the second Rome E-Prix.

Vandoorne: Rome Formula E win "redemption" for Mercedes

Stoffel Vandoorne says his win in the second Rome E-Prix counts as “redemption” and validates the work of the Mercedes Formula E team during the pandemic.

Aleix Espargaro has proved he's "a top-level rider" in MotoGP

Aleix Espargaro believes he’s proved he’s “a top-level” MotoGP rider at Aprilia and doesn’t believe having a stronger team-mate will dramatically boost development of the RS-GP.

Brundle: F1's rake focus is a "distraction"

Martin Brundle believes the current intrigue in Formula 1 surrounding car rake is "a distraction" from the real issues at play between Mercedes and Red Bull.

The returning rally champion promoting mental health on the world stage

From the job centre to the World Rally Championship’s WRC2 division, Chris Ingram has had a rollercoaster year. Having not competed since clinching the 2019 European Rally Championship, he's determined to make up for lost time

DTM wants to be fastest GT3 series in 2021

The DTM is aiming to become the fastest GT3 championship in the world in 2021 with an aggressive use of the Balance of Performance system, according to the series’ technical chief.

Rome E-Prix: Vandoorne resists late pressure to win, Bird taken out on last lap

Stoffel Vandoorne scored a third Formula E win for Mercedes in a frantic climax to the Rome E-Prix as points leader Sam Bird was eliminated on the final lap.

Schumacher: No reason Haas can’t fight for Q2 this year

Mick Schumacher feels optimistic about Haas’s Formula 1 qualifying prospects in 2021, believing there is no reason why the team cannot fight for spots in Q2 during the season.

Petrucci "too big" for KTM MotoGP bike

Double MotoGP race winner Danilo Petrucci says he is “too big” for the KTM he is riding in Tech3 colours this year and likened it to being on a Moto3 machine.

Red Bull junior Vips prepared to wait for F1 chance after Tsunoda promotion

Juri Vips remains confident and is prepared to wait for a Formula 1 chance in the future after the Red Bull junior was jumped in the pecking order by Yuki Tsunoda.

Cassidy glad to get "the monkey off my back" with Rome FE pole

Formula E rookie Nick Cassidy says he is glad to get "the monkey off my back" after scoring his first points with pole position for the second Rome E-Prix.

Formula 3000: In defence of F1's unloved feeder series

Champions of the fore-runner to GP2/F2 had a patchy record when it came to reaching the final rung on the ladder, if they were able to reach F1 at all. But there are plenty of reasons why it shouldn't be derided on that point alone

Rome E-Prix: Cassidy takes maiden Formula E pole in wet qualifying

Formula E rookie Nick Cassidy scored a remarkable maiden pole position over fellow championship newcomer Norman Nato in a treacherous wet-weather shootout ahead of the second Rome E-Prix.

Leclerc explains what he learned from Vettel as F1 team-mates

Charles Leclerc says he learned a lot from former Ferrari Formula 1 team-mate Sebastian Vettel’s hidden qualities.

Okayama Super GT: Yamashita beats Tsuboi in opener Okayama
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Okayama Super GT: Yamashita beats Tsuboi in opener

Kenta Yamashita and Kazuya Oshima claimed a maiden victory for the Rookie Racing team in the opening round of the 2021 SUPER GT season at Okayama, as Toyota monopolised the top four spots.

Rain postpones NASCAR Martinsville race until Sunday

Heavy rain has forced this weekend’s NASCAR round at Martinsville to be postponed for a second consecutive day, with the Cup Series race halted after just 42 laps.

Rome E-Prix: Cassidy tops damp practice ahead of Guenther

Envision Virgin Racing driver Nick Cassidy set the pace in a greasy practice session ahead of the second Rome E-Prix as persistent drizzle led to a spate of mistakes.

Lotterer defends lap one Vandoorne clash in Rome E-Prix

Andre Lotterer has defended his first-lap collision with Stoffel Vandoorne for the lead of the Rome E-Prix, blaming the Mercedes driver for lifting early and ‘leaving me no space’.

Di Grassi: "No reason" for car to break down in Rome E-Prix

Lucas di Grassi says there was “no reason” for his car to fail while leading the Rome E-Prix, which cost Audi its first Formula E win in almost two years.

Manhole cover to blame for Vandoorne's Rome E-Prix crash

Mercedes driver Stoffel Vandoorne revealed that a manhole cover caused the shunt that eliminated both he and team-mate Nyck de Vries from the Rome E-Prix and neutralised the race early.

Vergne, Bird call on FIA to move Rome start-line after FE crash

Jean-Eric Vergne and Sam Bird have called on Formula E and the FIA to move the start line of the Rome E-Prix “karting track” to eliminate “unnecessary” and “inevitable” crashes.

Paffett didn't have DTM return ambitions until 'short notice' deal

Two-time DTM champion Gary Paffett says he "didn’t have ambitions" to return to the new-look series' GT3 era, until a deal was put together at "short notice" in February.

Rome E-Prix: Vergne capitalises on Di Grassi woe for victory

Jean-Eric Vergne won a dramatic Rome E-Prix that ended under safety car conditions as race leader Lucas di Grassi triggered a late shunt that eliminated polesitter Stoffel Vandoorne.

Sainz’s Ferrari euphoria "contagious" for F1 team - Leclerc

Carlos Sainz Jr’s "euphoria" at getting a chance to race for Ferrari in Formula 1 has helped lift the mood of the whole team, according to his team-mate Charles Leclerc.

How a sportscar ace is speeding to save trees in 2021

During his racing career, Ferdinand Habsburg's eyes have been opened to the waste humanity produces and leaves behind. He explains what he's doing to counteract that through his new Drive Fast, Act Faster initiative that aims to protect one of the world's most biodiverse forests

Montoya encouraged by Indy test showing despite scary moments

Returning two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya says he was encouraged by his pace in IndyCar's Indianapolis Motor Speedway test, despite moments that "scared the hell out of me".

Alpine ‘scared’ itself in Bahrain GP with hot-weather struggles

Alpine wants to understand why its Formula 1 car is seemingly less competitive in hot conditions after it “scared” itself in the Bahrain afternoon sessions last month.

Rome E-Prix: Vandoorne survives Rowland challenge to take pole

Mercedes racer Stoffel Vandoorne scored his third Formula E pole for the Rome E-Prix after a brief wall tap denied Nissan's Oliver Rowland in the dying moments of his run.

Lorenzo: Rossi “disappointed” me and his fans with Doha MotoGP display

Triple MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo says ex-Yamaha team-mate Valentino Rossi’s Doha Grand Prix weekend “disappointed me as I suppose he has disappointed his fans”.

Russell: Mercedes likely has same wind sensitivity issues as Williams

George Russell believes Mercedes is “potentially in the same boat” as Williams with a wind sensitivity issue on its 2021 Formula 1 car that hurt its performance in Bahrain.

The delay that quashed Aston Martin’s last F1 venture Plus

The delay that quashed Aston Martin’s last F1 venture

Aston Martin’s only previous foray into Formula 1 in the late 1950s was a short-lived and unsuccessful affair. But it could have been so different, says NIGEL ROEBUCK

Rome E-Prix: Second FE practice aborted due to kerb damage

Formula E cancelled the second practice session ahead of the Rome E-Prix after only 10 minutes of running as a kerb breakage could not be repaired in time. 

Dennis blames absence of yellow flags for Rome practice pileup

BMW Andretti driver Jake Dennis has blamed an absence of yellow and red flags for contributing to the three-car Rome Formula E practice pile-up caused by Oliver Turvey.

Albon: Red Bull reserve role more important than DTM for F1 return

Alex Albon believes his test and reserve driver duties with Red Bull will play a bigger role in securing a potential Formula 1 return than anything he does in DTM.

Newgarden pips Sato to lead second day of Indy 500 testing

Two-time IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden topped the second day of testing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, heading Indianapolis 500-winning trio Takuma Sato, Juan Pablo Montoya and Scott Dixon.

Rome E-Prix: Di Grassi fastest as FP1 ends with major crash

Audi driver Lucas di Grassi topped the opening Formula E practice session ahead of the Rome E-Prix as the practice start procedure led to another major crash. 

Marc Marquez cleared to make MotoGP return at Portimao

Marc Marquez will return to MotoGP for the first time in nearly a year after being given permission by doctors to take part in this month’s Portuguese Grand Prix.

“Couple of weeks” before IMS can define Indy 500 crowd situation

Indianapolis Motor Speedway president J. Douglas Boles has admitted that the plan for handling a large crowd at next month’s Indy 500 remains fluid for now.

VeeKay: Fast Indy 500 testing crash "didn't hurt my confidence"

Rinus VeeKay says his Indianapolis 500 testing crash, which resulted in a broken finger, "didn't hurt my confidence" and doesn't expect the injury to cause issues in the IndyCar season-opener.

FIA asks FE teams to review braking systems following Mortara shunt

The FIA has asked all Formula E teams to review the causes and effects of possible failures to their braking system following the Diriyah E-Prix crash that hospitalised Edoardo Mortara.

Norris: McLaren "not miles away" from F1 rivals Mercedes, Red Bull

Lando Norris says his McLaren Formula 1 team is "not miles away" from frontrunners Mercedes and Red Bull and expects a season-long battle with Ferrari and AlphaTauri for third.

NIO 333 "surprised a few people" with Formula E turnaround

Tom Blomqvist says the NIO 333 Formula E team “surprised a few people” in the paddock with the massive step in performance it made coming into the 2020/21 season.

New Dragon FE car now expected to debut in Monaco

Dragon Penske Autosport’s drivers have explained why the Formula E team will not debut its new car for the Rome E-Prix, instead expecting it to arrive for Monaco in May.

Renewed Miami GP F1 bid faces crucial city council vote

Hopes for the Miami Grand Prix joining the Formula 1 calendar in 2022 have been boosted by the Mayor of Miami Gardens, Rodney Harris, sponsoring a fresh bid to host the event.

Motorsport Network expands with InsideEVs in Germany

Motorsport Network increases accessibility to electric vehicles publication, reaching into the German market.

Rome FE round "a miracle" following extended Italy COVID emergency

Formula E drivers reckon “it’s not short of a miracle” that this weekend’s double-header Rome E-Prix has been organised as Italy extends the state of emergency of in the country.

Ducati not worried by missed Qatar MotoGP wins

Ducati’s sporting director Paolo Ciabatti has insisted to Autosport that the Italian marque is not worried by its failure to win either of the Qatar MotoGP races.

Jaguar latest manufacturer to commit to Formula E's Gen3 era

Jaguar has become the latest manufacturer in Formula E to commit to the forthcoming Gen3 regulations ahead of the 2022-23 season but will hold off issuing its public confirmation.

The "pit bull" MotoGP rookie already drawing legendary comparisons Plus

The "pit bull" MotoGP rookie already drawing legendary comparisons

MotoGP’s 2021 rookie crop is one of the strongest in recent years, but one is already standing out. Jorge Martin’s Doha GP heroics have courted many to compare him to numerous MotoGP legends. Autosport spoke to Pramac boss Francesco Guidotti to find out why MotoGP’s latest Spanish star is already making such an impact

Farfus to contest full WEC season in Prodrive-run Aston Martin

BMW factory driver Augusto Farfus will contest the World Endurance Championship in Paul Dalla Lana's Prodrive-run GTE Am class Aston Martin.

Leclerc: 2021 cars more difficult to manage on corner entry

Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc says Formula 1's 2021 cars are more difficult to manage on the entry to corners thanks to the new aero rules.

UN issues damning report on Indonesian venue set to host MotoGP

The United Nations has released a damning report on human rights violations on the Indonesian island of Lombok related to construction of the Mandalika resort set to host MotoGP

Mercedes reshuffles F1 technical team, Allison promoted to CTO

Mercedes has announced a reshuffle of its Formula 1 technical department, with technical director James Allison set to move into a new role and step away from day-to-day responsibilities.

How the GT Cup is thriving despite the pandemic Plus

How the GT Cup is thriving despite the pandemic

The GT Cup has attracted a stunning array of drivers and machinery for its opening event at Donington Park this weekend. The fact we're in the middle of a pandemic makes that entry all the more remarkable, but there's plenty of reasons why the series is proving popular

Ricciardo: "Idiots" behind F1 using crashes for social media strategy

Daniel Ricciardo has blasted the "idiots" behind Formula 1's social media strategy in exploiting crashes as part of their bid to attract fan interest.

MotoGP eyes test on new Indonesia street track in 2021

MotoGP could stage a test at the Mandalika Street Circuit in Indonesia this year ahead of the return of the Indonesian Grand Prix in 2022.

Verstappen exclusive: Why lack of car-racing titles won't hurt Red Bull's ace Plus

Verstappen exclusive: Why lack of car-racing titles won't hurt Red Bull's ace

Max Verstappen’s star quality in Formula 1 is clear. Now equipped with a Red Bull car that is, right now, the world title favourite and the experience to support his talent, could 2021 be the Dutchman’s year to topple the dominant force of Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes?

Mercedes has to be "perfect" everywhere to beat Red Bull

Mercedes needs to be "smarter" and "perfect" if it wants to beat Red Bull across the 2021 Formula 1 season, according to drivers Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas.