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Hamilton wins third Laureus Award for social activism

Seven-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton has won a third Laureus Award, receiving the new Laureus Athlete Advocate of the Year Award for his activism against inequality.

Gotz leads Lawson, Albon as DTM testing ends at Lausitzring

Mercedes driver Maximilian Gotz remained on top as the DTM’s final pre-season test of 2021 came to a conclusion at Lausitzring on Thursday.

F1 drivers react to 2021 Barcelona track changes

Several Formula 1 drivers have discussed the Barcelona track alteration, with some feeling it could improve overtaking into Turn 1 at the expense of passes at the reprofiled Turn 10.

Verstappen: Understandable Mercedes staff want new F1 challenge with Red Bull

Max Verstappen believes it is “understandable” that the Mercedes staff who have signed to join Red Bull’s new Formula 1 powertrains division are seeking a new challenge.

Williams rear end issue hampered Russell’s Portimao F1 race

George Russell says his Williams Formula 1 team discovered an issue with his car that contributed to his struggles in the Portuguese Grand Prix.

Hamilton unsurprised by Red Bull's F1 hires from Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton says he is unsurprised rival Formula 1 teams are hiring Mercedes' staff, after Red Bull announced signing further senior Mercedes engineers to work on its post-Honda engine project.

F1 champion Hamilton: People need to give Bottas a break

Lewis Hamilton believes that Valtteri Bottas’s critics “need to give him a break”, saying that Mercedes currently has the best line-up on the Formula 1 grid.

How 'museum pieces' caused a stir in Donington Historic

OPINION: The return of Donington's Historic Festival last weekend after a year's absence showcased the very best of motorsport’s heritage – something that needs to be protected

Verstappen: F1 needs better solution for track limits

Max Verstappen believes Formula 1 needs to "find a solution" to better police track limits, saying that a "hard limit" would be better to judge than a white line.

Bottas dismisses "bullshit" F1 mid-season dropping suggestion

Valtteri Bottas hit back at a suggestion Mercedes could replace him midway through the 2021 Formula 1 season, calling it “bullshit” and saying “only one team does that”.

Alex Marquez “needs to accept” difficult recent MotoGP results

LCR Honda’s Alex Marquez admits it’s “not really easy” to stay calm right now after a bruising start to his 2021 MotoGP campaign but needs to “accept” the situation.

Steiner: Criticism from F1 rivals shouldn't affect Mazepin

Haas Formula 1 team principal Gunther Steiner believes his rookie driver Nikita Mazepin shouldn't be affected by the criticism he receives by his colleagues.

New rookie class and British GT appearance for CityCar Cup

A Novice Racer Trophy has been added to the CityCar Cup after the series attracted an influx of rookies, while it will benefit from racing alongside British GT this season.

Why McLaren doesn’t doubt Ricciardo can escape his ‘dark’ place Plus

Why McLaren doesn’t doubt Ricciardo can escape his ‘dark’ place

Three points finishes from as many starts represents a decent opening innings on paper, but Daniel Ricciardo has endured a tough start to his McLaren career - only magnified his team-mate's excellent form. Yet both he and the team have good reason to expect a turnaround soon

Rossi has SRT’s support amidst worst MotoGP season start

Valentino Rossi says he has a lot of support from Petronas SRT amidst his worst-ever start to a MotoGP season in the nine-time grand prix world champion’s career.

Verstappen "always has full trust" when fighting F1 rival Hamilton

Max Verstappen says he has "full trust" in Lewis Hamilton when racing the Mercedes driver wheel-to-wheel, which has happened at every race so far in the 2021 Formula 1 season.

FIA reveals Electric GT Championship plan ahead of 2023 launch

A new FIA Electric GT Championship promoted by Eurosport will kick off in 2023 using the rules unveiled by the governing body last month.

Red Bull signs five more Mercedes F1 engine staff

Red Bull has signed five more senior Mercedes engine staff to help drive forward its new power unit push in Formula 1.

Magazine: Hamilton's Portugal triumph, BTCC preview

The challenges Lewis Hamilton faced to win the Portuguese Grand Prix are part of this week’s bumper issue of Autosport magazine, out today (6 May).

The giantkilling 'dad and lad' operation taking on the BTCC's best Plus

The giantkilling 'dad and lad' operation taking on the BTCC's best

The Lancashire squad of Ciceley Motorsport has been a BTCC race winner for several years with Adam Morgan and Mercedes. But the switch to WSR-built BMWs and addition of Tom Chilton as a true barometer for Morgan should see the team step up into title contention

Can F1’s standout performer of 2021 keep up his charge?

After an impressive start to his 2021 Formula 1 season, Lando Norris currently splits the Mercedes and Red Bull domination in the early drivers’ standings. While the McLaren driver has played down the likelihood of maintaining that position, his team remains optimistic that his form can lead to greater success.

Hyundai signs Neuville, Tanak to new multi-year WRC deals

Hyundai drivers Thierry Neuville and Ott Tanak have both been handed new multi-year deals that will keep them with the team beyond the end of this World Rally Championship season.

Gasly expects normal service to resume for AlphaTauri in Spain

Pierre Gasly expects his AlphaTauri Formula 1 team to bounce back at this weekend’s Spanish GP after a difficult weekend in Portugal.

Hyundai secures M-Sport WRC technical veteran Loriaux

Hyundai Motorsport has confirmed the appointment of 19-year M-Sport veteran Christian Loriaux to its technical line-up in the World Rally Championship.

Alonso feels too much being made of early results of F1 drivers at new teams

Fernando Alonso suggests too much is being made of Formula 1 drivers at new teams struggling in 2021 and asks observers not to over analyse his early results with Alpine.

NASCAR’s Next Gen Cup car: What is it and why is it needed?
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NASCAR’s Next Gen Cup car: What is it and why is it needed?

The NASCAR Next Gen is the future generation of chassis to be used in the series and is aimed at making the cars more cost-effective while simultaneously enhancing driver safety.

Toyota: NASCAR’s Next Gen is “biggest change” in 50 years
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Toyota: NASCAR’s Next Gen is “biggest change” in 50 years

Toyota Racing president David Wilson believes NASCAR’s Next Gen car is the “biggest change for the NASCAR industry” for over 50 years.

How two F3 stars face new challenges from very different perspectives Plus

How two F3 stars face new challenges from very different perspectives

ART Grand Prix team-mates Frederik Vesti and Juan Manuel Correa's paths to the 2021 FIA Formula 3 Championship grid couldn’t have been further apart, but both are using the same focus for different goals

Gotz leads Albon on second day of DTM Lausitzring testing

Mercedes driver Maximilian Gotz topped the timesheets on the second day of DTM pre-season testing at Lausitzring, beating Red Bull’s Formula 1 reserve Alex Albon.

Rejuvenated Plato questioned BTCC future in lockdown

Jason Plato has admitted he questioned his own future in the British Touring Car Championship during lockdown before committing to a much anticipated return this year.

How McLaren hopes to help F1 with its secret ballots call

After McLaren boss Zak Brown wrote an open letter detailing his thoughts on the direction that Formula 1 is taking, including the use of secret ballots, it opened up a wider discussion on the future of the championship and how it decides its rules.

Seidl: ‘Matter of time’ until Ricciardo is back at his best in F1

McLaren's Andreas Seidl believes it's just a “matter of time” until Daniel Ricciardo returns to his peak level of performance after a difficult start to the 2021 Formula 1 season.

2021 F1 Spanish GP session timings and how to watch

The Spanish Grand Prix hosts the fourth round of the 2021 Formula 1 world championship season on the 7-9 May.

Stefan Wilson plans to apply lessons learned from Justin for Indy 500

Stefan Wilson says he’s aiming to adopt his late brother Justin’s mentality as he approaches the third Indianapolis 500 of his IndyCar career.

Rins “still confident” despite recent MotoGP crashes

Suzuki’s Alex Rins says he is “still confident” despite back-to-back crashes in the last two MotoGP races as “everything is there” for him to be competitive.

What needs to “change” for Red Bull is ending Verstappen’s errors Plus

What needs to “change” for Red Bull is ending Verstappen’s errors

OPINION: Going up against the dominant force of Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton was always going to demand the best from Red Bull and Max Verstappen. But after making a couple more errors during the Portuguese Grand Prix, the Dutch driver showed there's a small gap he still needs to close in the 2021 Formula 1 title fight

Who are the richest people in Formula 1?

Formula 1 is a championship that arguably consumes money like no other on the planet. The sums involved are vast and, to be player, you have to have access to some serious cash.

Cammish secures BTCC return with BTC Racing

Dan Cammish will make a return to the British Touring Car Championship grid having secured a guest drive with BTC Racing for this weekend’s Thruxton season opener.

Formula E updates rules to avoid Valencia-like mass retirements

The FIA has updated the Formula E regulations to prevent another incidence of the mass final-lap retirements and disqualifications that drew heavy criticism in the Valencia E-Prix. 

Marquez identifies 2021 Honda MotoGP bike weakness

Marc Marquez says he was better able to understand the weak points of the 2021 Honda MotoGP bike compared to its predecessor during last weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix. 

Alesi and Werner on their controversial Monaco F1 crash

Jean Alesi and Marco Werner have both spoken out following their controversial clash in a historic Formula 1 race at Monaco.

Mercedes has plenty to 'worry about' for F1 Spanish GP

Mercedes admits it has plenty to "worry about" for the Spanish Grand Prix, as rival Red Bull sees it as a key weekend for judging Formula 1’s balance of power.

Wickens still aims to return to “elite level” of motorsport
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Wickens still aims to return to “elite level” of motorsport

Robert Wickens says he’s still targeting a comeback in a top-rank racing series after returning to the cockpit for the first time since his horror IndyCar crash.

How a returning champion is feeling at home again in the BTCC Plus

How a returning champion is feeling at home again in the BTCC

After topping the times at the end of British Touring Car Championship pre-season testing, it feels like Gordon Shedden has never been away. But after plenty of changes behind the scenes, the three-time champion is bedding himself in to pick up where he left off

Donington Historic Festival headlines weekend of national racing

Despite being cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19, the Donington Park Historic Festival was back bigger and better last weekend. Elsewhere, the CSCC held a bumper meeting at Thruxton and the Pickup Truck Racing Championship made a welcome return at Mallory Park.

Williams recruitment drive part of Dorilton's "plan to innovate"

The Williams Formula 1 squad has begun a recruitment drive that team head of vehicle performance Dave Robson says is part of Dorilton Capital’s “plan to innovate” since taking over. 

Former Renault F1 chief Abiteboul reveals new motorsport role

Former Renault Formula 1 team boss Cyril Abiteboul has revealed his next steps in motorsport following his surprise departure from the French car manufacturer earlier this year.

Leclerc: Portimao qualifying shows I have a lot to learn

Charles Leclerc believes his performance in Formula 1 qualifying at Portimao last Saturday shows he still has “a lot to learn” despite receiving praise for his one-lap displays.

Verstappen's Portimao F1 errors not concerning Red Bull

Red Bull insists it has no concerns over Max Verstappen’s run of small errors that hurt his Formula 1 victory hopes in Portugal last weekend.

Grosjean to test Mercedes title-winner at Paul Ricard in F1 comeback
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Grosjean to test Mercedes title-winner at Paul Ricard in F1 comeback

Romain Grosjean will make his return to Formula 1 machinery next month when he completes a test day with Mercedes at Paul Ricard, seven months on from his fiery accident.

Mercedes quickest as DTM testing resumes at Lausitzring

Maximilian Gotz led a 1-2-3-4-5 for Mercedes as the second and final DTM pre-season test of the 2021 season got underway in mixed conditions at the Lausitzring on Tuesday.

Montoya: Track limits making F1 title battle "too controversial" Spanish GP
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Montoya: Track limits making F1 title battle "too controversial"

Formula 1's ongoing debate over track limits is making the title battle between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen "too controversial", reckons former grand prix driver Juan Pablo Montoya.

One-lane Texas 'not ideal' with ice-like surface - Rahal

The Texas IndyCar double-header would have welcomed closer racing without the artificial grip additive applied to the outside of the circuit, says Graham Rahal.

Andretti adds sixth Indy 500 entry, Wilson to drive

Stefan Wilson will enter the Indianapolis 500 for a third time, and for a second time driving for Andretti Autosport in the blue-riband IndyCar event.

Bobby Unser obituary: Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner remembered

Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner and one-time Formula 1 racer Bobby Unser, who died last Sunday aged 87, was a highly charismatic man and a wonderful driver.

From the archive: The confusing aftermath of Unser's 1981 Indy win

Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Bobby Unser, who passed away on Sunday aged 87, is one of only two drivers ever to win the great American race across three different decades. But his final win in 1981 came amid much controversy, as the day after the race he was docked a lap for passing several cars exiting the pitlane under caution. Here's what Autosport made of one of the most divisive 500s in its history, in an article originally published on 4 June 1981.

How Jerez underlined MotoGP's speed problem Plus

How Jerez underlined MotoGP's speed problem

The brutal nature of a series of crashes at Jerez has reopened the debate about whether current MotoGP speeds are beyond the safety limits of the tracks. But even if riders are supportive of the move, getting the manufacturers to find a consensus on how speed reductions should be achieved may be altogether harder

Porsche and Penske unite to run new LMDh prototype in WEC, IMSA

Penske will mastermind Porsche's factory return to top-line sportscar racing with a new LMDh prototype in both the World Endurance Championship and the IMSA SportsCar Championship from 2023.

Seidl: Norris can break Mercedes/Red Bull championship lock-out

Lando Norris has a chance of breaking the top four Mercedes/Red Bull lock out in the Formula 1 driver standings this year, reckons his team boss Andreas Seidl.

Motorsport world pays tribute to three-time Indy 500 winner Bobby Unser

Tributes have flowed from across the motorsport fraternity to pay tribute to the late three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Bobby Unser, who died on Sunday aged 87.