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Castroneves rejects retirement talk, still "a lot left in the tank"

Four-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves has dismissed the prospects of retiring from racing, saying he has "a lot left in the tank" despite a tough full-time return to IndyCar.

Norris: Long-term McLaren F1 deal allows for better work-life balance

Lando Norris believes his long-term Formula 1 deal with McLaren has allowed him to strike a better work-life balance and relax more away from racing.

Audi's Rast reveals unusual strategy for fourth DTM title push

Audi driver Rene Rast aims to exploit the DTM’s success ballast system by targeting regular third-place finishes and believes this unusual tactic can help boost his chances of scoring a fourth title.

The 10 stories to watch out for across the rest of the 2022 F1 season Plus

The 10 stories to watch out for across the rest of the 2022 F1 season

It’s 13 down, nine to go as the Formula 1 teams pause for breath in the summer break. But what can we expect to happen over the next three months from Belgium to Abu Dhabi? Here's the key storylines to keep an eye out for the rest of the 2022 season

Breen: Result in Ypres “important” after WRC form struggles

Craig Breen says he isn’t thinking about the pressure to arrest his World Rally Championship form, but admits a result at Ypres Rally Belgium this weekend will be important.

National Novelties: Corvette and Rochdale Olympic

With a Chevrolet Corvette in action at Brands Hatch, a rare Rochdale Olympic racing at Silverstone and ELMS driver Ben Hanley swapping LMP2 machinery for a Radical SR1, there were plenty of unusual cars and stories from the world of national motorsport this week

2022 MotoGP Austrian Grand Prix: Full UK television schedule

The 13th round of the 2022 MotoGP World Championship takes place this weekend with the Austrian Grand Prix. Here is the full UK television schedule.

Solberg reveals unusual mental reset after WRC Finland shunt

World Rally Championship rookie Oliver Solberg embarked on 40 kilometre quad bike drive to reset his mindset for Ypres Rally Belgium following the disappointment of his early Rally Finland exit.

Aston Martin's radical F1 rear wing return dictated by cost cap

Aston Martin says the return of the radical rear wing solution it introduced at Formula 1’s Hungarian Grand Prix will be dictated by cost cap considerations. 

Is winning in Super Formula really easier than in F2?

Super Formula has had an unusual number of first-time winners recently, and one of those caused a stir by suggesting that scoring a victory in Formula 2 was a harder achievement. But is that really the case?

Ticktum hopes to remain in Formula E for Gen3 rules

Dan Ticktum hopes to remain in Formula E for next season, having admitted to enjoying his rookie season with the NIO 333 team more than he had previously expected.

Magazine: F1 half-term report, Brabham celebration

Our new half-term Formula 1 report of the season so far leads this week’s Autosport magazine (18 August), which also celebrates Brabham.

Hamilton's F1 commitment never wavered as Wolff dismissed sounding out rivals

Toto Wolff says Lewis Hamilton’s commitment to Mercedes never wavered despite its early-season struggles, meaning he gave no consideration to sounding out other Formula 1 drivers about a drive.

Nine IndyCar drivers in “high-line” practice session at Gateway

Nine of the 10 full-time IndyCar teams will take part in a special Friday practice session at Gateway to lay rubber down on the high line and increase passing opportunities.

Could late rule changes to F1 2023 floors aid bigger teams?

The FIA World Motor Sport Council finally pushed through rule changes to address porpoising for the 2023 Formula 1 season, amid suggestions the late alterations will help bigger teams.

Acura reveals ARX-06 LMDh car for 2023 IMSA season

Acura has taken the covers off the ARX-06 LMDh challenger that will compete in the new GTP class of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Racing Championship in 2023.

Bautista thinks MotoGP rumours distracted Razgatlioglu in WSBK

Ducati’s Alvaro Bautista believes talks of a potential MotoGP switch left Toprak Razgatlioglu distracted and compromised his start to the 2022 World Superbike Championship.

NASCAR Rivals, Motorsport Games’ Official Game of the 2022 Season, to launch on October 14 for Nintendo Switch

Motorsport Games Officially Licensed NASCAR Game to Bring Users Authentic and Customizable Racing Experiences, Available for Pre-order August 24.

Magnussen still 'pinching myself' about Haas F1 comeback

Kevin Magnussen says he has gained a new appreciation for the privilege of being a Formula 1 driver over the course of his 2022 comeback season.

Lloyd on brink of ending BTCC campaign prematurely due to Oulton Park crash

British Touring Car Championship race winner Dan Lloyd is on the edge of being forced to end his season early due to the ongoing effect of his heavy crash at Oulton Park.

Jewiss extends Porsche Carrera Cup lead as BTCC supports battle the heat

The on-track racing at Snetterton in the TOCA support series was just as hot as the sweltering conditions which the drivers and teams endured last weekend. Kiern Jewiss took another win to extend his Porsche Carrera Cup points lead as British F4, Ginettas and JCW Minis were also in action.

How the DTM’s newest Schumacher is faring in his rookie year

The DTM is one of the most fiercely-competitive GT championships around at the moment, with grids pushing 30 cars and a strong complement of factory aces. Amid it all, GT3 rookie David Schumacher is finding a steep learning curve, but his champion team-mate likes what he sees

Neuville: Everything must be “on point” for Ypres WRC victory repeat

Rally Belgium favourite Thierry Neuville admits everything will need to be “on point” to be competitive when the World Rally Championship heads to his home event in Ypres this weekend. 

Wolff: Mercedes bounced "from depression to exuberance" in "painful" F1 season

Toto Wolff says the ranging emotions through Mercedes’ Formula 1 season so far has been “painful” at times, bouncing from “depression to exuberance” through its 2022 car struggles.

The inconvenient truth about F1’s ‘American driver’ dream Plus

The inconvenient truth about F1’s ‘American driver’ dream

OPINION: The Formula 1 grid's wait for a new American driver looks set to continue into 2023 as the few remaining places up for grabs - most notably at McLaren - look set to go elsewhere. This is despite the Woking outfit giving tests to IndyCar aces recently, showing that the Stateside single-seater series still has some way to go to being seen as a viable feeder option for F1

Lundgaard: Vettel could expect “tough transition” to IndyCar

Rahal Letterman Lanigan’s Christian Lundgaard said that four-time Formula 1 champion Sebastian Vettel would face a hard task adapting to the demands of IndyCar if he wished to make the switch.

Binotto exclusive: "Each single day" is difficult in F1 but Ferrari is united

It’s fair to say the 2022 Formula 1 season has delivered both the best of times and the worst of times for Ferrari team boss Mattia Binotto.

Susie Wolff leaves Venturi Formula E team

Former DTM racer and Williams Formula 1 tester Susie Wolff will step down as CEO of the Venturi Formula E team ahead of its tie-up with Maserati next season.

Lundgaard signs multi-year IndyCar deal with Rahal Letterman Lanigan

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing announced that the team has “restructured a new, long-term agreement” with Rookie of Christian Lundgaard for “2023 and beyond”.

FIA finalises 2026 Formula 1 power unit regulations

The FIA has finally approved the wording of the 2026 Formula 1 power unit regulations, which in turn paves the way for Porsche to enter in partnership with Red Bull.

F1 porpoising and roll hoop rules changes ratified by FIA

The FIA’s World Motor Sport Council has approved changes to the floor regulations in Formula 1 for 2023 to prevent the porpoising phenomenon seen this year.

Why Mercedes steered clear of an F1 car concept revamp despite early struggles

Mercedes opted against revamping its Formula 1 car concept despite its early struggles in 2022 as it felt following other designs would "only get you so far."

How one of F1’s greatest names was revived

With its eponymous Formula 1 team falling into obscurity in the 90s, the Brabham name looked relegated to the manufacturers' history books. But after a long legal battle, the family reclaimed its rights and in 2018 launched Brabham Automotive. David Brabham discusses what came next for the iconic brand

Tsunoda rates start to F1 2022 season as 7/10

Yuki Tsunoda believes he has made a measurable improvement as a driver during his second season in Formula 1, rating his year to date as seven out of 10.

WRC Rally Belgium: Everything you need to know

The World Rally Championship heads to the asphalt roads of Ypres Rally Belgium this weekend, with Toyota’s Kalle Rovanpera facing a slim prospect of wrapping up the title.

Marquez “will be professional” to the end of Honda MotoGP deal

Alex Marquez says he will remain “professional” through to the end of his Honda MotoGP contract with LCR despite recently admitting a loss of motivation at the team.

Norris: Imola F1 podium still "blows my mind" given McLaren's pace

Lando Norris says his third-place finish at Imola still "blows my mind" given McLaren's pace compared to its Formula 1 rivals, calling it "one of my best podiums."

Rast announces shock departure from Audi Sport

Rene Rast has announced his shock departure from Audi Sport, ending a 12-year partnership at the conclusion of the 2022 season.

Ferrari's F1 2022 engine gains greatest for more than 25 years

Ferrari's engine gains for the 2022 Formula 1 season are the greatest it has managed in more than 25 years, according to team principal Mattia Binotto.

What Formula E needs next after saying goodbye to Gen2 Plus

What Formula E needs next after saying goodbye to Gen2

The 2021-2022 Formula E season finale brought the curtain down on the Gen2 era of the all-electric world championship. It elevated FE to new heights, fulfilling its intended directive. While it is a good launching pad for the impending Gen3 cycle, there are certain aspects the series must tackle for the new era to have the same impact as its predecessor

Van der Zande to replace Muller for Fuji WEC round

Renger van der Zande will return to the FIA World Endurance Championship next month at Fuji Speedway as a stand-in for absent Audi DTM driver Nico Muller.

Date set for 2023 F1 Australian Grand Prix

Organisers for the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix have confirmed its early-season dates for the 2023 edition of the event.

Suarez: Raikkonen “doesn't know how aggressive” NASCAR rivals will be

NASCAR race winner Daniel Suarez believes Kimi Raikkonen will be “fast” on his Cup Series debut at Watkins Glen but could struggle in dealing with aggressive tactics from his rivals.

Vettel: F1 should reinvest profits into race promoters to have greener events Belgian GP
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Vettel: F1 should reinvest profits into race promoters to have greener events

Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel thinks Formula 1 should reinvest some of its revenue into helping its race promoters put on more sustainable events.

Alpine has "absolutely no worries" of trouble with Alonso during 2022

Alpine Formula 1 boss Otmar Szafnauer remains confident that the team will retain a good relationship with Fernando Alonso, despite the Spaniard's decision to join Aston Martin.

How the Gold Cup's revamp had mixed success

OPINION: A new date and array of different races meant last month's Oulton Park Gold Cup had a completely new look. While some of the additions proved popular, not all of them worked quite so well

Fenestraz 'studied more than school' to prepare for late Seoul FE call-up

Sacha Fenestraz says his 6:30am Seoul Formula E finale call-up to replace the injured Antonio Giovinazzi at Dragon meant he 'studied more than school' to get up to speed.

Gasly: AlphaTauri ‘paying the price a bit more’ in closer F1 midfield

Pierre Gasly believes AlphaTauri is “paying the price a bit more” for its inconsistent form due to the increased competition in Formula 1’s midfield this year.

The traits behind Vandoorne's triumphant Formula E title charge

The odds were heavily stacked in Stoffel Vandoorne’s favour to capture the Formula E crown at the Seoul finale, but chief rival Mitch Evans applied maximum pressure with victory in the first race. It meant Vandoorne had to show his resolve to reproduce the key qualities he held all season to complete his march to the title

Alfa Romeo: F1 reliability issues have "cost us a fortune" in points

Alfa Romeo team boss Fred Vasseur says unreliability has "cost us a fortune in terms of points" in the 2022 Formula 1 world championship.

Third-generation McRae eyeing Junior WRC graduation for 2023

Third generation driver Max McRae is working hard towards stepping up to the Junior class of the World Rally Championship next season, following a test in a JWRC car.

Retiring MotoGP ace Dovizioso "really didn't expect" Yamaha struggles

Retiring 15-time MotoGP race winner Andrea Dovizioso admits he "really didn't expect" to encounter the struggles he has in adapting to the Yamaha MotoGP bike.

How a bad car creates the ultimate engineering challenge Plus

How a bad car creates the ultimate engineering challenge

While creating a car that is woefully off the pace is a nightmare scenario for any team, it inadvertently generates the test any engineering department would relish: to turn it into a winner. As Mercedes takes on that challenge in Formula 1 this season, McLaren’s former head of vehicle engineering reveals how the team pulled of the feat in 2009 with Lewis Hamilton

NASCAR Cup Richmond: Harvick holds off Bell for second straight win Richmond II
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NASCAR Cup Richmond: Harvick holds off Bell for second straight win

After going 65 races without a win, Kevin Harvick scored his second consecutive NASCAR Cup Series victory to bolt himself into 2022 title contention.

Porsche signs Da Costa to replace Lotterer at Formula E squad

Antonio Felix da Costa will replace Andre Lotterer at Porsche's Formula E team for next season.

Wolff: I still think about Abu Dhabi every single day

Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff has confessed that he still thinks about the events of last year’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix "every day".

WRX Hell: Kristoffersson wins opener at start of electric era

Johan Kristoffersson became the inaugural winner in the World Rallycross Championship’s electric era at Hell in Norway.

BTCC Snetterton: Sutton in control to take finale win ahead of Plato

Ash Sutton kept himself in the British Touring Car Championship title fight with victory in the final race of the day at Snetterton.

BTCC Snetterton: Turkington doubles up ahead of Hill again

Colin Turkington took another step towards a record-breaking fifth British Touring Car Championship title by making it two wins out of two at Snetterton.

BTCC Snetterton: Turkington dominates opener from Hill

Four-time British Touring Car champion Colin Turkington claimed victory in the first race of the day at Snetterton to extend his lead in the 2022 series.