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Askew to sub for injured VeeKay at IndyCar's Road America round

Oliver Askew will drive for his second IndyCar team in a week and will replace the injured Rinus VeeKay at Ed Carpenter Racing in the Road America round.

Monza WEC round to allow limited number of fans

Spectators will be allowed to return to the World Endurance Championship at Monza next month for the first time in nearly 18 months.

F1 teams face new tyre check procedure from French GP after Baku failures

The FIA is introducing new checks on tyres after they have been run from this weekend’s French Grand Prix to ensure Formula 1 teams are not running too low pressures.

Pirelli concludes investigation into Baku F1 tyre failures

Pirelli has concluded the tyre failures that affected Max Verstappen and Lance Stroll at Formula 1’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix were likely caused by how their teams were running the tyres.

VeeKay suffers injury after cycling accident, Road America entry "pending"

Ed Carpenter Racing driver Rinus VeeKay has suffered a clavicle injury after a bicycle accident in training, with his participation in IndyCar's Road America round "pending".

Ricciardo: More forgiving F1 tracks will help my McLaren learning

Daniel Ricciardo believes that "more forgiving" Formula 1 tracks will help to speed up his learning process as he continues to adapt to the McLaren MCL35M.

Jackson bids to extend lead in Autosport National Driver Rankings

Cam Jackson, the current leader in the Autosport National Driver Rankings, has just hit a landmark score of 50 finishes in 50 races in Historic Formula Ford 1600.

Why Alfa's boss is ready for the task of securing a stronger F1 future Plus

Why Alfa's boss is ready for the task of securing a stronger F1 future

Two tenth places in recent races have lifted Alfa Romeo to the head of Formula 1's 'Class C' battle in 2021, but longer-term the Swiss-based squad has far loftier ambitions. With the new 2022 rules set to level out the playing field, team boss Frederic Vasseur has good reason to be optimistic, as he explained to Autosport in an exclusive interview

Cody Ware to make IndyCar race debut at Road America

NASCAR driver Cody Ware will make his IndyCar debut driving for the Dale Coyne Racing with Rick Ware Racing squad at Road America this weekend.

Promoted: Dream of working in motorsport?

Formula E is one of the most innovative and exciting sports in the world, and one ambitious engineer could have the chance to be a part of one of its top teams for a season.

Tost: Gasly now one of the “absolutely top drivers” in F1

AlphaTauri team principal Franz Tost believes that Pierre Gasly now deserves to be ranked among the top drivers on the Formula 1 grid.

DTM 2021: Full list of drivers, teams and manufacturers

The new GT3 era of the DTM is about to get underway this weekend at Monza. Here's the full list of drivers, teams and manufacturers competing in the revamped series this year.

How Barnard’s revolutionary McLaren transformed F1 car construction Plus

How Barnard’s revolutionary McLaren transformed F1 car construction

The MP4/1 was pioneering by choice, but a McLaren by chance. STUART CODLING relates the tangled (carbonfibre) weaves which led to the creation of one of motor racing’s defining cars

Tyre pressures in the spotlight as F1 awaits Pirelli Baku report

Scrutiny over Formula 1 teams playing around with tyre pressures looks almost certain to increase in the wake of the failures that marred the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

WRC working on plan for 2022 USA event

The World Rally Championship is working on a plan to host a non-championship event in North America next year as it bids to secure a future WRC rally in the region.

Opportunity of a lifetime: When a GT ace realised his F1 dream

Despite being out of single-seaters for three years and becoming an established FIA GT champion, Thomas Biagi never lost sight of his F1 dream and convinced Colin Kolles to run him in a test. A race seat never materialised, but it wasn't through lack of effort...

Supercars teams cross Northern Territory border after two-week exile

The six Melbourne Supercars teams have began crossing the border into the Northern Territory following their two-week exile in New South Wales.

Mostert extends Walkinshaw Andretti United Supercars contract

Supercars race winner Chaz Mostert has extended his stay at the Walkinshaw Andretti United Holden squad with a new multi-year deal.

Perez wants talks with drivers over F1 qualifying etiquette

Sergio Perez is eager for Formula 1 drivers to discuss the existing ‘gentleman’s agreement’ in qualifying, saying that not everyone is respecting the rule about overtaking on warm-up laps.

Tandy, Vanthoor join KCMG to defend Spa 24 Hours victory

Nick Tandy and Laurens Vanthoor will attempt to secure back-to-back Spa 24 Hours victories next month in a works-supported Porsche fielded by the KCMG squad.

F1 British GP to welcome fans, with restricted capacity expected

Formula 1’s British Grand Prix will go ahead in front of fans this year in spite of the UK's extended lockdown, but numbers may be more restricted than originally planned.

Podcast: Why the return of spectators really matters at national racing

UK motorsport fans have finally been able to get back to race circuits over the last few weeks after a long-overdue return.

How Alpine's stunted Portimao charge helped Toyota to keep clear

Despite going stride for stride for pace at Portimao, Alpine’s grandfathered LMP1 couldn’t convert pole position into a sustained victory fight against Toyota. And due to rules and car limitations that are set in stone, the French manufacturer will be searching for solutions in its own battle of endurance

2021 MotoGP German GP – how to watch, session times & more

MotoGP travels to the Sachsenring for the eighth round of the 2021 world championship season, the German Grand Prix, for the first leg of a double-header before the summer break.

2021 F1 French GP session timings and how to watch

The French Grand Prix hosts the seventh round of the 2021 Formula 1 world championship season on the 18-20 June.

Why Red Bull reject Kvyat believes he deserves another F1 chance

Daniil Kvyat has not given up on a Formula 1 comeback, and the Russian's current role as Alpine reserve has at least given him a foot in the door.

Matton: WRC not expecting new marque until 2024 at the earliest

Manufacturers are continuing to investigate the World Rally Championship’s new hybrid regulations, but FIA Rally Director Yves Matton is not expecting a new marque to join until 2024 at the earliest.

Formula E reveals oval-based Mexico track layout

Formula E has unveiled the oval-based track layout, featuring a unique attack mode loop, that will be used for the first-ever Puebla E-Prix for which 10,000 spectators will permitted.

Da Costa revels in "amazing" home win after JOTA battle

JOTA LMP2 driver Antonio Felix da Costa says his first international home win at the WEC 8 Hours of Portimao "feels amazing" after passing teammate Tom Blomqvist for the lead.

How Red Bull's next F1 hopeful turned around his season

Having impressed in Formula 3, Juri Vips looked to be next cab off the rank in Red Bull's prestigious Junior Team before his 2020 schedule was dealt a heavy blow by the COVID-19 pandemic. After a tough start to life in Formula 2, Vips is showing signs of a recovery - could he be the first Estonian to reach Formula 1?

Alpine currently investigating lack of F1 race pace

Alpine has admitted it is still chasing answers as to why its current Formula 1 car is quite strong in qualifying but lacking in race pace.

Robson: Russell would be "massive loss" for Williams if he left in 2022

Senior Williams Formula 1 figure Dave Robson says seeing George Russell leave at the end of the year would be a “massive loss”, hailing his role in the team’s turnaround.

Red Bull has no doubts of Mercedes F1 fightback

Red Bull and its engine partner Honda are bracing themselves for a Mercedes fightback after two difficult race weekends for the Formula 1 world champion team.

W Series documentary series to be released on Sunday

A six-part documentary series following the first season of W Series will be released on Sunday on All4 in the United Kingdom.

Kyle Larson holds off Keselowski for $1 million All-Star win Texas
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Kyle Larson holds off Keselowski for $1 million All-Star win

Hendrick Motorsports' Kyle Larson recorded his fourth NASCAR Cup win of the season after fending off Brad Keselowski to claim the NASCAR All-Star Race at Texas Motor Speedway.

Toyota explains why it let cars race at Portimao WEC round

The Toyota World Endurance Championship squad has revealed a change to its internal rules of engagement to allow its cars to race to the chequered flag.

French GP date change was "a challenge" says Boullier

French Grand Prix boss Eric Boullier says moving the Formula 1 race forward by a week was a “big problem” for his organisation, although all returned tickets have subsequently been re-sold.

Herta, Rahal puzzled by O’Ward's restart pace at Detroit

Both Colton Herta and Graham Rahal expressed surprise at how easily Detroit IndyCar Race 2 winner Pato O’Ward overtook them at the restarts, but Alex Palou believes he knows what is happening.

Newgarden: “Hard not to be disappointed” after Detroit IndyCar defeat

Josef Newgarden says he feels “pretty sad” to have led 67 of 70 laps in the second race of the Detroit Grand Prix and lose out to the charging Pato O’Ward.

O’Ward dedicates Detroit IndyCar win to Rosenqvist and Ojjeh

Pato O’Ward dedicated his victory in the second Detroit Grand Prix race to his injured team-mate Felix Rosenqvist, and McLaren’s long-time partner Mansour Ojjeh who died last Sunday.

Detroit IndyCar: O'Ward puts in late charge to beat Newgarden

Pato O’Ward put in a stunning late-race charge to claim his second IndyCar victory of the season, passing long-time leader Josef Newgarden with three laps remaining.

Portimao WEC: #8 Toyota takes victory after team orders call Algarve
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Portimao WEC: #8 Toyota takes victory after team orders call

Toyota celebrated its 100th world championship endurance race with victory at the World Endurance Championship Portimao 8 Hours for the #8 entry of Sebastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima and Brendon Hartley.

Snetterton BTCC: Ingram gives Hyundai maiden win

Tom Ingram claimed the first British Touring Car Championship win for the Excelr8 Motorsport team and the Hyundai marque in the finale at Snetterton.

Snetterton BTCC: Brilliant Sutton passes Turkington for Race 2 win

Reigning British Touring Car champion Ash Sutton sliced through the field to take a stunning win from 11th on the grid in the second race of the Snetterton round.

Detroit IndyCar: Newgarden takes race two pole as Ferrucci crashes

Josef Newgarden brought some joy to Team Penske at Detroit with pole position for the second IndyCar race of the weekend, as Santino Ferrucci crashed in the final part of qualifying.

Portimao WEC: Toyota leads the way from Alpine at half-distance

Toyota's pair of Le Mans Hypercars held the advantage over the Alpine LMP1 as the Portimao 8 Hours FIA World Endurance Championship round reached the halfway mark.

Tost: Tsunoda must find F1 limit to use “unbelievable natural speed”

Yuki Tsunoda needs to learn where his true limit is if he is to harness his ‘unbelievable’ natural speed, reckons his Formula 1 team boss Franz Tost.

Snetterton BTCC: Turkington claims first 2021 win with Race 1 victory

Four-time British Touring Car champion Colin Turkington scored his first victory of 2021 in the opening race of the second round at Snetterton.

Magnussen: Ending eight-year win drought "really special"

Formula 1 outcast Kevin Magnussen says ending an eight-year winless run in Saturday's IMSA SportsCar Championship round in Detroit feels "really special".

Best F1 and motorsport gifts for father's day - books, DVDs and more

This year's Fathers' Day is just around the corner and finding the perfect gift can be difficult.

Why the end is nigh for F1’s most dependable design tool

Windtunnel work forms the bedrock of aerodynamic development in Formula 1. But as PAT SYMONDS explains, advances in virtual research are signalling the end of these expensive and complicated relics

Solberg secures Hyundai outing for WRC Safari Rally

Oliver Solberg will join the top World Rally Championship class again having secured an outing with Hyundai Motorsport at the Safari Rally later this month.

Vettel: 'Wild' costs of junior categories need to be cut

Sebastian Vettel says the spiralling expense of competing in junior categories before Formula 1 needs to be slashed, because the situation has become ‘wild’.

The club racer proving hearing is no barrier to access

National paddocks are awash with individuals with fascinating stories to share. For a 21-year-old novice starting her racing journey in Porsches, even making it onto the grid was an achievement in itself.

Why McLaren’s surprise electric path can benefit everyone involved Plus

Why McLaren’s surprise electric path can benefit everyone involved

McLaren's announcement that it will enter the Extreme E series for electric SUVs next year came as something of a surprise. But it brings benefits that other championships it could seek to enter cannot, while providing a timely boost to a start-up that has had to cancel two of its South American rounds

"Blocked" Alpine has to live with fuel mileage disadvantage to WEC Hypercars

Alpine has conceded that it will have to live with its inability to match the fuel mileage of the new Le Mans Hypercars through the 2021 World Endurance Championship season.

Alonso felt he was "losing time" in F1 before taking break

Fernando Alonso felt like he was “losing time” racing in Formula 1 prior to his two-year break that allowed him to pursue other series and racing disciplines.

Hill proud of Motorbase/MB team for full-ballast Snetterton qualifying

British Touring Car Championship leader Jake Hill has hailed the Motorbase/MB Ford squad after taking seventh on the grid for Sunday’s second round at Snetterton.

IMSA Detroit: Magnussen, van der Zande take commanding maiden Ganassi win

Kevin Magnussen and Renger van der Zande drove a perfectly judged race at the IMSA SportsCar Championship's Detroit round to take a well-deserved maiden victory for Cadillac Chip Ganassi Racing.

Askew stands in for Rosenqvist for second Detroit IndyCar race

Oliver Askew will replace the injured Felix Rosenqvist at Arrow McLaren SP for IndyCar's second Detroit race, following the Swedish driver's huge crash at Belle Isle.