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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.
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.
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.
George Russell says his Williams Formula 1 team discovered an issue with his car that contributed to his struggles in the Portuguese Grand Prix.
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.
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.
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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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
A new FIA Electric GT Championship promoted by Eurosport will kick off in 2023 using the rules unveiled by the governing body last month.
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 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
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 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.
Pierre Gasly expects his AlphaTauri Formula 1 team to bounce back at this weekend’s Spanish GP after a difficult weekend in Portugal.
Hyundai Motorsport has confirmed the appointment of 19-year M-Sport veteran Christian Loriaux to its technical line-up in the World Rally Championship.
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.
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 Racing president David Wilson believes NASCAR’s Next Gen car is the “biggest change for the NASCAR industry” for over 50 years.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Spanish Grand Prix hosts the fourth round of the 2021 Formula 1 world championship season on the 7-9 May.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Jean Alesi and Marco Werner have both spoken out following their controversial clash in a historic Formula 1 race at Monaco.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.