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Prodrive to field three 2022 Dakar Rally entries

Prodrive has confirmed it will field three entries into next year’s Dakar Rally with Orlando Terranova joining its Bahrain Raid Xtreme programme.

The downside to F1's show and tell proposal

Technology lies at the heart of the F1 story and it fascinates fans, which is why the commercial rights holder plans to compel teams to show more of their ‘secrets’. STUART CODLING fears this will encourage techno-quackery…

Sir Patrick Head pays tribute to Sir Frank Williams

Sir Frank Williams, who passed away at the age of 79 on Sunday, enjoyed fantastic success in Formula 1 at the helm of his own team in partnership with Sir Patrick Head. In a tribute by Head, he remembers the beginning of his time working with Williams.

Wildcard could keep Lowndes on the Bathurst 1000 grid

A Triple Eight-run wildcard entry could be key to Craig Lowndes being on the Bathurst 1000 grid in 2022.

DJR becomes first carbon neutral Supercars team

Supercars operation Dick Johnson Racing claims it has become the first carbon neutral motor racing team in Australia.

Ducati: Bagnaia “takes another step” in MotoGP when he “reaches his level”

Ducati general manager Gigi Dall’Igna says Francesco Bagnaia “takes another step” every time “you expect him to really reach his level” in MotoGP.

Hamilton: Windtunnel gains mean no point in 2022 F1 car sim run

Lewis Hamilton says the rapid progress Mercedes is making in developing its 2022 Formula 1 car means there is no point in him trying it out in the simulator yet.

Kristoffersson crowned 2021 WRX champion tied on points

Johan Kristoffersson claimed his fourth World Rallycross Championship after ending the 2021 campaign tied on points with Timmy Hansen.

Mercedes unveils livery for its final Formula E campaign

Mercedes has launched its final works Formula E car, with the defending teams’ champion on course to quit the electric championship at the end of the inbound 2022 campaign. 

Tributes paid to F1 legend Sir Frank Williams

Tributes have poured in from across motorsport after Williams F1 team founder Sir Frank Williams passed away aged 79. 

F1's fastest and slowest: Williams's rollercoaster ride

In its time gracing the Formula 1 grid, Williams has hit the very pinnacle of grand prix racing - and also brought up the rear. As part of tributes being paid to the late Sir Frank Williams, who sadly died on Sunday aged 79, Autosport revisits a piece where we show how its pace measures up from 1978-2020 (first published 31 January 2021)

Top 10 Williams F1 cars ranked: FW07, FW14B and more

Williams is one of Formula 1's most legendary outfits, enjoying a rich history in the series. In tribute to Sir Frank Williams, who sadly died aged 79 on Sunday, Autosport revisits his outfit's 10 greatest cars (first published 1 February 2021)

How Pirelli’s F1 “Doggy” is helping drive tyre development

On every Formula 1 race weekend Pirelli engineer Martin Wahl logs up miles walking patiently around each circuit pushing a curious looking three-wheeled device.

Legendary F1 team boss Sir Frank Williams dies aged 79

Former Formula 1 team boss Sir Frank Williams, whose squad became one of the most successful in grand prix racing’s history, has passed away. He was 79.

Why Le Mans didn't decide Toyota's WEC title outcome in 2021 Plus

Why Le Mans didn't decide Toyota's WEC title outcome in 2021

Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and Jose Maria Lopez scored a second successive World Endurance Championship title in the #7 Toyota, as its new Le Mans Hypercar went unbeaten. Autosport recaps how each of the four classes in the 2021 season were won and picks out the best LMH and GTE drivers

Autosport Podcast: "Formula E Drivers Ranked with Jack Nicholls"

Formula E and Formula 1 commentator Jack Nicholls is the guest star on the latest episode of the Autosport podcast, which is produced in association with technology consultant Modis.

Rowland: Mahindra needs to arrive better prepared to FE weekends

Oliver Rowland feels Mahindra needs to arrive at Formula E weekends better prepared than last season to consistently race near the front of the field in 2022.

Ehrlacher crowned champion as Azcona and Huff win

Yann Ehrlacher secured his second consecutive World Touring Car Cup title in race one at a sodden Sochi, as Mikel Azcona and Rob Huff scored a brace of wins.

Richard Mille not ruling out running male driver in 2022 WEC

Richard Mille could move away from an all-female driver line-up when it returns to the FIA World Endurance Championship for a second season in 2022.

Dakar reveals details of 2022 Saudi Arabia route

The ASO has revealed the complete route for the 44th Dakar Rally that will take place in Saudi Arabia from 1-14 January.

Ocon: Alonso's out-of-the-box thinking 'unprecedented' in F1

Esteban Ocon says the way his Alpine Formula 1 team-mate Fernando Alonso approaches racing compared to other drivers is "unprecedented".

How getting sacked gave Mercedes F1’s tech wizard lasting benefits Plus

How getting sacked gave Mercedes F1’s tech wizard lasting benefits

He’s had a hand in world championship-winning Formula 1 cars for Benetton, Renault and Mercedes, and was also a cog in the Schumacher-Ferrari axis. Having recently ‘moved upstairs’ as Mercedes chief technical officer, James Allison tells STUART CODLING about his career path and why being axed by Benetton was one of the best things that ever happened to him

Montoya: Driving 2008 Ferrari F1 car an "amazing experience"
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Montoya: Driving 2008 Ferrari F1 car an "amazing experience"

Juan Pablo Montoya says his drive in the 2008 Ferrari Formula 1 car at Mugello last week was "an amazing experience".

Super GT Fuji: Toyota steals title from Honda, TOM'S champions Fuji II
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Super GT Fuji: Toyota steals title from Honda, TOM'S champions

Toyota stole the SUPER GT title away from Honda in a dramatic Fuji Speedway season finale as the TOM's duo won and Naoki Yamamoto was eliminated by a GT300 car.

WRX Nurburgring: Kristoffersson victory reduces Hansen's lead

Johan Kristoffersson won the first round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship's double-header at the Nurbugring while championship leader Timmy Hansen was disqualified, trimming his deficit to just four points.

Da Costa: Formula E strong enough to rebound from manufacturer exodus

DS Techeetah driver Antonio Felix da Costa is confident that Formula E will be able to rebound from the recent exodus of manufacturers dealing it a “punch in the face”.

The remarkable qualities that propelled Kubica’s F1 comeback Plus

The remarkable qualities that propelled Kubica’s F1 comeback

It’s easy to look at
 Robert Kubica’s second Formula 1 career and feel a sense of sadness that he didn’t reach the heights for which he seemed destined. But as BEN ANDERSON discovered, performance and results are almost meaningless in this context – something more fundamental and incredible happened…

WTCR Sochi: Muller on pole for final round, Ehrlacher stretches gap

Yvan Muller scored his second pole position of the World Touring Car Cup season at Sochi as his nephew Yann Ehrlacher took another step closer to successfully defending his title.

Piastri knew he only had "very outside chance" of 2022 F1 seat

Oscar Piastri says he knew he only ever stood a “very outside chance” of landing a Formula 1 seat for 2022 after missing out on a drive with Alfa Romeo.

Rowland: Revised Formula E format will still produce close racing

Oliver Rowland has backed Formula E’s decision to ditch its unpopular group qualifying format, saying the championship can continue to produce close racing and won't result in one team dominating.

How Formula E's polarising newcomer can prove himself Plus

How Formula E's polarising newcomer can prove himself

OPINION: Few figures in racing today divide opinion like Dan Ticktum. The Formula 2 race-winner now has the chance to wipe his professional slate clean with his move into Formula E, but it won't be easy at the squad which has brought up the rear for the past three years. Here are the three key criteria he must meet to make a lasting impression on the series

Super GT Fuji: Yamashita takes pole for finale in Rookie Toyota

Rookie Racing Toyota driver Kenta Yamashita snatched pole position for this weekend's Fuji Super GT finale with a new lap record, beating Honda's pre-race points leader Naoki Yamamoto.

Capito: VW wouldn't waste time on F1 talks if it wasn’t serious

Jost Capito believes the Volkswagen Group would not waste its time attending meetings about Formula 1’s future regulations if it was not serious a possible future entry.

FIA introduces new Global Rally Ranking system

The FIA will introduce a new Global Rally Ranking system next year that will rank drivers and co-drivers competing at an International and national level on their performances.

New Racing Star scheme to offer two funded drives in British F4

FIA Single-Seater Commission president and former Formula 1 team boss Bob Fernley has launched a new initiative that will award two teenagers fully-funded drives in British F4 in 2023.

Kyalami 9 Hours postponed after new strain of COVID detected

The final round of the Intercontinental GT Challenge scheduled for Kyalami next month has been postponed in the wake of the latest developments in the COVID pandemic.

WTCR reveals 2022 calendar, includes Pau street track

The WTCR series has revealed its 2022 calendar, which includes a first trip to the classic Pau street circuit since 2009 and a return to its traditional Macau season finale.

Sainz: Deeper F1 off-season conversation on Brazil Turn 4 expected

Carlos Sainz Jr says the conversation about racing guidelines in Formula 1 will continue in the winter after admitting the rules on what is allowed are still "not very clear".

How WRC legend Ogier will be remembered by his peers

After winning his eighth WRC title, Sebastien Ogier has drawn the curtain on his full-time rallying career. To understand Ogier's legacy, many of his former rivals, team-mates and colleagues have shared their thoughts on a vastly successful career

Mazepin unsure if he has to use ‘too fat’ Haas F1 chassis for final races

Nikita Mazepin remains unsure if he will have to stick with the "too fat" Haas Formula 1 chassis in the remaining two races of the 2021 season.

Eaton reveals extent of injuries after W Series COTA kerb incident

W Series driver Abbie Eaton has revealed she suffered two fractured vertebrae after making contact with one of the Circuit of the Americas’ sausage kerbs.

Askew hopes IndyCar street experience can translate to Formula E

Andretti Autosport's Oliver Askew hopes his IndyCar experience will help him on Formula E's cast of street circuits when he makes his debut in the championship next year.

The humbling changes Ricciardo made to deliver the goods for McLaren  Plus

The humbling changes Ricciardo made to deliver the goods for McLaren 

From being lapped by his own team-mate in Monaco to winning at Monza, it’s been a tumultuous first season at McLaren for Daniel Ricciardo. But, as he tells STUART CODLING, there’s more to the story of his turnaround than having a lovely summer holiday during Formula 1's summer break...

Masi defends stewards delays on F1 decisions

FIA Formula 1 race director Michael Masi has defended the amount of time it can take for stewards to announce decisions on race weekends.

Autosport's 2021 Christmas Gift Guide

Want to know what to get the petrolhead in your life for Christmas? Look no further with our Christmas gift guide.

Ocon: Little set-up tricks behind Alpine F1's Qatar form

Alpine driver Esteban Ocon thinks his Formula 1 team's improved Qatar form was down to finding "little tricks" on the set-up that made the difference.

How Mercedes pulled off a silent coup in Formula E Plus

How Mercedes pulled off a silent coup in Formula E

By virtue of its Formula 1 success, Mercedes was expected to rise to power in Formula E before long. That it won both the drivers' and manufacturers' championships this year, after only two seasons as a full works effort, belies a tricky path littered with potential pitfalls

Barcelona agrees new Formula 1, MotoGP deals until 2026

The Spanish GP will stay in Barcelona until at least 2026 after Formula 1 agreed a new deal with the promoter and local authorities.

The 10 best drivers in Formula 1 history: Hamilton, Schumacher & more

Everyone has their favourite, but who is statistically the best driver in Formula 1 history?

"Tall poppy syndrome" and "immaturity" behind Whincup polarising Supercars fans

Retiring Supercars legend Jamie Whincup says immaturity early in his career and tall poppy syndrome are factors that shaped his polarising relationship with Australian race fans.

Rossi hopes Honda gives him first title-winning MotoGP bike

Valentino Rossi hopes Honda will give him his first MotoGP title winning 500cc bike from 2001 for his collection and spoke with team boss Alberto Puig about it.

Red Bull: Mercedes no longer enjoys "abnormal" top speed F1 edge

Red Bull thinks rival Mercedes no longer has an "abnormal" straightline speed advantage, amid ongoing intrigue over flexible rear wings in Formula 1.

Podcast: Remembering WRC great Richard Burns, with Petter Solberg

Richard Burns will be remembered as a World Rally Championship great who took on the world’s best in a career that burned brightly before being tragically cut short.

History of safety devices in Formula 1: The halo, barriers & more

Formula 1 has come a long way during the course of its 70-year history, and in no area so much as in terms of safety

The potential benefits of losing the F1 constructors' title Plus

The potential benefits of losing the F1 constructors' title

As the battle continues to rage over the F1 2021 drivers' championship, teams up and down the grid are turning their attentions to the prize money attributed to each position in the constructors' standings. But F1's sliding scale rules governing windtunnel and CFD use will soften the blow for those who miss out on the top places

Nato "not frustrated" to lose Venturi FE seat despite rookie win

Norman Nato says he is “not frustrated” to have been dropped by Venturi in favour of Lucas di Grassi after a single season, but feels he did enough to extend his stay in Formula E.

DS Techeetah FE team co-founder Preston moves to executive role

The Formula E title-winning DS Techeetah squad has confirmed that race team co-founder Mark Preston will move upstairs into an executive role for the 2022 season and beyond.

Red Bull still needs fix for ‘flappy’ F1 wing problems

Red Bull has admitted it is still chasing a fix for the ‘flappy’ rear wing problems that it has suffered from at recent Formula 1 events.

Masi insists F1 racing rules have been "made clear" to drivers

FIA Formula 1 race director Michael Masi insists that the racing rules have been made clear, despite some drivers suggesting that they don't know where the limits lie.

Mazepin proposes Haas F1 staff incentive scheme for 2022

Dmitry Mazepin, owner of Haas Formula 1 title sponsor Uralkali, has proposed a staff incentive scheme for next year in a bid to help the team move up the grid.