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Rookies react to first MotoGP outing in Qatar shakedown

Friday’s shakedown test in Qatar provided MotoGP’s rookie riders with the opportunity to sample their machinery for the first time ahead of their debut season in 2021.

Pirelli granted F1 contract extension until 2024

Pirelli has been granted an extra year to its current Formula 1 tyre supply contract to make up for the delay in introducing the new regulations.

Spa opens revised WEC calendar, Algarve round moved to June

The 2021 World Endurance Championship will begin at Spa in May after the postponement of next month's scheduled series opener at the Algarve circuit was pushed back to June.

FIA reveals cause of Grosjean fireball after concluding crash investigation

The FIA has revealed what caused the huge fireball in Romain Grosjean’s Bahrain Formula 1 accident and outlined recommendations to improve safety measures after concluding its investigation.

Hulkenberg could dovetail Mercedes and Aston Martin reserve role

Nico Hulkenberg could double up in a reserve driver role for both Aston Martin and Mercedes in Formula 1 this year, Autosport understands.

Autosport International Connect virtual show starts next week

The countdown is on for Autosport International Connect, the virtual show that takes place on Wednesday and Thursday next week.

Russell: No promises made by Mercedes over 2022 F1 seat

George Russell says “no promises have been made” over a Mercedes Formula 1 seat for 2022, and that his focus lies entirely with Williams ahead of the new season.

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Misano hosts festival of Ferrari

New world champions will be crowned as Misano hosts a festival of Ferrari this weekend.

Rosenqvist: O’Ward "one of the quickest young drivers" in the world

Felix Rosenqvist says that new team-mate Pato O’Ward is a huge talent, and believes that while it’s too early to compare driving styles, that might not ultimately be so relevant.

The updates Williams hopes will lead to a points-scoring return

After producing a car which demonstrated progress but lacked the points to prove it last year, Williams starts its new era of team ownership with the FW43B, its bid to continue the climb up the Formula 1 grid in 2021

Abiteboul's Alpine F1 departure was a "shock" - Budkowski

Alpine Formula 1 director Marcin Budkowski has revealed the departure of team principal Cyril Abiteboul was a "surprise and a shock to everyone" at the team.

Todt happy with "flexibility" shown by WRC

FIA president Jean Todt has said he is happy with the "flexibility" World Rally Championship stakeholders have shown during COVID-19.

Chilton to race with Carlin at road courses and Indy 500

Max Chilton will return to Carlin’s IndyCar team and will compete on all road and street courses plus the Indianapolis 500 this year.

Why Johnson isn't daunted by starting from scratch in IndyCar

Jimmie Johnson is one of the greatest NASCAR drivers of all time, yet has decided to take on a fresh challenge in IndyCar for 2021. He tells DAVID MALSHER-LOPEZ what has motivated the switch.

Pietro Fittipaldi makes prototype return in ELMS with G-Drive

Pietro Fittipaldi, grandson of two-time Formula 1 world champion Emerson Fittipaldi, will return to prototype racing in this year's European Le Mans Series with the G-Drive Racing LMP2 squad.

Williams FW43B revealed with heavily-revised livery for 2021 season

Williams has revealed its new FW43B Formula 1 car ahead of the 2021 season, sporting a heavily-revised livery design.

Netflix releases full trailer for Drive to Survive Season 3

Netflix has released the full trailer for the upcoming third season of Formula 1: Drive to Survive, going behind the scenes of the 2020 championship.

Schumacher: No added pressure from father's legacy for F1 debut

Haas Formula 1 rookie Mick Schumacher says he is proud to carry the Schumacher name in the sport and doesn't believe his father's legacy will add any extra pressure

How Ferrari’s Hypercar project could bolster Leclerc’s legacy Plus

How Ferrari’s Hypercar project could bolster Leclerc’s legacy

OPINION: Ferrari's planned return to the top category at the Le Mans 24 Hours has further heightened anticipation for the 2023 race. Few concrete details are currently known, but already it has a high-profile superstar angling for involvement, which would make a refreshing change

Hamilton: "Not my first rodeo" facing questions on F1 future

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton says his one-year Formula 1 contract extension will not be a cause for distraction throughout 2021, saying "it's not my first rodeo" dealing with contract speculation.

Shedden to make BTCC return with Dynamics Honda

Three-time British Touring Car champion Gordon Shedden is to return to the series this season with Team Dynamics at the wheel of a Honda Civic Type R.

Azerbaijan GP to take place behind closed doors

The promoters of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix have announced that this year’s Formula 1 race will take place behind closed doors.

Adamo "optimistic" Hyundai will stay in WRC beyond 2021

Andrea Adamo says that he remains “optimistic” that Hyundai Motorsport will extend its involvement with the World Rally Championship beyond 2021.

2021 MotoGP pre-season Yamaha's toughest – Vinales

Maverick Vinales admits the fact MotoGP testing is taking place in Qatar on the same track as the opening two rounds makes 2021’s pre-season the toughest he’s faced with Yamaha.

WADA looking into Haas F1 livery after Russian flag ban

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is looking into the Formula 1 livery revealed by Haas for 2021 amid questions over its compliance with a ban against Russia.

Current Affairs Podcast: Diriyah Formula E's flash points discussed

The 2021 Formula E season kicked off in dramatic fashion with two night races in Saudi Arabia last weekend in which Mercedes and Jaguar Racing scored a win apiece

Portugal returns to F1 calendar as third round of 2021 season

Formula 1 has confirmed that the Portuguese Grand Prix will run as the third round of the 2021 season, returning to Algarve on 2 May.

Abt signs Rockenfeller, van der Linde for 2021 DTM season

Mike Rockenfeller and Kelvin van der Linde will drive for the Abt Audi team for the first season of the DTM’s new GT3 era in 2021.

Cadillac: IMSA LMDh rules have “caught our attention”

General Motors’ new sportscar racing programme manager Laura Wontrop Klauser says that the IMSA SportsCar Championship's new LMDh era has "caught our attention" as it evaluates Cadillac's future in motorsport

New Toyota Rally1 WRC car to commence testing by summer

Toyota's World Rally Championship outfit is aiming to have its hybrid-powered Rally1 car ready to run by the summer

Vettel completes first shakedown of Aston Martin F1 car

Sebastian Vettel has made his first on-track appearance as an Aston Martin Formula 1 driver during a shakedown of the team’s new car at Silverstone on Thursday

2021 F1 Bahrain GP to admit vaccinated or COVID-recovered fans

Bahrain has announced it will allow fans to attend the Formula 1 season opener if they have been vaccinated against COVID-19 or have recovered from the virus.

MotoGP 2021 Aprilia's "most important" year - Rivola

Aprilia CEO Massimo Rivola admits the 2021 season is the marque’s “most important” one given the freedom it has to develop its RS-GP compared to its rivals.

EKS launches Audi A1 Quattro Rally2 car

An Audi A1 Quattro Rally2 car has been launched by World Rallycross Championship winner EKS JC.

How the 2021 Formula E rookies fared in Diriyah

Of the three rookies on the Formula E grid in Riyadh, who shone and who struggled? RACHIT THUKRAL rates the best performers

Haas claims Russian flag F1 car livery not a result of WADA ruling

Haas says it did not alter the livery of its 2021 Formula 1 car because of an anti-doping ruling banning Nikita Mazepin from racing with the Russian flag.

How the Marshall club racing dynasty remains intact Plus

How the Marshall club racing dynasty remains intact

As the son of club racing legend Gerry, Gregor Marshall has racing in his blood. Although his ambitions are modest, his determination to get his Vauxhall Firenza on the grid at the 2020 Goodwood SpeedWeek tells of a driver who relishes a challenge

Steiner: F1 can react quickly if further cost cuts are required

Haas team boss Guenther Steiner says that Formula 1 is prepared to react quickly if further cost-cutting measures are needed in 2021.

Le Mans 24 Hours pushed back to August in bid to allow fans

The Le Mans 24 Hours has been pushed back to August from its traditional mid-June slot in the hope that spectators will be able to attend the race.

Aprilia reveals new MotoGP bike, confirms rider line-up

Aprilia has unveiled its 2021 MotoGP challenger at its official launch event in Qatar and confirmed Lorenzo Savadori as its second rider alongside Aleix Espargaro.

Has Vettel got his mojo back at Aston Martin?

Has Sebastian Vettel got his mojo back after his move to the rebranded Aston Martin Formula 1 team? ADAM COOPER considers the impact of the German's move to the team formerly known as Racing Point

W Series driver Eaton to race Praga in Britcar

W Series driver Abbie Eaton will contest this season's Britcar Endurance Championship at the wheel of a Praga R1 as part of the manufacturer's guest driver line-up.

Pietro Fittipaldi returns to Coyne for IndyCar oval races

Pietro Fittipaldi will compete in the IndyCar Series' four oval races this year including the Indianapolis 500 after signing for Dale Coyne Racing with Rick Ware Racing-Honda.

Auer set for DTM return as Mercedes factory driver

Lucas Auer is poised to return to the DTM as a factory driver for Mercedes in 2021, Autosport can reveal.

How Ferrari plans to recover from its 2020 F1 nightmare Plus

How Ferrari plans to recover from its 2020 F1 nightmare

The 2020 Formula 1 season was Ferrari's worst for 40 years as it slumped to sixth in the standings. A repeat performance will not be acceptable for the proud Italian team, which has adopted a notably pragmatic approach to forging its path back to the top

Schumacher reveals Haas F1 seat fit challenges

Mick Schumacher says he had to give up a week in quarantine just to get his Formula 1 seat fit done with Haas.

Crutchlow can "make the difference" for Yamaha MotoGP bid - Rossi

Valentino Rossi believes three-time MotoGP race winner Cal Crutchlow can “make the difference” for Yamaha in 2021 as its official test rider following the struggles of 2020.

Mazepin "didn't behave" correctly in video incident, says he has learned

Nikita Mazepin vows he has learned from the incident in which a video of him touching a woman’s chest emerged on social media, saying he is “not proud of it”

Williams retains Aitken as reserve driver for 2021 F1 season

Williams has retained the services of Jack Aitken as its reserve driver for the 2021 Formula 1 season, after the Anglo-Korean driver made his debut last year.

Domenicali: F1 may not have podiums after sprint race

Formula 1 may elect to skip having a normal podium after its Saturday sprint races in a bid to not take the shine off the main grand prix on Sunday.

The national racer spreading a very important message

Mental health has never been more significant than during the current coronavirus pandemic and one Ginetta driver has been using his racing to encourage more people to talk about it

Autosport Magazine: Ferrari's F1 recovery plan

Ferrari’s Formula 1 recovery and return to the Le Mans 24 Hours are highlights of this week’s Autosport magazine, out today (4 March).

British Rallycross set to introduce electric cars to top class

The British Rallycross Championship is set to become the first series in the UK to adopt electric cars into its highest level this year.

Haas reveals livery for VF-21 car ahead of new F1 season

Haas has unveiled its new livery for the 2021 Formula 1 season, revealing that Uralkali will serve as the team’s new title sponsor.

Motorsport Games to acquire Studio 397 and rFactor2

Studio397 brand and name to remain under Motorsport Games banner. Updates and iteration of rFactor 2 to continue under Studio397.

Renault evaluating switch to Mercedes F1 engine design concept

Renault is evaluating a switch to the Mercedes concept of a split turbo and compressor on its Formula 1 power unit as part of an engine overhaul for 2022.

Autosport launches refreshed website and mobile app

Autosport has unveiled its updated website and new mobile app to provide an improved user experience, just as the new motorsport season gets well under way.

Aston Martin targets F1 title triumph within five years

Aston Martin has its sights set on winning the Formula 1 world championship within the next five years, as it unveiled its 2021 car on Wednesday.

Szafnauer: Aston Martin will get the best out of Vettel

Aston Martin F1 Team chief Otmar Szafnauer believes he can extract the best from four-time Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel after his ill-starred final season with Ferrari in 2020.

First NASCAR test at COTA prompts prediction of "epic starts"

NASCAR Cup champions Chase Elliott, Brad Keselowski and Martin Truex Jr gave the Circuit of the Americas glowing reviews after their first test at the track.