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Ricciardo opens up on "primal" feeling before shock Monza F1 win

Daniel Ricciardo has opened up on the "primal" feeling that overwhelmed him at Formula 1’s Italian Grand Prix, and helped him pull off a surprise win.

Does Neuville have a point with his Rally1 rant? Plus

Does Neuville have a point with his Rally1 rant?

OPINION: Thierry Neuville's diatribe against the upcoming Rally1-spec machines that will usher in the World Rally Championship's new hybrid era was remarkable in an era where drivers are usually reticent to air their views in public. But are the Belgian's concerns about speed, safety and cost entirely valid?

Could the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season be the best ever?

With a successfully revamped schedule in place and its Next Generation car set to hit the track, NASCAR is hoping to cash in on a promising 2022 Cup Series season.

Kubica accepts others are ‘higher on the list’ for Alfa Romeo F1 seat

Robert Kubica has accepted there are drivers who are “higher on the list” than him for an Alfa Romeo Formula 1 seat in 2022, with his focus remaining in sportscars.

Magazine: F1 Italian GP review, WRC Greece and more

Another controversial Max Verstappen-Lewis Hamilton clash and McLaren’s first Formula 1 victory for nine years make this week’s Autosport magazine cover, out today (16 September).

Honda “needs to follow” Marquez on MotoGP bike development – Espargaro

Pol Espargaro says Honda “needs to follow” what Marc Marquez says in regards to MotoGP bike development, and that its current philosophy is “intelligent”.

Albon yet to find out what ‘very strict’ clauses cover to protect Mercedes

Alex Albon says he has no idea what Mercedes's "very strict and clear" clauses cover in his contract with the Williams Formula 1 team.

Burns/Burton seal British GT4 title as O'Sullivan waits to be crowned in GB3

Gus Burton and Will Burns sealed the British GT4 title at Oulton Park last weekend with one round to spare, while in GT3 five cars could still take the overall honours. In the GB3 Championship, Zak O'Sullivan must wait to see if he has secured the crown before the Donington Park finale next month.

Cullen's latest strikes send him second in Autosport National Driver Rankings

Another two Irish Stryker victories not only helped Michael Cullen clinch the championship but have also moved him up to second in the Autosport National Driver Rankings.

How taming his temper shaped Supercars' slow-burn star Plus

How taming his temper shaped Supercars' slow-burn star

His decision to leave Brad Jones Racing was the biggest shock of the Australian Supercars silly season so far. But for Nick Percat, it comes as the culmination of a personal journey that has made him into one of the most rounded drivers in the series, now in search of a seat that can make him a champion

Yamaha announces Morbidelli, Dovizioso's MotoGP deals

Yamaha has announced it has signed Franco Morbidelli on a two-year contract to the end of 2023, while Andrea Dovizioso’s MotoGP return with SRT has been officially confirmed.

McLaren Group COO Jonathan Neale to leave company after two decades

McLaren stalwart Jonathan Neale, who has been with the Woking-based company for two decades, is to leave later this year.

Deaths prompt tarmac rally changes in Australia

Motorsport Australia will make a number of key changes to tarmac rallying in response to the three fatalities at Targa Tasmania in April this year.

How Monza only added more questions to F1's sprint race conundrum

With two sprint races under its belt, Formula 1 must now consider its options for them going forward. While they've helped deliver exciting racing on Sundays, the sprints themselves have been somewhat lacking - creating yet another conundrum for F1 to solve...

2022 Formula 1 Driver Market: Which drivers are going where?

F1 silly season is upon us, but what does it look like? Find out which drivers are confirmed, and which drivers could be driving in Formula 1 in 2022, here.

Prodrive completes shakedown with new Dakar Rally contender

The Prodrive-run Bahrain Raid Xtreme Team shook down its new and wider BRX Hunter T1 contender for the first time this month in the UK.

Supercars officially cancels Winton event

Supercars has officially confirmed that Winton won't feature on the 2021 schedule next month as planned.

Aston Martin confirms Vettel and Stroll for F1 2022

The Aston Martin Formula 1 team has finally confirmed that it will retain an unchanged line-up of Sebastian Vettel and Lance Stroll for next season.

Sato on brink of deal with Dale Coyne Racing for 2022

Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato is set to depart Rahal Letterman Lanigan to join Dale Coyne Racing for the 2022 IndyCar season.

Alonso: Verstappen and Hamilton "both did what they should do" in clash

Fernando Alonso reckons both Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen did "what they should do" in their clash during Formula 1's Italian Grand Prix.

2021 MotoGP San Marino Grand Prix – how to watch, session times & more

MotoGP heads to Misano for the 14th round of the 2021 world championship season, the San Marino Grand Prix, to complete its latest double-header.

How DTM ran an electric car from a remote location at Red Bull Ring

The DTM demonstrated the remote control capabilities of its all-electric prototype with a live run at the Red Bull Ring this month.

Gateway joins and NASCAR shakes up playoffs in 2022 Cup Series calendar

NASCAR has released its 2022 Cup Series schedule, which features two new venues and a shake-up of its 10 playoff races.

Why IndyCar’s longest silly-season is still far from over Plus

Why IndyCar’s longest silly-season is still far from over

OPINION: The 2021 IndyCar silly season has been one of the silliest for many years, as many talented drivers remain in play – with new pieces to the puzzle being added all the time. Here's what we know so far about who will end up where in 2022

FIA to look at seatbelt stretch in Sainz Monza F1 crash

The FIA will analyse the stretched seatbelts that resulted in Carlos Sainz Jr being thrown forwards in his Ferrari Formula 1 cockpit when he crashed at Monza.

Mercedes: Not definite Hamilton must take extra F1 engine

Toto Wolff says it is "not an absolute must" that Lewis Hamilton will need to take an additional Formula 1 power unit this season and serve a grid penalty.

The Formula E 'loan' deal that will keep its original missionary winning Plus

The Formula E 'loan' deal that will keep its original missionary winning

OPINION: The departure of Audi from Formula E meant its long-time driver Lucas di Grassi would need to find a new berth to stay on the grid. His deal at Venturi Racing will ensure the championship's first-ever race winner will remain competitive into the final year of the current Gen2 ruleset - although it may not be a long-term fit

Di Grassi joins Venturi Formula E squad alongside Mortara
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Di Grassi joins Venturi Formula E squad alongside Mortara

Formula E champion Lucas di Grassi has been unveiled as a Venturi Racing driver, alongside 2021 points runner-up Edoardo Mortara, in his first move since Audi quit the championship.

Fourmaux becomes latest WRC competitor to split with co-driver

Rising World Rally Championship star Adrien Fourmaux has split with his long-time co-driver Renaud Jamoul following the Acropolis Rally.

Win tickets to McLaren’s HQ

Following Daniel Ricciardo’s incredible victory at the Italian Grand Prix, five lucky winners will get the chance to visit the amazing McLaren F1 Team factory thanks to a new online competition. The opportunity to win a behind-the-scenes tour of the team’s private headquarters is now open to the SuperFans of the McLaren F1 Team, thanks to their official partner partypoker.

Michelin to remain MotoGP tyre supplier until 2026

Michelin will continue as the official tyre supplier in MotoGP until at least the end of the 2026 season after securing a new three-year contract extension.

Verstappen/Hamilton Monza F1 crash showed "lack of self-control" - Hill

Formula 1 world champion Damon Hill says the contact between title contenders Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton at Monza reflected a "lack of self-control".

Enzinger to step down as Porsche Motorsport boss

Fritz Enzinger, who oversaw Porsche's Le Mans 24 Hours hat-trick with the 919 Hybrid, is stepping down as boss of the German manufacturer's motorsport department.

Assen DTM: Start time, how to watch and more

The DTM travels to Assen on 17-19 September for the sixth round of the 2021 season. Find out where to watch it and how.

Six-day Super Bathurst to close out Supercars season

Supercars has confirmed that a bumper six-day Bathurst 1000 event will close out the 2021 season in early December.

Ocon disagrees with Monza F1 penalty for Vettel move

Alpine Formula 1 driver Esteban Ocon was left frustrated after getting a penalty for forcing off Sebastian Vettel in Monza, arguing a similar incident in 2019 was left unpunished.

Who should Alfa Romeo sign for 2022's F1 season? Plus

Who should Alfa Romeo sign for 2022's F1 season?

OPINION: With Valtteri Bottas already signed up for 2022, all eyes are on the race for the second seat at Alfa Romeo next year. Antonio Giovinazzi is the current incumbent, but faces a tough competition from appealing short and long-term prospects

NASCAR to run 2022 pre-season Clash at the LA Coliseum
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NASCAR to run 2022 pre-season Clash at the LA Coliseum

NASCAR has confirmed it will hold its annual pre-season exhibition Clash at the iconic Los Angeles Coliseum.

Nobody will take a risk with "confusing" F1 sprint race format – Wolff

Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff believes Formula 1's sprint race format leaves "everyone confused" as drivers are discouraged from taking risks in Saturday's sprint to not compromise their grand prix.

Marquez: I crash every time I try to ride Honda MotoGP bike like I want

Marc Marquez admits as soon as he tries to ride the 2021 Honda MotoGP bike in his normal style “I crash”.

Review: Schumacher Netflix movie lifts lid on the two sides of F1 ace

The new Netflix documentary on Michael Schumacher that offers an intimate portrait of the seven-time Formula 1 world champion is released today. The family endorsed movie

Hunter-Reay to exit Andretti Autosport IndyCar team after 11 years

Andretti Autosport will begin an IndyCar campaign without 2012 champion Ryan Hunter-Reay for the first time in 11 years next season.

Why Le Mans proves good vision is vital to racing success
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Why Le Mans proves good vision is vital to racing success

It may seem obvious that racing drivers need good vision to compete at their very best, but in the Le Mans 24 Hours, this most vital of motorsport senses gets tested to the very limit.

Sainz: Monza style crash "will not happen again anytime soon"

Ferrari Formula 1 driver Carlos Sainz says he is still "going through a learning process" trying to understand his car after suffering a third crash in four weekends in Monza and vowed "it will not happen again anytime soon".

Ilott: Portland experience will pay off at Laguna Seca

Callum Ilott believes he and the Juncos Hollinger team made enough progress throughout IndyCar's Portland weekend to expect a stronger showing at Laguna Seca.

Puig: Marquez's injury won't change Honda's MotoGP bike philosophy

Honda boss Alberto Puig says Marc Marquez's injury will not change Honda's bike philosophy, and is convinced he will return to his former self "because he has not become afraid".

F1 confirms plan for mandatory Friday running for young drivers

Formula 1 managing director Ross Brawn has confirmed plans are in hand to make rookie running compulsory in Friday practice sessions from 2022.

Gordon Spice obituary: Sportscar and BTCC champion dies at 81

Gordon Spice, who has died at the age of 81 following a battle with cancer, was one of the finest tin-top drivers of his generation.

MSGM and Automobile Club de l’Ouest reveal full driver entry list for the Le Mans Virtual Series 2021-22 Season

Impressive Rosters for the Endurance Esports Championship Includes Motorsport and Esports Global Racing Stars.

Having FP2 under F1's sprint format "makes no sense" - Todt

FIA president Jean Todt says his biggest issue with Formula 1's sprint race weekends is confusion over Saturday's morning's free practice session, and it potentially ruining the show.

The "forced break" that was key to Ricciardo's Monza excellence

OPINION: Daniel Ricciardo has long been considered one of Formula 1’s elite drivers. But his struggles at McLaren since switching from Renault for 2021 have been painful to watch at times. Yet he’s recovered to banish those memories with a famous Monza win – built on a critically important foundation

WRC Greece: The Good, The Bad and a Flying Finn

It may not have been the car breaking endurance of the past but the iconic Acropolis Rally successfully returned to the World Rally Championship for the first time since 2013. Autosport reviews the highlights, lowlights, turning points, close calls and heartbreak that made round nine of the 2021 season.

Espargaro says Honda Aragon MotoGP woes “painful”

Pol Espargaro says the struggles he had in riding the Honda in last Sunday’s hot MotoGP Aragon Grand Prix, in which he was “super slow”, was “painful”.

Harvey: Portland IndyCar showed MSR should perform "all the time"

Jack Harvey was left satisfied with his Portland fourth place, but believes the Meyer Shank Racing team should have been clocking results like that throughout the IndyCar season.

How F1 teams adapted to Monza's low-drag characteristics

Monza always requires a bespoke Formula 1 aerodynamics package to make the most of its long straights and high top speeds by shaving off drag.

How Verstappen is ruining his F1 title battle with Hamilton

OPINION: The Italian GP clash between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen followed a running theme in the 2021 Formula 1 title fight. Their close-quarters battles have often resulted in contact - and although Hamilton has shown a willingness to back off, Verstappen must learn to temper his aggression

Top 10 drivers revealed as Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Award returns

The final 10 candidates for the 2021 Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year Award have been selected.

Zarco “the loser of the day” after Aragon MotoGP

Pramac’s Johann Zarco says he was “the loser of the day” after finishing 17th in the Aragon Grand Prix dented his hopes of securing runner up spot in the MotoGP standings. 

FIA sees no need to change Monza kerbs after Verstappen/Hamilton clash

FIA race director Michael Masi doesn't believe the sausage kerbs at Monza's first chicane require any changes in the wake of the clash between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen at the Italian Grand Prix.

Newgarden: We’re still in the fight, plenty to play for

Josef Newgarden says he remains positive that he can fight for a third IndyCar crown despite slipping to 34 points from the championship lead with two rounds to go.