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Cammish back on track in Porsche Carrera Cup as Smalley's GT4 Supercup lead cut

The TOCA supports were in action last weekend at Croft as Dan Cammish hit his stride on home soil in Porsche Carrera Cup GB, while Adam Smalley's lead in the Ginetta GT4 Supercup was cut by Tom Hibbert. Across the rest of the country, championship titles were already being handed out.

Vettel: Extending Aston Martin F1 deal ‘not really’ in doubt

Sebastian Vettel says there was “not really” any doubt that he would extend his Aston Martin Formula 1 deal into 2022 amid his excitement for the incoming regulations.

How Ducati has developed MotoGP's most versatile bike Plus

How Ducati has developed MotoGP's most versatile bike

His third place at Misano made Enea Bastianini the fifth different Ducati-mounted rider to score a podium in 2021. Amid a season that has seen one rider amass the bulk of Yamaha and Honda's success, the Ducati's versatility makes for a potent weapon, but the contribution of a former leading light shouldn't be forgotten

Netflix would "think about" F1 buyout to stream races

Netflix would consider a bid to take over the running of Formula 1 if it was available, to ensure it had the control needed to justify broadcasting races live.

BTCC teams fined for Croft tyre mix-up

Half of the British Touring Car Championship’s 10 teams have been fined for using the series’ option tyre in the wrong race at Croft last weekend.

The changes that took Williams from the back to the podium

Williams had headed into the 2021 Formula 1 campaign eager to avoid its fourth straight season at the bottom of the championship standings.

The ‘backwards step’ that is the right move for Formula 1 Plus

The ‘backwards step’ that is the right move for Formula 1

OPINION: With its days apparently numbered, the MGU-H looks set to be dropped from Formula 1’s future engine rules in order to entice new manufacturers in. While it may appear a change of direction, the benefits for teams and fans could make the decision a worthwhile call

Supercars Shootout tweak to avoid future controversy

The Australian Supercars championship has changed its Top 10 Shootout rules in a bid to avoid drivers having their laps compromised by a crashed car.

Haas confirms Schumacher and Mazepin for 2022 F1 season

Haas has announced that Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin will continue with the team for a second Formula 1 season in 2022.

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.

Supercars set to call off Queensland swing

Supercars looks set to call off a proposed double-header at Queensland Raceway late next month, with talk there will be a quadruple-header at Sydney Motorsport Park instead.

Magazine: Racing legends do battle at the Goodwood Revival

The Goodwood Revival’s return provided fantastic racing between motorsport legends and leads this week’s Autosport magazine, out today (23 September).

F1 team bosses: We must listen to the fans’ opinions in survey

Formula 1 team bosses agree that it is important for the championship’s insiders to listen to the voices of fans in the latest Global Survey as the future rules are shaped.

Ferrari to debut updated F1 hybrid system at Russian GP

Ferrari has confirmed it will debut the updated hybrid system on its Formula 1 power unit at this weekend’s Russian Grand Prix, resigning Charles Leclerc to a grid penalty.

Misano MotoGP test: Aprilia's Espargaro heads final day from Bagnaia

Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro topped the final day of MotoGP testing at Misano by 0.080 seconds as KTM rookies Raul Fernandez and Remy Gardner made their debuts.

Ferrari struggling to find F1 opportunities for junior drivers - Binotto

Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto admits that the Italian team is struggling to find future Formula 1 opportunities for its Driver Academy members.

F1 to shrink Monaco GP to three-day race weekend from 2022

Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali has confirmed the Monaco Grand Prix will run to a traditional three-day race weekend format from 2022.

Vinales “satisfied” with Aprilia MotoGP move

Maverick Vinales says he is “satisfied” with his decision to quit Yamaha and join Aprilia in MotoGP following his first two rounds with the Italian manufacturer.

The floundering fortunes of F1’s many Lotus reboots Plus

The floundering fortunes of F1’s many Lotus reboots

Team Lotus ceased to exist in 1994 - and yet various parties have been trying to resurrect the hallowed name, in increasingly unrecognisable forms, ever since. DAMIEN SMITH brings GP Racing’s history of the legendary team to an end with a look at those who sought to keep the flame alive in Formula 1

Assen wants improved financial terms before committing to DTM

The DTM is interested in keeping Assen on the calendar for 2022, but the promoter is looking for better financial terms before agreeing to a new deal.

How F1’s “process-driven” improvement plans are listening to the drivers

Formula 1’s sprint weekend experiments at Silverstone and Monza have ignited a debate about the future of the format and how it might be tweaked.

The next steps in the rebuilding of a stalled MotoGP career

Maverick Vinales’ early debut with Aprilia has been one of the most interesting plots of the recent MotoGP rounds. The results may not look standout on paper, but a closer inspection reveals just how much progress Vinales has truly made in understanding a bike that has taken him well out of his “comfort zone”

Gap between Russell and Latifi in F1 not "as big as everybody believes"

Williams CEO Jost Capito believes the performance gap between George Russell and Nicholas Latifi is not as big as people following Formula 1 believe.

Toyota reveals revised Hilux 4x4 ahead of 2022 Dakar Rally

Toyota Gazoo Racing has showcased the first images of its revamped GR DKR Hilux T1+ that will compete against new cars from Audi and Prodrive in the Dakar Rally next year.

Perez: One-year F1 deal doesn’t heap extra pressure on me

Sergio Perez insists there is no added pressure on him to perform at Red Bull because he was given just a single-year contract extension in Formula 1.

Lecuona ‘pissed off’ to be benched at MotoGP test for rookies

Iker Lecuona says KTM benching him for the second day of the Misano MotoGP test to give his bike to 2022 rookie Raul Fernandez “really pisses me off”.

Remainder of 2021 Supercars schedule delayed until next week

The wait on the latest revised Supercars schedule is likely to continue until next week.

Honda reveals fast-tracked F1 power unit upgrade introduced at Spa

Honda has revealed it introduced a fast-tracked upgrade for its Formula 1 power unit energy store to Max Verstappen’s car at Spa last month, boosting his championship challenge.

Why the 2021 title fight is far from F1's worst, despite its toxic background

OPINION: Formula 1 reconvenes for the Russian Grand Prix two weeks after the latest blow in ‘Max Verstappen vs Lewis Hamilton’. While the Silverstone and Monza incidents were controversial, they thankfully lacked one element that so far separates the 2021 title fight from the worst examples of ugly championship battles

Pye inks two-year Team 18 Supercars deal

Scott Pye will continue driving for Team 18 for at least another two Supercars seasons.

Aston Martin to make full-factory GT3 entry in NLS

Aston Martin will make a full-factory entry with a Vantage GT3 driven by Nicki Thiim and Maxime Martin in this weekend's round of the NLS on the Nurburgring-Nordschleife.

Brawn: 'New world' thinking opens door for better F1

Formula 1 chief Ross Brawn says some ‘new world’ thinking in the championship has opened the door for a much brighter future.

Franchitti: Dixon is “perfect wingman” for Palou’s IndyCar title bid

Four-time IndyCar Series champion Dario Franchitti believes Scott Dixon will be the “perfect wingman” as his teammate Alex Palou aims to seal a first title success at Long Beach.

Misano MotoGP test: Bagnaia tops opening day for Ducati despite crash

Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia topped the first of two days of MotoGP testing at Misano fresh from his San Marino Grand Prix, despite suffering a crash during the afternoon.

2021 F1 Russian GP – how to watch, session timings and more

Formula 1 returns to action after a dramatic triple-header with a trip to Sochi for the Russian Grand Prix, the 15th round of the 2021 season on the 24-26 September.

Palou "cannot relax" in IndyCar finale despite strong points lead

Alex Palou says that his commanding points lead heading to the Long Beach IndyCar finale will not alter his approach to "race hard, race smart".

Formula 1 must design cars to race in rain, says Todt

Formula 1's next generation of cars must be designed to race in the rain to avoid a repeat of the Belgian Grand Prix washout, says FIA president Jean Todt.

Gravel Notes Podcast: Petter Solberg’s Acropolis Rally review

Toyota’s Kalle Rovanpera confirmed his status as the World Rally Championship’s brightest young talent after completing a dominant win at the Acropolis Rally.

Does Gasly have reason to be 'sad and frustrated' over his Red Bull snub?

When Pierre Gasly retired his AlphaTauri car three laps into the Italian Grand Prix, it ended an impressive run of form for Red Bull's sister Formula 1 team.

Pininfarina reimagines design of iconic Autosport Awards Trophy for Motorsport Network’s Autosport Awards

Autosport Awards return as a live event on the 19th December with a new look for the award trophies.

Former McLaren boss Whitmarsh to return to F1 with Aston Martin

Former McLaren team boss Martin Whitmarsh is to return to a role in Formula 1 as the new Group Chief Executive Officer of Aston Martin Performance Technologies.

The unwanted GT car that changed sportscar racing forever Plus

The unwanted GT car that changed sportscar racing forever

Had FIA GT boss Stephane Ratel had his way, the Maserati MC12 would never have been allowed to set foot in his series. It duly proved the class of the field that most had expected, but the Balance of Performance that its superiority spawned would keep GT1 battles tight and bring long-term benefits that sportscar racing enjoys today

Rossi: MotoGP in Italy will be fine "without me"

Valentino Rossi is confident Italian MotoGP representation will be in a strong place even after he retires at the end of the 2021 season.

Why Aston Martin's new F1 base marks a significant step

OPINION: The Aston Martin Formula 1 team has broken ground on a new campus that the team believes is an important step in its journey towards becoming a regular frontrunner. In an exclusive column, team owner Lawrence Stroll explains why the team's new base will amount to much more than a series of buildings

Why Lawson was not to blame for Assen DTM startline chaos

Red Bull junior left it to the last moment to go full throttle from pole at the start of Assen DTM race, but wasn't to blame for the startline chaos.

Berger: Intense Hamilton/Verstappen fight what F1 needs

The intense title battle between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen, which has spilled over into controversy, is exactly what Formula 1 needs, says former grand prix winner Gerhard Berger.

Honda: Tough F1 return critical for building title fight form

Honda says the "tough" experience it first endured on its Formula 1 return in 2015 was critical for delivering the breakthrough needed to make it a title contender now.

How motorsport's most prominent power couple found joint success Plus

How motorsport's most prominent power couple found joint success

The Wolffs have carved their own paths in motorsport, leading their respective teams to success in Formula 1 and Formula E. But the two came together last month as their drivers finished first and second in the FE drivers' championship - a feat they are hugely proud of. In a rare joint interview, they reflect on a remarkable season

Dovizioso: Quartararo “doing something crazy” on Yamaha MotoGP bike

Andrea Dovizioso says the Yamaha MotoGP bike is “particular” and can’t yet understand where his ‘A-spec’ bike and the factory version differ as only Fabio Quartararo is “doing something crazy”.

Albon explains why Williams was first choice for F1 comeback

Alex Albon says Williams being "on the up" was one of the key reasons why he chose the Grove team over Alfa Romeo for the 2022 Formula 1 season.

How F1’s other champion to emerge from 1991 thrived at Lotus Plus

How F1’s other champion to emerge from 1991 thrived at Lotus

Mika Hakkinen became Michael Schumacher’s biggest rival in Formula 1 in the late-90s and early 2000s, having also made his F1 debut in 1991. But as MARK GALLAGHER recalls, while Schumacher wowed the world with a car that was eminently capable, Hakkinen was fighting to make his mark with a famous team in terminal decline

Bottas to compete in 2022 Race of Champions in Sweden

Mercedes Formula 1 driver Valtteri Bottas is the latest name to be announced for the 2022 Race of Champions, set for 5-6 February in Sweden.

Formula E champion di Grassi to make DTM debut with Abt

Lucas di Grassi will contest the final two rounds of the 2021 DTM season as a guest driver in a fourth Audi R8 LMS GT3 run by Abt Sportsline.

Grosjean, Palou thank Coyne for IndyCar debut chances

Both Alex Palou and Romain Grosjean have paid tribute to Dale Coyne for getting them into IndyCar and allowing them to show their talent.

Tank Slappers Podcast: San Marino GP review

Ducati's Francesco Bagnaia doubled up his MotoGP victory tally after fending off Fabio Quartararo in a tense San Marino Grand Prix.

Newgarden accepts title defeat in IndyCar, focused on securing second

Josef Newgarden says he is now focused on securing second in the IndyCar drivers' standings at the Long Beach finale, after seeing his title hopes fade away at Laguna Seca.

Tsunoda contract extension was never in doubt for Tost

AlphaTauri Formula 1 boss Franz Tost says there was never a doubt that Yuki Tsunoda would get a new contract with the team beyond the 2021 season.

How Campos Racing has bounced back from its devastating loss Plus

How Campos Racing has bounced back from its devastating loss

After the sudden death of its founder in January, Formula 2 stalwart Campos Racing was left facing its hardest season to date. But new team boss Adrian Jr is determined to honour his father’s legacy and has returned the team to its winning ways

Herta in two minds over IndyCar blue flags after Laguna Seca traffic issues

Laguna Seca winner Colton Herta is in two minds over IndyCar's rule that allows would-be lapped runners to hold up the leaders in order to stay on the lead lap.

Morbidelli “didn’t think it was possible” to make Misano MotoGP start

Yamaha’s Franco Morbidelli admits he “didn’t think it was possible” to start last Sunday’s MotoGP San Marino Grand Prix after a “really tough” warm-up session on his injured knee.