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BTCC Silverstone: Ingram narrows points gap to Sutton with win

Tom Ingram beat Ash Sutton to victory in the final race of the day in the penultimate round of the British Touring Car Championship at Silverstone.

Hamilton: Maintaining record of win in every F1 season has "zero importance to me"

Lewis Hamilton says maintaining his record of winning a race in every Formula 1 season he has competed in has “zero importance to me.”

BTCC Silverstone: Hill repays the favour on Butcher to win Race 2

Jake Hill moved himself to just two points off the British Touring Car Championship points lead by defeating Rory Butcher in the second race at Silverstone.

DTM Red Bull Ring: Preining wins wet-to-dry thriller, no points for van der Linde

Thomas Preining clinched Porsche’s third DTM victory with an impressive wet-to-dry drive at the Red Bull Ring as championship leader Sheldon van der Linde failed to score.

How its faltering first turbo car advanced a Williams-Honda glory era Plus

How its faltering first turbo car advanced a Williams-Honda glory era

STUART CODLING charts the development of the Williams FW09, the ugly duckling that heralded the start of the title-winning Williams-Honda partnership

BTCC Silverstone: Butcher holds off Hill for Race 1 win

Rory Butcher soaked up massive pressure from Jake Hill to take his first victory of the 2022 British Touring Car Championship season in the opening race of the penultimate round at Silverstone.

Steiner: Colin McRae was “the most gifted driver I ever met”

Haas Formula 1 boss Gunther Steiner reckons the late world rally champion Colin McRae was the “most gifted driver” he ever met during his motorsport career that began in rallying. 

Da Costa: Jota Porsche LMDh seat would be "logical"

Antonio Felix da Costa says that joining Jota’s customer Porsche LMDh programme in the World Endurance Championship in 2023 would be “very logical”.

Bagnaia crashed out of Japan MotoGP race because he was “too ambitious”

Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia says he crashed out of the last lap of the MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix trying to overtake points leader Fabio Quartararo because he was “too ambitious”.

DTM Red Bull Ring: Engel on pole in incident-packed wet qualifying

Mercedes driver Maro Engel shone in treacherous wet conditions at the Red Bull Ring to claim his maiden pole position in the DTM, as three of the four championship contenders failed to book a spot inside the top 10.

Quartararo laments “frustrating” Motegi MotoGP race

Championship leader Fabio Quartararo says his MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix was “frustrating” because he “cannot overtake at all” on his Yamaha after finishing eighth.

Espargaro explains ‘eco map’ issue that forced pre-race bike swap in Japan MotoGP

Aleix Espargaro says his Aprilia team forgetting to switch from an ‘eco’ engine map before the MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix forced him into his pre-start bike swap.

Alfa Romeo CEO: “No hurry” to decide F1 future beyond 2023

Alfa Romeo CEO Jean-Philippe Imparato says the company is in “no hurry” to make a call on its long-term future in Formula 1.

MotoGP Japanese GP: Miller dominates, Bagnaia crashes as title rivals struggle

Jack Miller dominated the MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix to salvage a dark day for Ducati’s 2022 title hopes, as team-mate Francesco Bagnaia crashed on the last lap.

MotoGP Japanese GP: Full Moto2 and Moto3 race results

Ai Ogura delighted home fans with victory in the Moto2 race at the MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix, as Izan Guevara strengthened his Moto3 title hopes with a win.

Marquez “boy who cried wolf” when it comes to MotoGP race predictions

Ducati’s Jack Miller says Marc Marquez is “the boy who cried wolf” when it comes to dismissing his own chances of victory in MotoGP races.

BTCC Silverstone: Butcher claims pole for Toyota

Rory Butcher claimed pole position for the penultimate round of the British Touring Car Championship on a Silverstone circuit where he and the Speedworks Motorsport Toyota Corolla GR Sport dominated in 2021.

How F1's helicopter footage was brought to a higher level

The ever increasing quality of Formula 1's helicopter camera work has made it an indispensable part of the broadcast. We went behind the scenes to find out how F1's spectacular aerial shots come together.

Quartararo “a bit lost” in wet MotoGP Japanese GP qualifying

MotoGP championship leader Fabio Quartararo admits he was “a bit lost” in the wet qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix and “expected much better” than ninth.

The Moss-Ferrari farce that current F1 drivers are thankfully spared Plus

The Moss-Ferrari farce that current F1 drivers are thankfully spared

Recent moves within the driver market have reminded MAURICE HAMILTON of a time when contracts weren’t worth the paper they weren’t written on…

DTM Red Bull Ring: Cassidy wins from Rast, disaster for van der Linde

Nick Cassidy shrugged off 25kg of success ballast to score a home win for Red Bull in the first DTM race in Austria, as championship leader Sheldon van der Linde failed to finish inside the points.

BTCC Silverstone: Morgan heads BMW 1-2-3 in practice

Multiple British Touring Car Championship race winner Adam Morgan stole the thunder of the 2022 title contenders by topping free practice for the penultimate round at Silverstone.

BMW: No current interest in entering Formula 1

BMW says it has no interest in entering Formula 1 at the moment despite the recent manufacturer arrivals, instead focusing on its LMDh programme.

Ocon: 2022 F1 cars like ‘go karts on kerbs’ in Singapore

Esteban Ocon believes the 2022 Formula 1 cars are going to behave like go-karts over the bumps and kerbs of the Singapore GP track.

Bagnaia slams “not acceptable” MotoGP Japanese GP qualifying result

Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia insists there is “something not working” on his bike in wet conditions after ending MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix qualifying a “not acceptable” 12th.

Marquez: Japan MotoGP race “not the time” to think about comeback win

Marc Marquez says the Japanese Grand Prix is “not the time” to think about fighting for a comeback MotoGP win, despite ending a three-year pole drought on Saturday at Motegi.

Vettel was "never really close" to Red Bull F1 return after Ferrari exit

Sebastian Vettel says he was “never really close” to returning to Red Bull despite a “brief chat” with its Formula 1 bosses after learning of his Ferrari exit in 2020.

DTM Red Bull Ring: Rast edges out Cassidy to pole in tight qualifying

Audi star Rene Rast narrowly outpaced Nick Cassidy to pole position in Saturday’s DTM qualifying at the Red Bull Ring, but will start fourth on the grid due to a penalty carried over from the previous round.

MotoGP Japanese GP: Marquez scores first pole in three years in wet qualifying

Marc Marquez scored his first MotoGP pole position in three years after topping a wet Japanese Grand Prix qualifying, as the title challengers struggled.

Japan MotoGP qualifying to go ahead despite weather fears

Final practice for the MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix has been cancelled due to poor weather at Motegi, but qualifying will go ahead.

MotoGP Japanese GP: Marquez tops wet FP2 amid typhoon threat

Honda’s Marc Marquez topped a red-flagged wet FP2 for the MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix amid a typhoon threat for qualifying day at Motegi.

FIA formally rejects Herta's F1 superlicence request

The FIA has clarified that it rejected Red Bull’s request for IndyCar race winner Colton Herta to be granted an exemption for a Formula 1 superlicence.

Alpine: 100-race F1 plan not derailed by losses of Alonso and Piastri

Alpine insists its 100-race target to be fighting at the front of Formula 1 has not been wrecked by the loss of drivers Fernando Alonso and Oscar Piastri.

Bortoleto fastest at F3 Jerez post-season test

Gabriel Bortoleto topped the timesheets in the FIA Formula 3 post-season test at Jerez, setting the fastest overall lap on Thursday for Trident. 

Audi's Sainz calls for roadbook clarity in Dakar after 2022 issues

Audi star Carlos Sainz is hoping the Dakar Rally can produce a roadbook that is accurate and easy to read after his 2022 outing was derailed by navigational issues.

Nakagami ended Japan MotoGP practice with ‘glove full of blood’

LCR Honda’s Takaaki Nakagami says he ended Friday’s MotoGP practice for the Japanese Grand Prix with his glove “full” of blood from a gruesome right-hand injury.

Friday Favourite: A misunderstood WRC rivalry which forged a friendship

When two drivers go head-to-head for the biggest prize and there’s controversy, it is often followed by a seismic rift between the pair. The World Rally Championship rivalry between Colin McRae and Carlos Sainz is well documented, but the Spaniard feels it doesn’t always portray the truth behind their relationship, as the two-time WRC champion picks out the Scot as his favourite team-mate

Ricciardo open to year out of F1 to take "two steps forward" in 2024

Daniel Ricciardo has suggested he could have a year out of Formula 1 in 2023 if it allowed him to take “two steps forward” upon returning in 2024.

“Too competitive” Crutchlow “pissed off” to miss top 10 in Motegi MotoGP practice

RNF Yamaha stand-in Cal Crutchlow says he “must be too competitive” because he was “pissed off” to end Friday’s MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix practice in 17th.

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Fuji Full Access: Episode 1

The FIA World Endurance Championship behind the scenes show is back with the opening episode from the Fuji round.

“Full attack” MotoGP Motegi practice approach revealed race concerns for Marquez

Marc Marquez says the longer Friday practice for the MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix allowed him to go “full attack”, but admits doing so in the race will be “difficult”.

Why Latifi’s F1 career deserved better than becoming an internet meme

Through all the Formula 1 driver market discussions and considerations for 2023, Nicholas Latifi’s future - or, indeed, lack of future with Williams - was always taken as read.

Behind the scenes of the Le Mans Virtual Series

We visited the Silverstone-based Motorsport Games Esports studio as it created the 8 Hours of Bahrain Le Mans Virtual Series race live.

Audi’s innovative first assault on grand prix racing Plus

Audi’s innovative first assault on grand prix racing

It has been a long time coming but Audi’s arrival in Formula 1 is finally on the horizon for 2026. But it won’t be its first foray into grand prix racing, as the German manufacturer giant has a history both long and enthralling

Quartararo finding it “hard” to keep motivated against “beautiful” MotoGP rivals

Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo says the steps his rivals made in FP1 at the MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix were “really beautiful”, which is “hard” to remain motivated through.

Williams confirms Latifi exit at end of 2022 F1 season

Williams has announced Nicholas Latifi will leave the Formula 1 team at the end of the 2022 season.

DTM Electric car set for special sound demo at Red Bull Ring

Schaeffler will reveal a soundtrack for the DTM Electric prototype at the penultimate round of the DTM season in Austria this weekend.

Fallows: Aston Martin reminds me of a young Red Bull F1 team

Aston Martin currently feels "very similar" to the early days of the Red Bull team before it went on to dominate Formula 1, according to technical director Dan Fallows.

McLaren IndyCar management changes ongoing as team targets Kyle Busch for Indy 500

Arrow McLaren SP is expected to reveal its IndyCar management structure within the next seven days, and is also targeting Kyle Busch for a fourth car entry for the Indianapolis 500.

The seven factors powering Verstappen's 2022 F1 domination Plus

The seven factors powering Verstappen's 2022 F1 domination

After a tooth and nail and, at times, toxic Formula 1 world championship scrap last year, Max Verstappen's march to a second consecutive title has been the exact opposite. But has he really changed in 2022? Here's a dive into what factors have played a crucial role, both inside the Verstappen camp and elsewhere, in the Dutch driver's domination

MotoGP Japanese GP: Miller leads Bagnaia in extended FP1

Jack Miller led a Ducati 1-2 in an extended FP1 for the MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix as Aragon winner Enea Bastianini was only 14th after a late crash.

BMW reveals 2023 IMSA drivers, final LMDh race livery

BMW has announced that Connor De Phillippi, Philipp Eng, Augusto Farfus and Nick Yelloly will lead its factory programme in IMSA SportsCar Championship’s GTP class in 2023.

Sims explains how Cadillac LMDh IMSA move has become a “dream come true”

Alexander Sims says competing in Action Express Racing’s new Cadillac LMDh in IMSA is the chance to return to “the most enjoyable form of racing that I’ve done.”

Why newly electrified World RX faces a critical balancing act

The new era for the World Rallycross Championship has unleashed electric cars that should be the fastest ever seen. But as 14-time European champion and current team boss Kenneth Hansen explains to Autosport, it must be careful that pursuing more performance doesn’t create other problems

Lappi feeling pretty confident about 2023 WRC seat

Esapekka Lappi has confirmed negotiations to remain with Toyota in the World Rally Championship are underway and is feeling “pretty” confident about his 2023 plans.

Moto2 team escapes uninjured from Motegi garage fire

Moto2 team Marc VDS Racing says none of its crew were harmed in a garage fire that broke out at Motegi on Thursday at the MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix.

F1 cost cap hasn’t put a limit on ideas, says Ferrari

Formula 1's cost cap may have limited teams in their ability to bring upgrades this year, but it has not put a stop to good ideas, reckons Ferrari.

Why it's time to embrace MotoGP's friendly 2022 title battle

OPINION: MotoGP is in the grips of an exciting conclusion to its 2022 season as the top three in the standings are split by just 17 points with five races to go. Much has been made that there isn’t much rivalry between Fabio Quartararo, Francesco Bagnaia and Aleix Espargaro. But recent history and the shifting perspectives of the modern world mean we should look at the 2022 MotoGP title battle in a new, positive light

Espargaro “relaxed” about 2022 MotoGP title challenger status

Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro says he is “relaxed” about the fact he is fighting for the 2022 MotoGP title because he knows “I will have my chances” in the final races.

Why Hamilton is still the man to keep driving Mercedes forward Plus

Why Hamilton is still the man to keep driving Mercedes forward

Lewis Hamilton’s words in a recent Vanity Fair interview define both his world-view and his approach to this season: one of perpetual struggle against adversity. As GP RACING explains, that’s what Lewis feeds off – and why, far from being down and nearly out, he’s using his unique skillset to spearhead Mercedes’ revival…