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Johnson "still in a big hole" in IndyCar, nobody will have Nashville "leg up"

Jimmie Johnson feels he's "still in a big hole" as he continues to adapt to IndyCar, but hopes the unfamiliar Nashville circuit will level the playing field in his favour.

Schumacher’s openness ‘helpful to everyone’, says Haas F1 chief engineer

Mick Schumacher’s open and constructive approach to trying different things is proving “helpful to everyone” at Haas through his rookie Formula 1 season, according to chief race engineer Ayao Komatsu.

Norisring to host 2021 DTM season finale in October

Norisring will host the final round of the 2021 DTM season, having been rescheduled to the weekend of 8-10 October.

British GT and British F3 put on a show during annual visit to Spa

British GT and British F3 made their annual visits to Spa in Belgium where drivers and teams had to contend with rain and shine. Closer to home, Matt Hammond had a weekend of extremes in the Mini Challenge at Oulton Park and Wallace Menzies eked out his points lead in the British Hillclimb Championship

How KTM has ended up with an embarrassment of MotoGP riches Plus

How KTM has ended up with an embarrassment of MotoGP riches

Forming a ladder all the way from Red Bull Rookies Cup to MotoGP, KTM has created a steady stream of top talents in grand prix racing delivering the Austrian marque with the success expected of the brand. Here's how it has gone about it

Grosjean: People who think IndyCar ovals are easy are wrong

Romain Grosjean says his first IndyCar test on an oval was "different from anything I've done before" in his preparation for his appearance at Gateway next month.

Red Bull: New evidence will put Silverstone F1 crash in ‘slightly different light’

Helmut Marko believes new evidence brought by Red Bull to Thursday’s FIA hearing will put the Formula 1 crash between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton in a “slightly different light”.

Verstappen "not interested" in ongoing chatter on Silverstone crash

Max Verstappen says he is “not interested” in getting involved in the continued chatter surrounding his crash with Formula 1 title rival Lewis Hamilton at Silverstone.

Cape Town FE circuit to be built around FIFA World Cup stadium

An inaugural Cape Town E-Prix that ‘ticks every box’ for Formula E will race around the city’s 2010 FIFA World Cup stadium between the Robben Island and Table Mountain landmarks. 

What could have been: When a top team boss missed a dream F1 test

David Sears is best known as the driving force of the Super Nova team that dominated Formula 3000 in the late 1990s, but was a promising driver in his own right. Lotus boss Colin Chapman was a fan and planned to test Sears, only for an unusual turn of events to deprive him of the opportunity

The drivers that need to strike gold before F1's summer break Plus

The drivers that need to strike gold before F1's summer break

OPINION: Formula 1 is about to break up for summer 2021, with the title battles finely poised. But it’s not just the latest round of Max Verstappen vs Lewis Hamilton that will be worth watching this weekend in Hungary, as plenty of drivers are eying big results to change the stories of their seasons so far

Crutchlow makes MotoGP return to replace injured Morbidelli

Three-time MotoGP winner Cal Crutchlow will make his racing return next weekend at the Styrian Grand Prix as Franco Morbidelli’s injury replacement at Petronas SRT.

Supercars won't rule out Bathurst 1000 postponement

Supercars says "all options are on the table" as it looks to ensure it can run the best possible version of the Bathurst 1000 this year.

McLaren backs decision to delay pitstop clampdown until Belgian GP

McLaren Formula 1 boss Andreas Seidl has backed the decision to delay the clampdown on pit stop times until the Belgian Grand Prix, offering more time for crews to prepare.

Supercars confirms new manufacturer talks

Supercars has confirmed that it is in talks with a new manufacturer to join Ford and Chevrolet – although not for the 2022 season.

Loeb: No plans at the moment for 2022 WRC return

Sebastien Loeb says he doesn’t have any plans for a World Rally Championship return next year but admits a drive in the new hybrid machinery would be difficult to refuse. 

Excelr8 launches study into running Hyundai engines in BTCC for 2022

Leading British Touring Car Championship team Excelr8 Motorsport has launched a feasibility study into running a Hyundai engine in its i30 N Fastback machines in 2022.

Noisy F1 engines won't lead to sponsor exodus, says Brown

McLaren CEO Zak Brown is sceptical that Formula 1 would face a sponsor exodus if the series reverted to ‘screaming’ engines in the future.

Has Formula 1 ever increased a penalty after an appeal?

Penalties in Formula 1 are nothing new, but how often are they changed after a protest? Find out that, and more, here.

Autosport Podcast: Remembering F1 winner Reutemann with John Watson

In the latest Autosport Podcast, the late 12-time Formula 1 race winner Carlos Reutemann is remembered.

F2, F3 evaluating calendar and format changes for 2022

Changes to the weekend format and reducing the gaps between events are at the centre of discussions regarding the look of FIA Formula 2 and FIA Formula 3 for 2022.

Why Audi was right and wrong in Formula E's loophole row

OPINION: With Audi's Formula E exit imminent, it had nothing to lose in London by attempting to vault Lucas di Grassi into the lead by pitting him under the safety car. Scorn directed at the team for putting glory before ethics should instead be pointed at a rulebook that allowed such a move in the first place

How McLaren is tackling the challenge of F1 2022

The upcoming Formula 1 summer break will represent a brief pitstop not just for the world championship fight, but also in the all-important development race for the all-new 2022 cars.

Tank Slappers Podcast: How likely is Rea moving to MotoGP in 2022?

The MotoGP rider market rumours continue to swirl for 2022, with six-time World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea the latest to be linked to Petronas SRT.

Masi: "No frustration" over F1 team radio calls

Formula 1 race director Michael Masi maintains he's not frustrated at being lobbied by teams, amid the acrimonious rankling that followed the Max Verstappen/Lewis Hamilton British Grand Prix clash.

Aston works driver Adam to miss Spa 24 Hours with COVID

Aston Martin factory driver Jonny Adam will miss this weekend's Spa 24 Hours round of GT World Challenge Europe while he continues to recover from COVID-19.

Red Bull lodges FIA request to review Silverstone F1 clash

Red Bull has lodged a request for the FIA to review the Formula 1 crash between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen at the British Grand Prix.

F1 should let Hamilton/Verstappen duel rip, says Webber

Formula 1 shouldn't do anything to temper the fierce rivalry between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen, says grand prix winner Mark Webber.

The Red Bull F1 junior aiming to defy geographical odds Plus

The Red Bull F1 junior aiming to defy geographical odds

It's a long way from Pukekohe New Zealand to Milton Keynes, but Red Bull's Kiwi protege Liam Lawson has defied plenty of odds to reach the rung below F1. He's endured disappointment since winning on his F2 debut in Bahrain, but is determined to turn his season around and prove himself worthy of a place in F1

2021 F1 Hungarian GP session timings and how to watch

The Hungarian Grand Prix hosts the 11th round of the 2021 Formula 1 world championship season on the 30 July-1 August.

De Vries? Kvyat? Williams’ F1 options if it loses Russell

Formula 1's looming summer break will be the moment that Mercedes makes a final choice on whether it is Valtteri Bottas or George Russell that partners Lewis Hamilton in 2022.

How Lotus F1 uncovered, then squandered its last ‘unfair advantage’

Cast in the mould of its founder Colin Chapman, Lotus was powerful and daring but 
flawed – as it proved through further soaring peaks and painful troughs into the 1980s. DAMIEN SMITH examines a game-changing era

Tickford boss impressed by "sexy" Gen3 Supercars

Tickford Racing boss Tim Edwards says he's impressed by the "sexy" look of the Gen3 prototypes off the back of a recent fact-finding mission in Queensland.

F1 champions Hamilton, Mercedes launch charitable diversity initiative

Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes Formula 1 team have announced the launch of their joint charity to help support greater diversity in motorsport.

Tasman Series revived through S5000 category

The iconic Tasman Series has been revived through the relatively new S5000 category, Australia’s modern take on Formula 5000.

Alonso feels like 25 ahead of turning 40 during Hungary F1 round

Fernando Alonso is showing few signs of dwelling on becoming Formula 1's latest driver racing over 40 in Hungary this weekend, saying he feels like he is 25.

Wood to make W Series comeback in Hungary

Caitlin Wood will make her first W Series appearance of the current campaign during the Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix weekend.

Wolff feels "responsibility" to ensure Bottas has good F1 future

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says he feels a responsibility to help Valtteri Bottas find another seat in Formula 1 if he is not retained by the team for 2022.

Vandoorne: "Bumper cars" Formula E crashes look "quite amateur"

Stoffel Vandoorne says the crashes in the London E-Prix made “bumper cars” Formula E look “quite amateur” while he feels “bloody hurt” after being wiped out of the race lead. 

Rast, Buemi at odds over race-ending London Formula E clash

Rene Rast and Sebastien Buemi disagree over who was to blame for the Formula E clash that wrecked both their races in the second London E-Prix.

Mercedes braced for ‘bruised’ Red Bull to fight back in Hungary

Mercedes is braced for Formula 1 title rival Red Bull to fight back at this weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix after being “bruised” by its defeat at Silverstone.

The challenges of learning a new car in a pandemic

Long-time Porsche squad Team Parker Racing has stepped up to the Formula 1-supporting Supercup this year. Despite its extensive experience in one-make Porsche racing, the team has found learning its new Type 992 machine to be a steep learning curve, thanks to ongoing travel restrictions

Damon Hill to demonstrate F1 title-winning Williams FW18 at Silverstone

Damon Hill will mark the 25th anniversary of his Formula 1 world championship crown by demonstrating his 1996 Williams FW18 at The Classic, Silverstone on Sunday.

Karam to make NASCAR debut in Xfinity Series race at IMS

IndyCar Series veteran Sage Karam is set to make his NASCAR debut next month on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course.

Van der Linde relieved to avoid "bigger disaster" at Lausitzring

Audi driver Kelvin van der Linde feels he was lucky to avoid a “bigger disaster” when his car suffered a sudden shutdown while in the lead of the second Lausitzring DTM race.

Saudi Arabia eyes early 2022 slot on F1 calendar

Saudi Arabia Formula 1 chiefs are hoping their race can switch to an early calendar slot in 2022, amid mounting speculation the season will begin again in the Middle East.

Ferrari "needs to be realistic" about Hungary F1 win chance

Ferrari duo Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz Jr have played down their chances of fighting for the Hungarian Grand Prix win, despite suggestions it could suit their Formula 1 car.

Saudi F1 promoter has discussed human rights concerns with drivers

Saudi Arabia’s race promoter says he has already met with some Formula 1 drivers to discuss their concerns about the country’s human rights record ahead of December's grand prix.

Kelly brothers to walk away from Supercars team ownership

Todd and Rick Kelly have agreed to sell their remaining 50 per cent stake in the Kelly Grove Racing Supercars team to the Grove Group.

Why Formula E's London return delivered anarchy in the UK

Formula E landed for a London E-Prix for the first time since 2016, at the indoor-outdoor circuit around the ExCeL. Featuring the birth of renewed title pushes, a long-awaited maiden win and the second race's controversy, the round proved to be an exhibition of the electric series' anarchic nature

Ogier plans to help Toyota as much as possible with 2022 WRC car

Sebastien Ogier plans to help Toyota as much as possible with the development of its 2022 World Rally Championship car regardless of his motorsport plans for next year.

Ferrari & Richard Mille: A shared passion for racing

In the past 70 years, one team has clinched more Formula 1 world championships than any other in the series. Success on the race track has elevated Ferrari into one of the most recognisable brands on the planet; renown for speed, luxury and excellence.

Lawson takes blame for slow pitstop that cost DTM race lead

Red Bull junior Liam Lawson believes he was to blame for the pitlane error that cost him a potential victory in last weekend's second DTM race at the Lausitzring.

GRID Legends new story-driven racing game by Codemasters

The GRID racing game series from Codemasters is returning, thanks to the new GRID Legends, unveiled during the EA Play Live event.

WEC to host first daylight Bahrain race in October

The opening leg of this year's Bahrain FIA World Endurance Championship double-header will be the first round of the series at the Sakhir circuit to take place exclusively in daylight. 

The core problems Yas Marina’s long-awaited tweaks won't address Plus

The core problems Yas Marina’s long-awaited tweaks won't address

OPINION: Changes to the layout of Abu Dhabi’s circuit aim to reverse the trend of insipid Formula 1 races there - the promoter has even described one of the new corners as “iconic”. And that, argues STUART CODLING, is one of this venue’s abiding failings

McLaren: "Not unrealistic" for Norris to target P3 in F1 championship

McLaren Formula 1 chief Andreas Seidl believes it is "not unrealistic" for Lando Norris to target third place in the drivers' championship after his strong start to the season.

Gow could combine BTCC, Supercars commitments

Alan Gow will continue to run the British Touring Car Championship even if the consortium he's linked to is successful in its bid to buy Supercars.

People “forgot” who Marc Marquez was for a while, says Honda MotoGP boss

Honda MotoGP team boss Alberto Puig says “some strange comments” about Marc Marquez’s ability on his return from injury showed some “forgot” who they were talking about.

Wolff: F1 cannot rule out further Hamilton/Verstappen crashes

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says Formula 1 cannot rule out further crashes between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen if the pair do not resume their rivalry in a ‘sportsmanlike’ manner.