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F1 Saudi Arabian GP qualifying - Start time, how to watch & more

Lewis Hamilton topped Friday practice for Mercedes at the Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. Here’s how and when to watch qualifying.

Hamilton says F1 in "danger zone" over Jeddah circuit traffic

Lewis Hamilton believes the tricky traffic situation in Formula 1's Saudi Arabian Grand Prix has left drivers in the "danger zone".

Hamilton: Mercedes F1 has "work to do" on one-lap Saudi GP pace

Lewis Hamilton says his Mercedes Formula 1 team still needs to work on its one-lap pace despite leading Friday practice for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

Horner: Red Bull "desperately needs" Perez at front to help in F1 title battles

Christian Horner says Red Bull “desperately needs” Sergio Perez battling the front of the field in the final two races to help its Formula 1 championship hopes.

F1 Saudi Arabian GP: Hamilton leads Mercedes 1-2 as Leclerc crashes heavily in FP2

Lewis Hamilton led Valtteri Bottas in second practice for Formula 1’s first Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, where Max Verstappen took fourth and Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc crashed heavily late-on.

F1 Grand Prix practice results: Hamilton fastest in Saudi Arabia

Lewis Hamilton was fastest in both sessions on the opening day of Saudi Arabian Grand Prix practice at Jeddah Corniche Circuit on Friday, the 21st round of the 2021 Formula 1 World Championship.

Piastri labels Jeddah circuit "Silverstone with concrete walls"

Formula 2 championship leader Oscar Piastri has labelled the new Jeddah Corniche Circuit a “unique” venue and like “Silverstone with concrete walls” as the track makes its debut this weekend.

F1 outlines Williams tribute plans including FW07 lap of honour

Formula 1 has outlined its plans to pay tribute to Sir Frank Williams ahead of Sunday's Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, including a pre-race lap of honour.

F2 Jeddah: Piastri claims fourth successive pole to lead Prema 1-2

Oscar Piastri claimed his fourth consecutive Formula 2 pole position, extending his championship lead in the process by claiming the four bonus points in Jeddah.

Formula E's new toys ahead of its second-generation swansong Plus

Formula E's new toys ahead of its second-generation swansong

Formula E welcomes a mix of past, present and future for the 2021-2022 season. The old guard facing off against a sprinkling of newcomers, a fresh qualifying format amid a sporting rules shake-up and a range of minor tweaks to the existing all-electric machines are all subplots to the final campaign before the next generation arrives

Pirelli: Kerb use behind Qatar GP F1 tyre failures

Formula 1 tyre manufacturer Pirelli has concluded that excessive kerb use was the root cause behind four tyre failures at the Qatar Grand Prix and ruled out production errors.

Wolff offers to meet Grenfell United after Kingspan F1 deal anger

Mercedes Formula 1 team boss Toto Wolff has offered to meet the survivors and bereaved families of the Grenfell disaster, amid backlash over the outfit’s new sponsorship deal with Kingspan.

Haas bonus scheme idea prompted by real concern, says Mazepin

Nikita Mazepin says his father’s offer to Haas to set up an incentive scheme for staff has been prompted by genuine concerns about the pressures Formula 1 personnel face.

Rossi to contest Gulf 12 Hours ahead of 2022 GT programme

MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi will contest January's Gulf 12 Hours at the wheel of a Ferrari at the start of what looks set to be a full programme of car racing in 2022.

F1 Saudi Arabian GP: Hamilton pips Verstappen as drivers get first taste of Jeddah

Lewis Hamilton edged out title rival Max Verstappen to lead opening practice in Saudi Arabia as the Formula 1 drivers got their first taste of the new Jeddah track.

FFSA International Handikart Trophy wins first FIA EmPowering Disabled Motor Sport Award

The FFSA International Handikart Trophy has won the inaugural FIA EmPowering Disabled Motor Sport Award.

Live: F1 Saudi Arabian GP commentary and updates - FP1 & FP2

Live commentary and updates for F1's Saudi Arabian GP Friday sessions

Extreme weather curtails Hyundai 2022 WRC car test

Hyundai has elected to curtail the first test of its all-new 2022 World Rally Championship challenger due to extreme weather conditions.

FIA Presidential candidate ben Sulayem gets Motorsport UK support

FIA Presidential candidate Mohammed ben Sulayem has received a boost to his hopes of winning this month's election after receiving the backing of influential British organisations Motorsport UK and the RAC.

F2 Jeddah: Shwartzman pips Boschung in significantly delayed practice

Robert Shwartzman emerged fastest from a significantly delayed and red flag interrupted Formula 2 practice session at the Saudi Arabia Grand Prix.

Valentino Rossi’s 10 greatest MotoGP races Plus

Valentino Rossi’s 10 greatest MotoGP races

As the Italian legend finally bows out and retires from MotoGP, it marks the end of one of the most incredible careers in motorsport history. Here is Autosport’s pick of his best rides and the stories behind them

The McLaren F1 configuration that has helped Sainz shine at Ferrari

Carlos Sainz Jr has stood out in Formula 1 this season as the driver who adapted quickest and best to a new team.

Supercars paddle shift sparks heated exchange between team chiefs

The debate over paddle shift in Supercars led to a heated exchange during today's Gen3 launch press conference.

GM launches Chevrolet Racing in Australia

General Motors has launched Chevrolet Racing as its official motorsport arm in Australia.

Leclerc: 2022 F1 cars will require different driving style at low speed

Charles Leclerc says the heavier 2022 Formula 1 cars will require a different driving style in low-speed corners after getting a feel for the changes in Ferrari’s simulator.

Red Bull poised to stay in DTM next year despite exit threat

Red Bull now appears set to continue in the DTM for a second season in 2022, partnering again with the Ferrari-supported AF Corse team.

F1 Stewards: Who are they, what do they do & how are they chosen?

Stewards in F1 are responsible for some of the most talked-about decisions in F1, but who are they, what do they do and how are they chosen? Find out all that and more here.

The new Jeddah F1 track: Is it ready and is it any good?

Formula 1 chiefs have always been very selective in the words they have used to describe the readiness of the new Saudi Arabian Formula 1 track.

Bathurst 1000: Brown tops qualifying, Whincup misses shootout

Will Brown has taken provisional pole for the 2021 Bathurst 1000 while Jamie Whincup and Craig Lowndes will start 11th after missing the top 10 shootout.

Hamilton "more relaxed than ever" in Verstappen F1 title fight

Lewis Hamilton says he feels “more relaxed than I’ve ever been” in a Formula 1 title battle ahead of his showdown with Max Verstappen in the final two races.

Verstappen: Fresh F1 engine will not bring Mercedes-type power gains

Max Verstappen says taking a fresh engine in the final two Formula 1 races will not bring the kind of performance gains that rival Mercedes gets.

Supercars Gen3 Mustang and Camaro revealed

The covers have finally come off the Gen3-spec Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro prototype Supercars.

Sainz urges Jeddah F1 marshals to “stay sharp” amid accident risks

Carlos Sainz Jr has cautioned that track officials in Saudi Arabia will have to “stay sharp” due to the potential for high-speed accidents on the new Jeddah Formula 1 track.

Vettel hosts women-only karting race in Saudi Arabia

Sebastian Vettel turned gender equality concerns in Saudi Arabia into a chance to learn more about the reality, after hosting a female kart event ahead of Formula 1's first visit.

Gasly: AlphaTauri understands "worst performance" of F1 2021 in Qatar

AlphaTauri Formula 1 driver Pierre Gasly says the Italian team now understands the reasons for its "worst performance of the season" at the Qatar Grand Prix last time out.

How W Series' standout star took the challenge to its champion Plus

How W Series' standout star took the challenge to its champion

Heading into 2021, much of the discussion around W Series centred on Jamie Chadwick and her fight for a second crown. Chadwick duly won out, but only after a season-long battle with Alice Powell, who came into the final double-header level on points and almost stole the show

Racing Team Nederland makes switch to IMSA SportsCar Championship

The Racing Team Nederland prototype squad will switch to the IMSA SportsCar Championship next season after taking title honours in this year's World Endurance Championship.

Hamilton not "comfortable" racing in Saudi Arabia amid human rights issues

Lewis Hamilton has admitted that he doesn't feel overly "comfortable" about racing in Saudi Arabia due to the country's human rights record, ahead of its inaugural Formula 1 grand prix.

Voting extended for 2021 Autosport Awards

Voting for the 2021 Autosport Awards has been extended, following the postponement of the Grosvenor House event.

Asian Le Mans Series reveals record 39-car grid

The Asian Le Mans Series has revealed its largest-ever grid will contest the four-round championship next year, with 39 cars split across the LMP2, LMP3 and GT divisions.

Mortara tops final day of Formula E pre-season testing for Venturi

Formula E’s 2021 championship runner-up Edoardo Mortara guided his Mercedes-powered Venturi Racing car to the top of the times on the final day of pre-season testing in Valencia.

Why aren't F1 trophies given at the last race of the season?

Why doesn't the Formula 1 world champion get the trophy at the last race of the season? Click here to find out the reason why and the history behind it.

Alonso, Vettel will miss "outstanding" Raikkonen when he exits F1

Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso say an "outstanding" Kimi Raikkonen will not only be missed as a Formula 1 driver, but also as a person.

Veloce drops Sarrazin for Extreme E finale in Dorset

Veloce Racing has dropped Stephane Sarrazin for the final round of the inaugural Extreme E campaign in Dorset to test probable 2022 driver Lance Woolridge with Jamie Chadwick.

BTCC grid hits maximum as three teams grow for 2022

Three of the British Touring Car Championship’s leading teams are expanding their line-ups for 2022, meaning that the grid will increase to a maximum of 32 cars.

Williams hires ex-VW motorsport boss as F1 sporting director

Williams continued its run of hiring former Volkswagen motorsport staff with the signing of Sven Smeets, who joined as its Formula 1 sporting director last month.

The photos that offer clues to Red Bull's rear wing problems

Red Bull heads into this weekend’s Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix hoping to have solved the rear wing problems that have plagued it in recent F1 events.

Why Norris doesn’t expect Mr Nice Guy praise for much longer Plus

Why Norris doesn’t expect Mr Nice Guy praise for much longer

Earning praise from rivals has been a welcome sign that Lando Norris is becoming established among Formula 1's elite. But the McLaren driver is confident that his team's upward curve can put him in the mix to contend for titles in the future, when he's hoping the compliments will be replaced by being deemed an equal adversary

Brundle: Russell can't go on "missing list" when he joins Mercedes

Ex-Formula 1 driver Martin Brundle believes George Russell needs to be wary of going on the "missing list" when he joins Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes next season.

What Ferrari still needs to improve to return to F1 title contention Plus

What Ferrari still needs to improve to return to F1 title contention

After a disastrous 2020 in which it slumped to sixth in the F1 constructors' standings, Ferrari has rebounded strongly and is on course to finish third - despite regulations that forced it to carryover much of its forgettable SF1000 machine. Yet while it can be pleased with its improvement, there are still steps it must make if 2022 is to yield a return to winning ways

Yamaha “can have best bike” in MotoGP with more power - Quartararo

Reigning MotoGP world champion Fabio Quartararo says Yamaha “can have the best bike” on the grid if the YZR-M1 had more horsepower.

Williams F1 reserve Aitken to test Ed Carpenter Racing IndyCar

Williams Formula 1 reserve Jack Aitken has entered the frame as a potential Ed Carpenter Racing IndyCar driver in 2022, and will test for the squad next week.

Tim Schenken retires as Supercars race director

Ex- Formula 1 driver Tim Schenken has announced his retirement from the Supercars race director role.

Williams boss Capito to miss Saudi Arabian GP after positive COVID-19 test

Williams Formula 1 boss Jost Capito will not attend this weekend’s Saudi Arabian Grand Prix after testing positive for COVID-19.

Hill: 2021 ending in Hamilton/Verstappen crash "sad for F1"

Former Formula 1 world champion Damon Hill says Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen have an "obligation to be sporting" and it would be "sad for F1" if the season ended in more controversy.

Magazine: Frank Williams - 1942-2021

Autosport pays tribute to Formula 1 legend Sir Frank Williams in this week’s magazine, out today (2 December).

Richard Petty Motorsports sells majority stake in NASCAR Cup team

Richard Petty Motorsports has sold a majority interest of its NASCAR Cup Series team to Truck Series title-winning outfit GMS Racing.

Foyt IndyCar team renews with Kellett for third year

Dalton Kellett will remain with AJ Foyt Racing as a full-time IndyCar driver in 2022, extending his relationship with the team to a third year.

Hamilton ready to help Russell become next British F1 champion

Lewis Hamilton says he is ready to step in and help George Russell become the next British Formula 1 world champion when they become team-mates at Mercedes next season.

Vettel explains drag weakness of Aston Martin F1 car

Sebastian Vettel thinks excessive drag is the main weakness of Aston Martin's 2021 Formula 1 challenger as the team has struggled for performance in the second half of the season.