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Castroneves: Pagenaud will help put MSR “on the next level”

Four-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves believes the arrival of Simon Pagenaud as his teammate at Meyer Shank Racing will elevate the team, particularly on road courses.

Neuville expects “more nerve wracking moments than ever" in WRC 2022

Thierry Neuville expects the new look World Rally Championship to produce "more nerve-wracking moments than ever" this year as teams and drivers brace themselves for “surprises”.

Alonso: Alpine F1 in better shape than this time last year

Fernando Alonso thinks his Alpine Formula 1 team is in better shape than 12 months ago, and cannot cite a lack of resources compared to other teams as an excuse.

Dixon leads calls for next-gen IndyCar to lose weight

Six-time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon has described the current breed of IndyCar as a “junior category car”, as its ever increasing weight militates against top speed and handling agility.

The Schumacher trait that will give Haas hope in F1 2022 Plus

The Schumacher trait that will give Haas hope in F1 2022

Mick Schumacher’s knack of improving during his second season in a championship was a trademark of his junior formula career, so his progress during his rookie Formula 1 campaign with Haas was encouraging. His target now will be to turn that improvement into results as the team hopes to reap the rewards of sacrificing development in 2021

Ex-Ferrari junior Marcus Armstrong joins Hitech for 2022 F2 season

Former Ferrari junior Marcus Armstrong has joined Hitech for the 2022 Formula 2 season, departing DAMS after one season with the team.

WRC 2022: Everything you need to know on the new rules, new cars and more

The World Rally Championship will usher in its 50th season this weekend with the dawn of a new hybrid Rally1 era in Monte Carlo. Here's all you need to know.

Cameron to test Penske IndyCar at Sebring

Sportscar ace Dane Cameron will test IndyCar machinery with Team Penske at Sebring on Wednesday.

McLaren happy to wait over Audi F1 future decision

McLaren insists it is happy to sit and wait for Audi to make a decision over its Formula 1 future before evaluating a potential tie-up.

F1 money dispute could scupper 2022 sprint race plans

Formula 1 risks having to abandon plans for sprint races in 2022 amid an ongoing stalemate over costs, according to McLaren CEO Zak Brown.

Why Penske has faith in its 2022 NASCAR Cup rookie

There seemed little doubt about Austin Cindric’s ascension to the NASCAR Cup Series with Team Penske, not because of his familial connection with the organisation but due to his talent.

Ex-Porsche boss Zurlinden joins key LMDh supplier Multimatic

Former Porsche factory motorsport chief Pascal Zurlinden has joined Multimatic, taking on the role of director of performance engineering in the company's Special Vehicle Operations division.

Podcast: Monters of Motorsport with Mark Blundell

The Autosport podcast moves into new territory by discussing last week’s Monsters of Motorsport issue of Autosport magazine.

Red Bull and Aston Martin end dispute over aero guru Fallows

The Red Bull and Aston Martin Formula 1 teams have settled their dispute over aerodynamicist Dan Fallows.

F1 head of marketing Norman leaves role

Formula 1’s head of marketing Ellie Norman has left the organisation after four and a half years in the job.

Ogier: Monte Carlo WRC head-to-head with Loeb will be a "pleasure"

Sebastien Ogier says it will be a “pleasure” to have one more battle with long-time World Rally Championship rival Sebastien Loeb at this weekend’s Monte Carlo Rally.

Why Pirelli’s emergency F1 fixed supply rule looks set to stay

Formula 1 tyre supplier Pirelli doubts teams will go back to having a free choice of compounds for each race weekend, with supply choices to be fixed again for 2022.

Why Britcar's new status reveals an encouraging future

The Britcar brand has grown steadily over the past few years, and is making a significant step forward for the 2022 season after being granted national status by Motorsport UK

Ferrari could tweak its F1 2022 colours after launch

Ferrari may wait until the final pre-season Formula 1 test before revealing its definite racing colours for 2022.

Abt Audi signs GT Masters champion Feller to complete DTM lineup

Reigning ADAC GT Masters champion Ricardo Feller will make his DTM debut in 2022, completing Abt Sportsline’s three-car line-up.

IndyCar champion Palou targets first oval win in 2022

Defending IndyCar champion Alex Palou says he's targeting an improvement in his qualifying efforts and a first oval victory in 2022, having come close to winning last year's Indianapolis 500.

McLaren expects ‘extremely high’ rate of F1 development in 2022

McLaren technical director James Key is expecting Formula 1 teams to go through an "extremely high" development rate in 2022 as they come to grips with its new rulebook.

IndyCar ace O’Ward critical of "ridiculous" F1 superlicence rules

IndyCar race-winner Pato O’Ward says he doesn’t understand the "ridiculous" FIA superlicence points system required to race in Formula 1, if it were to become an option for him.

Peugeot 9X8 Hypercar track tests begin without rear wing

Track testing of the new Peugeot 9X8 World Endurance Championship contender has started without a rear wing.

Everything we know about the 2022 Formula 1 season: drivers, cars, tracks & more

The 2022 Formula 1 season is almost upon us, but how much do you know about it? Find out all you need to know about the calendar, cars and more here.

Mercedes reveals launch date of 2022 F1 car

Mercedes has become the latest Formula 1 team to reveal the launch date of its 2022 car.

UK misses out on 2022 WRC round as Northern Ireland plans collapse

The United Kingdom will be absent from the World Rally Championship calendar in 2022 after plans to bring rallying’s top tier to Northern Ireland collapsed.

The WRC star that's earned the right to lead M-Sport's revival Plus

The WRC star that's earned the right to lead M-Sport's revival

Part-time opportunities with Citroen and Hyundai have offered brief glimpses of what Craig Breen can do in a World Rally Championship car. Now signed up by M-Sport to lead it into the WRC's new hybrid era, Breen has been given the chance he's pursued for so long and is determined to make the most of it

Prost: Alpine F1 departure due to being sidelined by CEO Rossi

Four-time Formula 1 world champion Alain Prost says his departure from Alpine came after he felt sidelined by CEO Laurent Rossi.

Coulthard awaiting contract release before seeking 2022 Supercars ride

Supercars star Fabian Coulthard is waiting to be released from his existing contract before he can assess options for the 2022 season.

Davison: New Gen3 Supercars are a "handful" to drive

Will Davison says the Gen3 Supercars are a "handful" to drive following his first day of proper testing in the Ford Mustang at Queensland Raceway.

Espargaro: “No panic” if new Honda MotoGP bike not instantly quick

Pol Espargaro believes MotoGP testing in 2022 being just five days will be enough to get the new Honda ready, but there’s “no panic” if the marque needs longer.

FIA plans to further tweak rear flexi-wing tests despite all-clear

The FIA says it uncovered no 'monkey business' with its increased rear wing flexibility tests in Formula 1 last year, but it wants to further improve its checks for 2022.

Grosjean and Mercedes "still keen" to set up F1 test

Romain Grosjean says his Mercedes Formula 1 test initially planned for last season is still "on the cards", after it was postponed due to travel restrictions.

Wickens targeting race wins on racing return with Hyundai

Robert Wickens is “aiming big” on his return to racing, three years after the IndyCar crash that left him with a spinal injury that curtailed his topline open-wheel career.

Rosenqvist "can't have" another IndyCar season like 2021

Felix Rosenqvist says he can't afford another IndyCar season like his "tough" first campaign with Arrow McLaren SP in 2021, but is confident the team has made progress over winter.

McLaren reveals launch date for 2022 F1 car

The McLaren Formula 1 team is to unveil its new MCL36 challenger in an online event on the evening of 11 February.

Motorsport Games and Live Fast Motorsports Announce Increased Partnership for 2022 NASCAR Season

Motorsport Games will gain unprecedented access to the NASCAR team assisting in the development of its gaming franchise through a technical partnership.

Kanaan to return to Indy 500 with fifth Chip Ganassi entry

2013 Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaan will race a fifth Chip Ganassi Racing entry in this year’s edition of the event.

Hughes makes F2 step up with Van Amersfoort Racing

New FIA Formula 2 squad Van Amersfoort Racing has signed Jake Hughes as its first recruit for the 2022 season.

Why a difficult 2021 hasn't broken one Honda MotoGP ace's resolve Plus

Why a difficult 2021 hasn't broken one Honda MotoGP ace's resolve

Pol Espargaro’s switch to Honda for 2021 was one of MotoGP’s biggest rider market shocks. But a difficult bike coupled with various external factors led to a difficult first campaign. As a critical 2022 campaign for both Espargaro and Honda looms, his 2021 experience hasn’t dented his long-held resolve

McLaren: Top teams 'holding F1 hostage' over sprint damage allowance

McLaren CEO Zak Brown says that the top Formula 1 teams "are holding the sport hostage" by lobbying for extra budget cap concessions for sprint qualifying events.

Abu Dhabi 'pantomime' proves F1 and FIA needs reform - Brown

McLaren CEO Zak Brown urges Formula 1 chiefs and the FIA to be stronger in moving control away from teams, as fallout from last year's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix continues.

Ducati MotoGP “DNA is incredible” for Gresini’s Bastianini

Gresini’s Enea Bastianini says “the DNA” of the Ducati MotoGP bike he will ride in the 2022 season is “incredible for me”.

Sargeant "lucky" to continue on F1 junior ladder amid money worries

Newly-signed Williams Formula 1 junior Logan Sargeant says he is “lucky to still be here doing what I love” after his racing career was jeopardised by financial struggles in 2020.

AJ Foyt Racing signs Tatiana Calderon for partial 2022 IndyCar campaign

Tatiana Calderon will race a third AJ Foyt Racing entry at all of IndyCar’s road and street races in 2022.

Prost to depart Alpine F1 advisory role; Szafnauer, BWT set to join

Four-time Formula 1 champion Alain Prost has left his advisory role with the Alpine team as part of the ongoing management shake-up.

Supercars wants to race outside Australia again

Supercars will look to restore overseas races as part of an "international strategy" under the leadership of new CEO Shane Howard.

Alfa F1 boss has "full trust" in Bottas after junior series success

Frederic Vasseur is confident his previous work with Valtteri Bottas in junior categories will help strengthen their understanding and trust at Alfa Romeo in Formula 1 this year.

How Kovalainen’s F1 "scars" were healed by racing in Japan Plus

How Kovalainen’s F1 "scars" were healed by racing in Japan

After exiting the Formula 1 paddock underappreciated and then narrowly missing out on a next logical step to the DTM, Heikki Kovalainen became an unlikely Super GT refugee. But the 2008 Hungarian Grand Prix winner went big in Japan, winning the title in 2016 and finding peace with his racing career

Raikkonen: Abu Dhabi GP could “very easily” have been last professional race

Kimi Raikkonen says his final Formula 1 appearance in Abu Dhabi last month could “very easily” prove to be the last professional outing of his career.

Supercars names its new CEO, Skaife joins the Commission

Shane Howard will replace Sean Seamer as the CEO of Supercars at the beginning of next month.

Nato joins Dillmann as Jaguar Formula E reserve driver

Norman Nato has been added to Jaguar’s Formula E reserve roster for the 2021-22 season, joining compatriot Tom Dillmann as the team’s back-up pairing.

Formula E announces India as potential venue for 2022-23

Formula E has revealed the Indian city of Hyderabad will be a potential venue for the series’ first Gen3 season in 2022-23.

Ferrari reveals launch date for 2022 Formula 1 car

Ferrari has issued a ‘save the date’ for the unveiling of its new Formula 1 car ahead of the 2022 season.

How Derani's long road to title success exorcised painful memories Plus

How Derani's long road to title success exorcised painful memories

It took Pipo Derani no time at all to establish himself as a winner in IMSA, winning the Daytona 24 Hours and Sebring 12 Hours on his first two starts in 2016. But it took until the final corner of the 2021 season before he could become its champion, the culmination of a journey that he believes has made him a better driver

Realteam Hydrogen wins 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual after Verstappen crashes
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Realteam Hydrogen wins 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual after Verstappen crashes

The 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual has been won in dominant fashion by Felipe Drugovich, Oliver Rowland, Jeffrey Rietveld and Michal Smidl for Realteam Hydrogen Redline. In GTE, the BMW Team Redline entry driven by Kevin Siggy, Rudy van Buren, Lorenzo Colombo and Enzo Bonito took the laurels.

Latifi: Being flexible key to further progress in F1 2022

Williams Formula 1 driver Nicholas Latifi says being flexible and able to adapt will be key to making progress this year when the new rules package is introduced.

Lopez: Kobayashi team principal appointment won't change Toyota dynamic in WEC

Jose Maria Lopez says Kamui Kobayashi's appointment as the team principal of Toyota's World Endurance Championship programme is "a positive thing", but doesn't believe it will change their team dynamic.

Marc Marquez back on track at Portimao to step up MotoGP return preparations

Marc Marquez has stepped up his MotoGP comeback preparations by completing laps at Portimao on a Honda RC213V-S.