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Pirelli: Red Bull, Aston Martin F1 teams were running with lower pressures

Red Bull and Aston Martin were running with lower pressures than expected in Formula 1’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Pirelli said on Thursday, but did not break any rules.

Doohan only feels "slightest bit" of surname pressure in F3

FIA Formula 3 driver Jack Doohan says he only feels the “slightest bit of pressure” because of his surname, despite his father being former motorcycle racing world champion Mick.

Analysis: Is MotoGP becoming over-regulated?

Social media over the past couple of weeks has been awash with opinions about Race Direction’s handling of numerous issues in MotoGP.

Plenty of changes in Autosport National Driver Rankings Top 10

There have been numerous changes in the top 10 of Autosport's National Driver Rankings after an incredibly busy weekend of UK motorsport.

Vanthoor and Bamber join Weathertech in GTE Pro at Le Mans

Le Mans 24 Hours winners Earl Bamber and Laurens Vanthoor will race for the Proton-run WeatherTech GTE Pro Porsche squad in this year's running of the French endurance classic.

The latest chapter in Piquet's diverse racing career

There aren’t too many drivers who can boast CVs that include a Formula E title, wins in two of NASCAR’s three top-tier series and the US-based Global Rallycross series, let alone silverware in Formula 1.

Perez: IndyCar ace O'Ward can race the world's very best drivers

Sergio Perez believes compatriot Pato O’Ward has the ability “to race against the very best drivers in the world” after his impressive start to the new IndyCar season.

Marc Marquez: German MotoGP will be first “without physical limitations”

Marc Marquez believes this weekend’s German Grand Prix will be his first MotoGP round of 2021 where he will be “without physical limitations” in his recovering arm.

COVID restrictions force M-Sport to have skeleton staff for WRC Safari Rally

M-Sport will be without its team principal for next week's Safari Rally as challenging COVID-19 travel restrictions have forced the World Rally Championship squad to send a skeleton staff for the event.

Suzuki MotoGP's Rins injury caused by hitting van while on phone

Suzuki’s Alex Rins revealed the cycling accident ahead of the Catalan MotoGP race was caused by him hitting a van as he was sending a message on his phone.

Why Albon has his work cut out in the new-look DTM

The DTM moves into its bold new GT3 era with welcome support from Red Bull, which enters two AF Corse-run Ferraris. That includes one for ex-F1 driver Alex Albon, who’s determined to make a success of his GT switch - but he knows it won't be easy...

Mazepin: Schumacher can't "expect to have it too easy" after Baku F1 anger

Nikita Mazepin says that Mick Schumacher cannot "expect to have it too easy" after a controversial last-lap move on his Haas Formula 1 teammate in Baku.

Honda doesn’t need new bike to fix 2021 MotoGP woes – Espargaro

Pol Espargaro doesn’t believe Honda needs “to build a completely new bike to improve the problems” it has faced so far in a tough 2021 MotoGP campaign.

Mercedes fits shroud to 'magic button' to avoid Hamilton Baku F1 repeat

Mercedes has fitted a “shroud” around the ‘magic’ brake bias-altering button on its Formula 1 car’s steering wheel as a “short term” adaptation following Lewis Hamilton’s Baku restart problem.

Bottas not letting thoughts about Mercedes F1 future become a distraction

Valtteri Bottas is yet to properly discuss his Formula 1 future with Mercedes, saying he does not want thoughts about his 2022 plans to become a distraction.

Verstappen: Pirelli cannot blame F1 teams for tyre failures

Max Verstappen says Pirelli cannot blame Red Bull and Aston Martin for the 2021 Azerbaijan Grand Prix tyre failures and “have to look at themselves”. 

Sims: Puebla track "extreme by Formula E standards"

Mahindra driver Alexander Sims says the new Puebla track in Mexico is “quite extreme by Formula E standards” and will put extra load on tyres throughout the weekend.

Hamilton: Pirelli not to blame for Baku F1 tyre blowouts

Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton believes Pirelli was not at fault over the Baku tyre failures, as focus over teams playing with tyre pressures intensifies.

Gasly: ‘Still quite early’ for Red Bull to decide on 2022 plans

Pierre Gasly believes it is “still quite early” for a decision about his Formula 1 plans for 2022, saying his future is “in the hands of Red Bull”.

WEC will not revert to eight-round calendar in 2022

The World Endurance Championship will not revert to its traditional eight-race schedule next year in the face of the on-going COVID pandemic, series bosses have revealed. 

BTCC's Ingram "not a fool" to switch to Hyundai

British Touring Car Championship star Tom Ingram says he has proved he was not a fool to switch to the Excelr8 Motorsport Hyundai team, following his first win in the car at Snetterton.

DTM targeting autumn date for postponed Norisring round

The DTM is planning to reschedule the postponed Norisring event in the autumn and has assured that there will be eight events on this year’s calendar.

Alpine: "Worrying" if F1 teams were playing tricks with tyre pressures

Alpine Formula 1 team executive director Marcin Budkowski says it would be "quite worrying" if teams playing tricks with tyre pressures before the latest clampdown by the FIA.

Alfa F1 designer Furbatto to join Aston Martin

Alfa Romeo Formula 1 team chief designer Luca Furbatto is to join Aston Martin in the newly-created role of engineering director.

Alfa's 2020 F1 struggles a "good exercise" in team growth - Vasseur

Alfa Romeo Formula 1 boss Fred Vasseur believes that the Swiss team’s struggles in 2020 were a “good exercise” that ultimately proved beneficial.

Chovet replaces Toth at Campos Racing for Paul Ricard F3 weekend

Pierre-Louis Chovet will replace Laszlo Toth at Campos Racing in FIA Formula 3 this weekend after the Hungarian driver tested positive for COVID-19.

Why the new electric tin-top series deserves to be taken seriously Plus

Why the new electric tin-top series deserves to be taken seriously

The new Pure ETCR series will get underway at Vallelunga this weekend featuring great looking cars, top drivers and real tracks. Its format is wacky, but it exists in an era when its petrol-fuelled brethren are all artificially contrived, and has the potential to move the tin-top game on

Paffett explains decision to skip two DTM rounds

Gary Paffett says he didn’t want to “compromise” Mercedes’ title chances in Formula E by skipping certain races of the all-electric series to compete in the clashing DTM events.

Glickenhaus reveals Monza WEC lineup, Briscoe stood down

Glickenhaus Racing has named the driver line-up for its expansion to two cars for the next round of the World Endurance Championship at Monza in July.

The joy that exposes F1’s key weakness Plus

The joy that exposes F1’s key weakness

Long-awaited wins for ex-Formula 1 drivers Marcus Ericsson and Kevin Magnussen in IndyCar and IMSA last weekend gave F1 a reminder of what it is missing. But with the new rules aimed at levelling the playing field, there’s renewed optimism that more drivers can have a rewarding result when their day of days comes

Magazine: How Ferrari stopped its F1 slide

Ferrari’s Formula 1 revival and hopes for 2022 are the focus of this week’s Autosport magazine, out today (17 June).

How small changes will help Mercedes avoid more ‘magic button’ trouble

Lewis Hamilton’s magic button fumble in Baku may have been a rare mistake from the seven-time Formula 1 world champion, but Mercedes says it can do more to help him.

Gresini partners with Ducati in MotoGP for 2022, confirms riders

The Gresini Racing team will become a Ducati satellite squad in MotoGP from 2022 after agreeing a two-year deal, with Fabio Di Giannantonio and Enea Bastianini confirmed as its riders.

Penske IndyCar drivers are candidates for Porsche LMDh drives in 2023

Roger Penske hopes his current IndyCar drivers will be part of the team's endurance line-ups when the Porsche LMDh programme starts in the World Endurance Championship and the IMSA SportsCar Championship in 2023.

Mercedes postpones Grosjean Paul Ricard F1 test

The Mercedes Formula 1 team has postponed Romain Grosjean's Paul Ricard test due to travel restrictions between the United States and France.

Esteban Ocon signs new Alpine F1 deal until 2024

Esteban Ocon has signed a new three-year deal with the Alpine Formula 1 team, keeping the Frenchman at the Enstone outfit until the 2024 season.

Van der Linde: DTM regulars will quickly match GT3 specialists

Audi driver Kelvin van der Linde says he "has to laugh" at suggestions that GT3 specialists will have an early advantage in the new era of the DTM, saying he expects the series’ veterans to be on the pace immediately.

Monza DTM: Start time, how to watch and more

A new era of the DTM kicks off at the iconic Monza Circuit in Italy. Here's how you can watch this year's season-opening races on TV or a device of your choice.

Kevin Magnussen to make IndyCar debut at Road America

Kevin Magnussen will drive the #7 Arrow McLaren SP at this weekend’s Road America round of the 2021 IndyCar campaign.

Andrew Jordan set for rallycross return with JRT squad

2013 British Touring Car Champion Andrew Jordan will return to rallycross this year in a Ford Fiesta Supercar run by his family’s JRT squad as his only ‘modern’ programme.

IndyCar explains controversial Detroit race control calls

IndyCar has explained the reasoning behind some of its decisions made during last weekend’s Detroit Grand Prix double-header, which were queried by teams and drivers.

Gasly: "Special" to return to French GP as an F1 race winner

Pierre Gasly says it will be “pretty special” to race in the French Grand Prix as a Formula 1 race winner for the first time this weekend at Paul Ricard.

Hands-on with WRC 10’s brand new stages and physics

With the latest official game of the World Rally Championship, WRC 10, launching in September, we played an early preview version to see how it's shaping up.

The eight things to watch for as the DTM's brave new era begins

The DTM has undergone its biggest overhaul since its 2000 revival as it has ditched Class One for GT3. While it means the new season has little in common with recent campaigns, there are still plenty of storylines to follow.

Ex-F1 racer Chandhok joins Motorsport UK board of directors

Ex-Formula 1 driver and Sky Sports F1 pundit Karun Chandhok has been appointed to the board of directors of Motorsport UK, the governing body for four-wheel racing in the UK.

Penske: IMSA return to Indy “high on the list” of targets

Roger Penske says an IMSA race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course is "high on the list" of targets, while playing down the idea of an imminent return by Formula 1.

The F1 tyre tricks that the new clampdown will stamp out

Pirelli’s carefully worded statement on Baku’s Formula 1 tyre failures may not have explicitly blamed teams, but the strength of the FIA’s response tells us all we need to know.

Manuel Maldonado joins United Autosports for Le Mans 24 Hours debut

Venezuelan Manuel Maldonado, cousin of Formula 1 race winner Pastor, will make his Le Mans 24 Hours debut with the United Autosports LMP2 squad in August.

The figures Red Bull and Mercedes can't afford to see again in F1 2021 Plus

The figures Red Bull and Mercedes can't afford to see again in F1 2021

OPINION: An interloper squad got amongst the title contenders during Formula 1’s street-circuit mini-break, where Red Bull left with the points lead in both championships. But, as the campaign heads back to purpose-built venues once again, how the drivers of the two top teams compare in one crucial area will be a major factor in deciding which squad stays in or retakes the top spot

First blood to Cammish in Porsche battle as Mondello holds opening 2021 meeting

A number of TOCA supports got underway last weekend at Snetterton, including the highly anticipated battle between Harry King and Dan Cammish in Porsche Carrera Cup. There was plenty of silverware for Tiff Needell at the Thruxton Historic and Mondello Park finally held its first race meeting of 2021.

The conflicts at the heart of F1's TV graphics push

Formula 1 fans have never had more information at their disposal when it comes to following the live action on grand prix weekends.

Kimi Raikkonen: How the Iceman became an F1 legend

2021 marks the 20th anniversary of Kimi Raikkonen’s arrival in Formula 1, and what makes his story more compelling is that he is once again racing for the team with which he started his career.

COVID-19 rules Campos driver Toth out of Paul Ricard F3 weekend

Campos Racing’s Laszlo Toth has been ruled out of this weekend’s FIA Formula 3 round at the Formula 1 French Grand Prix after testing positive for COVID-19.

Russell: F1 performance secondary to Williams' survival under old ownership

George Russell says performance was “secondary” during the Williams family’s final years owning its Formula 1 team while it fought to keep it afloat, something Dorilton Capital’s investment has reversed.

Buhk to replace absent Paffett in opening DTM races

Factory Mercedes-AMG driver Maximilian Buhk will contest the opening two races of the 2021 DTM for Mucke Motorsport, replacing Gary Paffett while the Briton is on Formula E reserve duty.

Askew to sub for injured VeeKay at IndyCar's Road America round

Oliver Askew will drive for his second IndyCar team in a week and will replace the injured Rinus VeeKay at Ed Carpenter Racing in the Road America round.

Monza WEC round to allow limited number of fans

Spectators will be allowed to return to the World Endurance Championship at Monza next month for the first time in nearly 18 months.

How F1 is cultivating the festival feel for fans at races

In times past the only common thread motor racing events and outdoor music festivals shared was the likelihood of their customers getting muddy feet. That has all changed as Formula 1 has opened up to a new, younger demographic which likes to make a weekend of it, and which has high expectations for a broad range of entertainment.

F1 teams face new tyre check procedure from French GP after Baku failures

The FIA is introducing new checks on tyres after they have been run from this weekend’s French Grand Prix to ensure Formula 1 teams are not running too low pressures.

Pirelli concludes investigation into Baku F1 tyre failures

Pirelli has concluded the tyre failures that affected Max Verstappen and Lance Stroll at Formula 1’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix were likely caused by how their teams were running the tyres.