Championship Driver Team Event Location Plus Article type Date
151,049 articles
Article type

News and Analysis


Mercedes unsure why Red Bull was so quick in Saudi F1 qualifying

Mercedes was surprised to lack Red Bull’s pace in Formula 1 qualifying for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, believing Max Verstappen could have taken pole by half a second.

Neuville and Wydaeghe released from hospital after WRC test crash

Hyundai Motorsport has revealed that its World Rally Championship driver Thierry Neuville and co-driver Martijn Wydaeghe have been released from hospital following a serious testing crash in France.

The impressive attitude that earned Albon his second F1 chance Plus

The impressive attitude that earned Albon his second F1 chance

Dropped by Red Bull last season, Alexander Albon has fought back into a Formula 1 seat with Williams. ALEX KALINAUCKAS explains what Albon has done to earn the place soon to be vacated by the highly rated George Russell

Nissan reveals new Super GT car as replacement for GT-R

Nissan has taken the covers off the new Z GT500 car that it will campaign in Super GT’s top class from 2022.

Mazepin didn’t want FP3 incident to impact Hamilton’s F1 title bid

Nikita Mazepin did not want the impeding incident in Jeddah FP3 to impact Lewis Hamilton’s Formula 1 title chances, saying the Mercedes driver felt “very sorry” for what happened.

Tyre scare didn't worry Bathurst 1000 winners Mostert, Holdsworth

Chaz Mostert and Lee Holdsworth weren't fazed by the delaminated tyre that threatened to derail their run to Bathurst 1000 victory in the Australian Supercars championship final round.

Mercedes could re-evaluate Kingspan F1 deal after backlash

Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff has hinted that his team could re-evaluate its sponsorship deal with insulation firm Kingspan, following outcry over its involvement in the Grenfell Tower disaster.

McLaren: Lack of proper corners hurt us at Saudi F1 track

McLaren Formula 1 boss Andreas Seidl says that the Jeddah Corniche Circuit does not play to the strengths of its MCL35M, which was expected to shine in Saudi Arabia.

Supercars Bathurst 1000: Mostert/Holdsworth score dominant win

Chaz Mostert and Lee Holdsworth combined to take a dominant Bathurst 1000 win in their Walkinshaw Andretti United Holden as the 2021 Australian Supercars season reached its conclusion.

Verstappen: Red Bull still has "good shot" at Saudi Arabian GP win despite Q3 crash

Max Verstappen reckons Red Bull still has “a good shot” at winning Formula 1’s 2021 Jeddah race despite his Q3 crash, after recovering from its heavy Qatar defeat to Mercedes.

Supercars unveils 13-round 2022 calendar

Supercars has unveiled a 13-round calendar for the 2022 season that starts in Newcastle and ends in Sydney.

F1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix – Start time, how to watch, & more

Lewis Hamilton will start from pole position for Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit. Here's how and when you can watch the race.

F2 Jeddah: Piastri edges closer to title after Race 2 win

Oscar Piastri moved a step closer to claiming the FIA Formula 2 Championship title after winning a thrilling second sprint race at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

Leclerc 'closed my eyes' at FP2 shunt site in Jeddah F1 qualifying

Ferrari Formula 1 driver Charles Leclerc joked that he closed his eyes at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit's Turn 22 during Saudi Arabian Grand Prix qualifying following his FP2 crash there.

Deadline passes for Red Bull Hamilton appeal

The FIA has confirmed Red Bull did not appeal the decision on Lewis Hamilton’s yellow flag practice incident at Formula 1’s Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, despite the team hinting it might.

Red Bull "won't hesitate" to swap Verstappen's gearbox after crash

Red Bull says it won’t hesitate to change Max Verstappen's gearbox if it has any concerns about damage from his qualifying crash at Formula 1’s Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

Hamilton distances himself from Kingspan deal amid outcry

Lewis Hamilton says the backlash over Mercedes' Formula 1 sponsorship deal with Kingspan was "news to me", but has been assured that Toto Wolff is "sorting it".

Hamilton: Red Bull pace "something else" in Saudi F1 qualifying

Lewis Hamilton conceded the pace of Red Bull in qualifying for Formula 1’s Saudi Arabian Grand Prix was "something else", even though he managed to pull off a crucial pole position.

Verstappen doesn't know what happened in "terrible" Jeddah Q3 crash

Red Bull's Max Verstappen says he doesn't know what happened in his "terrible" final corner qualifying crash which cost him pole for Formula 1's Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

F1 Saudi Arabian GP: Hamilton takes pole as Verstappen crashes on last lap

Lewis Hamilton topped qualifying for Formula 1’s 2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, as Max Verstappen crashed at the Jeddah track’s final corner when on course to beat the Mercedes cars.

F1 Grand Prix qualifying results: Hamilton takes Saudi pole

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the inaugural Saudi Arabian Grand Prix at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit, as title rival Max Verstappen crashed at the very last corner of his final lap.

Hamilton reprimanded for impeding Mazepin, cleared of yellow flag breach in FP3

Lewis Hamilton has been given a reprimand for impeding Haas' Nikita Mazepin during third free practice for Formula 1's Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, with Mercedes handed a €25,000 fine.

Neuville co-driver Wydaeghe injured in Hyundai 2022 WRC test crash

Thierry Neuville and co-driver Martijn Wydaeghe have been transferred to hospital after suffering a crash during testing of Hyundai’s new 2022 Rally1 World Rally Championship challenger.

Archive: The flamboyant F1 ace who lost his best years at Ferrari

After 201 Formula 1 grands prix and just one win, Jean Alesi hung up his helmet 20 years ago after the final race of the 2001 season in Japan. Nigel Roebuck paid tribute in the 25 October 2001 magazine to a driver who brought spice and flair to the paddock

Hamilton summoned for impeding and yellow flag breach in Jeddah FP3

Lewis Hamilton has been summoned by the stewards for two rule breaches in final Formula 1 practice for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, putting him at risk of a grid penalty.

Rossi has fondness for all his “special” MotoGP rivalries

Retired MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi has labelled the many rivalries he had during his career as “something special” and expressed fondness for all his on-track foes.

Revealed: The six venues where F1 plans sprint races in 2022

Formula 1 has proposed the six venues it wants to host sprint races in 2022, Autosport can reveal, as formal discussions begin with teams about next year’s format.

F1 Saudi Arabian GP: Verstappen leads FP3 from Hamilton

Red Bull's Max Verstappen has topped final free practice for Formula 1's Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, holding off title rival Lewis Hamilton on Jeddah's Corniche street circuit.

F2 Jeddah: Armstrong holds off Lawson to win, Zhou hits trouble

Marcus Armstrong claimed his first Formula 2 victory in a safety car-interrupted opening sprint race at Saudi Arabia's Jeddah Corniche Circuit, beating poleman and fellow New Zealander Liam Lawson.

Live: F1 Saudi Arabian GP commentary and updates - FP3 & Qualifying

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

FIA clamps down on slow running after Jeddah F1 near-misses

FIA Formula 1 race director Michael Masi has issued a clamp down on drivers running too slowly in practice and qualifying in Jeddah while trying to create a gap.

Haas evaluating bonus scheme idea from Mazepin

Haas Formula 1 boss Gunther Steiner says his team is evaluating whether it can make Dmitry Mazepin’s offer of a staff bonus scheme work.

Saudi Arabian GP: Latest F1 technical images on display

Here are the latest Formula 1 technical developments from the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit, courtesy of Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images.

The Rossi-less future MotoGP must now navigate Plus

The Rossi-less future MotoGP must now navigate

Motorcycle racing's greatest showman has left the stage, as Valentino Rossi calls time on his remarkable career on two wheels. But in his successors, all of whom were inspired by 'the Doctor', grand prix racing has vibrant new acts to keep us hooked

Alpine: No shootout between Alonso, Piastri for 2023 F1 seat

Fernando Alonso and Oscar Piastri won’t face a “direct comparison” over a potential Alpine Formula 1 seat for 2023, according to executive director Marcin Budkowski.

Mostert: Bathurst record lap for pole felt "effortless"

Chaz Mostert says his record-breaking pole lap for the Bathurst 1000 was "effortless" thanks to his sweet-handling Walkinshaw Andretti United Holden.

Red Bull: F1 engine power less important than expected in Jeddah

Red Bull believes there is less of an emphasis on engine power around the high-speed Jeddah Formula 1 circuit than expected amid its ongoing battle with Mercedes.

Leclerc wants to thank Ferrari in "best way possible" after crash repairs

Charles Leclerc wants to thank Ferrari in “the best way possible” with a good result in Jeddah Formula 1 qualifying after his car required significant repairs following his FP2 crash.

Supercars Bathurst 1000: Mostert breaks lap record for pole

Chaz Mostert set the fastest ever Supercars lap around Mount Panorama to grab the Bathurst 1000 pole for himself and Walkinshaw Andretti United co-driver Lee Holdsworth.

UK government asks Mercedes to reconsider Grenfell supplier sponsorship

Mercedes has been warned that the British government could change advertising and sponsorship laws for sports like Formula 1 amid unease about the team’s new partnership with insulation firm Kingspan.

How Formula E factors could negate Red Bull's Jeddah practice gap to Mercedes

Mercedes led the way in practice for Formula 1’s first race in Jeddah, where Red Bull was off the pace on both single-lap and long runs. But, if Max Verstappen can reverse the results on Saturday, factors familiar in motorsport’s main electric single-seater category could be decisive in another close battle with Lewis Hamilton

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.