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Juan Pablo Montoya lit up Formula 1 twenty years ago, has been an IndyCar champion and Indy500 winner, and is still active today competing in IndyCar and Le Mans.
Any Formula 1 viewer will have heard the term "downforce" before, but what is a downforce track and how does it differ from a power track? Find out here.
Williams held out against the tide for many years but, as MARK GALLAGHER explains, the age of the owner-manager is long gone
Against the expected run of play at Qatar's Losail circuit, both Yamaha riders Maverick Vinales and Fabio Quartararo carved through a resolute Ducati defence to secure back-to-back MotoGP wins for the Japanese marque. After a difficult 2020, it appears that Yamaha has swaggered back into championship contention
Two championships and two class titles in four seasons mark historics ace Benn Tilley as a special talent. Here’s how the Lincolnshire racer progressed from Junior Saloons to become Autosport’s top club driver of 2020
Nikita Mazepin’s Formula 1 debut at the Bahrain Grand Prix lasted mere corners before he wiped himself out in a shunt, but his financial backing affords him a full season. Back in 1993 though, Marco Apicella was an F1 driver for just 800m before a first corner fracas ended his career. Here’s the story of his very short time at motorsport’s pinnacle
Jorge Martin has taken a stunning maiden MotoGP pole position ahead of Pramac Ducati team-mate Johann Zarco at the Doha Grand Prix. Here’s how and when you can watch the race.
Since the introduction of the V6 turbo-hybrid engines in Formula 1 back in 2014, the technology, the cost and the sound have been attacked by fans and teams alike. But, as KEVIN TURNER argues, it was a necessary move that despite its drawbacks provided a future direction while keeping F1 road relevant.
Kimi Raikkonen’s emergence as a Formula 1 star in his rookie campaign remains one of the legendary storylines from 2001, but his exploits had an unwanted impact on his Sauber team-mate’s own prospects. Twenty years on from his first F1 podium at the Brazilian GP, here’s how Nick Heidfeld’s career was chilled by the Iceman
With all three major manufacturers committing to the World Rally Championship’s hybrid era from 2022, the future of the series is assured for now, but it could lead to trickier twists and turns further down the road
The new off-road SUV series aims to go boldly into the unknown on several fronts, but perhaps its most significant measure will involve the energy source powering its fleet of cars
Ahead of Ferrari’s eagerly-anticipated comeback to the top tier of sportscar racing in 2023, here are how its previous efforts stack up when it comes to its greatest Le Mans 24 Hours contenders
When Superleague Formula exile Yelmer Buurman was drafted into the Selleslagh Corvette for the final round of the 2011 FIA GT1 world championship, he could not have expected that it would launch his career
When the flag drops, you know what stops... And it's about time, says STUART CODLING
Max Verstappen has secured the first pole position of the 2021 Formula 1 season for the Bahrain Grand Prix. Here's how and when you can watch the race.
Being fast isn't enough. Charles Leclerc needs to work with new team-mate Carlos Sainz Jr to bring Ferrari out of the dark, says BEN EDWARDS
The new F1 season is nearly upon us, with 2021 set to be defined by new drivers, teams, regulations and a bumper calendar.
This year’s carryover designs initially pointed to a continuation of Formula 1’s 2020 pecking order, but now it appears that the required aero tweaks may shake things up for the entire grid
When the pandemic pushed Formula 1 into hiatus a year ago, the driver-market cogs carried on turning behind the scenes, culminating in three drivers spending a whole season racing for teams they knew they’d be leaving and a double world champion readying himself for a dramatic comeback. STUART CODLING weighs up what's at stake
It is 30 years since Gerhard Berger was a team-mate in Formula 1 to Ayrton Senna at McLaren and today the Austrian is very active in motorsport as the boss of the DTM. The series has undergone a huge transformation this year, with a change of regulations to GT3. Berger is also overseeing an ambitious programme to create a 1,000 horsepower electric DTM car as one possible avenue for the future.
For the past four seasons Red Bull has come on strong in the final races – but only after starting from a low bar. This year, team principal Christian Horner tells BEN ANDERSON, it’s ready to come tearing out of the blocks…
The Schumacher name is coming back to Formula 1… LUKE SMITH examines whether Mick has what it takes to reach the heights his father scaled - and why he isn't worried about comparisons with other Ferrari hotshots
A new driver combination, a refreshed mentality and winter developments targeted at the weaknesses of its 2020 Formula 1 car puts Ferrari in a much stronger position heading into the new season. After a quiet but encouraging pre-season test, the rate of its recovery will soon become clear
Mercedes has been the team to beat in Formula 1 since 2014 – but it’s taking no chances this season in the face of a renewed challenge from Red Bull, says STUART CODLING
There’s no lack of ambition in F1 at the moment as Ferrari chases a competitive comeback, Red Bull becomes an engine manufacturer in its own right and Aston Martin returns – aiming for championship glory in five years. ANDREW BENSON weighs up Aston's chances
While the Renault Group's new boss talks of 'Renaulution', MARK GALLAGHER explains that there's more to the rebranding of Renault’s F1 team than corporate marketing spin
It is over three-and-a-half years since the Italian national anthem rang out to declare a Valentino Rossi victory in MotoGP. To some onlookers his move out of the factory Yamaha squad meant the 2017 Dutch TT could remain his final win but, after an encouraging transition at Petronas SRT, hope is far from lost
The job of a Formula 1 race engineer requires in equal parts engineering skill and acute sensitivity – not an easy combination when the pressure is on, as Fernando Alonso's Alpine F1 engineer explains
For too long, F1 teams have invested huge sums of money to find tiny improvements which are invisible to fans. PAT SYMONDS explains why F1 had to act to protect its competitors from themselves
Sportscar racing lost one of it's greatest talents 20 years ago today when Bob Wollek was knocked from his bicycle prior to the Sebring 12 Hours. The enigmatic Frenchman never won the Le Mans 24 Hours, but many still remember today why 'Brilliant Bob' became a legend
Extreme E is motorsport's newest form of green racing, but what exactly is it, when does it start, and how can you watch it? Find out all you need to know here.
As Marc Marquez’s comeback draws nearer, the six-time MotoGP world champion will have the eyes of the motorsport world on him to see if his incredible speed returns instantly. How Marquez deals with this could be key to both what he and the wider grid faces in 2021
The motorsport world has been saddened by Murray Walker's passing at the age of 97 on Saturday. In honour of the Formula 1 commentary icon, Autosport is revisiting Walker's recollections of his favourite race - the 1986 Spanish Grand Prix - that were first published in the 19/26 December 2013 issue of the magazine
Following Murray Walker's sad passing, here's a look back at an interview he carried out with MAURICE HAMILTON for Autosport's sister title GP Racing, back in 2013. Walker had retired from full-time commentating over a decade beforehand, but was still as busy and popular as ever
It’s four decades since one of UK motorsport’s most successful teams made its debut at Silverstone in British Formula 3. Now it’s top dog in the BTCC, time to blow out some candles with boss Dick Bennetts
Formula 1’s 2021 pre-season test is underway, with teams anxious to get their race drivers as much mileage as possible before the season begins. It was a different story in 2005 when teams could afford to try newbies, leading to a long-awaited moment for newly-crowned European Touring Car champion Andy Priaulx. ANTHONY ROWLINSON was on-hand for the 3 February issue of Autosport magazine.
LEGO® TECHNIC™ has created a spectacular range of realistic sportscar models, with the Ferrari 488 GTE “AF Corse #51” a true highlight in the collection.
As Formula 1 prepares for the start of its three-day test in Bahrain this week, Autosport's technical consultant recalls days with McLaren and Benetton when testing was a far bigger part of an engineer's role
Jeff Allam had a long and successful touring car career, and was a highly regarded works driver for Rover and Vauxhall. Then he spent his weekends policing his successors… Time to look back at a BTCC life spanning almost 45 years
Formula 1 pre-season testing is almost here and it will provide a short and sharp blast of action in Bahrain as preparation for the 2021 season. From closely-guarded car parts to new faces, names and looks, all will be revealed over three days. Here’s what to watch out for.
Brian Redman was one of the best sportscar drivers of the 1960s and 1970s, as well as a three-time champion on the fearsome American Formula 5000 scene. To celebrate his 84th birthday Autosport contacted him about his best races – and he decided to write the piece himself…
Former Ferrari, Red Bull and McLaren engineer Rodi Basso on what he’s learned about successful teams, and what the famous Italian squad needs to do to get back on top in Formula 1
Often unfairly characterised as a car-breaker, judged for his lack of an Indianapolis 500 win and a disappointing part-season of Formula 1 in 1993, Michael Andretti was highly respected by his rivals and only thwarted greater success by ill-fortune. When it all came together in 1991, he was a truly formidable force
Pole position, leading throughout and breaking the distance record suggests Ford’s second Le Mans 24 Hours victory in 1967 came easily. But that underplays Ferrari’s effort with the famous P4, as KEVIN TURNER explained in Autosport’s 2017 Le Mans supplement.
Channel 4's decision to pick Steve Jones as presenter of its Formula 1 coverage in 2016 raised eyebrows, and his presenting style grated with many fans at first. But, says BEN EDWARDS, Jones has developed into a presenter ripe for modern F1's direction
Jimmie Johnson is one of the greatest NASCAR drivers of all time, yet has decided to take on a fresh challenge in IndyCar for 2021. He tells DAVID MALSHER-LOPEZ what has motivated the switch.
As the son of club racing legend Gerry, Gregor Marshall has racing in his blood. Although his ambitions are modest, his determination to get his Vauxhall Firenza on the grid at the 2020 Goodwood SpeedWeek tells of a driver who relishes a challenge
Mental health has never been more significant than during the current coronavirus pandemic and one Ginetta driver has been using his racing to encourage more people to talk about it