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New Supercars race winner Heimgartner almost quit racing for finance job

Supercars' newest race winner Andre Heimgartner says he was days away from quitting racing to pursue a career in finance in 2017.

DTM set to use one Michelin tyre compound in first GT3 season

The DTM is set to rely on a single tyre compound for the 2021 season under GT3 regulations, opting for the medium rubber from Michelin’s range.

McLaren has "clear goal" to improve F1 qualifying Monaco GP
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McLaren has "clear goal" to improve F1 qualifying

McLaren team principal Andreas Seidl acknowledged his team has a "clear goal" to improve its qualifying performance after a Spanish Grand Prix weekend that saw it struggle to match rival outfit Ferrari.

Super GT postpones Suzuka race amid COVID-19 surge

SUPER GT has announced that the third round of the season at Suzuka has been postponed owing to an uptick in COVID-19 cases in the Western part of Japan.

Supercars continues 2022 Gen3 push after crisis meeting

Supercars will continue its push to introduce its Gen3 regulations in 2022 after meeting with teams today.

Ferrari: Spanish GP performance proves race day weakness now banished

Ferrari Formula 1 chief Mattia Binotto believes the team’s performance at the Spanish Grand Prix proves it has overcome its race day weakness seen earlier in the season.

Hamilton learned more about Verstappen in Spanish GP than "all the other races"

Lewis Hamilton says he “learned a lot” about Formula 1 title rival Max Verstappen in their 2021 Spanish Grand Prix battle, adding “perhaps more than all the other races together”.

MotoGP legend Schwantz: Rossi “still has some fight left in him”

MotoGP legend Kevin Schwantz is sure Valentino Rossi “still has some fight left in him” but admitted he is “concerned” about the Italian after a poor start to 2021.

Turkington accepts blame for Sutton BTCC Thruxton clash

Colin Turkington holds his hands up to the mistake that caused him to spin Ash Sutton out of the lead of Sunday’s opening British Touring Car Championship round at Thruxton.

Glickenhaus only entering one LMH for FIA WEC debut at Portimao

Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus will only enter a single Le Mans Hypercar for its FIA World Endurance Championship debut next month at Portimao, marque founder Jim Glickenhaus has clarified.

Russell: Spanish GP the best Williams has ever felt in race-trim

George Russell says his Williams Formula 1 car felt better in the Spanish Grand Prix than any other race since he joined the team in 2019, despite only finishing 14th.

WRC debut for Villas-Boas likely to be a one-off, Dakar return planned

Former Premier League manager and Europa League winner Andre Villas-Boas says his maiden appearance in the World Rally Championship in next week’s Rally Portugal will also be his last.

M-Sport has made "good progress" with 2022 Rally1 WRC car

M-Sport Ford engineers made “good progress” with the development of their hybrid-powered 2022 World Rally Champion car during a recent exercise outside the UK, team owner Malcolm Wilson has said.

Red Bull: FIA happy with 'bendy wing' after Hamilton comments

Red Bull insists that the FIA is completely happy with the design of its Formula 1 car, despite suggestions from Lewis Hamilton that it could be running a ‘bendy wing’ to help boost straightline speed.

Autosport Podcast: F1 Spanish GP review

A strategy masterclass from Mercedes paved the way for Lewis Hamilton to score his third victory of the Formula 1 season in the Spanish Grand Prix, defeating Max Verstappen.

Leclerc explains sensational Bottas pass in F1 Spanish GP

Charles Leclerc says trying to get out of dirty air from cars ahead of him triggered his sensational Turn 3 overtake on Valtteri Bottas in Formula 1’s Spanish Grand Prix.

Hamilton wants new Mercedes F1 contract agreed by summer break

Lewis Hamilton is eager to get a new Formula 1 contract with Mercedes agreed by the summer break, calling it "sensible" to avoid a repeat of this year's late agreement.

Red Bull "desperately needs" Perez in F1 fight with Mercedes

Red Bull says it "desperately" needs Sergio Perez to be mixing it at the front of the Formula 1 field if it's not to keep losing strategic advantage to Mercedes.

Tyre valve issue caused disastrous Giovinazzi pitstop at Spanish GP

Antonio Giovinazzi's disastrous pitstop in the Spanish GP was the result of a tyre valve failure from an operational issue at his Alfa Romeo team.

Thruxton BTCC: Sutton wins out in rain-affected Race 3 thriller

Reigning British Touring Car champion Ash Sutton took victory in a thrilling rain-affected finale to the opening round of the 2021 season at Thruxton.

Hamilton "made sure" to give Verstappen space at first corner of Spanish GP

Lewis Hamilton says he "made sure" to give Max Verstappen room when the Red Bull driver attacked him for the lead at Turn 1 of Formula 1's Spanish Grand Prix.

Hamilton: Bottas "completely fair" after F1 Spanish GP team orders

Lewis Hamilton believes Valtteri Bottas was “completely fair” letting him through after receiving team orders in Spain, having initially believed he would be racing his Mercedes Formula 1 team-mate.

Red Bull: Verstappen "called himself in" which caused slow pitstop

Red Bull’s slow pitstop for Max Verstappen in Formula 1’s Spanish Grand Prix was caused by the Dutchman arriving for a tyre change without being called in by the team.

Hamilton hails "good gamble" on strategy after Spanish GP victory

Lewis Hamilton thanked his Mercedes team for a "good gamble" on his Formula 1 race strategy after recovering a 22-second gap to pass Max Verstappen for victory in Spain.

Verstappen felt like "sitting duck" against Hamilton in Spain fight

Max Verstappen says he felt like a “sitting duck” in the fight against Formula 1 rival Lewis Hamilton in Spain following the Mercedes driver’s second pit stop.

Thruxton BTCC: Cook survives wild first lap to win Race 1 opener

Thruxton maestro Josh Cook survived a crazy opening lap of the first British Touring Car Championship race of the season to take his fifth victory at the Hampshire speedbowl.

Wolff: Up to Alpine and Ocon to decide future before Mercedes input

Toto Wolff says it will be up to Esteban Ocon and Alpine to decide on their Formula 1 future together before Mercedes has any input on his plans for 2022.

Schumacher improvement more reflective of Haas 2021 F1 pace - Williams

Williams reckons Mick Schumacher’s recent improvement for Haas more accurately shows its rival’s car potential, after the rookie out-qualified Nicholas Latifi for Formula 1’s 2021 Spanish Grand Prix.

Steiner: “Not fair” to keep F1 staff on the road for six weeks

Haas Formula 1 team boss Gunther Steiner thinks it would be unfair to expect his staff to be on the road for six weeks to avoid hotel quarantine after the Turkish Grand Prix.

New Mustang likely to join Supercars in 2023

Ford's new S650 Mustang is likely to join the Supercars field for the 2023 season.

Sainz: Ferrari still worried about tyre degradation in F1 Spanish GP

Ferrari Formula 1 driver Carlos Sainz Jr is anticipating a difficult race day in Spain as the Italian team tries to get on top of tyre management issues.

Wolff: Red Bull poaching could be good for Mercedes

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says Red Bull's aggressive Formula 1 engine plans could actually end up being a positive for his team, despite having lost staff to its rival.

Archive: Why BAR's first podium wasn't a turning point for Villeneuve

The Mercedes Formula 1 team had a difficult start to life in its original iteration as BAR before scoring its first podium 20 years ago at the Spanish GP. But the result alone was not enough to quell the doubts of 1997 champion Jacques Villeneuve, as Autosport explained in a feature first published in the 3 May 2001 issue

Alpine's progress almost "too good to be true" - Alonso

Fernando Alonso thinks that Alpine's major step forward in the last two Formula 1 races is proof of genuine progress, even though it seems "too good to be true".

Hill blames BTCC veteran Plato for ruining qualifying shot

British Touring Car Championship rising star Jake Hill has blamed veteran two-time champion Jason Plato for ruining his shot at a top grid position for the Thruxton season opener.

How Hamilton’s qualifying record compares to Senna and Schumacher Plus

How Hamilton’s qualifying record compares to Senna and Schumacher

Lewis Hamilton has just become the first driver to record 100 world championship Formula 1 pole positions. Time to revisit a debate we discussed when he reached 150 front row starts in 2020.

Tsunoda issues apology to AlphaTauri F1 team for post-qualifying outburst

Yuki Tsunoda has apologised to his AlphaTauri team for questioning whether he was getting the same equipment as Formula 1 teammate Pierre Gasly.

Ex-F1 racer Reutemann moved to intensive care in worsening condition

Former Formula 1 racer Carlos Reutemann has been admitted to the intensive care section of an Argentinian hospital after suffering from digestive bleeding, with his condition said to be worsening.

Evans "gutted" after last-lap Monaco Formula E defeat

Mitch Evans says he is "gutted" to lose the Monaco E-Prix win on the final lap after 'paying the price' for overconsuming energy to gain track position.

Di Grassi: Formula E is “just made” for Monaco

Lucas di Grassi says Formula E is “just made” for Monaco and the principality should feature every year after it showed the series “isn’t comparable” against ‘processional’ Formula 1.

Hamilton: 100th F1 pole "feels like one of the first"

Seven-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton says his landmark 100th pole at the Spanish Grand Prix felt just like "one of the first" of his career.

Da Costa: Monaco FE win a relief after pressure build-up

Antonio Felix da Costa says it "feels amazing to pull the bad feeling out of my gut" after scoring a first win of his Formula E title defence in Monaco.

Mazepin: F1's qualifying no-overtaking etiquette is flawed

Nikita Mazepin says Formula 1’s gentleman’s agreement about qualifying car order doesn’t work, after he was handed a three-place grid penalty at the Spanish Grand Prix for blocking Lando Norris.

Ricciardo more confident in McLaren F1 car after "mini breakthrough"

Daniel Ricciardo says increased confidence in his upgraded McLaren Formula 1 car is behind his strong Spanish Grand Prix qualifying performance, which he labelled as a "mini breakthrough".

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

Lewis Hamilton has taken his 100th career Formula 1 pole position ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix. Here's how and when you can watch the race.

Mercedes explains call to start Spanish GP on soft tyres

Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas say the risk of losing ground off the line was why Mercedes opted against starting on the mediums for Formula 1's 2021 Spanish Grand Prix.

Norris: Q1 traffic “cost me” later in F1 Spanish GP qualifying

Lando Norris says his Q1 lap that was ruined by being held up by Nikita Mazepin effectively wrecked his entire qualifying hopes for Formula 1’s Spanish Grand Prix.

Shoulder issue hampered Perez in Barcelona F1 qualifying

Sergio Perez says an issue with his left shoulder contributed to his struggles in Formula 1 qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix as he felt “bad all the way through”.

Hamilton feared set-up "gamble" backfired before taking Spanish GP pole

Lewis Hamilton feared his decision to take a "bit of a gamble" on car set-up backfired before scoring his 100th Formula 1 pole position in Spanish Grand Prix qualifying.

Tsunoda has ‘question mark’ over AlphaTauri F1 car versus Gasly

Yuki Tsunoda says he has a “question mark” over how his AlphaTauri Formula 1 car compares to that of team-mate Pierre Gasly after a surprise Q1 exit in Spain.

Da Costa says he had to turn things around after Monaco FE pole

Antonio Felix da Costa says Monaco marks the time to “either throw our towel on the floor” or “pick ourselves up” in his bid to defend the Formula E title.

Formula 1 encouraging teams to look at American drivers

Formula 1 boss Stefano Domenicali has confirmed that the organisation is encouraging teams to look at American drivers, believing that the push could pay off after “two or three years.”

Rowland calls Monaco Formula E qualifying time deletion "a complete joke"

Oliver Rowland has branded the deletion of his Monaco Formula E qualifying time “another mess” and “a complete joke” after the Nissan e.dams driver failed to leave the pitlane in time. 

Mercedes F1 team spent over £324m to win in 2020

The Mercedes Formula 1 team spent £324.9m to win the 2020 World Championship, newly released company accounts have revealed.

MotoGP French GP to be shown live on ITV4

MotoGP’s fifth round of the 2021 season at Le Mans will be broadcast live on free-to-air television in the UK for the first time since 2013, Autosport has learned.

Williams: Peaky downforce trait of F1 car was not intended

Williams say the peaky downforce characteristics of its Formula 1 car wasn’t a route it planned to take, and is instead a consequence of new aero rules.

Revised approach to Spanish GP weekend helping Leclerc

Ferrari Formula 1 driver Charles Leclerc says a revised approach to handling the Spanish Grand Prix weekend appears to be helping him avoid the struggles he faced in Portugal.

Wolff: Mercedes won’t play "musical chairs" with its F1 drivers

Toto Wolff says Mercedes will not play “musical chairs” with its Formula 1 driver line-up, ruling out a mid-season switch to replace Valtteri Bottas with George Russell.

FIA explains clampdown on F1 drivers using old Spain circuit

The FIA has explained the clampdown on Formula 1 drivers using the old layout in the final sector of the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya to gain an advantage during Spanish Grand Prix qualifying.

The Barcelona practice times that prove Red Bull's title credentials, and heap pressure on Verstappen

Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes led the way in Friday practice for the 2021 Spanish Grand Prix, but there was one big encouraging sign for Red Bull. The trouble is, it looks like making good on that gain will require its superstar driver to avoid repeating a mistake made today that left him well down the FP2 order