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F1 Miami GP resolution passes vote despite local resident opposition

Plans for the Miami Grand Prix to join the Formula 1 calendar in 2022 took a step forward when city commissioners voted in favour of a new resolution – despite opposition from local activists.

VeeKay: Fast Indy 500 testing crash "didn't hurt my confidence"

Rinus VeeKay says his Indianapolis 500 testing crash, which resulted in a broken finger, "didn't hurt my confidence" and doesn't expect the injury to cause issues in the IndyCar season-opener.

Renewed Miami GP F1 bid faces crucial city council vote

Hopes for the Miami Grand Prix joining the Formula 1 calendar in 2022 have been boosted by the Mayor of Miami Gardens, Rodney Harris, sponsoring a fresh bid to host the event.

Van der Zande slams "too wild" Derani after Sebring 12H clash

Renger van der Zande has criticised IMSA SportsCar Championship rival Pipo Derani for being "too wild" following their early clash in the Sebring 12 Hours.

Fittipaldi Jr to make car racing debut in Danish F4 series in 2021

Emerson Fittipaldi Jr will make his car racing debut in Danish Formula 4 next month, after signing for the multiple championship-winning team FSP Racing.

Race of my life: Murray Walker on the 1986 Spanish F1 GP

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

Aston Martin reveals new F1 safety and medical cars

Aston Martin’s new Formula 1 safety car and medical chase vehicle will make their debuts at this week’s pre-season test in Bahrain before being used in the opening grand prix of the season on 28 March.

Szafnauer: Aston Martin will get the best out of Vettel

Aston Martin F1 Team chief Otmar Szafnauer believes he can extract the best from four-time Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel after his ill-starred final season with Ferrari in 2020.

Pietro Fittipaldi remains Haas F1 test and reserve driver

Pietro Fittipaldi, who made his Formula 1 debut subbing for the injured Romain Grosjean at the end of 2020, will remain as Haas's official test and reserve driver this season

How Earnhardt’s death changed American motorsport Plus

How Earnhardt’s death changed American motorsport

It's 20 years since legendary driver Dale Earnhardt Sr died at the Daytona 500, but the legacy of his crash continues today through the pioneering safety work done by NASCAR

Toyota optimistic of adding more teams to NASCAR Cup roster

Toyota Racing's NASCAR chief David Wilson has revealed he's in talks with two potential new team owners that are not currently involved in America's premier stock car racing series

Keselowski on his struggle to conquer NASCAR's Daytona 500

Brad Keselowski says his frustration level at not being able to win the Daytona 500 is "pretty extreme" after being involved in a spectacular series of wrecks in NASCAR's biggest race

Elliott and Johnson vow to return to Daytona 24 Hours

Reigning NASCAR champion Chase Elliott and seven-time title-winner Jimmie Johnson have both aired their hopes to return to the Daytona 24 Hours, following their participation in this weekend's event

Daytona 24 Hours: Albuquerque drove "race of my life" to hold lead

Wayne Taylor Racing's Filipe Albuquerque drove the "race of my life" to keep ahead of Renger van der Zande in the closing stages of the Daytona 24 Hours

Daytona 24 Hours: Whelen AXR Cadillac loses win chance with gearbox issue

The pole-winning Whelen Engineering Action Express Racing Cadillac has been knocked out of contention from the Daytona 24 Hours lead fight after suffering a failure in its gearbox

Spengler refutes blame for "weird" Daytona 24 Hours start crash

BMW Team RLL driver Bruno Spengler has refuted the blame for the bizarre 2021 Daytona 24 Hours startline crash for which he was penalised by the stewards

Sainz: First Ferrari F1 test "a day I will never forget"

Carlos Sainz Jr says his first test as a Ferrari Formula 1 driver was "a day I will never forget" in a 2018-spec car at the Fiorano test track

Alesi and Armstrong make Ferrari F1 test debuts at Fiorano in 2018 car

Ferrari Driver Academy members Giuliano Alesi and Marcus Armstrong have enjoyed a first taste of Formula 1 - Alesi's maiden test coming 30 years after father Jean's first-ever Ferrari run

Daytona 24 Hours: Vautier fastest in third Roar practice for JDC-Miller

Tristan Vautier has topped third practice for the Roar Before the 24 at Daytona International Speedway in JDC-Miller Motorsports' Cadillac DPi-V.R

WTR boss laments 'chaotic' build-up to Acura debut at Daytona 24H

Wayne Taylor says his eponymous team's preparations for the IMSA SportsCar Championship season-opening Daytona 24 Hours have been "complete chaos", as the prolonged 2020 campaign delayed its switch to Acura

When F1's crazy horse joined the Prancing Horse Plus

When F1's crazy horse joined the Prancing Horse

Jean Alesi made an immediate impact in Formula 1 when he arrived with Tyrrell, but his decision to join Ferrari instead of a resurgent Williams for 1991 was ill-judged as the Scuderia became engulfed with in-fighting that resulted from a sub-standard car

Ilott named as Ferrari F1 test driver for 2021

Callum Ilott has been confirmed as Ferrari's Formula 1 test driver for next season, after finishing as Formula 2 runner-up to Mick Schumacher this year

Sir Frank Williams in stable condition after being admitted to hospital

Sir Frank Williams has been admitted to hospital, and is in a stable condition, the former Formula 1 team principal's family has confirmed

Autosport 70: How AJ Foyt scaled racing's greatest heights

AJ Foyt's career is one very few can beat in terms of success and none can rival for longevity. In an article originally published in Autosport magazine on 26 August 2010, Charles Bradley rewinds the clock with the American legend to tell his amazing story

F1 video game developer Codemasters in $973m buyout offer

Codemasters, the official Formula 1 video game developer, is the subject of a $973 million buyout offer from American video game publisher Take-Two Interactive Software Inc

How Larson made his way back into NASCAR after suspension

Following his use of a racial slur during an iRacing event, Kyle Larson was suspended from NASCAR and let go by Chip Ganassi Racing. Seeking redemption, Larson was signed by Hendrick Motorsports for 2021 - but is he fully rehabilitated?

Jones to replace Wallace at Richard Petty Motorsports for 2021 NASCAR Cup

Erik Jones has signed for Richard Petty Motorsports to replace Bubba Wallace in the famed #43 car for the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series

How Chapman's wonder wedge won Fittipaldi's heart Plus

How Chapman's wonder wedge won Fittipaldi's heart

Emerson Fittipaldi has driven many successful cars - in Formula 1 and Indycars - but his all-time favourite remains the machine in which he took his first world championship in 1972, which celebrates its 50th birthday this year

Alesi replaces Matsushita at MP, Hughes takes HWA F2 seat for Sochi

Giuliano Alesi will switch to the MP Motorsport team from this weekend's FIA Formula 2 round in Sochi, replacing Nobuharu Matsushita, after leaving the HWA Racelab squad

Conway "gutted" to miss out on Le Mans 24 Hours victory again

Toyota's Mike Conway admits he is "gutted" to miss out on Le Mans 24 Hours victory once again after the #7 suffered a turbo problem while leading

Mazepin gets suspended F2 grid drop for Spa parc ferme incident

Nikita Mazepin has been given a suspended five-place grid drop for "potentially dangerous and unsportsmanlike conduct" in parc ferme after the Spa Formula 2 feature race

Dixon "can't see" how Sato would have finished Indy 500 under green

Scott Dixon expressed doubt that 2020 Indianapolis 500 race winner Takuma Sato had enough fuel to go the distance if the race had run green until the finish

Rossi "had a car to win" Indy 500 prior to pit penalty and crash

Alexander Rossi says he "had a car to win" the Indianapolis 500 before a penalty for pit lane contact with Takuma Sato and a Turn 2 crash put him out

Garcia "fortunate" to finish IMSA Virginia round with diffuser damage

Corvette Racing's Antonio Garcia admits he was fortunate to finish Saturday's IMSA Sportscar Championship race at Virginia, as he believed a diffuser problem was a tyre "blowing up"

IMSA VIR: Corvette extends winning run after late tyre drama for Porsche

Antonio Garcia and Jordan Taylor claimed Corvette Racing's fourth consecutive victory in a GT-only round of the IMSA Sportscar Championship at VIRginia International Raceway as Porsche hit trouble late on

Alonso: Indianapolis 500 would benefit from Esports event

Fernando Alonso says the Indianapolis 500 would benefit from a major Esports event similar to this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual

Marc Marquez has second surgery on broken arm, set to miss Czech GP

Six-time MotoGP champion Marc Marquez seems set to miss this weekend's Czech Grand Prix at Brno after undergoing a second bout of surgery on his broken right arm on Monday

AlphaTauri almost retired Gasly from Austrian GP with braking problems

Pierre Gasly has revealed that his AlphaTauri Formula 1 team asked him to retire after just 10 laps of the Austrian Grand Prix due to fears of a brake failure

Race Of Champions chief hails inaugural virtual event a success

Race of Champions chief Fredrik Johnsson has rated the first ROC Virtual event a success, and is planning for the next real-world event at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas

Alonso reveals livery for Indianapolis 500 return with McLaren

The Arrow McLaren SP IndyCar Series team has revealed the colours of Fernando Alonso's challenger for the delayed 2020 Indianapolis 500 in August

NASCAR: If hate crime is suspected, we'll do the same again

NASCAR president Steve Phelps says the organisation "would do the same thing" if evidence was presented that suggested a hate crime might have been committed within its environment

NASCAR's Wallace should be "proud" of his activism against racial injustice

Ryan Blaney and Joey Logano have backed Bubba Wallace's efforts in publicising the Black Lives Matter movement, and say he should be "proud" to highlight racial issues via NASCAR

NASCAR News: Wallace criticises "beyond frustrating" silence on racial injustice

NASCAR Cup racer Bubba Wallace has called on his peers to join him in condemning racial injustice, saying "the silence from the top drivers in our sport is beyond frustrating"

IMSA News: Organisers working to get clearance for non-US personnel - Doonan

IMSA is working with the Department of Homeland Security to allow its non-US drivers and personnel to gain entry into the country, the sportscar sanctioning body's president John Doonan says

NASCAR News: Keselowski wants more shortened midweek races post-COVID

One-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski favours the current policy of abandoning qualifying and practice for midweek races - regardless of the COVID-19 pandemic that necessitated the condensed format

NASCAR news: Logano feels safer racing than shopping over coronavirus fears

Joey Logano says that NASCAR's event healthcare measures make him "feel safer at the race track than I do at the grocery store" regarding the threat of from COVID-19

NASCAR News: I don't think Busch wrecked me on purpose - Elliott

Chase Elliott says he has accepted Kyle Busch's apology and concedes that the reigning NASCAR Cup series champion didn't wreck him "on purpose" in Wednesday's Cup race at Darlington

NASCAR News: Jarrett says coronavirus situation stopped ugly scene with Busch and Elliott

One-time NASCAR Cup champion Dale Jarrett believes the late clash between Kyle Busch and Chase Elliott at Darlington on Wednesday would have sparked "ugly" scenes without the COVID-19 situation

How NASCAR led the world to arrive at the ‘new normal’

OPINION: Although NASCAR defied common convention and returned to racing in the middle of a global pandemic, the initial signs are that the race went - largely - without any issues, and the series must retain its scrupulous approach to safety

NASCAR News: Dale Earnhardt Jr: Johnson can win again if he avoids mental mistakes

NASCAR racing superstar-turned-TV-analyst Dale Earnhardt Jr. says Jimmie Johnson can win races and contend in this year's Cup Series playoffs if he can clean up his "mental mistakes"

NASCAR News: Some people want NASCAR return to fail, says Wallace

Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr believes there are people who want NASCAR to "fail" when the Cup Series makes its return to racing following its coronavirus-enforced hiatus at Darlington on Sunday

NASCAR starts racing again: When is it, where, how to watch & more

The world is seeking its 'new normal' during this coronavirus pandemic. In top-level motor racing, that first step comes Sunday when the NASCAR Cup returns after a two-month break - its first track action since Phoenix on 8th March

San Marino 1985: The GP won by a driver who didn't lead a lap

The 1985 San Marino Grand Prix is part of Formula 1 folklore, with three different leaders in the last five laps - none of whom actually won. Thirty-five years later, it still sticks in the mind of Alain Prost's engineer, Autosport technical expert Tim Wright

Motorsport Heroes: Hakkinen on his Macau 1990 clash with Schumacher

In Motorsport Heroes, the full-length feature film by Manish Pandey now available on, four legends of our sport share their successes, failures, personal struggles and life-threatening accidents

When Alonso’s Brawn GP links trumped Kubica’s F1 triumph

Canada 2008 was a triumphant moment for Robert Kubica and an embarrassment for Lewis Hamilton. But an off-track rumour suggesting Fernando Alonso could join Honda for the 2009 Formula 1 season stands out in our latest journalist memory

What is the future for WEC after the coronavirus pandemic?

In the latest in our #thinkingforward interview series, Automobile Club de l'Ouest President Pierre Fillon and WEC CEO Gerard Neveu discuss how endurance racing will emerge from the coronavirus pandemic

"Vital" LMDh sportscar rules to be unveiled in the next two weeks

The technical regulations for the new LMDh platform that will form the basis for top-class sportscar competition from 2022 will be unveiled within the next fortnight

The Senna victory that outclassed Donington '93 Plus

The Senna victory that outclassed Donington '93

Whenever Ayrton Senna's career is debated, his European GP victory at Donington in 1993 is invariably raised as his best-ever drive. But the man himself recognised his very first GP victory at Estoril in 1985, 35 years ago today, as being even better

Motorsport Heroes: Massa recalls the day he almost died

In Motorsport Heroes, the full-length feature film by Manish Pandey now available on, four legends of our sport share their successes, failures, personal struggles and life-threatening accidents

Motorsport Heroes: The sad end to Michele Mouton's WRC career

In Motorsport Heroes, the full-length feature film by Manish Pandey now available on, four legends of our sport share their successes, failures, personal struggles and life-threatening accidents