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One-lane Texas 'not ideal' with ice-like surface - Rahal

The Texas IndyCar double-header would have welcomed closer racing without the artificial grip additive applied to the outside of the circuit, says Graham Rahal.

The "subtle" Red Bull upgrades that kept it in the Portugal F1 mix

Red Bull's Portuguese Grand Prix fortunes were decidedly second best to Mercedes', but the result skews the potential that the team had at Portimao. With a new set of updates, the team looks good going forward into the rest of 2021's spicy F1 competition

Texas IndyCar: O'Ward passes Newgarden for maiden victory

Pato O’Ward scorched to his first IndyCar victory in the second race of the Texas double-header, as the Arrow McLaren SP driver passed Josef Newgarden to win.

What is rake in F1 and why are Aston Martin upset about changes?

Rake in Formula 1 cars has got a lot of coverage following changes for the 2021 season, but what is it and how does it affect performance? Find out here.

Ilott to take part in Portimao FP1 as Alfa Romeo F1 reserve

Ferrari test driver Callum Ilott will also serve as Alfa Romeo’s second Formula 1 reserve driver, and will take part in FP1 for the team at the Portuguese Grand Prix. 

St. Petersburg IndyCar: Herta in control to beat Newgarden to victory St. Pete
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St. Petersburg IndyCar: Herta in control to beat Newgarden to victory

Colton Herta converted pole position into a controlled victory in the IndyCar race at St. Petersburg, holding off two late assaults from Josef Newgarden.

Dixon predicts "a hell of a fight" with IndyCar team-mate Palou

Six-time IndyCar title winner Scott Dixon has predicted "a hell of a fight" with new Chip Ganassi Racing team-mate Alex Palou, following the Spanish driver's run to victory at Barber.

How 2021's midfielders have taken lessons from F1's top teams Plus

How 2021's midfielders have taken lessons from F1's top teams

Formula 1’s latest Imola adventure turned into an expensive trip for many teams due to several crashes throughout the weekend. While balancing the books is an added factor in 2021 with the cost cap, a few midfield teams have cashed in early on development investments

Barber IndyCar: Palou fends off Power to secure maiden IndyCar victory Birmingham
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Barber IndyCar: Palou fends off Power to secure maiden IndyCar victory

Alex Palou held off a late assault from Will Power to secure his maiden IndyCar win at Barber, converting a two-stop strategy into victory by just 0.4 seconds.

When a journeyman driver's F1 career lasted just 800m Plus

When a journeyman driver's F1 career lasted just 800m

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

How Extreme E’s charging solution could transform motorsport Plus

How Extreme E’s charging solution could transform motorsport

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

How the 'Great F1 Rake-Off' delivered a Bahrain GP showdown

For the 2021 F1 season, the battle of Red Bull vs Mercedes looks set to be captured in the high-rake vs low-rake philosophy clash due to this year's technical rule tweaks. While bringing the grid closer together in terms of performance, it could be the deciding factor in the race for the world title

How F1's tech restrictions could shake up the 2021 order Plus

How F1's tech restrictions could shake up the 2021 order

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

F1 teams keen for testing increase for new cars in 2022

A number of Formula 1's team principals are in favour of increasing the number of test days available ahead of the championship's 2022 regulation changes.

Williams' red F1 liveries: In defence of the Winfield era

OPINION: The 1998 and 1999 Formula 1 seasons marked a major downturn in form for the Williams squad that had won the previous two world championships. But its lack of success in these years shouldn't be used as a stick to beat its non-traditional red liveries with

Haas unveils new additions for 2021 F1 car

The Haas team's new-for-2021 Formula 1 floor has broken cover, and is strongly rooted in the design it ran in practice for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

The car Ferrari hopes will arrest its alarming F1 slide Plus

The car Ferrari hopes will arrest its alarming F1 slide

The 2020 Formula 1 season was a miserable one for Ferrari, made worse by the knowledge that a significant portion of its underperforming SF1000 would be carried over to 2021. Jarring livery aside, the SF21 shows intent to right the wrongs of last year

Reviewing Netflix's NASCAR sitcom The Crew

OPINION: The world of NASCAR has been brought to Netflix in its new sitcom The Crew. JAKE BOXALL-LEGGE takes a look..

The updates Williams hopes will lead to a points-scoring return

After producing a car which demonstrated progress but lacked the points to prove it last year, Williams starts its new era of team ownership with the FW43B, its bid to continue the climb up the Formula 1 grid in 2021

Williams retains Aitken as reserve driver for 2021 F1 season

Williams has retained the services of Jack Aitken as its reserve driver for the 2021 Formula 1 season, after the Anglo-Korean driver made his debut last year.

The car Aston Martin begins its new F1 journey with Plus

The car Aston Martin begins its new F1 journey with

The team formerly known as Racing Point gambled successfully on a Mercedes look-alike in 2020 as it mounted a strong challenge for third in the constructors' race and won the Sakhir GP. Now clothed in British racing green, Aston Martin's first Formula 1 challenger since 1960 provides the clearest indicator yet of what to expect from the new-for-2021 regulations

How Alpine's cure to 2021 F1 rules starts at the front Plus

How Alpine's cure to 2021 F1 rules starts at the front

A new name, new faces and new colours pulls the rebranded Alpine Formula 1 team into a new era while carrying over core elements of its 2020 car. But under the surface there's more than meets the eye with the A521 which hints at how the team will tackle 2021

Can Mercedes' W12 retain the team's crown? Plus

Can Mercedes' W12 retain the team's crown?

Replacing Formula 1's fastest car was never going to be an easy feat for Mercedes. Amid the technical rule tweaks to peg back the W12 and its 2021 rivals, the new Mercedes challenger will remain the target to beat

AlphaTauri reveals new nose design for AT02 F1 car

AlphaTauri has unveiled the new nose design it will use in the 2021 Formula 1 season as it shakes down its AT02 car at Imola

What Red Bull is trying to hide with its RB16B launch Plus

What Red Bull is trying to hide with its RB16B launch

Red Bull made no secret of the fact its 2021 F1 car is an evolution of its predecessor, but in keeping the same foundations while hiding some tightly-guarded updates with its RB16B, the team aims to avoid suffering the same pitfalls of previous years

Why Alfa's 2021 launch says more about its 2022 plans Plus

Why Alfa's 2021 launch says more about its 2022 plans

Alfa Romeo launched its C41 with a revised front nose, but there's little to suggest it will surge up the leaderboard in 2021. As the team frankly admits, it's putting its eggs in the basket labelled 2022 and hoping to hold the eighth place it earned last year

How AlphaTauri has adapted to F1's new rules Plus

How AlphaTauri has adapted to F1's new rules

AlphaTauri launched its AT02, complete with a new livery, as it bids to home in on an already-tight midfield battle. Although there were few outright new parts displayed on the launch render, there might be a few clues into further changes down the line...

The influences of Mercedes on McLaren's 2021 challenger Plus

The influences of Mercedes on McLaren's 2021 challenger

McLaren is the first Formula 1 team to show its hand with a Mercedes-powered iteration of the MCL35 that helped it to finish third in 2020. But its engine isn't the only area where McLaren has taken inspiration from the reigning champion

Why Correa's return is the feelgood story racing needed Plus

Why Correa's return is the feelgood story racing needed

Juan Manuel Correa has had a long road to recovery from that horrific day at Spa in 2019. ART's decision to give him his race return in FIA Formula 3 in 2021 is a victory in itself, but his determination will surely - in time - have him fighting for bigger things

Formula 1’s 2021 regulations: What will the cars look like in 2022?

In 2022, Formula 1 is due to receive an extensive overhaul to its technical regulations - having been delayed from their initial launch in 2021

What you need to know about F1 2021 Plus

What you need to know about F1 2021

Formula 1 won't get its big new regulations this year, but there are still plenty of changes to keep track of on the technical, team/driver and calendar fronts. Here's our guide to all the important details

The point-less F1 teams of 1991 Plus

The point-less F1 teams of 1991

Six of the 18 teams that appeared in the 1991 Formula 1 season failed to score a point, whether through lack of funds to build and test new parts, under-par engines or management musical chairs. Here are their little-known stories

Verstappen F1 slur cited in dictionary definition change campaign

Max Verstappen's Formula 1 Portuguese Grand Prix radio slurs have been cited in a charity's campaign for improved dictionary definitions for the word "Mongol"

Formula 1's 2021 regulations: What's new for 2021?

Thanks to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Formula 1 regulations will remain largely the same from 2020 - with a few key changes over the off-season

Autosport's top 5 NASCAR machines Plus

Autosport's top 5 NASCAR machines

The American stock car scene is more famous for its close racing and occasional punch-ups, but there have been some fantastic machines too. As part of Autosport's 70th anniversary celebrations in 2020, we picked out five of its best

Big challenge to do Dakar without warm-up events - Meeke

World Rally Championship race winner Kris Meeke says participating in the 2021 Dakar Rally without previous rally raid experience will be "a big challenge"

Meeke "felt like a kid at Christmas" in first Dakar Rally test

World Rally Championship veteran Kris Meeke "felt like a kid at Christmas" during his first test for PH Sport, with whom he will compete in the 2021 Dakar Rally

How F1's teams developed their cars over 2020 Plus

How F1's teams developed their cars over 2020

Although 2020 was intended to be the final season of the current ruleset, the best laid plans were put to waste by the global pandemic, meaning they'll have one more year with the current cars. This gave Formula 1 teams plenty of reason to keep developing

Button's Team Rocket RJN squad to join DTM in 2021

The Jenson Team Rocket RJN team, part-owned by 2009 Formula 1 champion Jenson Button, is planning to join the 2021 DTM field ahead of its switch to a GT3 formula

The developments that hint at 2021's F1 designs Plus

The developments that hint at 2021's F1 designs

With only minor tweaks applied to next year's Formula 1 technical regulations, teams have been busy at work trialling changes which have provided an early indication of the trends to watch out for in 2021

Hyundai retains Sordo and Breen for its third car in 2021 WRC season

World Rally Championship veterans Dani Sordo and Craig Breen have been retained by Hyundai for 2021, and will share the team's third car alongside Ott Tanak and Thierry Neuville

Why Red Bull is right to back its much-maligned diamond Plus

Why Red Bull is right to back its much-maligned diamond

OPINION: Alex Albon has come under plenty of criticism this year for his struggles in matching Red Bull lead driver Max Verstappen. But it's not for nothing that the famously ruthless team hasn't yet reverted to type and shown him the door

Boschung to replace Williams F1-bound Aitken at Campos for Bahrain F2 finale

Ralph Boschung will replace Jack Aitken at Campos for the Formula 2 finale in Bahrain, as Aitken deputises for Mercedes-bound George Russell at the Williams Formula 1 team

F2 and F3 unveil new three-race weekend format for 2021

The Formula 2 and Formula 3 championships have unveiled a new three-race format for 2021 onwards, with each weekend now comprising of two sprint races and one feature race

How F1's safety advances saved Grosjean Plus

How F1's safety advances saved Grosjean

Romain Grosjean credited the halo for saving him after his horror Bahrain Grand Prix crash. But, while F1's newest safety feature deserved a show of gratitude, it was a whole range of procedures and devices in place (plus a slice of luck) that proved vital

Gelael makes F2 return in Bahrain after injury lay-off

Sean Gelael will return to his Formula 2 drive with DAMS in Bahrain, after a four-round lay-off following a fracture to his back in August's Barcelona round

How tyre strategy limbo dashed Stroll's victory hopes in Turkey Plus

How tyre strategy limbo dashed Stroll's victory hopes in Turkey

For the opening 35 laps of the Turkish Grand Prix, Lance Stroll looked in control and on his way to his maiden Formula 1 victory. But after pitting for new intermediate tyres, the Canadian finished ninth and was left ruing the misguided strategy call

Espargaro has doubts over Lorenzo as Aprilia MotoGP test rider

Aleix Espargaro has doubts about Jorge Lorenzo's commitment and "desire" as a competent MotoGP test rider for Aprilia, and says his level is "not enough" currently to develop the RS-GP

Why Italy's minnow F1 team could become its new maestro Plus

Why Italy's minnow F1 team could become its new maestro

From its origins as perennial backmarkers to genuine midfield contenders, Italy's other Formula 1 team is on course to surpass the might and majesty Ferrari has held as its nation's standard-bearer in 2020

Mongolian government writes to Red Bull over Verstappen comments

Mongolia's UN ambassador Lundeg Purevsuren has written to Red Bull over Max Verstappen's "racist and derogatory" comments during Formula 1's Portuguese Grand Prix weekend

Why do Verstappen's offensive comments get a free pass?

OPINION: Following his FP2 clash with Lance Stroll at the Portuguese Grand Prix, Max Verstappen's choice of language over the radio was insulting and offensive to numerous groups of people. And yet, says JAKE BOXALL-LEGGE, it has conspicuously gone unpunished

What the first look at 2021's F1 aero rules tells us Plus

What the first look at 2021's F1 aero rules tells us

As well as learning a new circuit to Formula 1, several teams used their Portuguese GP practice running to try out new aero concepts ahead of rule changes for next year - providing an interesting first insight into what 2021 F1 cars will look like

How the cold Nurburgring weather added heat to the third-place battle Plus

How the cold Nurburgring weather added heat to the third-place battle

Severely limited practice and chilly conditions at the Eifel Grand Prix didn't stop the Formula 1 fight for third place from heating up, with Racing Point, McLaren and Renault all facing different quandaries

The high-tech materials helping Renault in its F1 rise Plus

The high-tech materials helping Renault in its F1 rise

The Renault F1 team is at the vanguard of innovative solutions pushing development of the V6 turbo hybrid engine rules, embracing the full potential of material science in its bid to get back to the top

The Sochi tech tweaks amid the midfield arms race Plus

The Sochi tech tweaks amid the midfield arms race

The intensity of Formula 1's midfield battle shows no signs of abating, with each team in the fight developing their 2020 machinery to find an advantage. With Sochi proving a more familiar venue than Mugello, it was the perfect venue for a technical tussle

Five tech talking points from Mugello Plus

Five tech talking points from Mugello

The Tuscan Grand Prix produced a wild encounter but despite being the final leg of another triple-header, a number of teams came to the Italian event with new upgrades. Here are five tech talking points from Mugello

How do you solve a problem like Ferrari? Plus

How do you solve a problem like Ferrari?

Ferrari's miserable Italian Grand Prix performance typified the team's troubles in 2020. Formula 1's most famous team should not be tempted to lose its head, but must also make concerted steps to enact a full recovery in the next few years

DAMS slams continued "unacceptable" F2 unreliability after Ticktum fuel DQ

DAMS has accused Formula 2's organisers of knowing about a problem with the spec fuel tank for "several races", following Dan Ticktum's disqualification from his sprint race victory at Monza

How Renault is powering up through the F1 order Plus

How Renault is powering up through the F1 order

After continual stunted progress trying to climb the Formula 1 ranks, Renault showed genuine progress at a Spa, which played to the strengths of its RS20. With Monza next, its drivers have sights set on a long-awaited podium and a trip to the tattoo parlour

F1 teams to trial low-downforce wings at Belgian Grand Prix

Numerous Formula 1 teams have brought lower-downforce wings in preparation for the Belgian Grand Prix in a bid to boost their straightline performance and top speed