News and Analysis
The ASO and the FIA have made a number of changes to the T1 regulations following complaints from Toyota and Prodrive regarding Audi’s ‘electric' entry next year.
Dakar Rally director David Castera has promised a more balanced 2022 event after this year’s rally-raid was heavily criticised by heavyweights Carlos Sainz and Sebastien Loeb.
The Dakar Rally will be held entirely in Saudi Arabia for a third consecutive year in 2022, but organisers have promised a “80-85%” new route and a return to the Empty Quarter desert.
Sebastien Loeb has reacted furiously to the speeding penalty given to him after Stage 4 of the 2021 Dakar Rally, saying "there is no room for incompetence or incompetents"
The nine-time World Rally champion is heading to the Dakar Rally with an all-new project, and is joining up with the team he often fought against in the WRC - Prodrive - in his quest to finally add the most famed rally raid of them all to his bulging CV
Sebastien Loeb has conducted his first test with Prodrive's new BRX T1 machine ahead of next year's Dakar Rally, believing he and the team "will do something quite good"
Alex Palou says he's feels "super lucky" to sign with Chip Ganassi Racing for the 2021 IndyCar Series after just one season in the category
Carlos Sainz Jr says McLaren has been left with much to understand about its upgrade package, after he blamed it for his disappointing performance in Eifel Grand Prix qualifying
Carlos Sainz Jr says he has been left "a little angry" at the way Sergio Perez has had to make way at Racing Point for the incoming Sebastian Vettel
Daniel Juncadella will be the reserve driver for Mercedes-Benz EQ in the last six races of Formula E 2019-20 season in Berlin
With a stunning success record in motorsport, Prodrive is targeting a new crown by entering the 2021 Dakar Rally. David Richards provides an update on the programme, how COVID has slowed its plans and its options on who sits behind the wheel of its new car
The ASO has announced the Dakar Rally will run entirely in Saudi Arabia for a second successive year in 2021, but on a route that is "100% new"
The final stage of the Dakar Rally on Friday will be shortened due to the construction of gas pipelines in the planned route
Two-time Formula 1 world champion Fernando Alonso drove "on tiptoes" on his first Dakar Rally stage, and plans to keep pacing himself until the event's traffic "jungle" clears up
World Rally Championship exile Kris Meeke says he would "love to explore" a Dakar Rally entry in the future, having attended the event as a back-up for Cyril Despres's co-driver
Five-time Dakar Rally winner Cyril Despres will enter the 2020 edition of the marathon as part of the Red Bull Off-Road outfit
Dakar Rally director David Castera has predicted that double Formula 1 world champion Fernando Alonso will win a stage in his first attempt at the legendary rally raid next month
How significant was Fernando Alonso's first cross-country rallying podium on a Saudi Arabian event last weekend? Very. The next leg of his post-F1 quest for versatile glory is going very well so far...
Double Formula 1 champion Fernando Alonso took on one of his biggest challenges yet in the five-day Dakar warm-up event, Rally Morocco. Alonso gives his thoughts on his progress in a "bittersweet" event, and whether he will contest the Dakar
Two-time Formula 1 champion Fernando Alonso says climbing the Namibia dunes for the first time with the Toyota Hilux was "shocking", as his Dakar Rally preparation programme began in earnest
Fernando Alonso and Toyota Gazoo Racing have unveiled the first stages of the preparation programe for the two-time Formula 1 world champion's planned Dakar Rally debut in 2020
The Dakar Rally hopes to expand the event beyond Saudi Arabia and into other countries for 2021, according to the event's director David Castera
The Dakar Rally has confirmed that the 2020 edition will take place in Saudi Arabia, as previously reported by Autosport
The Dakar rally is set to leave South America to start a new era in the Middle East after signing a five-year deal with Saudi Arabia, Autosport understands
Double Formula 1 world champion Fernando Alonso is testing Toyota's Dakar Rally Hilux in South Africa this week
The R-Motorsport Aston Martin squad has completed its line-up for the 2019 DTM season by signing Dani Juncadella and Ferdinand Habsburg
Stephane Peterhansel was left 'seeing stars' and suffering whiplash after a nasty landing early on the seventh stage of the 2019 Dakar Rally
Sebastien Loeb's long-time co-driver Daniel Elena says he is so incensed by the inaccurate roadbook on the 2019 Dakar Rally he would be prepared to quit the event
Autosport can reveal that over the last two months Toyota has been planning for the eventuality that two-time Formula 1 champion Fernando Alonso will decide to contest the Dakar Rally
Defending Dakar Rally champion Carlos Sainz Sr called the roadbook of the 2019 edition "a disaster" after his costly accident on the third stage
Dakar Rally frontrunner Nasser Al-Attiyah says he has spoken with two-time Formula 1 world champion Fernando Alonso about the possibility of testing his Toyota Hilux in Qatar in February
Toyota Gazoo Racing South Africa must capitalise on the opportunity to claim a milestone first Dakar win for the Japanese marque in 2019, says team manager Glyn Hall
Carlos Sainz Sr says the Mini X-raid team's lack of Dakar Rally experience with its current buggy leaves him with reliability concerns ahead of the 2019 event
Carlos Sainz Sr will enter the 2019 Dakar to defend his title after signing with the X-raid Mini squad alongside Stephane Peterhansel and Cyril Despres, Autosport has learned
The Peruvian government has announced the country will host the Dakar Rally after all in 2019, ending doubt about next year's running of the event
The fate of the 2019 Dakar Rally appears to be hanging in the balance, with sole host country Peru reportedly threatening to pull out over financial concerns
Carlos Sainz Sr is in talks with both the Toyota and X-raid Mini teams about a 2019 Dakar deal following Peugeot's withdrawal from cross-country rallying
Dakar Rally director Etienne Lavigne has revealed his team has started exploring the possibility of moving the rally raid back to the African continent for 2020
Dunlop says the reason it abandoned plans to return to the World Endurance Championship's top division was because it took too long for LMP1 privateers to prepare their new cars
Mercedes has completed its 2018 DTM line-up by recalling Daniel Juncadella to the series
Carlos Sainz admits his cross-country rally stint with Peugeot would have ended with a "bad taste" if he failed to score a Dakar win for himself
Dakar winner Carlos Sainz believes his son, Formula 1 racer Carlos Jr, took "revenge" on him this month for all the advice he has given him during his single-seater career
Stephane Peterhansel has given up on taking a 14th Dakar Rally victory this year, conceding that Peugeot team-mate Carlos Sainz can't be caught over the final three stages
Dakar Rally leader Carlos Sainz has had his 10-minute penalty rescinded, after Peugeot presented new evidence regarding his earlier run-in with quad bike rider Kees Koolen
Dakar Rally leader Carlos Sainz has been penalised for an alleged collision with quad racer Kees Koolen
The organisers of the 2018 Dakar Rally have cancelled Monday's stage due to poor weather conditions
Peugeot's Stephane Peterhansel was left "pissed off" after the accident that took him out of the lead in the 2018 Dakar Rally but admitted he was "probably going too fast"
Sebastien Loeb has explained the incident that ended what he believes will be his last ever Dakar Rally and left co-driver Daniel Elena injured
Carlos Sainz says the Peruvian leg that opened the 2018 Dakar Rally has been "too much" for amateur drivers, amid a host of early retirements from the gruelling event
X-raid Mini driver Nani Roma has sustained head and neck injuries in a crash at the end of the third stage of the 2018 Dakar Rally
Peugeot Sport director Bruno Famin says Dakar Rally rule changes banning maps in the cars are "unsportsmanlike" and a ploy to derail the pre-event favourite
Carlos Sainz Sr has admitted the 2018 Dakar Rally could mark the end of his professional career, but insists he will not think about the future until after the event
Stefano Coletti has signed with Campos for the opening round of the new FIA Formula 2 championship in Bahrain
Former Audi DTM driver Miguel Molina will drive a Ferrari 488 GT3 in the Blancpain GT Series in 2017
GP2 frontrunner Raffaele Marciello will switch to GT racing in 2017, driving for Mercedes in the Blancpain GT Series