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How Nissan plans on dethroning DS Techeetah in Formula E

Techeetah has been Formula E's dominant squad of late with five titles in the last three years, but if there is one manufacturer that can usurp it it's Nissan

Jake Hughes lands Venturi Formula E reserve driver role

Multiple Formula 3 race winner Jake Hughes has joined the Venturi Formula E team as its reserve driver ahead of the start of the 2020-21 season

Rating the prospects of Formula E's bumper rookie crop

While four past champions and a slew of race winners headline the 2021 Formula E grid, there's no shortage of fresh blood either, with six drivers making their full-season debuts

Lotterer: Porsche's second-year LMP1 success tough to repeat in FE

Andre Lotterer says the limited scope of development in Formula E will make it harder for Porsche to replicate the success of its sophomore campaign in the World Endurance Championship

Ex-Renault F1 junior Fenestraz joins Jaguar as FE reserve driver

Ex-Renault Formula 1 junior Sacha Fenestraz will serve as Jaguar's reserve driver and will be on-site for Formula E's season-opening Riyadh races

Mahindra bullish for new Formula E season with "one of its biggest" upgrades

Formula E squad Mahindra Racing is targeting a return to winning ways this season, buoyed by "one of the biggest upgrades" it has ever made to its powertrain

Formula E rookie Cassidy ready for "tough times" in 2021 season

Nick Cassidy admits he is braced for some "tough times" in 2021 as he embarks on his maiden Formula E campaign with Envision Virgin Racing

Gunther: FE's future "bright" despite impending Audi and BMW exits

Maximilian Gunther believes Formula E has a "very, very bright future" and is "untouchable" despite the loss of two big-ticket manufacturers in Audi and BMW

Australia Facebook news ban hits Matt Stone Racing official team page

Facebook's controversial ban of news coverage in Australia has seen the official page of Supercars team Matt Stone Racing taken down

Wehrlein keen to avenge Mahindra near-misses with Porsche in Formula E

New Porsche recruit Pascal Wehrlein is eager to secure a maiden Formula E victory for himself and the German manufacturer having endured near-misses in recent years

Vergne: New DS FE powertrain won't "change our lives dramatically"

Jean-Eric Vergne says DS Techeetah's new Formula E powertrain won't bring a massive step in performance, despite the extra development time afforded by the new homologation cycle

Diriyah E-Prix gets layout change before 2020-21 FE season opener

Formula E and the FIA have made several changes to the track layout of the Riyadh Street Circuit just over a week before the season opener in Saudi Arabia

BMW to be represented in revamped GT3 era-DTM by Walkenhorst

Spa 24 Hour-winning squad Walkenhorst Motorsport has announced that it will enter the DTM this season, ensuring the venerable BMW M6 GT3 will be represented in the revamped series

Gunther and Dennis believe BMW can fight for title in Formula E swansong

BMW Andretti duo Maximilian Gunther and Jake Dennis are confident that the German manufacturer can mount a sustained title challenge in its final season in Formula E this year

Alex Lynn drops out of Aston Martin factory roster

Alex Lynn will not be a part of Aston Martin's factory roster following the British manufacturer's exit from the GTE Pro class of the World Endurance Championship

Mercedes returns to DTM as it will give factory support to its customer teams

Mercedes-AMG will support its customer teams in the DTM this year, marking a return to the series for the first time since its factory exit in 2018

King joins Mahindra Formula E team as simulator driver

Ex-IndyCar and Formula 2 racer Jordan King has joined the Mahindra Formula E team as its simulator and development driver ahead the 2020-21 world championship season

Red Bull unveils DTM programme for Albon as Cassidy joins line-up

Red Bull has announced that AF Corse will run two Ferrari 488 GT3 EVOs for Alex Albon, Liam Lawson and Nick Cassidy in the 2021 DTM season

Auer and BMW part ways after one season as factory driver

Lucas Auer and BMW have mutually agreed to part ways after just a single year competing together in the DTM

DTM to hold pre-season tests at Hockenheim and Lausitzring for new GT3 era

The DTM will hold pre-season tests at Hockenheim and Lausitzring ahead of the start of its new GT3 era

Sauber junior and 2020 F3 runner-up Pourchaire gets ART F2 promotion

Sauber Academy driver Theo Pourchaire will move up to Formula 2 in 2021, becoming ART Grand Prix's first signing for the new season

Phoenix Racing won't continue with Audi in new DTM era

Phoenix Racing has ruled out continuing its relationship with Audi in the new privateer era of the DTM, but is exploring other options to stay in the series

Supercars ace van Gisbergen wins New Zealand GP from pitlane

Supercars star Shane van Gisbergen delivered a masterful drive from the pitlane to win the 66th running of the New Zealand Grand Prix at Hampton Downs

Nannini to complete dual F2/F3 campaign, joins Deledda at HWA

Matteo Nannini will complete a dual campaign in Formula 2 and Formula 3 this season with HWA, joining Alessio Deledda in the senior of the two championships

Richard Mille team joins WEC ranks with all-female driver line-up

The Richard Mille Racing team will graduate to the World Endurance Championship this year with an all-female crew comprising Tatiana Calderon, Sophia Floersch and Beitske Visser

Duval makes full-time WEC return alongside Nato with new LMP2 team

European Le Mans Series outfit Realteam Racing will step up to the LMP2 class of the World Endurance Championship in 2021, signing ex-LMP1 stars Loic Duval and Norman Nato

Al-Attiyah not interested in Dakar return if rules don’t change

Toyota driver Nasser Al-Attiyah says he is "not interested" in returning to the Dakar Rally if the rules are not changed to make the fight fair between buggies and 4x4s

Peterhansel: Al-Attiyah lost Dakar 2021 due to "ego"

Stephane Peterhansel has responded to the comments made by Nasser Al-Attiyah and believes the Toyota driver lost the 2021 Dakar Rally because he was too egoistic to win the Prologue

Revised 2021 DTM calendar finalised, Russian round dropped

The DTM has announced a slightly revised calendar for 2021 after receiving approval from the FIA, with Russia's Igora Drive venue being dropped and Monza named the season opener

Peterhansel wins 2021 Dakar Rally title, Sainz wins final stage

Stephane Peterhansel has secured a record-extending 14th Dakar Rally title after winning the 2021 edition of the event in Saudi Arabia, as Carlos Sainz won the final stage

Daruvala remains at Carlin for sophomore F2 campaign

Jehan Daruvala has retained his place in the Red Bull junior team and will remain with Carlin for a second season in Formula 2 in 2021

Vips and Lawson join Hitech in F2 for 2021 season

Red Bull junior duo Juri Vips and Liam Lawson will compete in Formula 2 for Hitech GP in 2021

Al-Attiyah beats Peterhansel to Dakar Stage 11 win, Sainz third

Nasser Al-Attiyah secured a fifth stage win of the 2021 Dakar Rally on Thursday, but was unable to make a major dent in Stephane Peterhansel's lead ahead of Friday's showdown

Frijns: DTM return difficult due to Formula E clashes

Robin Frijns has conceded it might be tricky for him to continue full time in the DTM in 2021 due to potential clashes with Formula E and coronavirus-related uncertainties

Al-Rajhi wins Dakar Stage 10, Al-Attiyah beats Peterhansel to second

Overdrive Toyota driver Yazeed Al-Rajhi took top honours in Stage 10 of the Dakar Rally on Wednesday, as Nasser Al-Attiyah narrowly beat Stephane Peterhansel to second

Peterhansel builds Dakar Rally lead with dominant Stage 9 win

Stephane Peterhansel has extended his lead in the 2021 Dakar Rally with a dominant victory in Stage 9, as Nasser Al-Attiyah and Carlos Sainz Sr both hit trouble

Loeb's eventful Dakar ends in retirement after Stage 8 stoppage

Nine-time World Rally champion Sebastien Loeb has retired from the 2021 Dakar Rally after failing to make it to the finish in Monday's eighth stage

Al-Attiyah cuts Peterhansel's lead with Dakar Rally Stage 8 victory

Toyota driver Nasser Al-Attiyah closed the gap to his X-raid Mini rival Stephane Peterhansel with a victory in the eighth stage of the Dakar Rally

Peterhansel "really lucky" to finish Dakar Stage 7 after double mechanical issue

Stephane Peterhansel says he considers himself "really lucky" to have finished second on Stage 7 of the Dakar Rally after being hamstrung by two different issues

Al-Rajhi takes Dakar Rally Stage 7 win, Peterhansel extends overall lead

Overdrive Toyota driver Yazeed Al-Rajhi overcame the X-raid Mini of Stephane Peterhansel to claim a maiden stage win in the Dakar Rally on Sunday

Loeb: '21 Dakar a "race of co-drivers" due to navigational challenges

Sebastien Loeb believes the navigational challenges posed to the crews in the 2021 Dakar Rally has taken the emphasis away from the drivers and made it a "race of co-drivers"

Sainz completes Dakar Stage 6 win, Al-Attiyah closes gap to Peterhansel

Carlos Sainz clawed back some of the deficit to 2021 Dakar Rally leader Stephane Peterhansel after being unchallenged for victory in Friday's sixth stage

Sainz "fed up" with further Dakar Rally navigation frustration

Carlos Sainz Sr says he's "fed up" with this year's Dakar Rally roadbook after getting lost for the second time in three days

De Villiers wins Stage 5 as Peterhansel extends overall Dakar lead

Toyota driver Giniel de Villiers bounced back from a tough start to the 2021 Dakar Rally to win Thursday's fifth stage, as Stephane Peterhansel extended his lead over Nasser Al-Attiyah

Al-Attiyah trims gap to Dakar leader Peterhansel with hat-trick stage win

Toyota's Nasser Al-Attiyah has recorded his third consecutive stage victory of the 2021 Dakar Rally on Wednesday, narrowly beating overall leader Stephane Peterhansel of X-raid Mini

Al-Attiyah cuts deficit to Dakar leader Peterhansel in Stage 3

Toyota's Nasser Al-Attiyah nearly halved the deficit to Stephane Peterhansel after claiming a second successive stage victory in Tuesday's third stage of the Dakar Rally

Albon to contest DTM in 2021 with Red Bull backing alongside Lawson

Alex Albon will contest select DTM races in 2021 with backing from Red Bull after being dropped by the energy drink brand's lead Formula 1 squad

Peterhansel moves into Dakar lead as Toyota's Al-Attiyah wins Stage 2

Nasser Al-Attiyah put Toyota on top in the second stage of the 2021 Dakar Rally on Monday, as Stephane Peterhansel took the overall lead from X-raid Mini team-mate Carlos Sainz

Sainz: COVID means "double the pressure" on 2021 Dakar Rally

Rally legend Carlos Sainz says there is "double the pressure" on competitors in the 2021 Dakar Rally due to the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic

Sainz leads first stage of 2021 Dakar, Loeb loses 24 minutes

Defending Dakar Rally winner Carlos Sainz edged out Stephane Peterhansel in the 2021 event's opening stage to establish an early 1-2 for the X-raid Mini team in Saudi Arabia

Audi could use DTM engine in 'electric' Dakar entry from 2022

Audi's Class One-spec DTM engine could find its way into the manufacturer's upcoming 'electric' Dakar Rally challenger in 2022, Autosport has learned

Ekstrom "worried" pay drivers could flood GT3-based DTM

Mattias Ekstrom is "worried" and "scared" that the DTM will get flooded with pay drivers when the series moves to GT3 regulations in 2021

Rally legend Sainz says Dakar 2021 between Toyota and X-raid Mini

Rally legend Carlos Sainz believes the fight for overall honours in the 2021 Dakar Rally will be between Toyota and X-raid Mini

Auer: BMW could have overturned Audi DTM deficit in 2021

Lucas Auer believes BMW could have overturned the deficit to Audi in 2021 had the DTM retained Class One regulations for another year

Duval: Drivers only praise Formula E because they are paid to race in it

Le Mans 24 Hours winner Loic Duval believes the only reason drivers speak highly of Formula E is because they are paid to compete in the championship

Team Rosberg becomes second ex-factory Audi squad to commit to 2021 DTM

The Team Rosberg squad that powered Rene Rast to his three DTM titles has become the second ex-factory Audi outfit to announce it will remain in the DTM next year

Berger: DTM champion Rast has "all the elements of a perfect driver"

Gerhard Berger believes Rene Rast has "all the elements that define a perfect driver" following the German's run to a third DTM title in four years in 2020

Loeb: Prodrive not entering Dakar Rally to be behind Toyota, X-raid

Sebastien Loeb says the Prodrive-run Bahrain Raid Xtreme team is entering the Dakar Rally expecting to be competitive against established outfits like Toyota and X-raid Mini

Berger targeting 20 cars, five manufacturers in DTM 2021

DTM chief Gerhard Berger is expecting at least 20 cars from five different manufacturers to compete in the first season of the series' GT3 era in 2021

Nannini switches to HWA for sophomore F3 campaign

Matteo Nannini will switch to the race-winning HWA squad for his sophomore season in FIA Formula 3 in 2021