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Logistics headache forces MotoGP to alter Japanese GP schedule

MotoGP has been forced to scrap a practice session on Friday morning of the Japanese Grand Prix in September due to a logistics headache.

Vettel had freedom to keep Canada "climate crime" helmet for race

Aston Martin Formula 1 boss Mike Krack says Sebastian Vettel could have kept his Canada "climate crime" helmet in Montreal for the race should he have wanted to.

Watch Will Buxton build the new LEGO® Technic™ McLaren F1 car
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Watch Will Buxton build the new LEGO® Technic™ McLaren F1 car

F1 reporter Will Buxton is a LEGO® fanatic, from his formative days building DUPLO® (which inspired his hair cut!) to the complex Technic models of the modern era.

Legends aces leap up Autosport National Driver Rankings

Another week and it was another strong performance from Legends drivers as Will Gibson and Miles Rudman have now become Lucky Khera's closest rivals in Autosport's National Driver Rankings.

Marko: Red Bull is "dominating" F1 but needs to address reliability

Helmut Marko says Red Bull is “dominating” Formula 1 after an “unbelievable” run of form, but still needs to address its occasional reliability woes.

Schumacher not losing faith in points breakthrough after Canada F1 misery

Mick Schumacher insists he is not losing faith that his breakthrough Formula 1 points will come soon, despite ensuring more heartbreak in the Canadian Grand Prix.

DTM Electric targets 2024 start date, operational prototype in 2023

DTM Electric organiser ITR is targeting a 2024 start date for its new series, according to director of competition and technology Michael Resl.

Mercedes plans F1 British GP upgrades amid raised expectations

Mercedes is planning to bring updates to Formula 1’s British Grand Prix in its bid to help push the team up the grid.

How a 30cm metal wire triggered open warfare in the F1 paddock

Porpoising has become the key talking point during the 2022 Formula 1 season, as teams battle to come to terms with it. An FIA technical directive ahead of the Canadian Grand Prix and a second stay appearing on the Mercedes cars only served to create a bigger debate and raise tensions further

Magazine: F1 Canadian GP review, Goodwood Festival of Speed preview

Carlos Sainz’s surprise chase of Formula 1 world championship leader Max Verstappen in the Canadian Grand Prix features in this week’s Autosport magazine, out today (23 June).

2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed: Thursday livestream
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2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed: Thursday livestream

The 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed runs this weekend, with the first day of action from the famous hillclimb starting on Thursday.

Ferrari hopes FIA will prove impartiality over ex-Mercedes lawyer

Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto hopes the FIA can address his concerns and prove its impartiality over the appointment of a former Mercedes Formula 1 lawyer to a senior role.

McLaren seals Formula E powertrain deal with Nissan for Gen3 era

McLaren's incoming Formula E squad has signed a deal with Nissan to use the Japanese manufacturer's powertrains throughout the entirety of the Gen3 rules cycle, starting from the 2022-23 season.

Verstappen: Red Bull still "need to improve" to fend off quicker Ferrari

Formula 1 world championship leader Max Verstappen says his Red Bull team still "needs to improve" after feeling Ferrari was quicker during Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix.

Westbrook certain Glickenhaus can fight for 2023 Le Mans win

Glickenhaus will remain a formidable competitor against an onslaught of new manufacturers in next year's Le Mans 24 Hours, reckons Richard Westbrook.

Sainz now able to push without fear of crashing Ferrari F1 car

Carlos Sainz says he felt more comfortable in his Ferrari Formula 1 car during the Canadian Grand Prix, saying he was able to push without "fear of losing the car".

Ogier: "More challenging" WRC Safari Rally will be all about survival

Sebastien Ogier believes this weekend’s Safari Rally will be all about survival with conditions “more challenging” compared to those experienced on the event’s World Rally Championship return last year.

The weird and wonderful from national motorsport this week

From a legendary designer showing he's still quick behind the wheel to some incredibly close finishes and some spared blushes, here are some of this week's most unusual national stories

Ten things to watch at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

The Goodwood Festival of Speed returns this weekend, with a usual stellar line-up of both cars and drivers. Here are the top 10 things to watch out for...

Video: How Hyundai prepares for a WRC event
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Video: How Hyundai prepares for a WRC event

The World Rally Championship is a travelling circus and unlike circuit racing where teams operate out of pitlanes, rally teams are required to set up camp in temporarily constructed service parks.

Berger: "Too early" to discuss DTM returning to popular Imola

DTM drivers and teams welcomed the prospect of returning to Imola after the championship’s maiden visit last weekend, but series boss Gerhard Berger says it’s still “too early” to decide.

Wolff: Mercedes needs to be "careful" with F1 expectations

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has urged his team to be "careful" in thinking it can soon challenge Red Bull and Ferrari, despite its pace gains in the Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix.

The wing choice that impacted Sainz's top speed in Verstappen Canadian GP battle

Ferrari brought a new specification rear wing to the Canadian Grand Prix, aimed to decreasing drag and increasing top speed – key to its fight with the swift Red Bull Formula 1 cars.

Ocon: Alpine "tried to play the team game" to help Alonso in F1 Canadian GP

Esteban Ocon says that the Alpine Formula 1 squad "tried to play the team game" in order to help Fernando Alonso fend off Valtteri Bottas in the Canadian Grand Prix.

Does Verstappen have any weaknesses left?

Having extended his Formula 1 points lead with victory in Canada, Max Verstappen has raised his game further following his 2021 title triumph. Even on the days where Red Bull appears to be second best to Ferrari, Verstappen is getting the most out of the car in each race. So, does he have any weaknesses that his title rivals can exploit?

M-Sport: Permanent WRC cockpit heat solution shouldn't be rushed

The World Rally Championship and the FIA shouldn’t rush to find a permanent fix to address increased cockpit temperatures with Rally1 cars, according to M-Sport boss Richard Millener.

Marko: Mercedes F1 push for FIA help on porpoising has "backfired"

Red Bull motorsport advisor Helmut Marko believes Mercedes’ lobbying of the FIA to help cure porpoising in Formula 1 has "backfired".

Red Bull suspends F1 reserve driver Vips for using racial slur

Red Bull Racing has announced that Formula 2 driver Juri Vips has been suspended with immediate effect after using a racial slur.

Turkington, Lloyd okay for BTCC Croft after massive Oulton Park shunt

Colin Turkington and Dan Lloyd will be in action for this weekend’s British Touring Car Championship round at Croft despite heavy damage in their accident last time out at Oulton Park.

McLaren has to 'up its game' after disastrous Montreal F1 weekend

McLaren Formula 1 boss Andreas Seidl admits the team has to up its game after a communications error cost Lando Norris time in the pits in the Canadian Grand Prix.

Richardson honours F1 stalwart as Mercedes duo dance through the rain

The life of Jo Bonnier was aptly honoured last weekend, as his ex-Lola T290 was guided to victory in Thudersports by Mark Richardson. While at Silverstone, Wayne Marrs and Tom Jackson battled the elements to win the British Endurance Championship encounter.

Glock: Slow pitstop, "complete idiot" Grenier ruined DTM return

Factory BMW driver Timo Glock was forced to lament a lap 1 incident and a slow pitstop after returning empty handed from his DTM comeback at Imola.

Piastri set for first Alpine F1 outing in French GP practice

Oscar Piastri is set to make his public Formula 1 debut with Alpine in FP1 at the French Grand Prix, Autosport understands.

“Unbelievable” tyre issue made Espargaro’s Germany MotoGP “impossible”

Aprilia MotoGP rider Aleix Espargaro says an “unbelievable” front tyre vibration made his German Grand Prix “impossible” and a “question of avoiding a crash”.

The future of CUPRA in racing is electric

The Spanish brand is officially immersed in Extreme E and ETCR, two fully electric championships with competition formats designed for the new generation. According to Wayne Griffiths, CEO of SEAT CUPRA, this is going to be the way forward for the coming years.

Magnussen: F1 race control too easy to influence after Ocon radio call

Kevin Magnussen believes FIA race control is too easy to influence by drivers after being called in to repair a damaged front wing in the Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix.

Auer: Restart, not BoP tweak, key in Mercedes' Imola DTM turnaround

Lucas Auer says his restart in the DTM’s second Imola race was more responsible for earning Mercedes’ best result of the weekend in fourth than its improved Balance of Performance.  

How F1's future fuels can shape the automotive sector Plus

How F1's future fuels can shape the automotive sector

In 2026, Formula 1 plans to make the switch to a fully sustainable fuel, as the greater automotive world considers its own alternative propulsion methods. Biogasoline and e-fuels both have merit as 'drop-in' fuels but, equally, both have their shortcomings...

WRC Safari Rally: Everything you need to know

The World Rally Championship heads to Africa as Safari Rally Kenya hosts Round 6 of the 2022 season this weekend. Here's everything you need to know.

Russell: Mercedes ‘falling into traps’ with F1 car set-up

George Russell says his Mercedes Formula 1 team keeps falling into traps as it tries different set-up directions with the W13.

Loeb expecting "complicated" WRC Safari Rally return

Sebastien Loeb says a lack of experience of the revamped Safari Rally will make a long awaited return to the iconic World Rally Championship event complicated.

The breakthrough behind Sainz’s best weekend of F1 2022 so far

OPINION: Carlos Sainz came close to winning in Monaco but needed that race’s specific circumstances for his shot at a maiden Formula 1 victory to appear. Last weekend in Canada, he led the line for Ferrari in Charles Leclerc’s absence from the front. And there’s a key reason why Sainz has turned his 2022 form around

De Silvestro had to unlearn "bad habits" in adapting to modern IndyCar

Simona De Silvestro had to "unlearn bad habits" adapting to IndyCar's current machinery in her Road America return, which gave her a base to work from with Paretta Autosport.

Horner: "Element of theatre" in Netflix-filmed F1 team boss meeting

Christian Horner says there was an "element of theatre" in the Formula 1 team boss meeting that was filmed by Netflix in Canada amid the row over porpoising.

Mir ‘has too much trouble at Suzuki’ to look at Honda’s MotoGP woes

Joan Mir admits Suzuki “has a lot of trouble” within the team right now as its tough 2022 MotoGP season continues for him to pay much attention to Honda’s woes.

Ferrari: FIA didn't follow right F1 procedure with porpoising technical directive

Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto says the FIA did not follow correct procedures in the way it tried to help solve Formula 1's porpoising problems.

How to buy an old F1 car - what to look for, cost and more

For many fans, owning a Formula 1 is an ultimate dream. But how do you do it, how much does it cost, and what affects the value of an old F1 car? We find out.

10 things we learned from the 2022 Canadian Grand Prix

As Max Verstappen delivered a Canadian Grand Prix masterclass, Ferrari showed some fight through Carlos Sainz, while the porpoising saga spiced up off the track. Here’s what we learned from this year’s Formula 1 race in Montreal

Tank Slappers Podcast: MotoGP German GP Review

Fabio Quartararo strengthened his championship challenge with another dominant victory in last weekend's MotoGP German Grand Prix as his title rivals faltered.

Mercedes claims its F1 car porpoising issue is now "solved"

Mercedes believes it has solved its main porpoising problems in Formula 1, and instead its issues are now caused by how stiff and low it needs to run its car.

Miller almost crashed on “dodgy” long lap penalty in German MotoGP

Jack Miller revealed he nearly crashed serving his long lap penalty in Sunday’s MotoGP German Grand Prix, calling it “one of the dodgier moments” of the race.

How Sainz could have won the Canadian GP for Ferrari Canadian GP
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How Sainz could have won the Canadian GP for Ferrari

Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz treated Formula 1 fans to a thrilling finish in Montreal on Sunday as their 16-lap sprint went down to the wire.

How Quartararo is evoking an absent MotoGP great in 2022

OPINION: Fabio Quartararo has seized control of the 2022 MotoGP world standings after another dominant victory as his nearest rivals faltered. And he is very much heading towards a second championship echoing how the dominator of the last decade achieved much of his success

Horner: Mercedes car concept, not F1's 2022 rules, to blame for issues

Red Bull boss Christian Horner says Mercedes' car concept, rather than failed Formula 1 rules, is to blame for the porpoising issues the team has faced.

Kobayashi: Le Mans organisers didn’t want Alpine LMP1 to win

Toyota’s Kamui Kobayashi believes Le Mans 24 Hours organisers gave Alpine a last-minute Balance of Performance change because it did not want a grandfathered LMP1 car winning the race.

Norris: McLaren’s strong F1 days aren’t "genuine pace"

Lando Norris was left downbeat after a miserable Canadian Grand Prix that he felt proved McLaren’s strong days in Formula 1 this season haven’t been “genuine pace”.

Air leak cost Alonso the chance to race Mercedes in F1 Canadian GP

Alpine Formula 1 boss Otmar Szafnauer says an air leak in Fernando Alonso’s power unit cost the Spaniard a chance to fight against Mercedes in Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix.

Ex-F1 driver Nasr to make Spa 24 Hours debut in EMA Porsche

Ex-Formula 1 driver Felipe Nasr will make his Spa 24 Hours debut next month as part of an all-factory driver line-up in a Porsche fielded by Australian entrant EMA Motorsport.

Autosport Podcast: F1 Canadian Grand Prix Review

Max Verstappen has extended his Formula 1 world championship lead with victory at the Canadian Grand Prix, while his main rivals struggled.

Ferrari reveals frantic last-second call behind Sainz pitstop

Ferrari Formula 1 team boss Mattia Binotto has revealed pitting Carlos Sainz under the Canadian Grand Prix's late safety car was a last-second decision as he tried to defeat Red Bull's Max Verstappen.