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From the GB3 title to the fight for an F1 test

Winning the 2022 GB3 title thrust BRDC SuperStar Luke Browning into contention for the Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Award. The 20-year-old reflects on his season and being an Awards finalist

Horner: Fine margins on 2022 compounds behind Perez’s F1 tyre struggles

Christian Horner believes Sergio Perez’s Formula 1 tyre struggles in 2022 may be down to the fine margins needed to optimise the new 18-inch compounds.

Watch Race Now – Le Mans Virtual Series, 500 Miles of Sebring

Watch the fourth round of the 2022 Le Mans Virtual Series which will take place at Sebring

KTM admits it "pushed too many great Moto2 riders to MotoGP too quickly"

KTM motorsport boss Pit Beirer admits the manufacturer has “pushed too many great Moto2 riders too quickly into MotoGP” as it revises its line-up for 2023.

Toyota didn't test WEC Hypercar after April due to budget constraints

Toyota didn’t complete any private tests with the GR010 Hybrid after April due to budget constraints with its World Endurance Championship programme.

The ultimate BMW racing machines that resulted from a humbling failure

The 11 August issue of Autosport magazine celebrated BMW Motorsport's half century with a special package of features, which we're running online for the first time. To start the ball rolling, we look at the key machines and powerplants in its motorsport journey, dating back to 1973

Verstappen domination did not make F1 2022 a turn off, says Brown

Max Verstappen’s dominance of Formula 1 this year did not make the 2022 campaign feel boring because of excitement elsewhere, reckons McLaren boss Zak Brown.

Supercars Adelaide: Mostert leads emotional Walkinshaw one-two

Chaz Mostert made a perfect start to Holden's final weekend in Supercars, leading a Walkinshaw one-two in Adelaide.

Armstrong joins Ganassi for IndyCar road and street courses

Formula 2 race winner Marcus Armstrong has signed a deal to drive a fourth Chip Ganassi Racing entry on 2023’s road and street courses.

Watch Qualifying Now – Le Mans Virtual Series, 500 Miles of Sebring

Watch qualifying for the fourth round of the 2022 Le Mans Virtual Series which will take place at Sebring

Mercedes' F1 strategy chief Vowles eyes next racing challenge

After Formula 1's gruelling 2022 schedule, you could forgive hard-working team personnel for wanting to switch off completely and not see a motor racing paddock for a while.

Ferrari’s Binotto F1 split looks ‘strange’, says Brundle

Ferrari’s parting of ways with team boss Mattia Binotto appears ‘strange’ if no top-level figure has been lined up to replace him, reckons Sky Formula 1 pundit Martin Brundle.

Autosport and Bang & Olufsen team up for Moment of the Year Award
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Autosport and Bang & Olufsen team up for Moment of the Year Award

Autosport and Bang & Olufsen have teamed up to honour the most spectacular moments of the 2022 motorsport season with the Moment of the Year Award.

Friday favourite: The forgotten Ford a Le Mans winner prefers to Porsche's 917

The Ford P68 never finished a race in its period history, yet holds a special place in the heart of 1970 Le Mans 24 Hours winner Richard Attwood. He explains why the F3L, as it was better known, was in his view better than a Porsche 917 or a Lotus 49 in Autosport's continued series

Iconic sportscar brand Pescarolo eyeing 2024 Le Mans return

The Pescarolo name could return to the top flight of endurance racing in 2024 if plans to field a customer Le Mans Hypercar by its new owner come to fruition.

The 2022 AMABA finalists reflect on their evaluation tests

The winner of the Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year Award will be announced at Sunday’s Autosport Awards. But how did the four finalists fare during the rigorous testing?

Audi gives update on F1 expansion plans ahead of 2026 entry

Audi has provided an update on its Formula 1 expansion plans ahead of its factory entry in 2026 with Sauber after commencing work on growing its facilities.

Thompson remains with Team Hard in BTCC 2023

Jack Sears Trophy champion Bobby Thompson is to remain aboard a Team Hard Cupra Leon for a second successive season in the British Touring Car Championship.

ADAC completes takeover of DTM from ITR

The ADAC has reached an agreement to take over brand rights to the DTM and promote the championship from 2023.

Bahrain Full Access: Episode 2 Bahrain
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Bahrain Full Access: Episode 2

The FIA World Endurance Championship behind the scenes series continues with the second episode of the season finale in Bahrain.

Solberg: M-Sport Rally1 WRC deal still an option for 2023

Oliver Solberg says an M-Sport Rally1 drive is still an option for 2023, but has confirmed preparations for a Rally2 programme are in full swing as a back up plan.

How departing F1 boss Brawn views F1’s new rules - and the future Plus

How departing F1 boss Brawn views F1’s new rules - and the future

Multiple-title-winning designer and team boss Ross Brawn is finally leaving Formula 1 after nearly 50 years in motorsport. But he still has plenty of insights on what’s working and what comes next, as he revealed to Autosport in a far-reaching exclusive interview in Abu Dhabi

F1 confirms cancellation of 2023 Chinese Grand Prix

Formula 1 has confirmed the Chinese Grand Prix will not go ahead next year due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, but is looking at options for a replacement race.

Everything we know about the 2023 Formula 1 season: Drivers, cars, tracks & more

The 2023 Formula 1 season is on the horizon, but how much do you know about it? Find out all you need to know about the calendar, teams, drivers and more.

Marquez: MotoGP must not become like F1 where car is more important than driver

Marc Marquez has warned MotoGP “needs to be careful” not to become like Formula 1, where he believes it’s become harder for drivers to make the difference over their cars.

How O'Sullivan aced his "different world" F1 prize test

Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year Award winner Zak O’Sullivan relished his first taste of a Formula 1 car at Silverstone. Autosport was on hand to follow the FIA Formula 3 racer as he lapped a 2021-spec AMR21 under the watchful eye of the Aston Martin squad and head AMABA judge Derek Warwick

Age was a ‘killer’ for de la Rosa’s McLaren F1 2008 seat chances

Pedro de la Rosa says it is “terrible” to judge drivers solely on their age in Formula 1, believing it was why he missed out on a 2008 McLaren seat.

F1 should not be afraid to limit "ritualistic" DRS use from 2023, says Brawn

Formula 1 should not be afraid to make the DRS advantage less powerful from 2023 in a bid to stop overtaking becoming too "ritualistic", says Ross Brawn.

Toyota team Speedworks gets extra BTCC entry

Three British Touring Car Championship teams have each acquired one extra TOCA BTCC license for the 2023 season, keeping the field theoretically at 29 cars.

Jack Aitken joins Action Express Cadillac for 2023 Daytona 24 Hours

Williams Formula 1 reserve driver Jack Aitken will drive with the factory Cadillac Action Express Racing team in next month’s Daytona 24 Hours IMSA SportsCar Championship season-opener.

Gasly: Potential with Alpine "even better" than expected after first F1 test

Pierre Gasly believes that the potential Alpine has in Formula 1 is “even better” than he expected following his maiden test for the team in Abu Dhabi last week.

Hill stays with West Surrey Racing BMW team for 2023 BTCC

British Touring Car Championship star Jake Hill will remain with West Surrey Racing in 2023 and says that winning the title will make him feel complete as a driver.

Vandoorne hopes DS title-winning know-how can create "stronger combination" in FE

Formula E champion Stoffel Vandoorne hopes to combine his title-winning knowledge with that of the DS engineers into a "stronger combination" to kick off the Gen3 era in good form.

Latifi: Having "nothing to lose" didn't ease late-season F1 frustration

Nicholas Latifi’s frustration over his late-season Formula 1 struggles were not eased despite having “nothing to lose” with Williams after his exit was confirmed in September.

W Series champion Chadwick gets Indy NXT seat with Andretti

W Series champion and Williams young driver Jamie Chadwick has joined Andretti Autosport for the 2023 Indy NXT season, the team has announced.

How Jaguar got its teeth into Formula E's Gen3 development race Plus

How Jaguar got its teeth into Formula E's Gen3 development race

With Mercedes gone and DS moving teams, Jaguar has a big opportunity at the start of Formula E's Gen3 era. The technical challenges in understanding the new car have been vast, with senior figures James Barclay and Phil Charles outlining to Autosport the pitfalls along the way

2021 IndyCar champion Palou joins McLaren as F1 reserve driver

IndyCar's 2021 champion Alex Palou will be the McLaren Formula 1 team's reserve driver during the 2023 season, the Woking squad announced on Thursday.

Dakar Rally reveals full details of 2023 route Dakar
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Dakar Rally reveals full details of 2023 route

The ASO has revealed the complete route for the 45th running of the Dakar Rally, less than a month ahead of its scheduled start on 31 December.

McLaren boss Brown backs F1 driver calls for qualifying red flag penalties

McLaren CEO Zak Brown has backed Carlos Sainz’s call for penalties for drivers who trigger red flags in Formula 1 qualifying sessions and spoil other people’s laps.

The key steps on Rovanpera's romp to a history-making WRC title Plus

The key steps on Rovanpera's romp to a history-making WRC title

With only cameo roles played by legendary Sebastiens Ogier and Loeb, Kalle Rovanpera ushered in the new hybrid era for the World Rally Championship by becoming its youngest champion. Here's how Toyota's Flying Finn crushed the competition, led by Hyundai's departing star Ott Tanak

F1’s active aero plans for 2026 could include ‘reverse DRS’

Formula 1’s active aero plans for 2026 could include the idea of handicapping the car performance of race leaders to help prevent runaway wins.

What might a blank-cheque Garage 56 Le Mans racer look like?

OPINION: Cars outside the Le Mans 24 Hours class structure are permitted to enter in Garage 56 by the ACO, and several interesting ideas have graced the world-famous endurance race as a result. Our resident Engineering supplement columnist gets imaginative

Magazine: How successful have F1's new rules been?

How successful have Formula 1’s new rules been and what should come next? That’s what we ask Ross Brawn in this week’s Autosport magazine, out today (1 December).

WRC linked to new South Australian event

South Australia could become the new home of the World Rally Championship in Australia in the coming years.

Haas F1 boss Steiner to release book ‘Surviving to Drive’ in April

Haas Formula 1 boss Gunther Steiner will release his first book called “Surviving to Drive” in April, taking readers inside the team through the 2022 season.

Kubica talking to Hypercar teams for 2023, 2024 WEC seasons

Formula 1 race winner Robert Kubica is talking to multiple teams in order to land a seat in the Hypercar class of the FIA World Endurance Championship in the coming years.

Red Bull couldn’t have envisaged 2022 F1 results - Horner

Red Bull could not have envisaged its Formula 1 success in 2022 given the overhaul of the rules and its late shift in development last year, according to Christian Horner.

Nissan tweaks Formula E team name, launches cherry blossom livery

Nissan has dropped the e.dams name from its Formula E entry after its purchase of the team earlier this year and has unveiled a new cherry-blossom livery for 2022-23.

Evans confident Jaguar can make "strong" start to Formula E Gen3 era

Last season's Formula E runner-up Mitch Evans is confident Jaguar will be "strong" from the start of the Gen3 era, and was left satisfied by the manufacturer's testing programme.

Morgan joins BMW squad WSR for 2023 BTCC season

Long-time British Touring Car Championship privateer Adam Morgan has finally joined the ranks of the big teams by linking up with official BMW squad West Surrey Racing for 2023.

Ferrari cannot ignore triggers of mid-season F1 slump

Charles Leclerc says Ferrari cannot ignore the consequences of its mid-season slump if it wants to improve in Formula 1 next year.

FIA downplays delays in 2026 F1 engine manufacturer sign ups

FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem has downplayed the significance of delays in current manufacturers committing to Formula 1’s 2026 engine rules.

The key F1 management call Ferrari must make to avoid more defeat Plus

The key F1 management call Ferrari must make to avoid more defeat

OPINION: Mattia Binotto’s departure from Ferrari will naturally bring a range of changes across the Formula 1 team. But how the changes shape up and the impact they could have is set to be dictated by a key direction Ferrari’s top dogs will need to pick

Sargeant picks permanent race number for rookie F1 season

Logan Sargeant has selected his permanent number ahead of his rookie Formula 1 season with Williams in 2023.

Berger dissolves ITR as DTM/ADAC talks continue for 2023

Gerhard Berger is dissolving DTM’s parent body ITR as the championship continues to negotiate a potential sale to German automobile club ADAC.

Albon F1 helmet auction raises £84k for Thai orphanage

The auction of Alex Albon’s Formula 1 helmet for the Singapore Grand Prix has helped raise £84,000 to support an orphanage in Thailand.

Ranking the top 10 drivers of DTM 2022

The 2022 DTM was a closely-fought affair that kept observers guessing until the final throes at Hockenheim, with the leading proponents from three different brands in contention. Here are the drivers who impressed the most

Ducati proved MotoGP team order claims in 2022 were "bullshit"

Ducati boss Paolo Ciabatti says the marque proved in the final races of the 2022 MotoGP season that claims it deployed team orders to help its title bid were "bullshit".

Krack: Aston Martin ‘on target’ in five-year plan but needs big step in ’23

Aston Martin team principal Mike Krack says that the Silverstone Formula 1 outfit is on target after recovering from a poor start to the 2022 season.

Super Formula calendar set at nine races for 2023

The 2023 Super Formula season will comprise nine races according to an updated schedule released by Japanese governing body JAF.