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NASCAR legend Jimmie Johnson retires from full-time racing
Bortoleto fastest at F3 Jerez post-season test
McLaren IndyCar management changes ongoing as team targets Kyle Busch for Indy 500
Kiel's McLaren exit sparks IndyCar team management changes
Power still capable of surprising IndyCar engineer Faustino after 15 years

Seven-time NASCAR champion and IndyCar sophomore Jimmie Johnson has announced he is to step down from full-time racing in 2023.

Gabriel Bortoleto topped the timesheets in the FIA Formula 3 post-season test at Jerez, setting the fastest overall lap on Thursday for Trident. 

Arrow McLaren SP is expected to reveal its IndyCar management structure within the next seven days, and is also targeting Kyle Busch for a fourth car entry for the Indianapolis 500.

Taylor Kiel has resigned as president of Arrow McLaren SP, triggering rumours over his ultimate destination as well as the identity of his replacement.

Will Power's long-serving IndyCar race engineer Dave Faustino says the 2022 champion is still capable of surprising him after 15 years of working together.

NASCAR legend Jimmie Johnson retires from full-time racing

Seven-time NASCAR champion and IndyCar sophomore Jimmie Johnson has announced he is to step down from full-time racing in 2023.

Bortoleto fastest at F3 Jerez post-season test

Gabriel Bortoleto topped the timesheets in the FIA Formula 3 post-season test at Jerez, setting the fastest overall lap on Thursday for Trident. 

McLaren IndyCar management changes ongoing as team targets Kyle Busch for Indy 500

Arrow McLaren SP is expected to reveal its IndyCar management structure within the next seven days, and is also targeting Kyle Busch for a fourth car entry for the Indianapolis 500.

Kiel's McLaren exit sparks IndyCar team management changes

Taylor Kiel has resigned as president of Arrow McLaren SP, triggering rumours over his ultimate destination as well as the identity of his replacement.

Power still capable of surprising IndyCar engineer Faustino after 15 years

Will Power's long-serving IndyCar race engineer Dave Faustino says the 2022 champion is still capable of surprising him after 15 years of working together.

Montoya, Fittipaldi among F3 Jerez post-season test lineup

Sebastian Montoya and Emerson Fittipaldi Jr are among those confirmed to take place in the FIA Formula 3 post-season test at Jerez.

What could have been: How a future tin-top ace was thwarted in IndyCar

Three starts in as many years meant Fredrik Ekblom never got a fair crack of the whip in US open-wheel racing before becoming one of Sweden’s greatest touring car drivers of the modern era. He explains how frequent frustrations eventually convinced him to head back to Europe, leaving Kenny Brack to take on the mantra of Indy racing's foremost Swedish prospect

How a red-flagged race determined F3 champion Martins' destiny

Leading from the start of the 2022 FIA Formula 3 season, Victor Martins sat a champion in waiting as a red-flagged race decided his destiny. Much like the way he was crowned, it hasn’t always been straightforward for the determined Frenchman

Herta doesn't want to be "an exception" over F1 superlicence

Colton Herta says he didn’t want to get into Formula 1 by force majeure but by FIA offering greater points reward for IndyCar success.

Rossi: Herta paying price for F1's past "greed"

Alexander Rossi has hit out at the FIA's superlicence system for preventing Colton Herta from racing in Formula 1, saying "he should get that opportunity if it's offered to him".

The new skills Power acquired to end his long IndyCar title wait

By retaining his old qualities that made him a champion first time around in 2014 and adding new ones, Will Power finally claimed his second IndyCar title last weekend. Here's how the Team Penske ace found another level to an already impressive repertoire in 2022

How an overlooked underdog snatched an historic title

Watching from the pitwall at Monza, Felipe Drugovich was crowned FIA Formula 2 champion. But how did the MP Motorsport driver go from overlooked underdog to dominating the series in 2022?

Michel: "Never good to end a championship like that" after red-flagged F3 finale

FIA Formula 2 and 3 CEO Bruno Michel says it’s “never good to end a championship like that” after the title-deciding F3 race at Monza was red-flagged.

Palou stays with Ganassi in IndyCar for 2023, Rosenqvist remains at McLaren

Alex Palou has announced he is staying with his current Chip Ganassi Racing IndyCar team for 2023, with Felix Rosenqvist remaining at Arrow McLaren SP.

F2 champion Drugovich in frame for Aston Martin F1 reserve role

Felipe Drugovich is in the frame for an Aston Martin Formula 1 reserve role in 2023, and the Brazilian is being lined up for an FP1 outing in Abu Dhabi this year.

Palou "on rails" at Laguna Seca, Ganassi-McLaren IndyCar dispute "moving in right direction" Laguna Seca
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Palou "on rails" at Laguna Seca, Ganassi-McLaren IndyCar dispute "moving in right direction"

Alex Palou says his Chip Ganassi Racing IndyCar machinery was "on rails" at Laguna Seca after winning by over 30 seconds, and was non-committal where he would race in 2023.

Tapping into nerves helped Power clinch second IndyCar title Laguna Seca
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Tapping into nerves helped Power clinch second IndyCar title

Will Power was left “mentally drained” after securing his second IndyCar title with third place at the Laguna Seca finale, but that pre-event nerves helped him perform.

IndyCar Laguna Seca: Palou wins race, Power is champion

Chip Ganassi Racing’s Alex Palou scored a brilliant win from 11th on the grid at the Laguna Seca finale, while Will Power took third to land his second IndyCar championship.

F2 stewards apologise to Vips for "administrative error" penalty

The FIA stewards have apologised to Juri Vips after he was mistakenly handed a 10-second stop-and-go penalty during Sunday’s FIA Formula 2 feature race.

Bearman wanted red-flagged Monza F3 feature race to restart

Ferrari junior Ollie Bearman says he would have liked for the red-flagged FIA Formula 3 finale at Monza to be restarted, but accepts it was “completely out of our control.”

What the future holds for two Red Bull juniors fighting in the F2 battleground Plus

What the future holds for two Red Bull juniors fighting in the F2 battleground

Despite having two talented drivers, albeit at very different stages of their careers, Prema Racing has had mixed fortunes in FIA Formula 2 this year. Both drivers told Autosport how they rate their seasons so far – and their next steps beyond 2022

FIA F2
Aug 24, 2022
The problem sausage kerbs continue to cause Plus

The problem sausage kerbs continue to cause

Track limits are the problem that motorsport doesn't seem to be able to rid itself of. But the use of so-called 'sausage kerbs' as a deterrent has in several instances only served to worsen the problem, and a growing number of voices want to see action taken

Formula 1
Jul 18, 2022
The on-form F1 protege carrying America's hopes on his shoulders Plus

The on-form F1 protege carrying America's hopes on his shoulders

Two feature race wins in as many rounds have helped Logan Sargeant to emerge as the closest challenger to runaway Formula 2 points leader Felipe Drugovich. The Williams F1 junior couldn't have timed his rise better, with interest in grand prix racing on the rise in his US homeland, and he could be his country's best shot at getting a driver on the grid for the first time since 2015

FIA F2
Jul 16, 2022
What racing in Australia means for the future of F1's junior series Plus

What racing in Australia means for the future of F1's junior series

The announcement that FIA Formula 2 and 3 would race alongside the Australian Grand Prix from 2023 came as a surprise, not only to fans but to the series’ teams too. But with Formula 1’s boom in popularity bringing more fans to the championships, team principals are relishing the opportunity

FIA F2
Jun 28, 2022
The other Doohan charting his way to motorsport success Plus

The other Doohan charting his way to motorsport success

Heading into FIA Formula 2 this season, there was a lot of pressure on Jack Doohan. The 2021 F3 runner-up joined a new team for his next challenge, as well as signing up to the Alpine Academy. He told Autosport how he’s tackling the step up - with some help from his motorcycle legend father

FIA F2
Jun 16, 2022
How Ericsson achieved Indy immortality as Ganassi's main man stumbled Plus

How Ericsson achieved Indy immortality as Ganassi's main man stumbled

Chip Ganassi Racing team was strong again in the Indianapolis 500, with poleman Scott Dixon and reigning champion Alex Palou leading almost three quarters of the race between them. But when dominator Dixon was penalised for pitlane speeding, ex-Formula 1 driver Marcus Ericsson stepped up to score the biggest win of his career and seize the IndyCar points lead

IndyCar
May 30, 2022
Why the Formula 3 benchmark's 2022 season hinges on qualifying Plus

Why the Formula 3 benchmark's 2022 season hinges on qualifying

Prema Racing has long dominated FIA Formula 3, taking the teams’ title in two of the past three seasons. But its start to 2022 has been trickier than usual, and the answers lie in its qualifying performance

FIA F3
May 27, 2022
How the ultra-tight F3 title fight is taking shape Plus

How the ultra-tight F3 title fight is taking shape

With just five points separating the top five after two rounds, FIA Formula 3 looks set for another thrilling season in 2022. But who stands the best chance of pulling away from that pack, and who are the contenders bubbling under?

FIA F3
May 3, 2022