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Winning Indy car team owner Vince Granatelli dies
Calderon hopes Super Formula experience will aid IndyCar learning
Dixon has "more fight" after losing IndyCar title in 2021
2019 British F4 winner Maloney joins F3 champions Trident
ART completes 2022 F2 line-up by signing Mercedes F1 junior Vesti

Winning Indy car team owner Vincent Granatelli has died at the age of 78 after contracting pneumonia and COVID.

IndyCar newcomer Tatiana Calderon is hoping her experience from Super Formula, F2 and sportscars will prove useful ahead of her first campaign at AJ Foyt Racing.

Six-time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon says his determination to reclaim the IndyCar title has been spurred on by his difficult 2021 campaign.

2019 British Formula 4 champion Zane Maloney will move into the FIA Formula 3 championship for 2022, joining reigning teams' champion Trident for his maiden campaign.

Mercedes Formula 1 junior Frederik Vesti will step up to Formula 2 for 2022, completing ART's line-up as the Dane partners second-year driver Theo Pourchaire.

Winning Indy car team owner Vince Granatelli dies

Winning Indy car team owner Vincent Granatelli has died at the age of 78 after contracting pneumonia and COVID.

Calderon hopes Super Formula experience will aid IndyCar learning

IndyCar newcomer Tatiana Calderon is hoping her experience from Super Formula, F2 and sportscars will prove useful ahead of her first campaign at AJ Foyt Racing.

Dixon has "more fight" after losing IndyCar title in 2021

Six-time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon says his determination to reclaim the IndyCar title has been spurred on by his difficult 2021 campaign.

2019 British F4 winner Maloney joins F3 champions Trident

2019 British Formula 4 champion Zane Maloney will move into the FIA Formula 3 championship for 2022, joining reigning teams' champion Trident for his maiden campaign.

ART completes 2022 F2 line-up by signing Mercedes F1 junior Vesti

Mercedes Formula 1 junior Frederik Vesti will step up to Formula 2 for 2022, completing ART's line-up as the Dane partners second-year driver Theo Pourchaire.

Friday favourite: The American Spa that became a happy hunting ground

Its four miles of sprawling asphalt is one of the fastest and most challenging layouts in the United States. In the latest edition of Autosport's Friday favourite series, Road America circuit specialist in Indycars and sportscars Bruno Junqueira explains why the track is particularly special to him

Kirkwood impressed after first IndyCar test with Foyt

IndyCar rookie Kyle Kirkwood was left highly encouraged after completing his first test day with AJ Foyt Racing and with Chevrolet.

Oscar Piastri wins second consecutive Sir Jack Brabham award

Oscar Piastri has been named the Sir Jack Brabham Award winner for a second consecutive year.

Newgarden: No single factor explains Penske's 2021 Indy 500 issues

Two-time IndyCar Series champion Josef Newgarden says there’s no one issue to explain why Team Penske struggled so badly for pace during qualifying at last year’s Indianapolis 500.

Johnson will be "much more competitive" racing IndyCars on ovals

Jimmie Johnson says he expects to be "much more competitive" racing an IndyCar on ovals this year compared to his road and street course-only 2021 campaign.

Kirkwood: Pressure reduced at Foyt for rookie IndyCar season

Indy Lights champion Kyle Kirkwood says AJ Foyt Racing’s recent struggles mean he faces less pressure than in a top team and he and the squad can “grow together”.

F3 race winner Smolyar switches to MP for third season in 2022

Alexander Smolyar will move to MP Motorsport for the 2022 FIA Formula 3 season after splitting from ART Grand Prix.

Cordeel completes Van Amersfoort line-up in F2 for 2022

Amaury Cordeel will make his Formula 2 debut in 2022 as he completes the Van Amersfoort Racing line-up alongside Jake Hughes.

Rossi: Competition with Herta helps elevate Andretti IndyCar team

Alexander Rossi says although friends with Colton Herta, they and their crews have a healthy rivalry that is helping drive Andretti Autosport forward.

O'Ward: Arrow McLaren SP will join IndyCar elite but isn’t there yet

Pato O'Ward says Arrow McLaren SP can join Chip Ganassi Racing, Team Penske and Andretti Autosport to make a ‘Big Four’ in IndyCar, but inconsistencies show they’re not there yet.

Castroneves: Pagenaud will help put MSR “on the next level”

Four-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves believes the arrival of Simon Pagenaud as his teammate at Meyer Shank Racing will elevate the team, particularly on road courses.

Dixon leads calls for next-gen IndyCar to lose weight

Six-time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon has described the current breed of IndyCar as a “junior category car”, as its ever increasing weight militates against top speed and handling agility.

Ex-Ferrari junior Marcus Armstrong joins Hitech for 2022 F2 season

Former Ferrari junior Marcus Armstrong has joined Hitech for the 2022 Formula 2 season, departing DAMS after one season with the team.

Cameron to test Penske IndyCar at Sebring

Sportscar ace Dane Cameron will test IndyCar machinery with Team Penske at Sebring on Wednesday.

IndyCar champion Palou targets first oval win in 2022

Defending IndyCar champion Alex Palou says he's targeting an improvement in his qualifying efforts and a first oval victory in 2022, having come close to winning last year's Indianapolis 500.

Ranking the top 10 F2 and F3 drivers of 2021 Plus

Ranking the top 10 F2 and F3 drivers of 2021

With a veritable feast of feeder series talent in 2021, FIA Formula 2 and Formula 3 produced some of its most exciting racing yet. Although Prema Racing drivers once again dominated the respective series, drivers from other teams also stole the limelight to mark themselves out as stars of the future, or validate their highly-regarded standing

FIA F2
Dec 22, 2021
How Prema continued its dominance of F1's junior ladder in 2021 Plus

How Prema continued its dominance of F1's junior ladder in 2021

Taking three of the four titles and producing two outstanding champions in the process, Prema Racing remained the team to beat in Formula 1's feeder series in 2021. Team boss Rene Rosin reveals the traits that helped Dennis Hauger and Oscar Piastri to come out on top in Formula 3 and Formula 2

FIA F2
Dec 20, 2021
The F1 junior that has run out of places to prove himself Plus

The F1 junior that has run out of places to prove himself

The dominant force of the junior single-seater ranks finds himself without a drive for 2022, but it isn’t stopping Oscar Piastri from plotting his path to the top. With Alpine potentially set for a driver dilemma for 2023, the newly-crowned Formula 2 champion is ready and waiting for his F1 shot

FIA F2
Dec 14, 2021
How W Series' standout star took the challenge to its champion Plus

How W Series' standout star took the challenge to its champion

Heading into 2021, much of the discussion around W Series centred on Jamie Chadwick and her fight for a second crown. Chadwick duly won out, but only after a season-long battle with Alice Powell, who came into the final double-header level on points and almost stole the show

W Series
Dec 2, 2021
How Chadwick’s second W Series title poses more questions than answers Plus

How Chadwick’s second W Series title poses more questions than answers

Jamie Chadwick successfully defended her W Series title as the series returned after a year out due to the COVID-19 pandemic. She saw off a fierce fight from Alice Powell to keep the crown but with both looking to climb the motorsport ladder, what is next for both the two star drivers and series itself?

W Series
Nov 29, 2021
Ranking the top 10 IndyCar drivers of 2021 Plus

Ranking the top 10 IndyCar drivers of 2021

In an enthralling 2021 IndyCar campaign, the series bounced back from its COVID-19 truncated year prior and Alex Palou defeated both the established order and his fellow young guns to clinch a maiden title. It capped a remarkable season with plenty of standout performers

IndyCar
Nov 21, 2021
How F1's other IndyCar exile finally unlocked his potential Plus

How F1's other IndyCar exile finally unlocked his potential

Romain Grosjean's swashbuckling rookie year in IndyCar captured the imagination of many in 2021. But another ex-Formula 1 driver whose potential was masked by five years of toil in, at best, middling machinery also enjoyed a breakout year in 2021 - winning twice and finishing sixth in points. Here's how Marcus Ericsson finally delivered on his promise

IndyCar
Nov 16, 2021
How W Series can confront its biggest enduring issue Plus

How W Series can confront its biggest enduring issue

Two-time W Series champion Jamie Chadwick finds herself in a predicament. The Williams F1 development driver has more than proven herself in the all-female series and has little to gain from returning. But where should she go next? And how will the series move forwards if she elects to take up her reserved slot on next year's grid? Whatever she decides, it poses important questions for the series' future

W Series
Nov 5, 2021