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Victor Martins dominates day two of FIA F3 Barcelona test

Victor Martins dominated the second round of F3 testing in Barcelona, setting the quickest times on both days.

The F1 hopeful living two lives to keep his dream alive Plus

The F1 hopeful living two lives to keep his dream alive

Having lost his backing from Red Bull, Richard Verschoor has had to graft to continue his ascent up the single-seater ladder. An impressive Formula 2 debut in Bahrain, despite the lateness of his deal, shows his unorthodox approach is paying dividends

40 percent crowd capacity allowed for this year’s Indy 500

The 105th running of the Indianapolis 500 will run with up to 40 percent of venue capacity permitted, totalling approximately 135,000 fans.

Martins tops first day of FIA F3 testing at Barcelona

Formula 3 rookie Victor Martins dominated the first day of testing at Barcelona, leading the afternoon session by over six-tenths from Trident’s Jack Doohan.

How good is Palou - and can he be Dixon's main IndyCar title rival? Plus

How good is Palou - and can he be Dixon's main IndyCar title rival?

Last Sunday, Alex Palou delivered his first IndyCar victory on his Chip Ganassi Racing debut. Is the young Spaniard going to become his legendary teammate Scott Dixon’s biggest title threat? DAVID MALSHER-LOPEZ investigates Palou's potential

Brown open to third full-time Arrow McLaren SP in IndyCar

Zak Brown says the Arrow McLaren SP IndyCar team wants to add a third full-time car but only if it can follow Team Penske's example and sign a “championship-calibre” driver.

Dixon predicts "a hell of a fight" with IndyCar team-mate Palou

Six-time IndyCar title winner Scott Dixon has predicted "a hell of a fight" with new Chip Ganassi Racing team-mate Alex Palou, following the Spanish driver's run to victory at Barber.

Jimmie Johnson escapes “scary moments” to finish on IndyCar debut Birmingham
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Jimmie Johnson escapes “scary moments” to finish on IndyCar debut

Seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson finished 19th on his IndyCar Series debut at Barber Motorsports Park, but admitted to two “scary moments” along the way.

Hunter-Reay: Aeroscreen “likely saved my life” in IndyCar smash

Andretti Autosport's Ryan Hunter-Reay says he’s “extremely grateful” for IndyCar’s aeroscreen which "likely saved my life" in the lap-one shunt in Sunday's Barber Motorsport Park season-opener.

Power: Palou’s pace, fuel mileage in Barber win “blew my mind”

Alex Palou’s combination of speed and fuel mileage in the IndyCar season opener at Barber Motorsports Park initially convinced runner-up Will Power that he was on a different pitstop strategy.

Newgarden apologises for opening lap chaos at Barber Birmingham
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Newgarden apologises for opening lap chaos at Barber

Two-time IndyCar Series champion Josef Newgarden has apologised for causing the first-lap crash that took out Ryan Hunter-Reay and Colton Herta in the season-opener at Barber Motorsports Park.

Barber IndyCar: Palou fends off Power to secure maiden IndyCar victory Birmingham
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Barber IndyCar: Palou fends off Power to secure maiden IndyCar victory

Alex Palou held off a late assault from Will Power to secure his maiden IndyCar win at Barber, converting a two-stop strategy into victory by just 0.4 seconds.

Grosjean “super happy” with P7 for IndyCar Series debut

Romain Grosjean will start his first-ever IndyCar Series race from seventh on the grid after just failing to make it through to the Fast Six shootout for pole position at Barber Motorsports Park.

Barber IndyCar: O’Ward sees off Rossi to secure pole position

Pato O’Ward has secured his second IndyCar career pole position, beating Alexander Rossi by less than one-tenth of a second at the 2021 opener at Barber.

Barber IndyCar: Rossi tops disrupted second practice

Alexander Rossi sent Andretti Autosport to the top of the times in second practice of the IndyCar Series season opener at Barber Motorsports Park that was red-flagged three times.

Barber IndyCar: Palou quickest in first practice as 2021 season begins

New Chip Ganassi Racing driver Alex Palou topped opening practice for the 2021 IndyCar Series season opener at Barber Motorsports Park.

Johnson not allowing expectations to impact IndyCar debut

NASCAR legend Jimmie Johnson says he’s avoiding setting expectations that might prevent him performing at his best in his IndyCar debut at Barber Motorsports Park this weekend.

Rossi confident for almost all circuits ahead of 2021 IndyCar campaign

Alexander Rossi believes he and Andretti Autosport can approach all but one race with confidence in the 2021 IndyCar Series, after making big improvements over the winter.

Can Penske redress the balance in IndyCar's battle of the titans? Plus

Can Penske redress the balance in IndyCar's battle of the titans?

IndyCar's gold standard teams Ganassi and Penske are set for another slugfest beginning this weekend at Barber Motorsports Park. A poor start to the first season with the new aeroscreen left Josef Newgarden with too much ground to make up on Scott Dixon in the title chase, but his strong end to 2020 suggests a battle royale lies ahead...

Chevrolet: IndyCar KERS hybrid unit still in "concept" phase

Chevrolet’s IndyCar programme manager Rob Buckner says that the series' planned use of a KERS hybrid unit on ovals in the new-for-2023 2.4-litre engines is still in a "conceptual" phase.

Alonso unsure if he'll race in the Indy 500 again

Fernando Alonso has admitted he is not sure if he will race in the Indy 500 again, despite a win there having been a key target for him.

IndyCar Toronto contingency plan “most likely” a double-header event

Penske Entertainment CEO Mark Miles says replacing IndyCar’s in-jeopardy Toronto race would likely involve turning an existing round into a double-header.

The six major IndyCar subplots to follow in 2021 Plus

The six major IndyCar subplots to follow in 2021

From rookies arriving with big reputations to veterans who still have the fire and an F1-linked squad pushing to join the big leagues, IndyCar has it all this year. Here are six of the key storylines to keep track of

Ganassi: Johnson can win in IndyCar rookie season

Chip Ganassi says seven-time NASCAR Cup champion Jimmie Johnson has the talent and the racecraft to "maybe squeak a win out" in his IndyCar rookie season with the team.

Newgarden: Chevrolet "definitely made improvements" for Indy

Josef Newgarden is satisfied Chevrolet has stepped up in terms of power but says he won’t know until May if its fuel mileage has also improved for the Indianapolis 500.

Red Bull junior Vips prepared to wait for F1 chance after Tsunoda promotion

Juri Vips remains confident and is prepared to wait for a Formula 1 chance in the future after the Red Bull junior was jumped in the pecking order by Yuki Tsunoda.

Formula 3000: In defence of F1's unloved feeder series

Champions of the fore-runner to GP2/F2 had a patchy record when it came to reaching the final rung on the ladder, if they were able to reach F1 at all. But there are plenty of reasons why it shouldn't be derided on that point alone

Montoya encouraged by Indy test showing despite scary moments

Returning two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya says he was encouraged by his pace in IndyCar's Indianapolis Motor Speedway test, despite moments that "scared the hell out of me".

Newgarden pips Sato to lead second day of Indy 500 testing

Two-time IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden topped the second day of testing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, heading Indianapolis 500-winning trio Takuma Sato, Juan Pablo Montoya and Scott Dixon.

“Couple of weeks” before IMS can define Indy 500 crowd situation

Indianapolis Motor Speedway president J. Douglas Boles has admitted that the plan for handling a large crowd at next month’s Indy 500 remains fluid for now.

VeeKay: Fast Indy 500 testing crash "didn't hurt my confidence"

Rinus VeeKay says his Indianapolis 500 testing crash, which resulted in a broken finger, "didn't hurt my confidence" and doesn't expect the injury to cause issues in the IndyCar season-opener.

VeeKay breaks finger in Indy 500 test crash

Ed Carpenter Racing-Chevrolet’s Rinus VeeKay suffered a hard collision with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway SAFER barrier on his fifth lap in Thursday’s Indy 500 test, sustaining a broken finger.

Hildebrand to race Foyt tribute car in Indy 500

J.R. Hildebrand will drive a fourth AJ Foyt Racing entry in the Indianapolis 500 with a paint scheme echoing that on A.J. Foyt’s first Indy winning car, 60 years ago.

Verschoor "working ass off" to secure F2 future with MP

Richard Verschoor says he will have “to work his ass off” to secure the funding to contest the full Formula 2 Championship, but is expecting to race at Monaco next month.

Ferrucci returns to IndyCar with Rahal for Indy 500

Santino Ferrucci will make his IndyCar return in the Indianapolis 500 next month, driving a third Rahal Letterman Lanigan entry alongside defending winner Takuma Sato and Graham Rahal.

Correa confident of contending for top positions in F3 comeback

Juan Manuel Correa believes he can be "fighting for top positions” in this year's FIA Formula 3 championship after placing an encouraging 18th in his first test last weekend.

Montoya to run #86 at Indy to honour Revson’s pole for McLaren

Juan Pablo Montoya’s Arrow McLaren SP-Chevrolet will carry #86 at next month’s Indianapolis 500 to acknowledge the 50th anniversary of Peter Revson’s record-breaking pole run in the McLaren M16.

Alpine F1 junior Collet fastest overall in Austria F3 pre-season test

MP Motorsport’s Caio Collet emerged fastest overall from the opening FIA Formula 3 pre-season test at Austria’s Red Bull Ring.

Was Formula 2’s radical format switch a success? Plus

Was Formula 2’s radical format switch a success?

Going into the 2021 Formula 2 season the biggest talking point wasn’t about any drivers or teams, but the new race weekend format. Created partly out of financial necessity but also to spice up the action, the Bahrain opener provided a snapshot of the positives and negatives to come

ART’s Smolyar tops opening day of F3 test in Austria

Alexandr Smolyar topped the timesheet for the first day of FIA Formula 3 testing in Austria on Saturday, setting the fastest time in the last 20 minutes of the afternoon session.

Coyne encouraged by test for Fittipaldi and Ware in Texas

Dale Coyne says he’s satisfied with both IndyCar returnee Pietro Fittipaldi and future rookie Cody Ware after a day’s testing at Texas Motor Speedway.

Arrow McLaren SP's O'Ward leads IndyCar test at Texas

Arrow McLaren SP driver Pato O’Ward continued his strong form in IndyCar off-season testing by topping the speed charts at Texas Motor Speedway on Thursday.

Rossi: Aero tweaks, not power boost, will improve Indy 500 action

Alexander Rossi says that IndyCar’s new aerodynamic configuration for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will improve racing for the Indy 500, and believes a power boost from KERS energy isn’t necessary.

British F3 champion Frederick graduates to FIA F3

Reigning BRDC British F3 champion Kaylen Frederick will make the step up to FIA Formula 3 this year with Carlin.

F2 boss declares new weekend format a “success”

FIA Formula 2 Championship boss Bruno Michel has declared the new three race weekend format a success following its debut in Bahrain last weekend.

Shwartzman "super sad" after difficult start to F2 campaign

Ferrari junior Robert Shwartzman was left "super sad" after a challenging start to his FIA Formula 2 Championship campaign in Bahrain.

“Dedicated” Grosjean still faces "big challenge" in IndyCar

Romain Grosjean’s race engineer Olivier Boisson is impressed with the ex-Formula 1 driver’s progress in IndyCar, but does not underestimate the challenge he faces to make an impression.

Ticktum: Slow pitstop cost F2 feature race victory

Dan Ticktum believes a maiden Formula 2 feature race win was possible without a slow pit stop and the virtual safety car called in the closing stages in Bahrain.

Zhou: "Definitely a good feeling" to head Alpine Academy F2 battle

Guanyu Zhou says it was “a good feeling” to not only leave Bahrain as the Formula 2 Championship leader but head a fierce battle among the Alpine Academy drivers.

Bahrain F2: Zhou storms to feature race victory

Guanyu Zhou came from behind in the closing stages to claim victory in a thrilling Formula 2 feature race in Bahrain.

"Laughable" luck, technical issue robbed Vips of "easy" Bahrain F2 win

Juri Vips has described his luck as “laughable” this weekend after a technical issue robbed him a strong chance of victory in the second Formula 2 sprint race in Bahrain.

Piastri calls maiden F2 win ‘craziest ever’

Oscar Piastri struggled to process his maiden Formula 2 victory which he has labelled his ‘craziest ever’ in his fledgling career.

Lundgaard regains second place in Bahrain F2 sprint race

Christian Lundgaard has been reinstated to second position in Saturday’s second Formula 2 sprint race in Bahrain, the FIA has confirmed.

Piastri scores stunning last gasp F2 victory

Formula 2 rookie Oscar Piastri made the most of a slick strategy and an excellent final lap pass on Guanyu Zhou to score an impressive debut victory in a crazy race in Bahrain.

“More questions than answers” after IndyCar’s mock KERS test

IndyCar president Jay Frye admits that Friday's test to simulate the effects of the hybrid power units had not been completely satisfactory, but had offered some “good learning”.

Lawson fends off Daruvala for maiden F2 win in Bahrain

Rookie Liam Lawson kept his nerve to hold off a charging Jehan Daruvala and win an eventful opening FIA Formula 2 Championship race of the season in Bahrain.

Pourchaire inherits F2 pole after Vips disqualification

Theo Pourchaire will start the opening FIA Formula 2 Championship race from pole position after Juri Vips was disqualified from Bahrain qualifying for a technical infringement.

FIA F3 announces test sessions for 2021 season

The FIA Formula 3 Championship has announced it will stage three test sessions during the 2021 season, including an in-season test following the first round.

Zhou keeps Bahrain F2 pole but receives reprimand

Guanyu Zhou will keep his FIA Formula 2 Championship Bahrain pole position but has been handed a reprimand following the outcome of an FIA investigation.

F2 format tweaks won't change drivers' weekend approach

FIA Formula 2 drivers believe the championship’s new three-race format won’t drastically alter their approach and tactics used during a race weekend.