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Williams reserve Aitken remains with Campos, targets F2 title

Williams Formula 1 reserve driver Jack Aitken has targeted the Formula 2 title after confirming he has re-signed with the Campos Racing team

Rookie Tyler Reddick thinks he can make 2020 NASCAR Cup playoffs

Double Xfinity champion Tyler Reddick believes he can make the playoffs in his first NASCAR Cup season in 2020, despite admitting that prediction 'sounds crazy'

The Daytona 500's greatest upset, 30 years on Plus

The Daytona 500's greatest upset, 30 years on

In 1990, Dale Earnhardt ruled the NASCAR roost. But at the Daytona 500, one plucky underdog swapped all of his luck for a blockbuster victory bigger to some than the overall title itself. This is Derrike Cope's story

Jimmie Johnson eyes Le Mans, IndyCar after NASCAR exit at end of 2020

Jimmie Johnson has targeted a Le Mans 24 Hours entry when his full-time NASCAR career comes to an end after the 2020 Cup season

Why 2020 isn't just a farewell tour for Johnson Plus

Why 2020 isn't just a farewell tour for Johnson

As a seven-times NASCAR Cup series champion, Jimmie Johnson could be forgiven for taking it easy in his final full season. But that couldn't be further from reality as he seeks to go out in style, starting with this weekend's Daytona 500

Ogier hoping lower road order will help to end Sweden "struggle"

Toyota's Sebastien Ogier is hopeful that a new position in the road order will help him overcome his recent Rally Sweden "struggle" in the World Rally Championship

Tanak to "focus more than ever" on Sweden rebound after Monte crash

Ott Tanak says he has "learned a very good lesson" and needs to "focus more than ever" on Rally Sweden, after crashing out of his Hyundai World Rally Championship debut

The "bad to the bone" NASCAR dinosaur way ahead of its time Plus

The "bad to the bone" NASCAR dinosaur way ahead of its time

Motorsport is littered with one-off specials, but few have had quite as much of an impact as the Chevrolet Monte Carlo created via a woeful Hollywood movie sequel and one of NASCAR's best ever team and driver combinations

Latvala hopes Toyota Sweden performance triggers more WRC outings

Four-time Rally Sweden winner Jari-Matti Latvala hopes his return to top-flight competition in a privately entered Toyota on next weekend's event will trigger more 2020 World Rally Championship outings

Toyota begins testing with 2021 GR Yaris WRC contender

The GR Yaris that Toyota will use in the 2021 World Rally Championship has commenced testing, with long term development driver Juho Hanninen behind the wheel

Luca Ghiotto joins Hitech in surprise Formula 2 return

Formula 2 race-winner Luca Ghiotto will make a surprise return to the championship with the new Hitech Grand Prix team alongside Nikita Mazepin for the 2020 season

Schumacher joins Charouz in F3; Fraga and Kari complete line-up

David Schumacher, son of ex-Formula 1 driver Ralf, will contest the full FIA Formula 3 campaign with Charouz Racing System in 2020, alongside new team-mates Igor Fraga and Niko Kari

WRC Rally Sweden to go ahead, albeit shortened due to lack of snow

Rally Sweden will go ahead next week albeit eight stages shorter, despite the World Rally Championship event suffering from "unreasonably warm weather" and a lack of snow in the build-up

Ex-F1 driver Montoya's son Sebastian to race for Prema in F4 series

Sebastian Montoya, the son of ex-McLaren and Williams Formula 1 driver and two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Juan Pablo, will drive for Prema Powerteam in Italian and German F4 this season

Rally Sweden still inspecting WRC stages as historic event cancelled

Rally Sweden officials are carrying out further inspections ahead of making a final decision on whether the World Rally Championship event will go ahead

Formula 2 race winner Aitken and Renault Formula 1 team part ways

Jack Aitken has parted ways with the Renault Formula 1 team after a long-term association with the manufacturer

14-year-old US driver Crawford added to Red Bull's F1 junior scheme

Red Bull has signed 14-year-old American driver Jak Crawford to its Formula 1 junior programme, and has also revealed where its other proteges will race in 2020

Renault reveals its F1 junior drivers' programmes for 2020 season

Renault has determined its Formula 1 junior drivers' 2020 programmes, with top Formula 2 rookie Guanyu Zhou remaining at Virtuosi Racing and Christian Lundgaard graduating with ART Grand Prix

Hyundai expands junior driver programme into WRC

Hyundai has added World and European Rally Championship competitors to its Customer Racing Junior Driver squad for 2020

Renault signs 15-year-old French F4 champion as F1 junior driver

Runaway 2019 French Formula 4 champion Hadrien David has been signed to a Renault Formula 1 junior deal for '20

Prema Racing completes 2020 FIA F3 line-up with Eurocup champion

Prema Racing has completed its FIA Formula 3 line-up by signing Formula Renault Eurocup champion Oscar Piastri, who has also become a full member of Renault's Formula 1 Academy

Neuville to donate up to €10,000 to charity at every WRC round

Hyundai driver Thierry Neuville will donate up to €10,000 to a local charity or association at each round of the World Rally Championship in 2020

F3 squad Hitech GP joins F2 grid for 2020 as 11th team

Junior single-seater outfit Hitech Grand Prix will join the Formula 2 grid as an 11th team this season

Ferrari signs Leclerc's brother to its F1 junior programme

Ferrari has signed Charles Leclerc's brother Arthur to its Formula 1 junior programme, and the 18-year-old will join Prema Powerteam in the Formula Regional European Championship

Ex-WRC driver Hanninen to co-drive for Latvala on 2020 Rally Sweden

Ex-Toyota World Rally Championship driver and Intercontinental, European champion Juho Hanninen will co-drive for privateer Jari-Matti Latvala on Rally Sweden in a Yaris WRC next month

Hyundai to enter WRC 2 as manufacturer with upgraded i20 R5 car

Hyundai will enter the World Rally Championship's WRC 2 R5 category for manufacturers for the first time in 2020 with an upgraded i20

Norris has "strong list" of things to improve F1 performance in '20

McLaren's Lando Norris says he has a "strong list" of areas to improve his performance ahead of his second Formula 1 season in 2020

M-Sport's Fiestas to run retro Delecour-inspired WRC livery in 2020

The M-Sport Ford World Rally Team has unveiled a retro-inspired livery for its World Rally Championship-contending Ford Fiesta WRC at Autosport International

Fittipaldi, Doohan join Hughes to complete HWA FIA F3 2020 line-up

Ferrari Driver Academy's Enzo Fittipaldi, grandson of double Formula 1 champion Emerson, and 2019 Red Bull junior Jack Doohan have joined HWA alongside Jake Hughes in FIA Formula 3

M-Sport to bring 'big change' to WRC engine, plots return to wins

M-Sport is targeting a return to World Rally Championship wins this year, with the "biggest change" made to its engine since the current regulations began in 2017

Toyota WRC exile Meeke would "love to explore" Dakar Rally entry

World Rally Championship exile Kris Meeke says he would "love to explore" a Dakar Rally entry in the future, having attended the event as a back-up for Cyril Despres's co-driver

Ferrari: Mick Schumacher a good candidate for seat in Formula 1

Ferrari believes its junior driver Mick Schumacher would be a "good candidate" for a Formula 1 seat in the future

The controversial weekend that ended an American's dream in Europe Plus

The controversial weekend that ended an American's dream in Europe

OPINION: In the latest in our series of features looking back the recently concluded 2010s, we recall one of the many sagas of the 2018 Formula 2 season, which featured unusual fines and an unsavoury clash between team-mates

Formula Regional European champion Vesti gets Prema FIA F3 seat

Inaugural Formula Regional European champion Frederik Vesti will step up to the FIA Formula 3 Championship with reigning champions Prema Racing in 2020

Ilott: F2 team switch for 2020 can force F1 future "breakthrough"

Ferrari Academy driver Callum Ilott hopes his switch to Formula 2 frontrunner Virtuosi Racing will be the "breakthrough" he needs to reach Formula 1

Olympian Hoy could make rally debut at McRae Challenge event

Six-time Olympic gold medallist and regular motorsport competitor Chris Hoy could make his stage rally debut at October's McRae Rally Challenge

Norris was sometimes "too jokey" in debut F1 year

McLaren's Lando Norris says he was "too jokey" at times in his rookie Formula 1 season and needs to find a better compromise with more focus in his sophomore year

Ogier hasn't demanded number one status at Toyota in WRC

Six-time World Rally champion Sebastien Ogier says he has not demanded number one status at Toyota, following his move to the team from Citroen for 2020

Was the 'Justin Bieber of NASCAR' the giantkiller of the decade? Plus

Was the 'Justin Bieber of NASCAR' the giantkiller of the decade?

In 2011, one driver went from a relative nobody fighting for a future in one of racing's biggest series, to gracing TV sets, meeting his heroes and being called by the US President. Is this the biggest giantkilling performance of the 2010s?

F2 champion Nyck de Vries almost quit single-seaters in 2017

Formula 2 champion and Mercedes Formula E driver Nyck de Vries says 2017 was a "key point" in his career as he almost gave up on single-seaters completely

Sainz explains his "Smooth Operator" McLaren F1 team radio messages

McLaren Formula 1 driver Carlos Sainz Jr has explained why his "Smooth Operator" messages from the 1984 song by Sade became a recurring joke in 2019

Daytona 500 victor, NASCAR champion team boss Junior Johnson dies aged 88

Daytona 500 winner and legendary NASCAR team owner Junior Johnson has passed away at the age of 88

Deletraz and Piquet sign for Charouz in F2, Deletraz linked to Le Mans

Louis Deletraz and Pedro Piquet will drive for Charouz Racing in Formula 2 for 2020, while Deletraz has also been linked to a World Endurance Championship Le Mans LMP1 seat

FIA F3 champion Prema makes first 2020 signing in Logan Sargeant

Reigning FIA Formula 3 champion team Prema Racing has signed Logan Sargeant to mount its title defence in the Formula 1 support series, the first driver confirmed at the squad

Zhou wins new Anthoine Hubert F2 rookie of the year award

A new award for the Formula 2 rookie of the year has been named the Anthoine Hubert Award, which has been given to Renault Formula 1 junior Guanyu Zhou

The next Ferrari war that could decide its future F1 line-up Plus

The next Ferrari war that could decide its future F1 line-up

Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc's fight for supremacy has dominated Formula 1 headlines in 2019, but Ferrari's next driver struggle could take place next year in Formula 2

How an F2 powerhouse honoured its late founder's memory Plus

How an F2 powerhouse honoured its late founder's memory

The 2019 Formula 2 season drew to a close in Abu Dhabi last weekend. The drivers' title was already wrapped up, but the teams' championship was still to be resolved - and it went to a legendary team still mourning the death of its founder

Calderon won't consider W Series as she faces year in F2 wilderness

Alfa Romeo Formula 1 junior Tatiana Calderon says she has "no interest" in competing in the W Series, as she faces the prospect of a year on the F2 sidelines

Pedro Piquet to test for Sauber Junior Team, considering F2 move

Pedro Piquet, son of treble Formula 1 world champion Nelson, will test with the Sauber Junior Team next week as he assesses a step up to the Formula 2 Championship

Jean Todt: FIA considering F1-style superlicence for junior series

Jean Todt says the FIA is discussing the introduction of a Formula 1-style superlicence system for junior single-seater championships

Formula 2 Yas Marina: Ghiotto takes convincing win in season finale

Luca Ghiotto took a convincing win for Virtuosi Racing in his final Formula 2 race in Abu Dhabi, after five years in the Formula 1 support paddock

DAMS boss dedicates F2 teams' title to late founder Driot

DAMS Formula 2 boss Francois Sicard has dedicated the teams' title won in Abu Dhabi to Jean-Paul Driot, the team's founder who passed away in August this year

Sette Camara wins Abu Dhabi Formula 2 opener, DAMS takes teams' title

McLaren Formula 1 junior Sergio Sette Camara delivered one of the comeback drives of the year in a dramatic final feature race of the Formula 2 season at Abu Dhabi

Female UAE F4 racer wins F1 Abu Dhabi support race

Amna Al Qubaisi won Saturday's Abu Dhabi Formula 1 F4 support race, and is hoping the breakthrough performance will be enough to secure a return to racing in Europe

Raghunathan avoids second F2 ban after reaching penalty point limit

Mahaveer Raghunathan has accrued enough penalty points for a second Formula 2 race ban in 2019, but the MP Motorsport driver will escape another suspension due to a regulations technicality

Abu Dhabi F2: Sette Camara on pole, yellow flag ruins late runs

McLaren Formula 1 junior Sergio Sette Camara scored pole position at Abu Dhabi as a number of his Formula 2 rivals failed to improve following a late yellow flag

The illness that helped define F1's newest addition Plus

The illness that helped define F1's newest addition

Williams has announced Nicholas Latifi will take its final seat for 2020, and in the process completed the grid for next year. But while he doesn't have a mindblowing junior record, there is more to Latifi than some observers may think

Ferrari places F2 drivers, Schumacher back at Prema

Ferrari has decided the placing of its Formula 2 juniors, with Mick Schumacher and FIA Formula 3 champion Robert Shwartzman at Prema Racing and Marcus Armstrong at ART Grand Prix

Jenson Button spent "17 hours" in desert after Baja 1000 breakdown

Jenson Button claims he spent 17 hours stranded in the desert during his off-road racing debut, after his truck's differential broke during the Baja 1000

Ex-Red Bull junior Ticktum has interest from multiple F1 teams

Dan Ticktum says he has had interest from multiple Formula 1 teams about a junior-programme role, and that he would consider quitting motorsport if reaching F1 is not possible