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Hamilton accepts blame for incident with Albon in F1 Brazilian GP

Lewis Hamilton said he accepts full responsibility for the Brazilian Grand Prix collision with Alex Albon that led to him being penalised by the Formula 1 stewards

Ferrari drivers escape punishment after Brazilian GP F1 collision

The Brazilian Grand Prix stewards have ruled that neither Charles Leclerc nor Sebastian Vettel was "predominantly to blame" for the collision between the Ferrari Formula 1 team-mates

Ferrari drivers called to F1 stewards over Brazilian GP collision

Ferrari Formula 1 team-mates Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc have been summoned to see the Brazilian Grand Prix stewards over the collision that took them both out of the race

Charles Leclerc was angry at himself for "stupid" qualifying error

Charles Leclerc has said his Ferrari Formula 1 car was fast enough to top Brazilian Grand Prix qualifying and only a "stupid" mistake on his part prevented it

NASCAR risks having a boring 2020 Cup season finale

Until a late-race caution set up a three-lap dash to the finish, last Sunday's NASCAR Cup playoffs semi-final race at Phoenix was short on drama

Inaugural FE champion Piquet Jr interested in contesting Extreme E

Inaugural Formula E champion Nelson Piquet Jr has expressed his interest in contesting the new Extreme E series

Peroni to auction helmet from Monza F3 crash to help fund return

Alex Peroni will auction the helmet he wore in his terrifying Formula 3 crash during the Italian Grand Prix weekend to raise funds for his career

Fernando Alonso takes maiden rally-raid podium ahead of Dakar 2020

Double Formula 1 world champion Fernando Alonso achieved his first podium finish in cross-country rallying in the third of his Dakar Rally preparatory outings with Toyota

McLaren hints at Formula 1 tests for IndyCar drivers O'Ward, Askew

McLaren's newly-signed young IndyCar drivers Patricio O'Ward and Oliver Askew could be called up for Formula 1 tests in 2020

McLaren will pay Hinchcliffe's '20 IndyCar salary after ousting him

McLaren will continue to pay James Hinchcliffe's salary during the 2020 season after its controversial decision to oust him from its new IndyCar team

Sainz: McLaren is more than 'best of the rest' in F1 2019 now

Carlos Sainz Jr believes he and the McLaren Formula 1 team are now more than just 'best of the rest' in the 2019 season

Lewis Hamilton: 2020 Mercedes F1 car needs more power and less drag

Lewis Hamilton wants less drag and more power from the 2020 Mercedes Formula 1 car, admitting "it's not been a great year" for engine development by his team

Sainz splits Hamilton, Verstappen in Autosport readers' F1 ratings

McLaren's underdog star Carlos Sainz Jr has got between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen at the top of Autosport readers' Formula 1 driver rankings after the Japanese Grand Prix

Verstappen: Further 2019 Formula 1 wins out of reach for Red Bull

Max Verstappen reckons Red Bull-Honda will only get podium finishes at best in the remainder of the 2019 Formula 1 season and cannot see further chances to win grands prix

Kubica: Williams F1 team removed Suzuka wing for "strange reasons"

Robert Kubica has slammed the Williams Formula 1 team for removing its upgraded front wing from his car at the Japanese Grand Prix, saying it 'crossed boundaries' for "strange reasons"

Haas: F1 rivals hypocritical on what they want from tech rules

Haas Formula 1 team principal Gunther Steiner has hit out at rivals for being 'inconsistent' in their views over the championship's rules

Gunther Steiner needs "thinking hat" amid Haas F1 income drop

Haas Formula 1 team principal Gunther Steiner admits he will need his "thinking hat" to tackle the likely substantial drop in constructors' championship prize money following his squad's 2019 slump

Rally GB WRC: Toyota's Meeke comes under pressure from Ogier

Kris Meeke continues to lead Rally GB for Toyota, but is under heavy pressure from reigning World Rally champion Sebastien Ogier

Rally GB WRC: Toyota's Meeke holds Friday morning lead of home round

Toyota's Kris Meeke kept himself in the lead of his home World Rally Championship round, Rally GB, on a very wet Friday morning

Rally GB WRC: Meeke leads, Solberg stars, points leader Tanak 13th

Kris Meeke leads Rally GB following the Oulton Park opener, with Petter Solberg a sensational third and World Rally Championship leader Ott Tanak only 13th after an error

Blundell could race Honda in club event as he considers BTCC future

Ex-Formula 1 driver Mark Blundell could try an AmD Tuning Honda in the club-level Touring Car Trophy as he considers whether to stay in the British Touring Car Championship

Alfa Romeo F1 team loses appeal against 2019 German GP penalties

The Alfa Romeo Formula 1 team has been unsuccessful in its bid to have its German Grand Prix penalties overturned

Butcher to drive MG TCR car for Olympics-style Motorsport Games

British Touring Car Championship frontrunner Rory Butcher will race a TCR-spec MG in the FIA's new nation versus nation Motorsport Games event

Giovinazzi penalised for going close to Singapore F1 rescue crane

Alfa Romeo driver Antonio Giovinazzi has been penalised by the Formula 1 stewards for driving too close to a crane during the Singapore Grand Prix, but keeps his 10th place

Kvyat slams Raikkonen for Singapore crash that put Alfa F1 star out

Daniil Kvyat holds Kimi Raikkonen entirely responsible for the collision that ended the Alfa Romeo Formula 1 driver's Singapore Grand Prix

Injured Correa out of coma but in leg injury "race against time"

Injured Formula 2 driver Juan Manuel Correa has been brought out of his induced coma but remains at risk of "irreversible injuries" to his right leg

Barrier issue forces WTCR to short Suzuka course, not F1 layout

The World Touring Car Cup will switch from Suzuka's full Formula 1 layout to the shorter East Course for its 2019 round due to complications with the track's barrier set-up

Leclerc trying to "focus on negatives" after back-to-back F1 wins

Ferrari's Charles Leclerc says he is trying to "focus on the negatives" from his first two Formula 1 wins in the Belgian and Italian Grands Prix

F1 design legend Newey gets lead role in Veloce Extreme E team

Formula 1 design legend Adrian Newey and Formula E champion Jean-Eric Vergne will be part of the management of Veloce Racing's entry in the new Extreme E championship

Felix Rosenqvist: IndyCar is "toughest beast"

Chip Ganassi Racing's rookie star Felix Rosenqvist says the IndyCar Dallara-Honda is the most difficult car he has needed to master in his career

Bowyer still regrets not hitting Truex at NASCAR round in April

Stewart-Haas Racing driver Clint Bowyer says he still regrets not pushing Martin Truex Jr out of the way to win the Richmond NASCAR Cup Series round five months ago

McLaren's Sainz apologised over radio for Albon Italian GP F1 clash

Carlos Sainz Jr says he sent an apology over the radio for banging wheels with Red Bull Formula 1 driver Alex Albon during their early Italian Grand Prix battle

Verstappen: Midfield "almost stood still" during Italian GP start

Max Verstappen said it felt like his Formula 1 rivals "almost stood still" in the incident where he damaged his Red Bull at the start of the Italian Grand Prix

Verstappen loses Autosport readers' F1 driver ratings lead after Spa

Max Verstappen lost the lead of Autosport Plus readers' Formula 1 driver rankings thanks to his calamitous Belgian Grand Prix

Jimmie Johnson's last-gasp battle for 2019 NASCAR Cup playoff place

Seven-time NASCAR Cup champion Jimmie Johnson is on the cusp of missing the playoffs title shootout for the first time in his career, with just two races until the cut-off

M-Sport's Evans to miss another WRC round, set for Rally GB return

M-Sport Ford's Elfyn Evans will miss a third round of the World Rally Championship due to his back injury, and not return until his home event in Britain in October

Belgian GP: Raikkonen leg worry caused Ericsson Alfa F1 standby call

Kimi Raikkonen says a pulled muscle led to the Alfa Romeo Formula 1 team calling up Marcus Ericsson as a potential Belgian Grand Prix stand-in but he expects to race

Hyundai's Neuville keeps pressure on Tanak in WRC Rally Germany

Ott Tanak and Thierry Neuville remain extremely closely matched at the head of the Rally Germany order at the end of Friday's stages

Tanak leads WRC Rally Germany for Toyota ahead of Neuville

Ott Tanak inched into an early Rally Germany lead over Thierry Neuville, as the pair left their World Rally Championship rivals trailing on Friday morning

NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr and family survive fiery plane crash

Retired NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr and his family escaped a fiery plane crash on Thursday with only minor injuries

Verstappen tops Autosport readers' F1 driver ratings after German GP

Max Verstappen surged into the lead of Autosport readers' 2019 Formula 1 driver ratings after his German Grand Prix victory

MotoGP Tech3 KTM rider Syahrin to race at WTCR finale in Malaysia

MotoGP rider Hafizh Syahrin will contest the World Touring Car Cup finale in Malaysia in December

FIA trying to avoid "silly, menial" penalties in Formula 1

Formula 1 race director Michael Masi says the FIA is trying to avoid bogging the championship down with pedantic punishments

Schumacher's 2002 F1 title Ferrari to be auctioned at Abu Dhabi GP

The Ferrari F2002 that Michael Schumacher drove in the race where he secured the 2002 Formula 1 world championship will be auctioned at the 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Sainz and Russell star in Autosport readers' F1 driver ratings

Carlos Sainz Jr and George Russell are proving to be the underdog stars of Autosport readers' driver ratings after one third of the 2019 Formula 1 season

Ricciardo enjoyed 'making Bottas's life difficult' in Canadian GP

Renault Formula 1 driver Daniel Ricciardo said he enjoyed "making life difficult" for Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas in the Canadian Grand Prix

Texas IndyCar: Josef Newgarden fends off Alexander Rossi for win

Josef Newgarden jumped to the front with an inspired Penske strategy call and then fended off Alexander Rossi to win the Texas Motor Speedway IndyCar race

Sainz takes three-place grid drop for Canadian GP after Albon block

McLaren Formula 1 driver Carlos Sainz Jr will be demoted three places on the Canadian Grand Prix grid for impeding Alex Albon during Montreal qualifying

Texas IndyCar: Takuma Sato takes pole for Rahal Letterman Lanigan

Takuma Sato claimed his second pole position of the 2019 IndyCar Series season in qualifying at Texas Motor Speedway

Sainz: McLaren had one of its "best Fridays" of 2019 in Canada

Carlos Sainz Jr said McLaren 'experimented' with its car as it enjoyed one of its "best Fridays" of the 2019 Formula 1 season with fourth in Canadian Grand Prix practice

Canadian Grand Prix practice: Leclerc tops FP2 as Hamilton crashes

Charles Leclerc led a Ferrari one-two in second Canadian Grand Prix practice in Montreal, while Formula 1 world championship leader Lewis Hamilton crashed

Charles Leclerc changing approach after mistakes in F1 qualifying

Ferrari Formula 1 driver Charles Leclerc says he is changing the way he handles grand prix qualifying sessions after recent Q2 errors

Racing Pride scheme for motorsport LGBTQ+ inclusivity launches

A new organisation to promote LGBTQ+ inclusivity in motorsport has been launched, with support from leading charity Stonewall UK

Will Alonso's Indy failure end the age of versatility? Plus

Will Alonso's Indy failure end the age of versatility?

Fernando Alonso has become something of a motorsport all-rounder in recent years. But his failure - along with McLaren - to qualifying for the 2019 Indianapolis 500 might warn current Formula 1 drivers off similar exploits. That would be a mistake

Perez calls for changes to Monaco GP's seafront F1 chicane

Sergio Perez believes Formula 1 should look at making an adjustment to Monaco's seafront chicane after controversies such as his brush with Kevin Magnussen in this year's grand prix

Rahal: Bourdais actions before Indy 500 crash "not necessary"

Graham Rahal says IndyCar rival Sebastien Bourdais' driving was dangerous ahead of their Indianapolis 500 collision that led to a multi-car accident and a red flag

Penske's Pagenaud beats Rossi to claim first Indianapolis 500 win

Penske's Simon Pagenaud won a ferocious late fight with Alexander Rossi to claim his first victory in the Indianapolis 500

How Alonso and McLaren's 2019 Indianapolis 500 attempt unravelled

McLaren's 2019 IndyCar return has gone from a planned full-season with proven champions targeted as Fernando Alonso's team-mates, to failing to qualify for a one-off Indianapolis 500 appearance

Miller got "carried away" battling Marquez in Le Mans MotoGP race

Pramac Ducati MotoGP rider Jack Miller says he fell out of the French Grand Prix podium positions because he "got carried away" racing Marc Marquez and damaged his tyres

Alonso: McLaren simply not fast enough to qualify for 2019 Indy 500

Fernando Alonso says he did everything he possibly could to qualify for the Indianapolis 500, but the McLaren IndyCar entry was simply never fast enough