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Stroll: I need to look to myself to beat F1 team-mate Perez

Lance Stroll believes he has to focus on his own weaknesses to match his Racing Point Formula 1 team-mate Sergio Perez more consistently in 2020

The one thing W Series needs in 2020 to continue its rise Plus

The one thing W Series needs in 2020 to continue its rise

The first season of W Series can be considered a major motorsport success story, but at the same time certain elements of its philosophy were exposed as problems. For its second season, there's one issue in particular it needs to address

Abbie Eaton admits being wrong about W Series negativity

Abbie Eaton has admitted she was "wrong" to be critical of the W Series when it first launched, ahead of making her debut in the championship in 2020

McLaren has clarity and plan it needs to win in Formula 1 again

McLaren team principal Andreas Seidl says he has the "freedom" to put in place a clear plan to ensure the Formula 1 team returns to the front of the grid in the future

Why Alonso's first Indy failure was ultimately a success Plus

Why Alonso's first Indy failure was ultimately a success

In the latest of our series of features looking back on the biggest motorsport moments of the 2010s, we revisit Fernando Alonso's first attempt to win the Indianapolis 500 and examine the legacy he has created in IndyCar

DTM explains decision to race in Russia in 2020

DTM boss Gerhard Berger has explained the series' decision to race in Russia at new venue Igora Drive

F1 champion Hamilton found comfort in old Lauda text messages

Six-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton says he misses the support of Niki Lauda, and that he still revisits old messages between the pair

Berger: Single-spec hybrid powertrain likely for the DTM in 2022

DTM boss Gerhard Berger says the series is currently working on the specification of its hybrid powertrain in what is expected to be a single-spec solution

Lucas Auer returns to DTM with BMW following Red Bull split

Lucas Auer will make a return to the DTM after his exit from the Red Bull junior programme, racing for BMW, as the manufacturer confirms Joel Eriksson's exit for 2020

Spengler to leave DTM for BMW's IMSA programme, stays with company

BMW's Bruno Spengler will call time on a 15-year DTM career to switch to the IMSA SportsCar Championship in 2020, but will remain with the manufacturer

The FE cynic who had to accept change in his series Plus

The FE cynic who had to accept change in his series

DTM boss Gerhard Berger was an ardent detractor of Formula E and was reluctant for his series to embrace greener engine technologies. But this cynic's tune has had to change to ensure the DTM's existence in the future of motorsport

Supercars champion McLaughlin to test Penske-run Indycar at Sebring

Reigning Supercars champion Scott McLaughlin will test a Penske-run Indycar at Sebring next month, driving a top-line single-seater for the first time

Ex-F1 driver Kubica felt comfortable instantly in DTM rookie test

Former Formula 1 driver Robert Kubica says he felt comfortable straight away driving the BMW M4 DTM during the series' rookie test at Jerez

Extreme E adds Senegal as final location for inaugural season

Senegal has been added as the final location for the 2020 Extreme E season, with the calendar set to be announced next week

Hamilton, Rossi complete long-awaited F1/MotoGP ride-swap

Six-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton and MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi have completed their ride swap at Valencia

Zolder retains 2020 DTM calendar place despite clash with WEC

The DTM's season-opening Zolder round will remain in place and continue to clash with the World Endurance Championship's Spa round

New WRT DTM driver line-up, Haas Formula 1's Fittipaldi won't return

WRT Audi has announced former IndyCar driver Ed Jones and ex-FIA Formula 3 driver Fabio Scherer for its 2020 DTM line-up, with no car for Haas Formula 1's Pietro Fittipaldi

Mercedes F1 W10 honoured as Car of the Year

Mercedes' Formula 1 car responsible for extending its dominance to six consecutive drivers' and constructors' titles, the W10, has won the Racing Car of the Year Award presented by Pirelli

FE champion Vergne first recipient of Moment of the Year Award

Double Formula E champion Jean-Eric Vergne has become the first recipient of the Moment of the Year Award presented by Marelli, a new addition for 2019

Luke Dardis wins 2019 Autosport Williams Engineer of the Future

Luke Dardis has won the 2019 Autosport Williams Engineer of the Future Award

WRC champion Tanak crowned Autosport Rally Driver of the Year

The 2019 Autosport Awards has kicked off with World Rally champion Ott Tanak winning the Rally Driver of the Year accolade

Berger: DTM can't avoid Le Mans clash with new Anderstorp race in 2020

DTM boss Gerhard Berger says the series cannot avoid a clash between its new Anderstorp round and the 2020 Le Mans 24 Hours

What the fallout from Aston's engine split means for 2020 Plus

What the fallout from Aston's engine split means for 2020

Aston Martin's DTM arrival, via the R-Motorsport outfit, was heralded as a salvation of sorts for the series. After plenty of bumps in the road in 2019, the team finds itself in a similar position to the one it was in 12 months ago. Can it get its act together?

Ex-F1 racer Kubica to drive for BMW at DTM rookie test

Ex-Williams Formula 1 driver Robert Kubica will drive for BMW in the upcoming DTM rookie test at Jerez in December

Supercars moves continue as Jacobson joins MSR for 2020

One-time Super2 champion Garry Jacobson has been confirmed as one of two Matt Stone Racing drivers for the 2020 Supercars season

Axed Red Bull driver Ticktum joins DAMS with Gelael for F2 2020

Former Red Bull Formula 1 junior and double Macau Grand Prix winner Dan Ticktum will move into Formula 2 with DAMS in 2020, alongside category stalwart Sean Gelael

How the DTM and Super GT can build on their experiment Plus

How the DTM and Super GT can build on their experiment

The Class One 'Dream Race' staged by the DTM and Super GT proved a hit - from a competitive and collaborative standpoint. The next step will be for both parties to ensure a successful trial ends up being more than just that

DTM, Super GT 'car exchange' mooted for future of Class One Racing

The idea of a 'car exchange' between the DTM and Super GT has been mooted as a potential direction for the future of Class One racing

Zanardi: Super GT/DTM entry valuable for Paralympics preparation

Two-time CART champion Alex Zanardi says competing in the 'Super GT x DTM Dream Race' for BMW was "very valuable" for his 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games preparations

BMW now Aston team's lead hope for DTM engine supply after HWA split

Super GT brands Honda, Nissan and Toyota are unlikely to offer a Class One engine to R-Motorsport, leaving BMW as the leading candidate to supply the Aston Martin DTM team

Yamamoto credits Button advice for Fuji DTM/Super GT Honda form

One-time Super GT champion Naoki Yamamoto has praised the quality of 2009 Formula 1 world champion Jenson Button's advice ahead of last weekend's 'Super GT x DTM Dream Race'

Audi boss Gass: Audi pitched common engine concept for DTM

Audi motorsport boss Dieter Gass says his manufacturer offered a common engine concept based on its own design as a way to further reduce costs in the DTM

Karthikeyan beats DTM's Wittmann, Duval to win Dream Race finale

Ex-Formula 1 driver Narain Karthikeyan won the 'Super GT x DTM Dream Race' finale at Fuji after a scrappy race in which BMW's Marco Wittmann finished second for the DTM

Cassidy wins first joint DTM/Super GT Fuji race, Audis make top 10

Super Formula champion Nick Cassidy won a frantic opening 'Super GT x DTM Dream Race', as Audi ensured two DTM cars made it into the top 10

Why Super GT won't be left behind by DTM in Dream Race at Fuji

Jenson Button heroics aside, it was always naive to expect three Super GT teams to arrive at Hockenheim for a toe-in-the-water exercise and match the DTM in its season finale right off the bat. But the first two days of running at Fuji ahead of the much-heralded Dream Race suggests a true head-to-head battle could be in the offing

Rast tops last DTM/Super GT practice, Mardenborough fastest overall

The DTM field topped the final practice session ahead of the Dream Race through Audi's Rene Rast and Loic Duval, as Super GT's Jann Mardenborough set the fastest time overall

Makino tops DTM/Super GT Fuji testing, Duval fastest DTM runner

Ex-Formula 2 driver Tadasuke Makino set the pace in testing ahead of Super GT and DTM's joint racing at Fuji, as Audi's Loic Duval ran the Super GT field close

Audi, BMW explain Fuji DTM/SUPER GT 'Dream Race' driver choice

Audi and BMW have explained their differing approaches to their DTM line-ups for the joint racing with Super GT in Fuji later this month

Berger: Futuristic DTM support series totally different to Formula E

DTM boss Gerhard Berger has explained the series' vision of a new futuristic touring car series offers something "completely different" to Formula E

DTM presents concept for "revolutionary" electric support series

The DTM has presented a futuristic vision for a "revolutionary" touring car series that could run in support of the German category

McLaren signs Askew and O'Ward to IndyCar team, drops Hinchcliffe

McLaren's IndyCar team has signed Indy Lights champion Oliver Askew and Pato O'Ward to its team in 2020, meaning there is no place for James Hinchcliffe

W Series' 2020 champion can't defend her title in '21

The W Series has defended its decision to allow its reigning champion to stay on in the series after its first title winner Jamie Chadwick elected to return for 2020

Aston Martin splits with DTM engine supplier HWA after one season

The R-Motorsport Aston Martin squad has confirmed it has split with engine partner HWA following just one season together in the DTM

No customer DTM team for BMW would be "disappointing" - Audi

Audi motorsport boss Dieter Gass says he would be "disappointed" if BMW fails to secure a customer DTM team for the 2020 season

Why Hamlin's NASCAR Cup 2019 crew chief switch was a "game-changer"

Denny Hamlin has explained why the crew chief switch that took him from a winless 2018 to a contender for this year's NASCAR Cup Series title has been a "game-changer"

Di Resta defends 'selfish' R-Motorsport/Aston decision to skip Fuji

Paul di Resta has defended his R-Motorsport Aston Martin squad's 'selfish' decision to skip next month's joint races between the DTM and SUPER GT to prioritise car development for 2020

R-Motorsport could split with DTM engine-builder HWA for 2020

The R-Motorsport Aston Martin squad could separate from partner and engine-builder HWA before the 2020 DTM season, Autosport understands

IMSA shows interest in DTM/Super GT's Class One regulations

The IMSA SportsCar Championship has shown interest in the Class One regulations used by the DTM and Super GT

What we learned from the first DTM/SUPER GT joint-race Plus

What we learned from the first DTM/SUPER GT joint-race

Last weekend at Hockenheim, DTM and SUPER GT cleared their first hurdle and raced side-by-side for the first time - but the real test is yet to come, with the long-promised Fuji 'Dream Race' just a matter of weeks away

NASCAR Gen-7 Cup Series car begins track testing at Richmond

NASCAR's next generation Cup Series car, dubbed Gen-7, will complete on-track testing on Tuesday and Wednesday

DTM field for shared Fuji SUPER GT event set as BMW picks Wittmann

BMW has finalised its line-up for the joint races between DTM and SUPER GT at Fuji next month by adding Marco Wittmann, completing the seven-car DTM field

Button was "surviving" not racing in wet joint SUPER GT, DTM race

Ex-Formula 1 driver Jenson Button says the SUPER GT cars were only "surviving" as they struggled to adapt to the DTM's wet tyre during the two series' shared Hockenheim weekend

BMW's Glock had to hold door in during opening Hockenheim DTM race

Timo Glock drove the opening stint of Saturday's DTM race at Hockenheim trying to keep his left-hand side door attached to his BMW M4 DTM after it came loose

Jenson Button not doing joint DTM/Super GT races at Fuji

One-time Formula 1 world champion Jenson Button has confirmed he will not compete in the DTM and SUPER GT's joint-races at Fuji in November

Hockenheim DTM: Muller wins disrupted finale, SUPER GT cars at back

Nico Muller ended the DTM season with victory in torrential conditions at Hockenheim after bizarre early scenes that included an Aston Martin catching fire and a SUPER GT car crashing

Hockenheim DTM: Rockenfeller penalty gives Muller pole for finale

Audi's Mike Rockenfeller was fastest in qualifying for the final DTM race of 2019 at Hockenheim, but will only start sixth due to a grid penalty earned during Saturday's race

Jenson Button explains how SUPER GTs lose out to DTM cars

Ex-Formula 1 driver Jenson Button has explained the most difficult aspects of his drive to ninth at Hockenheim in the first true joint race between the DTM and SUPER GT

Hockenheim DTM: Rast defeats Wittmann, Button recovers to ninth

Two-time DTM champion Rene Rast defeated his 2019 title rival Marco Wittmann to win the Hockenheim opener, as Jenson Button rallied from a slow pitstop to earn a top-10 finish

Hockenheim DTM: Rast on pole, Button surprises with sixth

Audi's Rene Rast took his eighth pole of the DTM season at Hockenheim as 2009 Formula 1 champion Jenson Button took a surprise sixth as the best-placed SUPER GT driver

DTM and SUPER GT won't equalise cars for Hockenheim race one

The DTM and SUPER GT will not use a Balance of Performance for the first qualifying and race of the Hockenheim weekend, Autosport has learned