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Verstappen: "Irresponsible" Leclerc deserved instant clash penalty

Max Verstappen has labelled Charles Leclerc's driving in the Japanese Grand Prix as "irresponsible", saying he 'doesn't understand' the Formula 1 stewards' decision not to immediately penalise the Ferrari driver

Bottas: Mercedes's Japan GP upgrade should be a "decent step"

Valtteri Bottas believes the upgrade the Mercedes Formula 1 team has bought to Suzuka should represent a "decent step" as it seeks to catch Ferrari in the Japanese Grand Prix

Autosport International Show announces RetroFuture campaign

The Autosport International Show has announced its RetroFuture campaign to decide the most influential technologies in motorsport, as part of its celebrations of Formula 1's 70th anniversary in January

Ogier and di Grassi headline Extreme E's new driver programme

The Extreme E electric off-road SUV racing series has launched a driver's programme to recruit competitors for its first season in 2021, which includes Sebastian Ogier and Lucas di Grassi

How Chadwick became motorsport's face of change Plus

How Chadwick became motorsport's face of change

From falling into motorsport "by accident" to becoming the first W Series champion, Jamie Chadwick's career success has shown motorsport's capacity for change and suggests the wait for another woman to race in Formula 1 could soon be over

Ex-F1's David Coulthard 'doesn't get' continued W Series criticism

Former Formula 1 driver David Coulthard says he 'doesn't get' the continued criticism of W Series from high-profile sceptics of the championship

What W Series must look like in 2020 Plus

What W Series must look like in 2020

While the first season of W Series can be regarded as successful, it must now capitalise on its strong debut and make the most of its opportunity to cement a long term future. Here are the steps it should take for 2020

W Series 2020 driver selection process starts in September

The driver selection process to set the grid for the second W Series season in 2020 will get underway in September, with inaugural champion Jamie Chadwick guaranteed a return

Chadwick: W Series title-winning race most stressful of my life

Inaugural W Series champion Jamie Chadwick described the Brands Hatch finale in which she beat Beitske Visser to the title as "probably the most stressful 30 minutes of my life"

Chadwick clinches W Series title as Powell wins at Brands Hatch

Jamie Chadwick has become the inaugural W Series champion, beating Beitske Visser by 10 points, as Alice Powell took her first victory at Brands Hatch

W Series Brands Hatch: Chadwick grabs last-gasp pole for finale

Williams Formula 1 development driver Jamie Chadwick just snatched pole for the inaugural W Series championship finale at Brands Hatch, while her title rival Beitske Visser qualified fifth.

Brands Hatch W Series: Emma Kimilainen leads both practice sessions

Emma Kimilainen topped both free practice sessions for the inaugural W Series finale at Brands Hatch on Saturday

The F1 expertise accelerating W Series' driver development Plus

The F1 expertise accelerating W Series' driver development

An all-female grid, no teams, cars and engineers rotated after every round - there are a lot of things that are unique about W Series. One under the radar element is the role of a performance development company with a spectacular F1 record

How the first W Series title can be won - Chadwick versus Visser

Time flies when you're having fun, or at least it definitely does if you're racing in W Series

The next mountain W Series must climb Plus

The next mountain W Series must climb

Through a controversial concept launch, one of its drivers making it into a Formula 1 role and format experiments coming under the glare of TV lenses, the W Series has made a promising start. But the second year will be its biggest test yet

Assen W Series winner Kimilainen: Motherhood has made me better racer

Assen W Series race winner Emma Kimilainen has credited being a mother for helping her become a better racing driver

Gilkes confidence boosted "no-end" after Assen reversed-grid race win

Megan Gilkes' confidence has been boosted "no-end" by her surprise win in the W Series reversed-grid race at Assen last weekend

Megan Gilkes wins reversed grid Assen W Series race from pole

Megan Gilkes narrowly took her maiden W Series victory over Alice Powell in a photo-finish to the non-championship race at Assen, leading the whole race from reverse-grid pole

Kimilainen takes crucial W Series win at Assen, closes on 2020 return

Emma Kimilainen took her maiden W Series victory at Assen, despite missing two rounds of the 2019 season due to injury

Kimilainen takes maiden W Series pole at Assen

Emma Kimilainen claimed her first W Series pole in a disrupted qualifying session for the penultimate round of the season at Assen

Assen W Series: Kimilainen fastest overall as Moore heads FP2 order

Emma Kimilainen set the best time of the day in W Series practice at Assen, as Sarah Moore ended FP2 fastest

W Series reveals prize money structure, first 2020 season details

The W Series has revealed the exact distribution of its 2019 prize fund, as well as giving detail on the initial plans for its second season in '20

Wolff surprised by Mercedes front row lockout at British GP

Mercedes Formula 1 team boss Toto Wolff said he was 'surprised' to see Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton claim the front row in qualifying for the British Grand Prix

Kimilainen "always" intended to return to W Series after injury

Emma Kimilainen was "always" going to return to compete in W Series in 2019, despite missing half of the season due to an injury

Marta Garcia controls Norisring race for first W Series victory

Marta Garcia took her maiden W Series win in commanding style at the Norisring, ahead of championship contenders Beitske Visser and Jamie Chadwick

W Series Norisring: Garcia beats Williams F1's Chadwick to pole

Marta Garcia beat Williams Formula 1 development driver Jamie Chadwick to claim her first W Series pole in qualifying at the Norisring

Reserve Keszthelyi beats Gilkes, Bovy to Norising W Series race seat

Reserve driver Vivien Keszthelyi will contest the fourth W Series round at Norisring this weekend, having beaten Megan Gilkes and fellow reserve Sarah Bovy to a spot on the grid

Norisring W Series: Gosia Rdest fastest in Friday practice

Gosia Rdest topped Friday running for the fourth round of the inaugural W Series season at the Norisring

The new stars emerging from W Series Plus

The new stars emerging from W Series

While the names fighting for the W Series title are familiar to the wider motorsport world, in their wake the all-female championship is bringing previously unknown drivers into the spotlight - and developing their abilities fast

W Series adds experimental reversed-grid race to Assen round

The inaugural all-female racing championship W Series will add an experimental non-championship reversed-grid race to the timetable of its Assen round next month

The motorsport LGBTQ+ tolerance lessons of a W Series star Plus

The motorsport LGBTQ+ tolerance lessons of a W Series star

Sarah Moore is enjoying 2019 - on and off the track. The W Series frontrunner was recently announced as a driver ambassador for new LGBTQ+ initiative Racing Pride and shares her thoughts on tolerance and acceptance in motorsport

Powell: W Series title hopes now slim after airborne Misano crash

Alice Powell believes that her chances of winning the inaugural W Series title are now slim, after crashing out on the first lap of the third round at Misano

Misano W Series: Chadwick resists Visser to extend points lead

Jamie Chadwick took victory in the third round of the inaugural W Series season at Misano, extending her championship lead over second-place finisher Beitske Visser

Misano W Series: Wohlwend beats points leader Chadwick to pole

Fabienne Wohlwend claimed her maiden W Series pole for the third round at Misano, beating championship leader Jamie Chadwick

Misano W Series: Koyama and Visser top Friday practice sessions

Miki Koyama ended the first day of W Series running at Misano fastest, having topped the second practice session with a time of 1m34.633s

Emma Kimilainen forced to skip second successive W Series round

Emma Kimilainen will miss a second W Series round in succession, having pulled out of the Misano race on medical grounds

Lewis Hamilton can "definitely" race another five years in F1

Lewis Hamilton believes he can "definitely" race for another five years in Formula 1, as he fears he would "squander" the opportunity to improve his record if he stopped earlier

Zolder W Series winner Visser detached steering wheel before start

W Series Zolder winner Beitske Visser said her 'perfect' start was key to her dominant victory over Jamie Chadwick, despite detaching her steering wheel just moments before the race

W Series Zolder: Visser dominates disrupted race ahead of Chadwick

Beitske Visser took victory in the second W Series race with a commanding lead of almost eight and a half seconds over polesitter Jamie Chadwick at Zolder

W Series Zolder: Chadwick beats Visser and Powell to take pole

Jamie Chadwick secured her second consecutive W Series pole by finishing ahead of Beitske Visser and Alice Powell with a time of 1m28.681 seconds in qualifying at Zolder

W Series Zolder: Reserve driver Bovy granted entry for home race

W Series has granted reserve driver Sarah Bovy the chance to make her race debut at Zolder this weekend, joining the grid as an extra entry for the second round

Zolder W Series: Beitske Visser and Jamie Chadwick lead practice

Beitske Visser and Jamie Chadwick topped a Friday practice session each ahead of the second W Series weekend at Zolder

The verdict on W Series' first weekend Plus

The verdict on W Series' first weekend

Since its launch last year, W Series has attracted much attention and debate. But with its first race, which took place at Hockenheim last weekend, what was pure speculation turned to fact. Here are the key takeaways from the event

W Series frontrunners felt pressure of media interest in first race

Inaugural W Series race winner Jamie Chadwick admitted to feeling extra pressure over the Hockenheim weekend because of the high-profile media interest in the series

W Series leaders Chadwick and Powell troubled by gearbox issue

W Series race winner Jamie Chadwick and runner-up Alice Powell both say they struggled with a gearbox problem when downshifting in the opening race of the season at Hockenheim

W Series DNF 'worst case scenario' in short calendar - Kimilainen

Emma Kimilainen says her collision with Megan Gilkes in the first W Series race at Hockenheim was her "worst case scenario", making it difficult to launch a championship bid

Hockenheim W Series: Jamie Chadwick wins inaugural race

Reigning MRF champion Jamie Chadwick took victory in the inaugural W Series race at Hockenheim, completing a clean sweep on a dominant weekend in which she topped every session

Hockenheim W Series: Jamie Chadwick on pole by nearly two seconds

MRF champion Jamie Chadwick claimed pole for the inaugural W Series race at Hockenheim by a margin of almost two seconds in a wet qualifying session

W Series Hockenheim: Chadwick completes practice clean sweep in FP2

MRF champion Jamie Chadwick ended the first day of the inaugural W Series weekend at Hockenheim fastest again, topping the timesheets in a wet second free practice session

W Series Hockenheim: MRF champion Chadwick tops FP1 for first round

Jamie Chadwick topped the first ever official W Series practice session at Hockenheim with a fastest time of 1m38.650s

Why W Series is more than just a last chance Plus

Why W Series is more than just a last chance

The W Series has effectively taken the place of the Formula 3 European Championship, but can it really be considered a junior single-seater series? The new category must now define its identity

W Series TV coverage line-up includes Coulthard, Kravitz, McKenzie

Former Formula 1 driver David Coulthard, Sky F1's Ted Kravitz and F1 pitlane reporter Lee McKenzie will feature in Channel 4's coverage of the new all-female W Series in 2019

Hamilton could've been more 'selfish' with Bottas in Baku F1 battle

Lewis Hamilton says he could have "pushed a lot harder" in his fight against Mercedes Formula 1 team-mate Valtteri Bottas on the opening lap of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix

All-female W Series races to be shown live on Channel 4 in 2019

UK free-to-air broadcaster Channel 4 will show the new all-female W Series live on television in 2019

Inside the fight for the 18 W Series seats Plus

Inside the fight for the 18 W Series seats

As the W Series grid was revealed, those who failed to make the cut were critical on social media. Here's the inside story of the guarded selection process that built a historic first grid

Charles Leclerc was sure engine would 'blow up' in Bahrain GP

Charles Leclerc thought his Ferrari engine would "blow up" as a result of the cylinder problem that cost him his first Formula 1 win at the Bahrain Grand Prix

Vergne: FE should freeze race time under safety car to stop flat-out races

DS Techeetah driver Jean-Eric Vergne believes the ABB Formula E championship should freeze its race time when the safety car is in use to stop flat-out races becoming processional

W Series names 28 drivers for final part of its selection process

The new all-female W Series has revealed the 28 drivers to have progressed to the next stage of its selection process, after three-days of intensive assessment in Austria

W Series' radical action is a gamble worth taking Plus

W Series' radical action is a gamble worth taking

W Series' critics accuse it of promoting gender segregation in motorsport. But with such a massive disparity to address and decades of male dominance, waiting for change to happen organically isn't good enough

Ricciardo not fooled by 2019 Renault F1 team-mate Hulkenberg record

Daniel Ricciardo will not be fooled by 2019 Renault Formula 1 team-mate Nico Hulkenberg's record without a podium because he believes the German is "not that level of driver"