What we learned from Friday practice
Schumacher's crash "self-inflicted"
Russell leads Mercedes 1-2 in FP2
NASCAR rejects proposal by teams

A soaking wet Friday has shaken up the Formula 1 order ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix, with an unexpected Mercedes 1-2 headed by George Russell. But with conditions set to be changeable throughout the weekend, could the unknown factors be pivotal come Sunday at Suzuka?

Haas Formula 1 boss Gunther Steiner says Mick Schumacher's crash during first Japanese GP practice was simply "self-inflicted", despite the German driver blaming spray from a car in front.

George Russell headed a Mercedes 1-2 in a sodden second practice ahead of Formula 1's 2022 Japanese Grand Prix, while Max Verstappen was eighth tenths adrift and Charles Leclerc struggled.

NASCAR has rejected a new revenue-sharing proposal offered by a negotiating team representing Cup Series organizations that it says would improve Cup Series teams’ long-term fiscal sustainability.

How Perez has shown what many F1 drivers need from the 2022 season run-in Prime

How Perez has shown what many F1 drivers need from the 2022 season run-in

OPINION: Sergio Perez’s Singapore triumph arrested a big decline in his Formula 1 performances against Max Verstappen at Red Bull since his Monaco win. He now needs to maintain his form to the season’s end, while others are also seeking a change in fortunes.

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Oct 5, 2022
The relaxed home life that helps F1’s Kevin Magnussen to deliver Prime

The relaxed home life that helps F1’s Kevin Magnussen to deliver

The unrelenting grasp of the tax man prompts most racing drivers to move to the likes of Monaco, Switzerland or Dubai. But, as Oleg Karpov found out, Kevin Magnussen is quite happy where he is, thank you very much – at home, with his family, in Denmark

Formula 1
Oct 5, 2022
Motorsport.com gets to grips as a WRC co-driver Prime

Motorsport.com gets to grips as a WRC co-driver

The majority of headlines may focus on the exploits of drivers in the World Rally Championship, but the challenges facing their co-drivers is no less demanding. We got in the passenger seat with Toyota Gazoo Racing to find out just what it takes to succeed

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Oct 6, 2022

Hamilton: No plans to quit F1 "any time soon"

Lewis Hamilton says he's "not planning on going away any time soon" after Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff suggested the seven-time champion could race for another five years.

DTM stars Wittmann, van der Linde join BMW for Daytona IMSA enduro

DTM frontrunners Marco Wittmann and Sheldon van der Linde will join the factory BMW team for the start of the new GTP era of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Daytona in January.

Ferrari's latest F1 floor tweaks revealed in Japan

Ferrari has, over the course of the last few races, evaluated the merits of the updated floor that it originally introduced at Formula 1's French Grand Prix but has tweaked a few times since.

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Watch Fuji Full Access: Episode 3

The action ramps up ahead of the Fuji race in the third episode of the behind the scenes documentary on the FIA World Endurance Championship.

Perez: Latin drivers face more criticism in Formula 1

Sergio Perez believes that Latin Formula 1 drivers face "a bit more criticism" than some of their peers, having felt he was "not taken seriously" at points in his career.

Stewart-Haas Racing to appeal Kevin Harvick NASCAR penalty

Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) will appeal the L2 penalty levied against them by NASCAR following the Cup race at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.

Alfa Romeo continues late push with new front wing for Japanese GP

The Alfa Romeo Formula 1 team has boosted its chances of securing sixth place in the world championship by bringing a new front wing to the Japanese Grand Prix.

Van der Linde: 2022 DTM title would be a long time coming for BMW

Sheldon van der Linde feels a DTM title this year would be a “long time coming” for BMW as he heads to the Hockenheim finale at the top of the drivers’ standings.

Schumacher blames spray for Japanese GP FP1 crash

Haas Formula 1 driver Mick Schumacher has blamed his costly Japanese Grand Prix FP1 crash on a car ahead of him throwing up spray in the wet conditions.

Blomqvist returns to WEC in 2023 with United Autosports

New IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship title winners Tom Blomqvist and Oliver Jarvis will team up at United Autosports in next year’s FIA World Endurance Championship. 

Rossiter hangs up helmet to become Maserati Formula E team principal

James Rossiter has joined the Maserati MSG Formula E squad as its new team principal, calling time on his racing career to succeed Jerome D'Ambrosio at the helm.

Van Gisbergen stripped of Bathurst 1000 pole chance

Shane van Gisbergen has been stripped of his chance to take pole for the 2022 Repco Bathurst 1000 due to a penalty.

F1 results: George Russell fastest in Japanese GP practice on Friday

Mercedes’ George Russell was fastest during Japanese Grand Prix practice at Suzuka on Friday, the 18th round of the 2022 Formula 1 World Championship.

Double 500cc world champion Phil Read dies aged 83

Seven-time motorcycle grand prix racing world champion Phil Read has died at the age of 83, with tributes flooding in from the racing world.

Bathurst 1000: Waters slides to provisional pole

Cam Waters scored provisional pole for the 2022 Repco Bathurst 1000 in a weather-affected qualifying session.

Blanchard to make UK racing return

Supercars team owner Tim Blachard will compete at the Walter Hayes Trophy at Silverstone early next month.

Japanese GP: Alonso fastest in wet first F1 practice at Suzuka

Alpine’s Fernando Alonso topped the times ahead of Ferrari pair Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc in a wet first practice session for Formula 1’s 2022 Japanese Grand Prix.

Triple Eight studied Stanaway before Bathurst

Garth Tander has revealed that Triple Eight studied a Richie Stanaway stint as part of its Bathurst 1000 preparations.

Bathurst 1000: Van Gisbergen tops crash-shortened Practice 4

Shane van Gisbergen topped a wet and wild fourth practice session for the Repco Bathurst 1000 that was shortened due to a late crash.

Japanese GP practice as it happened

Follow along for minute-by-minute updates for FP1 and FP2 ahead of Formula 1's Japanese Grand Prix.

How the FIA should punish any breaches of the F1 cost cap Prime

How the FIA should punish any breaches of the F1 cost cap

OPINION: On Wednesday, the FIA will issue F1 teams with compliance certificates if they stuck to the 2021 budget cap. But amid rumours of overspending, the governing body must set a critical precedent. It needs to carefully pick between revisiting the bitterness of Abu Dhabi, a contradictory punishment and ensuring parity for the rest of the ground-effect era

The signs the old Marquez is really back to trouble his MotoGP rivals Prime

The signs the old Marquez is really back to trouble his MotoGP rivals

OPINION: Marc Marquez has completed the first three races of his MotoGP comeback from a fourth major operation on his right arm and has already achieved more points than Honda scored in his absence. While there is still some way to go before he is ready to win races, there have been plenty of signs to suggest that the old Marquez really is back

How Rally New Zealand encapsulated record-breaking Rovanpera’s WRC title charge

Kalle Rovanpera’s coronation as the new World Rally Championship king had been a long time coming, only to be postponed by hiccups in Belgium and Greece. But at Rally New Zealand the “Full Send” Finn demonstrated exactly how he's been able to rewrite the rallying record book as he stormed to victory to become the youngest ever world champion

Singapore Grand Prix Driver Ratings 2022

A testing return to the Singapore Grand Prix in tricky conditions created plenty of hazards and mistakes for the Formula 1 drivers to fall into. That partly explains a number of low scores, including from a handful of high profile runners, allowing others to take a starring role under the floodlights