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Red Bull could have dominated F1
Al-Attiyah urges rule changes
Gray films himself while testing
Toyota "behind target" on testing

Max Verstappen thinks that Red Bull would have enjoyed Mercedes levels of dominance in Formula 1 if the turbo hybrid rules had not been introduced.

Toyota driver Nasser Al-Attiyah says he is "not interested" in returning to the Dakar Rally if the rules aren't changed to make the fight fair between buggies and 4x4s.

15-year-old Taylor Gray will likely face penalties after filming himself during a pre-season ARCA test, a NASCAR spokesperson confirmed to Motorsport.com

Toyota has admitted it is “behind target” with test mileage for its new Le Mans Hypercar after a planned test this week was called off due to snow.

The V12 experiment that powered Senna to his final F1 title

Formula 1 fans remember V12 engines fondly but only one has powered a driver to the world championship. STUART CODLING recalls McLaren's MP4/6, with which Ayrton Senna secured the 1991 crown 30 years ago...

Formula 1
Jan 15, 2021

Why a lost F1 hope is still in demand aged 65

There's a saying among retired folk that life begins at 60, but endurance specialist Alain Ferte has never used the 'R' word. Some 40 years since his crowning glory in F3, he's still a driver in demand and gunning for more 24-hour racing success this weekend

Formula 1
Jan 15, 2021

How Senna won his greatest F1 title

Autosport magazine has produced a 1991 special issue to mark 30 years since Ayrton Senna's third world championship title, secured against stiff opposition from Nigel Mansell and Williams. Here's how Senna and McLaren triumphed against the odds

Formula 1
Jan 14, 2021

Sainz recalls first Ferrari contact: "I tried not to believe it"

Carlos Sainz entered initial talks with Ferrari over a 2021 Formula 1 deal “without trying to believe it too much”, assuming it was talking to a number of drivers.

Gen3 Formula E cars won't force existing tracks to redesign

The lighter and more powerful Formula E cars of the incoming Gen3 regulations will not require the pre-existing circuits to be redesigned, according to championship co-founder Alberto Longo.

When F1’s crazy horse joined the Prancing Horse Prime
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When F1’s crazy horse joined the Prancing Horse

Jean Alesi made an immediate impact in Formula 1 when he arrived with Tyrrell, but his decision to join Ferrari instead of a resurgent Williams for 1991 was ill-judged as the Scuderia became engulfed with political in-fighting that resulted from an underdeveloped car...

Why sim racing’s boom looks set to continue in 2021
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Why sim racing’s boom looks set to continue in 2021

The booming interest in sim racing and esports triggered by COVID-19 lockdowns looks certain to reach new heights in 2021, says the head of gaming developer, publisher and esports ecosystem provider Motorsport Games, which has just gone public.

Robb graduates to Indy Lights with Juncos

Sting Ray Robb, who won last year’s Indy Pro 2000 championship, will stay with Juncos Racing as he takes the next step on the Road To Indy, the rebooted Indy Lights series.

Reynolds Penrite KGR Mustang unveiled

David Reynolds is officially a Kelly Grove Racing driver, the covers finally coming off his Penrite-backed Mustang.

Michael Andretti “supports and respects” Marco’s career decision

Michael Andretti says that he is fully behind his son Marco’s decision to reduce his IndyCar commitments and branch out into other forms of motorsport.

Pitbull becomes co-owner at Trackhouse Racing
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Pitbull becomes co-owner at Trackhouse Racing

GRAMMY award-winning singer and songwriter Pitbull is taking on an ownership role at the Trackhouse Racing NASCAR team.

Marco Andretti switches to part-time in IndyCar, considers IMSA

Marco Andretti has announced he will no longer be a full-time IndyCar driver, but is targeting Indy 500 glory and other marquee races in other branches of the sport.

Performance Tech to run two 16-year-olds in Rolex 24

This month’s Rolex 24 Hours will see Performance Tech Motorsports’ LMP3 line-up feature veteran Cameron Cassels accompanied by three teenagers.

Hildebrand to make Rolex 24 debut in NTE Sport Audi

Former Michelin Pilot Challenge team NTE Sport will make its IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship debut in the Rolex 24 Hours, with IndyCar part-timer J.R. Hildebrand leading its four-driver lineup.

Former Mercedes boss Hubbert dies aged 81

Former Mercedes executive Jurgen Hubbert, a key player behind the marque's move into the DTM and Formula 1, has died at the age of 81.

Magnussen: Reputation for Hulkenberg comment became "annoying"

Kevin Magnussen says the reputation for his media pen comment to Nico Hulkenberg in 2017 became "annoying", and is not something he will remember from his Formula 1 career.

Peterhansel: Al-Attiyah lost Dakar 2021 due to "ego" Dakar
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Peterhansel: Al-Attiyah lost Dakar 2021 due to "ego"

Stephane Peterhansel has responded to the comments made by Nasser Al-Attiyah and believes the Toyota driver lost the 2021 Dakar Rally because he was too egoistic to win the Prologue. 

Ty Dillon set to join Gaunt Brothers for two Daytona Cup races

Ty Dillon is in the process of finalizing a deal to run at least the first two races of the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season with Gaunt Brothers Racing, Motorsport.com has learned.

Norris felt 'perfect combo' of rivalry/friendship with Sainz

Lando Norris believes a "perfect combination" of rivalry and friendship with Carlos Sainz as Formula 1 teammates helped drive McLaren forward in their two years together.

Neuville splits with co-driver Gilsoul ahead of WRC season

Thierry Neuville has split with long-term co-driver Nicolas Gilsoul one week before the start of the 2021 World Rally Championship season.

KTM's Sunderland faced "impossible" task on last stage Dakar
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KTM's Sunderland faced "impossible" task on last stage

KTM rider Sam Sunderland admits he faced an "impossible" task trying to overhaul Honda's Kevin Benavides on the final stage of the 2021 Dakar Rally while opening the road.

Doubts grow over viability of WEC's Sebring opener

Toyota has expressed doubts that the opening round of the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship scheduled for Sebring will go ahead in the face of the escalating COVID-19 pandemic.

DTM drops Russia from calendar, Monza now season opener

The DTM has announced a slightly revised calendar for 2021 after receiving approval from the FIA, with Russia’s Igora Drive venue being dropped and Monza named the season opener.

Why Bottas won't emulate Rosberg to beat Hamilton Prime

Why Bottas won't emulate Rosberg to beat Hamilton

Of the four seasons Valtteri Bottas has been Lewis Hamilton's team-mate at Mercedes, he has been beaten in all of them. Although trying to emulate predecessor Nico Rosberg's approach is not an option, the Finn says he needs to try something new

How a fallen Red Bull F1 hope became a Porsche great Prime

How a fallen Red Bull F1 hope became a Porsche great

Without an innocuous clash in a 2007 GP2 race, F1 history could have been very different with a German Red Bull Junior not called Sebastian Vettel ascending to Toro Rosso that year. Here's how he rebuilt himself to win four titles in as many years.

The driver gap Aston Martin must address in F1 2021 Prime

The driver gap Aston Martin must address in F1 2021

A famous motorsport moniker returns to Formula 1 in 2021. But, with Aston Martin still essentially the same as Racing Point, there's an element the team will want to fix for the new campaign if it is to better the recent success of its previous guise.

Why Britain's continued WRC absence is a wake-up call Prime

Why Britain's continued WRC absence is a wake-up call

With Rally GB dropping off the World Rally Championship calendar for the second year in a row, one of Britain's best-attended sporting events faces an uncertain future. It's an unfortunate situation that points to troubling times ahead