Hamilton: Mercedes "way better"
Horner Aston design no coincidence
Leclerc tops FP2 from Mercedes
What the rule book says on F1 clones

Lewis Hamilton feels Mercedes is on its way to get back to the front of Formula 1, after upgrades in Spain helped it dial out much of its porpoising problems.

Christian Horner believes it is “no coincidence” that Aston Martin’s Formula 1 car updates have led to a similar design concept since the team has signed Red Bull staff members.

Charles Leclerc headed the Mercedes pair of George Russell and Lewis Hamilton during the qualifying simulations in second practice ahead of Formula 1's 2022 Spanish Grand Prix.

Aston Martin's revealing of a Red Bull copy has been the biggest talking point of Formula 1's Spanish Grand Prix weekend so far.

The key aspects of Porsche and Audi's planned F1 entries Prime

The key aspects of Porsche and Audi's planned F1 entries

The VW Group’s German superpowers of sportscar racing have all but confirmed they are coming to F1 when the next set of engine rules come into force in 2026. Here's why both manufacturers are all set to take the plunge, and crucially how it might work

Formula 1
May 19, 2022
Why Red Bull can win a Spanish GP that looked perfect for Ferrari Prime

Why Red Bull can win a Spanish GP that looked perfect for Ferrari

Formula 1's return to Spain on Friday ended with Ferrari leading the way from Mercedes, while Red Bull could only manage third fastest overall courtesy of Max Verstappen. But its chances of victory are far from remote with a deeper dig into the times despite Ferrari's strong start...

Why de Vries' FP1 outing could add a new path to his current crossroads Prime

Why de Vries' FP1 outing could add a new path to his current crossroads

A Formula 2 and Formula E champion, Nyck de Vries is currently considering where his future in motorsport lies. Continuing in WEC and Formula E is possible and he's also courted glances Stateside after impressing in an IndyCar test. But ahead of his Formula 1 FP1 debut with Williams, he could have another option if he impresses...

Formula 1
May 18, 2022

The heart-warming story behind Albon's red hair craze

On Thursday, Alex Albon's red hairdo spread through the Barcelona Formula 1 paddock like wildfire as the Williams driver helped dye fellow team members. Barcelona's red hair craze was not just a bit of innocent fun though, but the result of Albon putting his weight behind a heart-warming charity push in Thailand.

Johnson has lucky escape at Indy after smacking Turn 2 wall

Indy 500 rookie Jimmie Johnson has suffered his first slap of the SAFER barrier in an IndyCar at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but his car survived the strike relatively unharmed.

Red Bull: IP transfer in Aston Martin F1 design would be "serious concern"

Red Bull has responded to the FIA’s statement clearing Aston Martin over similarities in its Formula 1 car design by saying any transfer of IP would be "a serious concern".

M-Sport unsure if Loeb will rejoin Rally Portugal after shock retirement Rally Portugal
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M-Sport unsure if Loeb will rejoin Rally Portugal after shock retirement

M-Sport has rated the chances of Sebastien Loeb rejoining Rally Portugal as 50:50 after an uncharacteristic driver error forced him to retire from Friday’s action.

F2 Spain: Doohan beats Vips to Barcelona pole

Jack Doohan took his second FIA Formula 2 pole in four rounds in Barcelona despite a last-ditch attempt by Juri Vips to snatch away the top spot.

Oettl suffers collarbone fracture in Estoril WSBK crash

Go Eleven Ducati rider Philipp Oettl has been diagnosed with a fracture on his right collarbone following a crash in second practice for the Estoril World Superbike round.

F1 Grand Prix practice results: Leclerc fastest on Spanish GP Friday

Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc was fastest during Spanish Grand Prix practice in Barcelona on Friday, the sixth round of the 2022 Formula 1 World Championship.

Cindric: Positives and negatives to loss of fourth Penske at Indy

Team Penske-Chevrolet president Tim Cindric says reducing to three cars for the 2022 season has had upsides and downsides in preparation for the 106th running of the Indianapolis 500.

Spanish GP practice as it happened

Minute-by-minute updates on Friday practice for the Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

Cavallino Classic Cup: the racing series dedicated to Ferrari’s racing DNA

Cavallino has launched Cavallino Classic Cup, a new initiative to further expand its boundaries and continue its mission of fostering the passion and culture for Enzo Ferrari’s legacy.

WRC Portugal: Punctures force Ogier into retirement Rally Portugal
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WRC Portugal: Punctures force Ogier into retirement

Sebastien Ogier has been forced to retire from Rally Portugal after picking up a pair of punctures in the space of two stages on Friday afternoon.

Estoril WSBK: Razgatlioglu leads Bautista in Friday practice

Yamaha rider Toprak Razgatlioglu set the quickest time across the two World Superbike practice sessions at Estoril on Friday, leading championship leader Alvaro Bautista of Ducati.

Peugeot reveals final 9X8 WEC Hypercar, Rossiter in for Monza

Peugeot has named ByKolles LMP1 driver and SUPER GT race winner James Rossiter as Kevin Magnussen’s replacement for the manufacturer's debut outing with the 9X8 Hypercar at Monza.

F3 Barcelona: Stanek snatches maiden pole from Martins

Roman Stanek snatched his first FIA Formula 3 pole in Barcelona, knocking championship leader Victor Martins off the top of the timesheet at the last second.

Le Mans 24 Hours will be Penske’s final LMP2 entry this year

Team Penske has announced that the team will not race in the LMP2 class of the FIA World Endurance Championship beyond next month’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Fracture forces van der Mark to sit out Estoril WSBK weekend

BMW rider Michael van der Mark will take no further part in the Estoril round of the World Superbike Championship after suffering a fracture in first practice on Friday.

Spanish GP: Leclerc heads Ferrari 1-2 in opening practice

Charles Leclerc led a Ferrari 1-2 in first practice for Formula 1's 2022 Spanish Grand Prix, with Max Verstappen third but losing time on his quickest run after encountering traffic.

WRC Portugal: Loeb crashes out of the lead on Stage 5 Rally Portugal
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WRC Portugal: Loeb crashes out of the lead on Stage 5

World Rally Championship legend Sebastien Loeb has crashed out of Rally Portugal on the first stage of Friday afternoon’s loop.

Indy 500 trophy: What's it called? Why does it have faces? & more

When a driver wins the Indianapolis 500, he doesn’t just put his name in the record books: he gets his effigy in sterling silver on the world’s most iconic sports trophy.

FIA clears Aston over Red Bull F1 similarities after investigation

The FIA has cleared Aston Martin after carrying out an investigation into the similarities between its updated Formula 1 car and Red Bull’s car ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix.

How Vegas went from byword for F1 indifference to grand Liberty coup

Holding a race in Las Vegas – party central, a city of dreams and decadence and, yes, more than a smattering of tackiness – has been on Liberty Media’s most-wanted list since it acquired Formula 1’s commercial rights. But, as LUKE SMITH explains, F1 has been here before and the relationship didn’t work out

Why Leclerc's crash shouldn't put off F1 drivers tasting history Prime

Why Leclerc's crash shouldn't put off F1 drivers tasting history

OPINION: For a demo run ahead of Monaco's Historique Grand Prix, Charles Leclerc was blessed with the opportunity to drive Niki Lauda's former Ferrari 312B3 - but a brake failure at Rascasse suggested Leclerc's Monaco hoodoo transcended contemporary F1. Although an awkward incident, Leclerc deserves credit for embracing F1's history.

Why the lack of "needle" between Red Bull and Ferrari is a mirage Prime

Why the lack of "needle" between Red Bull and Ferrari is a mirage

OPINION: The fight for the 2022 Formula 1 world titles between Red Bull and Ferrari so far features little of the public animosity that developed between the former and Mercedes last year. But that isn’t to say things are full on friendly or won’t get much worse very quickly…

Why Ducati holds all the power in its MotoGP rider dilemma Prime

Why Ducati holds all the power in its MotoGP rider dilemma

OPINION: The French Grand Prix looks to have made Ducati’s decision on its factory team line-up simpler, as Enea Bastianini stormed to his third win of the campaign and Jorge Martin crashed out for a fifth time in 2022. But, as Ducati suggests to Motorsport.com, it remains in the strongest position in a wild rider market

Motorsport Heroes: Schumacher vs Coulthard collision - 1998 Belgian GP 00:31
Jun 22, 2020

Heroes: Schumacher vs Coulthard collision - 1998 Belgian GP

Excerpt from Motorsport Network's feature film Heroes, by Manish Pandey. This clip features classic F1 footage from the 1998 Belgian GP in which Michael Schumacher hit David Coulthard on the straight before 'bus-stop'. Watch the full Heroes movie on Motor

Motorsport Heroes: Mika Hakkinen's accident - 1995 Australian GP 00:31
Jun 22, 2020

Heroes: Mika Hakkinen's accident - 1995 Australian GP

Excerpt from Motorsport Network's feature film Heroes, by Manish Pandey. This clip features classic F1 footage from the 1995 Australian GP in which Mika Hakkinen recalls the most serious accident in his career. Watch the full Heroes movie on Motorsport.tv

Motorsport Heroes: 7th F1 World Championship of Michael Schumacher 00:31
Jun 22, 2020

Heroes: 7th F1 World Championship of Michael Schumacher

Excerpt from Motorsport Network's feature film Heroes, by Manish Pandey. This clip features classic F1 footage from the 2004 Belgian GP in which Michael Schumacher won his 7th world title, a record that is still not beaten.  Watch the full Heroes movie on

Motorsport Heroes: The greatest F1 overtake: Michael Schumacher vs Mika Hakkinen 00:31
Jun 19, 2020

Heroes: The greatest F1 overtake: Michael Schumacher vs Mika Hakkinen

Excerpt from Motorsport Network's feature film Heroes, by Manish Pandey. This clip features classic F1 footage from the 2000 Belgian GP in which Mika Hakkinen completed what's widely considered the best overtake in the history of the sport. Watch the full

Spanish GP: Latest F1 technical images from Barcelona

Join us as we delve into the new and interesting technical features on display up and down the pitlane as teams prepare for the Spanish Grand Prix, courtesy of Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images.

Aston Martin reveals 'Green Red Bull' overhaul ahead of Spanish GP

Aston Martin's Spanish Grand Prix revamp has caused a stir in Barcelona with its new-look car already earning it the 'Green Red Bull' tag.

Mercedes' Spanish GP F1 upgrades spotted

The Spanish Grand Prix has been viewed as a critical Formula 1 weekend for Mercedes, with it hoping planned upgrades can help it unlock the potential it believes the W13 has.

The wide floor doubt over Mercedes' zero-pod concept

Mercedes heads to this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix hoping to finally get an answer about whether or not its 'zero-pod' design has a future.

British Superbikes: Record grids for 2022 but what’s next?
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British Superbikes: Record grids for 2022 but what’s next?

Perhaps the motorsport series that best combines maximum accessibility for the fans with a high level of professionalism among competitors is the Bennetts British Superbike Championship.

Key to improving motorsport engagement is fan access, says Carlo Boutagy
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Key to improving motorsport engagement is fan access, says Carlo Boutagy

Carlo Boutagy is the Promoter of the Diriyah E-Prix, the opening round of the Formula E season as well as the Extreme E season-opener in Saudi Arabia. He created the official F1 Fan Zones 12 years ago and is a pioneer of fan engagement in motorsport. This weekend sees the fourth running of the Diriyah ePrix - it was first held as part of the 2018/19 season and was the first Formula E race to be held in the Middle East.

Motorsport cannot go electric only, says WRC title winner Robert Reid
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Motorsport cannot go electric only, says WRC title winner Robert Reid

Robert Reid won the 2001 World Rally Championship for Subaru as co-driver to Richard Burns, the 20th anniversary was celebrated last week. The Scot has since gone on to a career in the sport’s governance on several FIA commissions including Safety. He’s running in the FIA elections in three weeks for the role of Deputy President for Sport under Mohammed ben Sulayem. Victory would see him as “co-driver” to the most powerful role in motorsport, FIA President.

Motorsport is very bankable, says Le Mans legend Tom Kristensen
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Motorsport is very bankable, says Le Mans legend Tom Kristensen

Tom Kristensen is the most successful driver in the history of Le Mans 24 hours with nine outright victories. Since retiring from racing, he's been President of the FIA Drivers Commission. From that platform, he's running for the role of FIA Deputy President for Sport in December's election, alongside the current holder of that role, Graham Stoker, who's bidding to become President.

How Vegas went from byword for F1 indifference to grand Liberty coup Prime

How Vegas went from byword for F1 indifference to grand Liberty coup

Holding a race in Las Vegas – party central, a city of dreams and decadence and, yes, more than a smattering of tackiness – has been on Liberty Media’s most-wanted list since it acquired Formula 1’s commercial rights. But, as LUKE SMITH explains, F1 has been here before and the relationship didn’t work out

Formula 1
May 18, 2022
Why Leclerc's crash shouldn't put off F1 drivers tasting history Prime

Why Leclerc's crash shouldn't put off F1 drivers tasting history

OPINION: For a demo run ahead of Monaco's Historique Grand Prix, Charles Leclerc was blessed with the opportunity to drive Niki Lauda's former Ferrari 312B3 - but a brake failure at Rascasse suggested Leclerc's Monaco hoodoo transcended contemporary F1. Although an awkward incident, Leclerc deserves credit for embracing F1's history.

Formula 1
May 18, 2022
Why the lack of "needle" between Red Bull and Ferrari is a mirage Prime

Why the lack of "needle" between Red Bull and Ferrari is a mirage

OPINION: The fight for the 2022 Formula 1 world titles between Red Bull and Ferrari so far features little of the public animosity that developed between the former and Mercedes last year. But that isn’t to say things are full on friendly or won’t get much worse very quickly…

Formula 1
May 17, 2022
Why Ducati holds all the power in its MotoGP rider dilemma Prime

Why Ducati holds all the power in its MotoGP rider dilemma

OPINION: The French Grand Prix looks to have made Ducati’s decision on its factory team line-up simpler, as Enea Bastianini stormed to his third win of the campaign and Jorge Martin crashed out for a fifth time in 2022. But, as Ducati suggests to Motorsport.com, it remains in the strongest position in a wild rider market

MotoGP
May 16, 2022
The underdog F1 squad that thrust Senna into the limelight Prime

The underdog F1 squad that thrust Senna into the limelight

The Toleman TG184 was the car that could, according to legend, have given Ayrton Senna his first F1 win but for Alain Prost and Jacky Ickx at Monaco in 1984. That could be stretching the boundaries of the truth a little, but as STUART CODLING explains, the team's greatest legacy was in giving the Brazilian prodigy passed over by bigger outfits an opportunity

Formula 1
May 16, 2022
Why Aston Martin is unlikely to repeat Jaguar’s F1 mistakes Prime

Why Aston Martin is unlikely to repeat Jaguar’s F1 mistakes

Two famous manufacturer teams born out of humble midfield origins, splashing the cash while attempting to rise to the top of F1 in record time. There are clear parallels between Lawrence Stroll’s Aston Martin and the doomed Jaguar Racing project of 22 years ago, but Mark Gallagher believes struggling Aston can avoid a similar fate.

Formula 1
May 15, 2022
How rejuvenated Haas recovered its F1 mojo Prime

How rejuvenated Haas recovered its F1 mojo

US-owned but until recently Russian-backed, Haas seems to have reached a turning point in car performance after three gruesome seasons. And it needs to if it’s to attract fresh investment. Team boss Gunther Steiner tells Oleg Karpov how close Haas came to the abyss.

Formula 1
May 14, 2022
How F1 race leaders have now lost their comfort blanket Prime

How F1 race leaders have now lost their comfort blanket

As Formula 1 teams have settled down in understanding the new generation of cars and the way they need to maximise their performance, fresh lessons have emerged. Jonathan Noble investigates how they have brought with them an all-new kind of grand prix racing

Formula 1
May 12, 2022
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