Loeb beats Ogier to victory
Ogier: "Fate" decided Monte Carlo
Loeb: Monte win "unbelievable"
Flexi-wings harder to exploit in '22

Sebastien Loeb held off Sebastien Ogier in a final stage showdown between the World Rally Championship’s greatest drivers to claim an eighth Monte Carlo win on debut for M-Sport.

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Sebastien Ogier says “fate” decided the World Rally Championship season opener and there was no way he could avoid a puncture that handed Sebastien Loeb victory in Monte Carlo.

Sebastien Loeb declared his Rally Monte Carlo triumph over fellow World Rally Championship legend Sebastien Ogier as "one of the best memories" of his glittering motorsport career.

McLaren's Formula 1 technical director James Key says flexi-wings "will probably become some form of issue in 2022" but thinks the FIA's new regulations will make it harder to exploit aero-elasticity.

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Unpacking the technical changes behind F1 2022's rules shake-up Prime

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Tony Stewart to join FOX Sports booth for Daytona 500/Clash

NASCAR Hall of Famer Tony Stewart will join the NASCAR on FOX booth for both the Daytona 500 and the Clash at the L.A. Coliseum in February.

Hyundai retires unwell Solberg at WRC Monte Carlo due to fume issue

Hyundai has retired Oliver Solberg from the Monte Carlo Rally with the driver “not feeling well” from breathing in exhaust fumes that have entered the cockpit of his car.

Winning Indy car team-owner Granatelli dies

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Mercedes has a longer history in grand prix racing than any other constructor. Although it didn’t appear in the first Formula 1 world championship in 1950, as Ferrari did, the legend of the Silver Arrows had already been forged before the Second World War.

Evans “pretty frustrated” to lose WRC Monte Carlo podium shot to mistake

Elfyn Evans labelled a mistake that cost him a World Rally Championship podium chance “pretty frustrating” as hopes of a decent points haul evaporated in Monte Carlo.

Tanak retires from Monte Carlo as Hyundai’s “tough” WRC Rally1 debut worsens

Ott Tanak won’t return to the Monte Carlo Rally to fight for World Rally Championship Power Stage points on Sunday as Hyundai’s “tough" Rally1 debut continues.

Ogier "cannot relax" in intense WRC Monte Carlo battle with Loeb

Sebastien Ogier says he cannot afford to relax despite a healthy lead over fellow World Rally Championship legend Sebastien Loeb heading into the final day at Monte Carlo.

Lamborghini world champion Gomez gets Ferrari ALMS chance

Lamborghini Super Trofeo world champion Victor Gomez IV will race in next month’s Asian Le Mans Series in AF Corse’s GT Am-class Ferrari, teaming up with factory driver Alessandro Pier Guidi and Francesco Piovanetti.

Cassidy joins AF Corse for 2022 WEC GTE Am campaign

Nick Cassidy will contest his maiden campaign in the FIA World Endurance Championship this year with AF Corse in the GTE Am class.

Rolex 24: Albuquerque in WTR Acura leads disrupted FP3

Wayne Taylor Racing’s Acura ARX-05 emerged top in third practice for the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona thanks to Filipe Albuquerque, in a session interrupted by four red flags and drizzle.

WRC Monte Carlo: Ogier pulls clear of Loeb heading into final day

Toyota’s Sebastien Ogier has pulled clear of World Rally Championship rival Sebastien Loeb after a dominant display in an eventful Saturday at the Monte Carlo Rally.

Changes in F1 “fantastic” and create more opportunities, says Ocon

Alpine driver Esteban Ocon says he is fully behind the changes that Formula 1 has been making to make the show more attractive, saying "it's fantastic" how F1 is evolving.

Solberg: Fumes, concentration lapse caused WRC Monte Carlo off

Hyundai World Rally Championship driver Oliver Solberg believes fumes coming into the cockpit contributed to him losing concentration and running off the road at the Monte Carlo Rally.

WRC Monte Carlo: Ogier back ahead of Loeb as drama strikes Evans

Toyota’s Sebastien Ogier reclaimed the Monte Carlo Rally lead from M-Sport’s Sebastien Loeb after a dramatic morning that saw Elfyn Evans, Thierry Neuville and Ott Tanak hit trouble.

The secrecy surrounding Rossi's career-defining Yamaha MotoGP move

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Mercedes DTM driver roster set for major shake-up in 2022

Mercedes is set to contest the 2022 DTM season with a rejigged driver line-up, with reigning champion Maximilian Gotz switching teams and Luca Stolz and Maro Engel being brought on board full-time.

The flashing light tech helping F1 drivers get in the zone

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Davies becomes Ducati WSBK rider coach after retirement

Ducati has announced 32-time World Superbike race winner Chaz Davies as its official rider coach for the 2022 season.

Hyundai working to fix 'scary' Rally1 WRC car after Monte Carlo issues

Hyundai will work on resolving a “scary” issue with its World Rally Championship contender that resulted in Oliver Solberg suffering dizziness and chest pains behind the wheel.

Fuoco added to Ferrari GTE Pro line-up for 2022 WEC season

Ferrari has added Antonio Fuoco to its GTE Pro driver line-up for the 2022 FIA World Endurance Championship season.

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Why F1's new era is still dogged by its old world problems Prime

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