Mercedes terminates Kingspan deal
Hamilton "wily" on track - Horner
JV: Jeddah battle "rental karting"
AD showdown "dream scenario" for F1

Mercedes has announced it has ended its Formula 1 sponsorship deal with Kingspan with immediate effect after facing backlash last week.

Lewis Hamilton can be "very wily" in his approach to racing, reckons Red Bull Formula 1 team boss Christian Horner.

Villeneuve: Jeddah F1 lead battle was like “rental karting” Saudi Arabia GP
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Former Formula 1 world champion Jacques Villeneuve has described the battle between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen in the Saudi Arabian GP as "rental karting."

Daniel Ricciardo says Formula 1 has a “dream scenario” with Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton tied on points heading into the Abu Dhabi championship showdown.

The long-term F1 vision causing Haas’s short-term pain Prime

The long-term F1 vision causing Haas’s short-term pain

From ranking as one of the most impressive new teams to join the Formula 1 grid, Haas’s stock has plummeted along with its on-track performances over the past two seasons. Everything now hangs on whether its reforged alliance with Ferrari can deliver a better car – and whether its rookie drivers can set aside their quarrels. Oleg Karpov asks if any of these goals are achievable…

De Vries: Why Formula E title success felt so different to F2 Prime

De Vries: Why Formula E title success felt so different to F2

OPINION: The 2021 Formula E campaign was wide open until the final race after its most unpredictable season yet. Eventual champion Nyck de Vries explains why this made his title-winning experience such a different experience to conquering F2 in 2019

The line Verstappen finally crossed in F1's first Jeddah race Prime

The line Verstappen finally crossed in F1's first Jeddah race

OPINION: Max Verstappen has made the 2021 Formula 1 championship. He’s taken the fight to the all-conquering Mercedes squad and its dominant champion, produced driving displays few can match. But he’s been on a controversial course too, and finally crossed a particular line in Jeddah

Rea admits Kawasaki needs to "step up" to challenge Yamaha

Jonathan Rea feels Kawasaki needs to step up its game to wrest the World Superbike title back from Yamaha in 2022, with a lack of straight-line speed its biggest weakness going into the winter break.

Brown offers Mostert unique Monza drive Bathurst II
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Brown offers Mostert unique Monza drive

Zak Brown has offered Chaz Mostert the opportunity to drive something special out of his car collection as a reward for winning the Bathurst 1000.

Honda’s disgraced junior driver handed shot at redemption

Honda junior Ren Sato was in the headlines last month in the Fuji Speedway SUPER GT finale for all the wrong reasons. But an unexpected chance to test a Super Formula car at Suzuka this week suggests his paymasters are keeping the faith in the youngster.

How teams prepare for the unique challenges of an Extreme E X-Prix

Extreme E’s races are held in unique locations, from the desert dunes of Saudi Arabia to glacial river beds in Greenland. Preparing for each event poses a tough challenge for the competitors in the all-electric off-road series.

Horner: Red Bull wants to win F1 title in the right way Abu Dhabi GP
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Horner: Red Bull wants to win F1 title in the right way

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner insists Red Bull does care how it wins the Formula 1 world championship this year, amid fears of dirty tricks ruining the Abu Dhabi showdown.

How Max Verstappen or Lewis Hamilton can win F1 2021 title

The Formula 1 world championship has gone down to the wire on 29 occasions in its 71 years. This weekend’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix shootout between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton will make that 30 at the end of one of the most dramatic and controversial seasons in F1 history.

How F1 teams decided over critical downforce choices in Saudi

The high-speed nature of the Jeddah Corniche Circuit made choosing the correct downforce levels absolutely critical. With three DRS zones on the quickest sections, those decisions proved even more pivotal than usual.

The 17 best photos of the 2021 Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix Saudi Arabia GP
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The 17 best photos of the 2021 Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

The 2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix was one of the most dramatic races in recent Formula 1 history. The Motorsport Images team was there to capture all of the action.

Petty GMS Motorsports ready to 'hit the ground running'

GMS Racing’s recent purchase of a majority interest in Richard Petty Motorsports has resulted in a rebranded two-car NASCAR Cup Series organization called Petty GMS Motorsports.

Wright Motorsports reveals new IMSA GTD line-up for 2022

Jan Heylen and Ryan Hardwick will be the full-time drivers for Wright Motorsports’ 1st Phorm-backed Porsche 911 GT3R in next year's IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

McLaren to run tweaked F1 livery in Abu Dhabi GP

McLaren will run in a revised livery for Formula 1's season finale in Abu Dhabi as part of a push by sponsor BAT's brand Vuse.

How GRID Legends aims to put the fun back into the series

After what will be over a two-year hiatus since the 2019 reboot, Codemasters – and now EA’s – action-fuelled racing game franchise returns early next year with GRID Legends, and the emphasis is very much on accessible, explosive, driving fun. 

Seidl backs call for F1 red flag rule change after Jeddah race Saudi Arabia GP
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Seidl backs call for F1 red flag rule change after Jeddah race

McLaren boss Andreas Seidl has backed a call by Lando Norris for a change Formula 1’s red flag rules following Sunday's Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

Neuville's WRC co-driver Wydaeghe offers injury update
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Neuville's WRC co-driver Wydaeghe offers injury update

Thierry Neuville’s World Rally Championship co-driver Martijn Wydaeghe is expecting to contest next year’s Monte Carlo Rally season opener after sustaining a shoulder injury in a testing crash last week.

How Quartararo cast aside prior doubts to become MotoGP's new king Prime

How Quartararo cast aside prior doubts to become MotoGP's new king

Doubts were cast over Yamaha’s French recruit after his disastrous end to the 2020 MotoGP season with Petronas SRT, but Fabio Quartararo answered them convincingly in 2021 to claim a MotoGP title that exhibited both his devastating speed and mental strength

Hyundai announces shock departure of team principal Andrea Adamo
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Hyundai announces shock departure of team principal Andrea Adamo

Hyundai Motorsport has announced team principal Andrea Adamo will leave the team with immediate effect after six years with the Korean marque.

Binder: 2021 MotoGP season was an extended rookie campaign

KTM’s Brad Binder feels his 2021 MotoGP season was essentially an extended rookie campaign given how little time he spent on the bike in 2020.

Hughes returns for Formula 2 Abu Dhabi season finale with HWA

Jake Hughes will rejoin HWA Racelab for the final round for the FIA Formula 2 Championship at Abu Dhabi this weekend.

Porsche: F1 interest will "influence" decision to continue in Formula E
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Porsche: F1 interest will "influence" decision to continue in Formula E

Porsche will decide in the next year if it will remain in Formula E beyond its current 2023-24 commitment, with the decision ‘influenced’ by a possible move into Formula 1.

Verstappen: Penalised Saudi Arabian GP move "was fine in Brazil"

Max Verstappen is struggling to understand why he got penalised for running Lewis Hamilton off the track in the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix after not being sanctioned for a similar incident in Brazil.

Retiring Nakajima explains Super Formula test appearance

Kazuki Nakajima has explained his Super Formula test appearance this week at Suzuka for Rookie Racing, having already announced his retirement as a racing driver.

Saudi Arabian Grand Prix Driver Ratings

An ill-tempered Saudi Grand Prix made Formula 1 more soap opera than sporting spectacle at times, but there were some strong performances up and down the field on the world championship's first visit to Jeddah

How the Jeddah F1 race became a one-sitting Netflix drama series

The inaugural Saudi Arabian Grand Prix was a race packed full of incident as Formula 1 2021's title contenders repeatedly clashed on track. Lewis Hamilton won out over Max Verstappen to level the scores heading into next weekend's Abu Dhabi finale, as Jeddah turned F1 into a drama series

The impressive attitude that earned Albon his second F1 chance Prime

The impressive attitude that earned Albon his second F1 chance

Dropped by Red Bull last season, Alexander Albon has fought back into a Formula 1 seat with Williams. ALEX KALINAUCKAS explains what Albon has done to earn the place soon to be vacated by the highly rated George Russell

How F1 teams decided over critical downforce choices in Saudi

The high-speed nature of the Jeddah Corniche Circuit made choosing the correct downforce levels absolutely critical. With three DRS zones on the quickest sections, those decisions proved even more pivotal than usual.

Saudi GP: Latest F1 technical images on display

Join us as we delve into the latest technical developments from the Saudi Arabia Grand Prix at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit, courtesy of Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images.

The McLaren F1 configuration that has helped Sainz shine at Ferrari

Carlos Sainz has stood out in Formula 1 this season as the driver who adapted quickest and best to a new team.

Saudi GP: The latest F1 technical images on display

Join us as we delve into the latest technical developments from the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit, courtesy of Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images.

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.

Staging an F1 race is like a Coldplay concert says Mexican GP promoter News
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Staging an F1 race is like a Coldplay concert says Mexican GP promoter

As the world emerges from the pandemic and people value going out and enjoying live experiences once again, it seems that Formula 1 is at the top of the wishlist. The US Grand Prix weekend at Austin had a record 400,000 spectators and this weekend’s Mexican Grand Prix is also a sell-out, boosted by local hero Sergio Perez (known as Checo) now an established Grand Prix winner in a competitive car.

FIA Presidential candidate ben Sulayem on his plans to double motorsport News
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FIA Presidential candidate ben Sulayem on his plans to double motorsport

Mohammed ben Sulayem will be one of just two names on the ballot for FIA President in December, to succeed Jean Todt in the most powerful job in motorsport as head of the worldwide federation that owns and regulates F1 and the other World Championships. If successful, Ben Sulayem would be the first non-European to lead the FIA.

Motorsport Heroes: Schumacher vs Coulthard collision - 1998 Belgian GP 00:31
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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
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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
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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

How Quartararo cast aside prior doubts to become MotoGP's new king Prime

How Quartararo cast aside prior doubts to become MotoGP's new king

Doubts were cast over Yamaha’s French recruit after his disastrous end to the 2020 MotoGP season with Petronas SRT, but Fabio Quartararo answered them convincingly in 2021 to claim a MotoGP title that exhibited both his devastating speed and mental strength

Saudi Arabian Grand Prix Driver Ratings Prime

Saudi Arabian Grand Prix Driver Ratings

An ill-tempered Saudi Grand Prix made Formula 1 more soap opera than sporting spectacle at times, but there were some strong performances up and down the field on the world championship's first visit to Jeddah

Formula 1
Dec 6, 2021
How the Jeddah F1 race became a one-sitting Netflix drama series Prime

How the Jeddah F1 race became a one-sitting Netflix drama series

The inaugural Saudi Arabian Grand Prix was a race packed full of incident as Formula 1 2021's title contenders repeatedly clashed on track. Lewis Hamilton won out over Max Verstappen to level the scores heading into next weekend's Abu Dhabi finale, as Jeddah turned F1 into a drama series

Formula 1
Dec 6, 2021
The impressive attitude that earned Albon his second F1 chance Prime

The impressive attitude that earned Albon his second F1 chance

Dropped by Red Bull last season, Alexander Albon has fought back into a Formula 1 seat with Williams. ALEX KALINAUCKAS explains what Albon has done to earn the place soon to be vacated by the highly rated George Russell

Formula 1
Dec 5, 2021
The Rossi-less future MotoGP must now navigate Prime

The Rossi-less future MotoGP must now navigate

Motorcycle racing's greatest showman has left the stage, as Valentino Rossi calls time on his remarkable career on two wheels. But in his successors, all of whom were inspired by 'the Doctor', grand prix racing has vibrant new acts to keep us hooked

MotoGP
Dec 4, 2021
The factors that could negate Red Bull's practice gap to Mercedes Prime

The factors that could negate Red Bull's practice gap to Mercedes

Mercedes led the way in practice for Formula 1’s first race in Jeddah, where Red Bull was off the pace on both single-lap and long runs. But, if Max Verstappen can reverse the results on Saturday, factors familiar in motorsport’s main electric single-seater category could be decisive in another close battle with Lewis Hamilton...

Formula 1
Dec 4, 2021
Formula E's new toys ahead of its second-generation swansong Prime

Formula E's new toys ahead of its second-generation swansong

Formula E welcomes a mix of past, present and future for the 2021-22 season. The old guard facing off against a sprinkling of newcomers, a fresh qualifying format amid a sporting rules shake-up and a range of minor tweaks to the existing all-electric machines are all subplots to the final campaign before the next generation arrives

Formula E
Dec 3, 2021
Valentino Rossi’s 10 greatest MotoGP races Prime

Valentino Rossi’s 10 greatest MotoGP races

As the Italian legend finally bows out and retires from MotoGP, it marks the end of one of the most incredible careers in motorsport history. Here is Motorsport.com's pick of his best rides and the stories behind them

MotoGP
Dec 3, 2021
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