Verstappen pips Bottas in FP2
Ferrari removes Mission Winnow logos
Oliveira sets FP2 pace for KTM
Bottas on Mercedes chassis change

Max Verstappen topped second practice for Formula 1's 2021 French Grand Prix by 0.008 seconds ahead of Mercedes duo Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton at Paul Ricard.

Mission Winnow’s logos will be removed from Ferrari's SF21 Formula 1 cars for all races in the European Union, starting from this weekend’s French Grand Prix.

KTM’s Miguel Oliveira led the second practice session for the MotoGP German Grand Prix by 0.220 seconds while Marc Marquez was 12th having elected against a late time attack.

Valtteri Bottas believes it is "hard to say" if his greater comfort with the Mercedes Formula 1 car at Paul Ricard is down to the chassis swap with Lewis Hamilton.

The joy that exposes F1’s key weakness Prime

The joy that exposes F1’s key weakness

Long-awaited wins for ex-Formula 1 drivers Marcus Ericsson and Kevin Magnussen in IndyCar and IMSA last weekend gave F1 a reminder of what it is missing. But with the new rules aimed at levelling the playing field, there’s renewed optimism that more drivers can have a rewarding result when their day of days comes

Formula 1
Jun 17, 2021
The winners and losers in IndyCar 2021 – Mid-season review Prime

The winners and losers in IndyCar 2021 – Mid-season review

At the halfway point in the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series season, we've had seven winners in eight races, spread between five teams – none of them Team Penske. In this unusual season, even by IndyCar standards, who’s excelling and who’s dragging their heels? David Malsher-Lopez reports.

How Ferrari got its F1 recovery plan working Prime

How Ferrari got its F1 recovery plan working

After its worst campaign in 40 years, the famous Italian team had to bounce back in 2021 – and it appears to be delivering. Although it concedes the pole positions in Monaco and Baku paint a somewhat misleading picture of its competitiveness, the team is heading into the 2022 rules revamp on much stronger footing to go for wins again

Marquez “cannot imagine” being in Rossi’s current MotoGP position

Marc Marquez says he “cannot imagine” following in Valentino Rossi’s footsteps and remaining in MotoGP despite not having “options” to fight for podiums, though he appreciates the Italian’s drive.

McLaren: Lack of transparency over tyre failures "disappointing"

Andreas Seidl believes the lack of transparency over what caused the Formula 1 tyre failures in Baku is "disappointing", saying he would not support criticism against Pirelli's "safe product".

Albon "up to speed" with Ferrari GT3 car ahead of DTM debut

Red Bull Formula 1 reserve Alex Albon feels he is “getting up to speed” with the Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo ahead of the opening round of the DTM at Monza this weekend.

French GP: Key F1 tech updates, direct from the garages

Join us as we delve into the latest technical developments from the French Grand Prix at Paul Ricard, courtesy of Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images.

Monza DTM: Mercedes sets Friday practice pace, Albon third

Winward Mercedes driver Philip Ellis topped the times in Friday practice for the 2021 DTM season opener at Monza, as Alex Albon and Liam Lawson finished third and fourth overall for Red Bull.

Paul Ricard F3: Mercedes junior Vesti beats Hauger to pole

ART Grand Prix’s Frederik Vesti took pole in FIA Formula 3 qualifying at Paul Ricard, beating Prema Racing’s Dennis Hauger to the top spot.

France F3: Hauger tops practice times with last-gasp effort

Prema Racing’s Dennis Hauger was quickest in FIA Formula 3 practice at Paul Ricard, with a last-minute flying lap beating MP Motorsport driver Caio Collet to the top spot.

FIA, ASO launch new Cross-Country World Championship around Dakar

The FIA and ASO have announced a new Cross-Country World Championship for 2022, which will have the Dakar Rally as its main event.

Nordschleife corner named after late Sabine Schmitz

Sabine Schmitz, the first female winner of the Nurburgring 24 Hours who passed away in March, will have a corner of the Nordschleife named after her.

F1's flexi-wing controversy faces end game in France

Formula 1's focus on tyre pressures has dominated chatter in the build-up to the French Grand Prix, but the weekend is an important one on another technical front.

Juan Manuel Correa returns to Sauber young driver academy

Sauber has announced the return of Juan Manuel Correa to its young driver academy over 18 months since his accident at Spa.

MSR responds to Supercars REC snub

Matt Stone Racing says it remains committed to expanding to three cars despite its bid for another Racing Entitlements Contract being rejected by Supercars.

Darwin Supercars: Percat tops first practice

Nick Percat topped the opening practice session for the Darwin Triple Crown at Hidden Valley.

Supercars confirms 2022 grid expansion

Supercars has confirmed that the grid will expand to 25 cars next season thanks to Tickford Racing's successful bid on a vacant Racing Entitlements Contract.

Tickford wins new Supercars entry

Tickford Racing has successfully bid on one of two available Racing Entitlements Contracts for the 2022 Supercars season.

Supercars formally launches Indigenous Round

Supercars has formally launched its Indigenous Round concept ahead of its full introduction in 2022.

Supercar, Superbike to race each other in Darwin

There will be a Supercar versus Superbike showdown at Hidden Valley on Saturday morning.

Racing won't need to go all-electric to stay relevant to OEMs

Roger Penske says that he doesn’t believe motorsport needs to become all-electric by 2030 to remain relevant to OEMs, and says that vehicle manufacturer interest in IndyCar’s hybrid formula remains high.

The latest chapter in Piquet's diverse racing career

There aren’t too many drivers who can boast CVs that include a Formula E title, wins in two of NASCAR’s three top-tier series and the US-based Global Rallycross series, let alone silverware in Formula 1.

IndyCar at Road America – facts, figures, entry list

All you need to know ahead of the ninth round of the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series – the REV Group Grand Prix presented by AMR, at one of the country's greatest racetracks, Road America.

Why Albon has his work cut out in the new-look DTM

The DTM moves into its bold new GT3 era with welcome support from Red Bull, which enters two AF Corse-run Ferraris. That includes one for ex-F1 driver Alex Albon, who’s determined to make a success of his GT switch

The F1 figures Red Bull and Mercedes can't afford to see again Prime

The F1 figures Red Bull and Mercedes can't afford to see again

OPINION: An interloper squad got amongst the title contenders during Formula 1’s street-circuit mini-break, where Red Bull left with the points lead in both championships. But, as the campaign heads back to purpose-built venues once again, how the drivers of the two top teams compare in one crucial area will be a major factor in deciding which squad stays in or retakes the top spot

Why Alfa's boss is up to the task of securing a stronger F1 future Prime

Why Alfa's boss is up to the task of securing a stronger F1 future

Two tenth places in recent races have lifted Alfa Romeo to the head of Formula 1's 'Class C' battle in 2021, but longer-term the Swiss-based squad has far loftier ambitions. With the new 2022 rules set to level out the playing field, team boss Frederic Vasseur has good reason to be optimistic, as he explained to in an exclusive interview

How Barnard's revolutionary McLaren transformed F1 car construction Prime

How Barnard's revolutionary McLaren transformed F1 car construction

The MP4/1 was pioneering by choice, but a McLaren by chance. STUART CODLING relates the tangled (carbon fibre) weaves which led to the creation of one of motor racing’s defining cars