No fans, TV coverage in first test
Kimi doesn’t know why fans liked him
Button: Hamilton will race on in F1
AlphaTauri, Alpine reveal 2022 plans

Formula 1 has announced that the first pre-season test in Barcelona will run behind closed doors, and won’t feature live timing or television coverage.

Kimi Raikkonen does not understand why he became such a fan favourite in Formula 1 – although suggests it could be because he was "consistently odd or weird".

Jenson Button is confident that former teammate Lewis Hamilton will continue to race in Formula 1 this year, despite ongoing uncertainty about the Mercedes driver's future.

AlphaTauri and Alpine are the latest teams to announce the launch dates of their 2022 Formula 1 cars ahead of Barcelona pre-season testing.

The salary hit MotoGP riders face in 2022 Prime

The salary hit MotoGP riders face in 2022

Rider salaries in MotoGP have dropped significantly in the last four years, mainly due to the effects of the pandemic. But it has also changed due to a change in contractual models followed by manufacturers. German Garcia Casanova investigates.

What the FIA must do to restore F1's credibility Prime

What the FIA must do to restore F1's credibility

OPINION: The first stage of the 2022 Formula 1 pre-season is just over a month away, but the championship is still reeling from the controversial results of last year’s finale. The FIA acknowledges F1 has had its reputation dented as a result, so here’s how it could go about putting things right

Formula 1
Jan 25, 2022
Injury, COVID, camels and redemption: Petrucci's Dakar odyssey Prime

Injury, COVID, camels and redemption: Petrucci's Dakar odyssey

Danilo Petrucci’s decision to switch to rallying at the conclusion of his time in MotoGP at the end of 2021 raised many eyebrows. Deciding to make his rally raid debut at the Dakar courted scepticism. With his debut almost over on several occasions before it began, Petrucci’s Dakar odyssey was a wild affair full of ups, downs and a run-in with a camel. He sat down with Motorsport.com to reveal all

Dakar
Jan 25, 2022

Ricciardo joins Order of Australia ranks

Daniel Ricciardo has been appointed a Member of the Order of Australia.

Nissan stays on top as Suzuka SUPER GT test concludes

Nissan stayed in control of the timesheets on the second and final day of this week's first SUPER GT group manufacturer test of the 2022 season at Suzuka.

The $200,000 cost of the Supercars pit order

The 2022 Supercars pit order will carry an additional $200,000 cost for the only single-car team in the field.

Motorsport Games’ Le Mans Virtual Series followed by more than 81 million fans

The series concludes its five-month season with racing legends, millions of fans and hundreds of laps.

Super Formula set to expand to 10 races in 2022

Super Formula is poised to reveal a final 2022 calendar comprising a total of 10 races across seven rounds, Motorsport.com understands.

Ogier completes second WEC Toyota Hypercar test

Rally legend Sebastien Ogier has completed a second test in Toyota's Le Mans Hypercar ahead of his move into endurance racing this season.

Kyle Larson on NASCAR Next Gen car: "I'm ready to race it"

The car may have changed but Kyle Larson still reigns supreme – at least temporarily – at Phoenix Raceway.

Results: Larson tops the speed charts in Phoenix test

NASCAR's offseason testing continues with a two-day session this week at Phoenix Raceway.

Bugatti promises "astonishing" new hypercar

Bugatti CEO Mate Rimac promises we will be "astonished" by its new, post-Chiron hypercar, which will have never-before-seen features on a production car.

Herta “most likely would do” F1 if opportunity arose

IndyCar ace Colton Herta says he remains interested in racing in Formula 1 despite team owner Michael Andretti’s planned involvement with the Alfa Romeo team falling through.

F1 pre-season testing 2022: What is it, when is it and can I watch it

Pre-season testing is the first chance to see the new Formula 1 cars on track. But what is pre-season testing, how does it work, and can you watch it? Find out here.

NASCAR Next Gen testing gets underway at Phoenix, Busch spins
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NASCAR Next Gen testing gets underway at Phoenix, Busch spins

Following a successful test at Daytona International Speedway, NASCAR heads west to Phoenix Raceway for further Next Gen testing.

Grove Racing launches 2022 Supercars campaign

Grove Racing has pulled the covers off its pair of Penrite-backed Ford Mustangs ahead of the 2022 Supercars season.

WRC Monte Carlo: The Good, the Bad and the battle of the GOATs

The start of the World Rally Championship’s new hybrid eras gave fans the battle they’ve dreamt of - a genuine toe-to-toe tussle between the greatest of all time; nine-time champion Sebastien Loeb and eight-time champion Sebastien Ogier. Motorsport.com reviews the highs, lows, turning points, close calls and heartbreak from a Monte Carlo season opener to remember.

DTM announces complete ban on team orders for 2022 season

The DTM has announced a complete ban on team orders ahead of the 2022 season, warning that anyone trying to artificially influence the results risks exclusion from the championship.

Ferrari forced to change Fiorano test plan amid F1 rule confusion

Ferrari has had to make a last-minute change to its test plans for Fiorano this week amid uncertainty over Formula 1’s rules.

World Superbike reveals 24-bike 2022 entry list

The FIM has revealed a provisional entry list for the 2022 World Superbike season comprising 24 riders.

Loeb, Gutierrez to remain in XE with Hamilton's X44 team

The X44 Extreme E team owned by Lewis Hamilton and operated by Prodrive has retained the services of Sebastien Loeb and Cristina Gutierrez for the 2022 season.

M-Sport to field fourth WRC Puma for Bertelli in Sweden

M-Sport will continue to field four Ford Puma Rally1 cars when the World Rally Championship heads to Sweden next month, with Lorenzo Bertelli set to pilot an entry.

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.

How Monte masters stole the show as WRC's hybrid era blasted off

The new Rally1 hybrid cars made their competition debuts in Monte Carlo, but it was two semi-retired drivers who took centre stage in a thrilling battle between two of the World Rally Championship's most successful names. Here's how Sebastien Loeb completed a remarkable return on his M-Sport debut by beating reigning champion Sebastien Ogier

The six subplots to watch in 2022 as a new F1 era begins Prime

The six subplots to watch in 2022 as a new F1 era begins

As Formula 1 prepares to begin a new era of technical regulations in 2022, We pick out six other key elements to follow this season

Why newly-retired Kimi Raikkonen won't miss F1 Prime

Why newly-retired Kimi Raikkonen won't miss F1

After 349 grand prix starts, 46 fastest laps, 21 wins and one world championship, Kimi Raikkonen has finally called time on his F1 career. In an exclusive interview with Motorsport.com on the eve of his final race, he explains his loathing of paddock politics and reflects on how motorsport has changed over the past two decades.

The outrageous mountain-climbers that became Pikes Peak legends

From Bigfoot to Le Mans-influenced racers, via Group B-derived leviathans, Pikes Peak has allowed some terrifying spectres to be unleashed. The latest in our Monsters of Motorsport series looks at the most outlandish machines to prove their worth on the famous hillclimb.

F1 technical analysis: Say goodbye to the bargeboard

An all-new Formula 1 car design for 2022 means it’s the end of the road for the bargeboard, which has been a major aerodynamic element in the sport for decades.

F1 2021 tech review images: Mercedes & Red Bull

Join us as we take a look at some of the best technical illustrations and images, courtesy of Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images, focusing on the development stories of Mercedes and Red Bull.

F1 2021 tech review images: Ferrari & McLaren

Join us as we take a look at some of the best technical illustrations and images, courtesy of Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images, focusing on the development stories of McLaren and Ferrari.

F1 2021 tech review images: AlphaTauri, Alpine & Aston Martin

Join us as we take a look at some of the best technical illustrations and images, courtesy of Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images, focusing on the development stories of Aston Martin, AlphaTauri and Alpine in 2021.

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.

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.

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

How Monte masters stole the show as WRC's hybrid era blasted off Prime

How Monte masters stole the show as WRC's hybrid era blasted off

The new Rally1 hybrid cars made their competition debuts in Monte Carlo, but it was two semi-retired drivers who took centre stage in a thrilling battle between two of the World Rally Championship's most successful names. Here's how Sebastien Loeb completed a remarkable return on his M-Sport debut by beating reigning champion Sebastien Ogier

WRC
Jan 24, 2022
The six subplots to watch in 2022 as a new F1 era begins Prime

The six subplots to watch in 2022 as a new F1 era begins

As Formula 1 prepares to begin a new era of technical regulations in 2022, We pick out six other key elements to follow this season

Formula 1
Jan 24, 2022
Why newly-retired Kimi Raikkonen won't miss F1 Prime

Why newly-retired Kimi Raikkonen won't miss F1

After 349 grand prix starts, 46 fastest laps, 21 wins and one world championship, Kimi Raikkonen has finally called time on his F1 career. In an exclusive interview with Motorsport.com on the eve of his final race, he explains his loathing of paddock politics and reflects on how motorsport has changed over the past two decades.

Formula 1
Jan 23, 2022
The outrageous mountain-climbers that became Pikes Peak legends Prime

The outrageous mountain-climbers that became Pikes Peak legends

From Bigfoot to Le Mans-influenced racers, via Group B-derived leviathans, Pikes Peak has allowed some terrifying spectres to be unleashed. The latest in our Monsters of Motorsport series looks at the most outlandish machines to prove their worth on the famous hillclimb.

Hillclimb
Jan 22, 2022
Unpacking the technical changes behind F1 2022's rules shake-up Prime

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

Formula 1 cars will look very different this year as the long-awaited fresh rules finally arrive with the stated aim of improving its quality of racing. We break down what the return of 'ground effect' aerodynamics - and a flurry of other changes besides - means for the teams, and what fans can expect

Formula 1
Jan 21, 2022
The WRC heirs scrapping to assume Ogier's throne in 2022 Prime

The WRC heirs scrapping to assume Ogier's throne in 2022

Eight-time World Rally Championship king Sebastien Ogier has abdicated (well, gone part-time) in 2022, meaning for just the second time in the past decade we will have a different champion this year. We pick out the drivers gunning to take his place and take over the mantle as the WRC's new ruler

WRC
Jan 20, 2022
Why F1's new era is still dogged by its old world problems Prime

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

OPINION: The 2022 Formula 1 season is just weeks away from getting underway, but instead of focusing on what is to come, the attention still remains on what has been – not least the Abu Dhabi title decider controversy. That, plus other key talking points, must be resolved to allow the series to warmly welcome in its new era

Formula 1
Jan 20, 2022
The Schumacher trait that will give Haas hope in F1 2022 Prime

The Schumacher trait that will give Haas hope in F1 2022

Mick Schumacher’s knack of improving during his second season in a championship was a trademark of his junior formula career, so his progress during his rookie Formula 1 campaign with Haas was encouraging. His target now will be to turn that improvement into results as the team hopes to reap the rewards of sacrificing development in 2021

Formula 1
Jan 19, 2022
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