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Ganassi will support Palou’s title fight despite contract fallout

Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda won’t waver in its support of Alex Palou’s quest for a repeat IndyCar championship, despite being locked in a legal dispute with the Spanish ace who intends to join McLaren.

Aston Martin: CFD data shows F1 rear wing does not hurt rules intent

Aston Martin says simulation data it gave to the FIA proved that its radical rear wing idea did not scupper the intent of Formula 1's 2023 rules to improve racing.

Kimi Raikkonen on NASCAR Cup test: “So far it’s been good”

Kimi Raikkonen says he feels better prepared for his NASCAR Cup Series debut with Trackhouse Racing at Watkins Glen next weekend following his maiden Next Gen test run on Thursday.

Bubba Wallace signs multi-year NASCAR extension with 23XI Racing

Bubba Wallace has signed a multi-year contract extension with 23XI Racing, and will remain the driver of its No. 23 Toyota Camry.

When Indycar conquered F1 - Monzanapolis
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When Indycar conquered F1 - Monzanapolis

Imagine a race between the best of Formula 1 and Indycar drivers.

Trackhouse boss thinks Raikkonen “will haul ass” in NASCAR Cup debut

Trackhouse Racing co-owner Justin Marks says he has “high expectations” for former Formula 1 champ Kimi Raikkonen’s debut in the NASCAR Cup Series next weekend.

The strange tyre travails faced by F1’s past heroes Prime

The strange tyre travails faced by F1’s past heroes

Modern grand prix drivers like to think the tyres they work with are unusually difficult and temperamental. But, says  MAURICE HAMILTON, their predecessors faced many of the same challenges – and some even stranger…

US fan demand can support "many more" F1 races, says COTA chief

The boss of the Circuit of The Americas believes there is enough demand from North American Formula 1 fans to support “many more” races in the United States.

Hyundai cautiously optimistic after shock Finland WRC win

An unlikely victory in Finland has left Hyundai Motorsport cautiously optimistic it has turned a corner after a difficult start to the World Rally Championship's new hybrid era.

"Technical" Seoul Formula E circuit has "nice complexity"

The Formula E drivers have shared their initial views of the Seoul E-Prix circuit, noting the track around the Sports Complex has a "nice complexity" and "real Formula E character".

Friday Favourite: The Porsche "twins" who usurped Audi's best

In a long career as a Porsche factory driver that yielded success in prototypes and GT cars on both sides of the Atlantic, Timo Bernhard was frequently paired up with Romain Dumas. Together, the pair were a near unstoppable force and were no less potent when they were loaned as a package to Audi

WRC legend Kankkunen to drive hydrogen-powered Toyota at Ypres Rally

Four-time World Rally Championship title winner Juha Kankkunen will drive a hydrogen-powered Toyota GR Yaris in stages at next week’s WRC Ypres Rally.

Di Grassi joins Mahindra for 2022-23 Formula E season

Lucas di Grassi will join Mahindra for the 2022-23 Formula E season, replacing the departing Alexander Sims as Oliver Rowland's teammate at the Indian squad.

Zhou opens up on abuse ahead of F1 debut: "It hurt quite a bit"

Zhou Guanyu was "quite surprised" by the level of abuse he faced online prior to his Formula 1 debut with Alfa Romeo, saying it "hurt quite a bit."

Nato feels well prepared for Formula E return with Jaguar in Seoul

Jaguar reserve Norman Nato says he feels "ready" to compete in his first Formula E race since last year, as he stands in for the injured Sam Bird in Seoul.

F1 cannot risk "NFL situation" by not acting on porpoising - Wolff

Toto Wolff believes the FIA cannot risk having an "NFL situation" by ignoring the potential safety issues with porpoising and impact it has on Formula 1 drivers.

Honda set to keep current riders in '23, no room for Nakagami

Honda is poised to continue with both Iker Lecuona and Xavi Vierge for a second season in the World Superbike Championship in 2023, with the team ruling out freeing up a space to accommodate MotoGP rider Takaaki Nakagami.

New Gen3 front end to debut at Sandown

Supercars is planning to have the revised front end of its Gen3 chassis signed off following next week's Sandown SuperSprint.

Motorsport Network wins at Motorsport Australia Awards

Motorsport Network was a winner at the latest edition of the Motorsport Australia National Awards.

Major milestone for Gen3 Supercars

The Gen3 Supercars programme is set to hit a major milestone next week when a non-homologation team takes delivery of the first chassis.

Why the 2022 IndyCar title fight is Penske vs. Ganassi… yet again

There have been wins, poles and promise from others, but the 2022 NTT IndyCar Series championship battle has distilled down to Team Penske vs. Chip Ganassi Racing. A principal from each told David Malsher-Lopez what has elevated their teams beyond their rivals.

2022 NASCAR at Richmond - Start time, how to watch, entry list & more
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2022 NASCAR at Richmond - Start time, how to watch, entry list & more

NASCAR takes on the Richmond Raceway for Round 24 of the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season.

Shwartzman “excited” for Ferrari FP1 chances after F1 summer break

Robert Shwartzman says he is “a bit excited” for his Formula 1 race weekend debut with Ferrari later this season when he takes part in two practice sessions.

Why Piastri's F1 attempt to join McLaren has risky implications

After the 2006 Formula 1 British GP, Lewis Hamilton's father Anthony was a frustrated man, despite his son - at the time a star in GP2 - had just scored a memorable double win in that weekend's feature and sprint events.

Why Binotto retains faith in his F1 strategy team at Ferrari

Ferrari’s strategy calls may have come under fire at times this Formula 1 season, but team boss Mattia Binotto is far from downbeat about the situation.

Mercedes-AMG One production starts, assembly is done by hand

Only 275 cars will be made, with deliveries starting this year.

Raikkonen tests Trackhouse NASCAR Next Gen car at VIR ahead of Cup debut

Kimi Raikkonen got his first taste of a NASCAR Next Gen car at VIRginia International Raceway today, ahead of his Cup Series debut at Watkins Glen next weekend.

The returning fan car revolution that could suit F1 Prime

The returning fan car revolution that could suit F1

Gordon Murray's Brabham BT46B 'fan car' was Formula 1 engineering at perhaps its most outlandish. Now fan technology has been successfully utilised on the McMurtry Speirling at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, could it be adopted by grand prix racing once again?

Why Petty GMS is "blessed" to have Noah Gragson join Cup team

To some, Noah Gragson’s move to the NASCAR Cup Series next season at Petty GMS Racing may come with extra baggage but the team sees way more pros than cons.

F1 Dutch GP 2022: Last chance to be at the Orange Army’s big party

Sought-after tickets are still available for in-demand Formula 1 Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort.

World eX Summit: New B2B event at the Bilster Berg
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World eX Summit: New B2B event at the Bilster Berg

On Saturday, August 13th, the World eX Summit at Bilster Berg will focus on electric racing, esports racing, clean energy and digitalisation.

Red Bull's latest Mercedes F1 recruits a "statement of intent"

Red Bull says that the latest recruits it has taken from Mercedes to help bolster its Formula 1 engine project are a clear "statement of intent" about its ambitions.

Gronholm hopeful protege Huttunen can secure more WRC Rally1 outings

Rally legend Marcus Gronholm is hopeful his young protege Jari Huttunen will receive another shot in the World Rally Championship’s top tier after scoring points on debut in Finland.

Russell: Spa F1 flexi-floor clampdown could bring Mercedes into the mix

George Russell hopes the flexi-floor clampdown from the Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix will bring Mercedes closer to the fight at the front against Ferrari and Red Bull. guide: What's on 13-14 August weekend? News
Video Inside guide: What's on 13-14 August weekend?

Many series are currently on summer break, but has all the biggest action with British Superbike Championship, Porsche Cup Brasil and GP3R, all live on

Redding won't hesitate to rough up WSBK title contenders

Scott Redding says he won't be afraid to ride aggressively against this year's World Superbike title contenders for the rest of the season after a particularly tough battle against Toprak Razgatlioglu at Most.

Hamilton's first experience of turning silver into gold Prime

Hamilton's first experience of turning silver into gold

The seven-time F1 champion has been lumbered with a duff car before the 2022 Mercedes. Back in 2009, McLaren’s alchemists transformed the disastrous MP4-24. And now it’s happening again at his current team

17-year-old Oeverhaus to become youngest DTM driver at Nurburgring

Theo Oeverhaus will become the youngest driver to race in the DTM when he makes his series debut at the Nurburgring on August 27-29.

2022 MotoGP title fight now "very tight", says Aleix Espargaro

Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro believes the current MotoGP championship picture following the British Grand Prix has set up “a very, very tight” title battle.

Bottas: 2022 probably my most enjoyable F1 season so far

Valtteri Bottas believes 2022 is "probably the most enjoyable" season he has experienced to date in Formula 1 thanks to stability over his future with Alfa Romeo.

Porsche completes two-car Monza LMDh test as US-bound chassis debuts

Porsche Penske Motorsport has begun testing a second example of the 963 LMDh contender as its ramps up preparation for its twin programmes in the FIA World Endurance Championship and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2023.

New name for Wanneroo Park Raceway

Wanneroo Park Raceway, home of the Perth Supercars round, has been renamed as part of a new naming rights sponsorship deal.

Covers come off Price Baja truck

The covers have come off the Trophy Truck that Dakar winner Toby Price will campaign in North America this year.

Kurt Busch remains sidelined for fourth straight race

Kurt Busch will miss his fourth consecutive race after a qualifying crash at Pocono Raceway left him with concussion-like symptoms.

Noah Gragson to step up to NASCAR Cup with Petty GMS in 2023
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Noah Gragson to step up to NASCAR Cup with Petty GMS in 2023

Noah Gragson will move fulltime to the NASCAR Cup Series next season, joining Petty GMS Racing.

Kirkwood, Foyt land backing from Bommarito Automotive Group

The AJ Foyt Racing-Chevrolet of Kyle Kirkwood will be backed by the title sponsor of the next IndyCar round at Gateway’s World Wide Technology Raceway, the Bommarito Automotive Group.

Can anyone beat Stoffel Vandoorne to the Formula E title?

Stoffel Vandoorne is on the brink of the Formula E title with a commanding lead ahead of the Seoul finale, but both rivals and unknowns still stand in his way. Here’s a run through of what Vandoorne must overcome to clinch the championship and how his competition will look to pull off the biggest of shocks.

Gasly: AlphaTauri has the “right tools” to recover F1 form

Pierre Gasly believes that that his AlphaTauri Formula 1 team has the “right tools” with which to solve its recent issues.

How Rovanpera has reignited Finland's rallying obsession

Finland may have a small population, but it has long enjoyed rallying success. Now that the nation has a new star to cheer in the form of Kalle Rovanpera, interest in the discipline is surging once again.

Pol Espargaro doesn’t think Honda is reacting to MotoGP woes

Pol Espargaro isn’t sure the problems Honda is facing at races in MotoGP this season is being relayed back to Japan as “we’re not getting the material we need”.

Horner: “Timing is right” for Vettel F1 retirement

Red Bull Racing team boss Christian Horner believes that his former driver Sebastian Vettel has chosen the right tome to retire from Formula 1.

Watch Monza Full Access show: Episode 4 Monza
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Watch Monza Full Access show: Episode 4

The final episode on the Monza round of the FIA World Endurance Championship sees the action reach a dramatic and thrilling conclusion in the race.

Zhou focused on Alfa Romeo stay in F1 2023 silly season

Zhou Guanyu says his focus lies with retaining his Formula 1 seat at Alfa Romeo for 2023 ahead of talks about his future after the summer break.

Can the DTM’s reigning champion turn around his sluggish title defence?

With 67 fewer points and 14 positions lower in the standings than at the equivalent point last year, Maximilian Gotz has had a tough start to his DTM season. The Mercedes driver explains his struggles, and how he’s going about addressing them.

Loeb to make WRC return at Acropolis Rally

Sebastien Loeb will return to the World Rally Championship to contest the Acropolis Rally for M-Sport in September.

The consequences of Aston Martin’s radical F1 rear wing design

Formula 1’s 2022 technical regulations have been described as overly prescriptive as the rulemakers look to stifle specific developments in order that their overall goals are achieved – but here’s a plot twist.

Rodin reveals more details about 'F1-beating' hypercar

More details have been revealed about Rodin’s new closed-cockpit FZERO hypercar, which it intends will offer greater performance than Formula 1 machinery.

DTM evaluating adding Nurburgring Nordschleife to 2023 calendar

The DTM is believed to be seriously considering a return to the legendary Nurburgring Nordschleife as early as 2023, but it must overcome several hurdles to make the race a reality.

Hamilton: I’ll end my F1 career before I’m completely burnt out

Lewis Hamilton intends to remain in Formula 1 while he still has “fuel in the tank” but says he won’t push until he is “completely burnt out” before retiring.

Crompton steps away from Supercars Commission

Neil Crompton has stepped away from the Supercars Commission following a stint as interim Chair.