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Alonso: Alpine F1 in better shape than this time last year

Fernando Alonso thinks his Alpine Formula 1 team is in better shape than it was 12 months ago and can no longer call in a lack of resources compared to the top teams as an excuse.

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

FIA Abu Dhabi F1 investigation must deliver clear answers, says McLaren

The FIA’s report into the events of Formula 1’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix must be transparent and deliver a full and honest explanation of what happened, says McLaren CEO Zak Brown.

Ex-Ferrari junior Armstrong joins Hitech for 2022 F2 season

Former Ferrari junior Marcus Armstrong has joined Hitech for the 2022 Formula 2 season, departing DAMS after one season with the team.

McLaren happy to wait over Audi F1 future decision

McLaren insists it is happy to sit and wait for Audi to make a decision over its Formula 1 future before evaluating a potential tie-up.

The qualities that made retiring legend Whincup a Supercars great

Jamie Whincup will transition from the cockpit into Triple Eight's new team boss in 2022, retiring from full-time competition as arguably the greatest Australian Supercars driver of all time. In tribute to the seven-time title-winner's career, friends and rivals alike have their say on Whincup's champion traits

Fresh backing for Aussie grassroots programmes

Supercheap Auto has signed a multi-year deal with Motorsport Australia that will support a number of grassroots programmes.

Dane Cameron to test Penske IndyCar

Sportscar ace Dane Cameron will test a Penske-Chevrolet IndyCar at Sebring on Wednesday.

Dixon leads calls for next-gen IndyCar to lose weight

Six-time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon has described the current breed of IndyCar as a “junior category car”, as its ever increasing weight militates against top speed and handling agility.

Gary Crotty named first NASCAR representative on FIA Courts

NASCAR now has its first representative serving on FIA Courts.

F1 money dispute could scupper 2022 sprint race plans

Formula 1 risks having to abandon plans for sprint races in 2022 amid an ongoing stalemate over costs, according to McLaren CEO Zak Brown.

FIA plans to further tweak F1 rear flexi-wing tests despite all-clear

The FIA says it uncovered no 'monkey business' with its ramped-up rear wing flexibility tests in Formula 1 last year, but it wants to further improve its checks for 2022.

F1 head of marketing Norman leaves role

Formula 1’s head of marketing Ellie Norman has left the organisation after four and a half years in the job.

O’Ward: Arrow McLaren SP will join IndyCar elite, isn’t there yet

Pato O’Ward says Arrow McLaren SP can join Chip Ganassi Racing, Team Penske and Andretti Autosport to make a ‘Big Four’ in IndyCar, but inconsistencies show they’re not there yet.

Zurlinden joins Porsche & Audi LMDh supplier Multimatic

Former Porsche factory motorsport chief Pascal Zurlinden has joined Multimatic, taking on the role of director of performance engineering in the company's Special Vehicle Operations division.

Grosjean relishes comparisons with new teammate Herta

Andretti Autosport-Honda driver Romain Grosjean says that being able to directly compare himself with Colton Herta in the same team will be beneficial and he anticipates a back-and-forth battle.

Red Bull and Aston Martin F1 end dispute over Fallows

Red Bull and Aston Martin have settled their dispute over aerodynamicist Dan Fallows moving teams.

Porsche Taycan Turbo S revealed as new Formula E safety car

Formula E’s eighth season kicks off next week, and the all-electric racing series will add a new safety car to the lineup – the all-electric Porsche Taycan Turbo S.

Castroneves: Pagenaud will help put MSR “on the next level”

Four-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves believes the arrival of Simon Pagenaud as his teammate at Meyer Shank Racing will elevate the team, particularly on road courses.

Ogier: Monte Carlo WRC head-to-head with Loeb will be a "pleasure"

Sebastien Ogier says it will be a “pleasure” to have one more battle with long-time World Rally Championship rival Sebastien Loeb at this weekend’s Monte Carlo Rally.

"Never any doubts" Austin Cindric ready for NASCAR Cup Series

There seemed little doubt about Austin Cindric’s ascension to the NASCAR Cup Series with Team Penske, not because of his familial connection with the organization but due to his talent.

Kirkwood says pressure reduced as he aims to boost Foyt team

Indy Lights champion Kyle Kirkwood says that AJ Foyt Racing’s recent struggles mean that he faces less pressure than in a top team, and that he and the squad can “grow together”.

Petrucci to join WSBK test ahead of likely MotoAmerica move

Danilo Petrucci is set to join Ducati for a pre-season World Superbike test at Portimao next month as he gets set for a potential move to MotoAmerica.

Why Pirelli’s emergency F1 fixed supply rule looks set to stay

Formula 1 tyre supplier Pirelli is sceptical that teams will go back to having a free choice of compounds for each race weekend, with the supply choices to be fixed again for 2022.

Ferrari could tweak its F1 2022 colours after launch

Ferrari may wait until the final pre-season Formula 1 test before revealing its definite racing colours for 2022.

Abt Audi signs GT Masters champion Feller to complete DTM line-up

Reigning ADAC GT Masters champion Ricardo Feller will make his DTM debut in 2022, completing Abt Sportsline’s three-car line-up.

Ducati MotoGP "DNA is incredible" for Gresini's Bastianini

Gresini’s Enea Bastianini says “the DNA” of the Ducati MotoGP bike he will ride in the 2022 season is “incredible for me”.

Peugeot 9X8 Hypercar track tests begin without rear wing

Track testing of the new Peugeot 9X8 FIA World Endurance Championship contender has started without a rear wing.

The WRC star that's earned the right to lead M-Sport's revival Prime

The WRC star that's earned the right to lead M-Sport's revival

Part-time opportunities with Citroen and Hyundai have offered brief glimpses of what Craig Breen can do in a World Rally Championship car. Now signed up by M-Sport to lead it into the WRC's new hybrid era, Breen has been given the chance he's pursued for so long and is determined to make the most of it

Mercedes announces launch date of 2022 F1 car

Mercedes has become the latest Formula 1 team to reveal the launch date of its 2022 car.

UK misses out on 2022 WRC round as Northern Ireland plans collapse

The United Kingdom will be absent from the World Rally Championship calendar in 2022 after plans to bring rallying’s top tier to Northern Ireland collapsed.

Prost: Alpine F1 departure due to being sidelined by CEO Rossi

Four-time Formula 1 world champion Alain Prost says his departure from Alpine came after he felt sidelined by CEO Laurent Rossi.

Espargaro: No panic if new Honda MotoGP bike not instantly quick

Pol Espargaro believes MotoGP testing in 2022 being just five days will be enough to get the new Honda ready, but there’s “no panic” if the marque needs longer.

Could Goh hand snubbed Sasahara a Super Formula lifeline?

There's a new team in the Honda Super Formula stable for 2022 in the form of Team Goh, which has yet to finalise its driver line-up. After missing out on a spot at Dandelion Racing, could super-sub Ukyo Sasahara finally get the permanent seat he deserves?

Coulthard waiting on contract release

Supercars star Fabian Coulthard is waiting to be released from his existing contract before he can assess options for the 2022 season.

Carpenter confident in benefits of continuity with VeeKay, Daly

Despite uncertainty over his 2022 roster as a driver, Ed Carpenter does believe his team will benefit from having Rinus VeeKay and Conor Daly returning this season.

Supercars relishing total ownership model

RACE, the new owner of Supercars, says the shift to a total ownership model is already proving to be a benefit for the series.

Champion Palou targets improved qualifying, first oval win

Defending NTT IndyCar Series champion Alex Palou is aiming to improve his qualifying efforts and earn his first oval victory in 2022.

Calderon hopes Super Formula experience will aid rookie learning

AJ Foyt Racing-Chevrolet’s newest signing, rookie Tatiana Calderon, is hoping her experience from Super Formula, F2 and sportscars will help cover her shortfall in IndyCar experience.

Grosjean’s heart was “pumping like hell” watching F1 finale

Ten-time Grand Prix podium finisher Romain Grosjean says he loved the exciting end to the 2021 F1 World Championship, and expects his test with Mercedes-Benz to go ahead.

McLaren reveals launch date for new F1 car

The McLaren Formula 1 team is to unveil its new MCL36 challenger in an online event on the evening of February 11.

Raikkonen: Abu Dhabi F1 could "very easily" have been last race

Kimi Raikkonen says his final Formula 1 appearance in Abu Dhabi last month could "very easily" prove to be the last professional outing of his career.

McLaren: Top F1 teams "holding sport to ransom" over sprint damage allowance

McLaren CEO Zak Brown says that the top Formula 1 teams "are holding the sport hostage" by lobbying for extra budget cap concessions for sprint qualifying events.

Drivers react to "handful" Gen3 Supercars

Will Davison says the Gen3 Supercars are a "handful" to drive following his first day of proper testing in the Ford Mustang at Queensland Raceway.

Alfa F1 boss has "full trust" in Bottas after work in junior series

Frederic Vasseur is confident his previous work with Valtteri Bottas in junior categories will help strengthen their understanding and trust at Alfa Romeo in Formula 1 this year.

Lamborghini set to reveal four new products in 2022

Lamborghini ended 2021 by setting a sales record, but buried in its 2022 sales report was a single line that spelled out the company’s plans for this upcoming year – it plans to unveil four new products over the next 12 months.

O’Ward: Super Licence rules “ridiculous”, would take F1 option

Pato O’Ward says he remains focused on winning the IndyCar championship but doesn’t understand the FIA Super Licence points system were Formula 1 to become an option.

Why a difficult 2021 hasn't broken Pol Espargaro's resolve Prime

Why a difficult 2021 hasn't broken Pol Espargaro's resolve

Pol Espargaro’s switch to Honda for 2021 was one of MotoGP’s biggest rider market shocks. But a difficult bike coupled with various external factors led to a difficult first campaign. As a critical 2022 campaign for both Espargaro and Honda looms, his 2021 experience hasn’t dented his long-held resolve

Hughes makes F2 step with Van Amersfoort Racing

New FIA Formula 2 squad Van Amersfoort Racing has signed Jake Hughes as its first recruit for the 2022 season.

Insider’s guide: How an F1 race weekend works
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Insider’s guide: How an F1 race weekend works

Do you know why a driver does a track walk or exactly what teams can and cannot do in parc ferme conditions? Find out that and more here...

Kanaan confirmed in American Legion-backed Ganassi car at Indy

Tony Kanaan, now 47, will race a fifth Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda in this year’s Indianapolis 500, with backing from the American Legion.

Rosenqvist: We can't have a season like we had last year

Arrow McLaren SP driver Felix Rosenqvist says the 2021 IndyCar season “was a tough one to go through” but is confident the team has gained “big grounds” that will boost his chances.

Sargeant "lucky" to continue on F1 junior ladder amid money worries

Newly-signed Williams Formula 1 junior Logan Sargeant says he is “lucky to still be here doing what I love” after his racing career was jeopardised by financial struggles in 2020.

Abu Dhabi "pantomime" proves F1 and FIA needs reform - Brown

McLaren CEO Zak Brown has urged Formula 1 chiefs and the FIA to take a stronger hand in moving control of the sport away from teams, as the fallout from last year's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix continues.

Motorsport Games and Live Fast Motorsports Announce Increased Partnership for 2022 NASCAR Season

Motorsport Games will gain unprecedented access to the NASCAR team assisting in the development of its gaming franchise through a technical partnership.

AJ Foyt Racing signs Calderon, ROKiT expands sponsorship

Tatiana Calderon will race a third AJ Foyt Racing-Chevrolet at all of IndyCar’s road and street races in 2022 and, together with Kyle Kirkwood, will be sponsored by ROKiT.

Prost to depart Alpine F1 advisory role; Szafnauer, BWT set to join

Former world champion Alain Prost has left his advisory role with the Alpine Formula 1 team as part of the ongoing management shake-up.

How SUPER GT helped heal Kovalainen’s F1 "scars" Prime

How SUPER GT helped heal Kovalainen’s F1 "scars"

After exiting the Formula 1 paddock underappreciated and then narrowly missing out on a next logical step to the DTM, Heikki Kovalainen became an unlikely SUPER GT refugee. But the 2008 Hungarian Grand Prix winner went big in Japan, winning the title in 2016 and finding peace with his racing career.

Nato joins Dillmann as Jaguar Formula E reserve driver

Norman Nato has been added to Jaguar’s Formula E reserve roster for the 2021-22 season, joining compatriot Tom Dillmann as the team’s back-up pairing.

Formula E announces India as potential venue for 2022/23

Formula E has announced the Indian city of Hyderabad as a potential venue for the series’ first Gen3 season in 2022/23.