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Number change on Foyt’s entry for IndyCar rookie Pedersen

AJ Foyt Racing has revealed that, contrary to last week’s announcement, Benjamin Pedersen will not run number #88 on his car.

Wehrlein hails "perfect" Porsche strategy, efficiency for Diriyah FE win

Pascal Wehrlein reckoned that Porsche's Diriyah E-Prix strategy and efficiency worked "perfectly" en route to claiming his second career victory in Formula E.

Supercars overhauls Gen3 testing plans

Supercars has scrapped its shakedown distance limit as part of an overhaul of its pre-season testing plans.

Diriyah E-Prix: Wehrlein holds off Dennis to charge to victory

Pascal Wehrlein made up eight places in the Diriyah E-Prix to take victory, holding off a late assault from Jake Dennis to take his second Formula E win.

How women are tackling barriers in motorsport

Women’s participation in motorsport has hugely increased in recent years, with series such as W Series and Extreme E providing invaluable support for female drivers.

All-new GT3 Corvette Z06 unveiled for customer teams in 2024

Chevrolet has revealed the new Corvette Z06 GT3.R racecar, a year before it makes its competition debut at the 2024 Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Rolex 24: Cadillacs lead BMW in fourth practice at Daytona

In the GTP teams’ penultimate practice ahead of the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, the Cadillac LMDh of Action Express Racing led a similar Ganassi car, while Nick Yelloly drove the BMW M Hybrid V8 into third.

No Ferrari number one driver, but Vasseur won't hesitate to "take action"

New Ferrari Formula 1 boss Fred Vasseur says there will be no number one driver at the team this season, but he won't hesitate to "take action" if needed.

Winward Mercedes replaces injured Auer with Morad for Rolex 24

Lucas Auer will sit out the Rolex 24 at Daytona after suffering back injuries in practice and will be replaced by GT4 racer Daniel Morad at Winward Mercedes.

WRC developing experimental propulsion class

The World Rally Championship is developing a new demonstration class that will allow manufacturers and teams to develop and experiment with alternative propulsion methods.

Diriyah E-Prix: Buemi claims pole in 100th Formula E start

Sebastien Buemi claimed pole for his 100th Formula E race, coming from behind in the opening two sectors to beat Jake Hughes in an evenly-matched Diriyah E-Prix qualifying final.

Farfus says BMW could have reliability edge over LMDh rivals

Augusto Farfus has dismissed concerns about BMW's apparent lack of pace in the build-up to the Rolex 24 at Daytona, and feels the German manufacturer could have an edge when it comes reliability.

How Formula E's new emergency braking system will work

Formula E has introduced an emergency braking kit for the Diriyah E-Prix as a failsafe should the rear powertrain stop working over the course of a race weekend.

Maserati MSG not yet "consistently fast" with Gen3 FE car – Mortara

Edoardo Mortara says the Maserati MSG outfit still has to understand how to be "consistently fast" with the Gen3 Formula E car following a difficult Mexico City E-Prix.

Ford: F1’s boom means it "requires consideration"

Ford’s motorsport boss says it would be remiss of the American car giant not to be considering a Formula 1 return amid the sport’s rapid growth in the United States.

Diriyah E-Prix: Ticktum tops Friday practice from Buemi

Dan Ticktum topped the second Diriyah E-Prix free practice session with a 1m10.099s, seeing off a late challenge from 2015-16 Formula E champion Sebastien Buemi.

Why Vasseur relishes 'feeling the pressure' as Ferrari's F1 boss Prime

Why Vasseur relishes 'feeling the pressure' as Ferrari's F1 boss

OPINION: Fred Vasseur has spent only a few weeks as team principal for the Ferrari Formula 1 team, but is already intent on taking the Scuderia back to the very top. And despite it being arguably the most demanding job in motorsport, the Frenchman is relishing the challenge

Toyota WRC boss Latvala plotting rally return

Toyota World Rally Championship boss Jari-Matti Latvala is plotting a competitive rally return with an outing behind the wheel of Toyota’s new Rally2 GR Yaris.

Why Vasseur isn't wielding the axe on Ferrari's F1 strategy team

As Ferrari reflected on the lost opportunities of the 2022 Formula 1 season, it did not take a genius to understand that strategy had been one of its core weaknesses.

Aitken confirms split with Williams F1 to focus on sportscars

Jack Aitken has confirmed that he and the Williams Formula 1 team have parted ways ahead of the 2023 season as he pursues a career in sportscar racing.

Kubica out of F1 as Orlen moves to AlphaTauri and Alfa Romeo lands new sponsor

Former Alfa Romeo Formula 1 team title sponsor Orlen has switched to AlphaTauri in a move that could spell the end of Robert Kubica’s career in grand prix racing.

Vasseur "convinced" Ferrari has everything it needs to win F1 title

New Ferrari Formula 1 boss Fred Vasseur is “convinced” the team has everything it needs to win the championship, and that targeting anything less would be a “lack of ambition.”

Every driver racing in the 2023 Bathurst 12 Hour

The full entry list for the 2023 Bathurst 12 Hour, including 84 drivers from around the world, has been unveiled.

Auer suffers back injury in Rolex 24 practice shunt

Mercedes driver Lucas Auer has suffered a back injury following a violent crash in opening practice for this weekend's Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Team 18 explains Gen3 collaboration

Team 18 has outlined its recent collaboration with rival Supercars teams as they look to complete their frantic Gen3 builds.

Rolex 24: Porsche leads Acura in night practice at Daytona

Matt Campbell put the #7 Penske Porsche Motorsports 963 on top in third practice for the Rolex 24 Hours, just 0.172sec ahead of Filipe Albuquerque in the Wayne Taylor Racing Acura ARX-06.

Erebus warns of "unfair" Gen3 Supercars testing

Erebus CEO Barry Ryan says it would be unfair for any team to test a complete Gen3 Supercar early next week as was initially planned.

Nissan announces 2023 GT500 drivers, Hirate keeps seat

Nissan has announced its GT500 driver roster for the 2023 SUPER GT season, with no changes compared to last year.

Lawson to drive Red Bull F1 car at Bathurst

Liam Lawson will be behind the wheel of the Red Bull RB7 Formula 1 car during its demonstration laps at the Bathurst 12 Hour next week.

MSR Acura 'can't feel confident' heading into Rolex 24 - Blomqvist

Reliability concerns mean the pole-sitting Meyer Shank Racing Acura team can't feel confident heading into this weekend's Rolex 24 at Daytona despite its strong pace in the build-up to the event, says Tom Blomqvist.

Sandbagging in Daytona a ‘waste of time’ for Rolex 24 GTP cars – Westbrook

Cadillac Racing’s Richard Westbrook says there ‘isn’t much point’ in GTP teams sandbagging in practice ahead of the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona.

Rolex 24: Westbrook’s Ganassi Cadillac tops second practice

Richard Westbrook ensured Cadillac’s new V-LMDh snagged top spot in second practice for the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona.

Tony Stewart again joins NASCAR broadcast team for Daytona 500, Clash

Tony Stewart will once again join the FOX Sports broadcast team for the season-opening Daytona 500, as well as The Clash at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

Helio Castroneves rules out 2023 Daytona 500 NASCAR bid

During a media availability ahead of the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, Helio Castroneves confirmed that he will not attempt to run the 2023 Daytona 500.

Reaume Brothers NASCAR shop suffers 'significant' fire damage

The Reaume Brothers Racing shop in Mooresville, N.C., sustained “significant” damage in a fire Thursday morning and three people were treated for injuries.

Rolex 24: WTR Acura tops much-interrupted FP1 at Daytona

Five red flags disrupted the first practice session of race week for the 61st running of the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, with Filipe Albuquerque putting the Wayne Taylor Racing Andretti Autosport Acura on top.

Pedrosa to make KTM MotoGP wildcard appearance in Spanish GP

Dani Pedrosa will make his first MotoGP race start since the 2021 Styrian Grand Prix with a wildcard entry for KTM at this year's Spanish GP in April.

House of Lords peer criticises "discourteous and unprofessional" Ben Sulayem

FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem has been criticised by a House of Lords peer for being "deeply discourteous and unprofessional" in failing to reply to human rights concerns.

NBC, IndyCar reveal broadcast times for 2023 IndyCar season

The race broadcast start times for the 2023 NTT IndyCar Series, headlined by the 107th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on May 28, were revealed today.

Abiteboul identifies first tasks as Hyundai WRC boss

Defining a clear structure and creating a strong team spirit are among the first objectives Cyril Abiteboul wants to achieve as team principal of Hyundai’s World Rally Championship programme.

O’Ward’s Arrow McLaren IndyCar colorscheme for 2023 revealed

The Arrow McLaren Chevrolet in which Pato O’Ward aims to fight for the IndyCar championship became public today.

SHR signs Chase Briscoe to multi-year contract extension

Stewart-Haas Racing has signed NASCAR Cup Series driver Chase Briscoe to a multi-year contract extension.

LMP2 drivers question moves to slow class for Rolex 24

Leading LMP2 drivers have questioned the need for the secondary class to be slowed ahead of this weekend's Rolex 24 at Daytona, given that the new top-class GTP cars are running similar laptimes to their DPi predecessors.

The other Suzuki signing that could transform Honda's MotoGP form Prime

The other Suzuki signing that could transform Honda's MotoGP form

Following Suzuki's decision to quit MotoGP, both of its former riders have landed at Honda for 2023. But perhaps its biggest signing from the now-defunct team could instead be a highly-rated technical manager. Is Ken Kawauchi the right man at the right time to steer HRC back to glory?

Vergne: New Formula E tyres "like concrete", renews calls for slicks

Jean-Eric Vergne has renewed calls for Formula E to switch to slicks, having been unimpressed by the lack of grip in Hankook's "concrete" new tyres in the Mexico City E-Prix.

Hulkenberg: Break from F1 race seat was "very positive"

Nico Hulkenberg says that his time away from a Formula 1 race seat was "positive" and allowed him a valuable opportunity for reflection.

The crucial tech changes F1 teams must adapt to in 2023 Prime

The crucial tech changes F1 teams must adapt to in 2023

Changes to the regulations for season two of Formula 1's ground-effects era aim to smooth out last year’s troubles and shut down loopholes. But what areas have been targeted, and what impact will this have?

Rally USA a potential contender to join WRC in 2024

The World Rally Championship could add a round in North America next year as plans to break into the region progress.

Mercedes' greatest F1 and grand prix drivers of all time
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Mercedes' greatest F1 and grand prix drivers of all time

Mercedes has a longer history in grand prix racing than any other constructor.

Inside BMW's long-awaited prototype racing return

Much like German OEM rival Porsche, BMW's absence from sportscar racing’s top flight will be ended this weekend when a pair of M Hybrid V8 prototypes make their debut in the Rolex 24 at Daytona. A programme focused on IMSA for now will expand to the WEC and Le Mans next year, in a sign of both its ambition and pragmatism.

KTM uncovers updated livery for 2023 MotoGP season

The factory KTM squad has unveiled its colours for the 2023 MotoGP season on Thursday morning ahead of its seventh season in the premier class.

Andretti only new team to express interest to FIA in joining F1 grid

Andretti is the only potential new Formula 1 entrant to have expressed an interest to the FIA in joining the grid, according to Mohammed Ben Sulayem.

Alfa Romeo appoints Alessandro Alunni Bravi as F1 team chief

Sauber managing director Alessandro Alunni Bravi has been named as the new Formula 1 team representative for the Alfa Romeo squad, working under Andreas Seidl.

Live: Watch the first round of WSK Champions Cup
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Live: Watch the first round of WSK Champions Cup

Grand opening of the WSK season for the first round of the WSK Champions Cup from 25 to 29 January at South Garda Karting.

Supercars details engine lottery

Supercars has detailed its random engine allocation to both the Ford and GM teams as part of the new Gen3 regulations.

Taylor: “Lots of questions” ahead of latest Rolex 24 bid

Wayne Taylor admits his team heads into the Rolex 24 at Daytona with a lot of unknowns, but has total belief in his driver line-up and the quality of the Acura.

Chase Elliott to run NASCAR Truck race at Daytona

Former NASCAR Cup Series champion Chase Elliott will return to the NASCAR Truck Series in the season-opening race of 2023.

Porsche "miles off" compared to GTD rivals, says Tincknell

AO Racing's Harry Tincknell believes the lack of pace Porsche demonstrated in qualifying for this weekend's Rolex 24 at Daytona is genuine and that the German manufacturer is "miles off" its GT Daytona class competitors.

Westbrook: New Cadillac GTP “puts emphasis on the driver”

Cadillac Racing driver Richard Westbrook says the new GTP cars in IMSA’s top class place more emphasis on the driver, and believes they will be more raceable than the Daytona Prototypes that went before.

Everything we know about F1 2023: Drivers, cars, tracks & more

The 2023 Formula 1 season is on the horizon, but how much do you know about it? Find out all you need to know about the calendar, teams, drivers and more.