News and Analysis
Every Formula 1 team is facing the same difficult decision this season: how do you split precious aero development time between the current car and the all-new 2022 project?
Having come within three laps of winning the Indianapolis 500, having already had the door to Formula 1 slammed in his face, Bertrand Baguette finally found a stable home in Japan with Honda. Ahead of his eighth season as a SUPER GT driver, he looks back on his career so far with Jamie Klein.
For the last two seasons, Chase Briscoe has been one of most consistent performers in the NASCAR Xfinity Series – a perennial contender for race victories.
Scott McLaughlin says he’s not astonished by his pace in an IndyCar because “I’m my own harshest critic” and “there’s areas where I’m OK and areas where I’m still really bad!”
Almost any way you look at it, Joey Logano put in a great performance Sunday on the Daytona Road Course. Almost.
With less than half-a-lap remaining in last Sunday’s Daytona 500, Team Penske seemed assured to claim victory in the prestigious race, but it never materialized.
The death of Dale Earnhardt in the 2001 Daytona 500 shocked NASCAR to the core. At the Daytona 24 Hours, two weeks before his fatal accident, ‘The Intimidator’ shared his expectations of challenging for an eighth Cup title with JONATHAN INGRAM, in an article first published in the 15 February 2001 issue of Autosport magazine. Little did we know then what tragedy would unfold…
Austin Cindric’s focus remains on his fulltime ride in the NASCAR Xfinity Series but his first taste of action in the Cup Series has whet his appetite for more.
Front Row Motorsports is no stranger to Victory Lane in the NASCAR Cup Series, but winning the Daytona 500? That is uncharted territory
For nearly 14 years Michael McDowell has toiled away in the NASCAR Cup Series looking for that elusive first victory.
23XI Racing owners Michael Jordan and Denny Hamlin, alongside driver Bubba Wallace sat down with Michael Strahan to talk about the new team's foray into NASCAR competition.
1990 Daytona 500 winner Derrike Cope has vowed that his NASCAR Cup rivals will “know I am there” during Sunday’s running of the 500, and that “if they want to play, we’ll play” – despite being 62-years old.
Chase Elliott has no plans to defend his 2020 NASCAR Cup Series championship. He does, however, have every intention of trying to win another one this season.
Kyle Larson is back and hoping to make the most of his second chance in the NASCAR Cup Series.
Kevin Harvick has been a vocal proponent of NASCAR changing up its schedule and by doing so this season he believes finding success in the sport will require versatile drivers.
Denny Hamlin has shed light on how he intends to split his workload between racing for Joe Gibbs in the NASCAR Cup Series and be co-owner of the new 23XI Racing squad.
With everything Bubba Wallace has been involved with off the track the past year, it might be surprising to learn he still believes his biggest challenges remain on it.
Neel Jani says he has a relaxed attitude about his short-lived stint as a Porsche Formula E driver, and is relishing the chance to return to the FIA World Endurance Championship with the marque’s GTE effort.
Now in charge of Formula 1's reins, Stefano Domenicali has got to work in underlining his future plans for the championship. Although the COVID-19 pandemic still lingers in the short term, he has grand designs on F1's future as a spectacle
Ryan Preece finds himself without a guaranteed spot in this year's Daytona 500, but the prospect of having to fight for a place in the field doesn't intimidate him at all.
One year ago, Ryan Newman was seconds away from winning the Daytona 500 before being caught up in a last-lap wreck.
Despite his terrifying F1 crash in Bahrain, Romain Grosjean still loves open-wheel racing and is heading to IndyCar but won’t race superspeedways because “I can’t put my kids through that again.” David Malsher-Lopez reports.
Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Pitbull envisions something much, much more out of his new ownership role in NASCAR.
Matt DiBenedetto enters the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season with no job security, yet he believes he’s about to start the best year of his career.
Having gone over seven years without a race win through spells with McLaren, Renault and Haas, Kevin Magnussen's departure from Formula 1 for IMSA with big-hitters Chip Ganassi Racing could give him what he craves most - a chance of success
SUPER GT boss Masaaki Bandoh says he is aiming for the series to expand its presence elsewhere in Asia in future years, following the failure of its Class One tie-up with the DTM.
Alexander Rossi enjoyed the rare opportunity to wheel both his Andretti Autosport-Honda and Wayne Taylor Racing Acura ARX-05 in a day of testing at Sebring Raceway.
Jean Alesi made an immediate impact in Formula 1 when he arrived with Tyrrell, but his decision to join Ferrari instead of a resurgent Williams for 1991 was ill-judged as the Scuderia became engulfed with political in-fighting that resulted from an underdeveloped car...
Dumped by Red Bull during 2019, Pierre Gasly became one of F1's top performers with AlphaTauri in 2020 - and it wasn't just about his Monza win. Now with the full backing of his team, he's relishing settling into a team leadership role in 2021
In this exclusive one-on-one interview, Roger Penske reveals the inner drive that has made him not only a hugely successful team owner and businessman but also the owner of Indianapolis Motor Speedway and IndyCar. He spoke to David Malsher-Lopez.
Christopher Bell previews the 2021 season as he finds himself in a new car with a different crew chief, searching for his first victory in the NASCAR Cup Series.
Josef Newgarden was our pick as top IndyCar driver of 2020 but his finest season-long run of performances failed to yield the championship. David Malsher-Lopez explains why.
Nissan has declared its first SUPER GT season with its revised GT-R a qualified success, despite not being able to consistently match the performance of rival marques Honda and Toyota.
Erik Jones wasn’t looking for a new beginning but that’s what he’ll have with his NASCAR Cup Series career in 2021.
Last month, Tadasuke Makino became the youngest-ever driver to win SUPER GT's top prize at the wheel of a Honda. But the journey there was anything but straightforward, as he tells Jamie Klein.
AJ Foyt's career is one very few can beat in terms of success and none can rival for longevity. In an article originally published in Autosport magazine on 26 August 2010, Charles Bradley rewinds the clock with the American legend to tell his amazing story…
Sebastien Loeb remains as committed as ever after 19 years at the top level. Since returning part-time with Citroen to the World Rally Championship in 2018 and continuing in a third Hyundai for the past two seasons, the nine-time champion has managed to add a victory and a further two podiums to his tally.
Consistency has been hard to come by in William Byron’s short Cup Series career but he hopes a new crew chief with a familiar face may help change that.
Pol Espargaro will face the toughest challenge of his racing career pairing up with six-time MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez at Honda in 2021 - should Marquez be fit. But his toil during his four-year KTM stint has readied him for the fight
Daniel Ricciardo is one of the few proven grand prix winners on the current Formula 1 grid. It's been a while since he stood on the top step of the podium, but as he tells Motorsport.com, he knows he can do the job - both for Renault now and McLaren next year
It won't get the same attention as Toyota, Nissan or Honda, but there's another Japanese manufacturer fighting for title glory in SUPER GT's season finale at Fuji Speedway this weekend: Subaru.
Formula 1 fans may not have heard of Yath Gangakumaran, but he is an influential figure in the future of the sport. As director of strategy and business development his role is to set the long-term direction for Formula 1, working with Chase Carey and, from January, the incoming CEO Stefano Domenicali.
Chase Elliott's late charge to the 2020 NASCAR Cup title defied predictions that it would be a Kevin Harvick versus Denny Hamlin showdown. While the two veterans are showing no signs of slowing down, Elliott's triumph was a window into NASCAR's future…
Ferdinand Habsburg says he feels “grateful” to have earned the respect of Audi's factory DTM stars after starring in the 2020 season with the customer WRT team.
In the hours after he won Sunday’s race and the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series championship, Chase Elliott found it difficult to grasp what he had achieved.
Mercedes Formula 1 team technical director James Allison says getting the tyres “singing” is the biggest challenge when going to an unknown venue.
Since his shock decision to retire as a driver after winning the 2016 Formula 1 World Championship, Nico Rosberg has remained in the public eye. And much of his activity has been focused on the electric and the sustainability agenda, as a shareholder of the all-electric FIA Formula E series and founder of the Greentech Festival.
Michael Shank says he’s decided his new, second IndyCar entry will be part-time but is uncertain whether to hire an NTT IndyCar Series veteran or a rising star.
Is it déjà vu for Joey Logano all over again? He sure hopes so.
Ever since being passed over for a Toyota LMP1 drive, Ryo Hirakawa has been steadily building his reputation in his native Japan – to the point where he deserves consideration for another crack at the big-time.
There are many things that can grab headlines, but Kevin Harvick says he’s learned in his career performance on the track does the best talking.
Takuma Sato says his second Indianapolis 500 win was not about avenging his defeat by Ganassi in 2012, but satisfaction in delivering victory for his current team owners.
Transitioning from race car driver to TV broadcaster will be a big step for Clint Bowyer but it also opens the door to multiple new opportunities with which to spend his time.
Once again Chase Elliott has advanced to the Round of 8 in the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs, but he is determined to ensure it’s not his ‘stopping point’ this time.
Emerson Fittipaldi has driven many successful cars – in Formula 1 and Indycars – but his all-time favourite remains the machine in which he took his first F1 World Championship in 1972, which celebrates its 50th birthday this year
When it comes to giving himself a chance to remain in this season’s playoffs, reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Busch plans to leave the outcome to his racing.
Even with Denny Hamlin’s stellar season and changes forced by the COVID-19 pandemic, Toyota’s NASCAR boss offered a harsh assessment of the manufacturer’s 2020 season in the Cup Series.
Bud Denker, president of Penske Corporation, says that motorsport must be inclusive, not exclusive, to improve its appeal, particularly to youth.