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Tom Kristensen reveals career secrets in ‘Mr Le Mans’ book

The most successful driver in the history of the Le Mans 24 Hours, Tom Kristensen, has released a new and updated English language version of his award-winning biography, Mr Le Mans.

The best IndyCar colorschemes from McLaren and Schmidt Peterson

Ahead of tomorrow's Arrow McLaren SP-Chevrolet livery launch, we trawled for images of our favorite colorschemes from the Indy car histories of both McLaren and the Schmidt Peterson team.

How Nissan plans on dethroning DS Techeetah in Formula E

Techeetah has been Formula E’s dominant squad of late with five titles in the last three years, but if there is one manufacturer that can usurp the Chinese team in 2021 it is Nissan.

Why Formula E's 2021 season will be a crucial litmus test Prime

Why Formula E's 2021 season will be a crucial litmus test

As off-track politics threatens to overshadow events on it, the upcoming Formula E season is perhaps its most important since the championship's inception. And that's a shame, given that the focus should be on what promises to be its closest title fight yet.

Ranked! Carlin's greatest F1 graduates Prime

Ranked! Carlin's greatest F1 graduates

Carlin has helped guide enough drivers to Formula 1 to fill out an entire grid, plus a handful of reserves, to create a remarkable alumni list. With Yuki Tsunoda set to join that group, Motorsport.com has ranked its graduates to grace the grand prix scene...

Why AlphaTauri is raving about its under-the-radar rookie
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Why AlphaTauri is raving about its under-the-radar rookie

Japan’s newest Formula 1 driver Yuki Tsunoda has enjoyed a mercurial rise through the ranks, spending just one year apiece in F3 and F2 before his graduation this year with AlphaTauri.

Ranked! Top 10 Mercedes F1 cars of all time
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Ranked! Top 10 Mercedes F1 cars of all time

Mercedes has been the dominant force of Formula 1's turbo hybrid era since 2014, but its pedigree in grand prix racing can be traced back over 100 years. KEVIN TURNER picks out its very best machines from the pre-war and world championship eras...

Video: Looking back on the final NASCAR race on Daytona beach
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Video: Looking back on the final NASCAR race on Daytona beach

NASCAR's Jonathan Merryman and NASCAR historian Ken Martin travel back in time to the 1958 Beach and Road Course race in Daytona.

Why Gasly’s AlphaTauri haven is a blessing and a curse Prime

Why Gasly’s AlphaTauri haven is a blessing and a curse

Red Bull opted not to re-sign Pierre Gasly even before it decided to drop Alex Albon and so the Frenchman's Formula 1 journey will continue at AlphaTauri. This has positive and negative connotations for one of last season's star performers.

Why Alex Marquez doesn't care about 'shutting up' MotoGP critics Prime

Why Alex Marquez doesn't care about 'shutting up' MotoGP critics

Alex Marquez's form was one of MotoGP 2020's biggest surprises and, by firmly stepping out of his six-time world champion brother Marc's shadow, he proved a few people wrong. Not that he cares about this, as he tells Lewis Duncan

Eight things Red Bull must do to beat Mercedes in 2021 Prime

Eight things Red Bull must do to beat Mercedes in 2021

After seven years of defeat at the hands of Mercedes, Red Bull is as hungry as ever to secure a fifth world championship. But there are key challenges it must overcome in 2021 to switch from challenger to conqueror

Dale Earnhardt: How he died and what NASCAR did next
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Dale Earnhardt: How he died and what NASCAR did next

February 18, 2001 is NASCAR’s darkest day. At 17:16 Eastern Time, it was the moment that the sport lost one of its greatest and revered drivers of all time: Dale Earnhardt.

How Mercedes and Porsche can avoid a difficult second FE album Prime

How Mercedes and Porsche can avoid a difficult second FE album

Mercedes and Porsche compete to win and have done so across the board: in Formula 1, sportscars, the Dakar Rally and endurance road races - even working together to break land speed records. Next in the crosshairs is the Formula E teams' championship crown.

Cast of Netflix’s new sitcom race off using NASCAR Heat 5 video game

Netflix’s NASCAR-themed sitcom – The Crew – debuts this week, starring Kevin James (The King of Queens, Kevin Can Wait) as crew chief and Sarah Stiles (Billions).

How Yamaha's new MotoGP era can unchain Vinales Prime

How Yamaha's new MotoGP era can unchain Vinales

After the electrifying start to his Yamaha MotoGP career in 2017, Maverick Vinales has struggled for consistency. Many anticipate that the arrival of Fabio Quartararo could spell disaster, but the departure of Valentino Rossi could be just the impetus he needs.

Faye Ho: British Superbikes' only female team owner on women in racing
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Faye Ho: British Superbikes' only female team owner on women in racing

If you thought car racing was a male-dominated sport, it’s nothing compared to motorbikes, where female participation at the rider, team management, and engineer level is very low. While there are programs in place to encourage female participation in cars, like FIA Girls on Track and powerful voices like Michele Mouton and Susie Wolff, bike racing has few parallels.

NASCAR’s Next Gen Cup car: What is it and why it is needed

The NASCAR Next Gen is the future generation of chassis to be used in the Cup Series and is aimed at making the cars more cost-effective for race teams and car manufacturers, while simultaneously enhancing driver safety.

The NASCAR storylines to watch out for in 2021 Prime

The NASCAR storylines to watch out for in 2021

This weekend's Daytona 500 kickstarts a NASCAR Cup season that promises plenty of intrigue courtesy of new owners and a refreshed calendar. Here's what you need to know ahead of the new season…

How F1 know-how is making waves in the America’s Cup

While Mercedes may still be weeks away from unleashing the new W12 into its first Formula 1 race, the Brackley-based outfit will be facing its first competitive battle this weekend.

The meteoric rise of F1's first 21st century-born racer Prime

The meteoric rise of F1's first 21st century-born racer

New AlphaTauri Formula 1 recruit Yuki Tsunoda has had a sensational rise during his F2 rookie season. But what makes him so special? Motorsport.com asks those he's worked with, and the man himself.

Remembering Daytona 500 1981 - Petty’s seventh heaven
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Remembering Daytona 500 1981 - Petty’s seventh heaven

Lewis Hamilton and Michael Schumacher have both won seven Formula 1 world championships but there is only one man that has conquered NASCAR's Daytona 500 seven times: The King - Richard Petty.

Ranked: Top 10 McLaren Formula 1 cars

McLaren has taken eight constructors' and 12 drivers' championships since it arrived in F1 in 1966. But from such esteemed company, which is its best car? Lucy Rimmer and Kevin Turner pick out the best of the best

Why Kyle Larson can't blow his big shot at redemption Prime
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Why Kyle Larson can't blow his big shot at redemption

From a disgraced NASCAR exile, Kyle Larson has been given a chance of redemption by the powerhouse Hendrick Motorsports squad. Effectively replacing seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson is no easy billing, but Larson has every intention of repaying the team's faith...

Dale Coyne picks the Top 10 drivers in his giant-slaying team Prime

Dale Coyne picks the Top 10 drivers in his giant-slaying team

Over 37 seasons, Dale Coyne has run no fewer than 80 Indy car drivers – including himself! Ahead of his first season running Romain Grosjean, we asked Coyne to pick the best 10 drivers ever to compete for him. By David Malsher-Lopez.

How could Formula 1 make calendar rotation work?

Even as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic complicates the running of the 2021 Formula 1 season, officials remain confident of delivering a record-length calendar. But with concerns over a 23-race schedule, talk of rotating events in the future has swirled. Luke Smith looks at how F1 could make this work.

Why McLaren can be a true force in F1 again Prime

Why McLaren can be a true force in F1 again

History's second most successful Formula 1 team fell far, and fell hard at the start of the turbo hybrid era. But out of the doldrums of the Honda era, at last a revitalised empire is preparing to strike back with Mercedes power and a reinforced driver lineup.

Top 10 F1 to Indy car converts ranked

As Romain Grosjean becomes the latest former Formula 1 driver to make the switch to the NTT IndyCar Series with Dale Coyne Racing in 2021, Motorsport.com picks out the 10 converts who made the best impression Stateside.

Ricciardo's snug McLaren showcases fine art of the F1 seat fit
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Ricciardo's snug McLaren showcases fine art of the F1 seat fit

In the first 2021 episode of its McLaren Unboxed series, the team has lifted the lid on one of the finer arts of building an F1 car, designing the seat around its new driver Daniel Ricciardo.

The evidence that shows Williams' F1 recovery is real Prime

The evidence that shows Williams' F1 recovery is real

It's gone from powerhouse to its current position holding Formula 1's wooden spoon. But, while Williams recognises that there are no silver bullets to getting back among the points, it was already showing that it’s on the right track for recovery in 2021

The crescendo climax F1 rarely enjoys Prime

The crescendo climax F1 rarely enjoys

The unexpected thrills of live sport are what makes competition so enjoyable to many. But there are different ways of considering what creates the best sensation. In motorsport, one particular phenomenon is rare in Formula 1.

Reflecting on retiring Jamie Whincup's major milestones

The full-time racing career of Australia’s most successful touring car driver Jamie Whincup will come to an end after this year. We look back at the GOAT's major milestones.

Ranked: Williams' top 10 Formula 1 cars

Williams is one of Formula 1's most legendary outfits, enjoying a rich history in the series. Ahead of its 2021 car launch, we picked out its 10 best grand prix challengers

The real-life racing rogues stranger than fiction Prime

The real-life racing rogues stranger than fiction

The forthcoming Netflix film linking the world of underworld crime and motorsport plays on a theme that isn't exactly new. Over the years, several shady figures have attempted to make it in racing before their dubious dealings caught up with them.

F1's fastest and slowest: Williams's rollercoaster ride Prime
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F1's fastest and slowest: Williams's rollercoaster ride

In its time gracing the Formula 1 grid, Williams has hit the very pinnacle of grand prix racing - and also brought up the rear. Here we show how its pace measures up from 1978-2020.

Remembering the 1990 Daytona 24 - Jaguar domination
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Remembering the 1990 Daytona 24 - Jaguar domination

To coincide with this weekend’s Daytona 24 Hours we’ve turned the clocks back to 1990 to relive when Jaguar ruled America’s race-around-the-clock sportscar classic.

The 2021 WEC season entry list in full
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The 2021 WEC season entry list in full

Check out the full entry list for the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship season, complete with all the drivers that have been announced so far.

Oliver Gavin's Corvette Racing highlights Prime

Oliver Gavin's Corvette Racing highlights

Oliver Gavin has stepped down from the full-time Corvette Racing line-up after a stellar career with the team spanning nearly 20 years. He looks back on a stint that encompassed, among other successes, five Le Mans 24 Hours victories.

Why Renault's survivor wasn't part of Alpine's plans Prime
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Why Renault's survivor wasn't part of Alpine's plans

Even the most skilled and ambitious political operators can come a cropper when organisations change. Stuart Codling reflects on the departure from Renault of Cyril Abiteboul.

Gallery: Fullwood's new WAU livery

Take a closer look at the new colours that Bryce Fullwood will sport on his Walkinshaw Andretti United Holden during the 2021 Supercars season.

What you need to know about F1 2021 Prime

What you need to know about F1 2021

Formula 1 won't get its big new regulations this year, but there are still plenty of changes to keep track of on the technical, team/driver and calendar fronts. Here's our guide to all the important details

How Tandy joined an exclusive club of endurance legends Prime
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How Tandy joined an exclusive club of endurance legends

Victory at last year's Spa 24 Hours meant Nick Tandy had completed the unofficial sextuple crown of the world's six biggest endurance races, becoming the first Briton to do so. Ahead of his fresh start with Corvette Racing, he explains how he did it…

Retro: The point-less minnow F1 teams of 1991 Prime
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Retro: The point-less minnow F1 teams of 1991

Six of the 18 teams that appeared in the 1991 Formula 1 season failed to score a point, whether through lack of funds to build and test new parts, under-par engines or management musical chairs. Here are their little-known stories...

The reluctant Lotus ace who was dropped for Clark Prime

The reluctant Lotus ace who was dropped for Clark

A firm believer that motor racing was a sport for gentlemen, Innes Ireland lived a spirited life. Nigel Roebuck recalls a character whose outlook ceased to fit with modern Formula 1.

Evans on the talking points of WRC 2021 Prime

Evans on the talking points of WRC 2021

He came close to the title last year, and now Toyota's Elfyn Evans gives his verdict on what to expect from 2021 as the World Rally Championship prepares to reconvene for the Monte Carlo season opener.

WRC future focused on Chinese manufacturers, hybrid cars and action
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WRC future focused on Chinese manufacturers, hybrid cars and action

The World Rally Championship kicks off on January 21-24 with the Monte Carlo Rally, part of a 12-date calendar that features first events for Croatia and Ypres as well as the return to the Safari Rally in Kenya.

The winless drivers who could be Hamilton’s heirs to F1’s crown Prime

The winless drivers who could be Hamilton’s heirs to F1’s crown

Eventually, Lewis Hamilton's Formula 1 career will come to a close. Although Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc have challenged, three drivers who are yet to score a victory could inherit the world champion's place at the pinnacle in future seasons...

The making of South America's first Dakar bikes champion

Kevin Benavides made Dakar Rally history on Friday by becoming the first South American rider to win the event on two wheels. This is the story of the Argentinian rider and his rise to the top.

The great F1 duel that will be recreated in the 2021 midfield Prime
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The great F1 duel that will be recreated in the 2021 midfield

Ten years ago, one of the biggest rivalries in Formula 1 was Fernando Alonso vs Sebastian Vettel. Ben Edwards looks forward to it happening all over again at the head of the midfield in 2021.

Why sim racing’s boom looks set to continue in 2021
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Why sim racing’s boom looks set to continue in 2021

The booming interest in sim racing and esports triggered by COVID-19 lockdowns looks certain to reach new heights in 2021, says the head of gaming developer, publisher and esports ecosystem provider Motorsport Games, which has just gone public.

Gallery: Reynolds' KGR Penrite Ford Mustang

Take a closer look at the #26 Kelly Grove Racing Ford Mustang that David Reynolds will race for the 2021 Supercars season.

Why a lost F1 hope is still in demand aged 65 Prime

Why a lost F1 hope is still in demand aged 65

There's a saying among retired folk that life begins at 60, but endurance specialist Alain Ferte has never used the 'R' word. Some 40 years since his crowning glory in F3, he's still a driver in demand and gunning for more 24-hour racing success this weekend

How Senna won his greatest F1 title Prime
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How Senna won his greatest F1 title

Autosport magazine has produced a 1991 special issue to mark 30 years since Ayrton Senna's third world championship title, secured against stiff opposition from Nigel Mansell and Williams. Here's how Senna and McLaren triumphed against the odds

How a fallen Red Bull F1 hope became a Porsche great Prime

How a fallen Red Bull F1 hope became a Porsche great

Without an innocuous clash in a 2007 GP2 race, F1 history could have been very different with a German Red Bull Junior not called Sebastian Vettel ascending to Toro Rosso that year. Here's how he rebuilt himself to win four titles in as many years.

The driver gap Aston Martin must address in F1 2021 Prime

The driver gap Aston Martin must address in F1 2021

A famous motorsport moniker returns to Formula 1 in 2021. But, with Aston Martin still essentially the same as Racing Point, there's an element the team will want to fix for the new campaign if it is to better the recent success of its previous guise.

Why Piastri's F3 title was better than results suggested Prime

Why Piastri's F3 title was better than results suggested

F3 rookie Oscar Piastri only just snatched the 2020 title with Prema Racing, but the setbacks he overcame to do so suggest that Renault's next Australian talent is one destined for the top.

How Russell staked his claim for Hamilton's crown Prime

How Russell staked his claim for Hamilton's crown

When Lewis Hamilton eventually decides to hang up his helmet, Mercedes has a problem: how to replace the greatest driver of a generation? George Russell is one who might inherit that mantle - but he'll still have to fight for it, says Luke Smith.

Damon Hill's 10 greatest Formula 1 races Prime

Damon Hill's 10 greatest Formula 1 races

It's 25 years since Damon Hill broke through to claim the 1996 Formula 1 world championship, becoming the first son of a world champion father to do so. But which were his very best performances in F1? We pick out his top 10 greatest drives

Can-Am footage shows McLaren's racing soul
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Can-Am footage shows McLaren's racing soul

Motorsport.tv’s “Racing Files” episode on McLaren is a tribute to not only the marque’s founder but also top-rank motorsport design at its most unfettered.

The visionaries promoting female talent at Le Mans

The Le Mans 24 Hours featured its first all-female LMP2 crew in 2020, the result of an initiative to back female talent from watchmaker Richard Mille supported by the FIA's Women in Motorsport Commission.

The Top 10 WRC drivers of 2020 Prime

The Top 10 WRC drivers of 2020

A drastically-shortened 2020 season gave the World Rally Championship protagonists precious little stage mileage to strut their stuff, but as ever the cream rose to the top across the seven events. We rank the year's best performers