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