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Ferrari fans excited by the potential of new blood arriving in 2021 should remember that the team's wait for a first Formula 1 title since 2008 goes on. And there's one key non-driver reason behind this long drought
Following Sebastian Vettel's departure from Ferrari, F1 faced a flurry of signings this week. Just as the game of musical chairs has its winners, it must also have its losers - and Daniel Ricciardo's departure leaves Renault with a big hole to fill in 2021...
In a post-coronavirus world, motorsport series are going to have to work together more than ever to ensure their survival. That's why the FIA World Endurance Championship should deepen its growing ties with the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
Talk of customer cars in Formula 1 has returned as it assesses its essential nature and plans for the future, but going down that road would be the wrong route
France is the home of grand prix racing, though for much of the past decade it has contributed very few drivers to the Formula 1 grid. That's all changed now, with four drivers flying the flag on the current grid - but some of them have their work cut out to fulfil their potential, says Ben Edwards
here will be a time where the world is no longer held hostage by the COVID-19 pandemic and Formula 1 will restart. But ignoring the lessons from current events would be ill-advised, and F1 has a great chance to reset and become sustainable
Like so many industries, motorsport is currently caught in a crisis. But there are positive signs from the business world that Formula 1 must not ignore as critical talks over the championship's future continue
MotoGP's teams have been in talks to reduce costs as the current global pandemic continues to wreak financial disaster. But the manufacturers involved need to band together against a common good, and be open to even more radical solutions
Last Sunday’s news of Sir Stirling Moss’s death at the age of 90 elicited a flood of anecdote from friends and admirers around the world. David Malsher-Lopez could only count himself in the latter category, but shares a few personal memories of speaking with the great man.
Motorsport's absence is being keenly felt by many fans. As with any crisis fixes can be made, so Formula 1 in particular must hope FIA president Jean Todt is wrong on one prediction, and see the alternative as an opportunity to improve
The Esports racing world has exploded as the coronavirus pandemic has forced real motorsport to shut down. But from the fan perspective, is it even a halfway satisfying alternative to the real thing?
As the world faces the economic as well as health implications of the coronavirus pandemic, Formula 1 must change if it's to overcome the financial challenges ahead
The introduction of Charles Leclerc, Alex Albon, George Russell and Antonio Giovinazzi to Formula 1's Virtual GP last weekend meant it was a step above the franchise's debut two weeks ago. But a dominant performance from Esports newcomer Leclerc stole the show
Having been handed an 18-month ban for testing positive for a banned anabolic steroid, Andrea Iannone's MotoGP days look increasingly numbered. Although his Aprilia team are steadfastly backing him, Iannone will be out of contract soon. Can he save his MotoGP career?
MotoGP's virtual #StayAtHomeGP was a sad reminder of some of the storylines that could be unfolding had the real-life season not been delayed indefinitely by the coronavirus pandemic. While we can bemoan Esports as being a poor relation of the real thing, it has an even more important function to perform
With three-quarters of the grid set to be out of contract at season's end, ordinarily it wouldn't be long before the rumour mill began in earnest. But this is no ordinary season, and all the signs point towards silly season being somewhat anticlimactic
The Formula 1 travelling circus is a pan-global monolith that can lay claim to being one of the biggest sporting series going. But in the current COVID-19 pandemic-induced hiatus, that could count against it staging any races at all in 2020, with the fate of Australia's cancelled GP a stark warning to other promoters
F1 Esports' inaugural Virtual Grand Prix last weekend provided brilliant entertainment to those tuning in to watch a mix of F1 drivers and celebrities battle on track, but was a missed opportunity for marketing its own Esports stars. A change of approach is needed if it is to successfully fill the void until the resumption of proper racing
Prominent showings - not entirely for the reasons he planned - in the F1 Esports Virtual GP and Veloce's #NottheBahGP were a perfect illustration of how Lando Norris has assumed the role of F1's poster boy in a tough period for the championship, and ought to give him a far greater following when on-track racing resumes
Earlier this week, the Automobile Club de l’Ouest made the announcement that the entire sportscar racing fraternity had been more or less expecting: that, for the first time since 1968, the Le Mans 24 Hours will not be run in June due to the COVID-19 pandemic.