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Is it too late to stop Yamamoto winning the SUPER GT title?

With two races to go in 2021, Honda’s Naoki Yamamoto is in a strong position to score a third SUPER GT in four years. Can any of his rivals still realistically deny him the crown?

Malukas on first IndyCar test: “I wasn’t expecting it to be so good!”

Indy Lights graduate David Malukas has admitted his pace on his first IndyCar outing was surprising even to him.

Multiple NASCAR suspensions following Kansas penalties

NASCAR issued several penalties on Tuesday – including multiple suspensions – for issues arising out of last weekend’s Xfinity and Cup races at Kansas Speedway.

Dale Jr. on NASCAR Next Gen: "It just does everything better"

A trio of former NASCAR stars took their turn driving the Next Gen car on Tuesday and all seemed impressed with their experience.

Horner: Chuck F1 form book away in title run-in

Red Bull Racing boss Christian Horner says the form book should be chucked away ahead of the next Formula 1 race in Mexico City.

Binder explains “super-stupid” Misano MotoGP sighting lap crash

Brad Binder labelled his crash on the sighting lap for the MotoGP Emilia Romagna Grand Prix “super-stupid” having been caught out by cold brakes on the way to the grid.

The positives Mercedes sees in Austin F1 loss

Mercedes insists that there are positives to take from its defeat by Red Bull in Formula 1's United States Grand Prix.

Red Bull: Too brutal to have pitted Perez for F1 fastest lap

Red Bull thinks it would have been "brutal" for Sergio Perez to sacrifice a podium at Formula 1's United States Grand Prix just to deny Lewis Hamilton fastest lap point.

Chadwick, Powell join Richard Mille for Bahrain WEC rookie test

Newly-crowned W Series champion Jamie Chadwick will sample an LMP2 car for the first time at next month’s FIA World Endurance Championship rookie test in Bahrain.

Alonso: F1 needs to be as strict in enforcing rules as football

Fernando Alonso thinks Formula 1 needs to be as strict with its rules enforcement like football is with penalty offences.

Espargaro: Maiden Honda MotoGP podium "pain relief"

Pol Espargaro says his maiden MotoGP podium with Honda at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix was “pain relief” having struggled across 2021 after his “huge risk” move to HRC.

Fenestraz still only at "60 percent" on SUPER GT return

TOM'S Toyota driver Sacha Fenestraz admits he was only at "60 percent" on his return to SUPER GT action last weekend at Autopolis, as he finally made his first start of the season in the Japanese series.

Garcia withdrew from W Series COTA race due to anxiety

Marta Garcia withdrew from Sunday's W Series race in Austin due to suffering from anxiety, she has revealed.

Seidl: Sainz was "clever" to let Norris by before DRS zone

McLaren Formula 1 team principal Andreas Seidl admits Ferrari's Carlos Sainz was "clever" to let Lando Norris by at the US Grand Prix right before a DRS zone, so he could easily grab the position back.

Bastianini “wasn’t confident” of Misano MotoGP podium return

Avintia rookie Enea Bastianini admits his crash-strewn Saturday meant he “wasn’t confident” of returning to the podium in Sunday’s MotoGP Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

Honda announces Lecuona, Vierge for 2022 WSBK season
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Honda announces Lecuona, Vierge for 2022 WSBK season

Honda has announced it has signed Spanish rookies Iker Lecuona and Xavi Vierge for the 2022 World Superbike season.

Percat completes Walkinshaw Andretti United line-up
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Percat completes Walkinshaw Andretti United line-up

Nick Percat has been formally confirmed as Chaz Mosert's teammate at Walkinshaw Andretti United for the 2022 Supercars season.

De Oliveira bearish on chances of beating Subaru to title

Joao Paulo de Oliveira admits last weekend's Autopolis SUPER GT round has left him pessimistic for Kondo Racing's chances of defending its GT300 title against the strength of the all-new Subaru BRZ.

Carpenter happy with Hunter-Reay but ride still not certain

Ed Carpenter says that while he was happy with Ryan Hunter-Reay’s driver evaluation test, it doesn’t mean the 2012 champion is favorite for the drive for next year.

Hulkenberg impresses Arrow McLaren SP in first IndyCar test
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Hulkenberg impresses Arrow McLaren SP in first IndyCar test

Arrow McLaren SP team president Taylor Kiel was very impressed by Nico Hulkenberg’s first IndyCar test – but at the same time admitted he’d been expecting it given the F1 driver’s talents.

Malukas leads IndyCar driver evaluation, Hulkenberg one second off

Rookie David Malukas put Dale Coyne Racing-Honda on top in his first IndyCar test, as Nico Hulkenberg turned over 100 laps in his Arrow McLaren SP-Chevrolet.

Bargwanna joins S5000 field for Sydney

Ben Bargwanna will contest the opening round of the S5000 Tasman Series at Sydney Motorsport Park next month.

FIA plans F1 driver talks over "marginal" Raikkonen call

Formula 1 race director Michael Masi plans talks with drivers after what he says was a "marginal" call in the United States Grand Prix on Kimi Raikkonen's Fernando Alonso pass.

Ricciardo: F1 clash with Sainz was "rubbing racing"

Daniel Ricciardo has no qualms about accusations he got a bit "dirty" in his intense fight with Carlos Sainz in the United States Grand Prix.

Fullwood confirmed at Brad Jones Racing

Bryce Fullwood's move to Brad Jones Racing for the 2022 Supercars season has been made official.

Mazepin’s "painful" US GP not helped by headrest coming off

Haas Formula 1 driver Nikita Mazepin says a "boring" and "painful" United States Grand Prix was not helped by his headrest coming off at one point.

Brundle: Entourages need 'manners and respect' after MTS F1 snub

Sky Formula 1 expert Martin Brundle has urged celebrity entourages to show some ‘manners and respect’ after a Grid Walk spurn with rapper Megan Thee Stallion at the United States Grand Prix.

Mercedes: Lap 8 stop could have helped Hamilton win F1 US GP

Mercedes reckons a bold strategy in pitting Lewis Hamilton as early as lap 8 of the United States Grand Prix could have helped it beat Formula 1 rival Max Verstappen.

Solberg recalled for Hyundai WRC outing at Monza finale Rally Spain
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Solberg recalled for Hyundai WRC outing at Monza finale

Oliver Solberg will see out the season with a top flight World Rally Championship drive in a Hyundai at next month’s Rally Monza season finale.

10 things we learned from F1’s 2021 United States Grand Prix

The return of the United States Grand Prix to the Formula 1 calendar was well received by a sellout crowd, who watched Max Verstappen and Red Bull deliver a timely victory. picks out the key talking points as Sergio Perez again proved his worth, track limits returned to the agenda and momentum swung in the constructors' championship race

Perez was in "survival mode" amid illness struggle in US GP

Sergio Perez felt he was in "survival mode" after struggling with illness through Sunday's Formula 1 United States Grand Prix, calling it "the longest race of my life".

Mir’s Misano MotoGP jump start due to launch control confusion

Outgoing MotoGP world champion Joan Mir says his jump start in Sunday’s Emilia Romagna Grand Prix was a result of him having doubts that he’d engaged his Suzuki’s launch control.

Eaton left with compression fracture after hitting "ridiculous" COTA kerb

W Series driver Abbie Eaton called the Circuit of the Americas' sausage kerbs “ridiculous", after contact with one of them left her with a vertebral compression fracture.

Motorsport Network acquires Autoblog Argentina

Autoblog Argentina is the most widely read automotive news site in the country and will be renamed Argentina. Motorsport Network will also launch InsideEVs Argentina.

The three factors that crowned MotoGP's newest champion at Misano

The prospect of Fabio Quartararo clinching the 2021 MotoGP world championship title at Misano appeared small after struggling to 15th in qualifying, while main rival Francesco Bagnaia took pole. Here's how the Yamaha rider turned it around, with help from an ill-fated Bagnaia tyre choice, to secure the crown with two races to spare

Car preservation key to Abt Cupra’s first Extreme E podium

Preserving the car was key to securing Abt Cupra’s first podium in Extreme E, according to Island X-Prix runners-up Jutta Kleinschmidt and Mattias Ekstrom.

Marquez: Key to Quartararo’s MotoGP title was his ability “to suffer”

Marc Marquez says the key to Fabio Quartararo’s 2021 MotoGP world championship was how the Yamaha rider was “able to suffer” and still pick up strong results.

Red Bull feared Schumacher would cost Verstappen US GP win

Red Bull feared backmarker Mick Schumacher would cost Max Verstappen victory in Formula 1's United States Grand Prix after he failed to get out of the way late on.

Chadwick: 2021 W Series title "felt harder fought" than 2019 triumph

Jamie Chadwick says her 2021 W Series title felt “harder fought” than her 2019 win, but feels “sweeter” because of the tough season-long battle.

The details that boosted Verstappen and held back Hamilton in Austin

As the 2021 Formula 1 title battle winds towards its climax, the United States GP added another thrilling act in the Lewis Hamilton-Max Verstappen battle. Although Hamilton aced the start, Verstappen and Red Bull took the initiative with strategy and were richly rewarded, despite Mercedes' best efforts as the race went down to the wire

US Grand Prix Driver Ratings

On a baking hot afternoon in Texas, Formula 1 drivers were tested to their limits. As the pressure on the title contending squads reaches an ever-greater level of intensity, the foremost challengers again showed their class, but were outshone by a standout drive from the upper midfield

Rossi “a bit angry” with Bagnaia’s Misano MotoGP tyre choice

Valentino Rossi says he’s “a little bit angry” that protégé Francesco Bagnaia ran the hard front tyre in the MotoGP Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, which ultimately caused his title-ending crash.

Wolff: Mercedes couldn't match Red Bull's aggressive US GP strategy

Toto Wolff says Mercedes couldn't match Red Bull's early pitstop with Max Verstappen to prevent Lewis Hamilton from losing the Formula 1 race lead in Austin, calling the move "courageous".

SARD Toyota engine issue ends Kovalainen's podium hopes

Heikki Kovalainen has revealed his hopes of a first SUPER GT podium finish of the season at Autopolis were ended by an engine problem for the SARD Toyota GR Supra.

Super Formula, SUPER GT to test carbon-neutral fuels in 2022

Organisers of both Super Formula and SUPER GT have announced their intentions to begin testing carbon-neutral fuels in 2022, with SUPER GT aiming to move away from traditional fossil fuels for the 2023 season.

Triple Eight recruits Percat's engineer for 2022

Triple Eight has recruited Andrew Edwards from Brad Jones Racing to engineer Shane van Gisbergen for the 2022 Supercars season.

Nissan's Quintarelli "frustrated" with third-place finish

Nissan SUPER GT ace Ronnie Quintarelli admits it was "very frustrating" to only finish third in last weekend's Autopolis round as he feels his NISMO GT-R had the pace to challenge for victory.

Agreement sealed for Queensland Raceway sale

Following months of negotiations Tony Quinn and John Tetley have reached an agreement for the sale of Queensland Raceway.

Team Penske in danger of being locked out of Championship 4

One race remains for NASCAR Cup Series drivers to lock themselves into the Championship 4 and it looks like Team Penske’s drivers may have to fight amongst themselves for the final spot.

Alonso baffled by ‘strange’ FIA call on Raikkonen move

Fernando Alonso thinks it ‘strange’ that Kimi Raikkonen was allowed to overtake him off track at Formula 1’s United States Grand Prix, when other drivers had to give back positions.

Larson takes Kansas Cup win in emotional day for Hendrick Kansas II
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Larson takes Kansas Cup win in emotional day for Hendrick

Kyle Larson’s remarkable season continued as he held off Hendrick Motorsports teammate Chase Elliott at Kansas to win his ninth NASCAR Cup Series race of the season.

Hamilton unsure how Mercedes might have beaten Red Bull

Lewis Hamilton says he’s not sure what Mercedes could have done differently to beat Red Bull in Austin on Sunday after losing ground in the Formula 1 title race.

Down-to-canvas hards left Red Bull doubtful of Verstappen win

Red Bull boss Christian Horner says the state of Max Verstappen’s tyres at the end of his second stint left him sceptical about winning Formula 1’s United States Grand Prix.

Verstappen felt unsure aggressive strategy beat Hamilton for US GP win

Max Verstappen felt unsure Red Bull’s aggressive strategy would be enough to win him the United States Grand Prix as he extended his Formula 1 championship lead in Austin.

F1 Grand Prix race results: Verstappen wins US GP in Austin

Red Bull's Max Verstappen won the United States Grand Prix at Circuit of The Americas on Sunday after a tense battle with Formula 1 title rival Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes.

US GP: Verstappen holds off Hamilton to win in Austin

Max Verstappen held off a charging Lewis Hamilton to win Formula 1's 2021 US Grand Prix, as their teams diverged on strategy after Hamilton took the lead at Turn 1.

Earnhardt, Stewart, Bowyer to test NASCAR Next Gen car

Three former stars of the NASCAR Cup Series – two of them members of the Hall of Fame – are set to take part in a Next Gen test this coming week.

Tickford signs Waters to new multi-year deal

Tickford Racing has signed Supercars race winner Cam Waters to an all-new multi-year deal.

Portimao ELMS: United Autosports wins finale after red flag Portimao
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Portimao ELMS: United Autosports wins finale after red flag

Phil Hanson, Tom Gamble and Jonathan Aberdein won a tactical race for United Autosports in the European Le Mans Series season finale at Portimao.

The United States GP as it happened

Live updates from Formula 1's United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas