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French MotoGP: Marquez quickest in wet third practice

Honda’s Marc Marquez topped a mostly wet MotoGP FP3 ahead of the French Grand Prix, with the conditions locking in a volatile Q1 group for qualifying.

Red Bull confident 'bendy wing' clampdown won't hurt F1 form

Red Bull is confident that the FIA clampdown on 'bendy wings' in Formula 1 will not deliver a knock-out blow to its title ambitions.

Autopolis Super Formula: Alesi takes shock pole in wet

Giuliano Alesi sensationally scored his maiden pole in only his second weekend as a Super Formula driver during a wet, crash-strewn qualifying session for this weekend's Autopolis round.

MotoGP French Grand Prix qualifying - Start time, how to watch

MotoGP travels to Le Mans this weekend for the French Grand Prix. Here's how you can watch qualifying for the fifth round of the 2021 season on Saturday.

Grosjean on pole: Being competitive “like being alive again”

Romain Grosjean says that the emotions he felt after earning pole for only his third IndyCar race reminded him of the days he went racing with a chance to win.

Talladega to offer COVID-19 vaccine, and a drive around the track

Talladega is offering COVID-19 tests and/or vaccines during an event at the track this weekend, as well as the opportunity drive your personal vehicle around the iconic superspeedway.

Mid-Ohio IMSA: Derani leads first practice in AXR Cadillac Mid-Ohio
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Mid-Ohio IMSA: Derani leads first practice in AXR Cadillac

Action Express Racing’s Pipo Derani left it late to top the opening IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship free practice at Mid-Ohio, ahead of the Wayne Taylor Racing Acura of Ricky Taylor.

IndyCar GP Indy: Rookie Romain Grosjean takes first pole!

Ex-F1 driver Romain Grosjean has landed pole position for only his third NTT IndyCar Series start, the Dale Coyne Racing with RWR driver beating Josef Newgarden by over a tenth of a second.

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Why IndyCar is satisfying Grosjean’s appetite for his second life

After spending the majority of his 179-race Formula 1 career in middling to tail-end machinery, Romain Grosjean finds himself once again with an underdog team in IndyCar. While not without its challenges, he's relishing the more level playing field that means his Dale Coyne Racing crew can expect to claim a few scalps...

Grosjean's F1 test to go ahead despite French GP date change

Romain Grosjean's farewell Formula 1 test with Mercedes will still go ahead next month, despite a date change for the French GP forcing a demo run to be cancelled.

Baku would welcome hosting future F1 sprint races
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Baku would welcome hosting future F1 sprint races

Baku would welcome hosting Formula 1 sprint races in future seasons if the format is expanded to more events following its trial in 2021.

McLaren development will benefit from Ricciardo confidence gain

McLaren team principal Andreas Seidl believes Daniel Ricciardo's improved comfort in the car will be a boost to the team's development, as it will be able to start tapping into the Australian's vast experience.

Toyota investors criticize Akio Toyoda’s position over EVs

Toyota shareholders are worried that Akio Toyoda may harm the company’s future when he criticizes combustion-engined car bans in Japan. The company’s CEO – who is also the head of the JAMA (Japanese Automobile Manufacturers Association) – warned the country could “lose its strengths” if it kept planning to stop sales of these vehicles.

Roush Fenway Racing first to offer crypto fan tokens in NASCAR

Roush Fenway Raceway is set to become the first motorsports team to launch a crypto fan token, joining an elite international network of sporting organizations.

IMS Indy Lights: Lundqvist takes points lead with second win

Linus Lundqvist dominated the first of two Indy Lights races on the IMS road course to claim the championship lead, having led from green flag to checkered flag.

The car that ended Nigel Mansell’s F1 career

On this day in 1995, Nigel Mansell's Formula 1 career came to an end at the Spanish Grand Prix when he retired from the race, unhappy with the handling of his McLaren.

FIA has evaluated removal of final Barcelona chicane for F1

The FIA has evaluated removing the final chicane at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya for the Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix, but has warned it is "not an overnight change".

Schumacher: Reaching Q2 still a "totally realistic goal" in 2021

Haas Formula 1 driver Mick Schumacher believes progressing to Q2 in qualifying is a "totally realistic goal", despite his car being off the pace in 2021's first four races.

IndyCar GP Indy: Newgarden edges VeeKay, Power in FP2

Josef Newgarden lapped the 2.439-mile Indianapolis road course in 69.3sec on Firestone’s softer compound tires to eclipse Rinus VeeKay and Will Power and grab top spot for Team Penske-Chevrolet.

Marquez: No Honda rider close to victory in MotoGP French GP
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Marquez: No Honda rider close to victory in MotoGP

Six-time MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez admits "I don't see any Honda rider close to victory" right now, following the opening day of the French Grand Prix.

Rossi buoyed by MotoGP test gains at Le Mans

Valentino Rossi says he is “a bit stronger” after French Grand Prix practice compared to other 2021 races thanks to gains made in the post-race Jerez test.

Honda boss Puig's MotoGP return "crucial" – Pol Espargaro

Pol Espargaro says Honda MotoGP team boss Alberto Puig's return to action this weekend at the French Grand Prix is "crucial" for him to continue his growth on the bike.

Mir doubtful on French GP chances amid Suzuki struggles

Reigning MotoGP world champion Joan Mir says “I don’t think I can win” the French Grand Prix as Suzuki is “struggling” at Le Mans this weekend.

Herta, Gainbridge extend Andretti contract by two years

Colton Herta will race a Gainbridge-sponsored Andretti Autosport-Honda for at least two more years, after a contract extension was signed by all parties.

Quartararo: MotoGP tyre warm-up a “total disaster” at Le Mans

Fabio Quartararo says tyre warm-up in the cold conditions at Le Mans on Friday of the MotoGP French Grand Prix was “a total disaster” after a slew of crashes.

British GP to run evening F1 qualifying session

The British Grand Prix is to run an evening qualifying session as part of the weekend timetable shake-up triggered by the new Formula 1 sprint race trial.

IndyCar GP Indy: Rossi leads Harvey in opening practice

First practice for the GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis saw Alexander Rossi put his Andretti Autosport-Honda on top of the times, just ahead of Jack Harvey’s Meyer Shank Racing entry.

COVID-19 protocols sideline Justin Haley from Dover races

Justin Haley will be unable to compete this weekend in the NASCAR Cup and Xfinity series races at Dover (Del.) International Speedway due to COVID-19 protocols.

Verstappen not only option as Hamilton successor - Wolff
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Verstappen not only option as Hamilton successor - Wolff

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff insists that Max Verstappen is not the only Formula 1 driver that his team could look to lead it in the future when Lewis Hamilton does retire.

French MotoGP: Zarco on top in crash-strewn second practice

Pramac Ducati’s Johann Zarco led compatriot Fabio Quartararo on the Yamaha in a dry but crash-strewn second practice for the MotoGP French Grand Prix.

Chilton, Carlin to miss GP of Indianapolis

Only 25 cars will start tomorrow’s GMR Grand Prix on the Indianapolis road course as Max Chilton and the Carlin-Chevrolet team have withdrawn from the event.

Austria to host F1 double-header after Turkish GP is called off

Formula 1 is to run a double-header in Austria for the second season in a row, with the second event at the Red Bull replacing the Turkish Grand Prix, which has been called off.

Risi announces Le Mans line-up, will race at Monza

Risi Competizione has announced its full driver full line-up for this year's Le Mans 24 Hours, while also confirming an entry into the preceding round of the FIA World Endurance Championship at Monza.

FIA track grades: Requirements to hold an F1 race, potential tracks

The Formula 1 calendar has seen a lot of change in the last year, but what's required to hold a GP and where could F1 race? Find out here.

IndyCar loses Toronto race to COVID restrictions again

For the second successive year, Toronto has been scrubbed from the IndyCar calendar due to restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Vinales outlines key area of improvement for Yamaha in MotoGP

Maverick Vinales admits his and Yamaha’s “way of working” on MotoGP race weekends needs to improve as he feels things could be done “faster” than they are currently.

Michel: Splitting F1 support series gives F3 more focus

FIA Formula 3 boss Bruno Michel said the splitting of the Formula 2 and Formula 3 series over race weekends has given “a lot more visibility” to F3.

Glock getting to grips with 'Space Drive' system in DTM

Timo Glock says he is still adjusting to the 'Space Drive' steer-by-wire system on his BMW M6 GT3 following the final DTM test at the Lausitzring.

French MotoGP: Miller dominates damp opening practice French GP
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French MotoGP: Miller dominates damp opening practice

Ducati's Jack Miller dominated a damp first practice for the MotoGP French Grand Prix having gambled on a slick-tyre lap late on.

Repco outlines plans for Supercars fan zone The Bend
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Repco outlines plans for Supercars fan zone

Repco will continue to grow its Supercars fan zone activation following its debut at The Bend Motorsport Park last weekend.

MotoGP adds second Austria race as Finnish GP cancelled

MotoGP has announced the Finnish Grand Prix at the new KymiRing has been cancelled for a second year, with the Styrian GP at Red Bull Ring added as a replacement.

Huff makes WTCR return with Zengo Cupra squad
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Huff makes WTCR return with Zengo Cupra squad

Rob Huff will make his return to the FIA World Touring Car Cup this year after a season away with the Zengo Motorsport Cupra squad.

Boost closing in on Murphy/Stanaway Bathurst wildcard
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Boost closing in on Murphy/Stanaway Bathurst wildcard

The sensational Greg Murphy and Richie Stanaway Bathurst 1000 wildcard plan is closer than ever to going ahead.

Indy 500 program cover features art by Johnny Rutherford Indy 500
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Indy 500 program cover features art by Johnny Rutherford

The official souvenir program for the 105th running of the Indy 500 features on its front cover artwork by three-time winner Johnny Rutherford.

What Spain’s upgrades told us about F1 2021’s development race

As always last weekend's Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona was the prime target for several Formula 1 teams to roll out development upgrades, which has given us more insight into the 2021 development race.

Wolff: 15 staff and an empty factory not enough for Red Bull
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Wolff: 15 staff and an empty factory not enough for Red Bull

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff believes it will take more than '15 staff and an empty factory' for Red Bull to produce competitive Formula 1 engines by 2025.

Why NASCAR’s Next Gen cost savings won’t be apparent in 2022
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Why NASCAR’s Next Gen cost savings won’t be apparent in 2022

Toyota Racing president David Wilson says it will take some time for NASCAR’s Next Gen car to deliver its promised cost savings to teams, as they will need to buy a whole fleet of the new machinery for competition in 2022.

McLaren not done yet with upgrading 2021 F1 car

McLaren team boss Andreas Seidl says his Formula 1 team wil continue to update its 2021 car in a bid to defeat Ferrari, despite the lure of switching its full development to 2022.

F1 teams to continue pushing for better track limits rules
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F1 teams to continue pushing for better track limits rules

Formula 1 teams are to continue pushing for better track limit rules in the sport, amid recent concerns about a lack of consistent application.

Miller has "score to settle" with Le Mans in MotoGP

Ducati’s Jack Miller says he has a “score to settle” with Le Mans after an unavoidable mechanical issue ruled him out of victory contention in 2020’s MotoGP French Grand Prix.

IndyCar’s GP of Indianapolis – facts, figures, entry list

All you need to know ahead of the fifth round of the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series, the GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.

Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage set to retire Dover
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Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage set to retire

Eddie Gossage, who spend the past 25 years at Texas Motor Speedway and has been its president since 2004, will retire following next month’s NASCAR All-Star Race at the facility.

GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis – the weekend schedule

The 2021 NTT IndyCar Series’ fifth round of the season is this Saturday on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. Here’s the four-day schedule for all the on-track action.

Marquez "careful" with Honda MotoGP bike feedback French GP
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Marquez "careful" with Honda MotoGP bike feedback

Marc Marquez says he needs to be “careful” when working with his Honda MotoGP engineers as his feedback currently is “not as precise” as it used to be.

Novalak tops second day of F3 test in Jerez

Trident’s Clement Novalak topped the second day of FIA Formula 3 testing in Jerez on Thursday, beating ART Grand Prix’s Frederik Vesti by less than three-hundredths of a second.

Espargaro: Aprilia is now MotoGP’s "revolution"

Aleix Espargaro says Aprilia's progress in the space of a year has transformed it into "the revolution bike" as it's become a more desirable MotoGP project to be involved with.

“Tired of pricks?” message for Daly’s car in GP Indy

MannKind Corporation will run a bold “Tired of pricks?” message on Conor Daly’s Ed Carpenter Racing-Chevrolet in this weekend GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis to draw attention to

Four new races set to join Formula E calendar in 2021-22

Formula E is expected to reveal four new races for its 2021-22 calendar alongside the return of three cities that were dropped this year owing to the pandemic.

Liberty's "dumb Americans" were laughed at for cost cap - Maffei

Liberty Media says its chiefs who pushed through Formula 1's cost cap should have been praised rather than "laughed at" for being "dumb Americans".

Dakar changes rules after complaints over Audi entry

A number of changes have been made to the Dakar Rally's T1 regulations following complaints from Toyota and Prodrive regarding Audi’s ‘electric' entry next year.