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Natori to take year out of racing
Winning team-owner Granatelli dies
BF4 champion Maloney joins Trident
ART completes 2022 F2 line-up
The questions Honda hasn't answered

Super Formula Lights champion Teppei Natori has announced he will take a year out of racing in 2022, as a planned move to Formula 2 appears to have fallen through.

Winning Indy car team owner Vincent Granatelli has died at the age of 78 after contracting pneumonia and then COVID.

2019 British Formula 4 champion Zane Maloney will move into the FIA Formula 3 championship for 2022, joining reigning teams' champion Trident for his maiden campaign.

Mercedes Formula 1 junior Frederik Vesti will step up to Formula 2 for 2022, completing ART's line-up as the Dane partners second-year driver Theo Pourchaire.

When Honda revealed its plans for the upcoming SUPER GT and Super Formula season last Friday at the Tokyo Auto Salon, some intriguing questions remained unanswered.

Piastri wins second Brabham award

Oscar Piastri has been named the Sir Jack Brabham Award winner for a second consecutive year.

Losing gives you a bit more fight, says fired-up Dixon

Six-time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon says his determination to reclaim the IndyCar title has been spurred on by his difficult 2021 campaign.

VeeKay sure his engineer now understands his setup needs

Rinus VeeKay believes Ed Carpenter Racing-Chevrolet will enjoy a far more consistent season in 2022 after long conversations with his race engineer Matt Barnes regarding car setup.

Kirkwood impressed after first test with Foyt

IndyCar rookie Kyle Kirkwood was left highly encouraged after completing his first test day with AJ Foyt Racing and with Chevrolet.

Newgarden: No smoking gun to explain Penske’s Indy 500 struggles

Two-time NTT IndyCar Series champion Josef Newgarden says there’s no one issue to help explain why Team Penske-Chevrolet struggled so badly for pace in qualifying for last year’s Indianapolis 500.

F3 race winner Smolyar switches to MP for third season in 2022

Alexander Smolyar will move to MP Motorsport for the 2022 FIA Formula 3 season after splitting from ART Grand Prix.

Cordeel completes Van Amersfoort line-up in F2 for 2022

Amaury Cordeel will make his Formula 2 debut in 2022 as he completes the Van Amersfoort Racing line-up alongside Jake Hughes.

Alesi feeling Super Formula title "expectations" at TOM'S

Giuliano Alesi is convinced he has the potential to be part of this year’s Super Formula title battle, after being handed the chance to race full-time for TOM’S in 2022.

Johnson: “I feel I’ll be much more competitive on ovals”

Jimmie Johnson is expecting to get on the IndyCar pace sooner on ovals and is even talking in terms of “a podium or better yet”.

Rossi: Competition with Herta helps elevate Andretti team

Alexander Rossi says that although friends with Colton Herta, they and their crews have a healthy rivalry that is helping drive Andretti Autosport forward.

Ex-Ferrari junior Armstrong joins Hitech for 2022 F2 season

Former Ferrari junior Marcus Armstrong has joined Hitech for the 2022 Formula 2 season, departing DAMS after one season with the team.

Dane Cameron to test Penske IndyCar

Sportscar ace Dane Cameron will test a Penske-Chevrolet IndyCar at Sebring on Wednesday.

Dixon leads calls for next-gen IndyCar to lose weight

Six-time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon has described the current breed of IndyCar as a “junior category car”, as its ever increasing weight militates against top speed and handling agility.

O’Ward: Arrow McLaren SP will join IndyCar elite, isn’t there yet

Pato O’Ward says Arrow McLaren SP can join Chip Ganassi Racing, Team Penske and Andretti Autosport to make a ‘Big Four’ in IndyCar, but inconsistencies show they’re not there yet.

Grosjean relishes comparisons with new teammate Herta

Andretti Autosport-Honda driver Romain Grosjean says that being able to directly compare himself with Colton Herta in the same team will be beneficial and he anticipates a back-and-forth battle.

Castroneves: Pagenaud will help put MSR “on the next level”

Four-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves believes the arrival of Simon Pagenaud as his teammate at Meyer Shank Racing will elevate the team, particularly on road courses.

Oscar Piastri: The F1 junior that has run out of places to prove himself Prime

Oscar Piastri: The F1 junior that has run out of places to prove himself

The dominant force of the junior single-seater ranks finds himself without a drive for 2022, but it isn’t stopping Oscar Piastri from plotting his path to the top. With Alpine potentially set for a driver dilemma for 2023, the newly-crowned Formula 2 champion is ready and waiting for his F1 shot.

Ranking the top 10 IndyCar drivers of 2021 Prime

Ranking the top 10 IndyCar drivers of 2021

In an enthralling 2021 IndyCar campaign, the series bounced back from its COVID-19 truncated year prior and series sophomore Alex Palou defeated both the established order and his fellow young guns to clinch a maiden title. It capped a remarkable season with plenty of standout performers

How Marcus Ericsson finally unlocked his potential in IndyCar Prime

How Marcus Ericsson finally unlocked his potential in IndyCar

Marcus Ericsson enjoyed a breakout year in the IndyCar Series in 2021, winning twice and finishing sixth in points with Chip Ganassi Racing. How did he finally unlock the potential that was masked by five years of toil in Formula 1 with Caterham and Sauber/Alfa Romeo?

The 'skipped' Honda protege determined to make his mark Prime

The 'skipped' Honda protege determined to make his mark

By rights, Toshiki Oyu should have been the next Honda junior driver sent to Europe to prepare for a Formula 1 future after Yuki Tsunoda. It didn't work out that way - but Oyu still has his sights set on big things after emerging as one of Super Formula's brightest young stars.