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“Now we will claw,” says Newgarden after heartbreaking loss

Josef Newgarden has declared himself ready to fight his way back into title contention, after a dominant Road America run was ended by gearbox failure.

Palou: A win always feels awesome, even if it’s your lucky day

Road America winner Alex Palou says that he’s thrilled by his latest triumph with Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda, even though it was inherited when dominant leader Josef Newgarden’s gearbox failed.

Road America IndyCar: Palou wins, Newgarden robbed by car issue

Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda ace Alex Palou snatched his second IndyCar win when dominant leader Josef Newgarden suffered an engine issue on the final restart with two laps to go.

Road America Indy Lights: Malukas wins, regains points lead

David Malukas is leading the championship battle again after winning at Road America just a day after a Lap 1 Turn 1 battle sent him to the back of the field.

France F3: Doohan beats Hauger on drying track to claim first series win

Trident’s Jack Doohan took his first FIA Formula 3 win at Paul Ricard, snatching victory from Prema Racing’s Dennis Hauger.

Sugo Super Formula: Fukuzumi charges to maiden series win Sugo
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Sugo Super Formula: Fukuzumi charges to maiden series win

Dandelion Honda racer Nirei Fukuzumi romped to his maiden Super Formula win at Sugo after overhauling polesitter Yuhi Sekiguchi in the pits.

Road America IndyCar: Herta tops final practice

Colton Herta topped the last 30min practice session ahead of tomorrow’s REV Group Grand Prix as drivers tried to gauge their pace dropoff on red and black tires.

Road America Indy Lights: Kirkwood wins, avoids early mayhem

Kyle Kirkwood scored his fourth win of the Indy Lights season in Race 1 at Road America and took the championship lead after the front-row starters clashed ahead of him.

Road America IndyCar: Newgarden takes pole with ace strategy

Team Penske-Chevrolet’s Josef Newgarden landed his 13th pole and his third at Road America to best the field after sticking with Firestone’s harder primary tires in the final segment of qualifying.

Road America IndyCar: Newgarden leads Herta in second practice

Team Penske-Chevrolet’s Josef Newgarden dominated the times in second practice for the REV Group GP at Road America, proving fastest on both of Firestone’s tire compounds, and heading Colton Herta by 0.1331sec.

France F3: Leclerc takes first victory in Prema 1-2

Arthur Leclerc took his first victory in FIA Formula 3 in Saturday’s second sprint race, leading a Prema Racing 1-2 at Paul Ricard ahead of teammate Dennis Hauger.

O’Ward: Title fight will “get even tighter than it is now” Road America
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O’Ward: Title fight will “get even tighter than it is now”

Pato O’Ward is urging the Arrow McLaren SP team to keep pushing because he believes the IndyCar championship battle is going to become even closer in the weeks ahead.

Sugo poleman Sekiguchi: "I've never been this happy!" Sugo
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Sugo poleman Sekiguchi: "I've never been this happy!"

Yuhi Sekiguchi says scoring his first Super Formula pole in almost three years at Sugo has provided him with the happiest moment of his career to date.

France F3: Smolyar takes dramatic last-lap win from Martins Paul Ricard
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France F3: Smolyar takes dramatic last-lap win from Martins

ART Grand Prix’s Alexander Smolyar fought through the field to take his second FIA Formula 3 win of the year after a last-lap tussle for the lead with Victor Martins.

Sugo Super Formula: Sekiguchi scores first pole since 2018 Sugo
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Sugo Super Formula: Sekiguchi scores first pole since 2018

Impul Toyota driver Yuhi Sekiguchi scored his first Super Formula pole in almost three years in wet conditions at Sugo, while points leader Tomoki Nojiri could only manage 10th.

Sasahara attending Super Formula races as Honda reserve

Ukyo Sasahara is acting as Honda’s on-site reserve driver for the remainder of the current Super Formula season, starting this weekend at Sugo.

The winners and losers in IndyCar 2021 – Mid-season review Prime

The winners and losers in IndyCar 2021 – Mid-season review

At the halfway point in the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series season, we've had seven winners in eight races, spread between five teams – none of them Team Penske. In this unusual season, even by IndyCar standards, who’s excelling and who’s dragging their heels? David Malsher-Lopez reports.

The joy that exposes F1’s key weakness Prime

The joy that exposes F1’s key weakness

Long-awaited wins for ex-Formula 1 drivers Marcus Ericsson and Kevin Magnussen in IndyCar and IMSA last weekend gave F1 a reminder of what it is missing. But with the new rules aimed at levelling the playing field, there’s renewed optimism that more drivers can have a rewarding result when their day of days comes

How Red Bull's next F1 hopeful turned around his season Baku Prime

How Red Bull's next F1 hopeful turned around his season

Having impressed in Formula 3, Juri Vips looked to be next cab off the rank in Red Bull's prestigious Junior Team before his 2020 schedule was dealt a heavy blow by the COVID-19 pandemic. After a tough start to life in Formula 2, Vips is showing signs of a recovery - could he be the first Estonian to reach Formula 1?

How F1 hopeful Pourchaire is re-writing the F2 record books Prime

How F1 hopeful Pourchaire is re-writing the F2 record books

He'd marked himself out as a star of the future in last year's FIA Formula 3 championship, but 17-year-old Theo Pourchaire underlined his credentials by winning his first Formula 2 race in the Monaco feature. Sauber junior status gives him a clear route to the top, but with wisdom beyond his years, he's not getting caught up in his own hype.

Newgarden defiant after cruel loss
Palou: Winning is awesome, whatever
Palou wins, Newgarden robbed at RA
Malukas wins, regains points lead
France F3: Doohan beats Hauger

Josef Newgarden has declared himself ready to fight his way back into title contention, after a dominant Road America run was ended by gearbox failure.

Road America winner Alex Palou says that he’s thrilled by his latest triumph with Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda, even though it was inherited when dominant leader Josef Newgarden’s gearbox failed.

Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda ace Alex Palou snatched his second IndyCar win when dominant leader Josef Newgarden suffered an engine issue on the final restart with two laps to go.

David Malukas is leading the championship battle again after winning at Road America just a day after a Lap 1 Turn 1 battle sent him to the back of the field.

Trident’s Jack Doohan took his first FIA Formula 3 win at Paul Ricard, snatching victory from Prema Racing’s Dennis Hauger.