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Tom Kristensen reveals career secrets in ‘Mr Le Mans’ book

The most successful driver in the history of the Le Mans 24 Hours, Tom Kristensen, has released a new and updated English language version of his award-winning biography, Mr Le Mans.

Ranked! Carlin's greatest F1 graduates Prime

Ranked! Carlin's greatest F1 graduates

Carlin has helped guide enough drivers to Formula 1 to fill out an entire grid, plus a handful of reserves, to create a remarkable alumni list. With Yuki Tsunoda set to join that group, Motorsport.com has ranked its graduates to grace the grand prix scene...

Hitech GP signs Stanek for dual F3 programme

Roman Stanek will join Hitech GP to contest this year’s FIA Formula 3 and Asian Formula 3 championships.

Daruvala set to race in F3 Asia ahead of F2 season

Jehan Daruvala is set to gain additional mileage in the F3 Asia later this month ahead of his planned return to Formula 2 for a second season.

How a much-changed Macau GP kept the party going Prime
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How a much-changed Macau GP kept the party going

OPINION: The 67th edition of the Macau Grand Prix might have been a largely muted affair to the outside world without its international influx and star line-ups, another victim to the COVID-19 pandemic, but organisers deserve huge credit for keeping the party going…

Inside the Macau Grand Prix's greatest moments Prime
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Inside the Macau Grand Prix's greatest moments

Coronavirus restrictions mean this weekend's Macau GP will have a very different feel, with the usual F3 jamboree replaced by Chinese F4. But in past years, the event has provided some seminal moments in the careers of future world champions.

Macau GP to be run for Formula 4 cars in 2020

The Macau Grand Prix will be for Formula 4 cars this year, bringing to an end a 37-year run for the event as the blue riband of Formula 3 competition. 

Motorsport Heroes: How Kristensen went from bank clerk to F3 ace
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Motorsport Heroes: How Kristensen went from bank clerk to F3 ace

In Motorsport Heroes, the full-length feature film by Manish Pandey now available on Motorsport.tv, four legends of our sport share their successes, failures, personal struggles and life-threatening accidents. Today we hear from Tom Kristensen, about the moment he beat fellow ‘Hero’ Mika Hakkinen’s lap record at Hockenheim.

Motorsport Heroes: Hakkinen on his infamous clash with Schumacher
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Motorsport Heroes: Hakkinen on his infamous clash with Schumacher

In Motorsport Heroes, the full-length feature film by Manish Pandey now available on Motorsport.tv, four legends of our sport share their successes, failures, personal struggles and life-threatening accidents. Today we hear from Mika Hakkinen, about the moment he clashed with Michael Schumacher in the 1990 Macau Grand Prix.

Macau winner Verschoor had bent steering

Macau Grand Prix winner Richard Verschoor has revealed that he clouted the wall while leading the race and damaged his steering.

Macau GP: Verschoor beats Vips in thrilling duel Macau GP
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Macau GP: Verschoor beats Vips in thrilling duel

MP Motorsport’s Richard Verschoor scored a giantkilling Macau Grand Prix victory after fending off Red Bull junior Juri Vips in the new Formula 3 car’s Guia circuit debut.

DRS suffers system failure on Macau F3 debut

The Drag Reduction System being used for the first time in the Macau Grand Prix was switched off during Saturday’s qualification race after a sensor failure impeded its usage, Motorsport.com understands.

Macau GP: Vips takes controlled qualifying win Macau GP
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Macau GP: Vips takes controlled qualifying win

Red Bull protege Juri Vips took a controlled win in the qualification race for the Macau Grand Prix, as a first-lap pile-up took a number of potential contenders out of the running.

Carlin "amazed" by team's unlikely Ticktum repair job

Trevor Carlin says his team’s “amazing” rapid repairs of Dan Ticktum’s car at Macau should have taken seven hours, keeping hopes of a Grand Prix hat-trick for the driver alive.

Macau GP: Vips takes pole in truncated qualifying Macau GP
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Macau GP: Vips takes pole in truncated qualifying

Red Bull Formula 1 junior Juri Vips scored a stunning Macau Grand Prix qualifying race pole position for Hitech Grand Prix, almost five seconds quicker than last year’s best lap.

Macau GP: Vips tops crash-shortened practice

Juri Vips topped a shortened second practice for the Macau Grand Prix, which ended after a crash between David Beckmann and reigning winner Daniel Ticktum.

Floersch: Macau changes “the right thing” after 2018 crash

Sophia Floersch says the “right thing” has been done in the changes made to the Lisboa corner at Macau, where she crashed spectacularly in Formula 3 last year.

Macau GP: Hughes takes provisional pole

Jake Hughes took provisional pole for the Macau Grand Prix with the event’s fastest-ever Formula 3 qualifying lap, in a dramatic session plagued by red-flag stoppages.

Macau GP: Armstrong tops record-breaking opening practice

Marcus Armstrong topped a lightning quick opening practice session for the Macau Grand Prix, setting a new benchmark for Formula 3 cars at the Guia circuit in the process.

Full 2019 Macau Grand Prix weekend schedule

Check out the complete schedule and live stream details for the 2019 Macau Grand Prix.

Macau makes changes to Floersch crash corner

Macau Grand Prix organisers have moved the inside barrier at the Lisboa corner inwards for this year's running of the event in response to Sophia Floersch's 2018 crash.

Floersch to make Macau return with HWA

Sophia Floersch will return to the Macau Grand Prix, the scene of her enormous crash last year, with the HWA team in 2019.

Ticktum, Ilott headline Macau GP entry list

Ex-Red Bull junior Dan Ticktum will bid for a third consecutive Macau Grand Prix victory next month with the Carlin squad.

Macau reveals more track changes ahead of 2019 GP

Macau has revealed more track changes ahead of this year's Grand Prix, with more corners undergoing work to help upgrade its circuit homologation.

Format change creates Asian F3, TRS rivalry

Asian F3 has reprofiled its schedule for 2020 to attract drivers on a quest for superlicence points, putting it in direct competition with New Zealand's Toyota Racing Series.

Macau GP could feature DRS for first time in 2019

DRS could be used for the first time at the Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix this year, pending the final FIA track homologation.

Ticktum pulls out of Asian F3 Winter Series

Red Bull junior Dan Ticktum will be vacating his Hitech GP seat for the final round of the Asian F3 Winter Series.

Ticktum F1 superlicence bid thwarted by eligibility rule

The series in which Red Bull Formula 1 junior Dan Ticktum is racing to secure his final points for a superlicence is not eligible for the awarding of points, Motorsport.com has learned.

Formula European Masters to offer DTM race prize

The renamed Formula European Masters series is to award a free DTM race outing to one of the top three finishers in the championship.

Ticktum signs up for Asian F3 Winter Series

Two-time Macau Grand Prix winner Dan Ticktum is to contest the Asian F3 Winter Series in a bid to collect the last few points he needs for a Formula 1 superlicence.

2018 in review: Indian single-seater drivers

Indian drivers were found at every single step of the junior motor racing ladder in 2018, with - at opposing ends - Akash Gowda racing in Asian F3 and Arjun Maini joining the Formula 2 series.

VAR recovering stolen Floersch Macau crash parts

Veteran Formula 3 team Van Amersfoort Racing is waiting for stolen parts from Sophia Floersch’s Macau Grand Prix wreck to arrive back at its base in the Netherlands.

Pau F3 GP saved with new deal

The Formula 3 Pau Grand Prix has been saved thanks to an agreement between the race organisers and the Euroformula Open series.

Dallara evaluating F3 alternative to new FIA spec

Italian single-seater giant Dallara is set to evaluate a new single-seater racer to continue the philosophy of its outgoing FIA Formula 3 car.

Old F3 boosted as FIA revises superlicence points allocation

The DTM's continuation series for old-spec Formula 3 cars has been given a boost by the FIA World Motor Sport Council's revisions to the superlicence points system.

Macau reluctant to adopt new F3 cars after Floersch accident

The Macau Grand Prix is edging closer to sticking with the former generation of Formula 3 cars in the wake of Sophia Floersch’s massive accident in the 2018 race last month.

DTM-supporting F3 series gets new name for 2019

The organisers of the DTM-supporting continuation of the old Formula 3 European Championship have chosen a new name for their series for 2019.

Monger targets FIA F3 move after halo extraction test

Billy Monger has set his sights on competing in the FIA F3 Championship next year, and carried out extraction tests with the halo in Abu Dhabi last weekend. 

New FIA Formula 3 car unveiled

The car which will be used in the new FIA F3 Championship – which replaces GP3 on the Formula 1 support package – has been revealed, complete with DRS and a halo.

GPDA to discuss kerb role in Floersch crash - Grosjean

Formula 1's Grand Prix Drivers' Association will discuss Sophia Floersch's horrific Macau Grand Prix Formula 3 accident with the FIA, with Romain Grosjean saying it exacerbated concerns about 'sausage' kerbs.

Ferrari juniors tipped for Prema FIA F3 seats

Ferrari junior drivers Robert Shwartzman and Marcus Armstrong are tipped to remain with Prema Powerteam for next season’s inaugural FIA Formula 3 Championship.

Motopark not getting 2019 F3 entry is 'absurd' - Ticktum

Double Macau Grand Prix winner Dan Ticktum thinks it is ‘absurd’ that his Formula 3 team Motopark has not been given an entry to the new Formula 1-supporting F3 series.

Floersch accident not Macau-specific, says team boss

Sophia Floersch's team boss Frits van Amersfoort believes the nature of the Macau circuit was not to blame for the horrific accident she suffered on Sunday.

Floersch has successful seven-hour surgery

Sophia Floersch has undergone a successful seven-hour operation on the spinal fracture she suffered in her horrific Macau Grand Prix crash, doctors have confirmed.

Analysis: The factors that saved Floersch's life

Sophia Floersch’s horrifying accident in the Macau Grand Prix left the motor racing world in shock.

Floersch suffers spinal fracture in Macau crash

Sophia Floersch has been diagnosed with a spinal fracture after her terrifying crash in the Macau Grand Prix, with all the others involved in the accident escaping without serious injury.

Macau GP: Ticktum takes dominant victory

Red Bull Junior Dan Ticktum took victory in the Macau Grand Prix for the second successive year after a crash-marred race.

Ticktum: Eriksson pace makes him Macau threat

Macau Grand Prix qualification race winner Dan Ticktum says he was worried about the threat from Motopark teammate Joel Eriksson on his way to victory.

Macau GP: Ticktum avoids dog, wins qualifying race

Red Bull Junior Dan Ticktum took victory in Macau's qualification race to earn himself pole position for the Grand Prix and was untroubled from Lap 2 – apart from having to avoid a stray dog.

Macau GP: Ticktum grabs pole despite chaos

McLaren Autosport BRDC Award winner Dan Ticktum put in a sensational performance to take pole position for the Macau Grand Prix qualification race.

Macau GP: Schumacher returns to the top

Formula 3 European champion Mick Schumacher’s bid to become the third member of his family to win the Macau Grand Prix kicked up a gear as he headed second free practice.

Macau GP: Ticktum on provisional pole

Red Bull Junior Dan Ticktum pipped Ferrari protege Callum Ilott to provisional pole position for the Macau Grand Prix in a thrilling first qualifying session.

Macau GP: Mick Schumacher tops first practice

European Formula 3 champion Mick Schumacher led the way in Thursday's opening free practice session for the Macau Grand Prix.

When Karthikeyan nearly won the Macau Grand Prix

Narain Karthikeyan was en route to victory in the prestigious Macau Grand Prix in 2000, before crashing out from the lead of the race. We cast a look on the weekend Karthikeyan first captured the attention of the international motorsport fraternity.

Palou completes Macau GP entry list

Formula 3 European Championship frontrunner Alex Palou has joined the entry list for the Macau Grand Prix.

HWA leads 10 team entry list for 2019 F3

HWA’s place in the new-for-2019 FIA Formula 3 Championship has been confirmed after organisers issued the 2019 entry list revealing 10-teams and 30 cars for its first season.

Ilott, Eriksson to return to Macau Grand Prix

GP3 Series race winner Callum Ilott and race-winning BMW DTM rookie Joel Eriksson are returning to Formula 3 for next month’s Macau Grand Prix.

Motopark angered by "strange" FIA F3 snub

Leading Formula 3 European Championship team Motopark says it is baffled not to be awarded a place in next year’s new Formula 1-supporting F3 series.

Italian body beats Renault to FIA’s Regional F3 rights

Renault Sport has lost its bid to run the FIA’s Regional Formula 3 championship for Europe in 2019.

Mercedes partner HWA for new FIA F3 series

Long-time Mercedes motorsport partner HWA is one of the teams that will contest the new Formula 1-supporting FIA Formula 3 Championship, Motorsport.com has learned.