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Charles Bradley is Motorsport.com’s Global Editor in Chief. After spending five years in the aerospace industry in his native North Wales, while working weekends as a freelance writer at racetracks around the UK, Charles joined the staff of Motoring News in the heart of London. He transferred to the nascent Autosport.com team in 2000 before transitioning to the magazine, becoming its Editor between 2011 and 2014. Charles then upped sticks to work in America, as Motorsport.com’s Editor in Chief, where he created the multi-national and multi-lingual editorial team that quickly became the world’s most-read motorsport website. He was instrumental in delivering two of the biggest global fan surveys in sports history and is also a multiple award-winning scriptwriter. Charles is also an overseas member of the Guild of Motoring Writers. He lives in Miami Beach with his wife Helen – and a cat that’s named after Serbia’s top football club.

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Aston Martin reveals new F1 safety and medical cars for 2021

Aston Martin’s new Formula 1 safety car and medical chase vehicle will make their debuts at this week’s pre-season test in Bahrain before being used in the opening grand prix of the season there on March 28.

What Toyota wants to know before you buy a GR Super Sport

Do you want to own the Toyota GR Super Sport that's the road-going version of the brand's entry in the new Le Mans Hypercar class? Well, not so fast because the automaker has a long questionnaire that interested owners have to fill out before the company decides whether to sell one to you.

We’ll “get the best” out of Vettel at Aston, says Szafnauer
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We’ll “get the best” out of Vettel at Aston, says Szafnauer

Aston Martin F1 Team chief Otmar Szafnauer believes he can extract the best from four-time Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel after his ill-starred final season with Ferrari in 2020.

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.

Pietro Fittipaldi to continue as Haas F1’s test and reserve driver

Pietro Fittipaldi, who made his Formula 1 debut subbing for the injured Romain Grosjean at the end of 2020, will remain as Haas’s official test and reserve driver this season.

Dale Earnhardt: How he died and what NASCAR did next
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Dale Earnhardt: How he died and what NASCAR did next

February 18, 2001 is NASCAR’s darkest day. At 17:16 Eastern Time, it was the moment that the sport lost one of its greatest and revered drivers of all time: Dale Earnhardt.

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The lasting NASCAR legacy after Dale Earnhardt’s death

On February 18, 2001, seven-time NASCAR Cup champion Dale Earnhardt – the fearless ‘Intimidator’ – was in his element at Daytona International Speedway. While his own DEI team’s cars ran 1-2 towards the finish line, his famed #3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo was playing rear gunner to block any late runs from the chasing pack. As the cars tore through Turns 3 and 4 on that fateful final lap, Earnhardt maintained the strongarm tactics that encapsulated his persona… but his actions in those moments sadly proved to be his last.

NASCAR’s Next Gen Cup car: What is it and why it is needed

The NASCAR Next Gen is the future generation of chassis to be used in the Cup Series and is aimed at making the cars more cost-effective for race teams and car manufacturers, while simultaneously enhancing driver safety.

Toyota in talks with two potential new NASCAR team owners

Toyota Racing’s NASCAR chief David Wilson has revealed he’s in talks with two potential new team owners that are not currently involved in America’s premier stock car racing series.

Truex: Daytona needs to “figure out” keeping chicane mud off track
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Truex: Daytona needs to “figure out” keeping chicane mud off track

Martin Truex Jr says work is required by Daytona to ensure that mud isn’t dragged onto the racing surface at its bus stop chicane ahead of the upcoming road course Cup race, after he wrecked from the lead in Tuesday night’s Busch Clash event.

Keselowski: My Daytona 500 frustration level is “pretty extreme”

Brad Keselowski says his frustration level at not being able to win the Daytona 500 is “pretty extreme” after being involved in a spectacular series of wrecks in NASCAR’s biggest race of the year.

Chase Elliott, Jimmie Johnson plan to make Rolex 24 returns Daytona 24
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Chase Elliott, Jimmie Johnson plan to make Rolex 24 returns

Reigning NASCAR Cup series champion Chase Elliott and seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson have both aired their hopes to return to the Rolex 24 at Daytona in future, following their participation in this weekend’s event.

Albuquerque drove “race of my life” in late-race Rolex 24 duel Daytona 24
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Albuquerque drove “race of my life” in late-race Rolex 24 duel

Wayne Taylor Racing’s Filipe Albuquerque says he had to drive the “race of my life” to keep ahead of Renger van der Zande in the closing stages of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, until the Dutchman was forced to pit with a puncture.

Whelen Cadillac knocked out of R24 contention by gearbox failure

The pole-winning Whelen Engineering Action Express Racing Cadillac has been knocked out of contention from the Rolex 24 at Daytona lead fight after suffering a failure in its gearbox.

Van der Zande on R24: “There’s some crazy stuff going on”

Defending Rolex 24 Hours champion Renger van der Zande says there’s some “crazy stuff” happening on track as the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s season opener at Daytona goes into its closing stages.

Chase Elliott beats himself up over “terrible” first Rolex 24 stint Daytona 24
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Chase Elliott beats himself up over “terrible” first Rolex 24 stint

Reigning NASCAR Cup champion and Rolex 24 at Daytona debutant Chase Elliott says his first race stint in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar series opener was “terrible” and fears that he damaged his car by hitting a curb.

Spengler denies blame for “weird” Rolex 24 startline shunt Daytona 24
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Spengler denies blame for “weird” Rolex 24 startline shunt

BMW’s Bruno Spengler has refuted the blame for the bizarre GT Le Mans crash before the startline of the 2021 Rolex 24 at Daytona that forced the majority of the GT field to make a panicked avoidance.

Sainz hails ‘unforgettable’ maiden Ferrari F1 test run

Carlos Sainz says his first test as a Ferrari Formula 1 driver was “a day I will never forget” as he drove a 2018-spec SF71H for over 100 laps of the Fiorano test track on Wednesday.

Alesi set for double Japan programme with Toyota

Giuliano Alesi, the son of ex-Formula 1 racer Jean, will contest the Super Formula Lights series this year with the Toyota-affiliated TOM’S squad.

Alesi ‘emotional’ over son’s Ferrari test, clarifies Academy exit

Ferrari Formula 1 hero Jean Alesi has described his emotions as he watched son Giuliano get his first taste of an F1 car at the Fiorano test track on Monday morning.

Ferrari’s Leclerc turns first laps of F1 2021 at Fiorano

Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc turned his first Formula 1 laps of 2021 at the Fiorano test track on Tuesday, ahead of new teammate Carlos Sainz getting his maiden run on Wednesday.

Chase Elliott “making gains” as he pushes limits in Rolex 24 tests

NASCAR Cup Series champion Chase Elliott says he’s beginning to push his own limits ahead of his debut in the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, the opening round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship this weekend.

Alesi, Armstrong make Ferrari F1 test debuts at Fiorano

Ferrari Driver Academy members Giuliano Alesi and Marcus Armstrong got their first taste of Formula 1 at Fiorano on Monday – with Alesi having his maiden test some 30 years on from his father Jean’s first-ever run with the Scuderia.

IMSA Roar: Vautier fastest in third practice for Cadillac

Tristan Vautier topped third practice for the Roar Before the 24 at Daytona International Speedway’s road course in JDC-Miller Motorsports’ Cadillac DPi-V.R.

American sports channel NBCSN to close at end of 2021

American sports cable channel NBCSN, which airs many of the nation’s top racing series including NASCAR and IndyCar, is to be closed down at the end of 2021.

Truncated Rolex 24 build up “complete chaos” admits Taylor
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Truncated Rolex 24 build up “complete chaos” admits Taylor

Wayne Taylor says his eponymous team’s preparations for the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona have been “complete chaos” due to the late-ending, Covid-hit 2020 schedule, a more compressed test/race weekend and switching car from Cadillac to Acura in the off-season.

When F1’s crazy horse joined the Prancing Horse Prime
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When F1’s crazy horse joined the Prancing Horse

Jean Alesi made an immediate impact in Formula 1 when he arrived with Tyrrell, but his decision to join Ferrari instead of a resurgent Williams for 1991 was ill-judged as the Scuderia became engulfed with political in-fighting that resulted from an underdeveloped car...

Organisers investigate Short’s exit after refuelling stop Dakar
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Organisers investigate Short’s exit after refuelling stop

Both Yamaha and Dakar Rally organisers are investigating the retirement of Andrew Short on Day 2 of the 2021 event, to ascertain whether the fuel supply became contaminated by water on Monday’s stage.

Alex Zanardi responding to stimuli, says Italian media report

Former IndyCar star and Paralympic hero Alex Zanardi has made positive steps towards recovery and is responding to outside stimuli, according to an Italian media report.

Film review: Race Of Champions – On The Line
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Film review: Race Of Champions – On The Line

A new documentary to celebrate the Race Of Champions was released to streaming channels this week, charting a unique event on the motorsport schedule. CHARLES BRADLEY is your guide…

Formula 1 approves 23-race 2021 calendar

The FIA World Motor Sport Council has approved the 23-race calendar for the 2021 Formula 1 season, with Vietnam’s April date slot still remaining blank.

Ilott confirmed as Ferrari’s 2021 F1 test driver

FIA Formula 2 star Callum Ilott has been confirmed as Ferrari’s F1 test driver next season, just weeks after falling short to Mick Schumacher in the title race.

Sir Frank Williams in stable condition in hospital, says family

Sir Frank Williams has been admitted to hospital, and is in a stable condition, the renowned former Formula 1 team principal’s family has announced.

2020 F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix race results

Max Verstappen won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the final round of the Formula 1 World Championship, for Red Bull as he stayed out of reach of Mercedes duo Valtteri Bottas and world champion Lewis Hamilton.

2020 F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix qualifying results, full grid lineup

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen will start the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix from pole position for the final round of the 2020 Formula 1 World Championship season, after beating the Mercedes duo to P1 in a thrilling Q3 session.

2020 F1 Abu Dhabi GP Friday practice results Abu Dhabi GP
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2020 F1 Abu Dhabi GP Friday practice results

Valtteri Bottas set the fastest time on the opening day of Abu Dhabi Grand Prix practice at Yas Marina for Mercedes on Friday, as teammate Lewis Hamilton returned to Formula 1 after a race away.

How Indy legend AJ Foyt scaled racing's greatest heights

AJ Foyt's career is one very few can beat in terms of success and none can rival for longevity. In an article originally published in Autosport magazine on 26 August 2010, Charles Bradley rewinds the clock with the American legend to tell his amazing story…

2020 F1 Sakhir Grand Prix race results

Sergio Perez won a dramatic Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain for Racing Point, which was turned on its head following a huge pitstop blunder by Mercedes and a late puncture for George Russell.

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2020 F1 Sakhir Grand Prix qualifying results, full grid lineup

Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas will start the Sakhir Grand Prix from pole position for the 16th round of the 2020 Formula 1 World Championship season in Bahrain, after just beating new teammate George Russell by 0.026s.

2020 F1 Sakhir GP Friday practice results

George Russell set the fastest time on the opening day of Sakhir Grand Prix practice at Bahrain International Circuit on Friday for Mercedes, on his race weekend debut with the team.

Grosjean thanks firefighters who ‘saved my life’ in Bahrain

Haas driver Romain Grosjean returned to the Bahrain Formula 1 paddock on Thursday, just four days after his horrific fiery crash, and met two key firefighters to say “thank you for saving my life”.

2020 F1 Bahrain Grand Prix race results

Lewis Hamilton won a wild Bahrain Grand Prix for Mercedes at Sakhir, round 15 of the Formula 1 World Championship, in a restarted race following Romain Grosjean’s horrific first-lap fiery crash.

2020 F1 Bahrain Grand Prix qualifying results, full grid lineup Bahrain GP
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2020 F1 Bahrain Grand Prix qualifying results, full grid lineup

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton will start the Bahrain Grand Prix from pole position for the 15th round of the 2020 Formula 1 World Championship season at Sakhir.

2020 F1 Bahrain GP Friday practice results

Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time on the opening day of Bahrain Grand Prix practice at Sakhir for Mercedes on Friday, with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen best of the rest.

FIA confirms Nurburgring World Rallycross finale cancelation

The organisers of the final round of the FIA World Rallycross championship have confirmed that the event, scheduled for December 12-13 at the Nurburgring, has been cancelled “In light of continued health concerns regarding COVID-19”.

2020 F1 Turkish GP race results

Lewis Hamilton won the Turkish Grand Prix for Mercedes at Istanbul Park, round 14 of the Formula 1 World Championship, to claim his record-equalling seventh world championship in a chaotic wet race.

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2020 F1 Turkish Grand Prix qualifying results, full grid lineup

Lance Stroll will start the Turkish Grand Prix from pole position for Racing Point, the 14th round of the 2020 Formula 1 World Championship season, after a dramatic qualifying session at Istanbul Park.

2020 F1 Turkish GP Friday practice results: Verstappen dominates

Max Verstappen topped a bizarre opening day of Turkish Grand Prix practice at Istanbul Park for Red Bull on Friday, with drivers suffering a huge lack of grip as F1 returned to Turkey for the first time since 2011.

Hendrick lets slip plan for Elliott, Johnson to race the Rolex 24

Billionaire NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick has revealed that both newly-crowned Cup Series champion Chase Elliott and seven-time champ Jimmie Johnson will contest next year’s Rolex 24 at Daytona, before admitting “maybe I jumped the gun on that”.

F1 video game developer Codemasters in $973m buyout offer

Codemasters, the official Formula 1 video game developer, is the subject of a $973 million buyout offer from American videogame publisher Take-Two Interactive Software Inc.

2020 F1 Emilia Romagna GP race results

Lewis Hamilton won the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix for Mercedes at Imola, round 13 of the Formula 1 World Championship, after vaulting from third to first in the pitstop cycle.

2020 F1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix qualifying results, full grid lineup

Valtteri Bottas will start the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix from pole position for Mercedes, the 13th round of the 2020 Formula 1 World Championship season, at Imola.

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Why Kyle Larson deserves his second chance in a cancel culture

“You can’t hear me? Hey n*****” Those fateful words uttered by Kyle Larson, spoken into his esports headset on April 12, were directed at his sim racing spotter – but instead they quickly became amplified around the world via social media, including his own Twitch stream.

2020 F1 Portuguese GP race results

Lewis Hamilton won the Portuguese Grand Prix for Mercedes at Portimao in Portugal, round 12 of the Formula 1 World Championship, and his 92nd F1 victory surpasses the all-time record of the legendary Michael Schumacher.

2020 F1 Portuguese Grand Prix qualifying results, full grid lineup

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton will start the Portuguese Grand Prix from pole position, the 12th round of the 2020 Formula 1 World Championship season, at Portimao ahead of teammate Valtteri Bottas.

2020 F1 Portuguese GP Friday practice results

Valtteri Bottas topped a dramatic opening day of Portuguese Grand Prix practice at Algarve International Circuit on Friday, which included a fire for Pierre Gasly, and Max Verstappen clashing with Lance Stroll at high speed.

How Tony Stewart pranked Chase Briscoe over 2021 Cup graduation
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How Tony Stewart pranked Chase Briscoe over 2021 Cup graduation

Chase Briscoe has revealed how Tony Stewart pranked him with hidden cameras when he was told he’d be racing in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2021 – and for a hero that Briscoe used to dress up as to play the NASCAR video game.

Erik Jones joins Richard Petty Motorsports for 2021 Cup Series
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Erik Jones joins Richard Petty Motorsports for 2021 Cup Series

Erik Jones has signed for Richard Petty Motorsports to replace Bubba Wallace in the famed #43 car in 2021 NASCAR Cup Series.

2020 F1 Eifel Grand Prix race results

Lewis Hamilton won the Eifel Grand Prix for Mercedes at the Nurburgring, round 11 of the Formula 1 World Championship, after pole-winner Valtteri Bottas retired.