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German GP agrees deal to stay on F1 calendar

The German Grand Prix is set to remain on the Formula 1 calendar next season after a deal between Hockenheim chiefs and the sport’s bosses was agreed in principle last weekend.

Ogier set for Red Bull Ring DTM debut

World Rally champion Sebastien Ogier is set to contest September’s Red Bull Ring DTM round in a Mercedes, has learned.

WEC must "wake up" after Toyota Le Mans rout – Lotterer

The FIA World Endurance Championship must “wake up” and close the gap between Toyota and the non-hybrid LMP1s after the Japanese marque’s Le Mans 24 Hours rout, says Andre Lotterer.

Porsche: Bourdais had no right to complain about Makowiecki

Sebastien Bourdais had no right to complain about Frederic Makowiecki’s driving during their fight in the Le Mans 24 Hours, according to Porsche GT boss Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser.

Porsche set to make Nordschleife lap record attempt

Porsche is set to attempt to beat the long-standing lap record around the Nurburgring Nordschleife with its upgraded 919 Hybrid Evo LMP1 car this month.

Manor boss Booth leaves Toro Rosso role

Former Manor Formula 1 team boss John Booth has confirmed his departure from the Toro Rosso team, having worked as its director of racing since 2016.

BMW hints at hydrogen-powered prototype future

BMW has hinted that it could one day return to the prototype ranks at the Le Mans 24 Hours with a car powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. 

Spa a "learning" race for Rebellion, says Jani

Former FIA World Endurance champion Neel Jani says Rebellion Racing will treat this year’s Spa season opener as a “learning” race despite a “great” Prologue test.

Toyota played “games” with privateers in testing - Sarrazin

Toyota running outside the rules in the FIA World Endurance Championship's Prologue test at Paul Ricard was a “game” designed to force the LMP1 privateers to show their hand, says Stephane Sarrazin.

DTM could adopt GTE rules if Super GT tie-up fails

The DTM is considering adopting GTE regulations as a ‘Plan B’ in case its push towards a shared platform with Super GT fails, understands.

Oreca: Rebellion LMP1 "very different" from LMP2 car

French constructor Oreca has promised that the new Rebellion R13 privateer LMP1 World Endurance Championship contender will be very different from its previous prototype designs. 

Jani leaves Dragon after single Formula E race weekend

Formula E rookie Neel Jani has split from the Dragon Racing team after just one race weekend in the series.

UK race "a must" for DTM, says Berger

Racing in Great Britain is “a must” for the DTM, according to series boss and ex-Formula 1 driver Gerhard Berger.

DTM Track Test: We drive Rene Rast's title-winning Audi Germany's DTM editor Roman Wittemeier recently had the ride of his life when he sampled Rene Rast's title-winning Audi RS5 in Mallorca. Here he shares his experiences of an unforgettable day.

DTM poised for Brands Hatch return in 2018

The DTM will return to Brands Hatch next season, with the Kent venue securing an August date to host the German tin-top series, has learned.

DTM set to return to the UK in 2018

A British race at either Brands Hatch or Donington Park is set to return to the DTM calendar in 2018 as part of an expanded, 10-round schedule for the German touring car series.

Porsche still working on new six-cylinder engine

Porsche is continuing development work on the planned successor to its LMP1 engine, despite exiting the category, but its bosses will not be drawn on rumours of it entering Formula 1.

Rast set for IMSA enduro outings with Mazda Team Joest

DTM champion Rene Rast is close to confirming potential outings with the new Mazda Team Joest IMSA outfit, has learned.

Audi vetoed scrapping DTM performance weights at Zandvoort

A proposal to eliminate DTM's controversial performance balancing system with immediate affect at Zandvoort was vetoed by Audi, it has emerged.