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Automotive — Racing — February 23rd, 2024

2024 Bahrain F1 test: Leclerc fastest from Russell on final day
Charles Leclerc and Ferrari ended the third day of Bahrain winter testing on top as Formula 1's 2024 pre-season came to a close.
February 23rd, 2024Source

2024 Bahrain F1 test: Sainz quickest as broken drain cover disrupts running again
Ferrari's Carlos Sainz topped the morning of the final day of Formula 1 Bahrain pre-season testing, as a broken drain cover disrupted running for a second day in a row.
February 23rd, 2024Source

Alonso: 19 drivers already know they won't win 2024 F1 title
Aston Martin's Fernando Alonso believes that 19 of the 20 Formula 1 drivers already know from pre-season testing in Bahrain that they will not win the championship in 2024.
February 23rd, 2024Source

Bahrain F1 testing: tech images from the Pitlane explained
Join us as we delve into the Formula 1 technical features on display during the third day of preseason testing in Bahrain, courtesy of Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images.
February 23rd, 2024Source

BMW, Ferrari fined and docked GTD Pro, GTD manufacturers' points
BMW and Ferrari have been hit with a $25,000 fine and docked manufacturer points after IMSA officials found violations to their respective GTD Pro and GTD machines in the 24 Hours of Daytona.
February 23rd, 2024Source

Crowdstrike Racing by APR retaining sowery for endurance rounds
CrowdStrike Racing by APR announced the return of Toby Sowery for the remaining Endurance Cup rounds of the 2024 IMSA season.
February 23rd, 2024Source

Don't expect Ferrari to win a lot of races despite test pace, Leclerc warns
Charles Leclerc played down expectations of a resurgence from Ferrari after leading the final day of pre-season testing.
February 23rd, 2024Source

F1 testing hit by second stoppage due to broken drain cover
Formula 1 testing has been halted for the second time in as many days due to a broken drain cover at the Bahrain International Circuit.
February 23rd, 2024Source

F1 testing results: Ferrari's Charles Leclerc leads final day in Bahrain
Charles Leclerc led the final day of Formula 1 2024 testing in Bahrain for Ferrari, pipping the Mercedes of George Russell to the fastest time on Friday.
February 23rd, 2024Source or Source

F1 testing results: full 2024 Bahrain pre-season lap times
Ferrari's Carlos Sainz set the fastest time across three days of pre-season testing in Bahrain, ahead of the 2024 Formula 1 World Championship.
February 23rd, 2024Source

Filling Bahrain drains with concrete being considered for F1 2024's first race
The Bahrain circuit drains that have caused major disruption to Formula 1 pre-season testing could be filled in with concrete to avoid the problem disrupting 2024's season opener, Motorsport.com understands.
February 23rd, 2024Source

Former F1 driver and team owner Wilson Fittipaldi dies aged 80
Former Formula 1 driver and team owner Wilson Fittipaldi passed away on Friday at the age of 80.
February 23rd, 2024Source

Formula 1 preseason testing is officially over, and here are the results
Red Bull looks quick, but nobody's surprised to see that
February 23rd, 2024Source

Friday Favourite: The Ferrari partners that conquered GT racing
Gianmaria Bruni was the GT driver to beat when the World Endurance Championship began in 2012, helped by regular collaborations with Ferrari's 'other' Flying Finn. As they had previously in the F430, Bruni and Toni Vilander proved formidable in the 458 and collected two Le Mans class wins to cement the Italian's favourite team-mate pick
February 23rd, 2024Source

Gasly: Alpine 'doesn't look great' after Bahrain F1 test
Pierre Gasly admits that his Alpine Formula 1 team "doesn't look great" after the three days of testing in Bahrain with the new A524.
February 23rd, 2024Source

Haas F1 engineers "can't bull****" new team boss Komatsu
Haas engineers "can't bull****" new Formula 1 team boss Ayao Komatsu owing to his vast technical experience in the championship, according to driver Nico Hulkenberg.
February 23rd, 2024Source

Hamilton: Ferrari f1 move wouldn't have happened without Vasseur
Lewis Hamilton has confirmed that his move to the Ferrari Formula 1 team in 2025 wouldn't have happened without the presence of team principal Fred Vasseur.
February 23rd, 2024Source

Hamilton: Mercedes not yet "where we want to be"
Lewis Hamilton has admitted that Mercedes is not yet "where we want to be", despite what has been an overall encouraging Formula 1 test in Bahrain.
February 23rd, 2024Source

Ireland WRC bid hinges on funding after event concept approval
The Republic of Ireland's bid to join the World Rally Championship next year hinges on securing the required funding after the championship approved Motorsport Ireland's rally concept.
February 23rd, 2024Source

Norris has "no regrets" new McLaren deal rules him out of 2025 Mercedes seat
Lando Norris isn't concerned he may have missed an opportunity to join Mercedes by extending his contract to drive for McLaren earlier this year.
February 23rd, 2024Source

Norris: no regrets over new McLaren F1 deal amid Hamilton Ferrari switch
Lando Norris has "no regrets" about signing a new McLaren contract amid Lewis Hamilton's 2025 Ferrari switch creating a space at Mercedes and shaking up the Formula 1 driver market.
February 23rd, 2024Source

Obituary: British F4 racer Joel Pearson dies aged 19
Tributes have been paid to former Ginetta Junior and British Formula 4 racer Joel Pearson, who has died aged just 19 after a courageous three-year battle with cancer.
February 23rd, 2024Source

Pictures: 2024 F1 pre-season testing day three: Bahrain
For the final day of running, every driver except for Logan Sargeant is expected to appear. All bar Alexander Albon are scheduled to do a final half-day in their cars before practice for the first grand prix of the season starts on Thursday next week.
February 23rd, 2024Source

Qatar WEC prologue postponed to monday following freight delays
The start of the World Endurance Championship's Prologue has been pushed back to Monday due to delays in the arrival of sea freight in Qatar.
February 23rd, 2024Source

Sainz quickest in disrupted start to final test day
Carlos Sainz Jnr topped the timing screens as the final day of testing reached its original scheduled stopping point.
February 23rd, 2024Source

Schumacher inspired my Ferrari move, Vasseur made it possible -- Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton has spoken for the first time about his surprise decision to join Ferrari next year, revealing what inspired it and how it came about.
February 23rd, 2024Source

Shane Van Gisbergen on Daytona debut: "I feel like I belong here"
Shane van Gisbergen got the full superspeedway treatment in his ARCA Menards and NASCAR Xfinity series debuts last weekend at Daytona but experienced nothing to discourage his new career choice.
February 23rd, 2024Source

Stella: Improved Rear Grip Mclaren's Key F1 2024 Gain
McLaren Formula 1 team principal Andrea Stella says that improved rear grip is one of the key gains on the new MCL38 compared to its predecessor.
February 23rd, 2024Source

Sunoco Returns To F1 With Sauber After 48-Year Absence
The Sunoco oil brand is to return to Formula 1 this season with the Sauber team after an absence of 48 years from the series.
February 23rd, 2024Source

The key data from F1's only pre-season test of 2024
After three days, 3,695 laps and almost 20,000 kilometres, the sole pre-season test ahead of Formula 1's longest ever season has come to a close in Bahrain.
February 23rd, 2024Source

Verstappen, Leclerc and Hamilton call on F1 to act over drain cover failures
Formula 1 drivers want more pre-event checks on drain covers around circuits following two failures during this week's test.
February 23rd, 2024Source

Verstappen: addressing loose drain cover issue in F1 "A Must"
Max Verstappen says that addressing the issue of loose drain covers and similar metal items is "a must" for upcoming Formula 1 venues.
February 23rd, 2024Source

Verstappen: Red Bull F1 Design team has "pushed the limits" with RB20
Max Verstappen says that his Red Bull Formula 1 team has "pushed the limits" by opting for a radical change of concept with the new RB20.
February 23rd, 2024Source

Watch our Bahrain F1 pre-season test review
Formula 1 2024 pre-season testing is in Bahrain is now over, with the real thing starting next weekend as the world championship kicks off.
February 23rd, 2024Source

Automotive — Racing — February 21st, 2024

2024 Bahrain F1 Test: Verstappen heads first day by 1.1s from Norris
Max Verstappen and Red Bull ominously topped the first day of Formula 1 2024 winter testing in Bahrain on Wednesday.
February 21st, 2024Source

2024 Bahrain F1 Test: Verstappen tops opening morning as Albon stops on track
Red Bull's Max Verstappen topped the opening morning of the 2024 Formula 1 pre-season test at Bahrain, as Alex Albon stopped on track for Williams with a mechanical issue.
February 21st, 2024Source

Bahrain F1 pre-season test day one review
The Formula 1 2024 season is underway, with the first official test day in Bahrain now in the books.
February 21st, 2024Source

Bahrain F1 Testing: Tech Images From The Pitlane Explained
Join us as we delve into the Formula 1 technical features on display during the first day of pre-season testing in Bahrain, courtesy of Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images.
February 21st, 2024Source

Being "The Other Guy" At HMS Fuels William Byron's Passion
William Byron didn't take the usual path to NASCAR Cup stardom, nor does he generate the excitement of some of his Hendrick Motorsports teammates, but he's quite content with the unique and successful trail he's blazing.
February 21st, 2024Source

F1 testing results: Max Verstappen Tops opening day of 2024 pre-season
Max Verstappen led the opening day of Formula 1 2024 testing in Bahrain for Red Bull, beating the opposition by over a second.
February 21st, 2024Source

First day in new car "wasn't all negative" despite spin and technical fault -- Sargeant
Williams driver Logan Sargeant believes his team will "be in a good place" if it can rebound from its poor start to testing over the remaining two days.
February 21st, 2024Source

Formula E boss will pay $250,000 to charity if Verstappen loses championship
The CEO of Formula E has promised to pay a quarter of a million dollars (£198,000) to charity if Max Verstappen fails to win the world championship this year.
February 21st, 2024Source

Horner investigation is "an issue for all of F1" -- Wolff
Red Bull's ongoing investigation into allegations regarding team principal Christian Horner is "an issue" for all in Formula 1, says his Mercedes rival Toto Wolff.
February 21st, 2024Source

How to watch 2024 F1 pre-season testing in the USA
The 2024 Formula 1 campaign is almost here with pre-season testing next up, so here is how to watch the action in the United States.
February 21st, 2024Source

Manthey EMA completes DTM line-up with Bathurst Winner Guven
Manthey EMA has signed newly-crowned Bathurst 12 Hour winner Ayhancan Guven to partner reigning DTM champion Thomas Preining at its two-car Porsche team.
February 21st, 2024Source

Marko: New Red Bull F1 Concept Is Working After "Very Impressive" First Day
Red Bull motorsport advisor Helmut Marko says that the Milton Keynes team enjoyed a "very impressive" first full day of testing in Bahrain with the RB20.
February 21st, 2024Source

Marquez now 'looking for final three tenths' on Ducati MotoGP Bike
Marc Marquez says he's now at the stage of his Ducati adaptation where he is looking for "the last three tenths" to be on par with the leaders in MotoGP.
February 21st, 2024Source

Mercedes' "outwash" front wing design may be against spirit of rules -- Symonds
Mercedes' innovative front wing design appears to go against the intention of Formula 1's technical rules, says one of the key men behind the regulations.
February 21st, 2024Source

New 656BHP Aston Martin F1 safety car breaks cover in Bahrain
Aston Martin will provide a significantly more powerful safety car to Formula 1 starting from the 2024 season.
February 21st, 2024Source

Pictures: Closer look at new Aston Martin AMR24 on-track
The Aston Martin AMR24, which the team calls a "strong evolution" of last year's car, has begun testing in Bahrain.
February 21st, 2024Source

Pictures: Ferrari's new SF-24 uncovered as testing begins
Ferrari's new SF-24 has run for the first time in pre-season testing, giving a clearer view of the Scuderia's latest design.
February 21st, 2024Source

Pictures: New views of McLaren MCL38 seen in testing
McLaren revealed the first images of their MCL38 last week. However the team was careful to obscure much of their new car's significant details.
February 21st, 2024Source

Pictures: New views of Mercedes W15 running in Bahrain test
Mercedes' much-changed W15 has hit the track during pre-season testing at the Bahrain International Circuit.
February 21st, 2024Source

Pictures: Red Bull's slim sidepod inlets and novel air ducts revealed at test
The successor to the most dominant Formula 1 car of all time has hit the track in testing at the Bahrain International Circuit today.
February 21st, 2024Source

Red Bull: big money offer won't tempt Verstappen to break contract
Red Bull says performance not money will be the deciding factor in whether or not Max Verstappen sees out his current Formula 1 contract all the way through to 2028.
February 21st, 2024Source

Red Bull's sidepod intricacies begin to emerge in Bahrain F1 test
Red Bull has finally begun to reveal some of the secrets of the aggressive new sidepods on its RB20 Formula 1 car, as testing begins in Bahrain.
February 21st, 2024Source

Russell: New Mercedes F1 Car Already 'Feels Nicer' To Drive
George Russell says Mercedes' new Formula 1 car already 'feels nicer' than last year's troublesome W14.
February 21st, 2024Source

Verstappen puts Red Bull over a second ahead of rivals on first day of testing
Max Verstappen picked up where he left off last year by putting his Red Bull on top of the times by over a second on the first day of testing.
February 21st, 2024Source

Verstappen quickest, Albon stops as Bahrain test begins
World champion Max Verstappen set the early pace ahead of Ferrari's Charles Leclerc as pre-season testing for the 2024 F1 season began in Bahrain.
February 21st, 2024Source

Vowles: not a given that Williams would take Antonelli in F1 2025
Williams Formula 1 boss James Vowles has downplayed the chances of his team taking Mercedes protege Andrea Kimi Antonelli in 2025, despite his personal involvement in first signing the youngster.
February 21st, 2024Source

Why the legality of Mercedes' Trick F1 front wing wasn't in real doubt
Plenty of emphasis has been placed on the trick front wing design of the Mercedes W15 throughout the first day of 2024 Formula 1 pre-season testing in Bahrain.
February 21st, 2024Source

Wolff: F1 figures should live up to role model status amid Horner investigation
Mercedes Formula 1 team principal Toto Wolff says those involved in the series should live up to role model status in response to the Christian Horner investigation.
February 21st, 2024Source

Automotive — Racing — February 19th, 2024

Aprilia Hopes 2027 Rules Can Attract New Manufacturers To Motogp
Aprilia is hoping that a new set of regulations will entice more manufacturers to join MotoGP in 2027.
February 19th, 2024Source

Daytona 500 Schedule And How To Watch 2024 Nascar Cup Opener
It is soon time for the Daytona 500, so here is everything to know including the on-track schedule, weather forecast and TV broadcast times for the 2024 NASCAR Cup curtain-raiser.
February 19th, 2024Source

Expanded hypercar field and Valentino Rossi's debut confirmed for Le Mans
The Le Mans 24 Hours organisers have announced an expanded hypercar for this year's race and confirmed the participation of Moto GP champion Valentino Rossi.
February 19th, 2024Source

Fia Issues Statement On Red Bull F1 Team's Horner Investigation
The FIA has followed the Formula 1 organisation in making its first public acknowledgement of the investigation into alleged misconduct by Red Bull team principal Christian Horner.
February 19th, 2024Source

Former F1 Racer Sato Lands Executive Advisor Role At Honda
IndyCar driver Takuma Sato has been hired as an executive advisor of Honda Racing Corporation, the global motorsport arm of the Japanese manufacturer and Formula 1 power unit supplier.
February 19th, 2024Source

Haas To Take Different Approach To Bahrain F1 Test
Haas Formula 1 boss Ayao Komatsu says that the team will focus its Bahrain test mileage on addressing last year's tyre issues rather than on overall performance.
February 19th, 2024Source

"He doesn't care about outside talk": Leclerc sees progress at Ferrari under Vasseur
Charles Leclerc is "fully on board" with Frederic Vasseur's vision for Ferrari as the team principal begins his second season in charge.
February 19th, 2024Source

Honda Motogp Boss Puig "Surprised" By German-Like Feedback From Marini
Honda team boss Alberto Puig has been "surprised" by the "clarity" of Luca Marini's feedback on the brand's 2024 MotoGP bike and notes his working method 'is like a German's'.
February 19th, 2024Source

How Mercedes F1 Team Looks To Have Resolved One Of Hamilton's Bugbears
How cockpit position change has played key role in major redesign
February 19th, 2024Source

How Red Bull's Next British Star Earned A Fast-Track To F3
Arvid Lindblad has been a Red Bull Junior since he was 13. Now, at 16, he's ready for a rookie F3 season under the noses of the F1 elite. Pressure? Sure, but it's all about handling it
February 19th, 2024Source

Ilott gets McLaren test call-up as team seeks substitute for Malukas
McLaren will run Callum Ilott in an IndyCar test this week as it seeks a substitute for injured driver David Malukas.
February 19th, 2024Source

Ilott Replacing Malukas For Arrow McLaren In Upcoming Hybrid Test At Homestead
Arrow McLaren have confirmed Callum Ilott is joining the team for the upcoming IndyCar Series hybrid test at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
February 19th, 2024Source

Le Mans 24 Hours Entry List Published, 23 Hypercars For 2024
Additional entries from Cadillac, Porsche and Lamborghini have bolstered the Hypercar field at the Le Mans 24 Hours World Endurance Championship blue riband to 23 cars.
February 19th, 2024Source

Lundqvist Continues Offseason Education With F3 Running In France
Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) rookie Linus Lundqvist is knocking away some of the offseason rust by pounding laps in a Formula 3 car at Circuit de Lurcy-Levis in France.
February 19th, 2024Source

MotoGP Qatar Test: Bagnaia Fastest From Martin
Reigning MotoGP world champion Francesco Bagnaia topped the opening day of the final 2024 pre-season test in Qatar from his 2023 title rival Jorge Martin.
February 19th, 2024Source

Motorsport.Com Unveils Sleek New Website Design For Enhanced User Experience
Motorsport.com, the premier destination for motorsport enthusiasts and professionals alike, proudly announced the launch of its completely redesigned website at a special unveiling event today.
February 19th, 2024Source

Nascar Xfinity Race At Daytona Delayed Again Due To Rain
Persistent rain in the Daytona Beach, Fla., area forced NASCAR to postpone Saturday's planned Xfinity Series season opener until Monday morning, but lingering showers have forced the sanctioning body to delay it once again.
February 19th, 2024Source

Norris Already Worked On Reducing Errors As F1 Field Tightens
Lando Norris says he has already taken steps to address the qualifying mistakes that cost him during the 2023 Formula 1 season.
February 19th, 2024Source

Palou To Make Le Mans Debut As Third Driver Of Cadillac's WEC Entry
Two-time IndyCar champion Alex Palou will make his Le Mans 24 Hours debut in June with the Ganassi-run Cadillac Racing Hypercar class squad.
February 19th, 2024Source

Perez predicts "jealousy" problems arising from Hamilton's move to Ferrari
Lewis Hamilton's impending move to Ferrari could trigger problems within his Mercedes team this year, one of his rivals has predicted.
February 19th, 2024Source

Red Bull "Brave" To Change F1 Car Concept For 2024, Says Perez
Sergio Perez has praised Red Bull's bravery in being so aggressive with its new RB20 car following a dominant 2023 Formula 1 season.
February 19th, 2024Source

The 2024 Le Mans 24 Hours Entry List In Full
Check out the full entry list for the 2024 Le Mans 24 Hours, the 92nd running of the French endurance classic and the blue riband round of the 2024 World Endurance Championship.
February 19th, 2024Source

Vasseur: 2024 No Transition Year For Ferrari Before Hamilton Move
Ferrari team principal Fred Vasseur insists that 2024 is not a transition year for the Maranello-based Formula 1 outfit ahead of the arrival of Lewis Hamilton next season.
February 19th, 2024Source

Who had a good winter? Will we have a title fight? 10 crucial F1 testing topics
The Formula 1 season will come to life on Wednesday as the 20 drivers get just three days of testing to fettle their new cars.
February 19th, 2024Source

Will The 2025 F1 Driver Silly Season See "Chaos"?
Will the Formula 1 driver market see silly season "chaos" in the coming weeks, as teams battle with each other to secure the optimum line-up for 2025 and beyond?
February 19th, 2024Source

WRC Sweden Podium exceeded Evans' expectations
Leaving Sweden as the top points scorer from the weekend exceeded Elfyn Evans' expectations at the World Rally Championship's snow event.
February 19th, 2024Source

Automotive — Racing — February 16th, 2024

2024 Daytona 500: complete starting lineup in pictures
The field is set for the 66th running of the Daytona 500, with the Fords of Joey Logano and Michael McDowell on the front row for NASCAR's crown jewel event.
February 16th, 2024Source

2024 Sonora Rally set for October, Dakar tickets up for grabs
The Sonora Rally might not be on the World Rally-Raid Championship anymore, but that doesn't mean it won't be involved with the championship in some form. Like it was prior to its one-year inclusion on the schedule, the rally will remain a Road to Dakar leg in which the top motorcycle and side-by-side finishers with no prior Dakar Rally experience can earn free registration to the 2025 or 2026 edition.
February 16th, 2024Source

Daytona ARCA Race TO run a day early due to inclement weather
The ARCA season-opener has been moved up a full day due to inclement weather approaching Daytona International Speedway.
February 16th, 2024Source

Ex-F1 Driver Glock in DTM comeback talks with McLaren team
Former BMW driver Timo Glock is working on a sensational plan to return to the DTM this year with McLaren team Project 1.
February 16th, 2024Source

First sprint race of 2024 F1 season gets 4am UK start time
The FIA has confirmed the starting times for all 120 official Formula 1 grand prix sessions which will take place this year.
February 16th, 2024Source

Friday favourite: how Laguna SECA charmed an IMSA Rookie
A Macau Grand Prix and Sebring 12 Hours outright winner, who also has a Le Mans 24 Hours class win on his CV, Alex Lynn isn't lacking for big results on some of the world's most famous circuits. But it's an American classic he's only raced at once that earns the Briton's pick for his favourite track
February 16th, 2024Source

General Motors still "confident" in Andretti Cadillac F1 bid
General Motors says it remains "confident" in the application for a future Andretti Cadillac entry despite the recent snub by the Formula 1 organisation.
February 16th, 2024Source

How A WRC Driver Turned A Jacket Into A Makeshift Window On Rally Sweden
M-Sport World Rally Championship driver Gregoire Munster used his initiative to turn a jacket into a makeshift window to keep his Rally Sweden bid alive.
February 16th, 2024Source

Johnson: Wild ride into Daytona 500 Field "wasn't in my playbook"
It had been nearly 25 years since Jimmie Johnson last felt the pain of failing to make the field for a NASCAR race but for several minutes in Thursday night's Daytona 500 Duels, he received a vivid flashback
February 16th, 2024Source

Kyle Larson "A small decision away" from being a Daytona 500 winner
Kyle Larson is in an elite group in the NASCAR Cup Series in what he's accomplished and what he has not.
February 16th, 2024Source

Martin: Marquez can fight for MotoGP victories from start of season
Ducati rider Jorge Martin believes Marc Marquez could be fighting for victory when the 2024 MotoGP season kicks off in Qatar next month.
February 16th, 2024Source

Mir 'starting to see results' of Honda's new MotoGP approach
Joan Mir feels changes Honda has made to its approach towards MotoGP have begun to show the desired results following a strong first pre-season test of 2024 at Sepang.
February 16th, 2024Source

Neuville: Fuel pressure problem not tactics to blame for Rally Sweden delay
Thierry Neuville says he was suffering from a fuel pressure problem on Rally Sweden and has denied any suggestions of a deliberate tactical play to secure a better road position.
February 16th, 2024Source

Perez aiming to "maximise every opportunity" in crucial season
Sergio Perez says he is aiming to grow in performance throughout the 2024 season after he suffered a heavy mid-season slump in 2023.
February 16th, 2024Source

Proton reveals retro-inspired livery for Porsche 963 in WEC
Proton Competition has unveiled a new retro-inspired livery for its first full season in the Hypercar class of the World Endurance Championship with a Porsche 963.
February 16th, 2024Source

Red Bull celebrates its past at launch but Horner's future remains the focus
A parade of Red Bull Formula 1 cars, including some of the most dominant and successful machines of recent seasons, greeted visitors to their Milton Keynes base for yesterday's launch event.
February 16th, 2024Source

Red Bull insists it isn'T baiting with Mercedes-style RB20 solutions
Red Bull says its shift towards Mercedes-style solutions on its new RB20 Formula 1 car was not to stir the pot with its rival, but purely about chasing more performance.
February 16th, 2024Source

Rosberg and Vettel F1 comebacks not an option for Mercedes
When Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff talked about being "bold" in his replacement choice for Lewis Hamilton next year, many thought he meant youngster Andrea Kimi Antonelli.
February 16th, 2024Source

Rovanpera explains crash from WRC Rally Sweden lead
Kalle Rovanpera has put his crash from the Rally Sweden lead on his World Rally Championship return down to being caught by surprise by the conditions.
February 16th, 2024Source

Stella: F1 development curve will flatten amid third year of rules cycle
McLaren team boss Andrea Stella believes the aerodynamic development of Formula 1 teams will start slowing down as the grid tightens during the third season of the current regulations.
February 16th, 2024Source

Unpicking the secrets of Red Bull's Brave new F1 sidepods
Red Bull is Formula 1's trendsetter going into 2024 as rivals looked to emulate its design, but it's moved the game on yet again.
February 16th, 2024Source

Verstappen rejects claims of rift with Horner
Max Verstappen has insisted his relationship with team principal Christian Horner is unchanged following speculation of a rift between the pair.
February 16th, 2024Source

Verstappen Would "Never Say Never" To Hamilton-Style Ferrari F1 Move
Red Bull's Max Verstappen would never rule out a move to Ferrari and hopes the "cool" shock switch made by main Formula 1 rival Lewis Hamilton will be a "success".
February 16th, 2024Source

Verstappen: No Change In Horner Relationship Amid Red Bull Investigation
Max Verstappen says his relationship with Christian Horner is "the same as always" amid the investigation into allegations made against the Red Bull team principal.
February 16th, 2024Source

WRC Sweden: Katsuta Leads As Rovanpera, Tanak Crash Out
Toyota's Takamoto Katsuta has taken the Rally Sweden lead after Kalle Rovanpera hit a snowbank that ended his victory tilt on Friday morning at the World Rally Championship's snow event.
February 16th, 2024Source

WRC Sweden: Lappi snatches lead from katsuta to end "crazy" friday
Hyundai's Esapekka Lappi snatched the Rally Sweden lead from Toyota's Takamoto Katsuta to end a chaotic Friday as sn
February 16th, 2024Source

Automotive — Racing — February 14th, 2024

2024 Daytona 500 Entry List And How To Qualify
42 NASCAR Cup Series teams have entered the 66th running of the Daytona 500, which will be held on Sunday, 18 February.
February 14th, 2024Source

A.J. Allmendinger: "My Preference Was To Stay In Cup"
A.J. Allmendinger admits he would have preferred to remain a full-time NASCAR Cup competitor but remains thankful for the opportunity and confidence Kaulig Racing has in him.
February 14th, 2024Source

Abiteboul Urges Fia To Ponder Any Radical Changes To WRC Formula
Hyundai team principal Cyril Abiteboul has urged the FIA to "ponder any radical changes" to the current World Rally Championship platform.
February 14th, 2024Source

Big gains from in-season upgrades unlikely in 2024, McLaren believe
McLaren do not believe it will be possible to replicate the large steps forward they made with in-season upgrades last year.
February 14th, 2024Source

Blaney: "I Remember Every Little Detail" From Daytona 500 Losses
Newly crowned NASCAR Cup Series champion Ryan Blaney has never won the Daytona 500, but remains a favorite ahead of stock car racing's crown jewel event.
February 14th, 2024Source

Budget cap limited how far Mercedes could overhaul 2024 car -- Allison
Mercedes technical director James Allison says the team has achieved the goals it set for its W15, which is the product of a new design philosophy.
February 14th, 2024Source

Chase Elliott On Difficult 2023: "Our Fire Shouldn't Be In Question"
Chase Elliott's 2023 NASCAR Cup season didn't produce many positive highlights but his belief in his No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports team has not wavered.
February 14th, 2024Source

Desafio Ruta 40 bumped up a day
The Desafío Ruta 40 has received a slight schedule tweak, moving up a day from its original 2--8 June date to 1--7 June. Of course, such a minute change means it retains its slot as the fourth round of the 2024 World Rally-Raid Championship.
February 14th, 2024Source

Ducati's Dall'Igna "Very Disappointed" To Lose Key Tech Man To Yamaha
Ducati's general manager Gigi Dall'Igna admits he was "very disappointed" to lose Max Bartolini after the Italian MotoGP engineer was poached by Yamaha.
February 14th, 2024Source

Final season at Mercedes feels 'emotional and surreal' -- Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton says it feels "surreal" to be heading into his final season with Mercedes in this year's Formula 1 championship.
February 14th, 2024Source

First pictures: Hamilton's final Mercedes revealed for 2024 season
Mercedes have revealed the W15, their car for the 2024 season and Lewis Hamilton's final Mercedes, at their launch event at Silverstone.
February 14th, 2024Source

First pictures: McLaren reveals its new F1 car for 2024
Having already presented its livery for the upcoming world championship last month, McLaren has now shown off its new MCL38 design, which is a clear evolution of its predecessor, the MCL60.
February 14th, 2024Source

First pictures: New Mercedes W15 makes its debut on track
The new Mercedes W15 has hit the track for the first time in Silverstone following its public unveiling earlier today.
February 14th, 2024Source

Gragson Enters 2024 Looking For Balance In Nascar And Life
Call it what you will -- a revamp, reboot or second chance -- but whatever it is, Noah Gragson intends to make the most of it as he returns to the NASCAR Cup Series this season.
February 14th, 2024Source

IndyCar moves final race from Nashville street track to oval
IndyCar has announced a change of venue for the final race of 2024, less than one month before the championship is due to begin.
February 14th, 2024Source

Indycar Moving 2024 Season Finale From Downtown To Nashville Superspeedway
The 2024 season finale for the IndyCar Series is moving away from the Streets of Nashville and to nearby Nashville Superspeedway.
February 14th, 2024Source

Jimmie Johnson: Toyota Move "Overwhelming In The Greatest Of Ways"
Legacy Motor Club and co-owner Jimmie Johnson's move to Toyota in 2024 may not be getting accolades on social media, but Johnson believes the partnership will pay big dividends for his NASCAR Cup operation.
February 14th, 2024Source

Lopez Didn't Look For Another Hypercar Drive After Losing Toyota WEC Seat
Jose Maria Lopez says his "main objective" was to remain in the Toyota family after losing his drive with its World Endurance Championship Hypercar team to Nyck de Vries.
February 14th, 2024Source

Malukas expected to miss McLaren debut after surgery on wrist
David Malukas, who was due to make his debut for McLaren's IndyCar team in the season opening round next month, is expected to miss the race following surgery to his left wrist.
February 14th, 2024Source

Malukas Sidelined Six Weeks Following Surgery, Arrow Mclaren Evaluating Options
David Malukas will miss the start of the IndyCar season following surgery due to injuries sustained in a mountain biking accident last weekend.
February 14th, 2024Source

Marini: Copying Ducati "Not The Way" To Improve Honda Motogp Bike
New HRC rider Luca Marini believes Honda can't simply copy the best features of Ducati's MotoGP bike and achieve the desired results, stressing it won't be the "correct way."
February 14th, 2024Source

McLaren launch image trickery points to its 2024 F1 car secrets
Some intriguing trickery in the launch images of McLaren's new Formula 1 car has hinted at one of the areas of "innovation" the team may be looking to keep secret.
February 14th, 2024Source

Mclaren Targets Early F1 2024 Upgrades In Three Key Areas
The McLaren Formula 1 team is targeting further upgrades in three main areas as it works to address last year's weaknesses with its new MCL38.
February 14th, 2024Source

Mclaren Unveils New MCL38 F1 Car For 2024
McLaren has taken the covers off the MCL38 Formula 1 car that Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri will drive in the 2024 season.
February 14th, 2024Source

Mercedes name Vesti as additional reserve driver for 2024
The 22-year-old Danish racer joined their young driver programme two years ago when he moved into Formula 2. He finished runner-up to champion Theo Pourchaire last year, the pair separated by 11 points at the end of a season in which Vesti won six races to his rival's one.
February 14th, 2024Source

Mercedes unveils new 2024 F1 car, the W15, at Silverstone
The Mercedes Formula 1 team unveiled its new W15, the last car to be raced by Lewis Hamilton before his move to Ferrari, at a chilly Silverstone on Wednesday morning.
February 14th, 2024Source

The front-wing legality trick spotted on the New Mercedes F1 car
Mercedes is back on the offensive, with plenty of interesting new details already being spotted on its new W15 Formula 1 car on shakedown day.
February 14th, 2024Source

The new directions McLaren has found with its evolutionary MCL38
McLaren surged up Formula 1's pecking order last year as multiple large-scale update packages helped rejuvenate a launch car that had proved to be a disappointment.
February 14th, 2024Source

Top Speed Boost and "Reassuring" Rear end key gains for Mercedes W15 F1 car
Mercedes technical director James Allison has said the team's new W15 Formula 1 car should give its drivers a more "reassuring" rear end and better straightline speed in 2024.
February 14th, 2024Source

Wolff: No "Crystal Ball" on when mercedes can beat Red Bull
Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff says he has no "crystal ball" to help him judge when his team will be able to beat recent pacesetters Red Bull.
February 14th, 2024Source

Yeley Revealed As Driver For Ny Racing Team's Daytona 500 Attempt
NY Racing Team was a late entry for the 66th running of the Daytona 500, and there's been much speculation around who will actually be piloting the No. 44 Chevrolet this week.
February 14th, 2024Source

Automotive — Racing — February 12th, 2024

2024 Daytona 500 entry list and how to qualify
42 NASCAR Cup Series teams have entered the 66th running of the Daytona 500, which will be held on Sunday, 18 February.
February 12th, 2024Source

Algarve Pro, Pure teams secure Le Mans auto invites for Asian LMS title wins
Algarve Pro Racing and Pure Rxcing secured automatic invitations for the Le Mans 24 Hours after claiming LMP2 and GT class spoils in the Asian Le Mans Series.
February 12th, 2024Source

Alonso: Aston Martin first option on F1 future amid Mercedes links
Fernando Alonso has said staying at Aston Martin in 2025 will be his first choice should he decide to continue in Formula 1 beyond this season.
February 12th, 2024Source

Alonso: Hamilton could be the ingredient Ferrari need to win championships
Fernando Alonso expects Lewis Hamilton to raise Ferrari to a more competitive level when he joins the team next year.
February 12th, 2024Source

Aston Martin reveals "strong evolution" for revamped AMR24 F1 2024 car
Aston Martin has revealed its new AMR24 Formula 1 car, which it said is a "strong evolution" of its 2023 challenger.
February 12th, 2024Source

Aston Martin signs ex-Red Bull junior Crawford on F1 development deal
Former Red Bull junior Jak Crawford has joined the Aston Martin Formula 1 team's Young Driver Development programme.
February 12th, 2024Source

Doohan says high testing mileage makes him most attractive non-F1 driver
Alpine Formula 1 reserve driver Jack Doohan believes that the extensive test mileage he will accumulate this year will make him an attractive proposition for a 2025 race seat.
February 12th, 2024Source

F2 racer Crawford joins Aston Martin's young driver programme
Former Red Bull Junior Team member Jak Crawford has joined Aston Martin's driver development programme.
February 12th, 2024Source

Ferrari F1 drive wasn't Hamilton's "childhood dream" last year, says Alonso
Fernando Alonso was a "day late" to finding out about Lewis Hamilton's shock Ferrari move and has implied his Formula 1 rival might have skewed the reasons for leaving Mercedes.
February 12th, 2024Source

First pictures: Alonso and Stroll complete first laps in new Aston Martin AMR24
Aston Martin's new AMR24 has run on-track for the first time in a shakedown filming day at Silverstone.
February 12th, 2024Source

How Aston Martin plans to rebound after F1 2023 development errors
Aston Martin has revealed its 2024 Formula 1 challenger, describing it as a strong evolution of last year's machine -- a car that certainly flattered to deceive.
February 12th, 2024Source

Imola to mark 30 years since Senna and Ratzenberger's deaths at grand prix
The promoters of the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix will put on a series of events at this year's Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix to mark the 30th anniversary of the deaths of Ayrton Senna and Roland Ratzenberger at the Imola circuit.
February 12th, 2024Source

Jimmie Johnson, Legacy Motor Club joining Extreme E
With Chip Ganassi Racing departing Extreme E, it is perhaps fitting that former CGR driver Jimmie Johnson will fill the void when his Legacy Motor Club enters the series for 2024.
February 12th, 2024Source

'I'm the only champion available for 2025 -- and a fast world champion' -- Alonso
Fernando Alonso insists continuing his success story with Aston Martin remains his priority amid the upheaval on the Formula 1 driver market for 2025.
February 12th, 2024Source

Jimmie Johnson, Travis Pastrana to join Extreme E in 2024
Legacy Motor Club and co-owner Jimmie Johnson will both compete in Extreme E series events this year, with the team's first entry participating this weekend in Saudi Arabia.
February 12th, 2024Source

KTM unveils RC16 MotoGP bikes for 2024
The factory KTM squad has unveiled its 2024 MotoGP challenger fresh from the Sepang pre-season test.
February 12th, 2024Source

Mason Massey to run full NASCAR Truck schedule
Young's Motorsports has signed Mason Massey as the full-time driver of its No. 02 Chevrolet Silverado in 2024.
February 12th, 2024Source

Mir's Honda MotoGP situation "changed a lot" as he inherits Marquez's crew
Joan Mir says his situation at Honda "has changed a lot" now he has inherited Marc Marquez's technical staff at the Japanese MotoGP squad.
February 12th, 2024Source

Quartararo spoke to Rins more at test than to Morbidelli in four years as MotoGP team-mates
Fabio Quartararo said he has spoken more with Alex Rins in a single test than with former Yamaha team-mate Franco Morbidelli over the course of four MotoGP seasons.
February 12th, 2024Source

"Red Bull are absolutely beatable" Aston Martin declare as they present new car
Aston Martin are going into the new season confident last season's dominant champions Red Bull can be caught.
February 12th, 2024Source

Red Bull F1 team is "absolutely beatable", says Aston Martin
Aston Martin is firm in its belief that Red Bull is "absolutely beatable" in Formula 1.
February 12th, 2024Source

Stroll has "some ideas" on how to catch up to F1 team-mate Alonso
Lance Stroll says he has "some ideas" on how to recover the speed he admits he lacked relative to Aston Martin Formula 1 team-mate Fernando Alonso in 2023.
February 12th, 2024Source

The Aston Martin tweak that confirms a key part of the Mercedes F1 revolution
While Mercedes' 2024 Formula 1 car will not be seen for a few days, Aston Martin's new AMR24 has revealed one of the W15's big concept changes.
February 12th, 2024Source

The attributes that make Blomqvist a strong fit for IndyCar
He's been an IMSA star in recent years, and now versatile racer Tom Blomqvist is about to embark on his first full season of racing in IndyCar.
February 12th, 2024Source

What Ferrari and Puma's latest collection could tell us about Ferrari's 2024 F1 livery
PROMOTED: Ferrari has been teasing hints of its 2024 F1 car livery over the last few weeks and the latest Puma clothing launch has offered another glimpse of the trends -- all of which are signalling a potential step-change in style for the Italian giants this season.
February 12th, 2024Source

Why Aston Martin expect their AMR24 can keep pace in the development race
Can Aston Martin's first ever Formula 1 car ever produced by their brand new, state-of-the-art new factory in Silverstone prove a worthy successor to its high achieving 2023 model?
February 12th, 2024Source

Automotive — Racing — February 9th, 2024

'A horrible project': Why duplicating Red Bull's trend-setting suspension is so difficult
After a Formula 1 season utterly dominated by Red Bull it would be no surprise if their rivals borrowed a few design cues from their all-conquering RB19.
February 9th, 2024Source

All-electric junior touring car series to support Formula E, DTM
A new all-electric junior touring car series dubbed NXT Gen Cup will support Formula E and DTM at a number of European rounds this year.
February 9th, 2024Source

Failed crash tests proof of Alpine's ambitions, says its F1 chief
Alpine Formula 1 boss Bruno Famin says that failed crash tests this winter were nothing to be unhappy about because they were proof of his squad's ambitions.
February 9th, 2024Source

Ferrari to carry new energy drink F1 sponsor into Hamilton era
The Ferrari Formula 1 team has agreed a multi-year partnership with energy drink brand Celsius in one of the first deals announced since the signing of Lewis Hamilton for 2025.
February 9th, 2024Source

Formula E adds Mini EV junior series as support race in four European events
The all-electric championship is open to drivers between the ages of 15 and 25.
February 9th, 2024Source

Formula E open to India return but only with "stable decision"
Formula E CEO Jeff Dodds says the championship would be open to a return to India, after this year's event was cancelled, but only if it was a "stable decision".
February 9th, 2024Source

Frankie Muniz will attempt to make NASCAR Xfinity debut at Daytona
Actor turned racer Frankie Muniz has revealed his plans for the 2024 NASCAR season, which will include a part-time schedule in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.
February 9th, 2024Source

Friday favourite: The Peugeot "spaceship" that wowed an F1 veteran
Peugeot's 9X8 Le Mans Hypercar has yet to live up to the success of its LMP1 predecessor, the 908. Despite limited race outings in the whispering diesel, former Red Bull Formula 1 driver Christian Klien singles it out as his favourite
February 9th, 2024Source

NASCAR Brazil drivers join the 2024 season kickoff in Daytona
NASCAR's newest international venture in Brazil is already providing an influx of potential stars for the sport's three U.S. national series -- Cup, Xfinity and Trucks.
February 9th, 2024Source

Niece Motorsports adds Chastain, Sauter and others to 2024 lineup
Ross Chastain will be back behind the wheel of a Niece Motorsports truck in 2024 with the team revealing its complete lineup for the No. 45 Chevrolet Silverado.
February 9th, 2024Source

Quartararo: Yamaha MotoGP team still chasing mechanical grip "missing since 2019"
Fabio Quartararo feels Yamaha still needs to work on improving the mechanical grip that has been missing on its MotoGP bike since 2019.
February 9th, 2024Source

Red Bull F1 team makes first option move on Albon
Red Bull has offered Williams driver Alex Albon a first option on his Formula 1 future, Motorsport.com has learned.
February 9th, 2024Source

Ricciardo targets top five finishes in the first half of the season for RB
Daniel Ricciardo says RB can target higher finishing positions from the start of the year than it managed throughout the whole of last season.
February 9th, 2024Source

Ricciardo: Rivals will now take revamped RB F1 team "more seriously"
Daniel Ricciardo says the changes at the revamped RB Formula 1 team will force rivals to take the former Toro Rosso and AlphaTauri outfit "more seriously".
February 9th, 2024Source

Rasmussen was hours away from losing ride during Indy NXT title run
Incoming IndyCar Series rookie Christian Rasmussen admitted last year's road to the Indy NXT championship was nearly ended prematurely due to funding issues.
February 9th, 2024Source

The Unused Glickenhaus 007 LMH Upgrade Package
Podium Advanced Technologies designed a substantial set of performance upgrades for the Glickenhaus 007 Pipo that ultimately never made it on to the American company's LMH car.
February 9th, 2024Source

Vasselon's departure as Toyota technical director was brought forward
Pascal Vasselon's departure from the top engineering job at Toyota Gazoo Racing Europe last month was suddenly brought forward, it has emerged.
February 9th, 2024Source

What we learned from the Sepang MotoGP test
The expectations for the first MotoGP test of 2024 were very high, and the event did not disappoint, as it set up what promises to be a fascinating season. Here's all we learned from the three days of running at Sepang.
February 9th, 2024Source

Why new British GP deal shows F1 and Silverstone need each other
Thursday's announcement of a new 10-year deal with Formula 1 to keep the British GP at Silverstone until at least 2034 was good news for everyone.
February 9th, 2024Source

WRC champion Rovanpera announces circuit racing plans
World Rally champion Kalle Rovanpera will make the step into circuit racing with an entry into the Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux series.
February 9th, 2024Source

WRC Sweden test delivers "good steps" forward for Evans
Toyota's Elfyn Evans believes "some good steps" have been made to improve his feeling on snow ahead of the World Rally Championship's visit to Sweden.
February 9th, 2024Source

Automotive — Racing — February 7th, 2024

Alpine braced for tough start to F1 2024 after concept change
Alpine Formula 1 drivers Esteban Ocon and Pierre Gasly are prepared to start the 2024 season on the back foot after the squad radically changed its car design.
February 7th, 2024Source

Alpine reveals WEC Hypercar lineups, signs Gounon as reserve
Alpine has revealed its driver lineups for the 2024 World Endurance Championship as it returns to the Hypercar class, with Mercedes GT ace Jules Gounon joining the fold as reserve.
February 7th, 2024Source

Alpine setting no targets for 2024 as 'we must improve everywhere' -- Famin
Alpine team principal Bruno Famin is not setting any targets for their 2024 F1 season after embracing a new car design philosophy.
February 7th, 2024Source

Alpine takes covers off 2024 F1 car
Alpine is the latest Formula 1 team to launch its 2024 season, taking the covers off the A524 car driven by Esteban Ocon and Pierre Gasly.
February 7th, 2024Source

Alpine's 2024 F1 car "new front to back" after maxing out 2023 design
Alpine technical director Matt Harman says the Formula 1 team has undertaken a complete redesign of its car for 2024 after running into the limits of its 2023 concept.
February 7th, 2024Source

Alpine: Lapierre "perfect teacher" for Schumacher's WEC introduction
Partnering Mick Schumacher with veteran Nicolas Lapierre for his maiden season of sportscars in this year's World Endurance Championship was an obvious choice, according to Alpine team boss Philippe Sinault.
February 7th, 2024Source

Brivio joins new Trackhouse MotoGP squad as team principal
Former Alpine Formula 1 chief Davide Brivio will return to MotoGP as the team leader of the new Trackhouse Racing team.
February 7th, 2024Source

Buescher on 2024 season: "We've got a chance wherever we go"
Chris Buescher's confidence has never been higher heading into a new NASCAR Cup season and with good reason.
February 7th, 2024Source

Ex--Dale Earnhardt Jr. 1999 Callaway C12 Coupe pops up for sale
A 1999 Chevrolet Corvette Callaway C12 coupe formerly owned by NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. is now up for sale on Bring a Trailer.
February 7th, 2024Source

First pictures: Alpine reveals its new F1 car for 2024
Alpine have unveiled their car for the 2024 season, the A524, in a launch event at their factory at Enstone.
February 7th, 2024Source

First season of "100 Days to Indy" going international with Paramount+
Paramount+ announced all six episodes of the first season of "100 Days to Indy" will be made available on its platform globally for the first time later this month.
February 7th, 2024Source

Marquez still riding Ducati like Honda in Sepang MotoGP test
Marc Marquez feels he is still riding Ducati's MotoGP challenger as if it's a Honda due to drastic differences in how the two bikes use their rear tyres.
February 7th, 2024Source

Mercedes reserve Schumacher "excited to see what happens" with F1 future
Alpine World Endurance Championship driver Mick Schumacher says he is "excited to see what happens" about his future in F1 following Lewis Hamilton's decision to move to Ferrari.
February 7th, 2024Source

MotoGP Sepang test: Bastianini goes under lap record for Ducati to top day two
Ducati's Enea Bastianini produced a late blast to demote Jorge Martin with a time under the lap record to top the second day of the MotoGP Sepang pre-season test.
February 7th, 2024Source

New Ducati fairing has "really good potential", says Bagnaia
Reigning MotoGP champion Francesco Bagnaia believes the new fairing Ducati tested at Sepang has a "really good potential", as the Italian marque begins to finalise the specification of the GP24.
February 7th, 2024Source

Nissan Formula E reservist Caio Collet joins HMD for 2024 Indy NXT season
HMD Motorsports announced Caio Collet as part of its lineup for the 2024 season in Indy NXT.
February 7th, 2024Source

Ocon retains "strong links" to Mercedes amid Hamilton F1 replacement rumours
Alpine Formula 1 driver Esteban Ocon says he retains "strong links" to Mercedes amid speculation that he is a contender to replace Ferrari-bound Lewis Hamilton for 2025.
February 7th, 2024Source

Ocon warns Alpine could have "tricky" start with "very aggressive" new car
Esteban Ocon says he expects Alpine may have a "tricky" start to the new season with their heavily revised new A524.
February 7th, 2024Source

Rajah Caruth to run full-time in NASCAR Trucks with Spire
Rajah Caruth will return to full-time competition in the NASCAR Truck Series this season, moving over to Spire Motorsports.
February 7th, 2024Source

Renault: Andretti engine talks won't resume until it gains F1 entry
Renault says that discussions with Andretti over a potential customer engine deal will not resume until the American squad gets a Formula 1 entry.
February 7th, 2024Source

Sargeant in "best shape I've ever been in" after gaining 5kg in off-season
Williams driver Logan Sargeant says he is in a much better shape to attack his second season in Formula 1 after gaining weight over the off-season.
February 7th, 2024Source

The complications associated with F1's new sprint format
The Formula 1 Commission may finally have agreed on a format for this season's sprint weekends, but a lot of details remain to be fixed.
February 7th, 2024Source

Tony Stewart calls SHR's NASCAR performance "unacceptable"
Tony Stewart spoke with SiriusXM NASCAR Radio this week, addressing the "unacceptable" form we've seen from Stewart-Haas Racing in recent years.
February 7th, 2024Source

Vowles: Mercedes F1 team "will come back stronger" after losing Hamilton
Williams team boss James Vowles thinks his former team Mercedes "will come back stronger" after taking the initial hit of losing Lewis Hamilton to Ferrari.
February 7th, 2024Source

What Sauber sees in its 'inside-out, back-to-front' pull-rod F1 suspension
Mechanical compromises forced by a Red Bull-style pull-rod front suspension have not stopped Sauber being convinced it is "absolutely" the right thing for its new Formula 1 car.
February 7th, 2024Source

X44 closes after three XE seasons
After racing since the inaugural season in 2021, X44 will no longer be on the Extreme E grid for 2024.
February 7th, 2024Source

Automotive — Racing — February 5th, 2024

2024 Honda MotoGP bike changes working "quite well", says Zarco
New LCR recruit Johann Zarco believes the work Honda has put in to upgrade its MotoGP challenger is already paying dividends following a successful showing in the Sepang shakedown.
February 5th, 2024Source

Can Sauber's new-look F1 challenger keep it off the back row?
Sauber's Stake-backed Formula 1 team revealed a suite of changes on its new C44 challenger over its predecessor at its launch on Monday.
February 5th, 2024Source

Changes to sprint race format and DRS rules plus more power units agreed
The FIA's Formula 1 Commission have agreed on proposed alterations to the schedule of sprint race rounds, among other changes.
February 5th, 2024Source

F1 Academy announces FIA superlicence points and wildcards for 2024
F1 Academy has announced a series of changes for the 2024 season, with FIA superlicence points set to be awarded to the top five drivers.
February 5th, 2024Source

F1 Academy announces superlicence points and two-season limit for drivers
The FIA will award superlicence points to the top five finishers in the all-female F1 Academy category this year.
February 5th, 2024Source

F1 sprint race weekend format set for reshuffle in 2024
Formula 1's sprint race format is set to be reshuffled for 2024 with grand prix qualifying to be moved to Saturdays, following an F1 Commission meeting on Monday.
February 5th, 2024Source

First pictures: Sauber's new Stake branding for 2024 revealed
Sauber has presented its new livery for the upcoming season at a launch event in London.
February 5th, 2024Source

First pictures: Williams presents its new livery for the 2024 F1 season
Williams have officially revealed their new livery, with which it will compete in this year's Formula 1 world championship.
February 5th, 2024Source

Five times new Formula 1 cars delivered shocks
As Formula 1 launch season gets properly into gear, it is the perfect time to take a look back at five solutions that caused a stir when new cars were revealed.
February 5th, 2024Source

Kyle Larson begins 2024 prep for Indy 500 with test at Phoenix
Kyle Larson will be on track in an Indy car for the first time in 2024 with an upcoming test at Phoenix Raceway.
February 5th, 2024Source

Marquez 'hates' move towards F1-style aero in MotoGP
Marc Marquez has reiterated his dislike for aerodynamics in MotoGP after several radical solutions were spotted during the official shakedown at Sepang International Circuit last week.
February 5th, 2024Source

Mercedes doesn't want to "spin" Antonelli's mind over F1 chance
Mercedes says it does not want to "spin" junior driver Andrea Kimi Antonelli's mind by bigging up his chances of becoming Lewis Hamilton's replacement in Formula 1.
February 5th, 2024Source

Michele Mouton -- The Fast & Furious Frenchwoman
In the dynamic world of motorsports, certain seasons and individuals leave an indelible mark, challenging conventions and redefining what is possible. The year 1982 witnessed one such transformative chapter in the World Rally Championship (WRC), and at the heart of it was Michele Mouton, AKA The Black Volcano-- a pioneering force breaking gender barriers and showcasing unparalleled driving skills.
February 5th, 2024Source

"Ming Dynasty" machine showed Vowles where Williams F1 team must upgrade
Williams Formula 1 boss James Vowles recalled coming across a 'motorhome-sized' machine from the "Ming Dynasty" at the factory that underlined where the team needed to invest to progress.
February 5th, 2024Source

Quartararo 'not feeling any better' on 2024 Yamaha MotoGP bike but sees potential
Fabio Quartararo says he didn't 'feel any better' on Yamaha's 2024 MotoGP bike in last week's Sepang shakedown, but believes there is potential for improvement.
February 5th, 2024Source

Red Bull launches investigation following F1 boss Horner allegations
Red Bull says it has launched an independent investigation into allegations against its Formula 1 team's boss Christian Horner.
February 5th, 2024Source

Sauber F1 team joins Red Bull and McLaren in suspension shift
A shift from push-rod to pull-rod front suspension is one of the most significant changes on the new Sauber C44 Formula 1 car, which was launched in London on Monday evening.
February 5th, 2024Source

Sauber needs to "step up" in F1 2024, says Bottas
Valtteri Bottas says that his Sauber Formula 1 team must "step up" its game this year and set itself "lofty" objectives after a poor performance in 2023.
February 5th, 2024Source

The CW Network confirms second season of "100 Days to Indy"
The CW Network announced the return of "100 Days to Indy" for a second season, with the six-part unscripted series beginning this spring.
February 5th, 2024Source

'We take these matters extremely seriously': Horner faces Red Bull investigation
Red Bull has begun an independent investigation into allegations made against its team principal Christian Horner.
February 5th, 2024Source

Williams unveils updated livery for 2024 F1 car
The Williams Formula 1 team has revealed a tweaked black and blue livery for its 2024 challenger, dubbed the FW46.
February 5th, 2024Source

Yamaha reveals 2024 MotoGP livery ahead of Sepang test
Yamaha has unveiled the livery of its 2024 MotoGP challenger on the eve of the first full-blown pre-season test of the year at Sepang International Circuit.
February 5th, 2024Source

Automotive — Racing — February 2nd, 2024

2024 NASCAR L.A. Clash schedule, entry list, and how to watch
NASCAR returns to Los Angeles for the third consecutive year, hosting the Busch Light Clash on a temporary short track at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum.
February 2nd, 2024Source

Bourdais added to Ganassi Cadillac roster for WEC Qatar
Sebastien Bourdais will join the Chip Ganassi Racing Cadillac line-up for the World Endurance Championship's Qatar season-opener next month as the Hypercar team's third driver.
February 2nd, 2024Source

Court decision shows Mercedes would have lost 2021 Abu Dhabi F1 appeal
An obscure court decision regarding a GT race has indicated that the Mercedes Formula 1 team would have lost any appeal over the 2021 Abu Dhabi GP safety car controversy.
February 2nd, 2024Source

De Vries loses court case over loan and AlphaTauri F1 earnings
Former AlphaTauri Formula 1 driver Nyck de Vries has lost a legal case initiated by a company that invested in his career by providing him with a loan.
February 2nd, 2024Source

F1 agrees deal for Japanese GP to stay at Suzuka until 2029
The Japanese Grand Prix will continue to be held at Suzuka until at least 2029 after Formula 1 agreed a five-year contract extension with owners Honda.
February 2nd, 2024Source

First pictures: Haas reveals its new F1 car for 2024
Haas have become the first Formula 1 team to unveil renderings of the car they will race for this year’s new season in an online presentation.
February 2nd, 2024Source

Haas reveals 2024 VF-24 F1 car livery
Haas has unveiled the livery it will run on its yet-to-be revealed 2024 Formula 1 challenger the VF-24.
February 2nd, 2024Source

Haas: Ferrari customer model not reason for F1 struggles
Haas boss Ayao Komatsu says the nature of his team’s customer relationship with Ferrari is not the reason it has underperformed in Formula 1 in recent years.
February 2nd, 2024Source

Haas’ new team principal predicts they will start season ‘at the back if not last’
New Haas team principal Ayao Komatsu admits he has low expectations for the performance of the team’s new car in 2024.
February 2nd, 2024Source

How Hamilton dropped his Ferrari bombshell on Mercedes
After Formula 1’s long winter break, it has become almost a tradition for Mercedes boss Toto Wolff and Lewis Hamilton to meet in person for a friendly kitchen chat.
February 2nd, 2024Source

How Hamilton told Mercedes he was leaving and why Wolff holds “no grudge”
Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff says he holds no grudge against Lewis Hamilton for his decision to leave for Ferrari at the end of the year.
February 2nd, 2024Source

Mercedes 'bitten' by new Norris, Leclerc F1 contracts in search for Hamilton successor
Toto Wolff says new contracts for potential Lewis Hamilton replacements Lando Norris and Charles Leclerc have 'bitten' Mercedes, but the Formula 1 team may be "bold" with its new signing.
February 2nd, 2024Source

Mercedes knew risks of leaving exit clause in Hamilton F1 contract
Mercedes says it accepted there was always a risk element in leaving an exit clause in Lewis Hamilton’s most recent Formula 1 contract with the team.
February 2nd, 2024Source

Mercedes open to “bold” replacement for Hamilton – and aren’t discounting Antonelli
Mercedes are open to considering a “bold” replacement for Lewis Hamilton which could even include a driver who hasn’t made his Formula 2 debut yet.
February 2nd, 2024Source

Red Bull’s two F1 teams back trio of drivers in F1 Academy
Red Bull has named the three upcoming female racers which will represent the drinks brand and its two Formula 1 teams in F1 Academy this year.
February 2nd, 2024Source

Riley Herbst to run Daytona 500 with Rick Ware Racing
Riley Herbst will run multiple NASCAR Cup races this season for Rick Ware Racing, including his second consecutive appearance in the Daytona 500.
February 2nd, 2024Source

Sainz? Ocon? Schumacher? Who is Mercedes’ top choice to replace Hamilton?
The dream opportunity Formula 1 drivers have coveted for a decade has finally become reality.
February 2nd, 2024Source

Sparco and Ford Performance join forces, beginning with Mustang GT3 factory race programme
Sparco and Ford Performance proudly announce a partnership ahead of the official racing debut of the all-new Ford Mustang GT3 during the iconic Rolex 24 at Daytona on January 27-28.
February 2nd, 2024Source

Suzuka secures its place on F1 calendar until 2029 with new deal
The Suzuka circuit in Japan will remain on the Formula 1 calendar until at least 2029 after securing a contract extension.
February 2nd, 2024Source

The risks in Lewis Hamilton's Ferrari F1 move
OPINION: Lewis Hamilton shook the Formula 1 world with his decision to sign for Ferrari for the 2025 season, ending a prosperous relationship with Mercedes. It's one of the biggest moves in the championship's history, and while there are obvious pros to his move, there are also big risks
February 2nd, 2024Source

Valentino Rossi's team-mates revealed for BMW WEC and GTWCE campaigns
Valentino Rossi will be joined by Maxime Martin and Raffaele Marciello for his twin programmes across the World Endurance Championship and GT World Challenge Europe with the WRT BMW team.
February 2nd, 2024Source

Verdict on error in GT race suggests Mercedes would have lost 2021 Abu Dhabi GP appeal
The FIA’s International Court of Appeal (ICA) determined that an erroneous application of Safety Car rules by a race director is not enough of a reason to annul the results of a FIA sanctioned race.
February 2nd, 2024Source

Why Haas will already start F1 2024 on back foot
New Haas Formula 1 chief Ayao Komatsu has warned that his team will continue to struggle in 2024, but explained why a necessary short-term hit should pay dividends later on.
February 2nd, 2024Source

Wolff: Mercedes will be fair to Hamilton and Russell in F1 2024
Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff says that the team will be fair to both Lewis Hamilton and George Russell as it enters the former’s final season in the camp.
February 2nd, 2024Source

Automotive — Racing — February 1st, 2024

Bearman and Fittipaldi confirmed in Haas F1 reserve roles for 2024
Oliver Bearman and Pietro Fittipaldi have been named as the Haas Formula 1 team's reserve drivers for the 2024 season.
February 1st, 2024Source

Bearman to drive in six F1 practice sessions for Haas
Ferrari Driver Academy member and reserve driver Oliver Bearman will take up an active role at its customer team Haas during 2024.
February 1st, 2024Source

Daytona 24 Hours Analysis: Three Big Talking Points
Racecar Engineering editor Andrew Cotton provides his three big technical talking points from the GTP class after another exciting Daytona 24 Hours.
February 1st, 2024Source

Dreyer & Reinbold, Cusick confirm Daly, Hunter-Reay for Indianapolis 500
Dreyer & Reinbold Racing and Cusick Motorsports have announced Conor Daly and Ryan Hunter-Reay to its lineup for the 108th Running of the Indianapolis 500.
February 1st, 2024Source

F1 launch dates 2024: When teams will reveal new cars
Formula 1 car launch season has almost arrived as preparation begins for the 2024 F1 World Championship season.
February 1st, 2024Source

Ferrari market cap surges $7 billion amid Hamilton F1 bombshell
Ferrari's share price soared more than 10% to hit a new record high on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday as news of Lewis Hamilton's Formula 1 move broke.
February 1st, 2024Source

FIA "engaging in dialogue" with FOM over Andretti rejection
The FIA intends to continue discussions with Formula One Management after the latter rejected Andretti's bid to enter the series yesterday.
February 1st, 2024Source

Hamilton set to make shock switch to Ferrari in F1 2025
Lewis Hamilton is poised for a sensational move to Ferrari for 2025 with a decision on his future expected imminently.
February 1st, 2024Source or Source

Hamilton's shock F1 2025 Ferrari move done as Mercedes confirms exit
Ferrari has confirmed that Lewis Hamilton will join its Formula 1 team in 2025, after the seven-time world champion splits from Mercedes at the end of the 2024.
February 1st, 2024Source

How Hamilton's exit could leave the Mercedes F1 team in a tough spot
Lewis Hamilton's bombshell switch from Mercedes to Ferrari has not only caught the Formula 1 paddock by surprise, but it also leaves his current team in a tricky spot.
February 1st, 2024Source

Hyundai to provide WRC car more tailored to Tanak in Sweden
Hyundai will provide a i20 N more tailored to Ott Tanak in Sweden after the team's new signing battled throttle mapping issues at the World Rally Championship season opener.
February 1st, 2024Source

Isle of Man TT organisers introduce important competitor safety initiative
Isle of Man TT organiser ACU Events has announced details of a new initiative for improved competitor medical standards to be rolled out from 2025.
February 1st, 2024Source

McLaren signs Ekstrom, Gutierrez to Extreme E team
Mattias Ekstrom and Cristina Gutierrez have been signed by McLaren's Extreme E team for 2024, forming a revamped driver line-up for the all-electric championship's final season before its hydrogen pivot.
February 1st, 2024Source

McLaren: Backmarker "threat" shows F1's cost cap is working
McLaren says that the ever-present "threat" of getting knocked out by backmarkers in qualifying is proof that Formula 1's cost cap is working.
February 1st, 2024Source

Mercedes reveals 19-driver factory roster for GT racing in 2024
Mercedes has expanded its GT racing roster to 19 factory drivers in 2024 after adding several newcomers to the programme.
February 1st, 2024Source

Official: Hamilton to leave Mercedes at end of 2024 and join Ferrari
Lewis Hamilton will leave Mercedes at the end of this year and join Ferrari for the 2025 season.
February 1st, 2024Source

Porsche had enough fuel to go full distance in curtailed Daytona 24 Hours
The Daytona 24 Hours-winning Porsche had enough fuel to race on for another two laps beyond the premature end of last weekend's IMSA SportsCar Championship season opener.
February 1st, 2024Source

Sainz confirms he will leave Ferrari after 2024 season
Carlos Sainz Jnr has confirmed the upcoming season will be his last as a Ferrari driver.
February 1st, 2024Source

Van Gisbergen will compete for Kaulig Racing in 2024 NASCAR Cup starts
Although expected, it's now been confirmed that Shane van Gisbergen's 2024 NASCAR Cup Series starts will come with Kaulig Racing in the No. 16 Chevrolet Camaro.
February 1st, 2024Source

Was F1's assessment of Andretti's shortcomings fair?
Formula 1's rejection of Andretti's entry bid doesn't come as much of a surprise. But how fair are the arguments for its dismissal?
February 1st, 2024Source

What next for Sainz after Hamilton's Ferrari F1 switch bombshell?
Lewis Hamilton's bombshell move to join Charles Leclerc at Ferrari confirms the Scuderia's 2025 line-up, leaving one pressing question: What next for Carlos Sainz?
February 1st, 2024Source

Why Hamilton to Ferrari once looked like the deal which would never happen
One year on from taking the reins at Ferrari, Frederic Vasseur appears to have delivered an enormous coup for the team.
February 1st, 2024Source

Will Hamilton's second change of F1 teams prove as inspired as his first?
Lewis Hamilton's move to Ferrari at the end of this year will be only the second time in a 19-year career that he has made a change. By the standards of most drivers, he's been remarkably faithful to his teams.
February 1st, 2024Source

Automotive — Racing — January 31st, 2024

Andretti's plan to run an F1 team from four locations
Some four months after its entry was approved by the FIA, the nascent Andretti Cadillac team is still awaiting final approval from Stefano Domenicali and the Formula 1 organisation.
January 31, 2024Source

Andretti "strongly disagrees" with FOM's rejection and will continue work on F1 team
Andretti Cadillac says it "strongly disagrees" with FOM's decision to refuse its entry into Formula 1 and will continue to work the project.
January 31, 2024Source or Source

Barcelona chiefs confident €50m revamp will help secure fresh F1 deal
The organisers of Barcelona's Formula 1 race are confident a €50m renovation plan can help the event stay on the calendar beyond 2026 despite the Spanish Grand Prix's move to Madrid.
January 31, 2024Source

Cadillac commits to entering six-hour WEC races with two drivers
Cadillac is planning to compete in the six-hour races of the World Endurance Championship with only two drivers aboard its solo Ganassi-run V-Series.R LMDh.
January 31, 2024Source

F1 rejects Andretti entry for now, but door open for 2028
Andretti's hopes of securing a Formula 1 entry have been dashed for now, after grand prix racing's commercial rights holder said on Wednesday it had rejected the American squad's bid for 2025.
January 31, 2024Source or Source

F1's largest entry, announced 35 years ago today, had twice as many drivers as now
Formula 1 was in a state of change 35 years ago. The explosive but expensive turbo era was over, and a new formula for normally aspirate engines encouraged a raft of new entrants.
January 31, 2024Source

FOM set the bar far higher for Andretti than for recent F1 teams
How Formula One Management would respond to Andretti's application to enter its series was always going to be less a matter of whether it might accept them, and more how the inevitable 'no' would be delivered.
January 31, 2024Source or Source or Source

Frijns, Marciello to represent BMW with Rowe Racing at Nurburgring 24 Hours
Newly-appointed BMW factory drivers Robin Frijns and Raffaele Marciello will represent the Rowe Racing squad at the Nurburgring 24 Hours this year.
January 31, 2024Source

Full statement: F1's decision to reject Andretti's entry bid for 2025
Formula 1 has rejected Andretti Global's bid to enter the championship from 2025, having come to the conclusion that it doesn't meet the criteria to be the 11th team on the grid. Here's the full statement.
January 31, 2024Source

How 'relentless rookie' Alonso leads Aston Martin F1 by example
Fernando Alonso may be the oldest driver on the Formula 1 grid, but according to his Aston Martin team the energy he exudes still resembles that of a relentless rookie.
January 31, 2024Source

Iron Lynx Confirm LMGT3 Line-Up For 2024 Season
Iron Lynx have confirmed which drivers will be battling it out for them in the LMGT3 class of the 2024 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). The team is fielding a pair of Lamborghini Hurácan GT3 Evo 2 cars, including an all-female Iron Dames line-up in car #85.
January 31, 2024Source

Justin Haley "turned down one or two" rides for the Indianapolis 500
Justin Haley admitted to passing on previous opportunities to race in the Indianapolis 500, with reasons attributed to unreadiness and putting the primary focus on his NASCAR career.
January 31, 2024Source

KHI Management adds van Gisbergen, LaJoie to roster
KHI Management, owned by former NASCAR Cup champion-turned-TV analyst Kevin Harvick and his wife, DeLana, has added a pair of new drivers to its stable of athletes.
January 31, 2024Source

M-Sport answered critics with WRC Monte performance
M-Sport boss Richard Millener says his team's performance at the World Rally Championship season opener in Monte Carlo answered critics that had written off the team's chances this year.
January 31, 2024Source

MotoGP revises 2024 calendar as Argentina cancelled
The 2024 MotoGP calendar has been revised by series promoter Dorna Sports following the cancellation of the Argentina Grand Prix.
January 31, 2024Source

Noah Gragson: L.A. Clash "good opportunity to learn" with SHR
Noah Gragson's first opportunity to race with Stewart-Haas Racing may be an exhibition, but it doesn't mean it won't be a challenge.
January 31, 2024Source

Peugeot won't race its revised 9X8 in WEC season opener
Peugeot will not race its heavily-revised 2024-spec 9X8 Le Mans Hypercar until round two of this year's World Endurance Championship at Imola in April.
January 31, 2024Source

Pramac MotoGP rider Morbidelli kept in hospital after heavy training fall
Pramac MotoGP rider Franco Morbidelli has undergone scans in hospital after a small blood clot was discovered following a blow to the head in a crash while training.
January 31, 2024Source

Sauber hires former Red Bull junior Maloney as reserve driver
Sauber has appointed Zane Maloney as one of its reserve drivers for the 2024 F1 season.
January 31, 2024Source

Sauber signs Rodin F2 driver Maloney for F1 reserve role
Rodin Formula 2 driver Zane Maloney has been snapped up by Sauber as one of the Formula 1 team's reserve drivers for the 2024 season.
January 31, 2024Source

The factors at play in Formula E's overtaking conundrum
OPINION: The relative lack of place-swapping action in the opening races of 2024 contrasts with Formula E events last year. But will a return of peloton racing be the way to address the issue?
January 31, 2024Source

The three key factors that led F1 to turn down Andretti
Ever since Andretti threw its hat into the ring to join the Formula 1 grid, the championship's commercial rights holders had been lukewarm at best about letting it in.
January 31, 2024Source

Why Daytona 24 Hours victory was so "huge" for Porsche and Penske
Porsche's record-extending overall victory in the Daytona 24 Hours last weekend was "huge" -- both in terms of the result and future pressure -- according to its factory racing director Urs Kuratle.
January 31, 2024Source

Why Kostecki's Supercars absence isn't all bad news
OPINION: Brodie Kostecki will sit out at least the Supercars season-opening Bathurst 500 and could potentially be absent for the full campaign. But while the instant reaction is one of doom and gloom, it isn't necessarily all bad news
January 31, 2024Source

Automotive — Racing — January 29th, 2024

Evans made "clever" WRC title bid call in Monte Carlo
Elfyn Evans' decision not to take extra risks in Monte Carlo was a "clever call" for his World Rally Championship bid, says Toyota boss Jari-Matti Latvala.
January 29, 2024Source

F1 owner Liberty Media tops list of world's most valuable "sports empires"
Formula 1 owner Liberty Media has retained its place at the top of the Forbes magazine list of the most valuable "sports empires."
January 29, 2024Source

Hamilton reunites with driving expert who left his team before 2021 season
Lewis Hamilton's preparations for the new Formula 1 season have been boosted by the return of a significant figure in his management team.
January 29, 2024Source

Hamilton reunites with Hynes as Copper management deal ends
Mercedes Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton has ended his agreement with US-based management company Copper and is once again working with his longtime friend Marc Hynes.
January 29, 2024Source

IMSA admits to "officiating error" in premature Daytona 24 Hours checker
Organizers of the IMSA SportsCar Championship have admitted they made a mistake in ending the Daytona 24 Hours too soon on Sunday afternoon.
January 29, 2024Source

McLaren: Norris "stands together" with F1 greats as world champion material
McLaren boss Andrea Stella says Lando Norris stands alongside some of Formula 1's great drivers in being "ready to go" and become a future world champion.
January 29, 2024Source

MotoGP rookie Acosta 'has lived last three years with pressure of expectation'
MotoGP rookie Pedro Acosta says he has been "living the last three years with pressure" of expectation due to his rapid rise through the grand prix ranks with KTM.
January 29, 2024Source

NASCAR "closer than it's ever been" to international Cup race
NASCAR has seen explosive growth in its international presence and interest in recent years but still lacks one vital element to sustained success -- but perhaps not for long.
January 29, 2024Source

New car, same culture: How Mercedes' key F1 trait remains in place
The oft-cited Mercedes mantra, of the days it fails being the days it learns the most, is easy to stick to when recovery from Formula 1 defeat comes quick.
January 29, 2024Source

Penske targets Le Mans after Porsche Daytona 24 Hours win
Roger Penske says his factory Porsche prototype team now needs to "go for the big one at Le Mans" after scoring his first overall Daytona 24 Hours win since 1969.
January 29, 2024Source

Pier Guidi: Winning both Le Mans, Daytona with Ferrari 'difficult to even dream'
Ferrari driver Alessandro Pier Guidi says it would have been 'difficult to even dream' about winning 24-hour classics at Le Mans and Daytona in the span of a single year.
January 29, 2024Source

Rasmussen pace key to "sitting duck" Era's LMP2 Daytona 24 Hours win
Three-time Daytona 24 Hours winner Ryan Dalziel says the late-race speed of IndyCar part-timer Christian Rasmussen was crucial to Era Motorsport's Daytona 24 Hours LMP2 success.
January 29, 2024Source

RB announce technical hires including Permane from Alpine and Goss from FIA
RB, Red Bull's recently-renamed second Formula 1 team, has announced three major appointments to its technical division.
January 29, 2024Source or Source

Rosenqvist eager to change being "one of the highest DNF scorers" in 2024
Felix Rosenqvist recognizes the habit of being involved in situations that led to not finishing races over the last few seasons in the IndyCar Series, which is a narrative he aims to change for the upcoming season.
January 29, 2024Source

Tech3 MotoGP team reveals 2024 livery as Acosta gears up for debut
The KTM-backed Tech3 GasGas MotoGP team has revealed the colours it will race with in the 2024 season, as Pedro Acosta gears up for his rookie campaign with the outfit.
January 29, 2024Source

Williams to run select Cup races for Kaulig, including L.A. Clash
Kaulig Racing announced on Monday that Josh Williams will run select NASCAR Cup Series races for the team in 2024.
January 29, 2024Source

Automotive — Racing — January 26th, 2024

2024 Dakar Rally: From The Checkered Flag's Newsroom
After two weeks of action, the forty-sixth Dakar Rally has come and gone and the 2024 World Rally-Raid Championship is officially underway.
January 26, 2024Source

Button forced to miss Chicago NASCAR return in "really good car"
Jenson Button has been forced to turn down the chance to return to the NASCAR Cup Chicago Street Race as he's too busy to take up an offer from sponsor Mobil.
January 26, 2024Source

Evans not prepared to increase risk to claim WRC Monte Carlo win
Elfyn Evans says he is not willing to increase the risk level to beat Sebastien Ogier to claim a Monte Carlo win given his team-mate is not contesting the full World Rally Championship.
January 26, 2024Source

Evans questions lack of investigation after Vergne Diriyah E-Prix contact
Mitch Evans believes his contact with Jean-Eric Vergne in the Diriyah E-Prix should have been investigated by the stewards, claiming "how that wasn't a penalty I don't understand".
January 26, 2024Source

Fittipaldi to sub for injured Novalak in Daytona 24 Hours
Inter Europol by PR1/Mathiasen have made the late call to swap Pietro Fittipaldi for the injured Clement Novalak for this weekend's Daytona 24 Hours.
January 26, 2024Source

Full 2024 Rolex 24 at Daytona entry list
The 62nd running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona will feature a packed 59-car grid across four classes. Read on to see all the teams entered for the event and confirmed drivers so far.
January 26, 2024Source

Daytona 24h: Pole-winning Cadillac beats BMW in final IMSA practice
Cadillac's Jack Aitken set the pace in the final practice session ahead of this weekend's Daytona 24 Hours.
January 26, 2024Source

Dennis dominates in Diriyah as Evans loses podium finish at final corner
Formula E world champion Jake Dennis took his first win of the new season in the first of two races this weekend in Diriyah.
January 26, 2024Source

Diriyah E-Prix: Dennis takes commanding win from Vergne
Reigning Formula E champion Jake Dennis took a comprehensive victory in the opening Diriyah E-Prix, claiming his first win of the season by more than 13 seconds from Jean-Eric Vergne.
January 26, 2024Source

Diriyah E-Prix: Nato pips Guenther to fastest time in FP2
Andretti's Norman Nato pipped Maximilian Guenther to the fastest time in FP2 ahead of the Diriyah E-Prix double-header, with the top 10 covered by less than half a second.
January 26, 2024Source

Diriyah E-Prix: Vergne edges Evans to pole for opening race
Jean-Eric Vergne edged Mitch Evans to pole position for the opening Diriyah E-Prix, beating his rival by less than a tenth.
January 26, 2024Source

Haas to reveal F1 2024 livery next week
Haas will reveal its livery for the 2024 Formula 1 season next week, the American team said on Friday.
January 26, 2024Source

Has F1 gone too far with its street race switch?
The Spanish Grand Prix's move to an urban circuit in Madrid raised plenty of eyebrows. But how valid are fan concerns over Formula 1's growing number of street circuits?
January 26, 2024Source

Norris commits to new McLaren F1 deal
Lando Norris has committed to a new multi-year Formula 1 contract at McLaren that will keep him at the Woking-based team beyond the 2026 season.
January 26, 2024Source

Norris shows belief in McLaren with early decision to sign new deal
When Lando Norris signed his last contract extension at McLaren, shortly before the 2022 season began, it was a significant pointer to his rising status at the team.
January 26, 2024Source

Norris signs "multi-year" extension with McLaren beyond 2025
McLaren have announced Lando Norris will remain with them beyond 2025 after signing a contract extension with their driver.
January 26, 2024Source

Norris: Rival team talks quickly "shut down" before new McLaren F1 deal
Lando Norris says interest from other teams, believed to include Red Bull and Ferrari, was quickly "shut down" as he fast-tracked an extension to his stay at the McLaren Formula 1 team.
January 26, 2024Source

Penske, Porsche chasing significant milestones in 2024
Team Penske and Porsche are within reach of exceptional achievements in 2024, which begins with a shared goal in this weekend's Daytona 24 Hours.
January 26, 2024Source

Piastri: Momentum key after McLaren exceeded all F1 expectations in 2023
Oscar Piastri believes it is critical that McLaren carries its upward momentum into 2024 after the Formula 1 team's turnaround last season "exceeded everyone's expectations".
January 26, 2024Source

Pitbull to perform Daytona 500 pre-race concert
Grammy-award winning singer and Trackhouse Racing co-owner Pitbull will perform the pre-race concert ahead of the 66th running of the Daytona 500.
January 26, 2024Source

Porsche Welcomes Shift to 'Normal Engineering Work' on Daytona Return
Porsche is welcoming a focus on 'normal engineering work' ahead of its LMDh car's second Daytona 24 Hours appearance this weekend after battling a range of technical challenges during its debut season.
January 26, 2024Source

Tanak: No plans to alter Monte WRC strategy after costly spin
Ott Tanak doesn't plan to alter his Monte Carlo Rally strategy by focusing on Sunday points despite losing a chunk of time to a spin at the World Rally Championship opener.
January 26, 2024Source

The consequences of Norris's McLaren deal on the F1 driver market
We're still in the first month of 2024 and yet Formula 1 has already seen two significant plays in what is expected to be a hectic contractual silly season.
January 26, 2024Source

Still "plenty of action" to get from ground effect F1 rules - Mercedes
Formula 1's designers are far from running out of ideas on how to get more speed from the current generation of ground effect cars, says Mercedes technical director James Allison.
January 26, 2024Source

Why adding NASCAR Mexico to Clash weekend is 'a no-brainer'
NASCAR's growing international flavor gets a prominent stage next week when the NASCAR Mexico Series will run its own non-points race as part of the Busch Light Clash weekend in Los Angeles.
January 26, 2024Source

WRC Monte Carlo: Evans leads from charging Ogier as ice catches out Tanak
Elfyn Evans held onto the Monte Carlo Rally lead from a charging Toyota team-mate Sebastien Ogier, as ice caught out Hyundai's Ott Tanak on Friday morning at the WRC season opener.
January 26, 2024Source

WRC Monte Carlo: Ogier increases the pressure on leader Evans
Elfyn Evans will take a slender Monte Carlo Rally lead into Saturday after witnessing his Toyota World Rally Championship team-mate Sebastien Ogier slash his advantage on Friday night.
January 26, 2024Source

Zane Smith adds primary sponsor for full-time NASCAR Cup season
2022 NASCAR Truck champion Zane Smith has added a new primary sponsor for his first full-time season in the Cup Series.
January 26, 2024Source

Automotive — Racing — January 24th, 2024

After Madrid, could Osaka be next city to grab a Formula 1 race?
Formula 1 owner Liberty Media's push to hold events in destination cities continued this week as it announced its new 10-year Spanish Grand Prix contract with Madrid.
January 24, 2024Source

AlphaTauri F1 team makes switch to new Visa Cash App RB identity
The former AlphaTauri Formula 1 team has formally confirmed the change to its new Visa Cash App RB identity, with a launch event scheduled for Las Vegas on February 8.
January 24, 2024Source

Castroneves "disappointed" to not chase fourth consecutive Daytona 24 win
Helio Castroneves was left discouraged after being left without a chance to defend his crown at the Daytona 24 Hours, the season opener to the IMSA SportsCar Championship.
January 24, 2024Source

Di Giannantonio not looking to prove a point to Marquez in MotoGP 2024
Fabio Di Giannantonio says Marc Marquez ousting him from his Gresini Ducati ride for the 2024 season has not added any motivation to the new MotoGP season for him.
January 24, 2024Source

Di Resta: Peugeot had to overcome wingless 9X8's weaknesses for 2024 WEC upgrade
Paul di Resta says Peugeot had to overcome the key weaknesses of its radical 9X8 while working on an updated contender for the 2024 World Endurance Championship season.
January 24, 2024Source

Does 'Visa Cash App RB' signal a depressing new trend in F1 team names?
Visa Cash App RB, the new name for the team previously known as AlphaTauri, will jar more than a little with the grander names on the grid like Ferrari, Mercedes and McLaren.
January 24, 2024Source

F1's wheel rims made stronger to address loose tyre problems
Formula 1 will fully implement a stronger wheel rim design for 2024 in a move aimed at helping eradicate the recent phenomenon of tyres coming loose after impacts.
January 24, 2024Source

F2 teams complete first shakedown with new car in Barcelona
Formula 2 teams have completed a first shakedown with their new-for-2024 chassis in Barcelona, a little over a month before the first round in Bahrain.
January 24, 2024Source

Ferrari enters world of yacht racing with veteran Soldini
Ferrari has joined Formula 1 rivals Mercedes and Red Bull in using its technology in the world of yachting.
January 24, 2024Source

Formula 2 teams conduct first test of new chassis at Catalunya
Formula 2 teams ran the first examples of their new chassis for the 2024 season at the Circuit de Catalunya today.
January 24, 2024Source

Josef Newgarden, Roger Penske awarded Baby Borgs at The Henry Ford Museum
Josef Newgarden and Roger Penske were recognized for last May's victory in the Indianapolis 500 as each was presented with 'Baby Borgs' on Tuesday evening in an awards ceremony at The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan.
January 24, 2024Source

M-Sport: Fourmaux a "different driver" ahead of WRC Rally1 return
Adrien Fourmaux will return to the World Rally Championship's top tier this year as a "different driver" and is "stronger mentally", reckons M-Sport team principal Richard Millener.
January 24, 2024Source

Netflix announces Drive to Survive season six launch date
Netflix hit series Drive to Survive has received a release date for its sixth season, taking the covers off the 2023 Formula 1 season on 23 February.
January 24, 2024Source

Netflix releases full trailer for NASCAR docuseries
Netflix has released its first full trailer for the upcoming docuseries, following the 2023 NASCAR Cup Series playoffs.
January 24, 2024Source

"Not just a name change": Red Bull wants its second team to be title contenders
While the inelegant new name for Red Bull's second Formula 1 team captured headlines, their announcement today was arguably more significant for another reason.
January 24, 2024Source

Official: AlphaTauri becomes Visa Cash App RB Formula One Team for 2024
Red Bull has confirmed its second Formula 1 team has changed names for the second time in four years.
January 24, 2024Source

Porsche Penske "in a good spot" going into Daytona 24 Hours
Porsche Penske Motorsport believes it is "miles better" prepared for this weekend's Daytona 24 Hours compared to last year's inaugural race weekend for its 963 prototype.
January 24, 2024Source

Rossi to combine WEC with GTWCE outings for BMW in 2024
Seven-time MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi will pull double duty in the GT World Challenge Europe this year alongside his maiden campaign in the World Endurance Championship.
January 24, 2024Source

Steiner working on new F1 book after first hit
Former Haas team principal Guenther Steiner is working on a second Formula 1 book after the success of his previous volume in 2023.
January 24, 2024Source

Supercars circuit owner to join WEC field in Manthey Porsche
Yasser Shahin, the owner of The Bend Motorsport Park, has joined Porsche team Manthey Racing for his first season in the World Endurance Championship.
January 24, 2024Source

Toyota, Ford face unknowns with new NASCAR Cup bodies
Designing new or updated NASCAR Cup entries is not what it used to be for manufacturers in the Next Gen era.
January 24, 2024Source

Valentino Rossi's MotoGP team reveals all-new 2024 livery
Valentino Rossi's VR46 Racing team has unveiled its 2024 MotoGP livery, which has undergone a significant change for this year as it welcomes a new title sponsor.
January 24, 2024Source

Automotive — Racing — January 22nd, 2024

10 Race Cars You Probably Had No Idea Competed In NASCAR
The most uniquely American automobile racing also happens to be its most popular, NASCAR. While other forms of racing began with wealthy car owners and early carmakers wanting to prove who has the best and fastest car, NASCAR's roots come from outlaws. 
January 22, 2024Source

Agag lands major new deal as Saudis go big on electric motorsport
Alejandro Agag, the pioneer of electric motorsport, has announced a sponsorship deal with the Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF) that will boost the ABB Formula E championship and provide stability for the fledgling Extreme E and E1 (powerboat) series.
January 22, 2024Source

Albon: I never felt like I didn't belong in F1 ahead of "best year" in 2023
Alex Albon says he never felt like he didn't belong in Formula 1 during his early career struggles, after delivering his "best year" in 2023 with Williams.
January 22, 2024Source

Analysis: WRC teams weigh in on Rally2 replacing Rally1 debate
As a new World Rally Championship season begins there are question marks over the long-term future of Rally1 as rallying’s top tier with Rally2 emerging as a possible replacement.
January 22, 2024Source

Bagnaia critical of Ducati’s MotoGP concession restrictions for 2024
Reigning MotoGP world champion Francesco Bagnaia says he “didn’t understand” the thinking behind Ducati being hit with so many restrictions under the new concession rules.
January 22, 2024Source

Formula E attracts backing from Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund
Formula E and two other electric motorsport series have gained backing from Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund.
January 22, 2024Source

Gene Haas right to be "embarrassed" over F1 results, says Komatsu
Gene Haas's claims that his squad's performances in Formula 1 were "embarrassing" have been backed by his new team principal Ayao Komatsu.
January 22, 2024Source

Hamilton’s “compulsive need to win” is intact, says Mercedes
Mercedes has no doubts that Lewis Hamilton’s “compulsive need to win” is fully intact, despite a difficult two years in Formula 1 with the team.
January 22, 2024Source

Honda: Le Mans entry not the 'priority' amid F1 2026 preparations
Honda says entering the Le Mans 24 Hours as a factory is not a priority for the marque, as it ramps up preparations for its 2026 Formula 1 engine programme.
January 22, 2024Source

How Audi Developed a History-Making Hybrid Dakar Winner
At the third time of asking, Audi claimed its first overall victory at the Dakar Rally with the innovative Audi RS Q e-tron. Carlos Sainz and Lucas Cruz became four-time winners of the gruelling desert event despite not winning a stage, but their superior reliability enabled them to claim a breakthrough triumph for a hybrid drive car.
January 22, 2024Source

How to be an ace engineer: McLaren Automotive motorsport director Ian Morgan
A title-winning engineer in Formula 3, Formula 3000 and Formula 1, Ian Morgan’s motorsport career spans over 30 years and three distinct spells at McLaren. He looks back on the journey so far and shares his top tips for aspiring engineers
January 22, 2024Source

McLaren F1 driver Norris partners with YouTube star Lenney
McLaren Formula 1 driver Lando Norris has secured extra investment for his Quadrant entertainment and gaming brand and welcomed top YouTuber Will Lenney as a co-owner.
January 22, 2024Source

McLaren solution to eradicate F1 update quirks may take “a few months”
McLaren says completely dialling out quirks with its Formula 1 car that made last year’s updated MCL60 tricky for its drivers in qualifying may still take a “few months” to resolve.
January 22, 2024Source

“Not much left” in WTR Andretti’s Acura at Daytona – Albuquerque
There was an apparent lack of pace out of Wayne Taylor Racing with Andretti at this past weekend’s Roar Before the 24, the precursor to the Daytona 24 Hours.
January 22, 2024Source

One Formula 2 seat left for 2024 as Trident confirm Stanek’s return
Roman Stanek has taken the penultimate place on the Formula 2 grid for the upcoming season.
January 22, 2024Source

Pagenaud provides health update, status of returning to racing in 2024
Simon Pagenaud shared the latest update regarding his health and status of returning behind the wheel at some point for 2024.
January 22, 2024Source

Racing at Laguna Seca threatened by locals’ court case
Laguna Seca in California has become the latest circuit to face a threat to its activities from locals.
January 22, 2024Source

Reigning MotoGP champion Ducati reveals 2024 livery
Reigning MotoGP world champion Ducati has unveiled a largely unchanged livery for the 2024 season as Francesco Bagnaia gears up for a third title fight.
January 22, 2024Source

Tandy: Porsche ‘wants to win race, not qualifying’ at Daytona
Porsche Penske Motorsport’s Nick Tandy admits he’s “surprised” by Cadillac’s front-row lockout for the Daytona 24 Hours but is adamant that race pace is more important than qualifying speed.
January 22, 2024Source

Timo Scheider Voted 2023 Driver Of The Year By World Rallycross Fans
Timo Scheider has won the title of “Driver Of The Year” in the annual FIA World Rallycross Championship poll to find the Top Ten Drivers of the Year. The vote, held on the official world rallycross website, declared the fourth-place finisher and event winner in South Africa the best driver of the 2023 field.
January 22, 2024Source

What have 10 years of F1’s V6 hybrid turbo era shown us? The naysayers were wrong
Formula 1 fans got their first glimpse of the new generation of V6 hybrid turbo cars on this day 10 years ago.
January 22, 2024Source

When Alonso and Norris almost tasted success at Daytona
Many Formula 1 drivers have raced in events outside of the series and 2018 was no different with a star-studded lineup at Daytona 24 Hours.
January 22, 2024Source

Automotive — Racing — January 19th, 2024

2024 Dakar Rally: Loeb salvages Dakar with Stage 12 win
The twelfth and final stage of the forty-sixth Dakar Rally took place Friday with a short sprint in Yanbu. With how short the leg was at just 175 kilometres in Selective Sections, not much could really be done for those too far back in the overall to have a shot at the victory, so the most they could do was at least go out with a stage win.
January 19, 2024Source

Audi hails "incredible for his age" Sainz after latest Dakar triumph
Audi has described Carlos Sainz Sr as "incredible for his age" after he became the oldest driver to win the Dakar Rally at 61 years old.
January 19, 2024Source

Brad Pitt F1 film hits Daytona 24 Hours, Bruckheimer named Grand Marshal
The upcoming Formula 1 movie starring Brad Pitt will feature scenes filmed at next weekend's Daytona 24 Hours, for which famed producer Jerry Bruckheimer has been named Grand Marshal.
January 19, 2024Source

Dakar 2024: Honda returns to victory lane as Brabec triumphs
Honda rider Ricky Brabec claimed his second career victory in the Dakar Rally on Friday after beating Hero's Ross Branch in what was a two-horse race for victory in the bikes category
January 19, 2024Source

Dakar 2024: Sainz clinches historic win for Audi, Loeb third
Carlos Sainz Sr put in a commendable performance in the 2024 Dakar Rally to claim Audi's first victory in the prestigious marathon, as late drama for Sebastien Loeb dropped him to third.
January 19, 2024Source

Daytona 24 Hours: Schedule, how to watch on TV and more
The Daytona 24 Hours is fast approaching so here is everything to know including the on-track schedule, live timings, forecast and how to watch the action.
January 19, 2024Source

Daytona 24h Roar: Porsche beats BMW by 0.035s in opening IMSA test session
Porsche's Nick Tandy set the pace in the opening test session of the Roar Before the Rolex 24, the annual precursor to next weekend's Daytona 24 Hours.
January 19, 2024Source

Driver killed in violent car crash at Miami F1 track
A man was killed in a car wreck on Thursday near the Hard Rock Stadium in which the vehicle he was driving crashed on to Miami's Formula 1 track.
January 19, 2024Source

Formula 2 grid nears completion as Villagomez graduates with Van Amersfoort
Rafael Villagomez will graduate to Formula 2 with Van Amersfoort, the team he drove for over the last three seasons in junior categories.
January 19, 2024Source

Full 2024 Rolex 24 at Daytona entry list
The 62nd running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona will feature a packed 59-car grid across four classes. Read on to see all the teams entered for the event and confirmed drivers so far.
January 19, 2024Source

GuyCare joins Ed Carpenter Racing for 2024 IndyCar Series season
Ed Carpenter Racing announced a partnership with GuyCare, a series of men's high performance health clinics, for the 2024 season in the IndyCar Series.
January 19, 2024Source

How an Alonso protege is shaping up to take F2 by storm
With a dominant rookie Formula 3 campaign under his belt, taking the title at his first time of asking, Gabriel Bortoleto has already done much to impress. But his work off track has been almost as crucial as his racecraft
January 19, 2024Source

Mercedes: Red Bull/AlphaTauri F1 alliance won't bring major benefits
Mercedes sees no upside to forming an alliance with another Formula 1 team, amid the ongoing controversy over Red Bull and AlphaTauri's closer ties.
January 19, 2024Source

Moraes: "Being in Al-Attiyah's shoes is a big responsibility"
The Brazilian driver has the difficult task of replacing Nasser Al-Attiyah at Toyota to try to win the Dakar Rally, although "nobody will ever be able to replace" the Qatari.
January 19, 2024Source

Netflix's NASCAR: Full Speed - release date and drivers featuring in new documentary
Following the success of Drive to Survive, Netflix has announced the release of a new documentary looking behind the scenes of NASCAR. Here's everything you need to know about NASCAR: Full Speed.
January 19, 2024Source

New AlphaTauri F1 name leak suggests end of 'Racing Bulls' title
The renamed AlphaTauri squad looks set to have abandoned an original plan for a 'Racing Bulls' identity, after leaks of its new Formula 1 moniker appeared on social media.
January 19, 2024Source

New Haas F1 car should suit Magnussen better, says boss Komatsu
Haas Formula 1 boss Ayao Komatsu has faith that the team's 2024 car should suit Kevin Magnussen better.
January 19, 2024Source

Peugeot unveils tweaked 2024 WEC line-up
Peugeot has shuffled the driver combinations for its second full campaign in the World Endurance Championship with its 9X8 Le Mans Hypercar in 2024.
January 19, 2024Source

Rovanpera to begin 2024 WRC season in Sweden
Reigning World Rally champion Kalle Rovanpera will begin his partial 2024 WRC campaign at Rally Sweden next month.
January 19, 2024Source

The 'Toro Rosso' Holden Tander tamed for Supercars glory
The 2007 Holden Commodore VE delivered Garth Tander his most successful season in Supercars. The Australian racing legend has been crowned king of the mountain five times, but it's the car that delivered him a sole championship title that he picks out as his favourite
January 19, 2024Source

Automotive — Racing — January 18th, 2024

2024 Dakar Rally: Loeb's Dakar pursuit ends with Stage 11 heartbreak
Sebastien Loeb's hunt for his first Dakar Rally win will have to continue for another year. Despite chasing down and eventually closing in on leader Carlos Sainz, disaster struck on the penultimate day when his Prodrive Hunter broke its right-front triangle and suffered five punctured tyres, dropping him to a paltry thirty-sixth in Ultimate and over an hour back of Sainz in the overall.
January 18, 2024Source

Allison commits to new long-term deal with Mercedes F1
Mercedes technical director James Allison has committed his future to the Formula 1 team, after signing a long-term contract extension.
January 18, 2024Source

BMW "not far behind" WSBK rivals as Razgatlioglu targets 2025 title
Toprak Razgatlioglu feels BMW is "not far behind" its rivals in the World Superbike Championship and will be in a position to fight for the title in 2025.
January 18, 2024Source

Dakar 2024: Stage 11: Sainz closes in on victory after Loeb's challenge falters
Carlos Sainz Sr has moved to within touching distance of the 2024 Dakar Rally victory after main rival Sebastien Loeb suffered damage that lost him vital time on Stage 11.
January 18, 2024Source

Ducati says its image won't be hurt if Marquez wins MotoGP title on old bike
Ducati's general manager Gigi Dall'Igna believes the manufacturer's image will not be hurt at all even if Marc Marquez wins the 2024 MotoGP title on a year-old bike.
January 18, 2024Source

Ex-WSBK and 500cc star Anthony Gobert dies aged 48
Former World Superbike and 500cc racing star Anthony Gobert has died at the age of 48 following an illness.
January 18, 2024Source

Ford expect to go "first class to the top of the podium" in F1 return with Red Bull
Ford has high expectations for its return to Formula 1 with Red Bull in two years' time.
January 18, 2024Source

Ford-Red Bull F1 progress "on track", as CEO offers 1970s era comparison
Ford says Formula 1 preparations with Red Bull are "on track", as it explained why its grand prix return harks back to the way it was involved in the 1970s.
January 18, 2024Source

IMSA champion Action Express explains key to Cadillac success
Action Express Racing is poised to take another step forward in 2024 after finding a multitude of gains with last year's introduction of its Cadillac LMDh.
January 18, 2024Source

Loeb had "no chance" against three-car Audi team in Dakar after Al-Attiyah exit
Sebastien Loeb feels he had "no chance" of single-handedly beating the three-car Audi team in a gruelling Stage 11 of the Dakar Rally in the absence of team-mate Nasser Al-Attiyah.
January 18, 2024Source

Loeb's Dakar victory hopes end with mechanical issues on Stage 11
Sebastien Loeb's hopes of a maiden victory in the Dakar Rally ended after his Prodrive Hunter was struck with mechanical issues on the penultimate stage on Thursday.
January 18, 2024Source

Marco Andretti to run multiple NASCAR Truck and ARCA races in 2024
Two-time IndyCar Series winner Marco Andretti will run a mix of NASCAR and ARCA races in 2024 as he tries to answer "a lot of unknowns" about a possible stock car racing career.
January 18, 2024Source

Mercedes sign technical director Allison to "long-term" extension
Mercedes have announced technical director James Allison has signed a "long-term" extension to remain in his role at the team.
January 18, 2024Source

Mercedes: New W15 F1 car has ironed out "spiteful" rear end
Mercedes says early indications point to its new W15 Formula 1 car having got rid of the "spiteful" rear end that hampered its progress last year.
January 18, 2024Source

Neubauer signs Ferrari factory sportscar contract
Frenchman Thomas Neubauer has become the latest driver to be signed on a factory sportscar contract by Ferrari.
January 18, 2024Source

Prazer takes commercial reins at F1 in new role
Events specialist Emily Prazer has been promoted to the newly-created role of chief commercial officer of the Formula 1 organisation.
January 18, 2024Source

Quintero "wonders" about being the "new" Al-Attiyah on the Dakar
The American driver wants to create his own path with Toyota in the Dakar Rally and compared himself to the star that his team lost, Nasser Al-Attiyah.
January 18, 2024Source

Singapore F1 GP not under threat despite corruption probe, says government
The future of Singapore's Formula 1 race will not be impacted by the corruption probe surrounding a former government minister and event promoter Ong Beng Seng, the state said Thursday.
January 18, 2024Source

Super GT 2024: Nissan, Honda and Toyota's GT500 line-ups
Nissan, Honda and Toyota have all made changes to their driver rosters in SUPER GT's premier GT500 class for the 2024 season. Here is a quick summary.
January 18, 2024Source

Automotive — Racing — January 17th, 2024

2024 Dakar Rally: Brabec-Price power couple reigns supreme in Stage 10
Significant others racing together is far from a new concept. However, Ricky Brabec and Sara Price may have just unlocked the ultimate motorsport couple goal.
January 17, 2024Source

2024 Dakar Rally: Marco Piana fined for national flag on truck
In one of the more bizarre reasons to be disciplined by the FIA, 2024 Dakar Rally competitor Marco Piana has received a fine of €500 for having the French flag affixed to his truck as national flags are banned for the race.
January 17, 2024Source

A flame of "hope" from the world champion on the Dakar 2024
Rally-Raid world champion Oriol Vidal sees the flame of "hope" in the 2024 Dakar Rally along with one of the young stars, Rokas Baciuska.
January 17, 2024Source

Al-Attiyah 'doesn't want to go back to this car' after Dakar exit
Prodrive's Nasser Al-Attiyah says he 'does not want to go back to this car' after his painful exit from the Dakar Rally on Tuesday.
January 17, 2024Source

American Max Esterson graduates to F3 with Jenzer
London-based American Max Esterson will compete in the 2024 FIA Formula 3 Championship with Jenzer Motorsport.
January 17, 2024Source

BMW M Team WRT Confirm Drivers For 2024 Hypercar Debut
BMW M Team WRT have confirmed which six drivers will take the wheel of their two Hypercars in the 2024 FIA WEC as they make their return to the top flight of prototype sportscar racing. The line-up features multiple DTM champions and seasoned WEC veterans, with several of them making their Hypercar debut with the Bavarian marque.
January 17, 2024Source

BMW reveals WEC Hypercar drivers, Marciello and Wittmann to debut
Raffaele Marciello and Marco Wittmann will make their World Endurance Championship debuts this year with BMW's new WRT factory Hypercar team.
January 17, 2024Source

Changed Albon will get even better in F1, says Williams boss Vowles
Alex Albon became a changed driver last year and still has scope to get even better, says his Williams Formula 1 team boss James Vowles.
January 17, 2024Source

Dakar 2024, Stage 10: Loeb shrinks Sainz's lead as Chicherit wins stage
Carlos Sainz Sr's 2024 Dakar Rally lead has been slashed again by Sebastien Loeb as both contenders hit trouble on Stage 10, which was won by Guerlain Chicherit.
January 17, 2024Source

"Days Of Thunder" race cars found rotting in forest
A pair of cars allegedly used in the 1990 NASCAR film "Days of Thunder" have been unearthed.
January 17, 2024Source

Full 2024 Rolex 24 at Daytona entry list
The 62nd running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona will feature a packed 59-car grid across four classes. Read on to see all the teams entered for the event and confirmed drivers so far.
January 17, 2024Source

Haas reveals double shakedown plans for 2024 F1 car
Haas has revealed its new Formula 1 car will run for the first time at Silverstone on 11 February as part of a double shakedown plan before pre-season testing begins.
January 17, 2024Source

Kaz Grala to run majority of 2024 NASCAR Cup schedule with RWR
Kaz Grala will run the majority of the 2024 NASCAR Cup season, competing in 25 races with Rick Ware Racing.
January 17, 2024Source

Las Vegas GP keeps 10pm slot as FIA reveals 2024 F1 start times
The FIA has revealed the start time for every Grand Prix in the 2024 Formula 1 season, with Las Vegas keeping its Saturday 10pm slot.
January 17, 2024Source

McLaren urges F1 action over 'serious' Red Bull/AlphaTauri concerns
McLaren CEO Zak Brown has urged the FIA and Formula 1 chiefs to make it a priority to address "serious" concerns about the fairness of Red Bull and AlphaTauri's closer ties.
January 17, 2024Source

McLaren wary of "unpleasant surprise" from Red Bull in F1 2024
McLaren is mindful of the potential for Red Bull to unleash an "unpleasant surprise" in Formula 1 this year by making a big step forward with its 2024 car.
January 17, 2024Source

New Haas F1 boss Komatsu: "I'm not here to replace Steiner's character"
Newly-appointed Haas Formula 1 team boss Ayao Komatsu insists that trying to emulate predecessor Guenther Steiner's personality is not on his radar.
January 17, 2024Source

No change to Las Vegas Grand Prix start time for 2024 despite complaints
The Las Vegas Grand Prix will keep its late 10pm start time for its second running this year, despite complaints from teams and others in F1 over the challenges presented by its schedule.
January 17, 2024Source

Only two F1 teams have kept the same bosses over the last two years
There may have been no movement on the Formula 1 driver market between last year and the coming 2024 F1 season, but the same isn't true among the team principals.
January 17, 2024Source

Porsche hopes 963 engine redesign is approved for Le Mans
Porsche could introduce a major revision of the V8 twin-turbo engine that powers its 963 LMDh in time for the Le Mans 24 Hours in June.
January 17, 2024Source

Repsol to have reduced presence in 2024 Honda MotoGP livery
Repsol will have a significantly reduced presence on the factory Honda bikes in MotoGP this year, with the Japanese manufacturer set to incorporate its corporate colours instead.
January 17, 2024Source

The target Formula E should set for Gen4
OPINION: New suppliers revealed before Christmas brought the next generation of cars another step closer, but our columnist thinks there's a performance standard it should aim for.
January 17, 2024Source

What MotoGP's 2023 crash stats say about the sprint format
OPINION: No race in the 2023 MotoGP season featured the full-time grid starting, as injuries plagued the field. The finger for this has been pointed at the new sprint race format, and a look at the crash data for 2023 shows the campaign featured the most falls in over a decade. But can the sprints be fully blamed for this?
January 17, 2024Source

Why Aston Martin's new investor is good news for F1
The purchase of a stake in the Aston Martin Formula 1 team by US private equity firm Arctos Partners in November was further proof of the current health of the sport.
January 17, 2024Source

WRC champion Rovanpera eyeing 24-hour circuit racing debut
World Rally champion Kalle Rovanpera could be set to make his endurance racing debut this year in the Fuji 24 Hours in Japan.
January 17, 2024Source

Automotive — Racing — January 16th, 2024

Brown "confident" McLaren can keep Norris long-term despite Red Bull interest
Zak Brown feels "confident" Lando Norris can be persuaded to commit his long-term Formula 1 future to McLaren, despite the British driver continuing to attract interest from rival Red Bull.
January 16, 2024Source

Cadillac to nominate different third drivers for WEC Hypercar entry
Cadillac will fill the vacant seat in its Ganassi-run World Endurance Championship Hypercar entry on a race-by-race basis this season.
January 16, 2024Source

Dakar 2024, Stage 9: Loeb strikes back to win, Sainz remains in lead
Sebastien Loeb rebounded from navigational errors on Monday to take victory on Stage 9 of the Dakar Rally, but Carlos Sainz Sr remains well in front in the overall standings.
January 16, 2024Source

Dall'Igna: MotoGP concessions allow rivals to make mistakes Ducati can't make
Ducati's general manager Gigi Dall'Igna says MotoGP's concessions system in 2024 will allow its rivals to make mistakes the Italian brand cannot afford.
January 16, 2024Source

Daniel Dye to run ten NASCAR Xfinity races with Kaulig
Daniel Dye will run ten NASCAR Xfinity Series races with Kaulig Racing in 2024
January 16, 2024Source

Daniel Suarez to run NASCAR Mexico race at L.A. Coliseum
Daniel Suarez will be pulling double duty at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum this year, entering the NASCAR Mexico Series race with backing from Quaker State.
January 16, 2024Source

Hyundai reveals upgraded 2024 WRC challenger
Hyundai has revealed its upgraded 2024 World Rally Championship challenger which aims to be lighter and more reliable than its predecessor.
January 16, 2024Source

Inside the latest Corvette challenger ready to go global
The Corvette Z06 GT3.R has big shoes to fill as it follows up the successful C8.R model that dominated the final year of the World Endurance Championship's GTE Am class. But the move away from GTE rules to GT3 has required a rethink that make the newcomer different in several key respects
January 16, 2024Source

Interview with Cristina Gutierrez: "I see Carlos Sainz as incombustible"
The Spanish driver gave an interview to Motorsport.com, in which she talked about some very interesting topics, such as her jump to Dacia in the Dakar Rally, being a partner of legends and women in sport.
January 16, 2024Source

Jeffrey Earnhardt signs multi-race deal with Sam Hunt Racing
Fourth-generation racer Jeffrey Earnhardt has agreed to a multi-race deal with Sam Hunt Racing ahead of the 2024 NASCAR Xfinity Series season.
January 16, 2024Source

Jimmie Johnson adds Daytona 500 and Brickyard 400 to 2024 schedule
Longtime sponsor Carvana will return this season to sponsor Hall of Famer Jimmie Johnson in a handful of NASCAR Cup races, including the Daytona 500.
January 16, 2024Source

McLaren present livery for their 2024 F1 car -- MCL38
McLaren has presented the livery its car will race in during the 2024 Formula 1 season.
January 16, 2024Source

McLaren reveals new-look 2024 F1 livery ahead of MCL38 launch
McLaren has revealed the livery it will use in the 2024 Formula 1 season on the so-far undisclosed design of its new challenger, which will be called the MCL38.
January 16, 2024Source

NASCAR reveals 2024 L.A. Clash format, smaller field size
NASCAR on Tuesday confirmed the format for this year's preseason, non-points Busch Light Clash which will be held Feb. 4 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
January 16, 2024Source

Pin joins 2024 F1 Academy grid as Mercedes junior
French sportscar sensation Doriane Pin has joined the Mercedes Formula 1 team's junior programme, taking part in the 2024 Formula 1 Academy season for the Silver Arrows.
January 16, 2024Source

Porsche adds ex-BMW technical director to IMSA GTP attack
Porsche Penske Motorsport has signed former BMW RLL technical director Brandon Fry to a new position of lead race engineer for its IMSA SportsCar Championship 963 GTP program.
January 16, 2024Source

Rinus VeeKay embracing leadership role at ECR entering 2024
Rinus VeeKay is embracing the next phase of his career by stepping up and taking on a leadership role with Ed Carpenter Racing (ECR) entering the 2024 IndyCar Series season.
January 16, 2024Source

Sainz 'can't let his guard down' as Loeb chases him for Dakar win
Audi driver Carlos Sainz Sr feels he 'must not let his guard down' in order to keep a charging Sebastien Loeb at bay in the 2024 Dakar Rally
January 16, 2024Source

The key updates in F2's bold new design
For the first time since 2018, Formula 2 will have a new car this year. The long-awaited newcomer from Dallara boasts improved safety, accessibility and, crucially, closer links with Formula 1.
January 16, 2024Source

Two-time NASCAR Mexico champion de Alba Jr. joins Andretti Cape for 2024
Andretti Global confirmed Salvador de Alba Jr. has signed a multiyear deal to be part of its Indy NXT program.
January 16, 2024Source

Upbeat McLaren has seen no "diminishing returns" on F1 2024 car gains
A confident McLaren team says it is seeing no "diminishing returns" yet with the rate of progress it is making with its 2024 Formula 1 car this winter.
January 16, 2024Source

Was suspension choice the unsung hero to Red Bull's F1 dominance?
Much of the credit for Red Bull's dominance of Formula 1 last year focused on its aero concept, with a low-drag car helped by a clever floor and downwash sidepods.
January 16, 2024Source

Wolff: FIA needs stability amid "concerning" F1 departures
Mercedes Formula 1 chief Toto Wolff says it is "concerning" to see several key figures leave the FIA and believes the governing body needs stability.
January 16, 2024Source

Zhou confident Sauber F1 can return to 2022 level
Zhou Guanyu says he is confident his Sauber Formula 1 team can return to its 2022 performance level this season.
January 16, 2024Source

Automotive — Racing — January 15th, 2024

2024 Dakar Rally: Benavides brothers hang on for Stage 8 1–2
Kevin and Luciano Benavides had anything but a case of the Mondays as they finished first and second in Stage #8, separated by just thirty-one seconds. However, they still have a ways to go in the Dakar Rally overall as neither gained any positions and remain fifth and eighth, respectively.
January 15, 2024Source

Andretti Global, Cape Motorsports form alliance for 2024 Indy NXT season
Andretti Global announced its program in Indy NXT has formed a technical partnership with Cape Motorsports ahead of the 2024 season in Indy NXT.
January 15, 2024Source

Comfort and safety, that's the great Seat Circuit from Sparco
The Dakar Rally drivers face the toughest race in the world, and Sparco offers the Seat Circuit for comfort and safety at all times.
January 15, 2024Source

Dakar 2024, Stage 8: Sainz rebuilds lead as Ekstrom heads Audi 1-2
Carlos Sainz Sr has added almost six minutes to his 2024 Dakar Rally lead over Sebastien Loeb on a dominant day for Audi as Mattias Ekstrom took the stage victory.
January 15, 2024Source

Long-time Toyota technical director Vasselon replaced
Pascal Vasselon has been replaced as technical director of Toyota Gazoo Racing Europe after nearly 20 years in the job.
January 15, 2024Source

Luxembourg's Gil Linster chasing "big dream" of NASCAR career
This month wasn’t NASCAR Euro driver Gil Linster’s first visit to Daytona International Speedway, but it may have been the most important in determining his future in racing.
January 15, 2024Source

M-Sport outlines 2024 Puma WRC development plan
M-Sport will introduce a new rear wing upgrade to its World Rally Championship Ford Puma this season and is working to address last year’s costly reliability issues.
January 15, 2024Source

Mercedes W15 'feels like a car for the first time in two years' in F1 sim
Mercedes Formula 1 chief Toto Wolff has revealed simulator reports that the team's 2024 challenger 'feels like a car for the first time in two years'.
January 15, 2024Source

Mercedes, Alpine reveal F1 2024 car launch dates
Mercedes and Alpine are the latest Formula 1 teams to have announced the launch date of their 2024 challengers.
January 15, 2024Source

NASCAR's racing series, "Full Speed," hits Netflix January 30
The five-part series seeks to capitalize on the popularity of F1's "Drive to Survive"
January 15, 2024Source

Permane set for F1 return with rebranded AlphaTauri
Former Alpine sporting director Alan Permane is set for a return to Formula 1, Motorsport.com can reveal, with sources linking him with a move to the rebranded AlphaTauri squad.
January 15, 2024Source

Piastri explains why answers, not tantrums, key to F1 progress
Being at the heart of the Formula 1 contract dispute between McLaren and Alpine created ample controversy to prompt Oscar Piastri to steer clear of creating headlines in 2023.
January 15, 2024Source

Red Bull reveals F1 2024 launch date
Red Bull has joined Mercedes and Alpine in announcing its launch date for the 2024 Formula 1 season on Monday, scheduling its presentation for 15 February.
January 15, 2024Source

Red Bull, Mercedes and Alpine announce 2024 F1 launch plans
Three more teams, including world champions Red Bull, have confirmed the dates for their launch activities ahead of the 2024 Formula 1 season.
January 15, 2024Source

Spanish rider Falcon dies after Dakar crash
Spanish rider Carles Falcon, who was involved in an accident during the 2024 Dakar Rally, has died, his TwinTrail Racing team has announced.
January 15, 2024Source

Steiner opens up on what really happened at the Haas F1 team
Guenther Steiner’s shock departure from Haas lit up the early weeks of Formula 1’s 2024 campaign, with the Italian making his first public appearance at last weekend’s Autosport International Show.
January 15, 2024Source

WEC team Iron Lynx to expand into rallying
World Endurance Championship squad Iron Lynx will venture into rallying, announcing plans to run three cars in the French Rally Championship.
January 15, 2024Source

Wolff commits to new Mercedes F1 contract with no performance clauses
Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says he is fully committed to leading the Formula 1 team for another three years, with a new contract that excludes any performance clauses.
January 15, 2024Source

Wolff extends Mercedes F1 contract to 2026
Mercedes Formula 1 CEO, team principal and one-third owner Toto Wolff has extended his contract with them.
January 15, 2024Source

Automotive — Racing — January 13th, 2024

Caption Competition 231: Steiner's send-off
Nico Hulkenberg will have a new team principal at Haas this season after Guenther Steiner was relieved of his duties earlier this week.
January 13, 2024Source

Daruvala 'doesn't know what to expect' on Formula E debut
Jehan Daruvala admits he 'doesn't know what to expect' as he prepares to make his Formula E debut in Mexico City this weekend.
January 13, 2024Source

Di Grassi "100%" trusts Abt decision to end Mahindra Formula E partnership
Lucas di Grassi says that he '100% trusts the decision' by Abt Cupra to end its powertrain partnership with Mahindra at the end of the current Formula E season.
January 13, 2024Source

Drivers expect 'dragon move' ban and other Indy 500 rule changes
IndyCar drivers expect to see changes to the rules following the controversial conclusion to last year's Indianapolis 500.
January 13, 2024Source

Evans makes successful WRC test return after injury
Elfyn Evans made a successful return behind the wheel as the Toyota driver stepped up his 2024 World Rally Championship preparations after being sidelined by an injury in the off-season.
January 13, 2024Source

Ferrari AF-Corse Reveal Drivers for Third 499P
Following the reveal of their continued driver line up for their existing numbers 50 and 51 cars, Ferrari AF-Corse have unveiled who will be driving their third Ferrari 499P in the FIA WEC. 2023 LMP2 champion Robert Kubica will be joined by official Ferrari drivers Robert Schwartzman and newcomer to the Scuderia Yifei Ye.
January 13, 2024Source

Herta's F1 chance "very time sensitive" besides Andretti shot
Andretti Global's IndyCar ace Colton Herta admits that time is against him finding a ride in Formula 1 unless Michael Andretti's plans to enter the sport transpire in 2025.
January 13, 2024Source

Ilott: "Great surprise" to land Jota WEC drive after IndyCar exit
New Jota Sport signing Callum Ilott said it was a "great surprise" to land a drive in the World Endurance Championship Hypercar class after parting ways with Juncos-Hollinger in IndyCar.
January 13, 2024Source

INTERVIEW: Alex Scheuerell breaks down Polaris' 2024 Dakar challenger
The Polaris RZR Pro R Factory tore it up in SCORE International during Polaris Factory Racing's debut season in 2023, and is currently doing the same at the 2024 Dakar Rally with Sebastien Loeb Racing. After six of twelve legs, Xavier de Soultrait has three stage wins in the RZR and ranks third overall in the SSV class.
January 13, 2024Source

Mexico City E-Prix: Evans and Jaguar set the pace in practice
Mitch Evans set the pace in Formula E's second practice session in Mexico City as Jaguar powertrain users occupied the top positions.
January 13, 2024Source

Mexico City E-Prix: Porsche's Wehrlein under investigation after winning FE opener
Porsche's Pascal Wehrlein dominated Formula E's season-opening Mexico City E-Prix, but is under investigation by stewards for a potential technical infringement after beating Sebastien Buemi and Nick Cassidy.
January 13, 2024Source

Mexico City E-Prix: Wehrlein edges out Buemi to claim pole for opener
Porsche's Pascal Wehrlein beat Sebastien Buemi to pole position for Formula E's Mexico City E-Prix, setting a time more than two tenths faster in their qualifying duel.
January 13, 2024Source

Sainz's Dakar future a question mark as Audi prepares to exit
Carlos Sainz Sr's future in the Dakar Rally is hanging in the balance as Audi prepares to leave cross-country rallying after three seasons.
January 13, 2024Source

Steiner: "Stung" not to say proper farewell to Haas F1 team
Former Haas boss Guenther Steiner admits it "stung" not to give a formal farewell to the Formula 1 team after leaving at the end of 2023.
January 13, 2024Source

Stella opens up on 'honest' McLaren F1 approach
McLaren's Andrea Stella has explained his open approach with fans and media during his first year as a Formula 1 team principal.
January 13, 2024Source

SVG's "completely different" NASCAR journey begins at Daytona
Shane van Gisbergen may be a NASCAR Cup Series race winner but at Daytona International Speedway this weekend he's been a self-described "full rookie."
January 13, 2024Source

Wehrlein confirmed winner of season opener in Mexico after throttle map investigation
Porsche driver Pascal Wehrlein won the first Formula E race of the season in Mexico City, after surviving a post race technical investigation.
January 13, 2024Source

William Sawalich fastest on final day of ARCA Daytona test
Joe Gibbs Racing's William Sawalich led the way in Saturday's final day of ARCA Menards Series preseason testing at Daytona International Speedway.
January 13, 2024Source

Automotive — Racing — January 12th, 2024

2024 Dakar Rally: Repeat hopes for Al-Attiyah, van Kasteren fade in Chrono Stage
As the sun prepared to peek out Friday morning, everyone cleaned up their meager encampments and resumed the Chrono Stage. On paper, many of the leaders only needed to complete roughly 110 kilometres after covering most of the ground during the first day of the 48-hour stage on Thursday. Of course, that was easier said than done.
January 12, 2024Source

Al-Attiyah will "do everything" to help Loeb beat Audi to Dakar win
Nasser Al-Attiyah says he will "do everything" to help Prodrive stablemate Sebastien Loeb beat Audi's Carlos Sainz Sr in the Dakar Rally after his own victory hopes evaporated on Friday.
January 12, 2024Source

De Vries: Troubled Formula E pre-season testing not "an excuse"
Nyck de Vries is not looking at a disrupted pre-season testing plan with Mahindra as "an excuse" for a lack of results on his return to Formula E this weekend.
January 12, 2024Source

Daytona 24 Hours performance a "question mark" for Proton's GTP squad - Bruni
Gianmaria Bruni says the Daytona 24 Hours will be a "question mark" for his Proton Porsche squad as it beds in new drivers and personnel for the first time.
January 12, 2024Source

Daytona ARCA winner Greg Van Alst "nervous" in return to track
It's been just over three months since his 2023 racing season was cut short by a vicious wreck, but Greg Van Alst is back where he believes he still belongs -- at the track.
January 12, 2024Source

Estrella Galicia leaves Ferrari for McLaren return in F1 beer merry-go-round
Spanish beer brand Estrella Galicia 0.0 has returned to the McLaren Formula 1 team as the Woking outfit's official beer partner after three years with Ferrari.
January 12, 2024Source

F1's super-stiff ground effect cars 'not great', says Allison
Mercedes technical director James Allison feels the super-stiff low ride height demands of the current ground effect cars is 'not great' for Formula 1.
January 12, 2024Source

Formula E 2024 preview: Everything you need to know about season 10
New ways to watch and what to expect when the racing starts this week.
January 12, 2024Source

Evans: Formula E championship favourite tag "more relief" than pressure
Mitch Evans believes being considered a favourite for this year's Formula E title is "more relief to be honest" than a pressure ahead of the Mexico City E-Prix this weekend.
January 12, 2024Source

IndyCar has "something missing that we have yet quite to crack" - O'Ward
Pato O'Ward believes changes need to be made for the IndyCar Series to evolve and find the missing piece that is keeping the sport from thriving.
January 12, 2024Source

John Webb obituary: Former Brands Hatch circuit boss dies aged 92
John Webb, who passed away on Thursday at the age of 92, will forever be synonymous with the Brands Hatch circuit in Kent.
January 12, 2024Source

Marciello joins Rossi for BMW debut in Bathurst 12 Hour
Raffaele Marciello will make his first competitive outing as a factory BMW driver in the Bathurst 12 Hour next month.
January 12, 2024Source

Rahal, Rossi respond over IndyCar's future after meeting Penske leadership
Graham Rahal and Alexander Rossi were among the shortlist of drivers that shared dinner earlier this week with Penske leadership and came away feeling positive about the future of the IndyCar Series.
January 12, 2024Source

Red Bull: Copying alone not enough to help rivals catch up in F1
Red Bull says rivals just copying its Formula 1 car concept will not be enough to help them catch up to it this season.
January 12, 2024Source

Sargeant: People "expect less" from US F1 drivers
Williams Formula 1 driver Logan Sargeant thinks American racers are often not given the credit they deserve.
January 12, 2024Source

Stefan Parsons to run NASCAR Trucks with Henderson
Stefan Parsons has announced plans to compete in the NASCAR Truck Series with Henderson Motorsports in 2024.
January 12, 2024Source

The numbers which show why F1 hasn't given up on reverse-grid sprint races
During 2017, the year Liberty Media took over Formula 1, Red Bull team principal Christian Horner was asked for his view on introducing reverse grid races.
January 12, 2024Source

The thinking behind Mahindra's "failed" AI influencer campaign
"We didn't explain to people what we wanted to do in a clearer way, at least not clear enough because people didn't understand, so that's our bad."
January 12, 2024Source

Ticktum to "try and smile" as ERT Formula E struggles loom
Dan Ticktum admits the upcoming Formula E season which gets underway this weekend in Mexico City will be "a hard year" for the ERT team.
January 12, 2024Source

Why Steiner's departure is a big loss for Haas F1 team
The sudden departure of Guenther Steiner from the Haas Formula 1 team has come as a shock, despite the unprecedented turnover in team principals over the last couple of years.
January 12, 2024Source

Ye and Shwartzman to race AF Corse's Ferrari Hypercar in WEC 2024
Ferrari factory drivers Robert Shwartzman and Yifei Ye will race the AF Corse team's customer 499P Le Mans Hypercar in the 2024 World Endurance Championship.
January 12, 2024Source

Automotive — Racing — January 11th, 2024

2024 Dakar Rally: Start of Chrono Stage is end of the road for Al-Rajhi
The 2024 Dakar Rally's shiny new feature, the 48-hour Chrono Stage, kicked off Thursday as competitors on both the FIA and FIM sides started concurrently—a departure from the latter heading out first—before branching off on their own routes through the Empty Quarter desert.
January 11, 2024Source

All US F1 races benefit from "outstanding" Las Vegas GP, says Miami boss
The Miami Grand Prix's president says the success of November's inaugural race on the Las Vegas Strip means a "rising tide of all ships" for all American Formula 1 races.
January 11, 2024Source

Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Young Driver winner Loake steps up to F3 with Rodin
Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year Award winner Joseph Loake will step up to the Formula 3 championship with Rodin for 2024.
January 11, 2024Source

Can Dennis and Andretti fend off the Formula E pack?
Jaguar finished last year on top form, but the Big Cats will have to dethrone reigning champion Jake Dennis to ascend Formula E's peak. Here's how the Andretti-Porsche driver rates his prospects of a title defence ahead of this weekend's season opener in Mexico
January 11, 2024Source

Can F1's latest engineer team boss pull off a McLaren-style turnaround for Haas?
Formula 1's trend for team bosses to come from engineering ranks means it is not too big a surprise that the experienced Ayao Komatsu will replace Guenther Steiner at Haas.
January 11, 2024Source

Dakar 2024, Stage 6A: Sainz retakes lead after Al-Rajhi's retirement
Audi driver Carlos Sainz Sr moved back into the lead of the Dakar Rally on Thursday after Overdrive Toyota's Yazeed Al-Rajhi retired from Stage 6 following an accident.
January 11, 2024Source

Dakar leader Al-Rajhi out after big accident on Stage 6
Overdrive Toyota's Yazeed Al-Rajhi is out of contention for victory in the Dakar Rally after a major crash in the opening leg of Stage 6.
January 11, 2024Source

Dollar Tree and Family Dollar partner with Legacy Motor Club
Legacy Motor Club has signed a multi-year sponsorship deal with Dollar Tree and Family Dollar.
January 11, 2024Source

Extreme E to stop at end of 2024 amid hydrogen transition to Extreme H
Extreme E championship organisers are not planning to continue the all-electric off-road series beyond this year as preparations continue into the new hydrogen-based Extreme H championship for 2025.
January 11, 2024Source

F2 runner-up Vesti makes ELMS switch
Mercedes junior Frederik Vesti has signed with Cool Racing for the 2024 ELMS campaign, stepping away from the single-seater pyramid after finishing second in the 2023 Formula 2 championship.
January 11, 2024Source

Factory Aston driver Sorensen to make SUPER GT debut with D'station
Factory Aston Martin driver Marco Sorensen will compete in SUPER GT for the first time in 2024 with D'station.
January 11, 2024Source

Gene Haas "embarrassed" by his team's poor F1 form
Gene Haas says that he's "embarrassed" that his Formula 1 team has not been more competitive given its close relationship with supplier Ferrari.
January 11, 2024Source

Grosjean happy that "tricky" IndyCar hybrid has been postponed
Romain Grosjean says he's "happy" that IndyCar has postponed the implementation of its electrical hybrid until after the Indianapolis 500, so nobody gains an unfair advantage.
January 11, 2024Source

Haas "can't understand how" team finished last again in final season under Steiner
Gene Haas shed light on his team's split from long-term team principal Guenther Steiner, indicating his frustration at their slump to last in the championship again.
January 11, 2024Source

Honda planning 22 private tests during 2024 MotoGP season
Honda is looking to make the most of MotoGP's new concession system by scheduling a total of up to 22 private tests over the course of the year, Motorsport.com has learned.
January 11, 2024Source

Loubet to pilot Skoda in WRC2 return for 2024
Pierre-Louis Loubet has announced his World Rally Championship 2024 plans, agreeing a move back to the WRC2 category with Skoda.
January 11, 2024Source

Mahindra kills off AI influencer after social media backlash
Mahindra's Formula E team has killed off an AI-generated influencer it had put in an ambassadorial role after it was met with backlash online.
January 11, 2024Source

McLaren setting development targets, not results as its F1 2024 goals
McLaren Formula 1 chief Andrea Stella says his team is purely focused on optimising its development rather than targeting specific results in 2024, as they will "take care of themselves".
January 11, 2024Source

Motorsport's most competitive series? Seven champions fight for Formula E title
Just two weeks into 2024 and the first world championship motorsport action of the year is already upon us: The new Formula E season begins in Mexico this weekend.
January 11, 2024Source

Netflix reveals first trailer for Full Speed -- NASCAR's answer to F1's Drive to Survive
Formula 1's hugely successful Netflix series Drive to Survive has inspired other imitators in the motor racing world.
January 11, 2024Source

Netflix's "NASCAR: Full Speed" gets a trailer, Jan. 30 release
NASCAR is about to get a Netflix documentary series similar to the "Formula 1: Drive to Survive" series that has boosted F1's popularity, particularly in the U.S.
January 11, 2024Source

Pictures: The highs and lows of Haas' eight years under Guenther Steiner
The 2024 Formula 1 season will be the first time the Haas team has been led by anyone other than Guenther Steiner.
January 11, 2024Source

SRX halts operations due to "market factors"
The Superstar Racing Experience (SRX) has announced plans to postpone its fourth season.
January 11, 2024Source

Toyota NASCAR stars to run IMSA Pilot Challenge race at Daytona
Bubba Wallace, John-Hunter Nemechek, and Corey Heim will all run the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge season-opener at the Daytona Road Course later this month.
January 11, 2024Source

Trackhouse Racing signs rising star Connor Zilisch
Trackhouse Racing has signed up-and-coming racer Connor Zilisch, adding another name to its already impressive driver lineup.
January 11, 2024Source

What is 'videometry', the technique that is sweeping MotoGP in 2024?
In 2024, all MotoGP teams will make use of so-called 'videometry' to help their riders improve. But what exactly is this technique and how does it work?
January 11, 2024Source

Automotive — Racing — January 10th, 2024

2024 Dakar Rally: Loeb sandbags, Al-Attiyah finally a Prodrive Dakar stage winner
At just 118 kilometres in Selective Sections, the fifth stage of the 2024 Dakar Rally is a relative breeze as everyone's focus is on Thursday's much anticipated 48-hour Chrono Stage. Sebastien Loeb was thinking so far ahead that he was willing to take his foot off the gas and make a few mistakes during Wednesday's action, sacrificing a good finish which would have meant starting further ahead.
January 10, 2024Source

Apple boosts autonomous vehicle testers as Apple Car project remains stalled
After slimming its autonomous vehicle program in early 2023, Apple is adding back test drivers. Here's how Apple's self-driving car testing efforts look as it begins 2024 -- amid the Apple Car project remaining at a stand-still.
January 10, 2024Source

Castroneves pays tribute to de Ferran: "We had a lot of good moments"
Helio Castroneves has paid tribute to his long-time IndyCar team-mate and great friend Gil de Ferran, who passed away at the age of 56 last month.
January 10, 2024Source

Dakar 2024, Stage 5: Al-Attiyah wins short stage to move up to second overall
Defending Dakar Rally champion Nasser Al-Attiyah has secured his first stage win of the 2024 event to move into second place overall behind leader Yazeed Al-Rajhi.
January 10, 2024Source

Ferrari Confirm 2024 FIA WEC Hypercar Driver Line Up
The Ferrari -- AF Corse team has confirmed that they are retaining their 2023 hypercar driver line up for the 2024 FIA WEC season. Last year's runners up in the team championship and winners of the presitigious Centenary 24 Hours of Le Mans are hoping that continuity in their driver line up will enable them to achieve even greater things in 2024.
January 10, 2024Source

Ferrari names unchanged WEC Hypercar line-up for 2024
Ferrari has named an unchanged driver line-up for its 2024 assault on the World Endurance Championship's Hypercar class.
January 10, 2024Source

Haas F1 technical director Resta leaves team
Haas technical director Simone Resta has left the Formula 1 squad, but it is unclear yet if he will be returning to a full-time role at former employer Ferrari.
January 10, 2024Source

I Tried a Wristband at CES That Tests Agility. The Results Were Surprising
The Pison Ready doesn't look too different from the average fitness tracker, but its sensors measure neurological signals to gauge cognitive performance.
January 10, 2024Source

IndyCar champion Palou joins Ganassi Daytona 24 Hours Cadillac line-up
Two-time IndyCar Series champion Alex Palou will return to the Daytona 24 Hours field in Chip Ganassi Racing's Cadillac V-Series.R later this month.
January 10, 2024Source

Jesse Krohn joins BMW M Team RLL's GTP squad for 2024 season
BMW M Team RLL completed its driver line-up and revealed the arrival of Jesse Krohn confirmed for the 2024 season in the IMSA SportsCar Championship.
January 10, 2024Source

Marquez "never had feeling" Ducati MotoGP bosses didn't want him
Marc Marquez insists that he has "never had that feeling" that senior Ducati management did not want him part of its MotoGP stable for 2024.
January 10, 2024Source

McLaren: 2022 French GP setback a catalyst for shock F1 turnaround
McLaren's Zak Brown has revealed the trigger point for his Formula 1 team's impressive Formula 1 turnaround last year was disappointing upgrades at the 2022 French Grand Prix.
January 10, 2024Source

Mercedes to evaluate Luminar laser tech for F1 safety car
The Mercedes Formula 1 team has begun a collaboration with automotive technology company Luminar that will help to develop a laser detection system for the FIA safety car.
January 10, 2024Source

NASCAR Is Getting Its Own 'Drive to Survive' Style Netflix Show
Netflix dropped its first trailer for the new show, "Full Speed, A Netflix Sports Series."
January 10, 2024Source

NASCAR reveals new short track/road course package for 2024
For the second consecutive season, NASCAR has issued a new aerodynamic Cup Series rules package for road courses and most short tracks around one mile in distance.
January 10, 2024Source

NASCAR Truck star Corey Heim expands 2024 Xfinity schedule
NASCAR Truck Series regular Corey Heim will take on an expanded Xfinity Series schedule this season with Sam Hunt Racing.
January 10, 2024Source

Skarper partners Red Bull Advanced Technologies to develop electric bike system
Sir Chris Hoy's start-up Skarper has teamed up with the Red Bull Formula 1 team's Advanced Technologies division to develop a device to turn any bicycle into an electric-powered bike.
January 10, 2024Source

Steiner leaves Haas with immediate effect, Komatsu becomes team principal
Guenther Steiner will not lead Haas into their ninth season as team principal following his immediate departure from the US-owned outfit.
January 10, 2024Source

Steiner out of Haas as Komatsu takes F1 team principal role
Guenther Steiner has left the Haas Formula 1 team he founded and has been replaced as team principal by erstwhile director of engineering Ayao Komatsu.
January 10, 2024Source

Tanak: New WRC points system won't change approach, but win means less
The approach to World Rally Championship events won't change following the introduction of a new points system, but the meaning of victory is "less" now, reckons Ott Tanak.
January 10, 2024Source

The F1 race strategy briefing that won an Award but never existed
The Autosport Williams Engineer of the Future Award was revised for 2023 and produced a winner who is already heading into the higher echelons of motorsport
January 10, 2024Source

The valuable lessons a second-generation star will apply to IMSA in 2024
OPINION: Porsche specialist and BRDC SuperStar Seb Priaulx reflects on his season in IMSA and his plans to challenge for top honours in GTD Pro in 2024 with his distinctively-liveried AO Racing 'Rexy'
January 10, 2024Source

Verstappen: I too have to "adapt to the car I get given"
Formula 1 world champion Max Verstappen says he also has to adapt to what his Red Bull car needs amid suggestions it's better suited to him than his team-mates.
January 10, 2024Source

Verstappen's "incredible" F3 drive which told Tost he was a future Schumacher
It's 10 years since Max Verstappen's sole year of competition in junior single-seaters which promoted his swift elevation to Formula 1 and motorsport superstardom.
January 10, 2024Source

Why behind-the-curve Williams is only a positive for Vowles
Williams boss James Vowles has been open since joining the team about how far behind some of its infrastructure is compared to Formula 1's leading squads.
January 10, 2024Source

Why Haas said farewell to its founding father -- and 'DTS darling' -- Steiner
Guenther Steiner's plainspoken and self-deprecating manner, punctuated by the odd profane outburst in moments of frustration, made him a breakout star of Netflix's hit F1 series Drive to Survive.
January 10, 2024Source

Automotive — Racing — January 9th, 2024

Foyt complete 2024 squad by confirming Ferrucci for second season
Santino Ferrucci will spend a second season driving for AJ Foyt's IndyCar team in 2024.
January 9, 2024Source

IndyCar, iRacing announce multiyear licensing agreement
IndyCar and iRacing are reuniting with a multiyear licensing agreement, which also includes the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS).
January 9, 2024Source

2024 Dakar Rally: Honda bikes rule Stage 4
"Stage #4 was good, it was the shortest one yet so I was happy to have a shorter day," began Ricky Brabec. "We're at the bivouac an hour earlier than we have been, so that's also nice and it gives the mechanics some more time to work on the bikes."
January 9, 2024Source

Dakar 2024 leader nearly collided with a fan on Stage 4
Overdrive's Yazeed Al-Rajhi almost collided with a spectator and lost the lead of the Dakar Rally during Tuesday's fourth stage in Saudi Arabia.
January 9, 2024Source

How Qatar is heralding a new age for motorsport in the Middle East
The 2024 season marks the 20th anniversary of the Losail International Circuit in Qatar, which first hosted MotoGP in 2004.
January 9, 2024Source

IndyCar returning to iRacing in coming days after agreeing deal to reunite
IndyCar and iRacing have agreed a reunion deal which will see the series' cars return to the hugely popular simracing platform in the coming days.
January 9, 2024Source

Sauber F1 team's reaction time a major weakness, says Bottas
Valtteri Bottas reckons the key weakness Sauber must address is the time taken between the team identifying gains in the wind tunnel and actually bringing upgrades to Formula 1 races.
January 9, 2024Source

Can Anything Outrun the Valkyrie?
Imagine a beast birthed from the unholy matrimony of a Formula One car and a Aston Martin Vantage GTE. Its sleek, aerodynamic form whispers of ruthless efficiency, while the glint of its carbon fiber skin hints at otherworldly performance.
January 9, 2024Source

Dakar 2024, Stage 4: Loeb strikes back to win, Al-Rajhi retains lead
Nine-time World Rally champion Sebastien Loeb fought back to claim his first stage victory of the 2024 Dakar Rally on Tuesday, as Yazeed Al-Rajhi retained the overall lead by finishing second
January 9, 2024Source

Devil still in the detail despite F1 downwash convergence - AlphaTauri
AlphaTauri Formula 1 technical director Jody Egginton says that a downwashing aerodynamics package is not the only key to success and that the "devil is in the detail."
January 9, 2024Source

Full 2024 Rolex 24 at Daytona entry list
The 62nd running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona will feature a packed 60-car grid across four classes. Read on to see all the teams entered for the event and confirmed drivers so far.
January 9, 2024Source

IndyCar doesn't want to be "locked into only one option" in '25 Texas return -- Miles
The IndyCar Series could look beyond Texas Motor Speedway when it potentially returns to the Lone Star State in 2025, according to Penske Entertainment President and CEO Mark Miles.
January 9, 2024Source

International Race of Champions revived, debut planned with one race in 2024
The International Race of Champions, an all-star series that brought together racing stars from a multitude of disciplines, has been brought back to life by Ray Evernham and Rob Kauffman. On Monday, the two announced the formation of IROC Holdings LLC and acquisition of rights to the series' name with the goal of hosting a race using old IROC cars in 2024.
January 9, 2024Source

Le Mans winner Dumas joins Proton Porsche for Daytona return
Romain Dumas will return to the Daytona 24 Hours for the first time since 2019 when he drives Proton Competition's Porsche 963 later this month.
January 9, 2024Source

Piastri: "No barriers" in Norris relationship essential for McLaren's F1 progress
Oscar Piastri has stressed the importance of a "completely open" relationship and having "no barriers" with Formula 1 team-mate Lando Norris if McLaren is to keep developing.
January 9, 2024Source

Rodin team renamed after Carlin departure
British single-seater racing's biggest team outside Formula 1 has been renamed Rodin Motorsport following the departure of founder Trevor Carlin.
January 9, 2024Source

Santino Ferrucci back with AJ Foyt Racing for 2024 season
AJ Foyt Racing have announced Santino Ferrucci is returning for the 2024 season in the IndyCar Series.
January 9, 2024Source

Tech rewind: When Formula 1's launch season turned ugly
Formula 1's launch season has been known to throw up some big surprises -- be it individual design ideas like the F-duct or an unwelcome trend like shark fin engine covers.
January 9, 2024Source

The Ferrari that's guaranteed to be on the F1 podium
In 2021 decades of Formula 1 tradition were overturned when Italian sparkling wine Ferrari Trento replaced Champagne Carbon as the focal point of post-race podium celebrations.
January 9, 2024Source

The six F1 drivers with the most to prove in 2024
There is no such thing as a year without pressure in Formula 1. No matter whether you're one year into a three-year contract or your father part-owns the team, there is always a high level of expectation on every driver.
January 9, 2024Source

The star-studded graduates of Italy's junior series powerhouse
Prema Racing marked its 40th anniversary in 2023, with dozens of top names having competed for the Italian outfit over the years. Here's what some of those drivers, many champions among them, said about their time with the team
January 9, 2024Source

Venues selected for three-year WRC Rally Ireland bid
Motorsport Ireland has selected the venues to lead its bid to rejoin the World Rally Championship calendar from 2025.
January 9, 2024Source

Wickens: Adaptive Racing is a Market with 'Untapped' Potential
Technological innovation to adapt racecars has helped drivers with life-changing injuries to return to the wheel and, in some cases, get back to winning races and championships.
January 9, 2024Source

Automotive — Racing — January 8th, 2024

2024 Dakar Rally: Toyotas seize the day in Stage 3
Toyota is looking to win their third consecutive Dakar Rally even without Nasser Al-Attiyah. While it is only three stages in, they already have some reason to be excited on Monday as Lucas Moraes scored his first career Dakar stage win while Yazeed Al-Rajhi from ally Overdrive Racing now holds the overall lead.
January 8, 2024Source

2024 Daytona 500: Everything NASCAR Fans Need to Know
NASCAR celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2023. In 2024, NASCAR is coming to Daytona with a new lineup of events. As always, the 2024 season will also start with the thrilling Daytona 500. This iconic race will take place in February. So fasten your seatbelts! We are here to help you with everything about the event, including cheap parking for the Daytona 500 in 2024.
January 8, 2024Source

AlphaTauri's Milton Keynes shift critical to its F1 success, says Bayer
AlphaTauri Formula 1 team CEO Peter Bayer says the expansion of the Faenza outfit's UK facility at a new location in Milton Keynes is key to its future plans.
January 8, 2024Source

Alpine pinning hopes of F1 revival on new tools
Alpine Formula 1 team technical director Matt Harman says that upgraded factory tools will give the team a boost even before the change of regulations in 2026.
January 8, 2024Source

Coronel brothers crash into motorbike on Dakar Rally Stage 3
Tim and Tom Coronel crashed with motorbike entrant Philippe Gendron close to the end of Stage 3 at the 2024 Dakar Rally, but both parties were able to continue.
January 8, 2024Source

Dakar 2024, Stage 3: Sainz loses lead to Al-Rajhi as Moraes wins stage
Yazeed Al-Rajhi has taken the overall lead at the 2024 Dakar Rally from Carlos Sainz, as Lucas Moraes claimed victory on the third stage.
January 8, 2024Source

Daniel Suarez to have new crew chief for 2024 NASCAR Cup season
The off-season changes in NASCAR continue as Trackhouse Racing announces a new crew chief for Daniel Suarez and the No. 99 Chevrolet Camaro.
January 8, 2024Source

FIA confirms departures of Nielsen and Goss from F1 roles
The FIA has confirmed the departure of two senior figures from its Formula 1 division, including a major hiring appointed less than a year ago.
January 8, 2024Source

Kubica joined by Deletraz, Edgar for ELMS title push with TF Sport
Robert Kubica will race alongside Louis Deletraz and Jonny Edgar in the European Le Mans Series this season, continuing the partnership that won the 2023 World Endurance Championship LMP2 title.
January 8, 2024Source

Major Monza renovation and resurfacing work begins
In the round-up: Work has begun on resurfacing the track and improving facilities at Monza
January 8, 2024Source

Monza begins track work with hope to secure its F1 future
Monza has begun work on the key improvements to its track and infrastructure that it hopes will help secure its long-term Formula 1 future.
January 8, 2024Source

Neuville: New WRC points system will add excitement and strategy
Thierry Neuville says the World Rally Championship's new-for-2024 points system will add excitement and strategy but reckons it will benefit drivers with advantageous road order positions.
January 8, 2024Source

Ray Evernham and Rob Kauffman acquire the IROC brand
NASCAR Hall of Fame crew chief Ray Evernham and former NASCAR Cup Series team co-owner Rob Kauffman have acquired the rights to the International Race of Champions (IROC) brand.
January 8, 2024Source

Red Bull: Active aero should not be treated as "patch" for wider F1 car problems
Formula 1 must not treat active aerodynamics as a quick "patch" for bigger problems with the proposed 2026 car concept, according to Red Bull technical director Pierre Wache.
January 8, 2024Source

Spencer Boyd to compete with own NASCAR Truck team in 2024
NASCAR Truck veteran Spencer Boyd will compete full-time this season with a new team formed by himself and co-owner Chris Miller.
January 8, 2024Source

Technical director Tim Goss latest key F1 figure to leave FIA
The FIA has been hit by another loss to its Formula 1 team with the departure of technical director Tim Goss.
January 8, 2024Source

Watch The Vector W8 Get Destroyed By An Original Viper In A Drag Race
The space-age supercar has 625 horsepower, but it's saddled to a three-speed automatic that dates back to the 1960s.
January 8, 2024Source

Williams extend deal to use Mercedes power units until 2030
Williams will continue to use Mercedes units after Formula 1 introduces new power unit regulations in 2026.
January 8, 2024Source

Williams extends Mercedes F1 engine deal beyond 2026
Williams will stick with Mercedes power until at least the end of 2030 after agreeing an extension of its Formula 1 customer engine deal.
January 8, 2024Source

Automotive — Racing — January 7th, 2024

2023 in polls: Your verdicts on Andretti, Red Bull domination, sprint races and more
A new year brings with it new questions, debates and unknowns about the upcoming season of Formula 1 racing that will follow.
January 7, 2024Source

Brazilian duo survive pirate attack on cargo ship to take part in Dakar
Rodrigo Varela and Enio Bozzano were able to take the start of the Dakar Rally despite a delay caused by a pirate attack on the cargo ship carrying their vehicle to Saudi Arabia.
January 7, 2024Source

Dakar rider hospitalised after major crash on Stage 2
Spanish rider Carles Falcon is in serious but stable condition after suffering a horrifying accident on the second stage of the Dakar Rally.
January 7, 2024Source

How F1 is laying the groundwork for 8K TV future
Just as Formula 1 pushes boundaries with technology on track, so too has it historically been at the cutting edge of developments with its television coverage.
January 7, 2024Source

Newey: Verstappen's mental capacity similar to other true F1 greats
Red Bull chief technical officer Adrian Newey says Max Verstappen's "almost sub-conscious" ability to drive Formula 1 cars puts him alongside the championship's other great drivers.
January 7, 2024Source

Who are the oldest F1 drivers, world champions and winners?
Here's a list of the oldest Formula 1 world champions and grand prix winners.
January 7, 2024Source

Automotive — Racing — January 6th, 2024

2024 Dakar Rally: Stage 1 proves to be "survival stage"
If the Dakar Rally's Prologue stage was a sucker punch to the mouth, Stage #1 was more like a giant kick to the groin. While many expected the 2024 edition to be one of the most difficult since the rally's move to Saudi Arabia, they likely did not forsee the opening stage to be especially brutal.
January 6, 2024Source

Automotive — Reviews — January 6th, 2024

Best pink cars ever - pictures
Pictures of the best pink cars ever
January 6, 2024Source

Best pink cars ever: our top 8 Barbie mobiles of all time
Pink looks good on Barbie, but it doesn't always work on cars. Which models come up rosy -- and which don't?
January 6, 2024Source

Junkyard Gem: 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback GTS
Remember the hatchback Lancer?
January 6, 2024Source

Automotive — Racing — January 6th, 2024

2024 F1 driver race numbers: Who uses what number and why?
All Formula 1 drivers choose a permanent race number with which they use throughout their F1 career and only the reigning world champion is allowed to change numbers. But which drivers use what number and what is the story behind their choice?
January 6, 2024Source

Bottas targets early move on Audi F1 2026 drive
Valtteri Bottas wants to begin contract discussions with Audi in the early part of the new season as he bids to secure his Formula 1 future for 2026 and beyond.
January 6, 2024Source

Caption Competition 230: Friendly greeting
Formula 1's commercial rights holders FOM and the sport's governing body, the FIA, have not always seen eye-to-eye on every issue in recent years.
January 6, 2024Source

Car accident with spectator delays Dakar Stage 1 start
The start of the first stage of the Dakar Rally was delayed due to an accident involving Lionel Baud and a spectator, who had to be evacuated to a hospital.
January 6, 2024Source

Dakar 2024, Stage 1: De Mevius takes shock win for Overdrive Toyota
Overdrive Toyota driver Guillaume de Mevius claimed an unlikely win in the first full stage of the Dakar Rally, which caught out Prodrive duo Nasser Al-Attiyah and Sebastien Loeb.
January 6, 2024Source

F1 car launches 2024: When teams will reveal new challengers
Formula 1 car launch season has almost arrived as preparation begins for the 2024 F1 World Championship season.
January 6, 2024Source

F1 tech review: Red Bull finds new ways to pull further ahead
Red Bull's RB19 was clearly the class of the field in 2023, with the team finding numerous ways to build on its earlier success under the new regulations.
January 6, 2024Source

Honda rider Schareina out of Dakar Rally after breaking wrist
Honda rider Tosha Schareina has retired from the Dakar Rally after breaking his wrist in a fall in Saturday's opening stage.
January 6, 2024Source

NASCAR Cup driver/team changes for the 2024 season
With the official start of 2024 season just over a month away, let's take a look at the driver and team changes across the NASCAR Cup Series grid.
January 6, 2024Source

Norris: Smart thinking, not friendship, behind Verstappen F1 defence approach
Lando Norris says that being smart, rather than thinking about friendship, is the reason he has sometimes chosen not to be super aggressive when racing Formula 1 rival Max Verstappen.
January 6, 2024Source

Sainz and Al-Attiyah dispute early Dakar Rally problems
Nasser Al-Attiyah has suggested that Carlos Sainz Sr's claim of suffering three punctures in the opening stage of the Dakar Rally is "not true".
January 6, 2024Source

Sauber plan 'big ticket' upgrades this year ahead of crucial 2025 season
Sauber technical director James Key says they aim to introduce "several" major upgrade packages through the upcoming season.
January 6, 2024Source

The mindset that keeps a prolific F1 talent factory winning titles
Prema Racing may be marking its 40th anniversary, but it's not about to slow down. Motorsport.com visited its Italian base to hear team boss Rene Rosin's reflections on an incredible history and the team's big plans for the future
January 6, 2024Source

Why Verstappen tested a Ferrari GT3 car for DTM team Emil Frey
Formula 1 world champion Max Verstappen devoted some time during the winter break to drive Emil Frey Racing's Ferrari 296 GT3 at Portimao. Here are the key reasons behind the test.
January 6, 2024Source

Automotive — Racing — January 5th, 2024

Growing F1 calendar "can't come at the price of human health" -- Horner
In the round-up: Christian Horner says the 24-round 2024 F1 calendar is "right on the limit" of what teams' staff can withstand.
January 5, 2024Source

Automotive — Racing — January 2nd, 2024

Alpine: You won't beat Red Bull F1 team by copying it
Alpine Formula 1 technical director Matt Harman says that the team won't beat pacesetter Red Bull by copying its 2023 car and instead has to pursue its own development path.
January 2, 2024Source

F1 tech review: Aston Martin starts strong, then stumbles
Aston Martin was the surprise package in the early stages of 2023, as it made some decisive changes to the car's layout and found itself contending at the sharp end.
January 2, 2024Source

FIA wants to avoid weight "haggling" with F1 2026 rules
The FIA has vowed to steer clear of any "haggling" over Formula 1's minimum weight limit for the new 2026 rules era, to avoid cars stealthily getting too bulky.
January 2, 2024Source

Martin: Beating Marquez in 2024 will make me one of the best in MotoGP
Pramac's Jorge Martin believes beating Marc Marquez in MotoGP 2024 will allow him to "consider myself as one of the best riders in history".
January 2, 2024Source

NASCAR Hall of Famer Cale Yarborough dies at 84
3-time Cup champion in the 1970s known for his grit, and for a famous 1979 brawl
January 2, 2024Source

Perez insists lessons from "worst weekend" in Qatar will make him stronger for 2024
Red Bull driver Sergio Perez says he is confident of being a stronger driver in 2024 after learning "a lot" from his challenges in 2023.
January 2, 2024Source

Shane van Gisbergen adds Daytona ARCA race to 2024 schedule
Three-time Supercars champion Shane van Gisbergen will compete in the ARCA Menards Series race at Daytona Speedweeks as he prepares for his first delve into NASCAR superspeedway racing.
January 2, 2024Source

TF Sport aiming to take Corvette GT3 car to Spa, Nurburgring 24-hour races
TF Sport has expressed interest in competing in legendary 24-hour races at the Nurburgring Nordschleife and Spa-Francorchamps with Corvette's new GT3 car in 2025.
January 2, 2024Source

The key Ducati MotoGP figure stepping aside when it may need him most
The internal restructuring announced at the end of 2023 by reigning MotoGP champion Ducati responds to the brand's interest in boosting its new motocross division, while further strengthening the figure of its general manager Gigi Dall'Igna in grand prix racing.
January 2, 2024Source

What's behind Alonso's test in an Aston Martin DTM car?
Two-time Formula 1 champion Fernando Alonso has purchased an Aston Martin Class One car that contested the 2019 DTM season.
January 2, 2024Source

Automotive — Racing — December 31st, 2023

Cale Yarborough, 1939--2023
Cale Yarborough, one of the greatest drivers in NASCAR history, died Sunday at the age of 84. His health had been in decline due to a rare genetic disorder in the SPG7 gene, which led to him being checked into McLeod Hospice House in Florence, South Carolina.
December 31, 2023Source or Source

F1 tech review: Williams claws up from the back of the grid
Williams made a steady climb up the Formula 1 World Championship standings in 2023 to seventh, having finished last in the first year of this regulation phase.
December 31, 2023Source

FIA doesn't see need to intervene over bump-induced F1 crashes
The FIA does not see the need to intervene in forcing Formula 1 cars to run higher next year, despite a brace of late season bump-induced crashes.
December 31, 2023Source

Former NASCAR team owner J.T. Lundy dies at 82
John Thomas "J.T." Lundy, who was the co-owner of NASCAR Cup Series team Ranier-Lundy and controversially oversaw horse racing powerhouse Calumet Farm in the 1980s, died Wednesday at the age of 82. According to his son Robert, he fell in November and hit his head, from which he never recovered.
December 31, 2023Source

Honda MotoGP squad "will be the team of my life", says Marquez
Marc Marquez says the Honda MotoGP squad "will be the team of my life" and once again reiterated that "I never want to close the doors" on returning one day.
December 31, 2023Source

IndyCar 2023 season review: Chip Ganassi Racing
The combination of Joey Barnes and Nick Degroot provide their respective thoughts in a team-by-team breakdown of the 2023 season in the IndyCar Series. This time, the duo look at Chip Ganassi Racing.
December 31, 2023Source

IndyCar 2023 season review: Team Penske
The combination of Joey Barnes and Nick Degroot provide their respective thoughts in a team-by-team breakdown of the 2023 season in the IndyCar Series. This time, the duo look at Team Penske.
December 31, 2023Source

Important for Ferrari not to be "too optimistic" about 2024 -- Vasseur
In the round-up: Ferrari team boss Frederic Vasseur wants to keep expectations grounded this year.
December 31, 2023Source

RaceFans' complete 2023 season review
It might not go down in history as an all time classic season, but 2023 was certainly a record-breaking year for the world championship.
December 31, 2023Source

Stella praises Norris help in McLaren F1 car development despite "stress" to win
McLaren team principal Andrea Stella has praised Lando Norris for aiding the team's positive 2023 car development recovery despite feeling "stress" at still lacking a Formula 1 victory.
December 31, 2023Source

The attributes that made de Ferran a potent force
OPINION: The late Gil de Ferran won the Indianapolis 500 and two Indycar titles in a glittering driving career that earned him almost as much admiration across the world of motorsport as his thoroughly decent, engaging personality. In addition to his undoubted speed, an analytical approach borne of an engineering background made him a great inside and outside the car
December 31, 2023Source

The NASCAR world reacts to the passing of Cale Yarborough
Three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Cale Yarborough has passed way, and the stock car racing world is mourning the loss of one of its heroes.
December 31, 2023Source

Automotive — Racing — December 30th, 2023

Alex Marquez: Ducati 'makes you feel important' as a MotoGP rider
Gresini Racing's Alex Marquez says "you feel important" as a Ducati rider in MotoGP having felt a lack of support from Honda previously.
December 30, 2023Source

F1 tech review: AlphaTauri makes inroads with big plans ahead
The junior Red Bull Formula 1 outfit managed to finish one position higher in the standings than it did in 2022 but will continue to look for more as it looks to strengthen its collaboration with the senior team going forward.
December 30, 2023Source

Gil de Ferran obituary: Indy 500 winner and two-time IndyCar champion dies aged 56
When Gil de Ferran sealed victory in his final attempt at the Indianapolis 500 in 2003, it crowned a career that epitomised his remarkable battling nature and great racing acumen.
December 30, 2023Source or Source

Horner: Red Bull F1 team evolved to get the best out of Newey
Red Bull boss Christian Horner says his Formula 1 squad's technical structure has evolved to get the best out of Adrian Newey while he helps bring on the new generation of design talent.
December 30, 2023Source

IndyCar champion and Indy 500 winner Gil de Ferran dead at 56
The motorsport community has been shocked by the death of former IndyCar star Gil de Ferran at the age of 56.
December 30, 2023Source

Racing world reacts to the passing of Gil de Ferran
2003 Indianapolis 500 winner Gil de Ferran has passed away, leaving the racing world in mourning.
December 30, 2023Source

Russell: Hamilton and I trust each other amid tense F1 battles
George Russell has said he and Mercedes Formula 1 team-mate Lewis Hamilton "trust one another" so any clashes in 2023 are explained by the sheer amount they "cross paths" on track.
December 30, 2023Source

The remarkable motorsport stories you may have missed in 2023
The motorsport year just passed was full of dramatic moments, but not all of them earned the corresponding level of attention. Our team of writers pick out some of their favourite stories from 2023 that you may not have heard about.
December 30, 2023Source

The Vauxhall Lotus double act that spawned a 30-year friendship
Following the sad passing of Gil de Ferran aged 56, Motorsport.com has revisited his entry into the Friday favourite series to remember the Brazilian.
December 30, 2023Source

Unprecedented dominance and Norris's unwanted record: The 2023 F1 season in stats
The 2024 Formula 1 world championship was, officially, the 74th season of competition in the highest level of motorsport. And it was definitely one for the record books.
December 30, 2023Source

Automotive — Racing — December 29th, 2023

2024 Africa Eco Race receives FIA recognition
The Africa Eco Race is intended to be an independent alternative to the Dakar Rally following the latter's move to South America in 2009, taking place on the legendary route that starts in Western Europe and ends in Dakar, Senegal. As an "alternative", however, it is not sanctioned by the FIA like the Dakar, which prompted FIA member clubs to hastily scramble to warn their drivers about the dangers of entering an event without the sanctioning body's oversight.
December 29, 2023Source

DragonSpeed set to contest Endurance Cup as Simpson joins for Daytona
DragonSpeed have announced it will compete in all five rounds in IMSA's Endurance Cup, beginning with the Rolex 24 At Daytona next month, with upcoming IndyCar Series rookie Kyffin Simpson also been confirmed for Daytona's endurance classic.
December 29, 2023Source

F1 tech review: Charting Alfa Romeo's slide down the order
Alfa Romeo slipped down the Formula 1 pecking order when compared with its championship finish in 2022, so let's take a look at some of the car's technical details and how the team developed its car.
December 29, 2023Source

Friday favourite: Peugeot's Group B gold standard that began Kankkunen's legend
Not only was it the final title winner of the World Rally Championship's Group B era, but the Peugeot 205 T16 also put Juha Kankkunen on the map. He picks it above the Group A Lancia and Toyota machinery with which he added a further three titles as his favourite car
December 29, 2023Source

IndyCar 2023 season review: Arrow McLaren
The combination of Joey Barnes and Nick Degroot provide their respective thoughts in a team-by-team breakdown of the 2023 season in the IndyCar Series. This time, the duo look at Arrow McLaren.
December 29, 2023Source

IndyCar 2023 season review: Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
The combination of Joey Barnes and Nick Degroot provide their respective thoughts in a team-by-team breakdown of the 2023 season in the IndyCar Series. This time, the duo look at Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing.
December 29, 2023Source

Kenjiro Shinozuka skipping 2024 Africa Eco Race
Although now in his seventies, Kenjiro Shinozuka has remained involved in racing by entering events like the Africa Eco Race, which begins in Europe and finishes in Dakar, Senegal, like the legendary Paris--Dakar Rally of yore. Unfortunately, this will not be the case in 2024 as the sudden loss of one of his primary sponsors has forced him to abandon a return.
December 29, 2023Source

Newey: Plans for more active aero "appropriate" for F1
Legendary Formula 1 designer Adrian Newey says the championship's plan for increased active aerodynamic parts "doesn't concern me" because the technology is "the future of road cars".
December 29, 2023Source

Dennis knighted as Horner awarded CBE in King's New Year Honours list
Former McLaren Formula 1 chief Ron Dennis has been knighted and current Red Bull boss Christian Horner awarded a CBE in King Charles III's New Year Honours List.
December 29, 2023Source

The F1 drivers who pulled off the 10 biggest charges through the field in 2023
The driver who pulled off the biggest climb through the field in 2023 had more than a little luck on his side.
December 29, 2023Source

Ty Dillon lands full-time NASCAR Truck ride for 2024
Ty Dillon will return to full-time competition in the NASCAR Truck Series for the first time in more than a decade when he joins the Rackley W.A.R. organization for the 2024 season.
December 29, 2023Source

Zhou doesn't "give a shit" about crazy F1 future rumours
Sauber Formula 1 driver Zhou Guanyu says he does not "give a shit" about "crazy" rumours spreading whenever his place in the championship comes under scrutiny.
December 29, 2023Source

Automotive — Racing — December 28th, 2023

Alpine ended season 'operating at a much higher level' -- Gasly
Pierre Gasly will go into his second season at Alpine expecting to build on the promise he feels they showed over the final races of this year.
December 28, 2023Source

Binder 'didn't accept limitations' of KTM MotoGP bike enough in 2023
KTM's Brad Binder admits he's "not really" happy about his 2023 MotoGP season as he felt "capable of a lot more", but sometimes didn't "accept the limitations" of his bike.
December 28, 2023Source

Classroom on Wheels: National Motorsport Academy 2023 Roundup
The GT Cup is one of the United Kingdom's top sportscar sprint series, consistently standing out to accomplished teams and drivers.
December 28, 2023Source

Exclusive: Horner on Red Bull's success, believing in Perez and why 2024 will be closer
Having just celebrated his 50th birthday, Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has reached an age where most team principals would only just be starting their tenures as the leaders of their teams.
December 28, 2023Source

F1 tech review: How Haas placed last despite upgrade push
Haas finished at the bottom of the Formula 1 pack in 2023 but let's take a look at how the team modified its VF-23 during the course of the season.
December 28, 2023Source

IndyCar 2023 season review: Ed Carpenter Racing
The combination of Joey Barnes and Nick Degroot provide their respective thoughts in a team-by-team breakdown of the 2023 season in the IndyCar Series. This time, the duo look at Ed Carpenter Racing.
December 28, 2023Source

Top stories from the 2023 NASCAR Cup season
The 2023 NASCAR Cup season had no shortage of interesting storylines, so as we flip the page to a new year, let's take one last look back on it all.
December 28, 2023Source

Verstappen: Red Bull still needs to improve on street circuits and kerbs
World champion Max Verstappen and Red Bull's technical director, Pierre Wache, are clear where Formula 1's current dominant team needs to improve for 2024: on low-speed corners and kerbs.
December 28, 2023Source

Which country has hosted the most F1 races? Tracks with the most grands prix
Over 1,100 races have been held in Formula 1, here's the countries and tracks that have held the most races.
December 28, 2023Source

Wolff: Mercedes must not "give up" on recovery before F1 2026 rules reset
Toto Wolff says Mercedes must not "give up" trying to recover to the top of Formula 1 before the landmark 2026 rule changes potentially reset the competitive order.
December 28, 2023Source

Automotive — Racing — December 27th, 2023

Ducati's "new history" in MotoGP began in 2015 -- Tardozzi
Ducati's sporting director Davide Tardozzi says its recent MotoGP title-winning form can be traced back to 2015 where its "new history" began.
December 27, 2023Source

Formula E "seeking urgent clarification" that Hyderabad E-Prix will take place
Formula E organisers have admitted they are concerned that the Hyderabad E-Prix "will not be able to go ahead as planned" next year following recent developments with the local government.
December 27, 2023Source

Hamilton admits 'pulling a sickie' to miss F1 test
Lewis Hamilton has revealed he dislikes testing so much he has feigned illness to get out of his driving duties at least once in his Formula 1 career.
December 27, 2023Source

IndyCar 2023 season review: Dale Coyne Racing
The combination of Joey Barnes and Nick Degroot provide their respective thoughts in a team-by-team breakdown of the 2023 season in the IndyCar Series. This time, the duo look at Dale Coyne Racing.
December 27, 2023Source

IndyCar 2023 season review: Juncos Hollinger Racing
The combination of Joey Barnes and Nick Degroot provide their respective thoughts in a team-by-team breakdown of the 2023 season in the IndyCar Series. This time, the duo look at Juncos Hollinger Racing.
December 27, 2023Source

Key: "Immensely tight grid" a reason for optimism at Sauber
Sauber Formula 1 technical director James Key says that an "immensely tight grid" in 2023 gives him cause for optimism regarding the team's prospects for next year.
December 27, 2023Source

Neuville shares his vision for future WRC event format
Thierry Neuville has shared the event format concept he would like the World Rally Championship to adopt in the future.
December 27, 2023Source

Norris: F1 2023 has "been my best year"
McLaren's Lando Norris reckons the 2023 season was his best in Formula 1, which included a tyre management improvement he made following work looking back over his driving since 2019.
December 27, 2023Source

Polaris RZR Pro R Factory to tackle 2024 Dakar Rally with Sebastien Loeb Racing
Polaris Factory Racing could not have asked for a better maiden season in 2023 when they swept the Pro UTV Open class across all four SCORE International World Desert Championship races, including the legendary Baja 1000. In January, their Polaris RZR Pro R Factory will be put to the test in the deserts of Saudi Arabia when Sebastien Loeb Racing's Xavier de Soultrait and Florent Vayssade race the 2024 Dakar Rally. Both entries are in the SSV class (formerly T4) for production UTVs.
December 27, 2023Source

Watch 10 of the best 'proper' overtakes from F1, IndyCar, WEC and more in 2023
The majority of overtaking moves in Formula 1, Formula 2 and Formula 3 this year can be summarised as follows: A driver gets within a second of a rival, opens their DRS and breezes past.
December 27, 2023Source

Why was refuelling banned in F1? History of refuelling and previous accidents
Refuelling was once a key part of F1 strategy but was banned by the FIA in 2010.
December 27, 2023Source

Automotive — Racing — December 26th, 2023, 2023

Adrian Newey's F1 championship-winning cars from FW14B to RB19
Adrian Newey has been a pioneer in Formula 1 car design having a career that's spanned five decades and helped drivers win several world championships
December 26, 2023Source

After Baja, Nicola Dutto sets sights on Africa Eco Race
In November, Nicola Dutto conquered Baja California when he completed the legendary Baja 1000. In January, he will try to complete another run along the fabled Paris to Dakar route when he takes part in the 2024 Africa Eco Race.
December 26, 2023Source

Bottas "in denial for five years" versus Hamilton at Mercedes F1
Valtteri Bottas reckons he was "in denial" for five years at Mercedes as he measured himself against Formula 1 team-mate Lewis Hamilton.
December 26, 2023Source

How a struggling MotoGP sophomore saved his career but highlighted a wider issue
Even before Marc Marquez took his Gresini seat, Fabio Di Giannantonio's hopes of remaining in MotoGP beyond 2023 looked slim. A form surge coinciding with career opportunities at the end of the season transformed his year, but the fact a MotoGP race winner almost found himself ousted just as everything finally clicked underlines the need to give riders time
December 26, 2023Source

IndyCar 2023 season review: AJ Foyt Racing
The combination of Joey Barnes and Nick Degroot provide their respective thoughts in a team-by-team breakdown of the 2023 season in the IndyCar Series. This time, the duo look at AJ Foyt Racing.
December 26, 2023Source

IndyCar 2023 season review: Meyer Shank Racing
The combination of Joey Barnes and Nick Degroot provide their respective thoughts in a team-by-team breakdown of the 2023 season in the IndyCar Series. This time, the duo look at Meyer Shank Racing.
December 26, 2023Source

Newey not planning on walking away from Red Bull F1
Red Bull's legendary designer Adrian Newey says he is not considering stepping away from Formula 1 for the foreseeable future.
December 26, 2023Source

The Monaco and Bathurst wins that capped a young Porsche ace's 2023
OPINION: The BRDC SuperStar and Porsche Supercup race winner has had a busy year, racing in 10 countries. With the season finally over he has time to reflect
December 26, 2023Source

The RaceFans Caption Competition winners of 2023
Another year, another quality batch of brilliantly witty and occasionally unhinged entries for our Caption Competitions throughout 2023.
December 26, 2023Source

Automotive — Racing — December 24th, 2023

"100 Years of Legends: The Official Celebration of the Le Mans 24 Hours" book reviewed
Celebrating its 100th year in 2023, there has been no shortage of Le Mans 24 Hours-related media products in recent months.
December 24, 2023Source

F1's cost cap makes fightbacks more "painful", says FIA
Formula 1's cost cap may have helped close up the grid, believes the FIA, but there has been a downside in it preventing troubled squads making swift recoveries.
December 24, 2023Source

Perez told Red Bull F1 seat in 2025 is his to lose
Sergio Perez has been told that a Formula 1 seat at Red Bull in 2025 is his to lose as he heads into the final year of his current contract.
December 24, 2023Source

RaceFans' writers name their favourite motorsport moments of 2023
Coming to the end of 2023, it may not be a year that many Formula 1 fans will necessarily look back on as an all-time classic.
December 24, 2023Source

Three new manufacturers? How the 2024 DTM grid is shaping up
The ADAC is still working on finalising the grid for the 2024 DTM season, as talks with potential new manufacturers and teams drag on into the new year.
December 24, 2023Source

Automotive — Racing — December 23rd, 2023

Abiteboul: "Absolute parity" between Neuville and Tanak at Hyundai WRC in 2024
Hyundai boss Cyril Abiteboul says there will be "absolute parity" between its World Rally Championship drivers Thierry Neuville and Ott Tanak but won't rule out deploying team orders during 2024.
December 23, 2023Source

FIA's F1 structure set for reshuffle with sporting director Nielsen set to depart
The FIA's Formula 1 team will face a reshuffle before the start of the 2024 season, with sporting director Steve Nielsen set to leave his role.
December 23, 2023Source

Looking at NASCAR's longest active winless streaks
2023 saw several NASCAR Cup Series drivers end multi-year winless streaks, most notably Ricky Stenhouse Jr. who snapped a 199-race winless streak when he claimed victory in the season-opening Daytona 500.
December 23, 2023Source

RaceFans' top 10 FIA Formula 3 drivers of 2023
For the first time ever, Formula 1's third tier single-seater support series raced on three continents this year and there were 35 drivers who took part.
December 23, 2023Source

Ranking the top 10 riders of the 2023 MotoGP season
There was no shortage of impressive performances during a 2023 MotoGP season that produced eight different winners. Motorsport.com delves into the stats to pick out the 10 best riders
December 23, 2023Source

Sauber recruitment drive will continue ahead of Audi F1 entry
Sauber managing director and team representative Alessandro Alunni Bravi says that the Hinwil outfit will continue to expand its headcount ahead of Audi's Formula 1 entry in 2026.
December 23, 2023Source

The "aggressive" Red Bull mindset Vasseur is seeking to emulate at Ferrari
The mood was bleak at Maranello this time 12 months ago. After weeks of speculation, team principal Mattia Binotto put an end to rumours over his future and confirmed he was moving on after four years in charge.
December 23, 2023Source

Verstappen needed "fire" of Lambiase's messages to reach best F1 levels
Max Verstappen says he needed "a bit of fire" in team radio messages from his Red Bull engineer Gianpiero Lambiase to reach his best Formula 1 performance levels in 2023.
December 23, 2023Source

Automotive — Racing — December 22nd, 2023

2023 Formula 1 driver rankings #1: Max Verstappen
Over the 74 years of Formula 1, there have been 1,615 occasions of drivers being classified in the world championship.
December 22, 2023Source

2023 Formula 1 driver rankings #2: Fernando Alonso
For the last decade, almost everything Fernando Alonso has done in motorsport has been fuelled by an absolute belief that is one of the elite -- if not the most elite -- drivers on the planet today.
December 22, 2023Source

2024 Dakar Rally: 80 on Dakar Classic entry list
The fourth annual Dakar Classic, a side event to the main Dakar Rally that focuses on navigation and competing with rally vehicles built prior to 1999, will see a grid of eighty strong. Sixty-five of the entrants are in cars while the other fifteen race trucks.
December 22, 2023Source

Alfa Romeo partnering with another team "made little sense"
In the round-up: The CEO of Alfa Romeo says the brand saw little benefit in joining with another tea,
December 22, 2023Source

Alonso: Aston Martin faces "tricky period" as it makes next step in F1
Fernando Alonso believes that his Aston Martin Formula 1 team faces a "tricky period" as it tries to make the next step towards becoming a regular contender for race wins.
December 22, 2023Source

Hall of Fame drag racer Paula Murphy, first woman licensed to drive a Funny Car, dies at 95
She had a 258 mph run in 1973, broke her neck in a crash in 1974
December 22, 2023Source

How Bagnaia made MotoGP history in Ducati's Red Bull-esque 2023
The manner of the Italian manufacturer's record-breaking domination of the MotoGP season was truly remarkable, and its two leading riders contested the championship between them. Here's how Francesco Bagnaia saw off a resurgent Jorge Martin to secure back-to-back world titles
December 22, 2023Source

Injury sidelines Mike Wiedemann for 2024 Dakar Rally
Mike Wiedemann was supposed to run his third Dakar Rally in 2024, but a training accident that resulted in a ruptured Achilles tendon and fractured ankle have forced him to drop those plans. He successfully underwent surgery and hopes to recover for the 2025 edition.
December 22, 2023Source

Isotta Fraschini Duqueine completes first WEC Hypercar test at Estoril
The Isotta Fraschini Duqueine team has conducted the first test of the hypercar it will run in next year's World Endurance Championship.
December 22, 2023Source

Isotta Hypercar completes first test with Duqueine team ahead of 2024 WEC debut
Isotta Fraschini's Le Mans Hypercar which will make its World Endurance Championship debut next year has been tested for the first time by its partner squad Duqueine.
December 22, 2023Source

M-Sport reveals all-new WRC 2024 driver line-up
Adrien Fourmaux and Gregoire Munster will lead M-Sport's 2024 World Rally Championship attack as part of an all-new Rally1 driver line-up.
December 22, 2023Source

McLaren singles out "exceptional" Japan podium as Piastri's F1 2023 highlight
McLaren team boss Andrea Stella has singled out Oscar Piastri's Japanese Grand Prix podium as the standout performance in his rookie season.
December 22, 2023Source

Sainz "wouldn't like to start" the 2024 season without new F1 deal
Carlos Sainz says he expects to have clarity over his Formula 1 future before the start of the 2024 season as he heads into his final contract year at Ferrari.
December 22, 2023Source

SEASON REVIEW: 2023 FIA World Rallycross Championship
The 2023 FIA World Rallycross Championship was certainly eventful. Multiple event winners, great on track action, new and classic circuits, an untouchable world champion, and, of course, that fire, all contributed to a season that will live long in the memory. This is your review of all the action from an eventful season broken down team by team.
December 22, 2023Source

Toyota selects new WRC junior recruits
Toyota has revealed two new recruits to its World Rally Championship young driver programme with the hope they will follow in the footsteps of Takamoto Katsuta.
December 22, 2023Source

What if Verstappen and Red Bull had never raced in F1 2023?
Max Verstappen and Red Bull dominated the 2023 Formula 1 season in a way never before seen. But remove either the Dutchman or his team entirely and how would things have played out?
December 22, 2023Source

Why the work never stops for Pirelli in F1
The 2023 Formula 1 season was a hectic one for tyre supplier Pirelli, and not just because it had to fend off strong competition to win the 2025-'27 contract.
December 22, 2023Source

Williams and Sauber reveal 2024 F1 launch plans
Williams and Sauber have announced identical launch dates for their 2024 Formula 1 efforts.
December 22, 2023Source

Automotive — Racing — December 21st, 2023

2023 Formula 1 driver rankings #4: Charles Leclerc
For the opening rounds of 2022, Charles Leclerc was a genuine championship contender for the first time in his Formula 1 career.
December 21, 2023Source

ARCA East champ Sawalich expands 2024 NASCAR Truck schedule
ARCA East champion William Sawalich will expand his NASCAR Truck schedule with Tricon Garage in 2024 as he moved closer to full-time competition.
December 21, 2023Source

Arrow McLaren's Ward "cautiously optimistic" for 2024 after growing year
Arrow McLaren Team Principal Gavin Ward believes the organization can make another step forward following a 2023 season that featured a plethora of new personnel and the expansion.
December 21, 2023Source

Arthur Leclerc and Wharton leave Ferrari Driver Academy as Clear takes over
The only Ferrari Driver Academy member to win a championship this year will not be part of its programme in 2024.
December 21, 2023Source

Brown: McLaren can "get ahead" of any tension between Norris and Piastri
McLaren Formula 1 CEO Zak Brown says he and team boss Andrea Stella "can get ahead" of any future tensions between their drivers Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri.
December 21, 2023Source

Ducati's sporting director Ciabatti steps down from MotoGP team
Ducati has announced that long-time sporting director Paolo Ciabatti will step down from his role within its MotoGP team to focus on the marque's motocross programme.
December 21, 2023Source

F1's most unwanted trophy? Hill's 1997 Hungarian GP second place cup on sale
Second place in the Hungarian Grand Prix was Damon Hill's best result of his sole season at Arrows in 1997.
December 21, 2023Source

Formula 1 shouldn't allow rival teams to have same owner -- Brown
Formula 1 has allowed an "unhealthy" situation to develop by allowing individual organisations to own more than one team, according to McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown has said.
December 21, 2023Source

MotoGP working to have second US race, says Trackhouse owner
Trackhouse Racing team owner Justin Marks says MotoGP is working to have a second grand prix in America in the coming years.
December 21, 2023Source

Perez aims to reverse "trend" of mid-season slumps in 2024
Sergio Perez acknowledged he needs to understand why he hasn't been able to perform consistently across a season since joining Red Bull.
December 21, 2023Source

Red Bull RB20 will be "evolution over revolution" as it predicts F1 rival clones
Red Bull says its 2024 Formula 1 car will be "evolution rather than revolution" as it predicts a spate of RB19 clones from its rivals.
December 21, 2023Source

Solberg signs WRC2 deal with Skoda for 2024
Oliver Solberg has signed a deal to represent Skoda Motorsport in the World Rally Championship next year as he sets his sight on claiming the WRC2 title.
December 21, 2023Source

Stroll says he couldn't doubt himself amid F1 mid-season struggles
Lance Stroll says he could not afford to doubt himself despite a difficult 2023 season in which he was regularly outperformed by Aston Martin Formula 1 team-mate Fernando Alonso.
December 21, 2023Source

The 10 brightest female stars of 2023
The launch of Formula 1 Academy gave a renewed impetus to young female talents seeking to rise up the ladder, but it wasn't only in single-seaters where there were impressive performances. Here are our top performers of the year
December 21, 2023Source

Vasseur: "More aggressive" mentality the biggest Ferrari improvement in F1 2023
Ferrari team boss Fred Vasseur thinks his Formula 1 team's more aggressive approach has yielded the biggest gains during his first season in Maranello.
December 21, 2023Source

Automotive — Racing — December 20th, 2023

22 telling stats on every driver from the 2023 Formula 1 season
From the front of the grid to the back, every driver who contested Formula 1 races this year share the same intense competitiveness.
December 20, 2023Source

2024 Dakar Rally: 146 on FIM entry list
146 bikes and quads will challenge the 2024 Dakar Rally in the three FIM categories.
December 20, 2023Source

Abiteboul named Hyundai president in management reshuffle
Cyril Abiteboul has been named as Hyundai Motorsport president as part of a senior management reshuffle at the Korean manufacturer.
December 20, 2023Source

Alex Marquez 'needs to take profit' of Marc joining Gresini MotoGP team
Alex Marquez says he must "take profit" of his brother Marc joining the Gresini MotoGP team and sees the move as "a really good opportunity" for him to "grow".
December 20, 2023Source

Alfredo to run Daytona 500 with Beard Motorsports
NASCAR Xfinity Series regular Anthony Alfredo will compete in two Cup races with Beard Motorsports next season, including the 2024 Daytona 500.
December 20, 2023Source

Aston Martin ace Thiim secures 2024 DTM return with Lamborghini
GT racing star Nicki Thiim will return to the DTM next year after signing a contract with Lamborghini's top squad SSR Performance.
December 20, 2023Source

F1 tech review deep dive: How marginal gains made Red Bull's RB19 so good
The dominance of Red Bull's RB19 was record-breaking in Formula 1, with only McLaren's MP4-4 from 1988 achieving anywhere near its win ratio.
December 20, 2023Source

Famin: Renault willing to resume Andretti F1 talks
Alpine Formula 1 interim team principal Bruno Famin says that Renault is still willing to supply power units to Andretti if the American outfit gets an entry.
December 20, 2023Source

FIA explains decision to allow non-hybrid Rally1 cars in WRC
The FIA says a decision to allow non-hybrid Rally1 cars to compete in the World Rally Championship will make rallying's top flight more accessible to newcomers.
December 20, 2023Source

Hectic 2023 F1 season delayed Ferrari driver contract talks
Ferrari Formula 1 team boss Fred Vasseur has blamed the 'chaotic' end to the 2023 season for delaying contract renewal talks with drivers Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz.
December 20, 2023Source

Invicta Watch Group buys stake in Virtuosi Racing F2 team
Invicta Watch Group has purchased an ownership stake in Formula 2 team Virtuosi Racing, with the team's name changing to Invicta Racing from 2024.
December 20, 2023Source

Kris Meeke returning to Dakar Rally in 2024
World Rally Championship veteran Kris Meeke is back for more rally raid in 2024 as he will race an Overdrive OT3 for GRallyTeam at the Dakar Rally, competing in the Challenger (formerly T3) category. Wouter Rosegaar will once again serve as his co-driver after originally being set to race with Kees Koolen.
December 20, 2023Source

Magnussen not a "holy cow" who doesn't share Haas F1 struggles
Kevin Magnussen says he doesn't want to criticise his Haas Formula 1 team and is not a "holy cow" who is independent of its struggles.
December 20, 2023Source

Penalties for drivers who cause red flags introduced in F2 and F3 before F1
New rules will prevent Formula 2 and Formula 3 drivers benefitting from causing red flags in qualifying sessions next year.
December 20, 2023Source

SKARLAT-XTRM Team plans expanded Baja programme in 2024
Vadim Pritulyak is keen on providing more racing opportunities for wounded Ukrainian troops in 2024 by bringing his SKARLAT-XTRM Team to the FIA World Baja Cup and other rallies in Europe.
December 20, 2023Source

Automotive — Racing — December 19th, 2023

2023 Formula 1 driver rankings #7: Oscar Piastri
In his first year of grand prix racing Oscar Piastri was not only the most impressive rookie in the 2023 field by a wide margin, he also had one of the strongest rookie campaigns of any driver in recent years.
December 19, 2023Source

AlphaTauri: Not taking Red Bull F1 suspension in 2023 was an "error"
AlphaTauri CEO Peter Bayer admits that the squad developing its own suspension for 2023 rather than taking it from Red Bull was "an error".
December 19, 2023Source

Aston Martin Racing Unveils All-Star Works Driver Lineup for 2024
Aston Martin Racing is poised for an exhilarating 2024 GT racing season, unveiling a powerhouse lineup that combines seasoned champions and promising newcomers. The British luxury sportscar brand is set to redefine excellence in GT racing, showcasing its unwavering commitment to success.
December 19, 2023Source

Ben Barker Secures Factory Contract with Ford for 2024 Mustang GT3 Campaign
British racing driver Ben Barker is set to embark on a new chapter in the 2024 international sportscar season, signing a factory contract with Ford to drive its brand-new Mustang GT3 contender. Barker, who has had a successful stint with British-based privateer GR Racing in the FIA World Endurance Championship, sees the move to Ford as an "amazing opportunity."
December 19, 2023Source

Brown: "Big concerns" over Red Bull and AlphaTauri common F1 ownership
McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown says he has "big concerns" regarding the alliance between sister Formula 1 teams Red Bull and AlphaTauri.
December 19, 2023Source

Crew chief named for Hailie Deegan's rookie NASCAR Xfinity season
AM Racing confirmed on Tuesday that Joe Williams Jr. will serve as crew chief for Hailie Deegan's rookie season in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.
December 19, 2023Source

FIA confirms tighter rules on F1 right of review requests
The FIA has formally updated its International Sporting Code to reflect changes in the right of review process through which Formula 1 teams can challenge decisions.
December 19, 2023Source

Harvick's No. 29 throwback is Lionel's top-selling diecast of 2023
The fans have shown their appreciation for Kevin Harvick with the now retired NASCAR Cup Series driver topping the list of Lionel Racing's top-selling diecast for 2023.
December 19, 2023Source

Honda USA to contribute to 2026 F1 power unit for Aston Martin
Honda's rebranded US motorsport division will contribute to the development of the new Formula 1 power unit that will be raced by Aston Martin from 2026.
December 19, 2023Source

James Allison Keen for Mercedes to Focus on Recovery Despite Recent Form Slide
James Allison says it is important for the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team to not dwell on the past and think negatively about how they slipped well behind Oracle Red Bull Racing in recent years.
December 19, 2023Source

Lucas Oil expands sponsorship of RCR and driver Kyle Busch
Lucas Oil is expanding its partnership with Richard Childress Racing and NASCAR Cup driver Kyle Busch to include racing sponsorship for Busch's son, Brexton.
December 19, 2023Source

Mercedes made Aston Martin use different doors when sharing F1 wind tunnel
Mercedes made the Aston Martin Formula 1 team use separate doors to access its wind tunnel to ensure absolute confidentiality while they were using the same facility.
December 19, 2023Source

"I've definitely been at my best in terms of performance": Norris on his 2023 season
When Lando Norris started the 2023 Formula 1 season unable to reach Q3 or score points, he did not expect McLaren would become a consistent podium threat by the end of it.
December 19, 2023Source

Sauber teases "exciting team identity" announcement on New Year's Day
Sauber, whose Formula 1 team competed as Alfa Romeo until the end of this season, will make a further announcement regarding its new identity once the new year begins.
December 19, 2023Source

Shwartzman Bidding for Ferrari Hypercar Drive Alongside 2024 Ferrari Reserve Commitments
Robert Shwartzman will remain with Scuderia Ferrari as their reserve driver for the 2024 FIA Formula 1 World Championship season, but the young Russian-Israeli is likely to add a drive within the FIA World Endurance Championship alongside his Maranello commitments.
December 19, 2023Source

Sprint races every MotoGP weekend "not the correct way," says Quartararo
Yamaha's Fabio Quartararo has expressed his disapproval of the current MotoGP format, saying it isn't the "correct way" to have a sprint race every round.
December 19, 2023Source

TF Sport Unveils Corvette Z06 GT3.R #82 Driver Lineup
TF Sport is gearing up for the 2024 FIA World Endurance Championship season, introducing a trio set to take on the LMGT3 field in the Corvette Z06 GT3.R #82. The team's strategic selection of seasoned drivers featuring Hiroshi Koizumi, Sebastien Baud, and Dani Juncadella, each bringing a blend of experience to the racing scene.
December 19, 2023Source

US GP was Mercedes' best race of 2023 despite disqualification -- Wolff
Mercedes' team principal Toto Wolff says the United States Grand Prix was their best round in 2023, despite Lewis Hamilton's disqualification from the race.
December 19, 2023Source

Wolff: F1's popularity not harmed by Verstappen dominance
Mercedes Formula 1 team principal Toto Wolff insists that the dominance of Max Verstappen and Red Bull in 2023 has not harmed F1's popularity.
December 19, 2023Source

Automotive — Racing — December 18th, 2023

2023 Formula 1 driver rankings #9: Carlos Sainz Jnr
At first glance, it might be surprising to see a Ferrari driver sitting in the upper-mid section of the driver rankings at the end of the 2023 season.
December 18, 2023Source

Alpine F1 team completes 200m euro stake sale to US investors
The sale of a shareholding in the Alpine Formula 1 team to a group of US-based investors has officially been finalised.
December 18, 2023Source

Aston Martin reveals expanded factory driver roster for 2024
Aston Martin has revealed an expanded line-up of factory drivers as part of its increased commitment to international sportscar racing in the Hypercar, GT3 and GT4 categories.
December 18, 2023Source

Chicherit, de Mevius to race Hilux Overdrives in 2024
Guerlain Chicherit and Guillaume de Mevius have joined forces on a multi-year partnership that will begin with the 2024 Dakar Rally, racing the World Rally-Raid Championship in Toyota GR DKR Hilux T1+ cars prepared by Overdrive Racing.
December 18, 2023Source

Dall'Igna: Martin "deserves" factory Ducati MotoGP team promotion
Ducati's general manager Gigi Dall'Igna believes 2023 MotoGP championship runner-up Jorge Martin "deserves" to be promoted to the factory team, but this won't happen for next year.
December 18, 2023Source

FIA seeks zero notice F1 factory inspections
The FIA has said it wants to move towards a 'zero notice' policy for factory inspections to ensure that Formula 1 teams are complying with the rules.
December 18, 2023Source

Full 2024 Rolex 24 at Daytona entry list
The 62nd running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona will feature a packed 60-car grid across four classes. Read on to see all the teams entered for the event and confirmed drivers so far.
December 18, 2023Source

Full World Endurance Championship 2024 entry list
The 2024 season of the World Endurance Championship will feature 37 cars, split in 19:18 ratio between Hypercar and LMGT3.
December 18, 2023Source

Horner: Red Bull surprised Mercedes stuck to F1 car concept that "clearly failed"
Christian Horner has said Red Bull was "very surprised" Mercedes stuck with a Formula 1 car concept that had "clearly failed" in 2022 when unveiling 2023's W14.
December 18, 2023Source

I only missed one chance to score points this year -- Albon
Williams' Alexander Albon scored in seven out of 22 grands prix this year, plus one of the six sprint races -- but he thinks there was only one other occasion he could have taken points home.
December 18, 2023Source

Indy 500 winner Josef Newgarden's likeness unveiled on Borg-Warner Trophy
The celebrations of winning the 107th Running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 28 continued for Josef Newgarden with the unveiling of his likeness on the famed Borg-Warner Trophy last Friday evening.
December 18, 2023Source

JRM adds familiar faces to 2024 Xfinity crew chief lineup
JR Motorsports has added a pair of new crew chiefs ahead of the 2024 NASCAR Xfinity Series season and both are former team members who most recently worked at Hendrick Motorsports.
December 18, 2023Source

Luke Combs, Post Malone lead entertainment lineup for IndyCar's double-header at Iowa
Award-winning artists Luke Combs (shown above) and Post Malone have been announced to lead a star-studded entertainment lineup for the Hy-Vee IndyCar Race Weekend at Iowa Speedway July 12-14, 2024.
December 18, 2023Source

Max Verstappen to be hit with shocking fee following 2023 F1 success
Max Verstappen will be hit by a shocking charge for a superlicense after securing his third Formula 1 world drivers' championship.
December 18, 2023Source

Piastri expects McLaren to be "fighting for more" in F1 2024
Oscar Piastri expects his McLaren Formula 1 team to be "fighting for more" in 2024 after its strong end to this season.
December 18, 2023Source

Race For Glory: Audi versus Lancia film release date and history
Race for Glory: Audi versus Lancia focuses on the real-life story of the 1983 World Rally Championship and the battle for the manufacturers' title.
December 18, 2023Source

Ye joins Ferrari as factory driver ahead of expected AF WEC drive
Yifei Ye has joined Ferrari as a factory driver for 2024 ahead of an expected World Endurance Championship Hypercar programme with AF Corse.
December 18, 2023Source

Automotive — Racing — December 17th, 2023

2023 Formula 1 driver rankings #11: Esteban Ocon
In a season where competition between the teams behind Max Verstappen was perhaps as intense as it has ever been, trying to pick between the various drivers of the top six teams becomes almost an impossibility.
December 17, 2023Source

A Christmas wish list for NASCAR 2024
In the spirit of the season, Motorsport.com's Nick DeGroot decided to compile a 'Christmas wish list' of sorts, laying out what he hopes to see during the 2024 NASCAR Cup Series season.
December 17, 2023Source

Aston Martin: F1 convergence could lead to "fantastic" 2024
Aston Martin Formula 1 performance director Tom McCullough believes that the 2024 season could be "fantastic for the sport" as the field converges.
December 17, 2023Source

Bearman will look to Emulate Piastri's Pre-Formula 1 Preparations Ahead of his own Future Promotion
Oliver Bearman says Oscar Piastri showed that preparation is key ahead of joining the FIA Formula 1 World Championship, and he will need to do everything he can to be ready for when it is his time to join the grid.
December 17, 2023Source

Brown: "Empowering" Stella leads by example at McLaren F1 team
McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown has praised Andrea Stella for "empowering" the team's staff and leading by example in his first Formula 1 season as team principal.
December 17, 2023Source

Ferrari Confirm 2024 Challenger Release Date
Scuderia Ferrari have become the first Formula 1 team to reveal when they'll be unveiling their 2024 challenger to the world, after pencilling in February 13 2024 as their special day.
December 17, 2023Source

Ferrari's Vasseur: FIA/Wolff saga was "embarrassing for F1"
Ferrari team principal Frederic Vasseur says the FIA's short-lived probe into Susie and Toto Wolff was "quite embarrassing" for Formula 1 and thinks it could have investigated the matter privately.
December 17, 2023Source

Max Verstappen to be hit with shocking fee following 2023 F1 success
Max Verstappen will be hit by a shocking charge for a superlicense after securing his third Formula 1 world drivers' championship.
December 17, 2023Source

McLaren's 2023 Progress Gives Sainz Confidence Ferrari can close gap to Red Bull
Carlos Sainz Jr. says 'only time will tell' if Scuderia Ferrari can close the gap at the front of the field to Oracle Red Bull Racing in 2024, but he has confidence they can based on what the McLaren F1 Team were able to do during the 2023 FIA Formula 1 World Championship season.
December 17, 2023Source

Renault 'Courageous' with Engine Development Focus but 'Ran out of Time' to match Rivals -- Harman
Matt Harman, the Technical Director of the BWT Alpine F1 Team, says that they ran out of time to develop their Renault power unit ahead of the engine freeze in 2022 and as such are running at a power disadvantage to their rivals.
December 17, 2023Source

There's no changes in the F1 driver line-up for 2024 -- but should there be?
The FIA confirmed the official entry list for the 2024 Formula 1 season his week.
December 17, 2023Source

Valentino Rossi 'not a MotoGP team owner who pretends' -- Bezzecchi
Marco Bezzecchi says Valentino Rossi is "not a team owner who pretends" in MotoGP and "is the first guy who comes to help" when things go wrong.
December 17, 2023Source

Automotive — Racing — December 16th, 2023

2 years after explosion, Philippe Boutron returns to Dakar Rally
Two years after sustaining serious leg injuries when his support truck exploded with him inside prior to the 2022 Dakar Rally, Philippe Boutron will make his racing return at the 2024 edition. He will drive the #253 Sodicars BV2 in the Ultimate (formerly T1) class for Sodicars Racing with Franck Maldonado as his navigator.
December 16, 2023Source

2023 Formula 1 driver rankings #12: Valtteri Bottas
If RaceFans did an end of year series ranking drivers who had enjoyed themselves the most during the 2023 season, Valtteri Bottas would be a lock for a top three spot.
December 16, 2023Source

Alonso: Triple-headers, not driving, will drain my battery in F1
Fernando Alonso says Formula 1's growing calendar and the inclusion of triple-headers will push him closer to quitting the series before he has any doubts about his driving ability.
December 16, 2023Source

F1 2023 team-mate head-to-head battles
The 2023 Formula 1 season has drawn to a close with many drivers faring better against their team-mate than others. So, what do the head-to-head stats look like for the year?
December 16, 2023Source

FIA publishes new 2024 WRC points system
The FIA has published the new World Rally Championship points system that is set to be introduced next year.
December 16, 2023Source

Ford signs former Audi drivers to expanded Mustang GT3 works roster
Former Audi factory drivers Christopher Mies and Frederic Vervisch have been announced among the new additions to Ford's works roster to race its Mustang GT3 car in 2024
December 16, 2023Source

Honda: Marini "was first guy to approach us" to replace Marquez for MotoGP 2024
Repsol Honda team boss Alberto Puig says Luca Marini "was the first guy" to approach HRC about replacing Marc Marquez for the 2024 MotoGP season.
December 16, 2023Source

Kade Walker's health continues to improve, returns to Canada
Kade Tinkler-Walker has returned to Canada after spending nearly a month at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego undergoing treatment for a traumatic brain injury he sustained in a frightening crash at the Baja 1000. In an update on Friday, his family revealed his health has improved enough that he can be transferred back home to begin intensive therapy with the help of specialists like sports medicine and rehabilitation doctors as well as occupational and speech therapists.
December 16, 2023Source

Loder brothers to honour father with G-Wagen at 2024 Dakar Classic
Maximilian Loder and his brother Laurence Loder will make their Dakar Classic debuts in 2024 as the drivers of a Puch 280GE that has been heavily modified to resemble the G-Wagen that their father Josef Loder raced in the 1985 Paris--Dakar Rally.
December 16, 2023Source

Miami GP's fans "more open" to F1 sprint format, says Epp
The president of the Miami Grand Prix believes that its relatively high percentage of 'new' American Formula 1 fans makes sense for it to adopt a sprint format for 2024.
December 16, 2023Source

RaceFans' Top 10 IndyCar Drivers Of 2023
A series which often boasts great competitive parity and close championship battles that go down to the final race of the season was thoroughly dominated by one driver making a historic run to the championship. Alex Palou put a lock on the 2023 IndyCar title before the last race, something that hadn't been done since American open-wheel racing was reunified in 2008.
December 16, 2023Source

Robb eager to soak up learnings from Foyt's partnership with Penske
Sting Ray Robb believes joining AJ Foyt Racing for the 2024 IndyCar Series season will have several benefits, including the organization's partnership with Team Penske.
December 16, 2023Source

Sainz: McLaren F1 turnaround shows what Ferrari can achieve over winter
Carlos Sainz is "perfectly confident" Ferrari can catch Red Bull for the start of 2024 based on the mid-season gains made by Formula 1 rival McLaren.
December 16, 2023Source

WEC drivers saddened by demise of prototype-like GTE cars
Several World Endurance Championship drivers have expressed their sadness about the demise of GTE cars from active competition in 2024.
December 16, 2023Source

Automotive — Racing — December 15th, 2023

2023 Formula 1 driver rankings #13: Nico Hulkenberg
When Haas announced Mick Schumacher would not remain for a third season in 2023 and Nico Hulkenberg would take his place, it was a clear vote for experience over youth.
December 15, 2023Source

Button joins World Endurance Championship in JOTA-run Porsche
Formula 1 world champion Jenson Button will compete full-time in the World Endurance Championship next year.
December 15, 2023Source

Button to make WEC return racing Jota Porsche in 2024
Former Formula 1 world champion Jenson Button will make a full-time return to racing in the World Endurance Championship with the Jota Porsche Hypercar squad in 2024.
December 15, 2023Source

FIA opens up on "unsustainable" deficit it has been fighting to cut
The FIA has revealed the extent of the "unsustainable" financial hole it has been battling to fill, as it played down former president Jean Todt's claims its plight was exaggerated.
December 15, 2023Source

Former F1 Champion Jenson Button Roars Back for Full 2024 WEC Season with Hertz Team JOTA Porsche
2009 FIA Formula 1 World Champion Jenson Button is set to make a triumphant return to the FIA World Endurance Championship in 2024, committing to a full season with Hertz Team JOTA. Behind the wheel of the Porsche 963, the 2009 Formula 1 World Champion will join forces with teammates Phil Hanson and Oliver Rasmussen in the No. 38 entry, aiming to conquer the Hypercar category.
December 15, 2023Source

"Huge accomplishment" of Singapore win shows Ferrari is ready to fight in 2024 -- Sainz
Carlos Sainz Jnr was the only driver outside of Red Bull to win a Formula 1 grand prix this year, and says that win shows Ferrari are ready to take advantage of a more competitive car if they have one next year.
December 15, 2023Source

Interview: How F1 sponsorship reflects the changing face of the audience
Growth in younger and more female audiences is driving new brands to enter F1 as sponsor total reaches a new benchmark.
December 15, 2023Source

'Kick Sauber' and 'RB' announced as new names for Alfa Romeo and AlphaTauri
The team previously known as Alfa Romeo will compete under the name Kick Sauber in the 2024 F1 season.
December 15, 2023Source

Lamborghini Iron Lynx Reveals Powerhouse Lineup for 2024 Hypercar Assault
Following the successful completion of its second test at Circuit Of The Americas, Lamborghini Iron Lynx is gearing up for an exciting 2024 Hypercar debut with the cutting-edge Lamborghini SC63 race car. The team is delighted to announce the final additions to its driver roster, ready to represent Lamborghini Squadra Corse in a dual effort across the FIA World Endurance Championship and IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup.
December 15, 2023Source

Matte Black Power: TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Reveals Aggressive 2024 Livery
In a bold declaration of intent, TOYOTA GAZOO Racing (TGR) has lifted the curtain on the new livery set to adorn their entries in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) and FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) for the upcoming 2024 season.
December 15, 2023Source

Motorsport Nostalgia Takes Center Stage at Gulf Historic Dubai GP Revival
The Gulf Historic Dubai GP Revival 2023 took centre stage at the Dubai Autodrome, offering a diverse display of classic motorsports. In the Le Mans 60s, Kyle Tilley and Nicolas Manassian secured victory in a 1965 Ford GT40 as night fell. Stuart Hall and Mike Cantillon engaged in competitive battles in the Formula 1 70s+, with Cantillon narrowly claiming Sunday's win in the 1981 Williams FW07C.
December 15, 2023Source

New AlphaTauri name still under wraps as FIA publishes 2024 F1 entry list
The AlphaTauri Formula 1 team has kept its new name under wraps by appearing on the initial 2024 FIA entry list in its current guise.
December 15, 2023Source

RaceFans' 2023 Gift Guide for Formula 1 fans and more
In need of gift inspiration for the motorsport fan in your life? Here's a selection of recommendations from £10 to £8,000.
December 15, 2023Source

Red Bull completes first F1 pitstop in total darkness
Red Bull's Formula 1 team has bookended 2023 by completing the first ever pitstop in total darkness, clocking in at 2.84s in its Milton Keynes factory.
December 15, 2023Source

Red Bull: 20kg weight purge for "cut and shut" RB19 was key to F1 2023 dominance
Red Bull believes a 20kg weight purge for its "cut and shut" RB19 car was key to the scale of its Formula 1 dominance this year.
December 15, 2023Source

Robb moves to Foyt for second season in IndyCar
The 21-year-old said it was a "dream come true" to move to the team run by the four-times Indianapolis 500 winner. "It provides an opportunity for me to implement past lessons and carry momentum forward in my sophomore season as we enter a very competitive field of teams and drivers," said Robb.
December 15, 2023Source

Sauber F1's New Team Name Sounds Like A Newspaper Headline
Stake F1 Team Kick Sauber sure is a mouthful.
December 15, 2023Source

Sauber to run under Stake F1 Team name in 2024-25
The former Alfa Romeo Formula 1 outfit will run as Stake F1 Team Kick Sauber for the next two seasons, with Kick Sauber as the chassis name.
December 15, 2023Source

Sting Ray Robb joins AJ Foyt Racing for 2024 IndyCar season
AJ Foyt Racing have announced the addition of Sting Ray Robb to its lineup for the 2024 season in the IndyCar Series.
December 15, 2023Source

Zarco "was thinking of stopping" before Honda MotoGP chance came
Johann Zarco admits he was "thinking maybe of stopping" at the end of the 2023 MotoGP season before Honda offered him a two-year deal.
December 15, 2023Source

Automotive — Racing — December 14th, 2023

2023 Formula 1 driver rankings #15: Zhou Guanyu
As the only rookie in the field in 2022, Zhou Guanyu lacked direct competition to compare his performances with aside from a very experienced older team mate in Valtteri Bottas.
December 14, 2023Source

Alonso outlines Aston Martin F1 weaknesses to address for 2024
Aston Martin must improve the straight-line speed and consistency of its Formula 1 car for 2024, according to two-time world champion Fernando Alonso.
December 14, 2023Source

Conway, Miyata complete Vasser Sullivan's Rolex 24 lineup
Lexus Racing and Vasser Sullivan confirmed that Mike Conway and Ritomo Miyata, both Gazoo Racing drivers, will complete their lineup for the upcoming Rolex 24 At Daytona on January 27, 2024.
December 14, 2023Source

"Courageous" Renault ran out of time to get F1 engine on par with rivals — Alpine
Alpine Formula 1 technical director Matt Harman says that Renault was "courageous" in developing its current power unit but ran out of time to close the gap to rivals.
December 14, 2023Source

Despite split from Andretti, DHL remains involved with Jamie Chadwick
While DHL's recent switch from Andretti Global to Chip Ganassi Racing to sponsor two-time and reigning IndyCar champion Alex Palou was confirmed earlier this week, the global logistics giant will remain involved with Jamie Chadwick.
December 14, 2023Source

F1 comparisons: How teams performed in 2023 compared to 2022
Many Formula 1 teams performed very differently in 2023 compared to the year before, so how do the numbers stack up?
December 14, 2023Source

Ferrari film review: More man than machine
Michael Mann's Ferrari thrills, bores and confuses in equal measure, leaving a lingering question that is impossible to shake: was it any good?
December 14, 2023Source

FIA expands powers of misconduct rule used to punish Perez radio comments
The governing body of motorsport, the FIA, has broadened the scope of its rule against 'misconduct' used increasingly in Formula 1.
December 14, 2023Source

FIA should have cancelled 2008 Singapore GP F1 result, says Todt
Former FIA president Jean Todt has backed Felipe Massa's claims that the result of the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix should have been cancelled when suspicions of wrongdoing first emerged.
December 14, 2023Source

Lamborghini completes WEC and IMSA line-ups with Mortara and Cairoli
Lamborghini has revealed Edoardo Mortara and Matteo Cairoli as the final signings for its SC63 LMDh ahead of its twin assaults across the World Endurance Championship and IMSA SportsCar Championship.
December 14, 2023Source

Layne Riggs to run NASCAR Trucks full-time with FRM
Layne Riggs will compete for the 2024 NASCAR Truck Series championship, driving for Front Row Motorsports (FRM) in a multi-year deal.
December 14, 2023Source

Marquez: My Honda MotoGP exit "a win-win decision"
Marc Marquez believes leaving Honda for the Gresini Ducati team in MotoGP for the 2024 season is a "win-win decision" for himself and HRC.
December 14, 2023Source

New Audi CEO says manufacturer's entry into Formula 1 will go ahead
Gernot Döllner, who took over as the CEO of Audi in September, has said the manufacturer will go ahead with its planned entry into Formula 1 in 2026.
December 14, 2023Source

New CEO reaffirms Audi's commitment to join F1 in 2026
Audi's new CEO has reaffirmed the manufacturer's plan to enter Formula 1 in 2026 in his first interview since taking the job to quash speculation it was considering backing out.
December 14, 2023Source

Singapore and Austin retirements cost me top 10 championship place -- Ocon
Esteban Ocon rued the lack of consistency in his 2023 campaign, after his lowest-scoring season since 2018.
December 14, 2023Source

Toyota Gazoo Racing upgrades to Toyota GR DKR Hilux EVO T1U
Seth Quintero and Lucas Moraes will pursue the 2024 World Rally-Raid Championship for Toyota Gazoo Racing in an upgraded model of the Hilux dubbed the Toyota GR DKR Hilux EVO T1U.
December 14, 2023Source

Trackhouse extends Aprilia MotoGP deal, aiming for two factory bikes in 2024
Trackhouse Racing owner Justin Marks says he has already extended his contract with Aprilia and is pushing for Miguel Oliveira and Raul Fernandez to have factory MotoGP bikes in 2024.
December 14, 2023Source

Why Ferrari hit a ceiling with its 2023 F1 car development
Ferrari's chassis technical director Enrico Cardile has given an in-depth explanation of why the team hit a development plateau with its 2023 Formula 1 car.
December 14, 2023Source

Automotive — Racing — December 13th, 2023

2023 Formula 1 driver rankings #17: Daniel Ricciardo
As Daniel Ricciardo competed in only seven grands prix through the 2023 season, his ranking takes his reduced participation into account
December 13, 2023Source

2023 Formula 1 driver rankings #18: Kevin Magnussen
Getting a second chance at a Formula 1 career after falling off the grid is a rarity. But when Kevin Magnussen was called back onto the grid by Haas for the start of the 2022 season, he did more than enough to convince his team that they had made the right call in signing him to a multi-year deal.
December 13, 2023Source

Aston Martin: Clawing back Red Bull DRS switch gap is "a challenge"
Aston Martin Formula 1 performance director Tom McCullough admits that trying to match Red Bull's DRS switch performance has been "a challenge" for rivals.
December 13, 2023Source

Callum Ilott Shifts Gears: Joins Hertz Team JOTA for 2024 WEC Porsche Campaign
Hertz Team JOTA has announced that British driver Callum Ilott will join their team for the 2024 FIA World Endurance Championship season, driving the Porsche 963 Hypercar.
December 13, 2023Source

Honda's hints about IndyCar future "have got our attention" -- Ganassi
IndyCar engine supplier Honda's comments on the cost of participating in the series have drawn the attention of team owner Chip Ganassi.
December 13, 2023Source

Joe Gibbs Racing expands Xfinity team, adds several new drivers
Joe Gibbs Racing has revealed its 2024 NASCAR Xfinity Series driver lineup, which includes Chandler Smith and Sheldon Creed as full-time drivers
December 13, 2023Source

Nasser Al-Attiyah following Prodrive to Dacia in 2025
Dacia's return to the Dakar Rally in 2025 will come with a talented trio as Sebastien Loeb and Cristina Gutierrez will be joined by Nasser Al-Attiyah.
December 13, 2023Source

Revealed: The FIA's plans for "nimble" 2026 F1 cars and moveable aero
While Formula 1 is only in the second year of its current rules set, plans are already advancing fast for the next era that is due to begin in 2026.
December 13, 2023Source

Sainz: 2024 Ferrari F1 car "behaving differently" in the simulator
Ferrari's 2024 Formula 1 car is "behaving differently" in the simulator as the team seeks to eliminate the major performance swings that hobbled it this year, according to Carlos Sainz.
December 13, 2023Source

Why Pedro Acosta is shaping up to be the rookie MotoGP needs
Pedro Acosta's brief grand prix career has seen him generate a lot of hype, and his impending rookie MotoGP campaign with Tech3 GasGas in 2024 will be keenly watched. But, as he reveals to Motorsport.com, he is shaping up to be so much more for MotoGP than just a fast rider.
December 13, 2023Source

Williams: "Revered" Fry will help with complete shift of direction in F1 2024
Williams team boss James Vowles says Pat Fry's arrival as CTO will help the Formula 1 team "completely shift direction" in 2024.
December 13, 2023Source

Automotive — Racing — December 12th, 2023

2023 Formula 1 driver rankings #19: Lance Stroll
If you were a fledgling new Formula 1 fan who did not know any better, it would be easy to fall into the trap of assuming the only reason Lance Stroll is on the grid is because he is the son of Aston Martin's executive chairman Lawrence Stroll.
December 12, 2023Source

Al-Attiyah joins Loeb in Dacia's Dakar Rally line-up for 2025
Five-time Dakar Rally winner Nasser Al-Attiyah will join Sebastien Loeb in Dacia's line-up for the 2025 edition of the event.
December 12, 2023Source

Alonso: Aston Martin deserved F1 2023 win "more than anyone else"
Fernando Alonso feels his Aston Martin Formula 1 team deserved a win in 2023 "more than anyone else".
December 12, 2023Source

Alpine "convinced" 2026 F1 chassis rules will negate any engine power losses
Alpine interim team boss Bruno Famin is "convinced" Formula 1's 2026 rules overhaul will be a success because new chassis regulations can compensate for any potential engine power losses.
December 12, 2023Source

Alpine's former racing director Brivio leaves after three years
Alpine has announced the departure of Davide Brivio, who it hired as racing director at the start of the 2021 season.
December 12, 2023Source

Bearman hopes to follow Piastri F1 testing example
Formula 2 frontrunner and Ferrari junior Oliver Bearman hopes to emulate McLaren breakout star Oscar Piastri's rigorous testing programme to prepare for a Formula 1 seat.
December 12, 2023Source

Davide Brivio to leave Alpine Racing after three years
The Alpine Formula 1 team has announced that the company has agreed to part ways with Davide Brivio at the end of 2023.
December 12, 2023Source

DHL on move to Ganassi, Palou: "Chance to compete at the front of the field"
DHL's American CEO Mike Parra believes the opportunity to partner with Chip Ganassi Racing and its two-time champion Alex Palou will see the global logistics giant be more prominently represented in the IndyCar Series.
December 12, 2023Source

F2 champion Pourchaire secures Super Formula seat for 2024 after F1 miss
Formula 2 champion Theo Pourchaire will race in Super Formula next year for the Toyota-powered Team Impul squad.
December 12, 2023Source

Ganassi: Palou's legal dispute with McLaren is "just a little speed bump"
Fifteen-time IndyCar Series champion team boss Chip Ganassi says his two-time champ Alex Palou's legal issue with rivals McLaren is "just a little speed bump".
December 12, 2023Source

Grant Enfinger secures new NASCAR Truck ride with CR7
2023 NASCAR Truck Series championship runner-up Grant Enfinger has found a new home for the 2024 season and beyond.
December 12, 2023Source

Jason Burdett named crew chief for Jimmie Johnson
Jason Burdett will lead the No. 84 Legacy Motor Club team in 2024 with seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson behind the wheel.
December 12, 2023Source

McLaren won't create false expectations for F1 2024 for risk of "violent" reality
McLaren Formula 1 team boss Andrea Stella says he doesn't want to set unrealistic expectations for 2024 because then "reality comes to you in a violent way".
December 12, 2023Source

Mir has "one beautiful chance" to lead Honda MotoGP team in 2024
Joan Mir says he has "one beautiful chance" to lead Honda in MotoGP next season and properly influence the direction of bike development.
December 12, 2023Source

NASCAR reinstates driver Cody Ware after charges were dropped
NASCAR Cup Series driver Cody Ware has been reinstated by the sanctioning body.
December 12, 2023Source

Upsized WTR Andretti squad quickly "gelling" in Daytona test
Factory Acura team Wayne Taylor Racing with Andretti (WTR Andretti) expanded over the offseason and its new-look GTP line-up was busy finding its groove in last week's IMSA SportsCar Championship test at Daytona.
December 12, 2023Source

WEC tyre warmer ban remains in place for 2024 Le Mans 24 Hours
The ban on tyre warmers in the World Endurance Championship will remain in place for next year's double-points Le Mans 24 Hours round in June.
December 12, 2023Source

Ye leaves Porsche ahead of likely link-up with Ferrari and customer AF WEC drive
Yifei Ye has left Porsche and is set to race AF Corse's customer Hypercar entry in next year's World Endurance Championship as part of a wider deal with Ferrari.
December 12, 2023Source

Automotive — Racing — December 11th, 2023

2023 Formula 1 driver rankings #21: Logan Sargeant
On the face of it, Logan Sargeant likely achieved all of the goals he could have realistically set himself for his rookie campaign in Formula 1.
December 11, 2023Source

2023 Formula 1 driver rankings #22: Nyck de Vries
The first of our annual countdown exploring how RaceFans believe each of the drivers in the 2023 season performed over the year. While influenced by RaceFans' regular driver ratings, they are not based solely on a driver's average score over the season.
December 11, 2023Source

Albuquerque hopes to race at Le Mans next year before possible 2025 Acura effort
Filipe Albuquerque is hoping he will be able to continue his streak at the Le Mans 24 Hours in LMP2 next year ahead of a potential bid for outright victory with Acura in 2025.
December 11, 2023Source

All-time NASCAR Cup Series wins list
There have been 204 different winners in the history of NASCAR's top division, dating back to 1949. Here you can find a frequently updated all-time wins list for the NASCAR Cup Series.
December 11, 2023Source

Ducati finds it "strange" that Aprilia, KTM are getting MotoGP concessions in 2024
Ducati says it "supports the concession system" being brought into MotoGP for 2024 to help the Japanese manufacturers but finds it "strange" KTM and Aprilia will also profit.
December 11, 2023Source

Fry: Williams F1 team has to develop 'winning mindset'
Incoming Williams Chief Technical Officer Pat Fry says he wants the Formula 1 team to develop a winning mindset as part of its long-term rebuild.
December 11, 2023Source

Ilott in WEC switch with Jota and Porsche for 2024
Callum Ilott will switch from IndyCar to the World Endurance Championship with the Jota Porsche Hypercar squad for next season.
December 11, 2023Source

Julien Jagu felt "immense relief" after Morocco crash, overcoming fears of rally
Julien Jagu's plans of running his third Dakar Rally in 2024 were upended as he continues to recover from a broken elbow he sustained at the Rallye du Maroc in October, explaining none of his "lights are green, be it physical, material, or mental."
December 11, 2023Source

Madrid F1 project still lacking key steps, says FIA
The FIA has cautioned against talk that a deal to move Formula 1's Spanish Grand Prix to Madrid is close, after revealing the project has still not begun key steps.
December 11, 2023Source

Porsche 'ironing out flaws' for endurance races, says Tandy
Porsche's Nick Tandy says the Penske-run IMSA SportsCar Championship team is "better prepared" for 2024 but admitted that last week's test at Daytona wasn't without problems.
December 11, 2023Source

Rossi "upset" to lose Gulf 12 Hours victory shot after bizarre pedal issue
MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi feels a late-race pedal box issue cost his BMW the chance to challenge for victory in Sunday's Gulf 12 Hours at Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi.
December 11, 2023Source

Sainz: Singapore F1 win proves Ferrari can deliver under pressure
Carlos Sainz believes his win in Formula 1's Singapore Grand Prix shows Ferrari can deliver under pressure as he took the only non-Red Bull victory of the 2023 season.
December 11, 2023Source

Sorensen persuaded to re-sign with Aston Martin on multi-year deal
Three-time World Endurance Championship class title winner Marco Sorensen has re-signed for Aston Martin after being persuaded to remain by the British manufacturer's renewed commitment to endurance racing.
December 11, 2023Source

Tanak encouraged after first Hyundai WRC 2024 pre-season test
Ott Tanak says he was able to quickly get up to speed driving Hyundai's World Rally Championship challenger during his first 2024 pre-season test.
December 11, 2023Source

The big dilemma facing Valentino Rossi's MotoGP team in 2024
With a year to go until the contract between VR46 and Ducati expires, Valentino Rossi's team must decide in the coming months whether to prioritise the financial advantages that Yamaha can offer as a supplier over the competitiveness of the Desmosedici — a decision that won't be easy to make
December 11, 2023Source

Why Alpine changed an F1 team that was "not daring" enough
In 2023, the Alpine Formula 1 team slipped from fourth to sixth in the world championship, the worst result for the Enstone outfit since 2017.
December 11, 2023Source

Automotive — Racing — December 10th, 2023

2023 W2RC, FIA cross-country champions honoured in Azerbaijan
The top three in the 2023 World Rally-Raid Championship, along with the fourteen champions of the other W2RC classes and FIA Cross-Country Bajas, were recognised in Baku at the FIA Prize Giving Ceremony.
December 10, 2023Source

Alonso: I'm lucky to have worked in F1 when Newey did
Fernando Alonso counts himself lucky to be "living and driving" at a time when Adrian Newey is in Formula 1, even if he has never worked with the celebrated designer.
December 10, 2023Source

Hamilton has "full faith" in Mercedes F1 after checking out W15 in wind tunnel
Lewis Hamilton says he has "full faith" in his Mercedes Formula 1 team after he saw next year's W15 in the wind tunnel during an end-of-season visit.
December 10, 2023Source

Lamborghini "satisfied" to log over 1,000km in first US test at Daytona
Lamborghini's motorsport chief Giorgio Sanna is "satisfied with the technical progress" of its new SC63 LMDh car, which topped the times at last week's IMSA group test at Daytona.
December 10, 2023Source

Martin "didn't enjoy" pressure of being a MotoGP title fighter
MotoGP championship runner-up Jorge Martin says he "didn't enjoy" the pressure of being a title challenger in 2023 and "struggled", especially between Thailand and Qatar.
December 10, 2023Source

Norris couldn't ask for better F1 team principal than Stella
Lando Norris reckons he "can't ask for a better team principal" than McLaren Formula 1 chief Andrea Stella.
December 10, 2023Source

Norris excited that McLaren are "finally on the right track"
In the round-up: Lando Norris believes that McLaren are heading in the right direction as a team
December 10, 2023Source

RaceFans' top 10 Formula 2 drivers of 2023
None of the stars of this year's Formula 2 grid will be stepping up into a Formula 1 race seat for 2024, after a season in which there were 12 different race winners.
December 10, 2023Source

What was the best special team livery of the 2023 F1 season?
One of the defining characteristics of the Liberty Media era of Formula 1 is how the ten teams currently on the grid have embraced running special, alternative liveries at certain grands prix.
December 10, 2023Source

Automotive — Racing — December 9th, 2023

A.J. Allmendinger returns to full-time Xfinity Series competition in 2024
A.J. Allmendinger was long expected to return to full-time NASCAR Cup Series competition in 2023 after an impressive stint in the Xfinity Series. Although he won at the Charlotte Roval, his third triumph in NASCAR's top level, he will head back to Xfinity for 2024 in the #16 Chevrolet Camaro for Kaulig Racing.
December 9, 2023Source

Anthony Alfredo returns to Our Motorsports for 2024 Xfinity
After a one-year stint with B.J. McLeod Motorsports, Anthony Alfredo is back at Our Motorsports for the 2024 NASCAR Xfinity Series.
December 9, 2023Source

Caption Competition 227: Deserted
Alfa Romeo drivers Valtteri Bottas and Zhou Guanyu spent some time in the desert ahead of the Qatar Grand Prix in October.
December 9, 2023Source

Does Manthey EMA's success make DTM unattractive for other Porsche teams?
Manthey EMA became the dominant force at Porsche on its entry to the DTM this year, winning both the drivers' and teams' title with a strong pairing of Thomas Preining and Dennis Olsen. But does its success make life difficult for other teams running the 911 GT3 R?
December 9, 2023Source

Doohan Rejects 2024 Racing Opportunities in a bid for 2025 Formula 1 Race Seat
Jack Doohan has revealed he has turned down opportunities in other categories in a bid to help his chances of reaching the FIA Formula 1 World Championship in 2025.
December 9, 2023Source

Ferrari Expectations 'a Bit Too High' Heading into 2023 Season — Frederic Vasseur
Frederic Vasseur admits Scuderia Ferrari went into the 2023 FIA Formula 1 World Championship season with expectation levels too high, and they were brought down with a bump very early on.
December 9, 2023Source

Miller 'happy to prove doubters wrong' after first KTM MotoGP season
Jack Miller says he is happy to prove wrong those who said "I'd be out of a job" after his first MotoGP season with KTM, following his switch from Ducati.
December 9, 2023Source

'Motivated' AlphaTauri no Longer feeling like a Red Bull Junior Team — Daniel Ricciardo
Daniel Ricciardo feels Scuderia AlphaTauri can no longer be regarded as a junior team to Oracle Red Bull Racing, particularly now they have an experienced driver line-up.
December 9, 2023Source

Petty family member Thad Moffitt joins NASCAR Truck Series in 2024
Thad Moffitt, grandson of NASCAR legend Richard Petty, will compete full-time in the NASCAR Truck Series next year with a newly formed race team.
December 9, 2023Source

Pourchaire "disappointed" to be third Formula 2 champion to miss F1 promotion
Formula 2 champion Theo Pourchaire says he is "disappointed" not to get an opportunity to race in Formula 1 next season.
December 9, 2023Source

Proton welcomes Mustang Sampling for 2024 IMSA Porsche 963
Mustang Sampling has been announced as the new title sponsor for Proton Competition for the 2024 season in the IMSA SportsCar Championship.
December 9, 2023Source

Red Bull aims to improve "all aspects" for different RB20 F1 car
Red Bull says it is looking at improving "all aspects" of its dominant RB19 car for next year, amid suggestions its 2024 Formula 1 challenger will be notably different.
December 9, 2023Source

Ricciardo: AlphaTauri no longer a junior F1 team
Daniel Ricciardo says that his AlphaTauri Formula 1 outfit is "not a junior team anymore" as it heads into 2024 with two experienced drivers and a new identity.
December 9, 2023Source

Sainz "perfectly confident" Ferrari can catch Red Bull over winter
Carlos Sainz Jnr says he is "perfectly confident" that Ferrari have the ability to close their performance deficit to Red Bull.
December 9, 2023Source

Timmy Hill reverts to full-time Truck schedule in 2024
Timmy Hill will once again race the entire NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series schedule in 2024, driving the #56 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro for his family-owned Hill Motorsports.
December 9, 2023Source

Trackhouse Racing Team entering MotoGP in 2024
Trackhouse Racing Team is one of the hottest outfits in the NASCAR Cup Series, and owner Justin Marks has now set his sights on two-wheel racing as the team will open a MotoGP division starting 2024.
December 9, 2023Source

Tyler Ankrum, Jack Wood migrate to McAnally-Hilgemann for 2024 Truck Series
For the first time in their history, McAnally-Hilgemann Racing will field as many as four Chevrolet Silverados in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series in 2024. Besides the #19 of Christian Eckes and the new #43 of newcomer Daniel Dye, the team has renumbered their #35 to #18 for the incoming Tyler Ankrum. They will also have the #91 for Jack Wood in fourteen races.
December 9, 2023Source

WRC champion Rovanpera eyeing GT outing in 2024
Newly crowned two-time world rally champion Kalle Rovanpera is eyeing an outing in a GT car next year following his announcement to contest a part-time WRC campaign in 2024.
December 9, 2023Source

Automotive — Racing — December 8th, 2023

Actions of "certain individuals" show change is needed at FIA — Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton aired multiple grievances against the FIA as he appeared at its end-of-season Gala for the first time in three years.
December 8, 2023Source

Aero restructure main "enabler" of McLaren F1 2023 turnaround — Stella
McLaren boss Andrea Stella says restructuring the Formula 1 team's aerodynamic department was the "fundamental enabler" of its dramatic upturn in form in 2023.
December 8, 2023Source

Daytona paves backstretch grass to address safety concerns
Daytona International Speedway has paved over a grass area on its backstretch where the violent wreck of NASCAR Cup driver Ryan Preece launched last August.
December 8, 2023Source

Expanded 19-car grid for top WEC class in 2024 "so exciting" — Hartley
World Endurance Championship winner Brendon Hartley says he "never thought" he'd see the category's top class expand to the size it will reach next year.
December 8, 2023Source

Hamilton: Aston's rollercoaster F1 season highlights risk of Red Bull copy
Lewis Hamilton says Aston Martin's rollercoaster 2023 campaign shows why Mercedes cannot just copy Red Bull and hope to get to the front of Formula 1.
December 8, 2023Source

Hamilton: FIA behaviour on Toto and Susie Wolff is "unacceptable"
Lewis Hamilton has called the FIA's actions this week in relation to Toto and Susie Wolff as "unacceptable" for Formula 1.
December 8, 2023Source

How being a target for young drivers spurred Mikkelsen back to WRC
It is hard to know what else Andreas Mikkelsen had to do to earn a second shot at the World Rally Championship big time after winning two WRC2 titles. However, a four-year pressure-filled journey that could have shattered his dreams, has now offered a second chance with Hyundai he intends to make the most of in 2024
December 8, 2023Source

Kobayashi fastest as 32 drivers take part in Super Formula test at Suzuka
Toyota's Kamui Kobayashi led a field of 32 drivers in this week's official Super Formula post-season test at Suzuka.
December 8, 2023Source

Mercedes considering legal action following dropped FIA investigation
Mercedes is considering its legal options after the FIA announced, then swiftly dropped, an investigation which allegedly involved its team principal Toto Wolff.
December 8, 2023Source

Pirelli: Scrapping F1 tyre blanket ban will help push for better racing tyres in 2025
Pirelli says efforts to bring tyres that are better for racing in 2025 will be helped a lot by Formula 1's decision to scrap a ban on tyre blankets.
December 8, 2023Source

Porsche reacts to Lamborghini pace, explains 963 update strategy
Porsche Penske Motorsport managing director Jonathan Diuguid believes Lamborghini has "done a good job" with its new LMDh challenger, which set the pace in IMSA's test at Daytona this week.
December 8, 2023Source

Quartararo: Yamaha MotoGP team has "really short time" to convince me to stay
Fabio Quartararo admits Yamaha only has "a really short time" to convince him to stay with the Japanese manufacturer beyond the 2024 MotoGP season.
December 8, 2023Source

Susie Wolff blasts FIA for "misleading" and "unfounded" probe
Susie Wolff has blasted the FIA for lacking communication, transparency and accountability after it "misled" people by attempting an "unfounded" investigation into a supposed conflict of interest.
December 8, 2023Source

Susie Wolff criticises FIA and vows to uncover who 'instigated a campaign' against her
F1 Academy managing director Susie Wolff has criticised the FIA's handling of an investigation she was implicated in, claiming she is the victim of a campaign of misinformation.
December 8, 2023Source

The lingering questions that remain from the unnecessary FIA/Wolff saga
The FIA's decision to back away from its compliance probe into Mercedes boss Toto Wolff and wife Susie brought an end to an explosive 48 hours for Formula 1.
December 8, 2023Source

Verstappen hit 'phenomenal heights' in record-breaking season — Horner
World champion Max Verstappen hit "phenomenal new heights" during a record-breaking season, says Red Bull team principal Christian Horner.
December 8, 2023Source

Wittmann calls for "equal conditions" in BMW's DTM camp after 2023 frustrations
Two-time DTM champion Marco Wittmann has called for "equal conditions" at BMW's roster of teams after a 2023 season in which he felt he was hampered by a lack of testing.
December 8, 2023Source

Wolff: Mercedes F1 team "in legal exchange" with FIA over compliance probe
Toto Wolff says his Mercedes Formula 1 team is "in active legal exchange with the FIA" over its compliance probe into him and his wife Susie.
December 8, 2023Source

Automotive — Racing — December 6th, 2023

Alex Marquez was blocked by Yamaha from joining SRT in MotoGP
A documentary about Alex Marquez has revealed he had signed a contract to join Petronas SRT for a MotoGP step in 2021, only for Yamaha to block the move.
December 6, 2023Source

Bridgestone amongst tender winners for Formula E Gen4 car
The FIA has revealed the successful suppliers that have won the tenders for the next generation of Formula E machines, with Bridgestone set to return to top-level single-seater competition.
December 6, 2023Source

Engelhart returns to Lamborghini GT3 ranks after four-year Porsche stint
Christian Engelhart will return to Lamborghini as a factory GT3 driver next year following a four-year stint with rival brand Porsche.
December 6, 2023Source

F1's wheel cover tests to resume next year after teams seek delay
Formula 1 will resume tests of wet-weather wheel guards early next year, after plans for a late-season run were scuppered on costs grounds.
December 6, 2023Source

FIA reveals Hankook as new WRC tyre supplier from 2025
Hankook has been named as the official control tyre supplier for the World Rally Championship with its tenure beginning from 2025.
December 6, 2023Source

Formula E champion Dennis commits to multi-year deal with Andretti
Reigning Formula E champion Jake Dennis has re-signed with the Andretti Global team on a multi-year deal that will keep him in the all-electric championship beyond 2025.
December 6, 2023Source

Hyundai completes 2024 driver line-up as Mikkelsen makes WRC return
Hyundai has signed Andreas Mikkelsen and agreed a new deal with Dani Sordo to complete its 2024 World Rally Championship Rally1 driver line-up.
December 6, 2023Source

IndyCar boss Miles admits Thermal non-points race is "really a VIP weekend"
The mixed feelings surrounding the IndyCar Series' non-points race at The Thermal Club could have been better executed, says Penske Entertainment President and CEO Mark Miles.
December 6, 2023Source

Marko: Tension and money prevent Hamilton/Verstappen F1 line-up
Red Bull motorsport advisor Helmut says having Lewis Hamilton alongside Max Verstappen at Red Bull's Formula 1 team would never work — on tension and cost grounds.
December 6, 2023Source

McLaren F1 team ready to help Norris stop being so harsh on himself
McLaren is assessing ways to better support Lando Norris, who proved "very harsh on himself" whenever he made a mistake during the 2023 Formula 1 season.
December 6, 2023Source

Mercedes F1 rivals all deny filing FIA complaint over Wolff allegations
Formula 1 teams have united in denying that any of them complained to the FIA over allegations that triggered a compliance investigation against Mercedes boss Toto Wolff and wife Susie.
December 6, 2023Source

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