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What F1's rule book says on Aston Martin's Red Bull clone

Aston Martin's revealing of a Red Bull copy has been the biggest talking point of Formula 1's Spanish Grand Prix weekend so far.

Cindric: Positives and negatives to loss of fourth Penske at Indy

Team Penske-Chevrolet president Tim Cindric says reducing to three cars for the 2022 season has had upsides and downsides in preparation for the 106th running of the Indianapolis 500.

F1 Grand Prix practice results: Leclerc fastest on Spanish GP Friday

Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc was fastest during Spanish Grand Prix practice in Barcelona on Friday, the sixth round of the 2022 Formula 1 World Championship.

Spanish GP practice as it happened

Minute-by-minute updates on Friday practice for the Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

Spanish GP: Leclerc tops FP2 as Mercedes shows promise

Charles Leclerc headed the Mercedes pair of George Russell and Lewis Hamilton during the qualifying simulations in second practice ahead of Formula 1's 2022 Spanish Grand Prix.

Cavallino Classic Cup: the racing series dedicated to Ferrari’s racing DNA

Cavallino has launched Cavallino Classic Cup, a new initiative to further expand its boundaries and continue its mission of fostering the passion and culture for Enzo Ferrari’s legacy.

WRC Portugal: Punctures force Ogier into retirement

Sebastien Ogier has been forced to retire from Rally Portugal after picking up a pair of punctures in the space of two stages on Friday afternoon.

Estoril WSBK: Razgatlioglu leads Bautista in Friday practice

Yamaha rider Toprak Razgatlioglu set the quickest time across the two World Superbike practice sessions at Estoril on Friday, leading championship leader Alvaro Bautista of Ducati.

Peugeot reveals final 9X8 WEC Hypercar, Rossiter in for Monza

Peugeot has named ByKolles LMP1 driver and SUPER GT race winner James Rossiter as Kevin Magnussen’s replacement for the manufacturer's debut outing with the 9X8 Hypercar at Monza.

F3 Barcelona: Stanek snatches maiden pole from Martins

Roman Stanek snatched his first FIA Formula 3 pole in Barcelona, knocking championship leader Victor Martins off the top of the timesheet at the last second.

Le Mans 24 Hours will be Penske’s final LMP2 entry this year

Team Penske has announced that the team will not race in the LMP2 class of the WEC, beyond next month’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Red Bull: IP transfer in Aston Martin F1 design would be "serious concern"

Red Bull has responded to the FIA’s statement clearing Aston Martin over similarities in its Formula 1 car design by saying any transfer of IP would be "a serious concern".

Fracture forces van der Mark to sit out Estoril WSBK weekend

BMW rider Michael van der Mark will take no further part in the Estoril round of the World Superbike Championship after suffering a fracture in the first practice on Friday.

The heart-warming story behind Albon's red hair craze

On Thursday, Alex Albon's red hairdo spread through the Barcelona Formula 1 paddock like wildfire as the Williams driver helped dye fellow team members. Barcelona's red hair craze was not just a bit of innocent fun though, but the result of Albon putting his weight behind a heart-warming charity push in Thailand.

Spanish GP: Leclerc heads Ferrari 1-2 in opening practice

Charles Leclerc led a Ferrari 1-2 in first practice for Formula 1's 2022 Spanish Grand Prix, with Max Verstappen third but losing time on his quickest run after encountering traffic.

WRC Portugal: Loeb crashes out of the lead on Stage 5

World Rally Championship legend Sebastien Loeb has crashed out of Rally Portugal on the first stage of Friday afternoon’s loop.

Indy 500 trophy: What's it called? Why does it have faces? & more

When a driver wins the Indianapolis 500, he doesn’t just put his name in the record books: he gets his effigy in sterling silver on the world’s most iconic sports trophy.

FIA clears Aston over Red Bull F1 similarities after investigation

The FIA has cleared Aston Martin after carrying out an investigation into the similarities between its updated Formula 1 car and Red Bull’s car ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix.

Vettel not expecting immediate ‘massive jump’ from Aston F1 updates

Sebastian Vettel does not expect “a massive jump straightaway” from Aston Martin’s significant Formula 1 upgrade package in Spain, but says the team has faith in the concept it is following.

McLaren reveals its 10 upgrades for F1's Spanish GP

McLaren had been coy about the scale of its upgrades for Formula 1’s Spanish Grand Prix, but the scope of its overhaul has become clear in official FIA documents.

WRC Portugal: Loeb overhauls Evans to hold slender lead Rally Portugal
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WRC Portugal: Loeb overhauls Evans to hold slender lead

Sebastien Loeb leads Rally Portugal after overhauling Elfyn Evans on the final stage of Friday's morning loop as World Rally Championship crews tackled gravel for the first time in 2022.

Alonso slams "incompetent" Miami F1 stewards after penalty

Fernando Alonso has explosively accused the Formula 1 stewards at the recent Miami Grand Prix of “incompetence” and sees no improvement in the championship’s officiating despite the FIA’s post-2021 changes. 

Williams driver Latifi laughs off F1 exit rumours

Formula 1 driver Nicholas Latifi “laughed” off an erroneous report made “without any real foundation” that he had been fired by Williams ahead of the 2022 Spanish Grand Prix.

Leclerc will "think twice" about driving historic F1 cars after Monaco crash

Charles Leclerc says he will “think twice” about driving historic Formula 1 cars again in the future after crashing one of Niki Lauda’s classic Ferraris in Monaco.

Spanish GP: Latest F1 technical images from Barcelona

Join us as we delve into the new and interesting technical features on display up and down the pitlane as teams prepare for the Spanish Grand Prix, courtesy of Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images.

Aston Martin reveals 'Green Red Bull' overhaul ahead of Spanish GP

Aston Martin's Spanish Grand Prix revamp has caused a stir in Barcelona with its new-look car already earning it the 'Green Red Bull' tag.

Mercedes sells unraced 300 SLR for £115m to fund youth scholarships
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Mercedes sells unraced 300 SLR for £115m to fund youth scholarships

Mercedes has sold one of its two never-raced and highly revered 300 SLR ‘Uhlenhaut Coupe’ sportscar prototypes for a world record-smashing £115million to fund a youth scholarship programme.

Formula E in talks over open batteries, custom bodywork for 'Gen4'

Formula E CEO Jamie Reigle says the championship has discussed opening up battery technology, all-wheel drive systems and custom bodywork in its Monaco talks over the "Gen4" rules cycle.

Walkinshaw wildcard livery unveiled

Walkinshaw Andretti United has pulled the covers off the wildcard entry that Jayden Ojeda will race at the Winton SuperSprint this weekend.

Sainz "in two minds" over risk of driving classic F1 cars

Carlos Sainz admits he’s in “two minds” about the risks of driving classic Formula 1 cars, having seen Ferrari teammate Charles Leclerc crash a classic Niki Lauda 312B3 in Monaco.

Rea: No ill feeling with Razgatlioglu after Assen collision

Jonathan Rea insists there is no “ill feeling” between he and World Superbike title rival Toprak Razgatlioglu after the pair collided while disputing the lead last month at Assen.

Latvala to drive hydrogen-powered Toyota in Fuji 24 Hours

Toyota World Rally Championship boss Jari-Matti Latvala will contest next month's Fuji 24 Hours as part of the crew tasked with driving the Japanese marque's hydrogen-powered Corolla.

Alesi's style 'impossible to compare' to TOM'S teammate Miyata

Giuliano Alesi can't be directly compared to his TOM'S teammate Ritomo Miyata in Super Formula because of the pair's wildly differing driving styles, according to the Frenchman's race engineer.

Johnson expects “interesting conversation with my right foot”

Indy 500 rookie Jimmie Johnson says that increased boost and reduced downforce will be an intimidating experience on Fast Friday.

2022 Supercars Winton SuperSprint – Start time, how to watch, channel & more

Winton Motor Raceway will host the fifth round of the 2022 Supercars season this weekend.

Sainz says F1 2022 cars need rethink over long-term health worries

Carlos Sainz has cautioned that Formula 1 drivers could suffer long-term neck and back issues as a direct result of the current breed of cars.

Indy 500: Sato top again, Grosjean survives multiple scares

Two former Formula 1 drivers, Takuma Sato and Romain Grosjean starred in today’s final practice before Fast Friday ahead of the 106th running of the Indianapolis 500, but for very different reasons.

Podcast: Indy 500 Preview with two-time winner Takuma Sato

33 drivers. 200 laps. 500 miles. And just 10 days to go until the Indianapolis Motor Speedway hosts the 106th running of the Indy 500.

BorgWarner honors A.J. Foyt with one of a kind Baby Borg

One of America’s greatest ever drivers, four-time Indy 500 winner A.J. Foyt, has been honored by BorgWarner with a one-of-a-kind Baby Borg trophy.

WRC Portugal: Neuville takes early lead on opening stage

Thierry Neuville claimed fastest time on the opening stage of Rally Portugal to hold an early lead, as the 50th anniversary World Rally Championship event began on Thursday night.

NTT reveals new data boost to improve IndyCar fan experience

NTT, IndyCar’s title sponsor and technology partner, has announced an enhanced and more immersive experience for IndyCar fans in time for the 106th Indianapolis 500 in 10 days.

New York City mayor offers Liberty a site for F1 race

Liberty Media boss Greg Maffei has revealed that recently elected New York City mayor Eric Adams has offered Formula 1 a potential site for a future Grand Prix.

WRC Generations game unveiled, will showcase 2022 season

2022’s official World Rally Championship game has a brand new name – WRC Generations – and will feature the current hybrid Rally1 machines.

Sicard to start in FIA sporting director role at Monaco GP

New FIA single-seater sporting director Francois Sicard will begin his new role over the Formula 1 Monaco GP weekend.

Haas expects no "pain" from two-month wait for F1 updates

Haas Formula 1 boss Gunther Steiner is not concerned about rivals making steps with upgrades at the Spanish GP while the US-owned team runs an unchanged package.

Ducati riders "will think twice" about joining MotoGP rivals

Ducati sporting director Paolo Ciabatti believes the marque’s current riders “will think twice before going anywhere else” on the MotoGP grid in 2023.

Mercedes' Spanish GP F1 upgrades spotted

The Spanish Grand Prix has been viewed as a critical Formula 1 weekend for Mercedes, with it hoping planned upgrades can help it unlock the potential it believes the W13 has.

Review: New Sebastien Ogier WRC documentary The Final Season

A new documentary on eight-time conqueror of the World Rally Championship Sebastien Ogier is released today. got a sneak preview and heard the Frenchman's thoughts on the project, produced by Red Bull Media House

FIA: Extra F1 sprint race plan hold-up not about money

FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem has insisted that a recent move that held up plans for extra Formula 1 sprint races in 2023 was not about money.

The key aspects of Porsche and Audi's planned F1 entries Prime

The key aspects of Porsche and Audi's planned F1 entries

The VW Group’s German superpowers of sportscar racing have all but confirmed they are coming to F1 when the next set of engine rules come into force in 2026. Here's why both manufacturers are all set to take the plunge, and crucially how it might work

Vips gets Red Bull FP1 nod at Spanish GP

Red Bull junior driver Juri Vips has been drafted in for a first free practice outing for the Formula 1 team at this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix.

FIA could train rally co-drivers to become F1 race directors

FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem believes rally co-drivers could be trained to become future race directors in Formula 1, with the FIA actively pursuing the initiative.

WRC reveals plans to launch 24/7 rally TV channel

The World Rally Championship has revealed plans to launch a 24/7 television channel next year, in a bid to reach new markets.

2022 F1 Spanish Grand Prix session timings and preview Spanish GP
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2022 F1 Spanish Grand Prix session timings and preview

Formula 1 travels to Barcelona this weekend for the 2022 Spanish Grand Prix. Here's the full schedule for the sixth round of the 2022 F1 season.

Toyota's Yamashita doesn't fear '21-style points drought

The SUPER GT championship-leading Rookie Racing Toyota team has conquered its race pace issues from last year, believes Kenta Yamashita.

2022 Supercars Winton SuperSprint session times and preview

Supercars returns to Winton this weekend for the fifth round of the 2022 season.

Toyotas have speed but need better "execution in pit lane"

Last weekend’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas was a winner-take-all day for Toyota but the manufacturer still has plenty of work to do this season.

Indy 500: Day 2 practice rained out

There will be no track action at Indianapolis Motor Speedway today due to ongoing rain.

Espargaro “has no strong points” on Honda MotoGP bike

An “angry” Pol Espargaro blasted the 2022 Honda MotoGP bike following a tough French Grand Prix as he claims he has “no strong points” on the RC213V.

Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E Performance gets F1 Edition special

The F1 Edition costs €222,815 in Germany and takes the shape of an appearance package that adds €23,800 to the car's base price of just under €200,000.