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2022 MotoGP Dutch Grand Prix – How to watch, session times & more

MotoGP travels to Assen this weekend for the 11th round of the 2022 season. Here's the full schedule for the Dutch Grand Prix.

Toyota: Door still open for Yamashita to return to WEC

Toyota says the door is open for Kenta Yamashita to return to the FIA World Endurance Championship in future should the Japanese driver wish to do so.

Goddard, Kostecki out of PremiAir running

Zane Goddard and Kurt Kostecki have committed to their Bathurst drives with Tickford Racing and ruled themselves out of the vacant PremiAir seat.

Herta fastest in eight-car Indy road course test

Colton Herta led the field in the eight-car test at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s road course today.

How a 30cm metal wire triggered open warfare in the F1 paddock

Porpoising has become the key talking point during the 2022 Formula 1 season, as teams battle to come to terms with it. An FIA technical directive ahead of the Canadian Grand Prix and a second stay appearing on the Mercedes cars only served to create a bigger debate and raise tensions further

Madrid expresses interest in hosting future F1 race

The city of Madrid has expressed its interest in hosting a Formula 1 race in the future, believing it could “offer a great sporting and entertainment spectacle.”

Ford Electric SuperVan blasts up the hill at Goodwood

The latest bonkers racing van has nearly 2,000 horsepower and aero styling similar to the Ford GT.

Vettel had freedom to keep Canada F1 "climate crime" helmet for race

Aston Martin Formula 1 boss Mike Krack says Sebastian Vettel could have kept his Canada "climate crime" helmet in Montreal for the race should he have wanted to.

Marko: Red Bull is ‘dominating’ F1 but needs to address reliability

Helmut Marko says Red Bull is “dominating” Formula 1 after an “unbelievable” run of form, but still needs to address its occasional reliability woes.

"The ball is rolling" to land Helio Castroneves a NASCAR ride

Fresh off a stock car win last weekend in the SRX Series, IndyCar Series star Helio Castroneves has plans in the works to make his NASCAR debut as well.

Mercedes F1 plans British GP upgrades amid raised expectations
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Mercedes F1 plans British GP upgrades amid raised expectations

Mercedes is planning to bring updates to Formula 1’s British Grand Prix in its bid to help push the team up the grid.

Alex Marquez will leave LCR Honda for 2023 MotoGP season

Alex Marquez will leave the LCR Honda team at the end of the 2022 MotoGP season and now looks set to join Gresini Ducati next year.

The best of Chevrolet’s 101 IndyCar wins in the current era

Chevrolet has won 101 of the 173 IndyCar races held since it was lured back to the series by the 2.2-liter turbo formula. Chevy’s current and former IndyCar program managers spoke to David Malsher-Lopez about the company’s achievements.

Alpine welcomes F1 porpoising clampdown if it levels playing field

Alpine Formula 1 boss Otmar Szafnauer welcomes action by the FIA on porpoising, but only if it doesn’t give rivals an advantage.

Ogier drops out of Richard Mille WEC squad, Chatin steps in

The Richard Mille Racing LMP2 team has named Paul-Loup Chatin as Sebastien Ogier's replacement for the second half of the FIA World Endurance Championship season.

Bagnaia still has "no answer" for costly Germany MotoGP crash

Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia says he still “has no answer” for his crash in the German GP that has effectively ended his MotoGP title hopes for 2022.

Rins "comfortable" about MotoGP future as 2023 decision looms

Suzuki's Alex Rins says he is yet to make a final decision on his 2023 MotoGP future, but is "comfortable" as he has "a couple of options" to explore.

Supercars star explains 2023 NASCAR plan

Supercars star Brodie Kostecki is looking to dovetail a partial NASCAR Cup Series programme with his Australian commitments next season.

Pirelli: Verstappen/Sainz duel proof 2022 F1 tyres work for racing

Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz’s thrilling battle for victory at the end of the Canadian Grand Prix is proof that Formula 1’s 2022 tyres are delivering close racing, reckons Pirelli.

Bradl confident Honda can fix "extreme" heat issue with MotoGP bike

Honda’s Stefan Bradl is confident the marque can find a fix for the “extreme” heat issues with the 2022 MotoGP bike that left him with burns after the German GP.

Schumacher not losing faith in points breakthrough after Canada F1 misery

Mick Schumacher insists he is not losing faith that his breakthrough Formula 1 points will come soon, despite ensuring more heartbreak in the Canadian Grand Prix.

The quick fixes that averted a WRC cockpit crisis

When in-car temperatures spiked at potentially dangerous levels on Rally Portugal, a fast-track process was triggered for teams and the governing body to deal with the issue on the new-for-2022 WRC Rally1 cars

Rosenqvist extends McLaren stay; IndyCar or Formula E possible

Felix Rosenqvist has signed a multi-year extension to his McLaren deal, as the team assesses whether to keep the Swede in IndyCar or move him to its Formula E squad.

Logistics headache forces MotoGP to alter Japanese GP schedule

MotoGP has been forced to scrap a practice session on Friday morning of the Japanese Grand Prix in September due to a logistics headache.

WRC Safari Rally: Ogier beats Loeb to lead after opening super special

Sebastien Ogier started the defence of his Safari Rally crown in fine form after edging nine-time world champion Sebastien Loeb in a duel at the super special opening stage.

Watch Will Buxton build the new LEGO® Technic™ McLaren F1 car
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Watch Will Buxton build the new LEGO® Technic™ McLaren F1 car

F1 reporter Will Buxton is a LEGO® fanatic, from his formative days building DUPLO® (which inspired his hair cut!) to the complex Technic models of the modern era.

Ferrari WEC GT drivers prepare for Hypercar era with LMP2 test

Several members of Ferrari's GTE stable in the FIA World Endurance Championship drivers recently took part in a test with an Oreca LMP2 car with a view to preparing them for the forthcoming Hypercar era.

DTM Electric targets 2024 start date, operational prototype in 2023

DTM Electric organiser ITR is targeting a 2024 start date for its new series, according to director of competition and technology Michael Resl.

2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed: Thursday livestream
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2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed: Thursday livestream

The 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed runs this weekend, with the first day of action from the famous hillclimb starting on Thursday.

Ferrari hopes FIA will prove impartiality over ex-Mercedes lawyer

Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto hopes the FIA can address his concerns and prove its impartiality over the appointment of a former Mercedes Formula 1 lawyer to a senior role.

McLaren seals Formula E powertrain deal with Nissan for Gen3 era

McLaren's incoming Formula E squad has signed a deal with Nissan to use the Japanese manufacturer's powertrains throughout the entirety of the Gen3 rules cycle, starting from the 2022-23 season.

Fukuzumi: First points for Drago Corse a confidence booster

Nirei Fukuzumi says his top 10 finish in last weekend’s Sugo Super Formula round will act as a major confidence booster for Drago Corse, even if the team’s race pace left much to be desired.

Supercars signs five-year Adelaide 500 deal

The Adelaide 500 will be the season finale for at least the next five Supercars seasons as part of a new deal with the South Australian government.

Percat slams Adelaide 500 critics

Supercars driver Nick Percat has unloaded on "infuriating" detractors of the revived Adelaide street race.

2022 NASCAR at Nashville - Start time, how to watch & more

NASCAR returns from a rare off-weekend for Round 17 of the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season at Nashville Superspeedway.

New Formula Ford for Australia

Australia will introduce a new-spec, multi-manufacturer Formula Ford for its national championship in 2024.

Sainz now able to push without fear of crashing Ferrari F1 car Canadian GP
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Sainz now able to push without fear of crashing Ferrari F1 car

Carlos Sainz says he felt more comfortable in his Ferrari Formula 1 car during a strong Canadian Grand Prix, saying he was finally able to "push flat out without any fear of losing the car".

Every car debuting at the 2022 Goodwood Festival Of Speed

New vehicles from Bentley, Maserati, Polestar, and more will make their debuts at Goodwood this weekend.

Chase Briscoe: "I feel like we have our speed back"

Chase Briscoe may not yet feel like a championship contender in the NASCAR Cup Series but his performance of late has shown vast improvement.

NASCAR Hall of Famer Bruton Smith dies, aged 95

Legendary businessman and NASCAR Hall of Famer Bruton Smith has died.

IndyCar’s Firestones to come from new facility in Akron, OH.

Firestone has opened a new $21m Advanced Tire Production Center designed for more efficient and sustainable tire production that will produce the Firehawks used by the NTT IndyCar Series.

Ocon: Alpine F1 "tried to play the team game" to help Alonso in Canada

Esteban Ocon says that the Alpine Formula 1 squad "tried to play the team game" in order to help Fernando Alonso fend off Valtteri Bottas in the Canadian Grand Prix.

DeFrancesco starts campaign for neonatal ICU that saved his life

IndyCar rookie Devlin DeFrancesco and his family have launched a campaign to raise money for the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto that saved his life.

Firestone to replace Cooper as tire supplier for Indy Lights

Firestone will return as tire supplier for the Indy Lights series in 2023, after an absence of nine years.

Corvette aims to bounce back at The Glen after Le Mans disaster

Antonio Garcia says it’s time for Corvette Racing to bounce back from its appalling bad luck at the Le Mans 24 Hours and put on a strong showing in this weekend’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Watkins Glen.

The F1 wing choice that impacted Sainz top speed in Verstappen battle

Ferrari brought a new specification rear wing to the Canadian Grand Prix, aimed to decreasing drag and increasing top speed – key to its fight with the super-swift Red Bull Formula 1 cars.

Ogier: "More challenging" WRC Safari Rally will be all about survival

Sebastien Ogier believes this weekend’s Safari Rally will be all about survival with conditions “more challenging” compared to those experienced on the event’s World Rally Championship return last year.

Wolff: Mercedes needs to be "careful" with F1 expectations

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has urged his team to be "careful" in thinking it can soon challenge Red Bull and Ferrari, despite its pace gains in the Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix.

Westbrook sure Glickenhaus can still fight for 2023 Le Mans win

Glickenhaus will remain a formidable competitor against an onslaught of new manufacturers in next year's Le Mans 24 Hours, reckons Richard Westbrook.

Ten things to watch at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

The Goodwood Festival of Speed returns this weekend, with a usual stellar line-up of both cars and drivers. Here are the top 10 things to watch out for...

Video: How Hyundai prepares for a WRC event
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Video: How Hyundai prepares for a WRC event

The World Rally Championship is a travelling circus and unlike circuit racing where teams operate out of pitlanes, rally teams are required to set up camp in temporarily constructed service parks.

Berger: "Too early" to discuss DTM returning to popular Imola

DTM drivers and teams welcomed the prospect of returning to Imola after the championship’s maiden visit last weekend, but series boss Gerhard Berger says it’s still “too early” to decide.

Verstappen: Red Bull F1 still "needs to improve" to fend off quicker Ferrari

Formula 1 championship leader Max Verstappen says his Red Bull team still "needs to improve" after noticing Ferrari was quicker during Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix.

Does Max Verstappen have any weaknesses left?

Having extended his Formula 1 points lead with victory in Canada, Max Verstappen has raised his game further following his 2021 title triumph. Even on the days where Red Bull appears to be second best to Ferrari, Verstappen is getting the most out of the car in each race. So, does he have any weaknesses that his title rivals can exploit?

M-Sport: Permanent WRC cockpit heat solution shouldn't be rushed

The World Rally Championship and the FIA shouldn’t rush to find a permanent fix to address increased cockpit temperatures with Rally1 cars, according to M-Sport boss Richard Millener.

"Seamless" first test for T8 Bathurst wildcard

Craig Lowndes says it was a "seamless" opening day of testing for the Triple Eight wildcard entry that will tackle the Bathurst 1000 this year.

Marko: Mercedes F1 push for FIA help on porpoising has "backfired"
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Marko: Mercedes F1 push for FIA help on porpoising has "backfired"

Red Bull motorsport advisor Helmut Marko believes Mercedes’ lobbying of the FIA to help cure porpoising in Formula 1 has "backfired".

Razgatlioglu completes Yamaha MotoGP test at Aragon

World Superbike champion Toprak Razgatlioglu completed his first day of testing on a Yamaha MotoGP bike at Motorland Aragon on Tuesday.

Yamamoto sees glimmer of hope after Sugo Super Formula round

Three-time Super Formula champion Naoki Yamamoto feels he's made "a lot of progress" in the Japanese single-seater series after setting the fastest time in the first qualifying group at Sugo.

Dunlop happy with Supercars tyre rule despite criticism

Dunlop is satisfied with the outcome of its increased minimum tyre pressure limit despite some criticism from Supercars drivers.