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Pedrosa to make KTM MotoGP wildcard appearance in Spanish GP

Dani Pedrosa will make his first MotoGP race start since the 2021 Styrian Grand Prix with a wildcard entry for KTM at this year's Spanish GP in April.

Everything we know about F1 2023: Drivers, cars, tracks & more

The 2023 Formula 1 season is on the horizon, but how much do you know about it? Find out all you need to know about the calendar, teams, drivers and more.

Haas announces F1 2023 livery reveal date to complete launch schedule

Haas will unveil its 2023 Formula 1 car livery for its VF-23 on 31 January, as the US team completes the launch season schedule.

Race of Champions 2023 line-up complete as Ekstrom joins Team Sweden

Mattias Ekstrom has completed the 2023 Race of Champions driver line-up as he joins Team Sweden at his home event.

Loeb to defend Race of Champions crown

Sebastien Loeb will aim to defend his Race of Champions title as he joins the line-up along with Adrien Tambay, as the pair form Team France for the Nations Cup.

Mercedes reveals launch date for 2023 F1 car, the W14

Mercedes has become the latest Formula 1 team to announce its launch plans ahead of the 2023 season, with the squad set to reveal its W14 car on 15 February.

Dakar 2023: Loeb makes it a hat-trick of stage wins Dakar
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Dakar 2023: Loeb makes it a hat-trick of stage wins

Sebastien Loeb has completed a hat-trick of 2023 Dakar Rally stage wins by triumphing on the 10th stage, as overall leader Nasser Al-Attiyah maintained his advantage without a fuss.

Dakar 2023: Al-Attiyah triumphs on Stage 5 to open up lead Dakar
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Dakar 2023: Al-Attiyah triumphs on Stage 5 to open up lead

Nasser Al-Attiyah has held off Audi’s power boost to win his second stage of the 2023 Dakar Rally and extend his overall lead to more than 22 minutes.

Dakar 2023: Al-Attiyah extends lead as Loeb beats Peterhansel to Stage 4 win Dakar
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Dakar 2023: Al-Attiyah extends lead as Loeb beats Peterhansel to Stage 4 win

Nasser Al-Attiyah has opened up his Dakar Rally lead to over 18 minutes, while Sebastien Loeb fought back from a nightmare start to the event to win stage 4.

Dakar 2023: Al-Attiyah closes on Sainz with Stage 2 win, Loeb suffers punctures Dakar
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Dakar 2023: Al-Attiyah closes on Sainz with Stage 2 win, Loeb suffers punctures

Defending Dakar Rally champion Nasser Al-Attiyah slashed Carlos Sainz Sr’s lead with victory on the second stage, as Sebastien Loeb lost over an hour with three punctures.

Chinese GP organisers target 2023 F1 calendar return as COVID restrictions ease

Chinese Grand Prix organisers have started talks with Formula 1 to see the race return to the 2023 calendar, with COVID restriction measures set to be eased.

Ezpeleta: F1 popularity boom can help MotoGP

MotoGP chief Carmelo Ezpeleta believes Formula 1's popularity boom can help grand prix motorcycle racing, but that "recently F1 was in trouble and we were the best of the best".

Correa, Hanson join TF Sport-run Team Turkey for Rolex 24

Juan Manuel Correa and Phil Hanson have joined the TF Sport-run Racing Team Turkey LMP2 squad for its Rolex 24 at Daytona debut next January.

Verstappen: Holding up Leclerc not a nice way to end F1 season

Max Verstappen was glad he didn't receive a call to hold up Charles Leclerc for Sergio Perez as "it wouldn't be the nicest way" to end the Formula 1 season.

Perez vents frustration at Gasly blue flag F1 incident in Leclerc chase

Sergio Perez felt Pierre Gasly should have been penalised for ignoring blue flags and holding him up, as he lost second in the Formula 1 drivers’ standings to Charles Leclerc.

Valtteri Bottas set for belated Race of Champions debut in 2023

Alfa Romeo Formula 1 driver Valtteri Bottas will make his Race of Champions debut in 2023 after being a late dropout for last year’s event.

Hamilton will take Mercedes "to the top" when car is ready for F1 title fight

Lewis Hamilton has sent out a rallying cry to Mercedes and says "when they build the car I will take it to the top" after defeat to Max Verstappen in the US Grand Prix.

WTCR targets “one-off annual event” as future format

WTCR promoter Discovery Sports Events plans to run a “one-off annual event” as its format revamp following the end of its existing championship this season.

WTCR series set to end after 2022 season

The FIA World Touring Car Cup will come to a close in its current format at the end of the 2022 season.

Gasly feared for his life in Japanese GP tractor track incident

Pierre Gasly believes he would have been killed if he hit the tractor that was on the track during the Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix.

Japanese GP practice as it happened

Follow along for minute-by-minute updates for FP1 and FP2 ahead of Formula 1's Japanese Grand Prix.

Perez penalised, but keeps Singapore GP win after stewards investigation

Sergio Perez has kept his Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix victory despite receiving a penalty and a reprimand for two separate safety car rule infringements.

Perez uncertain on safety car infringement as Singapore GP investigation looms

Sergio Perez says he doesn’t understand why he’s facing an stewards investigation for a Formula 1 safety car infringement after taking victory in the Singapore Grand Prix.

Ferrari sees two penalties for Perez on Singapore GP safety car infringement

Ferrari Formula 1 team principal Mattia Binotto believes Sergio Perez could face two penalties for not keeping within 10 car lengths of the safety car during the Singapore Grand Prix.

Leclerc explains mistakes which he feared cost Singapore GP F1 pole Singapore GP
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Leclerc explains mistakes which he feared cost Singapore GP F1 pole

Charles Leclerc feared he had thrown away Singapore Grand Prix pole position with mistakes on his final lap in Formula 1 qualifying in a nervous end to the session.

Angry Verstappen says F1 qualifying fuel error "shouldn't happen" Singapore GP
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Angry Verstappen says F1 qualifying fuel error "shouldn't happen"

Max Verstappen was told to abort his final Singapore Grand Prix qualifying lap by Red Bull as he was set to run out of fuel, and feels the mistake “shouldn’t happen”.

Tanak loses lead of Rally New Zealand with WRC hybrid boost penalty

Ott Tanak has lost the early lead at Rally New Zealand in the World Rally Championship after being given a five-second penalty for overusing hybrid boost on the opening stage.

Verstappen: Boos at F1 Italian GP "won't spoil my day"

Max Verstappen says being booed after his Italian Grand Prix win “not going to spoil my day” after the Monza crowd voiced its frustration at how the Formula 1 race ended.

Marc Marquez "suffering more than enjoying" MotoGP test comeback

Marc Marquez says he was “suffering more than enjoying” his return to Honda MotoGP action at the Misano test and remained uncertain on when he’ll make his race comeback.

Sainz on Dutch GP penalty: "I thought I had saved someone’s life"

Carlos Sainz vented his frustration over his penalty for an unsafe release during a late pitstop in the Formula 1 Dutch Grand Prix as he felt he "had saved someone's life".

F3 lines up all-female test at Magny-Cours

The FIA Formula 3 championship will host a test for four female drivers at Magny-Cours later this month.

Hamilton apologises to Mercedes for F1 radio outburst in Dutch GP

Lewis Hamilton has apologised to Mercedes for his team radio outburst over its Formula 1 Dutch Grand Prix strategy call as he dropped from the lead to finish fourth.

Mercedes explains F1 strategy decision that left Hamilton furious in Dutch GP

Toto Wolff says his Mercedes Formula 1 team pushed to take risks with its Dutch Grand Prix strategy in order to fight for victory rather than settle for a safe result.

Alonso: First-lap Belgian F1 GP clash is Hamilton’s mistake

Fernando Alonso has put the blame firmly on Lewis Hamilton for their clash at the start of the Belgian Grand Prix but played down his criticism as a “first-lap incident”.

Ricciardo: “No regrets” over F1 time at McLaren despite early split

Daniel Ricciardo says he has “no regrets” and remains proud of his time at McLaren despite his split from the squad at the end of the 2022 Formula 1 season.

Marquez returns to motorcycle training in latest injury recovery step

Marc Marquez will be allowed to train on a motorcycle after his latest recovery assessment following his arm surgery, his Honda MotoGP squad has announced.

Ricciardo unsure of F1 future post-McLaren exit

Daniel Ricciardo says he’s “not sure yet” where he will be racing next year after announcing he'll leave McLaren at the end of the 2022 Formula 1 season.

Latifi wants Williams to judge his F1 form after chassis change

Nicholas Latifi wants Williams to only judge his Formula 1 performances since his chassis change going into the British Grand Prix as he fights for his future at the team.

Mercedes using financial engineers to analyse value of every F1 car part

Mercedes is using financial engineers to assess each Formula 1 car upgrade to ensure it gets maximum value and stays within the financial cost cap limits this season.

Alfa Romeo: Reliability issues have "cost us a fortune" in F1 points

Alfa Romeo team boss Fred Vasseur says unreliability has "cost us a fortune in terms of points" in the 2022 Formula 1 world championship.

Russell: Spa F1 flexi-floor clampdown could bring Mercedes into the mix

George Russell hopes the flexi-floor clampdown from the Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix will bring Mercedes closer to the fight at the front against Ferrari and Red Bull.

Hamilton: I’ll end my F1 career before I’m completely burnt out

Lewis Hamilton intends to remain in Formula 1 while he still has “fuel in the tank” but says he won’t push until he is “completely burnt out” before retiring.

Marc Marquez to return to MotoGP paddock in Austria for Honda progress update Austrian GP
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Marc Marquez to return to MotoGP paddock in Austria for Honda progress update

Marc Marquez will return to the MotoGP paddock at the Austrian Grand Prix to check up on Honda’s progress as he continues his own rehabilitation.

WTCR “surprised” by Lynk & Co withdrawal amid tyre safety issue

WTCR organisers have called Cyan Racing Lynk & Co’s withdrawal on the eve of the Anneau Du Rhin round “surprising but also very unfortunate” amid plans to solve the tyre issues.

Russell "rubbing hands together" with rain forecast in Hungarian GP

George Russell felt the Hungarian Grand Prix would've come towards his strategy had the threat of rain arrived as forecasted for the start of the Formula 1 race.

What is F1's summer break, why does it happen and how long is it?

Formula 1 takes a summer break after the Hungarian Grand Prix but what is the summer break, why do they happen and what do teams do during them? Click here to find out.

Hamilton: Mercedes 1-2 in Hungary qualifying was on before DRS failure Hungarian GP
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Hamilton: Mercedes 1-2 in Hungary qualifying was on before DRS failure

Lewis Hamilton was confident of a Mercedes 1-2 in Formula 1's Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying after the transformation in the team's pace until his hopes were hit by a DRS failure.

W Series Hungary: Powell finally ends Chadwick's winning run

Alice Powell ended Jamie Chadwick's W Series winning streak with a lights-to-flag victory at the Hungaroring, fending off late pressure from the reigning champion to clinch the win.

W Series Hungary: Powell takes pole, Chadwick down in fifth

Alice Powell has grabbed pole position for the W Series Hungarian round with a stunning late lap, as defending champion Jamie Chadwick qualified down in fifth place.

Sainz trusts Ferrari made right French GP F1 strategy call French GP
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Sainz trusts Ferrari made right French GP F1 strategy call

Carlos Sainz says he needed to trust Ferrari’s Formula 1 strategy to pit late in the French Grand Prix despite his frustration at dropping out of a podium fight.

Marquez steps up surgery recovery with physiotherapy, cardio training

Marc Marquez has started the next stage of his recovery from arm surgery and will begin physiotherapy and cardio training, his Honda MotoGP squad has announced.

Suzuki reaches agreement with Dorna for MotoGP exit after 2022

Suzuki has secured an agreement with Dorna to allow it to quit MotoGP at the end of the 2022 season.

Russell: Perez Austria clash penalty "harsh" with "nowhere to go"

George Russell says he felt harshly treated by the FIA stewards for being penalised for his opening-lap clash with Sergio Perez in Formula 1's Austrian Grand Prix.

Vettel calls for life bans for abusive F1 fans at Austrian GP

Sebastian Vettel says Formula 1 should introduce life bans for abusive fans following harassment reported at the Red Bull Ring during the Austrian Grand Prix weekend.

Vettel summoned by stewards over behaviour in F1 drivers' meeting

Sebastian Vettel has been summoned to see the FIA stewards of Formula 1's Austrian Grand Prix for an alleged breach of the sporting code for his "behaviour at the drivers' meeting".

Zhou: F1's halo saved me in British GP start crash

Zhou Guanyu has credited the halo with saving him from serious injury in his heavy crash at the start of the Formula 1 British Grand Prix and says he is fit for next weekend’s Austrian round.

Hamilton "fighting for front row" until final F1 qualifying lap

Lewis Hamilton believes he was “fighting for the front row” in a wet qualifying for the Formula 1 British Grand Prix but got caught out on his final lap.

W Series Silverstone: Chadwick takes dominant home win

Jamie Chadwick eased to another comfortable victory in the W Series with a dominant display at Silverstone, while there was a penultimate lap clash between Emma Kimilainen and Abbi Pulling.

W Series Britain: Chadwick beats Kimilainen for pole at Silverstone

Jamie Chadwick has taken her third pole position of the 2022 W Series campaign, beating Emma Kimilainen for top spot in qualifying for her home round at Silverstone.

Slow pitstop made Leclerc's "life much more difficult" in Canadian GP

Charles Leclerc says a slow pitstop "cost us quite a bit" in his recovery drive to fifth place in Formula 1's Canadian Grand Prix.