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Aitken, Samaia make up Campos' F2 line-up

Williams Formula 1 reserve driver Jack Aitken has re-signed with Formula 2 team Campos Racing for 2020, and will be joined by rookie Guilherme Samaia.

DiBenedetto intends to “turn heads” with Wood Brothers

Matt DiBenedetto says he is going to “turn heads all season long” following his switch to the Wood Brothers team after a breakthrough 2019 NASCAR Cup season.

Tanak "learned a very good lesson" from Monte crash

Ott Tanak says he has “learned a very good lesson” and needs to “focus more than ever” on Rally Sweden, after crashing out of his Hyundai World Rally Championship debut.

Toyota already testing 2021 WRC challenger

The GR Yaris-based contender that Toyota will use in the 2021 WRC season has already begun testing.

Ghiotto returns to F2 to partner Mazepin at Hitech

Luca Ghiotto will not leave the Formula 2 Championship next season and will join the new Hitech Grand Prix team alongside Nikita Mazepin for the 2020 season.

David Schumacher lands Charouz F3 seat for 2020

Ralf Schumacher’s son David will contest the full FIA Formula 3 campaign with Charouz Racing System in 2020.

Rally Sweden to go ahead, cut by eight stages

Rally Sweden will go ahead next week, albeit eight stages shorter, despite the WRC event suffering from a lack of snow in the build-up.

Montoya joins Prema for dual F4 campaigns

Sebastian Montoya – son of ex-Formula 1 driver and double Indianapolis 500 winner Juan Pablo – will drive for Prema Powerteam in Italian and German F4 this season.

Rally Sweden under threat due to lack of snow

Rally Sweden officials are carrying out further inspections ahead of making a final decision on whether the second round of the WRC season will go ahead due to lack of snow.

Aitken steps down from Renault F1 test role

Jack Aitken has parted ways with the Renault Formula 1 team after a long-term association with the manufacturer.

Red Bull Junior Team finalises 2020 roster

Red Bull has signed 14-year-old American driver Jak Crawford to its Formula 1 junior programme, while also revealing where its other proteges will race in 2020.

Lundgaard gets F2 move as Renault reveals 2020 junior roster

The Renault Formula 1 team’s junior drivers have been placed, as top F2 rookie Guan Yu Zhou returns to Virtuosi Racing and Christian Lundgaard graduates within ART Grand Prix.

French F4 champion added to Renault F1 junior ranks

Runaway French F4 champion Hadrien David has been signed to a Renault Formula 1 junior deal for 2020.

Newest Renault junior completes Prema F3 line-up

Prema Racing has completed its FIA Formula 3 line-up by signing Formula Renault Eurocup champion Oscar Piastri, who has also become a full member of Renault’s Formula 1 Academy.

Trident names first F3 signing for 2020

The Trident FIA Formula 3 team has signed 2018 German F4 champion Lirim Zendeli as its first driver for the 2020 season.

Hitech expands into F2, takes grid to 22 cars

Junior single-seater squad Hitech Grand Prix will enter the FIA Formula 2 series this season.

Ferrari signs Leclerc's brother Arthur as F1 junior

Ferrari has signed Charles Leclerc’s brother Arthur to its Formula 1 junior programme, and the 18-year-old will join Prema Powerteam in the Formula Regional European Championship.

Hanninen to co-drive for Latvala in Sweden

Ex-Toyota driver Juho Hanninen will co-drive for Jari-Matti Latvala on Rally Sweden in a privately-run Yaris WRC next month. 

Norris has "strong list" of things to improve in 2020

Lando Norris says he has a "strong list" of areas to improve on ahead of his second Formula 1 season with McLaren in 2020.

M-Sport reveals retro-inspired WRC livery

The M-Sport World Rally Team has unveiled a retro-inspired livery for its World Rally Championship contending Ford Fiesta WRC at the Autosport International Show.

Doohan, Fittipaldi secure HWA F3 seats

Ferrari Driver Academy's Enzo Fittipaldi and 2019 Red Bull junior Jack Doohan have joined HWA alongside Jake Hughes in Formula 3.

ART completes FIA F3 line-up for 2020

Sebastian Fernandez has joined ART Grand Prix for the 2020 FIA Formula 3 season, completing the squad’s line-up.

Drugovich joins MP Motorsport for F2 move

MP Motorsport has signed 2018 Euroformula Open and MRF Challenge title winner Felipe Drugovich to its Formula 2 team for 2020.

Formula Regional champion Vesti gets Prema F3 seat

Inaugural Formula Regional European champion Frederik Vesti will step up to the FIA Formula 3 Championship with Prema Racing in 2020.

Norris feels he was "too jokey" at times in 2019

McLaren's Lando Norris says he was "too jokey" at times in his rookie Formula 1 season and needs to find a better compromise with more focus in his sophomore year.

Ogier doesn't want "special status" within Toyota

Six-time World Rally champion Sebastien Ogier says he does not desire "special status" within Toyota, following his move to the team for 2020.

De Vries nearly gave up on single-seater career

Formula 2 champion and Mercedes Formula E driver Nyck de Vries says 2017 was a "key point" in his career as he almost gave up on single-seaters completely.

How Sainz's "Smooth Operator" running joke came about

McLaren Formula 1 driver Carlos Sainz has explained why his “Smooth Operator” messages from the 1984 song by Sade became a recurring joke in 2019.

Deletraz, Piquet join Charouz for 2020 F2 season

Louis Deletraz will return to Charouz Racing in Formula 2 for 2020, and has also been linked to a Rebellion LMP1 seat for the Le Mans 24 Hours.

Prema names first signing for F3 title defence

Reigning FIA Formula 3 champion outfit Prema Racing has named Logan Sargeant as the first signing for its 2020 title defence in the Formula 1 support series.

Zhou wins “emotional” Anthoine Hubert F2 rookie award

Renault Formula 1 junior Guanyu Zhou says winning the inaugural Anthoine Hubert Award for the Formula 2 rookie of the year was “emotional” and “incredible”.

Schumacher: Second F2 year can be “head start” for F1 2021

Ferrari junior Mick Schumacher believes he can get a "head start" for Formula 1 by staying in Formula 2 for another season, after being passed up for a 2020 F1 promotion.

FIA considering superlicence points system for junior series

Jean Todt says the FIA is discussing the introduction of a Formula 1-style superlicence points system for junior single-seater championships.

Calderon admits 2020 F2 return unlikely

Alfa Romeo Formula 1 test driver Tatiana Calderon admits she is most likely facing a year out of F2 in 2020 and is exploring options in other categories.

Piquet to test for Sauber as he weighs up F2 move

Pedro Piquet, son of triple Formula 1 champion Nelson, will test with the Sauber Junior Team in Abu Dhabi this week as he weighs up a move to Formula 2 for 2020.

Abu Dhabi F2: Ghiotto signs off with victory

Luca Ghiotto took a convincing win for UNI-Virtuosi in his final Formula 2 race at Abu Dhabi, the last of the 2019 season.

Abu Dhabi F2: Sette Camara fights back to win Race 1

McLaren Formula 1 junior Sergio Sette Camara delivered one of the comeback drives of the year to win the last feature race of the 2019 F2 season in Abu Dhabi.

Female UAE F4 racer Al Qubaisi wins F1 support race

Amna Al Qubaisi won the F4 race in support of Formula 1 on Saturday in Abu Dhabi, and is hoping the breakthrough performance will be enough to secure a return to race in Europe.

Raghunathan escapes second F2 ban on technicality

Mahaveer Raghunathan has accrued enough penalty points for a second Formula 2 race ban, but will escape suspension due to a technicality in the regulations.

Abu Dhabi F2: Sette Camara tops final qualifying of 2019

McLaren Formula 1 junior Sergio Sette Camara scored pole position at Abu Dhabi, as a number of his Formula 2 rivals were robbed of improvements by a late yellow flag.

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The difficulty that helped define F1's newest addition

Williams has announced Nicholas Latifi will take its final seat for 2020, and in the process completed the grid for next year. But while he doesn't have a mindblowing junior record, there is more to Latifi than some observers may think

Shwartzman joins Prema as Ferrari unveils F2 roster

Ferrari has decided the placing of its Formula 2 juniors, with Mick Schumacher and FIA F3 champion Robert Shwartzman at Prema Racing and Marcus Armstrong at ART Grand Prix.

Button was stranded in the desert for "17 hours"

Jenson Button spent "17 hours" stranded in the desert on his off-road racing debut, as his car broke a differential during the Baja 1000.

Ticktum may "forget motorsport" if he can't get to F1

Dan Ticktum says he has had interest from multiple Formula 1 teams about joining a junior programme, and that he would consider quitting motorsport if F1 isn’t possible.

Markelov secures F2 return with HWA for 2020

Artem Markelov will compete in Formula 2 for a seventh successive season as the ex-Renault Formula 1 junior joins the new HWA team for 2020.

Lundgaard to make F2 debut in Abu Dhabi with Trident

Renault junior driver Christian Lundgaard will replace Ralph Boschung at Trident for the Formula 2 finale in Abu Dhabi, graduating from his ART Grand Prix FIA F3 seat.

Macau winner Verschoor had bent steering

Macau Grand Prix winner Richard Verschoor has revealed that he clouted the wall while leading the race and damaged his steering.

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Macau GP: Verschoor beats Vips in thrilling duel

MP Motorsport’s Richard Verschoor scored a giantkilling Macau Grand Prix victory after fending off Red Bull junior Juri Vips in the new Formula 3 car’s Guia circuit debut.

DRS suffers system failure on Macau F3 debut

The Drag Reduction System being used for the first time in the Macau Grand Prix was switched off during Saturday’s qualification race after a sensor failure impeded its usage, understands.

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Macau GP: Motorcycle race cancelled after two red flags

The Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix has been cancelled after two crashes caused red flags while Peter Hickman was leading.

Carlin "amazed" by team's unlikely Ticktum repair job

Trevor Carlin says his team’s “amazing” rapid repairs of Dan Ticktum’s car at Macau should have taken seven hours, keeping hopes of a Grand Prix hat-trick for the driver alive.

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Macau GP: Vips takes pole in truncated qualifying

Red Bull Formula 1 junior Juri Vips scored a stunning Macau Grand Prix qualifying race pole position for Hitech Grand Prix, almost five seconds quicker than last year’s best lap.

Floersch: Macau changes “the right thing” after 2018 crash

Sophia Floersch says the “right thing” has been done in the changes made to the Lisboa corner at Macau, where she crashed spectacularly in Formula 3 last year.

Macau GP: Hughes takes provisional pole

Jake Hughes took provisional pole for the Macau Grand Prix with the event’s fastest-ever Formula 3 qualifying lap, in a dramatic session plagued by red-flag stoppages.

Macau makes changes to Floersch crash corner

Macau Grand Prix organisers have moved the inside barrier at the Lisboa corner inwards for this year's running of the event in response to Sophia Floersch's 2018 crash.

Penske subsidiary buys IndyCar, Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Penske Entertainment has purchased the NTT IndyCar Series and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway among other assets from the previous owners, Hulman & Company.

Floersch to make Macau return with HWA

Sophia Floersch will return to the Macau Grand Prix, the scene of her enormous crash last year, with the HWA team in 2019.

Ostberg's Citroen WRC outing called off with title decided

Mads Ostberg says Citroen has called off his planned World Rally Car outing on Rally Australia, as it was dependent on Sebastien Ogier retaining a shot at the 2019 title.

British rallying legend Russell Brookes dies

Double British Rally champion Russell Brookes, famous for driving his ‘Andrews Heat for Hire’-liveried cars, has passed away at the age of 74.

Mercedes hails "phenomenal" Bonnington stand-in Dudley

Toto Wolff says Marcus Dudley did a "phenomenal" job replacing Peter Bonnington as Lewis Hamilton's Formula 1 race engineer in Mexico, while Hamilton said the team reduced any "disadvantage".