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Rejuvenated Plato questioned BTCC future in lockdown

Jason Plato has admitted he questioned his own future in the British Touring Car Championship during lockdown before committing to a much anticipated return this year.

Why a BTCC legend remains defiant at '97 not out' Prime

Why a BTCC legend remains defiant at '97 not out'

After a year of enforced absence from the British Touring Car Championship grid, Jason Plato is back and hungrier than ever. Despite stellar opposition and some familiar challenges, the two-time champion still has his eyes focused on the biggest prizes.

Cammish secures BTCC return with BTC Racing

Dan Cammish will make a return to the British Touring Car Championship grid having secured a guest drive with BTC Racing for this weekend’s Thruxton season opener.

Sargeant, Fittipaldi complete FIA F3 grid with Charouz

Charouz Racing has completed its FIA Formula 3 driver lineup by announcing 2020 F3 title contender Logan Sargeant and Enzo Fittipaldi ahead of this weekend’s season opener in Barcelona.

BTC Racing parts ways with Crees on eve of 2021 BTCC season

BTC Racing has announced it has parted ways with Michael Crees ahead of next weekend’s 2021 British Touring Car Championship opener at Thruxton.

WTCR promoter agrees new deal with FIA

Eurosport Events has agreed a new three-year extension with the FIA and WSC to promote the FIA World Touring Car Cup.

Trident confirms Viscaal for full F2 season

Trident has confirmed Bent Viscaal will contest the full FIA Formula 2 Championship for the Italian squad.

Shwartzman to address qualifying pace concerns after F2 test

Title contender Robert Shwartzman left the Formula 2 Championship in-season Barcelona test “not completely satisfied” admitting his qualifying pace needs to improve.

UNI-Virtuosi's Drugovich ends Barcelona F2 test on top

Felipe Drugovich ended the three-day FIA Formula 2 in-season test on top after posting the fastest time overall on the final day of running in Barcelona.

Verschoor tops times on second day of Barcelona F2 test

Formula 2 rookie Richard Verschoor emerged fastest on the second day of the FIA Formula 2 in-season test at Barcelona.

Lundgaard sets the pace in Formula 2 Barcelona test

Alpine Academy driver Christian Lundgaard topped the times on the opening day of the FIA Formula 2 in-season test at Barcelona.

The F1 hopeful living two lives to keep his dream alive Prime

The F1 hopeful living two lives to keep his dream alive

Having lost his backing from Red Bull, Richard Verschoor has had to graft to continue his ascent up the single-seater ladder. An impressive Formula 2 debut in Bahrain, despite the lateness of his deal, shows his unorthodox approach is paying dividends.

Supercars Darwin Triple Crown extended to three days

The Repco Supercars Championship’s Darwin Triple Crown event has been expanded to a three-day meeting.

Raikkonen loses points after post-race penalty at Imola

Kimi Raikkonen has been stripped of his points finish at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix after being handed a 30-second post-race penalty.

Stroll hit with post-race penalty, drops to eighth

Lance Stroll has been demoted to eighth position after stewards issued a post-race time penalty following the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

Portimao Moto2: Fernandez scores maiden win, Lowes crashes

A late charge from Raul Fernandez earned the rookie a maiden Moto2 win at the Portuguese Grand Prix as championship leader Sam Lowes retired after a scary high-side.

Mercedes F1's step forward helped by Bahrain 'sting'

Mercedes says the ‘sting’ of not being fastest at the Formula 1 season opener helped galvanise the team to turn things around for this weekend’s Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

Hyundai to field four all-new Elantras in WTCR

Hyundai Motorsport Customer Racing has confirmed four of its new Elantra N TCR machines will compete in this year’s FIA World Touring Car Cup.

Juri Vips accepts Red Bull F1 chance may not arise in 2022

Juri Vips remains confident and is prepared to wait for a Formula 1 chance in the future after the Red Bull junior was jumped in the pecking order by Yuki Tsunoda.

F1’s rake focus a "distraction" from real issues, says Brundle

Martin Brundle believes the current intrigue in Formula 1 surrounding car rake is a distraction from the real issues at play between Mercedes and Red Bull.

Brundle: Common sense has broken out to secure F1's future

Martin Brundle believes "common sense has broken out" among Formula 1's leading players and rule makers, which has left motorsport's top tier in really good shape.

Verschoor "working ass off" to secure F2 future with MP

Richard Verschoor says he will have “to work his ass off” to secure the funding to contest the full Formula 2 Championship, but is expecting to race at Monaco next month.

Correa confident of fighting for top positions in F3 comeback

Juan Manuel Correa believes he can be "fighting for top positions” this year after leaving last weekend’s Formula 3 pre-season test “very satisfied” with his sensational comeback to date.

Was Formula 2’s radical format switch a success? Prime

Was Formula 2’s radical format switch a success?

Going into the 2021 Formula 2 season the biggest talking point wasn’t about any drivers or teams, but the new race weekend format. Created partly out of financial necessity but also to spice up the action, the Bahrain opener provided a snapshot of the positives and negatives to come.

Alpine F1 junior Collet tops Austria F3 pre-season test

MP Motorsport’s Caio Collet emerged fastest overall from the opening FIA Formula 3 pre-season test at Austria’s Red Bull Ring.

British F3 champion graduates to FIA F3

Reigning BRDC British F3 champion Kaylen Frederick will make the step up to FIA Formula 3 this year with Carlin.

F2 boss declares new weekend format a "success"

FIA Formula 2 Championship boss Bruno Michel has declared the new three race weekend format a success following its debut in Bahrain last weekend.

Shwartzman "super sad" after difficult start to F2 campaign

Ferrari junior Robert Shwartzman was left "super sad" after a challenging start to his FIA Formula 2 Championship campaign in Bahrain.

Zhou: Heading Alpine F2 battle "definitely a good feeling"

Guanyu Zhou says it was “a good feeling” to not only leave Bahrain as the Formula 2 Championship leader but head a fierce battle among the Alpine Academy drivers.

Ticktum: Costly pit stop robbed victory chance in feature race

Dan Ticktum believes a maiden Formula 2 feature race win was possible without a slow pit stop and the virtual safety car called in the closing stages in Bahrain.

Bahrain F2: Zhou storms to feature race victory

Guanyu Zhou came from behind in the closing stages to claim victory in a thrilling Formula 2 feature race at Bahrain.

"Laughable" luck, technical issue robbed Vips of Bahrain win

Juri Vips has described his luck as “laughable” this weekend after a technical issue robbed him a strong chance of victory in the second Formula 2 sprint race in Bahrain.

Piastri labels Bahrain F2 win "craziest" of his career

Oscar Piastri struggled to process his maiden Formula 2 victory which he has labelled his ‘craziest ever’ in his fledgling career.

Lundgaard regains second place in Bahrain F2 sprint race

Christian Lundgaard has been reinstated to second position in Saturday’s second Formula 2 sprint race in Bahrain, the FIA has confirmed.

Bahrain F2: Piastri wins second sprint with last-lap pass

Formula 2 rookie Oscar Piastri made the most of a slick strategy and an excellent final lap pass on Guanyu Zhou to score an impressive debut victory in a crazy race in Bahrain.

Bahrain F2: Lawson fends off Daruvala for maiden win

Rookie Liam Lawson kept his nerve to hold off a charging Jehan Daruvala and claim victory in an eventful opening FIA Formula 2 Championship race of the season in Bahrain.

Pourchaire inherits F2 pole after Vips disqualification

Theo Pourchaire will start the opening FIA Formula 2 Championship race from pole position after Juri Vips was disqualified from Bahrain qualifying for a technical infringement.

Zhou keeps Bahrain F2 pole but receives reprimand

Guanyu Zhou will keep his FIA Formula 2 Championship Bahrain pole position but has been handed a reprimand following the outcome of an FIA investigation.

Bahrain F2: Zhou takes pole but under investigation

A late effort from Guanyu Zhou topped a truncated FIA Formula 2 qualifying in Bahrain to secure the feature race pole position.

Bahrain F2: Drugovich leads Ticktum in Friday practice

Felipe Drugovich topped the times in the opening practice session of the FIA Formula 2 Championship season in Bahrain.

Alonso still "not 100%" on F1 return with Alpine

Fernando Alonso has admitted he is still "not 100%" up to speed after two years out of Formula 1 as he prepares for his return in this weekend's Bahrain GP.

Lundgaard fully focused on F2 title push

Alpine Academy driver Christian Lundgaard says winning the Formula 2 title is his “main target” and has placed this above potential Formula 1 test outings this year.

Why 2021 is make-or-break for the driver F1 needs Prime

Why 2021 is make-or-break for the driver F1 needs

He was tipped for glory in FIA Formula 2 last year, but was hampered by reliability woes at inopportune moments. Guanyu Zhou knows he won't get too many more chances if he is to become China's first F1 driver, with fierce competition within the ranks of Alpine's junior stable

Shwartzman: F2 favourite tag not adding pressure

Robert Shwartzman says he feels no added pressure from being labelled as the favourite for this year’s FIA Formula 2 Championship as he returns with the title-winning Prema Racing squad.

MP Motorsport confirms Verschoor for Bahrain

MP Motorsport has confirmed Richard Verschoor will make his FIA Formula 2 Championship debut with the team at Bahrain this weekend.

F2 boss confident new format won’t trigger "funny games”

Bruno Michel says it would be “stupid” for someone to try and manipulate Formula 2's radical new weekend format, and is adamant teams and drivers won’t “play funny games”.

Piastri: More F1 opportunities to arrive if F2 targets met

Oscar Piastri has revealed he is in line for more Formula 1 testing opportunities this year if decent results are achieved during his rookie FIA Formula 2 campaign.

Hybrid and biofuel talks underway for F1 feeder series

A move to some form of hybridisation and the use of biofuels are among tentative early discussions for future Formula 2 and Formula 3 cars.

WTCR title-hungry Monteiro still believes he “can do it”

Veteran touring car driver Tiago Monteiro is resolute that he can recapture his past form and challenge for the 2021 FIA World Touring Car Cup title.

WSR BMW unveils new-look livery for 2021 BTCC season

West Surrey Racing has revealed a new look for its trio of BMWs that will contest the 2021 British Touring Car Championship.

New BTCC Cupra race car revealed by Team Hard

Team Hard has taken the covers off its much anticipated new Cupra British Touring Car Championship challenger.

The mystery behind DJR’s 1990 Bathurst defeat

A failed captain’s call, a defiant driver and a touch of sabotage played a part in turning a potential 1990 Bathurst 1000 victory for Dick Johnson Racing into a defeat.

Shwartzman new F2 hard tyres “much more complicated”

Formula 2 title contender Robert Shwartzman believes a new-for-2021 hard tyre is “much more complicated” after testing the rubber for the first time in Bahrain.

Boschung tops final F2 session, Lundgaard fastest overall

Campos Racing’s Ralph Boschung topped the final session of the FIA Formula 2 Championship pre-season test in Bahrain.

Armstrong fastest on final morning of Bahrain F2 test

Marcus Armstrong topped the times on the final morning session of the FIA Formula 2 Championship pre-season test in Bahrain.

Supercars team bosses back Indigenous race team

Two top Supercars team bosses and a former Bathurst 1000 winner have combined to help put an Australian Indigenous racing team on track this year.

Ticktum returns to the top in Bahrain F2 test

Dan Ticktum returned to the top of the timesheets in the afternoon session on the second day of the FIA Formula 2 pre-season test in Bahrain.

Lundgaard fastest on second morning of Bahrain F2 test

Christian Lundgaard set the fastest time in FIA Formula 2 pre-season testing so far to top the morning session on day 2 in Bahrain.

Alpine outlines F1 roles for juniors Zhou and Lundgaard

Alpine has revealed two of its academy drivers Guanyu Zhou and Christian Lundgaard will have roles to play within the Formula 1 team this year.

Rookie Beckmann ends first F2 test day on top

Rookie David Beckmann topped the times on the opening day of FIA Formula 2 testing in Bahrain.