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The one thing W Series needs in 2020 to continue its rise Prime

The one thing W Series needs in 2020 to continue its rise

The first season of the W Series can be considered a major motorsport success story, but at the same time certain elements of its philosophy were exposed as problems. For its second season, there's one issue in particular it needs to address

Eaton "got it wrong" with initial W Series criticism

Abbie Eaton has admitted she was "wrong" to be critical of the W Series when it first launched, ahead of making her debut in the championship in 2020.

Hamilton still revisits texts from "great pillar" Lauda

Six-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton says he misses the support of Niki Lauda, and that he still revisits old messages between the pair.

DTM finalising hybrid powertrain spec for 2022 debut

DTM boss Gerhard Berger says the series is currently working on the specification of its hybrid powertrain in what is expected to be a single-spec solution.

Auer secures 2020 BMW drive for DTM return

Lucas Auer will make a return to the DTM after his exit from the Red Bull junior programme, racing for BMW, as the manufacturer confirms Joel Eriksson's exit for 2020.

Spengler leaves DTM to join BMW's IMSA roster

BMW's Bruno Spengler will call time on a 15-year DTM career to switch to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2020, remaining with the manufacturer.

Why cynic Berger changed his mind over green tech in racing Prime

Why cynic Berger changed his mind over green tech in racing

DTM boss Gerhard Berger was a detractor of Formula E and held a reluctance for his series to embrace greener engine technologies. However, this cynic's tune has had to change to ensure DTM's existence as the motorsport world moves forward

Kubica felt "comfortable" straight away in BMW's DTM car

Former Formula 1 driver Robert Kubica says he felt comfortable straight away driving the BMW M4 DTM during the series' rookie test at Jerez.

Senegal completes venue list for inaugural Extreme E season

Senegal has been added as the final location for the 2020 Extreme E season, with the calendar set to be announced next week.

Hamilton and Rossi complete ride-swap

Six-time Formula 1 World Champion and seven-time MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi have completed their ride swap at Valencia.

Zolder's DTM slot approved despite WEC clash

The DTM's season-opening Zolder round will remain in place and continue to clash with the FIA World Endurance Championship's Spa race.

WRT Audi adds IndyCar racer to all-new DTM line-up

The WRT Audi team has announced former IndyCar driver Ed Jones and ex-FIA Formula 3 Championship competitor Fabio Scherer for its 2020 DTM line-up.

Autosport Awards: Vergne scoops Moment of the Year

Two-time Formula E champion Jean-Eric Vergne has become the first recipient of the Moment of the Year Award presented by Marelli, a new addition for 2019.

Autosport Awards: Mercedes wins Racing Car of the Year

Mercedes' Formula 1 car responsible for extending its dominance to six consecutive drivers' and constructors' titles, the W10, has won the Autosport Award for Racing Car of the Year Award presented by Pirelli.

Autosport Awards: Williams Engineer of the Future selected

Luke Dardis has won the 2019 Autosport Williams Engineer of the Future Award.

Berger: DTM clash with Le Mans in 2020 unavoidable

DTM boss Gerhard Berger says the series cannot avoid a clash between its new Anderstorp round and the 2020 Le Mans 24 Hours.

What the fallout from Aston's engine split means for 2020 Prime

What the fallout from Aston's engine split means for 2020

Aston Martin's DTM arrival, via the R-Motorsport outfit, was heralded as a salvation of sorts for the series. After plenty of bumps in the road in 2019, the team finds itself in a similar position to the one it was in 12 months ago. Can it get its act together?

IndyCar outcast Jones lands Audi DTM test chance

Audi has revealed a line-up of seven drivers for the DTM's young driver test at Jerez this month, with sometime IndyCar driver Ed Jones headlining the rookies.

Kubica to drive for BMW in DTM test at Jerez

Ex-Williams Formula 1 driver Robert Kubica will drive for BMW in the upcoming DTM rookie test at Jerez in December.

Monza to host pre-season DTM testing in 2020

The DTM's 2020 pre-season test will take place at Formula 1's Italian Grand Prix venue Monza on March 16-18.

Ticktum, Gelael join DAMS for 2020 F2 season

Ex-Red Bull junior Dan Ticktum and Sean Gelael have been named as DAMS drivers for the 2020 Formula 2 season.

Super GT boss keen on 'winter series' with DTM

SUPER GT boss Masaaki Bandoh says a winter series could be the next step in his series’ on-going collaboration with the DTM.

How the DTM and Super GT can build on their experiment

The Class One 'Dream Race' staged by the DTM and SUPER GT proved a hit - from a competitive and collaborative standpoint. The next step will be for both parties to ensure a successful trial ends up being more than just that.

Zanardi used Fuji outing for Paralympics preparation

Alex Zanardi says competing for BMW in the SUPER GT x DTM Dream Race at Fuji Speedway was "very valuable" for his preparations for the 2020 Paralympic Games.

BMW emerges as leading engine option for R-Motorsport

SUPER GT's Honda, Nissan and Lexus are unlikely to supply a Class One engine to R-Motorsport in 2020, leaving BMW as the leading candidate for the Aston Martin DTM team.

Yamamoto thankful for Button's Dream Race advice

Naoki Yamamoto has thanked his Honda SUPER GT teammate Jenson Button for his advice ahead of last weekend's Fuji Dream Race.

Audi pitched common engine concept for DTM

Audi motorsport boss Dieter Gass says his manufacturer offered a common engine concept based on its own design as a way to further reduce costs in the DTM.

Duval explains sighting lap crash in Fuji Dream Race Dream Race
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Duval explains sighting lap crash in Fuji Dream Race

Audi driver Loic Duval says he was trying to get temperature into his tyres when he crashed on the sighting lap for the SUPER GT x DTM Dream Race at Fuji.

Fuji Dream Race: Cassidy leads Duval in qualifying

Super Formula champion Nick Cassidy took pole position for the first Dream Race between SUPER GT and DTM, with Audi's Loic Duval leading the German contingent in second.

Why Fuji will mark the first true Super GT/DTM battle

Jenson Button heroics aside, it was always naive to expect three SUPER GT teams to arrive at Hockenheim for a toe-in-the-water exercise and match the DTM in its season finale right off the bat. But the first two days of running at Fuji ahead of the much-heralded Dream Race suggests a true head-to-head battle could be in the offing.

Fuji Dream Race: Mardenborough tops Friday practice

Jann Mardenborough set the quickest time in Friday practice ahead of this weekend's SUPER GT x DTM Dream Race at Fuji, as Rene Rast led the DTM field.

Makino tops joint Super GT/DTM test at Fuji

Ex-Formula 2 driver Tadasuke Makino set the pace in testing ahead of Super GT and DTM's joint racing at Fuji, as Audi's Loic Duval ran the Super GT field close.

New DTM electric series "completely different" to FE
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New DTM electric series "completely different" to FE

DTM boss Gerhard Berger has explained that the series' vision of a new futuristic touring car series offers something "completely different" to Formula E.

DTM reveals "revolutionary" concept for 1000bhp electric cars

The DTM has presented a futuristic vision for a "revolutionary" new touring car series that could run in support of the German category.

R-Motorsport confirms split with DTM partner HWA

The R-Motorsport Aston Martin squad has confirmed it has split with engine partner HWA following just one season together in the DTM.

Berger: "Too early" for Super GT manufacturers in DTM

DTM boss Gerhard Berger says it is too early to expect SUPER GT's Japanese manufacturers to make full-time moves into the German-based series.

BMW shrugs off concerns over Fuji joint race line-up

BMW says it has no concerns over its driver line-up for the first pair of joint races between SUPER GT and DTM at Fuji Speedway in November.

HWA can't rule out Aston Martin DTM split

HWA says it cannot rule out the prospect of splitting up with the R-Motorsport Aston Martin DTM squad ahead of the 2020 season.

Aston has "lots of reasons" to consider top Super GT entry

Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer says there are “lots of reasons” for the British sportscar manufacturer to consider an expansion into SUPER GT’s top GT500 class.

Wittmann completes BMW's DTM/Super GT joint race line-up

BMW has completed its line-up for the joint-races between DTM and SUPER GT at Fuji next month with Marco Wittmann, completing the seven-car DTM field.

Button says final DTM race was about "surviving"

Former Formula 1 driver Jenson Button says the final race of the DTM season at Hockenheim was about "surviving" as the three SUPER GT teams struggled in the wet conditions.

Glock drove one-handed to keep car door closed

Timo Glock drove the opening stint of his Saturday DTM race at Hockenheim trying to keep his left-hand side door attached to his BMW M4 DTM after it came loose.

Button hints he won't return to Super GT in 2020

Formula 1 world champion Jenson Button has hinted he is unlikely to return to SUPER GT for a third season next year, after admitting he wants to “try something different” in 2020.

Hockenheim DTM: Muller wins finale in torrential conditions

Nico Muller ended the DTM season with victory in torrential conditions at Hockenheim after bizarre early scenes that included an Aston Martin catching fire and a SUPER GT car crashing.

Hockenheim DTM: Muller on pole after Rockenfeller penalty

Audi's Nico Muller will start the final DTM race of 2019 at Hockenheim from pole position, while qualifying pacesetter Mike Rockenfeller will line up sixth after a grid penalty earned during Saturday's race.

Button explains race against "very different" DTM cars

Ex-Formula 1 driver Jenson Button has explained the most difficult aspects of his drive to ninth at Hockenheim in the first joint-race between the DTM and SUPER GT.

Hockenheim DTM: Rast beats Wittmann to win, Button ninth

Two-time DTM champion Rene Rast defeated his 2019 title rival Marco Wittmann to win the Hockenheim opener, as Jenson Button rallied from a slow pitstop to earn a top 10 finish.

Hockenheim DTM: Rast on pole, Button sixth quickest

Audi's Rene Rast took his eighth pole of the DTM season at Hockenheim as one-time Formula 1 champion Jenson Button took a surprise sixth as the best-placed SUPER GT driver.

DTM/Super GT decide against BoP in Saturday race

The DTM and SUPER GT will not use a Balance of Performance for the first qualifying and race of the Hockenheim weekend.

Hockenheim DTM: Wittmann sets Friday practice pace

BMW's Marco Wittmann set the fastest time in practice at Hockenheim as the DTM and SUPER GT cars hit the track together for the first time this weekend.

Why Button's DTM success chances are out of his hands Prime

Why Button's DTM success chances are out of his hands

One is set up for sprint and one for endurance. So how exactly are the DTM and SUPER GT going to make their joint race a fair battle at Hockenheim this weekend? Jenson Button's chances of victory depend on it.

Super GT drivers fear "huge disadvantage" after DTM running

SUPER GT drivers fear they could face a "huge disadvantage" to their DTM counterparts after hitting the track for the first time ahead of this weekend's Hockenheim DTM finale.

New Russia round completes 2020 DTM calendar

The 2020 DTM calendar has been completed with the announcement that the series will head to new Russian circuit Igora Drive after signing a five-year deal with the venue.

Kobayashi joins DTM/Super GT Fuji field with BMW

Ex-Formula 1 driver Kamui Kobayashi will drive for BMW when the DTM and SUPER GT have their Fuji joint race in November.

Audi aiming to reduce its DTM budget in 2020

Audi says it is targeting a reduced budget for its 2020 DTM campaign, and its motorsport boss Dieter Gass believes the second year of the Class One regulations will help.

Zanardi joins BMW for DTM/Super GT joint race

Alex Zanardi has been announced as the first of BMW's three drivers for the joint-race between the DTM and SUPER GT.

Seven DTM cars confirmed for Super GT joint race

A total of seven DTM cars will compete against the SUPER GT field in the historic crossover race between the two series at Fuji Speedway, GTA chairman Masaaki Bandoh has confirmed.

Sweden joins expanded 2020 DTM schedule

The DTM has announced a new-look calendar that includes a first visit to Sweden and Hockenheim slimming to a single round, with one "exciting" addition yet to be announced.

Why Rast is the best driver outside F1 Prime

Why Rast is the best driver outside F1

There's a host of drivers who could lay claim to being F1-ready talent, but those around Rene Rast point to the double DTM champion's incredible record as proof that should he ever get the chance, he would be as worthy as any.

Audi reveals talks with Kubica's management

Audi motorsport boss Dieter Gass admits he has held discussions with the management of Williams Formula 1 driver Robert Kubica about a drive in the DTM.