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Retro: The 6-wheeled Williams F1 car that never raced

All Formula 1 fans have seen the infamous Tyrrell P34 car with four tiny wheels at the front and two standard Goodyear tyres at the back. March also produced a six-wheel car in the mid-1970s, named the 2-4-0, which had two normal wheels at the front and four

BetDSI odds: Formula 1 at Circuit of the Americas

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Kyle Larson's playoff hopes take hit as NASCAR issues L1 penalty

Larson salvaged an 11th-place finish at Talladega Superspeedway despite a difficult weekend, but that seems to be all for naught now. NASCAR has issued a substantial penalty to the No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing team, citing Section 10.9.9.d of the rule book, wh

2018 US Grand Prix coverage by ESPN, ABC

ABC will televise this Sunday’s race in Austin, TX, at 1:30 p.m., coverage commencing with the On the Grid pre-race show before the race begins at 2 p.m. Qualifying and all three practice sessions will air on ESPN networks on Friday and Saturday with stream

Mercedes wheel design gets FIA all-clear after Ferrari probe

Sources have revealed that Ferrari approached the FIA asking questions about the rear wheel rim and hub design that its title rival had used in recent races.  In particular, Ferrari wanted to know why Mercedes was able to run with a rim design that featured

Da Costa tops second Formula E test day for BMW

Da Costa claimed the honours for BMW for a second day in a row by setting the pace in the three-hour morning session with a 1m16.977s – the first lap below the 1m17s barrier so far in testing. Season four champion Jean-Eric Vergne ended the morning in secon

F1 installs Austin kerbs to avoid Verstappen drama repeat

Verstappen was left furious after the 2017 race when he was handed a five-second penalty – which cost him a podium finish – after he was ruled to have gained an advantage by cutting the track at Turns 16 and 17. The Dutchman had snatched third place on th

Lorenzo: Switching from 250cc easier than Ducati move

Three-time premier class champion Lorenzo was lured away at great expense from Yamaha to join Ducati in 2017, but the partnership fell apart earlier this year after a season-and-a-half of inconsistent results. Lorenzo went on to win three races after the deci

Jones to pilot new ECR Scuderia Corsa IndyCar entry in 2019

Jones will compete in 13 of the 17 2019 IndyCar races, including the Indianapolis 500 and all road and street courses, as Scuderia Corsa affiliates with Ed Carpenter Racing. Scuderia Corsa made its IndyCar debut last year in the 2018 Indy 500, a race in whic

Cost cap policing doubts are «nonsense», says Tost

One of the strongest arguments in recent years against limiting what teams can spend has been that outfits will simply find clever ways to get around reporting what their budgets have really been. But Tost thinks this concern no longer stacks up, as he sugges

HWA evaluating F2 entry in 2019

HWA, which is best known for running the Mercedes DTM programme and supplying the same manufacturer’s powerplants for Formula 3, would add the F2 team to its expected participation in the new FIA Formula 3 Championship. HWA was one of the 10 teams accepted

Williams' design process «quite different» for 2019 car

The team overhauled its challenger for this season but as Williams chief technical officer Paddy Lowe explains in an exclusive interview for this week's issue of Autosport magazine, «a number of those more radical design changes didn't really work for u

Monteiro to make racing return in WTCR Suzuka round

The ex-Formula 1 driver was injured in a high-speed crash at the Spanish Grand Prix venue while testing for the Honda World Touring Car Championship team when the brakes on his Civic TC1 car failed on the approach to the first corner. Monteiro said he was kno

Toyota announces Meeke for 2019 WRC season

The Finnish-based squad communicated Meeke’s signing on Wednesday morning, while Jari-Matti Latvala will also remain in a factory Yaris WRC alongside Ott Tanak, who was already under contract. Meeke effectively replaces Esapekka Lappi, who has been announ

Citroen signs Lappi from Toyota

The 27-year-old Finn is looking forward to furthering his WRC education alongside the five-time champion, while Citroen will be looking to him and his illustrious teammate to ensure the C3 WRC challenges for victory on every round in 2019. Lappi said: “Obvi

De Ferran suppressing «anger» amid McLaren results

De Ferran took his sporting director role in the summer after a leadership shake-up at McLaren that included the departure of Eric Boullier. McLaren promised a lot for 2018 after ditching Honda to switch to Renault but that move has exposed its own failings a

Audi: Rast's winning streak a «record for eternity»

Rast's fourth consecutive victory at the Red Bull Ring was already a record, but he added two more to his tally at Hockenheim and now his streak is twice as long as anybody else's in the series' modern era. As a result, Rast was only four points behind champi

Target budget for WEC hypercar rules slashed

The WEC's rule makers, the FIA and series promoter the Automobile Club de l'Ouest, have come up with a revised budget target of €20m a season for a two-car factory team.  This is down from the €25-€30m announced when the broad framework of the new top

Stadium Trucks return to Australia despite CAMS ban

Amid a bitter dispute with the peak governing body in Australia, which has seen the category suspended from competing at Supercars events, the Stadium Trucks have joined the line-up for the Australian Motor Racing Series round at Sydney Motorsport Park. The A

Major backer planning new Supercars squad

The Boost boss has been linked to team ownership before, having initially looked to buy into what was then known as Walkinshaw Racing during Ryan Walkinshaw’s search for equity partners last year. He ultimately missed out in favour of the three-way allianc

First Honda TCR car lands in Australia

The Civic has been loaned out by its creator J.A.S, with plans to partner with a local team in time for the inaugural TCR Australia season. It's currently being housed by Sydney-based Carrera Cup team Wall Racing, who will complete the prep work and run it a

How IndyCar is solving its superspeedway ‘problem’

The ‘problem’ “I think it could be a really shitty race,” said one driver a few days before this year’s Indy 500, but after the week of practice. “We can’t pass. I mean, yeah, we can pass if there’s only one car ahead, but if there’s a lot o

Ty Dillon finds hope at Talladega «in one of the toughest seasons»

Dillon, the 26-year-old grandson of NASCAR owner Richard Childress and driver of the Germain Racing’s No. 13 Chevrolet, hasn’t enjoyed much success this year, his second fulltime season with the organization. Three of his four best finishes this season ha

Toto Wolff call initiated Vandoorne’s Formula E move

Vandoorne’s McLaren exit was announced in early September and he explained that the Mercedes motorsport boss contacted him about a HWA opening that same month. “So I had the first contact in about September I would say,” Vandoorne said. “I actually ha

Rea: I could've done better than Crutchlow in MotoGP

Rea is now statistically the greatest WSBK rider of all time after clinching his fourth-straight title at Magny-Cours, before tallying up his 69th and 70th races victory in Argentina last weekend. Both Crutchlow and Rea raced against each other in Britain an

Hypersofts dominate Mexico F1 tyre selections

Sole supplier Pirelli has nominated the hypersoft, ultrasoft and supersoft compounds for the event at the high-altitude Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez. Title opponents Hamilton and Vettel have made identical choices, and will each have eight sets of hypersofts

AIM Vasser Sullivan to run Lexus RC Fs in IMSA

Vasser and Sullivan, who were partners at the now defunct KVSH Racing in IndyCar, were co-entrants of Dale Coyne Racing’s #18 car this year, backing their erstwhile KVSH driver Sebastien Bourdais. AIM Autosport has successfully run customer racing programs

Motopark angered by «strange» FIA F3 snub

Motopark returned to European F3 competition in 2015 after dominating the German F3 Cup, and has carried Joel Eriksson and Dan Ticktum to the championship runner-up position in ’17 and ’18 respectively, having also run Ticktum to glory in last year’s Ma

BMW rookie Sims leads opening day of Formula E testing

Sims, who will make his FE debut in the upcoming campaign, also topped the morning session at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo with a time of 1m17.567s. But towards the end of the afternoon running, Sims moved back to the top of the overall timesheets with a 1m17.55

Albon emerges as favourite for Hartley's Toro Rosso seat

However, the Anglo-Thai racer first has to get out of his existing deal to contest the 2018-19 Formula E season with Nissan. It’s understood that Red Bull motorsport boss Helmut Marko is negotiating with Nissan for the release of the 22-year-old, and that i

Force India creditors already paid by Stroll

Stroll and his associates paid £90m for the assets of the old team before creating a new company and lodging a new entry with the FIA, under the Racing Point name. As the original company is under administration, usually that £90m would be locked into a leg

ByKolles raced at Fuji over 100 horsepower down

Dillmann, returning to the Austrian squad after skipping the previous round at Silverstone, shared the solo ENSO CLM P1/01 with Oliver Webb and James Rossiter at Fuji last weekend, finishing fifth. The trio ended up some 11 down laps on the winning Toyota TS0

Correction: Guy Edwards

Multiple sources reported that Edwards had died, but after posting our tribute to him this morning, a former colleague of Guy’s was able to track him down to his cottage in Ireland, speak to him personally, and confirm that he is very much still with us. W

Sykes weighing up «interesting» '19 WSBK option

2013 world champion Sykes has been a Kawasaki rider since 2010, but confirmed earlier in the year that the current season would be his last for the Japanese marque, with newly-crowned British Superbike champion Leon Haslam taking his place. Sykes has been lin

Sutton to contest TCR Europe finale

Sutton, who claimed the 2017 BTCC drivers' title in a Team BMR factory Subaru Levorg and won more races than any other driver on his way to fourth in the points this year, will drive for the WestCoast Racing outfit that ran Dan Lloyd to the inaugural TCR UK t

F1 drivers «completely cruising» due to tyre fears

Blistering occurs when part of a tyre overheats, causing rubber to soften and break apart in chunks, and although it is not a new phenomenon in F1 it has been problematic at several races this season. F1 tyre supplier Pirelli introduced softer compounds for t

Ferrari had one-two finish «taken away» at Fuji

Calado and Alessandro Pier Guidi were the Prancing Horse’s top representative in Japan, the pair fighting back from an early puncture to claim fourth in the GTE Pro class in the #51 Ferrari. The sister #71 488 Evo of Sam Bird and Davide Rigon was in a stron

Meeke splits with co-driver Nagle

Meeke and Nagle have worked together on and off for the last 11 years, but Nagle had remained alongside the Dungannon driver for the last four and a half years at Citroen. Neither has commented on the decision, but Motorsport.com understands the split is enti

Rally GB closer to moving out of Wales

This year's Rally GB was the last in the current agreement with the Welsh Government. Wales has renewed its support for the event for the next three years, but Motorsport.com understands the WRC promoter is requesting a change of format that could mean the ev
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