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Vettel makes Aston Martin debut in Silverstone shakedown

Four-time world champion Vettel has joined the Aston Martin squad following its rebrand for the 2021 season as the British manufacturer returns to F1 after over 60 years away.Vettel and team-mate Lance Stroll took part in the launch of the team’s new Aston
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Vettel makes Aston Martin debut in Silverstone shakedown

Four-time world champion Vettel has joined the Aston Martin squad following its rebrand for the 2021 season as the British manufacturer returns to F1 after over 60 years away.Vettel and team-mate Lance Stroll took part in the launch of the team’s new Aston Martin AMR21 F1 car on Wednesday before hitting the track on Thursday at Silverstone. Vettel and Stroll split duties in the car across ...Keep reading

Castroneves: IndyCar return means ditching sportscar habits

The Brazilian veteran of 351 Indy car starts – 30 wins including three Indy 500s – spent the last three years in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, culminating in he and co-driver Ricky Taylor capturing the 2020 Prototype title.In addition, he w
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Castroneves: IndyCar return means ditching sportscar habits

The Brazilian veteran of 351 Indy car starts – 30 wins including three Indy 500s – spent the last three years in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, culminating in he and co-driver Ricky Taylor capturing the 2020 Prototype title.In addition, he won the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona this year, sharing the winning Wayne Taylor Racing Acura with Ricky Taylor Filipe Albuquerque and ...Keep reading

Toyota aiming to test new hybrid WRC car in the summer

Led by the squad's Technical Director Tom Fowler, Toyota is developing the all-new specification car around the road-going GR Yaris.M-Sport Ford already has high hopes for its latest project, while Hyundai Motorsport has started work on its challenger despit
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Toyota aiming to test new hybrid WRC car in the summer

Led by the squad's Technical Director Tom Fowler, Toyota is developing the all-new specification car around the road-going GR Yaris.M-Sport Ford already has high hopes for its latest project, while Hyundai Motorsport has started work on its challenger despite the company’s board still undecided about his plans beyond the 2021 season.“The 2022 Rally1 car is mostly in the design phase at ...Keep reading

St. Petersburg IndyCar event to host 20,000 fans per day

At today’s City of St. Petersburg Council meeting, an event plan was presented by GSSP officials and Mayor Rick Kriseman’s administration, and City Council approved the resolution by a count of seven votes to zero for 20,000 spectators to attend per day,
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St. Petersburg IndyCar event to host 20,000 fans per day

At today’s City of St. Petersburg Council meeting, an event plan was presented by GSSP officials and Mayor Rick Kriseman’s administration, and City Council approved the resolution by a count of seven votes to zero for 20,000 spectators to attend per day, April 23-25.As per the 2020 season finale at the venue, GSSP will operate the event under specific health and safety protocols for ...Keep reading

Bahrain GP open to fans who are vaccinated or COVID-19 recovered

After running behind closed doors last year in November, the Bahrain Grand Prix is set to welcome fans back to the grandstands for the 2021 opening round on March 26-28.The Bahrain International Circuit announced on Thursday that it would be selling tickets f
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Bahrain GP open to fans who are vaccinated or COVID-19 recovered

After running behind closed doors last year in November, the Bahrain Grand Prix is set to welcome fans back to the grandstands for the 2021 opening round on March 26-28.The Bahrain International Circuit announced on Thursday that it would be selling tickets for the race, but only to fans who had either been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or could prove they have recovered from the ...Keep reading

Domenicali: F1 may not have podiums after sprint race

The sport’s bosses are currently putting together the final plans for the trial of a Saturday qualifying race at select events this year.If the plans gets the necessary support from teams, which looks likely, then the revised format is set to run at the Can
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Domenicali: F1 may not have podiums after sprint race

The sport’s bosses are currently putting together the final plans for the trial of a Saturday qualifying race at select events this year.If the plans gets the necessary support from teams, which looks likely, then the revised format is set to run at the Canadian, Italian and Brazilian Grands Prix.One of the factors being considered is to ensure that the shorter race on Saturday does not ...Keep reading

Haas F1 claims Russian flag design not a result of WADA ruling

A two-year ban for Russian athletes at world championship sporting events was announced in December by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.The ban related to state-sponsored doping and cover-ups at the 2014 Winter Olympics following investigations by the Worl
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Haas F1 claims Russian flag design not a result of WADA ruling

A two-year ban for Russian athletes at world championship sporting events was announced in December by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.The ban related to state-sponsored doping and cover-ups at the 2014 Winter Olympics following investigations by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), which had recommended a four-year ban.The Russian Automobile Federation confirmed in February that this ...Keep reading

Has Vettel got his mojo back with Aston Martin?

Chatting to the media via Zoom during Aston Martin's launch on Wednesday, Sebastian Vettel was in an optimistic and positive frame of mind, making it clear that he's moved on from any disappointment at the way his Ferrari career ended.That mojo phrase was use
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Has Vettel got his mojo back with Aston Martin?

Chatting to the media via Zoom during Aston Martin's launch on Wednesday, Sebastian Vettel was in an optimistic and positive frame of mind, making it clear that he's moved on from any disappointment at the way his Ferrari career ended.That mojo phrase was used last year by Aston Martin technical director Andrew Green when speaking about what Vettel could bring to the team, and what the team ...Keep reading

Gunther: One-lap pace let us down in Diriyah FE

While Mercedes, Audi and Porsche all raced at the front of the pack in the Diriyah E-Prix double header, BMW was the only German marque to have a subdued weekend in the Saudi Arabian capital, with neither Gunther nor rookie teammate Jake Dennis scoring a poin
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Gunther: One-lap pace let us down in Diriyah FE

While Mercedes, Audi and Porsche all raced at the front of the pack in the Diriyah E-Prix double header, BMW was the only German marque to have a subdued weekend in the Saudi Arabian capital, with neither Gunther nor rookie teammate Jake Dennis scoring a point.Gunther and Dennis qualified a mediocre ninth and 14th respectively for the first of the two races, but BMW’s one-lap pace deficit ...Keep reading

Pietro Fittipaldi returns to Coyne for IndyCar ovals

Fittipaldi, who will also be continuing as Haas F1’s test driver this season, will be returning to the team for whom he made his IndyCar debut in 2018.That season was disrupted after just one race for the Miami-born Brazilian when a car failure in a FIA Wor
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Pietro Fittipaldi returns to Coyne for IndyCar ovals

Fittipaldi, who will also be continuing as Haas F1’s test driver this season, will be returning to the team for whom he made his IndyCar debut in 2018.That season was disrupted after just one race for the Miami-born Brazilian when a car failure in a FIA World Endurance Championship event at Spa-Francorchamps pitched him into the barriers and broke his legs.He returned to IndyCar before ...Keep reading

Le Mans 24 Hours postpones 2021 edition until August

Race organiser the Automobile Club de l'Ouest made the announcement on Thursday, revealing that the 89th edition of the French classic is now slated for the weekend of August 21-22.It follows last year's race being moved to September, which marked the first t
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Le Mans 24 Hours postpones 2021 edition until August

Race organiser the Automobile Club de l'Ouest made the announcement on Thursday, revealing that the 89th edition of the French classic is now slated for the weekend of August 21-22.It follows last year's race being moved to September, which marked the first time it hadn't taken place in June since 1968.ACO President Pierre Fillon said the choice had been taken to maximise the chances of ...Keep reading

Aprilia unveils new MotoGP bike as Savadori gets race seat

Aprilia runs its factory operation in conjunction with the Gresini Racing Team, having done so since its return to the premier class in 2015.But the Aprilia Gresini team will go forth in 2021 without its talisman leader Fausto Gresini, who tragically died las
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Aprilia unveils new MotoGP bike as Savadori gets race seat

Aprilia runs its factory operation in conjunction with the Gresini Racing Team, having done so since its return to the premier class in 2015.But the Aprilia Gresini team will go forth in 2021 without its talisman leader Fausto Gresini, who tragically died last month following a lengthy battle with COVID-19.Aprilia is one of only two manufacturers alongside KTM allowed to start 2021 with an ...Keep reading

Auer set to return to Mercedes fold in the DTM

Auer was a part of Mercedes’ works DTM programme from 2015-18, scoring four victories during that period and earning a best finish of sixth in the drivers’ championship.But the Stuttgart-based marque’s exit from the series prompted Auer to look elsewher
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Auer set to return to Mercedes fold in the DTM

Auer was a part of Mercedes’ works DTM programme from 2015-18, scoring four victories during that period and earning a best finish of sixth in the drivers’ championship.But the Stuttgart-based marque’s exit from the series prompted Auer to look elsewhere, with the Austrian going on to compete in Super Formula with Red Bull in 2019 before returning to the DTM with BMW in what turned out ...Keep reading

Schumacher spent week in quarantine for Haas F1 seat fit

Due to coronavirus restrictions imposed by the British government, all arrivals from Switzerland, where Schumacher lives, have to undergo a mandatory period of self isolation and conduct two COVID tests.The demand was what prompted Fernando Alonso to skip an
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Schumacher spent week in quarantine for Haas F1 seat fit

Due to coronavirus restrictions imposed by the British government, all arrivals from Switzerland, where Schumacher lives, have to undergo a mandatory period of self isolation and conduct two COVID tests.The demand was what prompted Fernando Alonso to skip any involvement in the Alpine launch and shakedown earlier this week, but Schumacher had no choice but to go through it so he could get on ...Keep reading

Williams retains Aitken as reserve F1 driver for 2021

Aitken filled in at the team for regular driver George Russell at the 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix, who had in turn substituted for Lewis Hamilton after the reigning world champion contracted COVID-19 ahead of the second race in Bahrain.Finishing 16th, Aitken had r
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Williams retains Aitken as reserve F1 driver for 2021

Aitken filled in at the team for regular driver George Russell at the 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix, who had in turn substituted for Lewis Hamilton after the reigning world champion contracted COVID-19 ahead of the second race in Bahrain.Finishing 16th, Aitken had recovered from a small crash at the final corner in which he dislodged his front wing, which brought out a safety car - ironically causing ...Keep reading

«Not proud» Mazepin vows to learn from video incident

Shortly after being announced as a Haas F1 driver for the 2021 season, a video was uploaded to Mazepin's Instagram account in which he was shown groping a woman's chest in the back of a car.Haas called the incident «abhorrent» and Mazepin apologis
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«Not proud» Mazepin vows to learn from video incident

Shortly after being announced as a Haas F1 driver for the 2021 season, a video was uploaded to Mazepin's Instagram account in which he was shown groping a woman's chest in the back of a car.Haas called the incident «abhorrent» and Mazepin apologised before the team dealt with the matter internally, keeping the details of its action private.Speaking in an open media call for the first time ...Keep reading

The tweaks hidden inside Alpine's new A521 F1 car

There are three things to really consider when looking at the latest batch of cars: how have the team handled the new regulations that reduce downforce by approximately 10%, how have they reconfigured the car under the homologation and token system and what p
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The tweaks hidden inside Alpine's new A521 F1 car

There are three things to really consider when looking at the latest batch of cars: how have the team handled the new regulations that reduce downforce by approximately 10%, how have they reconfigured the car under the homologation and token system and what progress have they made from an aerodynamic perspective aside from the change in regs.In terms of how this team has handled the new ...Keep reading

B-Max skips opening Super Formula pre-season test

B-Max was absent from the entry list for the two-day test on March 11-12 published on Thursday, leaving just seven Honda-powered entries in the field.Motorsport.com reported last week that a deal had been reached for B-Max to field Yves Baltas this season, bu
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B-Max skips opening Super Formula pre-season test

B-Max was absent from the entry list for the two-day test on March 11-12 published on Thursday, leaving just seven Honda-powered entries in the field.Motorsport.com reported last week that a deal had been reached for B-Max to field Yves Baltas this season, but it was understood the team's participation in the Suzuka test hinged on Baltas being able to obtain a visa to enter Japan in ...Keep reading

Vettel blasts F1's sprint race plan: «It makes no sense»

F1 is planning to stage sprint races on the Saturday of three grand prix weekends this year in a bid to trial the format change, setting the grid for Sunday.A 100km event is currently planned for races in Canada, Italy and Brazil after receiving “broad supp
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Vettel blasts F1's sprint race plan: «It makes no sense»

F1 is planning to stage sprint races on the Saturday of three grand prix weekends this year in a bid to trial the format change, setting the grid for Sunday.A 100km event is currently planned for races in Canada, Italy and Brazil after receiving “broad support” from teams at the last F1 Commission meeting. Further details are being finalised by a working group in the coming weeks, with a ...Keep reading

Alesi named in three-car TOM'S Super Formula Lights squad

As previously reported by Motorsport.com, ex-Ferrari Academy member Alesi makes the move to Japan's second-tier single-seater series after two seasons in Formula 2.The son of one-time grand prix winner Jean Alesi, joins Japanese pair Kazuko Kotaka and Hibiki
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Alesi named in three-car TOM'S Super Formula Lights squad

As previously reported by Motorsport.com, ex-Ferrari Academy member Alesi makes the move to Japan's second-tier single-seater series after two seasons in Formula 2.The son of one-time grand prix winner Jean Alesi, joins Japanese pair Kazuko Kotaka and Hibiki Taira in what is now a three-car TOM'S stable.Kotaka stays on for a third season in what used to be known as All-Japan Formula 3 ...Keep reading

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