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Bagnaia thinks MotoGP is changing for the better

Ducati rider Bagnaia won four races in 2021 on his way to second in the standings, having proved to be world champion Fabio Quartararo's main rival in the title battle.Though the championship tussle between the pair never got to a heated stage as Quartararo s
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Bagnaia thinks MotoGP is changing for the better

Ducati rider Bagnaia won four races in 2021 on his way to second in the standings, having proved to be world champion Fabio Quartararo's main rival in the title battle.Though the championship tussle between the pair never got to a heated stage as Quartararo secured the crown with two races to spare, both riders exuded respect for one another at all times.Having crashed out of the Emilia ...Keep reading

Ricciardo didn't expect Piastri to dominate F2 like he did

Piastri took the junior formula ladder by storm by winning championships in three consecutive seasons in Formula Renault Eurocup, FIA Formula 3 and FIA Formula 2.With powerhouse Prema, Piastri dominated F2, taking the title with a 60.5-point gap to runner-up
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Ricciardo didn't expect Piastri to dominate F2 like he did

Piastri took the junior formula ladder by storm by winning championships in three consecutive seasons in Formula Renault Eurocup, FIA Formula 3 and FIA Formula 2.With powerhouse Prema, Piastri dominated F2, taking the title with a 60.5-point gap to runner-up Robert Shwartzman.It didn't yield the 20-year-old from Melbourne an F1 seat for next year, but the Alpine Academy member will step up ...Keep reading

Sainz relieved 2021 F1 title battle had «good outcome» on track

Red Bull's Max Verstappen was crowned champion for the first time in the Yas Marina finale after he beat Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton thanks to a late safety car period following a crash by Nicolas Latifi.Although Michael Masi's call to relaunch the race wit
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Sainz relieved 2021 F1 title battle had «good outcome» on track

Red Bull's Max Verstappen was crowned champion for the first time in the Yas Marina finale after he beat Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton thanks to a late safety car period following a crash by Nicolas Latifi.Although Michael Masi's call to relaunch the race with one lap to go was very controversial, fears that the championship would be decided by a crash between Verstappen and Hamilton didn't ...Keep reading

Uncovered: M-Sport Ford Fiesta WRC

Born out of regulations, introduced in 2017, designed to create faster, more aero dependent, extreme WRC cars, Toyota, Hyundai, M-Sport Ford and Citroen constructed cars wild enough to be dubbed the «modern Group B.»Now the curtain has fallen on 2
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Uncovered: M-Sport Ford Fiesta WRC

Born out of regulations, introduced in 2017, designed to create faster, more aero dependent, extreme WRC cars, Toyota, Hyundai, M-Sport Ford and Citroen constructed cars wild enough to be dubbed the «modern Group B.»Now the curtain has fallen on 2017 cars that wowed drivers and fans during the last five years, Motorsport.com was given exclusive access to M-Sport's Ford Fiesta to understand ...Keep reading

Bomarito to join Thomas at PR1/Mathiasen

Following yesterday’s announcement of its drivers for the #52 car, PR1/Mathiasen has revealed it has landed ex-Mazda DPi ace Bomarito, for whom the move is something of a homecoming.Between 2003 and ’08, the Monterey, CA-born star won multiple junior open
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Bomarito to join Thomas at PR1/Mathiasen

Following yesterday’s announcement of its drivers for the #52 car, PR1/Mathiasen has revealed it has landed ex-Mazda DPi ace Bomarito, for whom the move is something of a homecoming.Between 2003 and ’08, the Monterey, CA-born star won multiple junior open-wheel races for both PR1 and Mathiasen before the two teams joined forces. But at a time of dysfunction in the open-wheel ladder system ...Keep reading

Bob Keselowski dies, aged 70 after cancer battle

Keselowski had a very successful career in the ARCA Racing Series, winning 24 races (ninth on the all-time wins list) and the 1989 title.His father John Keselowski was a motorcycle racer who later became a team owner in stock car racing, passing on his love o
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Bob Keselowski dies, aged 70 after cancer battle

Keselowski had a very successful career in the ARCA Racing Series, winning 24 races (ninth on the all-time wins list) and the 1989 title.His father John Keselowski was a motorcycle racer who later became a team owner in stock car racing, passing on his love of racing to Bob and his brother Ron. Bob was also a pioneer of the NASCAR Truck Series, competing in the inaugural season in ...Keep reading

IndyCar extends contract with Dallara

Dallara first entered top-line U.S. open-wheel racing in 1997 and has been sole supplier since 2009, the year after Indy Racing League and Champ Car World Series merged to form what is currently known as the NTT IndyCar Series.The new blended series saw every
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IndyCar extends contract with Dallara

Dallara first entered top-line U.S. open-wheel racing in 1997 and has been sole supplier since 2009, the year after Indy Racing League and Champ Car World Series merged to form what is currently known as the NTT IndyCar Series.The new blended series saw everyone adopt the Dallara chassis as used by the Indy Racing League, so that Champ Car teams who remained involved had to ditch their ...Keep reading

Castroneves and Guerra confirmed in Race of Champions

Castroneves, who this year became the fourth member of the four-time Indy 500 winners’ elite, joins a long list of motorsport megastars for the event which will be held in Pite Havsbad, Sweden, February 5 - 6, 2022. Other aces already confirmed includ
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Castroneves and Guerra confirmed in Race of Champions

Castroneves, who this year became the fourth member of the four-time Indy 500 winners’ elite, joins a long list of motorsport megastars for the event which will be held in Pite Havsbad, Sweden, February 5 - 6, 2022. Other aces already confirmed include four-time Formula 1 champion, Sebastian Vettel, nine-time Le Mans winner, Tom Kristensen, reigning FIA World Rallycross Champion ...Keep reading

Bob Keselowski dies at 70 after cancer battle

Keselowski had a very successful career in the ARCA Racing Series, winning 24 races (ninth on the all-time wins list) and the 1989 title.His father John Keselowski was a motorcycle racer who became a team owner in stock car racing, passing on his love of raci
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Bob Keselowski dies at 70 after cancer battle

Keselowski had a very successful career in the ARCA Racing Series, winning 24 races (ninth on the all-time wins list) and the 1989 title.His father John Keselowski was a motorcycle racer who became a team owner in stock car racing, passing on his love of racing to Bob and his brother Ron. Bob was a pioneer of the NASCAR Truck Series too, competing in the inaugural season in 1995. Teo ...Keep reading

Fanatec’s Podium BMW M4 GT3 sim racing wheel sells out in minutes

There we were, all geared up to write an article about Fanatec’s ground-breaking Podium Steering Wheel BMW M4 GT3 for sim racing now being available to order, and the first batch was allocated almost immediately.When pre-orders were available again a d
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Fanatec’s Podium BMW M4 GT3 sim racing wheel sells out in minutes

There we were, all geared up to write an article about Fanatec’s ground-breaking Podium Steering Wheel BMW M4 GT3 for sim racing now being available to order, and the first batch was allocated almost immediately.When pre-orders were available again a day later, the earliest delivery date is 21st September 2022.To be clear, this isn’t a replica. The same exact wheel used in the ...Keep reading

Loeb “can still be competitive" on WRC return

The WRC’s most successful driver is set to make a comeback to the championship next month having secured a deal with M-Sport Ford to drive a fourth Puma Rally1 at the famous Monte Carlo event, which he's won seven times previously.Loeb is only confirmed to
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Loeb “can still be competitive" on WRC return

The WRC’s most successful driver is set to make a comeback to the championship next month having secured a deal with M-Sport Ford to drive a fourth Puma Rally1 at the famous Monte Carlo event, which he's won seven times previously.Loeb is only confirmed to contest one rally at this stage but the team hasn’t ruled out further appearances.The nine-time world champion will be partnered ...Keep reading

Ferrari’s 2022 F1 car and engine will feature a ‘lot of innovation’

The Maranello-based outfit recovered from a dire 2020 campaign to finish third in the constructors’ championship this year.And with a rules reset coming for 2022, the team is hoping that the opportunity afforded by the start of the new era can give it the c
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Ferrari’s 2022 F1 car and engine will feature a ‘lot of innovation’

The Maranello-based outfit recovered from a dire 2020 campaign to finish third in the constructors’ championship this year.And with a rules reset coming for 2022, the team is hoping that the opportunity afforded by the start of the new era can give it the chance to get back to winning ways.Speaking from Maranello as he looked forward to next season, team principal Mattia Binotto said ...Keep reading

Mercedes/Red Bull relations need mending, says F1 boss

With the championship battle between F1’s top two teams having gone to the wire in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, tensions between Red Bull boss Christian Horner and Mercedes chief Toto Wolff erupted as the season neared its end.The level of animosity between th
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Mercedes/Red Bull relations need mending, says F1 boss

With the championship battle between F1’s top two teams having gone to the wire in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, tensions between Red Bull boss Christian Horner and Mercedes chief Toto Wolff erupted as the season neared its end.The level of animosity between the pair spilled over at times to them getting involved in clashes in FIA press conferences or in the media.While the pair did shake ...Keep reading

Extreme E reveals plans for 2022 season

The all-electric SUV off-road racing championship did issue a provisional schedule back in September, which featured no fewer than 12 countries to fill the five-round campaign.But Motorsport.com understands this oversubscription was a deliberate move to encou
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Extreme E reveals plans for 2022 season

The all-electric SUV off-road racing championship did issue a provisional schedule back in September, which featured no fewer than 12 countries to fill the five-round campaign.But Motorsport.com understands this oversubscription was a deliberate move to encourage host venues to compete against one another to wheedle out the highest bidder.Now, it has been whittled back to six locations ...Keep reading

Horner to remain as Red Bull F1 team principal until at least 2026

Horner joined Red Bull as team principal in 2005 when the energy drink giant moved into F1 with its own team, overseeing five drivers’ championship wins and four constructors’ titles.The latest championship win came earlier this month when Max Verstappen
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Horner to remain as Red Bull F1 team principal until at least 2026

Horner joined Red Bull as team principal in 2005 when the energy drink giant moved into F1 with its own team, overseeing five drivers’ championship wins and four constructors’ titles.The latest championship win came earlier this month when Max Verstappen clinched the title on the final lap of the season in Abu Dhabi, defeating Lewis Hamilton.Verstappen said after winning the race that ...Keep reading

FIA rally director Matton leaves role on eve of 2022 Rally1 shift

Matton joined the FIA as rally director in 2018 and has been a key figure in the roll out of the WRC’s Rally1 hybrid regulations that will be introduced from next year.An official statement confirming Matton’s departure is yet to be released by the FIA, w
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FIA rally director Matton leaves role on eve of 2022 Rally1 shift

Matton joined the FIA as rally director in 2018 and has been a key figure in the roll out of the WRC’s Rally1 hybrid regulations that will be introduced from next year.An official statement confirming Matton’s departure is yet to be released by the FIA, who were unable to confirm nor deny the news when contacted by Motorsport.com. However, sources have confirmed to Motorsport.com's Italian ...Keep reading

The Top 10 SUPER GT/Super Formula drivers of 2021

For a third season in a row, Motorsport.com brings you its countdown of the most impressive performers from both of Japan's two top categories. Wildly varying fortunes for many drivers across SUPER GT and Super Formula made this list even harder to compile th
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The Top 10 SUPER GT/Super Formula drivers of 2021

For a third season in a row, Motorsport.com brings you its countdown of the most impressive performers from both of Japan's two top categories. Wildly varying fortunes for many drivers across SUPER GT and Super Formula made this list even harder to compile than usual, but after much debate, this is the order we settled on. Read on to see who makes the cut. Honourable ...Keep reading

The far-reaching implications of the FIA's 'new world order'

The election of a new FIA president is a rare occurrence, when you consider that only Jean Todt and Max Mosley have served in the role since 1991. So for 30 years – the entire span of many motorsport fans’ followership of the sport – these two giants ha
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The far-reaching implications of the FIA's 'new world order'

The election of a new FIA president is a rare occurrence, when you consider that only Jean Todt and Max Mosley have served in the role since 1991. So for 30 years – the entire span of many motorsport fans’ followership of the sport – these two giants have been at the helm.It is in that context that we have to approach the election of Mohammed ben Sulayem of the UAE, a former multiple ...Keep reading

Marquez MotoGP recovery on track amid treatment for double vision

Six-time MotoGP world champion Marquez has been out of action since suffering vision problems following a concussion suffered in a training crash ahead of the Portuguese Grand Prix in November.The 28-year-old missed the final two races and post-season test af
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Marquez MotoGP recovery on track amid treatment for double vision

Six-time MotoGP world champion Marquez has been out of action since suffering vision problems following a concussion suffered in a training crash ahead of the Portuguese Grand Prix in November.The 28-year-old missed the final two races and post-season test after he was diagnosed suffering from double vision – diplopia – in one of his eyes. Marquez had damaged the same eye nerve in 2011 in ...Keep reading

Ferrari planning mid-February launch for 2022 Formula 1 car

F1 will undergo a technical overhaul for next year following a significant change in the regulations that has focused on the aerodynamic performance of cars, with the aim of making them easier to race and overtake with.Ferrari will enter next year looking to
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Ferrari planning mid-February launch for 2022 Formula 1 car

F1 will undergo a technical overhaul for next year following a significant change in the regulations that has focused on the aerodynamic performance of cars, with the aim of making them easier to race and overtake with.Ferrari will enter next year looking to build on its improved performance through 2021 that saw it recover from its worst season in 40 years to finish third in the standings ...Keep reading

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