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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Corey Heim to run 15 Truck races with Kyle Busch Motorsports

Heim, the 2021 ARCA Racing Series championship runner-up, continues his climb up the NASCAR ladder with an expanded CWTS schedule that includes 15 races.He will again pilot the No. 51 KBM Toyota Tundra with  JBL as a primary sponsor. Mardy Lind

Mick Schumacher to share Ferrari F1 reserve role with Giovinazzi in 2022

Schumacher will enter his second season in 2022 with Haas, having graduated to F1 this year as a member of the Ferrari Driver Academy. The 2020 Formula 2 champion, he is the son of seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher, who won five titles with Ferrar

Honda: Verstappen F1 title reward for belief in its engine technology

Honda returned to the sport in 2015 as an engine manufacturer with McLaren but suffered a disastrous start with underperforming and unreliable engines, which had to be designed to fit McLaren tight packaging.The partnership proved to be a major embarrassment

Vasser Sullivan reveals Lexus GTD driver line-up for 2022

Following the team’s recent announcement that Ben Barnicoat would join Jack Hawksworth in the GTD Pro entry, joined by Kyle Kirkwood for the endurance rounds, the team owned by Jimmy Vasser and James Sullivan has revealed that Hawksworth’s erstwhile partn

Opmeer becomes a two-time Formula 1 Esports Series Pro champion

As cool as Jarno Opmeer likes to portray himself, there must have been a lot running through his mind as a second F1 Esports Series Pro title hung in the balance.A dramatic race at Imola had effectively ruled underdog Lucas Blakeley out o

Petrucci «loved, but not respected» in his MotoGP career

Petrucci's 10-year career in MotoGP is a true rags to riches story, the Italian starting out on the underfunded and woefully off-the-pace Ioda CRT machine in 2012 before eventually getting a factory seat at Ducati in 2019.The Italian won two races in 2019 an

NASCAR confirms high horsepower/low downforce aero package

The 550hp aero package with an 8-inch spoiler has been scrapped after offseason testing at Charlotte Motor Speedway showed the cars to be too unstable at the slower speeds.This change will result in higher speeds, more off-throttle time and increased tire wea

M-Sport: Loeb's WRC deal 16 years in the making

Loeb will join the British squad to contest the Monte Carlo Rally season opener next month where he will drive a fourth Ford Puma alongside Craig Breen, Gus Greensmith and Adrien Fourmaux.The agreement is only for one round at the moment but it is understood

Latifi shocked by «hate, abuse and threats» after Abu Dhabi GP crash

The Williams driver crashed into the wall at Turn 14 with six laps remaining of the race at the Yas Marina circuit, resulting in a safety car that would help decide the championship.Race director Michael Masi opted to resume the race with one lap remaining, d

Solberg firms up 2022 WRC co-driver plans, Edmondson to return

Solberg will team up with British navigator Elliott Edmondson for the upcoming campaign that will see the pair drive Hyundai's third Rally1 hybrid i20 in rotation with veteran Dani Sordo.Edmondson sat alongside the 20-year-old for the first time at last month

Sulayem to devote «as much as needed» to improve F1

Sulayem has just taken over at the helm of the FIA as successor to Jean Todt, who has stepped down from the role after 12 years in charge.And while Sulayem is still bringing himself up to speed with the latest developments in F1, including new rules and the f

Sutton makes surprise switch to Motorbase Ford

The 27-year-old will line up alongside Porsche Carrera Cup GB champion and 2019/20 BTCC title contender Dan Cammish in the two-car NAPA superteam in what Sutton describes as “a multi-year deal”.Motorbase will also continue to run two-time BTCC race winne

Santander returns to F1 in 2022 with Ferrari

The Spanish financial giant will become one of the team's premium partners, with its logo featuring prominently on the team's cars, race suits and caps.It will also support the team's efforts to become carbon neutral by 2030.Santander was previously involved

M-Sport announces Loeb WRC comeback, Fourmaux retained

Nine-time world champion, Loeb, has been heavily linked to a return to the WRC having tested M-Sport's new Rally1 Puma hybrid twice in Spain and France in October and November respectively.Talks between Loeb, sponsors and the team have been ongoing for month

Ferrari plans to have new F1 simulator up to speed by early ’22

Ferrari announced last July that it had completed work on a new state-of-the-art simulator facility at Fiorano after two years of work, developed by the British company Dynisma. The team revealed at the time that it was aiming to have it up and running f

Honda betting on young riders «the correct way» - Lecuona

Lecuona lost his MotoGP ride to Moto2 runner-up Raul Fernandez, who steps up from the intermediate class with KTM and Tech 3 alongside 2021 Moto2 title winner Remy Gardner.Honda has completely revamped its 2022 WSBK line-up, bringing in Lecuona 

Honda: Verstappen title reward for belief in F1 engine technology

Honda returned to the sport in 2015 as an engine manufacturer with McLaren but suffered a disastrous start with underperforming and unreliable engines, which had to be designed to fit McLaren tight packaging.The partnership proved to be a major embarrassment

Revealed: Why Mercedes didn’t spend F1 upgrade tokens on 2021 car

As part of the rules aimed to help F1 get through the financial difficulties triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, teams were forced to carry over their 2020 chassis in to this year.However, they were allowed to make limited upgrades – which were restricte

Piastri keen on Supercars laps

The freshly-crowned Formula 2 champion has done very little racing in his native Australia, his focus having shifted to Europe while he was still in karts.In fact he hasn't done any car racing on home soil at home at all, having debuted in Formula 4 well afte
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