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Ciceley Motorsport exits BTCC after 10 years

Race-winning British Touring Car Championship team Ciceley Motorsport has called time on its involvement in the series after 10 years.

PHM Racing to take over Charouz F2 and F3 entries

PHM Racing will take over Charouz Racing System's entries and assets in FIA Formula 2 and 3 from 2023.

WTCR Saudi Arabia: Azcona crowned champion as series comes to a close

Mikel Azcona clinched the 2022 World Touring Car Cup title in the season finale in Saudi Arabia, as the long-running tin-top championship came to a close.

DTM champion van der Linde wants 'bucket list' Bathurst outing

BMW driver Sheldon van der Linde wants to tick off the Bathurst 12 Hour from his bucket list after winning the 2022 DTM title with the new M4 GT3.

Martins tops Abu Dhabi post-season F2 test for ART

Victor Martins topped the FIA Formula 2 post-season test in Abu Dhabi, driving for ART, the team with whom he won the 2022 Formula 3 title.

DTM and ADAC in talks over 2023 collaboration, sale rumoured

DTM and ADAC are in dialogue with a view to collaborate on a number of areas in 2023, and a potential sale of DTM is also being rumoured.

Novalak switches to Trident for second full F2 season

Clement Novalak has signed with Trident for his second full season in Formula 2, departing teams' title champion MP Motorsport ahead of 2023.

WRT shuts down 2023 DTM entry rumours with BMW

WRT has no plans to be on the 2023 DTM grid despite rumours linking the Belgian squad with a potential return to the championship, according to team principal Vincent Vosse.

Arthur Leclerc promoted to Formula 2 with DAMS in 2023

Arthur Leclerc will make the move up to FIA Formula 2 with DAMS in 2023, it has been announced.

Vesti switches to Prema for second season of F2

Mercedes junior driver Frederik Vesti will switch to Prema for his second season of Formula 2 in 2023, following a race-winning rookie campaign with ART Grand Prix.

F2 Abu Dhabi: Iwasa wins finale as Sargeant secures superlicence

Ayumu Iwasa held off a fierce challenge from Felipe Drugovich to secure his second FIA Formula 2 win of the season in Abu Dhabi, as Logan Sargeant secured his Formula 1 superlicence. 

F2 Abu Dhabi: Lawson wins red-flagged sprint race

Liam Lawson scored his fourth FIA Formula 2 win of 2022 in Abu Dhabi, snatching victory from Richard Verschoor in a red-flagged sprint race.

Women in Motorsports NA welcomes F1 academy for women

Lyn St. James and Beth Paretta of Women in Motorsports North America are enthused by Formula 1’s announcement of an all-female racing championship from 2023.

Formula E unveils plans for "Attack Charge" pitstops, Fanboost dropped

Fast-charging pitstops are set to play a role in future Formula E races, with potential to introduce them partway through the coming season, as Fanboost has been officially dropped.

F2 Abu Dhabi: Iwasa leads DAMS 1-2 in truncated qualifying

Ayumu Iwasa led a DAMS 1-2 in the final FIA Formula 2 qualifying session of 2022 as a red flag ended running early. 

De Vries' F1 move gives Formula E drivers "more credibility" - Dennis

Nyck de Vries' move into Formula 1 and his super-sub outing at this year's Italian Grand Prix gives the field of Formula E drivers "more credibility", says Jake Dennis.

The next steps for Pourchaire after an F2 title miss

Theo Pourchaire entered the 2022 Formula 2 season a firm favourite for the title after remaining with ART Grand Prix for a second season. But an unexpected charge from Felipe Drugovich and MP Motorsport meant the Frenchman was forced to settle for second. What went wrong for the Sauber protege, and where does he go from here?

Correa makes F2 return in Abu Dhabi with Van Amersfoort

Juan Manuel Correa will make his long-awaited Formula 2 comeback in the 2022 finale at Abu Dhabi, replacing David Beckmann at Van Amersfoort Racing.

Williams F1 junior O'Sullivan to join Prema for 2023 F3 season

Williams Formula 1 junior driver Zak O’Sullivan will join Prema for his second FIA Formula 3 season, moving over from Carlin.

Pourchaire "pretty sure" he wouldn’t be on 2023 F1 grid even with F2 title

Sauber junior Theo Pourchaire says he is “pretty sure” he wouldn’t have a Formula 1 race seat for 2023 even if he had won the Formula 2 title.

Ferrari-backed Bearman graduates to F2 with Prema

Ferrari academy driver Ollie Bearman will move up to FIA Formula 2 in 2023 with Prema, the team has announced.

Enzo Fittipaldi joins Red Bull programme for Carlin F2 move

Enzo Fittipaldi has become a full Red Bull junior driver and will compete for Carlin in his second full Formula 2 season in 2023.

Di Grassi: No "conflict of interest" in Bertrand Mahindra FE move

Lucas di Grassi says Mahindra's signing of Frederic Bertrand as its CEO from the FIA is "not something unusual" and believes he will succeed in leading the Formula E team.

How BMW's new "freestyle" flagbearers swept to 2022 DTM glory

BMW secured its first DTM title since 2016 with a team new to the series and a brand-new car. Impeccable preparation meant Schubert Motorsport got out of the blocks quickly and with Sheldon van der Linde delivering the goods behind the wheel, it was the South African who came out on top after a tense final weekend at Hockenheim

Red Bull junior Lawson set for Super Formula move

Red Bull protege Liam Lawson is set to race in Super Formula next year with title-winning Honda outfit Team Mugen.

Da Costa: "Easy" to settle in at Porsche as Gen3 car unveiled

Antonio Felix da Costa says Porsche has "made it very easy" to settle in, as the German marque unveiled its 2022-23 Formula E car in a premiere event on Monday night.

How Mercedes could tackle 2023 DTM season amid spending cut

Mercedes is set to cut down the financial support it provides to DTM teams amid wider changes to its factory-supported programme in the series next year.

Mahindra hires ex-FIA man Bertrand as new Formula E team boss

Ex-FIA man Frederic Bertrand has joined Mahindra's Formula E team as its new CEO following the departure of Dilbagh Gill earlier this year.

F3 runner-up Maloney to make F2 debut in Abu Dhabi finale

Zane Maloney will compete in the last round of the 2022 FIA Formula 2 season in Abu Dhabi with Trident, replacing Calan Williams.

Auer to remain with Mercedes in 2023 despite Porsche interest

Nine-time DTM race winner Lucas Auer has struck a fresh deal with Mercedes for 2023 despite attracting interest from rival German manufacturer Porsche.

Wittmann: Combining BMW WEC drive with DTM would be "cool"

Marco Wittmann hopes he will be able to combine his existing duties in the DTM with BMW’s factory LMDh programme in the FIA World Endurance Championship from 2024.

The remarkable career turnaround of Enzo Fittipaldi

Sixth in the F2 standings heading into this month's final round, but within touching distance of third, Enzo Fittipaldi has quietly put together a strong first full season in the Formula 1 support series, recovering well from the scary Jeddah start crash that cut his 2021 campaign short. It marks a turn in fortunes for the Brazilian who thought he'd bid hopes of a career in Europe goodbye two years ago.

Red Bull junior Hauger joins MP Motorsport for 2023 Formula 2 season

Dennis Hauger will join MP Motorsport for his second season in FIA Formula 2 after switching from the Prema team with which he won the 2021 FIA Formula 3 title.

Mortara and Gunther form Maserati's FE line-up for 2022-23

Edoardo Mortara will remain with the rebranded Maserati MSG team in Formula E's 2022-23 season, to be partnered by ex-Nissan racer Maximilian Gunther at the squad.

Mercedes team GruppeM set to exit DTM over "unpredictable" damage costs

Mercedes’ DTM line-up is set for a major change in 2023 with GruppeM expected to withdraw from the series due to “unpredictable” cost of repairs.

BTCC to feature top-10 pole shootouts and option tyres in 2023

The British Touring Car Championship has announced a number of rule changes for 2023, including top-10 qualifying shootouts being held at half the rounds and the option tyre returning.

F2 and F3 reveal calendars for 2023 season

The FIA has announced the Formula 2 and 3 calendars for 2023, with both seasons kicking off in Bahrain in March. 

Long-time Audi squad Abt not ruling out manufacturer switch

Abt Sportsline is keeping its options open regarding its choice of manufacturer for the 2023 DTM season, but is confident of extending its long-standing relationship with Audi.

Fraga aiming to add IMSA LMDh drive to Red Bull DTM programme in 2023

Felipe Fraga is hoping to race an LMDh car in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2023 while continuing his DTM programme with Red Bull for a second season.

Porsche squads Manthey and Toksport WRT interested in DTM entry

Manthey Racing and Toksport WRT could enter the DTM in 2023 with Porsche following a successful first season for the German manufacturer in the series.

FRECA champion Beganovic joins Prema in F3 for 2023

Formula Regional European champion Dino Beganovic will make his FIA Formula 3 debut with Prema in 2023.

Is Audi's long-term future in customer racing now secure?

Audi’s potential exit from customer racing appears to have been averted and several signs now point towards the German marque continuing its presence in GT cars for the foreseeable future.

Muller will look back at Audi stint with "golden memories"

Nico Muller says he will take lots of “golden memories” from his time with Audi after ending a nine-year stint with the Ingolstadt-based marque this month.

Bearman set for FIA Formula 2 move with Prema

Ferrari Academy driver Ollie Bearman is set to move up to FIA Formula 2 in 2023 with Prema, has learned.

How Ferrari rising star Bearman fared in his maiden FIA F3 season

Ferrari Academy Driver Ollie Bearman enjoyed a strong debut season in FIA Formula 3, coming close to winning the title. Here, the BRDC Superstars member reflects on his 2022 F3 campaign, and his nomination for the Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Award.

Maini: Mercedes happy with my potential, but DTM results can be better

HRT driver Arjun Maini says Mercedes is pleased with the potential he has shown in his first two seasons in GT3 racing, but admits his results in the DTM leave something to be desired.

Cape Town added to 2022-23 FE calendar, Seoul called off

Cape Town has been included on the 2022-23 Formula E calendar following approval from the FIA World Motor Sport Council, as Seoul drops off due to Olympic Park renovation works.

Mahindra and Abt operating as a four-car Formula E team, says Biermaier

Abt Sportsline chief Thomas Biermaier feels his squad and Mahindra Racing are operating as a four-car team as they gear up to compete in Formula E’s Gen3 era together in 2023.

Timo Glock learned about BMW exit over video call

Timo Glock was told he had been dropped by BMW over a video call with the German manufacturer’s management, has learned.

Red Bull's Fraga had "really bad luck" in race-winning DTM season

Red Bull athlete Felipe Fraga says he showed what he is capable of with a victory and pole position in his rookie DTM season, but felt he was held back by “some really bad luck” in 2022.

Bortolotti "proud" of how Lamborghini fought German DTM giants

Mirko Bortolotti says he and the factory-supported Grasser Lamborghini team can be “proud” of what they achieved in their first season in the DTM despite coming short of winning the title.

Wittmann knew he was "not out of the game" amid DTM struggles

BMW ace Marco Wittmann says he knew he was “not out of the game” in DTM after finally ending his winless streak in last Sunday’s season finale at Hockenheim.

New BMW signing Rast "grateful" to Audi on departure after 12 years

Three-time DTM champion Rene Rast says he feels “grateful” to Audi for helping build his motor racing career after ending his 12-year stint with the German marque last weekend.

How Formula E brought racing back to London after 40 years

The return of motor racing to London looked like a fanciful dream before the arrival of Formula E. Yet it did come back with the FIA’s electric-vehicle single-seater series, though the tale of racing’s re-establishment in the UK capital with a firm FE fixture on the international calendar at ExCeL in Docklands is a long and winding one.

The questions answered and raised by Formula E's DS Penske tie-up

The newly-signed DS Penske partnership has sparked the Formula E off-season into action along with the signings of Jean-Eric Vergne and Stoffel Vandoorne. The ingredients at the new-look squad set up an intriguing recipe for success, but leaves Techeetah going hungry

DTM could set maximum limit of cars per manufacturer in 2023

The DTM is set to limit the number of cars a manufacturer can enter in 2023, as it continues its efforts to keep the size of the grid under control due to spacing constraints at some tracks.

WTCR targets “one-off annual event” as future format

WTCR promoter Discovery Sports Events plans to run a “one-off annual event” as its format revamp following the end of its existing championship this season.

WTCR series set to end after 2022 season

The FIA World Touring Car Cup will come to a close in its current format at the end of the 2022 season.

David Schumacher suffers fracture in Hockenheim DTM crash

David Schumacher has been diagnosed with a broken lumbar vertebra following a terrifying crash during the final round of the 2022 DTM season at Hockenheim.

FE: Qualifying format, Jakarta and title battle behind viewing figure increase

Formula E has cited qualifying format changes, new venues, and the four-way title battle behind its 20-percent cumulative audience growth from last season's broadcasting figures.