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Verstappen: Boos at F1 Italian GP "won't spoil my day"

Max Verstappen says being booed after his Italian Grand Prix win “not going to spoil my day” after the Monza crowd voiced its frustration at how the Formula 1 race ended.

Marc Marquez "suffering more than enjoying" MotoGP test comeback

Marc Marquez says he was “suffering more than enjoying” his return to Honda MotoGP action at the Misano test and remained uncertain on when he’ll make his race comeback.

Sainz on Dutch GP penalty: "I thought I had saved someone’s life"

Carlos Sainz vented his frustration over his penalty for an unsafe release during a late pitstop in the Formula 1 Dutch Grand Prix as he felt he "had saved someone's life".

F3 lines up all-female test at Magny-Cours

The FIA Formula 3 championship will host a test for four female drivers at Magny-Cours later this month.

Hamilton apologises to Mercedes for F1 radio outburst in Dutch GP

Lewis Hamilton has apologised to Mercedes for his team radio outburst over its Formula 1 Dutch Grand Prix strategy call as he dropped from the lead to finish fourth.

Mercedes explains F1 strategy decision that left Hamilton furious in Dutch GP

Toto Wolff says his Mercedes Formula 1 team pushed to take risks with its Dutch Grand Prix strategy in order to fight for victory rather than settle for a safe result.

Alonso: First-lap Belgian F1 GP clash is Hamilton’s mistake

Fernando Alonso has put the blame firmly on Lewis Hamilton for their clash at the start of the Belgian Grand Prix but played down his criticism as a “first-lap incident”.

Ricciardo: “No regrets” over F1 time at McLaren despite early split

Daniel Ricciardo says he has “no regrets” and remains proud of his time at McLaren despite his split from the squad at the end of the 2022 Formula 1 season.

Marquez returns to motorcycle training in latest injury recovery step

Marc Marquez will be allowed to train on a motorcycle after his latest recovery assessment following his arm surgery, his Honda MotoGP squad has announced.

Ricciardo unsure of F1 future post-McLaren exit

Daniel Ricciardo says he’s “not sure yet” where he will be racing next year after announcing he'll leave McLaren at the end of the 2022 Formula 1 season.

Latifi wants Williams to judge his F1 form after chassis change

Nicholas Latifi wants Williams to only judge his Formula 1 performances since his chassis change going into the British Grand Prix as he fights for his future at the team.

Mercedes using financial engineers to analyse value of every F1 car part

Mercedes is using financial engineers to assess each Formula 1 car upgrade to ensure it gets maximum value and stays within the financial cost cap limits this season.

Alfa Romeo: Reliability issues have "cost us a fortune" in F1 points

Alfa Romeo team boss Fred Vasseur says unreliability has "cost us a fortune in terms of points" in the 2022 Formula 1 world championship.

Russell: Spa F1 flexi-floor clampdown could bring Mercedes into the mix

George Russell hopes the flexi-floor clampdown from the Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix will bring Mercedes closer to the fight at the front against Ferrari and Red Bull.

Hamilton: I’ll end my F1 career before I’m completely burnt out

Lewis Hamilton intends to remain in Formula 1 while he still has “fuel in the tank” but says he won’t push until he is “completely burnt out” before retiring.

Marc Marquez to return to MotoGP paddock in Austria for Honda progress update Austrian GP
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Marc Marquez to return to MotoGP paddock in Austria for Honda progress update

Marc Marquez will return to the MotoGP paddock at the Austrian Grand Prix to check up on Honda’s progress as he continues his own rehabilitation.

WTCR “surprised” by Lynk & Co withdrawal amid tyre safety issue

WTCR organisers have called Cyan Racing Lynk & Co’s withdrawal on the eve of the Anneau Du Rhin round “surprising but also very unfortunate” amid plans to solve the tyre issues.

Russell "rubbing hands together" with rain forecast in Hungarian GP

George Russell felt the Hungarian Grand Prix would've come towards his strategy had the threat of rain arrived as forecasted for the start of the Formula 1 race.

What is F1's summer break, why does it happen and how long is it?

Formula 1 takes a summer break after the Hungarian Grand Prix but what is the summer break, why do they happen and what do teams do during them? Click here to find out.

Hamilton: Mercedes 1-2 in Hungary qualifying was on before DRS failure Hungarian GP
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Hamilton: Mercedes 1-2 in Hungary qualifying was on before DRS failure

Lewis Hamilton was confident of a Mercedes 1-2 in Formula 1's Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying after the transformation in the team's pace until his hopes were hit by a DRS failure.

W Series Hungary: Powell finally ends Chadwick's winning run

Alice Powell ended Jamie Chadwick's W Series winning streak with a lights-to-flag victory at the Hungaroring, fending off late pressure from the reigning champion to clinch the win.

W Series Hungary: Powell takes pole, Chadwick down in fifth

Alice Powell has grabbed pole position for the W Series Hungarian round with a stunning late lap, as defending champion Jamie Chadwick qualified down in fifth place.

Sainz trusts Ferrari made right French GP F1 strategy call French GP
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Sainz trusts Ferrari made right French GP F1 strategy call

Carlos Sainz says he needed to trust Ferrari’s Formula 1 strategy to pit late in the French Grand Prix despite his frustration at dropping out of a podium fight.

Marquez steps up surgery recovery with physiotherapy, cardio training

Marc Marquez has started the next stage of his recovery from arm surgery and will begin physiotherapy and cardio training, his Honda MotoGP squad has announced.

Suzuki reaches agreement with Dorna for MotoGP exit after 2022

Suzuki has secured an agreement with Dorna to allow it to quit MotoGP at the end of the 2022 season.

Russell: Perez Austria clash penalty "harsh" with "nowhere to go"

George Russell says he felt harshly treated by the FIA stewards for being penalised for his opening-lap clash with Sergio Perez in Formula 1's Austrian Grand Prix.

Vettel calls for life bans for abusive F1 fans at Austrian GP

Sebastian Vettel says Formula 1 should introduce life bans for abusive fans following harassment reported at the Red Bull Ring during the Austrian Grand Prix weekend.

Vettel summoned by stewards over behaviour in F1 drivers' meeting

Sebastian Vettel has been summoned to see the FIA stewards of Formula 1's Austrian Grand Prix for an alleged breach of the sporting code for his "behaviour at the drivers' meeting".

Zhou: F1's halo saved me in British GP start crash

Zhou Guanyu has credited the halo with saving him from serious injury in his heavy crash at the start of the Formula 1 British Grand Prix and says he is fit for next weekend’s Austrian round.

Hamilton "fighting for front row" until final F1 qualifying lap

Lewis Hamilton believes he was “fighting for the front row” in a wet qualifying for the Formula 1 British Grand Prix but got caught out on his final lap.

W Series Silverstone: Chadwick takes dominant home win

Jamie Chadwick eased to another comfortable victory in the W Series with a dominant display at Silverstone, while there was a penultimate lap clash between Emma Kimilainen and Abbi Pulling.

W Series Britain: Chadwick beats Kimilainen for pole at Silverstone

Jamie Chadwick has taken her third pole position of the 2022 W Series campaign, beating Emma Kimilainen for top spot in qualifying for her home round at Silverstone.

Slow pitstop made Leclerc's "life much more difficult" in Canadian GP

Charles Leclerc says a slow pitstop "cost us quite a bit" in his recovery drive to fifth place in Formula 1's Canadian Grand Prix.

Alonso went “all in” for F1 front row lap in Canada qualifying

Fernando Alonso says he needed to go “all in” for his final qualifying lap at the Canadian Grand Prix which yielded his first front-row start in Formula 1 in 10 years.

Perez: “Right call” not to fight Verstappen for Azerbaijan GP lead

Sergio Perez wants to understand why his pace dropped after the virtual safety car periods which meant he couldn’t compete against Red Bull Formula 1 teammate Max Verstappen for Azerbaijan Grand Prix victory.

Hamilton "cannot express the pain" experienced in Baku F1 race

Lewis Hamilton said he "cannot express the pain" suffered due to bouncing in his Mercedes Formula 1 car during the Azerbaijan Grand Prix and was relieved just to finish.

Verstappen sure he would have caught Leclerc in Baku F1 race

Max Verstappen was confident he could have caught Charles Leclerc when his Formula 1 world title rival was leading the Azerbaijan Grand Prix before the Monegasque's Ferrari engine failed.

Perez: F1 engine problem lost me tow for final Q3 lap Azerbaijan GP
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Perez: F1 engine problem lost me tow for final Q3 lap

Sergio Perez says an engine problem moments before his final qualifying run denied him a tow and the chance to fight for pole position for Formula 1's Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

Magnussen sees "nice change" at Haas F1 since previous stint

Kevin Magnussen has been impressed by the "nice change" at the Haas Formula 1 team between his two stints, following the squad's alterations to its technical set-up and bases.

MotoGP riders brace for “race of survival” in Catalan GP

Francesco Bagnaia feels polesitter Aleix Espargaro remains favourite for victory at the MotoGP Catalan Grand Prix but expects all riders to suffer in a “race of survival” over tyre management.

Espargaro didn’t enjoy risks for “crazy” Catalan MotoGP pole lap

Aleix Espargaro says he didn’t enjoy taking extra risks to secure pole position for the MotoGP Catalan Grand Prix despite setting a new lap record in Barcelona.

Barcelona MotoGP: Espargaro storms to pole with new lap record Catalan GP
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Barcelona MotoGP: Espargaro storms to pole with new lap record

Aleix Espargaro converted his scotching practice pace into pole position for the MotoGP Catalan Grand Prix with a new circuit lap record to see off Francesco Bagnaia’s late charge.

Leclerc: Ferrari made "too many mistakes" in Monaco GP defeat Monaco GP
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Leclerc: Ferrari made "too many mistakes" in Monaco GP defeat

Charles Leclerc says Ferrari made "too many mistakes" during the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix and it "hurts" after he endured another tough home race having dropped from the lead to finish fourth.

Sainz: Blind corner made Perez Monaco crash inevitable

Carlos Sainz says Monaco's blind corners left him no chance to avoid hitting Sergio Perez, who crashed ahead of him during Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix qualifying and triggered a red flag.

W Series Spain: Chadwick keeps Pulling at bay for lights-to-flag win

Jamie Chadwick maintained her flawless start to the defence of her W Series title with a third consecutive victory in a dominant performance in Spain.

W Series Spain: Chadwick beats Powell to pole

Jamie Chadwick has beaten Alice Powell to pole position for the W Series Barcelona round to maintain her storming start to the 2022 season.

F2 selects Paul Ricard as replacement for cancelled Sochi round

FIA Formula 2 organisers have announced the series will host a round at Paul Ricard as the replacement for the cancelled Sochi event for 2022.

Alonso loses points finish with post-race Miami GP penalty

Fernando Alonso has lost a points finish in ninth place in the Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix due to a post-race five-second penalty.

Verstappen: Red Bull needs to make F1 weekends "less difficult"

Max Verstappen says Red Bull must "start making the weekends less difficult" having missed most of Friday practice and was surprised to fight for pole position at the Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix.

Verstappen: Leclerc’s Imola F1 spin “easily done”

Max Verstappen had sympathy for Formula 1 world title rival Charles Leclerc after he lost an Emilia Romagna Grand Prix podium in a spin as he felt “the mistake is easily done”.

Zhou given F1 pitlane start penalty at Imola after sprint crash

Zhou Guanyu will start the Formula 1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix from the pitlane after Alfa Romeo repaired his car under parc ferme conditions following his sprint race crash.

Ferrari switches Sainz’s F1 engine after Australian GP off

Ferrari has made a precautionary move to change Carlos Sainz’s power unit ahead of the Formula 1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix following his off in Australia.

F1's Sprint Race: When are they and what's changed for 2022?

Formula 1's sprint races make a return in 2022, but with some changes compared to 2021. Find out what those changes are and everything you need to know here.

Nic Hamilton sticks with Team Hard for 2022 BTCC campaign

Nic Hamilton will compete in his fourth consecutive British Touring Car Championship season as he remains with Team Hard Cupra for 2022.

Hamilton: Mercedes "still far off" Ferrari and Red Bull in F1 top order

Lewis Hamilton says Mercedes remains "still far off" Ferrari and Red Bull as Formula 1's leading teams in the new era and feels he needs "more grip and more power" to be competitive.

Perez: Losing Saudi F1 win due to ill-timed safety car "hurts"

Sergio Perez was confident he was in the victory fight while leading the Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix until the timing of the safety car compromised his strategy.

Leclerc hails Ferrari F1 turnaround after two "difficult" years Bahrain GP
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Leclerc hails Ferrari F1 turnaround after two "difficult" years

Charles Leclerc says leading a Ferrari 1-2 at the 2022 Formula 1 season opener in Bahrain is the perfect way to respond following two years that “have been incredibly difficult”.

Leclerc explains F1 tactics for beating Verstappen in Bahrain GP battles Bahrain GP
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Leclerc explains F1 tactics for beating Verstappen in Bahrain GP battles

Charles Leclerc has revealed his tactics to keep Max Verstappen behind during the Bahrain Grand Prix which launched his victory charge at the 2022 Formula 1 opener.

Magnussen on "massive rollercoaster" in Haas F1 return

Kevin Magnussen says his last two weeks have been like a "massive rollercoaster", going from being out of Formula 1 to qualifying seventh on the grid for the 2022 opener with Haas.

Verstappen says Bahrain GP qualifying runs were "hit and miss"

Max Verstappen says inconsistencies during his Bahrain Grand Prix qualifying runs meant he narrowly missed out on pole position for the 2022 Formula 1 opener.