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Verstappen hits out at "irresponsible" Leclerc

Max Verstappen has labelled Charles Leclerc's driving in the Japanese Grand Prix as "irresponsible", saying that "doesn't understand" the decision not to penalise the Ferrari driver.

Bottas expects "decent step" from Mercedes upgrades

Valtteri Bottas believes the upgrade the Mercedes Formula 1 team has bought to Suzuka should represent a "decent step" as it seeks to catch Ferrari in the Japanese Grand Prix.

Lotterer, Chadwick and Ogier join Extreme E driver programme

The Extreme E electric off-road SUV racing series has launched a drivers' programme to recruit competitors for its first season in 2021, which includes the likes of Sebastien Ogier, Andre Lotterer and Jamie Chadwick.

Coulthard "doesn't understand" high-profile W Series critics

Former Formula 1 driver David Coulthard says he 'doesn’t get' the continued criticism of W Series from high-profile sceptics of the championship.

What W Series should look like in 2020 and beyond Prime

What W Series should look like in 2020 and beyond

While the maiden season of the W Series can be regarded as a success, it must now capitalise on its strong debut and make the most of its opportunity to cement a long-term future. Here's how it could do just that.

W Series 2020 selection to start in September

The driver selection process to set the grid for the second W Series season in 2020 will get underway next month, with inaugural champion Jamie Chadwick guaranteed a return.

Chadwick reflects on "most stressful 30 minutes of my life"

Inaugural W Series champion Jamie Chadwick has described the Brands Hatch finale, in which she beat Beitske Visser to the title, as “probably the most stressful 30 minutes of my life.”

Brands Hatch W Series: Powell wins finale, Chadwick champion

Jamie Chadwick sealed the inaugural W Series title by securing fourth place in the Brands Hatch season finale, which was won by Alice Powell.

Brands Hatch W Series: Chadwick on pole for decider

Williams Formula 1 development driver Jamie Chadwick snatched pole for the inaugural W Series season finale at Brands Hatch, while her title rival Beitske Visser qualified fifth. 

Brands Hatch W Series: Kimilainen fastest ahead of finale

Emma Kimilainen topped both free practice sessions for the inaugural W Series finale at Brands Hatch on Saturday.

Assen W Series: Gilkes wins reverse-grid race by 0.003s

Megan Gilkes narrowly took her maiden W Series victory over Alice Powell in a photo-finish to the non-championship race at Assen, leading the whole race from reverse-grid pole.

Assen W Series: Kimilainen passes Powell to score first win

Emma Kimilainen took her maiden W Series victory at Assen, having missed two rounds of the 2019 season due to injury.

Assen W Series: Kimilainen tops red-flagged qualifying

Emma Kimilainen claimed her first W Series pole in a disrupted qualifying session for the penultimate round of the season at Assen.

W Series reveals breakdown of prize pot, 2020 season details

W Series has revealed the exact distribution of its 2019 prize fund, as well as giving detail on the initial plans for its second season in 2020.

Norisring W Series: Garcia scores maiden victory

Marta Garcia took her maiden W Series win in commanding style at the Norisring, ahead of championship contenders Beitske Visser and Jamie Chadwick.

Norisring W Series: Garcia beats Chadwick to pole

Marta Garcia beat Williams Formula 1 development driver Jamie Chadwick to claim her first W Series pole in qualifying at the Norisring.

Powell: First-lap clash puts "big dent" in title hopes

Alice Powell believes that her chances of winning the inaugural W Series title are now slim after crashing out on the first lap at Misano.

Misano W Series: Chadwick fends off Visser to win

Jamie Chadwick took victory in the third round of the inaugural W Series season at Misano, extending her championship lead over second-placed Beitske Visser.

Misano W Series: Wohlwend edges Chadwick for pole

Fabienne Wohlwend claimed her maiden W Series pole for the third round at Misano ahead of championship leader Jamie Chadwick.

Misano W Series: Koyama quickest in practice

Miki Koyama ended the first day of W Series running at Misano fastest, having topped the second practice session with a time of 1m34.633 seconds.

Kimilainen to skip Misano W Series round as well

Emma Kimilainen will miss her second W Series round in succession after pulling out of this weekend's Misano event on medical grounds.

Hamilton wary of "squandering" F1 chances by retiring early

Formula 1 championship leader Lewis Hamilton says that he can “definitely” see himself racing for many more years, with the goal of matching Michael Schumacher’s seven titles.

Zolder race winner Visser detached wheel before start

W Series Zolder winner Beitske Visser said that her "perfect" start was key to her dominant victory over Jamie Chadwick, despite detaching her steering wheel just moments before the race.

Zolder W Series: Visser takes commanding win over Chadwick

Beitske Visser took victory in the second-ever W Series race at Zolder with a commanding lead of almost eight and a half seconds over pole-sitter, and opening round winner, Jamie Chadwick.

Zolder W Series: Chadwick beats Visser to pole

Jamie Chadwick took her second consecutive W Series pole at Zolder, ahead of Beitske Visser and Alice Powell with a time of 1m28.681 seconds.

W Series adds reserve driver Bovy to expanded Zolder grid

Reserve driver Sarah Bovy will make her W Series race debut at Zolder this weekend, joining the grid as an extra entry for the second round.

Zolder W Series: Visser outpaces Chadwick in practice

Beitske Visser ended Friday practice running for the second W Series weekend at Zolder fastest, ahead of inaugural Hockenheim winner Jamie Chadwick.

Chadwick: W Series "hype" created extra pressure

Inaugural W Series race winner Jamie Chadwick admitted to feeling extra pressure over the Hockenheim weekend as a result of the high-profile media interest in the series.

The verdict on W Series' first weekend Prime

The verdict on W Series' first weekend

Since its launch last year, W Series has attracted much attention and debate. But with its first race, which took place at Hockenheim last weekend, what was pure speculation turned to fact. Here are the key takeaways from the event

W Series frontrunners point to gearshift problems in opener

W Series race winner Jamie Chadwick and second-placed Alice Powell both say they struggled with a gearbox problem when downshifting during the inaugural round of the all-female single-seater series at Hockenheim on Saturday.

Hockenheim W Series: Chadwick fends off Powell in opener

Reigning MRF champion Jamie Chadwick took victory in the inaugural W Series race at Hockenheim, completing a clean sweep of a weekend in which she topped every session.

Hockenheim W Series: Chadwick dominates qualifying

MRF Challenge champion Jamie Chadwick claimed pole for the inaugural W Series race at Hockenheim by a margin of almost two seconds in a wet qualifying session.

Hockenheim W Series: Chadwick stays on top in wet FP2

Jamie Chadwick ended the first day of the inaugural W Series weekend at Hockenheim fastest again, topping the timesheets in a wet second free practice session.

Why W Series is more than just a last chance Prime

Why W Series is more than just a last chance

The W Series has effectively taken the place of the Formula 3 European Championship, but can it really be considered a junior single-seater series? The new category must now define its identity.

Coulthard, Kravitz to front C4's W Series coverage

Former Formula 1 driver David Coulthard, Sky F1’s Ted Kravitz and pitlane reporter Lee McKenzie will lead Channel 4’s coverage of the new all-female W Series in 2019.

W Series races to be broadcast live on Channel 4

UK free-to-air broadcaster Channel 4 will show the new all-female W Series live on television in 2019.

Vergne, Lotterer critical of new Formula E qualifying

DS Techeetah drivers Jean-Eric Vergne and Andre Lotterer have questioned the current ABB Formula E championship qualifying format, suggesting that the “lottery” element risks dissuading manufacturers.

W Series names 28 drivers for final stage of selection

The new all-female W Series has revealed the 28 drivers through to the next stage of its selection process, after three-days of intensive assessment in Austria.

Why radical W Series is a gamble worth taking Prime

Why radical W Series is a gamble worth taking

W Series' critics accuse it of promoting gender segregation in motorsport. But with such a massive disparity to address and decades of male dominance, waiting for change to happen organically isn't good enough.

Kubica will be "more like a rookie" in 2019

Robert Kubica says he will be "more like a rookie" than a grand prix winner and veteran of five seasons on his return to the Formula 1 grid with Williams in 2019.

Ricciardo not fooled by Hulkenberg's record

Daniel Ricciardo will not be fooled by 2019 Renault Formula 1 teammate Nico Hulkenberg's record without a podium because he believes the German is "not that level of driver".

Kubica: It wasn't easy to say no to Ferrari

Robert Kubica says it was "not easy" to say no to Ferrari’s offer of a Formula 1 development role in 2019.

Vandoorne: No one noticed my strongest races

Stoffel Vandoorne believes that "no one really noticed" his strongest races in Formula 1 and that there was "nothing more I could have done" amid McLaren's woes.

Magnussen: Only fighting in F1's Class B is "dull"

Kevin Magnussen says it is "a bit dull" to only be able to fight for best-of-the-rest honours in Formula 1, despite personally enjoying a strong 2018 season.

Motorsport stars set for 2018 Autosport Awards ceremony

Five-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton is among the host of motorsport stars up for recognition at the Autosport Awards on Sunday evening, leading the way with nominations in two categories.

Williams drivers an "easy target" amid slump - Stroll

Lance Stroll believes that Formula 1 drivers make "easy targets" for blame, amid Williams' poor run of form in 2018.

Buhk and Perera complete Misano Blancpain sweep

Maximilian Buhk and Franck Perera made it two wins in a row for HTP Motorsport in the opening weekend of the Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup at Misano.

Buhk, Perera win Misano Blancpain opener after first lap mayhem

The #84 HTP Mercedes of Maximilian Buhk and Franck Perera claimed the victory in a dramatic Saturday qualifying race of the opening round of the 2017 Blancpain Sprint Series at Misano.