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There's a saying among retired folk that life begins at 60, but endurance specialist Alain Ferte has never used the 'R' word. Some 40 years since his crowning glory in F3, he's still a driver in demand and gunning for more 24-hour racing success this weekend
Without an innocuous clash in a 2007 GP2 race, F1 history could have been very different with a German Red Bull Junior not called Sebastian Vettel ascending to Toro Rosso that year. Here's how he rebuilt himself to win four titles in as many years.
Le Mans 24 Hours class-winning team TF Sport will make its first foray into prototype racing this year by entering an LMP2 car in the European Le Mans Series.
Much-maligned given his record for the most races without a point and his disastrous two-race foray with Ferrari in 2009, Luca Badoer is perhaps the embodiment of the old adage that your most important race is your last one. James Newbold argues that his reputation is undeserved.
After two decades in touring cars, Rob Collard had an uphill battle to unlearn the tools needed to be quick in tin-tops and understand how to hustle a GT3 car. But he did so with aplomb to prevail alongside Sandy Mitchell amid a challenging year for the series...
The FIA World Touring Car Cup will revert to double-header race weekends in 2021 as part of a raft of changes approved by the World Motor Sport Council yesterday.
Arthur Leclerc, the younger brother of Ferrari Formula 1 driver Charles, will graduate to the FIA Formula 3 championship next year with the title-winning Prema Racing outfit.
McLaren will be represented in the DTM when it switches to GT3 regulations next year, with British GT squad 2 Seas Motorsport committing to a two-car entry with the 720S GT3.
Ferrari has announced more changes to the technical leadership of its Formula 1 team, with its head of chassis engineering moving to join Haas.
Sergio Perez said his late retirement from a podium position at the Formula 1 Bahrain GP was put into perspective by Romain Grosjean's remarkable escape from his frightening crash.
Daniel Ricciardo said he was "disgusted" by Formula 1 showing replays of Romain Grosjean's Bahrain Grand Prix accident during the lengthy red flag period, which he said was "completely disrespectful".
Formula 1 world champion Jenson Button has targeted returning to race at the Le Mans 24 Hours with his own team in future.
He's now a team co-owner, but as 2009 world champion Jenson Button tells Motorsport.com in an exclusive interview, his passion for driving is undiminished, with ambitions to return to the Le Mans 24 Hours - and one day drive for his own team - a key ambition.
Nick Tandy says his third successive GT Le Mans win at the Sebring 12 Hours was tinged with sadness knowing it was Porsche’s final outing in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
Newly-crowned Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton said he "learned my lesson" from his 2007 Chinese GP pitlane faux pas in opting against a late pitstop during the Turkish GP.
Kimi Raikkonen says the extra laps Alfa Romeo completed in heavy rain at the end of FP3 helped it to get both cars into Q3 at the Turkish Grand Prix.
When the Istanbul Park circuit first joined the Formula 1 calendar in 2005, it quickly won over the drivers. Reflecting 15 years later as it prepares for its F1 return, that same enthusiasm is unchanged.
Jenson Button believes Formula 1 needs Lewis Hamilton to be paired with a more challenging teammate at Mercedes before he will stop winning world championships.
Jenson Button says he would do more testing if he were to return to GT3 racing in future after a tough debut weekend in the British GT championship at Silverstone last weekend.
Even four years after it ended, the rivalry between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg has yet to be topped for drama and intrigue by anything F1 has seen since. But the next iteration commencing in 2021 will played out on much different terms...
Formula 1 returns to Portugal next weekend for the first time since 1996 with its first-ever visit to the Algarve International Circuit. But it won't be the first high-powered single-seaters to race there, with two much-missed misfit series blazing the trail...
Jenson Button will make his GT3 debut in the British GT championship's final round at Silverstone next month.
Sergio Perez is braced for a "painful day" in the Formula 1 constructors' championship for Racing Point at the Eifel GP after qualifying behind both Renaults in ninth.
The Nurburgring has been the setting for some of the finest drives by Formula 1 legends, which are recanted time and again. Ahead of its return to the calendar, James Newbold picks out some of the lesser-known performances that also deserve credit
Nurburgring 24 Hours winner Nick Yelloly described the rainstorm that caused the race to be red-flagged for nine hours on Saturday evening as “the worst conditions I have experienced”.
Lance Stroll said it was "ridiculous" that Charles Leclerc wasn't penalised for their first-lap contact during the Russian Grand Prix.
Opel's fortunes in the DTM had taken a turn for the worst by 2003 - hardly the pedigree that suggested it could take on the toughest 24-hour race of them all. But that's exactly what it did…
Alex Lynn says he's "very proud" of the "vast improvement" made by the Aston Martin GTE squad that enabled it to take victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours last weekend.
Fred Makowiecki said Aston Martin’s pace decline in Friday’s Hyperpole qualifying session for the Le Mans 24 Hours “didn’t make sense” after it had topped qualifying practice on Thursday.
Rene Rast “deserves a whole year” in Formula E based on his performances in the six-race Berlin 2019-20 season finale, according to Audi teammate Lucas di Grassi.
Formula 2 driver Nikita Mazepin is under investigation for a parc ferme incident that followed a five-second penalty for running Yuki Tsunoda wide during their battle for the lead.
Last year’s Indianapolis 500 winner Simon Pagenaud rued his lowly qualifying position for Sunday’s race which mired his Team Penske entry in traffic and led to a clash with Ryan Hunter-Reay.
Porsche's Fred Makowiecki branded his third-placed finish in the VIRginia International Raceway IMSA SportsCar Championship race as “the saddest podium of my career” after losing victory to a puncture.
Porsche driver Earl Bamber believes Corvette Racing is "definitely beatable" in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship this year as he believes his Porsche team is "not that far away".
Comparing Porsche's 919 Hybrid LMP1 to a NASCAR stock car is motorsport's equivalent of apples and oranges, but this weekend one of Weissach's top works aces will pit his skills against the regulars and revive the tradition of the 'road-course ringer'…
South Korean brand Hankook has won a tender to supply tyres for the Gen3 Formula E car from the 2022-23 season, seeing off competition from current supplier Michelin.
The dominant manufacturer as the Group C era came to a close, twice in three years Sauber didn't start the biggest sportscar race of them all. When its one and only Le Mans 24 Hours victory finally came, it was amid unlikely circumstances.
Lucas di Grassi says he will miss having Daniel Abt in the Audi Formula E team and believes the ousted German merits another drive in the series.
DTM race-winner Manuel Reuter believes that the series made “exactly the same mistakes” as the International Touring Car Championship by putting its focus on engineering that raised costs for entrants.
It's 20 years since the DTM roared back into life at a packed Hockenheim with a back-to-basics approach as the antidote to its high-tech past. Now it's on its knees again, so is it time to recall the lessons learned in 2000?
The FIA has confirmed the appointment of Compact Dynamics as the exclusive supplier of hybrid systems to the World Rally Championship from the 2022 season.
Enaam Ahmed will return to Europe this year to lead Carlin’s FIA Formula 3 championship assault.
Former Benetton and BAR team principal David Richards has criticised the “foolish” in-fighting that overshadowed the ground-breaking thermal efficiency rating of Formula 1’s new turbo-hybrid engines in 2014.
Barwell Motorsport team boss Mark Lemmer has described the pitlane incident that went viral during last weekend's Dubai 24 Hours as “deeply regrettable”.
The revived Brabham marque must "earn the right" to be able to support a hypercar programme in the FIA World Endurance Championship, says sporting director David Brabham.
British Touring Car Championship race winner Rory Butcher was forced to miss the Dubai 24 Hours after his flight was diverted to avoid airstrikes over Iraq.
Enzo Ide, the 2016 Blancpain GT Sprint champion, is recovering at home after spending five months in hospital in his native Belgium.
Adam Carroll led from lights-to-flag in the Ferrari Challenge’s showpiece Trofeo Pirelli World Final at Mugello, seeing off late pressure from Bjorn Grossmann.
James Weiland capitalised on a mistake from Tani Hanna to take victory on the last lap of the Ferrari Challenge Coppa Shell World Final at Mugello.
Louis Prette has been crowned Ferrari Challenge Europe champion after a steward’s review into overtaking under yellow flags in race two resulted in penalties for six other drivers.