Dani Sordo says he is yet to know his plans regarding his future in the World Rally Championship next year, but has ruled out the prospect of competing a full 2023 season. The experienced Spaniard has been part of Hyundai’s factory WRC programme ever since the South Korean manufacturer rejoined rallying’s top tier in 2014, but has been acting as a part-time driver in the team’s third entry since 2018.
Esteban Ocon thinks it "strange" that not everyone appreciates the speed and results he has shown in Formula 1 – especially considering he is up against Fernando Alonso. The Frenchman looks set to lead the Alpine team in 2023, following the departure of Alonso to Aston Martin.
The ever increasing quality of Formula 1's helicopter camera work has made it an indispensable part of the broadcast. We went behind the scenes to find out how F1's spectacular aerial shots come together. First free practice of the French Grand Prix has just ended when we get invited to Paul Ricard's airport.
Arrow McLaren SP is expected to reveal its IndyCar management structure within the next seven days, and is also targeting Kyle Busch for a fourth car entry for the Indianapolis 500. Former team president Taylor Kiel resigned this week and is expected to take up a similar role at Chip Ganassi Racing once his non-compete clause has expired.
Porsche believes it made a major development step with the new 963 LMDh and its off-the-shelf hybrid system during testing at Daytona earlier this month. Thomas Laudenbach, boss of Porsche Motorsport, described the test at the venue for the hybrid prototype’s race debut in January’s Daytona 24 Hours, the opening round of the 2023 IMSA SportsCar Championship, as “a good step forward”.
Red Bull had firm plans to field IndyCar race winner Colton Herta in this weekend’s DTM races in Austria as part of its effort to get him into Formula 1, only for the guest entry to be aborted at a short notice. According to Autosport’s sister title Motorsport-Total.com, Red Bull was going to enter an additional Ferrari 488 GT3 for American driver Herta at its home event on September 23-25, with the 22-year-old joining regular Felipe Fraga and Nick Cassidy in the AF Corse line-up.
Thrown in at the deep end, Autosport tried to get to grips with the Ma7da Championship - one of the 750 Motor Club's newest and fastest-growing series. Here's what we discovered about a competitive but friendly category We’ve all been there at one time or another, eagerly waiting for a set of traffic lights to change.
IndyCar driver Colton Herta has said he didn’t want to enter F1 as an ‘exception’ to the FIA’s super licence rules. The young American is one of the brightest stars on the IndyCar scene and has been linked considerably with a move to Formula 1 in recent times.
AlphaTauri Formula 1 boss Franz Tost believes Yuki Tsunoda is “doing a really good job” but must keep his emotions in check after a series of reprimands and penalties. Tsunoda became the first F1 driver to pick up a grid penalty for accruing five reprimands in a single season when he was sanctioned for driving with his seatbelts loosened briefly in the Dutch Grand Prix.
Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Sept 19 (Reuters) - Red Bull team boss Christian Horner said it would be a "massive ask" for them to win all six remaining races on the calendar despite the team having won five in a row and closing in on the drivers and constructors' championships.
Max Verstappen matching Nigel Mansell’s tally of 31 Formula 1 wins and the controversial finish to the Italian Grand Prix are the focus of Autosport magazine, out today (15 September). Ferrari took a surprise pole position for its home race at Monza and made all the correct strategy calls but still lost the race.
Outgoing Tech3 KTM MotoGP rider Remy Gardner has landed a seat with Yamaha in the World Superbike Championship for the 2023 season. Gardner – son of 1987 500cc world champion Wayne Gardner – was informed by KTM last month that he would not be staying at Tech3 next year.
McLaren’s Lando Norris thinks his Italian Grand Prix was one of his best F1 drives after recovering from a poor start and a slow pitstop. Following grid penalties for various competitors, Norris started third on the grid, but his bid to run in clear air was nipped in the bud by a poor getaway off the line, which was down to an incorrect setting beyond his control.
Hyundai Motorsport is reviewing its World Rally Championship driver-line-up for next year while speculation continues to link Ott Tanak to a move to M-Sport-Ford. Hyundai has already started to look to 2023, with deputy team director Julien Moncet confirming to Autosport that the team was assessing its options for next year before last weekend’s maiden 1-2-3 at the Acropolis Rally Greece.
With Max Verstappen's Italian Grand Prix victory, the Formula 1 race at Monza came to a controversial conclusion under the safety car - but it wasn't the only controversial moment. Multple penalties yielded a topsy-turvy grid that the teams and drivers were left waiting for until Saturday evening, but home hero Charles Leclerc still took pole despite the pace of Red Bull.
The controversy which followed the Italian Grand Prix ending behind the safety car and gift wrapping Max Verstappen victory was expected. But, digging into the details of the situation, the Red Bull driver always looked strong favourite in his Monza masterclass regardless of how the Formula 1 race concluded
Colton Herta will not give up on his Formula 1 dream even if the FIA rejects his superlicence application, says his IndyCar race-winning father. The American and his dad Bryan, who looks after his son’s interests and runs his IndyCar strategy from the Andretti Autosport pit stand, are awaiting a decision from the FIA regarding a superlicence request.
The FIA says "it won't be pressured" by any Formula 1 teams on matters such as superlicence points, and the indications are that Colton Herta's claim will be rejected. Sources suggest that having reviewed the situation, FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem is keen to stick to the rules as laid down in the International Sporting Code, which do not provide a route to granting Herta a licence without implementing force majeure.
Corvette driver Nick Tandy believes the American marque can still be a factor in this weekend’s Fuji World Endurance Championship race despite a lack of one-lap speed. Tandy qualified the solo C8.R he shares with Tommy Milner fifth and last in the GTE Pro class on Saturday, 0.756 seconds down on the pole-sitting Porsche 911 RSR-19.
With the pressure very much on at its home grand prix at Monza, Ferrari showed strong form and headed both practice sessions on Friday. But with Red Bull yet to show its full hand, the pace of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz could merely flatter Ferrari as the Italian Grand Prix enters its more critical stages