Renault has announced that junior drivers Christian Lundgaard, Oscar Piastri and Guanyu Zhou will all feature in an upcoming private Formula 1 test in Bahrain. Renault will conduct four days of private testing at the Bahrain International Circuit between 29 October and 2 November, splitting the running between three members of the Renault Sport Academy.
After a week off Formula 1 returns to action for the latest stage of its shaken-up 2020 season with the Portuguese Grand Prix at Portimao. Following Lewis Hamilton’s historic victory to equal Michael Schumacher’s all-time F1 grand prix wins record with his 91st triumph at the Eifel GP, the six-time world champion duly has a
MotoGP completes its latest triple-header with a second consecutive race at Aragon, the first-ever Teruel Grand Prix. Following yet another dramatic MotoGP race in the most unpredictable of seasons, Alex Rins became the eighth different winner across the opening ten races in the first Aragon encounter, while Suzuki team-mate Joan Mir claimed the riders’ world
Honda has confirmed reigning MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez’s recovery from a broken arm is “proceeding as planned” amid reports he may need a third surgery. Marquez broken his right arm in a heavy crash during the season-opening Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez back in July. He tried to stage a comeback the following week
Alex Marquez says he’s “started to understand” why Honda’s MotoGP bike has constantly been labelled “difficult” following his second podium last weekend at Aragon. The 2020 RC213V has proven to be a tougher motorcycle than its predecessor, with its turning and the way it enters corners coming in for criticism from its riders this year.
Esteban Ocon says that Fernando Alonso’s involvement in the Renault Formula 1 team’s simulator programme this year can be a boost to the outfit as it bids to move forward. With Alonso fired up over his return to F1 next year, he has done some sessions in the Renault simulator in recent weeks to try
Erik Jones has signed for Richard Petty Motorsports to replace Bubba Wallace in the famed #43 car for the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series. Jones has signed a multi-year driver agreement with the team, to drive the number made famous by NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty. “It is an incredible honour to have Richard Petty
The first examples of Hyundai Motorsport’s newly-unveiled World Rally Championship support series challenger are set to be delivered to customers next summer once an “extensive testing” programme has been completed. The Alzenau-based squad claims the new Rally2 car will continue the success enjoyed by its R5 predecessor, with key development work to be overseen by
Oliver Askew has been given clearance by the IndyCar medical team to return to action for this weekend’s season finale in St. Petersburg with Arrow McLaren SP. The reigning Indy Lights champion was forced to miss the Harvest Grand Prix two weeks ago after complaining of balance issues at the end of the second Mid-Ohio
Portimao has been forced to reduce the number of fans who can attend this weekend’s Formula 1 Portuguese Grand Prix due to fresh COVID-19 restrictions. Portugal will host its first F1 race since 1996 this weekend after the Algarve International Circuit was added to the calendar as part of the revised scheduled forced by the
Pol Espargaro says the MotoGP Aragon Grand Prix was “painful for KTM” after no RC16 rider made it into the top 10 for only the second time this season. Espargaro qualified 12th and couldn’t make any inroads on that position in the race, finishing behind team-mate Brad Binder. The Spaniard says everything “started to bend”
Reigning MotoAmerica Superbike champion Cameron Beaubier will return to the grand prix paddock in 2021 after signing a deal to join the American Racing Team in Moto2. Beaubier contested the 2009 125cc world championship with the Red Bull KTM squad, partnering future six-time MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez in his second season in the class.
Sebastien Buemi is officially on reserve duty for the AlphaTauri and Red Bull Formula 1 teams after Sergio Sette Camara was able to enter Japan to race in Super Formula. Sette Camara has been the reserve for the two Red Bull-owned teams this season, and has been present at races. The Brazilian was supposed to
Formula 1 race director Michael Masi does not feel Lance Stroll’s illness ahead of the Eifel Grand Prix has exposed any loophole in the FIA’s COVID-19 testing protocols. Racing Point driver Stroll was forced to miss the last race at the Nurburgring after falling ill, with Nico Hulkenberg taking over his seat ahead of qualifying.
Aleix Espargaro says “it’s not easy to be positive” as he “can’t go faster” than he currently is on the Aprilia following his 13th at the MotoGP Aragon Grand Prix. Espargaro has finished inside the top seven at Aragon since he joined Aprilia in 2017, but could only manage 13th last Sunday and 14.5 seconds
Sebastien Ogier is confident a change in fortunes in this season’s World Rally Championship will allow him to reel in Toyota team-mate and current leader of the competition, Elfyn Evans. With two rounds remaining – the Ypres and Monza rallies – Ogier is still in the hunt for a seventh WRC drivers’ crown after trimming
NASCAR has announced suspended driver Kyle Larson will be able to return to competition from 2021. In a statement released on Monday, NASCAR said Larson will be cleared to return to all NASCAR racing activities from 1 January 2021 after being banned for using a racial slur during a virtual racing event run in the
NASCAR Xfinity Series points leader Chase Briscoe will move up to the Cup Series next season at Stewart-Haas Racing to replace the outgoing Clint Bowyer, Autosport has learned. 25-year-old Briscoe will drive the No. 14 Ford from the 2021 season and replace Bowyer, who earlier this month announced he is retiring at the end of
Alex Rins became MotoGP’s eighth different winner in a manic 2020 season, while Suzuki team-mate Joan Mir took the championship lead at the Aragon Grand Prix. Rins came from 10th on the grid to prevail in a tense battle with Honda rookie Alex Marquez in the 23-lap Aragon race to claim Suzuki’s first win of
LCR’s Cal Crutchlow says a slipping clutch on the warm-up lap of the MotoGP Aragon Grand Prix almost forced him into starting from the pitlane on his spare Honda. Crutchlow qualified on the front row for the first time since the 2019 US GP last Sunday at Aragon in third, but was swamped off the
Renault Formula 1 boss Cyril Abiteboul believes Daniel Ricciardo’s podium at the Eifel Grand Prix reflects the positive contribution he has made to the team since he joined last season. With Ricciardo securing the Enstone team’s first podium finish for five years with his charge to third place last weekend at the Nurburgring, Abiteboul also
Jack Miller says his ninth in the Aragon Grand Prix didn’t impact his MotoGP title hopes as he “already gave up that ghost” at Le Mans. The Pramac Ducati rider struggled in the opening stages of Sunday’s race for rear grip on his medium rear, but was anticipating to come on strong as the frontrunners
Alfa Romeo team boss Fred Vasseur expects a decision on the team’s Formula 1 2021 line-up will be taken this month. Kimi Raikkonen is expected to stay on at the Hinwil team, while Mick Schumacher is hotly tipped to take the second seat that belongs to Ferrari, and which is currently occupied by Antonio Giovinazzi.
Racing Point is continuing with plans to upgrade to a 2020 Mercedes gearbox and associated suspension parts next season, despite opposition from its Formula 1 rivals. Before the start of this season, when it was agreed to race the current cars in 2021, a token system was introduced to allow teams to make selected upgrades
Australia’s closed borders due to the COVID-19 pandemic have forced event organisers to cancel the 2021 Bathurst 12 Hour. The opening round of the Intercontinental GT Challenge is generally held on the first weekend of February, Mount Panorama hosting GT teams and drivers from around the world. However, with Australia’s border shut for the foreseeable
Team Penske’s Joey Logano became the first NASCAR Cup Series driver to secure a place in the championship-deciding race with victory at Kansas, fending off late pressure from Kevin Harvick. A caution period for a Tyler Reddick wall-strike on Lap 221 of 267 around the 1.5-mile circuit brought the field to the pits for fresh
Joan Mir says he cares less about the MotoGP title currently than “probably other riders” and won’t change his race-by-race approach despite leading the standings after the Aragon Grand Prix. The Suzuki rider leads the championship for the first time in 2020 by six points after finishing third on Sunday at Aragon, while erstwhile standings
Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso says it will be “very hard to fight” with Suzuki for the MotoGP title following its second double podium in three races at the Aragon Grand Prix. Alex Rins won Sunday’s Aragon race from 10th on the grid, while Joan Mir took over the lead of the championship by six points after
Renault Formula 1 racer Daniel Ricciardo says another “scare” when driving the Nurburgring Nordschleife earlier this month has put him off the idea of ever wanting to compete there. The Australian used the opportunity of the Eifel Grand Prix to put in some laps around the famous Nordschleife in a Renault Megane RS as part
Suzuki’s Alex Rins won a thrilling MotoGP Aragon Grand Prix from Alex Marquez, as a miserable event for Fabio Quartararo in 18th allowed Joan Mir to take the championship lead. Quartararo’s advantage stood at 10 points ahead of Suzuki’s Mir prior to this round, but his worst result of the season and a third for