Lapierre rejoins Signatech for Alpine Hypercar class programme

Former Toyota factory driver Nicolas Lapierre will return to the top class of the World Endurance Championship with Alpine in 2021. The Frenchman, 36, has rejoined the French Signatech team to race its Alpine-Gibson A480 LMP1 car in the Hypercar class of this season’s six-round WEC, having previously driven for the squad in 2016-19. Lapierre … Read more Lapierre rejoins Signatech for Alpine Hypercar class programme

Pearson puts F4 graduation on hold after cancer diagnosis

Ginetta Junior racer Joel Pearson has been forced to delay a planned graduation to British Formula 4 for this year after being recently diagnosed with bone cancer. The 16-year-old was due to make the move to single-seaters and complete the Argenti Motorsport squad’s three-car F4 line-up, but those plans have now been put on hold. … Read more Pearson puts F4 graduation on hold after cancer diagnosis

Bristol on schedule for NASCAR’s long awaited dirt racing return

Bristol Motor Speedway is well on its way to bringing dirt track racing back to NASCAR’s Cup Series for the first time in more than 50 years. It’s not the first time the owners of the half-mile, highly-banked concrete oval have covered their track in dirt, but it will likely be the most anticipated. In … Read more Bristol on schedule for NASCAR’s long awaited dirt racing return

De Niro and Boyega to star in Netflix F1 film The Formula

A fictional crime film set in the world of Formula 1 that features Hollywood legend Robert De Niro and Star Wars actor John Boyega will be shown on Netflix. To be called The Formula, the film is about an American F1 driver who becomes involved with the mafia and is forced to serve as a … Read more De Niro and Boyega to star in Netflix F1 film The Formula

Alesi and Armstrong make Ferrari F1 test debuts at Fiorano in 2018 car

Ferrari Driver Academy members Giuliano Alesi and Marcus Armstrong have enjoyed a first taste of Formula 1 – Alesi’s maiden test coming 30 years after father Jean’s first-ever Ferrari run. Alesi Sr first tested a Ferrari 641 in October 1990, and his son got his chance in a 2018-spec SF71H – sporting the same number, … Read more Alesi and Armstrong make Ferrari F1 test debuts at Fiorano in 2018 car

60th anniversary of Mini Cooper to be marked at Silverstone Classic

In association with The 60th anniversary of the Cooper version of the Mini will be marked by two Mini-only races at the Silverstone Classic on 30 July – 1 August. In a re-run of the fiercely competitive races at the 2019 event, which celebrated the 60th anniversary of the launch of the Mini, this year’s … Read more 60th anniversary of Mini Cooper to be marked at Silverstone Classic

Autosport journalist Alex Kalinauckas wins Motorsport UK award

Autosport’s grand prix editor Alex Kalinauckas has won Motorsport UK’s coveted Young Journalist of the Year award, succeeding Formula E reporter and editorial assistant Matt Kew as its current winner. Alex, who began covering Formula 1 this season having worked his way up reporting on numerous junior categories and Formula E, claimed the Motorsport UK … Read more Autosport journalist Alex Kalinauckas wins Motorsport UK award

MotoGP team boss condition “fragile”, but prognosis more optimistic

MotoGP team boss Fausto Gresini remains in a “fragile” condition as he battles COVID-19 in hospital in Italy, but doctors says his recent progress has offered a “more optimistic” prognosis. The double 125cc world champion and veteran MotoGP team boss was taken ill with COVID-19 just before Christmas and was taken to hospital in Imola. … Read more MotoGP team boss condition “fragile”, but prognosis more optimistic

Evans struggled to “connect” with new WRC tyres in Monte Carlo

Elfyn Evans believes the gap to Toyota counterpart Sebastien Ogier on last weekend’s Monte Carlo Rally would have been smaller had he been able to “connect” with the new Pirelli tyres. 
The Welshman finished the season opener just over 32 seconds behind the reigning world champion Ogier after struggling to maximise the potential of Pirelli … Read more Evans struggled to “connect” with new WRC tyres in Monte Carlo

Ogier “proud” to be Monaco great like Senna after record WRC win

Sebastien Ogier is “proud” to be a record-breaker like his boyhood idol, Ayrton Senna after becoming the most successful driver in Monte Carlo Rally history.

 Ogier conquered last weekend’s Rallye Monte-Carlo for an eighth time surpassing the seven event victories he shared with his former-Citroen team-mate and countryman, Sebastien Loeb. The 37-year-old Ogier has achieved … Read more Ogier “proud” to be Monaco great like Senna after record WRC win