Steiner warns F1 DNA must be protected ahead of 2021 crunch meeting

Haas boss Gunther Steiner says the FIA and Liberty must protect the essential DNA of Formula 1 when the 2021 technical regulations are refined in Wednesday's crunch meeting in Paris. Haas, along with engine partner Ferrari and its leading F1 counterparts Mercedes and Red Bull, wants to stay closer to the current regulations and continue with m..

Vettel: Nothing explains F1 qualifying turnaround at Japanese GP

Sebastian Vettel says there are no changes to explain his "step in performance" at the Japanese Grand Prix, where he ended Ferrari Formula 1 team-mate Charles Leclerc's qualifying superiority. Leclerc had qualified on pole for the previous four grands prix, a run that stretched his dominant run over Vettel in qualifying to nine races. Suzuka m..

Magnussen: Japanese GP went south after embarrassing qualifying off

Haas Formula 1 driver Kevin Magnussen says he "showed everyone what not to do" with his "quite embarrassing" qualifying crash, which preceded a Japanese Grand Prix that "went south". Magnussen was eliminated early in qualifying on Sunday morning when he lost the rear of his car on the exit of the final chicane and crashed through the kink before th..

Alvaro Bautista sets out plan for next two races after edging out Jonathan Rea

Alvaro Bautista says wins are vital in his final two rounds as a World Superbike rookie after topping the timesheets in his first visit to Argentina yesterday. The Aruba Ducati rider beat five time champion Jonathan Rea to the top spot in day one at the San Juan Villicum circuit - a track he’d never seen until yesterday morning. The former MotoGP rider said: “I had to learn the track as quickly as possible to try and be competitive throughout th..

Espargaro: KTM’s next rider must be willing to suffer in MotoGP

KTM rider Pol Espargaro says he wants to have no input on his MotoGP team-mate for 2020 and believes whoever is chosen should show dedication and willingness to "suffer". Johann Zarco had slotted in alongside Espargaro on a two-year deal in the off-season but requested to be released from his contract a year early and will now return to MotoGP at t..

Zarco set to replace Nakagami after Motegi MotoGP for rest of 2019

Johann Zarco is set to replace Takaaki Nakagami at LCR Honda for the last three rounds of the 2019 MotoGP season, Autosport has learned. Nakagami is suffering from a similar shoulder problem to the one that afflicted Marc Marquez last season, and for which the world champion had surgery last December. The fact that Marquez's recovery was slowe..

Toyota warns against ‘playing around’ with WEC’s new LMP1 handicaps

Toyota has warned against 'playing around' with the World Endurance Championship's new LMP1 success handicap system, which has already hit its limit. The Silverstone-winning #7 Toyota TS050 Hybrid and the sister #8 machine were slowed by 1.4 seconds and 1s per lap respectively for the last round at Fuji but still took a dominant one-..

Brazil to return to MotoGP calendar in 2022 at new Rio circuit

Dorna Sports has announced a five-year deal with the new Rio Motorpark circuit to bring MotoGP back to Brazil for the first time since 2004 in '22. MotoGP promoter Dorna and organisers of the Brazil race reached a preliminary agreement last year to return the series to the country at a new circuit. The five-year agreement means the first Brazi..

Toyota likely to pick Meeke over Latvala for 2020 WRC seat

Kris Meeke is edging ahead of Jari-Matti Latvala in the race to stay at Toyota for the 2020 World Rally Championship due to his greater consistency. With Toyota thought likely to keep WRC leader Ott Tanak and to have already signed 19-year-old WRC 2 Pro champion Kalle Rovapera, Tanak's current team-mates Meeke and Latvala are competing for wh..

Sordo commits to Hyundai WRC drive in 2020 after Toyota interest

Dani Sordo will remain a Hyundai driver next season, sharing an i20 Coupe WRC for seven of next year's 14 rounds of the World Rally Championship. Sordo had been linked with a move to Toyota but Autosport reported last month that he was set to stay at Hyundai into a seventh season instead. The Spaniard, who joined Hyundai in 2014, is likely to ..

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