Nicky Hayden: Remembering motorsport’s much-loved ‘one-off’

On the anniversary of his untimely death in 2017, Motorsport.com sat down with two former teammates – Dani Pedrosa and Michael van der Mark – to remember 2006 MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden and the qualities which made him a motorsport hero The high-pressure nature of professional sport and the personal sacrifices that must be made to become elite often […]

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'Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton would make super team'

Mercedes should sign Sebastian Vettel as Lewis Hamilton’s 2021 team-mate as it would make for a “super team” according to Bernie Ecclestone. Vettel will be unemployed at the end of this season having revealed that 2020 will be his last campaign as a Ferrari driver. The German has said he is considering his options, however, those are limited for a […]

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F1 news: Why biometrics is the future of F1 racing overalls

Formula 1 has always operated at the cutting edge of technology, with teams constantly hunting for the next big thing in a bid to seek out any advantage they can. Up until now, much of that focus has revolved around the cars and engines, with teams using many thousands of data points to try to find that winning margin over […]

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Suzuka 10 Hours cancelled due to coronavirus

The Suzuka 10 Hours round of the Intercontinental GT Challenge in August is the latest casualty of the COVID-19 crisis. What would have been the second round of the IGTC after February’s Bathurst 12 Hours has been cancelled.  The move announced by IGTC promoter the Stephane Ratel Organisation on Friday said that circuit owner the Mobilityland Corporation had called off […]

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Todt explains why Vettel failed to emulate Schumacher

Jean Todt believes a lack of unity at Ferrari has been the key reason for Sebastian Vettel’s failure to emulate Michael Schumacher and win Formula 1 world championships with the team. Ferrari announced last week that Vettel would be leaving the team at the end of the 2020 season, putting the four-time world champion’s F1 future in doubt.  Vettel joined Ferrari in 2015 […]

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'Lawrence Stroll's investment allowed for pink Mercedes'

Racing Point had long been wanting to switch to the Mercedes aerodynamic philosophy but wasn’t able to do so because of finances. That changed when Lawrence Stroll brought the team in 2018. Powered by Mercedes with the car also sporting a gearbox from Brackley, team boss Otmar Szafnauer says Racing Point had for many years been wanting to follow Mercedes’ […]

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Abiteboul: F1 needs to include salaries in the cap

Renault Formula 1 chief Cyril Abiteboul says Formula 1 is debating whether to add drivers’ salaries to future budget caps. At present the team bosses are considering a proposal that would see the cap set at $145 million for 2021, falling to $140m for 2022 and $135m for 2023. That, though, won’t cover all the teams’ costs. While the various […]

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Briscoe fends off Busch for emotional Darlington win

A week of heartbreak and rain delays ended up with a trip to Victory Lane for Chase Briscoe. Briscoe survived a wild back-and-forth battle with veteran Kyle Busch over the final nine laps but just clipped Busch at the finish to win Thursday’s rain-delayed Toyota 200 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway. The race was the first for […]

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Should Fernando Alonso return to Formula 1? Podcast

As the Formula 1 driver market continues to move following Sebastian Vettel’s exit from Ferrari, one man continually linked with a comeback is Fernando Alonso. Since leaving F1 at the end of 2018, Alonso has enjoyed success at Le Mans, heartbreak at Indianapolis and even tried his hand out in the Dakar Rally, one of the toughest races on the […]

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Toto Wolff: F1 at its most political in last six months

Toto Wolff has said he has never seen so much “opportunism and manipulation” in Formula 1 than what he has witnessed in the last six months. From the fiasco in Melbourne when the race weekend was called off with just two hours to go until FP1 to the fall-out from the regular meetings between F1 team bosses and Formula 1 […]

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