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Fernando Alonso, Toyota disqualified after latest World Endurance Championship win

Fernando Alonso's Toyota team has been disqualified after winning the latest round of the World Endurance Championship at Silverstone.Just days after the announcement he will not be racing in Formula One in 2019, it appeared as though Alonso...

IndyCar race at Pocono Raceway stopped after major accident

Robert Wickens went soaring into the fence at Pocono Raceway in a scary wreck that brought Sunday's IndyCar race to a halt for about two hours.The Canadian driver was attempting to pass Ryan Hunter-Reay when the two cars...

Jenson Button says Fernando Alonso will return to F1 in right scenario

Jenson Button is certain former McLaren teammate Fernando Alonso would return to Formula One in the right scenario.Earlier this week, Alonso announced he will be stepping away from F1 at the end of 2018. His statement made it...

Robert Hight tops NHRA Funny Car qualifying at Brainerd International

BRAINERD, Minn. -- Robert Hight raced to his second No. 1 qualifying position of the season and the 59th overall Saturday in the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway.Hight had a 3.959-second run at 324.67 mph...

Will Power starts bid for 3rd straight Pocono victory from pole

LONG POND, Pa. -- Will Power will begin his bid for a third straight win at Pocono Raceway from the pole.Power turned a lap of 219.511 mph on Saturday to take the top spot and perhaps bolster his...

Jean-Eric Vergne contacted over 2019 Formula One seat

Newly-crowned Formula E champion and former Toro Rosso driver Jean-Eric Vergne says he has been contacted by an F1 team over a 2019 race seat.Former Red Bull junior Vergne, who drove for the outfit's junior team between 2012...

Antron Brown leads NHRA Top Fuel qualifying at Brainerd International

BRAINERD, Minn. -- Antron Brown led Top Fuel qualifying Friday in the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway.Coming off his first victory of the season two weeks ago outside Seattle, Brown had a 3.789-second run at...

A lap with 2019 McLaren hopeful Lando Norris

The idea was simple: A chance to interview McLaren's up-and-coming junior driver as he completed a lap of the Hockenheim grand prix circuit. Lando Norris would throw a McLaren 570s through the corners and it would be my...

Women in Formula One: A Circuit special

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Fernando Alonso says ‘very poor’ F1 spectacle prompted decision to quit

Fernando Alonso says his decision to quit Formula One at the end of the current season has nothing to do with McLaren's failure to give him a competitive car since 2015.Fernando Alonso's comments to the media are increasingly...

Carlos Sainz to replace Fernando Alonso at McLaren

Sainz started his F1 career with Toro Rosso in 2015, before moving to Renault midway through the 2017 season. He's currently 11th in the drivers standings after 12 races, his best result a fifth place finish in Azerbaijan...

McLaren confirms Carlos Sainz as Fernando Alonso’s replacement

McLaren has confirmed Carlos Sainz as one of its drivers for 2019, replacing Fernando Alonso at the team.As reported on Wednesday, ESPN understands Sainz has signed a two-year deal with the team, which will see him swap from...

Jacques Villeneuve – Ferrari should keep Kimi Raikkonen

Former F1 world champion Jacques Villeneuve believes Ferrari should offer Kimi Raikkonen a new contract for 2019 instead of promoting Sauber driver Charles Leclerc alongside Sebastian Vettel.McLaren will announce Carlos Sainz as Fernando Alonso's replacement later this week,...

Reynolds has belief for Bathurst defence

Holden's David Reynolds is only just getting his head around being known as a Bathurst 1000 champion.The Erebus driver is out to become the first driver since Craig Lowndes in 2007-08 to claim consecutive crowns at Mount Panorama.Preparations...

How a year with McLaren in 2007 changed Fernando Alonso

10:58 AM ETMaurice HamiltonClose• Veteran F1 journalist, covering the sport since 1977• Motor racing correspondent for the Observer for 20 years• Has written several books and covered F1 for BBC Radio 5 LiveThis column could be overflowing with tales of Fernando...

Fernando Alonso’s best moments in Formula One

Formula One will say goodbye to Fernando Alonso at the end of the season after McLaren announced he would not be racing for the team in 2019.Alonso is still widely regarded as one of the best drivers on...

1979 F1 champion Jody Scheckter

1979 Formula One champion Jody Scheckter believes people have overrated the retiring Fernando Alonso.McLaren will announce Carlos Sainz as Fernando Alonso's replacement later this week, ESPN understands, opening the door for Pierre Gasly to step up to Red...

Carlos Sainz set to replace Fernando Alonso at McLaren

McLaren will announce Carlos Sainz as Fernando Alonso's replacement later this week, ESPN understands, opening the door for Pierre Gasly to step up to Red Bull next year.On Tuesday, McLaren confirmed Alonso will not continue in F1 beyond...

Fernando Alonso to leave Formula 1

The Spaniard won the 2005 and 2006 world drivers' title with Renault and has been runner-up three times.Alonso, who is ninth in the standings with nine races to go this season, has accumulated 32 wins, 22 pole positions...

Fernando Alonso to quit Formula One

So the news is out, Fernando Alonso will retire from Formula One at the end of the season.After 17 seasons, two titles, 32 grand prix victories and 97 podium finishes the Spaniard will bow out of the sport....

Sauber boss Frederic Vasseur – We are on a good path

Sauber team boss Frederic Vasseur has hailed his team's progress throughout the 2018 Formula One season.The Swiss team has enjoyed a resurgence in 2018 after it aligned with Alfa Romeo in the winter prior to the season. Sauber...

Fernando Alonso to retire from Formula One at the end of the season

McLaren has announced Fernando Alonso will retire from Formula One at the end of the 2018 season.The Spaniard's future in the sport has remained uncertain due to McLaren's inability to give him a race-winning car. Alonso has been...

Scott Dixon signs extension with Chip Ganassi Racing

IndyCar Series leader Scott Dixon has signed a multiyear contract extension with Chip Ganassi Racing that will likely take the four-time champion through the end of his career.Dixon is in his 17th season driving for Chip Ganassi. His...

Pirelli prepared for potential Formula One tyre war

Mario Isola says Pirelli would be ready to compete with another tyre manufacturer in Formula One but has warned against the cost a tyre war would generate.Pirelli has been F1's sole tyre supplier since the start of the...

Legendary F1 designer John Barnard on McLaren’s recent struggles, Williams’ uncertain future

Legendary McLaren and Ferrari designer John Barnard has been doing the media rounds of late, promoting his new book, The Perfect Car. ESPN interrupted his summer sojourn to France for an exclusive interview on the trials and tribulations...

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