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Renault convinced R.S.18 will produce big step forward

Renault is convinced its 2018 car can move the team closer to its goal of winning another Formula One world championship.On Tuesday the team launched the R.S.18, its third car since returning to the grid as a fully-fledged...

Renault unveils 2018 F1 car

Renault has unveiled its car for the 2018 Formula One season, the R.S.18.The team revealed images of its new car on Tuesday, becoming the fifth team to unveil its challenger for the upcoming campaign. The car, which features...

Ariel’s HIPERCAR: ‘It will be quite a game changer’

"We're not going for daft top speeds because in reality no one can ever achieve them apart from a test driver on a test track," Simon Saunders, Ariel Motors' director told CNN."We're going for ultimate acceleration, if you...

F1 2018 launches

11:59 AM ETESPN staffFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintcommentFormula One's launch season is in full swing. Keep up to date with every launch with us here.Remaining launches:February 20 - Sauber, RenaultFebruary 22 - Ferrari, MercedesFebruary 23 - McLarenFebruary 26 - Toro Rosso,...

Daniel Ricciardo hits the track with RB14 at Silverstone

Daniel Ricciardo has put Red Bull's RB14 through its paces for the first time at a filming day at Silverstone.Shortly after the team unveiled its 2018 car -- painted in a special edition livery, ahead of a reveal...

Red Bull’s RB14 bodes well for championship hopes

There's been much anticipation to see the all-new 2018 Red Bull, especially as the 2017 RB13 was initially a let-down in both design and performance. But all credit to Red Bull, who soon regained the lost ground and...

Williams expecting ‘really big step’ from Lance Stroll in 2018

Williams believes Lance Stroll can have a "phenomenal" second season in Formula One.Canadian driver Stroll made his debut aged 18 and, despite a tricky start to his rookie season, managed to secure a podium at the Azerbaijan Grand...

Red Bull unveils 2018 car with special edition livery

Red Bull has unveiled its car for the 2018 season, the RB14.The car was released on Monday with a special edition black and blue livery, with the team set to unveil its "race-ready paint job" ahead of the...

Austin Dillon wins Daytona 500 in the No. 3

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The No. 3 is No. 1 again at Daytona, on a day, in a race and at a place forever linked with the great Dale Earnhardt.Austin Dillon won the Daytona 500 on Sunday night...

Danica Patrick wreck in Daytona 500 ends NASCAR racing career prematurely

1:45 AM ETBob PockrassNASCAR Close• NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsportsDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Danica Patrick's NASCAR career ended with a crash and a 35th-place finish Sunday in the...

Paddy Lowe frustrated by focus on look of Halo device

Williams technical chief Paddy Lowe says the benefits of Halo far outweigh any criticisms about how the cockpit protection device looks on a Formula One car.The key facts you need to know about one of 2018's biggest F1...

Seven 2018 IndyCar drivers we’d like to see try NASCAR

8:44 AM ETBob PockrassNASCAR Close• NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsportsDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- IndyCar drivers often don't find great success in NASCAR, as the history books will tell...

Robert Kubica feels ‘closer than ever’ to full-time F1 return

Robert Kubica has not given up on his dream of a full-time return to Formula One and says he is motivated by how close he came to a securing a 2018 race seat with Williams.Kubica started a remarkable...

Comparing F1’s Halo to IndyCar’s windshield

7:11 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 LiveAnd so the Halo debate gathers further momentum as...

Three things Daniel Suarez says he will do at NASCAR this year – OneNacion...

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Monterrey native Daniel Suarez, the first full-time Mexican driver in the NASCAR Cup Series, appears comfortable in the garage among the stars of the stock-car series.He finished a respectable 20th in the standings last...

Betting strategies, best bets for the Daytona 500

3:32 PM ETPJ WalshESPN Contributor ClosePJ Walsh is the Director of Sports Information at SportsInsights.com, a company that monitors the live sports betting market.For the first time since the 2000 Daytona 500, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series...

Why Valtteri Bottas is convinced he can beat Lewis Hamilton in 2018

HELSINKI, Finland -- After spending one season as teammate to Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes last year, Valtteri Bottas is convinced he's ready to beat the four-time champion to the title this year.The Finn was drafted into Mercedes' driver...

McLaren fires up new Renault engine for the first time

McLaren's new partnership with Renault is officially underway after the team fired up its French engine for the first time at its factory in Woking.McLaren joins Mercedes, Ferrari and Toro Rosso in sharing its fire-up via social media...

Racing on ice: Cross-karting with Valtteri Bottas

INKOO, Finland -- The snow is ankle-deep in the back garden of Marcus Grönholm's house, and it's still falling. The two-time world rally champion is off celebrating his 50th birthday, but he's left the keys to some of...

McLaughlin crashes out at Supercars test

Supercars star Scott McLaughlin's was topping the timesheets when his pre-season test at Sydney Motorsport Park came to a sudden and dramatic end.The DJR Team Penske driver was taking part in the official Supercars test session at the...

Lowndes hopeful for Supercars season

Veteran Holden star Craig Lowndes will consider two things when weighing up his Supercars future as he comes out of contract at the end of next year.Three-time champion Lowndes, 43, finished 10th in last year's championship and only...

‘We can’t finish P5 or lower this year’

Williams is determined to put an end to its recent decline in performance, with deputy team principal Claire Williams saying her team must improve on last year's championship position.After finishing third in 2014 and 2015, Williams slipped to...

Williams releases digital images of new FW41

Williams has released the first images of its 2018 car following a season launch event in London.Now entering its 41st year in Formula One, the former champions face one of their most challenging seasons yet as they attempt...

Honda lacks Renault’s F1 experience

McLaren says adapting its 2018 car to the demands created by the late switch to Renault from Honda was made easier by the French manufacturer's level of Formula One experience.Having grown tired with Honda's repeated failures, McLaren confirmed...

The challenges facing Formula One in 2018

In the year since Liberty Media took the reins of Formula One much has gone on behind the scenes to turn the global championship into a professional organisation worthy of the sport's reach. In the London headquarters, sizeable...

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