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Vettel gave away valuable points in Singapore

Mercedes chairman Niki Lauda believes Sebastian Vettel took too big a risk at the start of the Singapore Grand Prix and threw away valuable championship points.Vettel retired from the race on the opening lap after sustaining damage to...

Kyle Busch wins pole at New Hampshire on Friday

LOUDON, N.H. -- Kyle Busch's run in NASCAR's playoff opener went from dominant to dud because of mistakes on pit road. Clean up those gaffes, and Busch again just may have the car to the beat.Busch made...

Jolyon Palmer understands why Renault didn’t re-sign him for 2018

Having accepted his team's decision to sign Carlos Sainz for next year, Jolyon Palmer is viewing the final six races of his tenure with Renault as an audition for a seat at another team in 2018.Ahead of the...

Formula E: Piquet Jr joins forces with Jaguar Racing

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Analysing the winners and losers from F1’s 2018 engine shuffle

8:08 AM ETNate SaundersCloseF1 Assistant Editor• Previously worked in rugby union and British Superbikes • History graduate from Reading University• Joined ESPNF1 in February 2014Laurence EdmondsonCloseF1 Editor• Joined ESPN in 2009• An FIA accredited F1 journalist since 2011Before the first-lap controversy and dramatic...

Williams’ Guy Martin experiment a perfect advert for Formula One

6:36 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 LiveChannel 4's recent 'Speed with Guy' documentary follows the...

Sports car owner-driver Bruce Leven dies at 79

SEATTLE -- Bruce Leven, a self-made businessman whose sports car race teams won the Twelve Hours of Sebring three times in the 1980s, has died at 79.Leven died Sept. 15 at his home in Seattle after a long...

Davison banking on Bathurst happy memories

After a tough year and with his own future up in the air, Supercars star Will Davison is banking on some happy memories to turn his team's fortunes around at Bathurst next month.Tekno Autosports celebrated a remarkable Bathurst...

John Casey, organizer of failed Boston IndyCar race, sues city for $15.5M

BOSTON -- A man who led a failed effort to bring IndyCar racing to Boston is suing the city.WGBH-FM reported Thursday that former Boston Grand Prix CEO John Casey has filed a lawsuit in Suffolk Superior Court seeking...

State officials mull future of IndyCar’s Detroit Grand Prix

DETROIT -- State officials are deciding whether to continue hosting the Detroit Grand Prix on Belle Isle, a state park and island that opponents say is negatively impacted by the annual event.The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is...

MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi passed fit for Aragon 21 days after breaking leg

Valentino Rossi has been passed fit to take part in Sunday's Aragon MotoGP race three weeks after breaking his leg.The Movistar Yamaha rider passed a medical examination on Thursday at the Spanish circuit and will take part in...

Ferrari prodigy Charles Leclerc handed four 2017 Friday practice sessions by Sauber

Ferrari junior Charles Leclerc will appear in FP1 at four of the remaining six races of the season for Sauber, the team which appears poised to sign him for 2018.Leclerc is the runaway leader of the Formula 2...

Mercedes boss TotoWolff still not ready to back Lewis Hamilton over Valtteri Bottas

Mercedes is still not willing to throw all its weight behind Lewis Hamilton's title bid despite his big lead in the drivers' championship.Hamilton and Mercedes' remarkable turnaround in Singapore, which saw the Briton win as main title rival...

Mexican Grand Prix organisers determined to have race as planned after earthquake

Mexican Grand Prix officials say there is no concern over the status of this year's race, which they now believe has added importance after the devastating earthquake that hit the capital this week.Over 200 people have been killed...

Chip Ganassi Racing to downsize to two cars in IndyCar in 2018

INDIANAPOLIS -- Chip Ganassi Racing will return to a two-car team in the IndyCar Series next season in a business decision that the team owner said led to layoffs."With news like this comes contraction, and as such, we...

JR Motorsports juggernaut dominates Xfinity Series playoff conversation

6:00 PM ETBob PockrassNASCAR Close• NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsportsJR Motorsports was a favorite to win the Xfinity Series title when the season started. It still is.In the...

McLaren labels Honda era ‘a proper disaster’ for team image

McLaren team boss Eric Boullier says the team's lack of competitiveness during its partnership with Honda has been hugely damaging to its credibility.McLaren and Honda will split at the end of 2017, a premature end to what was...

Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato to drive for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing in 2018

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato will return to Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing next season. Sato spent just one season with Andretti Autosport and became the first Japanese winner of the 500.Sato drove for Rahal in...

F1 driver Sergio Perez donates £125,000 to Mexican earthquake victims

Force India driver Sergio Perez has donated three million pesos (£124,500) to the victims of the earthquake in his homeland Mexico.Tuesday's earthquake -- the nation's deadliest in three decades -- has killed more than 200 people and reduced...

Max Verstappen says Sebastian Vettel took an unnecessary risk in Singapore

Max Verstappen thinks Sebastian Vettel would have avoided the dramatic crash at the start of the Singapore Grand Prix if he had been thinking about his championship fight with Lewis Hamilton.Vettel squandered a golden opportunity to retake the...

Little guys crucial to Supercars: Davison

Bathurst champion Will Davison has warned Supercars not to forget the little guy following reported interest from the boss of McLaren F1 in buying a stake in Walkinshaw Racing.Ryan Walkinshaw has told Speedcafe.com he is in talks with...

Mercedes and Ferrari split tyre strategies for Malaysian GP

Formula One tyre supplier Pirelli has revealed the drivers' selections for the Malaysian Grand Prix, with title rivals Mercedes and Ferrari choosing different strategies.The super-soft, soft and medium compounds have been made available for the next round of...

Moto GP legend Valentino Rossi returns 18 days after leg break

6:44 AM ETESPN staffNine-time Moto GP champion Valentino Rossi has returned to racing just 18 days after suffering a double leg fracture in an accident in training.Rossi, 38, was forced to undergo surgery on Aug. 31 and yet...

Radio Ga Ga: Singapore Grand Prix

ESPN rounds up the best radio soundbites from a dramatic and chaotic Singapore Grand Prix weekend, as the 2017 title battle took another twist in the opening seconds of the race."F--- yeah baby! In your face!"Nico Hulkenberg was...

McLaren struggled to adapt to change, claims Honda

Honda motorsport chief Masashi Yamamoto has criticised McLaren in the wake of its divorce from the Japanese engine manufacturer for being a "systematic" company that finds it hard to adapt to change.It was announced last week that both...

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