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Sebastian Vettel could walk away from F1 for good without right offer

July 3, 2020 8:30:34 am

Sebastian Vettel will leave Ferrari at the end of the year after failing to get a new contract. He faces an uncertain future with only limited options available for 2021.

Lewis Hamilton says ‘silence’ criticism was not aimed at F1 rivals

July 3, 2020 9:58:47 am

Lewis Hamilton, who starts his bid for a record-equalling seventh title in the season-opening Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday, has been vocal in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Formula 1 season starts 4 months later in a different world

July 2, 2020 12:09:41 pm

There will be no fans on hand at the remote Spielberg track in Austria, with the coronavirus still creating uncertainty over how many races can actually be held and where.

Mercedes to use black cars in stand against racism

June 30, 2020 9:03:18 am

Mercedes have traditionally raced in silver throughout their time in Formula One but will switch to black and have ‘End Racism’ emblazoned on the halo of both cars.

Face masks and no fans: How Formula One’s ‘new normal’ will look

June 29, 2020 9:13:59 pm

Due to the ongoing pandemic, Formula One will hold its races behind closed doors and has indicated that there will be no podium celebrations when the new season starts in July.

Formula One set to fire up in Austria, four months late and without a crowd

June 30, 2020 2:52:22 pm

Lewis Hamilton can equal Michael Schumacher’s record seven while his Mercedes team can win an unprecedented seventh successive drivers’ and constructors’ title double in the new F1 season.

‘The noose was real’ – NASCAR releases photo from Talladega

June 29, 2020 10:27:44 am

The incident has put racism front and center for the stock car series that two weeks ago banned the Confederate flag from its venues and races at Wallace’s urging.

Lewis Hamilton saddened and hurt by Bernie Ecclestone’s racism comments

June 27, 2020 8:51:12 pm

Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has criticized "ignorant and uneducated'' comments by former F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone.

Pope Francis hails Alex Zanardi’s ‘lesson of humanity’ through disability

June 24, 2020 5:11:38 pm

Pope Francis penned a handwritten letter of encouragement assuring Zanardi and his family of his prayers.

NASCAR race begins after show of support for Bubba Wallace

June 23, 2020 9:47:40 am

Wallace took the lead for a lap at one point, and Stenhouse said he noticed the fan reaction, along with the chants of “Bubba” at the start.

Lewis Hamilton to set up commission to increase diversity

June 22, 2020 11:39:10 am

Lewis Hamilton said the aim of the Hamilton Commission would be to make the sport “become as diverse as the complex and multicultural world we live in.”

Noose found in stall of Bubba Wallace at Alabama NASCAR race

June 22, 2020 3:07:44 pm

A noose was found in the garage stall of Bubba Wallace at the NASCAR race in Alabama on Sunday. Wallace is the only fulltime Black driver in NASCAR's elite Cup Series.


Motorsports legend Alex Zanardi seriously injured in road accident again

June 20, 2020 8:25:13 am

Race car driver turned Paralympic champion Alex Zanardi, one of the most beloved public figures in Italy, has suffered a serious road accident again. He had both of his legs amputated following a horrific crash in 2001.

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Fans in the stands for IndyCar in Iowa, with some reassigned

June 19, 2020 10:58:15 am

IndyCar said Thursday that a limited number of tickets will be available for the races at the short oval July 17 and 18. It could be the second weekend in a row when the open-wheel series has spectators for its races.

Pandemic means no podium ceremonies for Formula One

June 13, 2020 2:19:19 pm

Formula One drivers can forget about podium celebrations this season under new rules to protect them from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Formula 1 cancels races in Azerbaijan, Singapore, Japan

June 12, 2020 3:37:00 pm

No spectators will be allowed to attend the opening eight races. This may change later in the season if health conditions allow.

MotoGP to resume with two races in Spain in July

June 11, 2020 7:16:16 pm

The competition organizers say they have confirmed 13 races. They are all at European locations.

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Kevin Harvick cherishes Atlanta win, looks to help off the track

June 8, 2020 9:36:31 am

Kevin Harvick won for the second time since NASCAR returned from the shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic, adding to his emotional victory at Darlington in the first race back.

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NASCAR looks to steer clear of protests over George Floyd

June 7, 2020 3:23:15 pm

Bubba Wallace, the only African American in the top-level Cup series, expressed frustration that so many drivers were reluctant to speak out.

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NASCAR: AJ Allmendinger wins at Atlanta for first victory of season

June 7, 2020 10:31:55 am

AJ Allmendinger’s Kaulig Racing teammate Justin Haley finished third, Daniel Hemric took fourth and Harrison Burton rounded out the top five.