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NASCAR grabs much-needed momentum in return to live racing

May 23, 2020 9:23:30 am

The coronavirus pandemic put those plans on hold and NASCAR is frantically trying to recover from a 10-week layoff.

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Heartbroken Chase Briscoe takes emotional NASCAR Xfinity win

May 22, 2020 10:03:35 am

The win was Chase Briscoe’s his fourth career in NASCAR’s second tier series that also allow Cup drivers like Kyle Busch, the reigning NASCAR Cup series champion, to race.

Denny Hamlin earns second win of NASCAR season in rain-hit race

May 21, 2020 12:05:48 pm

Denny Hamlin was leading the field in the first Cup race on a Wednesday since 1984 when the rain came down with just under 25 laps to go in the 228-lap event.

F1 says UK quarantine would make British GP impossible

May 19, 2020 6:36:22 pm

Formula One is planning two Grand Prix without spectators at Silverstone, which this year marks the 70th anniversary of hosting the first world championship race, immediately after two in Austria in early July.

NASCAR returns to sound of silence

May 18, 2020 8:56:24 am

Kevin Harvick and NASCAR both celebrated victories on Sunday as the stock car series returned to live racing from a two-month novel coronavirus forced hiatus at an empty Darlington Raceway. 

NASCAR putting its safety plan to test as racing restarts

May 16, 2020 11:44:00 am

The return to racing for NASCAR has brought with it a set of safety protocols that will be strictly enforced at the track Sunday when the Cup Series goes racing for the first time in more than two months after a pandemic-forced hiatus.

Le Mans organisers plan 24 Hours of virtual racing

May 15, 2020 9:32:53 pm

The 24 Hours of Le Mans is the world's oldest active motorsports race, held annually since 1923 near the town of Le Mans, France. This year it has been postponed to September because of the pandemic.

Silverstone agrees terms with F1 for back-to-back races

May 15, 2020 9:03:36 pm

The British Grand Prix, a home race for Mercedes’ six times world champion Lewis Hamilton as well as seven of the 10 teams, is scheduled for July 19.

Carlos Sainz Jr. joins Ferrari for 2021, Daniel Ricciardo to McLaren

May 14, 2020 4:20:16 pm

Sainz Jr. drove consistently well last season, securing the first podium finish of his career and helping McLaren finish fourth in the constructors’ championship.

Lewis Hamilton tops Sunday Times sportspersons’ rich list

May 14, 2020 9:51:53 am

Lewis Hamilton, who signed a new contract with Mercedes in 2018 worth up to 40 million pounds a year, saw his net worth rise by 37 million pounds over the last year.

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Michael Schumacher wins fan vote for F1’s most influential person

May 14, 2020 9:48:52 am

Ferrari great Schumacher, who has not been seen in public since he suffered serious head injuries in a ski accident in 2013, beat former commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone with 61% of the vote in a head-to-head final.

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany celebrates his second place on the podium after the Emirates Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina racetrack in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Sebastian Vettel may walk away from Ferrari having never won the title

May 13, 2020 12:22:52 am

Sebastian Vettel joined Ferrari in 2015 to replace Fernando Alonso, but was unable to add to his world titles at Red Bull from 2010-13.

Sebastian Vettel to leave Ferrari at end of 2020 F1 season

May 12, 2020 4:57:30 pm

Four times world champion Sebastian Vettel will leave Ferrari at the end of the 2020 Formula One season.

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British GP could go ahead despite quarantine restrictions

May 11, 2020 8:33:55 am

Formula One is working to put on a British Grand Prix in July even if the country imposes quarantine measures on visitors during the Covid-19 crisis, F1 sources said on Sunday.


F1 without a crowd leaves Lewis Hamilton with an empty feeling

May 10, 2020 9:05:13 am

Lewis Hamilton said his weight had stayed the same and he was focusing on areas of weakness in training, such as calf exercises he normally found boring but recognised were important.

F1 chairman Chase Carey evokes ‘remote’ possibility of no races in 2020

May 8, 2020 7:17:07 pm

The first ten races of the season have been postponed or cancelled amid the pandemic, leading to a huge loss of revenue. The iconic Monaco Grand Prix was scrapped for the first time in 66 years.

MotoGP intends to start season in July with races in Jerez

May 7, 2020 7:06:37 pm

If the proposal to the Spanish government is approved, Jerez would host MotoGP Grands Prix on July 19 and 26 as well as a round of the world superbike championship on August 2.

Chinese Grand Prix: Alexander Albon survives stunning crash in practice

Alexander Albon denies penalised Charles Leclerc a virtual F1 hat-trick

May 4, 2020 9:18:42 am

Alexander Albon won a virtual Formula One thriller, against a field that included England cricketers Ben Stokes and Stuart Broad, to deny Charles Leclerc an esports hat-trick.

Sebastian Vettel makes his esports debut in Legends Trophy

May 3, 2020 8:58:16 am

Sebastian Vettel made his esports debut on Saturday in Legends Trophy races that also featured retired Formula One world champions Emerson Fittipaldi and Jenson Button.

British Grand Prix ‘not a given’ in Formula 1, says Silverstone boss

May 2, 2020 6:59:36 pm

Formula One plans to start the season, put on hold by the Covid-19 pandemic, with two races behind closed doors in Austria in early July before potentially two more at Silverstone.