Formula 1

8:39 AM ET Charles Leclerc’s younger brother Arthur has joined Ferrari’s Driver Academy, the Italian Formula One team’s junior programme, the team announced on Friday. The 19-year-old Monegasque becomes part of a group of promising youngsters that includes Mick Schumacher, son of Ferrari great and seven-time Formula One world champion Michael. 2 Related Leclerc won
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2:45 AM ET The all-female W Series will be part of the Formula One support programme in its second season with new races at the United States and Mexico Grands Prix in October, organisers announced on Thursday. The W Series, conceived as a platform for women to gain experience and climb up the motorsport ladder
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9:04 AM ET Fernando Alonso completed the tenth stage of the Dakar Rally without a windshield after rolling his Toyota Hilux down the side of a sand dune. The moment, caught on camera from several angles, saw Alonso’s truck lose control as he crested the dune and barrel-roll down the other side before coming to
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5:44 AM ET The Williams Formula One team has named Roy Nissany as its test driver for the upcoming season. The Israeli racing driver took part in a post-season test with the team last year and has now secured a deal that will see him take part in three Friday practice sessions in 2020. He
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1:41 PM ET McLaren has confirmed it will launch its 2020 F1 car on Feb.13 after a video showing driver Lando Norris apparently revealing the date by mistake. Norris was filming a handheld video around McLaren’s UK factory in Woking when he stumbled upon a meeting between the team’s marketing and communications teams. During the
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11:00 AM ET A cheaper, all-electric karting series will launch in 2020 with the stated of aim of answering world champion Lewis Hamilton’s call for greater diversity in motor racing. Hamilton has been critical of how difficult motor racing is to access for children from underprivileged backgrounds. The six-time world champion famously came from one
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