Coronavirus: Season-opening MotoGP Grand Prix cancelled due to travel restrictions

The season-opening MotoGP Grand Prix in Qatar has been cancelled due to the coronavirus. The race was due to take place on March 8 but has now been called off due to Qatar’s travel restrictions on passengers from Italy. Moto 2 and 3 classes will carry on, with the crews already in Qatar. A statement says: “Due to Qatar travel restrictions brought into force affecting passengers from Italy, the premier

Lewis Hamilton called out by Carlos Sainz before Real Madrid vs Barcelona El Clasico clash

Carlos Sainz has joked he needs to have words with Lewis Hamilton after the F1 champion revealed his allegiance to FC Barcelona on Twitter. Barcelona take on El Clasico rivals Real Madrid CF at the Bernabeu on Sunday night. The showdown is hotly-anticipated among fans all over the world and has been spiced up this year with Barcelona and Real looking set to battle it out for the La Liga

NASCAR Fontana 2020: Schedule, lineup, TV and weather information for Auto Club 400

It’s race day at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California, and we've got all the information you need to get ready for Sunday's Auto Club 400, the third race in the NASCAR Cup Series: START TIME: 3:30 p.m. ET (12:30 p.m. local). GREEN FLAG: 3:46 p.m. ET. (12:46 p.m. local) Actor David Boreanaz will instruct drivers to start their engine at 3:37 p.m. ET (12:37 p.m. local). Jimmie Johnson's wife Chandra and his daughters Genevieve and Lydia will wave

Lewis Hamilton admits Mercedes uncertainty after testing glitch ahead of new F1 season

Lewis Hamilton says he’s in the dark about where Mercedes stand compared to their rivals after Thursday’s engine shut down cast a slight shadow over what represented two promising blocks of winter testing. The reigning F1 champion was left stranded by the side of the Circuit de Catalunya track on the penultimate day of testing after an oil pressure anomaly forced his car to stop. Hamilton returned to the track

NASCAR lineup at Fontana: Starting order, pole for Auto Club 400 based on qualifying results

Can Kyle Busch go back-to-back at the Auto Club 400? The No. 18 car is searching for more success at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., after dominating last year’s race. Busch led 134 laps in 2019, capturing the fourth Auto Club checkered flag of his career. He will have plenty of competition on Sunday, though, as the last five races at the track have been won by five different drivers.

Mum of F1 star Alex Albon was jailed for fraud when Red Bull racer was just 15

The fortunes of the two drivers occupying the second Red Bull Racing seat alongside Max Verstappen is a big storyline in the second season of Netflix ’s Formula 1: Drive to Survive documentary. Two episodes of the 10-part series, which dropped on February 28, are dedicated to the drama which sees Pierre Gasly demoted from Red Bull back to Toro Rosso – for whom he drove in 2018 – in

How F1 great Niki Lauda raced just 40 days after nearly dying in raging inferno

Some of the most poignant moments of Netflix’s Formula 1: Drive to Survive series are the tributes to motorsport great Niki Lauda . In recent years he played a key role in turning Mercedes from a team struggling for podiums to the most dominant team F1 has ever seen, winning six consecutive drivers’ and constructors’ championships. His most famous act as Mercedes F1’s non-executive chairman was to help entice Lewis

Ferrari may pull out of Australian GP without quarantine assurance

Concerns about travel restrictions due to the coronavirus outbreak may put Ferrari's participation in next month's Australian grand prix in doubt. The Italian giant has revealed it will seek assurances its staff will be allowed to travel, and not face quarantine restrictions, before heading to Melbourne for the March 15 season opener. An outbreak of the virus in Italy has already created havoc with several sporting events across the country.

Formula 1: 2020 championship too close to call as pre-season testing ends

The Formula 1 teams have completed their pre-season testing programmes and the shape of this year’s competition is beginning to emerge. It is notoriously difficult to form any firm conclusions from testing because the number of potential variables is just too high. But most Formula 1 insiders seem to agree on a handful of things – Mercedes will start the season in Australia in mid-March as favourites, Red Bull and