Dani Pedrosa mastered wet track conditions at Le Mans to win the French MotoGP Sunday -- the second straight win for the Spaniard.
Richard "Dick" Trickle -- who made a name for himself as a NASCAR driver -- died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, an N.C. sheriff's office said.
Japanese car manufacturer Honda is returning to Formula One in 2015 as an engine partner with British racing team McLaren, a deal which will renew one of the most successful partnerships in motorsport's elite class.
Formula 1's sole tire suppliers Pirelli -- whose products came in for yet more criticism during Sunday's stop-start Spanish Grand Prix -- have admitted that some of the testing they conduct on their tires is "inadequate".
Fernando Alonso savored the sweet taste of victory in front of his home fans after kickstarting his Formula One title bid with a commanding victory in Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix.
If qualifying results were an indicator of race success this season, Mercedes would be dominating Formula One.
Sebastian Vettel and home hero Fernando Alonso shared the honors in the opening practice sessions Friday for the Spanish Grand Prix Friday in Barcelona.
Fernando Alonso is revved up and ready to go ahead of his home Grand Prix at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya Sunday.
When Yamaha announced that Valentino Rossi would return to the champion motorcycling team this season, many wondered if he would be able to repair his previously fractious relationship with teammate Jorge Lorenzo.
Italian motorsport maestros Ferrari want to get back to being "bellissimo" in Barcelona next month after two team errors saw their No. 1 driver Fernando Alonso fall behind in the race for the Formula One title.
Jenson Button has drawn a line under his row with McLaren teammate Sergio Perez, saying it is time to "move forward."
Marc Marquez announced himself as motorcycling's bright new hope when he became the youngest rider to win a top-level race in Sunday's inaugural Grand Prix of the Americas in Texas.
Nico Rosberg has claimed a surprise pole position for Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix, but qualifying positions were once again almost a secondary consideration in a race already overshadowed by ongoing protests in the Gulf kingdom.
Formula One's regulators confirmed Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix will go ahead as scheduled, despite protests in the Gulf state.
Formula One has returned to Bahrain amid conflicting views about the sport's place in a country where political tensions are running high.
Heikki Kovalainen is returning to Formula One to help the team that fired him.
Fernando Alonso hailed a "perfect Sunday" following his victory at the Chinese Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton's promising start at Mercedes continued on Saturday as he claimed his first pole for the team at qualifying for the Shanghai Grand Prix.
All eyes were on triple world champion Sebastian Vettel during practice ahead of the Chinese Grand Prix, with the German back behind the wheel for the first time since ignoring team orders to clinch victory in Malaysia.
It may not be "High Noon," but the Red Bull team are facing a Shanghai showdown when their two drivers resume rivalries at this weekend's Chinese Grand Prix.
The Bahrain Grand Prix is threatening to overshadow the Formula One season for a third year running as the kingdom's government and leading human rights organisations dispute the recent arrests of up to 70 people.
Jorge Lorenzo has started the new MotoGP season just as he did in 2012 -- with victory under lights in the Qatar Grand Prix.
World champion Jorge Lorenzo hailed MotoGP's new qualifying format after claiming pole position for Sunday's season-opening race in Qatar.
World champion Jorge Lorenzo may have thought new teammate Valentino Rossi would be his biggest threat of the new MotoGP season, but a surprise name will be at the head of the grid for Saturday's revamped final qualifying session in Qatar.
Red Bull have left all other Formula One teams trailing in their wake in recent years, and now it would seem the reigning drivers' and constructors' champions are also the quickest in the pit lane.
For over half a century, Formula One has been a man's game.
Has there ever been a rivalry in a sporting team quite like the one between Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber?
World champion Sebastian Vettel apologized to Red Bull teammate Mark Webber after defying orders to snatch a "risky" victory at the Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday and go to the top of the driver standings.
Sebastian Vettel was left frustrated after failing to make the most of his pole position at Melbourne -- but the Red Bull driver insists he won't make a similar mistake after claiming top spot on the grid for Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix.
Kimi Raikkonen is not a driver to get unduly excited.
With 182 Formula One wins, McLaren is one of the most successful marques in the history of the sport, but F1's second oldest team could be waiting some time for the next victory.
Kimi Raikkonen hailed his season-opening win at the Australian Grand Prix as "easy" as he claimed maximum points in Melbourne after seeing off Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel.
New Formula One season, same old story. Triple world champion Sebastian Vettel began his quest for a fourth consecutive drivers' title by putting his Red Bull top of the timesheets in practice ahead of the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.
The 2012 Formula One championship went down in history -- just over 100 days ago -- as one of the most unpredictable and thrilling seasons in the sport's 64-year history.
Danica Patrick has already taken the world of NASCAR by storm and her achievements are being noted by those in charge of Formula One.
Stefano Domenicali insists his Ferrari team is ready for a tilt at the 2013 Formula One world championship, with the Italian team principal setting his sights on the podium at next week's curtain raiser in Australia.
Sebastian Vettel and his Red Bull team have left their Formula One rivals trailing in their wake during a three-year domination of the sport.
Polish Formula One star Robert Kubica will be driving in a supporting category of the world rallying championship this season as he continues his recovery from the serious injuries he sustained in a crash in Italy two years ago.
Nico Rosberg believes Mercedes are on the right track ahead of the new Formula One season following an impressive final day of testing in Barcelona Sunday.
Ma Quing Hua took a step nearer to becoming the first Chinese driver to compete in a Formula One race when he was named as a reserve driver for the Caterham team for the 2013 season Friday.
Adrian Sutil was confirmed Thursday as Force India's second driver for the 2013 Formula One season.
He's working under a new boss and rumors are gathering pace that he could find himself looking for a new job in a year, but Mercedes team principal Ross Brawn is focused on delivering success ahead of the 2013 Formula One season.
Lewis Hamilton defied the conditions to record the fastest lap on the final day of Formula One testing at Barcelona Friday -- but the Briton refused to entertain any title talk.
Triple Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel has warned his 2013 title rivals that Red Bull are in better shape than this time 12 months ago.
Fernando Alonso has urged Ferrari to improve ahead of the 2013 Formula One season, labeling the Italian team's performance in last year's championship unbefitting of the sport's most successful constructor.
Williams unveiled its new car for the 2013 season on the first day of testing at Barcelona Tuesday with renewed ambition following a complete transformation of last season's vehicle.
The first race in Melbourne is just around the corner and Formula 1 teams are gearing up for a season which promises to be as technical as it is tactical.
Lotus' Kimi Raikkonen clocked the fastest time on the final day of Formula One Testing at Jerez Friday.
Sebastian Vettel revved up his engine for the first time this winter as he started preparations to claim a fourth successive world title.
Lewis Hamilton endured a nightmare start to testing his new Mercedes after driving straight off the track at Jerez on his first day following a hydraulic problem Wednesday.
Lewis Hamilton is banking on a "highly motivated" Mercedes team to deliver him a second F1 world title after his big money switch from McLaren.
Mark Webber vowed to push Sebastian Vettel for the 2013 world title when their champion Red Bull team launched its new Formula One car on Sunday.
With the start of the 2013 Formula One season under two months away, Ferrari has unveiled the car which it hopes can finally end Red Bull's dominance on the track.
Nurburgring was confirmed Thursday as the venue for the 2013 German Grand Prix after reaching a deal with F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone.
Mark Webber has shrugged off disparaging comments made about him by Red Bull's motor sport advisor Helmut Marko, claiming that they did not come as a surprise.
Never let it be said that Formula One driver Kimi Raikkonen is lacking in confidence.
Former motorcycling star Casey Stoner has ended speculation about his future by confirming he will switch to four wheels to drive in a V8 Supercar, but not before taking a sideswipe at officials and fans.
Lewis Hamilton says it would be "spectacular" if his new Mercedes team were able to compete when the 2013 Formula One season begins in March, but the 2008 world champion is not expecting to challenge at the front of the grid.
Changes to tires will make Formula 1 racing faster with more overtaking in 2013, according to the sport's official tire supplier Pirelli.
Timo Glock faces an uncertain future in Formula One after parting company with Marussia ahead of the new season.
Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali has defended the Italian constructor's decision to retain the services of Brazilian driver Felipe Massa for the 2013 season.
The Dakar Rally was hit by yet another death as a French motorbike rider was killed following a collision with a Chilean police car.
The Race to Dakar has been marred by injuries to three Britons after they were involved in a road traffic accident in South America, which left two others dead.
Former two-time world rally champion Carlos Sainz showed his pedigree by claiming the first special stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally in Peru Saturday,.
The Dakar Rally is arguably the world's most dangerous motorsport race, but for one newcomer it cannot compare with what he has already been through.
Ferrari president Luca Di Montezemelo has launched an end of season salvo at F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone, saying "the era of the one man show cannot continue"
Britain will have four representatives on the Formula One grid next season after Marussia F1 announced they have signed Max Chilton for the 2013 campaign.
Lotus have retained their controversial driver Romain Grosjean for the 2013 Formula One campaign.
German Norbert Haug is to step down as head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport after over 20 years in the position and a plethora of titles.
F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone believes seven-time Michael Schumacher made a mistake by coming out of retirement in 2010.
Formula One legend Alain Prost has just "one big regret" -- his portrayal in an award winning film about his arch rival -- the late, great Ayrton Senna.
It's official: Sebastian Vettel is a three-time world champion after Ferrari dropped the idea of challenging the result of the Brazilian Grand Prix.
Germany's triple world champion Sebastian Vettel will continue to win titles even if he moves on from Red Bull, three-time world champion Niki Lauda has told CNN.
As the forklift trucks packed up the motorhomes and emptied the garages at Interlagos in Brazil, it did not take very long for the inevitable question to be asked - just how good a driver is Sebastian Vettel?
The rebranded Marussia team were plagued with difficulties in the buildup to the 2012 season, with the MR01 failing the 18th and final official crash test.
Initially known as Campos Meta 1 and then Hispania Racing, the HRT team are still seeking stability after a less than spectacular entrance into Formula One in 2010.
It's been a preseason of change at CNN-sponsored Caterham, with the team being rebranded after competing under the Lotus name for the past two years.
Last year Toro Rosso continued to emerge from Red Bull Racing's shadow in only their second season as an independent constructor.
Force India entered the elite division of motorsport when Indian businessman Vijay Mallya and Dutchman Michiel Mol purchased the now-defunct Spyker team in 2007.
Sauber have been involved in Formula One since 1993, but arguably the team's greatest contribution to the sport has been handing a debut to double world champion Sebastian Vettel at the 2007 U.S. Grand Prix.
Williams' form in recent years has not been befitting of a team boasting one of Formula One's richest legacies.
Having competed under the Renault name in 2011, the rebranded Lotus team enter the new season hoping to avoid the off-track issues which blighted their preparations for the last campaign.
Having taken over the world champion Brawn GP team ahead of the 2010 season, Mercedes have struggled to be serious title contenders in the past two years.
Ferrari are the most successful team in Formula One history, with the legendary Italian marque boasting a record 16 constructors' titles and 15 drivers' championships.
British team McLaren are the third most successful team in Formula One history, with their total of eight constructors' championships only bettered by Williams and Ferrari.
If the last two years are anything to go by, 2012 will once again see every other team and driver in Formula One desperately trying to keep pace with Red Bull.
Sebastian Vettel revealed his joy at joining racing legend Ayrton Senna on three world titles after his latest triumph in the Brazilian's home country.
Seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher, quadruple title winner Alain Prost, and contemporary pacesetters Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso were all contenders in CNN's quest to find the greatest Formula One driver of all time.
Sebastian Vettel claimed a third successive Formula One crown after defeating Fernando Alonso by three points.
Sebastian Vettel etched his name into Formula One folklore after becoming the youngest ever triple world champion.
The scene is set for a thrilling climax to the 2012 Formula One season after Lewis Hamilton upstaged title contenders Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso by claiming pole position for Sunday's Brazilian Grand Prix.
Argentina will have to wait until 2014 to welcome MotoGP to its shores after next year's race was canceled following a diplomatic row.
Sebastian Vettel insists he's ready for his date with destiny as he begins his quest to become the youngest triple champion in Formula One history.
Mexico's Esteban Gutierrez will replace Kamui Kobayashi at Sauber next season after being promoted from his role as reserve driver.
Fernando Alonso believes all the pressure is on Sebastian Vettel as the title rivals head into their F1 championship decider in Brazil this weekend.
A triumphant Lewis Hamilton called Sunday's United States Grand Prix the best race of 2012 but for many it was more important than that -- it was Formula One being reborn in the USA.
Sebastian Vettel insists the Interlagos circuit in Brazil that will host his Formula One title showdown with Fernando Alonso will suit Red Bull as he bids to secure a third successive world title.