Billy Monger: Double amputee hails 'surreal' podium finish on British F3 debut

Double amputee Billy Monger says his third place finish in the opening race of the British F3 championship at Oulton Park was "a bit surreal".

administrator | Saturday 31 March 2018 - 11:20 pm | | Default

Monger never believed comeback podium was possible

The 18-year-old started fifth in Saturday's first race of the weekend, and capitalised on a collision between polesitter Clement Novalak and Krish Mahadik on the opening lap at the Hislops chicane. Monger, who suffered a double leg amputation after a British F4 crash at Donington Park last year, then circulated in third for the remainder of the race, holding off 2017 Ginetta Junior ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 31 March 2018 - 8:06 pm | | Default

NASCAR Mailbag: Field inverts, lapped traffic and Ford's advantage

Why do they always put the winner of the stage in the front just like they do with qualifying? Give them points for where they qualify and give the whole field finish points for the stages, then invert the field on how they qualified and on how they finish in the stage. This would make racing a lot more interesting. - From MarkMark, this is something along the lines of the reversed ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 31 March 2018 - 7:46 pm | | Default

Monger scores British F3 podium on racing return

Making his competitive racing return after a horrific British F4 crash that led to both his legs being amputated last year, Monger qualified in a strong fifth place, just over half a second off pole.With polesitter Clement Novalak and fourth-placed Krishnaraaj Mahadik dropping back after making contact on the opening lap, Monger was promoted to third place - and held on to the spot ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 31 March 2018 - 6:02 pm | | Default

Destiny unfulfilled: The Alan Kulwicki legacy lives on

The 1993 NASCAR Cup Series season was one of the saddest in the history of the sport. The story has been told for over two decades of the tragic losses of Alan Kulwicki in April in Tennessee and Davey Allison in July in separate aircraft incidents.Kulwicki was just coming off one of the most improbable championships ever won in any type of sports just five months earlier. He was known ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 31 March 2018 - 5:52 pm | | Default

Ex-Solberg co-driver Mills called up by M-Sport

Evans suffered a high-speed roll at Rally Mexico that left regular co-driver Dan Barritt with mild concussion.M-Sport had initially expected Barritt to be fit for Corsica but confirmed on Saturday that he will sit out the upcoming event in order to aid his recovery.Mills has been part of Evans’ gravel crew for the past five years, having called time on a lengthy career that included ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 31 March 2018 - 5:26 pm | | Default

20 coolest car nicknames that ever existed

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administrator | Saturday 31 March 2018 - 5:02 pm | | Default

F1 already finding answers for overtaking "force field"

After taking the F1 job Brawn hired a team of experts, including Pat Symonds and former Williams head of aerodynamics Jason Sommerville, to help the FIA shape the 2021 technical rules. Improving overtaking was not part of the remit when the current high-downforce rules were being formulated for 2017, and the consensus is that it has become even more difficult to follow another car ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 31 March 2018 - 4:51 pm | | Default

Alon Day to defend his NASCAR Euro championship

After scoring his first NASCAR championship last season in the NASCAR-sanctioned series based in Europe, the Ashdod, Israel, native will attempt to become the first repeat champion in the series since Ander Vilarino won back-to-back crowns in 2012 and 2013.“After three years together with CAAL Racing we have seen everything together, we went through the bad moments as well as the ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 31 March 2018 - 3:58 pm | | Default

Loeb: Lack of Corsica route knowledge a drawback

The nine-time WRC champion made his first start in the series for three years in Mexico, and led the event - his first on gravel for five years - until a puncture halted his charge and dropped him to fifth.Loeb completed a two-day test in Citroen's C3 WRC in Corsica last week and said that acclimatising to the asphalt-specification car had been simpler than his preparations for ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 31 March 2018 - 3:54 pm | | Default

Iannone says he is “more mature” than Rins

Iannone was the Japanese manufacturer’s top finisher in Losail, although Rins was well in contention for a top-six finish before crashing out at mid-distance. The Italian rider said he backed off due to the “risk” of trying to stay with the leaders, as he lost confidence with the front of his GSX-RR, and contrasted his approach to that of the less experienced Rins.“In Qatar I closed ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 31 March 2018 - 2:52 pm | | Default

NASCAR Whelen Euro Series teams complete testing

It's been a busy two days for six NASCAR Whelen Euro Series teams testing at Autodromo di Franciacorta in Italy and Circuit Zolder in Belgium.Defending series champion Alon Day was on hand at Autodromo di Franciacorta with over a dozen drivers participating in the two-day tests between the two locations.Leading the test session at Circuit Zolder was former two-time champion Anthony ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 30 March 2018 - 10:55 pm | | Default

Paul di Resta to make Le Mans 24 hours debut in June

Ex-Formula 1 driver Paul di Resta will make his Le Mans 24 Hours debut later this year with the United Autosports LMP2 team.

administrator | Friday 30 March 2018 - 10:40 pm | | Default

F1 on the BBC: Bahrain Grand Prix radio & online coverage details

Follow the second race of the 2018 Formula 1 season across BBC Radio 5 live, the BBC Sport website and the app.

administrator | Friday 30 March 2018 - 10:23 pm | | Default

Peters making the most of new NASCAR Truck opportunity

After Red Horse Racing ceased operations last May, veteran Timothy Peters was left without a full-time ride in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for the first time since 2009.While he still doesn’t compete on a regular basis, the veteran made the most of his opportunity in his first start for Ricky Benton Racing.Peters, who scored his first truck win at Martinsville in 2009 ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 30 March 2018 - 9:28 pm | | Default

Trustee appointed in BK Racing bankruptcy case

The team filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy ahead of the 2018 Daytona 500 and BK Racing was said to owe over $1.2 million to 20 creditors.BK Racing had previously sold one of its two charters to Front Row Motorsport ahead of 2018 to help its finances, and it still retains its own charter.The filings had then shown it had more than $10 million in liabilities, but Union Bank & Trust ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 30 March 2018 - 7:05 pm | | Default

Silverstone expects one-second F1 laptime gains

Silverstone bosses took the opportunity to renovate the entire 3.1-mile circuit after pressure from MotoGP promoter Dorna to make parts of it smoother to ride on.MotoGP riders have been pushing for certain circuits to be resurfaced to make them smoother to ride on, with Silverstone one of several F1 tracks in the firing line.Silverstone managing director Stuart Pringle explained that ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 30 March 2018 - 5:59 pm | | Default

Russell: Rookie status “no excuse” in F2 title bid

Russell, who steps up to F2 with the ART Grand Prix team this year after winning the GP3 title in 2017 with the French outfit, has enjoyed a competitive pre-season of testing.He topped the final day of the opening test of the pre-season at Paul Ricard, and followed that up with the third-fastest time at the end of the following test in Bahrain.Charles Leclerc won the F2 title in his ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 30 March 2018 - 5:18 pm | | Default

WSBK a "ridiculous farce", says Team Go Eleven boss

WSBK has introduced a number of rule changes for this year in a bid to make the series more competitive, with adjustable rev limits, engine concessions and price caps on factory parts for independent teams all being put in place.After four races, three different riders have taken victories, while Yamaha, Kawasaki, Ducati and its customer Barni team have tallied up at least one podium ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 30 March 2018 - 4:23 pm | | Default

Bugatti Chiron top speed run not a priority, according to CEO

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administrator | Friday 30 March 2018 - 4:03 pm | | Default

Kubica rules himself out of Manor WEC drive

The Polish driver has tested Manor's first Ginetta-Mecachrome G60-LT-P1 on two occasions over the past six weeks with a view to joining the British team for the 2018/19 WEC superseason, but he has now decided to concentrate on his Williams commitments. "The tests went quite well, but the problem is time," Kubica said at a press conference in Warsaw organised by his backer, petroleum ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 30 March 2018 - 3:45 pm | | Default

Video: The aggressive changes Red Bull has made in 2018

Although last year's RB13 ended the year strongly, the team readily admitted that its start to the campaign had not been as strong as it had hoped for.Its plight had not been helped by windtunnel correlation problems, but it also had not adopted the right development approach, so lost ground against Me ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 30 March 2018 - 3:11 pm | | Default

Rossi: Yamaha needs to invest more in electronics

The 39-year-old, who recently signed a fresh two-year contract with Yamaha that keeps him racing until the end of 2020, opened his 2018 campaign earlier this month with a third-place finish in Qatar.It followed a mixed winter of testing for the Iwata marque, during which Rossi repeatedly expressed concerns about the M1's electronics and even said Yamaha would be "relying on fate" in ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 30 March 2018 - 2:10 pm | | Default

Filippi quickest as Campos sweeps Barcelona test

Filippi set his fastest lap in the afternoon session, lapping the Spanish Grand Prix circuit in a best time of 1m54.443s in his Cupra TCR with a little more than 10 minutes left on the clock.He also completed the most laps of any driver, racking up 56 in the four-hour morning and adding 45 to that in the afternoon to surpass the 100-lap mark for the day.That lap left Filippi more ... Keep reading

administrator | Thursday 29 March 2018 - 7:29 pm | | Default

Majeski and Briscoe get their first laps at Bristol in Xfinity cars

The two were among several drivers who participated in a two-day Xfinity Series test Tuesday and Wednesday at the track.Majeski, Briscoe and Austin Cindric are sharing RFR’s No. 60 Ford this season. Majeski will compete in the No. 60 at next month’s Bristol race while Briscoe is scheduled to compete in the car at the track’s August event.The test was Majeski’s first laps around the ... Keep reading

administrator | Thursday 29 March 2018 - 5:55 pm | | Default

Hamilton engine got "close" to limits in Australian GP chase

Hamilton was forced to chase his Ferrari rival in the closing stages of the Melbourne race after Vettel's well-timed VSC pitstop meant he was able to retain the lead.Pushing hard and running behind Vettel meant that Hamilton's engine temperatures increased, and in the end he called off the battle in a bid to ensure that there was no risk to future reliability now drivers are only ... Keep reading

administrator | Thursday 29 March 2018 - 5:36 pm | | Default

Current F3 could rival new FIA series in 2019

It has emerged that Formel 3 Vermarktungs GmbH, the division of the DTM-promoting ITR that has organised the FIA’s European F3 series since 2013, is pushing on with plans to revive the old F3 Euro Series – a name it owns the rights to across Europe.ITR chairman Gerhard Berger originally floated the idea last summer, but then back-pedalled when it appeared that the existing European F3 ... Keep reading

administrator | Thursday 29 March 2018 - 4:35 pm | | Default

Pretty slow vote: F1's best-looking backmarker is...

After Sauber impressed with their looks rather than speed in Australia, BBC Sport takes at look at some easy-on-the-eye backmarkers from years gone by.

administrator | Thursday 29 March 2018 - 4:09 pm | | Default

Mercedes-AMG spotted testing updated GT R at the Nurburgring

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administrator | Thursday 29 March 2018 - 4:01 pm | | Default

Alfa Romeo's Sauber influence set to grow with tech role

Apart from minor branding on its sister manufacturer Ferrari, Alfa has not been involved in F1 since its works team project of 1979-85.The multi-year collaboration between Sauber and Alfa was announced last December with intentions beyond the significant branding the team's C37s are carrying this season.Sauber team principal Frederic Vasseur told Motorsport.com the technological ... Keep reading

administrator | Thursday 29 March 2018 - 2:52 pm | | Default

Nissany firms up F2 switch with Campos

Nissany, the 23-year-old son of former Formula 1 tester Chanoch, will partner F2 race winner Luca Ghiotto at the Spanish outfit."I'm delighted to start working with Roy," team principal Adrian Campos said. "I have been closely following his career for the past two years and I think he has huge potential to unlock."As always, we will do everything we can to help him achieve success ... Keep reading

administrator | Thursday 29 March 2018 - 2:47 pm | | Default

Why controversial Haas model must stay in F1

Romain Grosjean's actions as he put his arms around his Haas mechanics to offer comfort after the double pitstop failure in the Australian Grand Prix captured the hearts of fans around the world.Those moments of emotion as the driver and team crew consoled each other at a table behind the Haas pits told their own story about the highs of lows of a Melbourne weekend – and epitomised ... Keep reading

administrator | Thursday 29 March 2018 - 2:03 pm | | Default

Vergne: Hartley's Toro Rosso call-up "makes me laugh"

Speaking at a press conference ahead of the 2018 Paris Formula E race, Vergne commented on the arrangement that led to Hartley racing full time for Toro Rosso eight years after he was dropped from the Red Bull junior scheme."It makes me laugh that Red Bull called on Hartley, given that he's the one they fired to give me his seat in World Series by Renault," said Vergne."I find this ... Keep reading

administrator | Thursday 29 March 2018 - 1:46 pm | | Default

Lorenzo "not wasting a minute" on Ducati future worries

The Spaniard failed to finish the opening round of the season in Qatar after suffering a brake failure, which he admits he was “lucky” to escape from uninjured, while running in 10th place.It followed an inconsistent winter of testing in which Lorenzo was quickest in Sepang but failed to make an impact in the subsequent tests in Thailand and Qatar as he stru ... Keep reading

administrator | Thursday 29 March 2018 - 1:05 pm | | Default

Mercedes uncovers bug that led to Melbourne defeat

Lewis Hamilton saw a potential victory in the season opener snatched from his grasp after Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel made the most of a Virtual Safety Car period to keep the lead after a scheduled pitstop.Mercedes was caught out by Vettel’s actions because its race strategy software had been telling it that Hamilton was close enough to retake the lead when the Ferrari stopped ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 28 March 2018 - 10:56 pm | | Default

Thompson joins WTCR grid with Munnich Honda

Thompson, the 2002 and '04 BTCC title winner, has spent the last year out of racing after ending the '16 campaign with Rene Munnich's team.He had started that season without a drive, but took over from Munnich after the first round, scoring a best finish of sixth from his eight race weekends in the squad's Chevrolet Cruze.Thompson was announced as the team's third driver at the WTCR ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 28 March 2018 - 10:37 pm | | Default

FE manufacturers complete test with season five cars

Audi, DS, Jaguar, Venturi, Mahindra, Penske and Nissan all experimented with their new Gen2 cars – which have increased battery storage compared to their predecessor that means drivers will no longer have to swap cars mid-race – at the southern Spanish circuit this week.The test was split across three days, with Tuesday acting as a rest day, and was conducted under closely private ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 28 March 2018 - 10:14 pm | | Default

Neuville falls under bridge in Corsica test crash

The team held the test around 50km south of Bastia, the base of Tour de Corse, which will be held on 5-8 April.Neuville approached a bridge, located near the Linguizzetta commune, exiting out of a left corner but slid off the road and dropped more than five metres before eventually coming to a halt in a small river.While the car suffered significant damage to its front end, including ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 28 March 2018 - 8:39 pm | | Default

Kyle Busch suggests alterations be made to Charlotte Roval

Joe Gibbs Racing’s Busch took part in the test last week that was curtailed by bad weather, and other drivers echoed Martin Truex Jr.’s comments about the track being intimidating and unique. The circuit, which will be the first road course ever in the NASCAR’s playoffs, has undergone changes to the layout that will make a lap 10-15 seconds quicker by eliminating the final loop and ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 28 March 2018 - 7:30 pm | | Default

Bottas says he's learned not to beat himself up

The Finnish driver crashed heavily early in the final part of qualifying and could only recover to eighth from 15th on the grid on Sunday.Last season Bottas's campaign lost momentum as he started to struggle against teammate Lewis Hamilton and became distracted while trying to regain his form.Asked by Motorsport.com if he was happy with his mental process in dealing with his ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 28 March 2018 - 7:16 pm | | Default

M-Sport using NASCAR tech to improve Ford WRC program

Sebastien Ogier’s Rally Mexico-winning Ford Fiesta WRC was flown to Ford Performance in Charlotte directly after the Leon-based event – and M-Sport’s head of rally engineering Chris Williams admitted his team learned from taking the trip.“We wanted to get the car out there,” said Williams, “but in a week when the [test] car was already in Corsica, it was really busy. We weren’t ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 28 March 2018 - 7:00 pm | | Default

Binder extends Juncos deal to six IndyCar races

Binder and reigning Indy Lights champion Kyle Kaiser are sharing the #32 Juncos Racing-Chevrolet, with Kaiser taking the wheel at Phoenix, Long Beach, the Indianapolis Grand Prix and the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500.Binder made his IndyCar debut at St. Petersburg, and had already confirmed further outings at Barber Motorsports Park, Toronto and Mid-Ohio. However, the ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 28 March 2018 - 6:59 pm | | Default

Chris Buescher's jackman released from hospital

Zack Young was injured when Matt DiBenedetto’s No. 32 car clipped him during the competition caution on lap 50 of the 500 laps.He was then taken to the infield care centre before he was moved to a local hospital.Young will now be sidelined for several weeks, having torn muscles in his leg, abs and groin. ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 28 March 2018 - 6:44 pm | | Default

One-time Sauber F1 tester in Porsche switch

The 22-year-old Swede will link up with Project 1 to contest a dual campaign in the F1-supporting Porsche Supercup series and the German Porsche Carrera Cup championship."We've spent this winter really looking carefully at all the options for my future, and we've done that very thoroughly," Malja said."We felt I needed to reset my career and the Porsche one-make series offer the ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 28 March 2018 - 6:25 pm | | Default

Formula 1: Haas chief says 2018 car is not a Ferrari replica

Haas boss Gunther Steiner rejects accusations that the team's car is an illegal copy of last year's Ferrari.

administrator | Wednesday 28 March 2018 - 4:12 pm | | Default

Double leg amputee Monger to race in F3 opener

A teenage racing driver who had both his legs amputated after a crash is to race in British Formula 3's opening weekend.

administrator | Tuesday 27 March 2018 - 10:22 pm | | Default

Kanaan says Foyt can end its IndyCar win drought

Foyt last won an IndyCar race in 2013 when Takuma Sato prevailed at Long Beach and the team has since had a regular overturn of drivers and staff during its struggles. Kanaan joined the team after exiting Chip Ganassi Racing following a spell in which he won just one race in his first of four campaigns at the squad.Foyt opted to replace its full driver line-up for the second year ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 27 March 2018 - 10:18 pm | | Default

McLaren: 'Red Bull did a better job than us' - has $100m gamble paid off?

Fernando Alonso's fifth in Australia was McLaren's best start in years, but they are a second a lap behind the team they say they should be as good as. So what's going on?

administrator | Tuesday 27 March 2018 - 10:16 pm | | Default

D.J. Kennington makes most of “learning experience” at Martinsville

Although D.J. Kennington has been racing almost his entire life, he’s still learning and his latest opportunity came on Monday at Martinsville Speedway in the STP 500.Kennington, who’s made eight starts in the top division of NASCAR over the past three seasons, visited the famous half-mile track this weekend and finished a respectable 28th after starting 37th due to qualifying being ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 27 March 2018 - 10:15 pm | | Default

Jan Magnussen: Corvette disaster at Sebring, woe for Kevin in Oz

If I have any advice for anybody wanting to get into motor racing, it would be to get ready to ride the emotional roller coaster.I’ve certainly been for a ride in the past couple of weeks. Not only with myself at Corvette Racing but also watching my son Kevin in action for Haas F1 Team at the Australian Grand Prix.At the recent 12 Hours of Sebring we entered the race feeling like we ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 27 March 2018 - 9:41 pm | | Default

Impressive Harding team still needs to make “big leaps”, says Chaves

In the team's fourth IndyCar event, Chaves took full advantage of the dry-wet-dry qualifying session at St. Petersburg to qualify his Harding Racing-Chevrolet eighth and then held off Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud and Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon until a pitstop problem.However, the 2014 Indy Lights champion, who is running solo for Harding and made the team’s first three starts ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 27 March 2018 - 9:10 pm | | Default

Strategy Report: How Hamilton lost the Australian GP to Vettel

Whereas Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton lost the race in 2017 thanks to an earlier-than-ideal pitstop – and Vettel’s ability to extend the first stint to take track position – this year the Virtual Safety Car intervened, which was the worst-case scenario for Mercedes in the strategy that it had adopted.Even then it would have been able to cope with the VSC, had the maths the team was working ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 27 March 2018 - 7:55 pm | | Default

Honda "pretty flexible" in wheel-to-wheel racing - Hartley

Toro Rosso driver Hartley endured a difficult start to his 2018 campaign, as a first-lap lock-up on the run to Turn 1 effectively put paid to any chance of a decent result at the Australian Grand Prix.He ultimately ended up last of the classified finishers in a lapped 15th place, after a puncture led to a second stop, his prospects hampered further by being half a minute behind the ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 27 March 2018 - 7:21 pm | | Default

Austin tops BTCC pre-season test with new Alfa Romeo

Austin completed 48 laps of the 1.979-mile track to clock a laptime of 1m10.074s.He finished ahead of Tom Chilton’s Motorbase Performance Ford Focus, which registered a 1m10.238s lap.Austin said: “We knew this car would be good on paper, but it is great to see the maths works out when we hit the track.“I am still not at the sweet spot with the car yet either. There is a more to come ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 27 March 2018 - 7:20 pm | | Default

Honda looking forward to reset for 2020 IndyCar engine  

IndyCar currently uses 2.2-litre turbocharged V6 engines and has done so since 2012 and the series is now exploring a significant power hike to the 550-700bhp engines currently used.Honda has already gone on the record as being against hybrids, but it is keen to have development open up again after a period of stagnation.Art St. Cyr, head of Honda Performance Developments, says he ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 27 March 2018 - 6:56 pm | | Default

Ed Carpenter Racing renews deal with PFS

PFS, a global leader in advanced design and engineered temperature-controlled warehouses, first teamed up with Ed Carpenter Racing to field a second car for the team in the 2014 Indianapolis 500.It has supported ECR’s Month of May program each year since, serving as primary partner on five entries at Indy in the past four years. The best result for PFS as primary sponsor has been a ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 27 March 2018 - 6:43 pm | | Default

Analysis: Clint Bowyer says "racing is fun again," and so is he

All of the frustration, disappointment, pressure and perhaps even anger that has engulfed his last several seasons in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series was on display Monday at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.For one day at least – and certainly the after-party lasted far longer – it was all worth it.Bowyer washed away a 190-race winless streak in Monday’s snow-delayed STP 500 ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 27 March 2018 - 6:29 pm | | Default

Liberty to present F1 future blueprint to teams in Bahrain

The new engine regulations for 2021 are seen as the key to Liberty’s plans, along with moves to address spiralling costs and restrict spending.A basic outline of the engine format was unveiled last year, featuring no MGU-H and a move to standardised parts and limited areas for development.That philosophy was not well-received by Ferrari and Mercedes, triggering tensions between the ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 27 March 2018 - 11:23 am | | Default

Issue #24 of GP Gazette is now online

Lewis Hamilton had the speed, Sebastian Vettel had the luck in Melbourne. With some help from the VSC, it was the Ferrari driver who took home the spoils – and an early lead in the points.How did it all go down? And how did Mercedes and Lewis get it so wrong?GP Gazette has got you covered. With all of the news and analysis from the Australian GP paddock, check out the first issue of ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 27 March 2018 - 10:58 am | | Default

McLaren Senna GTR already sold out

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administrator | Tuesday 27 March 2018 - 07:34 am | | Default

'Vettel used Ferrari's trump card to strike first psychological blow - and it will hurt Hamilton'

Sebastian Vettel's win in Australia will have hurt Lewis Hamilton and gives Ferrari a huge boost, says BBC F1 columnist Jolyon Palmer.

administrator | Tuesday 27 March 2018 - 03:17 am | | Default

Brabham documentary makers looking for lost footage

Brabham: The Untold Story of Formula One is currently being pieced together by by Australian production house Aurora Films, with principal photography expected to be completed this year.The film, which is endorsed by the Brabham family, will then be screened for the first time during the Australian Grand Prix weekend next year.With production ongoing, the filmmaking team – led by ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 27 March 2018 - 02:58 am | | Default

Hamlin says "classy" move by Harvick knocked him out of contention

Hamlin led 111 of the 500 laps and earned a victory in Stage 1 of Monday’s snow-delayed STP 500 but a run-in with Kevin Harvick with less than 125 laps remaining knocked him out of contention.The two were battling for position on Lap 375 when they traded bumps, first as Harvick got around Hamlin for position and then as Hamlin retaliated after the fact.Harvick didn’t take kindly to ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 27 March 2018 - 02:56 am | | Default

Despite season-best result, Bowman still feeling frustrated

Alex Bowman finished seventh at Martinsville Speedway to score his first top-10 of the season for Hendrick Motorsports.After back-to-back 13th place finishes at ISM Raceway and Auto Club Speedway, Alex Bowman finally cracked the top-10 in the STP 500 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.Bowman, who stepped into the No. 88 Chevrolet full-time this season for the retired Dale Earnhardt Jr ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 27 March 2018 - 01:57 am | | Default

Kyle Busch second again: "It's not good enough"

Three times so far this season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Busch has finished as runner-up and each time it’s been to a Stewart-Haas Racing driver – Harvick at Las Vegas and Phoenix and Monday to Clint Bowyer at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.On the final pit stops of the race, Bowyer entered first and exited first with Busch close behind him but wasted little time moving ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 27 March 2018 - 01:34 am | | Default

Clint Bowyer ends 190-race winless streak at Martinsville

The final stage kicked off on Lap 272 of 500 with Ryan Blaney leading the way. Bowyer was able to slip by Kyle Busch for second on the restart and began to hunt Blaney down.Just 14 laps later, he would take the lead for the first time and set sail. Blaney then fell back into the grasp of Busch and Denny Hamlin.Back in the pack, things got heated between Joey Logano and Jimmie ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 27 March 2018 - 12:24 am | | Default

Ryan Blaney holds off Bowyer to win Stage 2 at Martinsville

Blaney was able to navigate well through lapped traffic, which was the difference in claiming his second stage win of the season and first of his career at a short track.Kyle Busch was third, Brad Keselowski was fourth and Denny Hamlin completed the top-five.Also collecting stage points were Kevin Harvick, Kurt Busch, A.J. Allmendinger, Joey Logano and Jimmie Johnson.During pit ... Keep reading

administrator | Monday 26 March 2018 - 10:53 pm | | Default

Front-engined roadsters to be celebrated at Indy 500 Legends Day

Activities on Legends Day Honoring the Roadster Era presented by Firestone will include a roadster display and track laps by many of the cars which starred in the Indianapolis 500.The final Indy 500 won by a front-engined car was the 48th running, in 1964, when AJ Foyt’s Sheraton-Thompson Special led 146 of the 200 laps on his way to Victory Lane, after starring roles by Parnelli ... Keep reading

administrator | Monday 26 March 2018 - 10:38 pm | | Default

Jackman for Chris Buescher injured early in STP 500

Zach Young, crewman for Chris Buescher, driver of the No. 37 JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet, was injured during the competition caution on Lap 50 of the STP 500.Young, who works as the jackman for the team, was clipped by the No. 32 car driven by Matt DiBenedetto during the caution and was sent to the infield care center for evaluation.During the break at the end of Stage 1, the ... Keep reading

administrator | Monday 26 March 2018 - 10:14 pm | | Default

Denny Hamlin takes Stage 1 win at Martinsville

Brad Keselowski ended up second, Ryan Blaney third, Kyle Busch fourth and Clint Bowyer completed the top-five in the 130-lap segment."The track had some color to it for sure (from the Truck race). Probably right about 4 p.m. it will take a swing and I hope we'll be prepared for it," Hamlin said during the break.Also collecting stage points were Kevin Harvick ... Keep reading

administrator | Monday 26 March 2018 - 10:02 pm | | Default

F1 must make effort to solve overtaking problem, says Brawn

Only five overtakes were completed in the season-opening race following the first lap and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen said he would have turned the TV off rather than watch a “worthless” grand prix. It came despite the fact the Albert Park track, known for being difficult to pass on, was bolstered with a third DRS zone in the hope of improving the wheel-to-wheel action.Brawn, F1’s ma ... Keep reading

administrator | Monday 26 March 2018 - 9:58 pm | | Default

Pagenaud hopes 2018 Indy 500 is less of a "chess game"

The 2016 IndyCar champion was arguably the fastest of the Penske drivers on race day at the Indy 500 in both 2015 and 16, but says he still welcomes the new car and any change that puts more emphasis on the driver at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The planned IMS oval tests for this week have been pushed back to the end of April due to expected inclement weather.“For now ... Keep reading

administrator | Monday 26 March 2018 - 8:45 pm | | Default

Nemechek fends off Benjamin in thrilling Martinsville Truck finish

Nemechek was one of six drivers to stay out during a caution on Lap 216 of 250 and managed to hold off Kyle Benjamin to win Monday’s rain-delayed Alpha Energy Solutions 250, his first series win of the season.Nemechek actually stayed out by accident as he didn’t hear his crew chief’s order to pit. So, remained on the track and hoped for the best.Brett Moffitt, the first truck on new ... Keep reading

administrator | Monday 26 March 2018 - 8:06 pm | | Default

Mercedes not "opportunistic" in F1 rules battle - Wolff

The German car manufacturer has joined Renault and Ferrari in opposing on cost grounds a bold shake-up to regulations that was proposed by F1 owners Liberty Media and the FIA last year.This stance prompted rivals to suggest that the manufacturers did not want anything to change because they were trying to protect their competitive advantage.Wolff has denied that is the case, though ... Keep reading

administrator | Monday 26 March 2018 - 7:39 pm | | Default

Ma to make World Rallycross debut in Barcelona

Ma will become the first Chinese driver to race in the series at the Barcelona event, having tested the Austrian squad's Ford Fiesta Supercar in Austria and France in the close-season.The NIO Formula E Team reserve driver will compete alongside STARD's permanent World RX entrant, Janis Baumanis."The Supercar is definitely a monster. The acceleration is amazing but more than that, I ... Keep reading

administrator | Monday 26 March 2018 - 7:32 pm | | Default

WEC reveals 37-car entry list for Spa opener

The field for the Belgian race, which takes place on May 5, will comprise the 36 cars entered for the full campaign plus a single one-off LMP2 entry from G-Drive Racing.G-Drive has chosen to focus on the European Le Mans Series this year, but will run an Oreca 07 for Roman Rusinov, Jean-Eric Vergne and a to-be-confirmed third driver.GP3 driver Giuliano Alesi and sportscar regulars ... Keep reading

administrator | Monday 26 March 2018 - 6:47 pm | | Default

NASCAR Cup Martinsville starting lineup in pictures

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administrator | Sunday 25 March 2018 - 10:33 pm | | Default

Laverty breaks pelvis in Buriram WSBK crash

Laverty crashed out at Turn 6 on the fifth lap of the second race of the weekend at Buriram before being hit by the MV Agusta bike of Jordi Torres.The former MotoGP rider was then taken to hospital for check-ups for a suspected back or pelvic injury, and it was subsequently confirmed he had sustained a broken pubic ramus. ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 25 March 2018 - 7:50 pm | | Default

Marquez and Pedrosa to test at Jerez on Monday

The two Spanish riders, who finished second and seventh respectively in last weekend's opening round in Qatar, will be in action for the first of a planned three-day test at the Spanish Grand Prix venue.New Honda test rider Stefan Bradl will be on hand to continue testing duties on Tuesday and Wednesday, which will mark his second appearance on the RC213V this year.Honda had been the ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 25 March 2018 - 7:04 pm | | Default

Austin PWC: GMG Audi grabs win in second GTS SprintX race

A damp track – and therefore split strategies between wet and dry tires – helped define the race, as did a Lap 3 collision between Jade Buford’s Ford Mustang  and Lawson Aschenbach’s Chevy Camaro. The melee cost Buford a drive-through penalty and ended Aschenbach’s challenge.As the pitstops among the leading runners got underway, there was briefly a BMW 1-2-3 with Steven McAleer and ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 25 March 2018 - 6:55 pm | | Default

Haas blames lack of practice for pitstop blunders

Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean were looking set to finish inside the top six in Melbourne, before a pair of "heartbreaking" unsafe pitstops put both cars out of the first F1 race of the season and cost Haas a €10,000 fine.Team principal Gunther Steiner said a lack of pitstop practice had likely contributed to the mechanics cross-threading wheelnuts at the stops, and insisted the ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 25 March 2018 - 6:07 pm | | Default

Australian GP: Post-race press conference

PODIUM INTERVIEWS(Conducted by Mark Webber)Sebastian, 48th victory, 100th podium, a couple behind Alain Prost, so run us through it – what a race. Sebastian VETTEL: Yeah, obviously pretty good. We got a bit lucky with the safety car but yeah, really enjoyed it. A great turnout today, you saw in the grandstands, I really enjoyed the lap back in. And for the race, I mean my start, I ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 25 March 2018 - 5:58 pm | | Default

McLaren's Melbourne performance "a big contrast" to 2017

Fernando Alonso's fifth-place finish in what was McLaren's first race with Renault engines matched the best result the team had achieved in its three prior years with Honda.And with Stoffel Vandoorne adding two further points in ninth, the team's Melbourne haul was a marked improvement on McLaren's performance in last year's Australian Grand Prix, when Alonso retired and Vandoorne ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 25 March 2018 - 5:03 pm | | Default

Second "Baby Driver" Subaru comes up for sale

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administrator | Sunday 25 March 2018 - 5:01 pm | | Default

FIA explains why Verstappen avoided Alonso pass penalty

The incident occurred on lap 26 when the virtual safety car came out due to Romain Grosjean's Haas being stranded on track.McLaren driver Alonso was leaving the pits when Verstappen swept past on the track to claim fifth place.The Red Bull pit wall realised that Alonso had reached the yellow flag first, albeit by a tiny margin, and asked race control about the incident.Although he ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 25 March 2018 - 3:53 pm | | Default

Hamilton had "extra tools" to avoid Vettel defeat

Vettel jumped from third to first in the 2018 Formula 1 season opener with a later pitstop taken while Hamilton and Kimi Raikkonen lapped slowly during a virtual safety car period.During a VSC, drivers must keep above minimum sector times mandated via the FIA's control ECU. A pitstop under VSC conditions is less costly because the speed disparity between the pitlane limit and cars on ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 25 March 2018 - 3:05 pm | | Default

F1 gossip: Hamilton, Vettel, Webber, Sirotkin, Sainz

Williams driver Sergey Sirotkin blames sandwich bag for retirement, Fernando Alonso targets Red Bull, Carlos Sainz's dodgy stomach, plus more.

administrator | Sunday 25 March 2018 - 1:43 pm | | Default

Ferrari will be rapid in Bahrain - Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton said the battle to win a fifth world title would be "close" after he lost out to Sebastian Vettel in the Australian Grand Prix.

administrator | Sunday 25 March 2018 - 1:42 pm | | Default

Car damage a factor in Verstappen's spin

Verstappen made a strong initial getaway at the start of the race, but his line approaching the first corner was compromised by Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel and allowed Haas driver Magnussen to squeeze past around the outside into fourth.The Dutchman later spun at Turn 1 at the start of lap 10 and dropped to eighth, before finishing the race in sixth.Horner said Verstappen had damaged ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 25 March 2018 - 12:30 pm | | Default

Bottas says cooling miscalculation hurt him in the race

Mercedes driver Bottas started the race from 15th place on the grid after needing a new gearbox following his crash during the third segment of qualifying on Saturday.Although Mercedes appeared to have the fastest car in Melbourne, Bottas could not progress much, finishing down in eighth position, behind four Renault-powered cars.The Finn struggled to overtake his rivals and revealed ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 25 March 2018 - 12:06 pm | | Default

Lexus holds 1-2-3 as Super GT testing ends

Nissan set the early pace on Sunday morning, before Yuji Kunimoto rose atop the timesheets with a 1m28.887s flyer on board the #19 Bandoh Lexus that he shares with Kenta Yamashita.That time would remain unbeaten after two hours of further running in the afternoon, but it was almost eight tenths down on what Mitsunori Takaboshi managed in the #24 Kondo Racing Nissan on Saturday.Kazuya ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 25 March 2018 - 11:59 am | | Default

Ferrari not yet "a true match" for Mercedes, says Vettel

Vettel and teammate Kimi Raikkonen had been unable to challenge Hamilton in Melbourne qualifying, both finishing almost seven tenths off the reigning champion,But a different strategy coupled with a fortuitously-timed virtual safety car interruption in the race allowed the German to jump from third to first in the order, and he duly held off Hamilton for victory.Vettel conceded after ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 25 March 2018 - 11:18 am | | Default

Big fine adds to Haas' misery after "heartbreaking" DNFs

Magnussen and Grosjean were running fourth and fifth in Melbourne prior to the first pitstops, having shared the third row of the grid, but both cars retired on their out-laps.Though no official reason for the retirements has been given, the FIA stewards have ruled that both cars were "released in an unsafe condition", suggesting the wheels were not correctly fastened.Television ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 25 March 2018 - 10:59 am | | Default

Sainz "nearly started vomiting" during Australian GP

The Spanish driver reported on the radio during the race that he was feeling nauseous as he fought to defend 10th position from Force India's Sergio Perez.In the end Sainz managed to keep his rival at bay despite the stomach problems, but the Renault driver admitted it had been a very tough day."We had a problem with the water pump and during the first 10 or 15 laps it was squirting ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 25 March 2018 - 10:46 am | | Default

Mercedes blames "software problem" for Australia defeat

Lewis Hamilton had led the early stages of the race but was leapfrogged by Vettel during a mid-race VSC period that had been called to help marshals retrieve Romain Grosjean’s Haas car.While Hamilton was baffled by having lost the lead without any warning from the team, Mercedes thinks that a software programming issue meant it was not made aware of the threat that Vettel had ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 25 March 2018 - 10:33 am | | Default

Australian GP: Vettel beats Hamilton with strategy call

The Ferrari driver was third in the opening stint but ran longer than his teammate Kimi Raikkonen and early leader Hamilton and benefitted hugely from a caution period just before he was due to pit.Vettel managed Hamilton's recovery with ease, aided by his fellow four-time champion running off-track in pursuit, to win by 5.9s as Raikkonen completed a double Ferrari podium in ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 25 March 2018 - 09:51 am | | Default

Vettel leapfrogs Hamilton to win season opener

Sebastian Vettel wins a dramatic Australian Grand Prix after leapfrogging Lewis Hamilton during a safety car period.

administrator | Sunday 25 March 2018 - 09:46 am | | Default

Live: Follow the Australian GP as it happens

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administrator | Sunday 25 March 2018 - 08:00 am | | Default

Hill, Mercedes in Twitter spat over F1 exit threats

The 1996 world champion took to Twitter to urge the sport's two big teams to make good on threats to form a breakaway series, complaining that "massive industrial complexes are ruining the sport" and adding that "the FIA have lost grip of F1."The tweet sparked a response from Mercedes, suggesting that Hill wasn't complaining when he was winning "with top of the line Renault-power" ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 25 March 2018 - 07:48 am | | Default

Austin PWC: Buford/Maxwell clinch GTS SprintX Race 1 victory

At the start, polesitter Gottsacker got the jump on Maxwell’s Mustang, as did Vesko Kozarov in the Audi R8, but the field went under yellow almost immediately as Muller’s BMW M4 swiped across into Mike Hedlund’s Audi on the run to the first corner, while Dean Martin’s Mustang, Matt Fassnacht’s Mercedes-AMG GT4 and Toby Grahovec’s M4 completed the top six.At the restart, all went well ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 24 March 2018 - 10:39 pm | | Default

Martinsville Cup qualifying rained out; Truex on pole

Truex will start his third consecutive Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race from the first starting position but his No. 1 spot for Sunday’s STP 500 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway didn’t come like his previous two.Truex didn’t “earn” this pole – he claimed it by virtue of his lead in car owner points when rain canceled Saturday’s planned qualifying session.Truex, the reigning series ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 24 March 2018 - 9:30 pm | | Default

Martinsville Truck race halted and postponed after just 24 laps

If possible, the Alpha Energy Solutions 250 will be restarted at 7 p.m. ET Sunday following the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race.Should the weather delay continue through  ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 24 March 2018 - 9:29 pm | | Default

Martin Truex Jr. fastest in final Cup practice; Stenhouse wrecks

Truex, who was fastest in Saturday’s first session at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway, led the way again in the day’s final session, which was completed with a winter storm bearing down on the track.Truex’s average lap speed of 95.415 mph came very early in the 50-minute session. Truex has never won at the track but finished a career-best second last fall.Brad Keselowski ended up being ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 24 March 2018 - 8:26 pm | | Default

Pagenaud: IMSA racing is “flat-out even more than IndyCar”

Simon Pagenaud scored nine wins in the American Le Mans Series from 2009-’10, finishing second and first in the championship in consecutive years but became a full-time IndyCar driver in 2012 and went on to become 2016 IndyCar champion.However, he is also now one of Acura Team Penske’s third drivers for endurance races in IMSA, and says the current level of competition in U.S ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 24 March 2018 - 7:57 pm | | Default

Wolff doesn't want Bottas to feel pressure after crash

Bottas’ shunt in Q3 in Melbourne has come on a weekend when he has been unable to match the pace of teammate Lewis Hamilton.And with the Finn’s contract up for renewal at the end of the year, a difficult start to the campaign will have done him few favours in proving he is the right man for the job.Wolff is adamant however that he has full faith in his driver, even though he accepts ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 24 March 2018 - 7:33 pm | | Default

"Upset" Gasly admits he was "too greedy" in qualifying

The Toro Rosso-Honda driver locked up and went off-track at the Turn 3 right-hander on his final attempt in the opening qualifying segment in Melbourne, leaving him 20th and last on the grid.Gasly believes the mistake denied him a much better result, as he says he was two tenths up on teammate Brendon Hartley before the error – a gap which, if maintained over the rest of the lap ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 24 March 2018 - 6:29 pm | | Default

Alonso: McLaren set for "big points" on Sunday

Alonso had been eighth in both Friday sessions ahead of McLaren's first F1 race with Renault power, among the frontrunners in the damp part of final practice, seventh in Q1 and then in the same spot early in Q2.But he was shuffled back to 11th and missed the top 10 shootout as others put in superior final laps.He insisted he was "happy where I am" and very optimistic for the race."I ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 24 March 2018 - 6:07 pm | | Default

Martin Truex Jr. fastest in Saturday's first Cup practice at Martinsville

The reigning Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion earned his career-best finish at the track last fall when he finished as runner-up to winner Kyle Busch.Truex posted an average lap speed of 95.752 mph early in the 55-minute session as teams spent the majority of their practice time in race set-up because of the likelihood Saturday’s second practice would be rained out.Brad ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 24 March 2018 - 6:06 pm | | Default

Who makes tyres for the world's most expensive car?

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administrator | Saturday 24 March 2018 - 6:01 pm | | Default

Paul Menard: "It's an honor" to drive for the Wood Brothers

Martinsville is a long way from Menard’s hometown of Eau Claire, Wisc., but his legendary Wood Brothers Racing team was founded just 30 miles west in Stuart, Va.Menard, 37, is in his first season driving the Wood Brothers’ No. 21 Ford and he and the team are off to a respectable start, sitting 15th in series points with a pair of top-10 finishes in the first five races.“I know a ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 24 March 2018 - 4:16 pm | | Default

Australian GP: Starting grid in pictures

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administrator | Saturday 24 March 2018 - 4:05 pm | | Default

Australian GP: Top photos from Saturday

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administrator | Saturday 24 March 2018 - 3:38 pm | | Default

Perez: Force India worse than expected in Australia

Perez and teammate Esteban Ocon qualified only 13th and 15th respectively, although they will each gain a spot from a gearbox penalty for Valtteri Bottas.“It’s definitely behind where we expected to be,” said Perez. “We thought we were going to be a bit closer to the fight, but we simply were not."It’s a shame, but the season is long, and hopefully we can recover the pace of the ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 24 March 2018 - 3:13 pm | | Default

Rain for race day?

How will the weather in the southern hemisphere affect the first Grand Prix race of the new season and day 4 of the First Test between England and New Zealand?

administrator | Saturday 24 March 2018 - 2:30 pm | | Default

Bottas' body hurts and Alonso's picking fights

Hurting Bottas under big pressure, and Alonso picking fights already - get in the know before Sunday's season opener.

administrator | Saturday 24 March 2018 - 2:22 pm | | Default

Hamilton on pole after spectacular lap and Bottas crash

Lewis Hamilton pulls out a spectacular last-ditch lap to take a stunning pole position for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.

administrator | Saturday 24 March 2018 - 10:11 am | | Default

Ecclestone facing new bribery trial

A starting date of October 1, 2019 has been set for a high court action launched against Ecclestone by investment concern Bluewaters Communications Holdings LLC.Bayerische Landesbank and Ecclestone family company Bambino Holdings are also defendants.Bluewaters claims its attempt to buy a controlling stake in F1 in 2005 "was derailed by a corrupt agreement reached between Mr Bernard ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 24 March 2018 - 08:01 am | | Default

Australian GP: Vettel tops FP3 Ferrari 1-2 in drying conditions

The Ferrari driver was one of a handful to gamble on the ultrasoft tyre in the dying seconds of the hour-long session, which had for the most part been limited to running on intermediates thanks to morning storms over Melbourne.It was a gamble that played off, Vettel going fastest at the flag with a 1m26.067s that left him more than two seconds clear of the rest of the field.Teammate ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 24 March 2018 - 07:25 am | | Default

Ricciardo hits out at 's***house' penalty

The Aussie was slapped with a three-spot grid penalty for his home race due to a red flag infringement in second practice yesterday afternoon, which saw him fail to meet the minimum time set by the FIA ECU in two mini marshalling sectors.With stewards acknowledged at the time that 'no danger was created', Ricciardo was left fuming with the decision to penalise him anyway.“Yesterday’s ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 24 March 2018 - 05:57 am | | Default

Horner calls for leeway after penalty left Ricciardo 'gutted'

The local hero was called before the stewards for not slowing down sufficiently when the red flag flew in Free Practice 2 thanks to a cable buried in the pit straight coming loose.In addition to the grid hit Ricciardo received two penalty points.Horner believes that the stewards should have more flexibility when making decisions, and be in a position to take ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 24 March 2018 - 05:53 am | | Default

Live: Follow Australian GP qualifying as it happens

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administrator | Saturday 24 March 2018 - 05:51 am | | Default

Albert Park Supercars: Whincup dominates wet Race 2

The Red Bull Holden driver's only challenge across the 13-lap sprint race was the weather, a morning deluge leaving the Albert Park circuit soaked for the second points-paying race of the weekend.It meant the race was started behind the Safety Car, giving Whincup a huge free kick when it went green after a couple of laps, the reigning champion sitting pretty out from as the rest of ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 24 March 2018 - 05:32 am | | Default

Late ECU data reveals Rossi, not Power, topped IMS IndyCar test

The original end-of-day lap times clocked only 48 laps of Rossi’s test run. However, the 2016 Indy 500 winner in fact completed 65 laps, and in his final new-tire run, he eclipsed Will Power’s 69.14sec time with a 69.08. Power's time was set on 17-lap-old tires. Rossi, who starred in the opening round of the season and salvaged third place after a collision with rook ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 24 March 2018 - 04:53 am | | Default

IndyCar IMS road course test: Power on top, King stars, Telitz debuts

Power, who took pole and won the Indy Grand Prix in both 2015 and ’17, put the #12 Team Penske-Chevrolet back at the top of times with a 69.14sec lap, but just 0.05sec slower was ECR-Chevy rookie Jordan King, who qualified fourth on his debut at St. Petersburg.The Briton narrowly edged the other two Penske drivers and beat his own teammate, Spencer Pigot, by 0.2sec.Fastest Honda ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 24 March 2018 - 03:19 am | | Default

CARS Response Energy Tour ready for second event of the season

The CARS Response Energy Tour returns to Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Speedway for the first time since 2016 with a doubleheader at the historic facility Saturday afternoon.This weekend’s BakerDist.com 200 will act as the season opener for Super Late Model competitors as they’ll race for a $10,000 to win, which is what the Late Model Stocks competed for in their season opener at Tri County ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 24 March 2018 - 03:18 am | | Default

'It's very hard work, but I love my job'

From working in a local garage to life in the super-fast, high-pressure world of F1.

administrator | Saturday 24 March 2018 - 03:18 am | | Default

Sebring crash forces Spirit of Daytona to miss Long Beach

Under the guise of Visit Florida Racing, SDR switched from a Gibson-powered Riley and then Ligier in 2017, to run a Cadillac DPi-V.R for 2018. Vautier qualified fifth for the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona but the car retired. In the Sebring 12 Hours, the Frenchman put the car on pole and he, Matt McMurry and Eddie Cheever III seemed destined for at least a podium finish. However, an error ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 24 March 2018 - 02:22 am | | Default

Grant Enfinger tops Truck practice as bad weather looms at Martinsville

Enfinger, whose previous best series finish at the track was 12th, posted an average lap speed of 95.055 mph in the final of three sessions Friday, which was the fastest speed of the day.Enfinger’s teammate, two-time series champion Matt Crafton, had the second-best speed of the day (95.041 mph), also in the final session.Kyle Benjamin had the third-fastest speed of all sessions ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 23 March 2018 - 11:29 pm | | Default

Australian GP: Latest tech updates, direct from the garages

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administrator | Friday 23 March 2018 - 10:03 pm | | Default

IndyCar postpones testing at Indy due to bad weather

Manufacturer testing, IndyCar Open Testing and Indy 500 Rookie Orientation / Refresher testing on the oval had been scheduled for Tuesday, March 27 through Thursday, March 29 on the IMS oval. However, with Firestone minimum operating temperatures being set at 50 degF for ovals, Indianapolis’ expected highs reaching no further than the low 50s and a strong probability of rain forecast ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 23 March 2018 - 9:42 pm | | Default

Grosjean: Haas' "no man's land" position amazing if real

Grosjean ended Friday practice in Melbourne sixth fastest, two tenths behind Sebastian Vettel's Ferrari and half a second clear of next-best team McLaren.Daniel Ricciardo would have demoted Grosjean to seventh had he not had a flying lap interrupted by a red flag, but the Haas driver was still comfortably best of the rest behind Mercedes, Red Bull and Ferrari."We need to see if it's ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 23 March 2018 - 8:32 pm | | Default

Ben Rhodes hoping for more "good things" at ThorSport Racing

While the organization has had good results thus far – all four drivers are 10th or higher in the series standings – there remains a lot of room for improvement.ThorSport’s four drivers – Ben Rhodes, Matt Crafton, Grant Enfinger and Myatt Snider – have led a combined 18 laps in the first three races. The best finish among the group is fourth (twice by Rhodes and once by Enfinger).The ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 23 March 2018 - 8:29 pm | | Default

Axalta agrees to contract extension with Hendrick Motorsports

Axalta, a global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has agreed to a contract extension with HMS through the 2022 NASCAR season.Throughout the new agreement, Axalta will be featured as a yearly 25-race primary sponsor of the teams of Bowman and Byron.Over the next two years, Axalta will serve as primary sponsor for Bowman in 15 races in 2018 and 12 races in 2019; and 10 races for ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 23 March 2018 - 8:14 pm | | Default

DS runs Gen2 Formula E car for the first time

The DS E-TENSE FE 19 was driven by former Venturi and Techeetah driver Stephane Sarrazin around the grounds of the manufacturer’s factory near Versailles.The season five car, dubbed the Gen2 by Formula E, was revealed physically for the first time at the recent Geneva International Motor Show earlier this month.It has a battery capable of storing energy for twice the range of the ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 23 March 2018 - 7:58 pm | | Default

Video: How Ferrari's 2018 F1 car differs from its predecessor

Among the immediately recognisable changes on Ferrari's 2018 challenger are a longer wheelbase - similar to the concept employed by Mercedes - and the high-rake approach favoured by Red Bull.See the differences in our explainer video... The team has also introduced notable aerodynamic parts as ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 23 March 2018 - 7:33 pm | | Default

Ten things we've learned from Australian GP so far

Mercedes headed into the first day of the 2018 Formula 1 season looking in good shape after a strong showing in pre-season, but Friday's two free practice sessions had the potential to change everything.Inevitably, the identity of the pacesetter - Lewis Hamilton - suggests things went as expected but there were some genuine surprises and intriguing patterns on the first day of ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 23 March 2018 - 7:14 pm | | Default

Analysis: Force India’s 'attacking' new Melbourne update

But even with big money rivals like McLaren and Renault poised for a breakthrough, Force India’s brilliance in punching above its weight in recent years has left it convinced it can put up a good fight again this season.Having been solid if unspectacular in testing, the Silverstone-based team had pinned its hopes of progress on a major update package for the start of the season – ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 23 March 2018 - 6:19 pm | | Default

Hamilton 'excited' as top teams appear closely matched

Lewis Hamilton is fastest, but top teams appear closely matched in Australian Grand Prix second practice - ahead of rain this weekend.

administrator | Friday 23 March 2018 - 11:48 am | | Default

Hamilton tops Australia first practice as McLaren hit trouble

Lewis Hamilton is fastest in the season's first practice session for the Australian Grand Prix as McLaren hit trouble.

administrator | Friday 23 March 2018 - 05:31 am | | Default

Australian GP: Latest tech updates, direct from the garages

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administrator | Thursday 22 March 2018 - 10:51 pm | | Default

Liberty mustn't ignore F1 breakaway threat, says Ecclestone

With F1’s two biggest teams questioning some of the plans that Liberty has for the sport beyond 2020, talk of a rebel series has emerged once again.While there would be huge hurdles to overcome before the car makers could consider trying to do their own thing, Ecclestone believes Liberty would be foolish to ignore the possibility of something being put together. ... Keep reading

administrator | Thursday 22 March 2018 - 10:14 pm | | Default

NASCAR Whelen Euro Series top teams release driver lineup decisions

PK Carsport will return with two Chevrolets in 2018 with former champion Anthony Kumpen and Stienes Longin to return to the ELITE 1 division with Guillaume Dumarey securing his ride in the ELITE 2 championship.After Justin Kunz left the Belgian team to start with the German quad Racing Total in 2018, PK Carsport signed with former CAAL Racing driver Felipe Rabello. The young ... Keep reading

administrator | Thursday 22 March 2018 - 10:01 pm | | Default

Schumacher tops opening day of F3 testing

The son of seven-time F1 world champion Michael Schumacher set the day’s overall fastest time during the opening hour of running at the Hungaroring, and it remained unbeaten by the 23-car field after a total of five and a half hours split across two sessions.Schumacher, who took one podium finish in his rookie F3 season last year, whisked his Prema Powerteam-run car around to head the ... Keep reading

administrator | Thursday 22 March 2018 - 9:58 pm | | Default

Brian Redman named Grand Marshal for VARAC event at CTMP

Brian Redman raced for more than 40 years and scored victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the 12 Hours of Sebring, and he also raced in Formula 1. He is a former three-time Formula 5000 driver’s champion, winning from 1974-76, and was the 1981 IMSA GT champion.“It’ll be a pleasure to return to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, where I had some great races over the years,” said the ... Keep reading

administrator | Thursday 22 March 2018 - 9:54 pm | | Default

NASCAR Roundtable: Harvick stumbles as Truex returns to form

Do you think what transpired with Kevin Harvick and the No. 4 team at California was a blip on the radar screen when all is said and done? And what are your expectations for him at Martinsville?Jim: I wouldn't think twice about it. Clearly, Harvick was among the fastest cars at Auto Club Speedway and was once again going to be in contention for the win. This was a mistake made on ... Keep reading

administrator | Thursday 22 March 2018 - 9:21 pm | | Default

England v Germany & three's a crowd - five things to look forward to in Formula 1

A rivalry, grid kids and 'Hamojis' - just a few of the reasons why we can't wait for the 2018 Formula 1 season to return this weekend

administrator | Thursday 22 March 2018 - 8:40 pm | | Default

5 city cars reimagined as Formula 1 racers

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administrator | Thursday 22 March 2018 - 8:15 pm | | Default

Reynard working with IndyCar teams on 2018 aerokits

IndyCar switched to the new design for the current season after three years of costly and complex manufacturer aerokits, but the universal aerokit can be developed in certain areas, primarily by modifying the set-up of the car, as long as approved parts are used.Reynard won on its debut in Indy car racing back in 1994, when Michael Andretti drove Chip Ganassi Racing’s 94I to the ... Keep reading

administrator | Thursday 22 March 2018 - 8:05 pm | | Default

Giovinazzi in line for Ferrari Le Mans call-up

Ferrari has confirmed that the Italian, who has been on the books of its Formula 1 team since the end of 2016, is in the frame for one of the remaining seats in its three-car squad of factory 488 GTEs for the blue riband World Endurance Championship event. Giovinazzi, who owes his deal with Sauber to its sponsorship by Ferrari sister brand Alfa Romeo, is set to test for the AF Corse ... Keep reading

administrator | Thursday 22 March 2018 - 8:02 pm | | Default

Red Bull: RB14 giving nothing away in corners

The team enjoyed a strong pre-season in 2018, and race drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen have been upbeat about the progress their team has made this winter.Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko went as far as to suggest that the RB14 chassis is class of the field, telling Motorsport.com: "We know that our chassis is absolutely ahead on the GPS data and so on."There's a problem ... Keep reading

administrator | Thursday 22 March 2018 - 7:21 pm | | Default

Lewis Hamilton: Formula 1 'barely has any diversity' says British world champion

Lewis Hamilton says "nothing has changed in 11 years" as he highlights what he says is a lack of racial diversity in Formula 1.

administrator | Thursday 22 March 2018 - 4:58 pm | | Default

'Fifth title like marriage or a baby - I won't know how I feel until it happens'

Four-time world champions Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel are each bidding for a fifth in 2018, but both insist improvement is their main aim.

administrator | Thursday 22 March 2018 - 2:55 pm | | Default

Australia will be 'lowest level' - Alonso says McLaren will improve during season

Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso says the season-opening Australian Grand Prix will be McLaren's "lowest level" this year before improvements kick in.

administrator | Thursday 22 March 2018 - 10:50 am | | Default

Australian GP: 'After grafting in a cold gym, Australia is such a buzz'

Following months of cold early mornings, BBC F1 columnist and 5 live expert summariser Jolyon Palmer feels the buzz of Melbourne.

administrator | Thursday 22 March 2018 - 02:29 am | | Default

Fuel shortage cost Alonso Supercars test

McLaren boss Zak Brown was running his 2011 Holden Racing Team Commodore at Aragon late last year on the same day that Alonso was testing the United Ligier LMP2 car, leading to a plan for the Formula 1 megastar to have a go in the Bathurst-winning Supercar.However, the plan came to a grinding halt late in the day when Filipe Albuquerque, who had ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 21 March 2018 - 11:49 pm | | Default

Livestream: Watch Isle of Man TT Races launch event

The event features many of the leading solo TT riders including Michael Dunlop, John McGuinness, Peter Hickman, Josh Brookes and Ian Hutchinson, as well as some of the leading sidecar competitors.Watch it here... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 21 March 2018 - 10:57 pm | | Default

IndyCar says NBC deal boosts sponsorship opportunities

Following IndyCar’s confirmation that from 2019 it will be broadcast exclusively on NBC and NBC Sports, as the ESPN/ABC deal ends, Miles and NBC Sports Group president of programming Jon Miller said they would work together on marketing opportunities.This is of particular significance since IndyCar’s title sponsor Verizon will not be renewing its five year-deal at season’s end ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 21 March 2018 - 10:37 pm | | Default

Zolder renames chicane in honour of local hero Boutsen

Boutsen – who started 173 Grands Prix in an 11-year career for Arrows, Benetton, Williams, Ligier and Jordan – won the 1989 Canadian and Australian, and the 1990 Hungarian GPs.Zolder’s ‘Kleine Chicane’ will be renamed ‘Thierry Boutsen Chicane’. “From now on, Thierry is forever and always connected to the circuit,” said General Manager Sven Pribylla.Boutsen graduated through the ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 21 March 2018 - 10:33 pm | | Default

New F1 tyres won't be understood until mid-season

The introduction of the new pink-walled hypersoft as the softest tyre has taken Pirelli’s range of slick F1 tyres to seven, while it has also brought in new specifications of the ultrasoft, supersoft, soft and hard compounds.Asked by Motorsport.com what impact this would have on teams’ understanding of the new tyres in the early races, Isola said: “I am sure there are some details we ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 21 March 2018 - 8:54 pm | | Default

Horner: Ferrari's capture of FIA man Mekies is "wrong"

Ferrari's signing of Mekies caused controversy last week when it emerged that he would be joining the Italian outfit in September, just six months on from handing in his notice.This flies in the face of what other teams believe was a gentleman's agreement made at the last Strategy Group meeting for teams not to employ FIA personnel unless they had had a 12-month p ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 21 March 2018 - 7:11 pm | | Default

Morbidelli's Qatar debut pace "much better" than expected

The reigning Moto2 champion was top rookie in qualifying in 14th place, and the Italian spent the entire Qatar Grand Prix circulating in 12th and 13th places.Morbidelli eventually finished in the former position and collected four points on his debut, putting him two places ahead of next-best rookie, Tech 3's Hafizh Syahrin.The Valentino Rossi protege said he had "much better" pace ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 21 March 2018 - 7:10 pm | | Default

Canadian D.J. Kennington set to make short track debut in Cup Series

Kennington, a two-time champion of the NASCAR Pinty’s Series in Canada, has made seven previous Cup series starts but none a track a less than a mile in length.He will drive the No. 96 Toyota for Gaunt Brothers Racing in Sunday’s race at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway with sponsorship from Gordon Brothers, a global advisory, restructuring and investment firm.“I’m pumped to get back on ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 21 March 2018 - 7:07 pm | | Default

Why it's time for Hulkenberg to prove himself

On a dark day in London, F1 Racing is making the journey along Piccadilly to meet Nico Hulkenberg and discuss teammates, scorching qualifying pace and what might just be his toughest intra-team challenge yet, in 2018.Time's tight - Formula 1 schedules wait for no man - and we're itching to get our interview started, but we've made the mistake of handing Nico a copy of F1 Racing before ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 21 March 2018 - 7:05 pm | | Default

Mercedes targets most powerful 'party' mode for 2018 engine

F1’s manufacturers have spent the winter focusing on improved reliability in 2018 now that the number of engines each driver is allowed for the year has been reduced to three.But while Ferrari and Renault are said to be satisfied that their longer life power units have hit the same performance levels as last year’s version, Mercedes says its ambition has been to hit new power ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 21 March 2018 - 6:27 pm | | Default

Australian Grand Prix: Daniel Ricciardo eyes Red Bull statement of intent

Daniel Ricciardo wants Red Bull to provide a title-winning statement of intent at this weekend's season-opening Australian Grand Prix.

administrator | Wednesday 21 March 2018 - 12:27 pm | | Default

Nissan confirms Supercars enduro line-up

Teenager Rullo, who was a full-timer with LD Motorsport in 2017, has been paired with Simona de Silvestro, while Dean Fiore joins Michael Caruso in the #23 car for a fifth consecutive enduro campaign.As reported by Motorsport.com, Aaren Russell has been drafted into the team alongside Andre Heimgartner as part of the Plus Fitness sponsorship deal. ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 20 March 2018 - 11:56 pm | | Default

Newgarden tops first Barber test session, Castroneves stars on return

Newgarden lapped the 2.38-mile course in Birmingham, AL, in 1min07.9793sec, 0.1743sec faster than teammate Will Power.But it was Castroneves, rather than third fulltimer Simon Pagenaud, who completed a Penske-Chevrolet 1-2-3. The Brazilian veteran, preparing for his ‘two-off’ return to an IndyCar cockpit in May when he will take part in the Grand Prix of Indy as well as the Indy 500 ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 20 March 2018 - 9:22 pm | | Default

Can Truex emulate Harvick's winning streak?

Truex’s success at Fontana was his first win in 2018 and he swept all three stages in a show of dominance that proved to be the foundation of his title last year.The Furniture Row Racing driver placed 18th at the season-opening Daytona 500 but has since finished inside the top five in the following four races.Truex now tops the Cup standings with 216 points, seven ahead of 2017 title ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 20 March 2018 - 8:23 pm | | Default

Hamilton wants to "hurt" rivals at their best

Hamilton clinched his fourth title last season after seeing off Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari as Mercedes was regularly challenged for the first time in F1's V6 turbo-hybrid engine era.Mercedes has talked up Ferrari and Red Bull ahead of the 2018 campaign and Hamilton said his preference would be to take on his rivals in a straight fight.Asked whether his rivalry with Vettel would ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 20 March 2018 - 8:14 pm | | Default

How can Sirotkin silence the doubters?

On a frigid Barcelona Monday, it couldn't pass without comic mention that the arrival of a new Russian driver in Formula 1 coincided with the passage of the 'Beast from the East' weather front through much of Europe.But that chilly blast was no laughing matter for F1, cocooned though it is from most real-world happenings, since chunks of the first three days' running were wiped out ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 20 March 2018 - 8:13 pm | | Default

BTCC champion Sutton makes Supercars test debut

The 24-year-old was offered the drive by the WAU team, heading down under to sample one of the 650-horsepower Holden ZB Commodore machines regularly raced by James Courtney and Scott Pye.It also meant Sutton was reunited with now WAU engineer Carl Faux, the former technical director at Team BMR , which ran Sutton to the UK title in 2017, and the designer of the BTCC Subaru Levorg ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 20 March 2018 - 7:59 pm | | Default

Sainz ready to trade penalty hits for engine performance

Team boss Cyril Abiteboul has said the French manufacturer is considering factoring in grid penalties by deliberately using more than this year's reduced limit of three elements per season.That strategy would allow Renault to extract more performance more consistently, because of reduced mileage requirements, and it will also create extra opportunities to introduce planned upgrades ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 20 March 2018 - 6:50 pm | | Default

Is Penske-Acura ready to beat IMSA's established stars?

Roger Penske’s latest foray into sportscar racing is still just three races old. There was the “warm-up” at Petit Le Mans last October, in which The Captain’s crew members reacquainted themselves with IMSA’s regulations and the specific demands of this branch of the sport.Using a single Oreca-Gibson V8, and the talents of Helio Castroneves, Juan Pablo Montoya and Simon Pagenaud behind ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 20 March 2018 - 6:39 pm | | Default

Crutchlow: Qatar shows MotoGP the "best motorsport"

The LCR Honda rider was in podium contention for much of the 22-lap encounter alongside both factory Hondas, Yamaha's Valentino Rossi, Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso, Suzuki's Alex Rins, Pramac's Danilo Petrucci and Tech 3's Johann Zarco.The final few laps saw eventual race winner Dovizioso, Marc Marquez and Rossi break away from the rest, with Crutchlow a lonely fourth, several seconds ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 20 March 2018 - 6:07 pm | | Default

Kyle Benjamin to make NASCAR Truck debut at Martinsville

Benjamin, who is running a partial schedule in the NASCAR Xfinity Series with Joe Gibbs Racing, will make his debut in the Truck Series on Saturday with DGR-Crosley in the No. 54 Toyota Tundra.In his only NXS appearancee so far this season with JGR, the 20-year-old native of Easley, S.C., started eighth and finished eighth at Atlanta.Benjamin will have a familiar voice calling the ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 20 March 2018 - 5:36 pm | | Default

Australian Grand Prix: Mercedes boss Toto Wolff tells F1 bosses not to "mess" with Ferrari's Sergio Marchionne

Formula 1 bosses are warned not to "provoke" Ferrari in what promise to be difficult negotiations over the sport's future.

administrator | Tuesday 20 March 2018 - 4:36 pm | | Default

Formula 1: Dear F1 - please be more unpredictable in 2018

BBC Radio 5 live F1 commentator Jack Nicholls hopes the 2018 Formula 1 season is a little less predictable.

administrator | Tuesday 20 March 2018 - 09:22 am | | Default

Fords, Nissans to run lighter panels at Albert Park

The ZB Commodore caused a stir when it debuted in Adelaide earlier this month, with teams running rival brands unhappy that the new car was able to fall so far under the 1410 kilogram minimum weight, and therefore run ballast.The controversy was centred around the use of composite panels on the roof, boot lid, and rear firewall.Nissan Motorsport and Ford teams DJR Tea ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 20 March 2018 - 08:40 am | | Default

Hyundai won't void i30 N warranty even if driven at track events

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administrator | Tuesday 20 March 2018 - 08:30 am | | Default

NASCAR Mailbag: Time to send in your questions

If you have something on your mind about NASCAR send in your questions now as the NASCAR team at Motorsport.com welcomes your questions for this week's edition of the 2018 NASCAR Mailbag.  If you have a specific question for one of us feel free to send it in. Did something happen at the track that you want to know more about but couldn’t find the answer anywhere? Questions can be ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 20 March 2018 - 03:28 am | | Default

No wins yet, but Team Penske "getting closer" to Victory Lane

Although none of its three drivers has yet made it to Victory Lane this season, all three finished in the top 10 of Sunday’s Auto Club 400, with Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano both in the top-five.Truex untouchable at FontanaLogano, who finished fifth in his No. 22 Ford, even managed to lead nine races in the race, which was dominated by winner Martin Truex Jr.“The 78 (Truex) had a ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 20 March 2018 - 01:04 am | | Default

Harding Racing encouraged by IndyCar street course debut

The relatively new team owned by Mike Harding, a paving company magnate, made just three IndyCar starts in 2017, all on ovals, and its driver Gabby Chaves scored ninth at Indy, fifth in Texas and 15th at Pocono.This year, Harding Racing has gone full-time, but remains as a one-car squad. Chaves qualified eighth on the team’s street course debut at St. Petersburg before clocking a ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 20 March 2018 - 12:43 am | | Default

IMSA’s GTLM field “better balanced now,” says BMW boss

Connor De Phillippi scored pole position in the #25 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing-run M8 GTE, and he, Alexander Sims and Bill Auberlen finished the race just 6.2sec behind the class-winning Porsche 911 RSR.By contrast, at the opening round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the BMWs qualified eighth and ninth in class and even before hitting ... Keep reading

administrator | Monday 19 March 2018 - 9:27 pm | | Default

Landon Cassill joins StarCom Racing for Martinsville

Cassill, who had been racing full-time at the Cup level since 2011, found himself without a ride ahead of the 2018 season.But following the news that Jeffrey Earnhardt and StarCom Racing have parted ways after the Auto Club 400, the 28-year-old has found a new home. He will pilot the No. 00 USFRA.org Chevrolet Camaro at Martinsville Speedway in his first race of the year this weekend ... Keep reading

administrator | Monday 19 March 2018 - 9:07 pm | | Default

Behind the scenes of Mercedes' 2018 F1 launch

Lewis Hamilton inserts an index finger into either side of his mouth, stretches his face, pokes out his tongue and goes: "BLEEEEEEEEERRRRRRGGGHHH!""Love it, Lewis," purrs photographer Paul Ripke. "Now, finger up your nose please.""WHAT?! No way man. No way! I'm not putting my finger up my nose."He relents and places the tip of his right index digit on the very edge of a ... Keep reading

administrator | Monday 19 March 2018 - 8:28 pm | | Default

Fans "won’t have a clue" which driver is behind halo

One of the unintended consequences of the mandatory-for-2018 cockpit protection device is how it obscures the view of the driver’s crash helmet.Asked by Motorsport.com how much of a problem it is, Magnussen revealed he had difficulty identifying which driver was driving for which team during a trip trackside in pre-season testing.“There’s definitely a problem in recognising the ... Keep reading

administrator | Monday 19 March 2018 - 8:24 pm | | Default

Pippa Mann to confirm Coyne drive in Indy 500

Mann, who took pole for the Freedom 100 Indy Lights race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2010, made her IndyCar debut at IMS the following year with Eric Bachelart’s Conquest Racing team, starting 31st and finishing 20th.However, since then, Mann’s five Indy entries have all been with Dale Coyne Racing, her best starting position being 22nd in 2014, with a best finish of 17th just ... Keep reading

administrator | Monday 19 March 2018 - 8:13 pm | | Default

Five things we learned in the Qatar MotoGP opener

1. Dovizioso triumphant - but Marquez ominousAndrea Dovizioso went into the Qatar race as favourite, and in that respect he delivered the goods. But his wafer-thin victory margin over Marc Marquez will surely have caused consternation at Ducati.After all, Losail is historically one of Honda's worst circuits - last year Marquez was a distant fourth, almost seven seconds behind race ... Keep reading

administrator | Monday 19 March 2018 - 8:03 pm | | Default

Furniture Row owner Barney Visser welcomes that winning feeling

But through the first four races of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, Visser admitted he was a little concerned when his driver Martin Truex Jr. had yet to win a stage or a race.Truex led the series last season in stage wins (19) and race victories (eight).The drought – if you can call it that – ended emphatically in Sunday’s Auto Club 400 with Truex sweeping both ... Keep reading

administrator | Monday 19 March 2018 - 7:50 pm | | Default

McLaren says reliability issues have been sorted

The Woking-based team endured a troubled two weeks of testing in Barcelona as a spate of issues – including a wheel nut failure, battery problems, a loose exhaust and overheating bodywork – left its preparations on the back foot.But ahead of the F1 season opener in Australia this weekend, McLaren's racing director Eric Boullier says that work at its Woking base since testing has ... Keep reading

administrator | Monday 19 March 2018 - 6:49 pm | | Default

Rossi: Qatar podium shows I'm not too old to keep racing

Rossi, 39, signed a fresh contract ahead of the Losail weekend that will keep him racing until the end of 2020, by which time he will be 41 years old.After qualifying eighth, the seven-time premier class champion recovered to third in the race, finishing less than a second behind race winner Andrea Dovizioso and second-placed Marc Marquez. Rossi said the result proves he still has ... Keep reading

administrator | Monday 19 March 2018 - 6:01 pm | | Default

Volkswagen releases first images of electric Pikes Peak car

Driven by two-time Le Mans winner and three-time Pikes Peak winner Romain Dumas, Volkswagen’s I.D. R Pikes Peak will set about Kiwi Rhys Millen’s 8m57.118s electric benchmark for the 12-mile Colorado climb on June 24.Volkswagen Motorsport director Sven Smeets said the time had come to erase the German firm’s memory of its last Pikes Peak entry, when Jochi Kleint’s twin-engined Golf ... Keep reading

administrator | Monday 19 March 2018 - 5:15 pm | | Default

Australian Grand Prix: Mercedes chief predicts three-way fight for F1 title

Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff says he expects the new season to be a "three-way fight" with his team, Ferrari and Red Bull.

administrator | Monday 19 March 2018 - 4:21 pm | | Default

Martin Truex Jr. wins Stage 1 at Fontana as Harvick wrecks

Truex cruised to a 3.4-second win over Kyle Busch to win the first 60-lap segment. Joey Logano was third, Brad Keselowski fourth and Jimmie Johnson rounded out the top-five.It’s the first stage victory for Truex this season. He led the series with 19 last year.Also finishing in the Top 10 and collecting stage points were Kyle Larson, Kurt Busch, Erik Jones, Clint Bowyer and Austin ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 18 March 2018 - 11:44 pm | | Default

Harvick's win streak ends with crash in first stage at Fontana

But on Lap 37, it all went wrong as the two collided and Harvick slammed the outside wall. “He’s a f***ing idiot for racing you that hard that early in the race,” said Larson's crew chief Chad Johnston.“He’s going to be mad, but I did nothing wrong,” replied Larson. ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 18 March 2018 - 11:42 pm | | Default

Porsche boss hails “perfect” run to victory at Sebring

Nick Tandy, Patrick Pilet and Frederic Makowiecki clinched the win just 6.2sec ahead of one of the BMW M8s, while Earl Bamber, Laurens Vanthoor and Gianmaria Bruni overcame an off-track excursion to take third.Porsche, which has 18 outright victories at Sebring Raceway as well as 71 calss wins, saw Vanthoor’s #912 Porsche 911 RSR hit the front of the class, while Makowiecki would ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 18 March 2018 - 10:42 pm | | Default

Marquez “wouldn’t have slept” without Dovizioso lunge

With five laps to go in the Qatar Grand Prix, Dovizioso passed Johann Zarco for the lead and Marquez quickly followed suit.The reigning champion managed to keep up with his main 2017 title rival until the finish but was unable to make a move on Dovizioso until the very final corner of the race.The move was reminiscent of his attempts in last year's Red Bull Ring and Motegi races and ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 18 March 2018 - 10:18 pm | | Default

Zarco: Front tyre problem wrecked my Qatar victory bid

Having stormed to pole by two tenths on Saturday, Zarco kept the lead for the first 17 laps of the 22-lap event, rebuffing attacks by Valentino Rossi, Marc Marquez and Andrea Dovizioso.But he was finally overtaken by both Marquez and Dovizioso on the main straight at the start of the 18th tour, and dropped like a stone from that point on, coming home in eighth place.Speaking after ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 18 March 2018 - 9:33 pm | | Default

Abt not prepared to “risk his life” after seatbelt issue

Abt, who won the previous race in Mexico City after a rapid mid-race car swap, was running third when the seatbelt issue occurred at the Uruguayan costal circuit. He came into the pits to get the belts fixed and eventually came home 14th.“I was completely unbuckled in the car, which I have no clue how it’s even possible,” he said. “This we have to figure out, but of course in that ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 18 March 2018 - 9:11 pm | | Default

Joey Logano on tire rule change: "NASCAR had to do something"

When 13 cars failed to clear pre-qualifying inspection on Friday in time to get on the track, it produced an interesting quandary.Because of NASCAR’s rule that you must start the race on the tires with which you qualified, the cars that did not participate in qualifying were going to begin Sunday’s Auto Club 400 on stickers tires – a distinct advantage on the track’s abrasive and ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 18 March 2018 - 9:00 pm | | Default

Dovizioso admits Qatar win was an "obligation"

Ducati rider Dovizioso went into the season opener as favourite based on his pace in both pre-season testing and in practice, despite the fact he qualified only fifth. But the Italian had to win the hard way, after becoming embroiled in a late scrap with 2017 title adversary Marquez in the closing stages – winning by just 0.027s after repelling an assault by the Honda rider at the ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 18 March 2018 - 8:54 pm | | Default

Vautier on Sebring shunt: “The wall came to me pretty quickly”

 The former IndyCar driver had emerged from the pits with less than two hours to go, looking a likely contender for the podium.However, while fiddling with switches in the cockpit, he skated wide exiting the final turn and struck the wall hard enough for the rebound to send the DPi-V.R three feet into the air.The Troy Flis-owned team had recovered from a drive-through penalty and ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 18 March 2018 - 8:48 pm | | Default

Qatar MotoGP: Dovizioso beats Marquez to win by 0.027s

Dovizioso and Marquez formed part of a 10-bike queue that headed the field for much of the race, with poleman Johann Zarco converting pole position into an early lead aboard the Tech 3 Yamaha.It wasn't until lap 18 of 22 that Dovizioso and Marquez finally made their moves, both passing Zarco at Turn 1 and quickly distancing the Frenchman to engage in their own private duel for ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 18 March 2018 - 7:55 pm | | Default

Australian Grand Prix: Who will take the first win of 2018?

Pre-season testing is over and the teams are ready for lights out in Australia but who do you think will take the first win?

administrator | Sunday 18 March 2018 - 01:19 am | | Default

Sebring 12 Hours: Hour 6 – Nissan leads Mazda at half-distance

Derani had pulled a 17sec lead on the field over the previous green-flag period, but a full course yellow allowed everyone to bunch before fleeing to the pitlane.Team Penske performed a slick stop on the #7 machine, allowing Taylor to emerge from its latest stop in second, ahead of the #55 Mazda RT24-P which saw Jonathan Bomarito complete a brilliant run before handing over to ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 17 March 2018 - 11:57 pm | | Default

Kyle Busch tops final practice at Fontana

Busch ended up fastest in Saturday’s final practice session at Auto Club Speedway, with an average lap speed of 185.668 mph that was set very early in the session.Busch has finished runner-up to Harvick in the last two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races and has won two of the last four Cup races at Auto Club Speedway.Busch and Toyota are still searching for their first win of the ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 17 March 2018 - 11:32 pm | | Default

Punta ePrix: Vergne holds off di Grassi in thrilling duel

Techeetah driver Vergne headed the pack throughout the race from pole, which he was handed just 30 minutes before the race as di Grassi was demoted following a long post-qualifying investigation for cutting a chicane during Super Pole.Sam Bird shot up the order to take third place, ahead of the equally hard-charging Mitch Evans, who was also demoted from qualifying for a weig ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 17 March 2018 - 11:26 pm | | Default

Dovizioso "surely" favourite for Qatar win, say rivals

Dovizioso, who has finished second in Qatar for three years straight, topped FP1, FP2 and FP4 in the lead-up to qualifying, and held provisional pole after the first runs in Q2.He failed to improve on his second run, however, and was shuffled down to fifth - almost four tenths slower than poleman Johann Zarco - by the time the shoot-out ended.But while Sunday's race is expected to be ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 17 March 2018 - 11:06 pm | | Default

Zarco doubts he has pace for Qatar MotoGP win

The Tech 3 Yamaha rider beat Jorge Lorenzo's 2008 lap record at the end of a thrilling shootout at the Losail circuit, beating Marc Marquez to take his third premier class pole by two tenths of a second.Zarco also comfortably beat works Yamaha riders Valentino Rossi and Maverick Vinales, who could manage no better than eighth and 12th on the grid respectively.Despite his one-lap ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 17 March 2018 - 10:47 pm | | Default

Sebring 12 Hours: Hour 4 – Bizarre yellow flag puts Penske into lead

The timing was perfect for the Penske team which was already servicing its #7 Acura ARX-05, and so Helio Castroneves rejoined the track in front and made the best of a restart but there was another caution period almost immediately with Alex Brundle spinning the United Autosports Ligier at the final turn.Behind Castroneves, Pipo Derani now behind the wheel of the #22 ESM Nissan ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 17 March 2018 - 10:02 pm | | Default

Vergne inherits Punta ePrix pole amid raft of penalties

Provisional polesitter Lucas di Grassi, Alex Lynn and Oliver Turvey were all placed under investigation for cutting the Turn 14/15 chicane in Super Pole and hitting the bollard installed at that corner.After a lengthy investigation, all three drivers were stripped of their times.In a separate development, Jaguar driver Mitch Evans - who had qualified third behind di Grassi and Lynn - ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 17 March 2018 - 9:46 pm | | Default

Kevin Harvick leads second Cup practice at Fontana

Other than the final round of qualifying Friday at Fontana, Harvick has led every session this weekend as he pursues a fourth consecutive victory.After a slight delay due to track drying, the second practice got underway Saturday morning with A.J. Allmendinger quickly jumping to the top of the charts. But on his very first lap, Harvick bested the No. 47 with a 184.068mph lap. He later ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 17 March 2018 - 8:32 pm | | Default

Qatar MotoGP: Zarco beats lap record to grab pole

Zarco's best laptime of 1m53.680s beat the existing record of Jorge Lorenzo set in 2008 by 0.247s, and gave him his third premier class pole by 0.202s ahead of reigning champion Marc Marquez's Honda.Marquez was quickest on the first runs and led on a 1m54.368s, but was then knocked off the top spot by Andrea Dovizioso, who set a 1m54.074s on his works Ducati.Dovizioso looked good for ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 17 March 2018 - 8:11 pm | | Default

Sebring 12 Hours: Hour 2 – Nasr leads after action-packed start

There was drama right from the green, as pole man Tristan Vautier and Olivier Pla collided at Turn 1, sending Pla sliding off into the grass. He rejoined but would pit immediately and the ESM team retired the Nissan DPi citing too much damage to fix in time.Also in trouble was the #4 Corvette of Tommy Milner, which sustained a left-rear puncture, and the GTD pole-sitting Ferrari of ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 17 March 2018 - 7:37 pm | | Default

Jimmie Johnson declares “I’m not done” as he returns to Fontana

He also talked about returning to a track where he has more Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series wins than any other driver. He hopes to earn his first top-10 finish in the last 10 races or end a career-long 27-race winless streak.“I feel good about it,” the seven-time Cup champion said. “This is such a fun track. We’ve all seen this place evolve in the multiple lanes of racing. The ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 16 March 2018 - 11:48 pm | | Default

Lorenzo explains lack of aero fairing for Qatar

The introduction of the Ducati fairing at last year's Czech Grand Prix at Brno proved transformative for Lorenzo last year, as it helped him generate the front-end confidence he needed.He continued to use it at every race for the remainder of the season, as well as through pre-season testing, but opted to revert to the basic, winglet-free bodywork for this weekend's Qatar ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 16 March 2018 - 11:37 pm | | Default

Kevin Harvick fastest in Friday's lone Cup practice at Fontana

Harvick rocketed to the top of the leaderboard early in Friday’s lone 50-minute practice session with an average lap speed of 189.066 mph, which would set a track record if it took place in qualifying.“I think as you look at the schedule for us, I think this is one that we’ve all had circled since I’ve been at SHR as a track that we hadn’t won at, that we felt like we’ve run well ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 16 March 2018 - 10:38 pm | | Default

Vinales: Yamaha is having "trouble in all areas"

Vinales, who won on his Yamaha debut in Qatar last year, was only 11th in both FP1 and FP2 as the 2018 MotoGP season kicked off.In the combined classification, the Spaniard is right behind fellow Yamaha riders Valentino Rossi and Johann Zarco, who led the manufacturer's efforts in ninth and 10th respectively.Vinales said the bike's problems have not changed since the Qatar pre-season ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 16 March 2018 - 10:20 pm | | Default

Daytime Qatar practice sessions "wasted" - Crutchlow

For 2018, the schedule at the Losail circuit was brought into line with the other tracks on the grand prix calendar, with four days of track action being condensed into three and the race start time moved forward two hours.This has resulted in FP1 and FP3 both being held during the afternoon in much warmer conditions than would be expected for the race, which is set to take place at ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 16 March 2018 - 9:46 pm | | Default

Darrell Wallace Jr.: "We are just not hitting on all cylinders right now"

In the three races since Daytona, Wallace’s best finish is 21st and he hasn’t finished on the lead lap.It’s quite early in the season, but he’s dropped from third to 18th in the series standings.“Atlanta was bad luck. I thought we were pretty decent in practice and we had some mechanical stuff go on right before the race that we didn’t find out. Vegas, we missed it. We were a very ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 16 March 2018 - 9:25 pm | | Default

Sebring 12 Hours: Vautier, De Phillippi, Serra take pole positions

PrototypeVautier lapped the 3.74-mile 17-turn course in 1min47.432sec – a new lap record for the class and 0.16sec faster than Olivier Pla’s #2 ESM Nissan.Vautier, who claimed GT Daytona pole at Sebring one year ago, said: "This was a bit unexpected because we didn't do so much running in practice after having some problems. "It was hot, so the tires came in quickly and then ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 16 March 2018 - 8:46 pm | | Default

Qatar MotoGP: Dovizioso beats Petrucci by 0.006s in FP2

Dovizioso, who had earlier topped the daytime FP1, edged out Pramac Ducati rider Petrucci by 0.006s in the final minutes of the second session.Unlike the opening session, second practice took place under the lights, in conditions more representative of what is expected for qualifying and the race itself.LCR Honda's Cal Crutchlow was the first rider to dip below Dovizioso's FP1 ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 16 March 2018 - 8:05 pm | | Default

Mailbag: Will NASCAR expand its influence into Asia?

Hi, all. Help me out ... we hear of Ford vs. Toyota vs. Chevy along with their relative performance to each other at different times throughout the season.  Other than the nose of the body and the engine block/head, are there any significant differences between the cars when all is said and done? – GriffGriff, much of the actual car chassis - what is underneath the body - is covered ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 16 March 2018 - 7:32 pm | | Default

Motorsport Network to bring Mahindra ‘Blueprints’ to life 

Richmond, London - March 16, 2018 - Motorsport Network, whose platforms represent the largest audience of motorsport and auto enthusiasts in the world, today confirmed that it had been commissioned by Mahindra Racing to animate the team’s ‘Blueprints’ campaign by supplementing the team’s established narrative with associated video content.The announcement comes ahead of Mahin ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 16 March 2018 - 7:28 pm | | Default

Melbourne preview & greatest Australian GP race vote

A city pulsating with sporting endeavour raises the curtain on F1 2018 - and could kick-start history for Lewis Hamilton or Sebastian Vettel.

administrator | Friday 16 March 2018 - 7:18 pm | | Default

F1 gossip: Horner, Sainz, Mekies, Todt, Wolff

Red Bull team principle Christian Horner jokes team could make a move for world champion Lewis Hamilton , plus more.

administrator | Friday 16 March 2018 - 09:59 am | | Default

Sebring 12 Hours: Taylor puts Penske-Acura on top again

The #7 Acura ARX-05 Daytona Prototype international was quickest in the second afternoon session in the hands of Ricky Taylor. His time of 1m48.841s was just over half a second off teammate Helio Castroneves's best from the morning session. Mazda was P2 in the second 60-minute session for round two of the IMSA SportsCar Championship, thanks to Jonathan Bomarito’s best lap of 1m48.753s ... Keep reading

administrator | Thursday 15 March 2018 - 11:33 pm | | Default

Video: Harvick key to unlocking SHR potential, says Dale Jr.

Speaking on NBCSN’s NASCAR America show, Earnhardt spoke from experience about how Harvick – who leads the championship after four races – is a team player outside of the car. Junior says that has elevated the performance level of the entire four-strong SHR Ford squad, whose cars all feature in the top 11 in drivers’ points.Watch the video… ... Keep reading

administrator | Thursday 15 March 2018 - 9:44 pm | | Default

Yamaha could offer Zarco factory-spec bike for 2019

Tech 3 Yamaha rider Zarco has been linked to several rival factories, namely KTM and Suzuki, off the back of a rookie season in which he regularly challenged Yamaha's factory riders Valentino Rossi and Maverick Vinales.Team boss Herve Poncharal has also expressed hope he could retain Zarco for 2019 in the wake of his new deal to ... Keep reading

administrator | Thursday 15 March 2018 - 8:40 pm | | Default

Life after Justin Wilson, by wife Julia

Prints of the 2017 Indy 500 signed by all 33 starters and other famous IndyCar legends are still available via email bidding, until 12 noon U.S. Central Time on Friday. Full details are below.It goes without saying that Julia, wife of Justin and devoted mother of their daughters Jane and Jessica, has had a grueling 30 months since the seven-time IndyCar race winner and 2001 Formula ... Keep reading

administrator | Thursday 15 March 2018 - 8:07 pm | | Default

Sebring 12 Hours: Castroneves tops first practice for Penske

Castroneves posted a 1m48.237s in his Acura ARX-05 DPi early in the one-hour session. He knocked Spirit of Daytona driver Tristan Vautier off the top spot by a tenth and a half in the first track acton head of Saturday's second round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The Frenchman retained second position with his 1m48.387s aboard his Cadillac DPi-V.R to the end of the ... Keep reading

administrator | Thursday 15 March 2018 - 7:51 pm | | Default

Mercedes says hypersoft a "survival" tyre

Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas ended the two weeks at Barcelona more than a second off Sebastian Vettel's pace, but did not pursue one-lap performance and only moved away from soft or medium Pirellis to try the ultrasoft.Wolff dismissed it a a potential concern, claiming it was better for Mercedes' test programme as a whole."We decided not to use the hypersoft because we felt it ... Keep reading

administrator | Thursday 15 March 2018 - 7:38 pm | | Default

Kurt Busch's Darlington throwback scheme revealed

The livery, replicating the 2003 Roush Fenway Racing No. 97 Ford, is to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Busch’s defeat to Ricky Craven by a margin of 0.002 seconds.The new livery makes it the fourth year in a row that SHR has hosted a throwback livery, following on from Clint Bowyer’s tribute to NASCAR hall of fame driver Mark Martin.Craven’s victory in 2003, the final win of his ... Keep reading

administrator | Thursday 15 March 2018 - 7:30 pm | | Default

Marquez: "Feeling important" at Honda key to new contract

The Spaniard's current deal was set to expire at the end of the 2018 season but it was announced before the Qatar pre-season test that Marquez would stay with Honda until 2020.Marquez previously stated that staying with the Japanese manufacturer was the "priority", but wanted to wait until the pre-season before signing a new contract.He added that he "feels important" within ... Keep reading

administrator | Thursday 15 March 2018 - 7:11 pm | | Default

Pulcini ends GP3 Jerez test on top

Pulcini, who has switched from Arden to Campos for his second year in the series, registered a time of 1m30.255s during the afternoon session.The quickest laptimes came after lunch, as overnight rain meant slick tyres were not effective until the final half hour of the morning session.Pulcini’s time was 0.208s clear of Trident’s Pedro Piquet, the Brazilian – yet to be confirmed for a ... Keep reading

administrator | Thursday 15 March 2018 - 6:37 pm | | Default

Rossi keen to avoid Schumacher-style comeback with new deal

Yamaha announced on Thursday that 39-year-old Rossi is to remain with its factory team for another two seasons, meaning he will continue racing until the end of 2020.The seven-time premier class champion acknowledged that the length of his contract means he risks fading in competitiveness, but said he was keen to avoid retiring too soon and then missing racing.He cited the example of ... Keep reading

administrator | Thursday 15 March 2018 - 6:29 pm | | Default

De Vries joins Racing Team Nederland WEC squad

De Vries will take the seat of Dutch veteran Jan Lammers, who will retire from racing after making his 24th Le Mans start this June.Racing Team Nederland steps up to the WEC this year with a Dallara P217 after racing in the European Le Mans Series in 2017, unveiled its livery for the 2018/19 superseason. Team owner Frits van Eerd and ex-Formula 1 driver Giedo van der Garde will join ... Keep reading

administrator | Thursday 15 March 2018 - 2:01 pm | | Default

Red Bull to end DTM sponsorship deals

Last year, both BMW driver Marco Wittmann and Audi stalwart Mattias Ekstrom ran in Red Bull's famous blue livery, but Ekstrom's decision to quit the series has caused the Austrian company to reconsider its plans.Ekstrom has had Red Bull's backing since 2002, and will continue to enjoy an association with the Austrian firm this season with his Audi-backed EKS team in World ... Keep reading

administrator | Thursday 15 March 2018 - 1:30 pm | | Default

Wolff warns F1 against "provoking" Marchionne

Marchionne, who is Ferrari's chairman, has warned several times that if future F1 rules do not suit his business then he will shut down his grand prix team.While some have accused Marchionne of scaremongering, and repeating a tactic that Ferrari has used many times in the past to get its own way on rules, Wolff thinks that the threats need to be taken seriously this time.Having ... Keep reading

administrator | Thursday 15 March 2018 - 1:15 pm | | Default

Ocon would relish Verstappen title fight

Force India F1 driver Ocon was beaten to the 2011 WSK Euro Series title by Verstappen, but exacted his "revenge" by winning the 2014 European Formula 3 Championship as Verstappen finished third.Verstappen is now firmly ensconced at Red Bull while Ocon is preparing for his second full F1 season with Force India and eyeing a future Mercedes drive."Yeah, if there is a championship at ... Keep reading

administrator | Thursday 15 March 2018 - 12:18 pm | | Default

New Supercars trophy for Australian Grand Prix unveiled

To celebrate the introduction of championship points to the Supercars Australian GP support races – a first in the history of the event – a brand new perpetual trophy honouring legendary Australian Touring Car driver, team owner, and 11-time F1 race starter Perkins will be on offer.The trophy itself was designed and created by Adrien Fasel-Murphy, and engineering student at the RMIT ... Keep reading

administrator | Thursday 15 March 2018 - 09:40 am | | Default

Lamborghini plans to use hybrids to keep its engines' great sound

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administrator | Thursday 15 March 2018 - 09:06 am | | Default

WRC given free-to-air TV boost in Australia

The 7mate channel, which also broadcasts the Bathurst 12 Hour, has picked up the rights for the WRC for the remainder of the season, with plans for a one-hour highlights show from each round.That will then turn into live coverage for the season-ending Rally Australia event, with at least 4.5 hours of live coverage from three televised stages expected.“Rally Australia is excited to ... Keep reading

administrator | Thursday 15 March 2018 - 05:23 am | | Default

Six Cup teams penalized after Phoenix, Chase Elliott hit the hardest

Chase Elliott and the No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports team were hit the hardest with NASCAR issuing an L1 penalty and citing Section 20.14.2 of the rule book for the violation."The truck trailing arm spacer/pinion angle shim mating surfaces must be planar and in complete contact with corresponding mating surfaces at all points and at all times," the report stated.As a result, Elliott has ... Keep reading

administrator | Thursday 15 March 2018 - 01:27 am | | Default

Lowe's to end sponsorship of Jimmie Johnson after 2018

Johnson's MENCS career, dating back to 2001, has been one of the most successful in NASCAR history with seven championships and 83 wins, and Lowe's has been there since the very beginning. “Working with Hendrick Motorsports, Jimmie, Chad (Knaus) and the entire No. 48 team has been an incredible journey,” said Michael P. McDermott, Lowe’s chief customer officer. “Rick Hendrick and his ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 14 March 2018 - 11:24 pm | | Default

Hubert tops first Jerez GP3 test day by 0.022s

The morning practice was held in damp conditions, with the field running on wet tyres for the majority of the session and only setting competitive laptimes at the very end.Trident's Alessio Lorandi was fastest, ending up the only driver to go below the 1m31s barrier, but Hubert then quickly set a new benchmark once the afternoon session resumed.The ART driver's effort of 1m30.449s ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 14 March 2018 - 7:18 pm | | Default

Fittipaldi could add Super Formula programme to IndyCar/WEC

Fittipaldi, grandson of two-time Formula 1 world champion Emerson, joined Team LeMans for his first taste of the series' Dallara SF14 car in pre-season testing at Suzuka.He drove the car on Tuesday, the second day of the test, and finished ahead of team regular Kazuya Oshima.Earlier this year, Fittipaldi was confirmed for a seven-race IndyCar programme with Da ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 14 March 2018 - 7:12 pm | | Default

Hamilton: Melbourne updates could send Red Bull top

Like Mercedes, Red Bull did not chase a headline laptime in the Ferrari-topped F1 pre-season testing in Barcelona, but the running left the Austrian outfit feeling confident about its prospects.It had impressed its rivals too, with Mercedes tech director James Allison suggesting it was potentially the main threat to his team's dominance, and Hamilton himself expecting the battle ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 14 March 2018 - 6:14 pm | | Default

NASCAR signs with Busch beer as Cup pole sponsor

The sanctioning body and St Louis-based brewery have reached a multi-year agreement that will make its Busch brand the official beer of NASCAR and also sponsor of the Busch Pole Award given to the fastest qualifier in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying each week, and takes over those naming rights from rival brand Coors Light.“We are continuing to evolve our presence in ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 14 March 2018 - 6:12 pm | | Default

Ferrari: FIA deputy race director joins in technical role

Formula 1 deputy race director Laurent Mekies is set to take up a key role with Ferrari.

administrator | Wednesday 14 March 2018 - 6:07 pm | | Default

Mekies to leave FIA to join Ferrari in technical role

Less than six months on from Renault's signing of FIA technical chief Marcin Budkowski prompting an outcry among rival teams, Ferrari announced on Wednesday that Mekies was joining it in an unspecified technical role.Mekies will report to Ferrari's technical director Mattia Binotto when he joins the team in September.In a statement issued by the FIA, the governing body said that ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 14 March 2018 - 4:46 pm | | Default

The greatest hypercar racing series that doesn't exist

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administrator | Wednesday 14 March 2018 - 4:34 pm | | Default

Ratel: Blancpain Sprint Cup not in danger with smaller grid

Just 20 cars have been registered for the full 2018 series, down from last year's 32-strong field.  Ratel claimed that the series "was not in the danger zone" even though the entry has fallen for a second season in a row. "We have had two years up around the 35-car mark, but now the pendulum has swung the other way," he told Motorsport.com. "That's motor racing: we have seen it ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 14 March 2018 - 4:20 pm | | Default

Volkswagen, Subaru sign up for new American rallycross series

In a breakaway from the American-based GRC, manufacturers Volkswagen of America and Subaru of America have already signed up for the series.Volkswagen is expected to field Supercars for former GRC champions Scott Speed and Tanner Foust run by Andretti Autosport, while the Vermont Sports Car-operated Subaru programme will run former World Rally drivers Patrick Sandell and Chris ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 14 March 2018 - 3:52 pm | | Default

Ferrari should lose F1 rules veto, says Todt

Ferrari has long had the right to stop the implementation of regulations it is not happy with – and last used its veto in 2015 when it blocked plans to introduce a maximum price for engines and gearboxes.It has long been known that the issue of Ferrari's privilege would be up for discussion as part of a new-look F1 that owners Liberty Media are planning from 2021.But speaking to ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 14 March 2018 - 3:44 pm | | Default

Formula 1: FIA boss Jean Todt responds to halo criticism

Motorsport boss Jean Todt hits back at criticism of the new halo head protection device from Toto Wolff, among others.

administrator | Wednesday 14 March 2018 - 2:05 pm | | Default

Todt baffled by F1 driver halo criticisms

A number of leading F1 racers have continually criticised the look of the halo, which has been made mandatory for this year. Kevin Magnussen suggested recently the ‘ugly’ design could cause problems at tracks with elevation changes like Spa.Todt is unimpressed with such remarks though, and made it clear that drivers especially had no right to speak out against it – because the Grand ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 13 March 2018 - 11:17 pm | | Default

FIA warns teams over blown wing engine modes

Renault’s concept, which features an angled exhaust and a heat proofed rear wing, became a big talking point during pre-season testing. For although its layout is fully within F1’s technical rules, there were suggestions it was not within the spirit of the regulations – and could open up a spending war of development.Renault itself had no doubts about the legality, and F1 race ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 13 March 2018 - 10:40 pm | | Default

Corvette drivers positive for Sebring despite Daytona deficit

Eleven of Corvette Racing’s 98 race victories have come at Sebring International Raceway, and it has clinched the last three in a row, thanks to Jan Magnussen, Antonio Garcia and Ryan Briscoe, then Oliver Gavin, Tommy Milner and Marcel Fassler, and then Magnussen, Garcia and Mike Rockenfeller last year.However, Garcia has observed that the Corvette C7.R’s speed deficit at Daytona ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 13 March 2018 - 10:03 pm | | Default

Video: Who was to blame in Wickens v Rossi IndyCar clash?

Wickens had been caught out by the pace car leaving its lights on at the final restart before heading into the pits, allowing Rossi to close in after spending all of the final stint relentlessly reeling Wickens in. The former Mercedes DTM driver had led 69 laps, but it counted for nothing once Rossi dived down the inside of Turn 1 and collected Wickens with just three laps to ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 13 March 2018 - 9:18 pm | | Default

Floersch eyes F3 move after test debut

The 17-year-old German had her first taste of F3 power in a Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara-Mercedes at the Algarve Circuit on Tuesday, and will be back in action in the same car at the Portuguese venue on Thursday.Floersch is running alongside Russian F4 graduate Artem Petrov and second-year F3 racer Keyvan Andres – both of whom have been confirmed in VAR’s 2018 line-up – on track at ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 13 March 2018 - 8:56 pm | | Default

35-plus entries likely for 2018 Indy 500

The new universal aerokit and a reduction in costs has helped IndyCar sign up to almost a capacity grid early, with 31 cars already confirmed and several more to be announced in the coming weeks.IndyCar’s season-opening race at St Petersburg saw Oriol Servia confirmed in a Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing entry in conjunction with IMSA star team Scuderia Corsa.The burgeoning entry list ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 13 March 2018 - 7:39 pm | | Default

Espargaro prefers consistency to “dream” Aprilia podium

Aprilia's 2017 season was plagued by mechanical issues in several races, with lead rider Espargaro only took 15th in the standings with a best finish of sixth.Espargaro said the 2018 version of the RS-GP has "improved considerably", and while he says he is "dreaming" of a podium finish his main target is to eliminate the ups and downs of last season."I want to see the Aprilia in the ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 13 March 2018 - 7:16 pm | | Default

Kevin Harvick hopes to add "some buzz" to grassroots racing

But winning isn’t the most important thing.At least not when it comes to his participation in Thursday night’s NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race at Kern County (Calif.) Raceway ParkIt’s about something that has grown more important the longer and more successful his racing career has grown – helping continue the grassroots racing pipeline which has provided drivers like himself a ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 13 March 2018 - 6:37 pm | | Default

First Peugeot driver named for inaugural WTCR season

Belgian squad DG Sport became the first team to commit to Peugeot's new design for the category earlier this year.It has now signed 29-year-old Frenchman Aurelien Comte as the first driver for its planned two-car line-up.Comte drove for DG in TCR Benelux last year in the previous generation Peugeot 308 Racing Cup car, and won the standalone TCR Europe event at Adria at the end of the ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 13 March 2018 - 6:21 pm | | Default

Vettel hints Ferrari rivals' long-run pace deceptive

Analysis of the testing times suggested Mercedes had a clear edge on race pace at Barcelona, with Ferrari potentially falling behind Red Bull having been the champion team's main rival in 2017.But Vettel says the fact Mercedes and Red Bull did race simulation entirely on the medium tyre means their performances might not be representative.Ferrari dominated the top end of the timing ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 13 March 2018 - 6:00 pm | | Default

Kubica set for WEC decision after second Manor test

The Polish driver's first run in one of the Manor Ginetta-Mecachrome G60-LT-P1s at Aragon late last month was cut short after two laps by engine issues, but Motorsport.com revealed that he is returning to the same venue this week for another run.Manor, which is competing under the CEFC TRSM Racing banner in the 2018/19 WEC superseason, was unable to confirm who would be driving its ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 13 March 2018 - 5:32 pm | | Default

A closer look at the Dallara Stradale

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administrator | Tuesday 13 March 2018 - 4:46 pm | | Default

Reid Wilson to make NASCAR Truck debut at Martinsville

Wilson, 21, has spent the last two years running a limited schedule of K&N Pro Series East races but will make his Truck series debut in the March 24 race at Martinsville, driving the No. 20 Chevrolet for Young’s Motorsports.“Reid was one of the first drivers in our development program here at Young’s Motorsports,” said team principal Tyler Young. “It’s great that we’re able to ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 13 March 2018 - 4:41 pm | | Default

Spa 24 Hours to introduce 'joker' pitstops

A yet to be determined number jokers at the BGTS Endurance Cup centrepiece round would allow cars to pit without having to respect the minimum time mandated for fuel stops.Tight pitstops rules for the BGTS enduros, as well as those governing the maximum length of stints, have reduced the teams' ability to employ tactical variations at Spa.The jokers would enable teams to save time in ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 13 March 2018 - 4:29 pm | | Default

Calderon Q&A: "Sauber has made it clear I must deliver"

GP3 racer Calderon became part of the Sauber family last year, and it was announced last week that she will be staying on board with the Hinwil outfit in an expanded 'test driver' role.This will involve some running in a yet-to-be-defined specification of non-current F1 car, which would make her the first woman to sample grand prix machinery since Susie Wolff took part in FP1 at the ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 13 March 2018 - 3:44 pm | | Default

Volkswagen to cease F3 engine supply after 2018

The German manufacturer has announced its F3 withdrawal while confirming that it will focus primarily on production-car competition, majoring on the Golf GTI TCR that will compete in WTCR and other TCR series around the globe, as well as the Polo GTI R5 rally car.VW’s current stint in F3 began when it entered the Euro Series in late 2007, winning the 2010 title with Edoardo Mortara ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 13 March 2018 - 2:58 pm | | Default

McLaren F1 stars' final Honda hurrah

The trees haven't yet shed their coat of richly auburn autumn leaves; only the chill, when you step out of the low sun's glare, reminds you that winter holds this hemisphere in its grip. Motegi may not be the most remote race circuit in the world - that honour probably rests elsewhere in Japan, atop the extinct volcano wherein nests Autopolis - but it's admirably bucolic, being a ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 13 March 2018 - 2:46 pm | | Default

Motorsport.com predicts the 2018 MotoGP season

The panel Oriol Puigdemont, MotoGP Editor  Jamie Klein, UK Editor  Val Khorounzhiy, News Editor  ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 13 March 2018 - 2:05 pm | | Default

How Mercedes exposes the scale of Renault's challenge

Mercedes was first to hit the track in pre-season testing at Jerez at the start of the V6 turbo hybrid Formula 1 era in 2014; it has remained one step ahead since.Pre-season testing suggests that a fifth consecutive drivers' and constructors' championship double, one that would elevate it to the same statistical dominance as the Ferrari supremacy of 2000-04, is eminently ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 13 March 2018 - 1:36 pm | | Default

Fernando Alonso considered quitting F1 at end of season

McLaren driver Fernando Alonso said he considered quitting Formula 1 at the end of last season.

administrator | Tuesday 13 March 2018 - 1:20 pm | | Default

Alonso considered quitting F1 at the end of 2017

In an exclusive interview for the latest issue of F1 Racing magazine, on sale Thursday, Alonso reveals he thought about ending his grand prix career to try to add Indianapolis 500 and Le Mans 24 Hours victories to his two Monaco GP wins.Alonso contested the Indy 500 last year and will combine his 2018 F1 programme with a Toyota World Endurance Championship campaign that will include ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 13 March 2018 - 1:02 pm | | Default

Timothy Peters returns to NASCAR Trucks with Ricky Benton Racing

After making their first start in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Daytona last month, RBR Enterprises owner Ricky Benton will return to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with a veteran driver behind the wheel for the Alpha Energy Solutions 250.Danville, Va. native Timothy Peters will drive the truck in the 80th career NASCAR Trucks Series race for the team based out of ... Keep reading

administrator | Monday 12 March 2018 - 11:29 pm | | Default

Furniture Row’s Joe Garone leads 2018 West Coast Stock Car Hall class

The 2018 class of the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame was announced at ISM Raceway and it will once again recognize some of the biggest names in racing from the West Coast.Garone, president, and general manager of 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Champion Furniture Row Racing, heads the six-member Class of 2018 being inducted into the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame later ... Keep reading

administrator | Monday 12 March 2018 - 10:21 pm | | Default

Pramac unveils livery for 2018 MotoGP season

The Italian squad unveiled a revised livery during its launch at the Manifattura Lamborghini, featuring more blue.For the second year in a row, one of Pramac's bikes, ridden by Petrucci, will be the same specification used by the factory Ducati team, while Miller will race with a year-old GP17 bike.Petrucci has already revealed 2018 will be his final season with the team, as he is ... Keep reading

administrator | Monday 12 March 2018 - 9:09 pm | | Default

Honda, Toro Rosso to consider tactical engine changes

Formula 1 teams are bracing themselves for a tough time in managing engine life in 2018 – with new rules liming them to just three power units (and two MGU-K, energy store and control electronics) for the 21-race season.Manufacturers have worked hard over the winter to prepare for the challenge, but Tost believes that the power drop off that comes as an engine reaches the end of its ... Keep reading

administrator | Monday 12 March 2018 - 8:28 pm | | Default

Penske's St. Pete struggles a one-off - Pagenaud

Will Power had started the race in second but spun at the narrow Turn 2 when challenging Robert Wickens for the lead on the opening lap.Instead, it was reigning champion Josef Newgarden who ended up as Penske's highest finisher in seventh, with two Andrettis and one Ganassi driver ahead of him.Power would then finish 10th, with Pagenaud three places further back.Pagenaud says that ... Keep reading

administrator | Monday 12 March 2018 - 7:21 pm | | Default

Meeke "frustrated as hell" by "s****" Mexico performance

The 2017 Mexico winner had a series of spins in last weekend's event and put his Citroen on its side on the final morning before finishing on the podium.He felt he should have done better, having started the event in a favourable seventh place in the start order.Asked to describe his rally, Meeke told Motorsport.com: "It's been s****. Too many errors from me this weekend."I had the ... Keep reading

administrator | Monday 12 March 2018 - 6:33 pm | | Default

Denny Hamlin needs "just a little bit of speed" to catch Harvick

Through four Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races, Hamlin has finished fourth or better three times, has led laps in three of the four races and has been in contention to win.He also sits sixth in the series standings and has some of his best tracks coming up on the horizon.Harvick’s three consecutive victories and 433 laps led in those events has elevated himself above the rest of ... Keep reading

administrator | Monday 12 March 2018 - 6:05 pm | | Default

Renault giving itself cooling "headaches" with new car

The French manufacturer made a significant step forward in 2017 and its expectations have risen for this season, which will be its third since returning to F1 with a works team.Bell said Renault has "pushed like hell" on the chassis, and not made compromises to its package to aid cooling despite new engine rules clamping down further on how many components can be used this ... Keep reading

administrator | Monday 12 March 2018 - 6:02 pm | | Default

Brundle replaces Senna at United Autosports for Sebring

Senna was due to contest the Florida endurance classic alongside Paul di Resta and Phil Hanson in United's Ligier JS P217 following the Anglo-American squad's decision to enter the remainder of the long-distance endurance races on this year's IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship calendar.However, the Brazilian driver has been forced to pull out of the Sebring race due to ... Keep reading

administrator | Monday 12 March 2018 - 5:33 pm | | Default

Was F1 surviving on 'a wing and a prayer'?

The recent publication of the F1 Group's full financial results for 2017 gave us our first proper opportunity to judge the performance of Formula 1's new owner. And it was hard to miss the standout numbers - the income distributed among the 10 teams fell by 5 percent from $966million in 2016 to $919m last season.This trend was hardly a surprise, and it had been signalled some time ... Keep reading

administrator | Monday 12 March 2018 - 4:38 pm | | Default

Unrepentant Rossi blames Wickens for St. Pete clash

On the final restart, Rossi got a strong run on series debutant Wickens and moved to the inside of the Schmidt Peterson entry to make a pass for the lead. However, under hard braking, the rear of the Andretti Autosport swung out to the left, bouncing into Wickens’ car and sending the rookie into the tires at Turn 1.Rossi’s subsequent lost momentum allowed Sebastien Bourdais and Graham ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 11 March 2018 - 11:38 pm | | Default

Kyle Busch beats Harvick to Stage 1 win at Phoenix

Larson dominated much of the first 75-lap segment but with 18 laps remaining, Busch got around Larson to take the lead for the first time and held off a fast-approaching Kevin Harvick.Larson finished third, Denny Hamlin fourth and Martin Truex Jr. completed the top-five.Also finishing in the Top 10 and earning stage points were Chase Elliott, Brad Keselowski, Kurt Busch, Joey Logano ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 11 March 2018 - 11:34 pm | | Default

Wickens: I expected more from “desperate” Rossi

Wickens had led for the majority of the IndyCar opener from pole position, but a series of late full-course cautions allowed second-placed Rossi the chance to pass him for victory.Having managed the penultimate restart to perfection, Wickens had Rossi lunge at him into Turn 1 at the second one. Rossi made solid contact with the sidepod of Wickens, sending the Canadian spinning into ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 11 March 2018 - 11:24 pm | | Default

Holden wants a female Supercars driver

Having made a firm commitment to its Supercars programme amid an ongoing shake-up of its marketing activities, the brand will now look to broaden the appeal of its motor racing spend by getting a female talent on the books.According to Holden's Executive Director of Marketing Mark Harland, the brand is open to both securing an established driver in the ilk of Simona de Silvestro, or ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 11 March 2018 - 11:12 pm | | Default

Bourdais “heartbroken” for Wickens after inheriting St. Pete win

Bourdais leapt from third to first at the final restart when race dominator Wickens was bumped into a spin by Alexander Rossi.In doing so, the Frenchman scored his first series victory since St. Pete in 2017 – and his first since his massive practice crash at Indianapolis last May.“This one’s emotional because we had to overcome a few bumps, rolls and a ball of fire,” said ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 11 March 2018 - 10:38 pm | | Default

Mexico WRC: Ogier wins as crash costs Meeke second

M-Sport Ford driver Ogier started Sunday with a 35-second lead over Meeke but his advantage got even safer after an incident for the Northern Irishman on the opening stage of the day.Meeke tipped his Citroen on its side four kilometres from the end of the Alfaro stage and, while he managed to continue with the help of fans, he lost 47 seconds and fell behind Hyundai's Dani ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 11 March 2018 - 10:34 pm | | Default

St. Pete IndyCar: Bourdais steals win after Wickens and Rossi clash

Two series veterans suffered on Lap 1, as Ryan Hunter-Reay immediately dropped into the pits for an ECU reboot from the Andretti Autosport-Honda team while Will Power spun his Penske-Chevrolet at Turn 2 as he ran out of room and went up on the curb to avoid clattering Schmidt Peterson Motorsports’ polesitter Wickens. Power’s spin sent him rear-first backed it into the wall on the ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 11 March 2018 - 10:11 pm | | Default

Grand Prix motorcycling star Ralf Waldmann dies

German racer Waldmann twice finished runner-up in the 250cc world championship, having ridden regularly in grand prix racing between 1986 and 2002, and made a brief comeback in 2009.He also placed third in the 125cc class points in the 1991-92 seasons.His victory in the 250cc race at Donington Park in 2000 has gone down in folklore as one of the greatest of all time, as he came back ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 11 March 2018 - 8:58 pm | | Default

WRC teams to ignore FIA request on Mexico tactics

Sebastien Ogier took penalties to start last month’s Rally Sweden Power Stage late in an effort to run further down the order when the road offered more grip.There is an expectation that the same thing will happen in Mexico on Sunday. In an effort to defuse this situation, the teams were contacted by the governing body and advised to come up with a solution.There is no rule ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 11 March 2018 - 7:08 pm | | Default

St. Pete Indy Lights: Urrutia wins Race 2, Andretti aces slip up

Herta in the Andretti Steinbrenner Racing entry took the lead at the start, sweeping around the outside of his pole-sitting teammate and yesterday’s winner Pato O’Ward. However, behind them Aaron Telitz’s Belardi Auto Racing entry – a car borrowed from ArmsUp Motorsport and Carlin after his shunt in qualifying yesterday – was sent into the wall by Victor Franzoni’s Juncos Racing car ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 11 March 2018 - 6:45 pm | | Default

Gossip: Mercedes' new car 'a lot faster' than 2017 version - Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton says Mercedes have as much information as they could have ahead of the new season, plus more.

administrator | Sunday 11 March 2018 - 11:33 am | | Default

Bobby McCarty pulls away late and wins CARS Tour season opener

McCarty is no stranger to winning big Late Model races after taking the prestigious Hampton Heat 200 at Langley Speedway last year. Now, he can add another big win to his resume.McCarty, who joined teammate Timothy Peters for the $10,000-to-win race, started sixth and remained in the top-five throughout the race.The race was divided into four segments and McCarty led the final three ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 11 March 2018 - 05:05 am | | Default

Brad Keselowski wins NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Phoenix

Keselowski held off pole-winner Justin Allgaier over the final 22 laps and survived two rain delays totaling over two hours to win Saturday’s DC Solar 200 at ISM Raceway near Phoenix.The victory was in Keselowski’s first series start of the season with Team Penske and 36th of his career. He also overcame a pit road speeding penalty in Stage 2.“It was a good car. I thought the car was ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 11 March 2018 - 04:28 am | | Default

“We should have been quicker!” says King despite record lap

The Briton who shares the #20 car with team owner Ed Carpenter, topped Group 1 in the first segment of qualifying with a 60.0476 lap of the 1.8-mile St. Petersburg course that eclipsed Will Power’s track record from 2016.King was then fourth in Q2, where all lap times were half a second off peak potential as drizzle arrived; in Q3, which started wet but dried, he wound up fourth – ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 11 March 2018 - 03:05 am | | Default

Mexico WRC: Ogier grabs lead from Loeb

Rally leader Loeb struck a small stone midway through SS14 and had to stop to replace the delaminated tyre, losing over two minutes. Sordo lost 30 seconds after hitting a similarly sized stone early in the stage.These incidents enabled M-Sport's Ogier to jump two places to grab the top spot as he out-paced Loeb's Citroen team-mate Kris Meeke by 3.8s.Sordo's frustration was compounded ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 11 March 2018 - 02:28 am | | Default

Wickens on his shock pole: “Do I feel I earned it? Absolutely”

The Schmidt Peterson Motorsports-Honda driver, who was a winner in every open-wheel series in which he competed before six years in DTM touring cars, edged Will Power to pole by 0.0703sec to claim pole for his first ever IndyCar race. He was one of three rookies to shine in the wet Q2 session to reach the Firestone Fast Six.Said the former World Series by Renault 3.5 champion: “I ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 11 March 2018 - 01:46 am | | Default

NASCAR Cup Phoenix starting lineup in pictures

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administrator | Sunday 11 March 2018 - 01:36 am | | Default

Chevrolet, Honda worked with IndyCar on 2020 engine formula

Kent, introducing Rob Buckner as Chevy’s new program manager for IndyCar [click here for interview with Buckner] said that he didn’t want a third manufacturer benefiting from the last six years of research and development undertaken on behalf of Chevy by Ilmor, and by HPD for Honda.“We've been working hand-in-hand with both IndyCar and Ho ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 11 March 2018 - 12:48 am | | Default

St. Pete IndyCar: Wickens grabs amazing debut pole in damp session

Wickens lapped the 1.8-mile runway/street course in 61.6643sec, his Schmidt Peterson Motorsports-Honda edging seven-time St. Pete polesitter Power by 0.0703sec.Wickens was initially bottled up behind a tentative Power as the shootout began, but neither made any significant errors once they separated themselves and as the track dried, they each got to within two seconds of the typical ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 10 March 2018 - 11:42 pm | | Default

Kevin Harvick leads the way in final Cup practice at Phoenix

Harvick completed a sweep of Saturday’s two practice sessions at ISM Raceway near Phoenix, including the leading way in the final session with an average lap speed at 134.544 mph.Harvick posted the lap right at the start of the session and was forced to sit out the final 15 minutes because his No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford twice failed pre-qualifying inspection on Friday. He also ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 10 March 2018 - 11:34 pm | | Default

St. Pete Indy Lights: O’Ward scores first win in series

With polesitter Aaron Telitz having shunted his Belardi Auto Racing car during the qualifying session for Race 2, O’Ward had a clear chance to burst into the lead at the start.Behind him, the second Belardi car of Santi Urrutia came through into second, while third-placed qualifier, Andretti Steinbrenner Racing’s Colton Herta, bogged down at the start, handing third to the Juncos ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 10 March 2018 - 9:58 pm | | Default

Mexico WRC: Loeb steals lead from Sordo

Loeb, who kicked off the day second overall behind Dani Sordo, topped the first of three stages and beat the Spaniard by 12.3s to take first place.He was narrowly faster than Sordo in the subsequent SS12 but lost three seconds in SS13 and Loeb ended the leg with a lead of only 2.9s.The aforementioned two stages were topped by Kris Meeke and Sebastien Ogier, the duo forming a four-way ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 10 March 2018 - 8:56 pm | | Default

St. Pete IndyCar: Dixon on top as King stars, then shunts in FP3

Dixon lapped the 1.8-mile course in 60.7571 sec leaving him 0.11 and 0.15sec clear of Penske-Chevrolet’s Josef Newgarden and Will Power, while King was just 0.275 behind but his #20 Ed Carpenter Racing-Chevy skated straight on at the final turn on his 20th lap and thumped the tire barriers.That brought out the red flags as Power and Newgarden were trying to improve their times, while ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 10 March 2018 - 8:12 pm | | Default

Harvick and Elliott lead second Cup practice at Phoenix

Harvick went to the top of the charts early in practice with a 134.806mph lap, but he was not alone. Elliott ran an identical lap time, down to the thousandths. Elliott was among just a handful of drivers to make a 20 consecutive lap run and led the way in that category. Kyle Busch spent some laps late in the session following eight-time Phoenix winner Harvick and clocked in third ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 10 March 2018 - 8:01 pm | | Default

NASCAR Mailbag: Will Monster Energy renew entitlement deal?

Why aren't the wedge adjusters set up with remotely controlled servo-motors so that adjustments can be made on the fly? – From JerryIn short, costs. NASCAR's on a path of cost reduction and nowhere has that been seen more than in the pits. The mandated air guns and reduction in over the wall pit crew are evidence of its approach. Anytime you introduce a piece of technology like the ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 10 March 2018 - 7:20 pm | | Default

Red Bull names new F1 tech chief

Pierre Wache, who joined RBR in 2013, has been promoted to the role, having previously held the title of chief engineer, performance.Adrian Newey remains chief technical officer of RBR, but the change is an acknowledgement of his ongoing commitment to Aston Martin and the Valkyrie project, which is taking up much of his time. However, he was with the F1 team for Barcelona testing, and ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 10 March 2018 - 7:09 pm | | Default

AMG says Project One could be fastest car ever on the Nurburgring

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administrator | Saturday 10 March 2018 - 6:01 pm | | Default

Ryan Blaney: Next two races will define Toyota, Chevrolet strength

Ford claimed victory at both Atlanta and Las Vegas with Kevin Harvick in response to Austin Dillon and Chevrolet’s win in the Daytona 500. Blaney sits second in the standings, behind Penske team-mate Joey Logano, and he feels that the first short-track visit of the season in Phoenix will allow teams to uncover more reliable data about each other’s true strengths.“I think there will ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 10 March 2018 - 6:00 pm | | Default

Leclerc angered by "stupid" testing crash

The Sauber driver lost his C37 at the uphill Turn 12 right-hander on a personal-best lap and spun into the gravel, making light contact with the tyre wall.Asked if the incident angered him, Leclerc replied: “Of course.“I try to push the limit, which is normal in testing. I would be a lot more disappointed in myself if this happens in the race in Melbourne.“I’ve learned a lot but ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 10 March 2018 - 5:53 pm | | Default

NASCAR Euro News: Braxx Racing will run three cars in 2018

The Belgian team has strong ambitions for this year's NASCAR Whelen Euro Series season.After winning a race at the final at Circuit Zolder, Braxx Racing wants to win titles in 2018. To maximize their chances Braxx Racing will add a third car. The cars will be driven by cycling legend Tom Boonen, Rallycross and GT driver Pedro Bonnet, owner Jerry De Weerdt and endurance legend Marc ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 10 March 2018 - 5:48 pm | | Default

Raikkonen: Ferrari could have gone faster still

Sebastian Vettel’s Thursday benchmark smashed the previous fastest lap around the Spanish Grand Prix venue and Raikkonen lapped only a tenth slower as he set the pace on Friday.Speaking after the final day of testing before the 2018 season opener in Australia later this month, Raikkonen said Ferrari had more pace to unleash.“We’ll see in two weeks,” he said when asked if Ferrari ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 10 March 2018 - 4:19 pm | | Default

Ranking the teams after F1 pre-season testing

There will be plenty of people out there who will disagree with this analysis of the competitive order based on pre-season testing. And I hope I am wrong.To make any sense out of these two pre-season tests is pretty difficult. But over the days a trend emerges, and that trend points to Mercedes having once again done an exceptional job.You would have to tick all the boxes ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 10 March 2018 - 3:00 pm | | Default

10 cars claiming high bhp at Geneva: should we believe them?

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administrator | Saturday 10 March 2018 - 3:00 pm | | Default

Cindric: Penske drivers’ different styles can make us stronger

During a recent interview with Motorsport.com, Josef Newgarden remarked that IndyCar’s new aerokit had magnified the differences between the three Penske drivers.However, Cindric, who also calls strategy for Newgarden, thinks that a wider range of preferred setups can eventually benefit the team.He told Motorsport.com: “If the differences between them are sligh ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 10 March 2018 - 2:53 pm | | Default

Mexico WRC: Sordo takes early lead, Loeb third

Sordo, who missed Rally Sweden as he shares his Hyundai with Hayden Paddon this year, was second behind Kris Meeke in SS2, the opening stage of the day, and then dominated the subsequent 31.44km El Chocolate run.The Spaniard already had a lead of nearly 10 seconds at that point, but he further extended his advantage to 15.1s by also topping SS4.Meeke is best of the rest in second ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 09 March 2018 - 10:12 pm | | Default

Kevin Harvick warns of "slippery slope" with NASCAR penalties

Harvick dominated last weekend’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway – his second consecutive victory – and passed at-track inspection.Shortly after the race, photos began surfacing on social media that appeared to show the rear window of Harvick’s No. 4 Ford bowed in on the right side.On Wednesday, NASCAR announced that it had issu ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 09 March 2018 - 9:52 pm | | Default

Kyle Larson leads Ganassi 1-2 in pre-qualifying practice at Phoenix

Teammates Kyle Larson and Jamie McMurray traded the top spot on the leaderboard during the session with Larson moving out front just as the session came to a close.Larson’s average lap speed of 138.281 mph just surpassed McMurray (137.762 mph). Kyle Busch ended up third (137.662 mph).“Qualifying here is all about that third round,” McMurray said after the session. “Qualifying here ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 09 March 2018 - 9:39 pm | | Default

Ricciardo: Red Bull in best shape I've known

The Aussie is heading into his fifth season with the outfit, having been promoted from Toro Rosso in 2014.Red Bull's new 2018 car – the RB14 - covered 783 laps across the two weeks of pre-season testing in Barcelona in the hands of Ricciardo and teammate Max Verstappen.This is more laps than the team had done across two weeks last year – or across three weeks in 2014 at the start of ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 09 March 2018 - 9:35 pm | | Default

Formula 1 to promote new F3 series in 2019

The revamped F3 series will also thus be promoted by the F1 Group, alongside sister category F2 (formerly GP2).As previously announced, there will be single suppliers of chassis, engines and tyres, which will be "selected by the FIA in collaboration with Formula 1".The maximum size of the grid will be 30 cars, as opposed to the 24 announced after the last WMSC meeting in September ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 09 March 2018 - 9:27 pm | | Default

Servia to race Indy 500 for RLLR and Scuderia Corsa

Servia has started the Indy 500 nine times, with a best result of fourth for Panther/Dreyer & Reinbold Racing in 2012. He also started on the front row for Newman/Haas Racing in 2011.Scuderia Corsa, which was founded by Giacomo Mattioli and Art Zafiropoulo, and whose Ferraris have clinched the last two IMSA GT Daytona-class championships, also won Le Mans in the GTE-Am class in ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 09 March 2018 - 9:19 pm | | Default

Newgarden not expecting new car to alter qualifying tactics

Newgarden, who clocked his first pole for Penske in last year’s season finale at Sonoma, said the nature of the track will still be the deciding factor in how many hot laps you can squeeze out of a set of the red-sidewalled tires.“For me it's track to track, I think we'd all agree on that,” he told Motorsport.com. “If you're talking Barber or Sonoma, yeah, it's one lap pretty much ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 09 March 2018 - 8:57 pm | | Default

Formula E to introduce mandatory strategic power modes

The series' second-generation car will be capable of completing an entire race distance on its own, eliminating the need for mid-race pitstops to swap cars.However, the series and the FIA were keen to keep an element of strategy, with different power modes emerging as the favoured option.The FIA's World Motor Sport Council has now confirmed the mandatory use of two power levels.The ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 09 March 2018 - 8:54 pm | | Default

Formula 1 testing: McLaren's Fernando Alonso second on last day in Barcelona

Fernando Alonso sets the second fastest time on the final day of pre-season testing to end two difficult weeks for McLaren on a high.

administrator | Friday 09 March 2018 - 8:28 pm | | Default

St. Pete IndyCar: Rookie Leist puts AJ Foyt Racing on top in FP1

The Brazilian teenager was 0.0488sec ahead of defending race winner Sebastien Bourdais in the #18 Dale Coyne Racing-Honda, with Ryan Hunter-Reay and Alexander Rossi third and fourth for Andretti Autosport.Four-time champion Scott Dixon left it late to thrown in a P5 lap ahead of another rookie, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports’ Robert Wickens, with Simon Pagenaud and Will Power seventh ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 09 March 2018 - 8:18 pm | | Default

Performance deltas revealed for F1 2018 tyre compounds

Poor weather limited the 10 teams’ running in the first week at the Spanish Grand Prix venue, but better conditions in week two have allowed Pirelli to gather crucial data on its new six-tyre range.Pirelli estimates a performance step of 0.8 seconds to the new soft tyre from the medium, which is the only compound that is not a new specification for this year - as it is identical to ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 09 March 2018 - 8:08 pm | | Default

Tatiana Calderon: I had to crash to earn respect of male drivers

Sauber test driver Tatiana Calderon says she has had to "crash" to earn the respect of male drivers who do not want to "be beaten by a girl".

administrator | Friday 09 March 2018 - 3:08 pm | | Default

William Byron "definitely prepared" himself for tough rookie season

But Byron, who took over the iconic No. 24 Chevrolet at Hendrick Motorsports this season, says he is willing to work hard to tackle what he is sure will be a tough road ahead.It’s already had its sizable bumps.He was involved in a wreck in the season-opening Daytona 500, struggled with the handling of his car at Atlanta before rallying for a season’s-best 18th place finish and was ... Keep reading

administrator | Thursday 08 March 2018 - 10:41 pm | | Default

Hamilton: Beating Red Bull will be "real challenge"

Mercedes technical director James Allison said on Wednesday that there is “no doubt” Red Bull has re-emerged as a title threat after it lagged behind both Mercedes and Ferrari in 2017. It follows Daniel Ricciardo’s unofficial lap record around the Barcelona track, which was bettered by nearly a full second by Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel on Thursday, the penultimate day of pre-season ... Keep reading

administrator | Thursday 08 March 2018 - 10:40 pm | | Default

Vettel says Ferrari still needs more performance

Vettel played down today's pace, and insisted that it was still too early to draw any conclusions about how Ferrari will shape up against main rivals Mercedes and Red Bull come the first race in Australia.However, he praised the new car's reliability after running 188 trouble-free laps, stressing that it could play a big role this year."We still need to work on the performance and ... Keep reading

administrator | Thursday 08 March 2018 - 9:39 pm | | Default

Lance Stroll eyeing Q3 in Melbourne qualifying

Lance Stroll drove the Williams FW41-01 powered by the Mercedes-AMG F1 M09 EQ Power+ power unit one more time focusing on long runs before he flies to Melbourne, Australia for the opening round of the season.His teammate Sergey Sirotkin and the team’s third driver, Robert Kubica, will share the driving duties on Friday, the final day of pre-season testing.The Montréal native said he ... Keep reading

administrator | Thursday 08 March 2018 - 9:28 pm | | Default

Blaney: Time with Wood Brothers helped make Penske move easier

On Wednesday, Blaney gave Swindell a ride around CMS and talked a little about his move this season over to Team Penske.Blaney was at CMS on Wednesday to help promote the NASCAR All-Star race coming up on May 19. Swindell, a longtime NASCAR fan who attended his first race at Charlotte, has collected seven No. 1 country music hits in his career and will perform the pre-race concert ... Keep reading

administrator | Thursday 08 March 2018 - 9:14 pm | | Default

Foyt: Kanaan and Cowdin can “take us to the next level”

Last fall, Foyt and his legendary father AJ who owns the team, ditched both their drivers for a second straight year, replacing Carlos Munoz and Conor Daly with 2004 IndyCar champion and 2013 Indy 500 winner Tony Kanaan, and rookie Matheus Leist.While Mike Colliver was retained as Leist’s race engineer, Kanaan arrived from Chip Ganassi Racing with Eric Cowdin who will this year serve ... Keep reading

administrator | Thursday 08 March 2018 - 8:55 pm | | Default

Kuno Wittmer to contest the 12 Hours of Sebring

Wittmer has been drafted by CJ Wilson Racing to drive the No. 36 Unit Nutrition/CJ Wilson Automotive Group Acura NSX GT3 alongside team regulars Marc Miller and Till Bechtolsheimer.“I’m truly excited about this opportunity not only to be back in a GT Car but also to be surrounded by such a good team,” said the 35-year-old Wittmer.“Coming from a factory program last year and finishing ... Keep reading

administrator | Thursday 08 March 2018 - 8:43 pm | | Default

Formula 1 pre-season testing: Sebastian Vettel fastest as Ferrari show their hand

Sebastian Vettel sets the fastest lap ever recorded around the Circuit de Catalunya on the penultimate day of pre-season testing in Barcelona.

administrator | Thursday 08 March 2018 - 8:36 pm | | Default

Vettel tops penultimate test day by over a second

The Ferrari driver's hypersoft effort of 1m17.182s stood as the day's quickest by 1.178s, as teams elected to focus largely on long-run pace in the afternoon session.That meant most of the times from the morning did not change in the afternoon, with Haas driver Kevin Magnussen using supersofts to end up second fastest ahead of a slew of hypersoft runners.Toro Rosso's Pierre Gasly ... Keep reading

administrator | Thursday 08 March 2018 - 8:11 pm | | Default

Turvey could return to ELMS with United Autosports

The NIO Formula E driver, who won LMP2 at Le Mans in 2014 with Jota Sport, is in the frame for the last remaining seat in United's pair of Ligier-Gibson JSP217s entered for the six-race ELMS.Turvey was given a try-out with United at Aragon this week during a five-day Dunlop tyre test with a view to him driving alongside team regulars Hugo de Sadeleer and Will Owen.United co-owner ... Keep reading

administrator | Thursday 08 March 2018 - 7:59 pm | | Default

Mercedes reserve Russell tops final day of Paul Ricard F2 test

The ART Grand Prix pair set the fastest times of the day during the morning running, with Prema Racing’s Nyck de Vries completing the top three.McLaren junior Lando Norris finished the day in eighth place overall, but held onto the fastest time of the three-day test, a 1m42.226 that he set on day two.Russell and Aitken traded the top spot between them during the early running, before ... Keep reading

administrator | Thursday 08 March 2018 - 7:00 pm | | Default

British Grand Prix: Formula 1 boss Ross Brawn 'optimistic' on Silverstone future

Formula 1 sporting boss Ross Brawn says he is "very optimistic" about the future of Silverstone within the sport.

administrator | Thursday 08 March 2018 - 6:58 pm | | Default

NASCAR Roundtable: Taking a look at 2018's pit gun issues

The NASCAR team at Motorsport.com would like to welcome Autosport writer Tom Errington as a new participant of our weekly NASCAR Roundtable. come to us from London, England where he works with Autosport Magazine and serves as a contributor for the Motorsport Network. There were more issues with air guns this weekend in the Cup race. Do you think teams have reason for concern or is it ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 07 March 2018 - 11:48 pm | | Default

Grosjean says F1 restarts could lead to "carnage"

F1 races this year may feature standing starts after red-flag periods, with the cars being led by a safety car before forming up on the grid.Though drivers will have the option to fit new tyres in the pitlane while preparing for the restart, they may not have fresh rubber left in their allocation.That would leave some contending with poor grip, which Grosjean suffered from while ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 07 March 2018 - 10:50 pm | | Default

Prince Harry launches new Silverstone Experience project

His Royal Highness is the official patron of the Silverstone Experience, which is being built inside a former Wellington bomber hanger located within the grounds of the track and is expected to attract over 500,000 visitors a year.As well as celebrating the history of the track and that of British Motorsport, the Silverstone Experience will also work closely with the Silverstone ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 07 March 2018 - 10:25 pm | | Default

Ekstrom's new Audi World RX challenger breaks cover

Continuing with the S1 model it has used in World RX since 2014, the latest iteration of the German hatchback, developed with increased support from Audi, features significant aerodynamic changes at the rear.Those differences include a revised rear spoiler and the introduction of vents in the roof and rear quarter windows, instead of the more traditional inlets in the rear quarter ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 07 March 2018 - 10:20 pm | | Default

'Nothing fundamentally wrong' says Alonso as McLaren break down again

McLaren's Fernando Alonso insists there is "nothing fundamentally wrong" after the team suffer more problems in F1 testing.

administrator | Wednesday 07 March 2018 - 10:08 pm | | Default

Mercedes convinced Red Bull is now serious threat

Daniel Ricciardo set the fastest ever lap of the Barcelona circuit on Wednesday with the RB14, running on hypersoft tyres.He was almost 0.4s ahead of Lewis Hamilton, who used ultrasofts on his quickest lap.Red Bull also showed impressive reliability, as Ricciardo logged 165 laps."I think there's three quick teams and there's no doubt that Red Bull are going to be people that we're ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 07 March 2018 - 10:04 pm | | Default

Alonso "doesn't need" final day of testing despite troubles

Teammate Stoffel Vandoorne managed only 38 laps on the first day of the second and final pre-season test on Tuesday, while Alonso was also hit by trouble on Wednesday.The two-time champion spent over six hours in the garage as the team was forced to replace the Renault engine after an oil leak, completing 57 laps.Alonso is scheduled to have his final day of testing before the ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 07 March 2018 - 9:45 pm | | Default

IndyCar 2018 – a team-by-team guide

Team Penske-Chevrolet#1. Josef Newgarden – 1 championship, 7 wins, 2 poles#12. Will Power – 1 championship, 32 wins, 50 poles#22. Simon Pagenaud – 1 championship, 11 wins, 8 poles ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 07 March 2018 - 8:54 pm | | Default

Ricciardo beats Hamilton to end Day 2 on top

With the exception of the drivers who only appeared in the afternoon, most focused on performance runs in the morning before switching to race simulations later in the day.That meant Ricciardo's 1m18.047s, set just after 1pm, remained unbeaten as the rest of Wednesday was dominated by long runs.Ricciardo's effort usurped Felipe Massa's time from 2008 as the fastest lap of this ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 07 March 2018 - 8:18 pm | | Default

Norris leads Carlin 1-2 on Day 2 of Paul Ricard test

Norris – McLaren's Formula 1 reserve driver – clocked the fastest time during the morning session and remained unbeaten across the remainder of the day's running.Norris' time of 1m42.226s was over eight tenths faster than his Tuesday benchmark as he wound up 0.161s clear of Carlin teammate Sergio Sette Camara, whose best time also came in the morning.However, unlike in Tuesday's ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 07 March 2018 - 7:51 pm | | Default

FIA must step up to help sort 2021 F1 rules, says Brown

With clear differences of opinions between teams and F1 owners Liberty Media about its vision for grand prix racing from 2021, there have been predictions of some 'fireworks' in talks that are scheduled to take place in the near future.And that is why McLaren executive director Zak Brown thinks the time has come for the FIA to do more to help push things along, and avert the ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 07 March 2018 - 6:54 pm | | Default

Jenson Button criticises claims that F1 too 'physical' for women

Jenson Button hits back at Carmen Jorda who says a "physical issue" is keeping women from Formula 1.

administrator | Wednesday 07 March 2018 - 3:49 pm | | Default

F1 gossip: Mercedes, Ferrari, Red Bull, Hamilton, Bottas, Pirelli, Renault

Mercedes wary of challenges from Ferrari and Red Bull. plus more gossip.

administrator | Wednesday 07 March 2018 - 11:16 am | | Default

Reynolds: 'I'm an absolute title contender'

The Adelaide 500 was an emotional rollercoaster for Reynolds, the Erebus star admitting that he went into the weekend with incredibly low expectations and was shocked to come away with a fourth and a second from the two races.He even admitted that a lack of self-belief directly contributed to him not taking the fight to winner Shane van Gisbergen on Sunday ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 07 March 2018 - 04:03 am | | Default

Talented field expected for 2018 Cars Response Energy Tour opener

After winning the 2017 CAR Response Energy Tour late model series championship by just seven points over teammate Anthony Alfredo, Berry is ready to get back to racing this weekend in the 2018 season opener.Berry, driving for the Dale Earnhardt Jr.-owned JR Motorsports team finished last season strong winning the championship and also the Myrtle Beach 400 in November.While he enjoyed ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 07 March 2018 - 03:24 am | | Default

Jeff Gordon leads list of 2019 NASCAR Hall of Fame nominees

The list of 20 nominees for the Class of 2019 includes five first-time nominees. The list includes drivers, car owners, crew chiefs and engine builders.Gordon, who now serves as a Fox Sports NASCAR TV analyst, won 93 races in the Cup series and four series championships. Gordon, 46, started his career in what was then the Busch Series with Hugh Connerty Racing, followed by Bill Davis ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 07 March 2018 - 01:40 am | | Default

How bad is McLaren's post-Honda era so far?

The narrative is almost irresistible. A once-great team, McLaren, ditches troublesome engine partner Honda and then struggles again pre-season with Renault propulsion while Toro Rosso thrives with Japanese power.And when the McLaren causes two red flags on the opening day of the second test and has another problem in the pitlane, all a week after Fernando Alonso's car became a ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 06 March 2018 - 11:56 pm | | Default

FIA trials F1 standing restart system in Barcelona

This year for the first time races may feature standing starts after safety car periods, with the cars all forming up on the grid once the safety car has been called in.As part of the procedure, light panels around the track will display an 'SS' message, teams will be informed with a 'STANDING START' message via the official messaging system, and the orange lights on the safety car ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 06 March 2018 - 11:46 pm | | Default

McLaren to address bodywork burns with cooling fix

The McLaren MCL33 is running with three additional cooling slots towards the rear of the engine cover in the second week of Barcelona pre-season running.The slots are used as a ‘quick fix’ for adapting to the different characteristics of the Renault power unit.Both during last week’s test and on Tuesday, there were small burn marks on the bodywork indicating peaks of temperature from ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 06 March 2018 - 10:44 pm | | Default

Video: Mercedes says bold new sidepod design worth 0.25s

The team pushed hard over the winter with its W09 to slim down dramatically the rear end of the car, focusing on engine packaging and bodywork to ensure it was as compact as possible at the rear.In a video released by the team on Tuesday, Mercedes technical director James Allison has hailed the sidepod change as the biggest area of performance improvement on a car that he says is ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 06 March 2018 - 10:41 pm | | Default

Daly rejoins Coyne for Indy 500 with Thom Burns Racing and USAF

Daly, who was left without a fulltime ride after being let go by AJ Foyt Racing last fall, is due to make his fifth Indy 500 start and his second with Coyne.This deal means that Coyne is likely to run four cars at IMS once more, with Daly being partnered by Sebastien Bourdais, rookie Pietro Fittipaldi and – almost certainly – Indy 500 veteran Pippa Mann.Daly’s #17 car will be entered ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 06 March 2018 - 10:16 pm | | Default

Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe arrives in Geneva with 630bhp

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administrator | Tuesday 06 March 2018 - 9:29 pm | | Default

Hamlin offers donation to help DiBenedetto and team race at Phoenix

DiBenedetto took to Twitter in a short video to reveal that he lacks sponsorship and is unlikely to be able to race. ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 06 March 2018 - 9:24 pm | | Default

Perez admits Force India not leading midfield pack

Force India has elected to test with a simpler version of its 2018 car and is set to introduce a big update package in the first race of the year in Australia.The decision appears to have left the team - which finished fourth in last year's championship - behind some of its main rivals in pre-season testing.While Perez acknowledges that Force India is not at the head of the midfield ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 06 March 2018 - 9:10 pm | | Default

Formula E fans “much younger” than F1’s, claims Nissan

Nissan will become the first Japanese manufacturer to enter Formula E when it takes alliance partner Renault’s place at the end of the season, and it revealed its 2018/19 livery at the Geneva Motor Show on Tuesday.  Carcamo explained that using the electric series to explore new automotive systems for younger generations was important to Nissan.“The age profile of FE fans is ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 06 March 2018 - 9:06 pm | | Default

Kevin Harvick: Las Vegas win "answered a lot of questions"

Harvick’s victory at Las Vegas made it two victories in a row for the 2014 Cup champion after winning at the unrepresentative Atlanta race the week before.The SHR driver believes that winning at a more conventional NASCAR track means he can better judge his 2018 prospects.When asked if his start to the current season reminded him of his title-winning campaign, Harvick said: “For me ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 06 March 2018 - 8:57 pm | | Default

Concern for McLaren after more problems in second test

McLaren's hopes of starting the Formula 1 season close to the front have been hit by the latest in a series of problems in pre-season testing.

administrator | Tuesday 06 March 2018 - 8:43 pm | | Default

Formula 1: Tatiana Calderon promoted to test driver for 2018

Sauber have promoted Colombian Tatiana Calderon as test driver for the 2018 Formula 1 season.

administrator | Tuesday 06 March 2018 - 7:09 pm | | Default

Formula 1 2018: Make your winners & sinners predictions

As another F1 season edges closer to a return it's time to dust off the crystal ball and make those all important predictions.

administrator | Tuesday 06 March 2018 - 6:32 pm | | Default

Formula E presents Gen2 car for 2018/19 season

The covers were pulled off the Gen2 car by FIA president Jean Todt and FE founder and CEO Alejandro Agag, with help from a robot arm supplied from series title sponsor title ABB.The technical specifications of the new car, which has a battery capable of storing energy for twice the range of its predecessor to eliminate the need for mid-race car-swaps, were also released for the first ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 06 March 2018 - 10:32 am | | Default

Supercars to continue F1 expansion talks in Melbourne

Despite a change in CEO at Supercars over the off-season, James Warburton replaced by Sean Seamer, expansion into Asia continues to be a hot topic for the Australian series.Like his predecessor Seamer sees an increased involvement with Formula 1 as the best way into the Asian market, building on the precedent set by F1 chiefs allowing Supercars to race for points at the Australian ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 06 March 2018 - 09:01 am | | Default

Andretti parts to hit Walkinshaw Holdens for Albert Park

Both team part-owner Michael Andretti and driver James Courtney confirmed last weekend that parts from the US are set to be introduced for the Australian GP, having missed the deadline to be ready for the season-opener in Adelaide.The new bits are likely to be suspension-related, although both Andretti and Courtney were coy when discussing what has and hasn't been assessed and ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 06 March 2018 - 03:32 am | | Default

Why 2018 is just the start of an IndyCar revival

At the 12-car Sonoma test in February, one IndyCar stalwart, a man I’ve always known to possess a healthy cynicism, remarked: “Is it just me or are we finally on an up-tick here? A real one, I mean – not just blowhards saying, ‘Everything’s great’?”I agreed that his optimism wasn’t misplaced, that there had been quite a few steps forward recently.“This,” he continued, “i ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 06 March 2018 - 02:51 am | | Default

Fisichella secures Albert Park GT start

The 2005 Australian GP winner has secured a one-off drive with Maranello Motorsport for the Australian GT season opener, which will see the Italian driver the same Ferrari 458 GT3 that won the Bathurst 12 Hour last year.He'll share the car with Maranello regular Peter Edwards, with backing from Fisichella's regular Blancpain sponsor Kaspersky.“I have participated in many races in ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 06 March 2018 - 02:25 am | | Default

Richard Petty to auction off winning cars and trophies in May

'The King' competed in 1,184 premier series races between 1958 and 1992, winning a record 200 times and collecting seven Cup titles.Among the items to be auctioned off are a 1974 Dodge Charger, which Petty drove to his fifth Daytona 500 victory; a 1978 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, which carried Petty to his seventh and final championship in 1979; a 1992 Pontiac Grand Prix from his final ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 06 March 2018 - 01:13 am | | Default

Ron Fellows looks to add one more major event at CTMP

Motorsport.com spoke with Ron Fellows, the former successful road racers who is now in charge of running the impressive facility located near Bowmanville, Ontario. In addition to the 3.957km Grand Prix track, CTMP also houses a 2.88km driver development track and an outstanding 1.5km karting circuit.“Since we took over the place in June 2011, we spent a lot of money in the off seasons ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 06 March 2018 - 12:50 am | | Default

D.J. Kennington returns to NASCAR Cup Series racing this weekend

After making his second consecutive start in the Daytona 500 last month, Canadian D.J. Kennington will return to NASCAR’s top series this weekend in the Ticket Guardian 500 at ISM Raceway in Avondale, Arizona near Phoenix.Kennington will drive the familiar No. 96 Toyota Camry for Gaunt Brothers Racing with Nothern Provincial Pipelines sponsoring the entry.The St. Thomas, Ontario ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 06 March 2018 - 12:18 am | | Default

Video: Watch Carmen Jorda in her maiden Formula E test

FIA Women in Motorsport Commission representative Jorda later sparked controversy by telling reporters that “the challenge that we women have in Formula 2 and Formula 1 is a physical issue. And I think in Formula E, we won’t have it”.Watch Carmen Jorda in action… “I love it, actually I had a g ... Keep reading

administrator | Monday 05 March 2018 - 11:09 pm | | Default

Video: How Force India and Toro Rosso stack up in 2018

In this clip, Scarborough explains the level of detailing that's gone into the Mercedes-powered VJM11, despite the added expense of the halo, and admires its front-wing design. In the second clip, Scarborough looks at the new Toro Rosso STR13 and what impact the switch to Honda from Renault has had so f ... Keep reading

administrator | Monday 05 March 2018 - 10:21 pm | | Default

Paul Menard and the Wood Brothers already finding success together

Veteran driver is enjoying a solid start to the 2018 campaign after moving during the offseason leaving Richard Childress Racing after seven seasons to drive for the legendary Wood Brothers team.When a driver moves to a new team and new manufacturer, there’s usually a learning curve that takes place before solid finishes are collected but that’s not this case so far this season for ... Keep reading

administrator | Monday 05 March 2018 - 10:18 pm | | Default

Emotion of Abt's Mexico win surprised McNish

McNish took charge of Audi ahead of its first season as a works FE manufacturer, but the squad's season has been plagued by problems.First Abt lost a win at the opening round in Hong Kong as the result of a technical passport error with one of his cars, and his teammate Lucas di Grassi then failed to score until Mexico due to a recurring problem with the inverters Audi used in its ... Keep reading

administrator | Monday 05 March 2018 - 8:40 pm | | Default

A "rejuvenated" Kevin Harvick looking to repeat 2014 success

In fact, early signs indicate it could well be better.Harvick won five races and his only series championship in 2014, with a dominance that included eight poles and more than 2,100 laps led (the second-most of his career).There was hardly a practice session or race that went by when Harvick’s No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing team wasn’t at or near the top of the leaderboard. Even more ... Keep reading

administrator | Monday 05 March 2018 - 8:19 pm | | Default

How the halo has opened up new aero possibilities

As part of the rule package that has come with the mandatory use of the cockpit protection system, teams are given some scope to add small aerodynamic devices to the halo, something we've already seen them do in testing.F1 designers are allowed to create surfaces up to 20mm from the main titanium structure, as long as it doesn't fall within the 'helmet template' where they could be ... Keep reading

administrator | Monday 05 March 2018 - 8:14 pm | | Default

Fittipaldi to make WEC LMP1 debut with DragonSpeed

The 21-year-old, grandson of two-time Formula 1 champion Emerson Fittipaldi, will pilot DragonSpeed's BR1 prototype in the opening round of WEC's 2018-19 superseason at Spa-Francorchamps, and will also compete in the October race at Fuji.“I am very happy and excited for this opportunity to be racing with DragonSpeed,” Fittipaldi said.“They are a championship-winning team with solid ... Keep reading

administrator | Monday 05 March 2018 - 7:34 pm | | Default

2019 Mercedes-AMG C43 gets more power, new tailpipe design

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administrator | Monday 05 March 2018 - 7:20 pm | | Default

Boschung secures F2 return with MP

The 20-year-old Swiss driver, a race winner in GP3 as well as the now-defunct Formula BMW Talent Cup and ADAC Formel Masters championships, entered F2 last year with Campos.He scored 11 points en route to 19th in the standings, having sat out the season finale in Abu Dhabi, and subsequently ran with MP and Arden in post-season testing."I'm really happy to be joining MP Motorsport for ... Keep reading

administrator | Monday 05 March 2018 - 6:57 pm | | Default

Aric Almirola on strong start: "We're going to be in contention"

Almirola rebounded from a disappointing starting position to rally for a 10th-place finish in Sunday’s Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway – his first top-10 of the 2018 season.He is also 12th in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series standings heading into next weekend’s race at Phoenix. In three races, Almirola has already matched the total of top-10 finishes from the No. 10 car ... Keep reading

administrator | Monday 05 March 2018 - 5:36 pm | | Default

Reynolds brutal in Adelaide self-assessment

Reynolds reckons he arrived in Adelaide convinced he was staring down the barrel of a difficult weekend, a mindset he struggled to shake even after finishing fourth on Saturday.And that played a significant role in his lack of solid defence against van Gisbergen when the pair battled for the lead in the middle part of Sunday's race, Reynolds admitting he didn't think he'd be able to ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 04 March 2018 - 11:37 pm | | Default

Jimmie Johnson's car chief ejected after failing pre-race inspection

Jimmie Johnson's No. 48 Chevrolet Camaro failed pre-race inspection three times, leading to the ejection of his car chief, Jesse Saunders. "I'm not sure. I've never been in this situation before," Johnson told FOX when asked how it will affect the team during Sunday's race."But any race team out here is bigger than one person. Although Jesse isn't with us today, we have a lot of good ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 04 March 2018 - 11:17 pm | | Default

Mexico EPrix: Highlights as Daniel Abt gets Audi's first win of Formula E season

Watch race highlights as Germany's Daniel Abt wins the Mexico EPrix to give Audi their first win of the Formula E season

administrator | Sunday 04 March 2018 - 9:12 pm | | Default

Ehrlacher joins Munnich for WTCR campaign

Ehrlacher joined the WTCC last year in an ex-factory Lada Vesta run by RC Motorsport, and finished 10th overall with one victory.He was part of Audi's DTM young driver test line-up at the end of last year and drove LMP3 machinery for his uncle's YMR team in 2016 and '17.The 21-year-old, son of former British Formula 3 racer Cathy Muller, will partner Esteban Guerrieri - who, like ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 04 March 2018 - 8:18 pm | | Default

Opinion: What might retirement look like for Lewis Hamilton?

Lewis Hamilton, last month: “We've got Tommy Hilfiger as our partner, that was through a lot of work for myself building that relationship, and the team was amazing allowing that to happen."That's new, exciting blood that's coming into the team. And some other really exciting things are happening throughout the year that I can't wait to come out.” ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 04 March 2018 - 8:01 pm | | Default

Five most memorable NASCAR Cup Series finishes at Las Vegas

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administrator | Sunday 04 March 2018 - 7:51 pm | | Default

Porsche flying taxi is reportedly being considered

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administrator | Sunday 04 March 2018 - 6:00 pm | | Default

Rossi: Dejected Vinales should lower his expectations

The Spaniard topped two of the nine 2018 test days, and ended the final test in Qatar fifth overall, but his pace ebbed and flowed throughout the pre-season.He endured the “worst” test of his Yamaha stint thus far in Thailand, and admitted midway through the Qatar test that he was finding it “difficult” to stay positive. ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 04 March 2018 - 5:46 pm | | Default

Analysis: Top F1 teams' tech secrets on show in Barcelona

Formula 1 car launches offer us an insight into the core shape and design intention of each team, but they very rarely tell us the full story of what teams have planned for the season ahead.In fact, it looks like a few outfits deliberately played around in doctoring some of their launch images to put the media – and rival teams – off the scent of their most innovative solutions.But ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 04 March 2018 - 4:23 pm | | Default

Gunther lands Dragon Formula E reserve role

Gunther, who served as Mercedes' DTM reserve last year, will graduate from European Formula 3, where he was a race winner and championship contender, to Formula 2 this season with Arden.He drove for Dragon in the FE rookie test in Marrakech in January and impressed with both his one-lap pace and his longer runs.As part of his role, Gunther will likel ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 04 March 2018 - 3:05 pm | | Default

This Mercedes 300 SL looks worth the estimated $1.2 million for auction

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administrator | Sunday 04 March 2018 - 3:00 pm | | Default

F1 gossip: Magnussen, Bottas, Williams, Key, Sauber

Haas' Kevin Magnussen says he'll be pushing even harder in 2018 than he did last year, but will be mindful to stay out the stewards' office.

administrator | Sunday 04 March 2018 - 1:19 pm | | Default

Pole-sitter Ryan Blaney paces final practice at Las Vegas

Blaney, who won the pole for Sunday’s Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, topped the leaderboard in the final practice with an average lap speed of 186.445 mph.Close behind at 186.136 mph was Kyle Larson, who was fastest in Friday’s practice session and Saturday morning’s first session.“We have always done pretty well here with hitting the set-ups right. I like this place,” ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 03 March 2018 - 11:26 pm | | Default

MotoGP riders say wet Qatar race would be feasible

The final hour of pre-season testing was set aside for wet running, with the Losail International Circuit being artificially soaked in order for riders to be able to assess whether a wet race at the floodlit Middle Eastern venue would be safe. It follows last year’s rain-affected Qatar weekend, in which qualifying was called off altogether and the race delayed and shortened.Yamaha ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 03 March 2018 - 10:49 pm | | Default

Mexico City ePrix: Rosenqvist scores pole, Da Costa loses out

Rosenqvist was narrowly headed by Sebastien Buemi in the group stage of qualifying but pumped in an expert Super Pole lap to deny Antonio Felix da Costa a first FE pole. After an unspectacular pair of practice sessions, Renault e.dams driver Buemi was fractionally fastest in the group stage of qualifying, beating Rosenqvist by just 0.008s.But Buemi, who ran last in Super Pole, locked ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 03 March 2018 - 10:08 pm | | Default

New Holden leads to Supercars weight parity questions

The questions centre around the homologation of composite panels for the ZB Commodore, with teams running rival manufacturer equipment questioning whether there are weight distribution benefits to having lighter panels.The composite panels would potentially allow the ZB Commodore to organically come in under the minimum weight of 1410 kilograms (combined), with Holden teams then able ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 03 March 2018 - 9:53 pm | | Default

Kyle Larson leads second Cup practice at Las Vegas

The first of two practices on Saturday ran for 55 minutes. With it taking place in the morning and under overcast skies, some considered it a 'throwaway' session.Austin Dillon, Kyle Larson and Joey Gase had to serve 15-minute practice holds due to being late to the pre-qualifying inspection line.Ryan Newman shot to the top of the board in the early minutes with a lap of 187.454mph ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 03 March 2018 - 8:56 pm | | Default

Mexico City ePrix: Di Grassi tops both practice sessions

Di Grassi, who enters the weekend in Mexico with a 10-place grid penalty after an inverter change following his retirement in Santiago last time out, set the best time of morning in first practice. The Brazilian produced a lap of 1m01.158s during the 45-minute opening session, with Venturi driver Edoardo Mortara ending up second quickest during the early running.In FP2, Rosenqvist ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 03 March 2018 - 8:38 pm | | Default

Zarco leads Rossi as Qatar testing concludes

Zarco moved into first place with exactly two hours left on the clock, holding a lead of half a tenth over LCR Honda man Cal Crutchlow with his 1m54.429s effort.The Frenchman then improved on two more occasions half an hour later, stretching his gap to over four tenths with a time of 1m54.029s, just 0.102s slower than Jorge Lorenzo's lap record set in 2008.While Crutchlow did not ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 03 March 2018 - 8:16 pm | | Default

Five things to watch for in Saturday's Xfinity race at Las Vegas

Here are five things to watch in Saturday’s Boyd Gaming 300:Christopher Bell rebounded well from a disappointing start to the season at Daytona with a pole and third-place finish last weekend at Atlanta. Last year’s Truck series champion only made it 11 laps in the season opener before getting caught up in a wreck that ended his race. Bell will be making his first Xfinity start at ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 03 March 2018 - 8:06 pm | | Default

YouRulz offers Fantasy NASCAR gaming with a twist

No longer do you have to play by the rules of someone who is not even in your league. Check out these features:Customize Your League Play – With many rules and options, you can choose how you want to play.  You don't like Stage Points?  You don't have to use them in your league.  You want a larger bonus for Laps Lead?  Change the scoring rule.In-Race Driver Swaps - YouRulz is the ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 03 March 2018 - 8:06 pm | | Default

Brett Moffitt on lapped trucks: "Half of them can't" race

In fact, after the issues he faced in Friday night’s Stratosphere 200 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Moffitt would prefer racing more drivers like Busch than some of those he faced off with in the race.“That’s fun racing with (Busch) because he can drive. Half of them can’t. It’s fun because I respect Kyle a lot with everything he’s done. It’s fun to race door-to-door with him,” Moffitt ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 03 March 2018 - 7:13 pm | | Default

Five things to watch for in Friday's Truck race at Las Vegas

Here are five things to watch in Friday night’s Stratosphere 200:Ben Rhodes earned his first series victory in the standalone race at Las Vegas last season, holding off eventual series champion Christopher Bell with a block on the apron following a late race restart. He’s looking to become just the third driver to win multiple races at Las Vegas – and it hasn’t been done for a ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 02 March 2018 - 11:29 pm | | Default

Kyle Larson leads pre-qualifying practice at Las Vegas

Larson, who finished runner-up to Martin Truex Jr. in this race a year ago, posted an average lap speed of 190.658 mph, just edging last weekend’s race winner, Kevin Harvick (190.409 mph).Paul Menard was third-fastest, Kyle Busch was fourth and William Byron completed the top-five.“We had a good run here last year. I think we finished second in both races, Xfinity and Cup, which is ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 02 March 2018 - 11:07 pm | | Default

Penske champions reveal masterplan for IndyCar title defense

When Juan Pablo Montoya and Oriol Servia started IndyCar testing with the 2018 aerokit last summer and reported its characteristics – looser on corner entry, less drag, higher top speed, more work for the driver in braking zones – some IndyCar observers who should know better (myself among them) instinctively started speculating which drivers the new car would or wouldn’t suit.But the ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 02 March 2018 - 10:19 pm | | Default

Video: What to watch on Motorsport.tv this weekend

Here’s Peter Windsor with a preview...  And Julia Piquet with a preview of what else is on… Catch all your ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 02 March 2018 - 9:59 pm | | Default

Andretti considering Bathurst wildcard for IndyCar stars

In Australia for the opening round of the Supercars season in Adelaide, Andretti has opened up on plans to run an additional WAU entry at The Great Race in the future – with a focus on bringing drivers from the IndyCar and Global Rallycross programmes to Mount Panorama.The sticking point, he says, is funding."I’d love to do [a wildcard], we’re still trying to get funding for it," he ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 02 March 2018 - 9:56 pm | | Default

Iannone beats Dovizioso by 0.041s on second Qatar test day

The Italian dethroned former Ducati teammate Andrea Dovizioso from the top spot by 0.041s in the final half-hour of the session, courtesy of a 1m54.586s effort.With the daytime heat of the session's early hours not representative of the conditions expected for the MotoGP season-opening night race at the same track later this month, there was a customarily sluggish start to the day's ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 02 March 2018 - 9:10 pm | | Default

Bird latest driver to get Mexico grid penalty

Bird and Lynn have both had a gearbox replaced this season already, with the DS Virgin team using free ‘joker’ changes in Marrakesh for Bird and in Santiago for Lynn. A “deviation” in the quality of the material used on a part within the gearbox caused brief losses of power and also led to Lynn’s Santiago retirement. DS Performance technical director Thomas Chevaucher explained to ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 02 March 2018 - 9:02 pm | | Default

Castroneves: “Everything is the opposite” in ice racing

Castroneves, whose full-time IndyCar career ended with 30 wins and 51 poles to his name, but who will return for this year’s Indy Grand Prix and Indy 500, is racing one of the Penske-Acuras in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar championship in 2018. But like Newgarden last week, the Brazilian ace has traveled to Norway to try his hand in rallycross on ice.After initial testing ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 02 March 2018 - 8:05 pm | | Default

Teams paid $47m less by F1 Group in 2017

The trend has been known for some time, but publication of the F1 Group's fourth quarter results for last year provided the full official picture, with payments to teams falling some five percent from $966m in 2016 to $919m – the first time that team income has gone down.Liberty also revealed that the F1 Group's overall revenues fell by some $12m from $1,796m to $1,784m.The drop in ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 02 March 2018 - 6:46 pm | | Default

Ogier's Mexico preparations cut short by snow

The Cumbrian squad was running in Almeria, southern Spain when the storms arrived, closing the test down two days ahead of schedule.Elfyn Evans completed his running without any interruption but Ogier's second day was hit by snow. The team's third driver Teemu Suninen also lost his single-day to the weather.M-Sport Ford World Rally Team deputy team principal Rich Millener downplayed ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 02 March 2018 - 5:35 pm | | Default

Pirelli reveals teams, dates for 2019 tyre testing

In addition, Ferrari, Mercedes and McLaren will also undertake some wet-weather running for the Italian company, split between Fiorano and Paul Ricard, which has a sprinkler system.The schedule includes sessions that take place on the Tuesday/Wednesday immediately after the Chinese, Spanish, British, Japanese and Mexican GPs.Brazil, which featured last year but was cancelled for ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 02 March 2018 - 1:32 pm | | Default

Barcelona F1 test round-up: Hamilton fires warning shot

The reigning world champion, who only managed 25 laps prior to an afternoon of running on the final day, ominously set his best time on the medium tyre, a compound that Mercedes favoured more than its rivals during the week.However, the test was potentially even less representative than usual this year, with three days affected by severe weather.Teams had to battle with wet ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 02 March 2018 - 1:07 pm | | Default

Crashed Whincup Holden set for overnight repair

The Triple Eight squad is already underway with the repair of Whincup's brand new ZB Commodore, following the reigning champion's high-speed collision with the wall in the dying seconds of today's qualifying session.While there were initial fears the car may not be fixable in time for tomorrow's action, Dutton says further inspection has revealed the damage is not terminal, and that ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 02 March 2018 - 10:40 am | | Default

F1 Debrief: All you need to know from Test Day 4

After a disrupted few days of action, where cold weather and even snow limited running and made it tricky for teams to work through their programmes, there was a return to the norm as Lewis Hamilton ended the week on top.  ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 02 March 2018 - 10:25 am | | Default

Whincup reflects on 'violent' qualifying shunt

Whincup was pushing hard trying to overcome teammate Shane van Gisbergen in the dying seconds of today's qualifying session when he fired his new Commodore into the Turn 8 wall after going fastest in Sector 1.The high-speed shunt pulled the left-front wheel clean from the car and sent it flying into the catch fencing, the damaged Holden then coming to a halt against the wall. ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 02 March 2018 - 09:47 am | | Default

Adelaide 500: Van Gisbergen edges provisional pole, Whincup in the wall

Van Gisbergen will run last in tomorrow's Top 10 Shootout after topping this afternoon's 20-minute qualifying session with a last-gasp lap.Teammate Whincup, however, is lucky to have bagged a Shootout spot at all after hitting the wall hard at Turn 8 on his final flying lap.His shunt, which came after he'd set the fastest first sector, sparked a red flag which meant the reigning ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 02 March 2018 - 09:02 am | | Default

Porsche showcases its top 5 lightest cars in the Austrian Alps

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administrator | Friday 02 March 2018 - 08:27 am | | Default

Waters set to miss Adelaide 500 qualifying

Waters badly damaged his Tickford Ford with a high-speed crash at Adelaide's infamous Turn 8, running wide on turn-in, striking the outside wall, and then bouncing back and hitting the inside wall on the run to Turn 9.The damage will rule Waters out of this afternoon's qualifying session, which will set grid positions 11-26 for tomorrow's first 78-lap race.“It effectively ripped the ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 02 March 2018 - 07:55 am | | Default

Adelaide 500: McLaughlin fastest in second practice

It was Shane van Gisbergen that spent the majority of the session on top of the times, setting the early benchmark inside the first 10 minutes with a 1m20.386s.That time proved unbeatable right up until the green tyre runs inside the final five minutes, and even then the only man that could best van Gisbergen's effort was McLaughlin, who grabbed top spot at the flag with a 1m20.356s ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 02 March 2018 - 05:37 am | | Default

Sauter, Marks lead Thursday NASCAR Truck practices at Las Vegas

Sauter posted an average lap speed of 179.319 mph – the fastest lap of the two sessions – to top the leaderboard in the final 55-minute session in preparation for Friday night’s Stratosphere 200. He was also fourth-fastest in the first session.Sauter’s first career series win came at Las Vegas in the 2009 season. He has 18 career Truck wins, including a victory in the 2018 season ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 02 March 2018 - 04:53 am | | Default