Truex wants redemption at Richmond after recent crashes

Truex was eliminated in a multi-car pile-up in the first half of the Bristol race and also retired in Texas after a puncture forced him into the Turn 4 wall.Those results mean he has fallen from second in the standings down to seventh and he is now 108 points behind points leader Kyle Busch.Truex says he can take solace in his Richmond form, having led a race-high 198 laps in 2017 ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 18 April 2018 - 9:51 pm | | Default

Carlin on IndyCar: “We’re now where we wanted to be at the start”

Max Chilton qualified 15th out of 24 starters in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, while Charlie Kimball finished 10th.“You can only take these things step by step, and I admit Charlie inherited a couple of spots in the race,” Carlin told Motorsport.com, “but then we lost a couple of spots with Max when we didn’t get the strategy quite right. Near the end, we serviced him in a ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 18 April 2018 - 9:40 pm | | Default

Rahal optimistic for Barber, apologetic over Long Beach clash

Rahal scored second places in the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama in both 2015 and ’16 and the Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing-Honda driver was also fast in preseason testing at Barber Motorsports Park, although the open test there in late March was rendered inconclusive.He said: “We have always been pretty strong at Barber but last year wasn’t that great for us. In general, it’s a ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 18 April 2018 - 8:37 pm | | Default

Video: Why Vettel's safety car gripe is off the mark

Vettel was critical of the FIA's call in the aftermath of last Sunday's Shanghai F1 race, suggesting the fact he and race leader Valtteri Bottas were already past the pit entry when the safety car deployed meant the timing of race director Charlie Whiting's call was "not right".Panellists Anthony Rowlinson, the editor of F1 Racing, and former McLaren PR chief Matt Bishop discuss the ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 18 April 2018 - 7:51 pm | | Default

Corvette confirms Le Mans return, replaces Taylor with Rockenfeller

Jordan Taylor has competed at the last two Le Mans races with Corvette, while his brother Ricky was also in the 2016 lineup.However, this year Corvette will – as in IMSA – add Mike Rockenfeller to the Antonio Garcia/Jan Magnussen partnership in car #63, and Marcel Fassler will join Tommy Milner/Oliver Gavin in car #64.Mark Kent, Chevrolet’s director of motorsports competition, said ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 18 April 2018 - 7:43 pm | | Default

Merzouga Rally: Barreda extends lead with stage win, despite fall

By claiming the first Marathon stage (without assistance), he has extended his lead to almost 13 minutes over his teammate Kevin Benavides."It was a good day, I started sixth and took advantage of the first guy's lines," he said. "The second part was much harder with a lot more stones and I had a small fall, but nothing important and I was able to continue without problems."For ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 18 April 2018 - 7:10 pm | | Default

ECR “the best we’ve been as a two-car team,” says Carpenter

Carpenter’s new road/street course driver in the #20 car, Jordan King, was an impressive fourth on the grid in St. Pete after a wet/dry qualifying session, while in Long Beach he rose from 12th on the grid to contend for a podium finish until struck by braking issues.Meanwhile Spencer Pigot, driving the #21 car full-time, was bounced out of contention by a clash with Graham Rahal in ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 18 April 2018 - 7:03 pm | | Default

Ford used F1 experience to develop Mustang for NASCAR Cup Series

Tommy Joseph - formerly of Red Bull, Williams, Sauber and Honda – joined Ford in February, 2017 in an aerodynamics role to work on the project.Efficient aerodynamics has become increasingly vital as downforce has been progressively downscaled by the series in recent years.Joseph then led the Mustang program, working alongside Ford’s NASCAR stable that includes Penske, Wood Brothers ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 18 April 2018 - 6:29 pm | | Default

F1 pecking order might change from race to race - Raikkonen

Ferrari won the first two races of the year before a smart Red Bull strategy allowed Daniel Ricciardo to take victory in China last weekend, meaning the all-conquering Mercedes team of the last four seasons is yet to triumph in 2018.Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes were the benchmark in Australia but a safety car handed victory to Sebastian Vettel, who was the pacesetter in Bahrain and ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 18 April 2018 - 6:17 pm | | Default

Monger joins Vergne's electric kart charity race

The event will take place on April 25 at the RKC karting track outside of Paris ahead of next week’s FE race in the French capital.It has support from the FIA Disability and Accessibility Commission and its president Nathalie McGloin.Monger, who will race using a modified kart, explained that the event would serve as useful preparation for his plans to become a racing ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 18 April 2018 - 5:42 pm | | Default

Turvey gets Manor LMP1 drive for WEC superseason

Turvey, LMP2 class winner at the Le Mans 24 Hours in 2014 with Jota Sport, will share one of the Manor team's Ginetta-Mecachrome G60-LT-P1s with Oliver Rowland and Alex Brundle in the full WEC superseason.The deal brings Turvey back to sportscar racing for the first time since his 2016 Super GT campaign with Honda and completes the line-up of the Manor CEFC TRSM Racing squad for the ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 18 April 2018 - 5:41 pm | | Default

Hubert leads ART 1-2-3 on final GP3 test day

It's the second of three pre-season tests that Hubert was quickest in, after he had also topped the timesheets at Paul Ricard.Hubert set his top time of 1m31.751s at the halfway point of the morning session, demoting ART teammate Ilott, who had led for nearly an hour prior to that.With the order not changing in the second half of the morning session and the fastest time of the ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 18 April 2018 - 5:22 pm | | Default

Lewis Hamilton: Mercedes driver will always bounce back - Nico Rosberg

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton will recover from his dip in form in the past two grands prix, says former team-mate Nico Rosberg.

administrator | Wednesday 18 April 2018 - 5:03 pm | | Default

How Force India is pushing to recover from sub-par start

The team has struggled to match its performance levels of the past two Formula 1 seasons, scoring just one point in the first three races of 2018.One of the problems it has admitted to is lack of correlation between the windtunnel/CFD and racetrack, with technical director Andy Green saying "the tunnel and CFD match, but unfortunately they don't match reality".This problem was only ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 18 April 2018 - 4:56 pm | | Default

NASCAR's France family to be honored for motorsports legacy

The award memorializes Argetsinger, founder and organizer of the first races at Watkins Glen, N.Y., 70 years ago. It is given for outstanding contributions to motorsports.This year’s award, which will be presented at a dinner gala on June 28 in Corning, N.Y., precedes the Six Hours of The Glen IMSA weekend at the Glen.The 2018 award will be the fifth presented by the IMRRC. Chip ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 18 April 2018 - 4:50 pm | | Default

F1 gossip: Ricciardo, Sirotkin, Wolf, Mercedes, McLaren, Barrichello

Ricciardo likened to skilful footballer, Barrichello reveals brain tumour treatment, regret for Sirotkin plus more.

administrator | Wednesday 18 April 2018 - 09:46 am | | Default

Miller "expects" Ducati to exercise 2019 option on him

The Australian rider joined Pramac from Marc VDS Honda at the start of this year, and an inspired gamble on slick tyres landed him pole position in just his second start aboard a Ducati in Argentina.Miller's teammate Danilo Petrucci has already confirmed 2018 will be his last year at Pramac - with a move away from the Ducati stable in prospect if there is no space for him at the ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 18 April 2018 - 08:20 am | | Default

How Ford will turn the Mustang into a Supercars icon

After a two-year absence, Ford is back in Supercars. And it's bringing its hero car with it.It's been confirmed that Ford Performance will team up with Tickford Racing and DJR Team Penske to develop and homologate a Mustang Supercar, which will mark the first two-door model in the series under the Gen2 regulations.It's a new level of collaboration, one aimed at not only getting the ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 18 April 2018 - 07:09 am | | Default

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. sponsors agree to extension through 2021

Coming off of his best finish of the season at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway on Monday, Roush Fenway Racing driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. shared some more good news at the team headquarters in Concord, N.C., on Tuesday.Stenhouse and team principal owner Jack Roush announced that SunnyD, Fastenal and Fifth Third Bank have all extended their agreements with the team through the 2021 ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 18 April 2018 - 03:49 am | | Default

China win not enough on its own to stay at Red Bull - Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo says victory in Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix is not enough on its own to convince him to sign a new deal with Red Bull.

administrator | Wednesday 18 April 2018 - 02:32 am | | Default

Rossi has “found his groove”, says Andretti Autosport COO

The new championship leader, in his third IndyCar season, dominated last weekend’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, taking pole position by 0.35sec and leading 71 of the 85 laps.The win marked Rossi’s third consecutive podium finish, second victory in five races, and sixth podium from the last nine events.“It’s like we talked about after Phoenix,” said Edwards, “Alex has found his ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 18 April 2018 - 01:57 am | | Default

Mustang's global popularity fueled Ford's change in NASCAR Cup Series

In fact, the Fusion is enjoying one of its best starts to a season as Ford has compiled four wins in the series’ first eight races.“That (change) was driven based upon the excitement of (the Mustang) and the performance that we think we can get out of it, so it does not signify or signal anything about the Fusion or its road car future,” Mark Rushbrook, global director of Ford ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 18 April 2018 - 01:41 am | | Default

Supercars Mustang won't follow Holden customer path

It was confirmed yesterday that Tickford and DJR Team Penske will join forces with Ford Performance in Australia and the US to develop and homologate a Mustang to be used in Supercars next season.It will become the second all-new Supercar homologated in as many years, following the ZB Holden Commodore.Both teams are set to take an equal share of the workload in the homologation ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 18 April 2018 - 12:42 am | | Default

Dejected Darrell Wallace Jr. confused by loss of pace after leading

After the rain-delayed race was resumed on Monday afternoon, Wallace took the lead on lap 375 of 500 when he passed Team Penske’s Brad Keselowski.He stayed up front for a total of six laps before Joe Gibbs Racing’s Kyle Busch - the eventual race winner - took the lead back.While he would remain in the top 10 for the majority of the race, Wallace fell to 16th at the end as he ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 17 April 2018 - 11:08 pm | | Default

Ferrari goes aggressive on ultrasofts for Azerbaijan GP

Mercedes, Force India, Haas and Fernando Alonso have gone for nine sets, while Red Bull, Williams and Toro Rosso have opted for eight, and Renault is on its own by choosing only seven.The selections for Baku indicate an unusual amount of variety – also reflected in the number of sets of the supersoft, the middle of the three compounds. Among the frontrunners Kimi Raikkonen has only ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 17 April 2018 - 9:54 pm | | Default

Bristol NASCAR Truck race date adjusted for triple-header weekend

The race, which will take place on the 16th of August, kicking off three consecutive nights of NASCAR action at the famed 0.533-mile oval. The Whelen Modified Series will be on hand along with the three national divisions and will precede the Trucks on Thursday afternoon.“Moving the Camping World Truck Series race to Thursday allows for three consecutive nights of NASCAR action ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 17 April 2018 - 9:45 pm | | Default

Honda using extra capacity to help supply 19 Indy 500 entries

The entry list is currently at 35 cars, meaning that bumping will return, and Honda is set to run 19 entries at this year’s Indy, the most it has ever run in the 500 as a non-exclusive engine supplier, and has also had further enquiries from prospective teams.Honda Performance Developments boss Art St. Cyr says the support from other series will help it be competitive. “We made all ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 17 April 2018 - 9:43 pm | | Default

F1 bosses give themselves until end of May to agree on new engine rules

Formula 1 bosses give themselves just over six weeks to agree on new engine rules for the 2021 season.

administrator | Tuesday 17 April 2018 - 9:38 pm | | Default

F1 increases fuel limit for 2019 to help drivers push harder

The FIA has also confirmed that a May deadline has been set for finalising the 2021 power unit regulations, as suggested by Ferrari boss Maurizio Arrivabene last week.The fuel allowance change, agreed in today’s Paris meeting and set to be ratified by the World Motor Sport Council, will be welcomed by the teams.They have faced increased fuel consumption due to the higher ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 17 April 2018 - 9:14 pm | | Default

Strategy Report: How Red Bull outfoxed Ferrari and Mercedes

This was a race Ferrari had two chances to win, Mercedes had one chance to win, Max Verstappen had a chance to win and yet Red Bull actually won it with Ricciardo.This would have been quite a straightforward one-stop race without the Safety Car 21 laps from the end, which Red Bull used to attack boldly by stopping both cars (the second time in the race it had double-stopped its cars ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 17 April 2018 - 8:56 pm | | Default

Video: How Rossi emerged as IndyCar's title favourite

Three years after his Formula 1 chance with Marussia came to an end, paving the way to a remarkable 2016 Indianapolis 500 win, Rossi has found a new level of consistency and pace to challenge the IndyCar field.Rossi had the potential to win all three races so far this season, but he collided with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver Robert Wickens in St Petersburg.He then recovered ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 17 April 2018 - 8:16 pm | | Default

Injured Pedrosa to attempt to race in Austin

Pedrosa fractured his right radius in a highside crash on the opening lap of the Argentine Grand Prix after being forced on to a wet patch by Johann Zarco, and was operated on in Barcelona last week.While the Spaniard was thought to be in doubt for the Austin race, with Honda tester Stefan Bradl tipped to take his place, Honda has now announced Pedrosa will travel to the Circuit of ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 17 April 2018 - 7:10 pm | | Default

Barrichello needed surgery to remove tumour

The former Formula 1 race winner was rushed to hospital in February after suffering a severe headache at home. He was released a few days later but had since had surgery to remove the benign tumour.Speaking in a television interview on Brazilian programme "Conversa com Bial", Barrichello showed off a large scar on the left side of his neck where doctors had operated."After everything ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 17 April 2018 - 6:56 pm | | Default

Merzouga Rally: Benavides wins stage two, Barreda leads

The Argentine took advantage today of the lines of four riders who started in front to attack and put 2m16s over Pablo Quintanilla, the two-time FIM World Cross Country champion, and 3m41s to Toby Price of KTM.“I'm happy to get Honda's third victory here, I got a fair bit of fuel at the end and I had to slow down a bit to achieve the finish line, but I'm looking forward to the ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 17 April 2018 - 6:52 pm | | Default

Ricciardo: Red Bull needs more wins to convince me to stay

The Australian’s contract is up at the end of this season, and he is an obvious candidate for both Ferrari and Mercedes if they choose to replace one of their current drivers.While Red Bull’s speed and strategic brilliance that helped Ricciardo win in China on Sunday will have boosted its chances of retaining him for next year, the Aussie says things are not yet so clear cut.Speaking ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 17 April 2018 - 6:35 pm | | Default

Kyle Busch moves Larson to win thrilling Bristol Cup race

Busch passed Kyle Larson off Turn 4 with five of 500 laps remaining to win Monday’s rain-delayed Food City 500 at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway, his second consecutive series win of the season and second consecutive at Bristol.The race began on Sunday but inclement weather halted it before the completion of the first two stages, which would have made it official. It resumed on Monday ... Keep reading

administrator | Monday 16 April 2018 - 10:34 pm | | Default

Hunter-Reay admits his Long Beach race was “a complete nightmare”

Hunter-Reay started seventh after being penalized for a pitlane exit infraction in Q2 on Saturday, but was forced into a front wing change after his Andretti Autosport-Honda clipped the rear of Scott Dixon’s Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda.He pitted under the caution caused by the Graham Rahal/Simon Pagenaud contact, switched to a three-stop strategy, and stormed through the pack to even ... Keep reading

administrator | Monday 16 April 2018 - 9:47 pm | | Default

Lewis Hamilton drove with 'regret and frustration' - Jolyon Palmer

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton drove with 'regret and frustration' at the last race in China and needs to stop dwelling on errors, says BBC F1 columnist Jolyon Palmer.

administrator | Monday 16 April 2018 - 9:38 pm | | Default

Keselowski wins Stage 2 Bristol after moving Larson

Kyle Busch ended up second, Jimmie Johnson was third, Denny Hamlin fourth and Larson – who elected not to pit before the stage returned to green – ended up fifth.Also collecting stage points and finishing in the Top 10 were Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Alex Bowman, Kevin Harvick, Austin Dillon and Darrell Wallace Jr.With two stages complete, the Food City 500 is now considered a complete ... Keep reading

administrator | Monday 16 April 2018 - 9:04 pm | | Default

Force India "hit hard" by first-lap dramas

Sergio Perez fell from eighth to 14th on lap one of last weekend's Chinese GP amid a brush with Fernando Alonso that also held up the second Force India of Esteban Ocon.That came a week after Perez was delayed by a first-lap collision with Toro Rosso's Brendon Hartley in Bahrain.   ... Keep reading

administrator | Monday 16 April 2018 - 7:42 pm | | Default

Merzouga Rally: Barreda defies injury to win stage one

The day, divided into two loops of 110.7km and 96.01km respectively, began at 8am from the base of operations at the Timbuktu hotel.Barreda was helped by seeing the lines of the first 15 bikes that ran ahead of him on the 206km opening stage, but admitted he was still feeling the after-effects of surgery in February. “It has not gone bad, and I have been good at navigating, which was ... Keep reading

administrator | Monday 16 April 2018 - 7:27 pm | | Default

F1 facing last chance to make 2019 overtaking changes

The subject, which will be discussed in Tuesday's F1 Strategy Group meeting in Paris, came to the fore after there was a lack of overtaking in the Australian Grand Prix, and it was discussed by the FIA, F1's chief technical officer Pat Symonds and team technical bosses in Bahrain.There was no consensus in that meeting, and discussions will now move on to team boss level at the ... Keep reading

administrator | Monday 16 April 2018 - 7:02 pm | | Default

Evans: Rome victory chances "destroyed" by FCY

Evans qualified third in Rome last weekend – his best career FE grid spot – and was homing in on Sam Bird and long-time race leader Felix Rosenqvist after running a longer first stint.When Rosenqvist retired with a suspension problem, a full-course yellow was needed to recover his stricken car, which meant the extra energy Evans had been using to catch the leaders was wasted.He ... Keep reading

administrator | Monday 16 April 2018 - 6:49 pm | | Default

Corvette ZR1 laps Nurburgring in 7:12; 911 GT3 RS beats it at 6:56

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administrator | Monday 16 April 2018 - 6:39 pm | | Default

Block to make WRC comeback in Catalunya

The 50-year-old American will tackle the Spanish event on October 25-28 at the wheel of a M-Sport Ford Fiesta entered under the 'Hoonigan Racing Division' banner alongside regular co-driver Alex Gelsomino.It will mark his first WRC appearance since he last contested Rally Catalunya in 2014 [pictured below], as well as his first outing in a current-generation World Rally car.Ford ... Keep reading

administrator | Monday 16 April 2018 - 6:17 pm | | Default

Mercedes says Red Bull strategy "wasn't on our radar"

A bold gamble on strategy paid off big time for Red Bull in Shanghai, a quick decision to pit both of its drivers for fresh soft rubber during a safety car intervention mid-way through the Chinese GP netting an unlikely win for Daniel Ricciardo.It could have even been a one-two for the Red Bull outfit had Max Verstappen not lost time with an unsuccessful passing move on Hamilton ... Keep reading

administrator | Monday 16 April 2018 - 5:25 pm | | Default

Formula 1: McLaren ringing car changes to 'close the gap' after Shanghai

McLaren say they are struggling to understand why their cars lack pace and are planning key updates.

administrator | Monday 16 April 2018 - 3:39 pm | | Default

Keselowski wins chaotic first stage; Blaney wrecks out of the lead

Keselowski held off Ryan Newman in a two-lap dash to the finish of the first 125-lap segment. Clint Bowyer finished third, A.J. Allmendinger fourth and Kyle Larson completed the top-five.Also collecting stage points and finishing in the Top 10 were Erik Jones, Aric Almirola, Jimmie Johnson, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Kurt Busch.Ryan Blaney was leading the race with eight laps left in ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 15 April 2018 - 10:09 pm | | Default

Long Beach PWC: Mancinelli beats Vilander in Ferrari domination

The crucial move came at Turn 1 on Lap 27, with Mancinelli making a late lunge down the inside under braking, the two Ferraris making light contact but both scrambling through untidily, white Ferrari now leading red Ferrari.Mancinelli then pulled away over the remaining five laps of 1.968-mile course to claim the win by 2.179sec.Scott Hargrove and fellow 911 driver Michael ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 15 April 2018 - 9:16 pm | | Default

Long Beach IndyCar: Rossi leads Dixon in raceday warm-up

Rossi’s #27 Andretti Autosport-Honda lapped the 1.968-mile course in 67.537sec, just nine hundredths of a second faster than the Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda of 2015 Long Beach winner Dixon.Ryan Hunter-Reay, who likely would have started from the front row had he not been penalized in qualifying for an illegal pitlane exit, was third fastest, ahead of the three Penske-Chevrolets of Josef ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 15 April 2018 - 7:42 pm | | Default

Ekstrom stripped of Barcelona World RX victory

The Audi driver's disqualification from the final at the Spanish Grand Prix venue hands victory to reigning champion Johan Kristoffersson.Ekstrom and Solberg ran side-by-side into the first corner of the final, with Solberg forced into the tyre wall on the inside and spun out of contention.“[Car] #5 [Ekstrom] did not respect car #11 [Solberg], located at his left after the start ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 15 April 2018 - 7:38 pm | | Default

NASCAR admits officiating mistake after Xfinity Series race

In a rare overturn of a previously announced penalty, NASCAR officials on Sunday morning at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway said due to an error on its part, a penalty announced following Saturday’s Xfinity race on Hemric’s No. 21 Chevrolet would be overturned.On Saturday, NASCAR announced that the right-rear toe on the No. 21 failed mechanical measurements during post-race inspection ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 15 April 2018 - 7:19 pm | | Default

New cameras triggered di Grassi pitstop investigation

It was announced towards the end of Saturday's race, won by DS Virgin Racing's Sam Bird, that Audi driver di Grassi was under investigation for a possible problem during his mid-race car swap.One of the FIA-mandated cameras that were installed above each FE driver's second car for the first time at the Rome event had detected a potential issue.This was to do with the placement of di ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 15 April 2018 - 6:44 pm | | Default

Chinese GP: Post-race press conference

PODIUM INTERVIEWS(Conducted by Martin Brundle)Daniel – what an absolute star. What a race! Your sixth victory, but is that the sweetest one?Daniel RICCIARDO: I don’t know what it is, I don’t seem to win boring races, they’re all pretty fun. That was unexpected. Put ourselves 24 hours ago and I thought we’d maybe be starting at the back of the grid. Firstly, thanks to the boys ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 15 April 2018 - 6:14 pm | | Default

Ferrari deny breaking rules - Chinese Grand Prix latest

Divas, divorce and Ferrari rule break denials... plus there's a race on, apparently.

administrator | Sunday 15 April 2018 - 6:06 pm | | Default

F1 gossip: Vettel, Verstappen, Gasly, Hartley, Alonso, Rosberg

Sebastian Vettel is appeased by a prompt apology from Max Verstappen, Toro Rosso pair admit "miscommunication", plus more.

administrator | Sunday 15 April 2018 - 5:40 pm | | Default

Paul Ricard ELMS: Racing Engineering wins on series debut

Norman Nato, Paul Petit and Olivier Pla won by 4.827 seconds in the #24 Oreca 07, with TDS Racing's #33 crew of Loic Duval, Matthieu Vaxiviere and Francois Perrodo finishing second.DragonSpeed’s Nicolas Lapierre made a strong start off the line to pass the #33 TDS Oreca of Perrodo into turn 1, before reeling in polesitting #28 IDEC Sport car driven by Memo Rojas.The former Toyota ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 15 April 2018 - 5:23 pm | | Default

McLaren explains how the Senna earned its name

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administrator | Sunday 15 April 2018 - 5:02 pm | | Default

Barcelona World RX: Ekstrom wins opener amid Solberg woe

Ekstrom had been fifth on lap one of semi-final two, the Swede jinking his Audi S1 wide on the entry to Turn 1 in a bid for an outside move, but lost out to the chasing gaggle of cars.He fought back to be second in the latter stages of the race and when Timmy Hansen’s race-leading Peugeot slowed, Ekstrom took the lead and the victory.Lining up alongside top qualifier and semi-final ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 15 April 2018 - 4:53 pm | | Default

I was in no-man's land, I had no pace - Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton says he was "in no-man's land" during the Chinese Grand Prix and admits he needs to work out why he was off the pace.

administrator | Sunday 15 April 2018 - 3:47 pm | | Default

Verstappen wants to end errors but does 'not need to calm down'

Max Verstappen admits after an incident-packed Chinese Grand Prix that he needs to think about how to end a run of error-strewn races.

administrator | Sunday 15 April 2018 - 1:41 pm | | Default

Ricciardo wins in China after series of overtakes

Daniel Ricciardo takes a sensational victory in the Chinese GP as a chaotic final 20 laps throws the championship wide open.

administrator | Sunday 15 April 2018 - 10:49 am | | Default

Long Beach IMSA: AXR Cadillac wins, Corvette conquers GTLM

PrototypesMontoya made a good start from pole position with Helio Castroneves jumping Harry Tincknell’s Mazda to grab third behind the #31 Action Express Cadillac started by Felipe Nasr, with Nasr’s AXR teammate Joao Barbosa in fifth ahead of Renger van der Zande in the Wayne Taylor Racing Caddy.  However, a collision between Gustavo Yacaman and Kyle Masson down at Turn 3 brought ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 15 April 2018 - 01:06 am | | Default

Ryan Preece wins Bristol Xfinity race and $100,000 Dash4Cash bonus

Preece held off Justin Allgaier and a late-race caution didn’t prevent the Late Model star from winning Saturday’s Fitzgerald Gliders 300 at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway.The win is Preece’s second in the NASCAR Xfinity Series with Joe Gibbs Racing and he also collected the $100,000 Dash4Cash bonus. Preece was one of four drivers eligible for the bonus in the race.Daniel Hemric ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 14 April 2018 - 11:03 pm | | Default

Darrell Wallace Jr.'s Daytona 500 car to be sold at auction

Among said items will be something from recent history. In his Daytona 500 debut this past February, Darrell Wallace Jr. started seventh and finished runner-up to race winner Austin Dillon in a spectacular showing for Richard Petty Motorsports.It was also the best result for an African American in the 60-year history of The Great American Race.Wallace was able to escape the carnage ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 14 April 2018 - 10:15 pm | | Default

Long Beach IndyCar: Rossi edges Penskes, King shunts in FP3

The 2016 Indy 500 winner lapped the 1.968-mile course in 66.611sec on his 12th of 15 laps, beating Team Penske’s Newgarden by a mere 0.0418sec, with two-time Long Beach winner Will Power in third, a further two-tenths down in the #12 Penske-Chevy.Ryan Hunter-Reay was fourth fastest for AA ahead of the third Penske of Simon Pagenaud, with Graham Rahal’s Rahal Letterman Lanigan-Honda in ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 14 April 2018 - 9:46 pm | | Default

Alon Day scores NASCAR Euro Series win in season opener

If the first race is any indication, Alon Day is ready to compete for a second straight NASCAR Whelen Euro Series championship this season.Day outdueled Marc Goossens to pick up the win in the first ELITE 1 division race of the season at Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, Spain.Day was able to cross the finish line .464 seconds ahead Goossens but Belgian driver later received a ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 14 April 2018 - 8:52 pm | | Default

Camier sustains broken ribs in Aragon WSBK crash

Camier was involved in a three-bike melee at Turn 11 in the opening laps of the first race along with Lorenzo Savadori and Jordi Torres that brought out the red flags.While Savadori and Torres escaped unharmed, Camier was taken to hospital in nearby Alcaniz, having been reported by his Honda team to be "conscious" but "in some pain".A statement issued by the Ten Kate-run outfit later ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 14 April 2018 - 8:27 pm | | Default

David Ragan tops final practice at Bristol; Kurt Busch crashes

Team driver David Ragan paced Saturday’s final practice with an average lap speed of 127.487 mph, which he sent early in the session.Ragan’s FRR teammate, Michael McDowell, who qualified ninth on Friday, ended the final session fifth-fastest (126.295 mph).Chase Elliott was second-fastest (127.073 mph), Denny Hamlin (126.997 mph) was third and Kurt Busch fourth (126.537 mph).“Our ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 14 April 2018 - 7:02 pm | | Default

Barcelona World RX: Solberg sets pace as new season begins

Second fastest in Q1 behind former DTM racer Mattias Ekstrom, Solberg took the lead of the final race of the day in Q2 when leader Sebastien Loeb spun his Peugeot 208 mid-way through the opening lap and Ekstrom’s teammate, Andreas Bakkerud, served his joker lap at the first opportunity.From there on, Solberg led the race comfortably to set the fastest time and move into the top spot ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 14 April 2018 - 6:58 pm | | Default

NASCAR wants to make tough sponsor calls easier

The series spent the off-season in talks with Monster over the renewal of the deal, with the title sponsor understood to have asked for multiple extensions on agreed deadlines to continue.NASCAR’s extension with Monster will now end after 2019 and the energy drink company is "highly unlikely" to negotiate a new deal to be the title sponsor beyond that date. ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 14 April 2018 - 6:44 pm | | Default

Sports car veteran Max Tullman expanding his NASCAR schedule

Tullman, 20, will compete in at least two Truck races later this year with Young’s Motorsports, driving the No. 20 Chevrolet as a teammate to Austin Hill.Tullman, an IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge veteran that has also made several starts in NASCAR’s K&N Pro series, is scheduled to compete in the Aug. 26 Truck race at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park and Oct. 13 at Talladega (Ala.) ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 14 April 2018 - 6:33 pm | | Default

Rome ePrix: Bird resists di Grassi in thrilling finish

Poleman Felix Rosenqvist had been in control of the race from the outset, and held a narrow lead over Bird when he stopped on track on Lap 23 after clouting the kerbs at the Turn 18/19 chicane and breaking his rear-left suspension.That left Bird with a three-second advantage over Mitch Evans, but the Jaguar driver closed up to the race leader within a matter of laps, with Audi's di ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 14 April 2018 - 6:09 pm | | Default

D.J. Kennington and Gaunt Brothers honor Humboldt junior hockey team

Kennington will feature a logo honoring the team and town on his Toyota Camry this weekend and hopes in some small way it makes a difference.When the news broke of the terrible accident that claimed 16 lives associated with the Humboldt junior hockey league team last week, NASCAR driver D.J. Kennington reacted like a lot of his fellow Canadians.“When I heard the news I thought about ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 14 April 2018 - 5:37 pm | | Default

Vettel on pole in China as Hamilton struggles

Sebastian Vettel snatches a last-gasp Chinese GP pole position from Ferrari team-mate Kimi Raikkonen as Lewis Hamilton struggles.

administrator | Saturday 14 April 2018 - 10:02 am | | Default

Vettel top as Hamilton struggles and Ricciardo's engine fails

Sebastian Vettel quickest in Chinese Grand Prix final practice, as Lewis Hamilton struggles and Daniel Ricciardo's engine fails

administrator | Saturday 14 April 2018 - 07:02 am | | Default

Davison to run third Foyt car at Indy 500

It will be Davison’s fourth attempt at Indy, but his first full two-week program. Last year, he substituted for Sebastien Bourdais in the Dale Coyne Racing #18 and appeared he was heading for a top-five finish when he collided with Oriol Servia in the closing stages.David Byrd, one of the principals of Jonathan Byrd’s Racing, said of AJ Foyt Racing: “Based on what we have seen so far ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 13 April 2018 - 10:50 pm | | Default

Johnson on All-Star Race package: "There's really nothing to lose"

Even the most vocal critic of the move, Kyle Busch, admits he doesn’t have a better idea.“I don’t have any better ideas than any that are being thrown out there. I can’t complain if I don’t have any better ideas,” Busch said Friday at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway. “The fact of the matter is that we’re trying to orchestrate something that doesn’t quite exist.“The trucks sometimes ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 13 April 2018 - 10:42 pm | | Default

FIA installs cameras to monitor FE mid-race car swaps

The governing body clarified what was permitted during the car swap procedure at the Punta del Este round last month following a request from the teams.Drivers must be properly restrained by their belts at all times when the car is moving and it is not permitted to remove the steering wheel before stopping. Teams are also not permitted to buckle any belts before a driver is seated ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 13 April 2018 - 9:23 pm | | Default

Long Beach IndyCar: Dixon fastest in first practice

Penske’s Simon Pagenaud set the early pace, before a brief red flag was required for Gabby Chaves stalling at the hairpin.Andretti’s Ryan Hunter-Reay hit the top spot with 22mins to go, before Pagenaud grabbed it back.Dixon was first to break the 1m09s barrier, with Alex Rossi pipping him almost immediately by two tenths – despite brushing a wall – lapping in 1m08.6077s.Hunter-Reay ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 13 April 2018 - 8:55 pm | | Default

Ryan Blaney leads Cup practice at Bristol; Harvick wrecks

Blaney, who earned his career-best 10th-place finish at Bristol last August, posted an average lap speed of 129.877 mph to top the 55-minute session. Erik Jones posted the same speed ended up ranked second based on driver points.Kurt Busch bolted into the top three at the end of the session (129.657 mph). Last weekend’s race winner, Kyle Busch, was fourth and Kyle Larson completed the ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 13 April 2018 - 8:09 pm | | Default

Long Beach IMSA: Nasr leads AXR 1-2 in first practice

Ex-Sauber Formula 1 star Nasr set the quickest time in the final five minutes of the two-hour session in the #31 Cadillac DPi-V.R he shares with Eric Curran, dislodging Team Penske's Helio Castroneves from the top of the timesheets with a 1m13.720s.The Brazilian subsequently improved to a 1m13.582s, moments before Albuquerque slotted into second in the #5 Cadillac with a time just ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 13 April 2018 - 7:52 pm | | Default

Chinese GP: Friday's press conference

PRESS CONFERENCEFranz, can we start by looking back at the Bahrain Grand Prix. How satisfying was Pierre’s fourth place and can you give us some idea of the emotion within the team and at Honda after the race?Franz TOST: Well, it was a very emotional race result of course, because the fourth place we didn’t expect. We expected to show quite a good performance and realistically I ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 13 April 2018 - 6:06 pm | | Default

Marquez should be placed "on probation" - Schwantz

Reigning champion Marquez was the subject of harsh criticism for his riding in Termas de Rio Hondo, where he attracted the attention of the stewards for colliding with both Aleix Espargaro and Valentino Rossi, causing the latter to crash.For 1993 500cc champion Schwantz, Marquez's behaviour in Argentina means he should be placed on notice for the remainder of the season, with any ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 13 April 2018 - 6:02 pm | | Default

Agag: FE reunited with “first love” Rome ePrix

Rome was announced as the first European city to join FE’s preliminary calendar for its first season in 2014/15 – alongside a demonstration of the series’ initial show car at the Colosseum in ’12 – but was not included on the final schedule for season one.The eternal city will become championship’s 18th venue with this weekend’s race. “Rome was the first [city where Formula intended ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 13 April 2018 - 5:42 pm | | Default

Saturday’s K&N East race at Bristol stacked with NASCAR talent

Harrison Burton returns to Bristol where he’ll try and become the first driver to win consecutive K&N East races at Bristol.Burton led 68 of the 70 laps in last year’s rain-shortened race to become the sixth different winner in as many races at the ultra-fast half-mile track. He also won the pole and led 16 laps before mechanical issues ended his day early in 2016.Joining Burton ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 13 April 2018 - 5:22 pm | | Default

Hamilton top but Mercedes & Ferrari separated by one tenth

Lewis Hamilton is fastest in Chinese Grand Prix second practice, as one tenth of a second separates the Mercedes and Ferraris.

administrator | Friday 13 April 2018 - 10:32 am | | Default

Chinese Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton dominates first practice

Lewis Hamilton dominates first practice at the Chinese Grand Prix as he seeks to bounce back from losing the first two races of the season.

administrator | Friday 13 April 2018 - 06:33 am | | Default

Chinese GP: Latest tech updates, direct from the garages

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administrator | Thursday 12 April 2018 - 10:41 pm | | Default

Roundtable: NASCAR's decision to admit missed call at Texas

NASCAR admitted this week it messed up a call on Kevin Harvick during a pit stop and this is isn't the first time NASCAR has admitted to a missed call. Do you feel this transparency by NASCAR is given enough credit?Jim: Too much actually. I don't think it serves any useful purpose to state after the fact that officials made a mistake, especially if it isn't going to change the result ... Keep reading

administrator | Thursday 12 April 2018 - 10:21 pm | | Default

Insight: How race promoters benefit from F1’s marketing push

The Zaha Hadid-designed Heydar Aliyev Centre in Baku, Azerbaijan, played host earlier this year to the second annual Conference on Benefits of Hosting Major Sports Events, and Formula 1 was a key focal point, with presentations from Chase Carey and the Russian and Azerbaijani race promoters.Chloe Targett-Adams, F1’s global director for promoter relations, revealed the commercial ... Keep reading

administrator | Thursday 12 April 2018 - 10:14 pm | | Default

Analysis: How Porsche turned its LMP1 into an F1-beater

It’s rare that we get to see the result of race programmes when they come to an end, but Porsche has done something incredibly special by creating the 919 Evo tribute, a machine that totally ignores the technical regulations that held back the potential of its FIA World Endurance Championship-winning brethren.So, what do you do with such an animal? You uncage it and let it smash the ... Keep reading

administrator | Thursday 12 April 2018 - 7:56 pm | | Default

Hildebrand lands second Dreyer & Reinbold Indy 500 seat

Hildebrand has been without an IndyCar seat since he was dropped by Ed Carpenter Racing at the end of 2017.He now returns to the team he began his IndyCar career with back in 2010, competing in two races, after winning the Indy Lights series the year before.DRR had previously confirmed that it would expand to a multi-car entry for this year’s race and has mad ... Keep reading

administrator | Thursday 12 April 2018 - 7:28 pm | | Default

Spengler puts BMW on top in Hockenheim DTM test

2012 champion Spengler set the pace during Wednesday's morning session, recording a time of 1m32.089s that went unchallenged for the remainder of the test.It put the Canadian driver 0.045s up on Frijns, and 0.080s ahead of Mercedes returnee Pascal Wehrlein, who made it three different marques in the top three.The top seven times of the week were all established on Wednesday morning ... Keep reading

administrator | Thursday 12 April 2018 - 7:02 pm | | Default

Citroen: Loeb WRC return choice entirely his

Loeb won a quarter of the stages on last week’s Tour de Corse, despite last competing on the island 10 years earlier and having been away from a full-time WRC programme since 2012.The Frenchman was a frontrunner early on in Corsica, as he had been on last month's Rally Mexico, but lost his chance of fighting for victory on the second stage when he got his C3 stuck in a ditch.That ... Keep reading

administrator | Thursday 12 April 2018 - 6:50 pm | | Default

Kurt Busch unexcited by 2019 schedule, wants shake-up

NASCAR announced its 2019 Cup calendar earlier this month and it proved to be identical to ’18, except for minor Easter date moves to accommodate the holiday.Ahead of the current season drivers had mixed opinions on NASCAR’s rigid calendar, with SHR’s Kevin Harvick describing the fixed Homestead-Miami finale as “sta ... Keep reading

administrator | Thursday 12 April 2018 - 6:34 pm | | Default

Sweden will now have a presence in NASCAR Euro Series

With a record-setting list of entries for this weekend’s season opener in Valencia, Spain, the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series has enjoyed solid growth during the offseason. The latest example of growth is the emergence of the first Scandinavian team to join the NWES.Memphis Racing, based in Åhus, Sweden, will field the No. 77 Chevrolet for Alexander Graff in the ELITE 1 Division this ... Keep reading

administrator | Thursday 12 April 2018 - 5:57 pm | | Default

Verstappen "too greedy" with Hamilton move - Ricciardo

Verstappen dived inside Hamilton at Turn 1 at the start of the second lap and was almost clear of the Mercedes before his left-rear wheel made contact with Hamilton's right front.That damaged the rim on Verstappen's car and caused an immediate puncture, which led to the differential being terminally wounded as he limped back to the pits.Hamilton and Verstappen disagreed over who was ... Keep reading

administrator | Thursday 12 April 2018 - 5:36 pm | | Default

Chinese Grand Prix: Hamilton expects strong Ferrari challenge in Shanghai

Lewis Hamilton believes his Mercedes team will face stiff competition from Ferrari as he seeks his first win of the 2018 season.

administrator | Thursday 12 April 2018 - 4:17 pm | | Default

Chinese Grand Prix: Can Mercedes continue their recent dominance in Shanghai?

Mercedes have won five of the past six races in China. Will they do the same this year? We preview the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai.

administrator | Thursday 12 April 2018 - 3:17 pm | | Default

Kyle Busch questions NASCAR's spec approach

NASCAR opted to introduce mandatory spec, Formula 1-style, pit guns for 2018 in a bid to save costs in an area where teams could find advantages with more expensive cutting-edge technology.The change has created problems on pit road this season with the series implementing changes after several failures at Atlanta. Repeated botched pit stops then occurred at Texas, with Kevin Harvick ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 11 April 2018 - 10:04 pm | | Default

Long Beach will “highlight” 2018 IndyCar strengths, improve racing

Rahal, who finished second in the season-opener at St. Petersburg despite starting at the rear of the grid, said that the new bodywork’s drag reduction and the tire degradation should result in an entertaining event.“I think that with the universal aero kit, the Indy cars are going to be way quicker on the straightaways and I think Long Beach is going to highlight that,” said Rahal ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 11 April 2018 - 8:32 pm | | Default

Todt denies agenda against endurance in WRC

Present at last week's Tour de Corse, Todt told Motorsport.com he still saw endurance very much as part of the appeal and challenge of the WRC.Event organisers collectively feel under pressure to reduce the competitive distance on stages, with last month's Rally Mexico an example, with the series' most arduous event reducing the length of its longest test from 50 miles in 2016 to 35 ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 11 April 2018 - 7:43 pm | | Default

How McLaren has followed Red Bull's Ferrari copy

However, having clearly had a chassis that appeared so strong in the corners, it was little surprise that the team opted for evolution over revolution.The lack of big change at the team had also been impacted by a difficult pre-season testing programme, which meant the focus switched to curing cooling issues rather than fast-tracking updates.The Australian GP came and went, and apart ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 11 April 2018 - 7:31 pm | | Default

Formula E drivers to face "unique" challenge in Rome

The Circuito Cittadino Dell’EUR track features 21 corners and is the second-longest circuit on the FE calendar, and Filippi reckons the undulating Rome topography adds a special element that the drivers will have to adapt too.“It’s very interesting because there is a big elevation change from the top part, which is where the start and the hairpin is going to be,” Filippi told ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 11 April 2018 - 7:08 pm | | Default

NASCAR hits Chase Elliott with L1 penalty for rear window issue

NASCAR announced on Wednesday that Elliott’s No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet was penalized for the failure of its rear window support braces from keeping the rear window glass rigid in all directions at all times during the event.Following Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway, picture of the rear window of Elliott’s car from the race were being ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 11 April 2018 - 6:41 pm | | Default

Chinese Grand Prix: Shanghai F1 circuit guide

Our video takes you around the 16-corner track in detail, exploring the most challenging parts of the layout and recalling a famous moment that took place on a corner that isn't part of the conventional lap! Drivers' viewBrendon Hartley: I quite like the track, it's very techn ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 11 April 2018 - 6:18 pm | | Default

Vietoris to make racing return with Mercedes in Blancpain

The German, who has been brought back into the Mercedes DTM fold for 2018, will drive for Strakka Racing in the five BGTS Endurance Cup events, starting at Monza on April 22.Vietoris, who has previously raced Merc GT machinery in the Nurburgring 24 Hours, will share a Mercedes-AMG GT3 at the series opener with ex-DTM driver Adrien Tambay and team regular David Fumanelli.Jay ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 11 April 2018 - 6:07 pm | | Default

Red Bull junior Ticktum quickest in final F3 test

Red Bull junior and Macau Grand Prix winner Ticktum set the quickest time on the circuit near Italy’s Adriatic Coast by 0.083 seconds in his Motopark Dallara-Volkswagen during the three-hour morning session on the second day.Almost all of the 24 runners set their quickest times over the two days in this session, with Hitech GP-run Spaniard Alex Palou ending up second in his ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 11 April 2018 - 5:21 pm | | Default

More growth for Euro Series as Swiss team joins NASCAR

Among the record-setting number of teams and competitors entered for the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series will be a joint operation.Race Art Technology and Blu Motorsport have joined forces to enter a Ford Mustang for Swiss drivers Francesco Parli and Mauro Trione.Both organizations will use their strengths in a combined effort to field a championship caliber team in the NASCAR-sanctioned ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 11 April 2018 - 4:38 pm | | Default

Chinese Grand Prix: Predict your podium top three in Shanghai

It’s advantage Sebastian Vettel after the opening races but will Shanghai provide good fortune for Lewis Hamilton? Predict your race top three in China.

administrator | Wednesday 11 April 2018 - 4:15 pm | | Default

Pedrosa in doubt for Austin after wrist surgery

Pedrosa was launched from his bike at Turn 13 on the opening lap at Termas de Rio Hondo after being forced out on to a wet patch in his battle with the Tech 3 Yamaha of Johann Zarco.While the Spaniard appeared to escape the crash uninjured, his Repsol Honda team issued a post-race statement saying Pedrosa had pain in his right wrist and would undergo medical checks on Tuesday.He ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 10 April 2018 - 10:54 pm | | Default

Strategy Report: Did Mercedes pull a punch in Vettel fight?

Bahrain has one of the highest levels of abrasive tarmac of the season. It’s also very tough on brakes with big stops and that means that it’s easy to lock a wheel and flat-spot a front tyre. If you are doing a one-stop race with a long stint, flat-spotting a tyre early in that stint can ruin a strategy. This year we saw several drivers go for the long stint on mediums – Sebastian ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 10 April 2018 - 10:41 pm | | Default

Mercedes admits response to Vettel strategy was “too slow”

The Brackley-based outfit spent the middle phase of the Sakhir race convinced that Valtteri Bottas was well-placed to triumph because it appeared that leader Vettel would need to make a second stop.But in the end, Vettel managed to keep his tyres alive just long enough to not need to change them and, by the time Mercedes woke up to the fact it needed to close the gap to the front, it ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 10 April 2018 - 9:02 pm | | Default

Espargaro in Twitter spat with Pramac over Petrucci clash

Aprilia rider Espargaro was critical of Petrucci in the aftermath of the Termas de Rio Hondo race, saying the Italian deserved to be penalised in the same way as Marc Marquez, who was ordered to drop one position after clashing with Espargaro at Turn 13."Petrucci hit me at Turn 2 at least as strongly [as Marquez], or more, and we have a million cameras on the bike, so I do not think ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 10 April 2018 - 8:39 pm | | Default

Monster Energy extends title sponsorship of NASCAR Cup Series

The energy drink company has signed a one-year extension and will remain the the 'Official Energy Drink of NASCAR.' Monster Energy is the fourth brand to serve as the title sponsor of NASCAR's premier division since 1971.“NASCAR and Monster Energy enjoyed a productive first year and both parties have benefited significantly from the partnership,” said Steve Phelps, NASCAR Chief ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 10 April 2018 - 8:16 pm | | Default

Red Bull demands "fast and reliable" engine after Bahrain failure

The team believed that it had a shot at victory but a suspected energy store failure forced Ricciardo to stop on the second lap, just seconds after Max Verstappen had contact with Lewis Hamilton that triggered the Dutchman’s retirement.If the energy store is not repairable Ricciardo will have to take a second one in China, which will put him on the brink of a grid penalty as drivers ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 10 April 2018 - 7:53 pm | | Default

First BMW Formula E car completes maiden run

Factory BMW driver Tom Blomqvist drove the iFE.18 at the BMW and Mini Driving Academy site at Maisach.“The BMW iFE.18 is a milestone for our company,” said BMW motorsport boss Jens Marquardt. “After months of excellent collaboration between the engineers from production and racing development, we can all now see the result in action.“This Formula E project has seen the most ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 10 April 2018 - 7:33 pm | | Default

F4 champion Vips tops first Misano F3 test day

The Estonian stamped in an impressive time during the second half of the morning two-hour session to head the order in his Motopark-run car, beating second-fastest Mick Schumacher by 0.138 seconds.Alex Palou headed the order in the afternoon in the lead Hitech GP machine, leaping to the top of the field in a run that came near the end of the three-and-a-half-hour session.The ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 10 April 2018 - 6:57 pm | | Default

Toro Rosso explains Bahrain leap after "horrible" F1 opener

In Australia, it had only the ninth-fastest car, lapping 3.368s (4.150%) off the pace in qualifying, whereas in Bahrain it leaped up to fourth-fastest, just 1.371s (1.559%) down after introducing an aerodynamic upgrade including a modified floor.“It was a good leap from Australia, but the reality is we underperformed pretty horribly there,” technical director James Key told ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 10 April 2018 - 6:41 pm | | Default

Three-wheel test part of Toyota Le Mans preparation

One of Toyota's 2018/19 FIA World Endurance Championship challengers was sent out of the pits with a front wheel missing during an endurance simulation at the Aragon circuit last month so that the team could learn how to deal with the situation should it arise in the race this June.Toyota Motorsport GmbH technical director Pascal Vasselon said: "In Aragon we have done one lap on three ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 10 April 2018 - 6:23 pm | | Default

McLaren in management restructure after poor start to season

McLaren restructure the management of their Formula 1 team after their early-season performance fell short of expectations.

administrator | Tuesday 10 April 2018 - 6:05 pm | | Default

Does Bottas lack killer instinct in wheel-to-wheel racing?

Drivers gain reputations for whether they are likely to risk crashing while overtaking, and who you have in your mirrors has a big impact on how you defend.

administrator | Tuesday 10 April 2018 - 2:41 pm | | Default

Supercars trio set for early Tailem Bend laps

The trio have all inked deals for the second Australian GT Championship round 0f the season, which will run on the 7.7-kilometre layout of the new South Aussie circuit.While Supercars will use a shorter version of the circuit when it makes its first visit in August, the AGT meeting will still serve as an early look at the facility for the trio.Reynolds is set to race a Mercedes ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 10 April 2018 - 05:39 am | | Default

Top marketing boss leaves Holden

The Canadian moved to Australia to take on the top marketing role at GM Holden 16 months ago.The news of his departure comes less than a week after Holden's confirmation that Holden has shelved its twin-turbo V6 engine plan for its Supercars programme.It also comes during a serious slump in Holden's sales, automotive media reporting that the brand slipped to 10th on the Aussie sales ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 10 April 2018 - 03:42 am | | Default

Power suggests radical plan to improve racing in Phoenix

The ISM Raceway has a reputation for mostly one-lane racing, leading IndyCar to drag tires around the outside lane in an effort to create more racing lines ahead of the 2018 race. Although Alexander Rossi was able to make a string of over 20 passes for position, drivers such as Power, Ed Jones and rookies Pietro Fittipaldi and Kyle Kaiser collided with the outside wall having gone off ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 10 April 2018 - 02:46 am | | Default

Kyle Busch relieved to see this season's hard work rewarded

But not because he thought he was never going to win again, but more because it served as affirmation that he and his No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota team were doing all the right things this year to get to Victory Lane.In the first six races of the year, Busch had finished second three times and on each occasion it was to a Stewart-Haas Racing driver (twice to Kevin Harvick and once ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 10 April 2018 - 12:19 am | | Default

Verstappen responds to Hamilton “dickhead” gibe

Hamilton was heard calling Verstappen “a dickhead”, prompting questions about it in the post-race press conference – when Sebastian Vettel leapt to Hamilton’s defence.Appearing on the Dutch TV show Peptalk on Ziggo Sport on Monday night, Verstappen was shown this clip via Skype in his hotel room in Bahrain. After hearing what was said, Verstappen remarked: “He is just out of the car ... Keep reading

administrator | Monday 09 April 2018 - 11:33 pm | | Default

Newgarden had no idea if winning pass would work

Newgarden and teammate Will Power had moved to the front of the field after Simon Pagenaud, Alexander Rossi and polesitter Sebastien Bourdais all lost out in the first pitstops with errors.  The Penske duo were later undercut by the Schmidt Peterson Motorsports pairing of James Hinchcliffe and Wickens, as well as Ed Jones of Ganassi and Ryan Hunter-Reay of Andretti Autosport, but an ... Keep reading

administrator | Monday 09 April 2018 - 9:13 pm | | Default

NASCAR admits it should have penalized Harvick at Texas

Harvick finished second to Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch, and was hampered by multiple botched pit stops after dominating the opening stage.The first problem was a lug nut that got jammed in the jack, dropping him down to ninth. Seven laps later he was forced to return to pit road with a loose wheel that put him a lap down on the field.  ... Keep reading

administrator | Monday 09 April 2018 - 8:44 pm | | Default

Rossi: Marquez apology attempt a PR-motivated "joke"

Marquez speared Rossi off the track at the Turn 13 right-hander while battling for sixth place late in the race – with Rossi crashing on the wet grass and Marquez subsequently assessed a 30-second penalty.The reigning champion slowed and gestured towards Rossi immediately following the crash, and after the race he was seen walking down the pitlane to Yamaha's garage to talk to the ... Keep reading

administrator | Monday 09 April 2018 - 6:59 pm | | Default

How Toro Rosso performance reset perceptions of Honda

Pierre Gasly's superb fourth place for Toro Rosso in Bahrain has reset perceptions of Honda's engine programme almost overnight, writes Andrew Benson.

administrator | Monday 09 April 2018 - 6:15 pm | | Default

Modified Porsche LMP1 breaks Hamilton's Spa F1 record

Former FIA World Endurance champion Neel Jani was at the wheel of the modified 919 Hybrid 'Evo' on Monday to record a lap of 1m41.770s around the Belgian Grand Prix venue.That compares to Hamilton's 2017 F1 pole time of 1m42.553s, which was hitherto the fastest lap around Spa in its current 7.004km (4.352-mile) configuration.Porsche is embarking on a 'World Tour' with its now-retired ... Keep reading

administrator | Monday 09 April 2018 - 6:09 pm | | Default

Bobby Labonte to race full-time in the NASCAR Euro Series

After competing for the first time last summer in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series at Brands Hatch, Bobby Labonte has decided he wants to compete for a series championship.Labonte, the first driver to win championships in two different NASCAR national series highlighted by his Cup championship in 2000, will compete full-time in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series in 2018 in hopes of adding an ... Keep reading

administrator | Monday 09 April 2018 - 5:47 pm | | Default

Vettel says Ferrari "healthier" but must improve

Vettel followed up a fortunate victory in the Australian GP by qualifying on pole in Bahrain and holding off Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas for the win after a mid-race change of strategy.When asked by Motorsport.com whether his performance was more down to Mercedes' not being at the same level as in Australia, or Ferrari's own gains, Vettel replied: "It's a difficult one."I can't speak ... Keep reading

administrator | Monday 09 April 2018 - 5:29 pm | | Default

Audi Gran Turismo concept car to serve as Formula E taxi

The car was conceived as part of the Vision Gran Turismo competition that was launched to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Sony and Polyphony Digital PlayStation game.Audi has now built a functional version of the car, which will be used for taxi laps at FE events for Audi's guests and customers.Triple Le Mans winner Rinaldo Capello will drive the car at the Rome E-Prix this ... Keep reading

administrator | Monday 09 April 2018 - 4:41 pm | | Default

NASCAR takes six Cup cars to wind tunnel for aero testing

Following Sunday’s O’Reilly 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, NASCAR officials announced the Fords of Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano; the Chevrolets of Jamie McMurray and Chase Elliott; and the Toyotas of Kyle Busch and Erik Jones would undergo wind tunnel testing on Tuesday.“As we’ve done in the past, NASCAR will capture cars from each manufacturer for the purposes of a wind tunnel test ... Keep reading

administrator | Monday 09 April 2018 - 4:17 pm | | Default

Hamilton: Verstappen not making mature decisions

Verstappen and Hamilton made contact in the early part of the race after the Red Bull driver ran wide, squeezing his rival.Hamilton escaped with no damage from the contact, but Verstappen suffered a broken wheel and puncture, while a differential failure caused his retirement.Verstappen's team boss Christian Horner insisted that it was was an incident behind two hard racers, and ... Keep reading

administrator | Monday 09 April 2018 - 3:56 pm | | Default

Zarco apologetic for causing Pedrosa to crash

Second-place starter Pedrosa was an early casualty at Termas de Rio Hondo, the victim of a highside at Turn 13 as Tech 3 Yamaha's Zarco attempted to muscle his way by in the battle for third.While the two did not make contact, Zarco's move put Pedrosa on to a part of the track outside the racing line that was still wet from an earlier shower, giving him no chance of staying upright on ... Keep reading

administrator | Monday 09 April 2018 - 3:15 pm | | Default

Was Hamilton's Bahrain overtake one of the best we've ever seen?

"What a move" and "just another day at the office". How good was Lewis Hamilton's three-car overtake in Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix?

administrator | Monday 09 April 2018 - 2:37 pm | | Default

Bahrain GP: Ferrari mechanic breaks leg in Kimi Raikkonen pit lane accident

Ferrari mechanic Francesco Cigorini suffers a broken leg when he is run over by Kimi Raikkonen during a pit stop in the Bahrain Grand Prix.

administrator | Monday 09 April 2018 - 12:14 pm | | Default

Ferrari hit with hefty fine for pitstop incident

Kimi Raikkonen had come into the pits for his second stop of the race when there was a problem at the left rear of the car.Despite the wheel not having been removed, Raikkonen was instructed that the stop had been completed and he left the pit box.As he accelerated away, he hit the mechanic who had been standing there with the replacement wheel – running over the crew member's leg ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 08 April 2018 - 10:47 pm | | Default

Truex and Larson taken out early due to tire failures

But his luck ran out Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway. Truex was running second 80 laps into the 334-lap race. With just a few laps to go in the first stage, Truex slammed the Turn 4 wall with a right front tire failure."That hurt," he radioed to the team.Truex will finish 37th, ending a streak of top-five finishes that dates back to the second race of the season in Atlanta.“We hadn’t ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 08 April 2018 - 10:45 pm | | Default

Bahrain GP: Post-race press conference

PODIUM INTERVIEWS(Conducted by David Coulthard)Sebastian, you had to work for that one!Sebastian VETTEL: Yeah, I think I came on the race with about 10 laps to go, “I have everything under control”. I don’t know if they broadcast that. That was a lie; there was nothing under control. When they told me the pace of Valtteri at that time, there was no way I could do that. I was making ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 08 April 2018 - 10:26 pm | | Default

Gasly's drive "made a man out of him" - Marko

The French, in only his seventh Formula 1 race, gave the Toro Rosso-Honda package its first points of the season with a sensational drive to fourth.It was the best result for the Honda engine since it returned to the sport in 2015.Gasly had started from fifth on the grid following Toro Rosso's "huge step forward" from Melbourne, but Marko admitted today's result came as a ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 08 April 2018 - 10:23 pm | | Default

Lewis Hamilton says Verstappen lacks respect after Bahrain collision

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton criticises Red Bull's Max Verstappen for a lack of respect after the two collide during the Bahrain GP

administrator | Sunday 08 April 2018 - 10:22 pm | | Default

Vettel defends Hamilton's "dickhead" remark

Hamilton was heard calling Verstappen "a dickhead" in the drivers' room before the podium ceremony, prompting questions about it in the post-race press conference.But when Hamilton was asked about what he said, race winner Vettel interjected and expressed sympathy for his rival."Can I answer that?" Vettel said. "It's not fair – I don't know what Lewis did, we've all been in that ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 08 April 2018 - 10:15 pm | | Default

Argentina MotoGP: Crutchlow wins crazy race, Marquez hits Rossi

LCR Honda rider Crutchlow prevailed in a breathless four-bike battle for victory, which was set up when a rampant Marquez was forced to serve a ride-through penalty from the lead after having stalled on the grid.Marquez was charging through the pack when he came up on Rossi, and divebombed the Italian down the inside of Turn 13 - barging the Yamaha man out of the way and leaving Rossi ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 08 April 2018 - 10:10 pm | | Default

Harvick dominates first stage at Texas; Truex's race ends early

Harvick had more than a 10-second lead over Martin Truex Jr. when Truex blew a tire and hit the wall on Lap 81.NASCAR was unable to clear the track in time to restart the stage.Kyle Busch ended up second, Kurt Busch third, Joey Logano fourth and Kyle Larson – who started from the rear of the field – completed the top-five.Also collecting stage points and completing the Top 10 were ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 08 April 2018 - 10:09 pm | | Default

Hamilton says Verstappen move "silly" and "unnecessary"

Verstappen suffered a puncture and differential damage that forced him to retire from the race when he and Hamilton made slight contact on the exit of the first corner early in the race.The Red Bull driver was on the inside in the middle of the turn, and ran to the outside to squeeze Hamilton, whose front wing then clipped his left-rear wheel.When watching the incident back behind ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 08 April 2018 - 9:42 pm | | Default

Rossi “100 percent” legitimate IndyCar title contender, says Edwards

Rossi clocked his second podium in consecutive races with third place in Saturday night’s race at the ISM Raceway in Phoenix – his seventh top-six finish in the last eight events, which include a win at Watkins Glen last September.Without a pitlane error on his first stop in Phoenix, which squeezed his refueler and front-left tire-changer against pit wall – and incurred a subsequent ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 08 April 2018 - 9:36 pm | | Default

Marrakesh WTCR: Tarquini doubles up with Race 3 win

The Italian resisted a challenge from YMR's Thed Bjork for the majority of the race before being allowed a clear run to the finish when Bjork handed second to his teammate Yvan Muller late on.As Tarquini leapt away from pole position at the start of the race, Muller chopped over to the left-hand side of the grid to block off the second BRC Hyundai of Norbert Michelisz.That delayed ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 08 April 2018 - 9:17 pm | | Default

Vettel wins despite stunning Hamilton overtake & Ferrari injury

Sebastian Vettel wins a dramatic Bahrain GP, which sees a mechanic run over and Lewis Hamilton's spectacular overtake.

administrator | Sunday 08 April 2018 - 7:45 pm | | Default

Bahrain GP: Post-qualifying press conference

TRACK INTERVIEWS(conducted by Johnny Herbert)Q: Let’s talk to this man, who is on pole position. Nice smiley face. You must be a happy boy?Sebastian VETTEL: Yeah, let me breathe! It was quite intense. First run in Q3 I was very happy and then tossed it away in the last corner. No, really happy that I got the second run and I got it clean and I knew in the last corner I just knew I ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 08 April 2018 - 07:43 am | | Default

Zane Smith takes maiden ARCA win after late-race pass for the lead

Sometimes the win is worth the wait when you have a car as good as Smith had in the Music City 200.Smith passed teammate Sheldon Creed on Lap 180 and pulled away for his first ARCA Series win in his 18th start Saturday at the historic short track in Nashville, Tenn.“I can’t believe this man,” said an ecstatic Smith in Victory Lane. “I’ve been waiting forever to get a (win). I started ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 08 April 2018 - 07:04 am | | Default

Phoenix IndyCar: Newgarden beats Wickens, Rossi in thrilling shootout

A clean start saw Dale Coyne Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais get away well ahead of Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud, but Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi got around Will Power to snatch third. Behind, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports’ continually impressive Robert Wickens was being pursued by the fast-starting Ryan Hunter-Reay (Andretti), Josef Newgarden (Penske), as James Hinchcliffe fell ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 08 April 2018 - 06:35 am | | Default

Tasmania Supercars: Lowndes ends pole drought

The veteran was just eighth quickest in the Q2 session, but upped his game significantly in the 10-minute Q3 session that decided pole position.It started with a 50.708s that put him on top after the first runs, before Lowndes laid down a 50.579s on his final run to secure a breakthrough pole after a couple of seasons of lean qualifying results.Shane van Gisbergen did go close to ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 08 April 2018 - 05:02 am | | Default

Tasmania Supercars: Whincup leads Lowndes in final practice

An early 50.896s had Whincup on top for much of the 20-minute session, before late laps from Lowndes and McLaughlin bumped him down the order.But the reigning champion made sure of his automatic Q2 spot with a 50.690s on his final run, which left him 0.03s clear of Lowndes at the top.McLaughlin was third fastest, just over a tenth off Whincup, while Jack Le Brocq continued his ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 08 April 2018 - 03:27 am | | Default

Cole Custer's first top-five this season earns him a shot at $100,000

Two races into the 2018 season, Custer had finished no better than 14th and sat 25th in the series standings. Ever since, it’s been steady climb of consistency.On Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway, Custer earned his first top-five finish of the season, a fourth in the My Bariatric Solutions 300.“At the start of the year we had the speed, we just had bad luck with things going wrong ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 08 April 2018 - 03:20 am | | Default

Questions remain over pitstop strategy in IndyCar’s Phoenix race

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing-Honda’s Graham Rahal stated: “The stint lengths here are considerably longer than last year because the car is so much more efficient, the fuel mileage is so much better that it cuts out a complete pit stop from what we've seen so far. By that, you're going a long way on tires, and the tires really aren't any different than last year, not much.“[So] the ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 08 April 2018 - 01:46 am | | Default

How decision to watch an F1 race saved a Georgia family’s lives

Robb has been watching since the Senna/Prost days and has travelled to GPs across the world. He is a fan of Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Raikkonen and Ferrari while his wife pulls for Lewis Hamilton ... and their passion for Formula 1 may have saved their lives on March 25th.They decided to stay up past 1am EST. to watch the Australian Grand Prix -- the opening round of the 2018 F1 season ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 08 April 2018 - 01:24 am | | Default

Ryan Blaney dominates NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Texas

Blaney, driving Team Penske’s No. 22 Ford, started on the pole and dominated Saturday’s My Bariatric Solutions 300 nearly from start to finish, leading 132 of the 200 laps.He held off Christopher Bell by a comfortable margin of 2.327 to earn his first series victory of the season in his second start. It’s the seventh win of his career and first at Texas Motor Speedway.Daniel Hemric ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 08 April 2018 - 01:02 am | | Default

Miller a "passenger" on slicks during Argentina pole run

Pramac Ducati rider Miller gambled on a switch to a slick tyre-shod bike after the first runs in the pole shoot-out at a drying Termas de Rio Hondo.This meant he was close to crashing each time he went through a particularly wet patch of the circuit through Turns 7 and 8 – but the Aussie persevered, and finally capitalised at the chequered flag to snatch pole.Elaborating on why he ... Keep reading

administrator | Sunday 08 April 2018 - 12:17 am | | Default

Ferrari literally on fire & McLaren's emergency meeting

Smoking hot Ferrari can turn the title on its head on Sunday, which seems likely given Lewis Hamilton "has no answers" to their pace.

administrator | Saturday 07 April 2018 - 11:25 pm | | Default

Mercedes says W09 "not a diva" despite lack of pace

Mercedes was outpaced by Ferrari in qualifying in Bahrain, with Valtteri Bottas taking third and Lewis Hamilton fourth, before his five-place grid penalty was applied.Wolff says that the Bahrain track, now acknowledged by Pirelli as the roughest of the season, has not played to the strengths of Mercedes."I always said right from the beginning that this was going to be a season where ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 07 April 2018 - 10:37 pm | | Default

Argentina MotoGP: Miller gambles on slicks for shock pole

With rain falling in FP4, qualifying started under wet conditions and, although a dry line began to develop early on, wet tyres were used in Q1 and at the beginning of Q2.However, Miller, Marc Marquez and Cal Crutchlow started their second runs on slick tyres, and were the only three riders to throw the dice on a switch to dry-weather rubber.But while Marquez and Crutchlow quickly ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 07 April 2018 - 10:13 pm | | Default

Alonso feared McLaren would struggle in Bahrain

A lacklustre showing in qualifying, with neither the Spaniard nor teammate Stoffel Vandoorne making it through to Q3, has left the team struggling to find answers as to what went wrong.But while racing director Eric Boullier said he was "astonished" at events on Saturday – which included McLaren being outqualified by the Honda-powered Toro Rossos – Alonso said he was not shocked by ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 07 April 2018 - 9:56 pm | | Default

Jimmie Johnson fastest in final Cup practice at Texas

Texas is a good place for Johnson to get back in Victory Lane – he owns seven wins at the track including in this race one year ago.Johnson is trying to snap a 29-race winless streak. His most victory came at Dover, Del., last June.Heavy mist and cold temperatures (in the mid-30s) made the track difficult to dry and drivers only got about 20 minutes in the final session.Johnson made ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 07 April 2018 - 9:47 pm | | Default

F1 gossip: Stroll, Brawn, Horner, Ericsson, Sainz

Lance Stroll ignores criticism, Marcus Ericsson encouraged, plus more.

administrator | Saturday 07 April 2018 - 9:44 pm | | Default

Live: Follow Argentina MotoGP qualifying as it happens

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administrator | Saturday 07 April 2018 - 9:02 pm | | Default

Toro Rosso shocked by "huge step forward" in Bahrain

Hartley and teammate Pierre Gasly were eliminated in Q1 at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix, in which the team would score no points – but both drivers then fared much better in Bahrain qualifying.The Kiwi came up just a tenth short of advancing to the final qualifying segment, while Gasly put the Honda-powered STR13 a shock fifth on the grid.Hartley said a new aero package ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 07 April 2018 - 8:58 pm | | Default

F1 overtaking talks fail to agree on 2019 changes

As previously reported, the meeting was called by the FIA's Nikolas Tombazis in part as a response to an Australian GP that saw virtually no overtaking.A team of engineers under F1 chief technical officer Pat Symonds has been working on concepts for the 2021 package, but in the interim, ways are being sought to increase the amount of overtaking in the interim seasons of 2019 and ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 07 April 2018 - 8:47 pm | | Default

Vettel: Sorting front end key to "surprising" Bahrain pole

With Vettel having admitted after the season opener in Australia that his team still needs to make big steps with its SF71H, rival Mercedes had come into the Sakhir weekend as favourite.However, thanks to some key steps made to improve his feel of the car, Vettel says that getting on top of the balance helped things "come alive" to deliver an all Ferrari front row."We mostly tried to ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 07 April 2018 - 8:38 pm | | Default

Marrakesh WTCR: Tarquini leads Bjork in Race 1

Veteran Tarquini jumped into the lead from second at the start of the race and handled two safety car restarts expertly to build an advantage that allowed him to defend his lead thereafter.Rob Huff completed the podium in his Sebastien Loeb Racing Volkswagen.Tarquini made a better getaway at the start and was able to duck underneath polesitter Bjork on the approach to the first ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 07 April 2018 - 8:24 pm | | Default

Sebastian Vettel on pole for Bahrain GP, Lewis Hamilton ninth

Lewis Hamilton starts only ninth for Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix as Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel takes pole position.

administrator | Saturday 07 April 2018 - 8:23 pm | | Default

Corsica WRC: Ogier stretches lead, Meeke and Latvala crash

The Frenchman did not top any of the three stages but was consistently in the top five and his advantage has gone up to 44.5s.Thierry Neuville lost second place for the first time since Friday morning to Meeke in the second stage of the afternoon, only for the Citroen driver to stop in the subsequent SS10.Meeke was the third driver to hit trouble during the loop, withLatvala hitting ... Keep reading

administrator | Saturday 07 April 2018 - 8:19 pm | | Default

Raikkonen top as Hamilton struggles in final practice

Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen leaves struggling Mercedes trailing in final practice at the Bahrain Grand Prix.

administrator | Saturday 07 April 2018 - 4:03 pm | | Default

Kevin Harvick: "We have the most stable team in the garage"

“We have, in my opinion, the most stable team in the garage,” Harvick said Friday at Texas Motor Speedway. “When you have the most stable team in the garage from a financial standpoint and manufacturer standpoint, that attracts good people.“In the end, it is all about good people.”Going back to last fall’s race at Texas Motor Speedway, Harvick has won three of the last four Monster ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 06 April 2018 - 10:54 pm | | Default

Hamilton set for grid penalty after gearbox change

The FIA revealed on Friday night that Hamilton's car would be fitted with a new gearbox from Saturday's free practice session.With this change coming before the mandatory six events are up, it means Hamilton will be moved down the order.Teammate Valtteri Bottas is also having a new gearbox fitted, but as he already had a gearbox change penalty in Australia following his qualifying ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 06 April 2018 - 10:40 pm | | Default

Lorenzo accuses Dovizioso of trying to "undermine" him

Lorenzo, who enjoyed a famously difficult relationship with his previous teammate Valentino Rossi at Yamaha, is currently in his second year alongside Dovizioso at Ducati – with both their deals up for renewal at the end of 2018.The Spanish rider's comments regarding his teammate come a day after Dovizioso pointed the finger at Ducati when asked about the delay in extending his ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 06 April 2018 - 10:21 pm | | Default

Argentina MotoGP: Marquez first, Dovizioso last in damp FP2

Only seven minutes into the session the rain flags were waved, which significantly reduced track activity for the next 20 minutes.With only light rain falling for a short period of time, riders were able to run on slicks but couldn't get close to Marquez's early top time of 1m40.873s.Once the track was dry enough, Marquez rejoined and improved three times in quick succession, his ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 06 April 2018 - 10:08 pm | | Default

Ricciardo says Red Bull "a lot better" than P6

The Aussie topped first practice in the daytime, beating the Mercedes of Valtteri Bottas by three tenths, but was then only sixth and nine tenths off the pace in the evening FP2.But Ricciardo remains convinced of Red Bull's potential this weekend, as he insisted there were factors that limited his performance in second practice."I don't think the positions this evening are too ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 06 April 2018 - 10:08 pm | | Default

Kurt Busch and Stewart-Haas Racing lead Friday's Cup practice

Busch, who won the pole at Texas Motor Speedway last fall, posted an average lap speed of 196.200 mph late in the 55-minute session.Busch’s SHR teammates Kevin Harvick – who won last fall’s Texas race – and Clint Bowyer – who won the series’ most recent race at Martinsville, Va. – were second and third, respectively.Fellow teammate Aric Almirola ended up ninth-fastest as Fords ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 06 April 2018 - 9:17 pm | | Default

Kristensen samples Audi's WTCR car

The 50-year-old completed six laps of the Moulay El Hassan circuit afternoon in the #52 car Gordon Shedden will make his World Touring Car debut in this weekend.It was Kristensen's second taste of the machinery, having driven an RS3 in the Race for Riget charity event as part of the Copenhagen Historic Grand Prix weekend last August."On these types of narrow circuits with a lot of ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 06 April 2018 - 8:53 pm | | Default

Bahrain F2: Norris beats Russell to maiden pole

The reigning European F3 champion set his best time of 1m41.761 with three minutes on the clock, demoting Russell, who led for most of the session, by 0.062s.Despite running wide at the final turn, Russell was up to first place with his first representative laptime, which remained the benchmark until the mid-session pitstops.The Mercedes junior then rejoined the track relatively ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 06 April 2018 - 8:52 pm | | Default

Mercedes says $150m F1 budget cap "not achievable"

F1 bosses presented their vision for the future to teams in Bahrain on Friday, and the figure of $150m has been mentioned as a possible spending cap.However, Mercedes chief Wolff told Sky Sports in Bahrain that number did not include several areas of spending, and that the biggest teams would not be able to reduce their budgets to that level."That number needs to be seen in ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 06 April 2018 - 8:40 pm | | Default

Ferrari ahead of struggling Mercedes in Bahrain

Kimi Raikkonen heads Sebastian Vettel to a Ferrari one-two in second practice at the Bahrain Grand Prix.

administrator | Friday 06 April 2018 - 8:27 pm | | Default

Raikkonen escapes grid penalty in Bahrain

The Finn had topped the second practice times before stopping in the pits for a practice stop near the end of the session.But a problem with the right front corner meant the wheel was not properly attached as he was released back out onto the track.The FIA is strict when it comes to cars being allowed back on track with loose wheels in practice sessions, and the normal procedure is ... Keep reading

administrator | Friday 06 April 2018 - 8:19 pm | | Default

Lewis Hamilton appears to back Monaco GP use of 'grid girls'

The Monaco and Russian Grands Prix have indicated they will defy Formula 1's decision not to use grid girls at races this season.

administrator | Friday 06 April 2018 - 7:07 pm | | Default

Formula 1 bosses aim for 2021 budget cap

Formula 1 is pressing ahead with plans to introduce a budget cap in 2021 as part of plans to make the sport more attractive.

administrator | Friday 06 April 2018 - 6:27 pm | | Default

F1: Daniel Ricciardo fastest for Red Bull in Bahrain

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo beats Mercedes and Ferrari to set the fastest time in first practice at the Bahrain Grand Prix.

administrator | Friday 06 April 2018 - 4:11 pm | | Default

Lucas Lasserre leads Mishumotors return to NWES in 2018

After enjoying modest success during its first season competing in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series, Mishmotors returns to compete for the 2018 championship.The team will once again feature the No. 33 Mavi Chevrolet in all three divisions of European NASCAR Championship. Lucas Lasserre will lead the team going after the ELITE 1 Division title with Eric Quintal  coming on board to compete ... Keep reading

administrator | Thursday 05 April 2018 - 10:43 pm | | Default

Sainz claims “poisoned” banana caused Melbourne sickness woe

Sainz had said after the race that it was his malfunctioning drinks bottle that had caused him to “nearly vomit” inside his helmet.But, speaking to reporters in Bahrain, he admitted a banana that he’d eaten half an hour before the race in Australia also contributed to his gastric issues.“The valve of the drinks bottle was open so it was flowing water through that, and that together ... Keep reading

administrator | Thursday 05 April 2018 - 10:35 pm | | Default

Vasser: IndyCar has recovered from "The Split"

Vasser, the ‘V’ of KV Racing which shut down at the end of the 2016, has renewed his partnership with James Sullivan as co-entrant of the #18 Dale Coyne Racing-Honda which won last month at St. Petersburg in the hands of Sebastien Bourdais.The American rose to prominence in the 1990s, scoring 12 wins from ’96 to 2002 and clinching Chip Ganassi Racing’s first championship.However ... Keep reading

administrator | Thursday 05 April 2018 - 9:42 pm | | Default

Eye in the Sky: Veteran spotter Brett Griffin just wants to win

This week, Motorsport.com caught up with veteran spotter Brett Griffin, who helped Clint Bowyer end his 190-race winless streak nearly two weeks ago at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.  How was your weekend at Martinsville Speedway and where there any issues during the race?Martinsville Speedway is one of the tracks that Clint has always ran well at and it’s a race we always circle on ... Keep reading

administrator | Thursday 05 April 2018 - 9:36 pm | | Default

'Our girls are the most beautiful' - Russian GP wants to bring back 'grid girls'

'Grid girls' should be brought back for the Russian GP because "our girls are the most beautiful", says the country's F1 organiser.

administrator | Thursday 05 April 2018 - 8:57 pm | | Default

Fittipaldi “up to speed” for IndyCar debut

The first oval race of the IndyCar season is not only Fittipaldi’s first open-wheel oval race but his IndyCar debut. The grandson of Emerson Fittipaldi – who won the Phoenix Indy car race in 1994 – is this year sharing the #19 Dale Coyne Racing-Honda with Indy Lights graduate Zachary Claman De Melo, who raced in IndyCar’s season-opener at St. Pete.But Fittipaldi says the progress made ... Keep reading

administrator | Thursday 05 April 2018 - 8:55 pm | | Default

FIA calls urgent meeting to discuss overtaking

The gathering is a direct response to the lack of passing moves seen in the Australian GP, which prompted fresh criticisms about the lack of entertainment in the sport.The gathering has been put together at short notice because, with a push being made to get things changed for 2019, in theory rule changes for next season have to be confirmed by the FIA before April 30th.Up until that ... Keep reading

administrator | Thursday 05 April 2018 - 8:49 pm | | Default

Lorenzo: Starts no longer a "strong point" with new Ducati

During his subdued first season with Ducati in 2017, one of Lorenzo's strongest points was managing consistently good race starts - but this was not the case in this year's Qatar season opener.In Qatar, Lorenzo did not use the aerodynamic fairing he preferred in the second half of 2017, as he said it did not work well together with the new Ducati chassis ... Keep reading

administrator | Thursday 05 April 2018 - 8:30 pm | | Default

Roundtable: Can Jimmie Johnson end his winless streak at Texas?

Jimmie Johnson won this race last spring and has also won five of the last ten Cup races held at Texas Motor Speedway. Do you think he can break his winless slump of 29 races this weekend?Jim: Anything is possible, I suppose, but I haven't seen anything from Hendrick Motorsports or the No. 48 team so far to indicate they are on the cusp of a victory at an intermediate track. But ... Keep reading

administrator | Thursday 05 April 2018 - 7:56 pm | | Default

Mercedes believes Ferrari has matched its engine power

Speaking on Thursday ahead of this weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix, Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel claimed Mercedes had a pace advantage of up to 0.4 seconds at the start of the season.Mercedes has been F1's dominant force in the V6 turbo-hybrid era that start in 2014, but Hamilton said his team had now been caught by Ferrari in terms of engine power.Asked about the advantage Vettel ... Keep reading

administrator | Thursday 05 April 2018 - 7:52 pm | | Default

Hulkenberg says Renault car "behind expectations"

The French car manufacturer appears to be near the front of the chasing pack behind the top three teams, with Hulkenberg and Carlos Sainz having taken a double points finish at the Australian Grand Prix.But although the team felt it could have got more from its car in Australia, Hulkenberg says that the car has not met the expectations he had for it.Asked ahead of the Bahrain GP ... Keep reading

administrator | Thursday 05 April 2018 - 7:37 pm | | Default

Plans for F1's future could affect contract - Hamilton

World champion Lewis Hamilton says plans for the future of Formula 1 could affect how long he stays in the sport.

administrator | Thursday 05 April 2018 - 7:10 pm | | Default

Next two months crucial for McLaren's season - Alonso

Fernando Alonso says the next two months will be "crucial" for his McLaren team's ambition to compete for podium positions this season.

administrator | Thursday 05 April 2018 - 4:08 pm | | Default

Bahrain Grand Prix: Formula 1 bosses to reveal sport's future

Formula 1 bosses will present their vision of the sport's future to the teams at the Bahrain Grand Prix on Friday.

administrator | Thursday 05 April 2018 - 2:06 pm | | Default

Donald Theetge to compete full-time this season in Pinty’s Series

After enjoying his best season to date in 2017 with 22 Racing in the NASCAR Pinty’s Series, Donald Theetge has decided to take his commitment to the series one step further.After previously announcing a return to the oval tracks in 2018, Theetge has now announced he’ll compete in all 13 events on the schedule this year with the Scott Steckly-owned team.The change for the Boischatel ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 04 April 2018 - 8:43 pm | | Default

Sebring WEC race moved to Friday, reduced to 1000 miles

The change from the originally-announced 1500-mile race taking place straight after the finish of the Sebring 12 Hours follows a visit to last month's IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship enduro at the Florida venue by the WEC organisational team.This culminated in a meeting between officials from both series after the 2018 Sebring event last month.It was ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 04 April 2018 - 7:43 pm | | Default

All F1 teams except Ferrari commit to eSports series

F1 launched its first eSports series last year and will continue to use the Codemasters-developed F1 2017 video game for this year's contest.The format of the F1 eSports Series has been significantly altered for 2018 and will be split into two parts.Competitors will contest four qualifying events in a bid to win a place in a selection process called the Pro Draft, during which ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 04 April 2018 - 7:17 pm | | Default

Brembo "resolves" issue that caused Lorenzo Qatar crash

Ducati rider Lorenzo was forced to dismount his bike at Turn 4 on the 12th lap of the Qatar race while running 10th, and said he was "really lucky" the incident didn't leave him with serious injuries. While not revealing the exact nature of the issue, Brembo issued a brief statement on Wednesday saying the issue had been rectified ahead of this weekend's second round at Termas de Rio ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 04 April 2018 - 6:39 pm | | Default

Texas Xfinity Series race will serve as Dash 4 Cash qualifier

The program will again consist of four series drivers being eligible for a $100,000 prize at four different events.The races this season will take place this month at Bristol, Tenn.; Richmond, Va.; Dover, Del.; and Talladega, Ala.Unlike last season, the first four drivers eligible to compete for the top prize at Bristol will be determined in a qualifying event, rather than the first ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 04 April 2018 - 6:25 pm | | Default

Motorsport.com predicts the 2018 F2 season

The high-deg Pirelli tyres, ditched by F1 two years ago, are a favourite of F2 series boss Bruno Michel and thus remain, while the driver line-up is a familiar mixture of exciting rookies and deft-hand series stalwarts.If there's an early favourite, it's sophomore racer Nyck de Vries by virtue of signing with the Prema team that took Pierre Gasly and Charles Leclerc to recent ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 04 April 2018 - 6:01 pm | | Default

Brundle added to Manor LMP1 line-up for 2018/19

Brundle, son of ex-Formula 1 racer and pundit Martin, joins Oliver Rowland as the second confirmed driver in Manor's #6 Ginetta G60-LT-P1-Mecachrome for the full 2018/19 superseason.Factory Ginetta racer Charlie Robertson remains the sole driver named so far in the sister #5 car.Brundle has considerable experience of racing in WEC's LMP2 division, finishing second in class and third ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 04 April 2018 - 5:43 pm | | Default

The evidence that dismisses Haas-Ferrari critics

Force India and McLaren called for an investigation into the Haas-Ferrari collaboration to ensure the restrictions put in place on aerodynamic development are being adhered to.However, as Craig Scarborough explains on Motorsport.tv's Motorsport Show, there are clear differences between the Ferrari SF71H and the Haas VF-18. ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 04 April 2018 - 5:27 pm | | Default

7 great muscle cars of the '70s

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administrator | Wednesday 04 April 2018 - 4:20 pm | | Default

Bahrain Grand Prix: Sakhir F1 circuit guide

We take a detailed look at the key parts on the circuit, highlighting overtaking opportunities, the toughest corners on the track and a special look at the often-unseen changes in elevation around the lap.The FIA has altered the DRS zone on the start/finish straight for this weekend's race, moving the start of the zone 100 metres closer to the exit of the final corner to extend the ... Keep reading

administrator | Wednesday 04 April 2018 - 3:47 pm | | Default

Mercedes explains approach to F1 engine power modes usage

Lewis Hamilton joked before the start of the season that the Mercedes engine’s qualifying specification “should be the party mode”, which triggered plenty of debate throughout the Melbourne weekend. Ferrari and Red Bull were close to Mercedes’ pace in the first two phases of qualifying in Australia before Hamilton went on to take pole by more than six tenths of a second. Hamilton ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 03 April 2018 - 9:40 pm | | Default

Clint Bowyer in elite (winning) company at Stewart-Haas Racing

“That makes me feel really, really old,” SHR competition director Greg Zipadelli said. “Seriously, a thousand starts is a sign of longevity and that’s an accomplishment. It helps in keeping good people and recruiting good people.”Since its inception, 14 different drivers have made at least one Cup start with SHR but Clint Bowyer’s victory at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway last month made ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 03 April 2018 - 9:31 pm | | Default

Montoya confirms he won’t race in 2018 Indy 500

The Colombian, who won the Memorial Day Weekend classic for Ganassi in 2000 and for Penske in 2015, is now a full-time member of the Acura Team Penske team in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.Following his return to Indy car after six seasons in Formula 1 and seven in NASCAR, Montoya not only won Indy in 2015, but also only lost the championship on a tiebreak with Scott ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 03 April 2018 - 9:07 pm | | Default

Renault's turnaround "phenomenal", says Williams

The French manufacturer took over the struggling Lotus outfit ahead of the 2016 season, and scored just eight points in its comeback campaign to finish ninth overall.That turned into 57 points and sixth overall last year, and the team looks to have made another step for 2018 – with both its cars finishing in the points in Australia and Carlos Sainz logging the best lap of the weekend ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 03 April 2018 - 7:18 pm | | Default

Motorsport.tv expands distribution in partnership with fuboTV

MIAMI, Fla. - April 3, 2018 - Motorsport.tv today confirmed a new distribution agreement with one of North America’s pre-eminent sports OTT providers, fuboTV.Motorsport.tv will be adding its premier North American racing packages to fuboTV’s ‘Adventure Plus’ package, extending its signature motorsport series to a new subscriber audience of more than 150,000 sports fans.Launched ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 03 April 2018 - 6:53 pm | | Default

Formula E to find new purposes for current batteries

The electric racing series will switch to its new Gen2 car for the 2018/19 season, five seasons after the SRT_01E made its competitive debut in '14.From next season, the new cars – most of which were given their first initial running at a closed manufacturers' group test last week – will have a battery with increased storage that will eliminate the need for the current mid-race car ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 03 April 2018 - 6:45 pm | | Default

Mercedes conservative in China F1 tyre picks

The F1 tyre supplier had brought the supersoft as the softest available compound to both the 2016 and the 2017 editions of the Shanghai F1 race, but the red-walled tyre will be absent entirely this time around.Instead, the ultrasoft and the soft – the tyre compounds either side of the supersoft in Pirelli's F1 range – were chosen along with the medium for 2018.As such, the Silver ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 03 April 2018 - 5:53 pm | | Default

Goodyear bringing new left-side tires to Texas to create more wear

The change is a result of a tire test held at the track in January with drivers Aric Almirola, Ryan Blaney, Chase Elliott and Martin Truex Jr.The track surface at Texas is still relatively young, having been repaved right before the 2017 season. Repaves create a racing environment that poses several challenges – (1) fresh asphalt has a lot of grip, which generates a lot of speed and ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 03 April 2018 - 5:48 pm | | Default

Honda still hardest bike to ride "by far" - Crutchlow

Honda enjoyed a strong off-season - its riders performing well across all pre-season test venues – and a close second-place finish by its leading rider Marc Marquez in the Qatar opener was seen as a further indication of the bike's progress.But Crutchlow, who rode his works-spec RC213V to fourth in Qatar, is convinced the Honda remains the most difficult package to get to grips ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 03 April 2018 - 4:29 pm | | Default

Unique Ferrari 212 Inter by Ghia looking for a new owner

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administrator | Tuesday 03 April 2018 - 4:14 pm | | Default

Former Ferrari man joins Sauber as new aero head

The Franco-German studied at the French aeronautical and space institution Supaere and latterly Imperial College.He began his motorsport career at the Toyota F1 team in 2002, where he became project leader, aerodynamics, before the manufacturer cancelled the programme.He moved to Ferrari at the start of 2010, initially as senior concept aerodynamicist, later becoming team leader ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 03 April 2018 - 11:36 am | | Default

Ricciardo wary of "disrespecting" Red Bull in F1 future talks

Ricciardo is yet to commit to the Red Bull outfit beyond the end of the current season, and has been linked to potentially vacant seats at Mercedes and Ferrari for 2019.A move away from Red Bull would be significant for Ricciardo, who has been backed by the Austrian drinks giant since racing in the Formula Renault Eurocup a decade ago.Over the Australian GP weekend, Lewis Hamilton  ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 03 April 2018 - 11:31 am | | Default

WEC LMP2 field set as Richelmi joins DC Racing

Richelmi returns to the WEC's LMP2 ranks after a year out racing in the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup, having been class champion in 2016 alongside Nicolas Lapierre and Gustavo Menezes at the Signatech Alpine squad.The Monegasque racer partners the previously-confirmed Ho-Pin Tung and Gabriel Aubry in DC Racing's #38 Oreca 07, which is run by the Jota Sport outfit."I’m delighted ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 03 April 2018 - 11:23 am | | Default

Hybrid Ferrari 488 prototype caught testing in complete silence

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administrator | Tuesday 03 April 2018 - 09:34 am | | Default

Toyota extends 86 series deal until 2020

The deal is a two-year extension of the initial three-year agreement that saw the series initially founded and then introduced as a new introduction-tier national category for the 2016 season.The decision to extend the deal comes after a year of significant change for Toyota in Australia, including a HQ shift from Sydney to Melbourne and a several senior changes in the marketing ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 03 April 2018 - 06:47 am | | Default

Phoenix "looks promising" but there are many unknowns - Kanaan

The Brazilian finished in the top five in three of the four test sessions around the 1.022-mile oval back in February, but the 43-year-old says that once he factors in the unknowns, he’s uncertain whether he can run at the front this weekend.“I don’t want to say something about the situation and then discover it’s totally different when we get there this time,” he told Motorsport.com ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 03 April 2018 - 02:46 am | | Default

D.J. Kennington and Alex Labbe help Canadians get noticed in NASCAR

Canadian drivers competing in NASCAR’s three national series is nothing new. In fact, over 75 Canadians have made starts in at least one of the national series since Allen Heath became what is believed to be the first to start in what is now Cup Series race in 1951 at Carrell Speedway near Gardena, Calif.The Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, native would go on to make four career starts and ... Keep reading

administrator | Tuesday 03 April 2018 - 01:58 am | | Default

Kimball welcomes chance to help steer Carlin

Carlin has become one of the legendary teams in junior formulas in Europe over the past 20 years, but it was 2015 when it first expanded to America with an Indy Lights team. The squad has won 12 races in the Lights series over the past three years, took Ed Jones to the drivers’ title in 2016, and this year has graduated to the Verizon IndyCar Series.Chip Ganassi halved his IndyCar ... Keep reading

administrator | Monday 02 April 2018 - 11:56 pm | | Default

Canadian Ben Hurst discovers British F3 Championship

Twenty-one-year-old Ben Hurst, from Oakville, Ontario, has raced Formula 1600 open wheel cars in Canada for the past three years, with additional outings in the USA, and also in the legendary Formula Ford Festival in 2017 at Brands Hatch where he raced after being selected for the ‘Team Canada’ scholarship.This season, Hurst is competing in the BRDC British F3 Championship with ... Keep reading

administrator | Monday 02 April 2018 - 10:42 pm | | Default

Video: Williams's 2018 problems have no easy solution

The British team failed to score a point in the Australian Grand Prix last weekend, with Sergey Sirotkin retiring early on and Lance Stroll getting beaten by Charles Leclerc's Sauber.Stroll blamed a lack of power for getting jumped by Leclerc at a restart mid-race, which Motorsport Show technical analy ... Keep reading

administrator | Monday 02 April 2018 - 7:15 pm | | Default

Di Grassi "frustrated" at lack of Brazilian FE race

Sao Paulo had been set to host FE’s first event in the country this season, but the race was postponed until the 2018/19 season at the request of the city authorities.FE slotted in the Punta del Este round at the Uruguayan coastal circuit for the same date, where di Grassi scored his first podium of the season behind race winner Jean-Eric Vergne.“I pushed really hard for [a ... Keep reading

administrator | Monday 02 April 2018 - 6:34 pm | | Default

Aitken relishing second chance to beat Russell in F2

Aitken lost out to ART Grand Prix teammate Russell in last year’s GP3 title battle, and the pair will once again partner up within the French outfit in F2 this year in an all-rookie line-up. The two Britons finished just 0.034s apart on the final day of pre-season testing in Bahrain.“Last year was a bit frustrating at times, because even though we still finished in second, it w ... Keep reading

administrator | Monday 02 April 2018 - 5:44 pm | | Default

Drivers' confidence boosted by Gene Haas' attitude - Grosjean

Haas made an instant impact in F1 when it scored points on its debut in 2016, but has also suffered up-and-down form through its first two seasons.Grosjean said his team owner deserves credit for how he handled difficult spells by deflecting blame away from himself, teammate Kevin Magnussen and other staff."You try not to lose your self-confidence over the years," said Grosjean, who ... Keep reading

administrator | Monday 02 April 2018 - 4:55 pm | | Default

Mercedes-AMG developing lighter, track-focused GT R "Clubsport"

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administrator | Monday 02 April 2018 - 4:43 pm | | Default

Dunlop explains why it abandoned LMP1 return plan

The British tyre firm was last involved in LMP1 in 2016, when it supplied the Rebellion and ByKolles teams, but dropped out of the category last season to focus on its customers in LMP2 and GTE.Dunlop had seen the WEC's privateer revival as an opportunity to return to the LMP1 class, but all five of the independent teams that will take on sole manufacturer Toyota have opted to run ... Keep reading

administrator | Monday 02 April 2018 - 3:58 pm | | Default

Why Mercedes and Ferrari are allies in F1's new war

It's been apparent for some months that Ferrari and Mercedes are currently aligned in terms of their views on the future of Formula 1, and that the fierce on-track rivals have formed an unlikely alliance as the championship's new management tries to implement change.That was underlined last year when provisional proposals for a simplified power unit package, tabled by Liberty and the ... Keep reading

administrator | Monday 02 April 2018 - 3:13 pm | | Default

Rea Q&A: "Punishing Kawasaki for dominating is not sport"

It's been quite a 12 months for Rea - as well as becoming WSBK champion for a third time, over the winter he received his MBE at Buckingham Palace and finished runner-up in the BBC Sports Personality of the Year, losing out only to Olympic legend Sir Mo Farah.The latest accolade he's received is the prestigious Torrens Trophy, which was handed to him at the RAC Clubhouse in London ... Keep reading

administrator | Monday 02 April 2018 - 2:55 pm | | Default

Raikkonen answers your questions

Time, it's said, passes very quickly for those who wait. Not so for those waiting to secure an interview slot with either of Ferrari's world champion drivers, since those opportunities present themselves only rarely - and when they do, the window creaks open but fleetingly. Thus F1 Racing arrives for our brief encounter with Kimi Raikkonen armed with a wad of question cards, but ... Keep reading

administrator | Monday 02 April 2018 - 1:24 pm | | Default

Zarco has "no option" but to aim to win everywhere

Zarco led the first 17 of 22 laps in Losail, having set a record lap to claim pole position, before gradually slipping down the order and finishing in eighth place with a front tyre problem.The French rider has still yet to record a maiden premier class victory, but off the back of his Qatar performance, he says he believes he now has to go to every race aiming for the top step of ... Keep reading

administrator | Monday 02 April 2018 - 1:04 pm | | Default

Bahrain Grand Prix: Your podium predictions

Under the floodlights of Sakhir, will the bright red of Ferrari dominate the podium again? Predict your winner for the Bahrain Grand Prix.

administrator | Monday 02 April 2018 - 09:11 am | | Default