FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Eight Years After Near-Fatal Rally Crash, Robert Kubica Offered Williams F1 Drive: Report

For the past few years, enigmatic Polish driver Robert Kubica has been inching back into Formula One after surviving getting impaled in a rally car crash. Now he has a standing offer for a race seat with Williams and a possible reserve role at Ferrari, as Autosport reports. Kubica’s famous crash in Canada 2008 (Getty Images) Kubica is still […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Segregation or opportunity? Female racing drivers react to W Series

Plans to launch an all-women racing series next year have divided opinions among existing female racing drivers.A new international racing series exclusively for female drivers, W Series, will launch next year in a bid to give women an easier pathway to Formula One. W Series will be a free-to-enter, single-seater racing series that aims to […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Brooklands’ Sweetheart Was The First Female SeasonWorks Driver Who Almost Nailed A Grand Prix 

It’s 1934. The driver that has just set the fastest Women’s Outer Circuit record at Brooklands parks her car and emerges, triumphant. At only 4’10”, she’s dwarfed next to her 10.5 litre V12 Delage, a vehicle that she has almost effortlessly mastered. The adoring press captures her radiant smile as she removes her helmet and […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

ZWARTKOPS’ SIZZLER

Hot race action thrills Pretoria crowd Zwartkops Raceway’s 2018 race season came to a stylish close on Saturday when the Grand Finale meeting delivered a most entertaining day of on-track action to an enthusiastic crowd in sizzling hot conditions. Charl Arangies had already wrapped up the G&H Transport Extreme Supercars title last time out, but […]

KARTS MOTORSPORT NEWS

KILLARNEY’S LAST LAUGH

New surface challenges WP finale karters A breezy and bright Killarney Kart track had a trick up its sleeve as it greeted the Western Province karting community for the local regional championship finale on Saturday. The completely resurfaced circuit was new to the entire field and while it bedded in a little as the weekend […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

NEUVILLE IN CONFIDENT MOOD

THIERRY NEUVILLE IS CONFIDENT HE CAN SECURE HIS FIRST WRC DRIVERS’ TITLE IN AUSTRALIA NEXT MONTH, INSISTING HE HAS THE UPPER-HAND OVER CHAMPIONSHIP RIVAL SÉBASTIEN OGIER.The Belgian’s fourth place at RallyRACC Catalunya – Rally de España meant he lost the drivers’ championship lead to his French rival. He trails M-Sport Ford driver Ogier by three […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Loeb considering more WRC events in 2019

Sebastien Loeb has left open the possibility of competing in more World Rally Championship rounds next year after winning Rally de España.Loeb signed on for three rallies with Citroen in 2018 and led on the Saturday of Rally Mexico before picking up a puncture, eventually finishing the event in fifth.He crashed out of Corsica early on but […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

TOYOTA TO DEBUT NEW LOCAL GAZOO TEAM AT RALLY AUSTRALIA

 Toyota will return officially to the CAMS Australian Rally Championship with a new factory-backed team at Kennards Hire Rally Australia next week.Toyota Gazoo Racing Australia, which was launched in Sydney today, will field 2018 title contender Harry Bates in a Toyota Yaris AP4 in the ARC final round, while his younger brother Lewis will join […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OTHER MOTORSPORT

World champs Torrence, Todd, Gray, and Smith also claim wins at season finale

For the first time in NHRA history, all four Mello Yello world champions also won the season-ending Auto Club NHRA Finals. Steve Torrence completed a perfect Countdown playoff in Top Fuel and was joined in victory by J.R. Todd (Funny Car), Tanner Gray (Pro Stock), and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle). J.R. Todd clinched his […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

Waikato’s offroad Grandma a national champ

A Waikato grandmother has become the first New Zealand woman to win a national offroader racing title.After nine years of racing Putaruru’s Samantha Atkins, 51, recently won her class, for offroaders with a rear motorcycle engine up to 1500cc, during the New Zealand National Offroad Racing Championships held in Christchurch. Atkins, who had five children […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Max Verstappen brands Esteban Ocon ‘a f***ing idiot’ but handed community service after Formula 1 fracas

The 21-year-old was punished for seeking out the Frenchman and pushing him several times after the Brazilian Grand Prix Max Verstappen has been sentenced to two days of community service by Formula 1‘s governing body after he sensationally shoved Esteban Oconfollowing Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix.  Verstappen, furious with Ocon after their collision denied the Red Bull driver a fine win […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Brazilian Grand Prix: Max Verstappen fumes over Esteban Ocon crash as Lewis Hamitlon revels in thrill of win

Mercedes wrapped up a fifth constructors’ championship but victory should have been Verstappen’s after he was punted out of the lead when Ocon attempted to un-lap himself Lewis Hamilton said in Mexico that he still had some winning to do, to clinch his Mercedes team their world championship for constructors to go with the drivers’ title that he had just […]

DAKAR MOTORSPORT NEWS

SÉBASTIEN LOEB UNVEILS 2019 DAKAR RALLY CHALLENGER

 Sébastien Loeb headed to the Netherlands this weekend to debut his Peugeot 3008 DKR that he will be taking on the 2019 Dakar Rally with.The PH Sport run private entry will be backed by Red Bull as Loeb bids to become the first privateer since Jean-Louis Schlesser in 2000 to win the event outright.         Image: Red Bull […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Lewis Hamilton wary of Sebastian Vettel after Ferrari driver’s qualifying tyre gamble

Sebastian Vettel has been reprimanded and fined €25,000 for failing to obey FIA officials during a routine weight check at the Brazilian Grand Prix. Hamilton and Vettel both emerged from a controversial qualifying session with their cars on the front row, the first time they will line up alongside each other since the Belgian Grand Prix in […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

Algeria Rally – Sahari Rally : The final stage

ALGERIA RALLY : SAHARI RALLY El Goléa (El Ménéa) – Ghardaïa Liaison 33.43km – SS 7 178.30km – Liaison 119.03km Thursday, November 8th  2018 The final race day was a day of speed.  Today’s race started out by a small Erg, then continued on to flat lands until adrars were visible in the distance, before […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS WORLD ENDURO

Enduro takes centre stage as Chile hosts 93rd FIM ISDE

The FIM International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) is ready to celebrate its ninety-third edition as the 2018 edition heads to Viña del Mar in Chile from 12-17 November. Regarded as one of the World’s most prestigious off-road motorcycle competitions, this year’s FIM ISDE will see over four-hundred professional and amateur riders from twenty-five nations compete. At […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing targets title glory in Australia

  TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team travels to Rally Australia (November 15-18) for the final round of the 2018 season, aiming to claim the manufacturers’ championship in which it currently holds a 12-point lead.  Ott Tänak remains in contention for the drivers’ title, 23 points behind the leader, with his fellow Toyota Yaris WRC drivers […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Brazilian Grand Prix 2018: Renault’s rivalry with Red Bull ahead of Daniel Ricciardo move heats up after cheeky Max Verstappen dig

The fallout from this season’s messy divorce between Red Bull and Renault has heated up that little bit more ahead of the Brazilian Grand Prix, thanks to a cheeky dig at Max Verstappen.The two teams were already enduring a rocky end to their 12-season relationship with Red Bull deciding to go with a Honda engine […]

MOTORSPORT HISTORY & STORIES MOTORSPORT NEWS

New ‘Rally the Globe’ club plots epic endurance rally challenge

A new car club has been launched by rallying mastermind Fred Gallagher, but it’s a tad different to other classic car fraternities. With backing from a number of influential endurance rally participants, Rally the Globe has been established as a means to deliver ‘unrivalled levels of experience, vision and voyage’. Open to owners of pre-1976 classic and […]

INDYCAR MOTORSPORT NEWS

IndyCar denies claims of Brazil return

IndyCar has denied claims by Rio de Janeiro mayor Marcelo Crivella that the series will return to Brazil in 2020. Crivella took to Twitter on Wednesday to announce a street race around the city’s Sambodrome. A short accompanying video showed Crivella being joined by a number of Brazilian officials and reporters, along with animation depicting a […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

HARD EARNED HONOURS FOR 2018 SACCS CHAMPIONS 

The recent Gold 400 rounded off the 2018 South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) that consisted of six tough events all over the country and Botswana with various title battles from the start. It was also a season where teams and manufacturers developed and competed with state of the art vehicles and equipment and a […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NEW VEHICLES

McLaren Senna makes Latin American debut at Sao Paulo International Motor Show

McLaren Senna, the ultimate road-legal track car from McLaren Automotive, will be making its Latin American debut at the 2018 São Paulo International Motor Show between November 6-18. The car will be a key component of an emotive display celebrating the story of the Brazilian racing legend which also features the MP4/6 Formula 1 car. McLaren […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

Desafio Inca 2018: Action and emotion in the Ica Desert

The awe-inspiring Ica Desert was the ideal stage for one of the most demanding races of the 2018 calendar, in which competitors faced some of the most dramatic and magnificent dunes in the world over 900 km of racing. With the 100% Peruvian Dakar fast approaching, the third edition of the Dakar Series featured many […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

It’s Been Over Twenty Years Since Giovanna Amati Entered a Formula One Race And Things Haven’t Gotten Much Better For Women

The stories of the handful of women who have attempted a break into Formula One have all been fraught with some kind of disaster. Many of them didn’t qualify. Many of them didn’t finish a race. But no woman’s tale is quite as strange as that of Giovanna Amati, the last woman to have entered […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

LOEB CONTEMPLATES WRC RETURN

SÉBASTIEN LOEB HINTED AT A POSSIBLE WRC RETURN NEXT SEASON AFTER A REMARKABLE VICTORY IN SPAIN ON SUNDAY THAT HE LABELLED AS ONE OF HIS BEST EVER.The nine-time world champion edged Sébastien Ogier, his successor as title holder, by 2.9sec to win a thrill-a-minute RallyRACC Catalunya – Rally de España and then suggested he could […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

MALCOLM WILSON: “THE CHAMPIONSHIP IS GOING DOWN TO THE WIRE AND WE’RE GOING TO SEE A THRILLING FINALE”

 M-Sport Ford Team Principal Malcolm Wilson admitted that his team “didn’t get the tyre choices 100% right”on Rally de España,  but praised Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia for “pushing hard regardless.”The M-Sport boss saw two of his cars finish on the podium, with Ogier finishing second and Elfyn Evansthird behind winner Sébastien Loeb. The runners up spot in Spain was enough to give five-time champion Ogier a […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Preview: F1 ready for Brazilian Grand Prix

The title has been decided in Lewis Hamilton’s favour but there’s still a Grand Prix to be won. It’s time for a samba in Sao Paolo – Motorsport Week previews the Brazilian Grand Prix, the penultimate round of the 2018 Formula 1 World Championship. History Having held a non-championship event in 1972 the seven-kilometre Interlagos […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Schumacher family issues rare statement

MICHAEL Schumacher’s family have announced their support for a new charity initiative inspired by the recovering Formula 1 champion.The family of the seven-time F1 world champion has recently refused to issue public comment on the 49-year-old’s health, but have now issued just their second public statement of the past six months. A statement from Schumacher’s […]

Motorcycles MOTORSPORT NEWS

Bengaluru biker girl is breaking barriers in fast lane

Motorcyclist Aishwarya Pissay loves living her life in the fast lane. Yet for the winner of four national championship titles, convicing her near and dear ones about making a career in motoracing was a rather slow process. “I come from a very conservative family,” the 22-year-old from Bengaluru says during her visit to the city.”The […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

“When did Formula 1 become a development series?” – Johansson

Former Ferrari and McLaren F1 driver Stefan Johansson is perplexed by what he views as an increasing trend towards Formula 1 teams hiring drivers that are still climbing the development curve.Writing in his blog, the Swede expressed his bemusement at teams opting for inexperienced drivers on the assumption that they’ll mature into the role. “It’s a […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Formula 1 needs a real rivalry, not Lewis Hamilton vs. Sebastian Vettel

Since the start of the V6 turbo hybrid era of Formula 1 began in the 2014 season, only one of the five driver championships that have been decided have been decided in the season finale. In fact, aside of this lone season, the 2012 season is the most recent season to feature a championship battle that went […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

MICK SCHUMACHER WILL NEED MORE THAN A LEGENDARY NAME TO MAKE IT TO FORMULA 1

Carlos Sainz Jr. knows that a name can be a curse as well as a blessing It will take more than a famous last name to make Mick Schumacher a success in Formula 1, and that’s from someone in the know — Carlos Sainz Jr., who also has a famous motor racing surname. Recently, Lewis […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

RENAULT SPORT RACING PRESIDENT: F1 NEEDS TO BE ‘REINVENTED’

Lack of true competition at the front of the grid concerns teams Few know any better than Renault Sport Racing president Jerome Stoll that Formula 1 is due for a serious overhaul.While F1 is not broken, there’s a healthy share of cracks in the foundation — unless one happens to be happy with the fact that no […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

PRYCE SET TO GIVE ORECA R4 RALLY CAR COMPETITION DEBUT

Upcoming Welsh rally driver Osian Pryce is set to give the new VR4K Oreca FIA R4-spec rally car its international competition debut this weekend as he heads to the Rallye Ciudad de Granada with ASM Motorsport. Dale Furniss will team up with Pryce again, navigating in the Toyota Etios R4 on the Spanish gravel rally, marking their first overseas gravel rally since finishing fourth in the […]