FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

F1 engines in the 24 Hours of Le Mans could become a reality

FIA president Jean Todt says he hopes Formula 1’s new engines for 2021 might be adapted for use in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.Plans for a world engine were scrapped when the current F1 rules were introduced in 2014, but now Todt says the 2021 rules are an opportunity to try again. “At the moment, […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Michelin rule out return to ‘irrelevant’ Formula 1

  French tyre manufacturer Michelin have said that the low amount of technology transfer from Formula 1 to road cars is preventing them from returning as a tyre supplier.The company last supplied teams in 2006, with Fernando Alonso securing the championship title on French rubber, they had previously submitted a bid to supply tyres for […]

FORMULA E MOTORSPORT NEWS

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing become first Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY team

  Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing has been announced as the first team for the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY which is due to start in December 2018.Led by Team Principal Bobby Rahal, the RLL Racing team will take on competitors in the Formula E support series, based on street-legal production battery electric vehicle.   “Since the global […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS TOURING CAR

World Touring Car Cup made official as WTCC, TCR combine in two-year deal

The new FIA World Touring Car Cup has been officially confirmed after a deal was reached to bring the World Touring Car Championship and the TCR International Series together. Approved at the latest meeting of the FIA’s World Motorsport Council in Paris, the new series will run for at least the next two years after […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

24 Hours Fronteira: The perfect finish for 2017 season.

THE ATMOSPHERE It all began in 1998, the year of the first edition of the 24 Hour of Fronteira. Since then, the friendly village in Alto Alentejo, has hosted without interruption the event that is more than a test of endurance, it’s rather a great party to close the sporting season. The spirit of the […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Todt reveals Schumacher’s self-doubt

There is no arguing with the fact that one of the most notable absentees at last night’s FIA F1 Hall of Fame opening was seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher, the German having been seriously injured in a skiing accident in December 2013. Representing the German legend was his manager Sabine Kehm, who admitted that nothing […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Formula One: Greatest of all-time talk surrounds Lewis Hamilton

Talk of being the greatest Formula One driver of all-time is set to surround Lewis Hamilton this offseason heading into the 2018 season. Lewis Hamilton, 32, had already secured his fourth career Formula One championship coming into the 2017 season finale, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit on Yas Island in Abu […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS WORLD ENDURANCE RACING

Road car-style proposal giving LMP1 “momentum” – Toyota

 Toyota says proposals to make the next generation of LMP1 cars look more like high-performance road cars have generated “a lot of interest” among manufacturers in joining sportscar racing’s top flight. Fading manufacturer interest in LMP1 has resulted in the rulemakers of the FIA World Endurance Championship, the FIA and the ACO, holding a series […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

F1 champions gather in Paris for Hall of Fame inauguration

 Formula 1’s governing body, the FIA, last night inaugurated its new Hall of Fame in Paris with nine FIA Formula One World Champions in attendance, as all 33 winners of motorsport’s most prestigious title were honoured by the sport’s regulator. The new initiative was launched at a glittering ceremony at the headquarters of the Automobile […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally Cross

Global Rallycross and Polaris start new racing series

It’ll be the first professional rallycross championship of its kind.Red Bull Global Rallycross has teamed up with leading utility vehicle manufacturer Polaris for a new racing series that will begin next year. Forming part of the Red Bull GRC bill alongside the regular Supercars and Lites championships, the UTV championship will be the first professional […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

New Look FIA Junior WRC Set For 2018

 M-Sport have announced a change in base colour scheme for their fleet of Ford Fiesta R2-T’s to coincide with the revised championship format for 2018. Unveiled at the team’s Polish headquarters in Karkow, the 2018 JWRC season colour scheme features a mix of blue, grey and yellow that aim to represent the partners of the […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OTHER MOTORSPORT

Insurance ruling could threaten motorsport in Europe

The High Court of England and Wales has issued a ruling about mandating car insurance that, if taken literally — and that’s kind of what laws are, right? — could threaten motorsports in Europe. In other words, get insured or get off the road … and the racetrack. According to a report on the classic car […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OTHER MOTORSPORT

2009 F1 champion Jenson Button inks Super GT deal with Honda

Jenson Button will continue racing. He has signed a deal to drive for Honda in the Japanese Super GT series next season. The 2009 F1 champion had made it clear this was always the plan, specifically citing America or Japan as locations he wanted to compete. After contesting the Super GT premier Suzuka 100-km race […]

FORMULA E MOTORSPORT NEWS

Hong Kong proves Formula E electric motor racing is nothing to whine about

It’s the sound that is different. Whereas up until now motorsport has always featured the often ear-splitting noise of high-revving petrol engines, with this new-age motorsport formula there isn’t much noise at all. Well – there is noise. But it’s more like a circus than a cacophony – experts say the sound of one of these race […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NASCAR

Dale Earnhardt Jr. named NASCAR’s most popular driver for 15th time

Dale Earnhardt Jr. wrapped up his final season as a NASCAR driver with one last piece of hardware. He won the Most Popular Driver Award on Thursday night for the 15th consecutive time. The award is based on a fan vote and sponsored by the National Motorsports Press Association. Only Bill Elliott won the award […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

VW Polo GTI R5 Rally Car Rockets From 0-62 MPH In 4.1 Seconds

Volkswagen has unveiled the all-new Polo GTI R5 following a preview last month. Introduced earlier today in Spain, the Polo GTI R5 is a turn-key rally car that was designed to compete in the R5 class alongside rivals such as the Citroën DS3 R5, Ford Fiesta R5, and Skoda Fabia R5. As part of the […]

MOTORSPORT HISTORY & STORIES MOTORSPORT NEWS

THE MAN OF THE YEAR — IS A WOMAN!

2017 proved another great racing season on track for Lindenberg Racing, which celebrated the end of a competitive year on track in fine style at the season ending Kyalami Historic Tour extravaganza on Saturday as Paige Lindenberg and the team toasted several awards following a most successful prize giving at the Midrand circuit… Paige earned […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Kubica: ‘More limitations in my everyday life than in the car’

Robert Kubica says the consequences of his right arm injury have led to more limitations in his everyday life than behind the wheel of an F1 car. The Polish driver and his fans are in waiting mode as Williams ponders whether or not to add Kubica to its 2018 driver line-up after last week’s final […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Prancing horse political power

Alfa Romeo’s return to Grand Prix racing after a thirty-year hiatus is undoubtedly good news for Formula 1. Any initiative – especially if its manufacturer supported – which boosts the sport’s profile should be welcomed. But let’s be honest, the return of the legendary marque in partnership with Sauber is nothing more than Ferrari increasing  […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

FIA wants to shorten, “standardise” WRC stages

FIA rally director Jarmo Mahonen says the endurance element of the World Rally Championship is over and the future means shorter stages with more regular visits to the service park. Mahonen wants a return to a more formulaic approach to the sport, with lunchtime service splitting two loops of stages and each test ideally no […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OTHER MOTORSPORT

Mikkelsen masters Monza

Andreas Mikkelsen was crowned Master of Monza after a winning finale to his season alongside Hyundai Motorsport team-mate Thierry Neuville at the Italian race circuit. Mikkelsen defeated Motocross legend Tony Cairoli in the Masters’ semi-final before beating Italian circuit racer Marco Bonanomi in the final over a 1750-metre asphalt course. Earlier in the weekend Mikkelsen […]

FORMULA E MOTORSPORT NEWS

Audi turns down appeal over Abt disqualification in ‘small mistake’

Audi will not appeal against Daniel Abt’s disqualification from the second race of the 2017-17 Formula E season opener in Hong Kong, denying the German his maiden win in the series due to the stewards review. Abt secured a first victory in Formula E after a late spin by Edoardo Mortara but both of his […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OTHER MOTORSPORT

Thrilling Conclusion to HSR Classic 12 Hour at Sebring

  The Second Annual HSR Classic 12 Hour at Sebring came to a thrilling and competitive conclusion Sunday with four victorious Run Group champions presented with custom-made HSR Classic 12 Hour-edition B.R.M. Chronographes watches after conquering both the competition and grueling 3.74-mile Sebring International Raceway road course. A tribute race to the timeless Mobil 1 […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

Rossi: “The MotoGP without me? Like the world cup without Italy”

 #46 considers the future: “I’ll try to continue for a while longer. The Yamaha? What we saw in 2017 doesn’t represent our potential” Mission accomplished! Valentino Rossi dreamed of becoming the biggest winner of all time at the Monza Rally Show and he’s managed to become just that, scoring his sixth victory. It was an uphill climb for #46 though, […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NEW VEHICLES

FIRST DRIVE: The 2018 BMW M5 – Monster Power Meets Grip King

 In the world of sports sedans, the BMW M5 has always been the benchmark, from the decades-old E28 generation to the fans’ darling E60 and its V10 naturally aspirated engine. Its bloodline now stretches across six generations with the arrival of this latest F90 model which brings a novelty to the M brand – the […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Tundo, Jackson jointly win 2017 Safari Classic Rally

 Homeboy Carl ‘Flush’ Tundo and Briton Richard Jackson were jointly declared winners of the 2017 East Africa Classic Safari Rally as the grueling competition came to a close on Friday in Mombasa. This is the first time the rally has produced joint winners since its inception 2003. After a prolonged stewards meeting, it was unanimously […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS TOURING CAR

Thed Bjork wins WTCC title

Thed Bjork has won the 2017 World Touring Car Championship after a tough weekend for his only title challenger, Norbert Michelisz, in the final round in Qatar. Tom Chilton won the Opening Race after prevailing in a battle with team-mate Mehdi Bennani. The two Sebastien Loeb Racing Citroens ran one-two after passing pole-sitter Kevin Gleason […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Latvala determined to see off Tanak Toyota threat

 Jari-Matti Latvala says he has nothing to fear from the arrival of Ott Tanak at the Toyota WRC team next season, but is determined to keep the Japanese squad centred around him. Latvala arrived at Toyota late in 2016, affecting the immediate and significant change to turn the Yaris WRC into a challenger this season. […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Lewis Hamilton Reveals Personal Dilemma Over Formula 1 Future

Lewis Hamilton has admitted that he doesn’t want to miss out on life experiences because of his time spent in Formula 1 and the prospect of quitting the sport has become somewhat of a personal dilemma. While it’s highly likely that Hamilton and the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team will agree on a new […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OTHER MOTORSPORT

The Aston Martin Vantage GTE Race Car Looks Incredible

We saw it testing a while ago, but now it’s finally here. Meet the new Aston Martin Vantage GTE race car, which makes its debut just hours after we finally got to check out the 2018 Vantage street car. Like its roadgoing counterpart, the Vantage GTE is incredibly gorgeous.   The Vantage GTE was developed […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NEW VEHICLES

Mini might make its entire lineup electric, but switching to EVs won’t be easy

Since acquiring the Mini trademark over a decade ago, BMW has not shied away from playing up the hot-hatch image of the brand — and that goes for the cars’ exhaust soundtracks. But BMW may soon have another, much quieter role for its small British division in mind as the German parent company maneuvers toward […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

East Africa Classic Safari Rally: The Return of Flash Tundo

The dramatic fight for the lead continued unabated on the penultimate day of the Kenya Airways East African Safari Classic Rally as local hero Carl “Flash” Tundo motored to eclipse Briton Richard Jackson and compatriot Baldev Chager and move back in front. Tundo had his campaign effectively gifted by Jackson’s and Chager’s woes but hoped […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NEW VEHICLES

Waymo’s self-driving car fleet clips 4-million mile mark, set to kick off self-driving taxi service

Four million miles down, unlimited potential to go. Waymo’s fleet of self-driving cars has officially reached the four-million-mile mark in about eight years of total operation. And in the coming months, the company will launch a self-driving taxi service in Phoenix, Arizona, for the public to use. The pace of those self-driving miles has accelerated, and […]

MOTORSPORT HISTORY & STORIES MOTORSPORT NEWS

2017 F1: Todt to stay as FIA president until 2021

Jean Todt will not face a rival as he secures his third and final four-year tenure as FIA president. F1’s governing body is on December 8 expected to ratify the 71-year-old Frenchman’s place at the top of the FIA for the 2018-2021 period. Under FIA rules, no president can serve for more than 12 years, […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NEW VEHICLES

Rolls-Royce Phantom named “Luxury Car of the Year”

The Rolls-Royce Phantom has earned BBC Top Gear Magazine’s coveted ‘Luxury Car of the Year’, just weeks after its global media launch on the banks of Lake Lucerne in Vitznau, Switzerland. Referred to by the cognoscenti as ‘the best car in the world’, the eighth generation Phantom continues to earn plaudits from the world’s most […]

DAKAR MOTORSPORT NEWS

Dakar 2018: “Not possible to imagine returning to Africa”, organizers say

The organizers of Dakar Rally, the 2018 edition of which is scheduled to leave Lima on January 6, have ruled out a return to Africa “for the moment”, as Etienne Lavigne, the director of the event visiting Peru said. “I think it’s not possible to imagine going back to work there (in Africa), this is […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally Cross

Timo Scheider and BMW In Talks for Potential World RX Entry

 Former DTM Double Champion driver Timo Scheider has revealed today to Motorsport.com that there are talks underway with BMW Motorsport regarding a potential future entry into the FIA World Rallycross Championship. Scheider, who competed in the Nurburgring 24 hours for BMW Motorsport this year as well taking part in eleven of the twelve rounds of the […]