FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Kubica given another FP1 run in Hungary

Robert Kubica will feature in the first free practice session of the Hungarian Grand Prix weekend for Alfa Romeo on Friday. The former Williams driver was given his first run of the season last weekend in FP1 of the Styrian GP, taking control of Antonio Giovinazzi’s C39. On Friday, however, he will switch to Kimi Raikkonen’s car, with the Finn […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Sebastian Vettel negotiating with Racing Point Aston Martin

Sebastian Vettel has reportedly started negotiations with Racing Point Aston Martin with the veteran driver now committed to racing on in 2021. Vettel was the odd-man out when negotiations with Ferrari broke down earlier this year, resulting in the team announcing Carlos Sainz would partner rising star Charles Leclerc beyond the 2020 season. It started […]

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Pikes Peak International Hill Climb – NEW DATE – 30 Aug 20

Since March 19 when the announcement came that the 98th running of The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, brought to you by Gran Turismo, would be postponed until August 30, race fans everywhere have been eager to learn if they would be allowed to attend the world-famous hill climb in person. With input and […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

RALLY MINAS BRASIL 2020: ACTION TAKES PLACE IS THIS WEEKEND

Everything is ready for the opening of the 2020 season of the Brazilian Rally Cross-Country Rally (CBA – Cars) and Rally Baja (CBM – Motorbikes) championships. The city of Patos de Minas (MG) will host the headquarters of the competition. Minas Gerais is the host state of the first races of the 2020 season of […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NEW VEHICLES

Toyota is building brand-new parts for the 2000GT

Toyota’s Gazoo Racing division is on a bit of a roll of late. It won the 2019 World Rally Championship with Ott Tänak, took overall victory at the last two Le Mans 24hrs and is currently in the process of bringing us the lightweight, four-wheel drive, 257bhp rally-rep GR Yaris. Nice. Back in January, Toyota also […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

MotoGP 2020 Preview

Belated, truncated and isolated, but better late than never, the MotoGP season resumes in Spain on Sunday 19th July. “Resumes” because the first round in Qatar took place right as the first COVID-19 travel restrictions bit. The smaller classes – 675cc Moto2 and 250cc Moto3 – happened to be there already, having just completed their final preseason […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

We haven’t seen the full potential of Mercedes or Red Bull yet, says Wolff

Mercedes made it two from two in 2020 as Lewis Hamilton clinched victory at the Red Bull Ring for the Styrian Grand Prix, a week after his team mate Valtteri Bottas achieved the feat at the same venue. It is an impressive start from the reigning world champions, but boss Toto Wolff reckons there’s plenty […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally Cross

Electric rallycross car makes winning debut with Stohl

Former world rally championship podium finisher and world rallycross team owner Manfred Stohl has made history by claiming a debut win for an electric car in rallycross. Stohl contested a Hungarian Rallycross Championship event at Kakucs, debuting the all-electric Ford Fiesta ElectRX in rallycross competition with his STARD firm, the same specification of machine that […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NASCAR

Tony Stewart’s new auto racing league to give fans an alternative to NASCAR

With his NASCAR career winding down in October 2016, Tony Stewart described his plans for retirement. “People ask, ‘What are you’re going to do next year?’ And I say, ‘Whatever I want.’ It’s the first time in 20 years I’m not going to be on NASCAR’s schedule,” he said. “You look at all the stuff […]

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The catalyst for Dane’s women in motorsport cause

The attention surrounding the hiring of engineer Romy Mayer sparked Triple Eight shareholder Jess Dane to set about driving female involvement in motorsport. Mayer’s 2015 appointment as a female Supercars engineer drew massive media attention. The hype made Dane realise the male-dominated nature of the industry; something that had never previously crossed her mind. “To […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

WRC changes starting order rules for Estonia return

The World Rally Championship has revised the starting order rules for the series’ return to action in Estonia in September. Rally Estonia, which is making its debut on the WRC map this year, will take place over just two days, with 70 percent of the running scheduled on Saturday. This would have put championship leader […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Craig Breen lined up for Hyundai WRC return in Estonia 

He’s been trying to keep busy, though becoming increasingly frustrated as the coronavirus has kept him on the sidelines, but Craig Breen looks set for a hectic return to rallying. Already lined up to launch his European Championship campaign in Italy in a couple of weeks’ time, Breen is now expected to be drafted into […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

KATSUTA ENTERS KOKKOLA 400 JUHLARALLI WITH TOYOTA

Takamoto Katsuta will drive a Toyota Yaris WRC on the Kokkola 400 Juhlaralli in his first rally since the COVID-19 pandemic. Toyota development driver Katusta will enter the Kokkola based event, set to take place on August 1, with the idea of getting used to the feeling of a WRC car again following the shutdown of the championship during the coronavirus crisis. […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

M-SPORT AND MICHELIN TO ATTEND RALLY LEGEND

M-Sport and Michelin will attend Rally Legend in October with their top-specification EcoBoost-powered Ford Fiesta WRC. Regarded as one of rallying’s most prestigious festivals, the San Marino ‑based event attracts an incredible entry with some of the most exciting and inspiring cars from throughout a rich and celebrated history. M-Sport and Michelin achieved one of […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS

Michael Schumacher health latest: How is Michael Schumacher? Inside secret health problems

MICHAEL SCHUMACHER health updates come irregularly from his friends and family members, who strive to keep his privacy intact while he receives treatment seven years following his catastrophic skiing accident. How is Michael Schumacher now? Michael Schumacher’s health status remains at the centre of public curiosity in 2020, seven years after the Formula One hero […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Hamilton: Mercedes’ rivals must do more on anti-racism message

Hamilton, F1’s only Black driver, has knelt before the opening two races of the season. F1 has been vocal in its anti-racism message since the 2020 season started and its drivers have worn ‘End Racism’ shirts before each race, with Hamilton wearing a ‘Black Lives Matter’ shirt. Ahead of the season opener, Mercedes released a modified […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Lewis Hamilton gives black power salute on the podium after winning the Styrian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton produced a ‘Black Power’ salute on the podium after taking victory in the Styrian Grand Prix, having taken a knee for the second weekend in a row before the race. The powerful image saw Hamilton, who remains the only current black driver in Formula One and the only black world champion in the sport’s history, raise his […]

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Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton rebounds with dominant Styria win

Following a disappointing 2020 Formula 1 season opener, Lewis Hamilton rebounded with a dominant Styrian Grand Prix victory. Following a 2020 Formula 1 season-opening weekend at the Red Bull Ring that saw him penalized twice and stripped of a podium finish, Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton rebounded at the same venue with a dominant Styrian Grand Prix victory, […]

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Hamilton slick in slippery Styrian GP qualifying

Lewis Hamilton dominated a soaking wet qualifying session for the Styrian Grand Prix, topping the time sheet in the treacherous conditions by a massive 1.2s margin. Heavy rain delayed qualifying by 46 minutes as the sport waited for a break in the weather, and the varying intensity of the downpour and ever-present standing water on […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

BAJA SZCZECINEK – UNFREEZING CROSS-COUNTRY RALLIES!

Poland’s Baja Szczecinek will unfreeze cross-country rallies! The rally, scheduled for 24th-25th July, will be one of the first rallies in Europe, open to all EU competitors, which will be a great occasion for them for the first clash with rivals in this belated season. Cars, SSVs, bikes and quads can compete in several national championships, […]

DAKAR MOTORSPORT NEWS

Dakar Saudi Arabia 2021 participants to benefit from wide range of incentives

New additions and benefits await participants in Dakar Saudi Arabia 2021 as the Kingdom steps up preparations for its second edition of the world’s most challenging race, which runs from Jan. 3 to 15. The Saudi Automobile and Motorcycle Federation recently opened registration for pilots and their teams. Competitors will benefit from a 50 percent […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Formula One confirm two more races for 2020 including historic trip to Ferrari track at Mugello

Italy’s Mugello circuit will make its debut on the Formula One calendar in September to host Ferrari’s 1,000th grand prix, the sport announced on Friday, with Russia’s race in Sochi also confirmed. The September 13 race, to be called the Grand Prix of Tuscany Ferrari 1,000, will follow on from the September 6 Italian Grand […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS WORLD ENDURANCE RACING

Kyalami 9 Hour moves to December following Intercontinental GT Challenge calendar confirmation

This year’s Kyalami 9 Hour will now take place on December 10-12, while 2020’s Intercontinental GT Challenge calendar remains at four events.South Africa’s historic international endurance race has been pushed back by three weeks to ease logistical considerations for teams, drivers and manufacturers whose regular programmes have been rescheduled due to COVID-19. The GT World […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Alonso: I’ve become a better driver since leaving F1

Fernando Alonso says he will return to Formula One in 2021 in the best form of his life thanks to the experience he has gained away from the championship. Alonso stepped away from F1 in 2018 midway through a World Endurance Championship campaign with Toyota, which saw him win that title and win the famous […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

All roads leads to Rome: Oliver Solberg set for ERC season opener

The youngest winner of an FIA European Rally Championship event will contest the opening round of the 2020 ERC, the world’s oldest international rally series, later this month. Oliver Solberg, who made history when he won the ERC-counting Rally Liepāja last season aged 17 years, eight months and three days, will make his debut on […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

5th E-Rallye Monte-Carlo

21st Rallye Monte-Carlo ZENN / Zero Emission No Noise For this 2020 edition of the E-Rallye Monte-Carlo, the Organizing Committee of the Automobile Club de Monaco has decided to focus its event exceptionally around the Principality by proposing, despite the actual situation, a new route, in the Alpes-Maritimes and Var departments. The rally will be held […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

WRC releases revised calendar

World Rally Championship’s revised calendar has been released.  FIA World Rally Championship organisers have released a revised, eight-round calendar for the current season. The campaign resumes in September with the world championship debut of Rally Estonia on the first weekend of September, followed by three more events in Europe and the finale in Japan. Rounds […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OTHER MOTORSPORT

Inside the industry: Why racing doesn’t sell cars

F1’s influence may be huge, but its costs are increasingly hard to justify by the people that controls the coffers ‘Win on Sunday, sell on Monday’ has underpinned many a motorsport programme over the years, be it a mega-bucks manufacturer-backed Formula 1, Le Mans or world rally team or a more realistic dealer-supported national race […]

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Autocar from the archive: An epic racing battle between deadly rivals

One of the greatest rivalries in motor racing history played out through the 1930s. In fact, Motor Sport magazine recently named it the most explosive ever. The two men involved were Tazio Nuvolari – a legend considered by many as the most talented driver of all time – and Achille Varzi, a fellow Italian 12 years […]

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TO B OR NOT TO B: WRC’S GREATEST GROUP B MACHINES

Group B! Hear the term and the mind immediately conjures up images of impossibly fast rally cars with incredible amounts of power under their hoods, and ridiculously daring drivers strapped inside of them, going flat out! The mere sight of a Group B machine tearing up the countryside, reeling in corner after corner, mile munching […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

It’s official, Alonso returns to F1 with Renault for 2021

Fernando Alonso will return to Formula 1 with Renault in 2021 after a two-year sabbatical, the team has confirmed. Since Monday, speculation began to emerge that the Spaniard had agreed to join the French manufacturer for the third time in his career, after previous stints between 2003-2006 and 2008-09. This was after Renault boss Cyril […]

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‘The gloves are off’ between Red Bull & Mercedes after contentious weekend

Mercedes have said the “gloves are off” with Red Bull after a contentious weekend of stewards decisions and an on-track collision. It began with the Milton Keynes-based outfit formally protesting the new DAS system on Friday, arguing it contravened regulations on suspension and aerodynamic influence, but that was thrown out after lengthy deliberation. Then on […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NASCAR

Two legendary streaks ended at one track on one weekend

  Jimmie Johnson, NASCAR (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images) The first ever NASCAR and IndyCar doubleheader was historic for a number of reasons, but this one may very well be the most disappointing. Two  legendary NASCAR and IndyCar streaks came to an end this past weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Entering this weekend, 2001 was the most recent […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NASCAR

NASCAR: Kevin Harvick takes over; can he break Jeff Gordon’s record?

Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing, Indianapolis, NASCAR, Cup Series (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) By making his 656th consecutive NASCAR Cup Series start in Sunday’s race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Kevin Harvick now leads active drivers. Can he break Jeff Gordon’s record? Entering this past weekend, seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson had competed in 663 consecutive […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NEW VEHICLES

First new DB5 in more than 50 years rolls off the line

AS INAUGURAL ASTON MARTIN DB5 GOLDFINGER CONTINUATION CAR IS COMPLETED ‘Job 1’ customer car is completed on schedule as DB5 Goldfinger Continuation production gets into full swing at Aston Martin Works. The first in a strictly limited run of 25 customer cars is finished after around 4,500 hours of meticulous construction. In association with EON […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

TÄNAK TAKES FIRST HYUNDAI MOTORSPORT WIN

Ott Tänak claimed his first victory in Hyundai colours in the Grossi Toidukaubad Viru Rally last weekend. Defending FIA World Rally champion Tänak, along with co-driver Martin Järveoja, won six of the seven stages on Saturday in their first appearance since the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic postponed rallying events around the world. They defeated Georg Gross, driving a Ford Fiesta WRC by almost two minutes […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally Cross

KRISTOFFERSSON DESCRIBES “PERFECT” ALL STAR MAGIC WEEKEND

Johan Kristoffersson, often nicknamed The King of Rain’, proved why he is thought of as one of the best wet rallycross drivers in the world after taking the win at Höljes in the second round of the RallyX Nordic series. Two-time FIA ​​World Rallycross champion Kristoffersson, who struggled in the opening round of the season earlier in the All Star […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Kubica to be given Alfa practice run at Styrian GP

Robert Kubica will be given his first opportunity to take part in a practice session in the competitive F1 season this weekend when he will get behind the wheel for Alfa Romeo at the Red Bull ring for FP1. The Pole failed to make the grade at Williams last season and was subsequently left without a team, only for Alfa […]

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Austrian GP: Red Bull team boss Christian Horner wants Lewis Hamilton to apologise for Alex Albon collision

Red Bull driver Alex Albon was fighting for the second place with Mercedes’s Lewis Hamilton when they collided with 10 laps to go at the Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday.Red Bull Racing team principal Christian Horner backed his driver Alexander Albon in the incident involving him and world champion Lewis Hamilton in Sunday’s Austrian Grand […]