FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

F1 Rookie Mick Schumacher Takes Heat on Social Media for ‘No Comment’ on Racism Question

BY GLOBAL MOTORSPORTS MEDIA Haas F1 Team driver reportedly declined to answer media’s question about Lewis Hamilton’s anti-racism message. Mick Schumacher took a few hits on some social media channels after offer up a ‘no comment’ to a question about Lewis Hamilton and Formula 1’s anti-racism messaging. JOE PORTLOCK – FORMULA 1GETTY IMAGES When asked about […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

WADA to have a closer look at Haas’ Russian livery

Haas unveiled their new car to the world on Thursday with a clear Russian influence. However, the look has caught the attention of the World Anti-Doping Agency who is looking into the matter. After Haas unveiled a Russian inspired livery on Thursday, it looks as thought the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) are looking into whether the look is […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OTHER MOTORSPORT

INVESTCHEM FORMULA 1600 IS SA’S RICHEST RACE SERIES

by Motorsport Media  Quarter-million rand and great testing prizes for ’21 champion South Africa’s richest racing championship will celebrate its twentieth anniversary in fine style in 2021 with Investchem Formula 1600 all set to bounce back in bumper new racing season later in March. And with a quarter-million rand up for grabs for the champion, […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NEW VEHICLES

WOMEN’S WORLD CAR OF THE YEAR ANNOUNCES 2021 CATEGORY WINNERS

The jury of the Women’s World Car of the Year is pleased to announce the winners in each of nine categories. These vehicles represent excellence in their segments based on safety, comfort, technology, and value for the money. This is the eleventh year for WWCOTY, a team of fifty motoring journalists from 38 countries spanning […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

SHARQIYAH INTERNATIONAL BAJA TOYOTA GETS UNDERWAY WITH THURSDAY’S QUALIFYING STAGE

Dania Akeel becomes first ever Saudi female to tackle an international rally   The Sharqiyah International Baja Toyota gets underway with a 10km qualifying stage in the Half Moon Bay area of the Eastern Province from 15.32hrs on Thursday afternoon.The third round of the 2021 FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Bajas is being hosted by the […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Hamilton puts ultimate F1 ‘dream’ aside as Merc mystery deepens

By: AFP Lewis Hamilton said Tuesday that winning a record-breaking eighth world championship in 2021 would not be the determining factor in whether he quits after the season. Lewis Hamilton isn’t rushing any decision.Source: AFP The attempt to land a drivers’ crown that would move the 36-year-old Briton above Michael Schumacher to become the most decorated […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

New Mercedes-AMG F1 W12 Breaks Cover as Possibly the Greatest Formula 1 Car Ever

by Sergiu Tudose  Last year, Mercedes-AMG F1 surpassed Ferrari in winning the most consecutive constructors’ titles, having come out on top in each of the past seven seasons. In 2021, the Germans are going for a record-breaking eighth title, with what they hope is the finest car ever built in the 1.6 L hybrid era. […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Binotto doesn’t expect Ferrari speed deficit this season

By Chris Medland Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto is not expecting the 2021 car to suffer the straight line speed deficit it had last season, based on development and simulations over the winter. Technical directives relating to the power unit resulted in Ferrari dropping from being a threat to Mercedes at many venues in 2019 – […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

TEASDALE TOPPLES SAXC PECKING ORDER

by Motorsport Media  KZN local blasts to victory in Jolivet season opener Pietermaritzburg hero Travis Teasdale turned the South African Cross Country Motorcycle Championship status quo on its head when he rode his TT Racing Gas Gas to victory in a rough, tough and muddy Jolivet, KwaZulu Natal season opener in his back yard on […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Hamilton won’t sign another long-term contract: ‘I’ve achieved most of what I want to achieve’

AUTHOR: James Elson Lewis Hamilton says he has little more to do in F1, and has alluded to a more long-term goal. Lewis Hamilton has said he will not sign another long-term F1 contract, saying: “I’ve achieved most of what I want to achieve.” ter much conjecture throughout 2020 about whether the 7-times champion would carry […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

Valentino Rossi hungry for more success with championship-chasing Sepang Racing Team

By: Gabriel Tan   As the iconic Valentino Rossi prepares to embark on his 22nd season in MotoGP, he is adamant that his recent move to Petronas Yamaha Sepang Racing Team is not merely a swansong but a legitimate opportunity for more glory. After spending the last eight seasons with the Yamaha factory team, the […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

BUMPER NATIONAL AND MOTORCYCLE ENTRY BOOSTS THIS WEEKEND’S SHARQIYAH BAJA 

DAMMAM (SAUDI ARABIA): An impressive number of Saudi and GCC drivers and riders tackling the opening round of the 2021 Saudi Toyota Desert Rally Championship have boosted the field for this weekend’s Sharqiyah International Baja in the Eastern Province. In addition to hosting the opening round of the 2021 FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Bajas, […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Flying Finn Rovanpera Claims the Championship Lead in the Toyota Yaris WRC

Kalle Rovanpera has become the youngest ever driver to lead the FIA World Rally Championship standings after finishing in a strong second place on home ground at Arctic Rally Finland, securing the position with the fastest time on the rally-ending Power Stage in his Toyota Yaris WRC. Twenty-year-old Rovanpera and his co-driver Jonne Halttunen were […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Michael Schumacher sponsor follows son Mick into F1

By: Sam Hall Michael Schumacher’s long-term sponsor Deutsche Vermögensberatung has confirmed it will continue to back the seven-time world champion’s son, Mick, in his rookie Formula 1 season. Frankfurt-based financial advisors Deutsche Vermögensberatung first sponsored Michael Schumacher in 1996 when, as a two-time world champion, the German moved from Benetton to Ferrari. The brand featured on […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

WRC – TÄNAK WINS ARCTIC RALLY, ROVANPERÄ IS THE NEW WRC LEADER

  Ott Tänak and Martin Järveoja scored their 14th FIA World Rally Championship triumph with a dominant victory on the first Arctic Rally Finland, which reached a thrilling climax south of event base in Rovaniemi earlier today. Driving a Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC, the Estonians led from the start and were exceptional throughout on the […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

SUBLIME TÄNAK WINS ARCTIC RALLY FINLAND

Ott Tänak sealed a dominant start-to-finish victory at Arctic Rally Finland Powered by CapitalBox on Sunday afternoon. The Estonian built a comfortable lead in Lapland’s frozen forests in the first two days and made no mistakes in the final leg to win the FIA World Rally Championship’s second round by 17.5sec in a Hyundai i20. […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Arab NGOs call on Hamilton to stay away from Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

In an open letter to Lewis Hamilton, some 50 human rights organisations from various Arab countries call on the world champion to boycott the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. They hope to respond to the social commitment Hamilton has shown in recent years. From 3 to 5 December 2021, if all goes according to plan, the first Grand Prix […]

FORMULA E MOTORSPORT NEWS

No injuries in missile attack on Riyadh during Formula E weekend

  Some loud bangs could be heard above the circuit where the two Formula E races took place this weekend. It would have been a missile attack intercepted by the Saudis. Although debris damaged a house, no one was injured. Saudi Arabia, with its Patriot missiles, has the best anti-aircraft weaponry that the Americans have to offer, […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

WRC: Arctic Rally

DAY TWO COMPLETE: HERE’S A RECAP Ogier off Day 2 is complete here at Arctic Rally Finland Powered by CapitalBox. Ott Tänak claimed three stage wins during the day to extend his lead to 24.1sec. Kalle Rovanperä was third, with a hard-charging Thierry Neuville just 1.8sec further back. Sébastien Ogier hit trouble on the final […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

TÄNAK PRESERVES FIRM GRIP ON ARCTIC LEAD

Ott Tänak retained his stranglehold on Arctic Rally Finland Powered by CapitalBox by winning two of Saturday morning’s three speed tests to stretch his overnight lead. In perfect winter conditions, the Estonian won the opening 24.43km Mustalampi and the closing 27.68km Siikakämä in his Hyundai i20. He arrived at mid-leg service in Rovaniemi with a […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

OBITUARY: HANNU MIKKOLA

Hannu Mikkola, the 1983 world champion and one of Finland’s great rally names has died. He was 78. After making his name driving a series of Ford Escorts, Mikkola was at the forefront of the four-wheel drive revolution in world rallying and claimed the title in an Audi Quattro – the first for an all-wheel […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

MASTERFUL TÄNAK TAKES CHARGE IN ARCTIC’S WINTER WONDERLAND

Ott Tänak threw down the gauntlet in Lapland’s frozen forests by winning the opening two speed tests to build a dominant lead at Arctic Rally Finland Powered by CapitalBox on Friday night. The Estonian was the class of the field in the first of three days of Arctic action. He was fastest in the first […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

Brad Binder looks to build on MotoGP rookie of the year status in 2021

By: RobertJones Red Bull KTM rider Brad Binder has high hopes for the 2021 MotoGP season after claiming rookie of the year honours last season. But what can we expect to see?   Brad Binder was spectacular to watch as a rookie in 2020, but with that said, what are the expectations for the latest MotoGP […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Honda Prepared to Throw the Kitchen Sink at Mercedes in Last Season in F1

BY GLOBAL MOTORSPORTS MEDIA Red Bull taking Honda power in-house beginning in 2022. BRYN LENNONGETTY IMAGES Honda is not holding back on its goals for its last official season in Formula 1 before exiting the series at the end of the 2021 season. For Honda, it’s the championship or bust. To say Honda is prepared to pull […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

TÄNAK TOPS TIMES IN ARCTIC SHAKEDOWN

Ott Tänak set the fastest time in shakedown at Arctic Rally Finland Powered by CapitalBox on Thursday morning. Ott Tanak In perfect winter conditions, the Estonian was quickest through the 5.69km Vennivaara test, close to the rally base of Rovaniemi, by 0.7sec from Hyundai i20 team-mate Thierry Neuville. Takamoto Katsuta and Pierre Louis Loubet tied […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS TOURING CAR

Red Bull returns to DTM with Albon

Red Bull will return to DTM this year, supporting a pair of Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020s cars prepped by three-time 24 Hours of Le Mans winner AF Corse. Since winning its debut race in 2016, the turbo-engine 488 GT3 has become one of the most successful models in Ferrari history, with a current overall and class tally (through January’s […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Sebastian Vettel sells Ferrari collection ahead of new season at Aston Martin

By: VIKNESH VIJAYENTHIRAN  Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel amassed a nice collection of rare Ferraris during his stint with the Italian squad but is now selling them ahead of his new start at Aston Martin. As reported by Australia’s Which Car on Saturday, Vettel’s Ferraris, all of them located in Switzerland, where the four-time world champion resides, have […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

WRC breaks new ground in the Arctic’s frozen Finnish forests

  The FIA World Rally Championship journeys to the Arctic Circle for the first time this week boosted by one of the strongest frontline entries in recent years. Never in its 49-year history has the series ventured as far north and Arctic Rally Finland Powered by CapitalBox (26 – 28 February) has 13 World Rally […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

2021 Malachite Rally: Remennik and Danilova are the overall winners!

Media release: autosportmedia.ru (unedited)   Yesterday, on a holiday dedicated to brave men, the Malachite Rally finished in the Chelyabinsk region; Sergei Remennik and Marina Danilova in Oreca Suzuki Swift R4 became the winners in the overall standings! 2021 Malachite Rally was held on 22-23 February* on the three-dimensional high-speed roads near Kyshtym and Novogorny towns, that […]

GTC MOTORSPORT NEWS

GTC BETTER TO DRIVE THAN TCR — VD WATT

by Motorsport Media  Having raced both, Julian rates the local Touring Car best The 2021 South African Global Touring Car Championship kicks off at Killarney in a month’s time with growing excitement as it enters a new era with upgraded cars, a field of SA’s finest young drivers and a general spring in the series’ […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Subaru takes 1-2 finish at Sno*Drift to open 2021 rally season

Subaru Motorsports USA opened the 2021 rally season with a 1-2 finish at Michigan’s Sno*Drift Rally, the lone winter event on the American Rally Association (ARA) calendar. Drivers Travis Pastrana and Brandon Semenuk swept all twelve of the event’s stages, with Pastrana and co-driver Rhianon Gelsomino taking nine stage wins and leading wire-to-wire for a […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

MotoGP boss Fausto Gresini passes away at age 60

Fausto Gresini has passed away in Bologna after complications stemming from coronavirus. The 60-year-old was admitted to hospital back in December.The Italian was put into a medically-induced coma in the intensive care unit of Bologna’s Maggiore Hospital in recent days due to a persisting respiratory issue following a COVID-19 infection. Gresini was originally hospitalised on […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

MARQUEZ KNOWS HE WON’T BE ‘SAME MARC’ ON MOTOGP RETURN

Marc Marquez has given the first update on his condition to the media since his third arm surgery at today’s 2021 Repsol Honda MotoGP team launch. Marquez broke his arm during the 2020 season-opening Jerez race and exacerbated the damage a week later by returning to action only days after surgery to correct it, subsequently […]