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TOYOTA GAZOO RACING PLANS TO FIELD FIVE CARS ON NESTE RALLY FINLAND

Toyota Gazoo Racing World Rally Team which is based Puuppola in Finland and is managed the four-time FIA World Rally Champion Tommi Mäkinen, have revealed that they are planning to field five cars to the Neste Rally Finland on 6-9 August. It is not for the first time that the Toyota works team will field a […]

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Germany Poised to Replace Silverstone on 2020 F1 Calendar

The F1 German Grand Prix might be run in 2020, after all, as Hockenheim is ready to step in if Formula 1 needs to scrap plans to race at Silverstone because of the U.K.’s 14-day quarantine for persons entering the country. The sport wants to return to racing with a spectator-less race or two in Austria […]

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Horner fuels Vettel-Mercedes speculation

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has added to speculation that Sebastian Vettel could join Mercedes for the 2021 Formula 1 season. Accepting that the German may elect to retire from the sport, Horner expressed his appreciation for the driver with whom he achieved four back-to-back drivers’ and constructors’ championship doubles. “It’ll be a shame if Sebastian ends […]

MOTORSPORT HISTORY & STORIES

MotoGP’s darkest day

Dodgy two-stroke technology and a nauseatingly callous racing establishment were the causes of Monza 1973 – a fiery multiple pile-up that claimed the lives of two of the sport’s biggest stars and changed the course of racing Motorcycle racing changed forever at 3.17pm on May 20, 1973. The Italian 250cc grand prix had just got […]

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MPH Grand Prix debuts: Jim Clark

Jim Clark made his grand prix debut with Lotus and never left the team. But this formidable partnership had not been the original plan   Jim-Clark-in-his-F1-Grand-Prix-debut-at-Zandvoort-for-the-1960-Dutch-Grand-Prix 1960 Dutch Grand Prix In just a few short F1 seasons in the 1960s, Jim Clark carved out his reputation as one of the greatest of all time. His grand prix […]

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SIM IS THE NEW REAL

 While Formula 1 enjoys its contract-signing ‘silly season’, the real racing action continues online. It’s a fascinating new era in the sport where the average armchair enthusiast can fight it out with top-line sim racers and professional racing drivers on some of the most iconic tracks around the world. South Africa hasn’t been left behind, […]

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Saward: Don’t Count out Four-Time F1 Champion Sebastian Vettel Just Yet

Sebastian Vettel would appear to have only one real choice if he wishes stay in Formula 1 in 2021.And that one option, Renault, has more positives tied to it than one might think. The trouble for Vettel is that he is a proud man and he wants to be paid what he thinks he is […]

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Report: Fernando Alonso Signs ‘Pre-Agreement’ with Renault F1 

F1 champion Fernando Alonso will be back in a Formula 1 car in 2021. That’s according to several reports that say the Spaniard is close to signing with his former team, and even one report that states a “pre-agreement” is done. Renault lost driver Daniel Ricciardo earlier this week in a round of driver moves that saw Sebastian Vettel […]

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Alfa Romeo wins the first Formula 1 World Championship

The bond between Alfa Romeo and Formula 1 is inscribed in the history of GP racing: Alfa Romeo won the inaugural Grand Prix Championship in 1950, with Nino Farina on board an Alfa Romeo Tipo 158 “Alfetta”, a success repeated in 1951 by Juan Manuel Fangio in the Alfetta 159 Race number One Thousand May […]

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MOTORSPORT’S SHARE OF; “NOTHING WILL BE THE SAME AGAIN!’

MOTORSPORT’S  SHARE OF “NOTHING WILL BE THE SAME AGAIN!’ Times have without doubt changed – but so did the people. I could not help smiling this morning when I saw a promo clip telling “people” that watching WorldWideWrestling on TV, was like bringing the sport into your living room. In this promo, the wrestlers actually […]

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ROVANPERÄ TAKES UP DRIFTING WHILE WAITING FOR WRC TO RESTART

A third and two fifth places, are the results that Kalle Rovanperä has in the FIA World Rally Championship so far. The Coronavirus pandemic has put a stop to the rally season and the Finn is keen to get back out on the stages. Since 15 March the WRC season has stood still, competitions in Monte Carlo, Sweden […]

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How Vettel’s Ferrari dream fell apart and what comes next

Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel will part ways after the 2020 F1 season, but what comes next? Sebastian Vettel’s aspiration of emulating his compatriot and hero, Michael Schumacher by winning a world championship with Ferrari looks to be over. Indeed, if the Covid-19 pandemic continues on and Formula 1 is unable to start the 2020 season, […]

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The first F1 World Championship race: the 1950 British Grand Prix

While there had been grands prix before and after the Second World War, a sunny May 13, 1950 at Silverstone marked the start of the modern era. Roads into the circuit filled quickly in the morning, as spectators arrived as early as 6am to catch a glimpse of the men and machines that would later […]

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Sebastian Vettel’s Statement on Why He’s Leaving Ferrari F1: No Longer a Common Desire to Stay Together

Ferrari officially announced that four-time Formula 1 champion Sebastian Vettel will not return after the 2020 F1 season. Despite negotiating a contract extension, the two sides could not reach an agreement and will go their separate ways after this year. “My relationship with Scuderia Ferrari will finish at the end of 2020,” said Vettel. “In order to […]

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Valentino Rossi has motivation to continue racing MotoGP in 2021

Valentino Rossi seems to be leaning toward at least one more season next year in MotoGP. In an interview posted on the series’ website, the legendary Italian rider said he has enough motivation and desire to continue, but he still is conflicted about the lack of evaluation time he’ll have after a disappointing 2019 season. […]

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Colin McRae – the rally legend who inspired a generation of motorsport fans

Masterful, awe-inspiring and frankly breathtaking, Colin McRae’s all-out attacking style stole the hearts of motorsport fans – not just in Britain, but much further afield. With my old primary school friend Nick Harden, I’ve rarely missed a year of what was once called the RAC Rally and is now known as Wales Rally GB – […]

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Boost for British GP hopes as government lays out recovery road map

The prospects of a British Grand Prix taking place in July have been boosted after the UK government published its coronavirus road map on Monday. Formula 1’s 2020 season has yet to begin due to the coronavirus pandemic and all events until at least June have been either postponed or cancelled. Formula 1 hopes to […]

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Andretti calls on Ferrari to join IndyCar

Motorsport legend Mario Andretti has said that Ferrari should consider entering the NTT Indycar Series as a manufacturer, after team princial Mattia Binotto admitted the team could look to join racing another series. The Ferrari boss said that the team could look to deploy their “racing DNA” away from Formula 1 if the budget cap […]

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PORSCHE WITHDRAW IMSA CARS FROM LE MANS

With the 2020 24 Hour of Le Mans postponed until September due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Porsche have made the decision to withdraw their two IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship 911 RSR-19 GTEs from the entry list, leaving them with just two cars on the blue-riband grid. The explanation for the decision from the German manufacturer has been cited as a […]

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THE BIGGEST FACTOR MOST RALLY DRIVERS IGNORE…

“Perception” is the way you think about someone or something. It is also formed by what you understand through your five senses – touch, sight, sound, smell and taste.  Colour is added to your perception of things, by your past experiences, feelings and thoughts. So, what does this have to do with driving and especially […]

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Holden Revival added to Bathurst International

The Holden Bathurst Revival will see event promoter Australian Racing Group pay tribute to the brand’s racing history, on the eve of the carmaker’s formal closure at the end of this year. The Revival will be stages over three 20-minute non-competitive sessions, with a wide-ranging eligibility list going from the earliest racing Holdens right up […]

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F1 revenues drop from $246m to $39m in first quarter of 2020

Liberty Media has announced Formula 1’s revenues dropped 84% during the first quarter of 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Across January, February and March of 2019, F1 generated revenues of $246 million and hosted two grands prix in that time. However, with no racing yet possible this year, Liberty’s accounts for the […]

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Chip Ganassi joins Extreme E

Chip Ganassi Racing has announced its entry into Extreme E, becoming the second major American team to commit to the pioneering new electric SUV off-road racing series, following Andretti Autosport’s confirmation of its plans last month. The team founded and helmed by former racer Chip Ganassi celebrates its 30th anniversary this year and has claimed 19 […]

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20 YEARS LATER, THE 2000 SVT COBRA R REMAINS ONE OF THE GREATEST MUSTANGS EVER

Too old to be new. Too new to be a classic. That’s the spot that “New Edge” Ford Mustang finds itself right now, with a production run that lasted from 1999 to 2004. Mustangs from this generation aren’t particularly in demand among among enthusiasts or collectors, but there is a major exception to that. That […]

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Cape Town removed from 2020 Rallycross calendar – here’s why

Cape Town – Local Rallycross fans will have to wait until next year for their motorsport fix, with series promoter IMG having announced that Cape Town is not included in the provisionally updated 2020 World Rallycross Championship Calendar. The Cape Town leg of the 2020 championship was scheduled to take place on November 14 and […]

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Hyundai developing i20 N alongside next WRC fighter

Hyundai has just redesigned its i20 subcompact hatchback sold overseas and like the vehicle’s predecessor, this new one will be the basis for the automaker’s contender in the World Rally Championship. Hyundai is currently developing its new i20 WRC contender, with star driver Thierry Neuville recently spending time behind the wheel of a prototype on […]

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MAGNIFICENT MONTOYA THRIVED IN ANY MACHINE AT INDY

Race fans worldwide are fascinated by drivers who can climb into any kind of racing machine and succeed. Drivers like A.J. Foyt and Mario Andretti raced sprint cars on dirt tracks and Indy cars on asphalt routinely on the same weekend in the 1960s, with forays into NASCAR, sports cars and other series. But the […]

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Verstappen would have died ‘three or four times’ in Fangio era

Former McLaren Formula 1 driver Bruno Giacomelli has said that Max Verstappen would not have survived in past generations of grand prix cars. Giacomelli competed in Formula 1 for seven-years between 1977 and 1983, returning for a single campaign in 1990, and the Italian says that the lack of fear in young drivers would have killed them in […]

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Motor racing: W Series launches all-female Esports League

The all-female W Series is launching an Esports League for women drivers only in the absence of any on-track action due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With its second season on hold and no start date set, organisers hope to maintain the series’ profile and encourage more women to compete in the male-dominated virtual world as […]

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GARY BERTHOLDT A CHIP OFF THE OLD BLOCK 

Over numerous decades motorsport in all its guises has been the playground of family racing permutations with  siblings following in their father’s footsteps, sons or daughters participating with dads, husbands and wives contesting championships, brothers and sisters teaming up, and the list goes on. The SA Cross Country Series (SACCS) has irrefutably retained its reputation […]

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The Porsche 911 GT2 has been terrorizing supercars for 25 years

The Porsche 911 has always been a fantastic sports car, but the GT2 made it something more. This year, the GT2 celebrates 25 years of terrorizing supercars (and some of its own drivers), so Porsche offered a retrospective on Monday.  Launched in 1995, the GT2 was originally conceived as a racing homologation special for the […]

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McLaren reveals details on Speedtail’s 1,055-horsepower hybrid powertrain

McLaren has already delivered the first examples of its Speedtail, but the company has only now provided details on the car’s powertrain. The Speedtail is a recent addition to McLaren’s Ultimate Series and just 106 examples are destined to be built, the number equalling the build run for the McLaren F1 whose three-seat layout the Speedtail shares. […]

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SOLBERG WORLD CUP HEADS TO PIRELLI RALLY ARGOLIS WITH ABOUT 14,000 ACTIVE PLAYERS

The second round of The Solberg World Cup in the DiRT Rally 2.0 saw competitors take on the Cirkle K Norge Rally Värmland on snowy and smooth stages, now it is time for new challenges as the players will head to round three at Pirelli Rally Argolis in Greece. Credit: Solberg Media Room The Solberg World Cup in association with DirtFish has […]

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OPEL CORSA E-RALLY TESTING CONTINUES READY FOR COMPETITIVE DEBUT LATER THIS YEAR

The ADAC Opel e-Rally Cup organisers had not counted on the Corona crisis this year when they chose to launch their brand new series. The development of their new electric-powered rally car has been ongoing and the tests are continuing under the prevailing world conditions. At the their test facility, the Opel Corsa E-Rally is being tested with Marijan […]

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BMW takes a pot shot at Audi over ‘unsportsmanlike’ DTM exit

BMW brands Audi ‘unsportsmanlike’ for announcing its exit from the DTM before it had opened discussions with its rival manufacturer BMW has taken aim at its old rival Audi by branding its decision to quit the DTM at the end of the season as ‘unsportsmanlike’. Last week Audi confirmed it would be dropping out of […]

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INTERVIEW: SUSANN HANSEN – “IT FEELS LIKE I’M FLOATING AROUND, LIVING MY DREAM”

Hansen. A name that is associated with rallycross today and has been for decades. Brothers Kevin Hansen and Timmy Hansen are the driving force in the FIA World Rallycross Championship but it is their parents who they have learnt so much from. Kenneth Hansen, 14-time FIA European Champion for Rallycross from the late 1980s until the end of the […]

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Carlos Sainz crowned The Greatest WRC Driver

Carlos Sainz crowned The Greatest WRC Driver   Carlos Sainz has been crowned The Greatest WRC Driver of all time in a poll of fans and expert journalists on the FIA World Rally Championship’s official website. The double world champion, from Spain, defeated Sébastien Loeb in the head-to-head final. Sainz claimed 57.28 per cent of […]