What the winners said after the 4 Hours of Estoril

The 4 Hours of Estoril, which took place at the Autodromo di Estoril on Sunday, marked the end of the European Le Mans Series for 2014.

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To close the season, the drivers and teams present in Portugal put on for the many spectators in the grandstands and the paddock a superbly competitive festival of racing: three races within one race as each of the three categories, LMP2, LMGTE and GTC, battled for victory.

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Fantin posts best time at Jerez

Pietro Fantin (International Draco Racing) starred during day one of the collective tests at the Circuito de Jerez.

Fantin posts best time at Jerez

 The Brazilian clocked the best time of the day at 1:27.915 during the morning session. Dean Stoneman (Arden Motorsport) then dominated the afternoon. Today also saw Nyck de Vries put in his first laps at the wheel of a Formula Renault 3.5 Series. 10th on the day, the 2014 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 champion was with his future team, defending champions, DAMS.

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First suggestions of the DTM Drivers Association realized

At the last race weekend, first suggestions were realized for the sake of improving safety at the Lausitzring.

DTMDA logo The DTM DA (German Touring Car Masters Drivers Association) started work at the beginning of August during the DTM race at the Red Bull Ring, in Spielberg.

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First laps in public for the Renault Sport R.S. 01

At the wheel, Alain Prost was impressed by its performance

The Renault Sport R.S. 01 made its first laps in public on October 18 at the Jerez track in Spain, for the last leg of the World Series By Renault. (more…)

NASCAR champion Kurt Busch joins ROC 2014 field

2004 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Kurt Busch will compete at this year’s Race Of Champions in Barbados

American NASCAR superstar Kurt Busch has happily accepted the invitation to participate in the 2014 Race Of Champions, to be held at the Bushy Park Circuit in Barbados on December 13-14.

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Oct 21

What the winners said after the 4 Hours of Estoril

The 4 Hours of Estoril, which took place at the Autodromo di Estoril on Sunday, marked the end of the European Le Mans Series for 2014.

podium smp72 estoril jr5 9716

To close the season, the drivers and teams present in Portugal put on for the many spectators in the grandstands and the paddock a superbly competitive festival of racing: three races within one race as each of the three categories, LMP2, LMGTE and GTC, battled for victory.

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Oct 21

Fantin posts best time at Jerez

Pietro Fantin (International Draco Racing) starred during day one of the collective tests at the Circuito de Jerez.

Fantin posts best time at Jerez

 The Brazilian clocked the best time of the day at 1:27.915 during the morning session. Dean Stoneman (Arden Motorsport) then dominated the afternoon. Today also saw Nyck de Vries put in his first laps at the wheel of a Formula Renault 3.5 Series. 10th on the day, the 2014 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 champion was with his future team, defending champions, DAMS.

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Oct 21

First suggestions of the DTM Drivers Association realized

At the last race weekend, first suggestions were realized for the sake of improving safety at the Lausitzring.

DTMDA logo The DTM DA (German Touring Car Masters Drivers Association) started work at the beginning of August during the DTM race at the Red Bull Ring, in Spielberg.

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Oct 21

First laps in public for the Renault Sport R.S. 01

At the wheel, Alain Prost was impressed by its performance

The Renault Sport R.S. 01 made its first laps in public on October 18 at the Jerez track in Spain, for the last leg of the World Series By Renault. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 21

NASCAR champion Kurt Busch joins ROC 2014 field

2004 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Kurt Busch will compete at this year’s Race Of Champions in Barbados

American NASCAR superstar Kurt Busch has happily accepted the invitation to participate in the 2014 Race Of Champions, to be held at the Bushy Park Circuit in Barbados on December 13-14.

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Oct 21

Rosberg must relax to get back in fight – Frentzen

Nico Rosberg needs to relax if he wants to get back into the world championship fight.

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Nico Rosberg (15) That is the advice of German countryman Heinz-Harald Frentzen, who at the peak of his career fifteen years ago was the title dark horse in 1999. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 21

Brawn, Domenicali to investigate Bianchi crash

A group of well-known F1 names will work with the sport’s governing body to investigate the crash of seriously injured driver Jules Bianchi.

2014-06-04_0348 It is already known that new processes for yellow flag periods, and safety skirts for recovery vehicles, will be looked into by the newly-formed ‘accident panel’ instigated by FIA president Jean Todt. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 21

F1 to exceed 20 races as Madrid plans emerge

Plans are afoot for a F1 street race in the heart of Madrid, Spain’s El Confidencial reports.

Flag of MadridIt is claimed Bernie Ecclestone is in talks with a group of Spanish businessmen who want the sport to race on the streets of the large capital city. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 21

Raikkonen’s 2014 problem ‘psychological’ – Massa

Kimi Raikkonen is suffering psychologically alongside his Ferrari teammate Fernando Alonso this year.

2014-06-07_1211 That is the view of Felipe Massa, who although still friends with Alonso failed to regularly match the Spaniard’s pace before he lost his race seat at the end of last year. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 21

More alarming news about Caterham future

More alarming news about the health of the ailing F1 backmarker Caterham has emerged.

2014-03-16 - Caterham F1 Team - Australia - Marcus Ericsson 03 The posts have now been deleted, but race driver Kamui Kobayashi reportedly admitted on Facebook recently that he considered pulling out of the Russian grand prix when Caterham ran out of spare parts. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 21

Total president killed in plane crash

The president of F1 sponsor Total has been killed in a plane crash, the Russian news agency Ria Novosti reports.

View image on TwitterThe French oil multinational is closely aligned in formula one with Renault-powered teams Red Bull and Lotus and the French driver Romain Grosjean. Russia’s Lifenews service also reports that Total’s president, Christophe de Margerie, died in a plane crash at the Vnukovo airport in Moscow early on Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 21

Australian MotoGP™ debrief with Shinji Aoki

Bridgestone introduced an asymmetric front slick at Phillip Island

MotoGP - Opening lap of the 2014 Australian MotoGP Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Valentino Rossi won a dramatic Australian Grand Prix last Sunday, leading a Yamaha sweep of the podium in a race where rapidly cooling temperatures created challenging conditions for the riders. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 21

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500

There have been 131 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Martinsville Speedway

NASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesA look at the eight Eliminators – and beyond – at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Virginia going into the Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 on October 26 (1:30 p.m. ET on ESPN). Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 20

Five Standout Drivers Learn, Receive Guidance from Porsche during Young Driver Academy at Barber Motorsports Park

Scott Hargrove won 2014 Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin championship with six victories in 10 starts

Porsche is continuing its longstanding legacy of recognizing and developing young talent, as five standout North American drivers are learning to hone their skills on and off the track during the third annual Young Driver Academy Oct. 19-20 at Barber Motorsports Park near Birmingham, Alabama.

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Oct 20

Susie Wolff to compete at ROC 2014

Susie Wolff will become the first female driver ever to compete in the Race Of Champions

News imageThe Race Of Champions is to feature its first female competitor as Susie Wolff has signed up for ROC 2014 at the Bushy Park Circuit in Barbados on December 13-14. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 20

Van der Garde hints at 2015 race seat

Making noises about his own prospects for next season

2014-06-05_0225 Just as news about Nico Hulkenberg emerged on Monday, Giedo van der Garde dropped a big hint about his own future in formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 20

Keselowski battles back to win at Talladega

Team Penske driver holds off hard-charging Newman for sixth win of season

Chase-logo In a must-win situation at Talladega Superspeedway, Brad Keselowski did exactly that, preserving his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship hopes with a victory in Sunday’s GEICO 500.

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Oct 20

‘Silly season’ waits but 2015 rumours still firing

Porsche would like to enter a third car in the fabled Le Mans 24 hour race next year with F1 stars at the wheel, according to Germany’s Auto Bild.

2014-03-17 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Australia - 2014 drivers The report said Nico Hulkenberg, despite being close to a new deal to stay with Force India in 2015, is at the top of the German carmaker’s shortlist. Theoretically, Porsche’s supposed plan is possible, given that the F1 calendar is not scheduled to clash with the fabled endurance race next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 20

Vettel ‘respectful’ as Red Bull career ended – Ricciardo

Sebastian Vettel behaved impeccably in 2015, despite plotting his Red Bull exit and being outclassed by his teammate.

2014-10-11 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Russia - Sebastian Vettel - Bernie Ecclestone That is the claim of Daniel Ricciardo, who having established himself as an undisputed F1 star with three wins this year is now set to become the ‘number 1′ at Red Bull as Vettel prepares to move to Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 20

Lauda not sorry about Mercedes ‘unfreeze’ defiance

Dominant Mercedes is unapologetic amid increasing pressure to agree to an engine ‘unfreeze’ for 2015.

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Sochi - Niki Lauda The new constructors’ champions came under fire recently when Red Bull’s Christian Horner claimed Mercedes went back on an earlier pledge to agree to relax the sport’s tight restrictions on in-season engine development. Read the rest of this entry »

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