Daily Archive: March 2, 2017

Mar 02

Formula One teams Barcelona testing report day 4 (updated)

Formula One day 4 test report

150x80-flagworldf1Today’s testing report from Formula One teams & drivers at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

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Mar 02

Drivex to continue their build-up to the 2017 season at Paul Ricard 

The Circuit Paul Ricard hosts second F3 Open´s Winter Series event

Drivex to continue their build-up to the 2017 season at Paul Ricard Russia´s Troitskiy and Brazil´s Hahn focus on the main goal of gathering experience and data before season start with both Dallara-built cars of Drivex. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 02

Rocking to the racy songs of Spandau Ballet and Dire Straits 

Tony Hadley tops Saturday night music bill at the Silverstone Classic

Jonny Henchman Spandau Ballet’s former front-man Tony Hadley will top Saturday night’s live music line-up at this summer’s ‘Rocking and Racing’ Silverstone Classic festival (28-30 July) with the authentic Dire Straits Experience also on the bill. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 02

Williams misses final day of first test due to damage

Statement from Williams

Williams misses final day of first test due to damageFollowing a thorough inspection overnight some damage to the FW40 chassis was discovered and therefore, on safety grounds, the team will not run the car today.

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Mar 02

Brawn hints at reform for small teams as Manor dream ends

“In the long run, we need to make sure more teams have the capability to compete”
2016-06-10_0867 New F1 motorsport director Ross Brawn says it is an objective of the revised Formula One Group to put small teams ‘on a sounder footing’ as part of a wider plan to improve the sport in the coming years. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 02

Derani feels right at home testing Schmidt Peterson Motorsports car at Sebring

Luis Felipe “Pipo” Derani made a smooth transition from sports cars to Indy cars today at Sebring International Raceway. 

The 23-year-old Brazilian, who has dozens of Formula 3 races in Brazil and Europe as well as a six-race stint in the 2014 Pro Mazda Championship presented by Cooper Tires on his extensive resume, tested James Hinchcliffe’s No. 5 Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda on Sebring’s short course.

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Mar 02

Formula E Teams group has a new chairman

Q&A: Roger Griffiths

The Formula E Teams group has a new chairman, with Andretti’s Roger Griffiths taking over from Dilbagh Gill of Mahindra.

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Mar 02

Alfonso Celis Jr completes 71 laps in the new F1 spec

The new tyre and aero specs made the F1 cars behaviour on track familiar to the World Series Formula V8 3.5

Alfonso Celis Jr completes 71 laps in the new F1 specAlfonso Celis Jr has been promoted to third driver for the Sahara Force India and today he was on duty for the first time behind the VJM10 in the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 02

Born in 1947, NASCAR has grown to become the premier motorsports organization

About NASCAR

Lee PettyNASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and Europe. Known for its passionate fan base, one-of-a-kind playoff format, development of the modern sports sponsorship and commitment to enhancing auto racing through technology, NASCAR produces many of the most highly attended sporting events in the world. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 02

Perfectionism: HWA-Chief Mechanic Stefan Kalke

Stefan Kalke (45, Chief Mechanic) has worked as a mechanic for the past 27 years

Perfectionism: HWA-Chief Mechanic Stefan KalkeIn the DTM, every millimetre counts, even the smallest divergence from the norm can make the difference in the fight for thousandths of a second. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 02

WEC: Lopez excited to realise Le Mans “dream”

“Racing at Le Mans has always been a dream, so I’m really happy to be part on this new period with Toyota”

Already a three-time World Champion in touring car racing, José María López is relishing his fresh start in the FIA World Endurance Championship with Toyota, describing the opportunity to race at the 24 Hours of Le Mans as a “dream.”  Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 02

WTCC: Monza official test and media event reminder

The 2017 FIA World Touring Car Championship will fire up at WTCC Race of Morocco in Marrakech from 7-9 April

Monza official WTCC test and media event reminderBefore then, however, drivers from the all-action series will be at Monza, Italy, on 14 March for testing and media-based activities. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 02

Already 53 entries for inaugural Hankook 24H COTA USA

More than eight months before the event

Always looking for new opportunities to expand its calendar of 12- and 24-hour races all over the world, Dutch agency CREVENTIC is organising its first-ever race in the US with the Hankook 24H COTA USA (10-12 November, 2017).

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Mar 02

WRC: Bertelli’s Batmobile first pics

Last year his mirror-finish Fiesta wowed voters to win the WRC 6 Livery of the Year award

These are the first pictures of the 2017-spec Ford Fiesta World Rally Car that Lorenzo Bertelli will campaign this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 02

GRX enters World RX with Niclas Gronholm 

The GRX team will compete in all 12 rounds of the World Championship

GRX enters World RX with Niclas Gronholm Finnish-based team GRX and driver Niclas Gronholm – son of double WRC Champion Marcus Gromholm – will contest the 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy with an M-Sport built Ford Fiesta RX Supercar. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 02

Albatec and Philippe Maloigne confirm 2017 French RX campaign

Rallycross France kicks off with the opening round in Ducs at the end of April, and finishes in Dreux in mid-October.

Albatec and Philippe Maloigne confirm 2017 French RX campaign Albatec Racing has retained Philippe Maloigne for a second attempt on the Rallycross France crown following a successful debut Supercar season for the Frenchman last year.

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Mar 02

Magny-Cours Tickets now on sale

Don’s miss out on #FrenchWorldSBK action

The countdown is on to Round 11 of the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship, as the series hits Magny-Cours from 29th September – 1st October 2017. Nearing the climax of what is set to be a sensational WorldSBK season, the weekend won’t be short of drama and tickets are on sale here.

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