Daily Archive: September 2, 2017

Sep 02

Rossi’s last-effort dash secures first INDYCAR pole position

A day after it was announced he would return to Andretti Autosport next season

Alexander RossiAlexander Rossi’s weekend of great news continued today when he won the Verizon P1 Award in qualifying for the INDYCAR Grand Prix at The Glen. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 02

F2: Ghiotto loses victory

Fuoco handed win after countryman’s penalty

Ghiotto loses victoryLuca Ghiotto has lost the win in this afternoon’s feature race at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza after the race stewards judged him to have gained an advantage after exceeding track limits at the first chicane on the last lap of the race, handing the Italian a 5 second penalty for his actions.

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Sep 02

GP3: Monza Race 1 postponed

Race 2 cancelled

Monza Race 1 postponedFollowing today’s heavy rain and track conditions, GP3 Series Race 1 at the Autodromo di Monza has been postponed to Sunday.

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Sep 02

Formula V8 3.5: Pietro Fittipaldi (Lotus) scores race 1 win in Mexico, regains championship lead

He now stands with 183 points, two more than Matevos Isaakyan

Pietro Fittipaldi (Lotus) secured his fifth win of 2017 today at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico, dominating from pole position to regain the World Series Formula V8 3.5 lead.

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Sep 02

NASCAR Pinty’s Series: Lacroix thunders to CTMP Pole 

Quebec Driver Sets Track Record For Pinty’s Race
2017-08-13_0542Kevin Lacroix has been unstoppable at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park as of late and continued that dominance by winning the E3 Spark Plugs Pole Award Saturday, for Sunday’s Total Quartz 200.

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Sep 02

WEC: Porsche on pole in Mexico; Alpine seals top spot in LMP2

Pole position for Rigon and Bird 71 Ferrari

Porsche on pole in Mexico; Alpine seals top spot in LMP2Brendon Hartley set the outright fastest lap of a mixed conditions qualifying session in Mexico today to lay the foundations for the No.2 Porsche 919 Hybrid’s bid for success in the 6 Hours of Mexico Presented by AT&T. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 02

Loeb is overnight leader at #Loheacrx

Team Peugeot-Hansen driver Loeb won the last race of the Q2 session to be quickest from Q1 winner Johan Kristoffersson

DriverFrance’s Sebastien Loeb set the quickest Q2 time in the French round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship at Loheac and leads the Intermediate Classification overnight.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 02

Max Root takes top honors in Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA race 11 at Circuit of the Americas

The scorching temperatures that are typical of the Texas summertime were in full effect

Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA logoPreston Calvert (Diamond Masters), Larry Schnur (Platinum), Jeff Kearl (Silver), Steve Goldman (Silver Masters) also victorious at COTA. The Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA staged Race 11 at Circuit of the Americas on Saturday and the race went clean from green to checkered as 24 cars took to the 3.4-mile F1 grade road course. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 02

Red Bull Air Race: Four in a row as McLeod claims Porto Pole

Overall World Championship leader Kirby Chambliss of the United States clocked the second-best result

Red Bull Air Race Four in a row as McLeod claims Porto PoleA crowd of 250,000 were cheering in Porto, Portugal on Saturday, as Canada’s Pete McLeod clinched the top time in Qualifying for the fourth Red Bull Air Race stop in a row.

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Sep 02

F2: Ghiotto wins in dramatic Monza feature

Italian claims last gasp victory in wet home race

F2 - Luca Ghiotto, Autodromo Nazionale MonzaLuca Ghiotto has grabbed a spectacular last lap victory in a chaotic FIA Formula 2 Championship feature race this afternoon at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, sneaking into the lead when Nyck De Vries and Charles Leclerc came together ahead of him for an emotional Italian 1-2 ahead of countryman Antonio Fuoco and Nobuharu Matsushita. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 02

Formula One teams Italian Grand Prix qualifying report

Italian Grand Prix Formula One qualifying report

150x80-flagworldf1Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Monza. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 02

Hamilton takes all-time F1 pole record after marathon, rain-delayed Italian GP qualifying

Lance Stroll lines up on the front row beside Hamiton

Lewis Hamilton became Formula One’s new all-time pole position record holder and claimed the record for most Italian Grand Prix poles after he took top spot in a marathon qualifying session at Monza that was interrupted for more than two and half hours by heavy rain. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 02

Team Bleekemolen leads Hankook 24H BARCELONA on series return

The Dutch team makes its first series start since winning the season-opening Hankook 24H Silverstone

Four hours in and the Team Bleekemolen SEAT Leon TCR (#100, Sebastiaan Bleekemolen / Melvin de Groot / Rene Steenmetz / Michael Bleekemolen) leads the 2017 Hankook 24H BARCELONA on its return to the series.

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Sep 02

McLaren nears 2018 engine decision, will make final call ‘early this month’

“The best thing for McLaren is to make the best sporting decision possible, and in the business will follow suit” – Brown

2017-06-09_730McLaren executive director Zak Brown has confirmed that a final call on its Formula 1 power unit supplier will be made “early this month” as it looks to push on with plans for its 2018 car and end the ongoing saga surrounding its engine partner. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 02

Familiar name tops Watkins Glen practice chart: Dixon

Dixon topped the end-of-day speed chart on Watkins Glen International’s iconic road course

Scott DixonPractice day is complete for the INDYCAR Grand Prix at The Glen and – surprise, surprise – Scott Dixon is atop the leaderboard. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 02

GP3: Qualifying cancelled, Fukuzumi on pole

Rain caused session cancellation, results from practice to be used

GP3 - Wet conditions, Autodromo Nazionale MonzaNirei Fukuzumi has been handed pole position for this afternoon’s Race 1 at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza after this morning’s qualifying session was cancelled due to track conditions: the grid will be formed using yesterday’s free practice times, with the Japanese driver to line up ahead of ART Grand Prix teammates George Russell, Anthoine Hubert and Jack Aitken.

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Sep 02

Formula V8 3.5: Egor Orudzhev (SMP Racing by AVF) fastest in Mexican Friday

The second session was red-flagged for more than 30 minutes due to abundant precipitations

Egor Orudzhev (SMP Racing by AVF) set the fastest lap of the day in the Mexican round of the World Series Formula V8 3.5 at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, making the most out of the morning session held in dry weather.

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Sep 02

World-Class Sports Car weekend with IMSA, WEC coming to Sebring in 2019

The Sebring event will be the seventh race on the 2018-2019 WEC calendar

The FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) announced today that Sebring International Raceway will host not one, but two, world-class endurance sports car events in 2019. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 02

Home hero Loeb tenth while Kristoffersson quickest

“The conditions were difficult; wet and slippery” – Loeb 

DriverTeam Peugeot-Hansen’s Sebastien Loeb is home hero in the French round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship at Loheac this weekend, and in a Free Practice session of mixed conditions this evening, the nine-time World Rally Champion was 10th fastest.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 02

Dubourg targeting best result in front of home fans

Dubourg’s best result so far in 2017 was at Barcelona

2017-08-05_1179France’s Jean-Baptise Dubourg enters his home round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy at Loheac in France this weekend, the ninth race in his first full season in World RX, driving a Peugeot 208 WRX for the DA Racing team.  Read the rest of this entry »

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