Monthly Archive: December 2017

Dec 31

Compilation 2017 photo album is online!

A compilation of our best and most important pictures of 2017

flaglogoOnce again it’s that time of year where we go through all our pictures and assemble the best of them in one album. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 31

Massa reflects on “teacher” Schumacher and his F1 career

“He [Schumacher] was my teacher, he was very nice and very kind to me all of the time”

Michael Schumacher3Felipe Massa has looked back on his Formula 1 career and explained the key moments which shaped him both professionally and personally as he bows out from the sport this year. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 31

The FIA WEC and 24 Hours of Le Mans in numbers

Here is a quick look in the rearview mirror at the FIA WEC and six editions of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The FIA WEC and 24 Hours of Le Mans in numbersThe year 2017 marked the sixth anniversary of the World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC). Before we head into a new season full of promise and excitement – the 2018/2019 Super Season that will span a year and a half.

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Dec 30

Marko: F1 engine rules going in right direction

“It is going in the right direction. Clearly it could not go on like it was”

2017-10-21_0731Red Bull motorsport adviser Dr Helmut Marko says Formula 1’s engines rules are heading towards a sensible outcome but feels “fans should be king” in the decision-making process. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 30

One last look back at the year 2017 at Le Mans

2017 was an emotional and thrilling year, with plenty of epic battles and twists of fate on the track

One last look back at the year 2017 at Le MansBefore heading into 2018 in just a couple of days, relive one last time the highlights of what transpired at the Le Mans circuits throughout the year. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 29

Hamilton’s hunger “critical” to keep him in F1 – Hakkinen

“After that year, when I felt my energy levels drop a little, it was not long before I retired.”

2017-10-22_1305Lewis Hamilton may opt to quit Formula 1 if he loses his hunger for more world titles, according to two-time F1 world champion Mika Hakkinen. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 29

Champion’s profile: Labbe Makes His Point

Breakthrough Season Nets Five Wins & Pinty’s Championship

Alex Labbe has always shown the ability to go fast. Quickly. Whether it was a go-kart, the American Canadian Tour, or the NASCAR Pinty’s Series, the St. Albert, Quebec, driver hasn’t wasted any time getting acclimated to the next level and being successful. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 29

TDS Racing (ORECA) set to participate in the 2018 and 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans

TDS Racing participated in the World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) for the first time this year

2017-11-16-0199TDS Racing has been a regular at the 24 Hours of Le Mans since 2011 and has claimed two LMP2 class podium finishes (second in 2012 and 2014).

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Dec 29

The WTCC champions of 2017

Here’s a quick reminder

The WTCC champions of 2017Thed Björk, Polestar Cyan Racing, Tom Chilton and Sébastien Loeb Racing were the big winners as the curtain came down on the FIA World Touring Car Championship in 2017.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 28

Will driverless cars ever break into motorsports?

The last decade has seen rising interest in driverless vehicles from a series of tech companies and automakers

2017-07-29_0138.jpgCompetitive racing is as much about the cars themselves – the skills of the engineers and mechanics – as they are about the skills and nerves of steel of the drivers.

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Dec 28

Richard Mille to be ROC’s new Official Watch Partner

“Through my passion for motorsports, it is a real pleasure to be able to support the Race Of Champions” – Richard Mille

ROCRichard Mille will be the Official Watch Partner at the next Race Of Champions – to be held on February 2-3, 2018 in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at Riyadh’s King Fahad International Stadium. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 28

Bottas: Every race I’ve learnt something at Mercedes

In 2017 Bottas notched up his maiden pole positions and race wins in F1

2017-06-11_1854Valtteri Bottas says his maiden year at Mercedes has been a fast-track learning experience and is approaching 2018 with a different mindset. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 28

Outstanding Field Ready To ‘Roar’ At Daytona

 Roar Before the Rolex 24 At Daytona test next Friday-Sunday, Jan. 5-7, 2018

As 2017 draws to a close this week, the eyes of the racing world will be focused on Daytona International Speedway at the end of next week as the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship returns to action with the three-day Roar Before the Rolex 24 At Daytona test next Friday-Sunday, Jan. 5-7, 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 28

In testing: Toyota (+videos)

We take a look at the Toyota Gazoo Racing squad – and especially new boy Ott Tänak

WRC teams have been pounding test roads in preparation for the new season, and thanks to the magic of spectator-cam we can watch their progress. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 27

Claude Haldi has passed away

Claude Haldi, 75 years young, has died

Claude Haldi, veteran of twenty-two Le Mans 24 Hours, diesThe Swiss driver took part in 22 editions of the 24 Hours of Le Mans between 1968 and 1993. The Automobile Club de l’Ouest pays tribute to his memory.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 27

P1 Motorsports Continues to Expand into IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GTD Competition in 2018

The expansion plans for P1 Motorsports, a team based in Coconut Creek, Florida, are continuing

Launched in 2017 by Juan “JC” Perez, the sports car racing team has enjoyed a tremendously successful first season of competition in the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda series (IPC) and the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America series, garnering both a driver and a team championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 27

R-Motorsport signs Nicki Thiim and Maxime Martin for Blancpain GT Endurance season

DTM race-winner Maxime Martin adds Blancpain GT competition to his new works Aston Martin programme

View article: AMR aces Thiim and Sørensen complete TF Sport’s GT3 line-upDanish 2016 FIA WEC GTE-Pro champion Nicki Thiim joins the team. Two final seats for R-Motorsport’s Blancpain debut season not confirmed yet. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 27

Dakar: Who will be the boss of the bikers?

142 motorcycle riders have signed up for the 40th edition of the Dakar, which starts in Lima on 6 January

Image result for dakar logoDefending champion Sam Sunderland scored a double whammy in 2017, when he completed the rally for the first time and won the race to boot. Austria’s KTM are once again the favourites, but the general classification is wide open, with their Honda and Yamaha rivals ready to pounce on any weakness.

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Dec 26

Red Bull ‘couldn’t cure’ Kvyat’s Formula 1 form slump

“That’s how it sometimes goes.”

2017-06-09-13-48-38_1263Red Bull Formula 1 advisor Helmut Marko remains unsure what sparked Daniil Kvyat‘s dramatic downturn in form that led to his eventual dismissal from Toro Rosso earlier this year, saying it was something that the team “could not cure”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 26

Guerrieri fastest of all in WTCC 2017

Guerrieri clocked four fastest laps in 2017

Guerrieri fastest of all in WTCC 2017Esteban Guerrieri was the quickest driver in the 2017 FIA World Touring Car Championship – based on the number of fastest laps he set during the season.

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