‘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. (more…)

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. (more…)

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. (more…)

Nico Hulkenberg continues with Sahara Force India for 2015

Sahara Force India Formula One Team is pleased to confirm that Nico Hulkenberg will continue to race with team for 2015.
06 - Sahara Force India F1 Team The 27-year-old German returned to Sahara Force India at the start of 2014 and has enjoyed his most successful Formula One season to date. With points finishes in 13 races, including four fifth place finishes, Nico remains one of the most exciting drivers on the Formula One grid.

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Teams should make own tyre compound choice – Force India

Force India has a radical suggestion about how F1 should proceed in the sport’s Pirelli-tyred era.

2014-06-07_0789 Earlier in the Italian supplier’s F1 tenure, Pirelli was famed – and often heavily criticised – for spicing up the race action with its aggressive tyre compounds. (more…)

Oct 19

Auer wins final race of 2014, Blomqvist runner-up in drivers’ standings

Lucas Auer (kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport) concluded his second year in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship with his third victory of the season.
F3 - Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg British drivers Jordan King (Carlin) and Tom Blomqvist (Jagonya Ayam with Carlin) followed behind the 20-year-old Austrian.  With this third place, Blomqvist also secured himself second place in the final drivers’ standings of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship. Max Verstappen (Van Amersfoort Racing), who will be racing in Formula 1 for Toro Rosso next year, finished sixth in his final race in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship ahead of Ocon.

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Oct 19

Hans Werner Aufrecht: “In the future, the races have to be decided behind the steering wheel again.”

The DTM is ready for its grand finale of the 2014 season, in which the series celebrates its 30th anniversary.

DTM - Hans Werner Aufrecht Summerly temperatures and packed grandstands provide an ideal backdrop. The perfect time to look back upon the season with Hans Werner Aufrecht, chairman of DTM rights holder and promoter, ITR e.V., and to have an initial outlook on 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 19

Estoril Qualfying session – JOTA Sport – Aston Martin – Ferrari on pole !

Party Atmosphere in the Paddock at Estoril

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The final qualifying session of the 2014 European Le Mans Series season got underway this morning at the Estoril circuit , at 09h30 with GTE and GTC categories, it was followed but the LMP2 at 10h00.

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Oct 19

Rampant Rossi wins at Phillip Island to lead Yamaha clean sweep

Round 16: Australian MotoGP™ – Race
MotoGP - Valentino Rossi - Movistar Yamaha MotoGP - Australian MotoGP race winner Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Valentino Rossi won his first race at Phillip Island in ten years as the Italian rider led a Yamaha clean sweep of the top three podium positions at the Australian Grand Prix.

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Oct 18

A lights-to-flag victory and second place in the points for Tom Blomqvist

Season race: 32 of 33

F3 - Tom Blomqvist With his sixth race win of the season in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship, Tom Blomqvist (Jagonya Ayam with Carlin) moved up to second place in the drivers’ standings. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 18

Miguel Molina claims final pole position of the year

Full attack mode: an Audi trio up front in qualifying

DTM -  Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline - Miguel Molina BMW or Audi – the battle for the DTM manufacturers title goes into the final and decisive round. In qualifying for the season finale, Miguel Molina (Audi RS 5 DTM) secured pole position. Behind the trio from the Ingolstadt-based brand, Augusto Farfus was classified fourth with his BMW M4 DTM. Pascal Wehrlein drove the fastest DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupé in sixth place.

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Oct 18

Estoril, qualifying: Pal Kiss scores maiden pole

Tamas Pal Kiss scored the fastest lap of the day at Estoril in qualifying for the final round of the 2014 Auto GP championship.

Auto GP logo The Hungarian racer, fielded by Virtuosi UK, logged a personal best laptime of 1’28″759 to take his maiden pole position, which was also the first for the British squad. Thanks to today’s results they were able to tally one more point in their chase for the teams’ championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 18

Laurens Vanthoor and Cesar Ramos dominate Zolder qualifying race

The Audi duo had dominated the race after a hectic few opening laps.

With a margin of almost 16 seconds, Laurens Vanthoor and Cesar Ramos crossed the line in first place after the Qualifying Race of the Zolder round of the Blancpain Sprint Series.

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Oct 18

Exciting FA1 qualifications at TT Circuit Assen

Acceleration started her season’s finale on the TT Circuit in Assen, The Netherlands
Acceleration - TT Circuit Assen . Championship leader Nigel Melker (NLD) did a very good job on the first qualification and starts from P1 in the first race.

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Oct 18

Estoril Free Practice LMP2 : Thiriet leads LMP2 – GTE/GTC : SMP Racing pushing hard

Russian team SMP Racing finished the second free practice session of the day where they left off in the morning – at the top of the LMGTE and GTC time sheets.

lmp 46 fp2 RW4 5062 996There was one interruption during the 90-minute session to retrieve the no67 IMSA Performance MATMUT Porsche which had become beached in the gravel at the final corner.

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Oct 18

British trio go fastest at Jerez

Formula Renault 3.5 Series – Qualifying 1

British trio go fastest at Jerez

Will Stevens (Strakka Racing) grabbed his maiden Formula Renault 3.5 Series pole at Jerez on Saturday. The British driver got the better of fellow countrymen Oliver Rowland (Fortec Motorsports) and William Buller (Arden Motorsport) in a qualifying session that saw the two title candidates struggle, with Roberto Merhi (Zeta Corse) no faster than tenth and Carlos Sainz (DAMS) lining up five places behind him on the grid.

 

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Oct 18

Button linked with Le Mans switch

Jenson Button could move into Le Mans sports cars next year if he loses his McLaren seat, manager Richard Goddard has admitted.

2014-03-30 - McLaren Mercedes - Malaysia - Jenson Button 02 With just three races left to run in 2014, McLaren is still yet to announce its next driver lineup, although it is obvious talks with Fernando Alonso are taking place. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 18

Las Vegas ‘ready to go’ with F1 race – Ecclestone

Las Vegas could be the next new F1 destination, Bernie Ecclestone has revealed.

Bernie Ecclestone-11-2010 “Vegas say they are ready to go and it would be on The Strip for sure,” the F1 chief executive told business journalist Christian Sylt, in the Independent. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 18

Fernandes sells Caterham GP2 team

Fernandes has completed his exit from top open-wheeler racing by selling his Caterham-branded GP2 team.

EQ8 Caterham Racing logo The Malaysian entrepreneur sold his Leafield-based F1 team to a mysterious group of Swiss-Middle Eastern investors, led by Colin Kolles, earlier this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 18

Marquez makes his mark at Phillip Island for his twelfth pole position of the year

Round 16: Australian MotoGP™ – Qualifying
MotoGP - Marc Marquez - Repsol Honda Team - Australian MotoGP QP2 Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez claimed his twelfth MotoGP™ pole position of the year in a closely-contested qualifying session at Phillip Island as riders from the three factory manufacturers claimed a front row start for tomorrow’s Australian Grand Prix.

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Oct 18

Max Verstappen wins, Prema Powerteam team champions

With his tenth victory of the season, Max Verstappen (Van Amersfoort) extended his margin from rival Tom Blomqvist (Jagonya Ayam with Carlin).
F3 - Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg In the battle for runner-up spot in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship drivers’ standings, Verstappen is now in front with a margin of 13 points. At the 4.574 kilometres long Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg, the 17-year-old Dutchman, who already took part in his first free practice in Formula 1, took the chequered flag as the winner from Lucas Auer (kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport) and Tom Blomqvist.

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Oct 18

LMGTE and GTC titles still to be won in Portugal!

Five race 2015 provisional calendar unveiled

European Le Mans Series logo The 2015 European Le Mans Series provisional calendar was unveiled today. While the permutations for the championship positions for the LMP2 title are wideand varied, the LMGTE and GTC titles are a little clearer. However the only thing that is certain is the 2014 title winners in both classes will be racing a Ferrari…

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Oct 18

Estoril, Practice: Pal Kiss starts well in Portugal

The final round of the AutoGP weekend at Estoril started with a great laptime by Tamas Pal Kiss (Virtuosi UK).

Auto GP logo The Hungarian stopped the clocks in 1:42.601, edging the SuperNova duo of Markus Pommer and Vittorio Ghirelli by 0.7s. The Zele Racing stable followed in fourth and fifth: returning former F1 star Antonio Pizzonia was able to top his rookie team-mate, Angolan Luis Sa Silva.

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Oct 17

On Your Marks!

Get Set! Go!

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This weekend the race for the European Le Mans Series title hots up and the ten drivers and four teams in the LMP2 class are all ready for a 4 hour long battle on Sunday afternoon. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 17

Zacharie Robichon makes F2000 debut for BGR Team Grote

It was Zach’s first trip to the former home of the USGP and historic race course

BGR Team Grote - Zacharie Robichon After two season of winning races with BGR Team Grote in the highly rated Toyo Tires F1600 Championship, Zacharie Robichon got his first taste of the next step as he made his debut at the season finale for the F2000 Championship Series held at Watkins Glen .

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