Vettel’s younger brother starts racing career

Sebastian Vettel’s younger brother is kicking off his own motor racing career.

Sebastian-Vettel Fabian Vettel, once photographed as a child playing with a remote control car in the F1 paddock, is now 15 and embarking on a foray in Poland’s Volkswagen Golf Cup. (more…)

10pc of Ferrari to be listed on stock exchange

Ferrari will be floated on the stock exchange next year.

Dany Flageole The Maranello outfit – the F1 team and the producer of exclusive sports cars – will be spun off from the Fiat Chrysler parent group, with 10 per cent of the shares to be up for grabs to the public on a US and possibly a European stock market. (more…)

Berger advises Ferrari to ‘keep Alonso’

With Ferrari currently having three champion drivers under contract, speculation about Fernando Alonso’s future continues to run wild.

20131019-0045 Some reports suggest the Italian team and the Spaniard are in a sort of Mexican standoff, each wanting the other to legally terminate their contract for financial reasons. (more…)

F1 to end US GP’s Nascar clash in 2015

F1 looks set to end its controversial clash with a Nascar race in the same state of Texas for the 2015 season.

GP Austin - photo Getty Images This weekend, the United States grand prix is taking place at the same time as the Texas 500 at the Texas Motor Speedway, some 3 hour drive away. (more…)

Austin track gets Kvyat’s flag colours wrong

Organisers of the US grand prix face an embarrassing explanation after botching the details above Daniil Kvyat’s garage at Austin.

2014-06-07_0010 Observers at the Austin circuit in the days before the US grand prix this weekend have noticed that the Russian driver’s name is accompanied by the wrong national flag on the pit building. (more…)

Oct 28

Formula One teams United States Grand Prix preview

United States Grand Prix Formula One preview

150x80-flagworldf1 Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Austin, Texas. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 28

Rosberg not giving up on 2014 title

Nico Rosberg is convinced he is still in the running for the 2014 title.

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Nico Rosberg (2) The German, once the runaway championship leader, has fallen 17 points behind with just three races to go off the back of teammate Lewis Hamilton’s run of dominant form. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 28

World Touring Car Champion López to race at ROC 2014

At the Bushy Park Circuit in Barbados

Newly-crowned World Touring Car Champion José Maria ‘Pechito’ López has signed up to compete at the 2014 Race Of Champions, to be held at the Bushy Park Circuit in Barbados on December 13-14. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 28

Season review part 1: Italy’s Prema Powerteam clinches all the titles

FIA Formula 3 European Championship Newsflash

FIA Formula 3 European Championship logo

As defending drivers’ and team champions, Prema Powerteam entered the 2014 FIA Formula 3 European Championship season as favourites and met the expectations. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 28

Colin Thompson to make Porsche Supercup debut in Austin

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Newly crowned Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama Champion Colin Thompson will make his debut in the preeminent Porsche one-make Series, the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, this weekend at the Circuit of Americas, in Austin, Texas. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 28

Goodwood Kartways Pan American Challenge report

Brand will make his seventh-consecutive trip to the Grand Finals in November.

Rotax Max Challenge Pan American logo Goodwood Kartways had nine drivers in action at the Pan American Challenge a week ago and with the 2014 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals just one month away the Intrepid charges prepared in the best way possible: sweeping the DD2 classes and producing an epic drive in Rotax Senior.

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Oct 28

Accelerate becomes digital partner of Sahara Force India

“We are delighted to welcome Accelerate and Crash Media Group as our new Digital Partner” – Otmar Szafnauer
06 - Sahara Force India F1 TeamSahara Force India Formula One Team is delighted to announce a new partnership with Accelerate, a brand of the Crash Media Group, a leading motorsport editorial group with an involvement in Formula One dating back to 1999.

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Oct 28

Mercedes AMG Petronas and Puma to extend Formula One partnership

“PUMA has been a key performance partner for the three seasons” – Toto Wolff

02 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One TeamThe Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team and PUMA, one of the world’s leading sports brands, are delighted to announce a new team supplier partnership to extend their relationship which began in 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 28

Force India avoids joining backmarkers on US bench – report

Force India has avoided becoming the next formula one team to drop out of this weekend’s US grand prix.

2014-06-07_0910 Now in administration, backmarkers Caterham and Marussia will miss not only Austin but also the penultimate round of the 2014 world championship a week later in Brazil. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 28

Horror month for collapsing backmarker Marussia

October was a horror month for the F1 backmarker Marussia.

2014-02-22_0032 - Marussia F1 Team - Bahrain - Jules Bianchi The first, tragic blow came in the shadow of the Suzuka typhoon, when the promising talent Jules Bianchi skidded into a recovery vehicle. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 28

Ericsson in talks with three teams about 2015 – manager

Marcus Ericsson’s manager says he is in talks with three alternative teams after Caterham ran off track.

2014-06-05_0049 With the Leafield based team in administration and set to miss the forthcoming Austin-Brazil double header, Swedish rookie Ericsson’s teammate Kamui Kobayashi admitted he is not sure the green team will be back in action for the Abu Dhabi finale next month. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 27

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the AAA Texas 500

There have been 27 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Texas Motor Speedway

NASCAR logo A look at the Eliminator 8 – and beyond –  at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas going into the AAA Texas 500 on November 2. ESPN’s coverage begins at 2 p.m. ET and the race is scheduled for 3 p.m.

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Oct 27

Blancpain Sprint Series – Round 7 – Baku World Challenge

Thoughts on the title

At the Baku World Challenge the overall title in the 2014 Blancpain Sprint Series will be awarded, as well as the one in the Silver Cup. We spoke to the title contenders before they left for the Azeri capital. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 27

Next stop: Shanghai

Off the back of our great result in Fuji I am looking forward to getting back into the car in China.

Mark Webber logo I know the track in Shanghai very well from my days in F1 and it’s a great circuit. The course has different winding turns and two long straights. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 27

Now Marussia enters administration

Marussia is now being managed by administrators.

2014-03-16 - Marussia F1 Team - Australia Just days after Caterham’s management accepted the same fate, UK insolvency experts FRP Advisory have taken over Manor Grand Prix Racing Limited, which in F1 is known as Marussia. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 27

F1 set for three-car teams as more risk collapse

F1 risks sliding into crisis and having to reinvent its very DNA as struggling backmarker teams begin to succumb to collapse.

2014-06-08_0747 HRT folded in 2012, and now F1’s two other newest teams Caterham and Marussia are in the throes of financial administration. Organisers of next weekend’s US grand prix look set to welcome just 9 teams to an 18-car grid, unprecedented since BAR-Honda was banned for a time almost a decade ago.
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Oct 27

Alonso future unclear amid Audi, Lotus rumours

A major sponsor of the Lotus team has stirred up the already confusing speculation about Fernando Alonso’s next move.

Fernando Alonso - Audi  (photo Audi) Most insiders believe the Spaniard and Ferrari have already dissolved their contract, paving the way for Sebastian Vettel to join Kimi Raikkonen at the Italian team in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 27

Sainz says he ‘deserves’ Toro Rosso debut

Carlos Sainz jr is convinced he should be handed his F1 debut by backer Red Bull.

Carlos Sainz Jr The 20-year-old is the newly crowned champion of the highly rated Formula Renault 3.5 series, but he was overlooked by Red Bull for a guaranteed seat at the junior team Toro Rosso for 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 27

Brothers look to save troubled Marussia – report

Marussia is not commenting on claims it will sit out the next races and is on the verge of being put into the hands of administrators.

2014-06-05_0104 Amid Caterham’s well-documented troubles, Bernie Ecclestone revealed that Marussia will also sit out the Austin-Brazil double header. And F1 business journalist Christian Sylt claims the team has notified the High Court that it also intends to go into administration. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 27

Recovery vehicle driver says F1 ‘never safe’

An experienced F1 recovery vehicle driver in Brazil has defended his Japanese colleagues in the wake of Jules Bianchi’s horror crash.

2014-06-05_0040Brazil’s Globo Esporte says Rafael Ricciardi has been driving the vehicle charged with removing stricken cars from the Interlagos circuit near the pit exit for four years running. Read the rest of this entry »

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