Wolff only eyeing young talent long-term

Toto Wolff confirms that he sees Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg forming Mercedes F1 line-up for the foreseeable future…

Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff admits that, while he is excited by the up-and-coming talent on the marque’s roster, there is not plan to rush them into F1. (more…)

And all of a sudden, Mercedes is favourite

The first impressions of the DTM race weekend at Moscow did not quite speak in favour of Mercedes-Benz.

Audi and BMW dominated proceedings in the two free practice sessions and appeared to be better sorted at Moscow Raceway. But when things gor serious, the brand from Stuttgart was there and secured its first win at the track, opened in 2012, courtesy of Pascal Wehrlein.

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Thousands flock to see 6 Hours of Nurburgring

Sunshine and Crowds at the Nurburgring

2015-08-30-Sunday-0001As thousands of fans were still streaming in to the Nurburgring under gloriously sunny skies, many of those already at the circuit were looking forward to getting close to their heroes at the WEC pitwalk and autograph session.

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NASCAR Canadian Tire Series: Ranger sets CTMP record

Breaks own Canadian Tire mark with Pole run

2015-08-08_33788 Andrew Ranger broke his own track record as he collected his second pole of the season Saturday in qualifying for Sunday’s Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. (more…)

Koch, Falb both clinch championships at VIRginia International Raceway

Two champions have been crowned.

With podium finishes in Rounds 11 and 12 on Saturday, Aug. 29 at VIRginia International Raceway,  Kenton Koch clinched the 2015 Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda championship and John Falb captured the Lites 1 Masters championship for the second straight year.

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Aug 28

Andrews and Robinson lead FF practice

The triple-header weekend from New Jersey for F1600 continues on Saturday

F1600 F Championship logo

Scott Andrews set the fastest time of Friday F1600 Formula F Championship Series practice in the morning session with a lap of 1:22.572 at New Jersey Motorsports Park (NJMP).

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Aug 28

McMurry posts quickest time to capture pole at VIRginia International Raceway

“It’s great to be up on the pole again” – McMurry

Matt McMurry beat out JDC Motorsports teammates Kenton Koch and Clark Toppe to capture the pole for Round 11 of the Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda with a lap of 1 minute, 19.511 seconds Friday at VIRginia International Raceway. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Lorenzo sets the benchmark in British Grand Prix Free Practice

Round 12: British MotoGP™ – Free Practice 1&2

MotoGP - Jorge Lorenzo - Movistar Yamaha MotoGP - British MotoGP FP2Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Jorge Lorenzo was the benchmark on the opening day of action at the British Grand Prix, the current championship leader setting a time of 2’02.338 in this afternoon’s Free Practice 2 session. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

BTCC ‘Rock’ stars ready to race

Northamptonshire next up for Britain’s top series

2015-04-19-036Just nine races remain in the 2015 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship, and a crucial outing at Rockingham is in prospect as nearly 30 drivers will go all out for glory next weekend (5/6 September). Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Recharged: RENAULT e.dams confirm Prost and Buemi

The current Teams’ Champion welcomed the pair back to the fold for official pre-season testing at Donington Park

RENAULT edams logoRENAULT e.dams is delighted to announce Nicolas Prost and Sébastien Buemi as its official driver line-up for the 2015/16 FIA Formula E Championship campaign, which kicks off on October 17 in Beijing, China. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Trulli Formula E post testing report

“We are happy to have achieved what we set out for this testing ” – Lucio Cavuto

Trulli Formula E logoAfter a couple of hard test days, Trulli Formula E  reached a breakthrough and managed to commence their first testing of their new powertrain, the Motomatica JT-01.  Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Team Canada Scholarship announces finalists

Five very deserving young drivers

Team Canada logo2015 marks the 5th year of the Scholarship program and the following 5 young drivers are being considered for the final selection to represent Team Canada this coming October in England.

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Aug 28

Goodwood/Intrepid takes Three National titles

McCullough, Di Leo, Kashak and Riley scored National podiums for Intrepid.

Intrepid Podium FinishersThe Canadian National Karting Championships were held at Mosport Kartways over the weekend and Goodwood/Intrepid was magnificent in securing three National titles, four National podiums and two additional tickets to the 2015 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals! Tyler McCullough, Marco Di Leo and Tyler Kashak were honoured as Champions, while Austin Riley was also on the podium after a thrilling Final drive in DD2. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

GoPro joins CFH Racing as primary sponsor for Sonoma

BHA Sonoma season finale preview

GoProCFH Racing announced that GoPro will be the primary sponsor of the No. 67 GoPro Chevrolet driven by Verizon IndyCar Series championship contender Josef Newgarden in the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma on Aug. 30. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

RML Group awarded new BTCC contract

Leading motorsport engineering company enters six-year contract with Britain’s premier motor racing series

RML GroupSeries organiser TOCA has awarded a vital Technical Partner contract to the RML Group for the supply of the specified chassis, suspension and associated components for the MSA British Touring Car Championship.  Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Nico Rosberg rejects the suggestion he needs to start beating Lewis Hamilton in qualifying if he wants to beat him to the 2015 F1 title

Rosberg: I can win title despite qualifying shortfall

Rosberg: I can win title despite qualifying shortfallNico Rosberg says he doesn’t think improving his performances in qualifying are the key to beating Lewis Hamilton to the 2015 Formula 1 World Championship title. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Astor Cup delivery across the Golden Gate Bridge (+video)

The Verizon IndyCar Series’ path to the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma is marked by the Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate BridgeMaking that clear Aug. 27, four competition Indy cars, including three that will compete in the championship-deciding race Aug. 30, rolled in formation across the iconic 4,200-foot suspension bridge. Traffic and tourists stopped as the dramatic procession made its way to Vista Point, on its north side. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

FIA F3 EC impresses with international starting grid

In the 2015 season so far, drivers from 19 countries competed in the series

Within a short period of time, the FIA Formula 3 European Championship gained the reputation to be a crucial step on the motor racing ladder for the future stars of the sport.

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Aug 28

The expert’s tip: Bednaruk favours Spengler and Wittmann

He makes sure that the Russian crowds on site are perfectly informed

Sergey Bednaruk is the track announcer for the DTM race meeting at Moscow. And in addition, he is a true motor-racing expert. Bednaruk works both for the Russian version of motorsport.com and as TV commentator. In his expert tip he tells us what he is expecting from the Russian race weekend and who he believes to become the beaming winners.   Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Kopecký fastest on Barum Rally qualifying stage

Jan Kopecký set the fastest time in Qualifying for the Barum Czech Rally Zlín

Kopecký fastest on Barum Rally Qualifying StageCo-driven by Pavel Dresler, the ŠKODA Motorsport Fabia R5 driver stopped the clocks with a 2m51.7s over the 4.71 kilometre Pohořelice stage – and will be the first to select his starting position during the road selection process later today. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 27

Castell’s Calabogie comeback

It was a weekend of comebacks from Toyo Tires Formula 1600 driver Amy Castell at Calabogie Motorsport Park.

15-08-22_0004While testing on Friday presented a few mechanical issues limiting Castell’s time on track – Castell was able to quickly learn the 20-turn circuit in just the last two sessions of the day.

Aug 27

Atlantic Series ready for New Jersey weekend

Friday, August 28 opens the NJMP weekend with a practice day for Atlantic teams.

Formula Atlantic logoKeith Grant hopes to consolidate his season in the Atlantic Championship Series at New Jersey Motorsports Park (NJMP) this weekend and clinch the title, with two weekends and four races left on the schedule and half of that taking place at NJMP. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 27

All you need to know in numbers about Circuit Paul Ricard’s history with European endurance racing

4 Heures du Castellet – Facts & figures

European Le Mans Series logoCircuit Paul Ricard has for many years been synonymous with European endurance racing, and there’s been a great relationship between the two. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 27

Another busy weekend for Tag, this time at CTMP

Alex Tagliani to compete in four races this weekend at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park road course

2015-08-02_28141Alex Tagliani will be a busy driver this weekend competing in four races at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP) in Bowmanville, Ontario.

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Aug 27

Looking forward to the finale: Hankook 12H Epilog Brno (9-10 October, 2015)

Season finale of the 24H Series powered by Hankook

24H SERIES powered by Hankook logoAfter the great success of the inaugural Hankook 24H Circuit Paul Ricard, series’ organiser and promoter Creventic had added another new event to the calendar for this year. Read the rest of this entry »

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