Hamilton snatches pole from Rosberg in Singapore

Mercedes unleash power on dying laps of qualifying session

2014-07-19_0905 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Lewis Hamilton Lewis Hamilton is on pole position for the Singapore Grand Prix after qualifying ahead of teammate Nico Rosberg by just seven thousands of a second. This is Hamilton’s third career pole position in Singapore, a pole position won on the final lap of qualifying as the clock ran out. (more…)

FIA clampdown dubbed ‘Radio Ga-Ga’ in Singapore

The FIA’s Charlie Whiting addressed the media in Singapore

2008-06-05_0049 F1’s intended clampdown on performance communications between teams and drivers has been dubbed ‘Radio Ga-Ga’ up and down the bemused paddock. (more…)

Sixth engine penalty inevitable now for Vettel

Sebastian Vettel’s bad season continued to get worse even at the Singapore circuit he humbled at the height of his dominant powers.

2014-07-09 - 99008 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel As the German and Red Bull struggle to get to the bottom of the reigning quadruple world champion’s 2014 troubles, he has yet another different RB10 chassis at his disposal under the Asian city-state’s popular lights. (more…)

Button admits McLaren decision could end career

Jenson Button has acknowledged that McLaren’s deliberations over its 2015 lineup could leave him without an alternative.

2014-03-30 - McLaren Mercedes - Malaysia - Jenson Button 04 Amid the high uncertainty, an impression began to form at Monza recently that the British team would in fact not sign a top name like Sebastian Vettel or Fernando Alonso next year. (more…)

Toro Rosso targets Suzuka debut for Verstappen

Toro Rosso intends to give Max Verstappen his F1 weekend debut in Japan early next month.

2014-08-22 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Max Verstappen (2) Earlier, it was expected that the second Red Bull team’s confirmed 2015 rookie, who is still just 16, would debut in Friday practice sessions later this year. (more…)

Sep 19

Ecclestone admits three-car teams possible

Bernie Ecclestone has admitted F1 could fill up a depleted grid next year with three-car top teams.

Bernie Ecclestone-11-2010 Former Williams chairman Adam Parr set off alarm bells after the Italian grand prix recently when he ‘tweeted’ that three struggling teams are about to collapse. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 19

Ecclestone admits ‘double points’ could go

Bernie Ecclestone has admitted his ‘double points’ innovation may be axed after the 2014 finale.

Bernie Ecclestone portrait This year, in a bid to keep the championship alive until the dying moment, F1 will allocate double points in the Abu Dhabi finale. But the scheme has been controversial and almost universally criticised, prompting F1’s chief executive to admit it may fall by the wayside. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 19

WEC 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas – Thursday Practice

Exciting start to the race weekend in Austin

Porsche Motorsport logo The Porsche Team, with the two innovative Le Mans Prototypes Porsche 919 Hybrids, enjoyed a smooth first free practice session on Thursday at the beginning of the weekend of the fourth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) in Austin, Texas (USA).

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Sep 19

BGR Team Grote win the Al Craighead Can Am Cup!

It also marks the first win for the new Piper DL7/Honda in only its second event. 

BGR Team Grote 2015 canam35 BGR Team Grote won the prestigious Can Am Cup for the second consecutive year, in the closest finish in Toyo Tires F1600 history. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Johnson captures first career TOTAL Pole Award, Ford Mustangs sweep Continental Tire Challenge qualifying

Isman Nips Hometown Driver Mosing As Porsches Sweep ST Front Row

Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge logo Competing in his 101st career Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge race, Billy Johnson came to Circuit of The Americas without having a TOTAL Pole Award on his otherwise impressive resume. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Lewis continues hot streak by claiming pole at sizzling COTA

Michael Lewis earned his fifth Platinum Cup pole of the season Thursday at Circuit of the Americas.  

The momentum behind Michael Lewis shows no sign of slowing after qualifying for the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama on Thursday at Circuit of the Americas, as he earned his fifth pole position of the season.  Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Marc-Antoine Camirand: First NASCAR oval career start

Driving a White Motorsports prepared car

2014-08-10_0011 Saint-Léonard-d’Aston (Quebec) successful road racer, Marc-Antoine Camirand, to make his first NASCAR Canadian Tire Series (NCTS) oval race career start in season finale at Kawartha Speedway in Fraserville, Ontario (Canada). Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Alonso, Vettel fend off seat swap rumour

Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel on Thursday batted away the most recent ‘silly season’ speculation.

2012-06-09_1320 Earlier this week, Italy’s Sky had triggered rumours the Ferrari and Red Bull drivers could be about to complete a sensational cockpit swap for 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

FIA could ease radio clampdown in Singapore

The FIA could back down over its newly-imposed radio communications ban.

2012-06-09_0020 It was the hot topic of controversial conversation in Singapore on Thursday, as the teams and drivers prepare for the rest of 2014 with tight restrictions on what they can and cannot say over the pit-to-car radio. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

ALDO Racing first steps on the road to the 2015 Dakar

ALDO Racing Team getting ready for upcoming Dakar Rally

ALDO Racing Toyota The Canadian rally-raid ALDO Racing Team is entering its final stage off preparation that will bring the driving team of David Bensadoun and Patrick Beaulé to the starting grid of the 2015 Dakar Rally next January 4th in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Ecclestone takes blame for radio clampdown

As day turned to night in the floodlit Singapore paddock, the big talking point was the FIA’s radio clampdown.

Charlie Whiting -Bernie Ecclestone - photo Getty Images Actually, F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone claimed the credit. “I was the one who started it off, yes,” he told reporters on Thursday. Earlier, in downtown Singapore, Mercedes duo Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg welcomed the move. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Villorba Corse at the Nürburgring 1000 for Blancpain Endurance Series final fight

Blancpain Endurance Series crucial challenge

Villorba Ferrari 458 in action in the BES Italian team is ready for the title assault with Gai, Rizzoli and new entry Kemenater on their Ferrari 458 in the fifth round of the international championship Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Speed 51 TV to air 52nd Thunder Road Milk Bowl live PPV

The famous event will take place on Saturday and Sunday, October 4-5, 2014.

Thunder Road The nation’s leading short track racing internet supplier, Speed51.com, owned and operated by NASCAR television broadcaster Bob Dillner from Charlotte, North Carolina, has entered into an agreement with Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Barre, VT to have the 52nd annual People’s United Bank Milk Bowl broadcast on the 51 TV pay-per-view schedule of events. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Britain West take Vice Championship in Toyo Tires F1600

“This past weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park was another great showing for our team”

Britain West Motorsport “Combination of Mygale chassis and rising star Chase Pelletier propel Canadian-based formula car team to new heights at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.” Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Smoke haze over Singapore for GP

A haze is hanging over Singapore’s skies ahead of the highly popular night race.

GP2 - Marina Bay - Singapore The city-state’s environmental agency said air pollution has reached “unhealthy” levels in the past days, due to rainforest fires in nearby Indonesia. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Drivers welcome FIA radio clampdown

“All the fans were cheering so it looks like the right way to go”

2014-03-17 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Australia - 2014 drivers Mercedes’ title-warring teammates are the first F1 drivers to welcome the FIA’s banning of “performance”-related radio communications. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Only ‘subtle details’ troubling Vettel in 2014 – Webber

“At this level, the way F1 is, that’s all about how a driver gets those last 2-3 crucial tenths out of the car.”

2014-07-19 - 99038 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel Mark Webber thinks “small, subtle details” are all that is holding back his former F1 colleagues Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Marchionne attitude ‘positive’ for Ferrari – Surer

An F1 pundit thinks long-time president Luca di Montezemolo’s departure is good news for Ferrari.

2012-06-10_0424 Marc Surer, a Swiss former grand prix driver, thinks the early noises being made by Montezemolo’s successor Sergio Marchionne are honest and positive. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Shell zooms in for a brilliant finish with Scuderia Ferrari and Lego® alongside Kimi Räikkönen

Partnering for success – Shell, Ferrari and LEGO®

2014-09-17 - Shell - Kimi with LEGO carsMembers of the media were treated to a thrilling race of miniature proportions this afternoon as Shell restated its history of successful collaboration with Ferrari and LEGO® in conjunction with the recent global launch of the new Shell V-Power LEGO collection in Singapore. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Sainz ‘very upset’ with Verstappen signing

Carlos Sainz jr’s famous father has expressed disappointment with Red Bull’s decision-making in 2014.

GP3 - Carlos Sainz Jr (MW Arden) Earlier, 20-year-old Spaniard Sainz jr was regarded as the undoubted cream of the energy drink’s driver development programme, and therefore the favourite to make his F1 debut in 2015 with Toro Rosso. Read the rest of this entry »

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