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Jan 20

2017 WEC season entries: Two weeks to go!

Who will be fighting for World Championships, who might be crowned the first official WEC World GT Champion?

Dany Flageole In two weeks’ time the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship full season entry list will be revealed in an online conference live from Le Mans on Thursday 2nd February at 4:00 pm (French time). Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 19

George Russell joins Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Junior Driver Programme

Rising British star becomes the latest talent selected by the Silver Arrows for racing support

 George Russell2016 proved a breakthrough year for the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Junior Programme. Pascal Wehrlein shone in his first Formula One season with Manor Racing, posting a string of impressive qualifying performances to reach Q2 five times – in addition to clinching only the second ever points scoring finish for the team at the Austrian Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 19

FIA gives green light to Liberty Media takeover of F1

“The FIA holds a one per cent shareholding in Delta Topco”

Liberty Media logoLiberty Media’s takeover of Formula 1 has been backed by the FIA in a unanimous vote by the World Motor Sport Council which met in Geneva.

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Jan 19

ERC graduates flock to Rallye Monte-Carlo

A number of other Rallye Monte-Carlo participants have ERC event experience

ERC graduates flock to Rallye Monte-CarloA number of drivers with FIA European Rally Championship experience will be in action when Rallye Monte-Carlo gets underway this evening. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 17

F4/SEA: Inaugural season to conclude with Sepang finale

The season finale at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia is scheduled to take place from 21 – 22 January 2017.

F4SEA Inaugural season to conclude with Sepang finaleAfter completing five events in its inaugural season, the Formula 4 South East Asia (F4/SEA) Championship – certified by FIA now approaches the final stretch with the sixth and final event of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 15

Warwick: F1 has become ‘too vanilla’, let them race

Derek Warwick says Formula One has become “too vanilla” and needs to get back to “harder, harsher racing”.

Warwick: F1 has become 'too vanilla', let them raceThe BRDC president and former F1 racer turned FIA steward believes that one of the issues currently is that a lot of the rules and regulations are influenced by the top drivers to the detriment of those further back and ultimately that is not only hurting them, but the other drivers on the grid and the sport as a whole. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 14

WRC is back! The new era

Dynamic new-look World Rally Cars will echo through the mountains of the French Alps

The build-up and fever pitch expectation is almost over as next week’s Rallye Monte-Carlo (19 – 22 January) heralds the start of one of the most keenly-anticipated FIA World Rally Championship seasons in memory. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 13

New cars, new teams, new rules: new WRC era is ready for blast-off in Monte-Carlo!

Eagerly-awaited 2017 WRC season kicks off in Monte-Carlo

WRC 2017 The build-up and fever pitch expectation is almost over as next week’s Rallye Monte-Carlo (19 – 22 January) heralds the start of one of the most keenly-anticipated FIA World Rally Championship seasons in memory. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 11

WRC: Suninen steps up to World Rally Car

He finished runner-up in WRC 2 in 2016

Rising young Finnish star Teemu Suninen will tackle up to three gravel rounds of this season’s FIA World Rally Championship in a 2017-specification Ford Fiesta WRC. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 10

Esteban Gutierrez to race in Formula E

Full details will be released in the coming weeks

Esteban Gutierrez will join the FIA Formula E Championship and make the transition to the all-electric racing series for a number of select events for the remainder of the season, including the Mexico City ePrix on April 1. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 10

WEC: Canal and Heinemeier Hansson join Rebellion Racing

The team has applied for two entries in the coming FIA World Endurance Championship season

2016-07-24-Sunday-0104 Rebellion Racing has announced that Julien Canal and David Heinemeier Hansson will join the team for 2017 alongside Nicolas Prost, Mathias Beche, Nelson Piquet Jr and Bruno Senna.  Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 10

WEC: Nicolas Lapierre remains with Signatech Alpine

Nicolas Lapierre will return for a sixth FIA World Endurance Championship season and will defend his LMP2 title with the Signatech Alpine team

2016-07-24-Sunday-0022 The Frenchman, who won the championship crown with Gustavo Menezes and Stéphane Richelmi in 2016, has been retained but his team mates have yet to be announced.  With Californian Menezes being upgraded to gold status for 2017 the same trio will not be able to race together again LMP2 rules require that each car must have at least one silver or bronze-ranked driver. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 08

F4/SEA: Kahia bags Star Driver award as Martono ends penultimate F4/SEA event on a high

The day featured an early start for the young guns as they prepared for the final two races of the weekend

F4SEA Kahia bags Star Driver award as Martono ends penultimate F4SEA event on a highAfter another eventful second day of drama-filled action at the fifth installation of the Formula 4 South East Asia (F4/SEA) Championship – certified by FIA, the young drivers were again back in action at the Buriram United International Circuit on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 06

F1600’s Verhagen named to FIA’s 20 Under 20

Verhagen won the 2016 F1600 title for K-Hill Motorsports

Verhagen won the 2016 F1600 title for K-Hill Motorsports Neil Verhagen, the 2016 F1600 Formula F Championship Series title winner, has made the FIA’s 20 under 20 list, published in the most recent edition of AUTO, the FIA’s magazine. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 06

The WRC lowdown: 2017 sporting regulations

Each new WRC season is accompanied by updates to the rules and regulations that govern the sport

20161117-017 This year is no exception, so here’s our summary of the FIA-sanctioned changes that will be introduced in 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 05

F4/SEA: Drivers complete tests

The young drivers spent a full day testing

F4SEA Drivers complete tests Preparations for the fifth instalment of the Formula 4 South East Asia (F4/SEA) Championship – certified by FIA were well underway on Thursday at the Buriram United International Circuit in Thailand.

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Jan 05

Lotterer shows off his new colours

Former Audi star

Porsche Team has released the first pictures of its new driver André Lotterer aboard the 2017 Porsche 919 Hybrid while testing at Motorland Aragon in Spain. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 03

Perfect 10: WTCC 2017 calendar refresher

Here’s a reminder of what’s coming up between April and December

Perfect 10: WTCC 2017 calendar refresherTen standout events will make up the FIA World Touring Car Championship schedule in 2017.

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Jan 02

Silverstone to host World RX festival event from 2018 

More details about the event weekend will be released in the upcoming months

16-08-07_0049 The FIA World Rallycross Championship has signed a deal with Silverstone circuit to host a new motorsport event in 2018 which will include World RX race action and other festival elements. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 28

FanBoost opens for Visa Vegas eRace

FanBoost voting for the Visa Vegas eRace, which takes place on January 7, is now open.

As well as being able to vote for your favourite FIA Formula E Championship driver, for this unique event, you’ll also be able to vote for the 10 sim racers who qualified through the Road to Vegas Challenge. Read the rest of this entry »

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