Tag Archive: Ford

Dec 23

Ford returns to WRC entry list

M-Sport Ford World Rally Team name change confirmed

2017-01-19_0561The FIA has confirmed the list of manufacturers registered for the 2018 WRC – and with it the return of the Ford name to the championship for the first time since 2012. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 13

Ford versus Ferrari rivalry hotting up in Texas heat

6 Hours of Circuit of The Americas

2017-07-15-0103As the FIA World Endurance Championship heads to Austin, Texas, for the 6 Hours of COTA, one of sportscar racing’s oldest rivalries is set to reignite in the LMGTE Pro class. Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 31

Herbie Blash: My greatest memory in F1

With over 700 Formula 1 races to pick from, Herbie Blash reveals what became his greatest day in the sport

2016-06-12_0198The former F1 deputy race director stepped down from the post at the end of the 2016 season to end a career in the sport which spanned five decades. Having started as a mechanic for the RRC Walker Racing Team during 1965, Blash quickly climbed the ranks to become Graham Hill’s race mechanic at Lotus three years later. Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 17

BMW M8 GTE: Test programme continues in Spain

BMW Motorsport has carried out further testing as part of its development programme for the new BMW M8 GT

At Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya last week, Martin Tomczyk (GER), Nick Catsburg (NED), Bruno Spengler (CAN) and Philipp Eng (AUT) took turns behind the wheel of the GT racing car which will join Aston Martin, Ferrari, Ford and Porsche in the LMGTE Pro category of the 2018 FIA World Endurance Championship. Read the rest of this entry »


Jun 19

Sauber has ‘trust’ in Honda despite ongoing issues

“We won’t be able to contribute that much. That’s also not the intention in the partnership”

2017-06-09-14-17-28_1596Sauber boss Monisha Kaltenborn says she ‘can only trust’ the work Honda is doing to bring its power unit up to speed ahead of its engine partnership deal in F1 2018. Read the rest of this entry »


May 12

Le Mans 24-Hours museum Exhibition: Le Mans 67- An exceptional grand prix

4th May – 31st August

Exhibition: 4th May – 31st August  Le Mans 67 – Le Mans 67 – An exceptional grand prix

The Le Mans 24-Hours museum, owned by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest since February 2017, is putting on its first temporary exhibition on the theme of the Formula 1 Grand Prix run on the Le Mans Bugatti circuit in 1967 under the title, Le Mans 67 – An exceptional grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »


May 04

Jota Sport, bye-bye Super38 (+video)

The Zytek Z11SN, nicknamed the “Mighty38” (Super38), will be taking its well-deserved retirement

Jota Sport: Bye-bye Super38 (video)!The name Jota Sport does not figure on the entry list for the World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) this year, yet the British outfit – winner in LMP2 at the 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans with the #38 Zytek – is indeed present, in charge of the development of Jackie Chan DC Racing’s two Oreca 07s.

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Apr 29

Friday In Argentina: Evans dominant in South America

Elfyn Evans built a surprise Friday lead at YPF Rally Argentina

Rock-strewn gravel roads wrecked the hopes of many frontrunners, but Welshman Evans prospered to win six consecutive speed tests in his Ford Fiesta and lead the similar car of Mads Østberg by 55.7sec. Read the rest of this entry »


Apr 20

WEC: Ford’s victory in GT at Silverstone (video)

Ford kicked off the year right at Silverstone

2017-04-15_00020Despite its win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the LMGTE Pro class, Ford won only third place in the GT Manufacturer standings at the end of the 2016 World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) season, so its goal this year is clear: to win the GT World Champion title to be awarded for the first time ever.

Flagworld photo album

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Apr 16

WEC: Ford takes remarkable LMGTE Pro win

6 Hours of Silverstone

2017-04-14-0066Ford Chip Ganassi Racing celebrated a famous victory in the LMGTE Pro class as the #67 Ford GT driven by Andy Priaulx, Harry Tincknell and Pipo Derani took an ‘against all odds’ win.

Flagworld photo album

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Apr 05

Innovative new LM GTE Balance of Performance System to be introduced

Automatic System of Adjustment

Innovative new LM GTE Balance of Performance System to be introducedFor many decades, the inclusion of Grand Touring sportscars has been an integral part of major endurance racing events across the globe, most notably the 24 Hours of Le Mans.  Read the rest of this entry »


Apr 03

Brad Keselowski wins grandfather clock at Martinsville for Ford’s first win here since ’02

Yes, that’s right, a Ford

In Sunday’s STP 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway, everything worked – but nothing more than Brad Keselowski’s race-winning No. 2 Ford. Read the rest of this entry »


Mar 18

Ford gets 50th Continental Tire Challenge Series win at Sebring with Buford, Maxwell

2nd on the podium were Chris Green and Jesse Lazare

The question caught Scott Maxwell, driver of the No. 60 KohR Ford Mustang in the Grand Sport class of the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge. Read the rest of this entry »


Feb 17

Throwback Thursday: 50 years ago at Sebring International Raceway

Ford, Ferrari, Porsche and Chevrolet all came to Sebring as contenders on April 1, 1967

Many of the leading manufacturers set to battle at this year’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida were major players in the same race at Sebring 50 years ago. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 28

Sébastien Ogier’s victory at Rallye Monte Carlo in a Ford Fiesta has sparked renewed interest in the WRC from the Blue Oval

Ford considers WRC future

The global head of Ford Performance, Dave Pericak, was at the season opener and watched Ogier steer a Ford to victory on a WRC rally for the first time since November 2012. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 17

Take a tour of Wood Brothers Racing’s new shop (+video)

Ever wanted to take a tour around one of the race shops of one of NASCAR’s most storied teams? 

Wood Brothers RacingWell, now you can — thanks to Wood Brothers Racing, formed in 1950. While the team is old, the shop is new. The organization recently moved headquarters to Mooresville, North Carolina to be closer to their Ford-affiliated counterpart, Team Penske. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 10

The American Dream: Ford

2016 review

2016-06-15_Wednesday-0107 It has been a fantastic season for drivers and teams from the Americas. The highlight was, of course, Ford’s winning comeback at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, fifty years after its first victory in La Sarthe. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 10

2017 Ford Fiesta WRC breaks cover

M-Sport has revealed details of the new Ford Fiesta WRC it will campaign in the 2017 World Rally Championship

Designed to next-year’s exciting new WRC technical regulations, the car has undergone a complete redesign to deliver more power and more mechanical grip. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 22

Formulatour1600 confirm new way to define F1600 class with 2017 season launching

Be ready for 2017 season

Formula Tour 1600 logoIn 2017 we will have 2 standing, General standing & Ford standing. If a round winner is power by Ford engine, he will score points in each standing.

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Nov 05

WEC: Porsche on pole for 6 Hours of Shanghai in tense session; Ford lock out LMGTE front row

The Porsche 919 Hybrid takes pole position in Shanghai

In bright sunshine and rising track temperatures, a tense qualifying session took place following a slight delay due to barrier repairs following an incident in a support race.

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