Tag Archive: Motorsport

Apr 24

Indy 500 toughest leg of Triple Crown bid – Alonso

Alonso is set to be coached by two-time CART champion and 2003 Indy 500 winner Gil de Ferran

Fernando AloIndy 500 toughest leg of Triple Crown bid - Alonsonso believes that the Indianapolis 500 represents the toughest challenge in his bid for the Triple Crown of Motorsport as he gears up for his first Indy car run next week. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 20

Boccolacci tops day two of Barcelona test

Frenchman heads both sessions of final day  

GP3 - Dorian Boccolacci, Trident, Circuit de Catalunya-Barcelona (Test) (2)Dorian Boccolacci has claimed the day two bragging rights by heading both sessions of today’s GP3 Series test session at the Circuit de Catalunya-Barcelona, using the gloriously sunny but mild conditions to his advantage by claiming both top spots: this morning in a qualifying-style session with a time of 1:32.896, just 0.012s ahead of Nirei Fukuzumi and Jack Aitken, and this afternoon in a long run session with a lap of 1:34.022, well ahead of Alessio Lorandi and Tatiana Calderón. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 20

From dream to reality: Formula E was born in Paris

It was in the City of Light where the lightbulb moment happened

The concept of Formula E was born in Paris as a means to demonstrate the potential of electric vehicles and alternative energy solutions through motorsport.

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Apr 18

Double victory at Oulton Park for the Barwell Motorsport’s Lamborghini Huracán GT3

John Minshaw and Phil Keen dominate the opening round of the British GT Championship

Double victory at Oulton Park for the Barwell Motorsport’s Lamborghini Huracán GT3Perfect start to the 2017 British GT Championship for Barwell Motorsport team. At Oulton Park, opening round of the season, the #33 Lamborghini Huracán GT3 with John Minshaw and Phil Keen behind the wheel – vice champions of 2016 British GT – have literally dominated the race weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

Scholarship winner Jake Eidson carries points lead to series debut at Barber Motorsports Park

Jake Eidson began his racing career in karts, and moved up steadily through the formula car ranks
Jake Eidson As the recipient of the first-ever IMSA Hurley Haywood GT3 Cup Scholarship, which helped Eidson secure a full season behind the wheel of a Porsche in the 2017 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama, you had to wonder: How would the open-wheel driver perform in a race car that has fenders? Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

BTCC: Austin takes pole after Sutton exclusion

Handy man sitting pretty ahead of race-day at Donington Park

BTCC Austin takes pole after Sutton exclusionHandy Motorsport’s Rob Austin has taken pole position for Round 4 of the 2017 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship after post-qualifying scrutineering resulted in the exclusion of Ashley Sutton. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 13

TOTAL Official supplier and partner to the ACO from 2018

More details on this partnership will be given at the 24 Hours of Le Mans on 17-18 June

Total logoToday it is announced that, from 2018, TOTAL will be the new official fuel supplier for the FIA World Endurance Championship as well as for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the European Le Mans Series and the Asian Le Mans Series. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 13

Alonso: If I can’t beat Schumacher, I want to be a complete racer

“I will go with my best and full commitment to win the race”

20170323-032Fernando Alonso has revealed he is setting his sights on victories in the Indy 500 and the Le Mans 24 Hours to prove he is a ‘complete racer’ in the absence of establishing himself as a more coveted F1 driver than seven-time champion Michael Schumacher. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 13

Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport announces new partnership agreement with TIBCO

F1: Announcement
 
2017-04-13 - Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport announces new partnership agreement with TIBCO Lewis Hamilton HelmetTeam to use advanced predictive analytic technologies from TIBCO. TIBCO branding to be visible on driver helmets at the Bahrain Grand Prix this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 13

Fernando Alonso is determined to compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans

Never having been at the start of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Fernando Alonso gave the start in 2014

Fernando Alonso is determined to compete in the 24 Hours of Le MansThe announcement of Fernando Alonso’s participation in the 101st edition of the Indianapolis 500 next month took everyone in motorsports by surprise, but the reason makes sense for this competitor at heart: to match the feat of Graham Hill, the only driver to win the F1 Grand Prix of Monaco, the Indianapolis 500 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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Apr 06

Get to know the women in motorsport

Inspiring Women in Motorsport

2016-08-13-1009Over time, motorsport is slowly losing its male-dominated image as increasing numbers of women are taking part in the sport and working behind the scenes in the fast-paced and exciting industry.

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Apr 01

Alonso: F1 back to where it should be

“The cars are definitely tougher to drive”

20170326-056Despite his frustrations at McLaren-Honda, Fernando Alonso has hailed the new era of Formula 1 and feels it is returning towards being the pinnacle of motorsport with the faster and trickier cars. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

WRC: Test date set for Polo R5

Volkswagen Motorsport plans to start testing its new Polo R5 Rally Car in September

Announcing its withdrawal from the FIA World Rally Championship last season after four years of dominating the drivers’ and manufacturers’ series, the German company signalled a switch to customer activities. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 29

World RX: 2017 season ready to kick off in Barcelona  

With 18 permanent Supercars and a plethora of star-studded motorsport names

World RX 2017 season ready to kick off in Barcelona  The eagerly-anticipated FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy returns for its fourth season as the World Championship kicks off in Barcelona this coming weekend (1-2 April).

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Mar 21

Gerhard Berger takes over from Hans Werner Aufrecht as ITR Chairman

The world’s most popular touring-car series will be comprehensively enhanced

Gerhard Berger was confirmed as Chairman of ‘Internationalen Tourenwagen Rennen e.V’ (ITR)ITR is being restructured for the future: Today, former Grand Prix winner, BMW Motorsport Director and Formula One team co-owner Gerhard Berger was confirmed as Chairman of ‘Internationalen Tourenwagen Rennen e.V’ (ITR).

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Mar 20

Spanish motorsport federation joins forces with ERC

RFEDA to reward inaugural Spanish Junior R2 champion with ERC Junior U27 campaign

Spanish motorsport federation joins forces with ERCThe winner of the recently announced Spanish junior championship, Beca Junior R2, will be handed a prize drive in next season’s FIA ERC Junior Under 27 Championship as part of a major initiative from the country’s motorsport federation, RFEDA, and a new alliance with ERC promoter Eurosport Events. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 18

Julius Baer announced as title sponsor for Mexico City ePrix

Returning to the historic Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez for the second running of Formula E

Julius Baer – leading Swiss private banking group and Global Partner of the FIA Formula E Championship – has today been announced as the title sponsor for round four of the 2016/17 season in Mexico City. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 15

Competent Motorsport launches new offering

“We are thrilled to launch Competent Optics and to have this opportunity with Skeleton”

Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA - SonomaCompetent Motorsport is pleased to announce that we have been selected by Skeleton Optics to be a Distributor for the brands innovative new line of  sunglass eyewear doing business as COMPETENT OPTICS.
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Mar 11

Campos Racing will be in the renewed FIA Formula 2

The GP2 Series has been renamed to FIA Formula 2 in 2017

Formula One Group and the FIA have agreed that the GP2 Series changes its name to FIA Formula 2 for this year. The organizers have rethought the structure to provide the drivers with a clearer path to arrive to Formula 1. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 09

WEC: Porsche announces driver pairings for the new 911 RSR

The 911 RSR with the starting number 91 can be recognised by the red Porsche lettering on a black windscreen

2016-11-25-0003 The Porsche GT Team campaigns two 510 hp Porsche 911 RSR in the GT class of the FIA World Endurance Championship, which has been given world championship status in 2017 for the first time. After a year of development in 2016, the 2015 FIA WEC title winners return with a works entry to the world’s most important GT competition. Read the rest of this entry »

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