Tag Archive: Motorsports

Jan 22

Legends Andretti, Rahal excited for look, direction of new Indy car

Mario Andretti enthusiastically offered to drive it for former race team boss and motorsports legend Roger Penske

Mario AndrettiBobby Rahal said it shaped up as the type of open-wheel car he enjoyed piloting in his heyday. The two iconic retired Indy car drivers threw their considerable clout behind INDYCAR’s new car with its universal aero kit, during last week’s official unveiling at the North American International Auto Show. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 10

Liberty eager to create “video game cars” in F1

“The cars have got to look great”

Dany FlageoleFormula 1’s Manging Director for Motorsports Ross Brawn has outlined Liberty Media’s plans to create new regulations to make “video game cars” in the future to bring excitement into the design of the cars. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 08

Brawn: Ferrari must work to F1’s parameters

“Formula 1 will always survive whatever the teams are in it”

F1: Brawn: Ferrari must work to F1’s parametersRoss Brawn has sent a warning to Ferrari after its latest Formula 1 quit threats and if confident the sport can survive if the Italian manufacturer exited. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 05

Brawn: Independent F1 engine supplier key for 2021

“The 2021 engines have to be more economical, cheaper and make more noise”

2017-06-11_0062Formula 1’s Managing Director of Motorsports Ross Brawn says bringing in an independent engine supplier in 2021 will be a vital indicator in understanding whether the new engine rules meet its targets. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 28

Will driverless cars ever break into motorsports?

The last decade has seen rising interest in driverless vehicles from a series of tech companies and automakers

2017-07-29_0138.jpgCompetitive racing is as much about the cars themselves – the skills of the engineers and mechanics – as they are about the skills and nerves of steel of the drivers.

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Dec 27

P1 Motorsports Continues to Expand into IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GTD Competition in 2018

The expansion plans for P1 Motorsports, a team based in Coconut Creek, Florida, are continuing

Launched in 2017 by Juan “JC” Perez, the sports car racing team has enjoyed a tremendously successful first season of competition in the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda series (IPC) and the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America series, garnering both a driver and a team championship. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 13

Carlin joining Verizon IndyCar Series with drivers Chilton, Kimball in 2018

The team formally announced that it is entering the Verizon IndyCar Series

Max Chilton and Charlie KimballCarlin may be a new team to the Verizon IndyCar Series, but its name is respected worldwide in motorsports and it is bringing familiar names and faces to the competition in 2018. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 23

Formula V8 3.5: Pedro Piquet (SMP Racing by AVF) takes fastest time in Bahrain

Pedro Piquet (SMP Racing by AVF) got the best lap time of the day in the morning session

The last of the Collective Test days marks the very end of World Series promoted by RPM-MKTG continually over the last 20 years, flourishing many top-class drivers in motorsports.

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Nov 22

$100,000 Mazda Road to 24 Shootout Finalists Announced

12th Year For the Biggest Prize in Grassroots Road Racing

Season-opening Battery Tender Mazda Global MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich TiresMazda has confirmed four finalists for the 12th annual Mazda Road to 24 Shootout. This one-of-a-kind, post-season shootout, will award a $100,000 Mazda Motorsports scholarship to compete in the 2018 Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires.

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Nov 07

22 Racing and Tagliani join forces again

Will continue quest for Pinty’s Series title

2017-10-31_003822 Racing is pleased to announce today that Alex Tagliani will be back with them in his #18 EpiPen/Lowes/St-Hubert/Spectra Premium sponsored car in 2018.  This will be the fifth year of partnership in the NASCAR Pintys Series between Tagliani and 22 Racing.

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Nov 01

FIA announces plans for simpler, louder F1 power units from 2021

The proposal presented was the outcome of a series of meeting which took place during 2017

2017-01-19_0146The FIA has outlined initial plans for Formula 1’s 2021 engine specification, retaining the V6 turbo hybrid power units currently used while making them simpler and louder. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 19

Hinchcliffe, Wickens form all-Canadian lineup for Schmidt Peterson

Hinchcliffe has renewed his contract with the Indianapolis-based team with a multiyear extension

James Hinchcliffe and Robert WickensSchmidt Peterson Motorsports announced today its lineup for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season that will feature an all-Canadian driving duo of James Hinchcliffe and Robert Wickens. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 04

Acronis and Renault e.dams announce Team Partnership

Innovative technology partnership in which Acronis will provide cloud storage, backup, and active ransomware protection

Acronis and Renault e.dams announce Team PartnershipThe new partnership expands the presence of Acronis in data-driven environments that require high reliability and performance – motorsports, automotive and manufacturing industries. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 13

Tales from the paddock – Robert Wickens: “During my entire time in motorsports, I don’t think I’ve ever experienced anything like it”

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2017 season

Robert Wickens 2The 2017 motorsport season is entering the decisive phase over the coming weeks. Nürburgring winner Robert Wickens shares his thoughts on the tense run-up to the DTM finale.

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Aug 31

Spectra Premium launches new motorsports initiative

Spectra PremiumTM has been actively involved in motorsports

Spectra Premium logoSpectra Premium Industries Inc. is proud to announce a new motorsports initiative, pursuing its efforts on driver development, sponsorships and high performance products for racecars.

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Aug 31

Alex Tagliani to pull double duty in NASCAR Series this Weekend at Mosport

NASCAR Pinty’s  and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

2017-08-13_0466Just back from China earlier this week where he competed in Round 3 of the FRD LMP3 Prototype Series, Alex Tagliani will be a very busy driver this weekend as he is registered in the two major NASCAR races at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park road course (formerly known as Mosport Park), located north of Bowmanville, Ontario.

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Aug 30

Alex Tagliani to drive in NASCAR Truck Series for Young’s Motorsports at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

Alex Tagliani to drive for Young’s Motorsports at Mosport Park

Spectra Premium NASCAR number 02 TruckOfficials from Young’s Motorsports announced today that road course sensation Alex Tagliani will drive the team’s No. 02 Spectra Premium Chevrolet in Sunday’s Chevrolet Silverado 250 from Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP).
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Aug 11

Chevrolet unveils 2018 Camaro ZL1 Monster Energy Series race car (+video)

The deep-blue car will replace the outgoing Chevy SS next year

Chevrolet dipped into its rich motorsports history in assembling the race car that will tackle the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2018, announcing Thursday that it will bring the Camaro ZL1 name to the sport’s top division. Read the rest of this entry »


Jul 19

Mazda Team Joest set for 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship debut

Mazda Motorsports announced the creation of “Mazda Team Joest”

2017-07-07_8344One of the most successful teams in endurance sports car racing is returning to IMSA competition in a big way next season. Read the rest of this entry »


Jul 16

Lacroix Dominates for First Toronto Victory

Celebrates Third Pinty’s Road Course Win of 2017

It only took Kevin Lacroix seven laps to get the lead, once he got there he didn’t look back. The 28-year-old driver from Saint- Eustache, Quebec, held off hard charges from Marc- Antoine Camirand, LP Dumoulin and Adam Andretti to win the Pinty’s Grand Prix of Toronto Sunday at Exhibition Place.  Read the rest of this entry »


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