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TWR name revived for last-minute Jaguar eTrophy entry

Techeetah, which is partnered with the DS manufacturer in FE, will enter one car in the single-make eTrophy championship, which will be driven by 2018 Porsche Cup Canada driver Stefan Rzadzinski. The eTrophy entry includes an arrangement with Ryan Walkinshaw

Eccentric Onyx F1 backer Van Rossem dies

The Belgian, whose death has been announced by the media in his homeland, backed Onyx with his Moneytron investment company for its graduation to F1 from the Formula 3000 ranks with Stefan Johansson and Bertrand Gachot. The sponsorship, which came with Gachot

Monza considering chicane removal in track revamp

Ahead of crunch discussions to secure the Italian Grand Prix’s future beyond next year, Angelo Sticchi Damiani, the president of the Italian racing federation ACI, has revealed a host of changes he wants ready for 2022. According to a report in Gazzetto del

F1 engine manufacturers must share parts with new entrants

With a radical overhaul of powerunit regulations for 2021 having been abandoned in favour of tweaks to the current concepts, interest from new engine makers to come in to F1 has waned. While Aston Martin, Cosworth and Porsche all considered joining F1 if ther

F1 will react if 2019 aero changes don’t improve racing

Amid concerns about the difficulties drivers have had following each other with the new generation of F1 cars, a raft of new regulations have been introduced for next year to help improve the situation. Wider front wings, revised rear wings plus simpler brak

Latvala crash delays Toyota Monte Carlo preparations

Latvala hit an Armco barrier and damaged the car sufficiently to halt the test for the remainder of the day while the team fixed the Yaris WRC. The Finn’s co-driver at the test, former Toyota driver Juho Hanninen, was checked over by on-site medics. The tea

Sette Camara joins DAMS for third F2 season

The move had been predicted since the end of this year's campaign, and Sette Camara drove for DAMS throughout the post-season test in Abu Dhabi. With DAMS also retaining Williams F1 reserve Nicholas Latifi for a third season, 20-year-old Brazilian Sette Cama

Porsche names Jani as first 2019/20 FE signing

Jani, a Porsche works driver since 2013, will return to the all-electric series next year with the Weissach marque after making just two FE starts in Hong Kong at the start of season four for Dragon Racing. He was replaced by Jose Maria Lopez for the rest of

Agag becomes FE chairman, new CEO to be appointed

The series will appoint a new CEO “in the coming months”, according to an FE statement, with Agag continuing in that position “until the new person joins Formula E”. Agag and FIA president Jean Todt came up with the initial plan for FE in 2011, with t

Mahindra cannot aim for anything but title - d’Ambrosio

Mahindra led the teams’ standings after Felix Rosenqvist won back-to-back races in Hong Kong and Marrakesh in the early part of the 2017/18 season, but its title bid was derailed by retirements and a subsequent decline in form. D’Ambrosio, who joins Mahin

Nissan aero changes approved by Supercars

The category underwent a nine-day Supercars Controlled Aerodynamic Testing (VCAT) process that ended earlier this week to homologate the all-new Mustang, however it wasn't just the Ford that was being evaluated. As first reported by Motorsport.com, Nissan hom

Paddon misses out on 2019 WRC seat

The former Rally Argentina winner had set his sights on repeating his programme with Hyundai Motorsport next season, but Loeb’s arrival in the Korean squad ended those hopes. Hyundai management insisted dialogue was ongoing with Paddon, but Motorsport.com

IndyCar preseason test set for Laguna Seca

The famous and beautiful 2.238-mile road course in Monterey County, CA will host Indy car racing for the first time in 15 years when it replaces Sonoma Raceway as the IndyCar Series finale in September 20-22. (For tickets to all IndyCar races, click here.) Th

Franchitti excited by prospect of Rosenqvist in IndyCar

Franchitti, who claimed three of his four IndyCar titles and two of his three Indy 500 wins with Ganassi’s team has filled an advisory role for the squad since his enforced retirement from the cockpit over five years ago. He will therefore be working closel

Phil Kurze remembered as “huge ally” to short-track racing

When I was growing up in North Carolina one of the things I loved the most was going to Hickory Motor Speedway on Saturday nights. I would watch races when I could go and my dream was always to drive a race car and play other sports. One of the many memories

Arrivabene reveals 2019 Ferrari F1 launch date

Team principal Maurizio Arrivabene confirmed the news during the Autosprint award ceremony of Caschi d'oro, which was held this evening in Milan at Garage Italia. The unveiling of the car will take place three days before pre-season testing begins at Barcelon

David Ragan to auction off one of his 2018 NASCAR rides

Renowned car auction house, Barrett-Jackson, will auction one of Ragan’s No. 38 Fords on Jan. 17 at WestWorld of Scottsdale in Arizona, with 100 percent of the hammer price benefiting the Shriners Hospitals for Children. The No. 38 Ford, which was used duri

Rosenqvist explains decision to leave «booming» Formula E

The Swede, who won three Formula E races in two seasons with Mahindra, will make an unexpected final start in the electric championship this weekend before heading off to American competition for 2019. Mahindra had signed an all new line-up of Pascal Wehrlei

NASCAR announces drivers eligible for 2019 Clash

The 75-lap non-points event will be held Sunday, Feb. 10 immediately after qualifying for the Daytona 500. “There’s no better way to start the season,” said Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR executive vice president and chief racing development officer. “The

Collard assessing options after losing WSR BTCC seat

WSR unveiled Oliphant as its first 2019 signing earlier this week, leaving no room for Collard, who first raced with the team in 2005 and has been part of its line-up since 2010. The 50-year-old was forced to sit out the middle part of 2018 on medical ground

Pfaff confirms full IMSA season with Hargrove, Robichon

The team will add Lars Kern, current holder of the production-car lap record at the Nurburgring Nordschleife in a Porsche 911 GT2 RS MR, for the four Michelin Endurance Cup rounds, with Porsche Young Professional Dennis Olsen becoming the fourth member for th

Sirotkin: '19 optimism made Williams split harder to accept

The Russian made his grand prix debut with Williams this season and, despite scoring only a solitary point, impressed the team with his commitment to working at the factory away from races and his performances with the recalcitrant FW41. However, he will no

Vettel expecting no dramas with Leclerc in 2019

Vettel’s four seasons at Ferrari have been spent alongside Kimi Raikkonen, with whom the four-time world champion developed a strong relationship off-track. The arrival of Leclerc next season, after just one year in F1 at Sauber, will present a different dy

Motorsport Network acquires Virtually Entertained

LONDON, UK - December 13, 2018 – Motorsport Network’s strategic push into the rapidly growing esport sector gained extra momentum today with the acquisition of a market-leading specialist business, Virtually Entertained, that operates a portfolio of espo

Top Stories of 2018, #19: W Series launch splits opinion

The terrible presentation blunder that generated a thousand headlines aside, there was a real feel-good quality to seeing Ada Hegerberg become the rightful first female winner of association football's marquee Ballon d'Or award. For a Formula 1 writer, howeve

Hyundai announces two-year Loeb WRC deal

Motorsport.com revealed on Wednesday that nine-time WRC champion Loeb had agreed a contract with Hyundai - ending his long relationship with the Citroen/Peugeot group. His deal covers the 2019 and '20 seasons. Hyundai will field Thierry Neuville and Andreas M

Gordon secures Dakar return after two years out

Gordon, a Dakar regular since 2005, took stage wins during six of his 11 outings in the event and finished as high as third overall in 2009, driving a Hummer. He sat out the past two rallies, but will make his comeback in January, reforming his previous partn

Hulkenberg: Renault must make big step with 2019 «soft reset»

Although Renault ended this season as best of the rest behind Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull, it never showed the pace to ever realistically challenge the trio for positions. The French car manufacturer’s task this winter will be to do its best to bridge th

Juncadella in the frame for 2019 Nissan Super GT drive

The three drivers took part in a shootout at Fuji Speedway earlier this month, days after Nissan held its annual NISMO racing festival at the same venue. As unusually cold weather in Japan in December rendered any comparison to earlier races meaningless, the

Super GT changes finale date to avoid WEC clash

Super GT’s Motegi round was originally scheduled for November 10, maintaining its long-running second weekend of November slot. The initial 2019/20 WEC calendar released in August had the Shanghai round taking place on November 17, but this was then moved t

Chandhok returns to Sky F1 coverage from Channel F4

Having been an analyst for Channel 4’s coverage in recent years, Chandhok has elected to return to Sky – where he was a part of the team from 2012 to 2014. Speaking about his new appointment, Chandhok said: “I'm very excited to be rejoining the Sky Spor

VAR recovering stolen Floersch Macau crash parts

Team boss Frits van Amersfoort told Motorsport.com that the parts – the front wing and engine air restrictor – were removed from the scene by thieves following the 18-year-old German’s horrific crash, and discovered for sale on eBay. “We have a frien

Petrucci wants to avoid becoming Dovizioso’s “enemy”

Petrucci was promoted from the satellite Pramac team to replace Honda-bound Lorenzo inside the Ducati works operation for 2019, and made his debut outing in factory colours last month in the first post-season test at Valencia. He also topped the first day of

Hamilton needs «super focus» to see off younger title threats

The arrival of Leclerc alongside Vettel at Ferrari for next season and Verstappen’s late-2018 form means Hamilton could face two completely new challenges next year, having clinched his fifth world title in 2018. Verstappen, who will be joined at Red Bull n

Lowndes reveals 5000-piece retirement goal

The Supercars veteran, who made his final start as a full-time driver in Newcastle late last month, will embrace his new life by tackling a 5000-piece puzzle over the Christmas break. Depicting the famous 'Lunch atop a Skyscraper' scene, solving the puzzle ha

GRM set for first S5000 test

The V8-powered open-wheeler is set to conduct a pre-Christmas test at Winton next week, which will mark the Supercars team's first hands-on experience running the car. The test will be run by both GRM and Borland Racing Developments, acting partly as a hand-o

Taiwanese team signs Supercars guns for Bathurst bid

The two Brad Jones Racing aces will team up with fellow Aussie Nick Foster, who, along with Slade, is a regular in the HubAuto line-up at Asian GT events. The trek to Bathurst will mark the beginning of the team's second season as a Ferrari customer outfit, a

Racers360: A new way of providing in-depth driver coaching

Von Moltke has years of experience behind the wheel of a race car. Among his achievements is winning the 2013 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona with Alex Job Racing, taking the GT class victory in an Audi R8. He's also twice a winner of the Sebring 12 Hours and trium

Pro Mazda rebranded as Indy Pro 2000

Fitting in between the entry-level Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship and Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires, Indy Pro 2000 will continue to use the Tatuus PM-18 introduced for the 2018 season. Star Mazda began in 1991, and rebranded as Pro Mazda for 2013 w
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