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Vandoorne column: Vettel/Hamilton emotions are what fans want

It is no secret that everyone at McLaren-Honda had fairly low expectations heading in to the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.So to have come away disappointed that we had not got both cars in the points say a lot for the good job the team did.Our low predictions for th
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Vandoorne column: Vettel/Hamilton emotions are what fans want

It is no secret that everyone at McLaren-Honda had fairly low expectations heading in to the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.So to have come away disappointed that we had not got both cars in the points say a lot for the good job the team did.Our low predictions for the weekend were based on the track layout not being very suitable for us, and also we knew we were going there facing lots of ... Keep reading

Beckmann was "in a deep hole" with Van Amersfoort

Despite being too young to take part in the first three rounds of the 2016 F3 season, Beckmann was among the more impressive rookies, claiming a pole position and two podiums for Mucke Motorsport.He joined Van Amersfoort Racing for his first full campaign i
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Beckmann was "in a deep hole" with Van Amersfoort

Despite being too young to take part in the first three rounds of the 2016 F3 season, Beckmann was among the more impressive rookies, claiming a pole position and two podiums for Mucke Motorsport.He joined Van Amersfoort Racing for his first full campaign in the series, setting himself the target of being in the top five by the end of the season.However, the 17-year-old endured ... Keep reading

Mikkelsen to make third Citroen WRC outing in Germany

Mikkelsen is making his second consecutive gravel outing with Citroen in Poland this weekend, but he confirmed that the French firm had taken up an option for the German round of the series in August.He will skip Rally Finland, where Kris Meeke returns alongs
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Mikkelsen to make third Citroen WRC outing in Germany

Mikkelsen is making his second consecutive gravel outing with Citroen in Poland this weekend, but he confirmed that the French firm had taken up an option for the German round of the series in August.He will skip Rally Finland, where Kris Meeke returns alongside Craig Breen and Khalid Al-Qassimi, and will line up in a fourth C3 WRC alongside Meeke, Breen and Stephane Lefebvre in ... Keep reading

Grosjean: “I need to be better” at managing brake problems

The American team has suffered with recurring brake issues for much of its time in the sport so far, and has attempted fixes and run tests with both current supplier Brembo and alternative option Carbone Industrie.But while the outfit is optimistic that the p
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Grosjean: “I need to be better” at managing brake problems

The American team has suffered with recurring brake issues for much of its time in the sport so far, and has attempted fixes and run tests with both current supplier Brembo and alternative option Carbone Industrie.But while the outfit is optimistic that the problem will finally be put to bed going forward, Grosjean insisted amid a tough Azerbaijan GP weekend that he needed to better ... Keep reading

F3 keen on full-course yellow after Hungary debut

The FCY – or virtual safety car as it is known in Formula 1 – was called for the first time in a Euro F3 round at the Hungaroring last week, and drew praise from the top three drivers.Race director Tamas Zettner told Motorsport.com that he has been a big
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F3 keen on full-course yellow after Hungary debut

The FCY – or virtual safety car as it is known in Formula 1 – was called for the first time in a Euro F3 round at the Hungaroring last week, and drew praise from the top three drivers.Race director Tamas Zettner told Motorsport.com that he has been a big fan of the system since it was first used in sportscar racing, and that he was happy with how it worked in Hungary and wants to ... Keep reading

Mercedes to change headrest pin design after Baku problem

Hamilton looked on course to take the win in Azerbaijan before a loose headrest forced him into the pits for a replacement.That incident dropped him down the order, although he was able to recover some ground and finish fifth overall – one place behind titl
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Mercedes to change headrest pin design after Baku problem

Hamilton looked on course to take the win in Azerbaijan before a loose headrest forced him into the pits for a replacement.That incident dropped him down the order, although he was able to recover some ground and finish fifth overall – one place behind title rival Sebastian Vettel.Mercedes has spent time at its Brackley factory this week looking into exactly what went wrong and has ... Keep reading

Button urges F1 to "move on" from Vettel controversy

Motor racing’s governing body announced on Wednesday night that it will investigate whether or not further action is required against Vettel for his clash with Lewis Hamilton in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.The FIA wants to work out whether or not the 10-seco
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Button urges F1 to "move on" from Vettel controversy

Motor racing’s governing body announced on Wednesday night that it will investigate whether or not further action is required against Vettel for his clash with Lewis Hamilton in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.The FIA wants to work out whether or not the 10-second stop-go penalty that Vettel was handed was harsh enough – especially considering the German was still able to finish ahead of ... Keep reading

Tech analysis: How top teams reacted to Baku layout headache

The Baku street circuit provides a significant challenge to both drivers and engineers in that the narrow barrier-lined sections are paired with the longest straight on the calendar.This 2.2km straight cannot be overlooked when setting up the car, as having t
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Tech analysis: How top teams reacted to Baku layout headache

The Baku street circuit provides a significant challenge to both drivers and engineers in that the narrow barrier-lined sections are paired with the longest straight on the calendar.This 2.2km straight cannot be overlooked when setting up the car, as having too much wing would just be performance thrown away.As such, all of the teams had reconfigured front and rear wings available ... Keep reading

New Zealand stars targeted for GP tilt – report

The newspaper report claims that four additional Toyota Racing Series chassis could be rolled out for what is both the season finale and the NZGP at Manfeild next February, to give high-profile stars a chance to return to their open-wheeler roots.Potential ta
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New Zealand stars targeted for GP tilt – report

The newspaper report claims that four additional Toyota Racing Series chassis could be rolled out for what is both the season finale and the NZGP at Manfeild next February, to give high-profile stars a chance to return to their open-wheeler roots.Potential targets for the cameo spots include ex-TRS competitor and reigning Supercars champion van Gisbergen, along with recently-crowned ... Keep reading

Challenge Bathurst event to fight GT ban

The November sprint event at Mount Panorama was last year used by a number of GT3 teams as a warm-up for February’s Bathurst 12 Hour, however a change in CAMS regulations could well make that impossible this time around.The governing body has moved to effec
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Challenge Bathurst event to fight GT ban

The November sprint event at Mount Panorama was last year used by a number of GT3 teams as a warm-up for February’s Bathurst 12 Hour, however a change in CAMS regulations could well make that impossible this time around.The governing body has moved to effectively restrict GT3 cars from competing in events outside of the Australian GT Championship or the Bathurst 12 Hour, as outlined ... Keep reading

Aric Almirola cleared to test in the next two weeks

“Good news from the docs,” Almirola said in a text. “My CT scan shows really good bone growth in the damaged vertebrae. Doctors were pleased and have cleared me to test in the next two weeks.“As long as that goes well and I have no pain, I will be cle
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Aric Almirola cleared to test in the next two weeks

“Good news from the docs,” Almirola said in a text. “My CT scan shows really good bone growth in the damaged vertebrae. Doctors were pleased and have cleared me to test in the next two weeks.“As long as that goes well and I have no pain, I will be cleared to resume competition.”Almirola, 33, hopes to return to competition in time for the Monster Energy Cup Series race at New ... Keep reading

After penalty, Kyle Busch is on his third crew chief this month

Busch, who was already without regular crew chief, Adam Stevens, has now lost his interim crew chief, Ben Beshore, for one race thanks to another NASCAR penalty.Beshore was suspended one race and fined $20,000 after Busch’s No. 18 Toyota was found to have t
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After penalty, Kyle Busch is on his third crew chief this month

Busch, who was already without regular crew chief, Adam Stevens, has now lost his interim crew chief, Ben Beshore, for one race thanks to another NASCAR penalty.Beshore was suspended one race and fined $20,000 after Busch’s No. 18 Toyota was found to have two improperly installed lug nuts at the conclusion of Sunday’s Toyota/SaveMart 350 at Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway.Joe Gibbs Racing ... Keep reading

FIA launches investigation into Vettel clash with Hamilton

Amid ongoing suggestions that motor racing’s governing body was not satisfied with the 10-second stop-go penalty handed to Vettel for his part in the move, the FIA confirmed on Wednesday that the situation was being looked into again.A spokesman for the
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FIA launches investigation into Vettel clash with Hamilton

Amid ongoing suggestions that motor racing’s governing body was not satisfied with the 10-second stop-go penalty handed to Vettel for his part in the move, the FIA confirmed on Wednesday that the situation was being looked into again.A spokesman for the FIA said that evidence was being evaluated and a decision on whether or ... Keep reading

LoveFab Race Team and the Enviate Hypercar finish 2nd in class at Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs, CO – After a week of highs and lows, 23-hour work days for the crew and a cancelled practice session due to fog, LoveFab Race Team is pleased to announce the Enviate Hypercar driven by Paul Gerrard finished 2nd in the Unlimited Class in Su
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LoveFab Race Team and the Enviate Hypercar finish 2nd in class at Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs, CO – After a week of highs and lows, 23-hour work days for the crew and a cancelled practice session due to fog, LoveFab Race Team is pleased to announce the Enviate Hypercar driven by Paul Gerrard finished 2nd in the Unlimited Class in Sunday’s 95th Running of The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.After the crew’s tireless efforts on the car, it was the ... Keep reading

Joker lap receives critical acclaim from WTCC drivers

Joker laps were written into the WTCC’s regulations for 2017 – under the loose proviso that they would be used on street circuits – and were meant to be debuted at the season-opening round in Marrakech in April.Circuit restrictions and political instabi
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Joker lap receives critical acclaim from WTCC drivers

Joker laps were written into the WTCC’s regulations for 2017 – under the loose proviso that they would be used on street circuits – and were meant to be debuted at the season-opening round in Marrakech in April.Circuit restrictions and political instability forced those plans to be abandoned, but a joker lap section was approved for use in Vila Real last weekend.Last-minute changes ... Keep reading

Mikkelsen "very sad" Meeke dropped by Citroen for Poland

Mikkelsen said he was sad at Meeke’s absence from this weekend’s Rally Poland, but hoped his test work on the C3 WRC would benefit the whole squad moving forward.The Norwegian, who finished eighth on his debut with Citroen in Italy earlier this month,
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Mikkelsen "very sad" Meeke dropped by Citroen for Poland

Mikkelsen said he was sad at Meeke’s absence from this weekend’s Rally Poland, but hoped his test work on the C3 WRC would benefit the whole squad moving forward.The Norwegian, who finished eighth on his debut with Citroen in Italy earlier this month, replaced Meeke following the Northern Irishman’s crash during the Sardinian round, and has spent four days testing in the Mikolajki ... Keep reading

Red Bull can win races on merit in 2017, says Marko

The Austrian says that Daniel Ricciardo’s opportunistic victory in Baku showed that Red Bull is going in the right direction, although ongoing reliability problems for Max Verstappen remain a cause for frustration, after the Dutchman retired with an early e
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Red Bull can win races on merit in 2017, says Marko

The Austrian says that Daniel Ricciardo’s opportunistic victory in Baku showed that Red Bull is going in the right direction, although ongoing reliability problems for Max Verstappen remain a cause for frustration, after the Dutchman retired with an early engine failure.“It’s very, very important because we had such a bad start to the season, and now we improved,” Marko said. “We ... Keep reading

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