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Supercars targeting 'damaging' grey areas with new pitstop rules

The category's new Head of Motorsport Adrian Burgess has implemented a pair of key changes to pitstop procedure for the 2019 season, the first being a mandated use of a line-locker or handbrake during stops to avoid the rear wheel spinning.The second is a re-
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Supercars targeting 'damaging' grey areas with new pitstop rules

The category's new Head of Motorsport Adrian Burgess has implemented a pair of key changes to pitstop procedure for the 2019 season, the first being a mandated use of a line-locker or handbrake during stops to avoid the rear wheel spinning.The second is a re-wording of the regulation relating to the fuel nozzle being disconnected before a car is lowered off its jacks.Both of these issues ...Keep reading

VIDEO: eNASCAR Heat Pro League Showcase visits Martinsville

In the third week of the eNASCAR Heat Pro League Showcase races, the 100 drivers who are fighting for supremacy ahead of the upcoming Pro League draft battled on the half-mile paper clip known as Martinsville Speedway. There were four 40-lap races held with g
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VIDEO: eNASCAR Heat Pro League Showcase visits Martinsville

In the third week of the eNASCAR Heat Pro League Showcase races, the 100 drivers who are fighting for supremacy ahead of the upcoming Pro League draft battled on the half-mile paper clip known as Martinsville Speedway. There were four 40-lap races held with gamers driving trucks for the first time in the series.In the Playstation B division DIESEL_PYLES took the lead early and went on to score ...Keep reading

Testing verdict: Where exactly is Mercedes at after week one?

But how convincing were its times, and does the fact it is now the only team on the grid not running a high-rake ride height set-up make its life harder under the new rules that are in place for this year?Former F1 technical director Gary Anderson and Autospo
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Testing verdict: Where exactly is Mercedes at after week one?

But how convincing were its times, and does the fact it is now the only team on the grid not running a high-rake ride height set-up make its life harder under the new rules that are in place for this year?Former F1 technical director Gary Anderson and Autosport’s Jack Benyon join Glenn Freeman in Barcelona to discuss the good and the possibly bad news for Mercedes, plus what we can read into ...Keep reading

Full NASCAR 2019 Atlanta weekend schedule

The schedule is subject to change. All times Eastern.Friday, Feb 2211:35 a.m. - 12:55 p.m., Cup Series practice (TV: NASCAR.com)1:05-1:55 p.m., first Xfinity Series practice (TV: NASCAR.com)2:05-2:55 p.m., first Truck Series practice (TV: NASCAR.com)3:05-3:5
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Full NASCAR 2019 Atlanta weekend schedule

The schedule is subject to change. All times Eastern.Friday, Feb 2211:35 a.m. - 12:55 p.m., Cup Series practice (TV: NASCAR.com)1:05-1:55 p.m., first Xfinity Series practice (TV: NASCAR.com)2:05-2:55 p.m., first Truck Series practice (TV: NASCAR.com)3:05-3:55 p.m., final Xfinity Series practice (TV: Fox Sports 1 - FS1)4:05-4:50 p.m., final Truck Series practice (TV ...Keep reading

Marc-Antoine Camirand set to return to Pinty’s Series in 2019

After enjoying his first NASCAR Pinty’s Series win and most successful season to date last year Marc-Antoine Camirand has decided to return this year. In addition to his first win, he also scored the most top-five and top-10 finishes in a season in his Pint
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Marc-Antoine Camirand set to return to Pinty’s Series in 2019

After enjoying his first NASCAR Pinty’s Series win and most successful season to date last year Marc-Antoine Camirand has decided to return this year. In addition to his first win, he also scored the most top-five and top-10 finishes in a season in his Pinty’s career with six and 11, respectively.The 39 year-old driver from Saint-Léonard d'Aston, Quebec, will once again drive the No. 22 ...Keep reading

Winterbottom: Triple Eight deal in full swing after poor test

Winterbottom joined the single-car Team 18 squad for the 2019 season on the promise of a full technical relationship with Triple Eight, a team he did battle with for years during his stint at Tickford Racing.However there was no dream start to life in a Tripl
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Winterbottom: Triple Eight deal in full swing after poor test

Winterbottom joined the single-car Team 18 squad for the 2019 season on the promise of a full technical relationship with Triple Eight, a team he did battle with for years during his stint at Tickford Racing.However there was no dream start to life in a Triple Eight-built Holden for the 2015 series champ, who, much like Triple Eight's own drivers, struggled for outright pace running a ...Keep reading

Daytona 500 crash reminded Almirola of back-breaking shunt

Almirola missed two months of the 2017 season having fractured his T5 vertebra when his Richard Petty Motorsports Ford was caught up in a crash involving Danica Patrick and Joey Logano and reared up into the air before landing heavily.Last Sunday Almirola, no
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Daytona 500 crash reminded Almirola of back-breaking shunt

Almirola missed two months of the 2017 season having fractured his T5 vertebra when his Richard Petty Motorsports Ford was caught up in a crash involving Danica Patrick and Joey Logano and reared up into the air before landing heavily.Last Sunday Almirola, now in a Stewart-Haas Ford, was one of the 21 drivers involved in the massive crash triggered by Paul Menard sending Matt DiBenedetto into ...Keep reading

Barcelona Test Day 4: Renault shine, but expected pace-setters hold back

Nico Hulkenberg’s late-afternoon flying lap on the C5 tyre sent Renault into first place as the French marque finished first and third on the final day of the first test.Alexander Albon’s C5 lap originally sent Toro Rosso back to the top of the timing scr
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Barcelona Test Day 4: Renault shine, but expected pace-setters hold back

Nico Hulkenberg’s late-afternoon flying lap on the C5 tyre sent Renault into first place as the French marque finished first and third on the final day of the first test.Alexander Albon’s C5 lap originally sent Toro Rosso back to the top of the timing screens in the morning session – narrowly ahead of the second Renault of Daniel Ricciardo – but Hulkenberg’s sprint on the fastest ...Keep reading

An Earnhardt led at Daytona in a Supra! How did that happen?

Jeffrey is the 29-year-old grandson of the legendary seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Dale Earnhardt, and has amassed more than 150 starts across NASCAR’s three national series – Cup, Xfinity and Trucks. He’s on a nine-race deal with Joe Gibbs Raci
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An Earnhardt led at Daytona in a Supra! How did that happen?

Jeffrey is the 29-year-old grandson of the legendary seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Dale Earnhardt, and has amassed more than 150 starts across NASCAR’s three national series – Cup, Xfinity and Trucks. He’s on a nine-race deal with Joe Gibbs Racing and started off on a high by recording a front-row start for the Supra – then led the first 29 laps before dropping back to finish ...Keep reading

Russell: New Williams feels «nice», «stable» despite setbacks

The FW42 arrived late to pre-season testing, logging its first laps on the afternoon of the third day and ending the first test week well short of the mileage accrued by every one of its rivals.After debuting the car on Wednesday, Russell took over from Rober
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Russell: New Williams feels «nice», «stable» despite setbacks

The FW42 arrived late to pre-season testing, logging its first laps on the afternoon of the third day and ending the first test week well short of the mileage accrued by every one of its rivals.After debuting the car on Wednesday, Russell took over from Robert Kubica in the afternoon of the final day, and, like Kubica, he ran laps with the car fitted with an aero rake for logging ...Keep reading

NASCAR Roundtable: Was successful 500 a sign of things to come?

Each week, Motorsport.com's Jim Utter, Nick DeGroot and Tim Southers take on the hot topics in the NASCAR world. And we encourage you the fans to become part of the conversation on social mediaDo you think the buzz, crowd size, enthusiasm and higher ratings f
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NASCAR Roundtable: Was successful 500 a sign of things to come?

Each week, Motorsport.com's Jim Utter, Nick DeGroot and Tim Southers take on the hot topics in the NASCAR world. And we encourage you the fans to become part of the conversation on social mediaDo you think the buzz, crowd size, enthusiasm and higher ratings for the Daytona 500 was specific to the race or a sign of things to come this season?Jim: While the Daytona 500 has been a sellout the ...Keep reading

Leclerc: Ferrari's rivals are sandbagging

Mercedes and Red Bull did not threaten the top of the leaderboard across the first three days of the first test, although Mercedes increased its performance on Thursday.Leclerc helped Ferrari top the first two days of the test but, after lapping slightly slow
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Leclerc: Ferrari's rivals are sandbagging

Mercedes and Red Bull did not threaten the top of the leaderboard across the first three days of the first test, although Mercedes increased its performance on Thursday.Leclerc helped Ferrari top the first two days of the test but, after lapping slightly slower than Mercedes pair Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas on the final day, he believes its rivals are still holding back."The ...Keep reading

Red Bull expects more Verstappen patience this year

Verstappen was involved in various incidents in a scrappy start to last season but a change in approach after his crash in Monaco set him on a run of 10 podiums from 15 races.The 21-year-old still made headlines for other reasons as he regularly hit out at en
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Red Bull expects more Verstappen patience this year

Verstappen was involved in various incidents in a scrappy start to last season but a change in approach after his crash in Monaco set him on a run of 10 podiums from 15 races.The 21-year-old still made headlines for other reasons as he regularly hit out at engine supplier Renault, but Marko believes Red Bull's switch to Honda and Verstappen's added maturity has made him happier."We had ...Keep reading

Hulkenberg tops opening week of Barcelona F1 testing

Daniel Ricciardo had set the second fastest time in the morning for Renault, but teammate Hulkenberg shone when he took the reins on Thursday afternoon.Using Pirelli’s softest tyres, the C5, he set the top time of 1m17.393s with an hour and a half to go, 0.
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Hulkenberg tops opening week of Barcelona F1 testing

Daniel Ricciardo had set the second fastest time in the morning for Renault, but teammate Hulkenberg shone when he took the reins on Thursday afternoon.Using Pirelli’s softest tyres, the C5, he set the top time of 1m17.393s with an hour and a half to go, 0.244s quicker than morning pace-setter Alex Albon's effort. But the Renault stopped on track soon after, which meant the squad ...Keep reading

Pirelli reveals gaps between F1’s 2019 compounds

Although the Italian company admits it can be more definitive about the lap time delta once next week's final test has finished, it says that first estimates suggest a 0.6 gap between the softest of its tyres.For 2019, Pirelli has changed the way that tyre co
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Pirelli reveals gaps between F1’s 2019 compounds

Although the Italian company admits it can be more definitive about the lap time delta once next week's final test has finished, it says that first estimates suggest a 0.6 gap between the softest of its tyres.For 2019, Pirelli has changed the way that tyre compounds are being labelled. There are five base compounds, named C1 to C5, and three will be picked for each race – and will be called ...Keep reading

Indonesia signs three-year deal for MotoGP street race

Plans to construct an all-new venue in the Mandalika area of the island of Lombok with the aim to host grand prix motorcycle racing were originally reported by Motorsport.com in November.A final deal has now been reached between the state-owned Indonesia Tour
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Indonesia signs three-year deal for MotoGP street race

Plans to construct an all-new venue in the Mandalika area of the island of Lombok with the aim to host grand prix motorcycle racing were originally reported by Motorsport.com in November.A final deal has now been reached between the state-owned Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation and MotoGP promoter Dorna, which will see the new track host MotoGP events between 2021 and 2023.Abdulbar ...Keep reading

Red Bull says it had never had such good pre-season

Although the team is aware that rival Ferrari appears to have the edge at the moment, Red Bull's motorsport advisor Helmut Marko said that it had never been more encouraged about progress than right now.«So far if I talk about Red Bull and Toro Rosso, w
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Red Bull says it had never had such good pre-season

Although the team is aware that rival Ferrari appears to have the edge at the moment, Red Bull's motorsport advisor Helmut Marko said that it had never been more encouraged about progress than right now.«So far if I talk about Red Bull and Toro Rosso, we had a very good time,» Marko told Sky.«I would say we never had such good preparation for the season. For both teams.»Read ...Keep reading

KTM: Marquez's salary better spent on bike development

Honda rider Marquez has been long linked with a potential future KTM switch due to his close ties with the Austrian team's title sponsor Red Bull.But the Spaniard, whose current Honda deal runs through 2020, has repeatedly played down his interest in explorin
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KTM: Marquez's salary better spent on bike development

Honda rider Marquez has been long linked with a potential future KTM switch due to his close ties with the Austrian team's title sponsor Red Bull.But the Spaniard, whose current Honda deal runs through 2020, has repeatedly played down his interest in exploring MotoGP options away from his current employer.Speaking at his team's 2019 launch, Pierer – who previously criticised Ducati for ...Keep reading

Kubica admits Williams running «compromised» car

The Grove-based team missed the first two days of running due to delays with the production of car parts and only took to the track for the first time on Wednesday afternoon.Williams said on Wednesday that it was still waiting for car parts to begin aero work
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Kubica admits Williams running «compromised» car

The Grove-based team missed the first two days of running due to delays with the production of car parts and only took to the track for the first time on Wednesday afternoon.Williams said on Wednesday that it was still waiting for car parts to begin aero work.Kubica made his debut at the wheel of the car on Thursday morning before handing it over to teammate George Russell for the ...Keep reading

Ferrari «a bit ahead» of Mercedes right now - Bottas

Ferrari's new SF90 has reliably featured at the top end of the timesheets throughout the first week of the Barcelona test, as Sebastian Vettel headed the opening day and Charles Leclerc went quickest on the second.In addition to the usual testing caveats ove
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Ferrari «a bit ahead» of Mercedes right now - Bottas

Ferrari's new SF90 has reliably featured at the top end of the timesheets throughout the first week of the Barcelona test, as Sebastian Vettel headed the opening day and Charles Leclerc went quickest on the second.In addition to the usual testing caveats over engine power and fuel load, Ferrari's performances have been flattered by the fact reigning champion Mercedes has left it late in the ...Keep reading

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