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Zandvoort WTCR: Vernay scores Audi's first pole

Vernay was the only driver to dip under the 1m44s mark in Monday's qualifying on his sole shootout run, which proved enough to secure pole by a comfortable margin of almost half a second.The 2017 TCR International Series champion, who will start Monday morni
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Zandvoort WTCR: Vernay scores Audi's first pole

Vernay was the only driver to dip under the 1m44s mark in Monday's qualifying on his sole shootout run, which proved enough to secure pole by a comfortable margin of almost half a second.The 2017 TCR International Series champion, who will start Monday morning's reversed-grid race from the back of the grid after an engine change, was one of three Audi drivers to make the final part of ... Keep reading

Mercedes «bloody worried» for Monaco Grand Prix

In 2017, Valtteri Bottas finished fourth and Lewis Hamilton seventh, with the latter starting only 14th after a difficult Q2 session.«Bloody worried,» said Wolff when asked for his thoughts on the upcoming street race.«We've seen in the las
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Mercedes «bloody worried» for Monaco Grand Prix

In 2017, Valtteri Bottas finished fourth and Lewis Hamilton seventh, with the latter starting only 14th after a difficult Q2 session.«Bloody worried,» said Wolff when asked for his thoughts on the upcoming street race.«We've seen in the last years that there were always tracks that suited us well, and some that we weren't perfect, for whatever reason.»It's very difficult to undo the ... Keep reading

Waters bemused by 'embarrassing' double failure

Waters was forced out of Saturday's opening race 12 laps from the end with a broken rear axle, before a second identical failure occurred on the warm-up lap for Sunday's race.He did get eventually get going for the 200-kilometre finale, but was five-laps down
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Waters bemused by 'embarrassing' double failure

Waters was forced out of Saturday's opening race 12 laps from the end with a broken rear axle, before a second identical failure occurred on the warm-up lap for Sunday's race.He did get eventually get going for the 200-kilometre finale, but was five-laps down, and ultimately classified last.Reflecting on the rare axle failures, Waters said the issue was 'pretty embarrassing', and ... Keep reading

NASCAR Xfinity Series rookie Kaz Grala lands a new ride

Fury Race Cars announced on Friday that it would field the No. 61 Ford for Grala in the next four races, beginning with next weekend’s race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Shane Wilson will serve as his crew chief.This will mark the first time Fury Race Cars,
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NASCAR Xfinity Series rookie Kaz Grala lands a new ride

Fury Race Cars announced on Friday that it would field the No. 61 Ford for Grala in the next four races, beginning with next weekend’s race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Shane Wilson will serve as his crew chief.This will mark the first time Fury Race Cars, which has won several races and championships in local Late Model and Modified divisions of NASCAR, will field an entry in one of ... Keep reading

“That first lap blew my mind!” says Carpenter of Indy 500 pole run

To the roars of the crowd, Carpenter opened his qualifying run with a 230.088mph lap, eclipsing the next best lap – Simon Pagenaud’s first lap in the #22 Penske-Chevy – by almost 1mph. When he followed it up with three laps over 229, he jumped to P1,
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“That first lap blew my mind!” says Carpenter of Indy 500 pole run

To the roars of the crowd, Carpenter opened his qualifying run with a 230.088mph lap, eclipsing the next best lap – Simon Pagenaud’s first lap in the #22 Penske-Chevy – by almost 1mph. When he followed it up with three laps over 229, he jumped to P1, with only one car left to run. When Helio Castroneves couldn’t get out of the 228s, pole was Carpenter’s for the third time in six ... Keep reading

Carlin drivers proud of starting top 20 with rookie IndyCar team

After three years in Indy Lights, winning the 2016 championship with Ed Jones, Carlin Racing graduated to IndyCar this year, and was able to hire Kimball and Chilton when Chip Ganassi Racing cut its team from four cars down to two.Kimball, who finished third
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Carlin drivers proud of starting top 20 with rookie IndyCar team

After three years in Indy Lights, winning the 2016 championship with Ed Jones, Carlin Racing graduated to IndyCar this year, and was able to hire Kimball and Chilton when Chip Ganassi Racing cut its team from four cars down to two.Kimball, who finished third at Indy in 2015 and led five laps last year, will start 15th in the #23 Carlin-Chevy, said: “All week we've been trying to be as ... Keep reading

Rossi on P32: “Starting this far back is a new challenge”

While Marco Andretti will lead the six-car Andretti Autosport assault, starting from 12th after an average of 227.288mph, Rossi’s average was only 224.935. After starting his run with a 227.454mph lap, he radioed to his team that it was loose, and on the se
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Rossi on P32: “Starting this far back is a new challenge”

While Marco Andretti will lead the six-car Andretti Autosport assault, starting from 12th after an average of 227.288mph, Rossi’s average was only 224.935. After starting his run with a 227.454mph lap, he radioed to his team that it was loose, and on the second lap, he lost 0.8mph, and on laps 3 and 4 he was having to rescue some vicious slides toward the wall, dropping to 224 and ... Keep reading

Indy 500: Carpenter beats Penskes, scores third Indy pole

Opening his four-lap run with the only 230mph lap of the qualifying session, Carpenter never dropped below 229mph, and set an average of 229.618mph. That was 0.857mph faster than his nearest opposition, the best of the Team Penske-Chevrolets, driven by Simo
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Indy 500: Carpenter beats Penskes, scores third Indy pole

Opening his four-lap run with the only 230mph lap of the qualifying session, Carpenter never dropped below 229mph, and set an average of 229.618mph. That was 0.857mph faster than his nearest opposition, the best of the Team Penske-Chevrolets, driven by Simon Pagenaud. Will Power will start from the outside of Row 1. The Aussie is the only driver to have reached the Fast Nine every ... Keep reading

All-Star Race package passes the «eye test,» says NASCAR

That may be disappointing to some fans, many of whom thought the racing produced at Charlotte Motor Speedway was some of the best they’ve seen on a 1.5-mile track in the Cup series.“Directionally you do like some of the things you see and now you’ve go
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All-Star Race package passes the «eye test,» says NASCAR

That may be disappointing to some fans, many of whom thought the racing produced at Charlotte Motor Speedway was some of the best they’ve seen on a 1.5-mile track in the Cup series.“Directionally you do like some of the things you see and now you’ve got to get together with the industry, debrief like we always do with the race teams, drivers, certainly listen to the tracks and the ... Keep reading

Indy 500: Pagenaud leads no-tow times in final practice

Pagenaud completed only one qualifying simulation, but it was enough to lead his teammates Helio Castroneves, Josef Newgarden and Will Power in that order.Pagenaud’s top lap was 0.2mph faster than Castroneves’ best, although the four Penskes were covered
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Indy 500: Pagenaud leads no-tow times in final practice

Pagenaud completed only one qualifying simulation, but it was enough to lead his teammates Helio Castroneves, Josef Newgarden and Will Power in that order.Pagenaud’s top lap was 0.2mph faster than Castroneves’ best, although the four Penskes were covered by just 0.4mph, and all in the 229s.Judging by Saturday’s pace, their main opposition will come from Ed Carpenter, whose ECR-Chevy ... Keep reading

Thruxton BTCC: Morgan takes point lead with win

He propelled clear of fellow front-row starter Senna Proctor (Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall) away from the startline and was able to gradually pull away throughout.While Morgan was untroubled, the attention behind focused on the progress of seventh-placed start
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Thruxton BTCC: Morgan takes point lead with win

He propelled clear of fellow front-row starter Senna Proctor (Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall) away from the startline and was able to gradually pull away throughout.While Morgan was untroubled, the attention behind focused on the progress of seventh-placed starter Jack Goff. After experiencing pace problems over the opening races, his Eurotech Honda was flying in the finale.He jumped to ... Keep reading

Indy 500: Andretti cars lead practice, Foyt cars head no-tow runs

Hunter-Reay and Andretti pushed past the 230mph zone but needed a draft to achieve it, whereas the AJ Foyt Racing-Chevrolets of Leist and Tony Kanaan were first and second with 228.484 and 228.369 respectively.Robert Wickens in the #6 Schmidt Peterson Motorsp
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Indy 500: Andretti cars lead practice, Foyt cars head no-tow runs

Hunter-Reay and Andretti pushed past the 230mph zone but needed a draft to achieve it, whereas the AJ Foyt Racing-Chevrolets of Leist and Tony Kanaan were first and second with 228.484 and 228.369 respectively.Robert Wickens in the #6 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports-Honda was third on the no-tows, despite being only ninth overall, while Andretti was fourth. Jay Howard, who was an ... Keep reading

Junqueira hopes Schmidt Peterson won’t buy Hinchcliffe a ride

Hinchcliffe’s first qualifying run yesterday, which came right after a 2hr20min delay for rain, resulted in a four-lap average of only 224.784mph which by the end of everyone’s initial runs, saw him pushed down the order.Conor Daly, who had been knocked o
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Junqueira hopes Schmidt Peterson won’t buy Hinchcliffe a ride

Hinchcliffe’s first qualifying run yesterday, which came right after a 2hr20min delay for rain, resulted in a four-lap average of only 224.784mph which by the end of everyone’s initial runs, saw him pushed down the order.Conor Daly, who had been knocked out of the top 33, then bumped his way in and bumped out Dale Coyne Racing teammate Pippa Mann.When Oriol Servia finally made a ... Keep reading

R-Motorsport Aston Martin takes provisional maiden win

The #76 Jota-run car was excluded from qualifying after taking pole, as the Aston Martin's data logger was found to contain no data, violating the sporting regulation that states that it must work throughout the event.The team filed an appeal and took part i
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R-Motorsport Aston Martin takes provisional maiden win

The #76 Jota-run car was excluded from qualifying after taking pole, as the Aston Martin's data logger was found to contain no data, violating the sporting regulation that states that it must work throughout the event.The team filed an appeal and took part in the race, leading for the majority of the three-hour event to win by 10.9s.Vaxiviere converted pole into the lead of the race ... Keep reading

Marcus Smith on using new aero package in Coke 600: «Why not?»

The original plan of the new aero package that debuted in Saturday’s Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race was as a test, something that would be evaluated and, if successful, then perhaps adapted to more widespread use down the road.From most indications, th
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Marcus Smith on using new aero package in Coke 600: «Why not?»

The original plan of the new aero package that debuted in Saturday’s Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race was as a test, something that would be evaluated and, if successful, then perhaps adapted to more widespread use down the road.From most indications, there is little question the package was a hit. From the “eye test” to statistics, Saturday night’s all-star event and the Monster ... Keep reading

The McLaren that surprised sulking Senna

In 1993, Alain Prost won his fourth world championship in what turned out to be his final season in Formula 1, driving the most sophisticated grand prix car yet seen. And still Ayrton Senna managed to steal his thunder.The great Brazilian bitched and moaned a
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The McLaren that surprised sulking Senna

In 1993, Alain Prost won his fourth world championship in what turned out to be his final season in Formula 1, driving the most sophisticated grand prix car yet seen. And still Ayrton Senna managed to steal his thunder.The great Brazilian bitched and moaned about his unarguable underdog status at a weakened McLaren, but simultaneously revelled in it - especially on the (several) ... Keep reading

Noah Gragson set to make NASCAR Pinty’s Series debut

Gragson finished second last year in his first NASCAR trucks start at the 10-turn road course located outside of Toronto and he hopes racing in Sunday’s Pinty’s Series season opener on Sunday will help him move up one more spot this August.Gragson, who wo
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Noah Gragson set to make NASCAR Pinty’s Series debut

Gragson finished second last year in his first NASCAR trucks start at the 10-turn road course located outside of Toronto and he hopes racing in Sunday’s Pinty’s Series season opener on Sunday will help him move up one more spot this August.Gragson, who won the Truck race at Kansas nearly two weeks ago, was seventh fastest in practice and will start 13th in Sunday’s Clarington 200 ... Keep reading

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