MOTORSPORT NEWS NEW VEHICLES

This is the McLaren Senna — your true F1 successor

In a world where the word “hypercar” is synonymous with a Formula 1-style hybrid driveline, insane amounts of power and enough teasers to make your head spin, McLaren introduces its latest hypercar — the P1’s successor — with a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 that spins just the rear wheels. Dubbed the McLaren Senna, after legendary racer Ayrton Senna, the newest Ultimate Series […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

FIA WRC top tier opened up for privateers

Following the final meeting of the World Motor Sports Council for 2017 in Paris yesterday, it has been confirmed that private teams or individuals will be able to enter 2017 specification World Rally Cars on FIA World Rally Championship events without having any ties with manufacturers. This season entries had to be affiliated with M-Sport, Hyundai, […]

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MSA GTD champ Christina Nielsen leaving Ferrari for Porsche

Nielsen to drive for Wright Motorsports in IMSA WeatherTech serie Fresh from back-to-back championships in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GTD class, Christina Nielsen is changing teams. Nielsen and Wright Motorsports announced on Saturday that she will join forces with Porsche and Wright Motorsports to race a 911 GT3 R in the GT Daytona (GTD) […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Formula One: Lewis Hamilton likely to stay for at least three more seasons

Lewis Hamilton says he currently has no plans to retire from Formula One before the 2020 season, giving him at least three more years in the sport.There have been plenty of rumors that four-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton would be retiring following the end of the 2018 season when his current contact with Mercedes-AMG […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Formula 1 opinion: Signing Robert Kubica is too risky for Williams, but Sauber makes more sense

Robert Kubica is in the mix to return to Formula 1, but at 32 years old and seven years removed from the paddock, is he even worth the risk? First and foremost, Kubica was one of the fastest drivers on the grid during his time at BMW Sauber and Renault. And had he not nearly […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

How women in motorsport are succeeding on a level playing field

The debate surrounding women in motorsport has re-ignited in recent days following comments made by former Lotus Formula 1 development driver Carmen Jorda, n 2015, who believed it would be a way to showcase women in motorsport and offer a better chance of making it onto the F1 grid. Jorda echoed her support days later, […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS WORLD ENDURO

Taddy Blazusiak back to his best with 2018 Superenduro opener win

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Taddy Blazusiak has made a triumphant return to racing, claiming victory at the opening round of the FIM SuperEnduro World Championship in Poland. The six-time world champion showed he’s lost none of his speed despite a year’s absence to claim the overall win in Krakow. Making it a memorable night […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS TOURING CAR

Hyundai Motorsport deliver first i30 N TCR race cars to teams

Hyundai Motorsport has delivered the first i30 N TCR race cars to customer teams in the form of Italian team BRC Racing Team and Korean team KMSA.“The first deliveries of i30 N TCR to customers is obviously a major step in this very important project,” said Hyundai Motorsport Customer Racing manager Andrea Adamo. ”It marks […]

KARTS MOTORSPORT NEWS

Felipe Massa takes over the Presidency of the CIK-FIA

 Following the FIA ​​General Assembly held on Friday 8th December 2017 in Paris, the name of the new President of the International Karting Commission of the FIA ​​has been announced. The Brazilian Felipe Massa will succeed Shaikh Abdulla bin Isa Al Khalifa to preside over the destinies of global Karting. An important figure in the […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally Cross

FIA WMSC Announces 2018 World RX Cost Measures

The FIA World MotorSport Council convened in Paris this week to discuss many topics involving their World Championships and also Regional Championships with plans confirmed for 2018. Amongst these topics, measures for controlling costs for the 2018 FIA World Rallycross Championship were discussed with Cost Control being the top of the list. With a lot of discussion […]

DAKAR MOTORSPORT NEWS

THE DAKAR DREAM

Most of us know the Dakar as the ultimate challenge between the event’s superheroes – Peterhansel, Loeb and Sainz taking on de Villiers, al Attiyah and Hirvonen in an epic Peugeot versus Toyota versus Mini war over two weeks and 10 000 epic kilometres of extreme desert, altitude and weather… But there’s another Dakar to […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Why the Ford Fiesta Makes the Perfect First Rally Car

If you want to get into rally, you probably think you want a Subaru, and there’s good reason for that. The company has a long rally history with multiple WRC titles, and it cranks out tons of all-wheel drive cars that can be easily turned into competitive machines. But here’s the thing—you actually want a […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally Cross

Entries filling up fast for Inaugural RX2 on Ice Series

The RX2 International Series, the popular support class to the FIA World Rallycross Championship, will hold its first ever Winter series which is to be known as RX2 on Ice. The Championship will take in four rounds from early February to early March 2018, visiting Östersund and Höljes in Sweden followed by Ål and Gol in Norway. It […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

WRC Privateer rules boost

Private teams can enter new-era World Rally Cars in their own name from the start of next season.Under FIA rules, non-works driver Mads Østberg was forced to enter his 2017-specification Ford Fiesta under the M-Sport World Rally Team banner rather than his own OneBet team name. After a campaign by the Norwegian, the FIA World […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Hamilton and McGregor shine at the Fashion awards

Lewis Hamilton and Conor McGregor donned their most stylish finery as they enjoyed themselves at the British Fashion Awards 2017, at the Royal Albert Hall in London. McGregor’s return to UFC is still uncertain, after confronting a referee at Bellator 187 in November, but looked in good spirits as he posed with a tartan-clad Hamilton […]

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Jean Todt elected to third term as FIA president

Jean Todt has been elected to a third and final term as president of motorsport’s governing body, the FIA. The Frenchman has held the position since 2009 and stood unopposed for this latest stint, which will place him in charge until 2021. Rules stipulate it will be his final term as president. Todt has promised […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Robert Kubica: ‘Nice’ comeback story alone isn’t enough to warrant F1 drive

Robert Kubica insists he will only return to Formula One if he has the ability to do so at the very highest level, saying the good news story surrounding his comeback would count for nothing without on-track results to back it up. Kubica tested for Williams in Abu Dhabi this week as part of an […]

FORMULA E MOTORSPORT NEWS

Porsche and Audi to talk Formula E co-operation

Volkswagen Group manufacturers Porsche and Audi will meet soon for talks on their level of co-operation when the former joins Formula E. The sister makes spent three years competing against each other in the World Endurance Championship LMP1 class before Audi quit in order to focus on Formula E. Porsche has since emulated Audi and […]

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Super SSV Trophy: A new competition is born in Europe

After several editions of the Buggy Race, an annual race dedicated exclusively to SSVs, the Portuguese organizer X-Adventure and its partners will make a step forward in 2018 with organising the SUPER SSV TROPHY by X-Adventure , a new series composed of several races throughout the year only for this type of vehicles. This new […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

M-Sport to Receive Extra Support From Ford

M-Sport Team Principle Malcolm Wilson has revealed that the team will receive more technical support from the US-based Ford Performance in order to help the teams 2018 World Rally Championship defence. Ford Performance oversees the marque’s successful GT programme and their experience will be used to help update and improve the Fiesta WRC in order […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Proton Iriz R5 scores first victory in Grizedale Rally

After taking the podium at the Malton Forest Rally last month, the Proton Iriz R5 secured its first competitive victory with the Mellors Elliot Motorsport (MEM) team over the weekend in the Grizedale Stages Rally, in the hands of Ollie Mellors and co-driver Ian Windress. The duo were fastest in four out of the six […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NEW VEHICLES

Morgan teases its most extreme road car to date

When it comes to building traditional sports cars, no other company in the world (that we can name, at least) is steeped in as much tradition and history as Britain’s Morgan Motor Company. Founded in 1910 by Harry Frederick Stanley Morgan, the company’s products look much the same today as they have going back almost […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

F1 engines in the 24 Hours of Le Mans could become a reality

FIA president Jean Todt says he hopes Formula 1’s new engines for 2021 might be adapted for use in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.Plans for a world engine were scrapped when the current F1 rules were introduced in 2014, but now Todt says the 2021 rules are an opportunity to try again. “At the moment, […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Michelin rule out return to ‘irrelevant’ Formula 1

  French tyre manufacturer Michelin have said that the low amount of technology transfer from Formula 1 to road cars is preventing them from returning as a tyre supplier.The company last supplied teams in 2006, with Fernando Alonso securing the championship title on French rubber, they had previously submitted a bid to supply tyres for […]

FORMULA E MOTORSPORT NEWS

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing become first Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY team

  Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing has been announced as the first team for the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY which is due to start in December 2018.Led by Team Principal Bobby Rahal, the RLL Racing team will take on competitors in the Formula E support series, based on street-legal production battery electric vehicle.   “Since the global […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS TOURING CAR

World Touring Car Cup made official as WTCC, TCR combine in two-year deal

The new FIA World Touring Car Cup has been officially confirmed after a deal was reached to bring the World Touring Car Championship and the TCR International Series together. Approved at the latest meeting of the FIA’s World Motorsport Council in Paris, the new series will run for at least the next two years after […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

24 Hours Fronteira: The perfect finish for 2017 season.

THE ATMOSPHERE It all began in 1998, the year of the first edition of the 24 Hour of Fronteira. Since then, the friendly village in Alto Alentejo, has hosted without interruption the event that is more than a test of endurance, it’s rather a great party to close the sporting season. The spirit of the […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Todt reveals Schumacher’s self-doubt

There is no arguing with the fact that one of the most notable absentees at last night’s FIA F1 Hall of Fame opening was seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher, the German having been seriously injured in a skiing accident in December 2013. Representing the German legend was his manager Sabine Kehm, who admitted that nothing […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Formula One: Greatest of all-time talk surrounds Lewis Hamilton

Talk of being the greatest Formula One driver of all-time is set to surround Lewis Hamilton this offseason heading into the 2018 season. Lewis Hamilton, 32, had already secured his fourth career Formula One championship coming into the 2017 season finale, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit on Yas Island in Abu […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS WORLD ENDURANCE RACING

Road car-style proposal giving LMP1 “momentum” – Toyota

 Toyota says proposals to make the next generation of LMP1 cars look more like high-performance road cars have generated “a lot of interest” among manufacturers in joining sportscar racing’s top flight. Fading manufacturer interest in LMP1 has resulted in the rulemakers of the FIA World Endurance Championship, the FIA and the ACO, holding a series […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

F1 champions gather in Paris for Hall of Fame inauguration

 Formula 1’s governing body, the FIA, last night inaugurated its new Hall of Fame in Paris with nine FIA Formula One World Champions in attendance, as all 33 winners of motorsport’s most prestigious title were honoured by the sport’s regulator. The new initiative was launched at a glittering ceremony at the headquarters of the Automobile […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally Cross

Global Rallycross and Polaris start new racing series

It’ll be the first professional rallycross championship of its kind.Red Bull Global Rallycross has teamed up with leading utility vehicle manufacturer Polaris for a new racing series that will begin next year. Forming part of the Red Bull GRC bill alongside the regular Supercars and Lites championships, the UTV championship will be the first professional […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

New Look FIA Junior WRC Set For 2018

 M-Sport have announced a change in base colour scheme for their fleet of Ford Fiesta R2-T’s to coincide with the revised championship format for 2018. Unveiled at the team’s Polish headquarters in Karkow, the 2018 JWRC season colour scheme features a mix of blue, grey and yellow that aim to represent the partners of the […]

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Insurance ruling could threaten motorsport in Europe

The High Court of England and Wales has issued a ruling about mandating car insurance that, if taken literally — and that’s kind of what laws are, right? — could threaten motorsports in Europe. In other words, get insured or get off the road … and the racetrack. According to a report on the classic car […]

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2009 F1 champion Jenson Button inks Super GT deal with Honda

Jenson Button will continue racing. He has signed a deal to drive for Honda in the Japanese Super GT series next season. The 2009 F1 champion had made it clear this was always the plan, specifically citing America or Japan as locations he wanted to compete. After contesting the Super GT premier Suzuka 100-km race […]

FORMULA E MOTORSPORT NEWS

Hong Kong proves Formula E electric motor racing is nothing to whine about

It’s the sound that is different. Whereas up until now motorsport has always featured the often ear-splitting noise of high-revving petrol engines, with this new-age motorsport formula there isn’t much noise at all. Well – there is noise. But it’s more like a circus than a cacophony – experts say the sound of one of these race […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NASCAR

Dale Earnhardt Jr. named NASCAR’s most popular driver for 15th time

Dale Earnhardt Jr. wrapped up his final season as a NASCAR driver with one last piece of hardware. He won the Most Popular Driver Award on Thursday night for the 15th consecutive time. The award is based on a fan vote and sponsored by the National Motorsports Press Association. Only Bill Elliott won the award […]