Autosport Awards: Vergne scoops Moment of the Year

9 Dec

Vergne became the first FE driver to defend his title in 2018/19, overcoming an intense double-header season finale in New York to defeat Mitch Evans and Lucas di Grassi for the crown. His latest FE title came after a slow start to the season and a mid…

Autosport Awards: Albon crowned Rookie of the Year

8 Dec

Albon was an unlikely addition to the F1 grid in 2019 having originally been signed on to race for Nissan e.dams in Formula E before getting the call-up to join Toro Rosso. The British-born Thai driver enjoyed a solid start to his campaign, earning fiv…

Bottas wins Paul Ricard-based rally

8 Dec

Bottas, driving a Citroen DS3 WRC as one of five entrants in WRC-spec machinery, topped five of the nine stages to finish the even 50 seconds clear of his nearest rival, sometime European Rally Championship driver Robert Consani in a Skoda Fabia R5.Con…

Camilleri: Netflix series a game changer for F1

8 Dec

While Ferrari under previous chairman Sergio Marchionne was often at loggerheads with Liberty’s long-term plans, new chief Camilleri is happier with the approach of the American media giants.In particular, he thinks that the Formula 1: Drive to Survive…

ROKiT unveiled as W Series’ first sponsor

8 Dec

The Global telecommunications company, which also backs the Venturi Formula E team and sponsored six-time F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton’s brother Nic in the BTCC in 2019, has agreed a “multi-year” partnership with the all-female championship.As part…

Tanak has “no doubts” after first Hyundai test

8 Dec

Tanak made a shock switch to Hyundai on a two-year deal after wrapping up this year’s WRC crown for Toyota, and had his first taste of the car in which he’ll attempt to defend his title on Thursday in the French Alps.The Estonian, who joins Thierry Neu…

BMW reveals teaser image of all-new M4 GT3

8 Dec

The M6 GT3 has been in action since the 2016 season, and in that time it has taken two wins in the Spa 24 Hours and victory in the FIA GT World Cup at Macau.However, this season BMW has struggled in GT3 racing against newer machinery from Porsche and A…

Will Hamilton make 2021 Ferrari F1 switch?

7 Dec

Both Mercedes boss Toto Wolff and his Ferrari counterpart Mattia Binotto discussed the possibility, which is given further credence by several leading F1 drivers – including Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel – being out of contract in 2021. Jack Benyon and…

Alonso hits back at “self-centred” suggestions

7 Dec

Ferrari endured a run of headaches in 2019, with Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc clashing over slipstream assistance at Monza, team orders in Singapore and Russia, and then crashing into each other in Brazil.Speaking ahead of the FIA Prize Gala in…

Berger: DTM clash with Le Mans in 2020 unavoidable

7 Dec

The DTM announced its 2020 calendar in September and it features 10 rounds – including further new additions Monza and Russian circuit Igora Drive – but also clashes with Le Mans and Formula E’s New York round.The Le Mans clash has proved costly for Au…

Mazepin quickest as Abu Dhabi F2 test ends

7 Dec

Mazepin recorded a 1m50.473s in the opening minutes of Saturday’s morning session, and would not be deposed from first place for the rest of the day’s track action.His effort was still three tenths short of what Louis Deletraz (Charouz), the pace-sette…