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Mustang NASCAR to make special Adelaide appearance

The two-time Supercars champ turned NASCAR race winner will sample the brand new Mustang as part of an elaborate Ford Performance launch in the South Australian capital.The demo will also include Australian racing legend Dick Johnson in the new Supercars-spe
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Mustang NASCAR to make special Adelaide appearance

The two-time Supercars champ turned NASCAR race winner will sample the brand new Mustang as part of an elaborate Ford Performance launch in the South Australian capital.The demo will also include Australian racing legend Dick Johnson in the new Supercars-spec Mustang – which will make its competitive debut on the streets of Adelaide – and reigning Supercars champion Scott McLaughlin in a ...Keep reading

Analysing the great Mercedes mystery of F1 2019 testing so far

Is that a sign of its supreme confidence and a focus on heavily-fuelled long runs, or does it have anything to worry about?Motorsport Network’s F1 reporter Scott Mitchell and technical consultant Gary Anderson unravel what we've learned about Mercedes so fa
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Analysing the great Mercedes mystery of F1 2019 testing so far

Is that a sign of its supreme confidence and a focus on heavily-fuelled long runs, or does it have anything to worry about?Motorsport Network’s F1 reporter Scott Mitchell and technical consultant Gary Anderson unravel what we've learned about Mercedes so far this week.More F1 testing insights:F1 tech gallery: New front wings in the spotlightHamilton: Ferrari looks "very ...Keep reading

Ericsson confident for 2019, compares IndyCar with F1

You’ve sounded determined and optimistic so far. Now you’ve got most of your testing out of the way, are you still confident about your IndyCar prospects?Yes, I still feel good about it. I felt the days at COTA [two days in IndyCar’s official Spring Tra
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Ericsson confident for 2019, compares IndyCar with F1

You’ve sounded determined and optimistic so far. Now you’ve got most of your testing out of the way, are you still confident about your IndyCar prospects?Yes, I still feel good about it. I felt the days at COTA [two days in IndyCar’s official Spring Training] I really started to get into the groove of it and had some good sessions. I really feel like I’m starting to gain an ...Keep reading

Richards unveils new look for Porsche return

Richards returns to the one-make series that he won back in 2014 following a two-year stint focussing on BMW's Australian GT programme and his Supercars commitments with Triple Eight.His Porsche will run under the O'Brien Racing banner, complete with a sharp
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Richards unveils new look for Porsche return

Richards returns to the one-make series that he won back in 2014 following a two-year stint focussing on BMW's Australian GT programme and his Supercars commitments with Triple Eight.His Porsche will run under the O'Brien Racing banner, complete with a sharp new blue and yellow livery.«I'm really excited to be returning to the Porsche Carrera Cup this season,» said Richards."It's a ...Keep reading

Ty Dillon hopes Daytona 500 «set the tone» for his 2019 season

One race into the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season and Dillon has already matched his Top-10 total from all of last season.Dillon’s sixth-place finish Sunday not only tied his career-best in the series but he was also the top finishing Chevrole
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Ty Dillon hopes Daytona 500 «set the tone» for his 2019 season

One race into the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season and Dillon has already matched his Top-10 total from all of last season.Dillon’s sixth-place finish Sunday not only tied his career-best in the series but he was also the top finishing Chevrolet driver in the season opener. Not bad considering he was also caught up in two of the three accidents in the race’s final 13 ...Keep reading

Veach “100 percent confident” he’s ready to win oval IndyCar race

Veach, who scored six Indy Lights wins 2015-’16, made two ‘one-off’ IndyCar entries in 2017, but only made his full-season debut last year with Andretti Autosport. Highlights were fourth in the Grand Prix of Long Beach and fifth at Gateway Motorsports P
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Veach “100 percent confident” he’s ready to win oval IndyCar race

Veach, who scored six Indy Lights wins 2015-’16, made two ‘one-off’ IndyCar entries in 2017, but only made his full-season debut last year with Andretti Autosport. Highlights were fourth in the Grand Prix of Long Beach and fifth at Gateway Motorsports Park.Now the 24-year-old from Stockdale, OH., says his main aims are improving his pace on road and street courses and translating his ...Keep reading

Rahal aiming to become “a thorn in everybody’s side”

Rahal, who joined the team led by his three-time champion father Bobby in 2013, finished in the top six in the championship from 2015 through ’17, earning a total of five wins.However, the team expanded to two cars in 2018, Rahal fell to eighth in the stand
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Rahal aiming to become “a thorn in everybody’s side”

Rahal, who joined the team led by his three-time champion father Bobby in 2013, finished in the top six in the championship from 2015 through ’17, earning a total of five wins.However, the team expanded to two cars in 2018, Rahal fell to eighth in the standings, and although teammate Takuma Sato scored a fortuitous win in Portland, he finished only 12th in the end-of-year points ...Keep reading

TCR Australia appoints new category manager

Curkpatrick has been hired by TCR Australia commercial and promotional rights holders the Australian Racing Group as the series' category manager ahead of its debut later this year.He brings significant experience to the role, most recently as the manager fo
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TCR Australia appoints new category manager

Curkpatrick has been hired by TCR Australia commercial and promotional rights holders the Australian Racing Group as the series' category manager ahead of its debut later this year.He brings significant experience to the role, most recently as the manager for the V8 Touring Car series, which has now been incorporated into the official Supercars ladder and re-branded as Super3.“I’m ...Keep reading

Wickens stands tall six months after devastating crash

The Canadian ace, who suffered a traumatic litany of injuries in a shunt at Pocono Raceway last August, marked six months since the accident with a touching one-minute video.The Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver is seen levering himself up from seate
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Wickens stands tall six months after devastating crash

The Canadian ace, who suffered a traumatic litany of injuries in a shunt at Pocono Raceway last August, marked six months since the accident with a touching one-minute video.The Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver is seen levering himself up from seated position to standing crouched and then upright, holding onto fiancée Karli Woods. Wickens has regularly stated that one of his ...Keep reading

F1 tech gallery: New front wings in the spotlight

For the first time in years, there has been a dramatically different approach from teams about how best to approach the regulations – with some outfits moving away from a conventional design. The regulation changes were made with the intention of reducing t
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F1 tech gallery: New front wings in the spotlight

For the first time in years, there has been a dramatically different approach from teams about how best to approach the regulations – with some outfits moving away from a conventional design. The regulation changes were made with the intention of reducing the front wing’s complexity and the ‘outwash’ they generated. If successful it would alter the entire aerodynamic wake profile of ...Keep reading

Kvyat: Fastest lap wasn't «balls out» glory run

Kvyat demoted Alfa Romeo driver Kimi Raikkonen from the top spot with just over 10 minutes to go in the afternoon session, his 1m17.704s benchmark standing as the fastest lap of pre-season testing so far.While he capitalised on a rare opportunity to top a ses
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Kvyat: Fastest lap wasn't «balls out» glory run

Kvyat demoted Alfa Romeo driver Kimi Raikkonen from the top spot with just over 10 minutes to go in the afternoon session, his 1m17.704s benchmark standing as the fastest lap of pre-season testing so far.While he capitalised on a rare opportunity to top a session for Toro Rosso, the Russian said he and the team were not intentionally trying for a headline result.Asked whether his lap ...Keep reading

Verstappen delighted with Red Bull-Honda's «calm» start

Verstappen has not troubled the top of the times in his RB15, ending his second day of testing fifth-fastest and one second slower than pacesetter Daniil Kvyat in the Toro Rosso, which is also powered by Honda. He lost time in the morning due to “small thi
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Verstappen delighted with Red Bull-Honda's «calm» start

Verstappen has not troubled the top of the times in his RB15, ending his second day of testing fifth-fastest and one second slower than pacesetter Daniil Kvyat in the Toro Rosso, which is also powered by Honda. He lost time in the morning due to “small things” but racked up more than 100 laps to take his tally for the week to 237. “I’m just very happy with the way we’re working ...Keep reading

Renault says rear wing problem has been fixed

Ricciardo was pitched off the track at Turn 1 on Tuesday when the upper rear wing element flew off his car while its DRS was open.Analysis of the incident pinpointed a problem with the DRS mechanism, and the team elected not to use the system during Wednesda
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Renault says rear wing problem has been fixed

Ricciardo was pitched off the track at Turn 1 on Tuesday when the upper rear wing element flew off his car while its DRS was open.Analysis of the incident pinpointed a problem with the DRS mechanism, and the team elected not to use the system during Wednesday morning’s running with Nico Hulkenberg.But with a solution having been sorted and tests confirming everything worked properly, the ...Keep reading

Barcelona Test Day 3: Kvyat's last-gasp effort lowers testing benchmark

On a day when the C5 tyres were utilised for the first time, the testing benchmark was twice lowered; first by Alfa Romeo's Kimi Raikkonen in the morning session, then again by Kvyat in the dying moments of the day.Ferrari, Mercedes - who completed race dista
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Barcelona Test Day 3: Kvyat's last-gasp effort lowers testing benchmark

On a day when the C5 tyres were utilised for the first time, the testing benchmark was twice lowered; first by Alfa Romeo's Kimi Raikkonen in the morning session, then again by Kvyat in the dying moments of the day.Ferrari, Mercedes - who completed race distances with both drivers - and Red Bull all resisted the temptation to put on anything faster than the C3 tyres as they focused on their ...Keep reading

Haas aiming to fix «little gremlins» after disrupted day

After an electrical problem forced the VF-19 to stop on track on the first morning of testing with Romain Grosjean at the wheel, it stopped once on Wednesday morning for reserve driver Pietro Fittipaldi and twice for Grosjean in the afternoon.The American squ
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Haas aiming to fix «little gremlins» after disrupted day

After an electrical problem forced the VF-19 to stop on track on the first morning of testing with Romain Grosjean at the wheel, it stopped once on Wednesday morning for reserve driver Pietro Fittipaldi and twice for Grosjean in the afternoon.The American squad still managed to log 117 laps, but Steiner says the team is yet to solve the issue. Read Also:Kvyat beats Raikkonen ...Keep reading

Perez fears Mexico could lose F1 race for decades

Mexico's contract for the race ends this season, and negotiations with Liberty for a new deal to start in 2020 were turned upside-down this week when the country’s president said that the national government could not continue to subsidise the event.“It'
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Perez fears Mexico could lose F1 race for decades

Mexico's contract for the race ends this season, and negotiations with Liberty for a new deal to start in 2020 were turned upside-down this week when the country’s president said that the national government could not continue to subsidise the event.“It's not looking good," admitted Perez. “Hopefully we can get some good news later on. I think it's very important for our country to keep ...Keep reading

After Daytona win, Austin Hill «not chasing anything but wins»

So far, mission accomplished.Hill had run just one full season in Trucks and had just one previous top-five finish when he was hired by HRE to drive its No. 16 Toyota this season, replacing Brett Moffitt, who won last season’s championship.In one race – h
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After Daytona win, Austin Hill «not chasing anything but wins»

So far, mission accomplished.Hill had run just one full season in Trucks and had just one previous top-five finish when he was hired by HRE to drive its No. 16 Toyota this season, replacing Brett Moffitt, who won last season’s championship.In one race – his victory in the Truck Series season opener at Daytona – Hill may have silenced most of the doubters while at the same time giving ...Keep reading

FIA F3 holds shakedown for new 2019 car

The F3 2019 car, which is similar to the GP3 Series car which it replaces but with more dramatic aerodynamics and more adjustable suspension, made its public on-track debut at the French track on Wednesday.Each of the 10 teams in the series received a single
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FIA F3 holds shakedown for new 2019 car

The F3 2019 car, which is similar to the GP3 Series car which it replaces but with more dramatic aerodynamics and more adjustable suspension, made its public on-track debut at the French track on Wednesday.Each of the 10 teams in the series received a single car, and could rotate drivers through the day. The maximum number of cars per team is three during the season.F3 mainstay squad Prema ...Keep reading

Kvyat beats Raikkonen to top third day of F1 test

Alfa Romeo driver Kimi Raikkonen led the morning session on Wednesday, and it looked like that time would hold until the chequered flag.But Kvyat had the softest Pirelli tyres – the C5 – bolted on his Toro Rosso, and set a 1m17.704s, 0.058s quicker than R
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Kvyat beats Raikkonen to top third day of F1 test

Alfa Romeo driver Kimi Raikkonen led the morning session on Wednesday, and it looked like that time would hold until the chequered flag.But Kvyat had the softest Pirelli tyres – the C5 – bolted on his Toro Rosso, and set a 1m17.704s, 0.058s quicker than Raikkonen, with just over 10 minutes left.Kvyat had tried to beat the benchmark a few minutes earlier and jumped into second, before ...Keep reading

Quartararo adamant he's not too young for MotoGP

Petronas SRT rider Quartararo, 19, is poised to become the first rider to make his MotoGP debut before his 20th birthday in Qatar next month since Michel Fabrizio made his first start for WCM back in 2004.Fabrizio (pictured below) is the second-youngest start
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Quartararo adamant he's not too young for MotoGP

Petronas SRT rider Quartararo, 19, is poised to become the first rider to make his MotoGP debut before his 20th birthday in Qatar next month since Michel Fabrizio made his first start for WCM back in 2004.Fabrizio (pictured below) is the second-youngest starter of the MotoGP era behind John Hopkins, who was only 18 when he made his premier class bow in 2002, again for WCM.Quartararo, who ...Keep reading

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