Nascar

NASCAR Euro Series highlights from Valencia

Defending NASCAR Whelen Euro Series champion Alon Day began defense of his 2017 championship in a dominating way by sweeping both ELITE 1 division races last weekend in the season opener.Not to be outdone, Frenchman Wilfried Boucenna equaled the performa

Rally

FIA delay leads to concerns over Rally GB future

The governing body has objected to the use of the Great Orme/Llandudno stage as the bonus point-paying Power Stage on the final day of the October event.Current WRC sporting regulations state the Power Stage should “be representative of the rally.” Th

MotoGP

Redding confident of avoiding Lowes' Aprilia fate

Lowes joined Aprilia as a rookie on a two-year deal in 2017, but as early as last June the Italian manufacturer was investigating replacing him.He is now back in Moto2 having been dropped in favour of ex-Pramac Ducati rider Redding, who already has four M

Formula 1

Mercedes says rivals also struggling with F1 tyre window

The Silver Arrows are winless in the first three races of the season, and suffered a worryingly heavy defeat against Ferrari in qualifying in China last time out.Vowles says that there have been times when the Mercedes W09 has been performing very well, b

Formula 1

Why Formula 1's pitstops are so controversial

McLaren's unsafe release of Stoffel Vandoorne during practice for the Chinese Grand Prix was the sixth pitstop incident across testing and the three GP weekends this year.It followed another McLaren problem in testing, both Haas drivers retiring from the

Formula 1

Why the Verstappen bubble has finally burst

Max Verstappen has pretty much walked on water since he sailed into Formula 1 as a 17-year-old and began tearing up convention and rewriting the rulebook (sometimes literally) that governs what it means to be a top-class modern grand prix driver. Much of

MotoGP

How a privateer has become WSBK's new dark horse

Ahead of the 2018 WSBK season, not many will have had Fores down as a potential title threat alongside Ducati works pair Chaz Davies and Marco Melandri, and the formidable Kawasaki duo of triple world champion Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes.After all, he had

Formula 1

Verstappen's mistakes remind Red Bull of Vettel

Verstappen tipped now-Ferrari driver Vettel into a spin in the closing stages of last weekend's Chinese Grand Prix, one week after clashing with the Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton in Bahrain.Vettel stepped up to the Red Bull senior team in 2009 and went on to

Formula 1

Explained: Why Hamilton didn’t stop under Chinese GP safety car

When the safety car came out, the Brackley team opted to leave Lewis Hamilton out on track, despite the neutralisation creating an opportunity to bring him in. Leaders Sebastian Vettel and Valtteri Bottas were unable to take the chance when the yellow was

Nascar

Truex wants redemption at Richmond after recent crashes

Truex was eliminated in a multi-car pile-up in the first half of the Bristol race and also retired in Texas after a puncture forced him into the Turn 4 wall.Those results mean he has fallen from second in the standings down to seventh and he is now 108 po

Formula 1

Video: Why Vettel's safety car gripe is off the mark

Vettel was critical of the FIA's call in the aftermath of last Sunday's Shanghai F1 race, suggesting the fact he and race leader Valtteri Bottas were already past the pit entry when the safety car deployed meant the timing of race director Charlie Whitin

Nascar

Ford used F1 experience to develop Mustang for NASCAR Cup Series

Tommy Joseph - formerly of Red Bull, Williams, Sauber and Honda – joined Ford in February, 2017 in an aerodynamics role to work on the project.Efficient aerodynamics has become increasingly vital as downforce has been progressively downscaled by the ser

Formula 1

F1 pecking order might change from race to race - Raikkonen

Ferrari won the first two races of the year before a smart Red Bull strategy allowed Daniel Ricciardo to take victory in China last weekend, meaning the all-conquering Mercedes team of the last four seasons is yet to triumph in 2018.Lewis Hamilton and Mer

Formula 1

How Force India is pushing to recover from sub-par start

The team has struggled to match its performance levels of the past two Formula 1 seasons, scoring just one point in the first three races of 2018.One of the problems it has admitted to is lack of correlation between the windtunnel/CFD and racetrack, with

Formula 1

Alonso "doesn't care" about F1 form of Honda, Ferrari

Alonso's comments were prompted by questions over the current form of engine supplier Honda following the end of its troubled three-year partnership with McLaren and its subsequent switch to Toro Rosso.While McLaren, its cars now fitted with Renault engin

Formula 1

How Formula 1's 'lion' is being caged by Mercedes

A month ago very few people would have bet that Mercedes would fail to win any of the opening three races of the Formula 1 season.It's incredibly close in F1 at the moment. The days of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg droning around at the front of the fie

Touring

Render of Supercars Mustang revealed

Ford yesterday confirmed that it will revive its factory Supercars programme, with a financial and technical alliance with front-running teams DJR Team Penske and Tickford Racing.The brand will also bring its famous Mustang bodyshape to Supercars for the

Formula 1

Renault: 2018 engine upgrades bigger than current deficit

The French manufacturer has been the third-best engine supplier since F1 switched to V6 turbo-hybrids for 2014.Renault allowed its works team and two customers – Red Bull and McLaren – to access more engine performance in China, after validating relia

Touring

Ekstrom to make one-off farewell DTM start

The Swede announced over the winter he was leaving the DTM after 17 seasons to focus on the World Rallycross Championship, but as that meant he was not able to say goodbye to the German series at an event, it was arranged for Audi to run a seventh car at

MotoGP

Miller "expects" Ducati to exercise 2019 option on him

The Australian rider joined Pramac from Marc VDS Honda at the start of this year, and an inspired gamble on slick tyres landed him pole position in just his second start aboard a Ducati in Argentina.Miller's teammate Danilo Petrucci has already confirmed

Touring

How Ford will turn the Mustang into a Supercars icon

After a two-year absence, Ford is back in Supercars. And it's bringing its hero car with it.It's been confirmed that Ford Performance will team up with Tickford Racing and DJR Team Penske to develop and homologate a Mustang Supercar, which will mark the f

Nascar

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. sponsors agree to extension through 2021

Coming off of his best finish of the season at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway on Monday, Roush Fenway Racing driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. shared some more good news at the team headquarters in Concord, N.C., on Tuesday.Stenhouse and team principal owner Jac

Nascar

Mustang's global popularity fueled Ford's change in NASCAR Cup Series

In fact, the Fusion is enjoying one of its best starts to a season as Ford has compiled four wins in the series’ first eight races.“That (change) was driven based upon the excitement of (the Mustang) and the performance that we think we can get out of

Touring

Supercars Mustang won't follow Holden customer path

It was confirmed yesterday that Tickford and DJR Team Penske will join forces with Ford Performance in Australia and the US to develop and homologate a Mustang to be used in Supercars next season.It will become the second all-new Supercar homologated in

Nascar

Dejected Darrell Wallace Jr. confused by loss of pace after leading

After the rain-delayed race was resumed on Monday afternoon, Wallace took the lead on lap 375 of 500 when he passed Team Penske’s Brad Keselowski.He stayed up front for a total of six laps before Joe Gibbs Racing’s Kyle Busch - the eventual race winne

Formula 1

Ferrari goes aggressive on ultrasofts for Azerbaijan GP

Mercedes, Force India, Haas and Fernando Alonso have gone for nine sets, while Red Bull, Williams and Toro Rosso have opted for eight, and Renault is on its own by choosing only seven.The selections for Baku indicate an unusual amount of variety – also

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