“Super Formula: Tsukakoshi to replaces Calderón for Okayama”

Super Formula veteran Koudai Tsukakoshi is to replace Tatiana Calderón at Drago Racing for this weekend’s Super Formula round at Okayama. With only four days until drivers are required to sign-on at Okayama, Calderón will not have time to sufficiently quarantine in order to take part in the event, allowing Tsukakoshi to claim his 82nd start in the series.

“Super Formula: Provisional Calendar Revealed” (*Updated*)

The Japanese Super Formula Championship has revealed a reconfigured calendar for the 2020 season. The rejigged schedule will see all seven rounds crammed into the final four months of the year. Following many questions and numerous delays, a new provisional calendar for the 2020 Super Formula season has been released. The provision schedule is as … Continue reading “Super Formula: Provisional Calendar Revealed” (*Updated*)

“F1: Bad Strategies Found Fumbling in the Dark”

Sunday morning’s Japanese Grand Prix opened the door to another series of “what ifs” in what has been a topsy-turvy second half to the 2019 season. The only guarantee was that Mercedes is still very much the dominant force at the top-level of motorsport. What if Sebastian Vettel had not botched the start, thereby not … Continue reading “F1: Bad Strategies Found Fumbling in the Dark”

“DTM: Rast wins first Class One ‘joint race’”

Rene Rast made the most of his fast Audi RS5 and the mild conditions at Hockenheim to take his 17th DTM race win. BMW’s Marco took 2nd place in his M4, while Mike Rockenfeller continued his strong second half of the season to secure the final podium spot for Audi. From pole position, Rast built … Continue reading “DTM: Rast wins first Class One ‘joint race’”

“F1 Russian GP: Joy and relief for Hamilton; Terse and Tense at Ferrari”

Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas may have rounded off a Mercedes 1-2 at Sochi yesterday to record the German marquee’s sixth win at the Russian Grand Prix, but it was a race that could so easily have belonged to Ferrari {note 1}. There was a mixture of joy and relief in Parc Fermé and again … Continue reading “F1 Russian GP: Joy and relief for Hamilton; Terse and Tense at Ferrari”

“Markelov adopts F2 drive in place of Hubert”

Super Formula racer Artem Markelov will re-join the FIA Formula 2 Championship this weekend, replacing the late Anthoine Hubert at Arden. Markelov moved to Japan’s Super Formula Championship this year but has struggled to adapt to the category since his move to the Far East. With a best finish of 10th and a single fastest … Continue reading “Markelov adopts F2 drive in place of Hubert”

“F1: Leclerc – the Prince of Monza”

In winning last week’s Belgian Grand Prix, Charles Leclerc raised notice to Ferrari teammate Sebastian Vettel that change was coming. By repeating that success at Monza seven days later, the Monegasque became the Scuderia’s new leader in Ferrari’s heartland. “There are no words to describe the emotions I felt during the race, after the race, … Continue reading “F1: Leclerc – the Prince of Monza”

“DTM: Wittmann takes Brands race one victory”

BMW racer Marco Wittmann closed in on DTM championship leader Rene Rast today, following victory at the opening Brands Hatch race of the weekend. The double champion only just edged Rast over the line, taking the win by a mere 0.3s from his Audi rival. Nico Müller – currently 2nd in points – ended the … Continue reading “DTM: Wittmann takes Brands race one victory”

“DTM: Fittipaldi out of Brands Hatch Race 1”

Pietro Fittipaldi will not be taking part in today’s opening DTM race at Brands Hatch, following the Brazilian racer’s big crash during qualifying this morning. According to WRT Audi’s Sporting Director and Team Manager Thierry Tassin, the team ran out of time to repair Fittipaldi’s car – a task made all the more impossible when … Continue reading “DTM: Fittipaldi out of Brands Hatch Race 1”

DTM: Wittmann takes Brands Saturday pole”

Marco Wittmann made the best of damp, but drying conditions at Brands Hatch this morning to claim his fourth DTM pole position of 2019. The twice-champion jumped to the top of the standings late in a disrupted session, heading Audi’s Rene Rast and Loïc Duval. Before drying out, Jake Dennis led the standings for a … Continue reading DTM: Wittmann takes Brands Saturday pole”

“DTM: When it Rains, All Signs Point to Assen”

The TT Circuit Assen is a new one for me. Known primarily as a motorcycle track, one is met by a large sign on the way to the paddock declaring Assen to the be Cathedral of Speed. It is a warranted designation. On a motorbike at full pelt, I can imagine that this is might be something of a daunting venue, but for DTM and its catalogue of high downforce, high speed – in comparison to Moto GP – tanks, the circuit is somewhat less daunting, but still challenging.

“DTM: Eng takes pole for Hockenheim Race 2″

Philipp Eng heads an all-BMW front row for today’s second DTM race at Hockenheim, ahead of Marco Wittmann and Audi’s Robin Frijns. On a dry, sunny – but cold day, the team RMR driver headed yesterday’s race winner Wittmann with a late run that capitalised on improving track conditions, to earn pole by four tenths. … Continue reading “DTM: Eng takes pole for Hockenheim Race 2″

“DTM: Wittmann takes first pole of DTM’s Class One era”

Marci Wittmann claimed the first pole position of DTM’s new Class One era this morning at a wet and windy Hockenheimring. The double champion spent much of the twenty-minute session at or near the top of the standings in his BMW M4, threatened only by the Audi of Mike Rockenfeller in his RS5. R-Motorsport made … Continue reading “DTM: Wittmann takes first pole of DTM’s Class One era”

“DTM and Super GT joint race confirmed”

DTM and Super GT series’ promoters – Internationalen Tourenwagen Rennen (ITR) and GTA Co – have finally confirmed a date to hold a joint end-of-season race. Following the conclusion of their respective 2019 campaigns, DTM’s three manufacturers will convene at Fuji Speedway in Japan over the November 23rd-24th weekend to compete against Super GT’s GT500 … Continue reading “DTM and Super GT joint race confirmed”

“Some Small Thoughts on Rally Sweden”

Following last week’s Rally Sweden, there has been plenty of criticism both during and following the running of the event from drivers and teams as to the conditions of several stages, particularly through Friday and Saturday’s second loops. Complaints mostly seem to centre around the running of the Historic class between the first and second … Continue reading “Some Small Thoughts on Rally Sweden”

“WRC’s Shifting Sands”

There was a point during last year’s World Rally Championship when it appeared as if Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul were finally going to break Sebastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia’s run of titles. It came to a spectacular head come the final stage of Rally Sardinia, when Neuville overcame Ogier during the final stage to … Continue reading “WRC’s Shifting Sands”