Chevrolet-Corvette’s may have dominated the DP Class at the “Roar Before the 24” practice sessions at Daytona International Speedway last weekend, but it was British Formula 3 champion, Felipe Nasr, who turned heads with a confident display throughout the three-day blitz at the circuit.
Occasionally, one comes across moments in motorsport that defy belief and make one question nature’s senses. Sometimes that can be a stunning overtaking manoeuvre, a moment of bravery, a costly pitstop error, great strategic thinking or even a silly mistake. Then there are moments when a driver is so utterly reckless on track; all semblance of sensibility dissipates into thin air. It is a time when a driver truly crosses a line into unacceptable behaviour.
For many in the world of motor racing, January represents something of a lull period. The silence that follows post-season testing leaves January feeling like a month stripped of any kind of competitive allure. It is a month that also brings us the 24 Hours of Daytona.
An unseasonal cold spell broken, a sodden and wintry base is revealed, as the snow in Ireland and the UK peels away feebly. Motorsport tends not to happen in these conditions.
With 2010 slowly grinding to a halt as Christmas approaches, I got in contact with Justin to see how he was getting on.
Yesterday evening the IZOD IndyCar Series received further boost when it was confirmed that Group Lotus are to enter as an engine manufacturer from 2012.
This afternoon, the IZOD IndyCar Series received a major boost when American car manufacturer General Motors, announced that they are rejoin the series in 2012 under the Chevrolet banner.