Yuki Tsunoda’s post-qualifying outburst during this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix earned him no favours with his AlphaTauri team. If the Japanese rookie is to lift himself out of his current dip, he may need to call on elements he does not have in his personnel possession – particularly calm and experience. This is where his team needs to come in.
“FIAF3: Stroll in the park for Lance”
Newly crowned FIA European F3 Champion Lance Stroll secured his second race win of the weekend in stellar style, finishing nearly eight seconds ahead of George Russell and another two ahead of Callum Ilott. The Prema Powerteam man led from the off, while Russell and Ilott fought over the runner-up prize into the opening corners. … Continue reading “FIAF3: Stroll in the park for Lance”
“FIA F3: Stroll takes race and championship at Imola”
Prema Powerteam’s Lance Stroll claimed both race two and the FIA European Championship crown at Imola this afternoon. Joel Eriksson continued his solid run to finish 2nd, while George Russell extended his lead over Nick Cassidy in the battle for 3rd in the standings. Starting from pole, the Canadian teenager eased into a comfortable lead … Continue reading “FIA F3: Stroll takes race and championship at Imola”
“FIA F3: Kari steals maiden win at Imola”
Red Bull Junior driver Niko Kari took his first FIA European F3 race victory at Imola today thanks to a wonderful move around Lance Stroll. Stroll, who led for much of the race, took 2nd place, with Joel Eriksson not far behind in 3rd spot. The Finn started from the front roll and initially chased … Continue reading “FIA F3: Kari steals maiden win at Imola”
“Automobile Club Italia solidifies 2015 Italian F4 calendar”
The Italian Formula 4 category has announced its calendar for the coming 2015 season.
“The Fuoco Factor”
Antonio Fuoco was a popular chap on the FIA European F3 Championship trail. The Italian is a favoured youth in red at the moment.
“Thoughts on Auto GP and numbers”
Last weekend's Auto GP World Series finale at Estoril marked a disappointing end to the 2014 season for the beleaguered single-seater category.
“Numbers on a Screen”
I have always believed that there can a point when one becomes so wealthy, their worth ceases to be money.
It was suitably quiet - well, almost. One can not always capture these moments at just the right time, but at least the rustling of the leaves amidst the Autumnal trees could still be held to ear.
“De Plano joins Auto GP fold”
Salvatore De Plano is to make his Auto GP debut with the Euronova Racing squad at the upcoming round in Imola.
These are always the trickiest of situations. Red flags and lights are rarely waved for fun. In this instance, Loïc Duval’s practice crash in the Porsche Curves at Le Mans today was particularly nasty.
“Remembering Roland Ratzenberger”
When Roland Ratzenberger crashed brutally during qualifying for the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix, Formula One was forced to face mortality for the first time in eight years, but the death the following day of Ayrton Senna cast a shadow over Ratzenberger’s tragedy. Twenty years on, Ratzenberger’s memory breathes, as does his legacy. Leigh O’Gorman spoke to the drivers who raced against and knew him, as they remember Roland Ratzenberger – Formula One’s forgotten man.
Designed by Dave Wass and powered by a BMW straight-4 turbo engine, the Arrows A8 certainly knew how to growl.
“GP3 Series: Trident add Carbone and de Beer”
Perennial GP3 Series midfielders Trident Racing have made their first two signings for the 2014 season – Victor Carbone and Roman de Beer.
“Looking Back: Fuelled to the finish”
In today’s ultra-precise Formula One, it may seem almost unfathomable for a driver to run out of fuel prior to the end of a race, but in previous generations, it wasn’t a completely unusual situation.
“Reflections: ‘Lauda razor sharp in Long Beach – 1982 US Grand Prix West (Rd 3)’”
As the Formula One circus pitched up at Long Beach for the first of three American Grands Prix in 1982, the tensions between FOCA and FISA began to heat up once again following two heated meets in South Africa and Brazil.
“Remembering the Birmingham Superprix”
In 1985, the International Formula 3000 replaced the defunct European F2 Series as the final stepping stone before Formula 1. Come 1986, F3000 altered its schedule slightly to include races at Imola, Bugatti Le Mans and Jarama; however the destination that stood out like a sore thumb was "Birmingham".
“The shy novice: thoughts for Riccardo Paletti”
My thoughts today for the forgotten man of the 1982 Formula One season, Riccardo Paletti.
GP2 Asia Swallowed up by the Main Series
Following several lacklustre seasons, the GP2 Asia Series has finally been merged into the Main Series.
Parc Ferme, Episode 3 with Alexander Rossi and John Hindhaugh
Episode 3 of Parc Ferme is something of a bumper edition - anything to celebrate what is one of the busiest month of the year in motorsport.