Auto GP steps into F2 slot

Single-seater series, Auto GP, has been announced as the main support category for the World Touring Car Championship in 2011.  The series, which has had painfully little exposure in recent years, replaces Formula 2 as WTCC's lead in event, earning itself a contract with sports cable channel Eurosport in the process. Kicking off in May … Continue reading Auto GP steps into F2 slot

New Blood

There are times when the attention of the media and Formula 1 team bosses wander, as their eyes capture a precocious new talent coming into focus. These moments, when a new young hero makes themselves known to the paddock is often the same time an ageing animal begins to fall from view. It is the sport changing its guard.

John Andretti at the 2010 Indy 500

Word was released earlier on today that NASCAR Sprint Cup driver, John Andretti is to drive a fifth Andretti Autosport car at this year's Indianapolis 500. There were also rumours that the seat could go to either JR Hildebrand or Franck Montagny pending sponsorship, but it appears the cousin of team boss Michael Andretti has … Continue reading John Andretti at the 2010 Indy 500

The Collapse of USF1

For the last couple of days, whispers of USF1's imminent demise have become full blown chatter as stories of rumours of the team's primary backer, Chad Hurley (of You Tube), has walked away from the project. Also thought to have left is USF1's Business and Development Executive, Brian Bonner. After so much speculation in recent … Continue reading The Collapse of USF1

The Concept of a New Chassis, Part 2

Just over a week ago, I posted a piece on the Indy Racing League's new potential chassis designs for the 2012 season onwards. In the time since then, the Delta Wing LLC and Lola Technologies have launched drawings of their concepts to the general public and the reaction has been somewhat divided. Once again, I … Continue reading The Concept of a New Chassis, Part 2

The Concept of a new Chassis

Last year, the Indy Racing League set a new time period for the next IRL chassis design. The current chassis designed by Dallara in 2000 has, bar some minor tweaks, remained largely unchanged over the years. Originally it was assumed that Dallara may deliver an evolution of the current car, but in the time since … Continue reading The Concept of a new Chassis