In a mirror imagine of events at Sepang a few weeks ago, retaliatory driving has reared its ugly head once again during GP2 Series qualifying over the Bahrain Grand Prix weekend.
“Alice Powell: breaking the Status quo”
Since Giovanna Amati’s anonymous and brief spell with the ailing Brabham team in 1992, Formula 1 has suffered from a dearth of female competitors. Meanwhile, this season’s GP3 Series contains 2010 Formula Renault BARC champion Alice Powell.
Nasr Impresses at the ‘Roar Before the Rolex 24’, but Chevrolet Command
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.
Crossing the Line
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.
The Pains of Sponsorship
One of the necessities of modern motorsport is the need to push those that pay the bills.
Has Scott Speed Withdrawn From the Indy 500?
According to reports from within Indianapolis Motor Speedway tonight, Dragon Racing's Scott Speed has split with Dragon Racing.
Raising the Stakes
When INDYCAR CEO Randy Bernard confirmed the final date of the 2011 IZOD IndyCar on Tuesday, no one expected the teaser that came with it.
2010 IZOD IndyCar Season Review
Dario Franchitti What is left to say about Dario Franchitti? A third title and a second Indy 500 win added much to the reputation of the popular Scot. Despite trailing Will Power for the length of the season, a steady string of podiums, including wins at Mid-Ohio and Chicagoland were enough to overhaul the Penske … Continue reading 2010 IZOD IndyCar Season Review
Q&A Session: Justin Wilson (Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, IZOD IndyCar Series)
With 2010 slowly grinding to a halt as Christmas approaches, I got in contact with Justin to see how he was getting on.
Building the Future
When thinking of special races in motorsports, events such as the Monaco Grand Prix, the Indianapolis 500 and the Le Mans 24 Hour Race spring to mind. Indeed, those three races form what is known as the Triple Crown of Motorsports, with Graham Hill the only driver in the history of motor racing claiming all … Continue reading Building the Future
“Grand Designs: John Hugenholtz”
With its series of high speed esses, the long curving Spoon corner, the balls-to-the-wall sweep that is 130R and the infamous end of lap chicane, Suzuka International Racing Course stands out as one of the most dramatic circuits on the Formula 1 calender today.
What Now for Pedro de la Rosa?
As has been in the news since this morning, Spanish Formula 1 driver Pedro de la Rosa has been dropped from the Sauber team following Sunday's Italian Grand Prix at Monza - he has been replaced by Nick Heidfeld. It has been a difficult year for the veteran - the 39-year-old has only had one … Continue reading What Now for Pedro de la Rosa?
2010 IndyCar 300km Race of Chicagoland (Round 14)
Going in the fourteenth round of the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series Championship, it looked like Will Power had the title by the scruff of the neck. How quickly things can change... The Australian - driving for the powerful Penske squad - went into the race with a 59 point advantage over Ganassi driver, Dario Franchitti, … Continue reading 2010 IndyCar 300km Race of Chicagoland (Round 14)
Chicagoland’s Last Hurrah?
With the seasons road and street courses completed, the 2010 IZOD IndyCar season draws to a close over the following five weeks with four ovals, taking in Kentucky, Japan's Motegi circuit and Homestead in Miami - however the final stretch starts this weekend at Chicagoland Motor Speedway. Chicagoland has in the last few years played … Continue reading Chicagoland’s Last Hurrah?
“Kiss With a Fist: Bertrand Gachot”
When Jordan F1 driver, Bertrand Gachot, was jailed for actual bodily harm just prior to the 1991 Belgian Grand Prix, little did anyone know the world of Formula 1 would soon be changed forever. With no experienced driver ready or able to take the seat alongside team leader Andrea de Cesaris for the annual visit … Continue reading “Kiss With a Fist: Bertrand Gachot”
Going Back to America
A few hours ago, news crept out that a deal had been signed to take the Formula 1 World Championship back to America from 2012 onwards, with a possible ten year run depending on options been taken up. The venue for the race is set to be in Austin, Texas - some 190 miles south … Continue reading Going Back to America
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
Carl Edwards: The Crazy Notion of On Track Payback (**Updated)
(**Original post, March 8th 2010) Last night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, rather than show itself to be one of the top-tier racing series' in the world, NASCAR displayed tactics that were more in common with a poorly rehearsed circus act. With three laps to go, the great white elephant in the room was the Roush … Continue reading Carl Edwards: The Crazy Notion of On Track Payback (**Updated)
A Great Save
Firstly, I must admit that I have never really followed NASCAR or any of its affiliated series'. For many reasons, it is a form of racing that has never really sold well outside of the United States, especially in European territories where much of the love is garnered towards single-seaters. Recently, though, much attention has … Continue reading A Great Save
Time, Part 1 (IRL)
It's been a strange year for the IRL thus far in 2009 - a poor global economy, Tony George ousted at the Indianapolis Speedway, some surprisingly processional oval races and virtual dominance from two teams has brought the series in for a lot of criticism from all sides. On the other hand though, we have … Continue reading Time, Part 1 (IRL)