Around this time two years ago, Haas Formula One driver Romain Grosjean was preparing for the Bahrain Grand Prix. Within moments of the race start, he had crashed and crashed hard. But just as it seemed as if it was all about to end, America called.
A heady mix of a highly regarded and expensive, yet struggling driver, alongside the availability of a cache of youthful exuberance may be about to give McLaren a headache – albeit a good one, on the surface. But are the options available as refined or as speedy as the incumbent? “We ultimately just weren’t quick … Continue reading “Daniel Ricciardo, Tangled Webs, and the McLaren Conundrum”
Rumours are rife that Renault may be ready to announce Fernando Alonso to replace the departing Daniel Ricciardo on Wednesday. But is this indicative of Renault’s need for experience amidst restructure or something far more banal? It may have slipped by many in recent months, but as it stands, there is still a vacant seat … Continue reading “OPINION: F1 – Renault Driver Selection is Symptom of Banality Disguised as Ambition”
Max Verstappen topped this morning's highly interrupted opening Chinese Grand Prix practice at Shanghai International Circuit. The Dutch racer set a best of 1:50.491s in damp and foggy conditions - the latter of which forced two lengthy red flags. Such was the thickness of the fog, the medical helicopter was unable to land at the … Continue reading “Chinese GP: Verstappen heads interrupted first practice”
Following a difficult transition year in 2016, the factory Renault team look to have delivered some gains with the RS17, but midfield battles may be the peak for the French squad. “Our race result highlights that we were not as well prepared as our opposition and our lack of mileage and preparation, both during pre-season … Continue reading “Progress for Renault, but only small steps”
Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton topped the second free practice session at Albert Park in Melbourne this morning. The three-time world champion was as equally dominant on the timesheets as he was in the opening session, with Hamilton setting a best time of 1:23.620 – a half-second clear of nearest rival Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari. Not only … Continue reading “Australian GP: Hamilton makes it two from two”
With the 85th Geneva International Motor Show beginning this week, the powers that be at Formula E secured a nice slice of the headlines, as former IndyCar driver Simona de Silvestro took to the streets in the SRT_01E machine; however, the running of the Formula E machine was not strictly the most interesting point of the day, but rather the announcement that a new law that is to allow motor racing back on Swiss grounds.
Not everything lasts forever. Even the most successful of endeavours are doomed to collapse at some point in time, but what of those ventures that, for one reason or another, never fly quite that high?
FIA European F3 Championship rookies Max Verstappen and Antonio Fuoco headed the opening practice sessions at Silverstone this morning.
The Deputy Chairman of DTM rights holder ITR, Dr Thomas Betzler, passed last week following a serious illness.
Signature Racing yesterday unveiled Óscar Tunjo as the first driver to lead their highly anticipated return to international Formula 3 competition.
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.
Williams Advanced Engineering this week announced a new partnership with Spark Racing Technology to design and build batteries to power the new-for-2014 FIA Formula E Championship.
Meanwhile, at the Weekend: Magnussen and Huertas triumph at Aragon; Mason and Stuvik take F3 Open wins; Consistency gives Morris F4 lead.
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.
With the 1982 Argentine Grand Prix lost due to lingering uncertainties within the sport, Formula One finally arrived in South America for the Brazilian Grand Prix in mid-March and although two months had passed since the infamous South African Grand Prix, ill feeling remained within the paddock and the outer reaches of Formula One itself.
Caterham F1 have promoted CEO Cyril Abiteboul to the role of Team Principal with immediate effect.
Viewed often as the more quietened, contemplative souls of motorsport, those competing in endurance racing tend to go about their business with a subtle resolve. Harold Primat is an example of the "classic endurance racer".
The Motorsport Archive would like to send its best wishes to Marussia reserve driver Maria de Villota.
Swiss racer Nico Muller topped the opening day of GP3 pre-season testing at Estoril.