There is a drastic problem eating away at the forefront of motorsport, particularly Formula One. Recent seasons has seen the narrative of numerous Grand Prix move from the track to that of Race Control and that is an issue that threatens to undermine the integrity of the sport. It is difficult to pinpoint exactly when … Continue reading “When Race Control Becomes the Story, Then the Story is Wrong”
Incredible as it may seem, August 26th marked a year since Sebastian Vettel last won a Formula One Grand Prix, when he triumphed at Spa-Francorchamps. In that year, his form has been blighted by errors and a marked loss of form, while new teammate Charles Leclerc goes from strength-to-strength. But is this the continued sign … Continue reading “F1: Is Ferrari’s Inner Fight Already Over?”
Swedish racer Joel Eriksson finally claimed his maiden FIA European F3 victory at Spa-Francorchamps today. In a dominant display, Eriksson headed Anthoine Hubert (van Amersfoort) for the duration, while George Russell (Hitech GP) outfought Prema Powerteam’s Lance Stroll to the final podium place.
Hitech GP’s George Russell streaked to victory in the second FIA European F3 Championship race of the weekend at Spa-Francorchamps. Russell headed Motopark’s Joel Eriksson and Mücke’s Mikkel Jensen after 16 laps of the iconic Belgian circuit.
Conor Daly is to return to the GP2 Series for next weekend’s season finale at Abu Dhabi.
Max Chilton has retained his Marussia F1 drive, less than one day after he “volunteered to step aside.”
Formula One backmarkers Marussia announced a very late driver change earlier today, when Alexander Rossi was brought in in place of Max Chilton.
Former Auto GP champion Kevin Ceccon is to rejoin the GP3 Series with Jenzer Motorsport this weekend and will remain with the Swiss squad for the rest of the season.
Race weekends can often feel shaped like odd animals for those at work in paddocks, especially when one has "additional commitments".
One does always need to be spectacular or stylish to be victorious. Sometimes success comes when partnered consistency. Roll stylish and consistent together and you will have a potent – and incredibly rare – mixture at your fingertips. Until Silverstone, GP3 Series points leader Alex Lynn had been the stylish one, taking two Race One victories, but not finishing either of the Race Two events. Jimmy Eriksson, meanwhile, had been passively consistent with three podiums and a 6th place finish.
Van Amersfoort Racing completed a heavy two-day test at Monza this week, as they prepare for the next round of the FIA European F3 Championship at Spa-Francorchamps.
Ed Jones is to sit out the next three rounds of the FIA European Formula 3 championship after an injury was belatedly discovered after the Pau event.
Last season’s Formula Renault Alps runner-up Luca Ghiotto will move up the Formula Renault 3.5 Series with International Draco Racing this year.
MW Arden racer Daniil Kvyat took a masterful pole position at Monza this morning – half-a-second clear of his nearest rival, Robert Visoiu.
“Meanwhile, at the Weekend: Vettel cruises to Belgian success; Bird and Calado take GP2 spoils in Spa; Kvyat and Sims take first GP3 victories”
Following last weekend’s opening GP3 Series race at Spa-Francorchamps, it was no surprise to see several penalties issued due to avoidable contact.
When this year’s original British Formula 3 Series calendar was truncated to a mere four rounds in January, many commentators declared the famed championship dead and buried. Yet series promoters SRO and several notable members of the paddock are less willing to see one of the oldest Formula 3 championships slip quietly into history.
“Meanwhile, at the Weekend: Hamilton dominates in Hungary; HTP Mercedes take Spa 24 Hours victory”
It is something that one tends to see at some multi-class racing with a high number of entries – a temporary graveyard for cars recently broken and beyond repair.
Motorsport can be glamourous, very glamourous indeed if one is in the right place at the right time, but glamour is rarely the rule.