For Hyundai’s WRC team boss Andrea Adamo, the pandemic is yet another sign that a new way of thinking is needed if motorsport is to survive. “If we don’t react now, or if we don’t act now, we will find a problem.” Andrea Adamo is not a man known for pulling punches. The Italian has … Continue reading “WRC: Rallying Needs to Act, Not React If It Wants to Survive – Adamo”
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.
The European F3 Open revealed a change of identity of Friday with the series now rebranded as the Euroformula Open.
They are probably used to this already, even at Formula 3 level. The glaring lights, the cameras, questions that come from the series media representative -- and then us, the rest of the media, keyboard tappers and scribblers alike.
At a time when Formula One teams are readying their launch efforts for the season ahead, Williams, Marussia, McLaren and Mercedes have made significant changes to their personnel.
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".
There are occasions in modern motorsport when it appears – from the outside – to be devoid of passion. The DeltaWing project at Le Mans is one that has defied neutralisation.
Formula Ford GB race winner, Nick McBride has announced his graduation to the British Formula 3 Series with T-Sport.
Ex-Formula 1 racer tested Toyota Racing's new TS030 Hybrid at Paul Ricard yesterday, on a day when the Japanese manufacturer announced Andrea Caldarelli as the squad’s junior driver.
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.
Many who follow this blog may be keenly aware of my appreciation of the history of motorsport, as well as more modern endeavours. It is through the channels of history that one can build a sense the direction for the future – of course that only works if one is clever enough to learn from one’s errors.
What an incredible weekend for motorsport. A great deal of which was snuggled up in front of the television, while trying to rid myself of a cold and a bad back.
Rumblings emerged this evening about the status of Firestone as the sole tyre supplier for the IZOD IndyCar Series beyond the end of this year.
Several weeks ago, I posted a review of Formula 1's Championship challengers. Now, as the New Year bell's approach, it's about time that I finally get to the rest of the field.
Pay drivers in motorsport is perhaps not a subject that has come up too often in modern Formula 1. While the quality of these entrants is rarely of note, there have been occasional surprises in the history of the sport that defy such generalisations, such as Niki Lauda's becoming a three-time World Champion after he … Continue reading Paying the Way
When Roland Ratzenberger hit the wall at Villeneuve corner at Imola on April 30th 1994, Formula 1 was left to face with its first competitive fatality since Ricardo Paletti at Montreal twelve years earlier.
This afternoon, I made a quick trip into central London for the Fans' / FOTA Forum at the BAFTA Hall in Piccadilly. Attended by approximately 130 people, the forum gave ninety minutes in total to six subjects: The Fan Experience The Overtaking Problem Cost Control vs Technological Innovation F1 and the Environment The New Teams … Continue reading Formula 1 Fans / FOTA Forum
When Ryan Briscoe lost the 2009 IndyCar Series title race to Dario Franchitti at the final round at Homestead, many pointed fingers to an error he made at the end of the previous round in Motegi as the turning point. It was at the Japanese race that Briscoe made an unforced error while on the … Continue reading Texas Barbecue Briscoe
Fifteen year-old Mitch Evans - who has been featured on this site competing in the New Zealand Toyota Racing Series - has just secured a mentor in the shape of Red Bull racing driver, Mark Webber. Evans - who is looking to make his move to Europe within the next two years - caught the … Continue reading Mark Webber to Mentor Mitch Evans
Some weeks ago, I wrote a rather positive post about the banning of refuelling - and it is something that I am still rather positive about; however even I am also happy to concede that alterations could have been made to the regulation to aid good racing. At this stage it has already been determined … Continue reading Was Refuelling Banned Too Soon?