- iRacing.com Announces iRacing 2.020,249
- Dave Kaemmer Comes Clean on Dirt13,144
- iRacing.com to create virtual McLaren MP4-12C GT312,081
- Release Notes for 2012 Season 311,418
- Scanning What’s in Store for iRacing with Tony Gardner10,569
- The iRacing.com Protest System – May, 201210,366
- Building the iRacing System 1019,050
- Improving the Sound of iRacing7,628
- iRacing.com to Build Digital Honda for New Super GT Series7,402
- Two New Cars and Two New Tracks Coming to iRacing Soon6,766
- Towler, Wood Suspended from Upcoming iWCRR Events
- Dave Kaemmer Comes Clean on Dirt
- iRacing.com Announces iRacing 2.0
- The iRacing.com Protest System - May, 2012
- iRacing's Corvette: Good Enough is Not Good Enough
- Scanning What’s in Store for iRacing with Tony Gardner
- iRacing Simulation Gives NASCAR Hall of Fame Guests Authentic Driving Experience
- iRacing, McLaren Electronic Systems Partner in Online Racing Data Analysis
- Improving the Sound of iRacing
- Not Your Average Desk Job
May 16th, 2013
Prodrive has confirmed it is working on a Dakar entry for 2015. The British-based firm has already completed initial modelling work for a car, but it’s not yet known whether the project will become a manufacturer car entry or a Prodrive buggy. Prodrive staff members were present in South America in January , reporting back on what was needed for the firm’s first assault on a cross-country rally car.
April 17th, 2013
Former World Rally Champion Ari Vatanen has tipped Sebastien Loeb to set a new benchmark time for the Pikes Peak Hillclimb this year. The nine-time champion will compete in the unlimited class of this year’s June 30 event, driving a Peugeot 208 T16 .
April 14th, 2013
Audi is evaluating programmes in IndyCar, Daytona Prototypes and DTM America as it looks to ramp up its involvement in US motorsport. The German marque’s new research and development boss Wolfgang Durheimer revealed that Audi is in the process of making key decisions about its motorsport future in North America and could decide early in the summer in time for a programme or programmes to be launched for 2014. “At the moment we are talking about ideas,” he said.
April 4th, 2013
Pietro Fittipaldi, grandson of double Formula 1 world champion Emerson, will make his single-seater debut in the British Formula 4 championship this year. The 16-year-old, who has previously raced in lower level stock car series in America, will compete with the Mark Godwin Racing team. Last year, Fittipaldi competed in the NASCAR Whelen All-American series, a championship that uses a variety of cars including Late Model stock and SK Modified cars
March 27th, 2013
DTM America is on course to start within the next three years after a collaborative agreement was signed on Tuesday. The DTM-organising ITR, Grand-Am and IMSA, which will become the sanctioning body of next year’s merged United SportsCar Racing series, were party to what was billed as a “technical licence and co-operation agreement”.
March 25th, 2013
Narain Karthikeyan says he is open-minded about adding more Auto GP rounds to his 2013 programme following his series debut at Monza. The former HRT Formula 1 driver was a high-profile addition to the Monza grid after striking a late deal to compete with Zele Racing. Having therefore missed out on pre-event testing, the 36-year-old fought back from being tapped into a first corner spin to finish fifth in the weekend’s opening contest .
March 8th, 2013
London has been included on a list of eight cities submitted to the FIA to host races in the inaugural Formula E season in 2014. Organisers of the series for electric single-seater cars presented a preliminary calendar to the sport’s governing body on Friday, with London being joined by Rome, Los Angeles, Miami, Beijing, Putrajaya, Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro. Mayor of London Boris Johnson said: “Zero emission world class motor racing is a scintillating concept and I am hugely keen that London be involved in the birth of Formula E
February 14th, 2013
Leading Independent World Touring Car Championship team Bamboo Engineering will retain Alex MacDowall for a second season. British Touring car graduate MacDowall scored two Yokohama Drivers’ Trophy victories during his maiden season in the WTCC last year, on his way to 11th in the overall drivers’ standings. “Coming into the WTCC from the BTCC obviously meant I had experience of touring cars, but the World Championship is a whole different level,” said MacDowall, who finished fifth in the Yokohama points
January 31st, 2013
McLaren’s MP4-28 is an ‘ambitious’ concept with great development potential, according to the team’s managing director Jonathan Neale. The new car was unveiled at the team’s headquarters on Thursday morning. Neale said McLaren had deliberately chosen to try new avenues with its suspension and exhaust even though an evolutionary design was an option with the regulations broadly unchanged for 2013.
January 12th, 2013
Two-time Le Mans winner Allan McNish feels Porsche has been away from the top level of sportscar racing for too long, ahead of the German marque’s 2014 LMP1 programme. The Scot, who took Porsche’s most recent Le Mans win in 1998, has welcomed the news that the firm will do battle with Audi and Toyota at the pinnacle of sportscar racing. “They are back, which is excellent news,” McNish said on the AUTOSPORT stage with KX at AUTOSPORT International
January 10th, 2013
British racer Oliver Webb has revealed he was close to signing for another season of racing in America before making a last-minute decision to return to Formula Renault 3.5. Webb finished seventh in Indy Lights with Sam Schmidt Motorsports in 2012, having raced in FR3.5 for Pons the year before
December 29th, 2012
Being a Formula 1 tyre supplier can be a thankless task. Whereas predecessor Bridgestone was content to remain quietly efficient and under the radar, Pirelli has been determined from the outset to improve F1′s spectacle
December 3rd, 2012
Former CART boss Andrew Craig has ruled out returning to American single-seater management as part of the IndyCar Series’ organisation reshuffle. Reports in America had identified Craig as one of a number of potential targets for IndyCar and Indianapolis 500 owner Hulman and Company as it restructured following the split with Randy Bernard
November 28th, 2012
Auto GP has announced its calendar for the 2013 season, which will include eight events and a first trip to Russia. As was the case in 2012, the season will commence in Monza on March 24.
November 20th, 2012
McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh believes that Lewis Hamilton would be fighting for the Formula 1 world championship in Brazil this weekend if the team had got the most out of its car this year. A spate of early-season errors and more recent reliability failures derailed Hamilton’s campaign and left him unable to threaten Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso for the title. Whitmarsh thinks the pace of the McLaren in America, where Hamilton hunted down and defeated Vettel , shows the potential the team had this year
November 19th, 2012
Sergio Perez thinks there is nothing he can do to end the scepticism over whether he is the right man to replace Lewis Hamilton at McLaren until he races for the team. The Mexican has not scored a single point for Sauber since he signed for McLaren, and a spate of on-track incidents have left some questioning the wisdom of the Woking team’s choice. “Even if I won all the last races, there will always be question marks,” he said when asked by AUTOSPORT about the recent criticism.
November 18th, 2012
Lewis Hamilton beat Sebastian Vettel to victory in an absorbing United States Grand Prix, as Fernando Alonso’s third place kept the Formula 1 championship battle alive. Despite his defeat at Austin, Vettel remains title favourite, as he takes a 13-point lead over Alonso into next weekend’s finale at Interlagos.
November 16th, 2012
Heikki Kovalainen – 19th/19th: “The first lap we did in FP1 was on a track that probably had less grip than anywhere else I’ve ever driven! As we’re at a new circuit that was to be expected but the track layout lived up to expectations – it’s a proper driver’s track and as it keeps evolving it’s going to get even faster which will give us a chance to really find out what it’s all about. “In the morning session we were mainly focused on the normal P1 programme, running through baseline setups and aero work and then in the afternoon we went onto more tyre work and longer runs on both compounds.
November 15th, 2012
The new Austin circuit will be an ideal showcase for Formula 1 cars’ capabilities when pushed to the limit, according to Jenson Button. The McLaren driver believes the sweeping fast section from Turn 2 to Turn 8 of the Circuit of the Americas is just what F1 machinery needs to highlight its speed. That is why Button reckons Austin will be a bigger hit for the United States than Indianapolis was when F1 raced there from to 2000 to 2007
November 15th, 2012
Mark Webber has criticised the revised podium procedure adopted by Formula 1 halfway through the 2012 season. Since the British Grand Prix, which Webber won, the top three drivers have been interviewed live on the podium. The interviewers have varied from former world champions Jackie Stewart and Niki Lauda, to opera singer Placido Domingo