- iRacing.com Announces iRacing 2.020,202
- Dave Kaemmer Comes Clean on Dirt13,074
- iRacing.com to create virtual McLaren MP4-12C GT312,071
- Release Notes for 2012 Season 311,414
- Scanning What’s in Store for iRacing with Tony Gardner10,540
- The iRacing.com Protest System – May, 201210,331
- Building the iRacing System 1019,009
- Improving the Sound of iRacing7,620
- iRacing.com to Build Digital Honda for New Super GT Series7,384
- Two New Cars and Two New Tracks Coming to iRacing Soon6,753
- 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
- Bathurst Coming to iRacing!
- iRacer Profile: Sandeep Banerjee
- iRacing Announces Added Features, Lower Prices
- Scanning What’s in Store for iRacing with Tony Gardner
- No Obstacles Here
- The Williams-Toyota F31 – More (and Less) Than Meets the Eye
May 13th, 2013
IndyCar has confirmed that Derrick Walker will join the series as its president of operations and competition after the Indianapolis 500. The long-time team owner and manager will be responsible for all technical and competition aspects of the series
May 11th, 2013
Fernando Alonso – 5th: “It’s a well known fact that Saturday afternoon is our weak point and fifth place is more or less what we were expecting. We were well aware that Red Bull and Mercedes would both be very strong, but while it’s true we have to start taking back points on Vettel, we are not too scared of Mercedes, who usually have higher tyre degradation. The team and I are optimistic for tomorrow as our race pace isg ood and usually we manage to go better on Sunday
April 29th, 2013
The Williams group recorded a loss of £5.0m in 2012, although a technical accounting treatment meant it was deprived of part of its Formula 1 revenues. The result compares to a £7.4m profit during 2011.
April 15th, 2013
Sebastien Ogier feared his bid for Rally of Portugal victory would be ended by the technical problems that struck his Volkswagen on Sunday morning. The Frenchman had built up a lead of more than a minute over everyone but team-mate Jari-Matti Latvala heading into the final four stages, but a technical problem – subsequently diagnosed as a slipping clutch – meant he surrendered huge chunks of time on stage 12. With no service to separate that SS12 and the following 52-kilometre stage 13, and with Mikko Hirvonen rapidly closing, Ogier’s lead looked increasingly precarious.
April 13th, 2013
Mark Webber fears he will have to start at the back of the Chinese Grand Prix grid after a fuel pressure issue halted his Red Bull in Q2. The Australian was left in 14th position having had to park his Red Bull in an escape road. Webber admitted there was a danger his car would not have sufficient fuel left to provide the mandatory post-qualifying sample
March 12th, 2013
Irish sportscar entrant Murphy Prototypes is setting up its own team for its attack on the Le Mans 24 Hours and the European Le Mans Series in 2013. Team owner Greg Murphy, whose LMP2 ORECA-Nissan 03 was run by the RLR Motorsports squad in 2012, has decided to go it alone this season and already has the core of his team in place at premises in Brackley near Silverstone.
March 9th, 2013
Mads Ostberg has no doubt that he could have hung on for second place in Rally Mexico had his M-Sport Ford not succumbed to mechanical problems on Saturday morning. The Norwegian retired from the day when he suffered an alternator failure on the road section after the leg’s opening test. His Fiesta RS WRC had already been slowed by a clutch failure on Ibarrilla.
March 4th, 2013
Caterham has bolstered its technical team by recruiting Hari Roberts as head of aerodynamics. Roberts, who worked for Jordan before moving to Renault/Lotus, where he worked before this latest switch, has experience in vehicle dynamics as well as aerodynamics. Caterham is now in its fourth season in Formula 1 but has yet to achieve its aim of joining the midfield
March 1st, 2013
Sergio Perez insists that McLaren’s chances of winning the world championship this year will not be compromised by the technical staffing shake-up caused by Paddy Lowe’s planned departure. Lowe has been moved away from McLaren’s F1 efforts for the remainder of the year ahead of an expected move to Mercedes in 2014.
February 26th, 2013
Ross Brawn’s immediate future as team principal at Mercedes is not in doubt, insists its chairman Niki Lauda, despite Paddy Lowe planning to switch from McLaren. Speculation that Brawn will be stepping down from his role sooner rather than later grew after it emerged that McLaren technical director Lowe has agreed to join Mercedes at the start of next year.
February 25th, 2013
McLaren has appointed Tim Goss as its new technical director, in the wake of Paddy Lowe’s decision to switch to Mercedes. After weeks of speculation about Lowe’s future, sources confirmed on Monday that he had now agreed to leave the Woking-based team and join Mercedes from the start of 2014.
February 15th, 2013
Caterham team principal Cyril Abiteboul believes Formula 1 must consider easing the criteria that teams have to meet in order to qualify as a constructor. The designated ‘listed parts’ that teams must produce themselves to qualify as a constructor have, for the first time, been published in the public domain in this year’s Sporting Regulations . The list exists to prevent full-blown customer cars from being used, but Abiteboul believes parts that are not significant performance differentiators should not be on the list
February 5th, 2013
Marussia’s new MR02 Formula 1 car is a “massive” technical step forward, according to team boss John Booth, but the squad is trying to keep its expectations in check. The 2013 design is the first created completely under Marussia’s revised technical structure, under which it has taken its technical programme entirely in-house using the facilities of its former partner Wirth Research
January 31st, 2013
McLaren technical director Paddy Lowe will remain at the squad for 2013, but his longer-term future is in doubt, says team boss Martin Whitmarsh. Lowe has been strongly linked with a switch to Mercedes as part of the German outfit’s management restructuring. During the launch of the 2013 McLaren Formula 1 car , Whitmarsh insisted Lowe was still on board
January 28th, 2013
Susie Wolff will increase her development role with the Williams Formula 1 team in the 2013 season. The former DTM driver joined the team last year, conducting her first F1 test in an older-spec car in October.
December 5th, 2012
Panther DRR will carry an unchanged line-up into the 2013 IndyCar season after confirming that Oriol Servia will remain with the team for another year. Servia will again suit up alongside JR Hildebrand after the Panther and Dreyer & Reinbold Racing squads also confirmed that they will continue with the alliance that they formed in May of this year after DRR switched from Lotus to Chevrolet power. “Continuity is very important in our sport and now we’ll be able to build upon our successes in a second year together,” Servia.
November 3rd, 2012
Sebastian Vettel will have to start the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix from the back of the grid after failing to have enough fuel in his car to provide the mandatory sample to the FIA after qualifying. The German had stopped at the end of his in-lap after qualifying third , having been ordered over the radio to bring his car to a halt immediately.
November 3rd, 2012
Red Bull Racing has been asked by the race stewards at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to explain why Sebastian Vettel’s car did not return to the pits after his qualifying lap. The German bounced back from a troubled final practice session to secure third place on the grid – behind Lewis Hamilton and Mark Webber. However, towards the end of his in-lap, Vettel was ordered over the radio to stop his car immediately and he pulled over at Turn 19
November 2nd, 2012
Formula 1′s teams have been told by the FIA that they cannot run trick brake systems that react to temperature to improve cooling during races, following a complaint by Red Bull. AUTOSPORT can reveal that Red Bull wrote to motor racing’s governing body ahead of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to seek clarification on the use of thermal energy devices within the air duct of the brake system. The team contended that attempts to use either a bimetallic strip – which would change shape to open and close off cooling ducts depending on the temperature of the brake friction material – or a thermal actuator was a breach of the regulations.
October 26th, 2012
Mercedes boss Ross Brawn believes the introduction of a ‘Steering Committee’ in Formula 1 for next year will be a huge benefit to the sport. As AUTOSPORT revealed last week, the new governance structure that is being planned by the FIA and Bernie Ecclestone is for an 18-man strategy group to sit below a more streamlined F1 Commission to help form future rules. Although only six teams will sit on that committee, with there also being six FIA representatives and six from Ecclestone’s Formula One Management organisation, Brawn thinks that the structure will benefit all teams and the sport in general.