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  • David Phillips
    Editor And Chief
    David Phillips is a long-time contributor to print and electronic publications in the U.S. and abroad, including Racer, Autosport, AutoWeek, Motor Sport and SPEEDtv.com, oversees the daily updating of news stories and assigns, edits and contributes feature material for inRacingNews.com.
  • Wil Vincent
    Contributing writer

    Wil is a 25 year old student, town planner, and sim racing commentator, most well known for his work as the lead commentator for GlacierTV. Wil got into commentating through his college student radio, where he also worked as a journalist and interviewer, covering gigs and festivals within the UK, and joined GlacierTV in February 2012, becoming lead commentator a month later. His work culminated in him commentating on the 2013 iRacing.com World Championship Grand Prix Series, iRacing Indy 500, and iRacing All Star Race. When he gets in the virtual cockpit, you'll normally see will taking on the thrill of IndyCar Oval racing, or trying his hand in GT action

    Outside of iRacing, Wil's an avid IndyCar fan, having watched the sport since the late 1990s, and always looks forward to the Month of May. He also enjoys watching NASCAR, Formula 1, and V8 Supercars.

  • Brooks Westfall
    Silver Crown Writer

    I've been sim racing since 2011 when I joined iRacing. I've jumped to many different sims, including rFactor, Richard Burns Rally, and the famous NASCAR Racing 2003. I picked up a copy of NR2003 with my birthday money when I was only 9, but was limited to a keyboard and a controller. After reciving a G25 for Christmas in '11, I've loved sim racing and the community iRacing has. I hope to end up writing for a car magazine or website in the near future, and intend on attending university to accomplish that.
    Aside from my career in sim racing and the real world, I hope to have my own small, yet functional race team soon with the purchace of a go kart. Since I'm currently residing in Maryland, I don't have a wide range of racing to choose from. My only options on a small budget are drag racing or kart racing. After the completion of my senior year in high school next year, I hope that inRacing News and other affiliates will help my dreams of writing for Road & Track become a reality!

  • Jeff Jacobs
    Contributor

    Jeff Jacobs started autocrossing with the SCCA in 1990 while a student at the University of Florida. He has competed in the SCCA's National Tour and ProSolo series since 1995, winning a ProSolo National Championship in H-Stock in 2011 driving a 2010 MINI Cooper. Jeff completed his SCCA Club Racing drivers' school in 2012 at Roebling Road in a Spec Miata. He currently writes a column for the SCCA's Northeast Division in SportsCar Magazine and is the Region Executive of the Philadelphia Region SCCA.

    Jeff joined iRacing in October 2012. After starting with the MX-5 and SRF cars, he has been concentrating on the Ford Mustang FR500S, competing in the iRacing.com Mustang Cup series and the Continental Endurance Sports Car Series.

  • Cam Stark
    contributing writer

    I began taking sim racing seriously about a year ago, but have loved motorsports from a young age. I began following Formula One first, then realized there are a huge variety of motorsports to watch. iRacing has opened my eyes even more to the diversity and volume of “real world” motorsports, let alone on the sim itself. With the huge varieties of series to choose from, you're spoiled for choice!

    Ever since I began iRacing, I wanted to improve on my ability, be it road or oval. Having not really heard about oval racing prior to November last year (blame the UK press), my mentality towards it has totally changed from what it would have initially been - it's awesome! I recently began road racing again - in the Star Mazda - and have been having a blast ever since. On top of racing the series I have the privilege of writing the articles for iRacing News.

    In all honesty I have surprised myself on iRacing. From being a fairly casual gamer/racer, it's been a world of difference, but it has far exceeded my expectations. I had a very brief stint driving in rFactor leagues, but I found my place of sim racing on this service, and I can't see myself stopping anytime soon.

  • Justin Sutton
    series contributor

    Justin is 29 and lives in Texas with his girlfriend and three dogs. Although always a fan of road racing growing up, Sutton never got the chance to participate in Sim-Racing until 2012 and didn't join iRacing until 2013. The son of a writer, and former resident of Connecticut and Philadelphia, his interests vary. Currently Sutton is a co-owner of YouTube channel focused on racing games and simulators and more specifically Formula One along with his partner Mikko from Finland (BoxBoxBoxGaming). Currently Sutton writes the Skip Barber F2000 and Lotus 49 articles (and the occasional F1 article) for iRacing News, and doesn't get nearly enough time to race the cars he writes about.

    Gaming is a big part of Sutton's life as well as he is both viewer and broadcaster on Twitch along with his girlfriend of seven years. In addition to being an aspiring writer he is a skilled speaker with a focus on commentary of races and hopes one day to do commentary for road racing of some kind.

  • Matt Holden
    Contributor

    Matt Holden began his involvement in motorsports at an early age, moving to Charlotte, NC when he was 6 months old. Growing up next door to a NASCAR TV personality, racing has always been a major part of his life. Currently studying Mechanical Engineering at UNC Charlotte, Matt works for US Legend Cars International as a technical inspector and race official at local tracks such as Charlotte Motor Speedway and Concord Speedway. Within iRacing, Matt is the Crew Chief for Gale Force Racing's #05 car in the NASCAR Peak Antifreeze Series, as well as Chassis Engineer for the team's R&D program.

  • Paul Slavonik
    iRacingNews Series Writer

    For all intents and purposes, Paul Slavonik was a late-bloomer to racing. Growing up watching NASCAR drivers such as Davey Allison and Earnhardt Sr. was the furthest extent of Paul’s racing aspirations at the time. Fast forwarding 20 years, Paul began watching the UK show Top Gear and thus ensued a fascination with all things fast. Soon after, Paul stumbled upon iRacing.com and has been hooked on racing ever since.
    A United States Army Veteran, Certified Audio Engineer and aspiring author, Paul spends his time hanging out with his wife and working on his first book. Currently residing in Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), TX, his favorite racing series is the Australian V8 Supercars (go FPR!) and he has recently joined a local ChumpCar racing team. Paul began writing news stories for iRacingNews in January of 2014 and currently covers the GT3 Challenge Series and the V8 Supercars Series.

  • Thiago Izequiel
    Contributor

    Born in 1985 in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Thiago Izequiel is a graphic and web designer, go kart racer, aiming to get a career in motorsports. He started racing in 2007 and joined iRacing in 2010. Thiago lives in Maricá, a little town located in Rio de Janeiro state, around 60km far away from Rio de Janeiro city. In 2014 he started to write for iRacing News and also started to design layouts for racing cars.

    Working as a freelancer today, he started working as a designer in 2006. After a few years working in web design agencies, Thiago decided to follow his dreams and quit his job to work with a racing driver named Suzane Carvalho in 2011, on her driver's school. Things didn't worked out as expected and Thiago, after getting jobs as a front-end developer and social media content developer, went back to the dream path as a freelancer so he could have more time to focus on his driving career.

  • Tom O'Leary
    author

    Tom is an 18-year old student from London, UK. Tom started sim-racing quite recently, although his passion for motorsport started at an early age, watching BTCC since the late 90s. Tom has since then expanded his interests in motorsport, watching Le Mans 24hr (and endurance racing as a whole) as well as the DTM, F1, and since starting to write about the NASCAR iRacing Series - NASCAR!

    Tom appeared on the sim-racing scene by trying out rFactor, rFactor 2 and then iRacing - where he spends most of his time racing in the Star Mazda Series where he has claimed third and then second overall in the two full seasons he has competed. On the oval side, Tom has completed a few races in the NASCAR Class C (Fixed) although he most enjoys the road side. Tom is an active member of Friction Racing, a team which focuses on the Star Mazda and the Williams-Toyota FW31, with the aim of reaching the Pro Series - and the iRacing World Championship Grand Prix Series.

    In his personal life, Tom spend time with his girlfriend (they have been together for two years) and likes a variety of games and has started to livestream his races/gameplay on Twitch, to give an insight to his approach to racing and gaming.

  • Jack Davidson
    Staff Videographer

    Jack is a recent grad from Boston University with a passion for filmmaking as well as racing. He grew up playing games such as the Need For Speed series, Gran Turismo, and more recently, the GRID and DIRT franchises.

  • Jason Lofing
    iRacing.com Series Writer
    Jason is 21 years old and was born and raised in Elk Grove. California. A big time NASCAR fan, he hasn’t missed a race on Sunday in years. Lofing is also a huge San Fransisco Giants fan and tries to take in at least a couple games a year. Other than sim racing, his biggest (and far more expensive!) hobby is photography. Although he is rather new to sim racing, Lofing has already accomplished some pretty impressive results, qualifying for the 2011 iRacing Oval Pro Series in Season 1, 2011, winning the inaugural Landon Cassill Qualifying Challenge and finishing runner-up in the second one.
  • Katier Scott
    Contributing Writer
    I am a veteran sim racer who first started racing way back in 1993 on the SPRTSIMS section of Compuserve with a league who can trace themselves all the way to the present. Within that league I act as Chief Steward and try to bring the unique viewpoint that this experience gives me into my articles.
    I have a BA (Hons) in Journalism and Editorial design and have been writing for seven years and currently cover the Lotus 79 CTC and Radical series alongside my freelance work. Living in the UK, as well as motorsports I love Photography, Arts and Crafts and reading.
  • David Ifeguni
    Contributing Writer
    I was born in New Haven, Connecticut in 1988 and moved to Midland, Michigan when I was two years old. I stayed there until third grade when I moved to Farmington Hills, Michigan and now I currently live in Naperville, IL where I'm attending Metea Valley High School as a 9th grader. In the past, I have participated in soccer and this year I plan on joining swimming or water polo. My family includes my 15 year old sister, a 7 year old sister and my mom and dad. I have been writing since 6th grade and have participated in many writing contests in my school and have received several awards for writing.
    My fascination for motorsports began when I was nine. The first NASCAR race I watched on TV was the 2009 Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway, won by Kasey Kahne. My favorite NASCAR drivers are Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr, and Jimmie Johnson. I have watched all the races in the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series since 2010. I currently have three wins on iRacing, two of them in the Nationwide car at Daytona and one in the Street stocks at Charlotte. My favorite car and type of track on iRacing is the Nationwide Series (B Class) car and superspeedways.

No Miami grid penalty for Trulli

January 23rd, 2015

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Former Formula 1 driver Jarno Trulli will not have to take a grid penalty for the next Formula E race, following a mix-up by the championship. The series announced after the last race in Buenos Aires that Trulli, who retired from the event, would get a 10-place grid penalty for a gearbox change. However, Trulli’s team has clarified that the gearbox was changed before the race following a qualifying accident, and that he had already served the penalty in Buenos Aires. “We were in for a real surprise after the race when we saw the Formula E press release stating that Jarno would be penalised in Miami for gearbox change, as this isn’t in line with the rules of the championship,” said team boss Lucio Cavuto. “Upon asking the FIA [...]

Loeb just leads from Ogier

January 23rd, 2015

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Sebastien Loeb’s lead over Sebastien Ogier shrank to just three seconds after a tense morning of Monte Carlo Rally stages, while a delayed Robert Kubica was the pacesetter. With Ogier third on the road (behind the Rally2 cars) and Loeb 14th under the new-for-2015 running order system, the two arch-rivals encountered very different stage conditions. At first it was Citroen driver Loeb who benefited, and the returning World Rally Championship legend increased his lead from 13s to 28s with the fastest time on the morning’s opener. But then the roads swung back in Ogier’s favour. With the early fog clearing and ice patches melting, the main factor became the level of mud dragged onto the stages by the early runners. Loeb lost 4s to Ogier on SS4, then a full [...]

Marciello moves to Trident for 2015

January 23rd, 2015

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Ferrari junior driver Raffaele Marciello will switch from Racing Engineering to Trident Motorsport in GP2 this season. The Italian, who finished eighth in the championship as a rookie last year, is already confirmed as Sauber’s test and reserve driver in Formula 1 for 2015. “I am absolutely delighted with the agreement reached with Trident,” said the 20-year-old. “I have been able to feel their trust and interest straight away and I really appreciated their attention towards me and my driving style. “I know there is a lot of work to do but, thanks to the support of Ferrari, I think we have what it takes to succeed.” Team principal Maurizio Salvadori said that it was particularly special to sign a top Italian talent. “By reaching this agreement I can say [...]

Motegi replaces Suzuka as WTCC host

January 23rd, 2015

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Motegi has replaced Formula 1 venue Suzuka as the host of the Japanese round of the World Touring Car Championship, the series has announced. The championship visited the Japanese Grand Prix circuit from 2011-2014, switching from an unpopular shortened version of the track to the full configuration for last season. The 2015 calendar was originally revealed with a Japanese track to be confirmed, and it will now move to Motegi, best known for hosting MotoGP. WTCC general manager Francois Ribeiro said: “We genuinely think the WTCC has found its home in Japan at Motegi. “MotoGP tracks usually deliver high-quality touring car races and we are certain that the Motegi layout will offer close racing and significant overtaking opportunities. “The WTCC was a success at Suzuka with attendances increasing each year. [...]

ByKolles plans to enter revised LMP1

January 23rd, 2015

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The renamed ByKolles team, which formerly ran under the Lotus LMP banner, has revealed plans to field a revised version of its LMP1 contender in this year’s World Endurance Championship. The German organisation, whose agreement with Lotus to use its name has come to an end, is working on a major update of the CLM P1/01 that made its debut at last September’s Austin WEC round and has made an application for one full-season entry in the series. Team co-owner Colin Kolles revealed that the team could expand to two cars after the Le Mans 24 Hours in June. The 2015-spec CLM will have new front and rear suspension, revised aerodynamics, a new gearbox and a significant weight reduction. Director of operations Boris Bermes said: “We learnt a lot last [...]

Shank Ligier claims Daytona pole

January 22nd, 2015

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The Michael Shank Racing Ligier LMP2 coupe claimed pole position for this weekend’s Daytona 24 Hours in the hands of Oswaldo Negri Jr. The Brazilian took the top spot aboard his Honda-engined Ligier JSP2 with a best lap of 1m39.194s, which put him just over a tenth of a second clear of Scott Dixon’s 1m39.302s in the fastest of the two Chip Ganassi Racing Riley-Ford EcoBoost DP. Negri, who also set pole with MSR at Daytona in 2008, said: “I knew the DPs would get close in the cooler temperature, but I promise you that I took everything that the car had. “Michael [Shank] was asking me for two tenths or three tenths, and I thought, ‘man! I had a few moments at the Bus Stop’.” GARY WATKINS: Why I [...]

Chilton plans IndyCar with Carlin

January 22nd, 2015

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Former Marussia Formula 1 driver Max Chilton will link up with Carlin in a joint development programme this year as both parties set their sights on a 2016 IndyCar programme. Chilton will assist in the team’s maiden Indy Lights campaign this year alongside already-signed driver Ed Jones, as well as carrying out an IndyCar test programme ahead of a potential race deal next season. He will begin his duties with a three-day test at Homestead next week. “I’m very excited to be assisting Carlin in the USA,” said the 22-year-old. “While I’m still considering my options for 2015, the IndyCar package presents an interesting challenge, and by assisting with the development of the Indy Lights team, I’m keeping my options open for an IndyCar programme in 2016 based on a [...]

Loeb leads the Monte on WRC return

January 22nd, 2015

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Sebastien Loeb leads the Monte Carlo Rally from Sebastien Ogier after the first evening of his World Rally Championship comeback. Citroen star Loeb stormed through the Entrevaux-Rouaine stage that opened the 2015 WRC season a full 22 seconds clear of surprise second-placed man Ott Tanak’s M-Sport Ford and half a minute faster than Ogier’s Volkswagen in third position. Ogier responded by going quickest on the Norante to Dignes-les-Bains stage that completed the after-dark double-header. If Loeb’s 14th position in the starting order had helped him on SS1, where everyone complained of extremely unpredictable ice levels, it was a hindrance on SS2, as most drivers further down the order found increasing amounts of gravel dragged onto the corners by cars ahead. Loeb was still third fastest, but he dropped 17.6s to [...]

Negri tops second practice at Daytona

January 22nd, 2015

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Oswaldo Negri Jr topped the second free practice session of the day ahead of qualifying for the Daytona 24 Hours. Driving the Michael Shank Racing Ligier-Honda JSP2, he lapped 0.642 seconds faster than second-fastest Joao Barbosa could manage in the Action Express Coyote-Chevrolet Corvette DP. Olivier Pla, driving the Krohn Racing Ligier-Judd/BMW was third fastest, nine tenths off the pace, with Richard Westbrook putting the Spirit of Daytona Coyote-Chevrolet Corvette DP fourth fastest. Joey Hand was fifth fastest in the #01 Chip Ganassi Racing Riley-Ford Ecoboost DP. Ricky Taylor was a tenth further behind in the Wayne Taylor Racing Dallara-Chevrolet Corvette DP. The fastest seven cars were covered by 1.555s, completed by Max Papis going seventh fastest in the second Action Express Coyote. Five prototype-class cars failed to complete a [...]

Honda encouraged by aero kit signs

January 22nd, 2015

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Honda is confident that the 2015 IndyCar aero kit that it submitted for homologation earlier this week will prove to be competitive when it goes up against the Chevrolet teams. IndyCar’s technical department secured CAD designs for both manufacturers’ kits prior to the January 18 homologation deadline, and HPD vice president and COO Steve Eriksen said he is encouraged by how Honda’s aero package has performed during its development. “We feel we’ve developed a very competitive Honda package for our teams, and we’re looking forward getting on track and going head-to-head against Chevrolet in March,” he said. “Our testing results, on both ovals and road courses, have been very promising and have backed up the performance predicted through CFD and our other development tools.” Chevrolet IndyCar programme manager Chris Berube [...]

FIA takes legal action against Streiff

January 22nd, 2015

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FIA president Jean Todt and medical chief Gerard Saillant are planning legal action against former Formula 1 driver Philippe Streiff over comments relating to the Jules Bianchi crash investigation. Streiff, who is confined to a wheelchair as the result of an F1 testing accident in Brazil in 1989, has been widely quoted in French media as suggesting the panel that looked into Bianchi’s Japanese Grand Prix accident was put together simply to exonerate the FIA of any blame for what happened. Bianchi accident panel reports its findings His comments, which were made in a radio interview, have infuriated Todt, who is close to Bianchi and his family. On Thursday, the FIA issued a strongly worded statement criticising Streiff’s stance and making clear its anger at what was being suggested. “The [...]

New Porsche 919 completes first test

January 22nd, 2015

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The second-generation Porsche 919 Hybrid completed more than 4000km over the course of its first development test this week. The first new 2015-spec World Endurance Championship challenger took part in a five-day test at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi, starting last Sunday. The test programme was led by LMP1 squad members Neel Jani and Timo Bernhard, but Nick Tandy and Frederic Makowiecki, who are expected to be confirmed in the third 919 for the Le Mans 24 Hours imminently, also drove the car together with new Porsche GT factory driver Earl Bamber. Porsche also had a GTE class 911 RSR present at the test. Porsche LMP1 vice-president Fritz Enzinger described the run as “a very successful start to the season” and “a very productive first test”. Team principal [...]

MSR Ligier leads Daytona practice

January 22nd, 2015

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Oswaldo Negri Jr topped the opening free practice session for the Daytona 24 Hours driving the Michael Shank Racing-run Ligier-Honda JSP2. Negri claimed first blood for LMP2 machinery in the battle with the Daytona Prototypes by lapping 1.115 seconds faster than Christian Fittipaldi in the Action Express Dallara-Chevrolet Corvette DP with 10 minutes remaining. Sage Karam was third fastest, a tenth-and-a-half slower than Fittipaldi in the #01 Chip Ganassi Riley-Ford Ecoboost DP, and two tenths faster than the Krohn Racing Ligier-Judd/BMW LMP2 driven by Nic Jonsson. Jordan Taylor, who had set the pace-in pre-event testing driving the Wayne Taylor Racing Coyote-Chevrolet Corvette DP, was fifth fastest ahead of NACAR rising star Kyle Larson in the #02 Ganassi car. The DeltaWing-Elan/Mazda DWC13, which showed encouraging pace during testing, failed to post [...]

NASCAR legend Gordon to retire

January 22nd, 2015

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Four-time NASCAR Cup champion Jeff Gordon is to retire from full-time competition after the 2015 season. The 43-year-old announced his decision to his Hendrick Motorsports team on Thursday morning. Although Gordon left the door open to continue part-time beyond 2015, he underlined that this would be his final shot at a title and that he had no firm plans to race on. “As a race car driver, much of what I’ve done throughout my life has been based on following my instincts and trying to make good decisions,” Gordon said. “I thought long and hard about my future this past year and during the off-season, and I’ve decided 2015 will be the last time I compete for a championship. “I won’t use the ‘R-word’ [retirement] because I plan to stay [...]

VW Beetle joins World RX field

January 22nd, 2015

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Eklund Motorsport has been granted permission to run a new Volkswagen Beetle in the 2015 World Rallycross Championship. The Beetle has been added to the FIA’s list of cars that are not homologated but are approved for rallycross. Per Eklund’s team is hoping sign a driver to contest the full world championship. “We have been waiting and waiting for this decision, and it’s really good that we can finally use the Beetle,” said Eklund. “We have had a lot of people interested in the car so hopefully we can use in it the full world championship, that’s the plan.” Eklund Motorsport began the project in 2013 and has since been seeking approval to run the Beetle in international competition. Team boss and long-time European Rallycross ace Eklund has tested the [...]

Lamborghini unveils Huracan GT3

January 22nd, 2015

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Lamborghini has unveiled the new Huracan GT3 racer developed in-house at its new motorsport department in Italy. The Huracan GT3 was launched on Wednesday night at the Italian manufacturer’s headquarters in Sant’Agata Bolognese and is the second car to emerge from Lamborghini Squadra Corse facility after the new Huracan LP 620-2 one-make Super Trofeo racer. The car, which has been testing since last autumn, is built on the same alu-carbon platform as the forthcoming second-generation Audi R8, the race version of which is expected to appear later this season, and is powered by the same direct-injection V10. Aerodynamics have been developed in conjunction with Italian race car constructor Dallara. The Huracan GT3 will cost €369,000 and Lamborghini plans to produce up to 26 of the cars over the course of [...]

Mercedes expects Red Bull resurgence

January 22nd, 2015

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Mercedes expects Red Bull to re-emerge as a serious threat in the 2015 Formula 1 season, although it may take time for its title potential to become clear. After its dominant 2014 F1 campaign, Mercedes is optimistic that it can claim more success this year, despite expecting a tougher time from rivals. Niki Lauda, Mercedes’ non-executive director, thinks that Red Bull could well return to form after a challenging 2014, with its engine partner Renault predicted to make gains. “[Red Bull] will be right there, but the question is how far they get,” Lauda told AUTOSPORT. “There is too little information about Ferrari at the moment, and McLaren-Honda will experience a difficult year.” Although a change to the engine rules over the winter, allowing in-season development, has been viewed as [...]

Alonso to test new McLaren first

January 22nd, 2015

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Fernando Alonso will be the first McLaren driver to sample the team’s new Honda-powered MP4-30 when pre-season Formula 1 testing gets under way at Jerez next month. The Woking-based F1 squad confirmed via its Twitter account on Thursday that double world champion Alonso, who rejoins the team after leaving Ferrari, would take to the wheel of the new car on days one and three of the first pre-season test in Spain. Fellow world champion Jenson Button will take over driving duties on days two and four of the test, which begins on February 1. McLaren has ended a long association with Mercedes to enter a new engine partnership with Honda this season, and ran its 2014 MP4-29 powered by the Japanese manufacturer’s first V6 hybrid turbo F1 engine during last [...]

British quartet get BMW DTM auditions

November 30th, 2014

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Four young British drivers will have a chance to sample BMW’s DTM car this week, as part of the brand’s post-season test. BMW’s DTM teams will all be in action at Jerez this week between Tuesday and Thursday, running for the first time since the season came to a close at Hockenheim in October. The test will feature four British drivers having their first taste of DTM machinery, with European Formula 3 runner-up Tom Blomqvist, Indy Lights runner-up Jack Harvey, GP3 champion Alex Lynn and Formula E race winner Sam Bird all to taking part. The quartet of Brits will be joined by Kiwi Richie Stanaway, who finished eighth in this year’s GP3 series, as well as BMW factory sportscar driver Lucas Luhr and 2012 Formula Renault 3.5 champion Robin [...]

Solberg wins RX finale in Argentina

November 29th, 2014

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World Rallycross champion Petter Solberg finished his title winning season in style by dominating the final round at San Luis in Argentina. The Norwegian was on top at the Intermediate Classification, then won his semi-final and started on pole position for the final. Reinis Nitiss joined Solberg on the front row, with the pair running side-by-side towards Turn 1. They were challenged by second-row starter Toomas Heikkinen, who made a mega getaway and tried a move around the outside but wasn’t able to pull it off. He then immediately took his joker. Solberg and Nitiss waited until the final lap to take their jokers, with Solberg exiting in the lead and securing his fifth win of 2014, while Nitiss had a relatively quiet run to second. “It’s been a fantastic [...]