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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.
  • Matt A Kingsbury
    Contributor

    Kingsbury lives in Fairfield county, Connecticut where he currently attends Sacred Heart University. He is a fan of any form of racing, from NASCAR to IndyCar, Formula 1, and especially endurance racing. The summer of 2013 saw Kingsbury attend IndyCar's return to Pocono Raceway as well as the ARCA race at Pocono which Corey Lajoie won and got some pictures (including the accompanying mug shot) in Victory Lane thanks to Corey's aunt!

  • Wil Vincent
    Contributin 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.

  • Jordan Hightower
    Contributor

    Jordan began sim-racing in 2005 with the NASCAR Racing 2003 Season sim and then joined the iRacing community in June of 2008. He hails from Fort Smith, Arkansas where he is currently enrolled at the University of Arkansas Fort Smith, after which he plans to attend the University of Arkansas to earn his MBA. Although he enjoys watching and playing basketball, most of Jordan's focus is on motorsports, particularly NASCAR: "Anything that burns gas and goes fast, I like."

  • 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.

  • Marc Dorval
    series contributor

    Marc Dorval has been a dedicated but talentless iRacer since 2009. Currently hanging out near the back of the Lotus 79 pack, he nonetheless contributes to the community through posts, statistics, and a weekly recap on the main events of the Lotus 79 series.
    Outside of iRacing, Marc is married with two grown-up children, loves Jaguar cars, and runs an IT consulting practice.

  • 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.

  • Raymond Kingsbury
    Contributor

    Ray Kingsbury is a motorsport enthusiast and full-time university student, born and raised in Connecticut. He started his own racing career in BMX, riding bicycles competitively on the state level. In eight years he claimed the state championship and was ranked nationally before moving away from the sport. This void of activities led him to rediscover sim-racing in the form of NASCAR Heat. After a championship in the game's most competitive league Kingsbury started focusing full-time on his involvement in Live for Speed. There he founded Last Lap Motorsports which today has more than 20 members worldwide.

    When a few Last Lap Motorsports members decided to give iRacing.com a chance to feed their desire for more oval racing, Ray teamed with his brother Matt, Nathan Lamothe and newcomer Jimmie Jones to enter the ETV! Live Team Series and claimed the title after a dominating performance at Watkins Glen. To this day the team continues in both Live for Speed and iRacing.com and Ray still takes much delight in his own sim-racing career. A reporter for his high school newspaper before moving to university, Kingsbury keeps-up his writing activities by contributing to iRacing News.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Jones wins as Merhi claims top points

July 25th, 2014

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Ed Jones cruised to victory in the first British Formula 3 Championship race of the Spa weekend, while it was Roberto Merhi who claimed maximum points. When Sean Gelael – the other driver using a European F3-spec Carlin Dallara-Volkswagen – bogged down at the start and dropped to fourth, that meant Jones was in the clear. The safety car emerged immediately when Sam MacLeod came to grief at the first corner, deranging his left-front suspension, leaving Gelael less time to work his way past Merhi and John Bryant-Meisner. The Indonesian took two laps to get past – taking each in turn on the run to Les Combes – and stabilised the gap to Jones for the rest of the race. “It was quite straightforward,” said Jones. “I was working hard [...]

Vandoorne leads Hungary GP2 practice

July 25th, 2014

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McLaren protege Stoffel Vandoorne was fastest in practice for round seven of the GP2 Series at the Hungaroring, in a session that was overshadowed by an incident between series leader Jolyon Palmer and Johnny Cecotto Jr. With the track temperature soaring to way over 50 degress Celsius, the best times were set relatively early. ART’s Vandoorne recorded his 1m29.479s on his third flying lap on the medium-compound tyre, which beat the Carlin machine of Felipe Nasr’s 1m29.540s by 0.061s and would have put him 19th fastest in the earlier Formula 1 practice session. But the big news was the collision between championship frontrunners Palmer and Cecotto. Palmer was on an out-lap and keeping well out of the way at Turn 3 as Cecotto appeared to totally miss his braking point [...]

Jones secures double Spa pole

July 25th, 2014

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Ed Jones took a pair of dominant pole positions for this weekend’s British Formula 3 Championship, as Roberto Merhi just pipped his rivals among those who are eligible for points. Jones was comfortably clear of Carlin stablemate Sean Gelael, the duo running their European F3-spec Dallara-Volkswagen machinery and electing not to score points at the Belgian event. The Dubai racer, who has returned after a two-month layoff due to a back injury, made further adjustments to his seat overnight. “It was good, and I’m really happy with the margin,” he said. “We worked hard, tried a few things on the car and I really made use of the slipstream.” Gelael, who was 0.856 seconds off, did not get a tow and was baulked at Pouhon on his biggest effort on [...]

Marc VDS tops Spa 24 qualifying

July 25th, 2014

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The Marc VDS BMW team claimed top spot in qualifying on Thursday ahead of the Super Pole session that will determine the first 10 rows of the grid for this weekend’s Spa 24 Hours. Factory driver Dirk Werner set the pace in the first of two 75-minute sessions on Thursday evening aboard the BMW Z4 he shares with Lucas Luhr and Markus Paltalla. Werner set a best time of 2m19.089s right at the beginning of the session, a time that was almost matched by Christopher Mies in the best of the WRT Audi R8 LMS ultras. Mies’s lap of 2m19.130s put him just four hundredths of a second behind the BMW driver. Werner, whose Marc VDS team is racing in the Blancpain Endurance Series for the first time this year, [...]

Camier to stand in for Hayden

July 24th, 2014

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Briton Leon Camier will stand in for Nicky Hayden on the Aspar Honda for the next two MotoGP rounds as the 2006 world champion recovers from wrist surgery. Hayden has been plagued by an old wrist injury flaring up again during the first part of this season, and has already had to withdraw from June’s Italian Grand Prix at Mugello because of it. He had hoped that it could be resolved with surgery during the current break between the Sachsenring and Indianapolis rounds, but has now been advised to skip the Indy and Brno events to give himself time to fully recover. World Superbike regular Camier had expected to contest the 2014 MotoGP season with Ioda, but its plans to field a second entry fell through. The 27-year-old, who won [...]

Dalziel takes Indianapolis USC pole

July 24th, 2014

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Ryan Dalziel came out on top in the battle for pole position at the Indianapolis round of the United SportsCar Championship. The Extreme Speed Motorsports HPD driver took command of proceedings early on, gradually improving to a time of 1m17.603s by the middle of the 15-minute Prototype session. Dalziel’s team-mate Johannes von Overbeek will join him on the front row having set a time 0.276 seconds slower, with the OAK Morgan of Mosport Park winner Gustavo Yacaman just a further 0.029s back in an all-LMP2 top three. Action Express Racing’s Christian Fittipaldi made a jump up to fourth place in the dying moments of the session to become the best of the DP entries, pushing fellow Corvette driver Richard Westbrook down to fifth. Chip Ganassi driver Scott Pruett rounded out [...]

RLL, Foyt handed penalties

July 24th, 2014

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Rahal Letterman Lanigan and AJ Foyt Racing have been penalised for technical infractions following last weekend’s IndyCar double-header in Toronto. RLL was fined $5000 after Luca Filippi’s car was determined to be underweight after the opening race, a violation of rule 14.3.1.1 of the regulations. The Italian, who was making the last of his currently scheduled appearances in the team’s second car, was eliminated from the race due to early accident damage. Takuma Sato’s team AJ Foyt Racing was fined $1000 after the Japanese driver’s car was deemed to be in violation of rule 14.6.6.10 of the regulations, which relates to the underwing height. The breach was detected after the weekend’s only qualifying session, during which Sato put himself 15th on the grid. Both teams have the right to appeal [...]

Carlin closing on FR3.5 return

July 24th, 2014

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Formula Renault 3.5 championship-winning team Carlin is closing on a deal to return to the series next season after a one-year absence. The British outfit pulled out of the 2014 campaign on the eve of the season after failing to secure suitably-funded drivers. However, team boss Trevor Carlin has been working to set up a return for 2015, and he is optimistic that he can put something together. Renault recently announced several changes aimed at strengthening FR3.5, including a reduction in budgets and signing contracts with key partners to safeguard the series for the next few years. “I think what they’ve done is encouraging and we’re working on a deal now to come back,” Carlin told AUTOSPORT. “I’m fairly confident that I can put a deal together as long as [...]

WRC set for 2017 tech revolution

July 23rd, 2014

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WRC Commission president Carlos Barbosa says the FIA is determined to reinvigorate the sport’s spectacle with the next generation of World Rally Cars. New technical regulations will arrive in the world championship in 2017, but Barbosa is adamant those rules will be written and communicated before the end of this year. And he wants variety back in the service park. “If you paint all of the [current World Rally] cars white,” said Barbosa, “right now it’s not possible to recognise which is which. We need to change that and we need to bring the spectacle back to our sport and make the cars more attractive.” AUTOSPORT sources have suggested there will be significant change in 2017 both in the size of cars – potentially moving from the current segment-B cars [...]

NASCAR bemused by teams’ alliance

July 22nd, 2014

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NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France says that he is sceptical about the potential effectiveness of the newly-formed Race Teams Alliance. He warned that a consensus voice from the teams could actually hold the series back. Nine of the Sprint Cup series’ largest teams announced their plans to form a unified body to represent their interests earlier this month, with Michael Waltrip Racing co-owner Rob Kauffman having been appointed as the RTA’s leader. But speaking during a radio interview on SIRIUS/XM on Monday, France said that he harbours doubts about the group. “We didn’t think it was necessary,” he said. “We think the benefits they will arrive at with this association will be much smaller than they do. “The one thing that is essential to NASCAR is, when you hear [...]

TC3 could join F1 flyaway bills

July 22nd, 2014

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The proposed TC3 International touring car series is expected to hold its Formula 1 support races at long haul grands prix in 2015. The congested nature of the European grand prix race card, occupied by the Porsche Supercup, GP3, and GP2, is believed to make it unlikely that TC3 can be accommodated in Europe for more than one round of the F1 calendar. The championship has set its sights on joining F1 support bills from the outset next year. Former World Touring Car Championship boss Marcello Lotti supplied further information on the series in a press release to media last week. The Italian indicated that the series is aimed at private rather than manufacturer-supported teams, and its entry will be restricted to eight teams of three cars. Although TC3 aims [...]

Single-seater teams eye BSS entry

July 22nd, 2014

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A joint venture between the Comtec and Virtuosi UK single-seater teams is set to put a Nissan on the grid of the Blancpain Sprint Series before the end of the season. The two teams, which compete in Formula Renault 3.5 and Auto GP respectively, plan to race at least one Nissan GT-R NISMO in two late-season rounds of the BSS ahead of a full two-car programme in 2015 that could encompass selected rounds of the sister Blancpain Endurance Series. Virtuosi boss Andy Roche, whose team entered a car in three Auto GP events in conjunction with Comtec in 2013, said: “The aim is start in the BES this season: we’re going to try to run two cars, but we’ll definitely be out with one.” Virtuosi and Comtec have already tested [...]

Monte awaits WRC revamp news

July 22nd, 2014

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Monte Carlo Rally organisers have effectively put a question mark by the final day of its 2015 itinerary while waiting for news of the World Rally Championship’s proposed shootout stage. The Automobile Club de Monaco has revealed a route that is 75 per cent new from this season and does not include a final-night dash over the Col de Turini. Instead, Turini is the only named stage on the morning of Sunday January 25. The communication states that a Powerstage will be, “chosen according to the new 2015 rules.” The event starts from Monte Carlo on Thursday January 22, but this time the Casino Square ceremonial start will be followed by two dark stages: Entrevaux-Rouaine (13.24 miles) and Norante-Digne-les-Bains at 12.22 miles) on the road up to an overnight halt [...]

Merhi joins Spa British F3 field

July 22nd, 2014

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Formula Renault 3.5 title contender Roberto Merhi is planning to contest this year’s Macau Grand Prix – and will return to Formula 3 in this weekend’s British round at Spa. The 23-year-old Spaniard, winner of the 2011 F3 Euro Series before moving to the DTM with Mercedes in 2012-13, will return to the category in Belgium with a Double R Racing Dallara-Mercedes. In order to compete at Macau, he has to contest an F3 race in the current calendar year. Double R team boss Anthony ‘Boyo’ Hieatt said: “Roberto loves F3, he loves Spa and he’s got a two-month break in the FR3.5 calendar and wants to stay sharp. “He wants to do it because he’s desperate to do Macau, and I’d love to have him in the car there [...]

Asmer to race MRS McLaren at Spa

July 21st, 2014

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Ex-British Formula 3 champion and F1 test driver Marko Asmer will make his international racing return in this weekend’s Spa 24 Hours. The Estonian will be part of a four-driver line-up in the Molitor Racing System McLaren MP4-12C GT3, which will run in the Pro-Am class under the Russian GT by MRS banner. Asmer has raced the car in three rounds of the ADAC GT Masters this season alongside German Florian Spengler, who is also part of the driving roster for Spa. Lithuanian ex-Formula 2 race winner Kazimieras Vasiliauskas, who has recently been confined to karting and Baltic endurance racing, is another single-seater ace in the line-up, which is completed by Russian GT veteran Alexey Vasiliev. Asmer said: “We’ve been struggling in GT Masters with the Balance of Performance, but [...]

Eriksson slams officials over penalty

July 21st, 2014

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GP3 title contender Jimmy Eriksson slammed series officials for the penalty that cost him a podium in Sunday’s Hockenheim race. Eriksson had fended off championship rival Alex Lynn for third place in the second leg of the German Grand Prix support event, but was given a 20-second post-race penalty for failing to respect yellow flags at the hairpin on lap two, dropping him to 15th. The Swede ran wide at the corner as the pack slowed under yellows while marshals removed Pal Varhaug’s car after his opening-lap collision with Sebastian Balthasar. Eriksson came into the Hockenheim weekend carrying a grid demotion for a clash with Patric Niederhauser and Varhaug at Silverstone, and was frustrated with his latest punishment as he felt he had done enough to acknowledge the yellows. “A [...]

Bourdais claims first pole since 2007

July 19th, 2014

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Sebastien Bourdais capitalised on an aggressive strategy by KV Racing Technology to secure pole position for the first race of this weekend’s IndyCar double-header in Toronto. Bourdais was one of the first cars in the Fast Six to go out on new tyres, but with the track clearly improving, the team called him in to put on another new set. The Frenchman responded with a 58.9479-second lap that put him 0.1546s clear at the top. His last pole came in the 2007 Assen Champ Car race. “It’s been six years since I was on pole, so it’s been a long time coming,” he said. “The call by the team… I was really pissed. I thought it was a big mistake. “Jimmy [Vasser] obviously sees things from pitlane that I can’t. [...]

LMP2 set to become coupe-only class

July 19th, 2014

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The LMP2 category looks certain to become a coupe-only category when new regulations come into force in 2017. The Automobile Club de l’Ouest, which jointly writes the P2 rulebook with the FIA, has stated that the first proposal for the new rules will mandate closed-top body shapes. ACO sporting manager Vincent Beaumesnil told AUTOSPORT: “The new LMP2 in 2017 will be for closed-top cars, definitely. “The main principle of what we will submit to the World Motor Sport Council is that the current LMP1 monocoque rules will be the basis for P2 in the future.” The ACO’s confirmation of the plan to phase out open-top cars follows the moves of the leading constructors in the class. OAK Racing sister company Onroak Automotive gave its new Ligier JSP2 coupe a race [...]

Jaafar joins HTP Mercedes for Spa

July 19th, 2014

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Formula Renault 3.5 driver Jazeman Jaafar will race alongside 2013 winners Maximilian Buhk and Maximilian Gotz at next weekend’s Spa 24 Hours, the HTP Mercedes team has confirmed. The Malaysian driver, who is backed by Mercedes Formula 1 sponsor Petronas, has taken the vacant drive in HTP’s additional Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG entered for the Blancpain Endurance Series event on July 26/27 after an impressive test at the official test day earlier this month. Team boss Norbert Bruckner said: “We have had Jazeman for a long time in our mind; it was only natural for us to invite him to the official tests at Spa. “He convinced our engineers immediately by his enormous base speed and we agreed that Jazeman is a good choice for our team.” Jaafar, who will be [...]

Pagenaud leads truncated Toronto FP2

July 18th, 2014

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Simon Pagenaud was fastest in a disrupted second IndyCar practice session on the streets of Toronto on Friday. Pagenaud moved to the top only eight minutes into the session with a 1m00.0773s effort, and improved the benchmark to 1m00.0218s a few minutes later. The question of whether he could have gone faster still was rendered academic by two late red flags that cut short the available running time. At the point where the session stopped, it was looking like the Frenchman would have needed to work hard to retain his place in P1. Four other drivers managed to lap within 0.1s of his best time, with Helio Castroneves coming closest at 1m00.0134s, though he was also responsible for the first, and longest, stoppage when his car came to a halt [...]