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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, oversees the daily updating of news stories and assigns, edits and contributes feature material for
  • 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 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

    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 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

    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 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

    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

    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 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.

Blomqvist tops first Macau qualifying

November 13th, 2014

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Tom Blomqvist claimed provisional pole position for the Macau Grand Prix as he headed Antonio Giovinazzi in a Jagonya Ayam with Carlin one-two. Blomqvist was at the top of the times for most of the session, with he and Giovinazzi moving further clear of the opposition with four minutes remaining. Although Giovinazzi trimmed the gap again on his last hot lap, Blomqvist got the verdict by 0.115 seconds. Blomqvist was on a faster lap right towards the end when he made a mistake at Fisherman’s Bend, bringing his Carlin Dallara-Volkswagen into the pits. “I’ve got a quick team-mate in Antonio so we’ve got good references to work from,” said Blomqvist. “The car’s good but I think we can improve. I was finding time towards the end also – there’s no [...]

Ocon, Verstappen get Macau penalties

November 13th, 2014

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Max Verstappen and Esteban Ocon have both been handed two-place grid penalties for the Macau Formula 3 Grand Prix. The pair are among the pre-race favourites for victory in the category’s blue ribband event after their success in the F3 European Championship this year. However, both were judged to have passed a red light and missed weight checks during Thursday morning’s opening free practice session. They will be moved back two places on the grid for Saturday’s qualifying race. TOM’S driver Sam MacLeod has also been handed a one place grid penalty for crossing the pit exit line.

Auer fastest in Macau GP practice

November 13th, 2014

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Lucas Auer was fastest during a delayed opening free practice session for the Macau Formula 3 Grand Prix on Thursday. The Mucke Motorsport driver had traded times with Carlin rival Tom Blomqvist for much of the incident-filled session – but set his best effort in the closing minutes to end practice on top. In the end, Blomqvist was also pipped for second place by his Carlin team-mate Antonio Giovinazzi. The best times came after a brief red flag period caused by Mitsunori Takaboshi crashing his car into the barriers at Moorish Hill. Esteban Ocon, one of the pre-event favourites, was unlucky to be one of the first drivers on to the scene of Takaboshi’s accident and swiped the stricken B-Max Racing car. The incident damaged Ocon’s left front suspension, bringing [...]

Middle East F3 Cup canned for 2015

November 6th, 2014

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Formula 3′s planned winter-time Middle East Cup has been canned for 2015. The series was due to take place in January over two triple-headers at the Bahrain International Circuit, but the FIA is now looking to a 2016 introduction instead. AUTOSPORT understands that the FIA was keen to expand the concept to take in events at other venues in the region – such as the Abu Dhabi GP venue – but ran out of time on sorting the logistics. F3 cars travel back from November’s Macau Grand Prix by sea, with teams paying extra to transport some of their machines by air in time for December testing in Europe. Even with just a Bahrain-based calendar, teams were looking at sending their cars to the Middle East on January 3.

Dennis pulls out of Macau

November 6th, 2014

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Britain’s Jake Dennis has withdrawn from next week’s Macau Formula 3 Grand Prix. The 19-year-old, who finished ninth in his rookie season in the Formula 3 European Championship, has been replaced in Carlin’s five-car line-up by Japan’s Yu Kanamaru. Dennis’s decision not to compete in Macau comes amid growing speculation that he could move from Carlin to another team for 2015. Derek Walters of the Racing Steps Foundation, which has backed Dennis throughout his car-racing career, said: “There was a generous offer for Jake to go to Macau – he wasn’t being sponsored for it by the RSF. It wasn’t necessarily in our programme. “Subsequently we’ve had discussions with other teams and engine suppliers and so forth, and that’s why we are where we are.” Dennis’s first F3 test came [...]

Latifi ends Aragon FR3.5 test on top

November 5th, 2014

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Nicholas Latifi topped the final day of post-season Formula Renault 3.5 testing at Aragon on Wednesday. The Canadian, who took his maiden podium in the series last month at Jerez, set his best time just before the lunch break at the Spanish circuit. Latifi’s best time knocked Oliver Rowland back to second place in the morning session, and despite the Briton – a two-time winner in 2014 – improving his time in the final minutes of the day to top the afternoon running, it was not enough to take top spot overall. Jazeman Jaafar, driving for DAMS on the final day, was knocked back to second in the afternoon session by Rowland’s time, giving him third overall. Latifi’s best lap also gave him the fastest time of the three-day test, [...]

Vaxiviere keeps Lotus on top in test

November 4th, 2014

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Matthieu Vaxiviere kept the Lotus team on top in this week’s Formula Renault 3.5 test at Aragon as he comfortably set the pace on Tuesday. The Frenchman, who raced for the Charouz-run team in 2014, led the way by a quarter of a second in the morning session, before leading the way by 0.495s as the pace picked up in the afternoon. Vaxiviere was back in the Lotus car after not taking part in the first day of the test, as he had been travelling back from the Shanghai World Endurance Championship event. Lotus has so far topped three of the four days of post-season testing, as Alexander Albon was fastest for the team on Monday, and Vaxivere topped the second day of post-season running at Jerez last month. Formula [...]

Rowland wants second FR3.5 season

November 4th, 2014

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Formula Renault 3.5 race winner Oliver Rowland is interested in staying in the series for a title push in 2015. AUTOSPORT understands that the Briton, who finished fourth in the championship this year as a rookie, taking two wins, has received interest from teams in both GP2 and FR3.5 for next year. And while his main 2014 rivals – Carlos Sainz Jr, Pierre Gasly and Roberto Merhi – are unlikely to return for another season, Rowland told AUTOSPORT he believes he could gain a lot from a title charge. “I think this [another season of FR3.5] would be the best thing for me,” said Rowland, who will take part in the final day of post-season testing at Aragon with Fortec on Wednesday. “I think I need a year of winning [...]

Solomon in frame for European F3

November 4th, 2014

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Hong Kong teenager Matt Solomon is in contention for a move to the Formula 3 European Championship for 2015 after strong early tests. The 18-year-old, who finished runner-up in this year’s Formula Masters China series, tested a Double R Racing Dallara-Mercedes (pictured above with Felipe Guimaraes) at Pembrey and Silverstone. Solomon’s tests came initially at the behest of Daimler Asia. Double R boss Anthony Hieatt said he was quickly down to competitive times at Pembrey, and then compared well at Silverstone against drivers from Carlin, Fortec and T-Sport – most were predominantly testing for the Macau Grand Prix but some new contenders were given tryouts. “He was properly, really good and loved the F3 car,” said Hieatt. “Every time he went out he got quicker and quicker, and he was [...]

Albon tops first day of FR3.5 test

November 3rd, 2014

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McLaren AUTOSPORT BRDC Award finalist Alexander Albon set the pace on the first day of Formula Renault 3.5 testing at Aragon on Monday. Albon, one of 13 drivers invited by Renault Sport to take part in at least half a day of testing as a result of their achievements in 2014, led the way in the morning session for Lotus. While several other drivers improved their best time later in the day, Albon held onto top spot by less than one tenth of a second from afternoon pacesetter Gustav Malja. Malja was in action for Zeta Corse, the Russian team returning to action after skipping the post-season test at Jerez last month. The FR3.5 field was still not full though, as ISR – the only team to run as a [...]

Renault evaluating 18-inch tyres

October 31st, 2014

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Renault and Michelin are evaluating low-profile tyres for a possible switch to 18- and 17-inch wheels for the Formula Renault 3.5 and Formula Renault 2.0 series in 2016. Renault had already said earlier this year it was open to a switch in a near future after Formula 1 trialled an 18-inch Pirelli tyre at Silverstone, as the sport also considered a move to bigger wheels. Michelin and Renault have so far carried out two tests at Valencia and Barcelona with the new wheels. “Given the positive results achieved at these tests, Renault Sport Technologies and Michelin are pleased to announce their intention to pursue this joint-development programme, and further sessions are planned over the months ahead,” said Renault in a statement. The French manufacturer said the early results were positive [...]

Verstappen: Macau a fitting climax

October 27th, 2014

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New Toro Rosso signing Max Verstappen sees the Macau Grand Prix as the perfect way to end his rookie season in car racing before graduating to Formula 1. The 17-year-old Dutchman, who is second in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship, had no need to compete in Macau from a career point of view, but he always wanted to contest the classic November street race in his Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara-Volkswagen. “It was always the plan to do Macau, and it’s because of racing in Formula 3 that I’m now in Formula 1, so we have to finish the season as planned,” Verstappen told AUTOSPORT. “Red Bull told me I could learn something from it, to drive between such close walls, and anyway, maybe I will never get the chance [...]

Piquet eyes European F3 move

October 24th, 2014

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Brazilian Formula 3 champion Pedro Piquet has tested with top team Carlin as he eyes a move to the F3 European Championship for 2015. The 16-year-old son of three-time world champion Nelson Piquet drove for two days – Thursday and Friday – at Silverstone. While Carlin ran its five Macau Grand Prix entrants in their regular cars, testing set-ups and tyres for the Far East street race, Piquet drove the Dallara-Volkswagen of Ed Jones, who is not competing in Macau. Team boss Trevor Carlin said: “He’s good – I have to say 100 per cent he’s done a good job. “We’re quite happy – there were no mistakes at all, he was very professional, spot-on. You couldn’t ask for any more. “He’s a very nice lad – very young but [...]

Sainz: Poor finale will be forgotten

October 23rd, 2014

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New Formula Renault 3.5 champion Carlos Sainz Jr believes the manner in which he sealed the crown last weekend at Jerez will soon be forgotten. The Red Bull junior went into the last double-header of the season with a commanding championship lead, thanks to winning seven of the first 15 races of the campaign. But Sainz and his DAMS team struggled all weekend, as he qualified 14th and 15th for the two races and failed to score a point as a result of being penalised after finishing ninth in race one. Title rival Roberto Merhi’s disastrous weekend meant that Sainz still became FR3.5′s youngest champion and the first Red Bull-backed driver to seal the crown, but he believes the over-riding achievement of winning the title is what people will remember [...]

Vaxiviere fastest as FR3.5 test ends

October 22nd, 2014

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Matthieu Vaxiviere led a one-two for the Lotus Formula Renault 3.5 team on the second day of post-season testing at Jerez on Wednesday. The Frenchman, who raced for the Charouz-run squad this season, comfortably set the pace ahead of Nicholas Latifi, who took his maiden FR3.5 podium for Tech 1 last weekend. Tuesday’s pacesetter Pietro Fantin was third fastest, with Jazeman Jaafar – switching from a season with ISR to drive for Fortec – next up, as all of the fastest times were set in the morning for the second day running. “This morning I was blocked on my best lap,” said Vaxiviere. “Had it not happened it would have been possible to go even faster. “The important thing is that we did a good job. The package looks promising, [...]

Fantin fastest in Jerez FR3.5 test

October 21st, 2014

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Pietro Fantin set the pace on the first day of post-season Formula Renault 3.5 testing at Jerez on Tuesday. The Brazilian, staying on with his 2014 team Draco, set the fastest lap in both races at the same track last weekend, and he led the way from Lotus pairing Alex Fontana and Matthieu Vaxiviere during the faster morning session. “We improved the car,” said Fantin. “While I set the best time in both races, the car lacked consistency. “We ran new tyres this morning, but I think it was a little too late. “For 2015 we are likely to be back. We were unlucky this season, but we have never doubted the potential.” The only driver to improve his time in the afternoon session was GP3 frontrunner Dean Stoneman, who [...]

Ferrari man Stroll tipped for F3

October 21st, 2014

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Ferrari looks set to have two of its proteges racing in the Formula 3 European Championship next season. Canadian Lance Stroll, who won this season’s Italian Formula 4 Championship in his rookie year of car racing, is increasingly likely to join two-time Euro F3 race winner and fellow Ferrari Driver Academy member Antonio Fuoco at Prema Powerteam. Stroll, who is 16 next week, recently had his first F3 test in a Prema Dallara-Mercedes at Fiorano. He was out again with Prema at Hockenheim on Monday, where he was joined by fellow F4 racer Brandon Maisano. Frenchman Maisano competed in Italian F3 in 2011-12 and has already tested with Prema in Euro F3 this autumn at Vallelunga and the Red Bull Ring. Prema team manager Rene Rosin would only say “maybe” [...]

De Vries to race in FR3.5 with DAMS

October 20th, 2014

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McLaren junior driver Nyck de Vries will race for reigning Formula Renault 3.5 champion team DAMS in 2015. The 19-year-old Dutchman, who won the FR3.5-supporting Formula Renault Eurocup this year, confirmed his move to the French team at last night’s end-of-season awards ceremony in Jerez. Speaking to AUTOSPORT before the announcement, de Vries repeated his belief from earlier this year that FR3.5 makes sense as the next move in his career. “The most logical step forward is Formula Renault 3.5,” he said. “Other than a Formula E car, I haven’t driven any car other than a two-litre (Formula Renault), so I’m quite excited to see how it feels to drive something else. “You hear so many driver comments about the bigger categories and how much more downforce they have, so [...]

Vandoorne could switch to DAMS

October 20th, 2014

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McLaren junior Stoffel Vandoorne could switch teams from ART to DAMS for a 2015 title push. The Belgian, who has won three races in his rookie campaign with ART, is in the running to finish second to 2014 champion Jolyon Palmer this season. Vandoorne says that while it is not definite that he will return for a second season in the series, a switch to DAMS – which has won three of the last four drivers’ titles – is a possibility. When asked if he could switch to DAMS for 2015, Vandoorne told AUTOSPORT: “I know we are in discussions with both winning teams so we will see where we end up. “Most likely, I will be doing GP2 again, but nothing has been decided yet. “Whatever team I will [...]

FR3.5 back to Silverstone in 2015

October 19th, 2014

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The World Series by Renault package will return to Silverstone in 2015, the French manufacturer has confirmed. The package, headlined by the Formula 1 feeder series Formula Renault 3.5, last held one of its free-ticket events at the home of the British Grand Prix in 2011. Renault Sport CEO Patrice Ratti said: “The most important change on the calendar for next year is that we go back to Silverstone. “We closed the deal with [BRDC chairman] Derek Warwick this weekend. “Silverstone was a big request from the teams, [because] it’s in Britain, and a lot of them are based there. “It took a few weeks of discussion, because the track is much more expensive than other circuits, so we had to discuss a few things.” The return of Silverstone is [...]