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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.

F3 teams welcome new technical rules

July 2nd, 2014

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Two of Formula 3′s leading teams have given the thumbs-up to the FIA World Motor Sport Council’s extension of the current chassis’ life by two seasons. The World Council announced last Friday that the current-generation cars, which were originally scheduled to compete from 2012-15, will go on until the end of 2017. Carlin boss Trevor Carlin said: “I was quite shocked and pleasantly surprised when they said the cars can go on until 2017. “Considering the money we spent this year [on the new-spec engines, gearboxes and electronics] it puts us back on an even keel.” Van Amersfoort Racing chief Frits van Amersfoort agreed, adding: “It’s a good decision, because the teams need air to start breathing again.” AUTOSPORT has also uncovered more details surrounding the technical changes to the [...]

Merhi feared he couldn’t re-adapt

July 2nd, 2014

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Moscow Formula Renault 3.5 race winner Roberto Merhi has revealed that he had doubts about being competitive in single-seaters again after his first test with Zeta Corse last winter. The 2011 F3 Euro Series champion raced in the DTM for Mercedes in 2012-13, but after missing out on a place in the manufacturer’s line-up for 2014 he turned his attention back to single-seater racing. Speaking after his maiden FR3.5 win in Russia last weekend, the Spaniard revealed that his initial struggles to get back up to speed in an Aragon test had him fearing that he would not be able to adapt after two years away from single-seaters. “When I first came back from the DTM for a test I said it was impossible to drive,” said Merhi. “Too much [...]

Lotus reserve Sorensen gets GP2 seat

July 2nd, 2014

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Lotus Formula 1 reserve driver Marco Sorensen will make his GP2 debut with MP Motorsport at Silverstone this weekend. The 23-year-old Dane replaces Tio Ellinas alongside Daniel de Jong at the squad. Ellinas had occupied the seat – in which Jon Lancaster began the year – since Barcelona in May. Sorensen is competing in Formula Renault 3.5 with Tech 1 this season, and has not previously raced or tested a GP2 car. “My plan is to get up to speed quickly and get the best results I can for MP Motorsport, but the practice is only 45 minutes and then we have qualifying on the same day,” he said. “For sure it will be difficult, but there isn’t a lot of pressure so I’m going to enjoy it – that’s [...]

Verstappen wins scrappy F3 race

June 29th, 2014

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Max Verstappen was on top in yet another dramatic round of the Formula 3 European Championship, which this time featured three safety cars and one red flag due to mid-race rain. The race started on a track that was dry on the racing line but wet otherwise, and Verstappen led the first half under light drizzle. His Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara-Volkswagen had a reasonable advantage over Tom Blomqvist and championship leader Esteban Ocon when the safety car was called for a second time, and while the field circulated slowly the worsening rain meant the call was taken for red flags, enabling everyone to fit wet-weather Hankook tyres. When racing resumed, Ocon looked down the inside of Blomqvist into Turn 1. Blomqvist gave him racing room but as they exited the [...]

Verstappen claims double pole

June 28th, 2014

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Max Verstappen will start both of Sunday’s Formula 3 European Championship races at the Norisring from pole position. The Dutch racer headed championship leader Esteban Ocon by 0.088 seconds just after the midway point of Saturday afternoon’s qualifying session when it started to rain, and everyone returned to the pits. Although he has won five races, these are only the third and fourth poles for Verstappen’s Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara-Volkswagen – and one of those he did not take up after mechanical problems struck at Hockenheim. On second-fastest times, Ocon’s Prema Powerteam Dallara-Mercedes slips to fourth on the grid for race three, allowing Tom Blomqvist to move onto the front row for the weekend’s finale in his Carlin-run Dallara-VW. Blomqvist is third on the grid for race three, while Felix [...]

Sainz penalised for Rowland clash

June 28th, 2014

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Formula Renault 3.5 championship leader Carlos Sainz Jr has been given a grid penalty for colliding with title rival Oliver Rowland in race one at Moscow Raceway. Sainz and Rowland clashed at the final corner on lap seven of the race, as both were trying to recover from their cars stalling on the grid before the start. Replays of the incident were not conclusive, only showing that Rowland had made a move down the inside into the 90-degree left-hander and the cars made side-to-side contact. The crash, which occurred while the drivers were fighting over 17th place, brought an end to Rowland’s race, while Sainz rejoined and finished 14th. However, race officials investigated the incident after the race and handed the Spaniard a two-place grid penalty for causing the collision. [...]

Sirotkin takes maiden FR3.5 victory

June 28th, 2014

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Sauber Formula 1 test driver Sergey Sirotkin took his maiden Formula Renault 3.5 victory on home soil at Moscow Raceway, while title rivals Carlos Sainz Jr and Oliver Rowland collided. Russian teenager Sirotkin led the field away at the second attempt, after the first start was aborted when all three of the championship leaders – Sainz, Rowland and Pierre Gasly – were left stranded on the grid. With front row starter Gasly out of the picture, Sirotkin spent the entire race in a duel with Zoel Amberg, and the gap fluctuated between the two from start to finish. Amberg got within half a second of the leader in the closing stages, having maintained the gap below a second once he recovered from Sirotkin’s blistering opening two laps that enabled him [...]

Verstappen wins again in chaotic race

June 28th, 2014

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Max Verstappen took his fourth consecutive Formula 3 European Championship race win at the Norisring after a thrilling, but chaotic, race. The Dutchman was the last of three different race leaders – or four, if you count the safety car that was called on no fewer than four occasions. A sluggish start dropped Verstappen from third on the grid to fourth, behind poleman Felix Rosenqvist, Esteban Ocon and Tom Blomqvist. One lap after the first restart, Blomqvist inadvertently tapped Ocon into the first hairpin, and Verstappen was forced to cut the corner in avoidance. A lap later, Verstappen got a run on Blomqvist – who had a damaged front wing – out of the chicane and passed him for third into the final corner, just before the safety car appeared [...]

Sirotkin claims home FR3.5 pole

June 28th, 2014

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Sergey Sirotkin took pole position for the opening Formula Renault 3.5 race of his home event at Moscow Raceway on Saturday morning. The Sauber Formula 1 test driver, who also topped Friday’s free practice running, was one of the first drivers to improve when the field started its second runs, moving fastest with the first sub-1m21s lap of the weekend. Low track temperatures meant that there was not much time remaining once the drivers had their new tyres up to speed, and with fewer improvements than usual Sirotkin’s benchmark did not come under much threat. Roberto Merhi appeared to have sealed second on the grid just before the chequered flag came out, but he was pipped by one of the last cars across the line as 2013 Formula Renault Eurocup [...]

Rosenqvist snatches last-gasp pole

June 27th, 2014

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Felix Rosenqvist snatched pole position on the very last lap of a thrilling qualifying session for this weekend’s opening Formula 3 European Championship race at the Norisring. The Swede found a chunk of time thanks to finally nailing the final corner, with which he had been having trouble all day, in his Mucke Motorsport Dallara-Mercedes. The lap denied championship leader Esteban Ocon of pole by just three thousandths of a second – the Lotus F1 junior’s Prema Powerteam Dallara-Mercedes had languished in the lower reaches of the top 20 halfway through the session, before the Frenchman leapt up the order with a few minutes remaining. The early pacesetter was Max Verstappen, who sat on pole by three tenths at the mid-point in his Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara-Volkswagen. He ended up [...]

Verstappen heads Norisring practice

June 27th, 2014

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Max Verstappen topped both free practice sessions for this weekend’s Formula 3 European Championship round at the Norisring. The 16-year-old Belgo-Dutchman belied the fact that he had never driven on the Nuremberg street track, and at the end of the two 40-minute free practice sessions his Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara-Volkswagen was 0.085 seconds clear. It was Tom Blomqvist who emerged in second place, the Jagonya Ayam with Carlin Dallara-VW driver edging out Lucas Auer in the leading Mucke Motorsport Dallara-Mercedes. Championship leader Esteban Ocon, like Verstappen a Norisring virgin, was fourth fastest in his Prema Powerteam Dallara-Mercedes, with his team-mate Antonio Fuoco and the Team West-Tec Dallara-Merc of Felix Serralles completing the top six. Felix Rosenqvist was third in the opening session, which began on a dusty track in bright [...]

Sirotkin tops Moscow practice day

June 27th, 2014

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Sergey Sirotkin led the way on home soil in Formula Renault 3.5 free practice at Moscow Raceway on Friday. The Sauber Formula 1 test driver moved to the top of the times with eight minutes remaining in the afternoon session, setting a best lap half a second clear of the rest of the field. The Russian’s place at the top of the order was secured when the session was red-flagged with three minutes to go, meaning that the traditional end-of-session improvements throughout the field were cut short. That left Zoel Amberg as Sirotkin’s nearest challenger, ahead of Roberto Merhi, Norman Nato and Richie Stanaway. Morning pacesetter Will Stevens was sixth fastest by the end of the day’s running, just ahead of fellow title contender Oliver Rowland, who had led the [...]

F3 gets Bahrain winter series

June 26th, 2014

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Formula 3 is to get a winter series in the Middle East, as predicted by AUTOSPORT. The FIA Formula 3 Middle East Cup, announced at Thursday’s World Motor Sport Council, will take place in January 2015 at the Bahrain Grand Prix circuit. Although no further details are in the WMSC statement, sources have suggested that this could take the form of one or two race meetings on the Sakhir track, with a testing programme around them. Ruffling feathers on the F1 ladder The WMSC has also confirmed that the life of the current chassis, which was initially from 2012-15, will be extended by a further two seasons until the end of 2017. It also stated that ‘changes to the FIA F3 technical regulations have been made to reduce running and [...]

MacLeod rules out British F3 title bid

June 23rd, 2014

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Sam MacLeod says he will not be tempted into a full-time assault on the British Formula 3 Championship, despite a strong weekend at Snetterton propelling him up the points ladder. MacLeod, who is committed to the full German championship for this season, has been a winner on both his British F3 cameos. His pair of Snetterton victories left him second in the standings, seven points behind team-mate Martin Cao. But despite Fortec Motorsport boss Richard Dutton hoping MacLeod will expand his British schedule, the 19-year-old told AUTOSPORT he planned to keep his focus on Germany. “It has crossed my mind, and it’s nice to win races, but Britain is not my primary focus,” said MacLeod. “It is best to be selective: quality not quantity. “The only other British round I [...]

Verstappen completes Spa hat-trick

June 22nd, 2014

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Max Verstappen made it a hat-trick over the Spa weekend of the Formula 3 European Championship with victory in the most thrilling race of the season. From fifth on the grid, the 16-year-old Dutchman squeezed down the inside of second-row starters Felix Serralles and Felipe Guimaraes to take third at the La Source hairpin, while up front second qualifier John Bryant-Meisner passed poleman Esteban Ocon around the outside at Les Combes to take the lead. On the second lap, Verstappen drafted Ocon and Bryant-Meisner in one move along the Kemmel straight to vault from third to first at Les Combes, Bryant-Meisner falling further to fourth when Serralles passed him at the Bus Stop chicane. Ocon fought back on the following lap, drawing to the outside along the Kemmel straight – [...]

MacLeod leads British F3 qualifying

June 21st, 2014

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British Formula 3 Championship returnee Sam MacLeod topped qualifying at Snetterton for Fortec. The British driver led most of the dry, sunny session, but had an eventful journey to the top spot. Along with second-placed team-mate Martin Cao, he was stripped of some laptimes early in the session for failing to respect track limits. Once the two frontrunners were staying within the white lines at Williams, the crucial right-hander leading onto the Bentley Straight, the session settled into a pattern of Cao chipping away at MacLeod’s times before MacLeod responded to stretch his advantage once again. Cao did manage to top the timesheets with six minutes to go, but his advantage was shortlived as MacLeod broke the timing beam moments later to go quickest by three tenths of a second. [...]

Verstappen wins thrilling Spa race

June 21st, 2014

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Max Verstappen took victory in an epic opening race of the Formula 3 European Championship weekend after a last-lap battle with Lucas Auer. Verstappen led all the way after squeezing up the inside of poleman Esteban Ocon as they swept onto the Kemmel straight on the opening lap. Ocon, pincered between the slipstreaming Auer on the inside and Antonio Fuoco on the outside, made contact with Prema team-mate Fuoco, putting him out of the race. It was the first non-finish of the season for championship leader and Lotus F1 junior Ocon, while Ferrari protege Fuoco was delayed and dropped to seventh. Auer stayed close to Verstappen in the early laps, before the Van Amersfoort Racing-run Dutchman – who was always quicker in the middle sector – broke the tow. But [...]

Ocon swipes pole from Verstappen

June 20th, 2014

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Formula 3 European Championship leader Esteban Ocon edged Max Verstappen for pole position for the first of this weekend’s races at Spa by just 0.061 seconds. Free-practice pacesetter Verstappen, who had never driven the Belgian circuit in the dry before this morning, was top for most of the session before Ocon popped in the pole lap with five minutes remaining. It was a good session for Prema Powerteam – as well as its Lotus junior Ocon, the team’s Ferrari protege Antonio Fuoco continued his good form by moving his Dallara-Mercedes into third place in the closing minutes. And it was also a strong performance from Van Amersfoort Racing – along with Verstappen, the Volkswagen-powered team got its American racer Gustavo Menezes into fifth place, his best performance yet. Sneaking in [...]

Leal sets practice pace in Austria

June 20th, 2014

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Julian Leal set the fastest time in a lively GP2 free practice session at the Red Bull Ring, with times tumbling throughout the 45-minute session as the track dried. It was the first ever running for GP2 cars at this venue. There was rain in the air for the first part of the session, but as it relented and the track surface rubbered in, there was a rash of improvements as the session unwound. Leal set his fastest lap, a 1m15.652s, with just two minutes remaining on the clock. His time was 0.116s clear of reigning European F3 champion Raffaele Marciello in his Racing Engineering machine. Marciello’s team-mate Stefano Coletti was third fastest, and Leal’s team-mate Felipe Nasr was fourth, the Williams F1 reserve driver setting his time straight after [...]

A Design Contest Story: From iRacing to Real Racing

by Thiago Izequiel on June 2nd, 2014

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Last year, by the month of October, I was taking a look on the iRacing forums for paint requests. I’m a Brazilian graphic designer, living in Rio de Janeiro, and had decided to offer my services for the community – as many of you reading this right now already know. Before, I would only paint for myself or for friends, mainly to create sim-racing teams liveries, but things got different in a quick way after making this decision to offer my services to the iRacers everywhere. One topic called my attention: It was about a contest and the author was Robert Eberle. I didn’t know him yet, but got interested on his public proposal. He was looking for a new design on his Pro Mazda.  It was very simple: He [...]