August 22nd, 2013
IndyCar has targeted a move outside of North America by 2015 with a series of off-season races around the world that could form a winter championship. The aim of the races would be to give IndyCar teams new revenue streams over an off-season that looks likely to grow from next year, when the calendar could climax as early as the end of August.
August 21st, 2013
The promoter of the European Rallycross Championship plans to create a world championship as early as 2014. The plans by IMG Motorsports, which are subject to approval from the FIA World Motor Sport Council in September, feature a series covering three continents, with events being considered in Turkey, Morocco, the USA and the Middle East. The world championship will be for the headline Supercar category, and will feature a teams’ championship alongside the drivers’ title
August 5th, 2013
Auto GP race-winning team Virtuosi Racing is to support a new entry to the series called Comtec by Virtuosi for the remainder of the season. Virtuosi Racing will continue unaffected, but will assist in preparing a third car to be run by its Norfolk neighbour Comtec Racing, which took Alx Danielsson to the 2006 Formula Renault 3.5 title. Venezuelan Roberto La Rocca, the reigning American F2000 champion, will run in a singleton entry from the forthcoming round at the Nurburgring onwards.
July 24th, 2013
Poland’s return to the World Rally Championship is set to be confirmed when the 2014 calendar is voted on later this week. The calendar was expected at June’s World Motor Sport Council meeting, but had to be delayed due to ongoing contractual negotiations between individual event organisers and the WRC promoter.
July 23rd, 2013
Pirelli is pushing to nail down a proper winter testing programme before 2014 – including a post-Brazilian Grand Prix test – to ensure Formula 1 avoids a repeat of this year’s tyre dramas.
July 1st, 2013
Formula 1 teams are to discuss plans to stay on after this year’s Brazilian Grand Prix for an end-of-season test to trial 2014 tyres, AUTOSPORT can reveal. With the FIA prepared to do more to help Pirelli in future, the idea of a test at Interlagos has been added to the agenda of Wednesday’s Sporting Working Committee meeting at the Nurburgring
June 27th, 2013
Mark Webber has denied that the announcement of his Porsche sportscar racing future was designed as a dig at his current Formula 1 squad Red Bull. Webber confirmed on the eve of this weekend’s British Grand Prix that he would leave F1 and Red Bull for Porsche’s new Le Mans and World Endurance Championship programme next year
June 23rd, 2013
Danny Watts believes Strakka’s LMP1 privateer win in the Le Mans 24 Hours has transformed the team’s World Endurance Championship battle with Rebellion. The Strakka-HPD beat both Rebellion Racing entries after the #12 Lola hit technical problems and Andrea Belicchi crashed heavily in the sister #13 machine.
February 27th, 2013
Formula 1′s fight at the front appears to be even closer in 2013 than it was last season, according to Lotus technical director James Allison. After a 2012 campaign that produced seven different winners from the first seven races – and a title fight that went all the way to the final round in Brazil – Allison says early indications from testing point to things being tighter still this season. AUTOSPORT analysis: What we learned from test two “What is absolutely clear from the first couple of tests is that it is close at the front,” said Allison at a FOTA Fans Forum event in Barcelona on Wednesday
November 3rd, 2012
FIA GT World Series titles are set to be awarded on the basis of points scored in Stephane Ratel’s new-for-2013 GT Sprint Series and his Blancpain Endurance Series next season. Ratel proposed such a plan in July , and has now revealed that he has reached an agreement in principle with FIA President Jean Todt for competitors in the two series to compete for manufacturers’ and teams’ titles. He formulated the plan following his decision not to continue running the FIA GT1 World Championship after the end of this season.
September 7th, 2012
Auto GP champion Adrian Quaife-Hobbs has vowed to make amends for his accident last time out in Brazil by winning at the forthcoming series finale in America. Quaife-Hobbs had led eventual Curitiba winner Antonio Pizzonia by over half a minute when he lost control entering the pitlane before a mandatory pitstop
November 30th, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — World champion Sebastian Vettel drove his Red Bull F-1 car through the streets of Berlin. “It was a dream come true for me,” he said, “and it was great that so many people were here, even in the cold weather
November 23rd, 2010
ABU DHABI — Team Williams has dumped Nico Hulkenberg despite the promising talent he displayed in his rookie season. Rubens Barrichello has been retained and will compete in a record 19th season in F-1. In recent years the sport has seen wonder kids like Kimi Raikkonen, Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel soar to stardom and championships.
November 9th, 2010
SÃO PAULO, Brazil — Jarno Trulli may have been in the U.S.A. prior to coming to Brazil, but that does not mean he’s planning a switch to NASCAR next year. He and his family were merely on vacation
October 29th, 2010
Tony Kanaan (right) chats with former Andretti Autosport teammate Ryan Hunter-Reay. (IndyCar Series photo). TALLADEGA, Ala.
October 8th, 2010
Simona de Silvestro has earned a second season with HVM Racing. (IndyCar Series photo).
September 10th, 2010
WEST ALLIS, Wis. — When Randy Bernard took over as IndyCar Series CEO, he promised to make some bold moves to advance the series forward. He took a big step in that direction by returning to the sport’s roots by announcing a return to The Milwaukee Mile on the 2011 IZOD IndyCar Series schedule
September 10th, 2010
WEST ALLIS, Wis. — The return of two traditional venues and the addition of a new event highlight the 17-race 2011 IZOD IndyCar Series schedule. Series officials unveiled the 2011 event lineup at The Milwaukee Mile, which will return to the schedule next June.
September 7th, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — It has not even been built yet, but the new Austin, Texas, F-1 track already has some classic corners.