by Paul Slavonik on February 22nd, 2014
In a race he entered having no championship points whatsoever, he knew he’d have an uphill battle to face in order to keep not only his reputation alive, but also his hopes for a championship victory. Despite the fact that he had won the race here last year, he had qualified in P3 this time in an extremely competitive series of only 22 cars. No rain was in sight and the conditions were perfect as the race got under way. For 56 grueling laps, he charged on. Using every bit of mental concentration and physical fortitude, he stuck to the racing line, hit all of his points, avoided the tire marbles, stayed out of trouble and kept his soft compound tires clean of grass and other debris. In the end, [...]
by David Ifeguni on February 3rd, 2014
When you think of sim-racing veterans, one of the names you have to put on the list is Allan Paterson. Born in Falkirk, Scotland, Paterson has been on iRacing since December of 2009 after having has first encounter with virtual racing 20 years ago. The 52 year old now living in Wrexham, North Wales has scored eight career victories in his time on iRacing, with his latest victory coming at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in the Skip Barber Race Series. Although this is his favorite hobby there is more to Allan Paterson than just sim racing. You can learn more about him in this week’s Get to Know… Q: How long have you been sim racing? A: Well I first dabbled with GP2 in 1994 whilst I was still club [...]
by David Phillips on November 19th, 2013
The curtain comes down on the 2013 World Tour of iRacing on Friday, November 22 at 8PM Eastern (01:00 GMT Saturday) and Saturday, November 23 at 1PM Eastern (18:00 GMT Saturday) with the iRacing Grand Prix of Brazil. Much like Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton, Mark Webber and rising star Valtteri Bottas, iRacers of all stripes (from rookie to Pro) will be able to test their mettle in their Williams-Toyota FW31s for 71 laps of online racing on the 15 turn, 2.6 mile/4.3 km Interlagos circuit, formally known as Autódromo José Carlos Pace. Open practice sessions get underway on Wednesday, November 20 at 00:00 GMT (Tuesday at 20:00 US ET), with open 20 minute qualifying sessions beginning a half hour later. Click here to go to the series page [...]
July 19th, 2013
Editor’s Note: Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG, a German company specializing in the design and production of high fidelity products, recently published a story featuring iRacers Andre Boettcher and Chris Dymond in its annual report. Dymond competes in the British Porsche Carrera Cup and Boettcher, who drives for My3id Racing, is currently 12th in the iRacing.com World Championship Grand Prix Series standings. Click here to read the full story. Nowhere else are virtual reality and the real world more closely related than in motor racing. The lines are often blurred between racing simulation and the circuit, but one element is always constant: the right sound can make the difference between victory and defeat. Someday, André Böttcher will get around to getting his driver’s license. Maybe in a few months, [...]
by David Phillips on March 23rd, 2013
It’s purely coincidental, but there has been a decidedly Italian flavor to inRacingNews lately. First came the iRacer Profile on Star Mazda/Spec Racer Ford/Skip Barber front runner and Florence resident Tommaso Carla, then the story on my rendez-vous with iRacing.com World Championship Series competitor Matthias Egger in Bolzano. Now this week’s iRacer Profile is Ariel Eduardo Bernardi, who hails from Asiago. Bernardi came home second in the iRacing.com Star Mazda Championship in 2012 S4, just behind champion Tony Repussard, on the strength of a dozen wins and 19 top fives from 32 starts – a record that earned him the Division 1 title to go along with the Division 3 title from 2012 S1 and runner-up in Division 4 in 2011 S3. You’ll be hard-pressed to find much in the [...]
February 19th, 2013
Leading Formula 1 drivers are predicting the 2013 season will start with higher tyre degradation and more pitstops than the early races of 2012.
February 19th, 2013
Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull were quickest by a comfortable half-second margin as Formula 1 2013 winter testing resumed at Barcelona on Tuesday morning. Even by testing standards, the initial session featured little activity at first, with most teams remaining coy and focusing on shakedowns and aero tests for the opening part of the morning
November 18th, 2012
Sebastian Vettel doubts whether Lewis Hamilton would have been able to beat him to United States Grand Prix victory had he not been delayed lapping Narain Karthikeyan’s HRT.
October 26th, 2012
An incorrect setting on his Ferrari caused Felipe Massa to struggle with its handling during second practice for the Indian Grand Prix. The Brazilian, who had been seventh quickest in the morning, spun several times during the second session and was unable to set a proper laptime after damaging his tyres. Massa finished down in 15th position, 1.5 seconds off team-mate Fernando Alonso
by David Ifeguni on September 24th, 2012
As we all know, people from all around the globe race on iRacing daily, including this week’s featured driver: Pablo López. On iRacing, he is mostly known for his road racing skills. He has a Pro/WC license and races in the top level of road racing: iRacing.com Grand Prix Series World Championship. Currently, out of the 53 drivers that have attempted a race in that series, he is seated ninth in the overall standings. The 25 year old sim-racer who lives in Santiago de Compostela, Spain has 44 career road wins, including victories at Road America, Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Watkins Glen International and Road Atlanta. He also won the 2010 Season 3 iRacing.com Prototype Challenge MC Overall Championship. A member since 2009, López has accomplished many [...]
September 10th, 2012
Kimi Raikkonen has emerged as a ‘danger man’ for Ferrari’s title hopes, according to the Italian team. The Lotus driver moved up to third place in the standings after Monza thanks to his fifth-place finish, and his impressive consistency leaves him just 38 points behind Fernando Alonso in the standings – and one point behind Lewis Hamilton.
September 6th, 2012
McLaren drivers Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button are the bookmakers’ tip for victory in this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix. Hamilton is the shortest priced, with Paddy Power offering 3/1 on him scoring his first Monza win on Sunday
September 2nd, 2012
Fernando Alonso said he felt fortunate to escape serious injury in the Belgian Grand Prix startline crash.
January 18th, 2011
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Will there be more passing on the track this year?
January 17th, 2011
Ferrari's Fernando Alonso is certain that Michael Schumacher (pictured) will be a serious Formula One title threat in 2011. (Steve Etherington Photo) BLOOMINGTON, Minn.
January 14th, 2011
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Chris Dyer has lost his post as head of race track engineering following Ferrari’s pit strategy fiasco in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix that cost Fernando Alonso the world championship. Pat Fry replaces Dyer who has been moved to another position within the Scuderia as part of a reshuffle of the engineering department
December 28th, 2010
CHAMPION: Sebastian Vettel Sebastian Vettel won the last two races of the Formula One season to beat Fernando Alonso and win the Formula One World Driving Championship. (Steve Etherington Photo) Sebastian Vettel became the youngest driver to win the Formula One World Driver’s Championship, clinching the title by winning the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and defeating former World Champion Fernando Alonso by four points.
by Glen Alden on December 21st, 2010
The inRacingNews Challenge made its third visit to the West Virginia panhandle in 2010 Season Four, with a week’s worth of mixed class online racing competition between SpecRacer Fords and Pontiac Solstices at Summit Point Raceway’s Jefferson Circuit. Reverse. While some sim racers acted like they didn’t know if they were coming or going, the cream certainly rose to the top in both classes and the nearly two dozen divisions of competition. Jose Luis was the week’s top scorer, collecting 199 points from a clear-cut Solstice win on Monday in which his was the only Pontiac to finish the race after rivals Mark Dahlgren and Marshall Enloe disconnected! Chris Hughson took it relatively easily (for him) at Summit Point – contesting just seven Solstice races and winning six of them [...]
December 16th, 2010
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Eighteen drivers (or riders) are among those nominated for the annual Speed Performer of the Year Award, with the winner taking home the 100-pound bronze Mario Andretti Trophy designed by artist Elie Hazak. Representing both four-wheel and two-wheel efforts across the globe, the Mario Andretti Trophy goes to the racer who puts a premium on winning races, shines on his/her sport’s biggest stages and does it with a measure of sportsmanship and class.
December 14th, 2010
CONTROVERSIAL: Ferrari teammates Felipe Massa (left) and Fernando Alonso were accused of listening to team orders during the German Grand Prix, which led to Massa pulling over to allow Alonso to pass him for the victory. (Steve Etherington Photo) BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — The ban forbidding team orders has been deleted from the 2011 regulations.