Tag Archives: Motorsports

Nissan buys stake in e.dams Formula E team

Nissan will enter the Formula E Championship when the 2018/2019 season kicks off in December. It will be the fifth for the electric car series. Nissan isn't going it alone however as the automaker will partner up with successful team e.dams, which in previous seasons was partnered with Nissan's alliance partner Renault. Renault is exiting Formula E to focus...

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Leclerc to drive for Ferrari in 2019 while Räikkönen returns to Sauber

Ferrari confirmed Tuesday that current Sauber driver Charles Leclerc will join Sebastian Vettel in its driver lineup for the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship. The young Monégasque driver will replace Kimi Räikkönen who will fill the empty seat at Sauber for at least the next two seasons. The confirmation ends months of speculation that...

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Leclerc to drive for Ferrari in 2019 while Räikkönen returns to Sauber

Ferrari confirmed Tuesday that current Sauber driver Charles Leclerc will join Sebastian Vettel in its driver lineup for the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship. The young Monégasque driver will replace Kimi Räikkönen who will fill the empty seat at Sauber for at least the next two seasons. The confirmation ends months of speculation that...

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McLaren F1 team picks 18-year-old Lando Norris as new driver

McLaren confirmed Monday that 18-year-old Lando Norris will drive for its Formula 1 team in 2019. The British youngster is already a test and reserve driver for the team and a contender in the 2018 Formula 2 Championship, where he currently ranks second. He will replace current McLaren F1 driver Stoffel Vandoorne who will step down from the team at the end...

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Mercedes rains on Ferrari’s parade at Formula 1 Italian GP

Mercedes-AMG's Lewis Hamilton overcame the odds on Sunday to take out the 2018 Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix. Ferrari was the dominant force at qualifying on Saturday, with Kimi Räikkönen securing pole with a blistering 1:19.119. This was a new record for the fastest lap in F1 history, based on Räikkönen's average speed of 163.78 mph. His...

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Watch a late model Stock Car race around the Nürburgring

Dale Lomas knows every inch of the Nürburgring. As a founder of the website BridgeToGantry, Lomas has covered all sorts of 'Ring events, shuttled folks around in Ring Taxis, and raced in many VLN and other 'Ring racing events. So to see him surprised by a certain vehicle that appeared recently at the German racetrack is a big deal. That's why we'll...

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2018 Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix preview

The 2018 Formula 1 World Championship continues this weekend with the Italian Grand Prix at the legendary Autodromo Nazionale Monza. The Italian event is typically the last of the European rounds, as is the case this year, and it's always a great race to attend, thanks in part to thousands of Tifosi there to celebrate their home team. And then there's the...

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Koenigsegg might race in Le Mans’ new Hypercar class

Koenigsegg may be among the automakers fielding a car in the new Hypercar class set to be introduced in the 2020/2021 season of the World Endurance Championship, whose final round will be the 24 Hours of Le Mans. In an interview with Top Gear magazine published Wednesday, Koenigsegg CEO and founder Christian von Koenigsegg said he's watching the...

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Ferrari reclaims Spa record with F1 race car

Porsche made headlines in April when its 919 Evo tribute/time attack car trekked to Belgium's Spa-Francorchamps in an effort to lay the smack down on the track record. Driver Neel Jani ripped off a 1:41.770, which bested the prior track record of 1:42.553 set by a 2017 Mercedes-AMG Formula 1 race car driven by Lewis Hamilton. Well the F1 world wants its...

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Vettel avoids chaotic start to win 2018 Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel executed a brilliant pass of Mercedes-AMG's Lewis Hamilton on the first lap of Sunday's Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix and didn't look back, winning the race with an 11-second gap to Hamilton. Both drivers were lucky to avoid a major collision in the first corner, caused when Renault's Nico Hulkenberg braked late and ran into the...

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