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Nelson Piquet Jr. Wins Red Bull Global Rallycross Washington DC presented by Volkswagen

Nelson Piquet Jr. earned the first victory of his Red Bull Global Rallycross career in Saturday's Red Bull GRC Washington DC presented by Volkswagen. After finishing runner-up to Patrik Sandell in last year's inaugural race in DC, Piquet turned the tables by holding off Sandell from start to finish in this season’s final. “Thanks to my team—they’ve been making the car quicker...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Could grand prix racing become an Olympic sport?

Might motor racing be a candidate for the Olympic Games? F1-insider.com reports that long-time FIA official Lars Osterlind could be the mastermind of a push for grand prix gold. Crucially, F1's governing body became fully recognized by the International Olympic Committee in 2013, after FIA president Jean Todt initiated the process in 2010. The German report claims the cars likely...
Via Fox Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

F1: 10 greatest moments from the old Hockenheimring

Many fans are rightfully miffed that there is no German Grand Prix this year. However, fortunately the German GP looks to be returning to the calendar in 2016 and, in all honesty, it isn’t unusual for even the best of tracks to miss a year on the F1 calendar - it even happened to the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in 2003 and 2006. Yet to many long-time followers of F1, the true...
Via Fox Sports
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Piquet downplays 'crashgate,' says door was open to stay in F1

When it comes to 'crashgate,' the only protagonist who did not rebuild his F1 career was Nelson Piquet Jr. Since the Singapore crash scandal struck, Pat Symonds has returned to the pitwall with Williams, helping to revive the once great British team. And Flavio Briatore is regularly linked with a return to a prominent role in F1. So why was it different for Brazilian Piquet, now...
Via Fox Sports
July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Piquet becomes inaugural Formula E champion at London ePrix

Nelson Piquet Jr. has become the inaugural FIA Formula E series champion after finishing in seventh place in Sunday’s London ePrix. Stepahne Sarrazin dominated the race only to run over his maximum energy usage and encounter a post-race time penalty, pushing him back to 15th place and handing the win over to Britain’s Sam Bird, who crossed the line in second. Saturday’s race...
Via Fox Sports
June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Penultimate round of inaugural Formula E season produces fourth Visa Fastest Lap winner

Lucas Di Grassi today became the fourth winner of the Visa Fastest Lap, following a thrilling race at the Visa London ePrix. Di Grassi produced a time of 1 minute 28.229 seconds on his 25th lap around the 2.92km circuit.  The anti-clockwise circuit, designed by British architect Simon Gibbons, saw 20 Formula E drivers battle through high-speed bends, fast straights, challenging...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

E.dams-Renault's big day

The dominant colours at the first day of the Visa London ePrix, held in the fantastic setting of Battersea Park, were yellow and blue. The colours are those of the e.dams-Renault team, which thanks to a victory courtesy of Sebastien Buemi and a seventh place for Nicolas Prost, took the first ever team title in the history of Formula E.This was Buemi’s third win of the season, following...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Formula E: Buemi draws first blood in London

Sebastien Buemi won the first of two FIA Formula E races to be held this weekend at London’s Battersea Park on Saturday. Buemi reduced his points lead to Nelson Piquet Jr., with Piquet holding a five-point lead over Buemi heading into Sunday’s finale and a 13-point lead over Lucas di Grassi. Race 2 will be shown LIVE at 10:30 a.m. ET Sunday on FOX Sports 2. e.dams-Renault driver...
Via Fox Sports
June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

PRESS RELEASE: FOX Sports extends Formula E deal through 2020

As the inaugural FIA Formula E Championship wraps up this weekend with the ePrix doubleheader from London’s famed Battersea Park, FOX Sports and Formula E announce their broadcast deal now extends through the 2019-20 season, with races airing live on FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2 and FOX Sports GO. “With a history-making first season under its belt -- where every race was a successful...
Via Fox Sports
June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Formula E: Five things to watch during the London ePrix

The inaugural season of the FIA Formula E series will conclude this weekend with the London ePrix doubleheader. Race 1 will be shown LIVE Saturday at 10:30 a.m. ET on FOX Sports 1, with the season finale on LIVE Sunday at 10:30 a.m. ET on FOX Sports 2. Here are five things to watch during the event: 1. Three-way title fight The answer to the big question everyone wants to know is...
Via Fox Sports
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Driver walks away after horrifying crash in Indy Lights race

RC Enerson was lucky to walk away from an airborne crash during Saturday evening’s Indy Lights race on the streets of Toronto. The 18-year-old was battling Nelson Piquet Jr. for the lead when the two made contact in turn three. Enerson’s Schmidt Peterson Motorsports race car flipped over backwards, narrowly avoiding contact with the overhead bridge before landing back on the...
Via Fox Sports
June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Piquet extends Formula E points lead with win in Moscow

Barring any post-race disqualifications such as Lucas di Grassi received after winning the Berlin ePrix, Nelson Piquet Jr. will head to the season-ending London ePrix double-header with a healthy points lead after dominating the Moscow ePrix on Saturday. The Brazilian led the points over Sebastien Buemi and Lucas di Grassi heading into the race, all three of which received FanBoost...
Via Fox Sports
June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Formula E: Three-way title fight heads to penultimate venue in Moscow

Nelson Piquet Jr. has a two-point lead over Sebastien Buemi and a 10-point lead over Lucas di Grassi heading into the third-to-last race of the inaugural FIA Formula E season. After this weekend, there will be just two rounds remaining – both on the streets of London, England, which will be ran as a double-header from June 27-28. The lowest points-scoring finish of each driver...
Via Fox Sports
June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Ken Block Wins Red Bull Global Rallycross Season Opener in Fort Lauderdale

On a hot, late May afternoon, thousands of screaming, sweating, and (hopefully) well hydrated fans watched as rally racing icon Ken Block backed up his season-ending win in Las Vegas last year with a victory to kick off the 2015 Red Bull Global Rallycross season, taking top honors in the season-opening race at the Bahia Mar Resort in Fort Lauderdale. Block held off strong charges...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Sports car star Antonio Garcia to make Formula E return

Just two days after the announcement that Justin Wilson would be replacing Scott Speed for the Moscow ePrix, another driver change has been announced ahead of next Saturday’s ninth round of the 2014-2015 FIA Formula E series. Antonio Garcia will replace Charles Pic for the NEXTEV TCR Team (formerly China Racing). Garcia has one career start for China Racing in the FIA Formula E...
Via Fox Sports
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Piquet Jr. to skip X Games for Formula E race in Moscow

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Nelson Piquet Jr. will skip the X Games to compete in Formula E, where he's a championship contender in the new fully electric racing series. Andreas Bakkerud will replace Piquet in the SH Racing Ford Fiesta at next weekend's X Games in Austin, Texas. Piquet is leading the Formula E standings but is in a four-way battle with three races left. He'll compete June...
Via AP on Fox
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Di Grassi excluded from DHL Berlin ePrix

Race winner Lucas di Grassi has been excluded from the DHL Berlin ePrix after his Audi Sport ABT car was found to have been running with a modified front wing.   The race-winning car failed post-race scrutineering where it was discovered that the front wing fairings had been modified to include internal metal reinforcing rods. In addition the stewards found that six of the eight...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Formula E: D'Ambrosio awarded Berlin ePrix win as Di Grassi disqualified

Jerome d'Ambrosio has been awarded his first FIA Formula E win after race winner Lucas di Grassi's front wing endplates were found to have been illegally modified. The team has until 9:08 p.m. local time to appeal. If the decision were to stand, there would be major points implications as Lucas di Grassi came into the Berlin ePrix with a tight points lead ahead of Sebastien Buemi...
Via Fox Sports
May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Di Grassi wins on ABT's home turf

Lucas di Grassi took a dominant win in the first ever DHL Berlin ePrix. For the Brazilian, this was his second win of the season, the first having come in Beijing on 13 September last year, at the inaugural Formula E race. This time, the victory came at the home race for his team, Audi Sport ABT. Behind di Grassi came Jerome D’Ambrosio in second place, the Belgian thus securing...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Nelson Piquet Jr wins Visa Fastest Lap trophy at Formula E DHL Berlin EPrix

Nelson Piquet Jr today became the second winner of the Visa Fastest Lap following a nail-biting race at the DHL Berlin ePrix. Nelson produced a time of 1 minute 24.435 seconds on his last lap around the 2.469km circuit.The anti-clockwise layout, designed by Rodrigo Nunes within the 'Apron’ section of the former Tempelhof Airport in Berlin, saw 20 Formula E drivers, battling to...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Formula E: Di Grassi extends points lead with critical win in Berlin

It is easy to forget that, up to this point, Lucas di Grassi’s only win in Formula E had been one gifted to him at the season opener in Beijing. However, the points leader proved why he is in the position he’s in with a dominant victory on Saturday at the Berlin Tempelhof Airport in Berlin. Jarno Trulli led the field off at the start of the 33-lap contest after securing a surprise...
Via Fox Sports
May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Buemi becomes first two-time Formula E winner

Today, Sebastien Buemi became the first driver to secure two wins in the FIA Formula E Championship. The Swiss driver won the first ever race of the series to be held in Europe, adding to his previous victory in Punta del Este. It was also the third win for a driver from the e.dams-Renault team, as Nico Prost had come out on top in Miami, thus extending its lead in the teams’ standings...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
May 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Buemi triumphs in chaotic Formula E race, becomes first repeat winner

Sebastien Buemi has become the first repeat winner in the FIA Formula E series after winning Saturday’s Monaco ePrix. Buemi was one of the three winners of FanBoost – along with Salvador Duran and Jean-Eric Vergne – but never really much needed it, as he crossed the line with a 2.1 second cushion over points leader Lucas di Grassi. Nelson Piquet Jr., who entered the race second...
Via Fox Sports
May 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Formula E returns to action on hallowed grounds

It has been over a month since Nelson Piquet Jr. emulated his father by getting his inaugural win on the streets of Long Beach, California during the last FIA Formula E race. But the series is making it back up to its patiently waiting fans with a return at the one and only Cote d’Azur circuit in Monte Carlo, Monaco, albeit on a shortened version of the track. The 20-car field...
Via Fox Sports
May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Piquet triumphs at Formula E event in Long Beach

Thirty five years on, the Brazilian national anthem was played again at Long Beach to celebrate a Piquet victory. On Saturday, April 4,  Nelson Piquet, Jr. took his first Formula E win in the same spot where his father scored his maiden Formula 1 victory. Also confirming that sometimes history likes repeating itself, another fellow countryman found his way to the podium: back in...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
April 05, 2015  |  Discuss
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