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Foyt Confirms Switch to Chevrolet Power

By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter AJ Foyt Racing officially confirmed their switch to Chevrolet engines and aero kits ahead of the upcoming 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season. This ends a 10-year relationship with Honda, who has powered the team since 2006. Chevrolet supplied engines to the team in 2005 before pulling out of the sport. “I am looking forward to what will be a new...
Via Motorsports Tribune
9 hours ago

Nico Rosberg Accepts Ambassador Role at Mercedes

By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Mercedes announced Monday that Formula 1 champion Nico Rosberg has accepted an ambassador role with the team. Rosberg, 31, retired just days after capturing his first F1 title in a thriller at Yas Marina Circuit in November. The news comes on the same day that the team confirmed Valtteri Bottas as his replacement alongside Lewis Hamilton, moving over...
Via Motorsports Tribune
1 day ago

Bobby Rahal Supportive of IndyCar Going International Racing

By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter Verizon IndyCar Series team owner Bobby Rahal seems to like the potential of the series expanding internationally. The 1986 Indianapolis 500 and three-time Indy car champion turned team owner feels that going international would elevate IndyCar’s bottom line if the event well supported. He alluded to CART/Champ Car’s successful stint in Surfer’s...
Via Motorsports Tribune
1 day ago

Williams Announce Return of Felipe Massa for 2017 F1 Season

By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Williams officially announced Felipe Massa is re-joining the team for the 2017 Formula 1 season. The 35-year-Brazilian’s return means that he will team alongside incoming rookie driver Lance Stroll, with Valtteri Bottas released to join Mercedes – also on a one year deal. Massa announced his retirement from F1 at the end of the 2016, but the shocking...
Via Motorsports Tribune
1 day ago

Tony Stewart tweets to A.J. Foyt on his birthday

To a lot of race fans, Tony Stewart is a hero.And with good reason: He won three NASCAR Premier Series titles, an Indy Racing League championship and the USAC Triple Crown. Not to mention the fact that he could drive the wheels off most anything.But Stewart has his own hero, a Texan you might have heard of named A.J. Foyt, who on Monday celebrated his 82nd birthday.It’s easy to...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Nico Rosberg's retirement created challenge and opportunity, says Wolff

Toto Wolff says that Nico Rosberg’s unexpected retirement in December was challenging for the team, but it also created an opportunity as it allowed Mercedes to bring in a new driver.Wolff has spent the past few weeks finalizing the deal to bring Bottas from Williams.“Sometimes in life, unexpected circumstances provide interesting opportunities,” said Wolff. “Nico's decision...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Valtteri Bottas to team with Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes in 2017

After weeks of speculation Mercedes has finally confirmed that Valtteri Bottas will replace the retired Nico Rosberg this season.Williams had earlier said that Bottas is moving to Mercedes, and will be replaced by Felipe Massa.The Finn made a speech to team members in the Brackley factory, accompanied by Toto Wolff.Although Mercedes did initially explore all its options – and there...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Bottas replaces Rosberg at Mercedes, Massa back at Williams

LONDON (AP) Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas will race alongside Lewis Hamilton at Formula One team Mercedes this season. Bottas will fill the seat left by world champion Nico Rosberg's retirement. F1 team Williams says Felipe Massa will come out of retirement to race for a fourth consecutive season.
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Williams confirms Felipe Massa is back for 2017

Williams has confirmed that Felipe Massa has changed his mind about retirement and will return to the team as a race driver in 2017, on a one-year deal.The Brazilian replaces Valtteri Bottas, whose deal to join Mercedes has finally been completed after weeks of negotiation.Massa announced his retirement well before the end of the 2016 season, but it was clear that he had been motivated...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

F1 great Stirling Moss, 87, in hospital with chest infection

LONDON (AP) The family of Stirling Moss says the British motor racing great is recovering from a severe chest infection in a Singapore hospital. The 87-year-old Moss, a four-time runner-up in the Formula One championship, was taken ill on Nov. 22. A family statement says ''because of the severity of the infection it resulted in some complications and his recovery has not been...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sir Stirling Moss recovering from chest infection in hospital

Motor racing legend Sir Stirling Moss has been in hospital since Dec. 22, 2016.The 87-year-old was admitted into a Singapore hospital due to a chest infection, but is now recovering and listed in a “stable” condition. A statement from his family adds that he is “in good spirits” and looking forward to a vacation upon his discharge.Moss won 16 races in Formula One and is considered...
Via FOX Sports
3 days ago

Pat Flaherty named offensive line coach

Jaguars name Pat Flaherty offensive line coach
Via Jaguars.com
3 days ago

Pat Flaherty named offensive line coach

Jaguars name Pat Flaherty offensive line coach
Via Jaguars.com
3 days ago

Martin Brundle had a heart attack before doing Monaco GP podium interviews

Sky Sports F1 commentator Martin Brundle has revealed that he suffered a minor heart attack following the Monaco GP in May.The former Formula One racing driver, aged 56 at the time, had left the commentary booth and was running down to do the podium interviews when the heart attack occurred.“I had a small heart attack running to do the podium in Monaco,” Brundle explained at...
Via FOX Sports
3 days ago

The lifestyle of the rich and famous Formula One racers

Motorsport has always been about living the high life, from James Hunt back in the 1970s to Lewis Hamilton in the present day. The fastest cars, the biggest houses and the most beautiful women. Some things never change. Behind all the on-track politics that plagued the season of Mercedes duo Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, there is...
Via New York Post
7 days ago

Mika Hakkinen confirms Bottas negotiations

Valtteri Bottas' next step in Formula One will be known "in good time" before preseason testing begins late next month.That is the news from Mika Hakkinen, the former two-time world champion who is now part of his fellow Finn's management team.Hakkinen was speaking to the Finnish broadcaster MTV, amid strong rumors that Bottas has now been selected by Mercedes to replace the retiring...
Via FOX Sports
8 days ago

Bernie Ecclestone Believes ‘Fresh Blood’ is Needed at Ferrari

By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Bernie Ecclestone doesn’t appear to have a ton of faith in the current regime at Ferrari and says that the team should look outside of its Italian roots in order to find success once again. Despite having four-time World Champion Sebastian Vettel and 2007 World Champion Kimi Raikkonen, the Maranello-based squad failed to score a win in 2016, scoring...
Via Motorsports Tribune
12 days ago

Red Bull likely to seek out Constructor Championship in 2017

While Mercedes looks to fill the hole that Nico Rosberg has left, Red Bull Racing seems increasingly more confident in their chances in 2017. With both Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen signed on until at least until 2018, Red Bull will continue to improve on a successful 2016 season in the hopes of overthrowing the dynasty Mercedes has built. While Mercedes has consistently had...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

BARNES: 2017 is a New Hope for Formula 1

By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Roughly three months away from the start of the 2017 Formula 1 season and there is still just as much unrest as there was when Nico Rosberg announced his retirement just days after winning the world championship in Abu Dhabi in late November. But uncertainty is a good thing. Now, it appears that longtime Williams driver Valtteri Bottas will finally...
Via Motorsports Tribune
14 days ago

Bottas, Wehrlien, Massa moves expected to be confirmed

The late and sensational rush in the 2017 driver "silly season" is now set to end.Germany's Bild newspaper reports that Pascal Wehrlein's switch from Manor to Sauber is set to be confirmed imminently.It is just the latest sign that Finn Valtteri Bottas is the one who has been selected to replace the suddenly-retired Nico Rosberg at Mercedes.Bottas is even believed to have had a secret...
Via FOX Sports
14 days ago

Sebastian Vettel is 'his own worst enemy,' says former teammate Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo says it is former teammate Sebastian Vettel's unbridled focus on F1 that leads to his obvious "frustration."After Vettel's run of four straight titles at Red Bull, the pair were teammates in 2014 before the German moved to Ferrari.So, when asked by the Sydney Morning Herald about Vettel's clear signs of frustration in 2016, Ricciardo said the quadruple world champion...
Via FOX Sports
14 days ago

Top Five Moments of F1 2016

By Adam Tate, Associate Editor The 2016 Formula One season will go down in history as one of the most surprising, and unique in recent years. It will be known for Nico Rosberg’s epic battle with Lewis Hamilton, for Max Verstappen’s rise at Red Bull, for the retirement of beloved veterans, and Rosberg’s willingness to walk away from the sport having won his only world title...
Via Motorsports Tribune
17 days ago

Top 5 Moments of F1 2016

By Adam Tate, Associate Editor The 2016 Formula One season will go down in history as one of the most surprising, and unique in recent years. It will be known for Nico Rosberg’s epic battle with Lewis Hamilton, for Max Verstappen’s rise at Red Bull, for the retirement of beloved veterans, and Rosberg’s willingness to walk away from the sport having won his only world title...
Via Motorsports Tribune
17 days ago

Massa Signs Deal with Williams, Paving Way for Bottas to Mercedes

By Adam Tate, Associate Editor Brazilian media sources are now reporting that recently retired F1 driver Felipe Massa has signed a deal with Williams to return to the grid in 2017 for his former team. By doing so he paves the way for his old team mate Valtteri Bottas to join Mercedes and fill the vacancy left by Nico Rosberg’s surprise retirement. Massa, who announced his retirement...
Via Motorsports Tribune
28 days ago

Lewis Hamilton wants to keep same crew for 2017

Lewis Hamilton says he wants to keep his entire crew of mechanics and engineers for 2017.Throughout this year, a bone of contention between Mercedes and the triple world champion was the way boss Toto Wolff shuffled up members of Hamilton and former teammate Nico Rosberg's race crews prior to the season."I'll speak to Toto about next year and say 'I don't want my guys being changed...
Via FOX Sports
28 days ago
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