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Lewis Hamilton set to take engine penalty at Monza

It has been decided that Lewis Hamilton will slide down the grid at Monza.The reigning world champion extended his lead in the 2016 standings recently, but insisted he still doesn't feel like the true leader because he is running short on engines."It's still not enough because I'm not a race win ahead yet," he said. "I hope I'll be able to get a race win ahead and then I'll feel...
Via FOX Sports
6 days ago

First Shelby Cobra sells for record-breaking $13.8 million

Shelby Cobras aren’t cheap.Not many of the iconic sports cars were built. It’s not uncommon to see preserved or restored models sell for $2 million or more today, and even a daily driver is worth over $500,000.But if you want the first Cobra ever made, that’s really going to cost you.In 1962, Carroll Shelby dropped a 260 cu in Ford V8 under the hood of a lightweight British...
Via FOX Sports
6 days ago

Visor Cam captures insanity of a Lotus 79

The Lotus 79 was a revolutionary car in the world of Formula One. Designed by Colin Chapman, it took full advantage of ground effects aerodynamics. Mario Andretti won the championship with it in 1978 and, back in June, our followers voted it the best-looking F1 car of all time. So, at the Monterey Motorsports Reunion vintage event, The RACER Channel went ahead and set up pro racer...
Via FOX Sports
8 days ago

Felipe Massa blames Pirelli tires for F1's rain delays

Pirelli has hit back at claims it is to blame for the dearth of wet-weather racing in Formula One today.Whilst safety standards in the sport have steadily improved, the other trend of the last decade is that F1 race director Charlie Whiting is increasingly prone to halting track action in the event of rain.F1 veteran Felipe Massa said that is because of Pirelli's rain tires."The...
Via FOX Sports
10 days ago

Who will Jenson Button race for in 2017?

Formula 1 has continued to remain active during its summer break with rumors of drivers heading to new teams and the impact of those transitions. While the top three teams in racing have secured their drivers for the foreseeable future, other companies are asking themselves if they should focus on experienced or youthful F1 drivers. One of the biggest questions is who will be securing...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Lewis Hamilton preferred cars to Pussycat Doll girlfriend

Sorry, Nicole, Lewis Hamilton only had room for cars in his heart. The Formula 1 racer, who dated the Pussycat Doll on-and-off for nearly a decade, revealed Scherzinger couldn’t be his first priority during the course of their eight-year relationship. “My cars are my babies,” Hamilton said via The Sun. “I used to say, when I...
Via New York Post
12 days ago

Nelson Piquet Jr. Revealed He Wanted To Stay In NASCAR, Loves The Sport

Nelson Piquet Jr. made his return to NASCAR at Mid-Ohio on Sunday. but apparently, if he had things his way, he never would have left the series. Piquet raced in NASCAR from 2010 until 2014 when his sponsors pulled out. With no backing, the Brazilian driver was left without a drive, but prior to Sundays race, he told Motorsport.com if it were his choice he never would have left...
Via NESN.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

NXS: Team Penske To Field Two Cars in 2017

Coming off of their first NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) win of the season last weekend at Watkins Glen International with driver Joey Logano, Team Penske today announced plans to return their NXS operation to a two-car Ford Mustang effort in 2017. The second Team Penske decision comes as a way for the championship organization to continue to develop drivers and personnel. “Our NASCAR...
Via Rubbings Racing
15 days ago

Team Penske to Expand XFINITY Series Team Next Year

Fresh off the heels of Joey Logano’s win last weekend at Watkins Glen, Team Penske announced today they would be returning their XFINITY Series program to a two car effort next season. The second Penske entry will serve as a Ford Performance driver development program as both Penske and Ford continue to build upon their futures. “Our NASCAR XFINITY Series program has been one...
Via On Pit Road
16 days ago

Team Penske expanding XFINITY Series program for 2017

Team Penske announced Friday that it will add a second full-time NASCAR XFINITY Series car for 2017, with both the driver and the sponsor to be named at a later date.But the bigger news might be that Ford Performance is getting serious about ramping its NASCAR program substantially.In February, Stewart-Haas Racing shocked the NASCAR community by announcing it would switch its four...
Via FOX Sports
16 days ago

Team Penske to expand to 2 Xfinity Series cars next season

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Team Penske will expand its Xfinity Series entries to two full-time cars in 2017. The second Mustang will allow Ford Performance to use the entry in its driver development program. Stewart-Haas Racing will also field a new Xfinity team next year, giving Ford two new entrants in NASCAR's second-tier series. Penske scored its first Xfinity win of the season...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Fernando Alonso thinks Ferrari will be stronger in 2017

Fernando Alonso says he has no hard feelings as he looks back on his decision to quit Ferrari.Although the Spaniard has struggled with McLaren-Honda since leaving Maranello at the end of 2014, he declared at the time that he would rather build up a new project rather than keep finishing second in red."When I was there, it was a great time," he now tells Brazil's UOL Esporte."We were...
Via FOX Sports
16 days ago

Get to know Lewis Hamilton's big cat friends on World Lion Day

According to National Geographic, the world lion population has declined from around 450,000 to 20,000 since 1940.Aug. 10 is World Lion Day, which aims to raise awareness of the species’ decreasing population.One way organizations have often gone about raising awareness is sharing photos of the incredible animals via social media. One such non-profit organization is the Black Jaguar...
Via FOX Sports
18 days ago

Lewis Hamilton fears title lead won't last

Lewis Hamilton said he headed into F1's summer break aware that his lead in the world championship might not last for long.Many pundits are predicting that the reigning champion now looks set for a third consecutive world championship, having raced to a 19-point lead over teammate Nico Rosberg at Hockenheim.But while Rosberg is on schedule with his engine usage in 2016, Hamilton...
Via FOX Sports
18 days ago

Meet Tom Stallard: Jenson Button’s Race Engineer, Former Olympic Rower

In Formula One, the relationship between a driver and their engineer is extremely important. A team can have the most talented driver and smartest engineer in the paddock, but if they don’t know how to work together, it’s very difficult to develop a car. Perhaps that reliance on teamwork is why former Olympic rower Tom Stallard has been able to succeed as Jenson Button’s race...
Via NESN.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

There are 12 Formula One World Champions on Twitter

On Saturday, 1979 Formula One World Champion Jody Scheckter was supporting scouts at McLaren F1’s base in Woking, England.Scheckter tweeted out a picture of his Ferrari T4 at the factory, which gained traction on social media. It was at this point that we realized that… eh… we hadn’t officially welcomed Mr. Scheckter to Twitter yet:To make sure we’re not making the same...
Via FOX Sports
20 days ago

Animated video about Senna created to inspire Brazilian Olympians

On March 24, 1991, Brazilian Formula One driver Ayrton Senna famously achieved his dream of winning at home at the Interlagos circuit in Sao Paulo.However, it wasn’t easy, as the gearbox on Senna’s McLaren-Honda started to fail in the closing laps of the race.When he finally crossed the finish line in first place, Senna had just 2.9 second on Riccardo Patrese’s Williams in...
Via FOX Sports
21 days ago

Ecclestone reportedly planning to 'sell' radio transmissions to fans

Bernie Ecclestone is reportedly planning to monetize access to radio communications in F1.At the recent strategy group meeting, the controversial restrictions on radio communications were dropped completely, with the FIA confirming that this was done "at the request of the teams and commercial rights holder."Part of the deal is that messages that were kept private by the teams even...
Via FOX Sports
22 days ago

Williams open to Jenson Button or Sergio Perez for 2017

Williams has made it clear that its door may be open to not only Jenson Button, but also Sergio Perez for the 2017 season.It is an uncomfortable period for the Grove team's existing drivers Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas, with plenty of rivals including Daniil Kvyat and Lance Stroll having already been linked with their seats.Now, deputy boss Claire Williams has told PA Sport that...
Via FOX Sports
23 days ago

Former F1 driver Chris Amon has died at the age of 73

Chris Amon, universally regarded as the best driver to never win a World Championship race has died at the age of 73. The New Zealander, who earned five GP pole positions, had been battling cancer for some time.Amon’s lack of a Grand Prix win became legendary, as a combination of mechanical bad luck and ill-timed career moves meant that he never fulfilled his potential.Having achieved...
Via FOX Sports
25 days ago

NZ Formula One driver Chris Amon dead at 73

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) New Zealand motor racing driver Chris Amon, who was considered one of the best Formula One drivers of his generation, has died aged 73, his family said on Wednesday. The cause of death was cancer. Amon competed in Formula One between 1963 and 1976, starting 95 races, taking five pole positions and finishing on the podium 11 times without winning. American...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

NZ Formula 1 racer Chris Amon dead at 73

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) New Zealand motor racing driver Chris Amon, who was considered one of the best Formula One drivers of his generation, has died aged 73, his family said. The cause of death was cancer. Amon competed in Formula One between 1963 and 1976, starting 95 races, taking five pole positions and finishing on the podium 11 times without winning. American F1...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Hamilton leads Driver Championship with win at German Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton overtook Nico Rosberg in the driver standings with his win at the German Grand Prix on Sunday. Rosberg only held a single point over his teammate before last weekend, and with Hamilton’s first place finish, he now holds the most points of any driver in Formula 1. The German Grand Prix had favored Rosberg— as it is his home track and he started the race in pole...
Via isportsweb.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Bernie Ecclestone’s Helicopter Pilot Arrested In Connection To Kidnapping

Just when it seemed the kidnapping of Formula One CEO Bernie Ecclestone’s mother-in-law had been resolved, Brazilian police announced they made another arrest in connection to the case. Monday, following the rescue of Ecclestone’s mother-in-law Aparecida Schunck and arrest of her two kidnappers, Brazilian police arrested Jorge Eurico da Silva, Motorsport.com reports. Da Silva...
Via NESN.com
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Nico Rosberg confident he will bounce back from adversity

Nico Rosberg believes that he is always be able to bounce back from adversity after his frustrating afternoon in Hockenheim saw him slip further behind Lewis Hamilton in the World Championship battle.Asked about Hamilton's recent strong run, the German pointed out that his teammate has always been a tough competitor."Lewis doesn't just seem strong in the recent Grands Prix, Lewis...
Via FOX Sports
26 days ago
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