Archive for the ‘Motorsports’ Category

Mercedes-AMG GT3 teased ahead of Geneva debut

Mercedes-AMG will launch its new GT3 racecar at the Geneva Motor Show (5–15 March). Based on the AMG GT road car, the new customer GT3 machine will replace the successful SLS AMG GT3. The new AMG GT3 will be ready for competition in 2016. For now we’ve got the image above and a couple of […]

Fernando Alonso airlifted to hospital

Fernando Alonso crashed his McLaren-Honda MP4-30 during Formula 1 testing in Barcelona overnight. He was taken to the on-course medical centre and where he conscious and speaking to doctors. He was airlifted to hospital for precautionary scans and despite suffering no serious injury he remained in care overnight. “Fernando’s accident was just one of those […]

F1 winter testing: Barcelona I days 2–4

Lotus can leave the first Barcelona test with bragging rights after Romain Grosjean (1:24.067) set the fastest time of the week overnight. He comfortably outpaced Nico Rosberg (1:24.321) and Daniil Kvyat (1:24.941). On Saturday Lotus was again the team on top, this time in the hands of Pastor Maldonado (1:24.348), who was also quickest on […]

F1 winter testing: Barcelona I day 1

Pastor Maldonado has topped the time sheets (1:25.011) on the opening day of testing in Barcelona overnight. The Lotus driver made good use of his new Mercedes power unit and some fresh soft tyres to set his best lap late in what was quite an exciting day, as far as pre-season testing goes. Kimi Raikkonen […]

1995 McLaren F1 GTR #06R

This is the 1995 McLaren F1 GTR, chassis #06R, and it is the inspiration for the livery of the just revealed P1 GTR. Driven by a team of Derek Bell, his son Justin Bell and Andy Wallace car #51 finished third in the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans. McLaren gave us these pics as […]

Ferrari Concept F1

This very cool looking creation is a concept Formula 1 car produced by Ferrari’s in-house design team. They did it for no other reason than to make an F1 car that looks good. So, what do you reckon, have they succeeded? Let us know what you think below and Ferrari would like to hear from […]

Sebastien Ogier wins 2015 Rally Sweden

Sebastien Ogier won Rally Sweden on the weekend, but this was not just any rally win. It was one of the most exciting finales to a WRC event we have been lucky enough to see. And the final deciding stage was live on television. Going into the last special stage, a power stage offering bonus […]

F1 TV numbers slide, revenue remains strong

Reactions to the recent news that Australian-based Formula 1 fans can now only see a full season of live races on pay television have been mixed. Those critical of that decision won’t be at all surprised to learn that global television audiences for F1 are in decline. However, what may surprise is that TV revenue […]

“We race because it’s our tradition”

Porsche has won Le Mans a record 16 times. It’s return to the LMP1 category in 2014 brought with it a wave of nostalgia. Xcar ran with that and made this 25 minute video which they have declared is “the definitive history” of Porsche at Le Mans. [Thanks to John for the tip]

This is one cool Porsche buster!

A rare Porsche made in 1968, what’s not to love! Hang on a sec, hasn’t that bus got a Mercedes-Benz badge on the grille? That’s right, this old skool race transporter was built by Mercedes and used by the Porsche factory team from its creation up until the 1980s. ‘Buster’ as it is now affectionately […]

OFFICIAL: Formula 1 on Foxtel from 2015

Lewis Hamilton’s title defence will start in Australia in mid-March and Australian viewers will be able to see it all live in high definition on Fox Sports. In news announced today Fox Sports has signed a five-year agreement which will see it broadcast live every practice session, every qualifying session and every race, starting with […]

2015 Bathurst 12hr: Final corner scrap

We all know the #35 Nissan GT-R won the 2015 Bathurst 12 hour and we know that the #15 Audi came second and the #97 Aston Martin was third. However, the manner in which the minor placings were decided has remained a mystery. Going into Conrod Straight for the last time the #10 Bentley was […]

2015 Rally Sweden preview

// Posted in Video, WRC

Rally Sweden will be held this weekend. It’s the only genuine snow and ice event on the WRC calendar and with that comes unique technical requirements and driving methods for the teams and drivers. After the break we’ve assembled a few preview clips to bring you up to speed on what to expect this weekend.

A few laps around Mount Panorama

We bring you three videos from the recent 2015 Bathurst 12 hour race giving you a driver’s eye view around the 6.2km Mount Panorama circuit. The first features the eventual race winner Katsumasa Chiyo in the #35 Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 during Firday practice. The second was filmed during the race and shows Ben Gersekowski […]

VIDEO: Bathurst 12hr kangaroo strike

The 2015 Bathurst 12 hour race saw a record 20 Safety Car periods. The first of those came after this incident during the early stages of the race when Anthony Gilbertson driving the #42 BMW M3 GTR hit a kangaroo on Conrod Straight. Video of the strike has been uploaded to YouTube by Gilbertson and […]