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David Coulthard is the 2014 Champion of Champions

David Coulthard is the Champion of Champions after taking out the singles event at the 2014 Race of Champions held in Barbados on the weekend. The 43-year-old Scot defeated 20-year-old Pascal Wehrlein, DTM racer and Mercedes F1 reserve driver, in the final. Jamie Whincup was representing Australia, along with Mick Doohan, and made it to […]

Hayden Paddon keeps his job with Hyundai

Kiwi driver Hayden Paddon will extend his WRC career with Hyundai Motorsport in 2015 driving a minimum of nine rallies. In 2014 the 27-year-old and co-driver John Kennard competed in six WRC events, with a best result of P6 in Rally Australia. “I am very excited to continue working with Hyundai Motorsport with an expanded […]

Fernando loves Ayrton, Jenson loves Alain

It’s now official, Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button will race for McLaren–Honda in 2015. Kevin Magnussen doesn’t totally miss out and will remain with McLaren in the role of reserve and test driver. Reliving the glory days of the last time McLaren and Honda competed in Formula 1 Farnando Alonso has confirmed his love of […]

Button v Magnussen: The final countdown

McLaren is expected to announce its 2015 driver pairing tonight (Australian time). We can all pencil in Fernando Alonso for one seat. But what about the other? Button or Magnussen? 34-year-old or 22-year-old? 266 starts or 19 starts? 126 championship points or 55 points? £12 million or £500,000? These are the questions facing Ron Dennis […]

“Do any of you think I should be racing in F1?”

While Formula 1 is no stranger to big off-season stories it is still pretty strange that we have no official confirmation on who will be racing for McLaren in 2015. At the recent Autosport Awards one of McLaren’s encumbents, Jenson Button, was on stage and asked if he’d heard any news from big Ron…

It’s another Volkswagen interested in F1 rumour

Volkswagen entering Formula 1 is a story that’s been around for years—here’s one from 2001—and yet, so far, nothing has ever eventuated. Word from the BBC says the German giant is currently undertaking a feasibility study into a possible entry into the world’s biggest motorsport melodrama and that former Ferrari Team Principal and now Volkswagen Group […]

2015 WEC calendar confirmed

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The 2015 WEC calendar has been published following ratification from the FIA World Motor Sport Council. As with this year there will be eight races in all. However, the 6 Hours of Sao Paulo has been dropped and replaced with the 6 Hours of Nürburgring in late August. The season will begin at Silverstone in […]

2015 WRC calendar confirmed

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The FIA World Motor Sport Council approved the 2015 WRC calendar last week. As usual the WRC season starts with Rallye Monte Carlo, to be held on the last weekend in January. Rally Australia maintains its mid-September date and the 13-race calender ends in Great Britain in mid-November. Check out the calendar in full after […]

Trophies stolen in Red Bull ram raid

Over 60 trophies have been stolen from the Red Bull Racing factory in Milton Keynes during a ram raid attack yesterday morning. Thames Valley Police say a silver 4×4 was used to crash through the front doors and a dark coloured Mercedes-Benz estate was also involved, with both cars understood to have foreign number plates. […]

FIA scraps controversial double points rule

The controversial double points rule in F1 has been officially scrapped. The decision was confirmed after the FIA World Motor Sport Council had its post-season shindig during the week. A number of headline grabbing items were signed off, including a 21-race calendar, the introduction of a Virtual Safety Car, revisions to power unit penalties, tightening […]

F1 reveals bumper 21-race calendar for 2015

The Korean Grand Prix is back on the Formula 1 calendar after the FIA published a surprise 21-race program during the week. This is a bit of an odd one as there is, in theory, a 20-race cap for the F1 calendar. Speculation suggests the weeds around the Yeongam circuit will remain untouched and the […]

Mads Ostberg keeps job with Citroën

Mads Ostberg will remain with Citroën Racing next year, meaning the French outfit will continue with the same driver lineup as this year. Also making a one-off appearance at Rallye Monte Carlo will be nine-time world champ Sebastien Loeb. “I’m very happy to be able to keep working with the Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World […]

V8 Supercars is an inward looking pile of crap

GT racing is better than V8 Supercars. It just is. At least that’s my firmly held opinion. Watch a GT race and you’ll see it has genuine variety, desirability and access to some of the world’s greatest drivers and certainly access to the world’s greatest tracks. Le Mans, the Nürburgring Nordschleife and Spa are just […]

Fernando forced to shelve 2015 Le Mans plans

We don’t know yet, officially, that Fernando Alonso will be racing for McLaren in 2015. We do know that Alonso wants to race at Le Mans. Yet, if we’re to believe recent reports, McLaren has prevented Alonso from pursuing a drive at the 24 Hours of Le Mans next year, most likely to have been […]

FIA report: “Bianchi did not slow sufficiently”

A 396 page report into the Jules Bianchi accident at the Japanese Grand Prix has been presented to the FIA World Motorsport Council and makes several recommendations to be applied to all international circuit racing. A summary of the report published by the FIA states: “Bianchi did not slow sufficiently to avoid losing control at […]