Archive for the ‘Motorsports’ Category

Sebastien Ogier wins 2014 Wales Rally GB

Sebastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia have capped off a stunning WRC season with their eighth victory of the year at the Wales Rally GB. It’s the twelfth win for Volkswagen from the 13 race calendar and a season of success like this has to be savoured, for you can never expect it to be repeated. […]

2012 Monaco GP: Driver’s eye view

Who doesn’t love watching footage of Formula 1 cars screaming around the tight Monaco Grand Prix circuit? Nobody, that’s who! Especially when you’re given a driver’s eye view from the helmet of ex-Force India driver Paul di Resta. The footage was captured during the 2012 Monaco Grand Prix, won by Mark Webber. The image quality […]

It’s time to go Bernie, it really is

Further to his comments about double points, Bernie Ecclestone expanded on a number of issues in F1, especially the chase for a younger audience. We think it’s best to let Bernie’s word speak for themselves. Bernie on attracting younger generation to Formula 1: “Young kids will see the Rolex [watch] brand but are they going […]

Double points fiasco likely to be dropped in 2015

This time next week we’ll know who the 2014 Formula 1 world champion is. Will it be Lewis Hamilton or Nico Rosberg? And, importantly, will the whacky novelty of the double points on offer be the deciding factor? For a number of reasons, please, let’s hope that’s not the case. As it turns out even […]

The ultimate track day weapon

If you want to be king of the mountain at your next track day then you really need to get your hands on a Formula 1 car. Even a shit one like the 13-year-old Arrows A22 will leave you looking like a driving god, as this video shows! Just be prepared to slow down for […]

2014 6 Hours of Bahrain in pictures

Toyota capped off a weekend of mixed results with champagne for both cars at the WEC 6 Hours of Bahrain yesterday. The #7 TS040 driven by Mike Conway, Stephane Sarrazin and Alexander Wurz won the race. It’s the first win for the #7 car this year and Toyota’s fifth race win for the season. However, […]

2014 6 Hours of Shanghai in pictures

Strap yourself into the AUSmotive time machine and tavel to China with us to look back at the WEC 6 Hours of Shanghai. Held across the first weekend in November Toyota’s late season form continued securing a one-two victory and edging closer to drivers’ and manufacturers’ championship success. Anthony Davidson and Sebastien Buemi consolidated their […]

McLaren-Honda era restarts today

The first tangible steps in the new McLaren-Honda era will take place later today when the team completes a filming day at Silverstone. Confirmed via twitter McLaren will run an MP4-29H1x1 alongside two classic McLaren-Honda F1 cars. Under Formula 1 regulations the team can run up to 100km as part of its filming days. McLaren […]

Volkswagen concerned about 2015 Polo R WRC

The Volkswagen Polo R WRC has taken the rally world by storm. Since making its debut in Monte Carlo last year it has won 20 out of 24 rallies entered. Even with the resources Volkswagen is throwing behind its WRC team, that’s quite a remarkable achievement. Heading into the 2015 season you’d think Volkswagen Motorsport […]

David Brabham to join Bentley at Bathurst

David Brabham will join Flying B Racing at next year’s Bathurst 12 Hour. The three times Le Mans winner will drive a Bentley Continental GT3 alongside John Bowe and Peter Edwards. “When the team rang to ask if I wanted to join them to race at the Bathurst 12 hour next year, I thought a […]

Ghosts on the wall at 380 Montague Street

Jack Brabham, Juan Manuel Fangio and Paul Frere. They’re some pretty ace names to have signed on your garage wall, don’t you think! And there’s more too: Not only is this double fronted Victorian one of Albert Park’s last opportunities to capture a residence of such pure potential, this remarkable property is made even more […]

2014 Brazilian GP: Post-race press conference

This morning’s 1–2 result for Mercedes AMG at the Brazilian Grand Prix was their eleventh of the year, the best ever in a single season, eclipsing the 10 1–2 results secured by Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna at the wheel of the legendary McLaren MP4/4 in 1988. In the post-race presser there was a bit […]

Nico Rosberg wins 2014 Brazilian GP

Nico Rosberg has kept his title hopes flickering by winning the Brazilian Grand Prix this morning. He was fast all weekend, he started the race from pole and he was fast when it mattered most. Lewis Hamilton was second, of course. It’s the eleventh 1–2 finish for Mercedes AMG this year. Rosberg’s winning margin was […]

Marussia F1 Team closes its doors

The Marussia F1 Team has been shut down and will not race again this year or in 2015. Administrators FRP Advisory LLP were unable to find a buyer for the team and as a result all staff have been made redundant. “It goes without saying that it is deeply regrettable that a business with such […]