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Things are not over yet

It’s not news to tell you how much of an inspiration Alex Zanardi can be to us all. But every now and then we may need a reminder. So, when you’re next feeling a bit crap about things, watch this video. Not only will it give you some perspective, it will help you prepare to […]

Rally Australia fighting for last place

// Posted in WRC

Rally Australia organisers are planning to bump Rally GB from the last event on the WRC calendar from 2016 onwards. The 2015 calendar has Rally Australia in the same September slot as this year, with Rally GB in its traditional finale position. However, Rally Australia boss Ben Rainsford, who is negotiating with the FIA to […]

2014 Singapore GP post-race press conference

It’s always good to read the post-race press conference, you get a chance to see the thoughts of the drivers without any spin. The transcript from the Singapore Grand Prix presser is available for you after the break. Of course, there’s a lot of talk with race winner Lewis Hamilton, but it’s also interesting to […]

Lewis Hamilton wins 2014 Singapore GP

Lewis Hamilton has put himself back atop the drivers’ championship tree with a dominant win at the Singapore Grand Prix. It follows his victory in the last outing in Italy and is the 2008 world champion’s seventh win of the year. Hamilton’s day started brilliantly when his teammate Nico Rosberg was wheeled off the grid […]

An inside look at the Volkswagen GRC Beetle

The Volkswagen GRC Beetle will make its Rallycross debut this weekend. Drift maestro Tanner Foust, who will race the GRC Beetle, has already given us a teaser, and now it’s the official trailer from Volkswagen. It’s a pretty mad car and while we’re yet to really sink our teeth into Rallycross, it looks like a […]

Choppy sees

Hopefully the content of this video will make up for that dreadful pun in the headline. What you’re looking at here is a behind the scenes ride by Sky Sports F1 presenter Martin Brundle in the FOM chopper which brings us spectacular television footage from grands prix around the world. As the image above indicates […]

2014 Rally Australia in pictures

In our biggest WRC gallery yet—there’s 88 photos in all—here’s your chance to relive Rally Australia. If you’re a Volkswagen fan this might be one to bookmark becuase for the first time in their WRC existence the German juggernaut claimed a clean sweep of all three podium positions. Also taking a clean sweep were the […]

28 years of Formula 1 engine sounds

If you’re one of the people who think the current V6 power units in Formula 1 sound rubbish here’s a video that should help put things right. The clip starts back in 1987, the last time the drivers had V6 turbos propelling them, and takes us right through the shrieking normally aspirated V12-V10-V8 era and […]

2015 WRC calendar announced

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The 2015 WRC calendar was announced at the recent FIA World Motor Sport Council meeting held in Beijing. It’s largely a carbon copy of this year’s calendar with the only change being the sensible swap with Rally Argentina and Rally Portugal, meaning the South American rally will follow after Rally Mexico. * Subject to Promotion […]

F1 teams ready to go radio ga ga

// Posted in Formula 1

As we head into the Singapore Grand Prix the FIA has decided it will crack down on pit to driver radio communication. Charlie Whiting, Formula 1 Race Director, has reminded teams that “the driver must drive the car alone and unaided” as outlined in Article 20.1 of the sporting regulations. “No radio conversation from pit […]

Tanner goes bananas

Rallycross is a fast emerging category of motorsport. Volkswagen is taking it very seriously and will soon be competing with this 540hp+ GRC Beetle in the Red Bull Global Rallycross series. It has been developed in conjunction with Andretti Motorsport. As you can see, we’re not talking about back yard operations here. These are some […]

Sebastien Ogier wins 2014 Rally Australia

Sebastien Ogier led a dominant Volkswagen team to victory at Rally Australia on the weekend. Volkswagen drivers filled all three podium steps in order of seniority, with Jari-Matti Latvala finishing just 6.8 seconds behind Ogier and Andreas Mikkelsen a bit over a minute further behind. With that Volkswagen successfully defended its manufacturers championship and in […]

Remembering Bjorn Waldegard

// Posted in WRC

While Rally Australia is in full swing its timely to remember the passing of Bjorn Waldegard, who in 1979 became the first official WRC champion. Waldegard died on 29 August at the age of 70. Judging by the number of tributes following Waldegard’s death he was a much loved member of the international motorsport community. Over […]

2014 Italian GP: 30 mins of onboard footage

19:45 – Ricciardo pwns Raikkonen 26:00 – Ricciardo pwns Vettel Oh yeah, there’s other awesome action to watch in this 30 minute clip from the 2014 Italian Grand Prix, too, thanks to Canal+ but we know you just want to see Daniel show those world chumps who’s boss! [via WTF1 | Thanks to Tom for […]