...and United decides to boycott Daytona 24 Hours
The 2018 Daytona 24 Hours gave a glimpse of what diehard sports car fans think the race should be — an event at which top teams from around the world slug it out for victory. But dreams of the Florida enduro becoming much more than just the opening round of the IMSA SportsCar Championship are no more.
Fernando Alonso probably wasn’t going to...
Rumour and gossip from the F1 paddock
FORCE INDIA entered receivership before the Hungarian GP, but continued to operate under the receivers, who were looking at takeover bids from four interested parties. Two were US consortiums, one of them involving MICHAEL ANDRETTI and PIETER ROSSI, father of Indy 500 winner ALEX, but early in August it was confirmed that the team had been rescued by a group...
But this doesn’t mean Fernando Alonso no longer enjoys his sport. The Spaniard feels he has more still to offer at racing’s top table, before he heads off to tackle fresh projects. Such as the Indy 500, or Le Mans 24 Hours…
It’s been a little sad watching one of F1’s truly great drivers making up the numbers in an uncompetitive McLaren-Honda for the past couple of seasons, each underpowered, low-...
Singapore, Japan & Russia
Rd 14 Marina Bay, September 21, 2014
1 Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes W05 – 2hr 00min 04.795sec
2 Sebastian Vettel – Red Bull RB10 – 2hr 00min 18.329sec
3 Daniel Ricciardo – Red Bull RB10 – 2hr 00min 19.068sec
Fastest lap: Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes W05 – 1min 50.417sec
Race distance: 60 laps, 188.749 miles
Pole position: Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes W05 – 1min 45.681sec
Motor Sport was offered an exclusive opportunity to try Audi’s 2014 Le Mans-winning R18. Your chauffeur? Harry Tincknell, who scored an eye-catching class victory on his Sarthe debut
Writer: Sam Smith
Mid-August, Italy. Shutdown. The towns and cities have emptied, their citizens headed for the Adriatic. Bronzed tourists line up, sardine-like, and bake on the scorched beaches of Riccione.
Racing folk are aware of his existence, but less sure about the precise role Piero Ferrari plays in the globally famous company established by his father Enzo. Would it surprise you to know he’s been its driving force for many a year, despite popular perceptions to the contrary? Read on as he talks to Motor Sport in a world exclusive
Photographer: James Mitchell
The man in the shadows of a legend...
Twenty-three years on and Ferrari’s saviour Luca di Montezemolo has left the building, with more than a little urging by his Fiat boss Sergio Marchionne. It’s a move that probably has much to do with the Fiat-Chrysler group’s listing on the New York stock exchange and Marchionne needing to be seen to be in charge of the group’s most valuable and profitable brand, but the steady decline of the...
A sense of perspective
The Ferrari conundrum
Farewell to a friend
Back in 1964 three British drivers – Jim Clark, Graham Hill, John Surtees – went to the final Grand Prix, in Mexico, to settle the world championship. In the end the title went to Surtees, after Clark’s Lotus had led all the way until its engine seized on the last lap, and Hill’s BRM had been delayed by a coming-together with...
Rd. 11 Hungaroring, July 27 2014
1 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull RB9 1hr 53min 05.058sec
2 Fernando Alonso Williams FW36 1hr 53min 10.283sec
3 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes W05 1hr 53min 10.915sec
Fastest lap: Nico Rosberg Mercedes W05 1min 25.724secRace distance: 70 laps, 190.531 milesPole position: Nico Rosberg Mercedes W05 1min 22.715sec
Pre-race rain and an accident: the two crucial, and linked...