New rookie class and British GT appearance for CityCar Cup

The British Racing & Sports Car Club category was launched in the middle of last year and features bespoke track-focused examples of the Citroen C1, Peugeot 107 and Toyota Aygo. Special conversion kits – including a remapped ECU and adjustable suspension – can be purchased, or drivers can buy ready-to-race cars. Unlike other series for C1s … Read more New rookie class and British GT appearance for CityCar Cup

FIA reveals Electric GT Championship plan ahead of 2023 launch

The FIA has revealed the name, timeline and a format for its new electric-vehicle GT series at the same time as announcing that global media group Discovery Inc had been awarded a long-term contract of unspecified length to promote the series through its Eurosport Events subsidiary. It follows the announcement of the main principles of … Read more FIA reveals Electric GT Championship plan ahead of 2023 launch

Red Bull signs five more Mercedes F1 engine staff

Just weeks after the Milton Keynes-based team announced that it had signed Mercedes’ head of mechanical engineering Ben Hodgkinson as its new technical director, more personnel have been confirmed as moving from the German manufacturer to Red Bull. Mercedes’ head of manufacturing Steve Blewett is to become Red Bull’s power unit production director. Omid Mostaghimi, … Read more Red Bull signs five more Mercedes F1 engine staff

Alonso feels too much being made of early results of F1 drivers at new teams

Alonso is making his F1 comeback with the former Renault squad, with which he won the 2005 and 2006 world titles, while four drivers that competed in 2020 – Sebastian Vettel, Sergio Perez, Daniel Ricciardo and Carlos Sainz Jr – switched teams over the off-season. After the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, where Alonso said he … Read more Alonso feels too much being made of early results of F1 drivers at new teams

NASCAR’s Next Gen Cup car: What is it and why is it needed?

The Next Gen car (aka Gen-7) is being readied to be introduced for the 2022 Cup Series season, having been postponed from 2021 due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Its primary aims are to lower costs for teams and prove more attractive to OEMs (road car manufacturers) to join Chevrolet, Ford and Toyota in NASCAR … Read more NASCAR’s Next Gen Cup car: What is it and why is it needed?

Toyota: NASCAR’s Next Gen is “biggest change” in 50 years

Along with Chevrolet and Ford, Toyota revealed its 2022 Next Gen Cup Series car – now called the TRD Camry – on Wednesday. It features a standardised chassis, which means teams will no longer fabricate their own cars from scratch – or buy them from others via technical alliances – but purchase the tubular frame … Read more Toyota: NASCAR’s Next Gen is “biggest change” in 50 years

Gotz leads Albon on second day of DTM Lausitzring testing

Having set the benchmark on Tuesday with a time of 1m43.840s, Haupt Racing’s Gotz managed to find another half a second on Wednesday to continue Mercedes’ reign in the DTM’s final pre-season test ahead of the start of its new era at Monza next month. As the cars headed out on a dry Lausitzring circuit … Read more Gotz leads Albon on second day of DTM Lausitzring testing

Gotz leads Albon on second day of DTM Lausitzring testing

Having set the benchmark on Tuesday with a time of 1m43.840s, Haupt Racing’s Gotz managed to find another half a second on Wednesday to continue Mercedes’ reign in the DTM’s final pre-season test ahead of the start of its new era at Monza next month. As the cars headed out on a dry Lausitzring circuit … Read more Gotz leads Albon on second day of DTM Lausitzring testing

Rejuvenated Plato questioned BTCC future in lockdown

The two-time BTCC champion found himself watching the championship from the sidelines after his Power Maxed Racing squad elected to withdraw its two full-time entries and roll over the budgets to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the Vauxhall team fielded a single car for various drivers in six of the nine rounds last … Read more Rejuvenated Plato questioned BTCC future in lockdown

Rejuvenated Plato questioned BTCC future in lockdown

The two-time BTCC champion found himself watching the championship from the sidelines after his Power Maxed Racing squad elected to withdraw its two full-time entries and roll over the budgets to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the Vauxhall team fielded a single car for various drivers in six of the nine rounds last … Read more Rejuvenated Plato questioned BTCC future in lockdown