All posts by Adam Tate

Associate Editor of Motorsports Tribune and jack of all trades, Adam is our resident Formula 1 expert. He has covered F1, IndyCar, WEC, IMSA, NASCAR, PWC and more. His work has been featured on multiple outlets including AutoWeek and Motorsport.com. A Motorsports Tribune Co-founder, Adam has been with us since the beginning when he and Joey created Tribute Racing back in 2012. When not at the track or writing about cars, Adam can be found bombing the Texas back roads in his new GTI or his beloved old Miata.

By Adam Tate, Associate Editor AUSTIN, Texas – It’s not very often you get a chance to witness the debut of a new race series, but fans at Circuit of the Americas this weekend are enjoying the opportunity. The brand new ARX American Rallycross series has its U.S. debut today with the Dirtfish ARX of COTA, just over a month after the series inaugural race at Silverstone in the UK. The new series is picking up where Red Bull Global Rallycross leaves off and has taken up the mantle of theRead More

Posted On July 12, 2018By Adam TateIn Breaking News, Formula One, Headline News

British GP Stats

By Adam Tate, Associate Editor The British Grand Prix was a thrilling race, it was also statistically significant in many ways, especially for the victorious Sebastian Vettel. Here are all the interesting stats to come out of a great weekend of racing at Silverstone. Sebastian Vettel took his 51st win and is now tied with Alain Prost for third all time after Michael Schumacher with 91 wins and Lewis Hamilton with 65. Vettel is also tied with Prost and Hamilton on four titles, but he comes up short on tying theRead More

Posted On July 9, 2018By Adam TateIn Breaking News, Formula One, Videos

WATCH: British GP Highlights

By Adam Tate, Associate Editor The British Grand Prix had it all, from spins, crashes and controversy, to a knock down, drag out fight for the win between Ferrari and Mercedes. Lewis Hamilton’s dream of sixth British Grand Prix victory and his fifth in a row was immediately ruined by a poor start and a spin after contact from Kimi Raikkonen sent him all the way to the back of the field on the opening lap, but his fight back to second place and the battles up and down the fieldRead More
By Adam Tate, Associate Editor Nigel Mansell, known by the British people as “Our Nige” was Britain’s premier F1 driver of the 1980’s and early 1990’s, but unlike modern star Lewis Hamilton, Mansell always seemed to just miss out. He finished second in the world championship three times before finally sealing the deal with Williams in 1992, then hoping the Atlantic to claim the IndyCar championship on his very first try. Mansell was beloved to his fans and known as the people’s champion for his humble roots and fighting spirit. NowhereRead More
By Adam Tate, Associate Editor The British Grand Prix marks the end of Formula 1’s first ever back to back to back run of race weekends which began in France, moved to Austria and will culminate this weekend at Silverstone. The event also serves as the home race for a majority of the teams who tend either have a home base or satellite office near the great track. Force India, McLaren and Williams will hope for a strong performance in front of the home crowd, where many of their factory employeesRead More

Posted On June 11, 2018By Adam TateIn Breaking News, IndyCar, Videos

WATCH: DXC Technology 600 Highlights

By Adam Tate, Associate Editor IndyCar has struggled to get the balance right at Texas Motor Speedway since the advent of the DW12 six years ago. Races have alternated from frenetic pack racing to strung out fields with little passing. Last year’s race was the most intense and out of control I’ve ever personally witnessed after years of enjoying IndyCar at TMS. With the arrival of the universal aerokit for 2018, expectations were high that IndyCar might finally rediscover their mojo on the high banked 1.5 mile oval. Yet after practiceRead More
By Adam Tate, Associate Editor Romain Grosjean’s run of bad luck continued today when his Ferrari power unit began puffing smoke almost immediately after leaving the Haas F1 Team garage for his first run in Q1. The smoke billowed and the Frenchman was forced to stop his VF-18 before even leaving the pit lane. Despite Haas competing with Renault for best of the rest honors at most of the races this year, Grosjean has yet to score a point this year and sits at the back of the drivers standings withRead More

Posted On May 30, 2018By Adam TateIn Breaking News, IndyCar, Videos

WATCH: Indy 500 Highlights

By Adam Tate, Associate Editor The 102nd Indy 500 proved tricky for the drivers and entertaining for the fans as the new universal aerokit gave us an unpredictable race that saw big names crash out and under dogs lead late into the race. In the end Team Penske’s Will Power finally filled in the missing piece in his resume by conquering his ultimate goal and becoming an Indy 500 champion. If you missed the race, the highlights remix covers all the major talking points. If you want to relive 500 milesRead More

Posted On May 29, 2018By Adam TateIn Breaking News, Formula One, Videos

WATCH: Monaco GP Highlights

By Adam Tate, Associate Editor The Monaco Grand Prix was by no means a classic, but now that it has come to light just how close Daniel Ricciardo’s Red Bull was to failing, the Australian’s win is all the more impressive and is surely one of the most impressive victories in recent history. The highlights below cover all the main points of the race, from Ricciardo’s supreme race management, to the tire woes that helped keep his rivals at bay. If you caught the race, consider this your next week refresherRead More

Posted On May 14, 2018By Adam TateIn Breaking News, Formula One, Videos

Spanish GP Highlights

By Adam Tate, Associate Editor The Spanish Grand Prix proved a more straightforward affair than any other race so far this season, as Lewis Hamilton dominated the field from lights to flag, but behind him there was plenty of drama and action for fans to savor. A opening lap spin by Romain Grosjean in the Haas collected Nico Hulkenberg and Brendon Hartley and put them all out on the spot. Power unit problems forced Kimi Raikkonen to retire early. In the other Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel made a late pit stop fromRead More