All posts by Joey Barnes

Joey Barnes is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Motorsports Tribune, and has been on the racing scene since 2012. He has published works in AutoWeek Magazine, as well as IndyCar.com and Motorsport.com, among others. A background that includes semi-professional football and work at a nearby racing school, he has brought that same focus and intensity to the motorsports media world. Additionally, Joey is a fan of the San Francisco 49ers, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, New York Rangers, and can also hold his own on a bowling lane.

By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Team Penske announced they have extended their partnership with Hitachi for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series campaign. A featured sponsor for the past five years with three-time Indianapolis 500 champion Helio Castroneves, Hitachi will move over to the No. 1 Chevrolet piloted by defending series champion Josef Newgarden for eight races for the upcoming season. Hitachi will also remain as an associate sponsor for Team Penske’s other entries – Simon Pagenaud, Will Power and No. 3 of Castroneves for his return in the 102nd Running ofRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Ferrari has revealed the signing of Daniil Kvyat as a development driver ahead of the 2018 Formula 1 season. The 23-year-old Russian moves over to the Italian squad after a difficult journey with Red Bull Racing and Toro Rosso. In 2014, Kvyat impressed with Toro Rosso before getting the call to the senior team the following season. However, in 2016 he was dropped back to Red Bull’s junior team in favor of Max Verstappen after the fourth race. Unfortunately, the demotions would continue in 2017 asRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief INDYCAR revealed that Kyle Novak will take over as race director for the Verizon IndyCar Series. In November, Brian Barnhart left the position to take over as President of Harding Racing, which competed in a part-time capacity in North America’s premier open wheel tour last season but is aiming for a full season campaign in 2018. Novak has spent time previously in a similar role during his time with IMSA, with various other endeavors within other frames of motorsports. The full release by INDYCAR can beRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Sahara Force India revealed that Nicholas Latifi has signed on as a reserve and test driver ahead of the 2018 Formula 1 season. The 22-year-old Canadian comes off an admirable Formula 2 (formerly GP2 Series) campaign last season, winning at Silverstone and bagging nine podium finishes en route to fifth in the championship standings with DAMS. Latifi was a test driver for Renault last season, notably completing over 200km when called upon for his first outing in a post-race session in Hungary. According to the teamRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Motorsports Tribune reviews the top 10 from the 2017 Formula 1 World Drivers’ Championship. Our list moves on to No. 1, Lewis Hamilton. Lewis Hamilton, No. 44 Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport 2017: 1st in the championship, 363 points Wins: 9, Podiums: 13, Top 5: 18, Top 10: 20, Poles: 11, Laps Led: 527, Fastest Laps: 7 Best Finish 1st – Nine times (China, Spain, Canada, Great Britain, Belgium, Italy, Singapore, Japan, United States) Lewis Hamilton put together one of the most impressive drives in the history ofRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Motorsports Tribune reviews the top 10 from the 2017 Formula 1 World Drivers’ Championship. Our list moves on to fifth-place finisher in the standings, Daniel Ricciardo. Daniel Ricciardo, No. 3 Red Bull Racing 2017: 5th in the championship, 200 points Wins: 1, Podiums: 9, Top 5: 13, Top 10: 14, Poles: 2, Laps Led: 23, Fastest Laps: 1 Best Finish: 1st (Baku) The 2017 Formula 1 season was feast or famine for Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo. The 28-year-old Aussie put on a strong display of formRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Motorsports Tribune reviews the top 10 Formula 1 drivers of 2017. Our list continues with sixth place finisher Max Verstappen. Max Verstappen, No. 33 Red Bull Racing 2017: 6th in the championship, 168 points Wins: 2, Podiums: 4, Top 5: 12, Top 10: 13, Poles: 0, Laps Led: 133 , Fastest Laps: 1,  Best Finish: 1st – Two times (Malaysia, Mexico) Max Verstappen endured one of the tougher outings in 2017, as strong outings were also countered by gut-wrenching reliability woes. The 20-year-old Dutchman was solidRead More

Posted On December 29, 2017By Joey BarnesIn Breaking News, Formula One, Headline News

2017 F1 Driver Review: Sergio Perez

By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Motorsports Tribune reviews the top 10 from the 2017 Formula 1 World Drivers’ Championship. Our list moves on to seventh-place finisher in the standings, Sergio Perez. Sergio Perez, No. 11 Sahara Force India Formula One Team 2017: 7th in the championship, 100 points Wins: 0, Podiums: 0, Top 5: 2, Top 10: 17, Poles: 0, Laps Led: 0, Fastest Laps: 1 Best Finish: 5th – Two times (Canada, Singapore) The 2017 season of Sergio Perez is a really interesting one for several reasons. On its own,Read More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Motorsports Tribune reviews the top 10 from the 2017 Formula 1 World Drivers’ Championship. Our list moves on to ninth-place finisher in the standings, Carlos Sainz Jr. Carlos Sainz Jr., No. 55 Scuderia Toro Rosso (1-16) / Renault Sport Formula 1 Team (17-20) 2017: 9th in the championship, 54 points Wins: 0, Podiums: 0, Top 5: 1, Top 10: 10, Poles: 0, Laps Led: 0, Fastest Laps: 0 Best Finish: 4th (Singapore) Carlos Sainz Jr. had one of the more eventful years in Formula 1 inRead More
The 2018 lineups for the Pro Mazda Championship presented by Cooper Tires is beginning to take shape with Sting Ray Robb as the latest confirmed as it was announced he would return to Team Pelfrey. The Idaho native enjoyed a solid rookie campaign in 2017, finishing sixth in the overall standings with 11 top 10 results, including a career-best of fourth on three separate occasions (St. Petersburg – race two, Road America – race one, Watkins Glen – race one). A full release from the team can be seen below.Read More