All posts by Luis Torres

From the Pacific Northwest, Luis is a University of Idaho graduate with a Bachelor's degree in Broadcasting and Digital Media. Ever since watching the 2003 Daytona 500, being involved in auto racing is all he's ever dreamed of doing. Over the years, Luis has focused on writing, video and photography ranging from Idaho athletics to auto racing with ambitions of having his work recognized.

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Scuderia AlphaTauri confirmed Wednesday that highly touted 20-year-old Japanese racer Yuki Tsunoda will be paired alongside Pierre Gasly for the 2021 Formula One season, replacing Daniil Kyvat. Tusnoda is set to become the 21st different driver representing Japan in a grand prix weekend and the first since Kamui Kobayashi in 2014. Not only that, Tsunoda will make history as he’ll be the first 21st century born competitor to hit the F1 grid. Tsunoda, who needed to finish fifth or better in this season’s F2 championshipRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer A.J. Foyt Racing announced Tuesday that Canadian Dalton Kellett will compete full-time in the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series, replacing Charlie Kimball in the No. 4 Chevrolet. Kellett was a part of the three-driver rotation in the No. 14 Chevrolet last season, making 8 of 14 starts. However, the former Indy Lights mainstay finished no better than 20th twice (both at Road America) which has left fans scratching their heads as to why the team went with him over Kimball, who scored two top-10 finishes? TeamRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Seven-time Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton will be back with the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team for the season finale at Abu Dhabi. Hamilton, a five-time grand prix winner at the Yas Marina Circuit, missed last weekend’s Sakhir Grand Prix after testing positive for COVID-19 which marked the first time he wasn’t part of a GP weekend since his F1 career began in 2007. From there, he had to complete health protocols required by the FIA where he spent time self-isolating before being tested onceRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Juan Pablo Montoya already has the Rolex 24 and 24 Hours of Le Mans on his busy 2021 racing schedule, now he’ll add the Indianapolis 500 to his lineup following Arrow McLaren SP’s announcement Wednesday morning. The team confirmed Montoya will compete in the 105th Indy 500 (Sunday, May 30, 2021) in a third Chevrolet-powered entry which will mark the Colombian’s first trip back to Indianapolis Motor Speedway since 2017. “I’m very excited to be joining Arrow McLaren SP for the Indianapolis 500,” said Montoya.Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer A brand new number and a brand new colors for Colton Herta became Tuesday morning’s headline as he’ll be moving to the No. 26 Andretti Autosport entry in 2021 with Gainbridge as his primary sponsor. Following a season that can be best described as forgettable for the race team, Herta was the gem of the squad with a triumphant win at Mid-Ohio Race No. 2 and subsequent third-place points finish. A strong 2020 campaign was something Michael Andretti couldn’t ignore and by putting Herta inRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Current Formula 2 championship leader Mick Schumacher will be Formula 1 bound next season as Haas F1 Team announced Wednesday that the son of seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher will become teammates with Nikita Mazepin. The 21-year-old German star has honed his racing craft throughout his junior formula career where he’s won championships in Formula 3 in 2018. He’ll hope to lock up the F2 title this weekend at Sakhir where he has a 14-point championship lead over Callum Ilott. Schumacher has netted two featureRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Both Williams Racing and Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team made the news waves Wednesday morning following their announcements that George Russell will fill-in for Lewis Hamilton (COVID-19) at this weekend’s Sakhir Grand Prix. With Russell taking over Formula One’s most coveted ride, it gave Williams reserved driver Jack Aitken an opportunity to make his grand prix debut this weekend as well. Those decisions were mutually agreed upon, something Team Principal and CEO of Mercedes Toto Wolff took time of thanking Williams because it wouldn’t have beenRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Haas F1 Team confirmed Tuesday that Formula 2 racer Nikita Mazepin will be one of the new drivers on the 2021 Formula One grid. Mazepin has made most of his opportunity with Hitech Grand Prix this season, scoring two F2 victories. Both being feature races at Silverstone and Mugello along with four additional podium finishes. He’ll become the fourth-ever Russian to compete in the sport’s highest level and pending on Daniil Kvyat’s status at AlphaTauri, he might be the only one active in 2021. ForRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Seven-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton has tested positive for COVID-19 and won’t compete in the Sakhir Grand Prix this Sunday. Following his 95th grand prix victory at the Bahrain Grand Prix, Hamilton woke up with mild symptoms Monday morning which led to two COVID-19 tests with both coming positive. This took place after testing three times last week, all returning negative including the afternoon of his victory last Sunday. As a result of being ruled out this weekend, the Brit’s streak of 265Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Haas F1 Team reserve driver Pietro Fittipaldi is set to make his Formula One debut at the Sakhir Grand Prix, filling in the for Romain Grosjean, who is recovering from burns sustained at the Bahrain Grand Prix. As a result of Monday’s announcement, Fittipaldi – grandson of two-time F1 champion Emerson Fittipaldi – will become the first third-generation driver to compete at a grand prix event. The 24-year-old Miami-born Brazilian has a unique racing background, which includes winning the 2017 Formula V8 3.5 championship, whereRead More