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Posted On June 4, 2015By Adam TateIn Breaking News, Formula One, Headline News

Manor moving on up

The Manor Marussia F1 team is finally making inroads to ensure it not only survives in Formula One, but eventually thrives. After signing former Mercedes F1 Technical Director Bob Bell, the team announced yesterday that they have signed 2013 GP2 champion Fabio Leimer as the team’s official reserve driver. We’re delighted to welcome Fabio to our team. We always keep a close eye on drivers competing in the feeder series and their potential for making the step up to Formula 1. Fabio has been on that radar for a numberRead More
Ford Motor Company is set to make their historic return to Le Mans official. Bill Ford Jr who is set to wave the flag for the start of this year’s race is expected to make the announcement at the company’s hospitality tent, already under construction in Le Mans. North American stalwart Chip Ganassi Racing is expected to field two factory supported GTE racers based on the forthcoming Ecoboost V6 powered Ford GT supercar. The announcement comes on the 50th anniversary of Ford’s first Le Mans triumph, when Chris Amon andRead More

Posted On June 2, 2015By Josh FarmerIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Briscoe back at SPM for Texas

Ryan Briscoe will return to the cockpit of the #5 Arrow Electronics Honda for this weekend’s Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway. Briscoe finished 12th at the Indianapolis 500 when he was initially tapped to fill in for the injured James Hinchcliffe. He has one win (2010) in eight starts at TMS and won the pole in 2009. Conor Daly filled in for SPM last weekend in Detroit and finished 6th in the second race of the weekend. It is known that Daly is likely to return for Toronto. BriscoeRead More
Dale Coyne Racing announced via Twitter that Tristan Vautier and Pippa Mann will return to the team for this weekend’s Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway. Vautier and Mann were DCR teammates at the Indianapolis 500 where Vautier was eliminated in a pit road collision with the third member of the team’s stable James Davison. Mann was also involved in the incident but continued on to finish in 22nd place. The Frenchman was tapped to drive Coyne’s #19 at Detroit where he passed several cars on the last lap toRead More
Manor F1
The Manor Marussia F1 Team added considerable depth to its technical and engineering departments. Bob Bell, former technical director for the Mercedes F1 team, has joined the Silverstone-based outfit as a technical consultant. Bell, a former team principal with the Renault F1 team, has had various other engineering roles at Benetton, Jordan and McLaren. Bell brings a wealth of experience, along with two constructors championships and will advise the team’s senior management in their quest to rebuild into a stronger team. With Technical Director John McQuilliam leading the way, theRead More
DOVER, Del.—Jimmie Johnson, welcome to the club. With his overtime victory in Sunday’s FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks at Dover International Speedway, Johnson became the fifth driver to win 10 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at a single track, joining Richard Petty, David Pearson, Darrell Waltrip and Dale Earnhardt Sr. in sharing that distinction. Johnson’s triumph was his series-best fourth of the season and the 74th of his career, eighth most all-time and two behind NASCAR Hall of Famer Earnhardt in seventh place. Unlike many of the six-time champion’s pastRead More
Sebastien Bourdais managed to stretch his fuel and make the most of the circumstances and claim his 33rd Indy car win in the second race of the Chevrolet Duel in Detroit weekend. Rain once again became a major factor as the Belle Isle circuit was drenched in the hours leading to the second race of the weekend. Bourdais started in the 9th position and remained steadily in the top 5 while Juan Pablo Montoya dominated the early stint of the race. His only challenge came from teammate Will Power, butRead More

Posted On May 31, 2015By Josh FarmerIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Race 2 qualifying washed out

Qualifying for today’s race 2 at Detroit has been called off on the count of rain after only one session ran to comepletion. Rookie Sage Karam paced the field during the wet first session and was set to make a career best start. The second session ran for a total of four minutes before standing water brought the session to a halt and eventually to a cancellation. This puts Juan Pablo Montoya on the pole, who would have originally have lined up in the middle of the pack with teammateRead More
Sometimes, you are either lucky or good, but Carlos Munoz was both on Saturday as he played the strategy game perfectly and won a rain shortened Race 1 of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit weekend. Andretti Autosport teammate Marco Andretti initially held the upper hand in strategy as he pitted on lap nine under caution for slick tires as the track was drying out while the majority of the field stayed out under yellow. The race fell right into Andretti’s hands as Charlie Kimball crashed on the ensuing restart whichRead More
DOVER, Del.—Chris Buescher had enough fuel left at the end of Saturday’s Buckle Up 200 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Dover International Speedway to do a celebratory burnout, but his No. 60 Roush Fenway Racing Ford wasn’t the only thing that was smoking after the checkered flag. Yes, Buescher won for the second time this season and extended his lead in the series standings to 15 points over eighth-place finisher Ty Dillon, but his winning pass of teammate and Coors Light Polesitter Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. left Wallace fuming. ContactRead More