Aston Martin Tag

By Steve Aibel, Senior F1 Writer In what has long been rumored, Aston Martin has returned to Formula 1 in a partnership with Red Bull Racing. The luxury British car maker is partnering with the team to create a ground breaking Aston Martin hypercar and increase brand awareness. The partnership will combine the advanced aerodynamic understanding of Formula 1 and the design DNA of Aston Martin with intentions to produce the ultimate supercar. Red Bull will showcase the Aston Martin wings logo on the RB-12  during the 2016 season. This willRead More
By Adam Tate, Managing Editor Coming off of its most successful year in Formula One to date, Force India, the little team that could is set to make a name change and become Aston Martin Racing from 2016 onward. Their Mercedes engine contract and strong finish of fifth in the Constructor’s championship has caught the eye of Aston Martin who is keen to be back racing in the public eye and is conveniently set to begin using Mercedes engine’s in its road cars in the near future. It will be theRead More

Posted On November 20, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News

2015 6 Hours of Bahrain – FP3

Porsche returned to the top of the timing screens at Bahrain this morning as the teams took part in a final hour of Free Practice running before the important qualifying sessions later today in preparation for the Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain tomorrow. Brendon Hartley laid down an early lap of 1m40.917s in the No.17 Porsche 919 Hybrid and the New Zealanders effort, which was 1.2s faster than Marcel Fassler’s best from last night’s session, was not bettered in the 60-minute session this morning. Making it another Porsche 1-2, theRead More
With the No.18 Porsche finishing in second place, 26-seconds behind the No.17 car, Porsche clinched the 2015 FIA World Endurance Manufacturers’ Championship, sending the Stuttgart mark into ecstasy.  Now holding a 70-point lead in the Manufacturers’ standings over Audi, Porsche cannot be beaten no matter what happens at the final race at Bahrain. Like Fuji last month, Shanghai produced another sensational WEC event today.  In changeable weather and track conditions, each of the Porsche and Audi entries led the race at stages, thrilling the crowd and TV viewers alike. BrendonRead More
Porsche scored another 1-2 in qualifying to maintain its perfect pole record in the 2015 World Endurance Championship and ensure that Webber, Hartley and teammate Timo Bernhard stretch their title advantage to two points. The title leading No.17 Porsche 919 Hybrid driven by Mark Webber and Brendon Hartley set an average of 1m42.719s this afternoon. Hartley, who has been the quickest driver in the No.17 for most of the meeting, set an outright best of 1m42.621s to lay the foundations of a convincing pole. Before war is declared in theRead More

Posted On September 18, 2015By Adam TateIn Breaking News, Headline News

Porsche locks out front row in Austin

Neel Jani came through in a clinch to snag pole position and make it an all Porsche front row for tomorrow’s 6 hours of the Circuit of the Americas, from Austin, Texas. The Swiss driver put in a flyer in his No. 18 919 hybrid crossing the line with a strong 1:46.018 displacing the sister car of Brendon Hartley, Timo Bernhard, Mark Webber by just 0.146 of a second. Behind the dominant Porsches lines up the first Audi machine of Loic Duval, Oliver Jarvis and Lucas di Grassi. The championshipRead More

Posted On June 16, 2015By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News

Le Mans predictions revisited

The 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans turned out to be a historic homecoming for Porsche claiming a 1-2 victory. My pre-race predictions were somewhat less successful, let’s see how they turned out class by class. LMP1 Winner: I had predicted the No. 18 Porsche driven by Neel Jani, Marc Lieb and Romain Dumas. I didn’t get the number right but the marque was correct as the sister car driven by Nico Hulkenberg, Nick Tandy and Earl Bamber was victorious. The 18 finished fifth. Dark Horse: Eighth place was the bestRead More

Posted On June 14, 2015By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News

Le Mans: Hours 12 to 18 report

The 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans is entering the final quarter of the race with very little change at the front of the running order. LMP1 Nick Tandy leads in the #19 Porsche over his teammate Mark Webber in the #17 Porsche. The Audi trio of Rene Rast in the 9, Marcel Fassler in the #7 and Oliver Jarvis in the #8 are behind them while Neel Jani is sixth in class in the remaining Porsche. Toyota are much further off the pace as they are six and eightRead More

Posted On June 13, 2015By Adam TateIn Breaking News

Le Mans 12 hour night report

Halfway into the running of the 83rd 24 Hours of Le Mans and Porsche leads Audi as the two rival marques battle neck and neck for victory in the year’s most important motor race. Night has fully descended around Circuit de la Sarthe and the lead prototypes are slashing their way through traffic, lights flashing, drivers fully awake for the long haul till dawn. LMP1 F1 hot shoe Nico Hulkenberg handed over the No. 19 Porsche 919 to team mate Nick Tandy at the 9 hour mark, just past midnightRead More

Posted On June 13, 2015By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News

24 Hours of Le Mans: Six hour report

The 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans began with a Porsche 1-2-3 grid, but it was clear from the start that it would be a fight between the three LMP1 manufacturers that composed the top 8 grid positions. After the first hour, the order was the #17 Porsche, followed by the #18 Porsche, the #8, #7 and #9 Audi trio and then the #19 within ten seconds of each other. However at the end of the first hour, the first retirement took place. The #92 factory Porsche GT car blewRead More