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In an extraordinary move of empathy, hard nosed McLaren-Honda boss Ron Dennis has reportedly blocked Red Bull Racing from securing Honda power units for 2016. Despite assurances from Christian Horner that, “quitting is not an option” Red Bull’s predicament looks even worse than the weather in Austin this weekend. After having the door shut in their face by Mercedes and then Ferrari, Ron Dennis may be putting the final nail in the coffin of F1’s youngest super power. Supplying another team with engines for next season could stretch issue plaguedRead More

Posted On October 24, 2015By Adam TateIn Breaking News, Formula One

US Grand Prix: Saturday Soaking

Currently the F1 community is in a holding pattern. Sitting, waiting on the deluge from Hurricane Patricia to either drown the Lone Star state or mercifully lessen just enough to squeak in qualifying. The prognosis isn’t encouraging. They just brought in the marshals and as I type we just received confirmation of yet another 30 minute rain delay. Everyone is making the best of it. The fans, God bless them are all still here, cheering, dancing, waving banners for the cameras. Two Sauber crew members rode up the pit laneRead More
Sauber reserve driver Rafaelle Marciello, is set to drive Felipe Nasr’s Sauber in FP1 in Austin on Friday in the build up to this weekend’s United States Grand Prix. The chance comes on the heels of rounds in the Sauber in FP1 at Malaysia, Spain and Britain. Marciello currently lies in 8th place in the GP2 standings with three podiums this season. He has been a member of Ferrari’s young driver Academy since 2010. This weekend’s round of the championship will be Sauber’s 400th since entering F1 in 1993. Image: FerrariRead More

Posted On October 16, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Formula One

Romain Grosjean: Big in America

Crash! Bang! Wallop! That was quite a big smash in Sochi – how are you feeling? I’m feeling pretty good, especially considering the force of the impact; I broke my seat! It was my biggest impact for quite a while and when I knew I was going to hit the wall I took my hands off the wheel, closed my eyes and braced myself. It’s a testament to all the safety inherent in the car and the other safety devices, so a little thank you to Bell, HANS, Enstone, the circuit, the FIA and the marshals and medical personnel. AlsoRead More

Posted On September 20, 2015By Josh FarmerIn Breaking News, Headline News

Porsche dominates 6 Hours of COTA

The chain of wins continues for Porsche as Mark Webber, Brendon Hartley and Timo Bernhard claimed their second win in a row after a dramatic turn of fate at the Six Hours of COTA. The #17 was untouchable over the course of the first three hours of the race until Mark Webber overshot his pit stall just past the half way mark which cost the team seven seconds as Timo Bernhard climbed aboard. Bernhard initially picked up the pace and made up some of the lost time but with justRead More

Posted On September 20, 2015By Adam TateIn Breaking News

Sights and sounds: WEC at COTA

Welcome to our newest segment here at Tribute Racing. At a select few races each year I am going to do my best to describe to you just how it feels to be in the paddock for some of the most exciting and interesting races in the world. The only WEC round in North America is the perfect place to start as a WEC race is the best bargain for fans today. Especially in the case of the Lone Star Le Mans weekend at Circuit of the Americas in Austin.Read More

Posted On September 19, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News

DeltaWing takes first race lead of the season

Austin, Texas (September 19, 2015) – An alternate fuel strategy nearly paid major dividends for the Claro/TracFone DeltaWing Racing Cars team, as the DeltaWing Coupe saw its first race lead of the season on the way to a seventh-place finish in the Lone Star Le Mans at Circuit of The Americas. Due to the extreme Texas heat (95 degrees F ambient temperature, with track temps approaching 120 degrees and 125 inside the car), team manager Tim Keene opted for two driver changes to keep Katherine Legge and Memo Rojas asRead More
Scott Pruett captured his first win in one year and the 60th win overall along with teammate Joey Hand after a dominant Lone Star Le Mans Pruett jumped to an early lead and kept Jordan Taylor at bay over the course of the first stint and navigated GT traffic flawlessly. A spin by Don Yount’s PC entry brought out the yellow flag and brought the rest of the Prototype field down pit road while Pruett and Oswaldo Negri stayed out. Pruett picked up where he left off on the restartRead More
AUSTIN, Texas – It was one of the best success stories ever in the long and legendary history of the Rolex 24 (Hours) At Daytona: In 2012, Ohio-based privateer Michael Shank Racing won the biggest sports car race in America, with its two regular drivers, Ozz Negri and John Pew, and two drivers from outside sports car racing: NASCAR’s A.J. Allmendinger, and IndyCar’s Justin Wilson. It was team owner Shank’s ninth attempt at the win, and the dream came true with the victory – a 5.198-second margin over the polesittingRead More

Posted On September 19, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News

DeltaWing to start seventh in Austin

With a solid qualifying effort, the Claro/TracFone DeltaWing Racing Cars team will start seventh for tomorrow’s penultimate IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship event, part of the Lone Star Le Mans weekend at Circuit of the Americas. Drivers Katherine Legge and Memo Rojas continued the progress the DeltaWing Coupe has made this season with an eye toward Petit Le Mans, the final race of the season at the team’s hometown track. But the task at hand today was putting the DeltaWing into a good starting position for tomorrow’s two-hour and 40-minuteRead More