Triple Crown Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Farewell Honda, and hello Chevrolet as Fernando Alonso’s second Indianapolis 500 start will be powered by 2.2 liter twin turbocharged Bowtide Brand for his McLaren Racing entry. “It will be a privilege to wear the Bowtie Brand at the 2019 Indy 500,” Alonso about the announcement. “Having Chevrolet power behind me means we’re putting ourselves in the best possible position to compete at the front.” Last week, Alonso got a glimpse of running a Chevy-powered car when he tested seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson’s Camaro ZL1Read More

Posted On May 27, 2017By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News

Our Predictions for the Biggest Day in Racing

By Motorsports Tribune staff Tomorrow, May 28th is arguably the biggest day of the racing calendar. Three of the biggest series around the World have marquee events, two of which date back to the earliest days of motor racing. The Indianapolis 500 is the biggest race in the world and will celebrate its’ 101st running. The Monaco Grand Prix is the oldest and most prestigious race on the Formula 1 calendar. The Coca-Cola 600 is NASCAR’s longest, most grueling race, and over the years has tempted several drivers to attempt “the double”Read More
 By Adam Tate, Associate Editor Fernando Alonso, gracing the cover of the newest edition of Motor Sport Magazine, proudly proclaims that he wants to win the Indy 500 and Le Mans. It is not the first time the Formula One veteran has made this claim. As his number of competitive years in F1 dwindle, or more accurately; go squandered by McLaren Honda, the once heir apparent to Schumacher is seeking new opportunities to cement his legacy and rediscover the joy in racing. I like this, a lot. Though I haven’t beenRead More
By Adam Tate, Associate Editor Monaco, the big one; the grandest of all the Grand Prix. Welcome to our Grand Prix profile of the Monaco. Formula One’s jewel race and contribution to motor racing’s triple crown was first run in 1929, organized by the Automobile Club de Monaco’s Anthony Noghes with the backing of Prince Louis II and local driver Louis Chiron. The race was created to put Monaco on the map and it succeeded beyond all expectations. The first race was won by William Grover Williams(no relation to Sir FrankRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Juan Pablo Montoya topped the time sheets in the FIA World Endurance Championship rookie test at Bahrain. The test was set for five hours and organized by the sanctioning body. Montoya set a best lap of 1m40.861s in the No. 17 Porsche 919 Hyrbid, over 1.2s faster than Richie Stanaway, who was running in the No. 8 Audi R18 e-tron Qauttro. The two-time Indy 500 champion teamed with Mitch Evans, who set a best time of 1m42.946s. Stanaway, an Aston Martin GTE Pro driver, impressed AudiRead More
After winning his second Indy 500 this year, speculation for racing legend Juan Pablo Montoya to take on the challenge of Le Mans has increased ten fold. Montoya, the only active driver to have wins at Indy and Monaco to his name could, with a win at La Sarthe, become only the second man in history to claim racing’s elusive Triple Crown. British super star Graham Hill is the only man to achieve the feat so far, when he completed the third leg by winning Le Mans in 1972 drivingRead More
Twice I have asked Juan Pablo Montoya if he had considered a Le Mans run and an attempt at the Triple Crown. First when he rejoined IndyCar with Penske and again at a reception held after his Indy 500 victory in May. Both times he brushed off the suggestion. Bemused that a driver wouldn’t want to take on the greatest challenge in racing and become only the second man in history after Graham Hill to achieve the feat of winning at Indy, Monaco and Le Mans, I even considered startingRead More