Hayden Paddon will contest five national rallies at home in New Zealand to stay sharp in gaps in his seven-round World Rally Championship programme with Hyundai. Paddon is sharing Hyundai’s third i20 Coupe WRC with Dani Sordo this season while Thierry Neuville and Andreas Mikkelsen contest every round. “I’m not going to pretend I don’t […]

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Williams expects new Formula 1 signing Sergey Sirotkin to be with the team for “many years ahead” following the multi-year deal that landed him a race seat for 2018. Sirotkin beat several contenders – including grand prix winner and now-Williams reserve Robert Kubica – to the final vacant seat on the F1 grid alongside Lance […]

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Rally legend Carlos Sainz has scored his second Dakar victory in the 2018 edition of the event. Two-time World Rally champion Sainz had not finished any of the prior three Dakars he had contested as a Peugeot works driver, yet 2018 proved fourth time lucky for the Spaniard. Having survived a high-attrition opening leg in […]

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American motorsport legend Dan Gurney has died, aged 86, from complications related to pneumonia. Gurney won at the sport’s very highest echelons in Formula 1, Le Mans, Indycar and NASCAR. He also ran a racing car manufacturer team, All American Racers, using the Eagle name – winning the 1967 Belgian GP driving his own machinery. […]

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Felix Rosenqvist jumped into the lead of the Formula E points by beating Sebastien Buemi in a straight fight in Marrakech. Rosenqvist was only third until just before the mid-race car swaps, but took advantage of a slowing Sam Bird to grab second and then caught and overtook Buemi in the second stint. Bird faded […]

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Leading British single-seater outfit Carlin has announced it will join IndyCar in 2018. Carlin has signed its former GP2 driver Max Chilton to partner his ex-Ganassi team-mate Charlie Kimball in its two-car line-up, while Chevrolet will be its engine supplier. The team has raced in America since 2015 when it joined the IndyCar-supporting Indy Lights […]

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Toro Rosso Formula 1 driver Brendon Hartley admits he “crumbled” when he had his first shot at Formula 1 with Red Bull. Hartley, who made his grand prix debut this year and will race for Toro Rosso full-time next season, was dropped by Red Bull during 2010 having been its reserve driverĀ (pictured above testing for […]

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Newly-crowned 2017 World Endurance champion Earl Bamber will race for the Red Bull Holden Racing Team in the Australian Supercars endurance events next year. Bamber, won topped the LMP1 standings for Porsche alongside Brendon Hartley and Timo Bernard, will share the #97 Commodore with Shane van Gisbergen at Sandown, Bathurst and Surfers Paradise. The 27-year-old […]

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Chip Ganassi driver Scott Dixon pinpoints the introduction of unified aerokits to IndyCar in 2018 as the biggest dynamic shift by the series in over five years. The new-for-2018 aerokit will be standard across Honda and Chevrolet teams next year, bringing an end to the manufacturer designs used on IndyCars for the past three seasons. […]

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Ferrari protege Marcus Armstrong has become the first driver to be confirmed for Prema Powerteam’s Formula 3 European Championship campaign next season. The 17-year-old New Zealander remains with Prema after winning the Italian Formula 4 Championship title in his first full season of car racing, as well as being narrowly pipped to the German F4 […]

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