Motor Sports

Sweden Produces First Ever Racing World Champion

…as Volvo Cars, Polestar and Cyan Racing Claim Maiden Motorsport Titles Thed Björk and Polestar Cyan Racing wrote history on Saturday to claim two FIA World Touring Car Championship titles in the season finale at Losail International Circuit, Qatar. Thed Björk has become the first ever Swedish racing World Champion as Volvo Cars, Polestar and Cyan Racing claim their maiden ...

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Audi to Celebrate Formula E Premiere

For the first time, Audi will be competing in motorsport as a factory team with a fully electric race car this weekend (2nd and 3rd of December). The two races in Hong Kong form the opening event of the new Formula E season in which Audi is the first German automobile manufacturer to be involved. For Team Audi Sport ABT ...

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Formula One Changes Logo for New-Look Future

Formula One unveiled a new logo at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday as the first step in a rebranding of the U.S.-owned sport. The design, described as symbolizing the look of a Formula One car with a ‘modern-retro feel’, replaces one introduced three decades ago by former commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone. Managing director Sean Bratches said it ...

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Bragging rights and money at stake in F1 finale

The Formula One season winds up in Abu Dhabi on Sunday with both titles won, Lewis Hamilton aiming to close the year on a winning note and big money still at stake for those further down the paddock pecking order. While four times world champion Hamilton’s Mercedes team mates can again look forward to healthy year-end bonuses, others are scrapping ...

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Historic Sports Car Club to Celebrate 60th Anniversary of Formula Junior

The Historic Sports Car Club’s feature at Autosport International will include a line-up of iconic Formula Junior cars to celebrate 60 years since the open wheel racing series’ inception at the NEC Birmingham from 11th-14th January 2018. First adopted in October 1958, the class was intended to provide an entry level where drivers could use inexpensive mechanical components from ordinary ...

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Strong Performance of Toyota Yaris WRC Goes Unrewarded in Australia

At the final round of the FIA World Rally Championship in Australia, Toyota Yaris WRC driver Esapekka Lappi has finished sixth. His team mate Jari-Matti Latvala was second right until the final Power Stage, when he went off. Nonetheless, he concluded the 2017 drivers’ championship in fourth position, after only the first full year for Toyota since returning to series ...

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Nissan to join 2018/19 Formula E Electric Racing Season

Nissan will become the first Japanese automotive brand to compete in the all-electric FIA Formula E racing championship starting in 2018. The move to participate in the growing Formula E series gives Nissan a highly visible global platform from which to spread the message of Nissan Intelligent Mobility – the company’s three-pillar strategy to redefine how its vehicles are driven, ...

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