Motor Sports

Ford Extends Race to 2019

EFULA ABBAH With a dramatic Le Mans 24 Hours GTE Pro class victory penultimate week, Ford Motor Company has announced that its factory-supported Ford GT race programme will continue for a minimum of three extra years in both IMSA and FIA WEC competitions. Raj Nair, Ford executive vice president and chief technical officer said that the company wanted to make ...

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King Joins GP2 Elite With Epic Maiden Victory!

British racer Jordan King on Sunday secured an historic maiden GP2 victory after a high-pressure, wet-weather charge from pole position in the series’ second race in Austria. On the morning of the Formula 1 Austrian Grand Prix, the 22-year old, who’s in his second season with Spanish squad Racing Engineering, held off the challenge from highly rated fellow Brits Oliver ...

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From Baby Stroller to Racing Car

Mathilda, seven-year-old girl after whom her father, Michael Paatz, named Mathilda Racing Team, says she might want to be a race car driver, when she is older, reports MATILDA FRANCES She has been smelling petrol fumes since she was a baby. Her father, Michael Paatz, has taken her to several races he has participated in over the years since she ...

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Hamilton, Rosberg Warm up for Festival of Speed 2016

MMercedes-Benz Grand Prix drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg have confirmed they will be among the glittering line-up of star drivers attending the world’s largest motoring garden party, now less than two weeks away. For the first time, the sell-out Festival of Speed crowd will be able to see (and hear) one of the new-generation turbo F1 cars, as the ...

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Hamilton Wins Monaco Grand Prix

Triple world champion Lewis Hamilton celebrated his first win of the Formula One season in a crash-filled Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday. While fortune finally favoured the Mercedes driver after a run of bad luck, team mate and championship leader Nico Rosberg finished seventh — 93.2 seconds behind — after being told to let the Briton past early on. Australian ...

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World Rally Championship: Citroen Leads on Sunday

…As Hyundai i20 Places Second Due to Stability Issues …Ford Fiesta RS Suffers broken handbrake, Places Fifth Citroen DS 3, driven by thirty-six-year-old, Kris Meeke from Northern, led in this year’s ongoing World Rally Championship’s four-day rough road event by 29.7seconds. Returning to the championship after missing the previous two rallies in the Americas,  Meeke’s, on Sunday, claimed a second ...

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Get Behind the Wheel of an Ex-NASCAR Racer with ARCX

Motorsport fans can now put their driving skills to the test in a real NASCAR thanks to the American Race Car Experience (ARCX). Based at the Rockingham Motor Speedway in Corby, Northamptonshire, ARCX is the first such experience in Europe that allows petrolheads to get behind the wheel of one of the stars from the popular race series. The experience ...

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Hyundai Motorsport Wins Rally Argentina, Claiming WRC Team’s First Victory for 2016

Hyundai Motorsport has taken its second ever victory in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) in a thrilling result in the Rally Argentina, round four of the 2016 season. Hayden Paddon and co-driver John Kennard produced a sensational Power Stage performance to claim outright victory by 14.3 seconds. The result not only marks Hayden Paddon’s debut WRC win, but also ...

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