Archive for 'Motorsport'

How does motorsport make us safer?

How does motorsport make us safer?

Motorsport is often regarded as being one of the most dangerous sports in the world, but the reality is that owing to the modern stringent safety rules this is now far from the truth. In fact, [...]

It’s not only Formula 1 drivers who need to worry about tyres

It’s not only Formula 1 drivers who need to worry about tyres

After the recent Bahrain Grand Prix, won so well by Sebastian Vettel for Red Bull, there has been a lot of focus on the choice of tyres and how well they performed, or didn’t, in the [...]

Honda Enters WTCC With Civic

Honda Enters WTCC With Civic

Honda has announced it will race the new Civic in the FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC). “We have made a decision” said Honda CEO, Takanobu Ito “to enter into the WTCC with the European Civic. [...]

Donington Historic Festival 2012

Donington Historic Festival 2012

With the timetable now announced, spectators at the 2012 Donington Historic Festival can plan their visit and look forward to an unrivalled display of historic motorsport, as over 300 racing cars dating from the 1920s up [...]

Jay Kay Reunites 914-6 With Bjorn

Jay Kay Reunites 914-6 With Bjorn

Jamiroquai front man and self-confessed petrolhead Jay Kay is bringing his Porsche 914-6 to this year’s Race Retro for a reunion with one of its original drivers, rally legend Bjorn Waldegard. Bjorn will be seeing if [...]

MG To Enter BTCC With MG6

MG To Enter BTCC With MG6

MG Motor UK has announced it will enter the 2012 BTCC Series with a ‘dream team’ of cars, drivers, constructors and sponsors. Two MG6 GT cars will run in the all-new MG KX Momentum Racing team [...]

Audi’s 2012 LMP1 Racer Spotted Testing

Audi’s 2012 LMP1 Racer Spotted Testing

Audi Sport is intensively preparing for the 2012 sports prototype season. A test team has started the next trial phase of the LMP1 sports car for the 2012 season in the United States this week. After [...]

Jim Clark – Tribute to a Champion

Jim Clark – Tribute to a Champion

The definitive book on Jim Clark is now available as an ebook. On April 7 1968 a Los Angeles disc jockey urged drivers, “If you are mourning the death of the great racer Jim Clark, put [...]

2012 Goodwood Theme Confirmed

2012 Goodwood Theme Confirmed

The 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed theme (28 June-01 July) has been confirmed as ‘Young Guns – Born to Win’, celebrating drivers and riders and designers and engineers whose supreme talent and insatiable thirst for speed [...]

Happy Birthday to Derek Bell

Happy Birthday to Derek Bell

Derek Bell, one of the most successful works drivers who raced for Porsche, celebrated his 70th birthday on 31 October 2011. Born in Pinner, Middlesex, Great Britain in 1941, Bell is considered to be one of [...]