‘Hello darling, can’t talk now, I’m racing’

SILVERSTONE, England – American Formula 2 driver Santino Ferrucci has been fined and banned for four races after colliding with a team mate while using a cellphone during a supporting race ahead of Sunday’s British F1 GP race. He also refused to attend subsequent stewards’ hearings. Ferrucci, 20 and a development driver with the Haas…

Ferrari wins, Mercedes second, at 2018 UK F1 GP

SILVERSTONE, England – Sebastian Vettel denied homeboy Lewis Hamilton a fifth win at his home Formula 1 GP on Sunday and is now eight points clear at the top of the motor-racing’s senior formula. Reigning champion Hamilton went from pole starter to stone last  through to a first-lap collision with Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen  but fought through…

Big Bentley Bentayga blasts Pikes Peak SUV record

Near-production spec Bentley takes Pikes record Limited edition will celebrate awesome record run Run of 10 limited-edition units to be created CREWE, England – Bentley’s Bentayga has, its maker says, again demonstrated its outstanding performance credentials by claiming the time record for a production SUV at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Driven by double…

Mallya resigns as a Force India F1 director

LONDON. England – Force India Formula 1 team co-owner Vijay Mallya has resigned as a team director but will continue as the teams principal and as a shareholder. He is reported to have told Motorsport.com website: “I continue as team principal. There was no compulsion to resign, I just decided that my son should replace me. “I…

Ricciardo beats power problems to score Monaco win

MONACO – Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo brought back memories of Formula 1 great Michael Schumacher on Sunday as he nursed a car down on power to win the Monaco Formula 1 GP. He won from pole – for the first time in his career – despite the power problems that erupted on lap 28. Ferrari’s…

Red Bull charges to record lap – and 2018 Monaco pole

MONACO, Monte Carlo – Aussie ace Daniel Ricciardo dominated qualifying for Formula 1’s most famous race today to the point where he broke the track record take pole in his Red Bull. His time? An awesome 1min10.810 around the street track on the Mediterranean coast, playpen of billionaires and home to several F1 drivers. READ…

Top F1 race team told to amend race-car mirrors

LONDON, England – Rearview mirrors mounted on the new halo crash-protection structures for Formula 1 race cars continue to be legal but one particular team has been told to make a change. The International Automobile Federation has told Ferrari to change its mirror mounts – and in time for the upcoming Monaco F1 GP. Monaco,…

Lewis shows the way home with win in Spain

BARCELONA, Spain – Lewis Hamilton has won the 2018 Spanish Formula 1 GP with Finnish team-mate Valtteri Bottas right behind. That means Hamilton, who started on pole, is back on form and has stretched his championship lead over  Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel from four to 17 points with his second win of the 2018 season, the 64th…

Sirotkin’s Azerbaijan crash penalty up for review

LONDON, England – The Williams F1 team has asked for a review of the three-place grid penalty imposed on its Russian driver Sergey Sirotkin for a collision during the 2018 Azerbaijan GP The penalty is due to be imposed for start of the Spanish F1 GP at Catalunya on May 13. The International Automobile Federation announced…

Superhot new turbo VW Golf GTI TCR for Wörthersee ’18

125 000 people arriving in 7300 cars New top dog in the GTI range Car’s top speed listed as 250km/h HERNDON, Virginia – The 2018 VW GTI gathering at Wörthersee in Austria on May 9 2018 – an expected 125 000 people arriving in 7300 cars – will also celebrate the debut of the near-production Golf GTI…

Vice or nice? Miami split on welcoming 2019 F1 GP

Does Florida hold the keys to US F1 growth? Not all Miamians keen on street noise Will GP fans swamp the Everglades? LONDON, England – Formula 1 wants to inaugurate a street race in the American holiday paradise from 2019.the hoping to hold a race through the streets of central Miami next year. Sean Bratches,…

Marquez takes Spanish GP – thanks to awesome crash (V)

JEREZ, Spain – Marc Marquez won his home Spanish MotoGP on Sunday – but only because the three leaders crashed in spectacular fashion. The Honda rider was racing alone at the front through the final eight laps after his team mate Dani Pedrosa collided spectacularly with Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso and Jorge Lorenzo. WATCH THE CRASH…