Slippin’ ‘n slidin’ – it’s the hot favourite for track-day training

Track days losing out to drift training UK racetracks smoking supercar lessons SIx-year-olds even playing passengers LONDON, England – Drifting, the ”art” of controlling a car thats spinning in circles, is now said to be the fastest-growing track-driving experience in the UK. Computer games such as Forza Motorsport and ‘Fast and the Furious‘ movies are…

Final flag for Austrian race ace Niki Lauda

LONDON, England – Multiple Formula 1 champion and airline owner Niki Lauda has died after battling declining health. He was 70. He had spent time in hospital in January 2019 with a flu infection and received a new lung in August 2019 and race fans will recall that he was in an horrific crash at…

Creating beauty: 65-year-old Jaguar XK reborn for racing

1954 XK120 back to ‘bespoke’ specification 2700 man-hour job makes race-read beauty Original 3.4-litre six-cylinder XK engine rebuilt LONDON, England – Jaguar Classic has completed restoration of an XK120 sports car restoration commissioned by British life-long Jaguar enthusiast David Gandy. The 11-month project, which was a close collaboration between Gandy and Jaguar Classic’s experts at…

Hamilton hails ‘history in making’ after 1-2 in Spain

Tough challenge from Lewis’ wins target Mercedes led whole Spanish race from start Reports he was boosted by a cancer boy’s letter BARCELONA, Spain – Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton believes Formula 1 history is about to be made thanks to his team’s  fifth 1-2 finish from the first five races of the 2019 season. Hamilton started…

Battery problem affected Hamilton’s qualifying

BARCELONA. Spain – Lewis Hamilton’s 2019 Spanish F1 GP qualifying was affected by a battery problem according to Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff. The English ace qualified second on the grid behind team mate Valtteri Bottas after earlier leading in the lap times. READ THE FULL Reuters report here Championship leader (by one point) Bottas…

Hamilton fastest in final practice ahead of Catalunya F1 GP

BARCELONA, Spain – Mercedes Lewis Hamilton lapped fastest of the Formula 1 pack here today during final practice ahead of the 2019 Spanish Formula 1 GP, leaving a gap of half a second to Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc on the Catalunya circuit. The Briton, looking for a hat-trick here, set the best time of 1min16.568 during…

Racing Renée: Passion for Porsche and fighting child trafficking

Valkyrie Racing making history in vintage 356 Porsche Record six races on seven continents by 2020 Defeating child-trafficking all part of the plan LOS ANGELES,  California – When Colorado-based philanthropist and mother-of-four RenéeBrinkerhoff (right) decided to race in the legendary and dangerous La Carrera Panamericana rally in 2013 aged 57 she was a racetrack rookie….

Hamilton favourite for Spain – or will Ferrari get it right?

BARCELONA, Spain – Lewis Hamilton will be the favourite to win the 2019 Spanish Formula 1 GP here on Sunday… a race he’s won four times, including a hat-trick. Some fans also reckon he will regain the 2019 F1 championship lead from team mate Valtteri Bottas – a mere one point scored for a fastest…

Subaru’s superteen Solberg, 17, cleans up in Swedish rally

Too young for a road licence, but wins rally Son of Solberg shines in Sweden for Subaru First time on route, first win for Oliver Subaru Motorsports USA took the top two podium positions at a DirtFish Olympus Rally but it was teenage Swedish rally prodigy Oliver Solberg who scored his first American rally victory…

Bottas takes back F1 lead after Azerbaijan GP

BAKU, Azerbaijan – Valtterri Bottas won the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Sunday to retake the Formula 1 World championship lead from team mate Lewis Hamilton after a fourth consecutive 1-2 finish for Mercedes. The Finn started from pole and finished 1.524sec ahead of Hamilton so only one point separates them but the team is 74…

Berger says Hamilton ‘now on a par with Senna’

LONDON, England – Former F1 driver Gerhard Berger, a wheelman for Benetton, Ferrari and McLaren through 1986 to the end of the 1997 season, believes Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton can now be rated with Ayrton Senna. He and Senna were McLaren race partners through 1990 to the end of the 1992 F1 season. He told Reuters…