Alonso: Alpine F1 in better shape than this time last year

Alpine finished fifth in last year’s constructors’ championship courtesy of Esteban Ocon’s shock win in Hungary and an Alonso podium in Qatar, two standouts results which pulled it over the line in the fight against AlphaTauri.
The former Renault team has resumed its ongoing management reshuffle, with executive director Marcin Budkowski and advisor Alain Prost both leaving ahead of the 2022 …Keep reading Source

FIA Abu Dhabi F1 investigation must deliver clear answers, says McLaren

In the wake of the controversial implementation of F1’s safety car restart rules at last year’s F1 season finale, motor racing’s governing body has begun a detailed investigation.
But amid some concerns that the FIA could try to brush under the carpet any mistakes that were made, Brown believes that it is important for the sport’s credibility that fans are given a proper answer about …Keep reading Source

Ex-Ferrari junior Armstrong joins Hitech for 2022 F2 season

Armstrong joins Hitech for his third year in the series, having raced for ART in 2020 before switching to compatriots DAMS for 2021.
Hitech thus completes its line-up for 2022 after retaining the services of Red Bull junior Juri Vips, while Liam Lawson has left the British team to join Carlin.
After a difficult couple of seasons in F2, Armstrong secured his breakthrough win at the opening …Keep reading Source

WRC 2022: Everything you need to know on the new rules, new cars and more

New Rally1 regulations centred on hybrid-powered cars have provided the series with arguably its biggest rules shake-up for a generation, and promise to deliver the most unpredictable season for decades.
Last year the WRC said goodbye to its ‘modern Group B’ monsters, and the all-new 500bhp beasts are set to be unleashed on the world’s toughest stages.
PLUS: Why the WRC’s ‘modern …Keep reading Source

Cameron to test Penske IndyCar at Sebring

The 33-year-old Californian, a former rising star in open-wheel racing, has become recognised as one of the world’s finest sportscar drivers in recent years, and in 2023 will be one of the aces in the Porsche Penske Motorsport line-up.
In preparation for the project, Penske will enter the FIA World Endurance Championship this year, running an Oreca in LMP2 with Cameron joined by fellow IMSA …Keep reading Source

McLaren happy to wait over Audi F1 future decision

The Woking-based team has been linked as a contender to join up with Audi if the Volkswagen Group-owned company enters grand prix racing when new engine rules come in from 2026.
It has held exploratory talks with the German manufacturer but it suggests that the ball is now in VW’s court about what happens next.
It is understood that VW is considering two options for an F1 assault: an Audi …Keep reading Source

Fresh backing for Aussie grassroots programmes

The deal will see Supercheap provide backing for a range of Motorsport Australia’s programmes, including the FIA Girls on Track initiative and the Ricciardo’s Racers junior development programme.
The deal will also include backing for the Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships and the Australian Rally Championship.
Supercheap is already the naming rights partner for the TCR Australia …Keep reading Source

Dane Cameron to test Penske IndyCar

The 33-year-old Californian, a former rising star in open-wheel racing, has become recognized as one of the world’s finest sportscar drivers in recent years, and in 2023 will be one of the aces in the Porsche Penske Motorsport line-up.
In preparation for the project, Penske will enter the World Endurance Championship this year, running an Oreca in LMP2 with Cameron joined by fellow IMSA …Keep reading Source

Dixon leads calls for next-gen IndyCar to lose weight

In the ongoing discussion over IndyCar’s 2023 engine regulations, which will see engine capacity increase from 2.2-liters to 2.4 with hybrid units added on, Dixon, Will Power, Josef Newgarden and Graham Rahal have asked the series to reduce the weight of the cars overall.
“I would say IndyCar right now is more of a junior category car,” said Dixon who has accrued 51 wins over his 21-year …Keep reading Source

Gary Crotty named first NASCAR representative on FIA Courts

Gary Crotty, NASCAR’s executive vice president and chief legal counsel, has been elected by the FIA General Assembly as one of 36 judges to serve on the FIA Courts. His term began Jan. 1 and runs through Dec. 31, 2025.
As a FIA judge, Crotty may be appointed to sit on the FIA International Tribunal or International Court of Appeal. The International Tribunal is the first instance level of …Keep reading Source