NASCAR Cup Bristol: Hamlin cruises to win as playoff field cut to 12

In a race that battled to find a rhythm in part due to battles with the weather, Hamlin took control in the second half after he grabbed the lead from his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota team-mate Ty Gibbs with 141 of 500 laps remaining.As the race remained caution-free the rest of the way, Hamlin was not seriously challenged and cruised to a 2.437-second win over Kyle Larson, who had started dead last …Keep reading Source

Mercedes: Massa F1 case could set precedent amid Abu Dhabi 2021 questions

Massa has begun a legal process to try to overturn the 2008 F1 title outcome, after believing that a conspiracy robbed him of the chance to win the crown.The Brazilian has suspicions that a cover-up by the FIA and F1 chiefs in the way it handled the Crashgate controversy from that year’s Singapore Grand Prix cost him the championship.In letters before action sent to the FIA and F1, it was argued …Keep reading Source

Malukas brings ‘hunger’ to Arrow McLaren in IndyCar – Kanaan

On Friday, Malukas was announced as Meyer Shank Racing-bound Felix Rosenqvist’s replacement at Arrow McLaren, completing the team’s three-car 2024 lineup alongside Pato O’Ward and Alexander Rossi.Malukas, a Chicago-born American-Lithuanian, has spent the past two seasons at Dale Coyne Racing with HMD, earning a pair of podiums that includes a career-best runner-up last year at the 1.25-mile oval …Keep reading Source

WRC at 50: Ranking the 10 greatest WRC drivers

Autosport’s top 10 was determined by a panel including Toyota WRC team principal Jari-Matti Latvala, M-Sport Ford managing director Malcolm Wilson and Hyundai Motorsport’s WRC programme manager Christian Loriaux. Autosport also produced its own list.Each member of the panel selected an individual top 10 list, with the drivers each scoring points from 10 awarded to first down to one for 10th …Keep reading Source

Torrential rain forces WRC Acropolis Rally shakedown cancellation

Greece has been subjected to flash flooding this week after receiving record-breaking rainfall courtesy of Storm Daniel. Last Sunday WRC crews were issued a severe weather warning of the approaching storm.  The storm has hit Lamia, the host city for the Acropolis Rally, which has resulted in several roads being flooded around the service park. Rally event director Pavlos Athanassoulas told …Keep reading Source

Formula E’s growing issue that needs greater consistency 

“I don’t believe they have the technical expertise enough to regulate a world championship like us with all these manufacturers and drivers. They are not good enough.” As racing driver outbursts go, it doesn’t get much more damning than that. But, fresh with the raw emotion of having just been stripped of a well-earned second place in Formula E’s first London E-Prix last month, Antonio …Keep reading Source

Why new CEO Bayer brings a fresh approach to AlphaTauri

His name might not have been well known to the public, but within the series he had earned a lot of respect thanks to his spell with the FIA under Jean Todt.The 52-year-old Austrian has a busy CV, having worked in a variety of sports before finding his way into motor racing. As such he brings an intriguing range of experience to the job of overseeing the political and commercial aspects of the …Keep reading Source

Rins joins Yamaha MotoGP team as Morbidelli replacement

On Wednesday morning ahead of this weekend’s British Grand Prix, Yamaha announced it would be parting ways with Morbidelli at the end of the 2023 season.Morbidelli has been a Yamaha-backed rider since 2019 and was runner-up in the championship the following year, but has struggled for form since stepping up to the factory squad midway through 2021.It has been rumoured for some time that Rins …Keep reading Source

Rally legend Kankkunen sets target for Latvala on WRC comeback

Toyota WRC boss Latvala is making a rare return to the WRC for his home event to pilot a fourth Toyota GR Yaris entry.It will be the first time the 18-time WRC rally winner will compete at the top level since a one-off outing at Rally Sweden in 2020 prior to taking up the team principal role at Toyota.The decision to contest Rally Finland, which was only made after Toyota’s dominant 1-2-3-4 at …Keep reading Source

Linus Lundqvist to make IndyCar debut in Nashville for MSR

Lundqvist is the latest driver to step in for Simon Pagenaud, who continues to recover from a horrendous practice accident at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course earlier this month.The former series champion and Indy 500 winner has been advised once again by the IndyCar medical team to not participate in this weekend’s event in Nashville.Conor Daly and Tom Blomqvist have previously subbed for the …Keep reading Source