Matsushita: Winning in F2 was harder than in Super Formula

Having spent four seasons in GP2/F2 as a Honda junior, and then funding an additional campaign with his own money, Matsushita scored a total of seven wins in the Formula 1 feeder series, two of which came in feature races – including his final victory at Barcelona in 2020.
The 28-year-old has been a mainstay of the Super Formula grid since losing his F2 drive with MP Motorsport midway through …Keep reading Source

British eXprix – Highlights

ACER VERO R8G driver Jiri Toman claimed his maiden outright victory in the eX Prix of Great Britain at Silverstone on his debut in the World eX Championship. The Czech had a perfect race day, setting a new track record for eX prototypes in Qualifying, winning all three races he competed in and also scoring the point for the fastest race lap giving is “Vero 88” nick-named car the maximum points of 29 and the overall lead in the 2022 World eX Championship. Last year’s Silverstone winner Lasse Sørensen made life difficult for Toman, but eventually crashed his 1,000 hp eX ZERO in the Final. The World eX Championship is the global esports racing series for electric experimental prototypes (eX). Nine professional teams are fighting for the ultimate goal: the world championship title and the #racingfortheclimate jackpot. But World eX is more than just esports racing: Our teams and drivers are promoting zero-emission mobility and clean energies. World eX mixes entertaining races with the latest news and trends for a better and cleaner future – via social media, live streaming, TV and our weekly blog “(Un)real”. Source

Tanak: Rally Croatia performance was the “best we could do”

Tanak emerged in the box seat to claim a first win of the season after the asphalt event’s penultimate stage, when he made the most of an inspired tyre decision to overhaul Rovanpera’s 28.4s lead in torrential rain.
Equipped with a 1.4s lead heading into the final power stage, it appeared the 2019 world champion was the favourite to take a first Rally1 victory for Hyundai courtesy of his …Keep reading Source

Brawn targets six F1 sprint races in 2023

Brawn originally wanted to hold six events this season, but after a debate with the teams about the potential cost of damage within the constraints of the budget cap it was agreed to stick with three sprints, as was the case last year.
However sprints are one of the items on the agenda of Tuesday’s meeting of the F1 Commission, where an increase to six sprint race events for next year will be …Keep reading Source

Vancouver Formula E round cancelled, postponed to 2023

Formula E was set to make a return to Canada having previously raced in Montreal in 2017.
The race was planned to be the focal point of the Canadian E-Fest festival, a weekend dedicated to championing sustainability across motorsport, the automotive sector, and the wider business world.
The festival and race would have been held around the False Creek area of Vancouver, which had previously …Keep reading Source

F3 Emilia Romagna: Maloney leads Trident 1-2 for first series pole

Formula Regional European by Alpine graduate Maloney, who narrowly missed out on a debut F3 podium in Bahrain with fourth in the sprint race, set a 1m41.180s lap to take his first series pole for Sunday’s race.
Czech driver Stanek was just 0.107s behind the 2019 British Formula 4 champion in second, with Prema’s Jak Crawford the best non-Trident driver in third.
Crawford’s team-mate …Keep reading Source

Friday favourite: The “open-minded” Indy champion who gave his team-mate an edge

When the Galles and Kraco Indycar teams merged for the 1990 season, it thrust two of the championships’s top driving talents into partnership.
Al Unser Jr had largely spent his open-wheel career with Galles and Doug Shierson’s teams driving as single-car operations – his only team-mates had been part-timers Pancho Carter and Tom Gloy in 1984 – and so it came as a culture shock to be working …Keep reading Source