Vergne edges out di Grassi in nail-biting finish in Punta
TECHEETAH driver extends gap to rivals in title fight
Jean-Eric Vergne extended his lead at the top of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, narrowly edging out Lucas di Grassi in a nail-biting finish on the shores of Uruguay for the CBMM Niobium Punta del Este E-Prix. The Frenchman stood firm with persistent pressure from reigning champion Lucas di Grassi throughout the race. Despite close competition from behind in the closing stages, Vergne kept his nerve to seal victory at the scene of his first-ever race in Formula E where he made his debut for Andretti in 2014.
Daniel Abt wins in Mexico City as Felix Rosenqvist falter
Commanding victory in E-Prix in Mexico City for Audi
Daniel Abt from the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler squad is the first German winner in Formula E history. In Mexico City, the 25-year-old produced a faultless race and in doing so simultaneously clinched the first victory for the Audi works team in the electric race series. Team mate Lucas di Grassi completed the big day for Audi with a comeback drive from last on the grid to ninth and the fastest race lap.
Audi Sport Team WRT has claimed the 2018 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour victory on their first visit to the Mount Panorama Circuit. One of the world’s most successful GT3 teams, the Belgian-based outfit won a dramatic race that was sensationally declared under red-flag conditions within the final ten minutes following a large accident at the top of Mount Panorama. The team has won a majority of the world’s top GT3 races and added Bathurst to their tally with factory drivers Robin Frijns, Stuart Leonard and Dries Vanthoor.
For the first time in ABB FIA Formula E history, Techeetah drivers Jean-Eric Vergne and Andre Lotterer finished first and second in an exhilarating inaugural E-Prix on the streets of Santiago. "That was great fun!" said an ecstatic Vergne as he took the checkered flag. "It's racing in the end and I had a lot of pace in the car. He knows exactly how to defend!" said Lotterer justifying his numerous attacks on his teammate. "A one-two win, buddies, and podiums - life is good!" said added Lotterer.
13-time Formula 1 grand prix winner David Coulthard put in a stunning performance to eclipse 19 fellow superstars of motor sport and win the Race Of Champions for the second time on a thrilling afternoon of non-stop action and entertainment at Riyadh’s King Fahad International Stadium. Following Team Germany’s triumph in last night’s ROC Nations Cup, all cooperation went out of the window today.
Team Germany’s World Endurance Champion Timo Bernhard and DTM Champion Rene Rast are celebrating after they took a stunning victory in the ROC Nations Cup at Riyadh’s King Fahad International Stadium. On a chilly evening in the Saudi Arabian capital, legends from the world’s biggest motor sport series teamed up in pairs to battle for national and regional pride.
"No Trespassing" signs were everywhere. I had taken a wonderful 90-minute ride on my Triumph Bonneville to see the old race track and I didn't want to go home empty-handed. It took half an hour to find someone who assured me that I could take a few quick photos of the former Armscamp Speedway in Alexandria, Indiana. There's not much left.
Motorsport greats from all over the world arrive for ROC
Driving greats from all over the world have arrived in Riyadh ahead of this weekend’s Race Of Champions – and today they put in their first practice laps of the brand new ROC parallel track inside the King Fahad International Stadium. The annual Race Of Champions brings together some of the world’s greatest drivers from motor sport’s major disciplines – including Formula 1, IndyCar, Le Mans, Rally X and Touring Cars – and sets them free to battle head-to-head in identical supercars.
Matthias Walkner became the first Austrian winner on a bik
The victories achieved by Kevin Benavides in the bike race, Ignacio Casale in the quad category, Giniel de Villiers in the car race and Ton van Genugten in the truck category did not affect the positions at the top of the rally’s hierarchy. Matthias Walkner became the first Austrian winner on a bike, with Austrian brand KTM continuing to dominate the event thanks to a 17th consecutive success. For its last participation, Peugeot also retained the title, but this time only one of their cars was on the podium, namely the 3008 Maxi driven by winner Carlos Sainz.
Rosenqvist beats Buemi for Marrakesh Formula E win
Takes lead with 4 laps to go
Felix Rosenqvist made it back-to-back victories in the Marrakesh ePrix by passing Renault e.dam’s Sebastien Buemi with four laps to go. By winning his second race in a row, the Mahindra driver took the championship lead. Sam Bird came home in third while Nelson Piquet Jr. and Jean-Eric Vergne avoided trouble to claim fourth and fifth respectively, the Frenchman rising from 13th on the grid.
1 Year Later, 16 more Deaths Caused by Primitive Walls
by RJ Valentine
In mid-2016, I wrote an article explaining why I’m so driven to make race tracks safer. For eleven paragraphs, I stood on my soapbox expounding the many reasons antiquated track barricades represent an unnecessary and extreme danger to drivers. I vainly hoped this, along with our many other efforts to further the cause, would help inspire changes. Yet, here I am, over a year later and, not only has progress been minimal, but at least 16 more drivers have died as a result of concrete walls, Armco guardrails and other antiquated barrier methods.
An interview with Jens Marquardt and Michael Andretti
BMW to join the FIA Formula E as an official manufacturer
The course has been set for BMW to join the FIA Formula E Championship as an official manufacturer with a works team in Season 5. In an interview, BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt and MS&AD Andretti Formula E CEO Michael Andretti talk about the close partnership and their expectations for the future of Formula E. In a relaxed discussion, they also chat about their personal interests away from motor racing.
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