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.
Formula E: Abt stripped of Race 2 win in Hong Kong
Rosenqvist new winner
Felix Rosenqvist was elevated to first place in Hong Kong and earned his second victory in the FIA Formula E Championship, after Daniel Abt was disqualified for a technical infringement. The Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler driver was denied his first-ever win in Formula E on his 25th birthday following a post-race penalty, which found that the FIA security stickers (barcodes) on the inverter and MGU units didn’t correspond with those declared on the technical passport provided by the competitor for the event.
Some 20,000 tickets dished out for free for races around downtown streets of Central Saturday for the opening of the Formula E season, but many seats were empty to watch DS Virgin Racing's Sam Bird survive a drive-through penalty to win on the streets of Hong Kong. The DS Virgin Racing driver held off Jean-Eric Vergne of Techeetah, who led for the opening stages of the race after starting on pole. Nico Heidfeld finished third in a dramatic and frantic race that was halted on the first lap after a pile-up at the chicane.
Di Resta: "You have to follow your heart sometimes"
Part 3: Paul talks about F1, a return to DTM and more
Paul Di Resta really knows how to live life in the fast lane – first time in a kart at the age of three, DTM champion at 24, start in Formula 1 at 25. We present the man behind the racing driver in a three-part interview. Part 3: Paul talks about 1) his dreams of a Formula 1 contract, 2) his return to the DTM, 3) battling on the limit: "A qualifying lap in a DTM car is just as exciting as in a Formula 1 car."
Penske driver McLaughlin chokes in Supercars finale
Jamie Whincup confirmed his standing as the greatest driver in Australian motorsport history in extraordinary circumstances at the season-ending Coates Hire Newcastle 500. Whincup grabbed a seventh Virgin Australia Supercars Championship in heart-breaking scenes as young challenger Scott McLaughlin was effectively ruled out by three in-race penalties. A devastated McLaughlin was consoled by his team, including team owner and American racing legend Roger Penske, after the race.
Ticktum wins Macau GP as leaders crash in final corner
Red Bull junior driver Daniel Ticktum claimed victory at the Macau Grand Prix, pulling off a four-abreast move on Lando Norris and Maximilian Gunther simultaneously into Lisboa with two laps remaining, and then leaders Sergio Sette Camara and Ferdinand Habsburg crashed at the final turn on the final lap and Ticktum was through for the win. At the line Ticktum was just 0.568 seconds in front of Norris.
Di Resta: "Otherwise, it would have been Game Over"
"and I would never have got where I am today"
Paul Di Resta really knows how to live life in the fast lane - first time in a kart at the age of three, DTM champion at 24, start in Formula 1 at 25. We present the man behind the racing driver in a three-part interview. Part 1:
McLaughlin creates history with first ever win at GC600
Supercars on the streets of Surfers Paradise
A perfect pit stop strategy has seen Shell V-Power Racing Team driver Scott McLaughlin sensationally win his first ever race on the streets of Surfers Paradise this afternoon and claim a memorable victory at the Vodafone Golda Coast 600. McLaughlin and co-driver Alex Premat started from 13th position on the grid which is now the furthest back any driver has ever started from to win a race at GC600. James Courtney and Jack Perkins started from 11th in 2015.
The first FIA Formula 2 champion discusses his season
Charles Leclerc is the first FIA Formula 2 Drivers’ Champion after claiming victory in this afternoon’s feature race at the Circuito de Jerez, leading all race long apart from the pitstop crossover and hanging on despite slowing enormously on the last lap as his tires gave up to cross the line 0.2s ahead of title rival Oliver Rowland and teammate Antonio Fuoco.
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