The fight that put NASCAR in the Spotlight

The Cale Yarborough-Bobby Allison fight at the 1979 Daytona 500 pushed NASCAR into the national spotlight. With four simple words, a sport that was born out of bootlegging, good ole boys and fast cars, graduated from a regional sideshow to a national spectacle, now watched by millions. “And there’s a fight.” It’s what CBS announcer…



McLaren Woes Led To Honda’s Careful Red Bull Start

Max Verstappen believes Honda was correct to be cautious with how hard it pushed its Formula 1 engines initially this year, after “all the negative stuff” it had with McLaren. Red Bull team split with Renault to partner with Honda for 2019, and Verstappen has won two of the 12 races before F1’s summer break….



Enforcer and The Dude – Episode 8

Former V8 Supercar Champion Russell Ingall and Paul “The Dude” Morris welcome special guest Boris Said from the USA and chat all things Motorsport. Boris gives his exclusive insight into the next Gen-7 NASCAR and can Scott McLaughlin cut it in the US. As always, the boys stir up plenty of debate and do some…



Gasly Dumped, Alex Albon Promoted to Red Bull

Red Bull has dropped Pierre Gasly ahead of the next race and will swap seats with Alex Albon, who moves up to the main Red Bull team from Toro Rosso. Gasly’s season has been pretty miserable. I don’t think anyone really expected him to be a genuine threat to Max Verstappen, but we were hoping…



Moto GP: Dovizioso Wins In Austria

Andrea Dovizioso has won the Austrian MotoGP after diving down the inside of Marc Marquez at the final corner of the race. Despite the pair of them giving up track position while fighting over the lead almost as soon as the grand prix had started, they spent the latter three quarters of the race at…



1997 Hungarian GP: Hill loses win in Arrows Yamaha

The 1996 F1 World Champion Damon Hill almost reached his biggest career win in 1997 Hungarian GP, until his Yamaha powered Arrows slowed down a few laps before the end of the race with hydraulic failure and finished second behind his former team-mate Jacques Villeneuve. After winning the 1996 championship and being dumped by Frank…



‘Shitty’ Points Don’t Tell Alfa Romeo’s ‘True Story’

Kimi Raikkonen believes Alfa Romeo’s points tally in F1’s Constructors’ standings isn’t a fair reflection of the Swiss outfit’s performance year to date. Alfa currently sits seventh in the teams’ championship, between Renault and Haas, having scored a top-ten finish in eight out of the twelve races so far. Raikkonen has delivered 31 of the…



Andretti: Secret Bathurst Wild Card Plans

Walkinshaw Andretti United and a resurrected Team Kiwi are secretly planning wild card entries for the Bathurst 1000. Marco Andretti is a possible Bathurst wild card entry for the 2019 race AUTO ACTION has learned that WAU is looking at fielding an extra car at Bathurst for an American IndyCar star and a funded local…



Mercedes Meltdown Is Needed: Horner

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner believes the only way Max Verstappen will be a serious championship contender in 2019 is if Mercedes gets it horrendously wrong after the summer break. Mercedes briefly toyed with the idea of Verstappen turning into a championship threat after another superb drive in Hungary last weekend, finishing second to…



Carlos Sainz Jr, McLaren’s Form Has Been Fantastic

Carlos Sainz Jr. says McLaren’s results since Azerbaijan have been fantastic, with he and the team consolidating its position as best-of-the-rest in 2019. Ex-Toro Rosso and Renault racer Sainz Jr. linked up with McLaren in the wake of a difficult campaign for the team, as it finished a low sixth in 2018, which in effect…



Haas Needs To Improve VF-19

Hass driver, Romain Grosjean says reliability is one area Haas needs to focus on across the balance of the 2019 season, in the aftermath of another retirement, this time at the Hungarian Grand Prix. Haas has struggled for race performance through this season with its perplexing VF-19, which has prompted its drivers to run different…