Category: International Motorsport

Challenger II Sets Wheel-Driven Land Speed Record

In 1960, racer Mickey Thompson brought the Challenger I to the Bonneville Salt Flats and set a one-time speed of 406.60 mph, making him the first American racer to break the 400 mph barrier. This weekend at the same place, his son Danny Thompson—in Challenger II, another car his father built—set an astounding new record…



Alonso Given Deadline Decision for 2019

Fernando Alonso’s 2019 plans remain unclear, but Michael Andretti has stated that the McLaren driver must soon commit to the full IndyCar season if he decides to leave F1 Andretti Autosport team boss Michael Andretti is pushing Fernando Alonso to make a decision on his racing future and has revealed that whatever decision is made,…



Mick Schumacher tops day one of pre-season testing

Mick Schumacher topped the opening day of official pre-season testing for the 2018 Formula 3 European Championship, which got underway at the Hungaroring. The son of seven-time Formula 1 world champion Michael Schumacher set the day’s overall fastest time during the opening hour of running, and it remained unbeaten by the 23-car field after a…



Alex Zanardi wins on return to motor racing

Alex Zanardi emerged victorious in the Italian GT Championship finale at Mugello on Sunday in his return to motor racing. The Italian had focused on his preparations for the Rio Paralympics – where he won two golds medals and one silver in handcycling – for the past year and had been absent from motorsport since…