Monthly archives: May, 2015

Ricciardo, Raikkonen Dispute Late Race Contact

Daniel Ricciardo has shrugged off late-race contact in the Monaco Grand Prix that rival Kimi Raikkonen insists was worthy of a penalty. Having pitted for a new set of tyres under Safety Car, Ricciardo charged in the closing laps, passing the Ferrari for fifth in the Mirabeau hairpin. The move saw contact between the left-front…



Edwards Wins in Charlotte

Carl Edwards scored his first victory for Joe Gibbs Racing with a calculated run in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte. The Toyota driver made the best of the fuel strategy to conserve his way to the chequered flag ahead of former Roush Fenway Ford team-mate Greg Biffle. The result backed up victory for fellow JGR driver…



Montoya Wins Indianapolis 500

The last time that Juan Pablo Montoya raced his way to Victory Circle at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, he was an IndyCar rookie aged just 24. Now 15 years older and wiser, and with a career in F1 and NASCAR under his belt, the Colombian secured a brilliant second Indy 500 victory in a thrilling climax…



Rosberg Wins Monaco F1 GP after Hamilton Pits

Mercedes fell on their three-pointed star here as they took responsibility for the pit stop misjudgment that cost Lewis Hamilton a straightforward victory in the Monaco Grand Prix. “We got the math wrong – we got the calculations wrong,” their head of motorsport, Toto Wolff said. “There is nothing else to do than apologise to…



Button scores McLaren’s first points of 2015 in Monaco

There were mixed emotions for McLaren at the Monaco Grand Prix as Jenson Button picked up the team’s first points of the season, but unreliability once again struck Fernando Alonso. The reunification of the McLaren-Honda partnership has got off to a slow start, with the team enduring their worst ever opening to a season. However,…



Jimmie Johnson wins at Kansas

Jimmie Johnson pulled into victory lane after his late-race gamble paid off to win the rain-delayed Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway. Johnson, so dominant on mile-and-a-half tracks, held off Kevin Harvick as the clock struck midnight heading into Sunday. They were chased across the line by Johnson’s Hendrick Motorsports teammates Dale Earnhardt Jr. and…



Early V8 Ratings Suggest Supercars TV Strategy Misfires

V8 Supercars’ highly-touted broadcasting deal is off to a faltering start. The series is only three rounds into its six-year, $241 million agreement shared between Foxtel and Channel Ten, but already the new broadcasting strategy, which places more emphasis on “ancillary” mid-week programs and race replays in a bid for greater audience numbers, is causing…



Spanish GP: Button, McLaren was ‘scary’ to drive

Button said his McLaren-Honda’s handling inthe Spanish Grand Prix was one of the most “scary” experiences of his Formula 1 career. A race that the McLaren drivers thought might bring their first points of 2015 ended with Fernando Alonso retiring with brake problems and Button finishing a distant 16th. “The first 30-odd laps were the…



Renault Introduce Modified Engine

Renault’s teams will race a modified engine this weekend in Spain, which the French manufacturer hopes will deliver “improved reliability and driveability.” Earlier this year Renault came in for a barrage of criticism, especially from Red Bull Racing, who felt their engine was once again lacking in performance and reliability. The lack of the latter…



DJR Team Penske Struggling to Resolve Rerformance

Scott Pye says his DJR Team Penske outfit has unquestionably identified the problems with its FG X Falcon, but curing them is proving to be a harder issue. The driver was drafted into the team in place of Marcos Ambrose to help resolve performance issues with the car. After the team opted to use its…