Monthly archives: August, 2016

Ricciardo makes Webber drink from his shoe

During Sunday’s post-race celebrations at the Belgian GP, Daniel Ricciardo made fellow countryman Mark Webber drink out of his shoe. Ricciardo had finished second during the race held at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps behind Nico Rosberg, and had performed a “shoey” just one race ago when he finished second at the German GP. On Sunday,…



Supercars bypass Winton Motor Raceway for 2017

V8 Supercars are expected to snub Winton Motor Raceway – the spiritual home of Victorian motorsport –when its 2017 schedule is released this week. Winton Motor Raceway has been a popular stop for the Supercars, missing an event just three times since 1985. It is a venue loved by fans because its layout gives spectators…



Rosberg wins Belgian GP as Hamilton charges to third

Nico Rosberg clinched his first Belgian Grand Prix victory as Mercedes Formula 1 team-mate Lewis Hamilton claimed a podium from 21st on the grid in a chaotic race at Spa. Rosberg has now closed the gap to Hamilton in the F1 title race to nine points, but would have been hoping for more given the…



Hamilton will start Belgian GP from rear of the grid

Lewis Hamilton will start the Belgian Grand Prix from the very back of the grid after serving a mammoth 30-place grid penalty following further changes to his engine on Friday. The reigning world champion, who leads his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg by 19 points in this year’s title race, was already staring at a grid…



Making Le Mans with Steve McQueen was fun and games

Article by: Derek Bell From a driver’s perspective, the three most prestigious motor-sport events of the racing year are the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix, the Indianapolis 500 and the Le Mans 24-hour race. Le Mans is a race with an astonishing history, starting with the birth of sports-car racing back in the 1920s, on…



McLaren to Continue with 2016 car Development

McLaren says it will continue to add developments to its Formula 1 car after the summer break, despite the team’s growing focus on 2017. The Woking-based outfit has been one of the most aggressive in terms of bringing updates to its car this season, as it pushes to get itself back into the podium contention….



Rosberg penalised for move on Max Verstappen

Mercedes Formula 1 driver Nico Rosberg says he was surprised to be penalised for what he initially thought was an “awesome” German Grand Prix overtaking move on Max Verstappen. Rosberg was recovering from a slow start in his home F1 race, and trying to pass the Red Bull driver for what was then fifth place…



Hamilton storms to victory at Hockenheim

Lewis Hamilton dominated the German Grand Prix to move into a 19-point lead in the championship over Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg. Hamilton shot into the lead at the start from second on the grid as Rosberg slipped to fourth, where he finished after a difficult afternoon. Rosberg was penalised for forcing Red Bull’s Max Verstappen…