Monthly archives: September, 2016

GRM takes legal action over Volvo exit

Garry Rogers has confirmed that his eponymous team will take legal action over Volvo’s decision to pull the plug on its Supercars involvement. The 71-year-old said he has elected to proceed with legal action after ongoing efforts to discuss the matter with Volvo’s global management failed to yield a response. Volvo’s head office shocked Rogers…



Remembering Jim Clark

Sunday April 7th, 1968. It was an April day like any other April day. Dull, overcast with intermittent showers. In England the motor racing fraternity’s attention was focused on the BOAC 500 at Brands Hatch. A six hour race for Sports cars. The grid was filled with Porche’s, GT40’s, Lola-Chevrolet’s and Ferrari’s. Much interest surrounded…



Formula One sells for $5.7 billion to Liberty Media

US communications billionaire John Malone’s Liberty Media has announced it has sealed a deal to buy iconic racing business Formula One for $US4.4 billion ($5.7 billion AU). The deal, which has an enterprise value of $US8 billion ($10.4 billion AU) according to a company statement, heralds a new era for Formula One, a European-dominated sport…



Massa announces F1 retirement

Williams driver Felipe Massa announced that he will be departing from Formula 1 at the end of the 2016 season. Announcing his retirement at a press conference in Monza, the Brazilian started his first Formula 1 race back in 2002 at the Australian Grand Prix with Sauber, where he spent three successful years and earned…



Button is ‘very definitely not retiring’

Jenson Button is “very definitely” not retiring from Formula 1, he’s just taking a much deserved break in 2017. McLaren announced at Monza that Button had signed a new two-year contract but would not actually be racing in 2017. Instead, the Brit will take on an ambassadorial role while also being involved in the development…



Verstappen given warning

FIA race director Charlie Whiting has spoken with Max Verstappen about his driving with Christian Horner billing it has a “gentle warning” for the Dutchman. Verstappen angered the Ferrari drivers with his antics in last Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix, however, it is not the first time that his driving has been criticised. The Red Bull…