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…



The Bend Motorsport Park Nearing Completion

The state-of-the-art $110 million circuit, situated at Tailem Bend in South Australia, is set to become one of the most advanced in the country when it officially opens its doors next month. Built to FIA Grade 2 and FIM Category A standards, the 7.7km circuit, the second longest permanent track in the world, will host…



Williams warn McLaren over pinching sponsors

Deputy team principal Claire Williams has said McLaren face a “fight on their hands” if they attempt to poach sponsors away from the Grove-based team. McLaren are in the re-building process as they look to boost their reputation again following three miserable years with Honda, with Petrobras being one of the latest major additions. Williams,…



Red Bull Reveal the new RB14

Red Bull have become the third team to reveal their 2018 challenger by taking the covers off the RB14 in an online launch. Red Bull were blighted by reliability problems throughout the 2017 season, but their usual late-season revival led to Max Verstappen winning two out of the final six races. In a bid to…



Austin Dillon wins 2018 Daytona 500

Twenty years ago, Dale Earnhardt Sr. won his only Daytona 500. Austin Dillon was just  7 years old. Twenty years later, Dillon claimed the Great American Race in Earnhardt’s No. 3. The 27-year-old Dillon won the 60th running of the Daytona 500 in overtime on Sunday after spinning and passing Aric Almirola on the final…



2018 Daytona 500 starting grid Confirmed

Final practice is over and the starting grid for NASCAR’s season-opening Daytona 500 has been set. Alex Bowman took pole and Denny Hamlin the other front row position as a result of qualifying, while Ryan Blaney and Chase Elliott start behind them having won their respective Duels. Among those who have been sent to the…



Successful shakedown for Coulthard

Fabian Coulthard has enjoyed a trouble-free shakedown of his new Shell V-Power Racing Ford as he kicked off a partnership with new race engineer Mark Fenning. The Kiwi completed the permitted 60km run at Queensland Raceway without issue in a newly built Falcon FGX, which has been constructed by the team over the off-season. It…



McLaren urges F1 to be prepared to lose teams over new rules

Formula 1 owner Liberty Media has been urged by McLaren chief Zak Brown not to pander to Mercedes and Ferrari over future rules. McLaren’s executive director wants Liberty to consider the benefits of the whole of grand prix racing during what he believes will be a ‘turbulent’ period of discussions to frame F1 regulations from…



CEO James Warburton to leave Supercars

James Warburton will step down from his role as Supercars CEO at the end of the current season. The former Network Ten boss took over the running of the category in May 2013 when the sport was in difficult circumstances. Although Warburton has given no reason for his decision to step down, Speedcafe.com understands there…



Miller says Australian MotoGP one of his best

Jack Miller has labelled his performance at the Australian MotoGP as one of his best in the sport’s premier class. Despite suffering a broken leg in a training crash three weeks ago, the Australian enjoyed strong pace all weekend at Phillip Island, qualifying fifth before taking the lead at Turn 2 on the opening lap….