Three times Indy 500 winner Dario Franchitti announced last night that he is to retire immediately from the sport on medical advice. The 40-year old Scot was seriously injured in a crash at the Indycar Houston street race in October, damaging his back and suffering concussion. Doctors had told Franchitti another accident might permanently damage […]
Top Gear does motorsport
If you leave a company after eight years, you’re usually rewarded with a nice trinket of thanks. Convention dictates a carriage clock, or, if you work for Top Gear, a box of coma-inducing sticky donuts. But Ferrari, being Ferrari, did something a little different for their soon-to-be-Williams driver, Felipe Massa.
There will be some frosty atmopsheres in garages up and down the pit lane in Austin when F1 rolls in to town this weekend. The drivers market, which has been febrile ever since Mark Webber announced he’d be leaving the sport at the end of the season, has positively caught fire this week.
For those who feel racing is all about the driver, in DTM this year it was about 29-year-old Mike Rockenfeller. The survivor of that monster shunt in the dark at Le Mans in 2011 is now 2013 DTM champion, joining a roll call of Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters that includes racing legends and fellow Germans Bernd Schneider, Klaus […]
Two names dominated world rallying in 2013: Sébastien Ogier and Volkswagen picked up where Sébastien Loeb and Citroen left off. With one round still to run at the time of writing – in Wales in the UK – Volkswagen are WRC Manufacturers Champions and Ogier the driver’s champion, bringing a nine year — nine year […]
Oh Dear. The Yas Marina circuit’s ability to suck the life out of the most promising of grids struck again today. After yesterday’s practice and the shenanigans that followed, it looked like we might be in for a classic; Mark Webber on pole, Kimi Räikkonen at the very back and Jenson Button in a low-drag […]