GT World Challenge Drivers Can Win Real Championship Points from Esports Races

This year’s GT World Challenge will see one of the strangest real-world/esports crossovers to date, as pro racing drivers could win points towards their championship challenge from sim racing. The move comes as simulation peripheral manufacturer Fanatec becomes the title sponsor of the international GT3 racing series. Now officially known

Two alpha drivers will be a no-go for F1 teams | F1 News by PlanetF1

Jos Verstappen entertained the idea of seeing Max v Lewis in the same car, but PlanetF1 readers do not think that is a realistic option. Plus your thoughts on Jenson Button’s claimed failed move to Ferrari in 2013 and our rankings on the 2021 driver line-up. Max and Lewis in

The Car Connection’s Driver’s Choice 2021 award winners

As we evolve into the next stage of life the auto industry seems to be doing the same with a legendary nameplate going electric: There’s now an electric Ford Mustang, and it’s called the Mach-E. It’s also taking plenty of honors as the top spot in the automotive award season.

Drivers vote for their top 10 drivers of 2020 | F1 News by PlanetF1

Lewis Hamilton has topped yet another end-of-season poll as his peers have voted him the best driver of the 2020 season. Fresh from a seventh Drivers’ World Championship title success and helping Mercedes record a seventh Constructors’ Championship victory, more accolades have unsurprisingly come Hamilton’s way. He had already won

Super GT drivers criticise safety car ‘lottery’ at Motegi

SUPER GT drivers have expressed their frustration at the timing of the safety car period at Motegi, as a caution period strongly influenced the outcome for a second race in a row. Just before the start of the 25th lap of the 63-lap Motegi contest, the safety car was deployed

Wolff: Drivers free to race each other hard | F1 News by PlanetF1

Anticipating another battle between the Mercedes team-mates for a race win, Toto Wolff has told his drivers they are free to “race each other hard” at Imola. Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton will start Sunday’s Emilia Romagna Grand Prix from the front row of the grid having set the pace

Andretti Autosport drivers stunned by disasters in St. Pete

The Andretti Autosport-Honda team’s drivers were left shocked by the run of misfortune and mistakes that cost them several winning chances in the GP of St. Petersburg. Despite starting second, third and fourth on the grid, Alexander Rossi, Colton Herta and James Hinchcliffe all made crucial errors on an admittedly

DTM drivers back GT3 cars to produce ‘better racing’

Audi driver Mike Rockenfeller believes GT3-based cars have the potential to offer better racing than the DTM’s current Class One cars, even if they are not as enjoyable to drive. The DTM announced last month that it would drop its current platform in favour of GT3s for 2021, although the

F1 drivers call for changes to Sochi’s ‘worst corner’

Formula 1 drivers have called for changes to Sochi’s Turn 2 after a weekend of penalties associated with cutting the corner culminated in a heavy accident for Carlos Sainz. Drivers who went behind the apex kerbs were obliged to take an “escape route” created by a gap between the polystyrene blocks and the

Both Haas drivers open to leaving Formula 1 | F1 News by PlanetF1

Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen have yet to secure seats on the grid next season, and both Haas drivers are open to other categories.  The American team has yet to decide who will drive the two cars in 2021, with Guenther Steiner stating that there are as many as 10