Super GT news: Why Nissan has ‘no excuses’ now at Fuji

Ronnie Quintarelli says there are “no more excuses” for Nissan in this weekend’s second Fuji SUPER GT round after a disappointing start to the year for the brand. Nissan’s revamped GT-R was off the pace of its GT500 competitors at the curtain raiser three weeks ago, with NDDP/B-Max Racing pair

F1 news: Norris reveals why he was “caught out” by Ricciardo

Lando Norris has explained how a misjudgement while altering settings on his steering wheel left the door open for Daniel Ricciardo to snatch fourth place in the British Grand Prix. The McLaren driver had been looking to hold off his Renault rival and future teammate in the closing stages of

F1 Tech: Why Racing Point is less a Mercedes copy than you think

One of the big tech talking points of 2020 has been the similarities between Racing Point’s RP20 and last year’s Mercedes W10, with its clone having earned some nicknames like ‘Tracing Point’ or ‘Pink Mercedes.’ While there are striking resemblances between the two cars that appear at first glance to

Marquez explains why Jerez races are ‘important’ for Honda

Reigning MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez says back-to-back races at Jerez will be “important” for Honda to evaluate its 2020 bike after a tough pre-season. Honda only made a breakthrough with its RC213V on the final day of the Qatar test at the end of February, after it found its

Why Austria’s success does not mean F1 is out of the woods

While Formula 1 has reasons to be proud about the handling of the Austrian double-header amid the pandemic, the sport is far from a position to be able to relax Formula 1 could rightly feel proud of itself after its Austrian double-header, having laid out a blueprint for the world

Why misfortune has masked Racing Point’s dark horse

Although Renault has protested the legality of Racing Point’s RP20, the car pejoratively referred to as the “Pink Mercedes” has yet to deliver on its promise. But there’s much more to it than meets the eye. Context, in Formula 1, is everything. In the previous two seasons, the Racing Point

Why Scott McLaughlin must become an IndyCar driver

Scott McLaughlin, two-time and current Supercars champion, should have been making his NTT IndyCar Series debut for Team Penske at the GP of Indianapolis, but the Covid-19 pandemic forced a rescheduling that has put the brakes on his career switch. But David Malsher-Lopez explains why the New Zealander deserves this

Ferrari explains why ‘first choice’ Vettel was axed

Ferrari Formula 1 team boss Mattia Binotto insisted Sebastian Vettel was the team’s “first choice” for 2021 and explained that the change in circumstances caused by the COVID-19 crisis led the team to opt for a change of driver. Vettel admitted on Thursday in Austria that he was “surprised” when

Why F1’s new initiative on racism must follow Hamilton’s lead

Formula 1’s ‘We Race as One’ announcement contained a key pledge about the initiative’s long-term aims. It’s one that must be continually revisited to realise the ambitions of stands such as Lewis Hamilton’s to fix racial inequality “I’m feeling extremely positive that change will come, but we cannot stop now.

Why the necessary axing of an F1 icon is painful nevertheless

When Formula 1 action returns in Austria next month, the pre- and post-race spectacle is going to look very different. Such changes are completely correct in these upsetting times, but we can still look forward to joyful scenes returning one day. Motorsport is a contest where the main exertions go