Oscar Piastri is officially a McLaren F1 driver. After all the contract drama with Alpine heading into the summer break, a four-person Contract Recognition Board unanimously ruled in McLaren and Oscar Piastri's favor. Soon after, McLaren confirmed Piastri on a multi-year deal.
It’s a sad day in North American motorsports, as Porsche has announced they are ending their factory GTLM effort in IMSA starting in 2021. This leaves just BMW with their M8 GTE (who won at Daytona a few months back) and Chevrolet with their brand-new C8.R to duke it out in this class.
According to this piece on dailysportscar.com, Mazda has confirmed that their IMSA prototype effort will now be officially known as Mazda Motorsports, and run entirely by Multimatic; their contract with Mazda Team Joest has officially ended.
This recent article by Brett Becker on nasaspeed.news caught our attention, as we think it’s a great scenario. Take a factory-built Audi RS3 TCR car, turn the power down, tune it for NASA WERC, have a great shop like Strom Motorsports support and co-drive, and win a bunch of races in the E0 class in 2019.
In light of COVID-19 causing event cancellations all over in motorsports this past weekend, notably the Australian Grand Prix and IndyCar at St. Petersburg, some high-profile Esports action has taken up the sword to provide entertainment and keep drivers sharp during these social-distancing-times.
Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, the Australian GP has been cancelled.
In this 314th episode, the SlipAngle crew sits down with James Houghton (of North American time attack prominence) at COTA to talk about his recent GLTC TSX build. Houghton hails from Ontario; unfortunately his racing suit does not include red and green suspenders.
FCP Euro, a team who’s had a lot of success winning titles in SRO TCR with their very-aesthetically-pleasing Mk7 GTIs, will be out again this weekend jumping curbs at St. Petersburg. A few months back, FCP did a really nice documentary on their experience at St. Petersburg last year. Check it out below – the camera work is brilliant, the story is inspiring, and is reason why we love street circuits.
This past weekend was the SRO America season opener at COTA. Lots of great racing went down, with notable action revolving around Copeland cleaning up with their Velosters in TCR and TCA.
A good mix of track action is in the cards for this weekend, sports fans.
Winding Road Magazine photographer Nick Hrehor was in attendance at the FIA WEC Lone Star Le Mans race at COTA two weekends ago, and snapped quite a few great shots of all the action. Check out the photos below, as well as more over on the right in the photo album.
While we’re all getting excited for the Sebring 12 Hour later this month, there are other great events going on around the same time at the legendary, ex-airfield track: the 2020 HSR Sebring Spring Fling.
We’ve come to quite like The Collecting Cars Podcast With Chris Harris. He’s interviewed some of the best in the racing and auto journalism spheres, which overlap in this episode. Harris sits down with the legendary Tiff Needell, who shares a lot of insight about his experience behind the wheel, as well as presenting on Top Gear, Fifth Gear, and Lovecars.
Modern sim racing is on a substantial growth curve, positioned as the best conduit for those who want to pursue their passion for motorsports, and even those who are looking to take it further and make it a career. Sim racing offers the realism of competition, plus networking opportunities not just for drivers, but for announcers, reporters, spotters, crew chiefs, data coaches, engineers and more.
There isn’t a whole lot going down this weekend, at least compared to last weekend, sports fans.
Flis Performance of Daytona Beach, Florida, has been selected by Mazda Motorsports to continue building the Global Mazda MX-5 Cup Car, following Long Road Racing closing its doors a few months back.
Over 22,000 spectators came to watch the spectacular LMP and GTE machinery this weekend as the World Championship made a welcome return to Texas for the first time since 2017. It also marked the first of a USA double-header as the WEC prepares to join IMSA in Florida next month for the highly-anticipated SuperSebring.
Watch out VP, Ignite, Sunoco, and other popular racing fuel brands: a name that hasn’t been around for a while is making its way back into motorsports: Gulf.
This weekend! The season is finally starting to heat up, sports fans.
Porsche will be storming Le Mans 4-liters-a-blazin’ this Summer at the 88th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. With four 911 RSRs putting out around 515 horsepower apiece and a whopping dozen drivers, they’ll be seeking our victory after reaching the podium in 2019 and not being too far beneath it in 2019.
Motorsports safety equipment is always evolving and becoming more and more advanced every year. Not just from a comfort and breathability standpoint, but from a technological one as well. One brand we proudly carry, Alpinestars, has gone above and beyond to tailor to F1 and Moto GP racers’ needs – not just in comfort, but for saving weight and keeping an eye on drivers as well.