Mazda is taking another crack in 2010 at winning the toughest tarmac rally in the world
Mercedes Buys Into Formula 1
Mercedes comes back to Formula 1.
Jamie Wincup, Craig Lowndes and 888 Racing Move to Holden
While the news of Michael Schumacher making a comeback fro Ferrari is making motorsport headlines in other parts of the world the big motorsport news in Australia is all about Jamie Wincup, Craig Lowndes and 888 Racing going over to Holden for the 2010 V8 Supercar season. When you think about all the years and […]
Subaru Withdraws from the World Rally Championship
Subaru has announced that it will no longer compete in the World Rally Championship because of falling sales and the general financial crisis. This ends the company’s 19 year involvement in the World Rally Championship that saw it take out three titles in the manufacturers and drivers’ categories.
Scottish Rally Ace Colin McRae Reported Killed
Scottish rally legend Colin McRae has reportedly been killed in a helicopter crash on his estate in Lanark Scotland. The 1995 World Rally Champion is believed to have been in the helicopter which crashed late Saturday afternoon. McRae’s son and two others are believed to have been on board at the time. Apart from winning […]
Lowndes Loses a Sponsor
Just when everyone will be watching Financial pressures on the struggling Betta Electrical group will mean that Craig Lowndes and Jamie Whincup will be racing at at Phillip Island without the Betta Electrical brand appearing on their cars or uniforms. Lowndes and his team had already signed a major sponsorship deal with Vodafone for next […]
Michael Schumacher to Retire
After winning the Italian Grand Prix in his Ferrari Michael Schumacher has announced that he will be retiring from Formula One at the end of the curren season. While it is unclear what his role will be Schumacher has announced that he will remain with Ferrari despite retiring from Formula One.
Mark Webber Goes to Red Bull
After yet another dismal failure beyond his control it’s no wonder that Mark Webber is leaving Williams. Actually reaching the chequered flag has almost become distant memory for him during this Formula 1 season. Williams would have loved him to stay but there was really very little chance of that happening and finally they were […]
Strange Bedfellows in Formula 1
They say that politics makes for some strange bedfellows but now Formula 1 could be challenging politics as Case IH and Ferrari shre the spotlight at Grand Prix Events in North America. Ferrari team cars will feature prominent Case IH decals during the Grand Prix of Canada in Montreal, June 25; and the U.S. Grand […]
Webber’s Car Fails Again
After holding down third place for most of the race at Monaco Mark Webber’s Williams burst into flames as he approached the first corner on lap 49. An exhaust failure is said to be the cause of the fire.
Webber on the Front Row at Monaco
Aussie Mark Webber is sitting on the front row of the grid at Monaco after Michael Schumacher tried to pull an unbelievable stunt that would have seen all other drivers at least considerably slower than him in qualifying. Let’s hope that Mark Webber’s car can hold together for the full race because he certainly has […]
Rallying – Pommie Style
Now if you have visions of rallying as you might expect to find in a World Rally Championship round then ditch them at once because this is nothing like that. The foundation of this type of rallying is the rule that covers the car itself. The vehicle must cost no more than £100. Not £135, […]
A Fiery Finish to the Melbourne Formula 1 Grand Prix
The engine in Jenson Button’s Honda exploded into flames just metres short of the finish line in today’s Melbourne Formule 1 Grand Prix. The race was no kinder to Australia’s Mark Webber who was leading the race on lap 23 when a gear box failure forced him to withdraw. The race was ultimately won by […]
The Results of the Malaysian Formula 1 Grand Prix
The results of the Malaysian Formula 1 Grand Prix are: 1. Fisichella/Renault 2. Alonso/Renault 3. Button/Honda 4. Montoya/McLaren-Mercedes 5. Massa/Ferrari 6. M Schumacher/Ferrari Australian Mark Webber retired on lap 17 and his Williams-Cosworth team mate, Nico Rosberg retired on lap 8. Kimi Raikkonen was involved in an accident on the first lap and did not […]
The Aussie in the World Rally Championships
For some reason the press seem to ignore Australian participants in important overseas motor sport events. For example, you will always hear the who won the latest Formula 1 race but you rarely hear where Mark Webber – Australia’s only representative in Formula 1 finished. If Mark Webber doesn’t get much mention in the local […]
Grid Positions for the Malaysian Forumla 1 Grand Prix
The grid for the Malaysian Formule 1 Grand Prix is: 1. Fisichella/Renault 2. Button/Honda 3. Rosberg/Williams-Cosworth 4. Webber/Williams-Cosworth Other grid positions are will not be announced till Sunday morning due to the new rules. A number of drivers, including Schumacher/Ferrari have opted for engine changes and this can affect their position on the starting grid […]
A New Year of Formula 1
The F1 season got off to an interesting start last weekend with the Bahrain Grand Prix. Already Renault have chalked up their first win but drivers agree that this year promises to be much closer than last year. New engines – 2.4 litre V8’s in place of the 3 litre V10’s and a whole new […]
A Unique Success in the Dakar Rally
The Dakar Rally is over for another year and this time it certainly had its down side for Australian motor sport enthusiasts. But for Mitsubishi it was another successful year and VW were quite happy with the outcome too. For the first time a diesel powered car gained a podium finish in the world’s toughest […]
Ice Racing Anyone?
Ice racing is hardly likely to catch on here in Australia any time soon but in Europe it certainly does have a following where a Kia Rio driver has just beaten an F1 driver to take out the championship. The win gives Kia Rio it’s third consecutive series win. Kia Rio driver, Yvan Muller, has […]
Russia Enters Formula 1
The one-time Jordan formula 1 racing team has now been renamed MF1 Racing and will race under a license from the Russian Automobile Federation. That makes it the first team to compete under the Russian flag in F1.