Monday, 23 December 2013

Dominik Wilde Motorsport Awards 2013

That's it, another motorsport season wrapped up. It's been a fantastic year and as with last season, to look back on the last 12 months here are the DW Motorsport awards.

Friday, 13 December 2013

Hirvonen, Evans and Kubica secure '14 M-Sport seats

M-Sport have announced that their 2014 WRC lineup will consist of Mikko Hirvonen and Elfyn Evans.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Hyundai launch 2014 programme

WRC returnees Hyundai officially launched their WRC program in Frankfurt today.

Regulation changes set to shake-up F1 in '14

As well as the much talked about new aerodynamic regulations and the introduction of 1.6 litre turbocharged V6 engines, further regulation changes announced after an F1 Strategy group meeting this week look set to stir up F1 next year.

Citroen sign Meeke, Ostberg for 2014

Citroen Racing have announced an all new driver pairing of Kris Meeke and Mads Ostberg for the 2014 World Rally Championship season.

Andretti would consider customer car F1 entry

Mario Andretti has revealed that his son Michael would like to enter F1 should customer cars be allowed.

Monday, 9 December 2013

Motorbase plan three car assault on '14 BTCC

Motorbase have revealed plans to run three NGTC spec Ford Focuses in next years british Touring Car Championship.

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Montoya completes first IndyCar test for Penske

Juan Pablo Montoya has completed his first day of IndyCar testing since his return to the series was announced in September.

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Ogier dominates in Wales - Wales Rally GB Review

Sebastien Ogier claimed his first Wales Rally GB win in dominant fashion by leading home team mate Jari-Matti Latvala by 21.8 seconds.

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Mark Martin calls time on driving career

NASCAR veteran Mark martin will bring the curtain down on his career as a driver once the 2013 season concludes in Miami next week.

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Global Rallycross announces Red Bull tie-up

North America's Global Rallycross championship has announced a deal that will see energy drinks firm Red Bull become the series' title sponsor.

Hyundai signs Thierry Neuville for 2014 WRC assault

Thierry Neuville will spearhead Hyundai's World Rally Championship charge after signing a multi-year deal with the Korean manufacturer.

Friday, 1 November 2013

Lotus-Raikkonen relationship set for early end?

Kimi Raikkonen is said to be considering sitting out of the final two races of the season due to a dispute with his employers.

Super Aguri makes an unlikely comeback

The Super Aguri name will return to international motorsport in 2014 for the first time since the Anglo-Japanese squad pulled out of Formula One mid-way through the 2008 season.

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Power wins as Dixon takes the title - MAVTV 500 Presented by Lucas Oil Review

Will Power claimed his third win of the season at California's Auto Club Speedway as Scott Dixon secured his third IZOD IndyCar title on Saturday night, defeating Helio Catroneves in an action packed race of attrition that ended with only nine cars, five on the lead lap, still running at the end. 

Monday, 14 October 2013

Winterbottom claims thrilling first Bathurst win - 2013 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 Review

Mark Winterbottom and Steven Richards claimed Ford's first win at Bathurst since 2008, beating the charging Holden of Jamie Whincup in a last lap dash for the checkered flag.

Andrew Jordan clinches BTCC title in hectic final day

web141013Andrew Jordan has won the 2013 British Touring Car championship after an action packed final three races which saw him retire from race two and fight his way throught the field int he final race to deny Gordon Shedden a second crown.

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston roundup

The final double header event of the 2013 IZOD IndyCar Seriestook place in Houston this weekend, marking the end of a 6 year absence of open wheel racing on the streets of Reliant Park.

Power holds off Dixon to win dramatic race in Houston - Grand Prix of Houston Race 2 Review

Will Power kept a charging Scott Dixon at bay to win the second race of the Grand Prix of Houston whilst misfortune for Helio Castroneves meant that he lost the championship lead for the first time in 10 races.

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Victorious Dixon keeps championship hopes alive - Grand Prix of Houston Race 1 Review

Scott Dixon closed the gap to championship leader Helio Castroneves to just nine points as he took his fourth win of the season.

Thursday, 26 September 2013

The Andrettis - A motorsport dynasty

Mario and Marco Andretti
You can't possibly call yourself a motorsport fan if you haven't heard of Mario Andretti. The legend has won in everything from NASCAR to Formula one and is widely regarded as one of the best drivers the world has ever seen. But Mario is just one of many is a family that oozes history and success.

Monday, 16 September 2013

Penske announces surprise signing of Montoya

Team Penske has shocked the motorsport world by announcing that they have signed Juan Pablo Montoya for the 2014 IndyCar season.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Kimi Raikkonen makes shock return to Ferrari for 2014

Raikkonen and Alonso will be team mates in 2014
Kimi Raikkonen will drive for Ferrari in 2014, marking a return to the team where the Fin won the world championship in 2007. The 33-year-old has signed a two year deal.

MWR hit with record fine amidst race fixing claims

Michael Waltrip Racing have been hit with a record $300,000 fine after it was alleged that the team manipulated the outcome of the chase deciding race at Richmond last weekend.

Sunday, 8 September 2013

The Chase field is set - NASCAR's playoffs begin

The 12 Chase drivers
The standings for the NASCAR Sprint Cup's annual Chase play off system was decided last night, with Carl Edwards' victory at Richmond bringing the curtain down on the regular season.

Sunday, 1 September 2013

2014 starts to take shape - A look at the 2014 driver market

The summer months traditionally welcome speculation regarding who's going where next season and 2014 is no different.

As well as some confirmed movements, as usual the rumour mill is full of stories about who could be going where next season. Here's just a few of the main talking points:

Simon Pagenaud wins a chaotic Grand Prix of Baltimore

Simon Pagenaud won a dramatic race of attrition on the streets of Baltimore, holding off Josef Newgarden to claim his second career win.

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Muller joins Loeb at Citroen

Citroen Racing have bolstered their WTCC driver line up for 2014 by announcing the signing of soon-to-be four time champion Yvan Muller.

Monday, 5 August 2013

Heikkinen takes second X Games Gold in Los Angeles

Toomas Heikkinen took the gold medal in the RallyCross event at the LA X Games, his fourth win in a row in the Global RallyCross championship and his second X Games Gold medal in as many events.

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Kimball masters Mid-Ohio - Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio review

Charlie Kimball claimed his first ever IZOD IndyCar Series win at Mid Ohio, fending off a strong Simon Pagenaud to finish five and a half seconds ahead of the Frenchman.

Foust takes home Gymkhana gold at LA X Games

Tanner Foust claimed his fourth X Games gold medal yesterday after winning the inaugural Gymkhana event at the famous extreme sports competition.

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Ferrari to return to Le Mans in 2015?

Ferrari are rumoured to be considering a return to LMP1 competition. A report in Germany's Auto Motor Und Sport suggests that the Prancing Horse could return to La Sarthe as soon as 2015.

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Motorsport stars hit the big screen

Three IndyCar drivers will lend their voices to Dreamworks Animation's new feature film 'Turbo'

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Honda Indy Two In Toronto roundup

The IZOD IndyCar Series' second double header event took place in Toronto this weekend, an event that also witnessed the championship's first ever standing start, although that didn't go quite as planned.

Dominant Dixon doubles up in Toronto - Honda Indy Two In Toronto Race 2 Review

Scott Dixon put on another fine display to win his third race of the 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series, his third win in as many events. The Kiwi was untouchable from start to finish capping off a truly dominant weekend for the Ganassi driver. He beat Championship leader Helio Castroneves and a strong Sebastien Bourdais to sweep the weekend.

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Scott Dixon goes back to back in Canada - Honda Indy Two In Toronto Race 1 Review

Scott Dixon became the first back to back winner of the 2013 season as he won the first of two IZOD IndyCar races in Toronto. He fended off a strong Sebastien Bourdais and his charging teammate Dario Franchitti whilst Will Power's woes continued as he crashed on the final lap.

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Sir Chris Hoy on his new motorsport adventure - EXCLUSIVE interview with the 6 times Olympic gold medalist

Sir Chris Hoy
Sir Chris Hoy is Great Britain's most successful Olympic athlete with six gold medals and one silver. Following the 2012 Olympics in London, the track cyclist retired from competition and now spends some of his time racing cars in the new for 2013 Radical SR1 Cup. I caught up with Sir Chris at a very hot and sunny Oulton Park on the 6th July 2013 and he was kind enough to take a few minutes out of his busy day to sit down and chat to me about his new motorsport adventure.

Scott Dixon ends Ganassi's win drought - Pocono IndyCar 400 Review

Scott Dixon headed a Chip Ganassi Racing podium sweep, beating Charlie Kimball and Dario Franchitti to with the first IndyCar race at Pocono since 1989.

Monday, 1 July 2013

GM to take control of PSA Peugeot Citroen?

General Motors are set to take control of PSA Peugeot Citro├źn if recent reports are to be believed.

According to Reuters, in an attempt to secure funding to see out the year, the Peugeot family are willing to give control of the company to the American giant.
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Sunday, 30 June 2013

Sebastien Loeb destroys Pikes Peak record at first attempt

Sebastien Loeb smashed the world record at the fabled Pikes Peak International Hill Climb at his first attempt, setting a time of 8 minutes 13.878 seconds , over one and a half minutes quicker than the previous record set by Rhys Millen in 2012 (9:46.164).

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Porsche's Le Mans lineup takes shape

Mark Webber confirmed the inevitable today by announcing he is to leave Infiniti Red Bull Racing at the end of the season and move to Porsche's new LMP1 effort for 2014.

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Citroen confirms WTCC program starting in 2014

Citroen Racing have confirmed that they will enter the World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) from the 2014 season. The widely expected announcement comes after the French marque began evaluating a possible move into the series last September.

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Martin Truex Jr. takes commanding win at Sonoma - Toyota Save Mart 350 Review

Martin Truex Jr. ended a 218 race winless streak in style on Sunday with a dominant victory in the Toyota Save Mart 350 at Sonoma in California.

Hinchcliffe dominates at Iowa - Iowa Corn Indy 250 Review

James Hinchcliffe gave a master class at Iowa as he took the first oval win of his career. The Canadian took the lead on lap one and never looked back.

Business as usual for Audi as tragedy mars Le Mans

Audi claimed their 12th victory of the 24 Hours of Le Mans with a dominating performance from the manufacturer that saw Tom Kristensen claim his record ninth win. He shared the #2 Audi R18 e-tron Quattro with Allan McNish and Loic Duval who won for the third and first time respectively.

Friday, 21 June 2013

X Games and beyond, meet GRC driver Eduardo Marques

In 2013 the X Games expanded to become a global series. With this, the popular extreme sports competition visited new territories such as France, Spain, and Brazil. Eduardo Marques was one of the people who competed in X Games Brazil earlier this year as one of three local personalities to take part in the RallyCross event.

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Authorities seize Lotus LMP2 cars at Le Mans

The Kodewa Lotus squad has been dealt a major setback with the Le Mans 24 Hour race just days away after both of their Lotus T128 LMP2 cars were seized by authorities.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Jake Hill to make BTCC debut at Croft

Jake Hill will replace Liam Griffin at Addison Lee Motorbase for this weekend's BTCC races at Croft.

Daytona prepares for redevelopment

Daytona International Speedway has been given  the go ahead for a major redevelopment project set to be completed for the start of the 2016 season.

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Master of Milwaukee, Hunter-Reay wins again at the mile - Milwaukee IndyFest Review

Ryan Hunter-Reay claimed his second consecutive win at the Milwaukee after a dominant late race display that saw him see off the Penske cars of Helio Castroneves and Will Power. It was a strong race for the Andretti team despite problems for Marco Andretti, with three of the teams four cars finishing in the top five.

Friday, 14 June 2013

Racing cars take to the streets of Jerusalem

Jerusalem turned into a race track this week as for the first time, racing cars performed demonstration runs in The Holy City.

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Finch shuts up shop - Phoenix Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup team to close

Phoenix Racing are likely to close it's doors for good after team owner James Finch revealed that he will be done with racing after this summer.