Saturday, 20 December 2014

Dominik Wilde Motorsport Awards 2014

It's that time of year again. The main motorsport season is now a thing of the past so it's time for the (not very) prestigious DW Motorsport Awards.

Following on from previous years, I'll take you through my pick for car, manufacturer, breakthrough, team, innovation, comeback, race and driver of the year. I'll also go through who came up short in each category. So without further a do...

Monday, 15 December 2014

Gutierrez joins Scuderia Ferrari

Ferrari have announced the shock signing of Mexican Esteban Gutierrez as their reserve driver for the upcoming Formula One season.

Superb Sunday for British Motorsport

For most of the motorsport fraternity, the 2014 is now consigned to the history books. But despite all focus now on 2015, Sunday saw more success for British motorsport.

David Coulthard wins Race of Champions, Nordic take Nations Cup

Experience triumphed over youth yesterday as David Coulthard beat Pascal Wehrlein in the final of the Race of Champions at Bushy park Circuit in Barbados.

Buemi wins as Vergne impresses in Uruguay

Sebastien Buemi became Formula E's third winner in as many races after triumphing in Punta del Este, Uruguay.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Hyundai calls time on GRC programme

Hyundai have made the shock announcement that they will be withdrawing from all US motorsport with immediate effect.

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Hulkenberg to race for Porsche in 2015

Porsche have announced that Formula One driver Nico Hulkenberg will race for them at the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans as part of the driver lineup for their third 919 Hybrid prototype.

Friday, 21 November 2014

New Challenges, Same Results for Citroën

Over the last decade no manufacturer has won more World Rally Championship events than Citroën. Since 2004 the Versailles based team has scored an incredible nine world drivers titles with Sebastien Loeb behind the wheel; the team taking seven constructors titles and 76 of their 93 rally victories in that time - seeing them cement their place as one of the sport's all time great teams.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

EXCLUSIVE: 'Much more than I expected' - Joni Wiman on his rise to the top

Going into the final round of the 2014 Red Bull Global Rallycross series there were four drivers capable of winning the championship, all of which were looking for their first titles in the ever growing competition.

EXCLUSIVE: Joni Wiman Interview

2014 saw a new name on the Red Bull Global Rallycross roll of honour as Joni Wiman took the title in his first season in the top supercars category, following on from his dominant GRC Lites championship in 2013.
This week I caught up with the Finnish driver to talk about his rise to the top and his successful 2014 season.

Friday, 7 November 2014

Gilmour ends year on a high in Las Vegas

Emma Gilmour ended her début season in Red Bull Global Rallycross in the best possible way this week with career high qualifying and finishing positions.

Joni Wiman crowned Red Bull GRC Champion

Joni Wiman was crowned 2014 Red Bull Global Rallycross Champion yesterday after a thrilling final event of the season in Las Vegas.

Block wins, Wiman takes title in Vegas

Victory in the final round of the 2014 Red Bull Global Rallycross season was not enough to ensure Ken Block left Vegas as champion, a second place being all Joni Wiman needed to take back-to-back GRC crowns.

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Red Bull GRC Las Vegas - The Contenders

The 2014 Red Bull Global Rallycross season reaches it's climax this week with the traditional season finale in Las Vegas.

In what has been the closest season in the series' history, four drivers will go into the event with a chance of taking the title - each of them looking to take their first Red Bull GRC crown.

Ahead of the event at the LINQ in Las Vegas, here's a look at this season's championship contenders:

Friday, 17 October 2014

Superb Sverre wins for Subaru in Seattle

Sverre Isachsen clinched his maiden Red Bull Global Rallycross win, and the first for Subaru as the series made a long awaited return to Dirtfish rally school in Seattle.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

LA double header shakes up Red Bull GRC title battle

The Red Bull Global Rallycross circus moved onto it's home city of Los Angeles last weekend for the series' only double header event of the season.

Friday, 19 September 2014

Volkswagen lifts the lid on the Beetle GRC

DW Motorsport has covered the development of the Volkswagen Beetle GRC car closely since it was first announced back in February.

Penske as strong as ever in 2014

Roger Penske's motorsport empire is rarely far from the front, being top contenders in everything they compete in. But 2014 looks set to be one of the American institution's best years yet.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

A new era begins in Beijing

Formula E, the world's first ever all-electric single seater championship, got underway in spectacular fashion last weekend with Audi Sport Abt driver Lucas Di Grassi taking an unexpected win in the Beijing ePrix.

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Red Bull GRC Daytona - Full coverage roundup

DW Motorsport's complete coverage of round six of the 2014 Red Bull Global Rallycross season can be seen below:

Red Bull GRC Daytona - Day two

Rhys Millen took a dominant win at round six of the 2014 Red Bull Global Rallycross championship, leading home Ken Block by over 1.8 seconds to take a career first Red Bull GRC win and become the fifth different winner this season.

Second career podium for Lasek

Bucky Lasek left Daytona with one of the biggest smiles in the paddock after he took the second podium of his Red Bull Global Rallycross career.

Millen takes maiden win at Daytona

Rhys Millen scored the first win of his Red Bull Global Rallycross career in convincing fashion at Round Six of the season at Daytona.

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Red Bull GRC Daytona - Day One

The Red Bull Global Rallycross series descended on Daytona International Speedway yesterday for round six of the season. Nelson Piquet Jr. headed Florida as the series points leader, 46 points ahead of Scott Speed.

'It's awesome fun' - Gilmour enjoying debut campaign

Earlier this year Emma Gilmour became the first female driver in the history of Red Bull Global Rallycross. Since then the Kiwi has been getting quicker and quicker with every round.

'It feels good to be coming back' - Charlotte win provides boost for Block

Despite being quick throughout the season, Red Bull Global Rallycross fan favourite Ken Block hasn't quite had the results he would have hoped for coming into the season.

'I'm so excited' - Rhys Millen confident going into the second half of the season

Rhys Millen returned to full time Red Bull Global Rallycross competiontion in 2014 and since the opening round of the season in Barbados, the New Zealander and his Rhys Millen Racing Hyundai outfit have shown steady progress.

'I'm here to score as many points I can' - Piquet Jr. out to extend lead in Daytona

Going into round six of the 2014 Red Bull Global Rallycross series at Daytona, former F1 and NASCAR racer Nelson Piquet Jr. sits atop of the points standings.

Friday, 22 August 2014

Red Bull Global Rallycross heads to the Sunshine State

Red Bull Global Rallycross kicks off the second half of the championship this weekend with a visit south to Daytona International Speedway for the sixth round of the season.

Friday, 1 August 2014

Changing of the guard at Roush Fenway Racing

The NASCAR world was left a little surprised in 2012 when Roush stalwart Matt Kenseth announced he would be leaving Ford's flagship team to move on to pastures new.

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Meet Virgin's Formula E racers Part 2 - Jaime Alguersuari

The Virgin name returns to international motorsport this year in the brand new FIA Formula E series as one of ten teams taking part in the all electric single seater championship.

Monday, 28 July 2014

Block back on top in Charlotte

Ken Block returned to winning ways last weekend, dominating the final of the fifth round of the Red Bull Global Rallycross season in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Meet Virgin's Formula E racers Part 1 - Sam Bird

Virgin is a brand synonymous with innovation and pushing boundaries. Now Richard Branson's ground-breaking organisation is starting a new venture in the all-new FIA Formula E Series.

Foust ends winless run as Andretti's fine form continues

Tanner Foust put a disappointing start to the season behind him by claiming a record-equalling fifth Red Bull Global Rallycross win in Volkswagen Rallycross New York.

Friday, 11 July 2014

First Impressions - Formula E Cars take to track - PICTURE SPECIAL

Welcoming a new single seater championship to the world of motorsport isn't an entirely novel phenomenon; series have been coming and going for years. But now we have something that stands out from the likes of A1 GP, Superleague Formula and the like: Formula E.

Formula E Test Quotes with Scott Speed, Lucas Di Grassi and Jerome D'Ambrosio

FIA Forula E had it's first ever full test session on July 3. Here's what three of the drivers had to say about the first day.

Friday, 27 June 2014

EXCLUSIVE: Tanner Foust on Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross, the Beetle, and GRC 2014

Last week at the Washington DC round of the Red Bull Global Rallycross championship, the Volkswagen Andretti team finally unveiled the race version of their eagerly anticipated Beetle rallycross car. While the car isn't race ready just yet, we can expect to see it make it's début fairly soon with testing under way.

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Debut win for Sandell in the Capital

Patrik Sandell claimed his first Red Bull Global Rallycross win in Washington DC last weekend ahead of Nelson Piquet Jr. and Joni Wiman in what was a strong event for Ford.

Friday, 20 June 2014

EXCLUSIVE: Bryan Herta on racing returning to Washington DC

This weekend motorsport will return to Washington DC after a 12 year absence. Unlike the sports car race which took place on the streets of the capital city over a decade a go, this weekend's event will be the third round of the ever growing Red Bull Global Rallycross series.

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Audi outlasts rivals to win French thriller

Audi triumphed for the 13th time in a 24 Hours of Le Mans that was never short of drama.

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Red Bull Global Rallycross hits X Games Austin

The Red Bull Global Rallycross season resumed in Austin, Texas this weekend with the championship forming part of the 20th X Games event at the Circuit of Americas. After a day of seeding and heats, Saturday saw the drivers fight it out through four quarter finals, two semi-finals and a final in a change from the usual format.

X Games Austin Rallycross - Semi-finals and Final report

X Games Austin Rallycross - Quarter finals report

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Penske doubles up in Detroit

Team Penske completed a clean sweep of the Dual in Detroit with wins on both days of the event.

Monday, 26 May 2014

Heartache for Castroneves, Andretti as Hunter-Reay takes maiden Indy 500 Win

Ryan Hunter-Reay took his first Indianapolis 500 win in the 97th running of the event, coming out on top after a close battle with three time winner Helio Castroneves and Andretti Autosport team mate Marco Andretti which resulted in the second closest winning margin in Indy 500 history.

Speed tastes glory in Barbados

Scott Speed won the first round of the 2014 Red Bull Global Rallycross season, as fan favourite Ken Block rolled dramatically out of the final.

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Wanting to win - Piquet heads to Global Rallycross

Nelson Piquet Jr. is a driver with one impressive CV. Stints in F1 and NASCAR stand out alongside GP2, A1 GP, FIA GT and more, but now, like Scott Speed, the second generation Brazilian driver is taking on Red Bull Global Rallycross.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Virgin Racing announce Formula E Line up

Virgin Racing have become the first  team to confirm their driver line up for the upcoming inaugural FIA Formula E season.

Gamers head to Le Mans

Nissan have announced that they will field four graduates from their GT Academy driver development programme in this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Pagenaud rolls the dice in Indianapolis

Simon Pagenaud won the first ever IndyCar race on the Indianapolis road course last weekend after a well timed strategy call left him with enough fuel to outlast his rivals and take the chequered flag.

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Toyota dominate as Audi suffer - 6 Hours of Silverstone Review

Toyota dominated the first round of the 2014 World Endurance Championship with a convincing 1-2 in the 6 Hours of Silverstone.