Thursday, 31 March 2016

Throwback Thursday: A look at Lights, Motors, Action for Motor Interest

The following feature was originally published on motorinterest.com in early 2015. Before Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show performs their final shows this Saturday, here's a look back at the time I profiled one of the biggest stunt show productions on the planet for Motor Interest.

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Olsbergs unveil Honda Civic GRC car in New York

Olsbergs MSE have unveiled their new Honda Civic rallycross car with which they will take on the 2016 Red Bull Global Rallycross season.

Monday, 21 March 2016

Bitter-sweet bow for Haas down under

Haas F1 team had plenty to celebrate after their maiden Formula One outing in Melbourne, with Romain Grosjean coming home in a fine sixth position.

Ferrari strategy gaffe hands Rosberg win in Melbourne

Nico Rosberg won his second Australian Grand Prix in three years yesterday, heading home team mate Lewis Hamilton as Mercedes picked up a record-breaking sixth consecutive one-two finish.

Thursday, 17 March 2016

'Promising' debut for Chilton despite issues

Max Chilton had a frustrating start to his IndyCar career in St. Petersburg last weekend, finishing the season-opening race in 17th place - the same position he qualified in the day before.

New beginnings for Herta in 2016

It seemed to be a given that Bryan Herta Autosport would line up for this season’s opener. Many also expected 2014 Indy Lights champion Gabby Chaves to be behind the wheel. So when Bryan Herta revealed the news that his team would be merging with Andretti Autosport, it came as a shock.

EXCLUSIVE: Bryan Herta Interview

Ahead of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar season Brayn Herta's eponymous team merged with the title-winning Andretti Autosport outfit in a move that many didn't anticipate. I spoke with the driver-turned team boss to find out just why this move happened, and what it now means for Bryan Herta Autosport

Monday, 14 March 2016

Back-to-back St. Pete wins for Montoya

Juan Pablo Montoya started this season as he did the last by taking a commanding wn in the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.

Sunday, 6 March 2016

Dixon not interested in records just yet

Scott Dixon has said that he is more focused on his performance on track right now, rather than how he stacks up against the legends of American open wheel racing.

Saturday, 5 March 2016

NASCAR not on Scott Dixon's Radar

Scott Dixon says that he has no plans to emulate former Ganassi team mate Dario Franchitti by moving into NASCAR.

Friday, 4 March 2016

'We've always been on the same page' - Scott Dixon on his success with Chip Ganassi

Seeing an athlete remain with a single team during their tenure in a particular sport on championship is a rarity these days.

Scott Dixon has been with Chip Ganassi Racing since his IndyCar d├ębut in 2003. It's a partnership that has yielded four championship titles and 37 wins, including an Indianapolis 500 crown.

Thursday, 3 March 2016

EXCLUSIVE: Scott Dixon Interview

The 2016 Verizon IndyCar season is just around the corner and teams and drivers have been flat out testing in preparation for the new season.

Scott Dixon, last year's champion, took time out during a recent test at Phoenix International Raceway to talk with me about his most recent championship triumph, as well as his expectations for the year ahead.

The Founding Fathers of GRC: Tanner Foust

In this series on thecheckeredflag.co.uk, we take a look back on the first five seasons of Red Bull Global Rallycross, shining the spotlight on the star drivers that helped catapult the fledgling series to international fame and success.

Tanner Foust interview: Two-time champ on the history of Global Rallycross

Tanner Foust is Red Bull Global Rallycross's most successful driver. The all-time leading points scorer with 959 points and a record eight event wins has been a part of the series since its inception, making him the perfect person to discuss the series history as it prepares for its sixth season.

With the season not getting underway until May, the Top Gear USA host and I took a trip down memory lane, not reminisce about the early days of Global Rallycross.