|Another Race, Another Winner, Another Packed Day In The Paddock|
| Pretty much the whole of F1 agreed that Maldonado's pole and win was a fitting tribute to his team owner Sir Frank Williams who is 70 this week. However, a fire in the team garage as the Paddock packed down took away some of the shine from their deserved celebrations.
As well as a great drive by Maldonado, who battled to keep Alonso off his rear wing all afternoon, this again played out as a great racing spectacle: including Michael Schumacher colliding with Bruno Senna right in the path of Sebastian's RB8, Hamilton scything through the pack to finish 8th and both our drivers suffering damage to their front wings on a day which everyone in our garage and our pitwall might describe as 'difficult'.
After Hamilton's penalty Sebastian started the Spanish Grand Prix in 7th and - despite that change in nose and an additional drive-through penalty - overtook three cars in the closing stages and still managed to move up one place in the final reckoning. Mark has a less auspicious start to his afternoon, having a difficult first lap and a lack of pace which kept him out of the points and he finished 11th. But both had to make a stop to replace a damaged front wing and nose and tribute to the boys in the pitlane who delivered in every pitstop, even with that additional work.
However, the team retains its lead of both championships, thanks both to Seb's finish today, to our consistency on track and in the box, and partly down to the inconsistency of the season so far. We've had five races and five different winners - the last time that happened was 1983 when Nelson Piquet (Brabham), John Watson (McLaren), Alain Prost (Renault) and Patrick Tambay (Ferrari) won the first four races and the sequence was then extended when, in the hands of Keke Rosberg, in a Williams made it five from five.
|SEBASTIEN BUEMI TOPS FINAL FORMULA E TEST AT DONINGTON PARK• e.dams-Renault driver leads the way ahead of season opener in Beijing|
DONINGTON PARK, UK (August 19 2014) – Sebastien Buemi (e.dams-Renault) set the fastest time on the final day of pre-season testing at Donington Park ahead of the opening round of the all-electric FIA Formula E Championship in Beijing on September 13.
The Swiss driver set a lap of 1:31.792s to top the timesheets over three-tenths clear of his team-mate Nicolas Prost, during a day where the 10 teams focused....
|ROLEX MONTEREY MOTORSPORTS REUNION : LA DOLCE VITAThere is a direct translation for 'the good life' in just about every language, and today la dolce vita pervaded the air at practice sessions for the Rolex Monterey Motorsport Reunion where Italian car manufacturer Maserati, celebrating its 100th anniversary, is this year's distinguished marque. Nearly 550 authentic and historic race cars, split into 15 different competition groups, roared through the turns and straights of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, warming up for weekend racing that will dete....|
|JD CLASSICS AT THE SILVERSTONE CLASSIC◾JD Classics entered four cars into the Silverstone Classic, one of the world's biggest classic motor racing festivals|
◾The line-up featured JD Classics' 1974 Cologne Capri Works, 1959 Costin Lister and 1954 Cooper T33 Jaguar
◾There were class wins for the Cologne Capri Works plus an excellent second place for the Costin Lister
◾In 2014, JD Classics has now scored victories at the Monaco Historique, Goodwood 72nd Members' Meeting, Donington Historic Festival and Snetterton Autosport Three Hou....
|OLSBERGS MSE FORD FIESTA ST RALLYCROSS CARS FAST IN CHARLOTTECONCORD, N.C. (July 26, 2014) - Olsbergs MSE Ford drivers Joni Wiman and Patrik Sandell overcame flat tires and aggressive door-to-door banging at the Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend to prove that they are contenders for the 2014 championship title.|
On a rough and rutted course, Wiman earned a pair of solid results in early heat races and charged through the semi-final round to earn a second-row starting position in the Saturday Final.
The young driver worked thr....
|KEN BLOCK PILOTS HIS FORD FIESTA ST TO A RED BULL GLOBAL RALLYCROSS VICTORY IN CHARLOTTECONCORD, N.C. – July 26, 2014 – It was clear that Ken Block had one thing on his mind during Round 5 of the Red Bull Global Rallycross (GRC) weekend, winning. Block was able to put together a perfect weekend including, two heat wins, a semi-final win, and eventually a finals win at the Dirt Track, which is located across the street from Charlotte Motor Speedway.|
This marked Block's first Red Bull GRC Super Car win of the 2014 season, and the Hoonigan Racing Division driver was thrille....
|AUDI STARTS SECOND HALF OF DTM SEASON WITH BIG AIMS◾Sights set on clinching first win of the season at Spielberg (Austria)|
◾Audi driver Mattias Ekström in striking distance of top of the standings
◾Dieter Gass, Head of DTM: 'In good position to attack'
Ingolstadt, July 28, 2014 – In the DTM, Spielberg stands for thrilling races and enthusiastic fans in a beautiful setting. Next weekend (August 1 to 3) the circuit in Styria is to become the venue of the Audi squad's first victory this season. Motorsport fans will get to watch the qual....
|RED BULL GLOBAL RALLYCROSS RACE PREVIEW: THE DIRT TRACK AT CHARLOTTEThe Charlotte area is home to a significant portion of the Red Bull Global Rallycross field, making this weekend's tilt at The Dirt Track at Charlotte a crucial event on most drivers' schedules. Tanner Foust comes into this weekend's race on a high note after winning in New York last week, while Brian Deegan returns to the series after a two-race absence.|
TUNE IN INFORMATION:
◾Saturday, July 26, 2:00PM ET on NBC (live)
LAST RACE: Three starts were the charm in the main event, with ....
|VETTEL AND RICCIARDO PREVIEW THE HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIXSebastian Vettel|
I like the race and atmosphere at the Hungaroring and have good memories of the races there. Even though I have never won in Budapest, it is still on my to do list. It is quite a slow track but also one that can catch you out. It has some tight, twisty corners and is quite a bumpy track, so you cannot underestimate it. It is normally hot in Hungary for the race, which makes it a challenge to drive, but also makes a nice weekend for the fans watching. I really like the s....