Tom Onslow-Cole was gifted pole position for the third race at Snetterton – and converted it into his first BTCC win. But all the action went on behind him, with Fabrizio Giovanardi surviving an off-road collision to take third place off championship rival Jason Plato.
Damon Hill will be joining ITV’s commentary team for next week’s Hungarian Grand Prix. The ITV team made the announcement following their coverage of today’s British Touring Car races. He is expected to be joining James Allen in the commentary box in place of Martin Brundle, who usually misses the Hungarian race.
Fabrizio Giovanardi continued hit back from his Donington disappointment at Snetterton, winning the second of the day’s races. But championship leader Jason Plato kept the Italian in his sights, finishing third behind Matt Neal who impressively charge from 18th on the grid to finish on the podium.
Colin Turkington crossed the line first at the end of the first BTCC race at Snetterton – but was disqualified after post-race inspection revealed his car was 5kg underweight. That meant Team Halford’s Gordon Shedden inherited the win, ahead of Turkington’s team mate Tom Onslow-Cole and Vauxhall’s Tom Chilton.
Rickard Rydell sensationally – and surprisingly – won the second race at Anderstorp after passing team mates Alain Menu and Nicola Larini on the final lap. Rydell is not contesting the full championship this season, and Larini was unhappy that he had been allowed to take points off him. Rain once again made the race … Continue reading WTCC Anderstorp 2: Last-lap home win
Audi team orders forced Alexandre Premat to give up what would have been his first DTM win. Premat actually let team mate Martin Tomcyk pass him twice, the final time coming mere metres before the line on the final lap. Audi dominated the weekend, turning a 1-2-3-4-5 result in qualifying to 1-2-3-4 in the race.
Jonathan Kennard broke his victory race in very wet conditions at Spa-Francorchamps after only four laps’ racing. He started the race from pole and was aided by the race starting behind the safety car as the track was extremely wet and rain was continuing to fall. The race got underway after three laps and the … Continue reading British F3 Spa 2: Kennard’s first win
The wet European summer played havoc with the first WTCC race at Anderstorp. A drying track created a hectic race with many changes of position. Rob Huff beat pole sitter Tiago Monteiro off the line. The Chevrolet driver would go on to win, but the ex-F1 racer slashed his advantage late in the race to … Continue reading WTCC Anderstorp 1: Huff denies Monteiro
Nico H?â??lkenberg took a fine win in pouring rain – but he may lose the victory as the stewards began an investigation into whether he had made a pass under yellow flags. Championship duellists Sebastian Buemi and Romain Grosjean were second and third.
Sam Bird took a classy win at Spa-Francorchamps, moving from third to second at the start before passing Stephen Jelley for the win. Bird extended his lead as Jelley and Jonathan Kennard battled for second, the latter finally taking the pace on the final lap. Atte Mustonen was fourth ahead of Rodolfo Gonzalez, and championship … Continue reading British F3 Spa 1: Bird flies to second win
Knut Urbye wrote in to ask: I have been looking around the web and tried to figure out where i can acquire lap times for each racer. I am looking for the lap times for each sector and round and for each of the racers. Want to see if I can analyse the data and … Continue reading Your questions: Drivers’ Grand Prix lap times
ASM team mates Romain Grosjean and Kamui Kobayashi dominated the first race at Zandvoort, the Frenchman crossing the line just under a second ahead of his team mate. Sebastiem Buemi was eight seconds behind in third and lost more ground in the championship to Grosjean – but nonetheless took his ninth points-scoring finish in ten … Continue reading F3 Euro Zandvoort 1: ASM dominates
Built in 1907, Brooklands was the first purpose built banked racing circuit. Although it never held a round of the F1 World Championship, it holds an important place in motor racing history. Timed to coincide with its centenary this new book from Haynes covers not just the decades of motor racing that took place at … Continue reading “Brooklands: The official centenary history” (David Venables, 2007)