The third European Formula Three race Monza yesterday was called off by the organisers following a series of major accidents. More on that and the rest of the weekend’s racing action.
In this weekend’s racing wrap, IndyCar and Formula E raced at the hallowed Indianapolis and Monaco tracks, but both races saw major first-lap crashes.
Last weekend’s racing action including a tasty WEC scrap between Porsche and Audi, rain-inspired DTM and F3 battles at Hockenheim, and the usual NASCAR crash-fest at Talladega.
Video highlights in the Weekend Racing Wrap: Formula E cars whispered around the streets of Miami, while NASCAR thundered in the Arizona desert.
Video highlights of Citroen’s dominant start to the new World Touring Car Championship, Sebastien Ogier’s third consecutive WRC win and NASCAR at Las Vegas.
The 2013 NASCAR season starts this weekend with the Daytona 500. Dominik Wilde explains why you should tune in.
If you’re looking for a close title battle, now’s the time to cast your gaze beyond F1.
Lewis Hamilton had his first taste of NASCAR at Watkins Glen last week. But his former rival Kimi Raikkonen has taken things a step further, starting a couple of races in NASCAR’s junior categories. Jamey Price was at Charlotte Superspeedway last month to watch Raikkonen’s first race in a NASCAR Truck. I have long been … Continue reading Kimi Raikkonen’s NASCAR Trucks debut up close
Lewis Hamilton will drive a NASCAR Sprint Cup car at Watkins Glen later this year.
Nelson Piquet Jnr claims he will race in one of the NASCAR championships this year. They’re welcome to him.
Danica Patrick joining NASCAR may not seem especially relevant for F1 fans, particularly those of us in Europe. But you have to pause for a moment and consider the scale of the missed opportunity. Here is a talented, female, American racing driver who, had things gone differently, might have ended up in F1. Simply being … Continue reading Danica Patrick joins NASCAR
Domination by one driver was the name of the game in F1 in the first half of the decade. Michael Schumacher and Ferrari swept all before them as he won five consecutive drivers’ championships. But that sort of thing doesn’t happen in NASCAR, where every race is decided by a slipstreaming battle to the chequered … Continue reading NASCAR feels the Michael Schumacher effect thanks to Jimmie Johnson
BBC F1 are doing a marvellous job in their first year back as F1’s broadcasters in Britain. That much is clear on the live blogs whenever fans outside Britain get a glimpse of BBC’s work and comment on how good it is. But although it’s great to finally see some improvement in Formula 1 broadcasting, … Continue reading BBC F1 is great but motor sport coverage in Britain is getting worse
Is there any kind of product you can’t buy with a NASCAR logo on? After a few minutes searching it turns out probably not…
Jimmie Johnson won the NASCAR title for the third year in a row last week. In the past six years he’s also been runner-up twice, in 2003 and 2004. He doesn’t fit the NASCAR stereotype of a drawling redneck: Johnson is from California and flies to races in a Gulfstream jet. He’s also clearly one … Continue reading Jimmie Johnson is NASCAR’s #1 again – but how would he fare in Formula 1?
The international running-and-jumping festival Olympics finally came to a close over the weekend. As a sporting event it?óÔé¼Ôäós not really to my taste as there aren?óÔé¼Ôäót any racing cars involved, and apparently never will be. Oh well. What I find just as disappointing is the organisers take the same dim view of victory celebrations as … Continue reading Olympians, like F1 drivers, told to keep their celebrations under control
The 2009 Indy Car calendar has been announced and there are three big changes. The Nashville oval is out and two of the top ex-CART/Champ Car venues join the schedule. Both are street tracks: the first is Long Beach, the iconic CART venue once used for Formula 1, which will hold the second round of … Continue reading 2009 Indy Car calendar revealed: Long Beach and Toronto in, Nashville out (Indy Car)
We all remember the debacle of a ‘race’ F1 put on at Indianapolis in the 2005 United States Grand Prix. Yesterday NASCAR suffered its own version at the very same venue, albeit running the full oval rather than the road course. NASCAR managed to put on a full race, of sorts, with a full field. … Continue reading NASCAR has its own ‘Indianapolis 2005’ – but the race goes on
Formula 1 often gets compared unfavourably with NASCAR, especially in America where NASCAR is king. Among the various criticisms levelled at F1, some fair and some not, is the charge that Formula 1 is too predictable and the same drivers win all the time. Four years ago, when Michael Schumacher won 12 of the first … Continue reading F1 championship closer than NASCAR
Dario Franchitti has been dropped as a NASCAR Sprint Cup driver by Chip Ganassi Racing. He will no longer compete in the top tier of the championship, and it remains to be seen whether he’ll now race in the Nationwide or Craftsman Trucks series. I’m no fan of NASCAR and I thought Franchitti’s decision to … Continue reading Dario Franchitti should swallow his pride and return to Indy Car after being dropped by his NASCAR team