WTCC Monza 1: Diesel power gives Muller win

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Yvan Muller moved within four points of the championship lead with another victory in the Seat Leon TDi at Monza. His chances of winning the title were doubly boosted when championship leader Andy Priaulx was hit from behind at the first corner by Roberto Colciago. The heavy impact badly damaged the rear of the BMW. … Continue reading WTCC Monza 1: Diesel power gives Muller win

The Ben Evans Column – DTM’s lesson for F1

Posted on | Author Ben Evans

I was delighted to see on Sunday that the DTM bosses truly showed where their priorities lie, by depriving the fans in Barcelona together with a large TV audience of anything approaching a race. Yes, withdrawing all your cars makes a statement. Unfortunately for Audi that statement is not ‘Vorsprung Durch Technich’ but rather ‘We … Continue reading The Ben Evans Column – DTM’s lesson for F1

WTCC Brands 2: Priaulx wins and leads series

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Andy Priaulx scored maximum points in the second WTCC race at Brands Hatch to take a vital 12-point lead in the drivers championship with four races remaining. He had started from third on the grid, blasted past Pierre-Yves Courthals’ Seat heading into Paddock Hill bend before pole sitter Felix Porteiro let him pass at Hawthorns. … Continue reading WTCC Brands 2: Priaulx wins and leads series

WTCC Brands 1: Easy win for Menu

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Chevrolet’s Alain Menu cruised to a straightforward win from pole position at Brands Hatch. Behind him were James Thompson and BTCC racer Colin Turkington, also in the same positions they started. Jordi Gene sacrificed third place to Turkington so that he could let Yvan Muller in the other diesel Seat finish fourth. Gene ended the … Continue reading WTCC Brands 1: Easy win for Menu

This weekend’s F1 alternative: WTCC Brands Hatch

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

The World Touring Car Championship makes a rare foray to a decent racing circuit this weekend. Having taken the FIA’s premier tin-top series to a preposterous street track in Portugal and put on some lousy races at Brno and Valencia – neither of which are well suited to touring cars – the series heads for … Continue reading This weekend’s F1 alternative: WTCC Brands Hatch

Michael Schumacher set for racing return

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Michael Schumacher has confirmed his return to racing. He will compete in this year’s Race of Champions at the new Wembley Stadium in London. Schumacher last competed in the event in 2004 where he was famously defeated by Heikki Kovalainen. Kovalainen won the tournament. Also racing this year are David Coulthard and Jenson Button – … Continue reading Michael Schumacher set for racing return

Qualifying penalties boost Priaulx

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Andy Priaulx’s hopes of extending his World Touring Car Championship lead got a boost today. His closest rivals – and BMW team mates – were penalised after qualifying at the Czech circuit of Brno. Jorg Muller and Augusto Farfus lost third and sixth places respectively after stewards adjudged they had set their fastest times while … Continue reading Qualifying penalties boost Priaulx

“Mario Andretti: A Driving Passion” (Gordon Kirby, 2001)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Lewis Hamilton is a cracking F1 driver. But just how good a racer is he, really? I want to see how he would adapt his turn-in style to the British Touring Car Championship in a front wheel drive Seat Leon. I want to see him tackle the Indianapolis 500 where they turn 230mph average laps … Continue reading “Mario Andretti: A Driving Passion” (Gordon Kirby, 2001)