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Gavin Smith to make BTCC return

Former Vauxhall driver Gavin Smith will return to the British Touring Car Championship for the final three rounds of the season. Smith is to race a Seat Leon entered by privateer team GR Asia at Brands Hatch, Knockhill and Thruxton. The same team runs Leons for Tom Coronel, Emmet O’Brien and Maurizio Ceresoli in the […]

One to watch: Romain Grosjean

One To Watch

Could Romain Grosjean be the next top French F1 driver? No, because he’s Swiss. But he does race under a French licence, so maybe he’ll get away with it.

Boring races

Top F1 pundit Peter Windsor recently wrote this in response to a question on how he would improve F1: I would change nothing. I think F1 is fantastic as it is. If you want to watch a million meaningless overtaking manoeuvres and lots of shunts go and watch NASCAR or bikes or IRL or something. […]

One to watch: Lucas di Grassi

One To Watch

Ayrton Senna, Rubens Barrichello, Felipe Massa… could Lucas di Grassi be the next Sao Paulo native to make it into Formula 1?

Debate: Will Ferrari surge to the titles?

McLaren are ahead in both championships with six races to go. But Ferrari are expected to have the upper hand in most of the remaining rounds as venues like Istanbul, Spa-Francorchamps and Interlagos play to their chassis’ strengths. Can either of their drivers win the championship? Is it time they started back one of them […]

Champ Car Road America – Bourdais all the way

The news that he’s off to Formula 1 next year doesn’t seem to have distracted Sebastien Bourdais – in fact he romped to his first victory at Elkhart Lake as if he’d been given a new lease of life. And trouble for championship rivals Robert Doornbos and Will Power have thrust him further into the […]

British F3 Silverstone 2: Unstoppable Asmer

Another race, another pole, another win for Marko Asmer as he closes in on the championship. His lead over Maro Engel is now 84 points after scoring a perfect 42 at Silverstone this weekend. Engel finished second and Greg Mansell took another strong finish with third. Michael Devaney was fourth and Alberto Valerio, who crashed […]

The Ben Evans Column: Watching a real race

Once again this season the Hungarian GP provided more off-track talking points than on-track action as the evil Alonso viciously blocked the blessed Lewis in the pits delaying him by a couple of seconds at the end of qualifying. Part of the gamesmanship found at the top of any professional sport, you might say. But […]

IRL Kentucky: Deja vu for Kanaan and Franchitti

The IRL race at Kentucky had a lot in common with the last round at Michigan – Tony Kanaan won, and Dario Franchitti had a huge shunt. Kanaan’s victory from pole position means the Brazilian has a realistic shot at the title with three rounds remaining. He beat Scott Dixon across the line by 1.7s […]

British F3 Silverstone 1: Asmer back on top

Marko Asmer bounced back from his recent disappointments to claim his eighth victory in the British championship this year. A first-lap crash eliminated Michael Meadows, Salman Al-Khalifa and Alberto Valerio, and forced a brief safety car period. Asmer had no trouble maintaining his advantage over second placed Maro Engel and quickly established a comfortable lead. […]