Could the new world championship for Le Mans cars be a future rival to F1?

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

The days of a thriving World Sportscar Championship able to rival F1 for popularity among fans and car manufacturers are long past. But that may change in the future as the organisers of the the Le Mans 24 Hours have announced they are planning a world championship for LMP1 sports cars. It’s already got the … Continue reading Could the new world championship for Le Mans cars be a future rival to F1?

Audi wins Sebring – will it ever enter F1?

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Audi’s staggering domination of international sports car racing continued this weekend as its new R15 won its first race in the Sebring 12 Hours. Audi has systematically crushed its sports car rivals around the world this decade. The Sebring event has fallen to Audi nine times in the last ten years. They’ve won prestigious Le … Continue reading Audi wins Sebring – will it ever enter F1?

More signs that manufacturers are starting to favour specification racing

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

While Honda joins Audi and Seat in scaling back its motor racing programmes for 2009, Porsche is doing the opposite. But the German premium marque isn?t joining rivals BMW and Mercedes in Formula 1 ?ǣ it?s chosen the American Grand-Am sports car championship. What, if anything, does this tell us about F1?s appeal to car … Continue reading More signs that manufacturers are starting to favour specification racing