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3 hrs ago | Paddock Talk
Driver Robert Thorne of K-PAX Racing, the only team to field closed-wheel McLaren race cars in North America in nearly 30 years, closed out the final race of the 2014 Pirelli World Challenge season by earning his first victory of the season in commanding fashion. Thorne entered the last of 16 races this season with two podium finishes under his belt in his first year in the top-tier GT division.
7 hrs ago | Motorsport.com
My brother Eddie pointed this out to me today and I was thrown aback at the realization that it's already been seven years since we lost Colin McRae. In motorsport, fate tends to take our heroes away from us through the very way they gained their iconic stature.
9 hrs ago | Motorsport.com
Toyota Racing returns after a three-month break to defend the lead of both World Championships in the Six Hours of Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas this weekend. The FIA World Endurance Championship season resumes for the fourth of eight races this year, following the traditional summer gap after the Le Mans 24 Hours.
10 hrs ago | The Globe and Mail
Audi Sport ABT driver Lucas di Grassi of Brazil won the inaugral FIA Formula E Bejing ePrix Championship race on September 13, 2014 in Beijing, China. The electric car racing series is set to be hosted in nine other cities worldwide.
14 hrs ago | Stanley Cup of Chowder
The first Formula E race was held on Saturday in Beijing, and we learned quite a bit. Some thoughts in no particular order: If a little different from what we're used to.
19 hrs ago | MotorAuthority
The first round of the inaugural season of the Formula E Championship got underway in Beijing, China over the weekend, and like any good sport there was plenty of action to behold. Victory in the first-ever sanctioned electric car race went to Audi Sport ABT's Lucas di Grassi, but only because of a huge crash between Venturi's Nick Heidfeld and E.Dams Renault's Nicolas Prost.
Team Penske has partnered with Dick Johnson Racing to form a V8 Supercar team that Marcos Ambrose will drive for in 2015. DJR Team Penske will compete with Ford Falcons, and Ambrose will drive the No.
Team Penske has formed a partnership with one of the most successful motorsport teams in Australia to compete in the popular V8 Supercars Championship with driver Marcos Ambrose, beginning in 2015. Working with Dick Johnson Racing , the longest-established motor racing team in Australia, Team Penske plans to race next season in the ultra-competitive touring car series that features events contested at Australia's top motorsport venues.
Rookie Kyle Larson, Chase driver Jimmie Johnson and Illinois native Danica Patrick rounded out the top-five. Larson was in a backup car after wrecking in the first practice Saturday.
Circuit of The Americas is set to throw a Texas-sized celebration to welcome the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and the FIA World Endurance Championship for next weekend's Lone Star Le Mans. A weekend full of racing, music and entertainment are planned for the entire family at the world-class 3.4-mile circuit located in the capital of Texas, highlighted by Saturday's race at 11:35 a.m. CT.
For the second straight year, the second-to-last race of the Pirelli World Challenge season produced a dynamic and dramatic shift in the GT and GTS championship battles. Last year the drama occurred at Sonoma Raceway; on Friday, it was at Miller Motorsports Park outside Salt Lake City, Utah.
Beijing ePrix, was held on a spectacular temporary race track built around the city's iconic Olympic 'Bird's Nest' Stadium. History was made today as the world's first ever fully-electric single-seater race took place in Beijing, marking the season opener of the FIA Formula E Championship.
After a second-place podium for No. 27 driver Franck Montagny and a superb fourth from fellow countryman Charles Pic in the No.
Heidfeld has chased down Prost in the closing stages after the Frenchman had led for almost the entire event. The German made a move at the final corner of the final lap, but Prost moved across on him, sending Heidfeld over the kerbs and into a huge accident .
Aside from the fact that the Beijing, China track was far more suited to karts than cars, the Formula E series put on an interesting show in the series debut, which aired at 3:30 a.m. ET on Fox Sports 1, a time when most viewers have either fallen asleep without turning off the TV, or are searching for something on Cinemax. The broadcast itself left much to be desired, with lots of ambient noise, both from the rather substantial crowd and the cars - how much of that is motor, how much is gearbox? - that at times it seemed hard to pick out anchor Jack Nicholls and very competent commentator Dario Franchitti.
Lucas di Grassi led the way in FP1 for the Auto Sport ABT group in Beijing with a lap of 1:41.937. e.dams driver Sebastien Buemi followed closely behind in second, with Sam Bird rounding out the top three for Virgin Racing.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 05:00 pm
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