The British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) as well as many support divisions were at Thruxton Circuit last weekend and, despite great racing, one of the main take-away stories of the weekend was the quality of the tire piles and the dramatic accidents that emerged as a result.
It was a familiar story at the head of the MotoGP™ test timesheet in Jerez on Monday as World Champion Marc Marquez set the fastest lap of the post-Grand Prix workout.
Repsol Honda’s MotoGP™ championship leader – who missed the last preseason tests due to injury – made up for lost time with a 1’38.737 best effort recorded on the 28th of 55 laps around the 4.4km Jerez circuit where he took his fourth win of 2014 on Sunday.
Three F1 insiders have tipped Bernie Ecclestone to drive out of the corruption scandal not only with his freedom, but also the keys to the sport.
Some think the Gerhard Gribkowsky saga, that has already left the former F1 banker in jail, will almost certainly end Ecclestone’s long reign over Formula 1 and potentially see him live out his days behind bars. However, a trio of F1 insiders is not so sure.
A striking midnight blue 1931 Cadillac 452A owned by 90-year-old Charles Gillet of Lutherville, Md., was awarded the Best in Show at the 2014 Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance at Pinehurst Resort on Sunday.
The car, equipped with a V-16 engine and purchased in 1986 by Gillet and then restored by Pruiett Automotive Restoration, emerged from 119 vintage cars and a strong Class 4 Grand Classics (1925-1948) field to capture the top prize at the second annual showcase.
F1 could axe Friday morning practice sessions next year, as teams consider how to cut costs in the absence of a mandatory budget cap.
Although keenly supported by the small teams, and championed by FIA president Jean Todt, the 2015 budget cap was vetoed by the powerful ‘Strategy Group’ teams including grandees Ferrari, Red Bull and Mercedes.