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Acura aces hope Daytona 24 1-2 changes Honda's Le Mans outlook

The Acura ARX-06, which won on its competition debut in last weekend's IMSA SportsCar Championship, will be confined to North America for 2023 with parent brand Honda yet to give the go-ahead for the car to be raced in the World Endurance Championship.A spokesperson for Honda in Japan told Autosport late last year that nothing had been decided about...

Why F1 considered reintroducing 'fan car' aerodynamics for 2026

Firstly, it showed that F1’s Liberty Media era is not afraid to think outside the box, and has ruled nothing out, when it comes to ensuring that grand prix cars are as raceable as they possibly can be.For the 1978 Brabham fan car, which Niki Lauda took to victory in that year’s Swedish Grand Prix, remains an iconic machine and will be a talking point...

Did the new national series of 2022 fly or flop?

While 2020 and 2021 were tricky years to launch new championships because of the uncertainty caused by the looming spectre of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was still far from straightforward last year, either.Spiralling inflation put pressure on everyone's pursestrings as the season wore on and this can have a particularly negative impact on categories...

“Huge asset” Button adds NASCAR Garage 56 driver change hurdle

Button got his first seat time at Daytona in the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 that Hendrick Motorsports will take to the Le Mans 24 Hours in June on Tuesday.Project leader Chad Knaus explained that Button has already proved a useful addition to the team, given his previous high-level international racing exploits, but his height meant it would provide an additional...

How Driver’s Eye camera became a Formula 1 TV gamechanger

On-screen graphics are regularly evolving to aid fans’ understanding of F1, while fresh camera angles and techniques are constantly explored to bring the on-track action alive.But no camera angle has got as close to giving fans a true feeling of what it is like inside the F1 cockpit than Driver’s Eye. Through a small 9mm x 9mm camera fitted to the padding...

Kvyat and Bortolotti join Prema's expanded WEC line-up for 2023

Kvyat and Bortolotti will share Prema’s second Oreca 07-Gibson with the previously-announced Doriane Pin, forming an all-rookie line-up in the LMP2 class of the WEC.The Italian outfit’s primary #9 entry will be shared by one-time Formula 3 race winner Bent Viscaal, 20-year-old Romanian Filip Ugran and Juan Manuel Correa.Correa, who was announced by...

Third generation McRae to tackle Junior European Rally Championship

McRae, the son of former World Rally Championship driver Alister and nephew of the late 1995 WRC champion Colin, has been eyeing a move into European competition having largely focussed his career around his native national championship in Australia.The 18-year-old had set his sights on competing in the Junior World Rally Championship after testing...

Radical reveals upgraded XXR version of its SR10

The SR10 was first launched in 2020 and over 100 cars have since been delivered to customers, the majority heading to the US.Now, following the announcement of an enhanced XXR version of the SR3 last year, similar developments are being applied to the SR10.One of the most noticeable differences is new-look front louvres on the car, which have been created...

Ben Sulayem drama will calm down once F1 racing starts, reckons Ferrari boss

Ben Sulayem has found himself at the centre of a storm in recent weeks amid a public falling out with Formula 1’s commercial rights holders.Comments he made about what he felt was an ‘inflated’ $20 billion price tag for F1, suggested in a report that Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund was looking at buying it, did not go down well with the series.In...

NASCAR bans Chastain Martinsville wall-ride manoeuvre

Chastain entered the final corner at Martinsville Speedway and simply did not lift, passing five cars, breaking the track record and snatching the hopes of progressing to the final four from Denny Hamlin while riding against the outside wall.Videos of the move became viral and it was viewed over 100 million times across social media. Having progressed...

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