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WRC 2022: Everything you need to know on the new rules, new cars and more

New Rally1 regulations centred on hybrid-powered cars have provided the series with arguably its biggest rules shake-up for a generation, and promise to deliver the most unpredictable season for decades.Last year the WRC said goodbye to its ‘modern Group B’ monsters, and the all-new 500bhp beasts are set to be unleashed on the world’s toughest stages.PLUS: Why...

Cameron to test Penske IndyCar at Sebring

The 33-year-old Californian, a former rising star in open-wheel racing, has become recognised as one of the world’s finest sportscar drivers in recent years, and in 2023 will be one of the aces in the Porsche Penske Motorsport line-up.In preparation for the project, Penske will enter the FIA World Endurance Championship this year, running an Oreca in...

McLaren happy to wait over Audi F1 future decision

The Woking-based team has been linked as a contender to join up with Audi if the Volkswagen Group-owned company enters grand prix racing when new engine rules come in from 2026.It has held exploratory talks with the German manufacturer but it suggests that the ball is now in VW’s court about what happens next.It is understood that VW is considering...

F1 money dispute could scupper 2022 sprint race plans

Grand Prix racing’s chiefs are hoping to push on with plans to hold six sprint races this year, following the success of the experiments at Silverstone, Monza and Interlagos in 2021.However, the green light has not yet been given because teams have yet to agree with F1’s commercial rights holder on a funding package for the races.It is understood teams...

Why Penske has faith in its 2022 NASCAR Cup rookie

Since making his debut in NASCAR competition in 2015 with Brad Keselowski’s Truck Series programme, the 23-year-old son of Team Penske President Tim Cindric has faced questions about whether his career advancement was tied to his pedigree.But since joining Team Penske’s Xfinity Series programme for his first race in 2017, Cindric has been one of the...

Ex-Porsche boss Zurlinden joins key LMDh supplier Multimatic

Zurlinden was a long-time Porsche stalwart, working as an engineer on its LMP1 programme before heading up the Weissach brand's factory GT effort and then becoming Porsche's head of factory motorsport.The 39-year-old Frenchman left Porsche in October and will now join Multimatic's Special Vehicle Operations (MSVO) division, which oversees the engineering...

Podcast: Monters of Motorsport with Mark Blundell

For the latest episode of the podcast, we're joined by special guest Mark Blundell, beamed in from the USA, where he’s been taking a little break. It was Blundell who set the sensational pole position time for the 1990 Le Mans 24 Hours in the hairy Nissan R90CK by over six seconds, a story that he tells in the Monsters of Motorsport issue.The Briton...

Red Bull and Aston Martin end dispute over aero guru Fallows

Aston Martin announced last year that it had signed Fallows from his role as Red Bull’s head of aerodynamics to be its new technical director.However, the matter went legal with Red Bull insisting that it would hold Fallows to the terms of his contract which ran until 2023.Speaking at the time, Red Bull team principal Christian Horner said that the...

F1 head of marketing Norman leaves role

Norman was one of the first key executive hires after Liberty Media officially acquired F1 in January 2017.Her appointment in the top marketing role was announced in June that year and started in August, reporting Sean Bratches, the then managing director of commercial operations.Prior to joining F1 Norman had worked at Honda Motor Europe, where she...

Ogier: Monte Carlo WRC head-to-head with Loeb will be a "pleasure"

The WRC’s two most successful drivers are set to do battle on the famous Monte Carlo asphalt, where they have shared 15 victories between them, for the first time since 2020.Newly-crowned eight-time champion Ogier is set to contest the event as part of a partial campaign for Toyota, following a decision to scale back his WRC commitments this year.PLUS: How...

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