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WRC drivers call for improved Pirelli rubber after Portugal punctures

Tyre issues became a talking point after a particularly brutal Friday as the new-for-2022 Rally1 cars contested a gravel rally for the first time.Pirelli debuted a new hard and soft gravel tyre at the event, which featured reinforced structures and a design optimised for the increased torque and the heavier Rally1 cars, which weigh in 70kg more than...

Cassidy “really pleased” by pace on DTM return at Lausitzring

The Envision Formula E driver, who made his DTM debut with the AF Corse-run Red Bull Ferrari team at last year’s Norisring round in place of Alex Albon, was brought into the lineup full-time this year but had to miss the Portimao opener due to a clash with the Monaco E-Prix.In his place, rally legend Sebastien Loeb finished 16th and 18th in his first...

Sainz: Ferrari F1 struggles "deserves privacy", involves technical secrets

The Spanish driver has been so far unable to extract as much from the new ground effect F1-75 chassis as teammate Charles Leclerc, and endured another frustrating outing in Spain last week when he dropped down the order with a spin.Having had a run of incidents in Australia, Imola, and Miami, Sainz is aware that the situation needs to turn around soon...

The Lamborghini talisman leading his troops to DTM success

A stealthy drive to sixth is never going to be the sort of performance that makes headlines. But for Lamborghini GT3 talisman Mirko Bortolotti, such instances as his Lausitzring race one recovery from being shuffled outside the top 10 on the long run down the first proper braking zone at Turn 2 “because were struggling a lot on straightline speed” could...

Peugeot open to Maserati Formula E driver double-duty for WEC squad

Replicating Jean-Eric Vergne’s dual role in FE with DS Automobiles, another brand in the Stellantis group, and Peugeot in the WEC is one possibility being explored by the French manufacturer as it looks to fill the vacancy in the 9X8 Le Mans Hypercar line-up created by Kevin Magnussen’s return to Formula 1.Jean-Marc Finot, motorsport boss of the Stellantis...

Ocon urges Alpine to "bring more stuff" to improve F1 car

The A522's latest upgrade package looked promising on Friday in Barcelona but the team had a troubled qualifying session, with Ocon earning only 12th and Fernando Alonso down in 17th after a radio miscommunication compromised his final Q1 run.In the race, Ocon put in an impressive charge to seventh, while Alonso climbed through the field to ninth despite...

Mercedes: Monaco F1 expectations lower than any other circuit

The reigning constructors' champions introduced a raft of upgrades to its W13 that has transformed its pace, and helped George Russell fight with Red Bull before grabbing a podium finish.But while encouraged that it has begun to unlock the potential it felt was in its 2022 challenger, it thinks Monaco may be a bit more of a struggle.PLUS: Why Mercedes'...

The international stars Trackhouse should target for its NASCAR project

The Trackhouse team run by Justin Marks and co-owned by rapper Pitbull already fields two Cup Series entries for Ross Chastain and Daniel Suarez, but plans to enter its #91 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 at least once during the remainder of this Cup season. It intends to expand the programme in the future.“Project 91’s mission is to activate the intersection...

Caterhams entertain at Snetterton as Hybrid Tune defends C1 24 hours win

“It’s been a great weekend,” declared double Caterham Seven UK Championship race winner Aaron Head, who was only denied a hat-trick of Snetterton victories by the canny tactics of James Murphy.Murphy led the opener from the third lap and drove a calculated race to build a late gap that his rivals were unable to close. Starting 10th, Head made it to...

How the WRC celebrated its milestone in style

Round up a bunch of the world’s greatest rally drivers from the past 50 years in a room and you are set for an unforgettable evening. That’s exactly what happened for the World Rally Championship’s 50th anniversary season celebrations at Rally Portugal last weekend.The WRC went to significant lengths to celebrate its milestone, organising a special...

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