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5:45 AM ET An unwell Sebastian Vettel was relieved of his duties at Ferrari on Formula One’s first day of pre-season testing in Spain on Wednesday. The four-time world champion had been given the honour of driving the new SF1000 first at Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya, with teammate Charles Leclerc not due in the car
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5:57 AM ET Aston Martin is putting on hold a planned entry into the World Endurance Championship (WEC) and Le Mans 24 Hours with its Valkyrie hypercar. The British sportscar maker said on Wednesday that this was due to proposed rule changes, although Le Mans organisers suggested the company’s business situation had played a part.
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12:57 AM ET Tim Dornin The loss of Holden in V8 Supercars is “massive” but the formula will evolve and carry on, Red Bull Racing star Jamie Whincup says. Holden drivers and team personnel preparing for the first race of the season came together in Adelaide on Wednesday in a show of strength and solidarity,
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3:15 AM ET Alfa Romeo has revealed its look for the 2020 season, becoming the final team to formally unveil its new car. The Swiss team has already completed a filming day at Ferrari’s testing track last week but did so in a temporary snakeskin livery. On Wednesday, in the hour before the beginning of
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1:40 AM ET Oliver Caffrey Scott McLaughlin’s two Supercars championships might have come driving a Ford, but the DJR Penske flyer began his career in a Holden. As a prodigiously talented teenager, the New Zealander was part of the red lion family in 2012 and 2013, racing for Garry Rogers Motorsport. Knowing how the legendary
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11:32 AM ET Ed Jackson The boss of Holden’s factory-backed Supercars team says fans of the Red Lion had a role to play in the motoring brand’s demise. Holden’s parent company General Motors has announced it will “retire” the iconic Australian brand by the end of the year. Years of declining sales drove the American
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11:44 AM ET Robert Kubica will be the first driver to test Alfa Romeo’s 2020 car during preseason. Kubica was named Alfa Romeo’s reserve driver for the new campaign, bringing personal sponsor Orlen with him — the Polish company has become a title partner of the team. Kubica, who completed his return to F1 with
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10:51 PM ET Ed Jackson A surprised Red Bull Holden Racing Team boss Roland Dane will meet Holden bosses this week as he seeks clarity over the future of his Supercars team. General Motors announced on Monday it would “retire” the legendary Australian motoring brand by the end of the year after years of declining
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9:46 PM ET Ed Jackson Supercars legend Mark Skaife says the looming demise of the Holden brand is akin to a death in the family. Holden’s parent company General Motors announced on Monday it was “retiring” the iconic automotive label after years of declining sales. The news sent shockwaves across Australia and particularly those involved
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11:33 AM ET Ed Jackson The future of Holden’s Supercars partnership with powerhouse Triple Eight Race Engineering remains unclear following parent company General Motors decision to scrap the automotive brand. GM stunned Supercars teams and officials on Monday by announcing they were “retiring” the iconic Australian brand by 2021 after plunging domestic sales for Holden
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7:15 AM ET Racing Point has retained its pink colour scheme for the upcoming Formula One season. Racing Point switched to an all-pink livery in 2018 to mark its partnership with BWT, which has continued into the coming campaign. The Austrian company’s logo is splashed across the engine cover of this year’s car with former
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3:27 AM ET Williams will kick off the new decade of Formula One with a revised colour scheme. The British team, which scored just one point in its worst F1 season to date last year, revealed its 2020 car, the FW43, via an online launch on Monday, two days ahead of the first test on
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3:27 AM ET Williams will kick off the new decade of Formula One with a revised colour scheme. The British team, which scored just one point in its worst F1 season last year, has bucked the trend of 20 seasons by adding red to its car livery for the coming campaign. Williams has run a
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7:58 PM ET Ed Jackson Supercars champion Scott McLaughlin is adamant he still has the hunger to secure a rare three-peat of titles in 2020. The Ford star’s off-season has included getting married in the United States before impressing in a series of opportunities to get behind the wheel of an IndyCar with Team Penske.
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9:51 PM ET Ed Jackson Holden Motorsport officials are set to have urgent discussions with Supercars officials and team bosses after the decision by General Motors to retire the brand. GM annnounced on Monday it will scrap the brand in Australia and New Zealand by 2021, leaving the future of several Supercars teams up in
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7:16 PM ET DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — It is race day at Daytona! Perhaps you are a hardcore NASCAR fan who watches every race from Valentine’s Day to Thanksgiving. But chances are higher that your Daytona 500 viewing habits are much more of a Kentucky Derby/Olympics figure skating-kind of approach. You watch because it’s a
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4:50 PM ET Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Roger Penske has upped the ante for this year’s Indianapolis 500. The purse will increase roughly $2 million to a record $15 million, with the winner of the May 24 race receiving at least an additional $100,000. And drivers trying to bump their way into the final three
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9:06 PM ET Ed Jackson His team is yet to confirm the driver of their second car but Team Sydney boss Jonathon Webb is talking tough heading into the Supercars season. Webb has boldly claimed his team can give powerhouses Red Bull Holden Racing Team and DJR Team Penske a run for their money in
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