All-New Single-Seater Motor Racing W Series today announces an all-new ground-breaking free-to-enter single-seater motor racing series for women drivers only, with a prize fund of US$1.5 million (US$1,500,000). The inaugural W Series season will commence in the spring of 2019 and will encompass a number of races run on some of the best and most famous circuits in Europe, most of which have staged Formula 1 races for many decades. In forthcoming seasons the W Series schedule is set also to include races in America, Asia and Australia.
BMW and Andretti launch new Formula E car in Munich
Andretti Autosport to be factory BMW team The stage is set for the car and the team with which BMW will contest the ABB FIA Formula E Championship as of Season 5. On Friday, BMW i Motorsport presented the new BMW iFE.18 and the new BMW i Andretti Motorsport team at BMW Welt’s double cone in Munich (GER). The all-electric racing car impresses with a fascinating design, whereas the showpiece of the BMW iFE.18 – the innovative drivetrain – is hidden deep inside.
Prepared for Future Susie Wolff raced for seven years in the German Touring Car Championship, DTM, flying the flag for the brand synonymous with the three-pointed star. Here she talks about how her time in DTM, from 2006 to 2012, shaped her life both as a racing driver, and as a person.
Champion Vergne closes season in style with Audi in NY
Formula E finale Jean-Eric Vergne picked up his fourth win of the season at the final race of the 2017/18 ABB FIA Formula E Championship in New York to round-off a sensational day of sport for the French nation. The TECHEETAH driver - and newly-crowned Formula E champion - fended off pressure from the outgoing title-winner Lucas di Grassi in a fight to the flag reminiscent of the nail-biting finish from earlier this season in Punta del Este.
Di Grassi takes victory in New York as Vergne clinches
Jean-Eric Vergne fights through the field to win title Lucas di Grassi took his second consecutive win of the season in New York, as Jean-Eric Vergne fought through the field to move out of reach of title rival Sam Bird and secure the ABB FIA Formula E Championship with one round to spare. Both title contenders started on the back foot after a difficult qualifying session, but Vergne drove a resilient race from the back row of the grid to fifth position - beating Bird and extending his lead to 31-points and clinching the Formula E crown regardless of the result tomorrow.
Gordon Kirby's new book honors Wally Dallenbach Sr.
by Tim Wohlford Normally we don't plug books here, but this time it's long-time motor sports journalist Gordon Kirby writing a book about highly respected CART steward Wally Dallenbach. Gordon commented to me that this book was fun to write, with lots of respect and praise for Wally's career in motor sports.
After a turbulent and testing race in the heart of Paris, it was a fairytale ending for home race hero Jean-Eric Vergne (Techeetah), who stormed to victory in front of a packed home crowd. Following the Frenchman across the line was Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler's Lucas di Grassi in second, followed by DS Virgin Racing's Sam Bird in third.
Sam Bird held his nerve in the closing laps of the CBMM Niobium Rome E-Prix presented by Mercedes EQ and fended off multiple attacks from both Lucas di Grassi and Mitch Evans to etch his name in the history books as the first-ever winner on the streets of the Italian capital. The DS Virgin Racing driver pumped his fist in the air as he crossed the finish-line.
Road racing veteran Chris Dyson secured his first career Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli victory in the TA class today at Road Atlanta. Dyson was joined in the celebrations by Randy Kinsland, who secured his second consecutive TA3 class Road Atlanta win following the conclusion of the multi-class competition.
Ernie Francis, Jr., and Justin Haley will start on pole come tomorrow’s duo of Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli races at Road Atlanta, Round 2 of the 2018 championship. Also setting pole for the TA3 class was Randy Kinsland, his second consecutive production class pole at Road Atlanta.
Vergne edges out di Grassi in nail-biting finish in Punta
TECHEETAH driver extends gap to rivals in title fight
Jean-Eric Vergne extended his lead at the top of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, narrowly edging out Lucas di Grassi in a nail-biting finish on the shores of Uruguay for the CBMM Niobium Punta del Este E-Prix. The Frenchman stood firm with persistent pressure from reigning champion Lucas di Grassi throughout the race. Despite close competition from behind in the closing stages, Vergne kept his nerve to seal victory at the scene of his first-ever race in Formula E where he made his debut for Andretti in 2014.
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