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IndyCar Drivers Go Gaga Over Alonso News
Wednesday, 12 Apr, 2017 – 19:02 | Comments Off on IndyCar Drivers Go Gaga Over Alonso News
IndyCar Drivers Go Gaga Over Alonso News

By John Sturbin |Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas – Verizon IndyCar Series drivers testing on Texas Motor Speedway’s repaved and re-profiled pavement Wednesday enthusiastically greeted the sensational news that Formula One superstar Fernando Alonso would be joining them for the 101st edition of the Indianapolis 500.
“Yeah, that’s cool! Big news,” said Scott Dixon, the 2008 Indy […]

F1 Champ Alonso To Drive In Indy 500
Wednesday, 12 Apr, 2017 – 16:11 | Comments Off on F1 Champ Alonso To Drive In Indy 500
F1 Champ Alonso To Drive In Indy 500

The 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 has attracted a member of Formula One royalty.
McLaren announced Wednesday that Fernando Alonso, a two-time F1 World Driving Champion and three-time runner-up, will compete in the 101st edition of the Indianapolis 500 on May 28.
Alonso will drive for Andretti Autosport, which has won four Indianapolis 500s, including last […]

Hamilton Wins In China; Haas Collects First Points Of The Season
Sunday, 9 Apr, 2017 – 8:52 | Comments Off on Hamilton Wins In China; Haas Collects First Points Of The Season
Hamilton Wins In China; Haas Collects First Points Of The Season

Lewis Hamilton won Sunday’s Formula One Chinese Grand Prix and in doing so, the Mercedes AMG driver pulled even with Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel in the series points standings.
Hamilton started from the pole and never trailed in getting his 54th F1 victory.
Vettel finished second in Shanghai, 6.2 seconds back. Both Vettel and Hamilton head out of […]

Ferrari vs. Mercedes Thriller Shaping Up In F1
Tuesday, 28 Mar, 2017 – 12:23 | Comments Off on Ferrari vs. Mercedes Thriller Shaping Up In F1
Ferrari vs. Mercedes Thriller Shaping Up In F1

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Reigning World Driving Champion Nico Rosberg began the 2017 FIA Formula One World Championship season Sunday in his new role as Josef Fan.
And after the checkered flag had fallen upon Sebastian Vettel and Scuderia Ferrari at the Australian Grand Prix, Rosberg felt compelled to tweet: “Congrats Sebastian/Ferrari. Respect. Could be […]

Ferrari Draws First F1 Blood; Wins In Australia
Sunday, 26 Mar, 2017 – 8:09 | Comments Off on Ferrari Draws First F1 Blood; Wins In Australia
Ferrari Draws First F1 Blood; Wins In Australia

Sebastian Vettel put an end to the years-long dominance of Mercedes AMG on Sunday when he drove his Ferrari to victory in the Formula One season-opening Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.
The victory marked the first time that anything other than a Mercedes had won the season-opening event since 2013.
Lewis Hamilton, who started on the pole […]

Haas F1 To Start ’17 High On Confidence, Grid
Saturday, 25 Mar, 2017 – 17:09 | Comments Off on Haas F1 To Start ’17 High On Confidence, Grid
Haas F1 To Start ’17 High On Confidence, Grid

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
American-owned Haas F1 Team will begin its second season in the FIA Formula One World Championship Sunday searching for the elusive “incremental improvements” that separate a mid-pack organization from a potential title contender.
That process was accelerated Saturday, when lead driver Romain Grosjean qualified sixth on the 20-car grid for the […]

Testing Ends On A High For Haas F1
Saturday, 11 Mar, 2017 – 9:44 | Comments Off on Testing Ends On A High For Haas F1
Testing Ends On A High For Haas F1

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Haas F1 Team’s Romain Grosjean spent some unexpected time at the beach in Spain Friday before recording his quickest lap of the FIA’s two-week Formula One World Championship preseason testing schedule at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.
Grosjean’s quickest time on the last day of testing around the 2.892-mile/4.655-kilometer/16-turn layout was a 1-minute, […]

Haas F1 Picks Up Pace In Barcelona
Friday, 10 Mar, 2017 – 9:39 | Comments Off on Haas F1 Picks Up Pace In Barcelona
Haas F1 Picks Up Pace In Barcelona

Kevin Magnussen posted his quickest time of preseason testing and raised the Haas F1 Team single-session laps-completed record during Thursday’s outing at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.
Magnussen racked up 119 laps/344.205 miles/553.945 kilometers around the 2.892-mile/4.655-kilometer/16-turn layout in Spain during his final preseason test in the No. 20 Haas VF-17.  Magnussen re-set the team’s single-day lap tally, […]

Haas F1 Has ‘Good Day’ In Testing
Thursday, 9 Mar, 2017 – 9:55 | Comments Off on Haas F1 Has ‘Good Day’ In Testing
Haas F1 Has ‘Good Day’ In Testing

Haas F1 Team lead driver Romain Grosjean systematically worked through a variety of baseline setup configurations Wednesday when he returned to preseason testing for the 2017 FIA Formula One World Championship at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.
Grosjean compiled 96 laps/277.678 miles/446.88 kilometers in his No. 8 Haas VF-17 around the 2.892-mile/4.655-kilometer/16-turn layout in Spain during a session […]

Magnussen Returns As F1 Testing Resumes
Wednesday, 8 Mar, 2017 – 8:45 | Comments Off on Magnussen Returns As F1 Testing Resumes
Magnussen Returns As F1 Testing Resumes

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Haas F1 Team newcomer Kevin Magnussen kicked-off the second and final week of preseason testing at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya Tuesday by turning a combined 81 laps on a day when veteran Felipe Massa topped the time sheet.
Massa, whose retirement plans abruptly ended in mid-January, posted a lap in 1 minute, […]