World Championship

1988 Jaguar XJR-9

1988 Jaguar XJR-9

Est. 670 bhp, 5,996 cc SOHC 24-valve, water-cooled, naturally aspirated, aluminum, 60-degree V-12 engine with Bosch fuel injection and Motec engine management, five-speed straight-cut TWR transmission, front independent double-wishbone, pushrod-actuated suspension with horizontally mounted Koni shock absorbers with coil springs, rear independent double-wishbone suspension with Bilstein shock absorbers and coil…
Manor F1 Passes The Crash Test

Manor F1 Passes The Crash Test

Manor Marussia F1 team, which was almost shut down last year, passed all of the mandatory FIA crash tests and will be on its way to Melbourne. Following is their oficial statement for the 2015 season: The Manor Marussia F1 Team looks forward to its participation in the 2015 FIA…
RARE LANCIA QUARTET ANCHORS WORLD RALLY CLASS

RARE LANCIA QUARTET ANCHORS WORLD RALLY CLASS

A class of exotic rally cars will defy convention, common wisdom and concours orthodoxy at the 20th anniversary Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance on March 15, 2015. “Rallying is extraordinarily popular across Europe,” said Bill Warner, Founder and Chairman of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. “Today American motorsport fans are seeing…
PRESENTING THE SECOND GENERATION POLO R WRC

PRESENTING THE SECOND GENERATION POLO R WRC

In top form, both technically and visually: Volkswagen presented the second generation of the Polo R WRC in Autostadt, Wolfsburg. The works team from Wolfsburg has its sights set firmly on another successful defence of its titles in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) with a new car and a…
2000 Ferrari F1-2000

2000 Ferrari F1-2000

At the start of the 2000 Formula One season, Technical Director Ross Brawn said, “I think we’ve probably had the best car we have ever had at the beginning of the season since the present group has been working together here at Ferrari.” With team principal Jean Todt at the…
1997 Ferrari F310 B

1997 Ferrari F310 B

Nineteen ninety-seven was a landmark year for the Scuderia, as it marked the company’s 50th anniversary, and it had quite a lot to celebrate. Motorsport, especially Formula One, had always been near and dear to the company’s heart. It was through its success in Formula One that Ferrari was catapulted…
RALLY LEGEND MARCUS GRÖNHOLM TESTS THE VOLKSWAGEN POLO R WRC

RALLY LEGEND MARCUS GRÖNHOLM TESTS THE VOLKSWAGEN POLO R WRC

Volkswagen Motorsport has secured the services of former World Rally Champion Marcus Grönholm: the 46-year-old Finn, winner of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) in 2000 and 2002, will support the works team at test sessions with the Polo R WRC. Grönholm boasts a vast wealth of experience acquired from…
VOLKSWAGEN IN GOOD FORM AT THE SHAKEDOWN IN ITALY

VOLKSWAGEN IN GOOD FORM AT THE SHAKEDOWN IN ITALY

Successful warm-up for what promises to be a red-hot duel for the World Championship lead: Volkswagen duos Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia (F/F) and Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila were second and third fastest in the Shakedown ahead of the Rally Italy. Their team-mates Andreas Mikkelsen/Ola Fløene (N/N) ended the “free practice” for the…
Yvan Muller and José-María López Kings of the Ring

Yvan Muller and José-María López Kings of the Ring

Yvan Muller took advantage of starting race one from pole position to claim his third victory of the FIA World Touring Car Championship season at the Salzburgring on Sunday. However, he was then involved in a pile-up at the start of the second race, forcing him to withdraw. José-María López…
ONE-TWO VICTORY FOR VOLKSWAGEN IN THE WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP

ONE-TWO VICTORY FOR VOLKSWAGEN IN THE WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP

It was nothing less than Volkswagen’s greatest single victory in the history of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). In extremely difficult external conditions, Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila (FIN/FIN) and Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia (F/F) celebrated a hard-fought one-two victory in the Polo R WRC at the Rally Argentina. Andreas Mikkelsen/Mikko Markkula…
EKS to join FIA World Rallycross Championship

EKS to join FIA World Rallycross Championship

EKS is the latest team to pledge support to the all-new FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy after the Swedish squad confirmed it will compete in 2014 with the brand-new Audi S1.   The team – which will be made up of two-time DTM driver Mattias Ekstrom and…
FORMULA 1 BRITISH GRAND PRIX

FORMULA 1 BRITISH GRAND PRIX

Silverstone Like so many of England’s racing circuits, Silverstone started life as an aerodrome. When the Second World War ended in 1945, England’s other two circuits, Donington Park and the legendary Brooklands, had fallen into disrepair. And so it was that the outer taxiways and interconnecting runways of Silverstone became…
FORMULA 1 BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX

FORMULA 1 BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX

Sakhir The 2004 Grand Prix of Bahrain marked the first ever round of the FIA Formula One World Championship to be held in the Middle East and the official culmination of a multi-million dollar project started back in September 2002 when the Kingdom of Bahrain signed a long-term deal to…