Motorsport

Ecclestone replaced as Formula One boss

LONDON (Reuters) - Bernie Ecclestone's 40-year reign as Formula One's commercial supremo ended on Monday with the sport's new owners Liberty Media replacing the 86-year-old Briton with American Chase Carey.<p>Liberty said in a statement that Carey had been appointed Chief Executive in addition to his …

Formula Racing

Bernie Ecclestone is out as head of Formula 1

Several outlets are reporting that Bernie Ecclestone, the 86-year-old dynamo who has been both a controversial and effective leader of Formula 1 for years, is officially out. The move comes as part of a leadership shuffle orchestrated by the new owners of F1, Liberty Media, reports …

Bernie Ecclestone

Bernie Ecclestone: F1 chief executive 'forced out' of role, says report

<b>Bernie Ecclestone has been forced out of his position as Formula 1 chief executive, according to a German motor sport magazine.</b><p>The 86-year-old told Auto Motor und Sport he was asked to resign by new F1 chairman Chase Carey.<p>"I was dismissed today. This is official. I no longer run the company. My …

Autos

Pirelli warns of "processional races"

Tyre manufacturer fears that promise of new regulations shaking up the order may prove false.<p>While Jacques Villeneuve may blame the fans for the …

Autos

Bernie Ecclestone reaches end of the road as Formula One chief executive 'forced out' by Chase Carey

Bernie Ecclestone appears to have confirmed that his reign at the head of Formula One is over.<p>Last week, in the week of the sport's governing body approving the sale of its commercial rights to Liberty Media, Ecclestone cast doubt over his role as chief executive.<p>And although there has been no word …

Formula One

How the Volkswagen Kombi became a family heirloom

Collector cars that appreciate in value are normally associated with aristocratic marques such as Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche, not the …

Formula Racing

Wehrlein suffers scary Race of Champions crash as Vettel wins again

Competing against Williams driver Felipe Massa in one of several head-to-head races, the German lost control of his three-wheeled Polaris Slingshot …

Formula One

Valentino Rossi Wants to Race at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and Dakar

The seven-time MotoGP world champion wants to take on the most challenging cager races.<p>MotoGP rider Valentino Rossi is one of the greatest talents in motorcycle racing. He's won 88 races and has taken the MotoGP championship title no less than seven times in his 16-year career. Now, as the 37-year …

Roads

Haas F1 Team aim to replicate last season’s great start

The Haas F1 Team are hoping they can get as good a start this season, as they did on their debut last year.<p>The <b>Haas F1 Team</b> are hoping to replicate …

Formula One

Manor F1 talks ongoing but money needed

LONDON (Reuters) - Administrators for the Manor Formula One team say talks with interested parties have intensified but a firm financial commitment has yet to be secured as a deadline looms.<p>Manor need at least half a million pounds ($622,000) to pay salaries, prepare the cars and go testing before …

Manor Racing

America's Cup: Practice Racing in Bermuda

Bermuda based teams have been hitting the water together to train for the upcoming America's Cup Final.<p>The four America’s Cup teams based in Bermuda …

NASCAR

Nice names a street after late F1 driver Bianchi

NICE, France (Reuters) - The late French Formula One driver Jules Bianchi now has a street named after him following a ceremony in his home city of Nice on Monday.<p>Compatriot and former racing rival Jean-Eric Vergne posted a photograph on Instagram of the street sign at the Rue Jules Bianchi, with …

Japanese Grand Prix

Button: For anyone to catch Mercedes is a big ask

Jenson Button won’t be on the grid to compete in the 2017 Australian Grand Prix, but that’s not to say he has lost interest in Formula 1 as he spoke …

Formula One

Perez caught off guard by Hulkenberg departure

Sergio Perez has admitted to being shocked when he heard the news that Nico Hulkenberg would be driving for Renault in 2017.<p><b>Sahara Force India F1 …

Formula One

Acura, Lexus in New Wave of GT3 Cars Set for Debut

Photo: John Dagys<p>This weekend’s Rolex 24 at Daytona will see the international debuts for both the Acura NSX GT3 and Lexus RC F GT3 cars, in what’s …

Autos

By Speed Factory Confirms ELMS LMP3 Return

Photo: Vision Sport Agency<p>Spanish team By Speed Factory announced on Monday that it will continue in the European Le Mans Series in 2017 with a …

Sebastian Vettel defeats Busch brothers for Nations Cup

MIAMI – In a contest of America vs. everyone else, the world had a solid day, despite the best efforts of Kurt and Kyle Busch.<p>Four-time Formula 1 champion Sebastian Vettel defended his Nations Cup title for Germany and Norwegian former World Rally champion Petter Solberg romped Scott Speed by 2.1 …

NASCAR

These Are the Greatest Driving Innovations to Come From Formula One

From brakes to spoilers and beyond.<p>Physics effects every sport, from baseball to swimming. But when your sport features machines in competition, science can become even more important. One need look no further than how race cars have changed over the years for proof.<p>You have race cars to thank for …

Formula One

2017 Anaheim Two SX | Ken Roczen Update

During the 450 Main Event at the 2017 Anaheim Two SX, Team Honda HRC’s Ken Roczen suffered a terrifying crash in a technical rhythm lane. It appeared …

Motocross

Liberty look to cut Ferrari’s $100-million annual bonus

Formula 1’s new owners Liberty Media are set to take on Ferrari by cutting the $100 million bonus received by the sport’s most famous team, while …

Formula One

IndyCar - momentum looking strong as series gears up for 2017

INDIANAPOLIS -- There's a definite air of optimism surrounding the IndyCar Series.<p>Whether it was from drivers passing through INDYCAR's headquarters …

NASCAR

Malaysia Will Win By Kicking Out The Formula 1 Car Races

Malaysia has seen its share of political and economic issues over the past year, notably pressure against the prime minister to step down over suspected graft. Export growth declined 10.4% in October due to a drop in energy sales, and last month the central bank announced that 75% of export …

MotoGP

IndyCar’s Juan Pablo Montoya wins 2017 Race of Champions

Verizon IndyCar Series driver Juan Pablo Montoya was named Champion of Champions on Saturday as he won the individual round of the 2017 Race of …

Formula One

Watch BMW Build The Most Powerful F1 Engine Ever Out Of Mustaches And Beer Bellies

A piece of history that never fails to entertain me is that the most powerful engine to ever race in Formula 1 was a small BMW four-cylinder engine, …

Supercars

Event: Wildays Bike Show - May 2017

We’re proud to announce that we’ll be attending and supporting the inaugural Wildays even in Parma, Italy over three days in March 2017. While Italy …

Drag Racing

F1: What are the financial implications of Bottas move to Mercedes?

Now that the dominoes have fallen into place at Mercedes, how will Valtteri Bottas' move improve his own fortune and affect those of Felipe Massa and …

Formula One

Hendrick Motorsports throws incredible Hall of Fame induction party

It’s only fitting that a record 12-time championship-winning car owner gets one hell of a party thrown for him after being inducted into the NASCAR …

NASCAR

F1 driver unhurt in dramatic Race of Champions flip

Sauber F1 driver Pascal Wehrlein escaped unhurt from a dramatic flip in Saturday’s Race Of Champions at Miami.<p>The crash happened at the finish of …

Autos

Liberty Planning More Pay TV For F1

Liberty Media has revealed that it is looking at moving Formula One auto racing on to more pay television networks in a bid to drive revenue.<p>Shareholders in Liberty, which also owns stakes in the Atlanta Braves and Time Warner, only voted to approve the acquisition of F1’s parent company Delta …

Pay-TV

Algarve Pro Wins 4H Sepang, Asian LMS Title as DC Racing Retires

Photo: Vision Sport Agency<p>Algarve Pro Racing has won the 2016-17 Asian Le Mans Series championship with victory in the Four Hours of Sepang, securing …

MotoGP