He told Autosport: “One of my dreams has always been endurance racing, so I’m delighted to get the chance with a team like United. Aubry back to LMP2 with VectorGabriel Aubry will return to LMP2 in the WEC in 2023 with the British Vector Sport team. The Frenchman, a multiple WEC P2 race winner, is making his P2 comeback in the series aboard the solo Vector ORECA-Gibson 07 after a year racing in GTE Am in 2022. Aubry has been announced by Vector for its second season in the WEC along with Matthias Kaiser. The silver-rated Lichtenstein driver, 32, is moving over to the WEC after a year racing in P2 in the ELMS with Muhlner Motorsport.
Daly, a late entry from boxer Floyd Mayweather's The Money Team to drive its No. 50 Chevrolet, has little NASCAR experience having only started four races across its three divisions since 2018. Daly was never able to make a qualifying attempt on Wednesday night due to an electrical issue, meaning his first lap on the track would be when the qualifying race went green. “Well, we were inherently unlucky for the last 36 hours, but we got lucky,” said Daly, who will become the 62nd driver in history to compete in both the Indianapolis 500 and Daytona 500. "It’s a bummer because we knew where the 50 [Daly] was and we knew that he was multiple laps down and all we had to do was beat him," he said.1 month ago Autosport
Rising insurance costs has been an issue across all of Ireland in recent years, but has mainly affected the smaller road racing events. It was reported the North West 200 contributed £17m to the local economy last year. However, there will be no road racing or short circuit racing held in Northern Ireland this year. The already fragile future for motorcycle road racing in Northern Ireland looks even more bleak in the wake of this latest setback. "It's an absolute disaster," McCallen, who is a director of the Revival Racing Motorcycle Club which took over running the North West 200, said.1 month ago Autosport
How fitting that Red Bull is about to launch its 2023 Formula 1 season in New York City. That is an absolute prerequisite for the future.”Horner was speaking at a time when the newly established Red Bull Powertrains division was imminently about to stick a 2026-specification engine on the dyno and the late Red Bull co-founder Dietrich Mateschitz in declining health. This lack of intervention is exactly what the Red Bull F1 team desires. This time, the project will be firmly on the radar of the American top brass, who will offer Red Bull the liberty it has been dreaming of. Will Ford enjoy a successful return to F1 with Red Bull?1 month ago Autosport
The F1 TV directors were able to switch to the Driver’s Eye camera in Leclerc’s helmet throughout the scrap, giving some incredible insight into how a race-winning overtake is executed from the cockpit. That was the challenging bit, because we found the right position next to the driver’s eye, on the liner that is the protective padding. Haristos says it was a breakthrough after “six or seven official attempts” to integrate camera technology to the driver’s helmet. It’s very exciting.”It may not be much use for the drivers and teams from a practical point of view, but in the Drive to Survive era where fan demand is growing to greater appreciate the driver’s experience, Driver’s Eye has broken big boundaries. Carlos Sainz, Ferrari with Driver's Eye camera1 month ago Autosport
With the first pitstops out of the way, Tom Blomqvist’s Meyer Shank Racing Acura led the similar car of Wayne Taylor Racing, driven by Ricky Taylor, by 10 seconds. Taylor had a similar margin over the quintet of #02 Chip Ganassi Racing Cadillac (Alex Lynn), #6 Porsche Penske Motorsports 963 (Nick Tandy), #01 CGR Caddy (Sebastien Bourdais), #7 PPM 963 (Felipe Nasr), #31 Action Express Racing Cadillac (Pipo Derani) covered by six seconds. Ten minutes later, the picture changed again, as Nasr’s car suddenly halted on its 40th lap - but the #7 Porsche got going again. Thus for the restart, van der Zande in the #01 Cadillac would lead the #10 WTR Acura of Deletraz to the green, ahead of Jaminet, Aitken, Campbell, Braun, Westbrook and Farfus. #10 Wayne Taylor Racing Acura ARX-06: Ricky Taylor, Filipe Albuquerque, Louis Deletraz, Brendon Hartley Photo by: Bob MeyerBraun scrambled through to fourth on that first lap following the restart, while Westbrook deposed Campbell.1 month ago Autosport
Front-row starter Felipe Nasr was demoted to third in the best of the Penske-run Porsche 963s, the #7 car, followed by Ricky Taylor aboard the #10 Wayne Taylor Racing Acura. #24 BMW Team RLL BMW M Hybrid V8: Philipp Eng, Augusto Farfus, Marco Wittmann, Colton Herta Photo by: Bob MeyerShortly after, the first round of pitstops began, with Blomqvist one of the last to come in. He resumed in the lead ahead of Taylor, who jumped to second, and Bourdais. In the LMP2 class, Ben Keating drove away from his competitors aboard the #52 PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports Oreca, with Francois Heriau his nearest rival in the #35 TDS Racing car. Dakota Dickerson recovered to second in the Andretti Autosport car after losing places early on.1 month ago Autosport
To focus on the result – a 22-lap victory for Hurley Haywood and Peter Gregg with Brumos Racing – doesn’t tell half the story. “Luckily, half of the bird’s carcass was in the cockpit and the rest was outside, so the windshield didn’t spider or splinter – I had pretty good vision. He said only stop if it collapses into the cockpit.”Because the car was so new, Brumos didn’t have a spare to hand. It’s funny to think about it now, because Dan Davis became such an instrumental part of Brumos – a major stock holder. “But Peter didn’t want to take a chance on the car not restarting.1 month ago Autosport