Before 17,000 fans Sam Bird produced a brilliant performance to hold off the charge of Sebastien Buemi and claim the first Formula E win for the DS Virgin alliance. Bird started the race from pole and controlled the pack from the front, just using enough energy to keep Nico Prost (Renault e.dams) and then Team Aguri’s Antonio Felix da Costa at bay.
by Stephen Cox Trophies are nice, but rings are forever. Trophies eventually end up at the bottom of a closet. A championship ring is a legacy that is passed on for generations. Trophies sit in an office or a garage to be seen only by the few who visit. Championship rings are worn proudly by the owner. Everywhere he goes. For the rest of his life.
Dakar: Peterhansel, Price and Patronelli celebrate
6th Dakar win for Peterhansel After a grueling Dakar journey of 9,500km through Argentina and Boliva a trio of Red Bull Desert Wings have emerged victorious across the car, bike and quad categories. Frenchman Stephane Peterhansel cemented his title of Monsieur Dakar with his sixth car win while Australian biker Toby Price won the rally for the first time. The crowds at the finish line in Rio Cuarto, Argentina also had a local hero to cheer home as Marcos Patronelli won the quad category for a third time.
by Stephen Cox You just never know what you'll find in the bottom of your grandmother's closet. Northern California's Shasta Speedway held its first full season of competition in 1951. The 3/8th mile former horse racing track had been opened to motor racing the previous summer and immediately attracted the attention of a mechanically-inclined teenager from Indiana. Bud Pedigo had dated my grandmother, Ruth, when they attended high school together in Indianapolis in the mid 1930's.
Dakar Rally Starts Saturday The four PEUGEOT 2008 DKRs and its intrepid Team Peugeot Total crews are ready to get stuck into the 9583 kilometers of dust and adventure that await them on the 2016 Dakar Rally, which gets underway on Saturday 2nd of January.
O'Connell says his 2015 title was his Most Satisfying
Pirelli World Challenge GT Champion Veteran racer Johnny O'Connell, one of North America's most accomplishment sports car drivers, capped off a spectacular "come-from-behind" 2015 Pirelli World Challenge season to capture his fourth consecutive GT drivers' championship for Cadillac Racing. Driving an all-new Cadillac ATS-VR GT3 sedan, O'Connell survived an early mishap at Long Beach as well as a big fire at Barber Motorsports Park to record four victories and eight additional Top 5 performances in securing a coveted fourth crown.
Formula E in Uraguay Sebastien Buemi recharged his title assault with a sensational win in the Julius Baer Punta del Este ePrix. For the first time this season the Renault e.dams star failed to take pole position, but from fifth position on the grid he produced a charging drive to the delight of over 10,000 passionate Uruguayan fans to score his fifth career victory.
Daniel Juncadella is Stars & Cars Champion of 2015
Hamilton & Rosberg get their lunch eaten A perfect way to round off the most successful year in the motorsport history of Mercedes-Benz, as Daniel Juncadella is crowned first ever Stars & Cars Champion. In front of 35,612 spectators at the Mercedes-Benz Arena Stuttgart, the Mercedes-AMG DTM driver prevailed over Pascal Wehrlein in the fourth and final round of the day. This victory for Juncadella rounded off a motorsport season in which Mercedes-Benz claimed no fewer than 19 titles in Formula 1, the DTM, Formula 3, the GP3 Series and the AMG Customer Sports Program.
Finally after 13 years It's taken him 13 years but Mark Winterbottom has finally realized a lifelong dream by winning his first V8 Supercars title. Fittingly, the boy from Western Sydney clinched the title on his home turf when he finished third in today's second race at the Coates Hire Sydney 500 at Sydney Olympic Park. It gave him an unassailable 220-point lead over nearest rival Craig Lowndes with just one race remaining tomorrow when the man known as `Frosty' will be officially crowned as the 2015 Champion.
F1, WEC and more The winners of this year's FIA Championships have been honored in a glittering 2015 FIA Prize-Giving ceremony at the famed Lido theatre in Paris. In the shadow of the Arc de Triomphe, the most significant triumphs of the motor sport year took center stage at the iconic home of cabaret on the Champs-Elysees.
Incident filled slows race speed to a crawl PUTRAJAYA, MALAYSIA- Lucas di Grassi claimed his second FIA Formula E Championship win in a race at Putrajaya in Malaysia that was packed with incident from start to finish. Even before the race had started Stephane Sarrazin was in trouble as his Venturi cut out on the dummy grid.
by Brian Carroccio It's been something of a slow period in racing lately. Yes, NASCAR has continued its weekly approach towards The Chase. However, for those inclined towards racing of the single-seater variety, Formula One and IndyCar have been off the past couple of weeks. Still, that doesn't mean there hasn't been news to chew on, and we'll get to some of the news from IndyCar and F1 soon.
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