by Stephen Cox Every motorsports enthusiast is painfully aware that racing, in general, is experiencing tough times. Fewer fans are in the stands, and those fans are aging. The question is, what to do about it? Perhaps the most immediate and pragmatic idea for reviving American motorsports comes from racing journalist Mark Cipolloni of www.AutoRacing1.com, who shared his amazing concept with me on the phone a few weeks ago.
by Brian Carroccio Sebastien Buemi qualified on pole and won today's opening race of the Visa London ePrix to score his series-high third FIA Formula E victory. With the win Buemi helped clinch the Team Championship for e.dams-Renault. The French team owned and operated by four-time Formula 1 World Champion Alain Prost has won 4 races with Nicolas Prost adding a victory in Miami to Buemi's three.
Brian Carroccio & Spencer Pigot Next weekend, the world’s first all-electric racing car series will crown its first season champion. Joining AutoRacing1 senior motorsports columnist Brian Carroccio to discuss the debut season of FIA Formula E and preview this weekend’s Visa London ePrix is Juncos Racing Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires driver Spencer Pigot. You might remember Spencer and Brian did a mid-season review of Formula E after the Buenos Aires ePrix in February.
by Stephen Cox Paved ovals have been placed on a financial red alert. Times are tough for America's asphalt bullrings even while dirt tracks seem to be thriving, primarily due to the popularity of sprint car racing. I was recently talking with the owner of a well-known asphalt late model touring series who made a remarkable observation.
by Stephen Cox I have good news and bad news. The good news is that a short track series is advertising free admission at their upcoming season opener. The bad news is, of course, that a short track series is advertising free admission at their upcoming season opener. By all means, please go to the Super Cup Stock Car Series race at CNB Bank Raceway on May 2nd in Clearfield, Pennsylvania.
by Brian Carroccio The world's first all-electric racing series debuting on the historic streets of Long Beach, highlighted an otherwise empty slate of major circuit racing during this past Easter weekend. Today, we'll look at the Long Beach ePrix, and a host of other subjects making news in the world of motorsports starting with the world of Formula One.
Saturday Thirty five years on, the Brazilian national anthem was played again at Long Beach to celebrate a Piquet victory. Saturday afternoon, Nelson Jr. took his first Formula E win in the same spot where his father scored his maiden Formula 1 victory. Also confirming that sometimes history likes repeating itself, another fellow countryman found his way to the podium: back in the day it was Emerson Fittipaldi, while today Lucas Di Grassi took third.
China Racing driver becomes sixth different winner Nelson Piquet Jr joins his father as a winner on the streets of Long Beach to become the sixth winner in as many Formula E races. Piquet took the lead from third on the grid diving up the inside of polesitter Daniel Abt on the inside to Turn 1. The Brazilian managed two safety car periods to take the checkered flag ahead of Andretti's Jean Eric-Vergne and Audi Sport ABT's Lucas di Grassi.
by Stephen Cox A truly great fan experience at an auto race is typified by several things. The cars should lose grip and slide in the corners, and fans should be able to see it. They should be able to see the driver's hands struggle on the steering wheel to maintain control. They should be able to see all, or at least most, of the race track. This combination has drawn crowds to race tracks for over a century.
by Brian Carroccio The world's first all-electric racing series is now four races old, after last month's ePrix last month in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Amlin Aguri's Felix da Costa scored a surprise win joining Lucas di Grassi, Sam Bird and Sebastien Buemi as Formula E winners. Today, 2014 Pro Mazda Presented By Cooper Tires champion Spencer Pigot joins AR1 columnist Brian Carroccio as a guest analyst to break down the first four races of the 2014-2015 Formula E season.
by Theophile Gouzin Spark Racing Technology technical director Theophile Gouzin has played a key role in the Spark-Renault SRT_01E's development. Now, four months after the maiden FIA Formula E season kicked off in Beijing, the Frenchman offers a thorough overview of the project's advancement
American Robby Gordon wins final stage 216. The number of competitors who managed to finish the 2015 Dakar (79 motorcycles, 18 quads, 68 cars and 51 trucks) out of the 420 which started the rally. Two of them, Ivan Jakes and Robby Gordon, won the final stage in the motorcycle and car categories, respectively. However, the spotlight was on Marc Coma, who drew upon his experience to take his fifth Dakar, and Nasser Al-Attiyah, who claimed his second one after dominating the entire two-week rally.
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