The first FIA Formula 2 champion discusses his season
Charles Leclerc is the first FIA Formula 2 Drivers’ Champion after claiming victory in this afternoon’s feature race at the Circuito de Jerez, leading all race long apart from the pitstop crossover and hanging on despite slowing enormously on the last lap as his tires gave up to cross the line 0.2s ahead of title rival Oliver Rowland and teammate Antonio Fuoco.
The FIA Formula 2 Championship unveiled the F2 2018 to the international media in Monza today. The new car, which will be raced in the 2018, 2019 and 2020 seasons, was revealed in the Formula 1 paddock ahead of the 9th Round of the 2017 F2 season. The new car, which complies with the latest F1 safety standards, features architecture typical of a modern F1 car and a 3.4 liter turbo-charged Mecachrome engine, which delivers 620 HP at 8,750 rpm.
Lucas di Grassi is the new FIA Formula E champion after taking a solid seventh place in the Hydro-Quebec Montreal ePrix. With his title rival Sebastien Buemi enduring another torrid afternoon, di Grassi was able to play the percentages, keep out of trouble and bring his Abt Schaeffler Audi Sport car home safely for the six points that were more than enough the wrap up the championship.
For the first time this season there is a different name at the top of the FIA Formula E Championship points table, after Lucas di Grassi delivered a near-perfect performance to win the inaugural Hydro-Quebec Montreal ePrix. Di Grassi came into the weekend 10-points in arrears, but that was reduced to seven as he beat title rival Sebastien Buemi in a head-to-head fight for Julius Baer pole position, claiming three bonus points in the process.
Salty Dog's Grand Prix and the Future of American Racing
by Stephen Cox
I started late. I didn't drive in my first professional auto race until age 21. Before that, I was addicted to go kart racing. No, not the World Karting Association or the National Karting Alliance. I'd never heard of them. My karting career began by paying five dollars for ten minutes of track time in a 5 horsepower, 25 mile per hour fun kart at tiny, tourist-driven venues during our family vacations. We stopped at go kart tracks from Virginia to Utah. Any track, any time. It wasn't real racing, but it was the only racing I had.
Sam Bird followed up his win in the inaugural FIA Formula E Qualcomm New York City ePrix with an emphatic victory in the second race of the double-header event held on the Brooklyn Circuit. The DS Virgin Racing star produced a faultless lap to record his first pole position of the season, but he was beaten off the line by the Mahindra of Felix Rosenqvist, and the Swede held on out front during the opening stages.
round nine of the 2016/17 FIA Formula E Championship
Sam Bird became the first driver to win an international motor race in New York, with a superb drive in the FIA Formula E Qualcomm New York City ePrix. The DS Virgin Racing driver had to work hard for his win. His rookie team-mate Alex Lynn scored a stunning pole position on his debut, while fellow front row starter Daniel Abt of ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport both had to be overcome before the Brit could lead the race.
The FIA Formula E Championship - the world’s first fully-electric single-seater racing series - is joining forces with Enel to offset the emissions of the inaugural race in New York, making it the first-ever zero-emission event in the championship’s history. Ahead of the eagerly-anticipated event making its debut at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal in Red Hook on July 15 & 16 - Alejandro Agag, Founder & CEO of Formula E, was joined by Chairman of Enel Patrizia Grieco, CEO of Enel Francesco Starace, and Ken Allen, CEO of DHL Express, at the New York Stock Exchange to ring the closing bell.
New Jersey Motorsports Park home of Forty7 race cars
Expand Race Teams and Grow Automotive Service Businesses
Last winter, a member of the New Jersey Motorsports Park (NJMP) Drivers Club had a vision--to build a racecar capable of turning Le Mans level lap times--while being manageable driven by a novice. The DC member brought his concept to Forty7 Motorsports, a design and fabrication facility located at NJMP’s on-site Speedplex High Performance Service Complex.
Montpelier Motor Speedway - A Century of Motorsports
The new Stephen Cox Blog covers one of the oldest race tracks in the world - a small, little known dirt track in eastern Indiana that still runs a weekly program. Montpelier Motor Speedway held its first automobile race on May 4, 1915, just a few weeks prior to Ralph DePalma's win in the 5th Indianapolis 500. Indianapolis. Le Mans. Milwaukee. Those are the places that come to mind when discussing the oldest and most legendary race tracks on the planet. Montpelier is rarely mentioned, though it should be.
George Kibilov won his second consecutive Super Touring class race at round two of the United States Touring car Championship while Thomas Pitre had to fight all race long to win the Sportsman class. Gary Sheehan won the Touring Car class while Daniel Akhromtsev had a fight on his hand in order to come out ahead in the GT class.
As low as last, Lucas di Grassi won the first race of the 2016/17 Formula E season in Mexico City in what can only be described as chaotic. The Abt Audi Sport driver was last after having to pit on the third lap to fix a broken rear wing, but gambled on a safety car just before the halfway mark and claimed the win ahead of Jean-Eric Vergne and Sam Bird.
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