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Button considered Toro Rosso F1 drive in 2009

In Life to the Limit, Button writes that in the aftermath of Honda’s withdrawal from F1 at the end of 2008 he had an “option” to drive for Red Bull’s junior outfit, which had a slot available after Sebastian Vettel was promoted to the senior squad.Button ultimately decided not to pursue the Toro Rosso drive and ended up staying with the former Honda team when it became Brawn GP and ... Keep reading

Button considered Toro Rosso F1 drive in 2009 2017/10/19 04:23

Di Resta joins United Autosports for Daytona 24 Hours

United has brought in di Resta to race one of its Ligier JS P217s alongside Will Owen in the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship curtain-raiser.The Zak Brown-owned team's Daytona line-up will also include European Formula 3 champion and McLaren F1 junior Lando Norris in the sister car alongside Phillip Hanson."I'm really looking forward to racing at Daytona and with United ... Keep reading

Di Resta joins United Autosports for Daytona 24 Hours 2017/10/19 03:39

Marquez keeping "half an eye" on Vinales in title fight

Following a lacklustre to run to ninth at Motegi last weekend, Yamaha rider Vinales has fallen 41 points adrift of Marquez with only three races remaining and 75 points left to play for.It leaves Vinales, whose last win came at Le Mans in May, in need of a big result in this weekend’s Phillip Island race to remain in mathematical contention for the title.But, even with Dovizioso now ... Keep reading

Marquez keeping "half an eye" on Vinales in title fight 2017/10/19 03:13

BMW changes line-up for final two Australian GT races

O’Keeffe will join four-time Bathurst 1000 winner Steve Richards in the factory-backed #100 M6 GT3 for the New Zealand swing, replacing regular co-driver James Bergmuller, who is unavailable due to business commitments.The 19-year-old has a pre-existing relationship with Richards, with his Carrera Cup car run out of the Steve Richards Motorsport workshop.He’s currently sitting fifth ... Keep reading

BMW changes line-up for final two Australian GT races 2017/10/19 02:12

What’s it really like to work with Valentino Rossi?

Alex Briggs has lived the ultimate MotoGP mechanic life.Back in 1993 the former motocross hotshot left his native Australia behind and headed to Europe, dreaming of working as a mechanic on the world MX stage.Instead he found himself working at HRC with fellow Aussie Daryl Beattie in Grand Prix racing, having hooked up with famous engineer Jeremy Burgess.A year later Briggs started ... Keep reading

What’s it really like to work with Valentino Rossi? 2017/10/18 23:47

Daniel Hemric cuts vacation short for first chance in Cup car

Hemric, who is competing this season in the NASCAR Xfinity Series playoffs with Richard Childress Racing, was planning to enjoy a vacation in Mexico this past week with his wife, Kenzie, when he received an unexpected call to return to North Carolina.“I was taking my wife down there on vacation for her birthday and as soon as we touched down I got call from some guys at RCR who asked ... Keep reading

Daniel Hemric cuts vacation short for first chance in Cup car 2017/10/18 21:09

Penske boss hails McLaughlin’s Bathurst effort

McLaughlin put in one of the great single-lap efforts at the treacherous Mount Panorama circuit during the Top 10 Shootout at this year’s Bathurst 1000, smashing the Supercars unofficial lap record with a 2m03.831s .It was the first ever sub-2m04s lap, and immediately drew comparisons to Greg Murphy’s famous Lap of the Gods, set during the one-lap dash back in 2003.While McLaughlin ... Keep reading

Penske boss hails McLaughlin’s Bathurst effort 2017/10/18 21:08

New Carrera Cup cars sold out in Australia

Having struggled for numbers in 2017, particularly earlier in the season, Porsche announced a number a raft of changes for the 2018 season to go along wiht the introduction of the new-spec Cup Car.The changes included a limit on ‘professional’ drivers, while non-professional drivers will be able to run an ABS system, to help the category compete ... Keep reading

New Carrera Cup cars sold out in Australia 2017/10/18 19:50

Di Resta completes 'busy' Williams F1 test in Hungary

The ex-Force India driver, who is the current Williams reserve alongside racing for Mercedes in the DTM, took over from Robert Kubica in Hungary, after the pole completed his second day of running with the team on Tuesday following a run at Silverstone last week.Di Resta and Kubica are in contention for the seat alongside Lance Stroll at the team next year, with Stroll’s current ... Keep reading

Di Resta completes 'busy' Williams F1 test in Hungary 2017/10/18 19:27

Schmidt targets Montoya for Indy 500 drive

On the day that Schmidt Peterson Motorsports-Honda revealed that its fulltime lineup in 2018 would be James Hinchcliffe and Robert Wickens, team co-owner Schmidt admitted that he’s interested in running two-time Indy 500 winner Montoya at the Brickyard next May.Although the Colombian ace drove a fifth Penske entry at this year's GP of Indy and the 500, his only drives for team owner ... Keep reading

Schmidt targets Montoya for Indy 500 drive 2017/10/18 18:48

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