ARTICLES RELATING TO MOTORSPORT

Alonso offered R343m to switch teams?

2014-09-03 08:05

Speculation continues about Fernando Alonso’s title-less tenure at Ferrari as rumours suggest he's been offered R343-million to switch teams.

Drivers defend controversial Parabolica gravel

2014-09-02 11:42

'Another great corner that will lose its challenge!' F1 drivers were outraged that the famous gravel trap at Monza's high-speed final bend had been covered with tarmac.

Trouble brewing for British MotoGP fans

2014-09-02 09:41

There’s bad news on the horizon for British MotoGP fans as the iconic race at Silverstone could be moved to a new ‘Circuit of Wales’. Bike guru DAVE FALL asks: “Will a Welsh version of South African Toby Venter step up to the plate, please?’

New look for Cape round of National Rally circus

2014-09-01 12:10

The Cape Dealer Rally has been shaken up with a new special stage for the 2014 South African National Rally championship.

F1 experts slate Merc over drivers' duel

2014-09-01 10:29

Formula 1 experts have blamed Mercedes management for allowing the the driver feud between Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton to have deteriorated so badly.

Zwartkops battlefield for Production Cars

2014-09-01 10:13

Zwartkops Raceway played host to Round 6 of the Bridgestone Production Car championship on Saturday with thrilling duels for the crowd.

Lauda to Merc duo: 'Team comes first'

2014-09-01 09:14

Mercedes team boss Niki Lauda has told feuding drivers Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton they can do as they want - but the team stays top in the title races.

Mercedes punish Rosberg

2014-08-29 19:51

The Mercedes Formula One team disciplined Nico Rosberg after he accepted "responsibility" for a crash with team-mate Lewis Hamilton.

F1: At last! 'Power unit' tops V8 speed

2014-08-29 11:35

Formula 1's V6 cars have at last proved faster than the V8's of yore. Mercedes' Nico Rosberg set a lap faster than the previous 2013 Spa-Francorchamps race. Find out how...

Maldonado: 'Things will get better'

2014-08-29 10:25

Lotus driver Pastor Maldonado is having a terrible 2014 F1 season yet is in no doubt that he's a better driver than he who also attracted headlines for Williams after race incidents.

Vettel gets third new chassis for Monza

2014-08-28 10:33

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel will use a third chassis for the 2014 season due to handling issues. Will the reigning champion's luck change in Monza?

Teen Verstappen 'really bad for F1'

2014-08-28 10:33

Forrmula 1 driver Mika Salo has added his voice to concerns about the 2015 Formula 1 debut of Max Verstappen - who will be 17-years-old when he races for Toro Rosso.

Record-man Marc not certain of GP title

2014-08-28 08:10

MotoGP ace Marc Marquez might have won 10 races so far but he's not yet totally confident about winning a second consecutive title. As he says, things can happen...

McLaren: Whitmarsh out, Dennis the boss

2014-08-26 15:56

Martin Whitmarsh has formally left McLaren after being ousted from the role of team principal in favour of former team boss Ron Dennis.

Van Beurden/Swartz close S1600 rally gap

2014-08-26 10:23

Chad van Beurden and Nico Swartz put an end to Guy Botterill’s and Simon Vacy-Lyle winning streak in the S1600 class during Round 5 of the 2014 SA National Rally championship.

Vettel first to sample Sochi GP circuit

2014-08-26 08:22

Sebastian Vettel is the first Formula 1 driver to lap the new Sochi Autodrom - albeit driving an Infiniti Q50 Hybrid - ahead of the 2014 inaugural Russian GP in October. VIDEO

David vs. Goliath battle looms at Big Zed

2014-08-26 07:32

Young Mandla Mdakane is set to take on Graeme Nathan in the next round of the Bridgestone Production Cars championship. Who will reign supreme as little David takes on Goliath?

Spirit of Africa 4x4 winners named

2014-08-25 14:28

The 2014 Spirit of Africa saw 20 finalists overcome 30 challenging off-road stages. Find out which came out tops after five days of gruelling 4x4 driving challenges in Botswana!

'Remarkable' Ricciardo: Title hunt now on

2014-08-25 11:12

Red Bull's surprise newcomer Daniel Ricciardo, winner of the 2014 Belgian GP, has declared himself in the hunt for the Formula 1 title. What will Mercedes' bickering pair say?

Red Bull fed-up, pulling rank at Renault

2014-08-25 10:12

After much disappointment and frustration with Renault's F1 engine project reigning champion team Red Bull is now deeply involved with the improvement of its 'power units'.

Bernie's back at work: 'I paid way out'

2014-08-25 08:18

F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone is officially back on the executive board of F1's parent company... even though he never really left.

Lewis, Rosberg crash: 'He did it on purpose'

2014-08-24 20:31

'He said he did it on purpose. He said he could have avoided it,' said Lewis Hamilton following his race-ending collision with Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg during the 2014 Belgian GP.

Rosberg on pole in Belgium

2014-08-23 15:18

Formula One leader Nico Rosberg swept to pole position at the Belgian Grand Prix with Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton second.

Rosberg tops Belgian GP first practice

2014-08-22 12:14

Nico Rosberg trumped Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton during the first practice session ahead of the 2014 Belgian GP. The sessions saw two new drivers take on the Spa-Francorchamps circuit.

New Nurburgring boss misses pay date

2014-08-22 09:05

The Nurburgring circuit sale has hit a fork in the road. Will the sale still go ahead as the new owner misses the pay date?

 

Will Winterberg Enduro see new winners?

2014-09-03 08:05

South Africa's off-road riders will return to Patensie, Eastern Cape to take on rivals in the 2014 Liquorland National Winterberg Enduro.

Whoops! Verstappen (16) crashes F1 car

2014-09-02 09:58

Max Verstappen, set to be the youngest Formula 1 driver yet at 16-years-old, has accepted the blame for crashing during his first public run in a F1 car. Watch the rookie crash while performing donuts!

WRC: Hyundai to run 3 cars in France, Spain

2014-09-02 09:36

Hyundai has announced a three-car approach for the French and Spanish rounds of the 2014 World Rally championship.

Monza records scoffed - but let's hope!

2014-09-01 10:54

Despite predictions that new turbo V6 cars could soar past 370km/h at the 2014 Italian GP top speeds this weekend may not be quite so spectacular as hoped, reports Auto Motor and Sport.

Single-seater action at Zwartkops

2014-09-01 10:19

Points were for the taking at the 2014 Super Series round at Zwartkops on Saturday, with Robert Wolk leading his class by only four points.

SA pair to compete for academy seat

2014-09-01 09:14

South Africans Matthew Swanepoel and Jordan Pepper will represent the nation at the upcoming Sub-Sahara African selection event for the FIA's Young Driver Excellence Academy.

Power wins first IndyCar title

2014-08-31 09:32

Australian Will Power has claimed his first IndyCar Series championship after finishing ninth in the final race of the season.

UPDATE: Nico disciplined for Spa crash

2014-08-29 14:59

"Suitable disciplinary measures have been taken," Mercedes said after disciplining Nico Rosberg for his disastrous collision with team mate Lewis Hamilton at the 2014 Belgian GP.

Stay? Retire? Button's F1 future wobbly

2014-08-29 10:33

'If I have to retire at the end of the season then so be it,' says McLaren's Jenson Button whose Formula 1 future is looking increasingly uncertain.

Reader: 'Why I don't watch F1 any more'

2014-08-28 11:29

'A greedy sport, where outcome isn't decided by drivers but by bureaucrats and greedy interests,' says Danish Wheels24 reader VENLIG HILSEN. Here's why he's so off F1...

Merc chiefs vow to 'cool hot heads'

2014-08-28 10:33

Mercedes F1 chiefs have resolved to cool the feud between its title-warring team mates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg caused by a controversial crash during the 2014 Spa F1 GP.

19 SA riders to battle FIM Africa champs

2014-08-28 09:34

The Annual FIM Africa Motocross of African Nations will see 19 South Africans racing in Zambia this weekend. It's also the first time SA has sent a female team... go girls!

Webber: Vettel made 'many mistakes' in 2014

2014-08-27 13:09

"He has improved but from the first race you could see he was making many mistakes," comments former Red Bull driver Mark Webber on former team mate's Sebastian Vettel's poor form in 2014.

Baragwanath wins Free State off-roaders

2014-08-26 11:51

Brian Baragwanath claimed his fifth consecutive victory during the the fifth and penultimate round of the 2014 SA National Off-road Motorcycle and Quad Championship.

All the SA weekend rally action

2014-08-26 09:51

Leeroy Poulter and Elvene Coetzee have extended their lead in the 2014 South African National Rally Championship in the S2000 class.

Ricciardo on high beam in Mercs' mirrors

2014-08-26 08:12

While Mercedes' drivers are at war Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo is basking in the aftermath of his third win, this time in Belgium. He's focusing on chasing down the silver cars.

VIDEO UPDATE Rosberg: 'My version is different'

2014-08-26 07:18

The Mercedes star wars continues as Nico Rosberg says his version of the crash during the Belgium GP is different - but he'll keep his quarrels internal.

Talent preview: VW Cup for Zwartkops

2014-08-25 12:45

Round 6 of the Volkswagen Cup championship will see competitors heading to the Zwartkops Raceway on August 30. Rivals have only three rounds left in the title fight!

Blistering kart action at Killarney

2014-08-25 11:11

Round 6 of the Western Province Regional Kart championships was the platform for more epic battles as racers fought for points on Saturday.

Neuville, Hyundai scoop first WRC win

2014-08-25 08:35

Volkswagen's Sebastien Ogier and Jari-Matti Latvala's crashes in the 2014 Rally of Germany paved the way for Hyundai's Thierry Neuville to win his first WRC event .

Nico in hot water after Spa crash?

2014-08-25 08:13

Just when the Mercedes star wars was simmering down it's back to a new peak after a crash on Lap 2 during the Belggian GP on Sunday. Now Nico Rosberg might have to pay the consequences...

Ogier crashes out in Germany

2014-08-23 16:46

World champion Sebastien Ogier pulled out of the Rally of Germany after writing off his Volkswagen in his second crash of the day.

Off again, on again: Marussia saves Chilton seat

2014-08-22 12:27

Caterham's Kamui Kobayashi was not going to be the only F1 regular sitting out the 2014 Belgian GP as Marussia ousted driver Max Chilton...Then the team changed its mind.

Sixth engine grid-penalty for Vettel?

2014-08-22 11:08

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel's 2014 season could be set to go from bad to worse if he is given another penalty ahead of the 2014 Belgium GP on Sunday.

Hamilton, Rosberg battle to resume in Spa

2014-08-21 12:36

Despite Formula 1 drivers being on holiday, no one really expects that the break has cooled the rivalry between championship leaders Mercedes' Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton ahead of the 2014 Belgian Grand Prix.

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