ARTICLES RELATING TO MOTORSPORT

Formula E aims for championship status

2014-10-01 08:00

Organisers of Formula E hope more automakers will join the sport with the aim of making the series a World championship in 2015.

SA Rok Kart champions crowned

2014-09-30 11:11

Chassen Bright, Kashen Naicker and JP Hamman have been crowned 2014 South African Rok Karting champs and head off to the Vortex Rok World Finals in Italy.

Single-seater showdown for Zwartkops

2014-09-29 12:50

There's just one round to go in the SA Single-Seater championships and the big battle is between Nicholas van Weely and Robert Wolk... on identical points.

Vettel says he's staying with the Bulls

2014-09-26 08:17

Sebastian Vettel insists that he is staying with the Red Bull Formula 1 team - but F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone believes Vettel "would be the perfect man for Ferrari".

SA teen wins African 'young driver' contest

2014-09-25 08:52

South African motorsport teen Jordan Pepper has won the International Automobile Federation's African leg of the world 'young driver' programme.

Red Bull denies coded radio calls

2014-09-23 10:08

'It's finding the balance with this radio stuff,' says Red Bull team boss Christian Horner while denying that his team used coded messages during the 2014 Singapore F1 GP.

'Three R's' spell out Lewis's F1 lead

2014-09-22 13:57

Mercedes' new championship leader Lewis Hamilton can thank three lucky R's for his win at the 2014 Singapore GP on Sunday.

Sullwards sit pretty in Special Vehicles

2014-09-22 11:04

Father-and-son team Quintin and Kallie Sullwald are comfortably leading the Special Vehicle points in the SA National Cross-Country championship.

'Dakar' Giniel wins first National rally

2014-09-22 09:48

It’s not often that an event sponsor wins its own event in motor racing, but that’s what Toyota did in the Toyota Cape Dealer Rally in the Western Cape on Saturday afternoon.

Alonso: 'The car is getting better'

2014-09-21 18:58

Ferrari drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso were optimistic for the future after the much-changed team showed signs of progress with both drivers earning points at the 2014 Singapore GP.

Hamilton ecstatic after 'dream' Singapore win

2014-09-21 17:16

Lewis Hamilton stormed to an emphatic victory at the 2014 Singapore GP to wrest the championship lead from Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg.

Lewis strolls, Nico limps from Singapore

2014-09-21 16:09

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton dominated throughout the 2014 Singapore GP and takes the lead in the Drivers' championship. Meanwhile, team mate Nico Rosberg's failed to finish...

Williams improve rapidly ahead of Singapore GP

2014-09-20 20:34

Williams arrived in Singapore on the back of five podiums in the last six races but after a woeful performance during practice on a circuit ill-suited for its car, hopes of another top-three-finish dwindled rapidly.

Alonso: 'Podium is closer than ever'

2014-09-20 18:29

Fernando Alonso is cautiously optimistic that he can collect a rare podium finish after his stuttering Ferrari surprised him with its competitiveness in qualifying for the 2014 Singapore GP.

Lewis steals Singapore pole from Rosberg

2014-09-20 16:14

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton edged out team mate Nico Rosberg to secure pole, his sixth of the season, from qualifying for the 2014 Singapore F1 GP. It will be their seventh 1-2 start.

Radio ban delayed to ensure 'fairness'

2014-09-19 20:24

Formula 1 has back-tracked on a planned clampdown on radio and pitboard messages for reasons of fairness but remains determined to end driver 'coaching' during races, reports the FIA.

Hamilton quickest in Singapore

2014-09-19 17:53

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time during a second practice session marred by Lotus' Pastor Maldonado crashing into the barriers ahead of the 2014 Singapore GP.

F1 revises radio ban after team talks

2014-09-19 10:32

The FIA has postponed the bulk of a ban on radio and pit board messages until 2015, deciding this weekend's Singapore GP was too early for teams to adapt.

Bernie considers 3-car top teams

2014-09-19 09:56

Formula 1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone admits that the sport is looking at a way to fill a depleted 2015 grid - three cars for top teams.

Smoky haze hits Singapore race

2014-09-19 08:21

A smoky, 'unhealthy' haze has drifted over Singapore, clouding the build-up to the city-state's Formula 1 night race, reports Singapore's National Environment Agency.

F1 radio ban could be eased for Singapore GP

2014-09-19 08:00

Formula 1's radio communications ban during races could be eased for this weekend's 2014 Singapore GP, according to the FIA.

Merc duo set for Singapore GP street brawl

2014-09-18 09:53

It's the ultimate night race and the perfect setting for Mercedes' driver duo to battle in an epic street fight. Hopefully, they won't take each other out and keep rivals at bay at the 2014 Singapore GP.

Oz teen Miller follows in Stoner's tracks

2014-09-18 08:32

Australian teenager Jack Miller will follower in the tracks of MotoGP ace Casey Stoner when he joins Honda in 2015.

F1 in crisis: Are tickets too expensive?

2014-09-17 09:56

'We have dared to discuss ticket prices,' says Mercedes chief Toto Wolff and fellow Formula 1 team bosses identified high ticket prices as a major problem for the sport.

Red Bull denies Vettel, Alonso seat swop

2014-09-17 08:10

A popular German publication reports that dissatisfied Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso could take Sebastian Vettel's place at Red Bull in 2015, in a "straight swap deal".

 

Nascar death: Driver Stewart talks

2014-09-30 11:35

Nascar driver Tony Stewart has been found not guilty of violent or criminal behaviour since his car hit and killed another driver during a sprint race. However, is the star's career still at stake?

Production Cars go to wire at Killarney

2014-09-29 13:04

The premier Bridgestone Production Car series had an action-packed afternoon at Cape Town’s Killarney circuit. Find out who triumphed in the crash-filled events!

Knysna 'rally' crash cripples spectators

2014-09-27 15:01

Two people were reported to have lost limbs when a Lamborghini being driven as part of the Rogue Rally crashed on September 25 on the road used for the Knysna Hill Climb.

Nascar: No charges against Stewart

2014-09-25 13:29

Nascar driver Tony Stewart will not be charged with the death of Kevin Ward Jnr, reports a US grand jury. However, he's not in the clear yet...

F1: Korea eyes return with a night race

2014-09-24 05:37

South Korea's foray into F1 at the desolate, highly unpopular, and debt-incurring Yeongam circuit could be seen as an unmitigated failure but now the country wants another go.

McLaren: Red Bull used codes in Singapore

2014-09-23 07:47

'Once OK, twice or three times a bit strange.' McLaren's racing director Eric Boullier hints that Red Bull used coded radio messages during the 2014 Singapore GP.

Cross-country champs: Twists and turns ahead

2014-09-22 11:16

Production Vehicle stars Anthony Taylor and Dennis Murphy might be leading the title race but two events remain that could change the standings. Who will will be champions?

SA teen crowned World kart champion

2014-09-22 11:00

South African Jonathan Wing (17), the only SA kart driver to race with a prosthetic leg, has won the 2014 World Handikart championship title.

Button out, Magnussen burns in Singapore

2014-09-21 19:28

McLaren's Kevin Magnussen labelled his 10th place at the stifling 2014 Singapore GP as the hardest point he had earned in F1 after he suffered bum burns from his overheated car.

McLaren loses sponsor deal to Ecclestone

2014-09-21 17:34

McLaren, in the wake of Vodafone's departure, has failed to sign a new title sponsor in 2014. Now, the team is losing Johnnie Walker as well.

Angry Rosberg tells Mercedes to 'improve'

2014-09-21 16:21

Formula 1 leader Nico Rosberg suffered a major blow to his chances of a first Drivers' championship when he retired from the 2014 Singapore GP after only 14 disappointing laps.

Ferrari wants three-car F1 teams

2014-09-21 13:55

Ferrari has split from the pack and declared its support for three-car teams in Formula 1. Most teams however are not keen...

Vettel: 'I could've done a better job'

2014-09-20 20:06

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo was only looking at the positives despite seeing a first Formula 1 pole position snatched away from him by title-chasing Mercedes duo Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg ahead of the 2014 Singapore GP.

Rosberg on quali: 'Lewis did good job'

2014-09-20 18:02

Lewis Hamilton edged out his Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg on his final qualifying lap to secure pole position for the 2014 Singapore GP, crossing the line only 0.007sec ahead of Rosberg.

Alonso quickest, Lewis loses control in Singapore

2014-09-20 13:40

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso set the fastest time during the third and final practice session ahead of the 2014 Singapore GP.

Engine failure adds to Vettel's woes

2014-09-19 19:54

Sebastian Vettel's wretched run of luck continued at the 2014 Singapore GP when he suffered engine failure during the first practice session.

2014 Singapore GP: Alonso sets the pace

2014-09-19 14:04

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso set the pace during the first practice session ahead of the 2014 Singapore GP.

Supergirls challenge men at Killarney

2014-09-19 10:13

Andrea Bate and Tasmin Pepper will be giving male competitors a tough challenge during the VW Cup to be held at the Killarney race track on September 27.

Frustrated Alonso defends Ferrari... again

2014-09-19 08:34

Ferrari ace Fernando Alonso has had a heartfelt outburst aimed at putting an end to seat-swop rumours and unifying the team.

Ricciardo targets Vettel's playground

2014-09-19 08:12

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo believes he can get back on the Formula 1 podium in the Singapore GP on Sunday after his winning streak ended in Monza.

Ecclestone backs F1 radio clampdown

2014-09-18 14:44

Formula 1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone has backed an FIA clampdown on the use of team radio to help drivers, claiming it was his idea and suggesting more restrictions should be considered.

Hamilton, Rosberg, welcome FIA radio ban

2014-09-18 09:16

Mercedes' title-warring team mates have welcomed the FIA's banning of "performance"-related radio communications ahead of the 2014 Singapore GP.

F1 statistics: 2014 Singapore GP street race

2014-09-17 14:46

From race records to tyre choice, get all the latest racing statistics ahead of the 2014 Singapore GP at the Marina Bay circuit.

Grand Jury to decide Tony Stewart's fate

2014-09-17 08:19

Nascar champion Tony Stewart, who killed a competitor at a dirt-track race in August, will be referred to a grand jury, authorities said.

VW claims 1-2-3 victory in Oz WRC

2014-09-16 14:40

Volkswagen has secured a historic 1-2-3 in the World Rally Championships, clinching the Manufacturer's Championship before the season has ended.... the earliest in 25 years!

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