ARTICLES RELATING TO RACING

Hamilton's dad wants SA F1 GP revival

2015-01-22 08:13

South Africa's been off the F1 GP calendar since 1993. That could all change: Lewis Hamilton's dad's involved in revival plans.

Renault hits back at new superlicence

2015-01-13 07:56

Formula 1 engine supplier Renault has hit back at the international Automobile Federation's controversial new system for issuing superlicences.

F1 engine-makers to meet in Geneva

2015-01-06 10:39

F1's four engine-makers - Mercedes, Renault, Ferrari and newcomer Honda - will meet in Geneva to resolve a simmering dispute.

Hino team revved up for Dakar 2015

2014-12-09 12:02

The 2015 Dakar Rally will include the 25th anniversary of Hino trucks's first appearance, then still run in North Africa, in 1991. The team also includes a 74-year-old driver.

Korean GP return: A 'fantasy' fix?

2014-12-05 08:04

The South Korean GP was a surprise inclusion on the 2015 F1 calendar. The return of the race was met with scepticism.

Caterham can use '14 car next season

2014-12-02 09:15

Caterham will be allowed to compete in 2015 with its 2014 cars if the team can find a buyer to keep it in business.

Webber has 'no recollection' of Brazil crash

2014-12-02 08:11

Former F1 driver Mark Webber, said he has 'no recollection' of his high-speed World Endurance championship crash at Brazil's Interlagos circuit.

Williams to help attract young to F1

2014-12-01 13:10

Williams' deputy boss Claire Williams will head a group in F1 which hopes to attract new fans to the sport. Bernie Ecclestone is dubious about the 'so-called young generation'...

Vettel's Ferrari appearance 'not ok' - Marko

2014-11-26 11:10

'Legally, it's not OK,' comments Red Bull's Helmut Marko stating Sebasitan Vettel's appearance at the Ferrari garage at the 2014 Abu Dhabi was technically a breach of contract.

Cash-strapped Caterham to race in Abu Dhabi?

2014-11-14 13:47

Despite missing both the US and Brazilian GP, Caterham is planning to race at the 2014 F1 season finale in Abu Dhabi.

Van der Linde (15) crowned VW Cup champ

2014-11-03 12:50

The Volkswagen Cup crowned its youngest champion yet after Sheldon van der Linde (15) stormed to victory at the Zwartkops Raceway. He's also the youngest SA sedan racing champion!

Poulter/Coetzee wrap champs for Toyota

2014-10-20 09:53

Leeroy Poulter and Elvéne Coetzee took their off-road Yaris to victory in the Polokwane Rally, in Limpopo to clinch the 2014 National Rally championship title for Toyota.

Marussia withdraws Bianchi's car in Sochi

2014-10-10 19:43

Out of respect for their severely-injured driver, Jules Bianchi, Marussia will race with only one car in Sunday's inaugural Russian Formula 1 Grand Prix.

Vettel, Alonso: Why F1 pilots scorn risk

2014-10-10 11:01

Formula 1 drivers, ahead of the first Russian GP, have answered as a consequence to the crash-marred Japanese GP questions about race safety.

Readers respond: Bianchi crash

2014-10-07 06:33

Formula 1 driver Jules Bianchi is on life-support in a hospital in Yokkaichi, not far from the Suzuka track where he crashed on Oct 5 2014. Wheels24 readers share their views on who was at fault.

Bianchi latest: On breathing life-support

2014-10-06 13:34

F1 driver Jules Bianchi remains "critical" and is breathing with the aid of a respirator at the Mie General Hospital in Yokkaichi, 10km from Suzuka track where he crashed on Sunday.

F1 too easy to drive? Go faster...

2014-10-01 11:39

The best way to make Formula 1 cars more difficult to drive is to make them faster, says veteran David Coulthard in reply to reports that the driving an F1 car today is "too easy".

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!

Merc pledges end to reliability problems

2014-09-23 08:01

Mercedes has pledged to do everything it can to improve its reliability issues in order to secure the 2014 Formula 1 Driver's championship.

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.

Reader: Production Car racing at Zwartkops

2014-09-15 07:24

Wheels24 reader REYNARD GELDERBLOM attended Round six of the 2014 Bridgestone Production Cars series at Zwartkops Raceway, Pretoria on August 30. Check out these great pics!

Montezemolo: 'I'm not going anywhere!'

2014-09-06 23:17

Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo addressed rumours about his future on Saturday by emphasising his continuing commitment to the team.

Electrical bugs hit Lewis' 2nd practice

2014-09-05 17:02

Has bad luck struck Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton already? Electrical gremlins held up the driver during second practice on Friday for Sunday's 2014 Italian F1 GP.

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?’

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.

 

Dakar Stage 11: Solid run for SA's Giniel

2015-01-16 10:50

Stage 11 of the 2015 Dakar saw another solid performance by the Toyota Imperial SA Dakar Team's Giniel de Villiers.

Vergne is eyeing Raikkonen's F1 seat

2015-01-12 08:09

Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen had better watch out: ex-Toro Rosso driver Jean-Eric Vergne is after his seat for 2016. WHO IS RIVOLA?

F1 superlicence 'points system' emerges

2015-01-06 10:39

With young drivers entering the sport, such as teenager Max Verstappen, the FIA has a devised a points system to make obtaining a F1 racing superlicence more difficult.

Ousted Domenicali working on VW F1 entry?

2014-12-05 08:37

Ousted Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali has resurfaced with Audi and is working on a 'potential F1 entry' for Volkswagen, claims the BBC.

Mini All4 racing back for the 2015 Dakar

2014-12-04 09:16

Dakar Rally defending champions Nani Roma and Michel Périn will take on the world's most gruelling off-road race again in January in their Mini All4 Racing car.

Vettel living childhood 'dream' at Ferrari

2014-12-02 09:15

Sebastian Vettel, who leaves Red Bull for Ferrari in 2015, says he "is living a boyhood dream" following his first weekend at Maranello as a Ferrari driver.

Back-to-back title for Taylor, Murphy

2014-12-01 13:41

Gary Bertholdt and Siegfried Rousseau drove their Ford Ranger to victory at the Atlas Copco Gold 450, the final round of the Donaldson Cross-Country Championship in Gauteng.

Video: Webber in high-speed fiery crash

2014-12-01 09:41

Former Red Bull driver Mark Webber slid into a high-speed crash during a World Endurance series race in Brazil on Sunday. Watch as his Porsche 911 burst into flames!

Hamilton wants to stay '44' for ever

2014-11-25 09:57

2014 Formula 1 Drivers' champion Lewis Hamilton wants to retain his personal race number '44' from 2015 instead of switching, as he is entitled to, to 1.

Single-seater titles to the line at Zwartkops

2014-11-04 14:16

New champions have been crowned in the South African Single-Seater championship at Zwartkops Raceway. Find out who triumphed during the last Super Series event of 2014.

Race upsets as Cape Kart champs settled

2014-11-03 11:07

The Western Cape karting championship finals wrapped up at Killarney though the the race results did not follow form as mechanical issues caused spectacular upsets.

Mateschitz saw Vettel's departure coming

2014-10-11 07:53

Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz has said he made no attempt to stop defending World champion Sebastian Vettel from leaving and that he was neither surprised nor disappointed by the driver's decision.

Lewis leads Sochi GP second practice

2014-10-10 14:28

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton set the fastest lap during the second free practice session ahead of the the inaugural Russian Grand Prix.

Now Japan MotoGP faces typhoon peril

2014-10-10 09:03

Marc Marquez could retain his MotoGP title in Japan this weekend, provided the race isn't marred by a typhoon that - like the previous weekend's F1 GP - is approaching the Motegi circuit.

Van der Linde wins ADAC GT Masters

2014-10-07 06:33

SA motorsport teen Kelvin van der Linde and team mate Rene Rast have won the ADAC GT Masters 2014 title in Germany on Sunday.

Smedley: 'Darkest F1 I've ever seen'

2014-10-06 09:34

Sunday October 5 2014: A dark day for Formula 1 with Marussia's Jules Bianchi fighting for his life in Japan and ex-F1 driver Andrea de Cesaris dead in a Rome motorcycle crash.

'Merc could toss championship away' - Red Bull

2014-10-01 10:30

Mercedes could wrap up the 2014 Constructors' championship at the 2014 Japanese GP this weekend, with five races to spare.

Merc denies 'foul play' on Rosberg's car

2014-09-29 08:07

Mercedes' Nico Rosberg had a disastrous Singapore GP due to steering-column electronic problems caused by contamination. Now the team has an explanation...

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.

Aprilia to return to MotoGP in 2015

2014-09-15 09:22

Aprilia will return to MotoGP in 2015, a year earlier than previously announced, reports the Italian bike maker.

Supalites ready for lift-off in 2015

2014-09-11 10:25

Local motorsport needs an injection to boost enthusiasm again. Could this new racing series be 'it'?

McLaren: 'No rush for 2015 line-up'

2014-09-06 22:44

Jenson Button's Formula 1 future is on the line, but McLaren is in no rush to decide its 2015 driver line-up.

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!

Mattiacci: 'Ferrari wants Brawn back'

2014-09-02 09:36

New Ferrari team boss Marco Mattiacci says the team wants former technical director and Mercedes team boss Ross Brawn back at Maranello. Will the Italian team lure him from retirement?

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.

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