ARTICLES RELATING TO RACING

Red Bull: 'Verstappen is no risk'

2014-08-20 09:50

Red Bull has defended sister team Toro Roso's decision to sign teenager Max Verstappen as Formula 1's youngest driver yet, stating the 16-year-old has already proven he is championship material.

Killed driver's dad lashes out at Stewart

2014-08-14 08:28

Kevin Ward Snr, the father of the driver Tony Stewart killed on August 9, has blamed the Nascar legend for the tragic death of his son.

Horner: Red Bull 'unlikely' to catch Merc

2014-08-13 08:54

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner says it's unlikely his team will catch up with dominant Mercedes in 2014. Driver Daniel Ricciardo is more confident of his team's chances...

Stewart awaits probe into accident

2014-08-12 07:54

Nascar veteran Tony Stewart is grieving over the crash in which he ran down and killed fellow driver, Kevin Warn Jnr, on August 9 in New York.

Vettel buys dad a R3.4-million Ferrari

2014-08-11 09:20

Red Bull's reigning champion Sebastian Vettel has bought his father a very expensive gift - A Ferrari California! Is the prancing horse sports car a sign of things to come?

Baby boet Linde makes SA motorsport history

2014-08-11 08:29

South African racer Sheldon van der Linde is keeping up his family's name in motorsport when he became the youngest driver to have won a Volkswagen Cup National Championship race at the age of 14-years-old.

Lorenzo extends Yamaha contract

2014-08-08 08:05

MotoGP rider Jorge Lorenzo has extended his contract with Yamaha until 2016 which will stretch his stint with the Japanese manufacturer to nine years.

Bernie to avoid jail after R1-billion deal

2014-08-04 08:34

It seems as if Bernie Ecclestone won't be facing jail after all, nor does he need a replacement to take over as chief executive officer of Formula 1.

Teams to Bernie: No 22-race calendar

2014-07-31 10:16

Formula 1 teams are unhappy with the sports' supremo Bernie Ecclestone's decision probably to stretch the calender to 22 races for the 2016 season. But then who believes Bernie...

Merc ready to focus on star wars

2014-07-28 08:19

The gloves has come off between Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg after surprising internal team messages were sent during the 2014 Hungarian GP on Sunday.

Bernie: Azerbaijan, New Jersey in 2016?

2014-07-25 11:19

Mexico has been added to the F1 calender for 2015 but now the sport's boss Bernie Ecclestone says Azerbaijan and New Jersey are next in line for a GP. Really?

Stewards' standards disappoint Massa

2014-07-25 08:48

Williams F1 driver Felipe Massa is still pointing a finger about being flipped in an incident with McLaren's Kevin Magnussen during the 2014 German GP. Now he's looking at the stewards...

Big money backs Mexico F1 GP's return

2014-07-24 08:57

Mexico is set to have Formula 1 return to the country after a 22-year absence and with big names and big money behind the plot, it looks like a sure deal.

Bernie: 'F1 respects Russian contract'

2014-07-23 12:45

"The Russian Formula 1 GP will happen." So says Bernie Ecclestone, the man who recently expressed 'great admiration' for Russian president Vladimir Putin.

Arriba! Will '15 see Tex and Mex in F1?

2014-07-23 09:49

It's been 22 years since Mexico has hosted a Formula 1 GP, but the original company who used to host the previous races there is trying its best to get the sport back.

Alonso has high praise for Ricciardo

2014-07-22 14:16

F1 drivers Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel could do nothing but complain about each other at Silverstone. In Germany, Alonso had only high praise for Red Bull's rising star Daniel Ricciardo.

Alonso: 'You can do it, Kimi!'

2014-07-22 07:45

Fernando Alonso has hinted that he can't carry the team alone and that the Maranello team needs his fellow driver Kimi Raikkonen to try harder.

F1: 'Where did all the German fans go?'

2014-07-21 15:23

The glamour sport was asking itself why tens of thousands of fans stayed away from a home GP that should have been box office gold in the land of Mercedes.

Marshal safety: Lewis remembers SA deaths

2014-07-21 09:30

Adrian Sutil's abandoned Sauber at the German GP left marshals risking their lives to move the vehicle, with no safety vehicle on track. It reminded Lewis Hamilton of two terrible deaths at the 1977 South African GP.

Red Bull, Ferrari considered protest

2014-07-21 07:58

Mercedes has avoided conflict drama in Formula 1 as rivals Ferrari and Red Bull decided against protesting the team's brake change ahead of the 2014 German GP.

Nico won race, but Lewis did the drive

2014-07-20 15:45

Mercedes' Nico Rosberg has won his home GP in Hockenheim, Germany on Sunday - but team mate Lewis Hamilton was the driver everybody was watching..

German GP: Lewis to start from pits lane?

2014-07-20 11:33

Talk about having a bad weekend... Formula 1 title contender Lewis Hamilton will drop to 20th on Sunday's German GP grid, and may start from the pitlane.

Rosberg tops final German GP practice

2014-07-19 13:00

Another Merc 1-2, again.... Nico Rosberg returned to the top of the time sheets in final practice for his home German GP on Saturday as Mercedes again ended the session clear of the rest.

German GP: Lewis leads second practice

2014-07-18 17:45

Looks like Fric was not Mercedes advantage after all since the team's driver duo had another 1-2 during the second free practice session of the 2014 German GP.

Merc: 'Fight until cows come home'

2014-07-17 11:04

Despite Mercedes' drivers 'being at war', their rivalry seems to be working for the team. So much so that team boss Toto Wolff will keep them together 'until the cows come home'.

 

Stewart to skip Michigan race

2014-08-15 09:46

Nascar veteran Tony Stewart, still reeling from the horror crash in New York earlier in August, will not participate in the upcoming Nascar Sprint Cup Series events at the Michigan International Speedway.

Lotus, Williams switched lucky charms?

2014-08-13 10:51

Despite his poor first half-season with Lotus, Pastor Maldonado has signed up with the team for 2015 and claims are things are better much compared to his stint with Williams.

SA's Van der Linde shines in Slovakia

2014-08-13 08:16

South Africa's Kelvin van der Linde scored his tenth top 10 finish at the Slovakia Ring during the ADAC GT Masters.

Stewart crash: Criminal charges not ruled out

2014-08-11 11:18

Former Nascar driver Tony Stewart is being investigated after he has hit and killed fellow racer Kevin Ward Jnr.

F1 pushes ahead with Russian GP plans

2014-08-11 09:07

Despite doubts of the inaugural Sochi GP taking place later in 2014 due to political unrest, Russia and Formula 1 says its "all systems go!".

F1 outrage: Monza's Parabolica corner tarred

2014-08-08 08:55

As if the host of new rules are not prohibiting 'real racing' in Formula 1, now the iconic Parabolica corner at Monza circuit has been altered ahead of the 2014 Italian GP.

Indycar driver linked to Honda F1 test

2014-08-04 11:02

The 2014 Indianapolis Indycar GP winner, Simon Pagenaud has been touted by Honda as a possible test driver for their return to F1 in 2015.

Porsche GT3 racing at Killarney

2014-08-01 13:53

Wheels24 reader Jason Williams sent in a pretty cool video from the inside of a Porsche GT3 Cup racing at Killarney. Check this out...

Malaysian Formula E race postponed

2014-07-31 07:55

The new racing series, Formula E, has its first race postponement before the sport has even started. Round 2 in Malaysia has been postponed because the country's prime minister is unable to attend.

Lewis fastest in hot Hungarian practice

2014-07-25 14:12

Lewis Hamilton set the pace for this weekend's Hungarian Formula 1 GP with the fastest lap during the first free practice session.

Vettel slams Formula E as 'cheese'

2014-07-25 11:17

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel has slammed the upcoming Formula E using a food reference to discredit the new sport.

Vettel at Merc? Lewis all cool about it

2014-07-25 08:48

The F1 'silly season' has kicked the rumour mill into gear with news that Mercedes is considering a Sebastian Vettel / Nico Rosberg pairing. Lewis Hamilton... well, he's cool...

Hungry Hamilton looking for high five

2014-07-24 07:54

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton is hoping his luck will have changed by the time he puts tyres to tar and goes for another win from the Hungarian GP this weekend.

SA youngster Liam scores in Nismo GT3

2014-07-23 10:44

Johannesburg-born teenager Liam Venter is pondering his next move after a second successful test in the JRM Group's Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 at Silverstone.

Lewis needs therapy, good luck

2014-07-22 14:16

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton will be spending the week undergoing physiotherapy after his hard crash during the German GP qualifying at Hockenheim.

'Chill, kids!', Massa tells F1 newbies

2014-07-22 08:53

Brazilian Formula 1 driver Felipe Massa has missed another opportunity to race and benefit from qualifying third for the 2014 German GP when he was involved in a big crash during the first lap.

Fowler triumphs in WCape kart championship

2014-07-21 15:37

Round 5 of the WP Regional Kart Championship was filled with upset and action at Killarney racetrack on Saturday.

Merc 'already negotiating' with Hamilton

2014-07-21 11:06

With Nico Rosberg signed-up for the future, Mercedes' attention is now turning to the occupant of its other silver seat.

'Flying Finn' Bottas makes his mark

2014-07-21 08:33

Williams driver Valtteri Bottas has made his mark in Formula 1 as one of the sport's rising stars after finishing second at the 2014 German GP.

First German GP for Mercedes

2014-07-20 17:53

Germany's Nico Rosberg has stretched his overall lead in the 2014 Formula 1 championship to 14 points with his win from the 2014 German GP on Sunday.

Lauda slams Williams for Susie snub

2014-07-20 12:03

Niki Lauda has criticised Williams in the wake of female driver Susie Wolff's short appearances in Formula 1.

Lotus: 'Pastor safe, Grosjean in doubt'

2014-07-20 11:16

Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado will stay with Lotus in 2015, despite the Formula 1 team suffering a terrible first half of the season, team principal Gerard Lopez said on Saturday.

Russia GP: 'Sochi still on'

2014-07-19 12:50

The Malaysia Airlines MH17 disaster has piled more pressure on Russia ahead of the Formula 1 inaugural race at Sochi.

Kimi 'fit to race' 2014 German F1 GP

2014-07-17 11:21

Ferrari's 'No.2' driver Kimi Raikkonen has recovered from the leg injuries he sustained in a crash during the British F1 GP and has been declared fit for this weekend's German GP.

German GP last for 'new' Hockenheim?

2014-07-16 14:48

The "phones have been running hot" ahead of the coming weekend's 2014 German Formula 1 GP, says Hockenheim boss Georg Seiler.

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