ARTICLES RELATING TO RACING

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.

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.

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?

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...

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.

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'.

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...

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.

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?

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...

 

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.

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.

Button to quit F1 this season?

2014-08-28 11:22

McLaren driver Jenson Button may be forced into retirement at the end of the 2014 season as the team is in search of a new star line-up.

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!

Honda to poach Vettel, Newey?

2014-08-27 14:21

McLaren's new works partner Honda, thinks it can convince Red Bull's star staffers, reigning four-times World champion Sebastian Vettel and design guru Adrian Newey, to join its team.

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.

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.

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.

Perez: 'I'm here to stay'

2014-08-22 10:28

Sergio Perez says he expects to stay at Force India for the 2015 Formula 1season with an extension likely to be agreed in a matter of weeks.

FIA officially bans 'Fric' suspension

2014-08-21 09:54

The controversial 'Fric' suspension, used by several teams in the sport, has been officially banned by Formula 1's governing body.

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.

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