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How the FIA will investigate Grosjean’s accident

The investigation is one of around 30 that the governing body's safety department conducts into incidents in various categories in a typical season. It will look at all aspects, including the Haas chassis and halo, Grosjean's personal safety equipment such as his HANS, helmet and overalls, the performance of the barriers, and the response of the marshals and the FIA's own medical car ...Keep reading

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F1 Tech: The 2021 parts teams are already testing

Daniel Ricciardo was on hand to complete the tests for the team, a sign perhaps of the regard that it holds for his feedback, given the Australian will be moving on to McLaren next season. The floor used by Renault during these tests is what the FIA intended with the regulation change - a simple diagonal cut-out ahead of the rear tyre with no fully enclosed holes beside the floor’s ...Keep reading

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Moffitt adds fulltime Truck ride to 2021 NASCAR plans

Moffitt, who previously announced he would compete fulltime in the Xfinity Series next season with Our Motorsports, will also drive fulltime in the Truck Series for Niece Motorsports in 2021, the team confirmed Wednesday evening. Moffitt, 28, will compete in Niece’s No. 45 Chevrolet and will start the 2021 season racing for points in the Truck series. “I am so thankful to Al Niece, Cody ...Keep reading

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Herne joins GRM for S5000

The teenager will run in two Australian Racing Group categories in 2021, returning to Trans Am with Dream Racing Australia, while also debuting in S5000 with GRM. Long-time GRM sponsor Valvoline will back both programmes. The deal comes after Herne was meant to drive GRM's wildcard entry at the Bathurst 1000 in October, only for Motorsport Australia to reject his application for a ...Keep reading

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BMW to quit Formula E after 2020-21 season

The German manufacturer made the announcement one day after completing pre-season testing ahead of the new season, where Maximilian Guenther topped the test for BMW Andretti on the final day in Valencia. In a brief statement, BMW confirmed it will withdraw from the series at the end of the upcoming season having “essentially exhausted the opportunities” to develop its technologies within ...Keep reading

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Bottas unsure whether to laugh or cry over bad F1 luck

Bottas finished eighth in Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix after sustaining two punctures during the race, the first occurring under the safety car in the opening stages after hitting debris, dropping the Finn to the rear of the pack. A second puncture occurred under the final safety car, but Bottas was able to get the car home at reduced speed and not lose any positions. It marked the latest ...Keep reading

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Crehan departs Supercars TV team

Crehan took to social media to announce her split with Supercars Media, which produces and provides the broadcast to the host networks. She has worked as part of the broadcast team since 2007, initially as part of the big screen coverage before moving into a TV role. Most recently she has joined Mark Larkham and Greg Murphy in pit reporter roles, although she only made a handful of ...Keep reading

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Schumacher secures 2021 F1 graduation with Haas

The Swiss-born German will thus reach the top level of the sport 30 years after his father, who made his debut with Jordan at the 1991 Belgian GP. The 21-year-old will partner fellow F2 graduate Nikita Mazepin, who was announced on Tuesday. Schumacher is scheduled to have his first taste of the current Haas car when he takes part in FP1 in Abu Dhabi next week, before participating in the ...Keep reading

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Golding set for early S5000 test in Tasmania

The V8-powered series is set to kick off its compact 2021 season at Symmons Plains in late January, marking a debut for both S5000 and TCR Australia at the track. The Symmons event is the first leg of the Race Tasmania initiative, which will be followed by a non-championship appearance for the category's at Baskerville in Hobart a week later. Pre-season favourite Golding, who will race for ...Keep reading

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Famous co-driver Taylor joins Motorsport Australia board

Taylor is well-known for her years of service alongside multiple Australia Rally Champion Neal Bates, and as team manager of Toyota's factory-backed Aussie rallying programme. She is also experienced in broad roles, having spent 12 years working with the National Heavy Vehicle Register and as a non-executive director at the NRMA. “For me, motorsport has been a passion pretty much my whole ...Keep reading

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