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USCC: Long Beach – Taylors take first 2015 win, BMW tops GTLM

Tudor United SportsCar Championship competition at Long Beach was limited to prototype and GT Le Mans classes. Ricky Taylor (#10 Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP) captured pole with a time of 1 min 14.790 sec. Scott Pruett (#01 Chip Ganassi Racing Ford-Riley) secured second with a best lap of 1:15.048. Christian Fittipaldi (#5 Action Express Racing) lined up third (1:15.274). “It’s really cool to fight with someone like Scott,” Taylor said. “It’s been a long time si...

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FIA WEC: Silverstone – Audi wins season opener; Porsche, Toyota also on podium

The #7 Audi R18 e-tron quattro hybrid (Marcel Fassler, Andre Lotterer, Benoit Treluyer) won the FIA World Endurance Championship season-opening 6 Hours of Silverstone by 4.160 sec over the #18 Porsche 919 hybrid (Romain Dumas, Neel Jani, Marc Lieb). Defending series champions Anthony Davidson, Sebatien Buemi, and Kaz Nakajima (#1 Toyota TS040 Hybrid) finished third. The Audi’s sister car, driven by Lucas di Grassi, Loïc Duval, and Oliver Jarvis took fifth place following two unschedu...

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F1: China – Mercedes 1-2, Vettel 3

Mercedes returned to the top of Formula 1 over the weekend at Shanghai International Circuit, Lewis Hamilton posting the fastest time in all three practice sessions and the taking pole position on his way to both fastest lap and the race win. Teammate Nico Rosberg finished second, followed by Sebastian Vettel in the first of back-to-back Ferraris. Rosberg was frustrated after the race, feeling that Mercedes’ insistence on saving Hamilton’s tires late in the contest put him unnecess...

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PWC: St. Petersburg – Beretta’s Ferrari tops Catsburg’s Lamborghini

The grid for Round 4 of the Pirelli World Challenge was set by fastest lap times set in Round 3. Andy Pilgrim (#8 Cadillac Racing ATS-VR GT3) started on pole, with Nicky Catsburg (#25 Blancpain Lamborghini Gallardo GT3 FL2) on the outside of Row 1. Row 2 consisted of Olivier Beretta (#61 R. Ferri Motorsports Ferrari 458 GT3 Italia) and Kevin Estre (#9 K-PAX Racing McLaren 650S GT3). Beretta leapt into the lead at the start, followed by Catsburg and Estre. Estre took P2 from Catsburg during Lap ...

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F1: Malaysia – Vettel, Ferrari return to the top

Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) qualified on the pole, with Sebastian Vettel thwarting a Mercedes lockout of the front row by putting his Ferrari in P2 on the grid. It was Ferrari’s first visit to the front row since Malaysia 2013. Max Verstappen (Toro Rosso) became the first teenager ever to qualify in the Top 6 of an F1 event. He is 17.   Nico Rosberg lined up behind his Mercedes teammate in third, with Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull) next door. Row 3 consisted of Daniil Kvyat in the second ...

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F1: Australia – Hamilton wins, Rosberg P2; Ferrari, Vettel return together

Fernando Alonso (McLaren) was not on the grid, having suffered an accident and concussion during testing in Barcelona. Valtteri Bottas was also sidelined, suffering an injury during qualifying. The McLaren-Honda pairing struggled mechanically in both pre-season testing and practice/qualifying at Melbourne. Kevin Magnussen, substituting for Alonso, had an engine failure during the formation lap. Jenson Button started last on the grid. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) started on pole, qualifying 0.6 sec...

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PWC:  Circuit of the Americas – Beretta, Dalziel, O’Connell finish 1-2-3 in GT Round 1

Lambo, McLaren, Ferrari, Porsche: the front four for Round 1 of GT/GTA/GT Cup competition at Circuit of the Americas. Kevin Estre started very slowly in the #9 K-PAX Racing McLaren 650S GT3. Nicky Catsburg (#25 LG Motorsports Lamborghini Gallardo GT3) maintained the lead with Ryan Dalziel (#31 EFFORT Racing Porsche 911 GT3-R) slotting into second and Olivier Beretta (#61 R. Ferri Motorsport Ferrari 458 GT3 Italia) running third. Johnny O’Connell (#3 Cadillac Racing ATS-VR GT3) moved up in...

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PWC: Circuit of the Americas – Lamborghini, McLaren, Ferrari top GT qualifying

  Nick Catsburg drove the #25 LG Motorsports Lamborghini Gallardo to pole for GT Round 1 of the Pirelli World Challenge at Circuit of the Americas. Kevin Estre (#9 K-PAX Racing McLaren 650S GT3) will start next to him on Row 1, qualifying 0.107 sec back from Catsburg and just 0.010 sec ahead of Olivier Beretta (#61 R. Ferri Motorsport Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 Italia). Beretta was fasted in yesterday’s Practice 2. The remainder of the first three rows was filled by: Ryan Dalziel (#31 ...

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PWC: Circuit of the Americas - Ferri, Risi Ferraris top Practice 2

Circuit of the Americas is hosting the 2015 season opener for the Pirelli World Challenge in its 26th year of competition. Olivier Beretta (#61 Ferri Motorsport Ferrari 458 GT3 Italia), Ricardo Perez (#62 Risi Competizione Ferrari), and Colin Thompson (#11 Kelly-Moss Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3) were fastest in GT, GTA and GT Cup for the second practice session for the Nissan Grand Prix of Texas at Circuit of the Americas. Beretta posted a 2:05.323. Guy Cosmo (#23 M1 Racing Audi R8 LMS ultra) po...

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FIA WEC: 2015 full season entry list; Nissan joins the fun

Toyota, Audi, and Porsche will be joined in factory LMP1 competition by a two-car Nissan squad for the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship. Harry Tincknell (UK) will be Driver 1 in the #22, with Olivier Pla moving up from his full-time LMP2 ride with G-Drive Racing in 2014 to be lead pilot of the #23. Tincknell was part of the Jota Sport team that won LMP2 and came in fifth overall at the 24 Hours of Le Mans last year. Team Bykolles (Austria) will join Rebellion Racing with a one-car entry in...

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