Category: Motorsports News

Boullier defends role at McLaren after ‘Freddo-gate’

11:00 AM ET LE CASTELLET, France — Eric Boullier was forced to defend his position as McLaren’s racing director on Friday after a report emerged in the Daily Mail that some factory-based employees had lost faith in the team’s management structure. An anonymous source told the Daily Mail that team members had been rewarded with…

Spa signs new race deal until 2021

7:38 AM ET The future of the Belgian Grand Prix has been secured until the end of 2021 after F1 signed a new contract with Spa Grand Prix. The race takes place on one of the calendar’s most fearsome and impressive circuits — Spa-Francorchamps — and its current contract was due to expire after this…

Brown: Alonso has shown he’s a team player at Le Mans

4:00 AM ET LE MANS, France — McLaren boss Zak Brown says Fernando Alonso has shown his qualities as a team player in preparations for his Le Mans 24 Hours debut. Alonso and his teammates in the No.8 Toyota car will start from pole position thanks to a lap from Kazuki Nakajima in qualifying earlier…

Millican gets 2nd straight Top Fuel win in Joliet

10:39 PM ET Associated Press JOLIET, Ill. — Clay Millican beat Leah Pritchett to earn his second consecutive win in Top Fuel at the JEGS Route 66 NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway on Sunday. Millican got past Pritchett with a winning pass of 3.894 seconds at 289.32 mph in the final round. It was…

Doctor who helped create SAFER barrier dies

11:41 PM ET Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Dr. Henry Bock, a pioneering doctor in racing and a key player in creating the SAFER barrier, has died. He was 81. Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials made the announcement after confirming the death with his caregiver, who was working directly with the family. Bock served as the track’s…