Category: Motorsports News

Almirola wins Talladega in Stewart-Haas rout

6:43 PM ET ESPN News Services TALLADEGA, Ala. — Aric Almirola capped an absolute Stewart-Haas Racing rout at Talladega Superspeedway with an overtime victory that earned him an automatic berth into the third round of NASCAR’s playoffs. Almirola was part of the four-car SHR contingent that was untouchable all weekend at Talladega. The four Fords…

Why penalties were and were not given in key Suzuka incidents

9:12 AM ET The Japanese Grand Prix involved several contentious moments, creating a busy afternoon for the race stewards. While three time penalties were handed out, there were another two incidents which some have argued required a penalty for one of the drivers involved. Although he delegates the responsibility of in-race penalties to a team…

Is Sebastian Vettel too accident-prone to win the title?

10:21 AM ET Plenty of talking points emerged from Ferrari’s home defeat at Monza. ESPN’s F1 editor Laurence Edmondson, associate editor Nate Saunders and F1 writers Kate Walker and Maurice Hamilton offer their opinions below. Is Sebastian Vettel too accident-prone to win this year’s title? Vettel now trails Hamilton by 30 points in the race…

From sales manager to McLaren’s F1 simulator driver

10:01 AM ET Twelve months ago, Rudy van Buren was working a 9-to-5 job in the Netherlands. When we sit down to speak, during the German Grand Prix weekend in late July, the towering 6″2 Dutchman — towering, that is, for a motor racing driver — is dressed in the orange, white and black kit…

Grosjean ‘back on a good path’ after tough start

5:50 AM ET Connor McDonagh Romain Grosjean feels he has turned a corner in the races leading up to the summer break after a tough start to the 2018 Formula One season. The Frenchman’s season has been marred with several high profile mistakes, most notably in Baku where he spun under the Safety Car while…