Looking back at Bahrain

Looking back at Bahrain
I arrived in Bahrain for the last race of the season with two certainties in my mind, Audi were withdrawing from endurance racing and Mark Webber was retiring. Less certain was that Romain Dumas, Neel Jani and Marc Lieb would become World Champions. Looking back ...

6h of Bahrain – Last round gentlemen

6h of Bahrain - Last round gentlemen
As the leaves and the temperatures start to fall at VMP Towers, thoughts go to the warmth of the Bahraini welcome which awaits the FIA WEC family as we gather in the desert to watch the 6h of Bahrain, 2016 season finale. So, without further ...

An E-type named Desire PART 1

An E-type named Desire PART 1
Before the E-type Jaguar, sleek was just something you did with your hair. And class was something you had to attend to learn English and maths. It took some time running the alphabet before the emergence of this gem in all its ruby-coloured glory. This is the ...

If the Audi withdrawal was a splash

If the Audi withdrawal was a splash
If the Audi withdrawal was a splash…there’s a Tsunami coming Much has been written of the future of the six Audi WEC drivers after the announcement by Audi to withdraw from WEC at the end of the 2016 season, less so though about the fate ...

Audi withdraws from WEC

Audi withdraws from WEC
In what has been billed as a realigning of its motorsport strategy, Audi will terminate its FIA WEC commitment, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans, at the end of the 2016 season. Instead Audi is taking up a factory-backed commitment in the all-electric Formula ...

Kussmaul Chronicles

Kussmaul Chronicles
Key Information The story of Roland Kussmaul’s contributions to Porsche’s total crushing domination of sports car racing ISBN: 9780692665749 Author: Craig Watkins Publisher: Smart Racing Products Inc First published: September 2016 432 pages and 330+ illustrations Price: US $64.95       For starters, when ...

Silverstone Auctions’ second Porsche Sale

Silverstone Auctions' second Porsche Sale
Last weekend I set a course for Silverstone from our HQ in Wales, a route that unfortunately took in the M5. Friday afternoon and M5 don’t go well together and this part of the route added an extra 40 minutes to my journey. The reason ...

Anecdotes from a motoring journalist

Anecdotes from a motoring journalist
Anecdotes from a motoring journalist – I have been fortunate enough to visit many interesting places, and to see and drive cars that would not ordinarily be possible in other occupations. Not only has this been a great pleasure and a privilege for me, but ...

BMW returns to Le Mans

BMW returns to Le Mans
It was announced last week that BMW’s Board of Management has decided to ‘strategically realign’ its motorsport activities. The pillars on which their motorsport programme will rest, will include: DTM, the FIA WEC, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (IWSC), FIA Formula E, customer race programmes ...

NART – A concise history of the North American Racing Team

NART – A concise history of the North American Racing Team
Key Information ISBN: 978-1-845847-87-6 Author: Terry O’Neil Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd First published: August 2015 Dimensions: 24.8 x 24.8cm 256 pages – 295 pictures Price: £60.00         Features Describes Luigi Chinetti’s achievements prior to the formation of NART Chinetti’s unique relationship with ...
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