Motor Sports

Why Electric Cars Have Come of Age

Intelligence Squared | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Tech
Intelligence Squared

Their days are numbered. Draconian EU legislation is demanding greater reductions in carbon dioxide emissions, a legislative challenge that can only be met by downsizing engines, compromising the purity of their responses by turbo-charging, and, worst of all, by hybridising them. On the face of it, these are tough times for old-school car 'enthusiasts'.

The Art of the Blue Flag

Lara Platman | Posted 04.01.2015 | UK Sport
Lara Platman

Last weekend I had the fantastic honour of spending the day with the marshals at Silverstone for the Walter Hayes Trophy. Usually the last weekend in the motor racing season, the marshals all gather to catch up before the long winter break.

Is Kris Meeke the Man to Revive the Glory Days of British Rallying?

David Hobbs | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK Sport
David Hobbs

Meeke now has the opportunity to revive rallying's profile beyond the specialist press and back into the mainstream. The man from Dungannon's elevation to the big time may not only give WRC fans in the UK someone to focus their hopes on, it could give the sport and the industry around it a real boost.

British Ex-Soldiers Seriously Injured In Dakar Rally Crash

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.01.2013 | UK

Three people, including two former British soldiers, have been seriously injured in a fatal accident while competing in the Dakar Rally in Peru. Th...

Goverment 'Logic' Condemned Over Bahrain GP Inaction

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 18.10.2012 | UK

The government has been sharply criticised for refusing to back a boycott of the Bahrain Grand Prix over human rights concerns, despite implementing i...

Why Sebastien Loeb Stepping Back From World Rallying Is a Bad Thing

David Hobbs | Posted 28.11.2012 | UK Sport
David Hobbs

The news that World Rally Champion Sebastien Loeb is heading into semi-retirement at the end of 2012 offers two contrasting emotions: relief that an iron grip on the WRC will at last be loosened but also sadness that the sport's most successful driver - 74 rally wins, eight consecutive world titles and counting - will only pull on his overalls for a limited season in 2013.

'What Have We Got To Lose?'

The Huffington Post UK | David Hobbs | Posted 27.09.2012 | UK

Protesters in Bahrain have stepped up their campaign against the country's rulers and moved their demonstrations into the capital, where they have bee...

Sir Stirling Moss Talks British GP, F1 And Monaco 'Crumpet' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | David Hobbs | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Sport

Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel is still the man to beat at this weekend's British Grand Prix, according to racing legend, Sir Stirling Mo...

'I was Lucky' Admits Davidson After Huge Le Mans Crash

The Huffington Post UK | David Hobbs | Posted 18.06.2012 | UK Sport

Anthony Davidson admitted he was 'petrified' during his massive crash at the Le Mans 24 Hours and that he had 'been lucky' to have come away with only...

WATCH: Toyota's Anthony Davidson In Huge Le Mans Crash

The Huffington Post UK | David Hobbs | Posted 16.06.2012 | UK Sport

An intriguing Le Mans 24 Hours erupted into drama when the Toyota Racing TS 030 - HYBRID of Anthony Davidson suffered a huge crash after contact with ...

World Title And Le Mans Hat-Trick Double Incentive For McNish

The Huffington Post UK | David Hobbs | Posted 12.06.2012 | UK Sport

"I gave one of the Toyota boys a little kick the other day at the Le Mans test weekend. Turned out it was my old number two mechanic from the F1 days....

In Tribute to Marco Simoncelli

Mick Doohan | Posted 27.12.2011 | UK
Mick Doohan

MotoGP at its best is incredibly exciting, but the passing of young Italian rider Marco Simoncelli in Malaysia last Sunday shows the unfortunate downside of our sport.