UK Motorsports

Hill Climbs, 24-hour Races and Fire

Oliver Webb | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK Sport
Oliver Webb

It has been a few weeks since my last blog because, well , it's been mad! After the events of Gumball 3000 a couple months back, there was a long lead up working hard for the Le Mans 24hour race. It is a race that stands out as one of the best in the world along with the Monaco Grand Prix and the Indy 500. I feel lucky enough to have raced on all three tracks.

A Race to Remember

Jake Dennis | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK Sport
Jake Dennis

I'm finally back on British soil again after an incredible time at Le Mans! The Eurotunnel was closed on the way back though, so it took us fourteen hours to drive home... which after a 24-hour race is certainly enough driving for me for a while.

My First Taste of Le Mans

Jake Dennis | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Sport
Jake Dennis

After a long old drive, I'm finally here at Le Mans to begin testing ahead of the main event next weekend. The drive took me and the team physio ten hours in total, but luckily I slept for most of it. I guess that makes me pretty bad company to drive with but I have my fair share of driving lined up at the track over the next week so I guess I'm allowed!

The Home Straight to Le Mans

Jake Dennis | Posted 05.06.2016 | UK Sport
Jake Dennis

I'll be doing quite a few hours to help me prepare mentally and get used to the track before my debut. Because Le Mans is a street circuit, I've only been able to drive the rack in a simulator before, because it would be impossible to drive around in a racing car outside of testing or the race itself.

Donuts, Land Speed Records and Podiums

Oliver Webb | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Sport
Oliver Webb

May has been a busy month filled with fun! It all started with a phone call from Lee and Maximillan Cooper from Gumball 3000 asking BAC Mono and myself to take part in some of the stages of the Gumball Rally. We couldn't resist the opportunity for some fun and to show off the car.

The Rain in Spain

Jake Dennis | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK Sport
Jake Dennis

This weekend saw me head to Barcelona to tackle the Catalunya circuit for my first race with Arden. You never know what to expect at the start of the season but I was excited nonetheless ahead of the race, the same feeling I had when I made my JOTA debut last week.

A Debut to Remember

Jake Dennis | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK Sport
Jake Dennis

It's been a busy week to say the least, having just come back from Spa where I made my debut for JOTA Sport in their LMP2...

The Road to Le Mans

Jake Dennis | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Sport
Jake Dennis

Where it all began I started karting when I was eight years old, racing for Andy Cox Racing. At that stage it was nothing serious and I just did for...

The First Hurdle!

Oliver Webb | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Sport
Oliver Webb

In the lead up to the first race weekend of the year there is lots of prep work to do; engineering meetings in Germany with the race team, simulator training and physical training to make sure we are set for the first six-hour race of the year...

City Centres and Fan Boosts : Why Formula E Will Overtake Formula 1

Alasdair Byers | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK Sport
Alasdair Byers

Formula 1 season starts March 20th. There's a new broadcaster in the form of Channel 4 who take over from the BBC. There's new presenters, including former Red Bull driver Mark Webber. They'll be the usual round of intensely close races, debates over technology and discussions on the relevance of grid positions...

It's Time for the EU to Take F1 Competition Seriously

Anneliese Dodds | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Politics
Anneliese Dodds

It is time for F1 to return to their former reward systems that gave money to teams based on how they perform on the track. This is the only way to protect the jobs of those brilliant innovators working for the teams and the integrity of a globally loved sport. It is also the only way to ensure that the many highly-skilled jobs and technological breakthroughs associated with F1 here in the South East, continue.

British IndyCar Driver Justin Wilson Has Sadly Passed Away

PA | By Scott D'Arcy, Press Association | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK

The family of British IndyCar driver Justin Wilson has paid tribute to the star after he died from injuries sustained when he was hit by crash debri...

A Love Story in D Major

Lara Platman | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Tech
Lara Platman

As I started my way back into the paddock I already felt heartbroken. I didn't know what to say. As we turned off the engine I remember people talking to me, I mean I could see them moving their lips towards mine. I could feel people asking if I enjoyed that.

Lewis Hamilton Needs to Stop the Sulking!

Gordon Bryan | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Sport
Gordon Bryan

Some people say he should be given more respect due to his achievements, and some people enjoy the fact that he wears his heart on his sleeve - driving flamboyantly when needed, celebrating enthusiastically, and being equally as demonstrable when he's unhappy.

The rising star of the WEC shines over Silverstone

David Hobbs | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Sport
David Hobbs

Motorsport fans might feel spoilt for choice this weekend as the World Endurance Championship and Formula One vie to attract viewers in Britain and Ch...

Tea with Rauno Aaltonen, the Flying Finn

Lara Platman | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Sport
Lara Platman

I met Rauno Aaltonen at 3am in Valence, France, during the Monte Carlo Rally Historic a few years ago and have been friends ever since. He knew me as the girl with the Leica Noctilux lens who braved the snow to shoot the start of the rally stage.

F1: Why Jean-Eric Vergne Should Replace Kimi Raikkonen at Ferrari

David Hobbs | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Sport
David Hobbs

New Ferrari test driver Jean-Eric Vergne has targeted a drive with Ferrari in 2016 which when you get to the nitty-gritty means he wants Kimi Raikkone...

Doris the Goddess of Wind (A Winter Holiday)

Lara Platman | Posted 08.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lara Platman

"It is always advisable to carry a tablet of 'Antioyl' soap, if it is necessary to use bare hands for a repair, you will nearly always find some grease on your hands and this is impossible to remove with ordinary soap."

Formula One 2014: Season Review

Tim Goodchild | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Sport
Tim Goodchild

As 2014 draws to a close and we can begin to get excited for the start of the 2015 Formula One World Championship, Formula One went through a year of transition in 2014 and perhaps has left us with an uncertain future. Here are my highlights and thoughts...

2014 Review: Top 5 Motorsport Highlights

David Hobbs | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Sport
David Hobbs

Lewis Hamilton, Daniel Ricciardo, Anthony Davidson, Porsche, Mark Webber: 2014 gave so many motorsport thrills that it ranks as one of the best years ...

Why McLaren Should Have Opted for Youth Over Jenson Button

Mitchell Gilbert | Posted 21.02.2015 | UK Sport
Mitchell Gilbert

Time will tell if Jenson can take it to Alonso, the best driver ever in the modern era in my opinion. I think Jenson might find himself having a tough year, being constantly beat by someone who is much better than him.

There's So Much More British Motorsport Success Beyond F1 But You Wouldn't Know It

David Hobbs | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Sport
David Hobbs

Three years ago, sportscar driver Allan McNish had a huge crash at Le Mans that destroyed his car and left many at the scene fearing for his safety be...

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.

Safety in Motorsport - The First Priority

Mitchell Gilbert | Posted 13.12.2014 | UK Sport
Mitchell Gilbert

I'm sitting in Moscow airport, getting ready to jet off to another GP3 race. However, this trip feels slightly different. The whole motorsport community, including myself, is dealing with the aftermath and emotion of the Jules Bianchi crash.

The Magic of the Audi A1

Lara Platman | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lara Platman

It is this confidence that I hold in my head about the Audi philosophy, about this Audi car. The A1 is the only Audi I have driven so far and already I feel extremely assured that my driving experience in it will be a jolly good one.