PUBLISHED: 13:26 24 January 2019 Steve Birley Harry Tincknell with his team mates ahead of the start of the 2019 season. Ignite Media- Halston Pitman/Alex Wong East Devon motor racing ace Harry Tincknell heads to Daytona International Speedway this weekend hoping for a strong start to his 2019 motorsport season. Harry Tincknell, who launches his 2019 season on the final weekend of January. Picture HALSTON PITMANThe 27-year-old has signed with the Mazda Team Joest squad for a second year, competing in the IMSA Weathertech Championship’s 10 races across North America. He will also complete the final three races of the 2018-19 World Endurance Championship with Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Team UK.The Rolex 24 at Daytona is the series’ blue ribbon event and early signs were strong for the Mazda team. During the first weekend of January, the ‘Roar before the 24’ practice sessions gave all competitors three days of practice with Mazda setting … [Read more...] about Tincknell all set for start of 2019 motorsport season this weekend
Motor racing this weekend
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Britain’s Lewis Hamilton eased to victory from pole position at the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday as the Mercedes driver extended his championship lead over Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel to 40 points with six rounds remaining. Motor Racing - Formula One - F1 Singapore Grand Prix 2018 - Singapore - September 16, 2018 Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium after winning the race REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji Hamilton held off a mid-race challenge from Red Bull’s Max Verstappen to register a record-equalling fourth triumph at the floodlit Marina Bay Street Circuit track, while Vettel finished third to slip further behind in the title race. “Great job everyone, what a weekend... keep pushing, keep pushing, we’ve got this,” Hamilton told his team over the radio soon after crossing the line at the end of the 61st lap. Hamilton’s 69th overall victory was his seventh of the season and it was built on the foundations of … [Read more...] about Motor racing: Hamilton opens 40-point lead with Singapore victory
I have to admit I am not a great advocate for Singapore’s GP. Why? Because it is no longer a pukka motor race, it is an entertainment venue with a car race thrown in to give the entertainment some kind of raison d’etre. And just who will be there to entertain you? From the Singapore GP website, you are going to get, The Killers, Liam Gallagher, Martin Garrix, Dua Lipa, Simply Red, The Sugarhill Gang, Joe Hahn of Linkin Park, End of the World, aka Sekai Noowari, Young Fathers, Sampa The Great and Björn Again. And how many of those have you ever heard of? Or am I just a dinosaur these days? Back to the racing (what it is supposed to be about). Will Ferrari find even more horsepower? Will The Finger make more mistakes? Will there be any last minute DCM’s (Don’t Come Monday) to change the driver pool? Looking at it dispassionately, the WDC is Vettel’s to lose and thus gifting it to Hamilton. We will all know by Sunday night. The marketplace is certainly … [Read more...] about Singapore Grand Prix this weekend
Luann Gibbs Cincinnati Enquirer Published 8:56 AM EDT Sep 7, 2018 1. Red Bull Soapbox Race The last time this downhill race hit the 'Nati we saw inspired and imaginative vehicles made to look like big pigs (of course), Cincinnati-style chili (naturally) and yes, even space sharks (what the what?). Ah, but mere descriptions cannot do this event justice. These outrageously creative designs must be seen to be believed as they careen through historic Eden Park. The goal? Get these wacky contraptions down the course the fastest and in one piece. Expect some showboating too, as teams are judged on showmanship as well as speed and creativity. Sixty teams are scheduled to participate in this year's event, and really, you aren't likely to get any better entertainment for free anywhere else in the city on Saturday, so get on over to Mount Adams and find yourself a choice spot to witness the spectacle. … [Read more...] about Top 5 Cincinnati events this weekend, Sept. 7-9.
MONZA, Italy (Reuters) - Sebastian Vettel suffered a spin but still put Ferrari on top of the practice timesheets for their home Italian Grand Prix on Friday while Sauber’s Marcus Ericsson walked away from a spectacular crash. Formula One F1 - Italian Grand Prix - Circuit of Monza, Monza, Italy - August 31, 2018 Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel in the pits during the second practice session. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini Vettel, hoping to make further inroads into Lewis Hamilton’s 17-point Formula One championship lead this weekend, lapped the Monza circuit near Milan with a best time of one minute 21.105 seconds. Finnish team mate Kimi Raikkonen gave the Ferrari fans a further boost with the second best time, 0.270 slower than Vettel. He had also been second in the morning stint. Mercedes’ Hamilton — last year’s race winner — was third quickest and 0.287 off the pace set by his fellow four times world champion in a damp and overcast afternoon … [Read more...] about Motor racing: Vettel sets the pace at Monza after big Ericsson crash