• Why Denny Hamlin has embraced becoming NASCAR’s villain
    on September 21, 2023 at 4:09 pm

    Denny Hamlin is the NASCAR Cup driver fans most love to hate. But, in many ways, he also epitomises the type of driver they most covet – one that worked his way up by talent and wasn’t handed the keys to a high-profile ride because he came with a lot of money.It’s a complex contradiction that has enveloped Hamlin in the twilight of his driving career, but one he has come to embrace and …Keep reading

  • NASCAR Cup Bristol: Hamlin cruises to win as playoff field cut to 12
    on September 17, 2023 at 7:28 am

    In a race that battled to find a rhythm in part due to battles with the weather, Hamlin took control in the second half after he grabbed the lead from his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota team-mate Ty Gibbs with 141 of 500 laps remaining.As the race remained caution-free the rest of the way, Hamlin was not seriously challenged and cruised to a 2.437-second win over Kyle Larson, who had started dead last …Keep reading

  • Noah Gragson reinstated by NASCAR following suspension
    on September 13, 2023 at 8:03 am

    The 25-year-old, who was competing as a rookie in the Cup Series with the Legacy Motor Club team co-owned by Jimmie Johnson, was suspended by the team and later NASCAR itself on 5 August.It was deemed that Gragson violated the sport’s code of conduct after liking a meme that mocked the 2020 murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers. A few days later, he officially parted …Keep reading

  • NASCAR Cup Kansas: Reddick wins after three-wide pass in overtime
    on September 11, 2023 at 8:33 am

    After powering past Brad Keselowski with 80 laps to go, Denny Hamlin appeared set to sweep victories in both Kansas races this season until Chris Buescher hit the wall with seven laps remaining and sent the race into a two-lap overtime.That set up several different pit strategies as Daniel Suarez stayed out and inherited the lead and three drivers took on only two tyres, that grouping headed by …Keep reading

  • Hamlin signs multi-year NASCAR contract extension with Joe Gibbs Racing
    on September 5, 2023 at 8:25 am

    The 42-year-old has spent the entirety of his Cup career with Gibbs since he made his debut at the top level in 2005, winning 50 of his 641 race starts.Hamlin’s deal with JGR was due to expire at the end of this season, and he revealed last month that negotiations had been delayed in part by his involvement as a co-owner in rival Cup squad 23XI Racing, which currently has a technical alliance with …Keep reading

  • Having started the 2023 season as Red Bull’s main rival, Aston Martin has slipped back into the chasing pack and is now having to fight hard just to finish in the points. During the Suzuka race last weekend, Alonso did not hold back when it came to letting his feelings be known about how things were […]
  • The Faenza outfit announced over the Suzuka weekend that Yuki Tsunoda will be joined by Daniel Ricciardo next year, with Lawson serving as reserve once again for the two Red Bull teams.Japan was the New Zealander’s fourth outing since Ricciardo suffered a hand injury at Zandvoort.While the target is for the latter to return for […]
  • Red Bull chief technical officer Newey, who joined the recently crowned 2023 constructors’ champion in 2006, turned down approaches from Ferrari on three occasions.Never working for the Scuderia leaves him with some regrets “emotionally”, as does not having the chance to design cars for F1 champions Alonso and Mercedes rival Hamilton.Speaking on F1’s own Beyond […]
  • The US-owned team has struggled for race performance for most of the season, although Magnussen managed to bag a point for 10th place in Singapore.However, the Japanese GP again saw the cars slip down the order, with Magnussen compromised by contact from Sergio Perez, and his team-mate Nico Hulkenberg by the need to do a […]
  • After a disappointing Japanese Grand Prix weekend, where Mercedes found itself with only the fourth quickest car, it is aware of just how far ahead Red Bull remains right now. Hamilton, who has been pushing hard for Mercedes to totally revamp its concept approach, said that there should be no shying away from accepting the size […]