Slim Borgudd 1946 – 2023Tommy Karl-Edvard “Slim” Borgudd was both a Swedish rock drummer and for two seasons a Formula 1 driver with the name of ABBA emblazoned down the side of his cars. For the last decade or so he had based himself in Coventry from where he ran his own sports car team, Slim Racing, and had a reputation as a good race engineer, coach and test driver. The session went well and Memphis Slim told him he was Little Slim. In 1978 he contested the European Formula 3 Championship and finished 11th. For 1979 he had a newer Ralt RT3 and he won the Swedish Championship as well as finishing third in the hotly contested European Championship.
Many fans often moan that now-quite good F1 isn’t as good as it used to be back in the really ‘good old days’ – well they’ve got it now, we’re in full Balestre throwback mode! The Spice Boy has gone on record before as being proudly “straight talking” himself, but can anyone else do it? pic.twitter.com/BqrnECOvu3 — FIA (@fia) October 17, 2022The FIA has announced it will be digitising its archive for public use, but this facility is apparently already being used by the governing body itself, so long is it taking to make decisions on race incidents. Norris then highlighted the dubious nature of some aerodynamic devices by putting in a brilliant fightback to take sixth. Andretti rolls back the yearsWho doesn’t love an 82-year-old all-time racing legend getting behind the wheel of a (kind of) modern F1 car?5 months ago Motor Sport Magazine
Previous seasons of Netflix's hit F1 series Drive to Survive have been massively successful – can Season 5 do the same? “I don’t think we should increase costs by just having a second car, or doing more days. So if we were to stay where we are, that’s good for us.”“I personally would like to have 10 test days or whatever,” AlphaTauri’s Franz Tost. That means if you want to do more tests for during the season or whatever, you would need a second team. “I think the F1 teams evolved so much, they’re so much more organised and professional.1 month ago Motor Sport Magazine
With a dramatic recovery to victory in Austin from a wheelgun failure at his pit stop, Max Verstappen sealed Red Bull its fifth constructors’ championship and its first since 2013. This and the safety car’s wiping-out of the 5sec gap Verstappen had built, put Hamilton in a flattering position. With an advantage of over 4sec Red Bull was able to leave Verstappen out until a lap after Hamilton made his first pit stop and still emerge comfortably ahead. He had an even bigger gap than that as the safety car came out but that of course was demolished as everyone queued up. The first safety car was to collect Valtteri Bottas’s Alfa Romeo from the gravel.5 months ago Motor Sport Magazine
Mazda on Friday used the 2023 Brussels auto show to present a modern vehicle fitted with a rotary engine. The engine never drives the wheels, meaning it is free to operate at its rev range that's optimal for power and emissions. Mazda MX-30 R-EVSales of the MX-30 R-EV in Europe are confirmed to start in the spring, though availability in the U.S. hasn't been announced. According a report from Green Car Reports, the MX-30 R-EV won't come to the U.S., at least initially, as Mazda concentrates on other vehicles. With its battery fully charged and its 50-liter tank full of gas, Mazda estimates a range of over 400 miles for the MX-30 R-EV.2 months ago Motor Authority
Red Bull Racing's Max Verstappen managed to hold off Mercedes-Benz AMG's Lewis Hamilton to secure victory on Sunday at the 2022 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix. Verstappen was already crowned the 2022 world champion at the previous round in Japan, but his victory at the U.S. Grand Prix, held in Austin, Texas, helped secure Red Bull the 2022 Constructors' title. Verstappen and his team dedicated the victory to Dietrich Mateschitz, Red Bull's co-founder and owner of the Red Bull F1 team, who passed away on Oct. 22 following a drawn-out battle with cancer. The race resumed on lap 26, with Verstappen leading, followed closely by Hamilton and then Red Bull's Sergio Perez and Ferrari's Charles Leclerc. In the Constructors' Championship, Red Bull sits on an unbeatable 656 points, versus the 469 of Ferrari and 416 of Mercedes.5 months ago Motor Authority
But Hagan is by no means out of championship contention, especially if he’s able to secure his fourth career victory in Las Vegas. All we can do is go to Las Vegas and try to fight our way back into it. To purchase tickets to the NHRA Nevada Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, call 800-644-4444 or visit www.lvms.com. NHRA presents 22 national events featuring the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series, NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by D-Wagon, Constant Aviation Factory Stock Showdown and Top Fuel Harley Series. NHRA provides competition opportunities for drivers of all levels in the NHRA Summit Racing Series and NHRA Street Legal.5 months ago Motor Sports Newswire
Former Detroit Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski makes history… with another team. For Detroit Tigers fans, it’s October, quickly approaching November as baseball continues to be played. Dave Dombrowski has made history after clinching a spot in the 2022 World Series as President of the Philadelphia Phillies organization. He’s taken the then-Florida Marlins, Detroit Tigers, Boston Red Sox, and now Philadelphia Phillies to the World Series. For Dombrowski, he’s made history, and the Phils are headed to the World Series.5 months ago Motor City Bengals