Aseel Al-Hamad wants to blaze trail for future Saudi women in motorsport

“It’s to develop the next generation in motorsport,” she told CNN’s The Circuit. “This is the main thing because their achievements are going to be my achievement.” Saudi Arabia was the only country in the world where women were not allowed behind the wheel before the ban was lifted — a move that was part […]

Billy Torrence, 60, races to first career Top Fuel win

The Associated Press Published 12:17 p.m. UTC Aug 20, 2018 BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — Billy Torrence raced to his first career Top Fuel victory Sunday at age 60, winning the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway. Torrence, the father of Top Fuel points leader Steve Torrence, beat three-time season champion Antron Brown on […]

NASCAR champion Truex needs sponsor to keep team intact – The Denver Post

BRISTOL, Tenn. — NASCAR champion Martin Truex Jr. needs sponsorship to stay with his championship-winning race team. Truex is locked in a fierce battle with former champions Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick in his push to defend last year’s Cup Series title. His Furniture Row Racing team is in the mix even though the future […]

Women in Formula One: A Circuit special

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Lewis Hamilton calls plastic pollution ‘disgusting’ after beach clean up

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Carlos Sainz to replace Fernando Alonso at McLaren

Sainz started his F1 career with Toro Rosso in 2015, before moving to Renault midway through the 2017 season. He’s currently 11th in the drivers standings after 12 races, his best result a fifth place finish in Azerbaijan in April. “I’ve been a McLaren fan for as long as I can remember,” said 23-year-old Sainz […]

Fernando Alonso to leave Formula 1

The Spaniard won the 2005 and 2006 world drivers’ title with Renault and has been runner-up three times. Alonso, who is ninth in the standings with nine races to go this season, has accumulated 32 wins, 22 pole positions and 97 podiums to date. “After 17 wonderful years in this amazing sport, it’s time for […]

NASCAR chairman Brian France arrested for DWI, oxycodone possession – The Denver Post

SAG HARBOR, N.Y. — NASCAR mogul Brian France was arrested in New York’s Hamptons for driving while intoxicated and criminal possession of oxycodone after he was seen blowing through a stop sign, police said. France, the auto racing behemoth’s chairman and CEO since 2003, was arraigned Monday at Sag Harbor Village Justice Court after spending […]

Fernando Alonso won’t race in Formula 1 in 2019, but maybe IndyCar

Jordan Guskey and Jim Ayello Indianapolis Star Published 7:17 p.m. UTC Aug 14, 2018 Fernando Alonso will not race in Formula 1 in 2019 with McLaren Racing, opening up the possibility for a run at an IndyCar spot. The 37-year-old megastar posted a one-minute video Tuesday morning on Twitter that signaled a departure, and McLaren Racing later […]