Hamilton Mulling NASCAR
Not for the first time, Lewis Hamilton is musing about the prospect of trying his hand at NASCAR racing. Long-time fan of both motorbike and stock-car racing, the British F1 champion told The Mirror website that he maintains a keen interest in trying out the oval circuits one day, though he declined to commit to any time frame. Other former Formula One pilot who have made the leap at least for a race or two include Jacques Villeneuve, Juan Pablo Montoya and Kimi Raikkonen.
Tokyo Flirting With Formula E
Plans have been leaked regarding a demonstration run later this month of a Formula E car through the streets of Tokyo, with the backdrop of ongoing talks to bring a Formula E race to the Japanese city. The Formula E Holdings test team will conduct the run, while the automotive giants like Toyota, Suzuki, Honda and Mazda reportedly continue to consider whether to affiliate themselves with existing teams or start up wholly new ones.
Who’s In For The Chase?
With five races left on the Sprint Cup schedule, the Toronto Sun takes a look at who’s in, who’s out and who’s nervous when it comes to grabbing one of the 16 spots in the Chase, which begins on September 20 at Chicagoland Speedway. Most eyes continue to be glued to Kyle Busch and his barnstorming attempt to qualify after missing a good chunk of the season due to injury, but for others like Jamie McMurray, Jeff Gordon, Paul Menard and Ryan Newman, right now is tight-collar time.
Italian Former F1 Drivers Back Effort to Save Monza F1 Race
Motorsport.com interviews former F1 pilots Emanuele Pirro and Vitantonio Liuzzi about recent Italian regional government attempts to secure the future of the Formula One race at Monza. Both express strong relief that new investment proposals stand to erase recent obstacles that were standing in the way of finalizing an agreement on the race.