F1 Engine Manufacturers to Discuss Rule Changes
News out today that Mercedes, Ferrari, Honda and Renault are to meet this week with the FIA to discuss possible major changes to Formula One’s current engine rules. The overall aim of the talks is to encourage more parity between teams by breaking up the inherent advantages the top teams presently enjoy. Honda, Ferrari and Renault in particular are pushing for greater loosening of rules, possibly to allow in-season changes to engine settings.
Hamilton Nears F1 Crown for 2015
Defending Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes cruised to victory at Sunday’s Russian Grand Prix, after teammate and main championship rival Nico Rosberg retired from the race with car trouble. Rosberg had started on pole position ahead of his teammate, but was forced to abandon after suffering a throttle problem. From there Hamilton coasted to the win, with a gap of 5.9 seconds separating him from runner-up Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari. Sergio Perez of Force India took the remaining spot on the podium.
Logano Takes Second Round Sprint Cup Chase Race
Joey Logano ensured advancement to the third round of the season-end NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase with a dominating victory at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday. Logano earned his fourth victory of the season and put the pressure on drivers like Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch, who will have to perform at Kansas and Talladega over the next two weeks if they hope to join him in round three of the Chase.
Sainz Optimistic Toro Rosso Engine Deal Imminent
Despite all the negative reports in recent weeks regarding Red Bull’s future in F1, Toro Rosso driver Carlos Sainz Jr. is now saying that he understands a deal that would have the team driving with Ferrari engines in 2016 is close to being finalized. Toro Rosso cars previously drove with Ferrari motors from 2007 to 2013. The agreement for 2016 would likely see the team’s cars run with 2015 Ferrari engines.