Seen a Steering Wheel?
Italian police have opened an investigation into the apparent theft of a steering wheel from Force India’s garage at some point during the Italian Grand Prix weekend. The steering wheel is estimated to be worth 100,000 Euros, and it is believed that it was taken from the F1 team’s garage on Saturday night.
Busch Makes Chase
Six drivers finished ahead of him Sunday night at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina, but Kyle Busch was the name on everyone’s lips post-race as the veteran driver qualified for the year-end Sprint Cup Chase, despite missing 11 races due to a serious injury suffered in February. Four race victories and a series of consistently high finishes after his return brought Busch back into the top 30 and allowed him to meet NASCAR’s criteria for qualifying, and the driver did it with one race to spare in the season.
Hamilton Dominant at Italian GP
British driver Lewis Hamilton earned his 40th career victory on the F1 circuit in dominating fashion on Sunday, taking the checkered flag at Monza after seeing teammate and overall title contender Nico Rosberg retire with just a few laps remaining. Hamilton held the pole and took the lead from the start of the race, winning with a large 25-second lead over second-place finisher Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari.
An Updated Look at the Chase Picture
Motorsport.com takes a look at the updated picture in view of the year-end Sprint Cup Chase. Kyle Bush’s qualification for the playoffs takes centre stage, but there are plenty of other stories to watch: rookie team Joe Gibbs Racing has qualified all four of its cars, Justin Allgaier currently sits in the 30th and last qualifying position, and five spots overall remain up for grabs with just one race, at Richmond International Speedway, remaining on the calendar.
GP3 Series Cars to Get New Chassis in 2016
Feeder series GP3 has come up with a striking new chassis that will feature in its cars for the upcoming 2016 racing season. Designed and built by Dallara, the same firm that manufactured its current chassis, the new car will feature reconfigured aerodynamics, a new 3.4L V6 engine offering 400 HP built by Mecachrome and improved crash safety features.