Sao Paulo
Mar 22

IndyCar: Brazil To Host 2015 Race In Capital, Officials Confirm

IndyCar is heading to Brazil in 2015, according to reports from country officials. (Photo: Getty Images)

IndyCar is heading to Brazil in 2015, according to reports from country officials. (Photo: Getty Images)

Brazilian officials have announced the return of IndyCar to the country next season, saying Friday that a race will be held in the capital of Brasilia.

The federal district government released a statement saying the Autodromo Nelson Piquet will host the race from 2015-19. The deal with local race promoters was signed at an event in Sao Paulo.

Sep 17

Le Mans Podium Confirmed For Nissan’s GT Academy Winners

Le Mans Podium Confirmed For Nissan’s GT Academy Winners

Le Mans Podium Confirmed For Nissan’s GT Academy Winners. (Photo: Courtesy of NISSAN)

News from the FIA International Court of Appeal yesterday proved bittersweet for Nissan.  After taking third place at the Le Mans 24 Hours in June, Nissan Partner Team, G-Drive Racing, was disqualified from the results for a breach of article 6.5.1 of the Technical Regulations. The team appealed against this decision but it was rejected and the team’s exclusion stands.

Sep 1

Audi Dominates Six Hours Of Sao Paulo

Audi claimed a 1-2 victory in Sunday’s Six Hours of Sao Paulo FIA World Endurance Championship event. (Photo: John Dagys)

Audi claimed a 1-2 victory in Sunday’s Six Hours of Sao Paulo FIA World Endurance Championship event. (Photo: John Dagys)

With the lone Toyota crashing out early, it was clear sailing for Audi, which took a commanding 1-2 victory in Sunday’s Six Hours of Sao Paulo, the fourth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship.

The No. 1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro of Andre Lotterer, Benoit Treluyer and Marcel Fassler made up ground in the title race with their second win of the year, following a flawless performance for the diesel-powered hybrid prototype.

Sep 1

Video: Vilander’s Ferrari 458 Erupts In Flames

Sunday’s WEC Six Hours of Sao Paulo was briefly halted when Toni Vilander’s No. 71 AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia erupted in flames just before the two hour mark.

Vilander admitted to struggling with rear grip, likely due to fuel or oil leaking onto the rear tires. Entering the final turn, Vilander’s concerns became reality as his Ferrari caught fire.

“It was quite scary,” Vilander said. “When I opened the door, I had the flames coming into the helmet.

Aug 31

Audi Sweeps Front Row In Brazil

Dagys_ 2013_158564Audi will start Sunday’s Six Hours of Sao Paulo from the pole after sweeping the front row in qualifying for the fourth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship.

Defending World Champions Marcel Fassler and Benoit Treluyer combined for a best four-lap average of 1:21.303 in the 25-minute prototype qualifying session, which saw a red flag for a balloon that fell onto the circuit.

While action resumed with just over three minutes to go, it did not affect the results, which will see the No. 1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro of Fassler, Treluyer and Andre Lotterer start from the top spot tomorrow.