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Sir Stirling Moss - part 1

Peter Windsor talks to one of the greatest racing drivers of all time - Sir Stirling Moss. Although Sir Stirling's…


W Series to stage all-new races alongside F1 in USA and Mexico in 2020

W Series will stage all-new races in USA and Mexico this coming autumn, alongside Formula 1. W Series’ USA race…


INTRODUCING: Driver's Eye - Formula E's groundbreaking POV camera

Want to get even closer to the action on track? We've got you covered as the ABB FIA Formula E Championship introduces…


Overtaking in F1: the simple, elegant solution

Peter Wright, the engineer who in the late 1970s unleashed serious downforce in F1 by inventing sliding skirts, has a…


Mario Andretti: great race driver, great guy

Peter Windsor rides alongside Mario Andretti as the former winner of the F1 World Championship, the Indy 500, the…


A CanAm McLaren for the road in 2020

https://youtu.be/SDx1gjRhYzQ Steve Nichols, Chief Designer of the record-breaking 1988 McLaren MP4/4 F1 car…


Brazilian star Collet heading to NZ

Brazilian young gun and Renault Sport Academy star Caio Collet will open his 2020 racing account with a championship…


The TRS Experience

5 competitive weeks. 5 stunning locations. 1 Champion. This is more than just racing, this is the TRS Experience.…


FT-60 Premiere E-Race on RFactor 2

We are pleased to announce the E-Sport FT-60 Premiere Race in collaboration with Studio397 and World Pro Racing. The…


Ptacek heading back to NZ for second shot at TRS title

Seventeen year old Czech Republic driver Petr Ptacek will return to New Zealand in 2020 for a second shot at the…


ART Grand Prix seal Alexander Smolyar signing

The Russian is set to step up from Formula Renault Eurocup for the 2020 Season. ART Grand Prix have announced…


Q&A: Christmas Go Kart Q&A Session

This week it's our Christmas Go Kart Q&A session, all your go karting tips and tricks addressed. Check out our…


Saucy confirmed at Giles Motorsport for the 2020 TRS season

Swiss junior formulae racer Grégoire Saucy is hoping the 2020 Castrol Toyota Racing Series will be a big start to a…


Continuing the Legacy of Jean-Paul Driot

How DAMS will move forward in 2020, without their late Team Owner. Jean-Paul Driot created and shaped DAMS into a…


Rasmussen flying the flag for Denmark in 2020 Castrol Toyota Racing Series

Danish Prema Powerteam Formula 4 racer Oliver Rasmussen is heading to New Zealand to begin his 2020 racing season and…


In Hyperpole for the 2020 24 Hours of Le Mans!

To coincide with the opening of applications for the 2020 24 Hours of Le Mans, which will be received as of today and…


Colapinto joins Kiwi Motorsport for TRS campaign

Argentinian racer and Spanish Formula 4 champion Franco Colapinto will begin his 2020 racing season with a campaign in…


Road to Indy Program Continues to Feed NTT Indycar Series

You won’t have to go far next season to understand and validate the impact of the Road to Indy ladder system on the…


Golden décor, emotional tributes, and the start of a new era.

The story of the 2019 F2 and F3 Prize Giving Ceremony. The 2019 Prize Giving Ceremony was about more than just…


Marcus Armstrong - quick New Zealander on the rise

Although relatively inexperienced, Marcus Armstrong impressed in 2019 with Prema in FIA F3 and then recently with…


HOW TO: IAME Super X30 175 Engine Install

This week we're installing the IAME Super X30 175 engine on the Tony Kart 801R. Check out our new Go Kart Racing…


From cup vehicle to simulator. Ammermüller in the Porsche high-tech laboratory.

The process was routine for Michael Ammermüller: pull on the gloves, put on the helmet and fasten the seatbelt. But…


Dario talks Jim Clark and Roger Penske

At the prestigious BRDC annual awards ceremony in London, Peter Windsor catches up with three-times Indy 500 winner,…


Formula 4 champion joins world’s best young guns in TRS for 2020

2018 German ADAC Formula 4 Champion and Sauber Junior Team driver Lirim Zendeli is the latest up and coming racer to…


24 Hours of Le Mans – Conway and López Rewarded at British Racing Drivers’ Club

Mike Conway and José María López, drivers with the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing team at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and in the FIA…


FIA increases Super Licence points for New Zealand’s TRS series

The Castrol Toyota Racing Series this week received a welcome upgrade to its world status with news that the FIA had…


2019's Outstanding Achiever in motor sport

There's no doubt in my mind to whom any Outstanding Achievement award should go in 2019. Billy Monger lost both legs…


Japan’s rising star Tsunoda heading to New Zealand

Japanese hot prospect Yuki Tsunoda will begin his 2020 racing season with a title challenge in New Zealand in the…


Lawson confirms New Zealand title defence

Reigning Castrol Toyota Racing Series champion and Red Bull Junior Liam Lawson will defend his title in 2020 again…


McLaren's Lando Norris at the BRDC Awards

Peter Windsor chats with McLaren-Renault's Lando Norris prior to Monday's prestigious BRDC Awards in London. Lando was…


Lirim Zendeli – behind the visor

German driver discusses his helmet design. We went behind the visor with Sauber Junior Team by Charouz driver Lirim…


Tony Kart rules over Macao

At the Macao International Kart Grand, in Coloane, our official drivers occupied the first four positions of the KZ…


Lewis and Toto at the BRDC Awards

Lewis Hamilton (video) and Mercedes' Toto Wolff (on stage) received major awards at the blue-riband British Racing…


Did F1 Teams Try Out 2020 Parts At The Abu Dhabi Tyre Test?

Answering some interesting post F1 season questions in today"s #AskElvis. If you just came for the Abu Dhabi testing…


Jaguar I-Pace gets Formula E Race-Developed Range Boost

After the inaugural season of the Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy racing alongside the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, the…


Dyno Results: IAME Super X30 175 Engine Dyno Performance

This week we're putting the IAME Super X30 175 engine on the Dyno to show you the difference in performance between…


Karting sensation Emilien Denner to make circuit racing debut in New Zealand

French karting champion Emilien Denner will take his first steps in circuit racing in New Zealand in 2020 in the…


Trust Your Own Code | Data:Lab

Do the coders trust their code enough to let it drive them at high speed? We put it to the VW Data:Lab and Italdesign…


Circuit and e-sports racer Fraga targeting Kiwi title

Brazilian ace Igor Fraga - fresh from a top three finish in the 2019 Formula Regional European Championship - will…


Nico, Lando and why quick F1 drivers still count

In the second vid in his two-part Abu Dhabi GP review, Peter Windsor looks at the drives, and years, of Nico…


A Lewis Hamilton masterclass in Abu Dhabi

Peter Windsor looks back at Lewis Hamilton's dominant win in Abu Dhabi and explains why, in his opinion, the six-times…


Could Vettel Be About To Do A Rosberg? (and if he did, who should replace him?)

Could Vettel Be About To Do A Rosberg? (and if he did, who should replace him?) MP332…


Gear box – Leonardo Pulcini

The Campos driver talks us through his race weekend essentials. We dive into the paddocks to take a look at the…


Unboxing: The IAME Super X30 175 Engine

This week we're showing you the IAME Super X30 175 engine. Check out our new Go Kart Racing Rituals video series…


"Le Mans 66" and Other Motorsport Movies

To coincide with the opening of the exposition at the 24 Hours Museum (through 23 February 2020) and the release of…


Endurance driver joins Toyota Racing Series field for 2020

LMP2 and LMP3 endurance race driver Henning Enqvist is an intriguing addition to the 2020 Castrol Toyota Racing Series…


Chelsea Herbert to contest 2020 Castrol TRS series

New Zealand's Chelsea Herbert is the first Kiwi to be confirmed for the 2020 Castrol Toyota Racing Series, and only…


Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Award finalists take to the track

2019 BRDC British F3 contenders Johnathan Hoggard and Ayrton Simmons, and F3 graduates Jamie Chadwick and Enaam Ahmed…


How to Train an Autonomous Racecar | Season Alpha

Just how do you train an autonomous vehicle to race on a new track? Team Graz used LIDAR at the Season Alpha event in…


Pascal Zurlinden on the tradition and future of motorsport at Porsche

Pascal Zurlinden is another team member from the successful LMP1 project breaking new ground. As Director Factory…


Antonelli and Barnard are WSK Open Cup Champions!

It was an impressive weekend for the Rosberg Racing Academy at Castelletto di Branduzzo, for the second round of the…


Cohen confirmed for M2 Competition seat in 2020

Israel's Ido Cohen is the latest driver to be confirmed for New Zealand's Castrol Toyota Racing Series. He will open…


Marijn Kremers winner of 2019 FEED Racing

Marijn Kremers is officially the laureate of the very first FEED Racing edition. The 21-year-old Dutchman…


Walls back for a second TRS campaign in New Zealand

Up and coming Aussie single seater racer Jackson Walls is set to return for a second season in New Zealand's Castrol…


Getting Lives Back on Track

For over 3 decades the Grand Prix Trust has provided support for Formula 1’s unsung heroes helping team personnel,…


Rosberg Racing Academy wins in Lonato!

The Rosberg Racing Academy just completed an amazing weekend in Lonato, for the first round of the WSK Open Cup! We…


Formula 4 champion targets TRS title in New Zealand

Belgian racer Amaury Cordeel - the 2018 Spanish Formula 4 Champion - is the latest driver to commit to the 2020…


The FDA drivers on the track in Lonato with the Tony Kart Racing Team

Two-day test on kart for the FDA drivers who, within the cooperation with the Tony Kart Racing Team, carried out…


Sebastian Vettel in Lonato With Tony Kart

The day after the Formula 1 GP in Sochi, Russia, the F1 driver spent a whole day at the South Garda Karting in Lonato…


From Angola to Aotearoa

Rui Andrade will join the Castrol Toyota Racing Series for the 2020 season - which begins in January - racing for…


F3 race winner Petersson heads to NZ for 2020 TRS campaign

Fresh from a campaign in British Formula 3, 18 year old Swedish racing driver Lucas Petersson is the second driver to…


Behind the visor – Marcus Armstrong

We went behind the visor with Marcus Armstrong, to discuss the design of his helmet and delve into the back-story of…


Axel Gnos first across the line to secure Castrol TRS seat for 2020

Sixteen-year-old Swiss single seater racer Axel Gnos is the first driver to be confirmed for the new-look 2020 Castrol…


Mansour Ojjeh: a view from the top

Our long-standing shareholder and board member Mansour Ojjeh opens up about success, innovation, passionate customers…


Becoming an F1 Mechanic

People are always asking me how I got into Formula One in the first place and for any advice for them or their sons or…


New Zealand Motor Cup returns to Pukekohe Park

The New Zealand Motor Cup - one of the oldest and most iconic trophies in Kiwi sport - is set to return to what many…


From the Porsche LMP1 project to Formula E: Focus on the team

Following the launch of the Porsche 99X Electric, Amiel Lindesay, Head of Operations Formula E, discusses the next…


Toyota FT-60 takes to NZ tracks

The first New Zealand testing of TOYOTA GAZOO Racing New Zealand's FT-60 open-wheeler got underway this week with the…


Setting An F1 Car Up For Monza

Looking at the technical details of the Italian GP, giving away an amazing mini crash helmet and launching this week's…


Smooth running ahead for Castrol TRS as series confirms Supashock

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing New Zealand has this week confirmed Australian manufacturer Supashock as the sole supplier of…


mtec and R-Ace GP join forces to create formidable TRS challenge

A new engineering partnership between mtec Motorsport and top French team R-Ace GP for the 2020 Castrol Toyota Racing…


Toyota FT-60 hits the track

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing New Zealand’s new Toyota FT-60 hit the track for the first time this week running at three Italian…


Porsche homecoming: André Lotterer on the “Inside E” podcast

Just days after being announced as the second Porsche Formula E driver, André Lotterer is a guest on “Inside E”. In…


Porsche launches “Inside E” podcast to accompany Formula E project

The countdown to Porsche’s first race in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship is on: The sports car manufacturer is set…


World tour underway for Castrol Toyota Racing Series

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing New Zealand's Nicolas Caillol is heading overseas to spread the good oil on the new-look Castrol…


Partnership announcement brings Indy 500 dreams a little closer

The road to the Indianapolis 500 could be just a little easier for up and coming racing drivers from both sides of the…


Boost for Castrol Toyota Racing Series as FIA confirms winter championships' status

New Zealand’s premier single seater motorsport championship has received a major boost from world motorsport's…


New FT-60 will put NZ firmly on global motorsport map

Toyota Racing New Zealand has today revealed both a new brand and a brand new racing car for its annual New…