Motorsports

Lucas Ordonez Becoming a Bentley Boy for 24 Hours of Spa

You can’t keep a fast driver out of a race car for long. Original GT Academy champion Lucas Ordonez’ name will be back on a car this summer, joining the… Read More »

Netflix Documentary 'Drive to Survive' Shows the Grittier Side of Formula One

Last year, F1 revealed it was to partner with Netflix for a 10-part documentary series based on the 2018 season. Netflix officially revealed the title of the series this morning,… Read More »

Meet F1's 2019 Cars, and Where We Think They'll Finish

Over the last week and a bit, all of the F1 teams racing in 2019 have revealed their cars. With new rules, new engines, new sponsors and even a new… Read More »

Is GT Academy Officially Dead? RJN Motorsport Switches to Honda — and Jenson Button

Things have been a little quiet on the GT Academy front recently. As GT Sport‘s full esports competition got into action, the gamer-to-racer program seemed to wither somewhat. Now it… Read More »

Jann Mardenborough Secures Super GT GT500 Race Seat for 2019

Although Nissan is shaking up its motorsports program for 2019, one driver who’s going nowhere for now is Jann Mardenborough. Nissan recently revealed Mardenborough as its simulator driver for the… Read More »

Wipeout on Wheels: MCLExtreme is McLaren's Vision For Formula One in 2050

Formula One is a sport right at the cutting edge of technology. The systems and materials used on today’s race cars will inevitably reach the road in a few years… Read More »

Sim Racers Beat the F1 and IndyCar Pros at Race Of Champions, Again

You’d think that, by now, the idea that sim racers might be pretty handy with real cars would have sunk in. It’s been over a decade since Lucas Ordonez won… Read More »

Porsche Hits the Rally Stages With the Cayman GT4 Rallye

When you think of great manufacturers of rally cars, Porsche might not be the first name to spring to mind. Even if you’re a Porsche enthusiast, it’ll be more familiar… Read More »

Hyundai's Taking the Veloster Racing, and It Looks Mean

We’re pretty big fans of the current Veloster here at GTPlanet. We’ve driven it in warm Turbo and genuinely hot N form and liked ’em both. But Hyundai’s gone and… Read More »

Toyota Reveals Supra to Compete in Super GT for 2020

Although we’ve pretty much seen Toyota’s new Supra now, it’s scheduled to debut, at long last, in Detroit on January 14. However, before the main event, there’s one more piece… Read More »

Jann Mardenborough Lines Up for Nissan Formula E Test Drive

Nissan’s sole remaining GT Academy race car driver will find himself in a Formula E seat this weekend. Jann Mardenborough is no stranger to open-wheel action, starting almost exactly six… Read More »

A Tribute to an Idol, a Hero, and a Legend: Michael Schumacher

Michael Schumacher. That name will forever be synonymous with Formula One. That name could be the definition of success. He is a man that redefined the record books. A man… Read More »

Here's Your Chance to Join a 24 Hours of Lemons Team with Other GTPlanet Members

As you may have read previously on the site, back in May GTPlanet member Brad McClaren (McClarenDesign) made the trip from Oklahoma, USA to Auckland, NZ (a trip of over… Read More »

GT Academy's First Winner, Lucas Ordonez, Parts Company With Nissan

The first ever winner of GT Academy, Lucas Ordonez, has announced on social media that he is to leave the Nissan family. Spaniard Ordonez won the first round of the… Read More »

Le Mans Hypercars Confirmed: FIA and ACO Agree New Rules for 2020

FIA WEC 91 Dec 6, 2018 by Andrew Evans

Prepare to say farewell to the prototype era. A new set of rules agreed by the FIA and ACO confirms that the new top category will use hypercars more closely… Read More »

W Series Announces 55-Strong Preliminary Driver Roster

Motorsports 304 Dec 3, 2018 by Andrew Evans

When W Series announced its project earlier in the year, reactions were — to say the least — mixed. A women-only racing championship, W Series aims to find the brightest… Read More »