Leonardo DiCaprio is getting into the race-car business — electric race cars, that is.
The first season of the Asian Le Mans Series wrapped up last weekend at Sepang, which saw OAK Racing Team Total claim the overall victory and the LMP2 championship.
While faced with low car counts in the opening rounds, the season finale in Malaysia delivered a respectable 14-car field, with more entries expected for next year, which will also see a an expansion to five rounds.
FOX Sports SPEED caught up with Asian LMS Managing Director Mark Thomas to get his thoughts on the year and what’s in the works for 2014 and beyond.
Audi has taken the wraps off its new-for-2014 R18 e-tron quattro ahead of testing this week at Sebring International Raceway.
The car, which will retain the same naming as its previous FIA World Endurance Championship-winning model, turned its first laps in October and will now take to the 3.7-mile airfield circuit for a series of endurance tests.
Less than 48 hours after unveiling his bas relief image on the Borg-Warner Trophy at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Tony Kanaan started his on-the-job orientation with his new employer, Chip Ganassi Racing, during a team test at Sebring International Raceway.
Despite joining a new team, there was familiarity for the Brazilian in his first on-track session. Longtime engineer, Eric Cowdin was on the pit stand as were drivers he considers friends. Kanaan was even familiar with the Chevrolet twin turbocharged engine that was affixed to the No. 8 NTT DATA car for the first time.