Miserable day in Canada for Ferrari (VIDEO)


Ferrari endured a miserable Canadian Grand Prix today in Montreal as Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen both finished in the bottom half of the top ten despite only 12 cars actually taking the checkered flag.

Alonso was feeling bullish after qualifying yesterday, and set his sights on fighting with the Red Bull and Williams drivers for the final podium position. However, while Daniel Ricciardo claimed his maiden grand prix victory, the Spaniard could only finish in sixth place. He gained two positions on the last lap thanks to Felipe Massa and Sergio Perez’s big crash at the first corner.

Speaking to NBCSN after the race, Alonso did not mince his words: “This is not enough.” With sixth place, he has continued his streak of scoring points at every race so far this season, but he is down to fourth place in the drivers’ championship after being overtaken by Ricciardo.

Kimi Raikkonen endured an anonymous race to finish 10th at his 200th grand prix, with the only notable moment being a spin at the hairpin. Otherwise, it was yet another quiet display from the Finn.

Ferrari’s championship aspirations may have already been over, but given the fashion in which Red Bull picked up the pieces from Mercedes’ misery today in Montreal, this result will be yet another indicator that improvements are needed.

BMW confirms IMSA, WEC GTE line-ups for 2018

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BMW has confirmed its driver line-ups for the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and 2018/19 FIA World Endurance Championship campaigns.

In an announcement made at its end-of-year Sports Trophy event on Friday night, BMW firmed up its roster across its factory WEC team and its customer RLL Racing IMSA squad.

Two of the 2018 BMW M8 GTEs will enter the WEC next year, joining a hotly-contested GTE-Pro class that already features Ferrari, Porsche, Aston Martin and Ford.

BMW factory drivers Antonio Felix da Costa, Nick Catsburg, Augusto Farfus and Martin Tomczyk will share the two cars across the 13-month ‘super season’.

The quartet will be joined by Tom Blomqvist, Alexander Sims and Philipp Eng for the 24 Hours of Le Mans

In IMSA, the RLL Racing team will once again field Sims and John Edwards, who will be joined by the incoming Connor De Phillippi and Jesse Krohn.

BMW also confirmed on Friday night that Tom Blomqvist would see out the Formula E season with its Andretti-affiliated team, having been benched for Kamui Kobayashi in Hong Kong.