Tanner Foust adds drifting, World RX, LOORS to busy 2015 schedule (VIDEO)

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Beyond his full season in Red Bull Global Rallycross with Andretti Autosport’s Volkswagen program, Tanner Foust will also make his return to drifting and race selected FIA World Rallycross Championship and Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series races.

From his team release out earlier Monday:

“My competition focus is on winning the Global Rallycross Championship for Volkswagen and Rockstar Energy Drink in 2015 but I’m also excited to be able to get back into drifting,” said Foust, whose last Formula Drift competition was the 2010 season-ender. “The fans, the tracks, and the driving in Formula Drift are really something unique in the world of motorsports and I’ve missed being part of it.”

Foust’s first Formula Drift competition of 2015 will take place at the season opener, Streets of Long BeachApril 10 and 11. There, he will debut a brand new drift machine, the 900 horsepower Rockstar Energy Drink Volkswagen Passat.

The Rockstar Energy Drink driver recently appeared with Volkswagen at the Chicago Auto Show to confirm plans to return to Global Rallycross (GRC) for a second full championship season with the Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross (VARX) team, alongside teammate Scott Speed. The team is also expected to return to X Games in Austin this summer when the action sports festival returns to Circuit of the Americas June 4-7.

Foust will also make a return to the FIA World Rallycross Championship for four stops this season with Sweden’s Marklund Motorsport team. The versatile driver is also planning to appear in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series for a select campaign of events in the in the Pro-2 class.

View Foust’s full schedule below:

TANNER FOUST: 2015 COMPETITION SCHEDULE

Global Rallycross Championship (Full season):

GRC Tampa: May 31
GRC Daytona: June 21
GRC Military Base: July 5
GRC Detroit (I): July 25
GRC Detroit (II): July 26
GRC Washington, D.C.: August 15
GRC Seattle: August 30
GRC Los Angeles (I): September 12
GRC Los Angeles (II): September 13
GRC Barbados (I): October 3
GRC Barbados (II): October 4
GRC Las Vegas: November 4

X Games

Rally (Circuit of the Americas): June 4-7

FIA World Rallycross Championship (Select appearances):

World RX of Great Britain: May 22-24
World RX of Canada: August 7-8
World RX of France: September 4-6
World RX of Spain: September 19-20

Formula Drift (Select appearances):

Streets of Long Beach (Long Beach, Calif.): April 10 – 11
Road to the Championship (Braselton, Ga.): May 8-9
Final Fight (Irwindale, Calif.): October 9-10

Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (Select appearances)

Dates TBD

Michael Schumacher’s son to make F1 practice debut at Nurburgring

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MARANELLO, Italy — Mick Schumacher, son of the legednary seven-time champion, will have an official Formula One drive during an F1 race weekend for the first time next week at the Nurburgring, Alfa Romeo and Ferrari said Tuesday.

Schumacher gets the practice drive in an Alfa Romeo on Oct. 9 on his home track in Germany as a member of Ferrari’s young driver program, taking over Antonio Giovinazzi’s car for the first session of the weekend.

“I am overjoyed to get this chance in free practice,” Schumacher said in a statement. “I’m going to prepare myself well, so that I can do the best possible job for the team and gain some valuable data for the weekend.”

The 21-year-old Schumacher leads the Formula 2 standings after winning races in Monza and Sochi. He won the European Formula 3 championship in 2018 and tested a Ferrari F1 car in Bahrain in April 2019. He also has done demonstration runs in his father’s old cars, most recently this month ahead of the Tuscan Grand Prix in a championship-winning 2004 Ferrari.

Michael Schumacher holds the F1 record with 91 victories, which Lewis Hamilton is on the verge of tying.

Ferrari said two other drivers in its academy program will also get practice drives in Formula One.

Callum Ilott, a British driver who is second to Mick Schumacher in F2, will drive an F1 Haas at the Nurburgring on the same day as Schumacher. Russian driver Robert Shwartzman will drive in practice for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Dec. 11, though Ferrari hasn’t said for which team.

The German round was added to the F1 schedule after the coronavirus pandemic disrupted the season and will be officially known as the Eifel Grand Prix after a nearby mountain range. The Nurburgring last hosted F1 in 2013.