Wanting to boost F1’s popularity in America, Ecclestone’s second poll asks the USA fans to vote to create a second all-american team to run alongside Haas GP. Trump GP is created off the back of the vote’s shock result. Sergio Perez retires from the sport as a consequence.
Thierry Neuville records a 0-60mph time of 0.4s in his Hyundai i20 World Rally car during the Rally Sweden event.
Jimmie Johnson wins the Daytona 500 after a great battle with Joey Logano throughout the showpiece event. Stepping from the car, he announces his retirement from the sport. Championship in 2016, Channel 4 commissions a soap opera based around the BTCC. The casting process begins immediately.
Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel causes outrage in Melbourne when his radio transmission back to the pit wall is transmitted. He is heard to say: “Tell Charlie he is a ******* rotten sausage.” is transmitted during the Russian Grand Prix. He shouts: “Charlie is a ******* nincompoop”.
During Rally Argentina, Juho Hanninen sets a new fastest average speed for a special stage of 207.41mph. On Rally Portugal, Citroen’s Craig Breen breaks the sound barrier as he pulls away from the start line in Porto.