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Paffett, Nielsen to complete IGTC season with Strakka

Reigning DTM champion Gary Paffett and two-time IMSA GT Daytona champion Christina Nielsen will complete the Intercontinental GT Challenge with the Strakka Mercedes squad.

Rowland to drive Strakka Mercedes in Suzuka 10 Hours

Williams Formula 1 young driver Oliver Rowland will return to the factory-backed Strakka Mercedes team for the Suzuka round of the Intercontinental GT Challenge later this month.

Barrichello to contest Spa 24 Hours in a Mercedes

Eleven-time Formula 1 race winner Rubens Barrichello will contest next month's Spa 24 Hours with the factory-supported Strakka Mercedes team.

Williams junior Rowland handed Mercedes GT debut

Williams Formula 1 young driver Oliver Rowland will make his GT racing debut at the Silverstone Blancpain GT Series round this month with the Strakka Mercedes team.

Vietoris to make racing return with Mercedes in Blancpain

New Mercedes DTM test and reserve driver Christian Vietoris will race for the German manufacturer in this year's Blancpain GT Series with the factory-supported Strakka squad.

Strakka signs Supercars ace for Bathurst bid

Strakka Racing has signed Supercars young gun Cam Waters for its first trip to the Bathurst 12 Hour next year.

Strakka switches from McLaren to Mercedes for 2018

The Strakka Racing GT squad will switch from McLaren to Mercedes machinery for the 2018 season, and will contest the Intercontinental GT Challenge for the first time.

Buhk and Baumann commence their title defence in Misano

The first Sprint meeting of the season will have 34 cars on the starting grid, representing seven prestigious manufacturers.

Stoneman, Tordoff headline Strakka's Blancpain line-up

Junior single-seater ace Dean Stoneman and BTCC runner-up Sam Tordoff are among the drivers named in Strakka's Blancpain GT line-up for 2017.

Over 50 cars in Official Test Days for the 2017 Blancpain GT Series

The Official Test Days at Circuit Paul Ricard in the south of France will be the first opportunity to see the cars, teams and drivers for the upcoming season in action

Strakka reveals McLaren Blancpain deal, announces WEC hiatus

Strakka Racing has announced a switch to Blancpain GT Series in partnership with McLaren GT in 2017, thereby discontinuing its World Endurance Championship's LMP2 programme.

Strakka forced to miss final WEC races

Strakka Racing has been forced to pull out of the remaining rounds of the FIA World Endurance Championship due to engine problems discovered in the aftermath of the last race at Fuji.

Driver ratings compromising LMP2 grids, claims Strakka boss

The rules regarding qualifying in the LMP2 class of the FIA World Endurance Championship are adversely affecting grid line-ups, according to Strakka team boss Dan Walmsley.

Williamson set to keep Strakka WEC seat in Mexico

Lewis Williamson is set to keep his seat in the Strakka LMP2 team for the next round of the FIA World Endurance Championship in Mexico.

Williamson handed WEC debut by Strakka

British driver Lewis Williamson will make his World Endurance Championship debut in the Nurburgring 6 Hours, replacing Danny Watts in the Strakka Racing LMP2 line-up.

Strakka’s Fine Fourth at Le Mans 24 Hours

Strakka signs off era of open-topped LMP2 cars at Le Mans with fourth in class and eighth placed overall

Engine issue curtails Strakka’s Spa Day

Retirement for Strakka at second round of FIA World Endurance Championship

WEC season preview, Part 2: LMP2 and GTE contenders

It's not just the headline LMP1 battle that promises to be a thriller in 2016 - the World Endurance Championship's lower classes are shaping up to be equally competitive. Valentin Khorounzhiy looks at the state of play in LMP2 and GTE.

Strakka to skip F3.5 Aragon opener

Strakka Racing will not be on the grid for the Formula V8 3.5 opener at Motorland Aragon, the team has confirmed.

Kane cautious about possible Strakka LMP1 return

Jonny Kane says he would only support a possible return to LMP1 WEC competition for the Strakka Racing team if there were sufficient other private entries to race with.

Bernstorff, Cecotto join F3.5 field in Barcelona test

Emil Bernstorff and Johnny Cecotto will be among the names present in Formula V8 3.5's first official pre-season test at Circuit de Catalunya-Barcelona.

Lewis Williamson: Getting back in the groove

After falling off the single-seater ladder, Lewis Williamson is now looking to revive his career in endurance racing - and he's willing to do whatever it takes to succeed, as he tells Sam Smith.

WEC releases complete rookie test entry list

The World Endurance Championship has confirmed the entry list for the November 22 rookie test in Bahrain, with 23 hopefuls taking part.

Ellinas quickest as Aragon test concludes

Strakka Racing's Tio Ellinas set the best time of the Formula 3.5 Aragon test on the third and final day of running.

Dillmann sweeps Day 2 of Aragon test for AVF

French driver Tom Dillmann headed the timesheets on Day 2 of the Formula 3.5 post-season test at Aragon, topping both sessions.

Red Bull junior Ilott headlines entry list for F3.5 Aragon test

British youngster Callum Ilott and newly-crowned Euroformula Open champion Vitor Baptista are among the drivers who will get a shot in Formula 3.5 machinery as testing resumes at Aragon.

Top 10 Formula Renault 3.5 drivers of 2015

It may not have been a vintage year in its final season with Renault backing, but Formula Renault 3.5 could still boast an impressive array of talent in 2015. Valentin Khorounzhiy offers his verdict on who stood out.

Russell and Kirchhofer headline entry list for FR3.5 Jerez test

Top Formula 3 rookie George Russell, GP3 title contender Marvin Kirchhofer and Eurocup FR2.0 champion Jack Aitken are among the names on the entry list for the post-season Formula Renault 3.5 test at Jerez.

Strakka Racing set for Fuji Six Hours

Team looks forward to its first race at Fuji Speedway since 2012

Le Mans FR3.5: Ellinas beats Vaxiviere for pole as Rowland struggles

Tio Ellinas topped the second Formula Renault 3.5 qualifying at Le Mans in a confident manner, while championship leader Oliver Rowland made his title confirmation a bit more difficult by going 14th fastest only.

Nurburgring FR3.5: Ellinas leads Strakka 1-2 in mixed conditions

A well-timed safety car and changing weather conditions have seen Tio Ellinas lead Strakka's first 1-2 in a dramatic Sunday race at the Nuburgring.

Advantage for Oliver Rowland in Nürburgring practice

The Racing Steps Foundation protégé stopped the clock in 1:41.961 to lead from the Strakka Racing duo of rookie Gustav Malja and Cypriot Tio Ellinas.

Silverstone FR3.5: Ellinas converts pole into comfortable maiden win

Strakka Racing's Tio Ellinas followed up his career-first Formula Renault 3.5 pole with a maiden victory in race 1 at Silverstone.

Silverstone FR3.5: Ellinas beats title contenders for maiden pole

Tio Ellinas maintained his practice-topping speed in Saturday qualifying at Silverstone to secure a home pole for British team Strakka.

Ellinas on top at Silverstone

In the morning, Brazilian Pietro Fantin (International Draco Racing) was a top the time sheet.

Ellinas turns up the heat at the Red Bull Ring

Tio Ellinas stopped the clock in 1:18.222 to lead from Pietro Fantin and championship leader, Oliver Rowland.

Strakka to build its own LMP1 challenger

Strakka Racing, is set to develop its own privateer LMP1 car for the 2017 World Endurance Championship, can reveal.

Vaxiviere dominates collective testing in Hungary

The Lotus F1 Team Junior driver posted the fastest lap of the day.

World Series by Renault event: The tension rises in Budapest

The Hungaroring will mark the third round of the 2015 World Series by Renault.

Driver nutrition: The most important aspect of Le Mans?

Strakka Racing's Human Performance Manager discusses the importance of driver nutrition is this 24 hour test of man and machine.

Vaxiviere leads the collective tests in Belgium

The Frenchman led from the quickest in the morning session, Cyprus’ Tio Ellinas and England’s Oliver Rowland.

First images of low-drag Strakka Dome LMP2

Q&A with Dan Walmsley, Team Principal of Strakka Racing.

Season ten of the World Series by Renault ends in style at Jerez

58,000 spectators made their way to the Circuito de Jerez to take in the final round of the World Series by Renault.

Rowland wins at Jerez, DAMS picks up another title

The protégé of the Racing Steps Foundation scored his second triumph of the season.

Will Stevens, Strakka back to winning ways at Jerez

Flag-to-flag run in penultimate Formula Renault 3.5 race of the season.

Will Stevens winner, Carlos Sainz champion

Carlos Sainz (DAMS) becomes the 2014 Formula Renault 3.5 Series champion at the Circuito de Jerez.

Vaxiviere and Gasly on top at Jerez

Top five competitors of the Formula Renault 3.5 series rapidly readapted to Circuito de Jerez.

Sainz wins ahead of two Frenchmen at Castellet

Red Bull Junior Team driver took his sixth victory of the season

Marlon Stockinger dominates practice at Castellet

On the Circuit Paul Ricard, the Philippine native clocked the best time on Friday.

Nato wins, Merhi closes in on Sainz

Norman Nato went on to take his second victory in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series.

Roberto Merhi tames the elements on Race 1 at the Hungaroring

Roberto Merhi continued his strong form in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series.

The final sprint begins in Budapest

The Hungaroring marks the return to action for the World Series by Renault.

Strakka Racing returns to WEC in Brazil

Racing return now scheduled for Brazil. Second chassis to be built up for customer testing

Strakka Racing: The evolution of a Le Mans winning team

A detailed conversation with Strakka Racing Team Principal Dan Walmsley.

Roberto Merhi back in contention before summer break

On Sunday, Roberto Merhi took his second victory in this year’s Formula Renault 3.5 Series.

A perfect day for Carlos Sainz at Nürburgring

Carlos Sainz returned to his winning ways on the return of the Formula Renault 3.5 Series to the Nürburgring.

Roberto continues on his Merhi way

Winner two weeks ago in Moscow Roberto Merhi (Zeta Corse) was quickest in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series collective tests.

Formula Renault 3.5 back to the Eifel

The World Series by Renault makes its return to the Nürburgring this weekend.