NEW FROM SAFEisFAST: TOURING CAR ACE LOPEZ NEW ‘ASK A PRO’; ‘FAST TRACK’ VIDEO PROGRAM LAUNCHED

Three-time World Touring Car Champion José María López is the latest online driving instructor for SAFEisFAST.com.

The 34-year-old currently races in Formula E for DS Virgin Racing, and will later this year contest his first 24 Hours of Le Mans race with Toyota Gazoo Racing.

José María López. [Nat Twiss image]

López started racing at the age of eight in karting, winning various junior categories in Argentina. He moved to Europe in 2001, and raced in International Formula 3000 in 2004, before the series was re-branded as GP2 in 2005. He finished the inaugural GP2 season with a win and three podiums for the DAMS Team, and notched another three podiums in 2006 for Super Nova Racing.

In 2013, López made his debut appearance in the World Touring Car Championship (WTCC), winning in only his second race, before fully committing in 2014. From there, he dominated the series, taking three consecutive drivers’ titles from 2014-16, finishing over 100 points ahead of Citroen team mate Yvan Muller on each occasion.

At the end of 2016, López announced his departure from WTCC, and signed for Formula E team DS Virgin Racing for the 2016-17 season, scoring points in three of the season’s first five races.

Send your questions to José Maria López here.

 

 ‘FAST TRACK’ VIDEO PROGRAM LAUNCHED FOR YOUNG RACERS

SAFEisFAST.com has launched a 10-part tutorial that gives young (and old) drivers everything they need to be both fast and safe on the race track.

Called The Fast Track: 10 Secrets to Become a Faster Driver, it is a curated series of step-by-step tutorials focusing on subjects such as driver fitness, car setup, racecraft and more, each offering practical advice from the best pros in the business.

Starring in the videos are top international drivers Simon Pagenaud, Sebastien Buemi, Anthony Davidson and others from a range of racing series including F1, IndyCar, WEC and World Rallycross.

The new video section is part of a general update of SAFEisFAST.com, making it even more user-friendly and enabling aspiring racers to get all the info they need to improve their performance. 

Check out the Fast Track here.

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