The year of 2018 promises to be a massive year for motorsport – particularly for Kiwi fans who have a Formula 1 star to cheer for. Brendon Hartley will contest the full championship in 2018 in a new Honda-powered Toro Rosso. Five Kiwis will be in a competitive car in the Supercars championship – Scott McLaughlin will look to bounce back after the bitter disappointment of narrowly missing last year’s title. Teammate Fabian Coulthard and 2016 champ Shane van Gisbergen should be serious contenders while there will be a lot of interest in former single-seater star Richie Stanaway’s full-time move to the series. It is great to see Andre Heimgartner get rewarded with a full-time drive at Nissan after an impressive 2017.
Scott Dixon will be a favorite in Indycars while Mitch Evans looks a lot more competitive in his Jaguar in Formula E. Hayden Paddon will look to bounce back in 2018 in the WRC while youngsters David Holder and Marcus Armstrong will hope to kick on this year as well.