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Alpine open to adding partner Formula 1 team

Alpine, which competed in F1 as Renault until this season, lost its last remaining customer team when McLaren decided to switch from Renault to Mercedes power units for 2021. That means the works Enstone outfit is the only team left on the grid using engines from Viry-Chatillon. Last year outgoing team principal Cyril Abiteboul said Renault was "happy to focus on itself" but would consider ...Keep reading

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New backing for S5000 points leader Randle

Randle, who holds an 11-point series lead following the opener in Tasmania, will debut his new look at this weekend's second round at Phillip Island. The deal will run for all three remaining rounds of the shortened 2021 schedule, ahead of a move to a 2021/2022 summer series. “Castrol is such an iconic brand and I’m unbelievably proud to be part of the team this year,” said ...Keep reading

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Kyle Busch’s first top-five of year part of “building process”

Busch entered Sunday’s Pennzoil 400 with one top-10 finish in the season’s first three races and 18th in the series standings. And for much of the race, it didn’t appear much improvement was imminent. His No. 18 Toyota had trouble keeping up during some of the wild three- and four-wide restarts in the race, but Busch rallied during the long green-flag run late in the final stage to ...Keep reading

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Bottas in “no rush” to discuss new Mercedes F1 contract

Bottas is entering his fifth season racing for Mercedes in 2021, having helped the team win the constructors’ championship in each of his past four years alongside Lewis Hamilton. But the Finn has always been re-signed on rolling one-year contracts at Mercedes, with his existing deal set to expire at the end of this season. With teammate Hamilton also on a one-year deal currently, Mercedes ...Keep reading

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First full-power Extreme E group test conducted in Spain

A previous test of the all-electric ODYSSEY 21 SUV was conducted at Chateau de Lastours in southern France in October. However, this was a centrally-run car and a lower power mode was used. Now, all nine teams confirmed for the inaugural five-round season in 2021 have taken delivery of their Spark Racing Technology-built machines, which they used in Spain. This two-day test, split across two ...Keep reading

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Crutchlow: MotoGP will “keep seeing surprise winners” in ’21

For the second time in five seasons, nine different riders took to the top step of the podium in MotoGP in 2020, with Fabio Quartararo, Franco Morbidelli, Joan Mir, Brad Binder and Miguel Oliveira taking their maiden wins. The COVID-19 shortened and condensed schedule, as well as the absence of six-time world champion Marc Marquez through injury and the change to rear tyre construction, had a ...Keep reading

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Hamilton: Perez’s arrival makes Red Bull stronger

Max Verstappen expects Red Bull will be in a much stronger position next year with both of its cars potentially able to take the fight to the world champion team. The value of a second strong car was seen in Abu Dhabi, where Alex Albon was close enough to limit the strategy options of the two Mercedes drivers, and Verstappen won the race. Although he didn't specify the year, Hamilton ...Keep reading

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Verstappen hopes Perez can make it easier to fight Mercedes

Red Bull announced on Friday that outgoing Racing Point driver Perez would be joining the team for 2021, replacing Alexander Albon. Perez will arrive at Red Bull off the back of his strongest season in F1, scoring his maiden victory at the Sakhir Grand Prix en route to fourth place in the standings. Red Bull team principal Christian Horner said Perez's form this year was "impossible" to ...Keep reading

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Albon feels he has “done everything” to save Red Bull seat

Albon qualified fifth in Abu Dhabi, but was able to pass McLaren's Lando Norris for fourth place in the opening stint before the safety car drew him close to Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton. Although Albon could not put Hamilton under pressure initially, he was able to go on a late charge to cut the gap from nine seconds to just 1.5 seconds in the final 15 laps, crossing the line fourth. Red Bull ...Keep reading

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Slade returns to Supercars with new team

The two-time race winner will spearhead the new single-car squad, which will be backed by CoolDrive Auto Parts, the Blanchard family business. The Blanchards have owned a Racing Entitlements Contract since 2017, which has been parked at Brad Jones Racing for the past four seasons, and have leased a pair of Tickford Racing-built Ford Mustangs from Phil Munday as they go out on their own. Tim ...Keep reading

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