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Race of my Life: Emerson Fittipaldi on the 1972 Italian GP

Race: 1972 Italian GP Car: Lotus 72D For me, a great achievement was when I won the Formula 1 world championship at Monza. I won the race and I won the championship. If you consider the technique and difficulty involved in winning a race, it's a different story. It can be a much less important race and you fight like crazy to win – like Mid-Ohio in 1988 – and it has a very important ...Keep reading

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COTA boss expects US GP decision to involve Canada, Mexico too

The race is still theoretically on the calendar in its original October 25 date, and is potentially part of a run of up to four races on the continent. It could be preceded by the Canadian GP, which is being teed up for October 11 if a deal can be agreed with the local authorities, and then followed by Mexico on November 1 and Brazil on November 8. None of the dates have yet been ...Keep reading

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Sirotkin to stay as Renault F1 reserve in 2020

Sirotkin, 24, previously enjoyed two stints with Renault in a reserve role, taking up the position for both the 2017 and 2019 seasons, making six free practice appearances for the team. The Russian returned to Renault last year after a one-year stint racing with Williams, scoring one point with a 10th-place finish at the Italian Grand Prix. Renault confirmed in an announcement on Tuesday ...Keep reading

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Van der Mark to leave Yamaha WSBK squad after 2020

Dutch rider van der Mark has been part of Yamaha's Crescent Racing-run works WSBK team since the 2017 season, making the move after two years with Honda. In that time he has achieved three wins and a best championship placement of third in 2018, also helping the Iwata manufacturer to two Suzuka 8 Hours victories in '17 and '18. After the opening round of the coronavirus-hit 2020 season, van ...Keep reading

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Own your own piece of Mount Panorama

Located midway down the famous bit of race track, 498 Conrod Straight, Mount Panorama is on the market for the first time in 88 years. It features a six bedrooms and three bathrooms split across a main residence and a detached extension as well as a shed and an orchard. "Bathurst is home to some amazing pieces of real estate, each located in their own distinct suburb or locality that makes ...Keep reading

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Spectators allowed to attend Darwin Supercars round

The two-day race meeting will both the first major event in the Northern Territory, and the first race since the resumption of the Supercars season, to welcome crowds. A dedicated COVID safety plan will be in place, limiting tickets to 4,500 per day. Merchandise outlets will be open as will a small selection of food and beverage vendors. “Territorians love their motorsports and we are ...Keep reading

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NASCAR cancels 2020 Champion’s Week due to COVID-19

The event was moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 2019 after ten years in Las Vegas. Before that, the annual celebration was held in New York City. But due to concerns surrounding COVID-19, the series has opted to call off the event for 2020. The sanctioning body released the following statement Monday: “With the uncertainty surrounding the Coronavirus and the impact on the industry ...Keep reading

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Zanardi undergoes second neurological operation

Ex-Formula 1 and CART driver Zanardi struck a vehicle while taking part in a handbike event in Siena on 19 June, leaving him with head and facial injuries. Zanardi underwent surgery upon admission and has remained in a medically-induced coma since, with the most recent update being issued last Wednesday confirming his condition remained serious. Read Also: Hospital says Zanardi's ...Keep reading

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Mercedes to race all-black F1 livery to support diversity

The reigning constructors' champion team announced the new look for the Mercedes W11 car on Monday ahead of this weekend's season opener in Austria. Mercedes has traditionally raced in silver throughout its time in F1, dating as far back as 1954, but will now run in black for the entirety of the new season. The new black livery base retains the green trim of title sponsor Petronas, the red ...Keep reading

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Brundle: Ferrari split could help Vettel “fly” in 2020

With Vettel and Ferrrai having announced during the lockdown period that they were parting company at the end of 2020 after failing to agree a new deal, there had been some suggestions that it could leave the German on the backfoot and demotivated for the battle ahead. However, Sky F1’s Brundle thinks the opposite will be true: and that Vettel will go all out for himself in a way that could ...Keep reading

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