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Corvette drivers positive that sim work has improved the C8.Rs

The 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship restarts next week at the same venue on which it last raced – the 12-turn 3.56-mile Daytona International Speedway sportscar course – before the coronavirus pandemic forced postponement and cancelation of subsequent events. That race, the debut of the new mid-engined Corvette C8.R, saw Antonio Garcia and Tommy Milner qualify third and ...Keep reading

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Have the “floodgates” now opened for Ryan Blaney?

Through the season’s first 12 races, Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski had both amassed a pair of wins as Blaney continued run on par with his teammates but repeatedly came up frustratingly short of a win. The driver of the No. 12 Ford has been one of the most consistent performers this season, tied with the most top-five finishes (seven), ranked third in the series standings and has already ...Keep reading

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McLaren to keep “open book” approach with Sainz through 2020

Sainz will leave McLaren at the end of the season and join Ferrari after being confirmed as four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel’s replacement in May. Sainz still has one complete F1 season to race with McLaren after the COVID-19 pandemic delayed the start of the campaign, which is now due to begin on July 5 in Austria. Drivers moving teams often find themselves being ...Keep reading

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Ricciardo: 10-race Formula 1 season would be “legit”

There are currently eight races locked in for the resumption of the 2020 season, however at the time of the revised calendar announcement F1 officials were still hopeful of expanding that to as many as 18 races before the end of December. The eight-race run ends with the Italian Grand Prix at Monza on September 6, with two other Italian venues, Mugello and Imola, currently lobbying to stage ...Keep reading

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Podcast: F1 young driver programmes – helpful or harmful?

The majority of F1 teams have some kind of young driver programme, with the most notable belonging to the likes of Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull, who have helped forge the careers of drivers such as Esteban Ocon, Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen. Read Also: Sauber launches new young driver academy Why Ferrari's talent bottleneck is creating its own issues The young driver ...Keep reading

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Courtney’s Boost Mustang livery revealed

Courtney will make an eagerly-anticipated first appearance for the Tickford squad this weekend, following his shock move to the team in place of a luckless Will Davison. Remarkably Courtney will have only missed a single day of running – the Thursday of the cancelled Australian Grand Prix – after walking out on Team Sydney after Adelaide. Loyal backer Boost Mobile has followed Courtney ...Keep reading

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Telitz replaces Chase at AIM Vasser Sullivan

Chase and AVS announced their split on Monday, leaving Jack Hawksworth needing a new driver for the remainder of the IMSA season which restarts at Daytona next week. That role has now been filled by Telitz, the 2016 Pro Mazda champion who scored several Indy Lights wins and podiums over the past three years, also ran as an ‘extra’ for AVS in IMSA’s four endurance rounds in 2019 and ...Keep reading

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Homologated F1 parts system errors could lead to exclusions

As a cost cutting exercise some parts of the car are frozen to the end of 2021 from the first race in Austria, while others will be fixed from September 30. A token system allows teams to make some changes after those dates. Green says it will be critical for teams to keep on top of their homologated parts and ensure that only the approved specifications are used, and thus a dedicated group ...Keep reading

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Could Twitch replace TV as the way to watch F1?

While it would have been all too easy for F1’s big guns to disappear from the world and simply re-emerge when the racing got going again, the likes of Charles Leclerc, Lando Norris and Max Verstappen have perhaps been even more engaged with their followers than they would have been during normal times. The direct contact through live-streaming platforms like Twitch has given us some memorable ...Keep reading

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Slade to test Alfa Romeo TCR car

Slade it set to test one of Ash Seward Motorsport's Alfa Romeos, he and Ben Grice – son of Aussie touring car legend Allan – splitting the seat time in the Guilietta TCR. Having missed out on a full-time Supercars seat for 2020, Slade was earlier this year linked to at least a partial TCR Australia programme in an ASM Alfa, alongside his DJR Team Penske endurance role with Scott ...Keep reading

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