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F1’s team alliances will fall apart in 2022 – Renault

Abiteboul says that the lower cost cap and other changes coming for 2021 will lead to closer competition when the new regulations arrive in 2022. He anticipates that the level playing field will for example make Mercedes less open to helping customer partner Racing Point. Other than supplying a power unit to McLaren, Renault currently stands on its own with no technical allies, unlike some ...Keep reading

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Baguette’s Super GT replacement at Honda revealed

A new entry list for the two-day test issued on Monday lists Kanamaru as a third driver in Real's #17 Honda NSX-GT, with Baguette certain to miss the test owing to the current restrictions on foreigners entering Japan imposed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Baguette was present for the opening pre-season test in Okayama in March, setting the fastest time on the opening day, before ...Keep reading

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Factory Holden livery tweaked for Supercars return

The Triple Eight-run Red Bull Holden Racing Team cars will feature updated branding, with Holden Certified Service and Holden Genuine Parts replacing what was straight Holden logos before. The change is a direct response to the impending closure of the General Motors-owned carmaker. Read Also: How Supercars teams will race in a COVID-19 world A short GM Holden statement ...Keep reading

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How Supercars teams will race in a COVID-19 world

As part of a wave of health measures, teams will be heavily restricted when it comes to on-site staffing at race meetings for at least the time being. According to Supercars regulations, each team will be limited to just 13 "essential" staff members per two cars. That includes drivers, leaving 11 spots for engineers, management and mechanics. That compares to a pre-COVID limit of seven ...Keep reading

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Kubica “almost laughing” to think 2020 schedule would be too busy

After losing his Williams F1 seat at the end of last year, one-time grand prix winner Kubica secured a move into DTM for 2020, racing a customer BMW M4 with Team ART. The Pole also joined Alfa Romeo Racing as its new F1 reserve driver in support of Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi, sampling the car during pre-season testing in February. Balancing duties across F1 and DTM was set to ...Keep reading

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World RX Esports: Blomqvist upsets van Gisbergen in Norway

The five-driver final was originally set to be a showdown between the two semi-final winners, reigning World RX champion Timmy Hansen and van Gisbergen, who had dominated the opening round of the season - which is run in partnership with Motorsport Games. Supercars ESeries champion Van Gisbergen took his joker lap at the start of the race while Hansen assumed the race lead out front ahead of ...Keep reading

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Ricciardo: I could have lost McLaren seat without early deal

Ricciardo signed for McLaren last month in the slipstream of Ferrari announcing that Sebastian Vettel would not be staying on in 2021, and that he would be replaced by Carlos Sainz. That opened a vacancy at McLaren that Ricciardo immediately filled. Some observers have questioned why the Australian didn’t wait and at least see how the 2020 formbook looked rather than committing to a move so ...Keep reading

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Justin Haley tops Chastain for first Xfinity win at Talladega

Jeb Burton led on the final restart with three of 113 laps to go but Haley, with a push from Chastain, bolted into the lead coming to the white flag, signaling one lap remaining. Haley than out-dueled Chastain to the finish to win Saturday’s Unhinged 300, his first Xfinity Series victory. Haley, 21, has now won at least one race in each of NASCAR’s three national series. He won three ...Keep reading

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Drew Dollar cashes in on first ARCA victory at Talladega

Dollar, 19, dominated the first half of Saturday’s General Tire 200 at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway but found himself running behind leader Riley Herbst for most of the second. When Michael Self and Herbst made contact racing for the lead with one of 76 laps remaining, Dollar powered back into the top spot and held off Ryan Repko to earn the win. Bret Holmes finished third, Herbst ...Keep reading

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Hamilton launches new commission to improve diversity in racing

Amid global protests against racial injustice in the wake of the murder of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, by police in the United States at the end of May, Hamilton has been speaking up about the #BlackLivesMatter movement in recent weeks. Six-time world champion Hamilton is the only Black driver in F1 World Championship history, and was critical of his white-dominated industry for ...Keep reading

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