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McLaren to sell stake in F1 team to US investors

The deal, first revealed by Sky News, has been agreed with US-based investors MSP Sports Capital leading a consortium that will take a 15% stake in the team – which will rise to 33% by 2022. Although there was no official confirmation on Saturday night, McLaren has scheduled a press conference on Sunday morning in Abu Dhabi where it is expected the news will be announced by the team’s CEO ...Keep reading

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Wolff: It’s Hamilton’s call whether he’s fit enough to race

Hamilton spent 10 days in isolation in Bahrain after testing positive for COVID-19 soon after the first of the two races there, and he was forced to miss last weekend’s Sakhir GP. After testing negative he was allowed to travel from Bahrain to Abu Dhabi on Thursday, and was cleared to enter the paddock on Friday. He set the pace for much of qualifying on Saturday, topping both Q1 and Q2 ...Keep reading

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Ilott won’t return to Formula 2 in 2021

The Briton finished 14 points shy of fellow Ferrari Driver Academy member Mick Schumacher, who will step up to Formula 1 next year with Haas, after a season in which he scored more wins (three to two) and pole positions (five to zero) than Schumacher but lacked the German's consistency. A costly spin in the second of the four Silverstone races while well placed led to a non-finish, while ...Keep reading

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Askew joins Riley Motorsports LMP3 line-up for Rolex 24

Askew, who scored a podium in his rookie NTT IndyCar Series season, is still seeking an IndyCar ride for 2021, after being let go by Arrow McLaren SP-Chevrolet. Following a nasty shunt while avoiding a collision with other cars in the Indianapolis 500, he was eventually diagnosed with concussion and had to miss two races before returning for the season finale. There remain at least four ...Keep reading

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Allmendinger on MSR Acura: “You just have to trust the grip”

On the back of a second consecutive championship-winning season in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Daytona class, MSR hit Daytona International Speedway for the first time with the Acura ARX-05 with which it will contend for Prototype honors in 2021. The ARX-05s, in Team Penske’s hands, have won the last two IMSA Prototype titles, Dane Cameron and Juan Montoya winning in 2019 ...Keep reading

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NASCAR to run 3.41-mile Circuit of the Americas layout

NASCAR considered the smaller 2.2-mile course before deciding to the run the same layout utilized by Formula 1 for the United States Grand Prix. IndyCar also ran the longer course when they raced there in 2019. The Austin, Texas road course opened in 2012 and has hosted a variety of motorsports events since then. NASCAR will be competing there for the first time next year, bringing all three ...Keep reading

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Dragon confirms Muller for final 2020/21 FE spot

Muller is the last driver on the 24-car grid to be officially confirmed and had been widely expected to keep hold of his seat after a decent first season for the American squad. The 2020 DTM runner-up for Audi in the final year of the Class One regulations, Muller tested the new Penske EV-5 car in private sessions and in the three-day official pre-season test in Valencia earlier this ...Keep reading

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The 2021 design tweaks revealed in Abu Dhabi

However, a closer look at the cars showed that the focus of many teams was very much on 2021, as there were a host of next year's parts being tried out – including floors, diffusers and brake ducts. Haas dipped its toe into testing 2021 specification parts for the first time at the Yas Marina circuit, whilst Ferrari, Red Bull and Renault used practice as another opportunity to gather data ...Keep reading

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