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Gerloff won’t replace Rossi if he is ruled out of Valencia

Motorsport.com reported earlier on Thursday the nine-times grand prix world champion had tested positive again for the virus having been laid off with it for the Aragon double-header last month. Rossi was cleared to return to action during the European GP last weekend, but only from the Saturday onwards having had to wait 24 hours from his PCR test on Thursday to his next one on the ...Keep reading

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Valentino Rossi tests positive for COVID-19 again

Rossi was forced to miss the Aragon double-header in October when he caught the virus between the French and Aragon Grands Prix. The Yamaha rider tested positive for the virus last Tuesday at home, but another test on the Thursday cleared him to head to Valencia where he underwent another PCR test. Passing this on the Friday of the European GP, Rossi was able to take part from Saturday ...Keep reading

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Details of 2021 Supercars calendar firming

It's not yet clear if the final schedule will feature 12 or 13 rounds, the late reinstatement of the The Bend adding some uncertainty to the final number. Supercars was thought to be targeting a 12-round season, however earlier versions of the calendar didn't feature The Bend amid tensions between Supercars and the South Australia government regarding the shock axing of the Adelaide 500. But ...Keep reading

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BJR confirms Hazelwood re-signing

As first revealed by Motorsport.com, Hazelwood has earned himself a second season with the Holden squad, and a fourth-straight campaign in the main game. The new deal comes off the back of a promising first year with BJR that yielded a third place finish at Sydney Motorsport Park and a pole position in Townsville. “My first year with this team has been one of my most enjoyable years of ...Keep reading

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McLaren: DRS will be necessary but “less influential” in 2022

The rules are focussed on a new aerodynamic package which is intended to make it easier to follow the car ahead, thus increasing overtaking opportunities. Key says that DRS will still play a role in overtaking, but it will less powerful. “I think if the plans work, it will be less influential,” said Key. “I think it will still be necessary. Overtaking is really what these ...Keep reading

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Acting Williams F1 boss Roberts tests positive for COVID-19

Williams announced on Wednesday evening that Roberts had been retested earlier in the day after showing minor symptoms for COVID-19, having previously returned a negative result on Monday. This result returned positive, meaning Roberts has not travelled to Istanbul for the race weekend, and will now self-isolate as per the UK government guidelines. The team confirmed that Roberts is “feeling ...Keep reading

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Quartararo wants to use 2019 Yamaha in next MotoGP season

Quartararo has won three grands prix in 2020, but has scored just one other top five from the 12 races run so far, with his inconsistent form losing him the championship lead he held for much of the year to Joan Mir at Aragon (having also briefly lost it after the San Marino Grand Prix to Andrea Dovizioso). This is in stark contrast to his form in his rookie campaign in 2019, in which he scored ...Keep reading

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Wolff sought Prost’s advice to avoid Senna-like rivalry issues

Mercedes wrapped up a record-breaking seventh consecutive F1 constructors’ championship at Imola earlier this month, while Lewis Hamilton is poised to match Michael Schumacher’s record of seven drivers’ titles as early as this weekend’s Turkish Grand Prix. Since Wolff took the reins at Mercedes in 2013, the team has established itself as one of the most dominant forces in F1 history ...Keep reading

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Former champion Indy Lights team Belardi shuts down

Chaves, Felix Rosenqvist, Felix Serralles, Peter Dempsey, Zach Veach (pictured above), Aaron Telitz, Santiago Urrutia, Zachary Claman de Melo and Alexandre Baron combined won a total of 21 races for the squad, two of which came in the Indy Lights series’ marquee race, the Freedom 100. Now team owner Brian Belardi says he “has decided with a heavy heart that it is time to leave the racing ...Keep reading

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Porsche reveals special liveries for farewell IMSA race

The one-off designs adoring the pair of CORE autosport-run 911 RSR-19s use the shape of the 'Porsche crest' logo and the stars and stripes of the American flag, as well as 'Thank You' messages to mark the end of the marque's seven-year IMSA involvement. Porsche's director of factory motorsports Pascal Zurlinden said: "After seven very successful years, we're wrapping up our works program in ...Keep reading

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