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Suzuka Super Formula: Yamamoto smashes record for pole

Fresh off winning the SUPER GT title last weekend at Fuji Speedway, Dandelion Honda driver Yamamoto boosted his prospects of a third Super Formula crown as he topped all three qualifying segments, lowering the lap record every step of the way. Hirakawa's Friday practice benchmark of 1m35.648s - which beat the three-year old track record - was already beaten in Q1 as Yamamoto led the way on a ...Keep reading

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Triple Eight lands new race engineer

MSR announced today that experienced race engineer McDougall has left the two-car squad, as well as confirming that he's headed to Triple Eight for the coming season. That follows news that Bathurst 1000-winning race engineer Grant McPherson has parted ways with Triple Eight and will take up the Head of Performance role at Walkinshaw Andretti United after serving six months of gardening ...Keep reading

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2020 F1 Sakhir GP Friday practice results

In the first-ever F1 practice session on the short, 2.2-mile ‘outer loop’ layout of the Sakhir track, Russell took centre stage as he replaced seven-time champion Lewis Hamilton, who is absent while recovering from COVID-19 symptoms. Read Also: Hamilton "not feeling great" with mild COVID-19 symptoms Russell worked down to a laptime of 54.546s in FP1, 0.176s faster ...Keep reading

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BMW ends partnership with RBM

The departure of the squad that represented BMW in the DTM from 2012 through 2020 from the manufacturer's roster was confirmed alongside that of the Le Mans 24 Hours-winning Schnitzer team on Friday. Neither teams has been given a factory programme for 2021 on the reduction of BMW's motorsport involvement following the end of the Class 1 touring car era in the DTM and ...Keep reading

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The effort Mercedes made to get Russell ready

The Briton's short-term move to the reigning champion squad, where he has been a junior driver since the start of 2017, was only confirmed on Wednesday morning – the day after Lewis Hamilton had announced he had tested positive for COVID-19. But, speaking in the pre-event press conference for the Sakhir Grand Prix alongside his new teammate, Valtteri Bottas, Russell explained that Mercedes ...Keep reading

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WRT eyeing 2021 LMP2 entry ahead of potential LMDh assault

The Belgium-based long-time campaigner of Audi GT3 machinery is working on a full time graduation to LMP2 with at least one Oreca 07, most likely in the WEC. Team boss Vincent Vosse told Motorsport.com that his bid to move into P2 is part of his ambition to challenge for outright honours at the French classic in the LMDh category. He explained that it would be a natural move for ...Keep reading

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Rolex 24 grid to be set by qualifying race in 2021

Known as the 'Motul Pole Award 100', the grid-deciding race will take place on the final day of the Roar Before the 24 test on Sunday January 24, the weekend prior to the main event. Two drivers per car will participate in the race, which will incorporate all five classes that will be on the IMSA grid next year - DPi, LMP2, LMP3, GT Le Mans and GT Daytona. The grid for the qualifying race ...Keep reading

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EBM to race in Carrera Cup Australia

Run by Le Mans winner Earl Bamber and his younger brother Will, EBM has been a regular in Asian Carrera Cup in recent years, as well as factory-backed appearances in the Intercontinental GT Challenge. Having already inked a joint venture deal to race in the US with Team Hardpoint next season, EBM will continue its expansion outside of Asia with a multi-car operation down under. Backed by ...Keep reading

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Ricciardo to discuss Grosjean crash TV coverage with F1

The Renault driver was deeply unhappy last weekend that screens were filled with repeat showings of Grosjean's fiery accident – just as other drivers were preparing to get back in their cars. Read Also: Ricciardo disgusted by "disrespectful" Grosjean replays Vettel questions excessive crash replays: "We're human beings" F1 defends Grosjean TV coverage after Ricciardo ...Keep reading

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Bottas admits it “wouldn’t look so good” if Russell beat him

Bottas and Russell will form Mercedes line-up after Lewis Hamilton announced he had tested positive for COVID-19 following his victory in last weekend's Bahrain GP. Russell will be making his F1 race debut for the manufacturer – where he has been a junior driver since 2017 – after being allowed to make the short-term switch by his regular F1 employer, Williams. When asked what it might ...Keep reading

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