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Juncadella gets Mercedes FE reserve role for Berlin

The Spanish driver has tested for Mercedes in the all-electric category on several occasions in recent seasons, but has not had the official reserve role until now. After making an appearance with the German team in the rookie test in Marrakesh earlier this year, the Catalan driver will be present in Berlin as the team's back-up driver for the six races at Berlin's Tempelhof Airport starting on ...Keep reading

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Audi was in a “different world” to BMW at Spa

While Audi and BMW set comparable laptimes in the pre-season test at the Nurburgring, the Ingolstadt brand blitzed its sole manufacturer rival in the opening round of the 2020 season at Spa, locking out the top five spots in both races. None of the six factory BMW drivers were able to lap within half a second of the polesitter in either qualifying session as Audi swept the front row both times ...Keep reading

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2020 Supercars Darwin Triple Crown session times and preview

It's been another dramatic build-up to an event for the Aussie series, which needed to broker a deal with Northern Territory health officials after Brisbane, home to the likes of Triple Eight Racing Engineering and star driver Scott McLaughlin, was declared a COVID-19 hot spot. Successful talks have paved the way for an unprecedented double-header at the Hidden Valley circuit to go ahead ...Keep reading

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Supercars Darwin travel pushed back to Tuesday

Supercars spent the weekend in critical talks with health officials in the Northern Territory, after they declared the City of Brisbane a COVID-19 hot spot on Friday night. That implicated the likes of Triple Eight Race Engineering, which is based in the Brisbane suburb of Banyo, and series leader Scott McLaughlin, who lives in the Queensland state capital. Affected personnel were moved out ...Keep reading

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Kyle Busch will finish last at NHMS after early tire failure

The reigning series champion has had a difficult year and is yet to visit Victory Lane in 2020. He showed strength early at NHMS, but it all came to an abrupt end after just 16 laps. The No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Camry slammed the wall following a right front tire failure. He then immediately drove back into the garage, marking the end of his day. He will finish 38th with no stage ...Keep reading

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IMSA Road America: Castroneves, Taylor win in torrential rain

Prototype Ricky Taylor burst away from pole at the start while Harry Tincknell’s Mazda RT24-P got the jump on the second Acura of Dane Cameron but had to concede the spot when the #6 ARX-05 passed him around the outside of Turn 5. Behind them Tristan Nunez in the #77 Mazda held fourth ahead of the four Cadillacs – Ryan Briscoe (Wayne Taylor Racing), Felipe Nasr (Action Express ...Keep reading

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Ticktum: F2 win proves Red Bull’s “doubt” wrong

Ticktum was affiliated with Red Bull when he began his car racing car in 2015 and was backed by the energy drink company full-time since 2017, after he had returned from his ban for crashing into an MSA Formula (now British Formula 4) rival during a safety car period at a race at Silverstone in 2015. He took two Macau Grand Prix victories as a Red Bull junior and narrowly missed out on ...Keep reading

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McLaren is “financially healthy” again, insists Brown

The Woking outfit made it clear that it needed to secure extra financing in order to help it through the crisis, and also announced that it would trim its staff levels. In June, the team arranged a loan from Bahrain’s National Bank, and in addition in recent weeks it has announced several new sponsorship deals, including a renewed arrangement with Gulf Oil, previously a partner of the team ...Keep reading

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2020 F1 British Grand Prix qualifying results, full grid lineup

In the top-10 shootout, Hamilton set the benchmark fastest time of 1m24.616s before Valtteri Bottas crossed the line in 1m24.766s, 0.15s slower. Hamilton improved on his second run to 1m24.303s, with Bottas 0.313s down. The rest, led by Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, were over 1s in arrears. Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc was fourth fastest and will start alongside Max on the second row, ahead ...Keep reading

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IMSA replaces WGI, Lime Rock with Road Atlanta, Charlotte

As per the latest revisions, the Sahlen’s 6 Hours of The Glen – which had already been shifted from its early July slot to Labor Day Weekend – has now been canned altogether. In its place comes a six-hour race at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, barely five weeks before the 10-hour Petit Le Mans at the same venue. Meanwhile the GT Le Mans and GT Daytona classes have lost their September ...Keep reading

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