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Allmendinger to compete for NASCAR Xfinity title in 2021

Allmendinger has raced part-time with Kaulig since 2019, winning three races. Next year, he will join Jeb Burton and Justin Haley as the team intends to run three cars full-time. The team started as a single-car operation just four years ago and have since won seven races. Allmendinger will pilot the No. 16 Chevrolet Camaro. “As a part-time driver for Kaulig Racing in the Xfinity ...Keep reading

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Volkswagen to cease all motorsport operations

The manufacturer stated last year it would cease factory support of all programmes using an internal combustion engine, instead putting a "clear emphasis on fully electric racing cars". However, a day after Audi went public with its decision to quit Formula E as a works entry at the end of the inbound 2020-21 season, VW has now canned all motorsport projects. According to a statement, this ...Keep reading

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How Hamilton tried to isolate himself from COVID-19

Having had an unbroken run since he made his debut at the 2007 Australian Grand Prix, Hamilton is definitely out of the Sakhir Grand Prix and may yet miss the season finale in Abu Dhabi. But the surprise of Hamilton's positive test is increased by the fact that the Mercedes driver had been one of the strictest when it came to trying to keep himself isolated from others. Read ...Keep reading

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Who could replace Hamilton for the Sakhir GP?

The team has always been well-prepared with reserve drivers on standby should anything happen to either Hamilton or Valtteri Bottas, but by learning of this news so early in the week, it has more time to consider the decision. Mercedes said on Tuesday morning that it would announce "in due course" who will be replacing Hamilton, but does have a variety of options available. Regardless of who ...Keep reading

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Corey LaJoie joins Spire Motorsports for 2021 Cup season

LaJoie, 29, will drive Spire’s No. 7 Chevrolet beginning with the Feb. 14 Daytona 500. LaJoie, a third-generation racer whose father and grandfather are members of the New England Auto Racing Hall of Fame, spent the last two seasons at Go Fas Racing. He provided the team’s best finish in a Cup race, sixth at Daytona in the 2019 season. An expanding operation In August, Spire ...Keep reading

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VeeKay satisfied in IndyCar, has interest from “top teams”

The Dutchman, who was only 19 when the season started, clinched the NTT IndyCar Series Rookie of the Year title, the highlight being pole position and third place in the first round of the Harvest Grand Prix. VeeKay – born Rinus van Kalmthout – also claimed three more top-six finishes that saw him defeat Alex Palou and Oliver Askew and finish 14th in the championship. During the weekend of ...Keep reading

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Ten things we learned from the Bahrain GP

The Bahrain Grand Prix may have been the first 'dead rubber' of the 2020 Formula 1 season, but it is a race that will live long in the memory. Unfortunately, it is not for the reasons we would like. Romain Grosjean's horrific crash on the opening lap served as a shocking reminder of the dangers still present in F1, but also just how far safety levels have come following his dramatic ...Keep reading

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Porsche: Audi’s LMDh ambitions won’t affect our own plans

Audi announced on Monday that it would quit Formula E after the 2020/21 season to “intensively prepare” for an LMDh programme that would include the Le Mans and Daytona 24-hour races, and a Dakar entry from 2022. Audi’s sister company Porsche revealed back in March that it is also evaluating the LMDh ruleset which have been jointly devised by ACO and IMSA, raising the possibility of the ...Keep reading

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F1 defends Grosjean TV coverage after Ricciardo criticism

Grosjean’s own team boss Gunther Steiner has also supported the coverage, saying it was important for people at home to know what had happened. After the initial live shot showing Grosjean’s Haas car exploding in the background, nothing was broadcast until the Frenchman was seen sitting in the FIA medical car being attended to by Dr Ian Roberts. Even though it was clear that the driver ...Keep reading

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Mahindra becomes first team to commit to Formula E’s Gen3 rules

The Gen3 rules will run until 2025 and are due to come into play for the 2022-23 season, boosting the cars by 100kW up to a qualifying output of 350kW – equivalent to 470bhp. A 120kg weight saving is targeted with the introduction of a new battery, which will have a reduced capacity but pave the way for 30-second pistops to return with 600kW rapid charging. The regenerative ...Keep reading

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