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Fuji Super GT: TOM'S on pole for decider, Toyota dominates

Yamashita, replacing Nick Cassidy in the #37 Toyota GR Supra alongside Ryo Hirakawa for the final two races of the season, posted a 1m26.386s at the end of the Q2 pole shootout to score a vital bonus point for Hirakawa's championship quest.That was half a ten

Vettel hopes F1 abandons switch to new tyres in 2021

As part of Pirelli’s push to revise its products for 2021, prototype versions of the new more-robust specification were tested by all drivers during practice at the Bahrain Grand Prix.But with a host of drivers saying they did not like the new rubber, Vette

Vettel hopes 2021 tyres aren't those used in Bahrain practice

As part of Pirelli’s push to revise its products for 2021, prototype versions of the new more-robust specification were tested by all drivers during practice at the Bahrain Grand Prix.But with a host of drivers saying they did not like the new rubber, Vette

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Hamilton slams Pirelli's proposed 2021 F1 tyres

The revised construction was chosen after various prototypes were tested on the Friday of the Portuguese GP.Pirelli analysed the data from the teams, and the favoured option was then homologated for next season by the FIA.All drivers had two sets of the new t

Horner: Important F1 engine freeze doesn't lock in disadvantages

Red Bull is seeking a freeze on F1 engine development from the end of next year so it can continue to use Honda's power units after the Japanese manufacturer exits the series.Ferrari had previously said it was «firmly against» a freeze on engine d

Albon surprised by lack of grip in practice crash

Red Bull driver Albon crashed out at the final corner of the Bahrain International Circuit midway through second practice, causing the session to be red flagged.Albon's car was left with a significant amount of damage, taking off three wheels and breaking bot

Dragon reveals striking new livery for 2020/21 FE season

The new look marks a departure from the black-and-white colour scheme Dragon used for the first two seasons of the Gen2 era, including the 2019/20 season that concluded with a quick run of six races at Berlin in August.Dragon finished 11th out of 12 teams in

Bahrain GP: Hamilton tops FP2 as Albon shunts heavily

Hamilton, who was also fastest in FP1, completed a late run on the soft tyres to depose long-time leader Max Verstappen.The Red Bull drivers' lap from the first third of the session was set on the medium Pirelli rubber, as many drivers struggled to keep thei

2020 F1 Bahrain GP Friday practice results

In the first practice session, Hamilton set the pace as drivers also got their first chance to sample Pirelli’s 2021 tyres. Mercedes' recently re-crowned world champion was almost half a second faster than teammate Bottas, both setting their best times on P

Sainz set for first Ferrari F1 test with 2018 car

However, neither Daniel Ricciardo nor Sebastian Vettel will get any track running with their respective new teams McLaren and Aston Martin prior to the appearance of their 2021 cars.With the upcoming post-season test in Abu Dhabi restricted to rookies, there

Haas to announce 2021 F1 line-up before season ends

Haas is widely expected to run Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin, and Steiner's comments are the clearest indication yet that official confirmation is due after the FIA F2 finale in Bahrain, and before the last Grand Prix of the season in Abu Dhabi.That timi

Bahrain F2: Ilott takes dominant pole, Schumacher only 10th

Ilott set an absolute flier at the wheel of his Virtuosi Racing car on his first push lap, and this was never approached by anybody else, meaning he has narrowed the gap from 22 points to 18 against series leader Schumacher, who will line up for Saturday’s

Ferrari now in favour of F1 engine freeze from 2022

F1 has been discussing the possibility of an engine development freeze after next year in recent weeks following Honda's decision to quit the series at the end of 2021.Current customers Red Bull and AlphaTauri are keen to continue using the Honda power units

Eurasia becomes latest LMP2 team to commit to Rolex 24

The Philippines-flagged team will enter a Ligier JS P217 in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season-opener in collaboration with Rick Ware Racing, with «an eye» to contesting the entire LMP2 schedule and remaining Michelin Endurance Cu

Venturi unveils refreshed livery for new Formula E season

The Monegasque team has switched to a black-and-white colour scheme, dropping the red colouring that featured prominently on its car last season.It will continue to compete with a Mercedes-supplied powertrain, having switched to a customer-based model in 2019

Bahrain GP: Hamilton leads FP1 as Mercedes dominates

In his first on-track outing as a seven-time F1 world champion following his title-clinching victory in Turkey two weeks ago, Hamilton was able to lead Mercedes to a 1-2 finish on Friday afternoon at the Bahrain International Circuit.After initially heading t

Bahrain F2: Mazepin leads Carlin duo in stop-start practice

The Hitech Grand Prix-run Russian was a relatively late improver once everyone finally got down to putting in some serious lapping, and eventually headed Carlin racer Jehan Daruvala by 0.122 seconds. The field were only just completing their installatio

Jaguar unveils new Formula E car for 2020/21 season

After the Marrakesh E-Prix, the team sat third in the constructors’ standings - on course for its best-ever finish in FE - behind only eventual champion DS Techeetah and BMW Andretti. But when the season resumed following the initial COVID outbreak, a

Hamilton: Salary cap shouldn't hinder young F1 drivers

F1 squads have agreed, in principle, that a driver salary cap will come into force from the start of the 2023 season – although deals in place already, such as Charles Leclerc's long-term contract with Ferrari, would not be impacted.The plan would restrict

F1 drivers to sample 2021 Pirelli tyres in Bahrain

It was originally agreed that the current 2019-spec tyres would be used unchanged in 2021, but following the issues seen at Silverstone Pirelli pushed ahead with efforts to create a tyre that could deal with increasing downforce levels.All drivers tested exam

BMW adds two satellite teams, signs Folger and Laverty

BMW had been the only manufacturer without a satellite team in WSBK until 2020, and confirmed last month that it is in talks with as many as three teams to fill the vacancy.The German marque has now announced that it will have two one-bike satellite teams on

How Verstappen's Turkish GP front wing error happened

The Dutchman had been one of the pre-race favourites in Istanbul after dominating practice and securing a spot on the front row of the grid.But having fought back from a poor start to get himself in contention for the victory, it all went wrong at a pitstop a

Verstappen explains Turkey front wing error

The Dutchman had been one of the pre-race favourites in Istanbul after dominating practice and securing a spot on the front row of the grid.But having fought back from a poor start to get himself in contention for the victory, it all went wrong at a pitstop a

Is Alonso wasting his time testing a 2018 Formula 1 car?

In fact, by the time Alonso returns full-time with Renault in 2021 and lines up on the grid for the season-opener in Australia, he will have not gone any longer than 18 months without driving an F1 car - despite his sabbatical lasting almost three years.Alons

Erebus names new crew chief for 2021

Heading into what is shaping up as a transitional period for the Bathurst-winning squad, lead mechanic Bradley Tremain has been promoted to the crew chief role after five years with the team.He'll replace Dennis Huijser, who parted ways with the travelling cr

GRM locks in first two S5000 drivers

The squad, which provides across-the-board technical support for the category, has confirmed that both former Supercars full-timer James Golding and ex-Red Bull junior Luis Leeds have signed deals for 2021.The pair were set to race for GRM this season, only f

May date for The Bend Supercars round

As the wait for the full 2021 Supercars schedule continues, The Bend has become the second event to make its date official.The May slot is a change for the South Aussie circuit, which has had August and September dates for the past three seasons.News of a spo

Feeney joins Triple Eight for 2021

Feeney, who is managed by Paul Morris, debut in the second-tier this season with Tickford Racing, finishing seventh.He also made his Bathurst 1000 debut with the Ford squad, combining with James Courtney for an impressive 10th place finish.The 18-year-old ha

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Hamilton: Racing for Ferrari in F1 «just wasn't meant to be»

The seven-time world champion was linked to a possible Ferrari switch at the end of last year, when it emerged that he had held talks with the Italian car manufacturer's boss John Elkann.But with Ferrari set on Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz for the next fe

Hamilton: Points gap to Bottas inflated by misfortune

Hamilton clinched his seventh F1 world championship with victory at the Turkish Grand Prix two weeks ago, moving into an unassailable lead over Bottas with three races to spare in the season.Bottas has struggled to match Hamilton's form throughout 2020, winni

Leclerc «too optimistic» with last-lap move in Turkey

Leclerc was on course to finish third at Istanbul Park two weeks ago entering the closing stages, but had the chance to pass Sergio Perez for second place on the final lap after the Racing Point driver made a mistake.Leclerc was able to pass Perez around the

F1 drivers to discuss Turkey crane incident with Masi

The Q2 session at the Turkish Grand Prix was resumed with a recovery circuit still on the circuit after it was trying to remove Nicholas Latifi's stranded Williams.Despite double waved yellow flags being displayed, F1 drivers were deeply unhappy about the saf

Second place in standings «doesn't matter» for Verstappen

Verstappen closed the gap to Bottas slightly in Turkey, having finished a frustrated sixth on a day when the Finn was out of the points.«It doesn't really matter, a second or third,» said Verstappen.«I just want to have a good result. If it

Sainz's first Ferrari test could be in 2018 F1 car

With next year's pre-season testing schedule being cut back to just one single three-day run, there have been a number of concerns voiced about drivers not getting enough time to learn new surroundings if they are switching teams.F1's test restrictions mean t

KTM's Binder «surprised» to finish top MotoGP rookie in 2020

The KTM rider was one of three rookies on the MotoGP grid in 2020, along with Tech3 KTM's Iker Lecuona and Honda's graduating Moto2 champion Marquez.Binder looked nailed on to take top rookie honours after storming to his maiden MotoGP victory at the Czech Gr

Grosjean suggests others have managed him better than Haas

Grosjean will leave the Haas fold at the end 2020 after racing for the American team since it joined F1 at the start of the 2016 season, having raced for the Renault team during its Lotus and previous Renault guises.Speaking ahead of this weekend's Bahrain Gr

Perez says Red Bull his only option to stay in F1

The Mexican is a candidate for the Red Bull seat together with incumbent Alex Albon and fellow veteran Nico Hulkenberg.The team has indicated that while the priority is to keep Albon, it could change its policy and opt for an experienced driver from outside i
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