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AlphaTauri built special pedal case for Tsunoda

As Tsunoda is 5ft2 (157cm), he says his team has built a «a special pedal case» to ensure he can operate the pedals in the AT02 as usual.Tsunoda explained the situation in the pre-event press conference for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, a home ev

Steiner: Spinning Mazepin «trying too hard»

Just three weeks on from Mazepin's first lap exit at the Bahrain Grand Prix, the youngster endured a difficult first practice at Imola as he spun on his installation lap and the crashed out right at the end.Having had a run of incidents throughout the F1 seas

F1 and MotoGP to honour late Fausto Gresini on Sunday

Veteran MotoGP team boss Gresini sadly died in February following a two-month battle with COVID-19.The Italian – who was 125cc motorcycle grand prix world champion in 1985 and 1987 – was a highly respected figure in the world of motorsport, with MotoGP ob

No further action after Perez/Ocon clash in FP1

The first session of running at Imola was blighted by technical issues that impacted both TV coverage, and radio and data communications between cars and their engineers on the pit wall.The incident occurred at Turn 5 some 36 minutes into the session.Alpine d

Vettel senses 'positive' response from Aston over F1 struggles

Aston Martin entered the 2021 season hoping to continue its upper-midfield fight that the former Racing Point squad found itself embroiled in throughout last year.But the team appeared to be a step behind rivals such as McLaren, Ferrari and AlphaTauri throug

Formula E to race on adapted version of Monaco F1 layout

Changes to the conventional grand prix route are marked by a wider run through the first turn at Sainte Devote after a change to the positioning of the inside kerb.This revision - created by Formula E, the FIA and the Automobile Club de Monaco - means the fac

Portuguese MotoGP: Vinales fastest in FP1, Marquez third

Friday’s FP1 in Portugal marked the first time in 265 days six-time world champion Marc Marquez started an official MotoGP session, having suffered a serious arm break in the 2020 season-opener at Jerez.Overnight rain left the Algarve circuit damp in places

Emilia Romagna GP: Bottas leads Hamilton in disrupted FP1

Lewis Hamilton finished second, with Max Verstappen third for Red Bull – the top three covered by just 0.058s.In bright conditions at Imola, the majority of the pack headed out early on in the one-hour session, with several drivers enjoying time in the top

Estoril given new date on latest WSBK calendar

The Portuguese track, which hosted last year's season finale, has been assigned a new date of May 28-30, just a week after the opener at Aragon on May 21-23.Estoril was supposed to open the schedule on May 7-9 following the postponement of the Assen round ori

Emilia Romagna Grand Prix qualifying – Start time, how to watch, channel

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen claimed pole position last time out in Bahrain, outqualifying the Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton by over three tenths of a second. Valtteri Bottas was third in the sister W12, while Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) and Pierre Gasly (AlphaT

McLaren to downsize its iconic F1 motorhome

The three-storey Brand Centre had been a centrepiece of the F1 paddock since it first appeared back in 2007.It featured 13.5-metres of solar glass facade on the front and included kitchens, catering areas, meeting rooms, driver rooms, and office space for mar

MotoGP Portuguese Grand Prix qualifying - Start time, how to watch

What time does qualifying for the Portuguese MotoGP start? Q1 will begin at 20:00 local time, followed by the pole-deciding Q2 at 20:15. Each session will last 15 minutes. Date: Saturday, April 17Start time: 13:10 GMT / 14:10 BST / 15:10 CEST / 

Di Resta on standby as McLaren F1 reserve

Vandoorne and de Vries are the official reserves for the works team, and can also be called upon by McLaren if required. Both drivers have past connections with the Woking team.However, calendar clashes mean that on some weekends neither man will be availabl

Alonso: I need to improve myself more than Alpine car

The two-time champion is returning to F1 this year after two seasons away, and was battling for points at the Bahrain Grand Prix before he had to retire because of brake problems.But as he bids to get himself back up to speed, Alonso admits that there is muc

Dovizioso's Aprilia MotoGP bike feedback «similar» to Espargaro

Dovizioso, who is taking a sabbatical from racing in 2021 after losing his Ducati ride last season, spent three days riding the Aprilia at Jerez earlier this week.The 15-time MotoGP race winner worked primarily on getting used to the RS-GP having spent eight

Revealed: Alpine's aggressive F1 aero updates for Imola

This comes off the back of an intensive test program that the former Renault F1 team undertook a few weeks ago in Bahrain as it endeavors to return to the sharp end of the grid.The updated parts that will be tested by Alpine in Imola focus on the front end o

2021 Tasmania SuperSprint – Start time, how to watch, channel & more

The compact circuit in Tasmania's north will host three sprint races across the weekend, each set to be run over 44 laps and feature a mandatory stop for tyres.The three races will be worth 105 points each with the fastest lap bonus, with a total of 315 on of

Pukekohe favourite to host Supercars in 2021

As it stands the event is simply listed as the Auckland SuperSprint on the calendar, with Supercars yet to formally declare if the races will take place at Pukekohe or Hampton understands that Pukekohe is now the front-runner to host the

Supercars set to drop in-car roll bar adjustment

The move would come as part of wider push to simplify the cars and cut costs, with the entire front suspension package to fall under the list of control components under the Gen3 rules.A Supercars spokesperson told that no firm decision has bee

Two suppliers for prototype Gen3 chassis

The first lot of bar work for the new-for-2022 cars was formally unveiled today, the covers coming off a Triple Eight-built chassis that will underpin the prototype Camaro.According to the announcement that is one of two prototype chassis in existence, howeve

Chevrolet: IndyCar fans will approve of hybrid power jump

By the time the current 2.2-liter V6 twin-turbo regs expire at the end of the 2022 season, they will have served the NTT IndyCar Series for 11 seasons, with Chevrolet and Honda finding ever-smaller areas in which to improve and gain an edge.With displacement

Harrison Burton to make NASCAR Cup debut at Talladega

DEX Imaging will serve as the primary sponsor on the car.“We’re proud to represent such an innovative brand in DEX Imaging and equally proud to have Harrison make his first NASCAR Cup Series start with us,” said Marty Gaunt, President, Gaunt Brothers Ra

Supercars Gen3 chassis breaks cover

This particular chassis was built by GM homologation team Triple Eight Race Engineering, and will underpin the prototype Supercars-spec Chevrolet Camaro.The most significant change compared to the current chassis is removable front and rear sections, which wi

Emilia Romagna GP: Latest F1 2021 technical developments

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Tickford locks in three-round Supercars wildcard

Randle, who spent the past year battling testicular cancer, has long been expected to make a number of wildcard starts this season as part of a multi-year deal he inked with the Ford squad last season.It's now been confirmed that he'll take part in three spri

MotoGP champion Mir’s crew chief out of Portimao round with COVID

Englishman Carchedi has worked with Mir since the Spaniard’s debut in MotoGP in 2019, with the pair winning the world championship last season.Mir will be without his right-hand man for this weekend’s third round of the 2021 season in Portugal after Carch

Perez: Red Bull must keep taking F1 qualifying strategy risks

In recent seasons, Red Bull has selected contra-tyre strategy approaches in the middle phase of qualifying to try and gain an upper hand in race strategy versus Mercedes during the Black Arrows' years of dominance.This approach helped Red Bull beat Mercedes i

Honda «not in the best situation» with MotoGP bike – Marquez

The six-time world champion will make his long-awaited return to racing this weekend in the Portuguese Grand Prix, following nine months on the sidelines with a broken right arm suffered in last July’s Spanish GP.In his absence, Honda failed to win a race f

Canadian GP set to be cancelled as Turkey stands by

The event, scheduled for the weekend after the Azerbaijan GP as the second part of a flyaway double-header, has been in doubt for some time.Turkey, which held a race at short notice in 2020 and is conveniently located on the freight route home from Azerbaijan

NASCAR just tried dirt racing, so what about ice?

Likely not in the United States, but the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series recently completed what it considered a very successful test of running on ice at Val Thorens, France.Team FJ took one of its 400 horsepower NASCAR Euro race cars to the mountains – utilizin

Bottas «lost count» of set-up changes made in pre-Imola sim test

Despite Lewis Hamilton's victory in the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix, Mercedes thinks it is behind rival Red Bull in pace terms, and knows it needs to make improvements to its W12 in order to continue its unbeaten run of titles in the turbo hybrid era.Wi

Marquez “nervous” ahead of MotoGP return

Marquez has been out of action since his aborted comeback attempt at the Andalusian GP last July just days after the first operation he had on the broken right arm he broke in the Spanish GP.Undergoing two further operations having missed the rest of the 202

Ricciardo apologises for F1 'idiots' comment, stands by opinion

In an interview with UK lifestyle magazine Square Mile, Ricciardo said F1 has been too eager to use crashes in its promotional content and urged it to put a stronger emphasis on actual highlights instead.«I think last year, F1 put on their social channe

Petrucci discovered shoulder dislocation after Qatar MotoGP races

Petrucci crashed out of the opening round of the season at Losail on the opening lap at Turn 2, and battled inflammation in his left shoulder for the rest of MotoGP’s stay in Qatar.Ending the second Qatar race 19th, Petrucci admitted ahead of this weekend

Miami GP resolution passes vote, despite local resident opposition

The new Mayor of Miami Gardens, Rodney Harris, sponsored the fresh bid to host the event. On Wednesday night, City commissioners heard nearly two hours of complaints from local residents, who opposed the plans for a race in their community, before voting in f

Hamilton picks Vettel rivalry as favourite of F1 career

Hamilton and Vettel have collectively won 10 of the last 11 F1 drivers' championships, and went head-to-head for the title in both 2017 and 2018 when they raced for Mercedes and Ferrari, respectively.Hamilton was able to defeat Vettel in both years, but the d

F1 2021 game to feature story mode and three new circuits

F1 2021 will be Codemasters' first edition of the annual title since its acquisition by EA was completed earlier this year, and is set to be released on 16 July.The game will feature Imola, Portimao and the new Jeddah street track, which will be «availa

IndyCar announces new international broadcast partners

Following last week’s revelation of renewed international partners, IndyCar has revealed new broadcasters for IndyCar action in various countries within Europe, Asia and South America.Sport 1 will carry IndyCar action in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, o

Verstappen wants talks over FIA's 'messy' F1 track limits policing

Red Bull driver Verstappen was engaged in a close fight with Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton throughout the season-opening grand prix in Bahrain that was settled in controversial fashion.Verstappen overtook Hamilton around the outside of Turn 4 with four laps t

Mir: “Dangerous” Miller MotoGP clash must be punished in future

After making an aggressive move on the Ducati rider on lap 13 of the Doha race two weeks ago which resulted in contact, Miller and Mir clashed at close to 200km/h on the main straight of the Losail track.Mir slammed this action from Miller as “intentional
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