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Grip levels left Verstappen 'confused' in qualifying

Drivers have been struggling with grip levels at Portimao throughout the race weekend so far due to a combination of the recently resurfaced track and the hardest possible tyre selection.Verstappen was able to qualify third for Red Bull on Saturday, finishin
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Grip levels left Verstappen 'confused' in qualifying

Drivers have been struggling with grip levels at Portimao throughout the race weekend so far due to a combination of the recently resurfaced track and the hardest possible tyre selection.Verstappen was able to qualify third for Red Bull on Saturday, finishing just 0.252 seconds off the pole position time of Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton.But the Dutchman set his best time of qualifying in Q1 ...Keep reading

Snetterton BTCC: Turkington grabs last-lap pole from Hill

Turkington and the West Surrey Racing team played the experimental format perfectly, and the Northern Irishman, his BMW 330i M Sport carrying 48 kg of success ballast, lowered the pole time as the chequered flag flew to beat Jake Hill by 0.192 seconds. T
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Snetterton BTCC: Turkington grabs last-lap pole from Hill

Turkington and the West Surrey Racing team played the experimental format perfectly, and the Northern Irishman, his BMW 330i M Sport carrying 48 kg of success ballast, lowered the pole time as the chequered flag flew to beat Jake Hill by 0.192 seconds. Turkington crept through the opening 25-minute session for allcomers in seventh place, with the top 10 progressing to the 10-minute pole ...Keep reading

Bottas regrets doing single-lap run in Portimao qualifying

The Finn had looked on course to take the top spot at the Algarve circuit, but was pipped in the closing seconds by Mercedes F1 teammate Hamilton, who had opted to do two timed laps at the end of Q3.Reflecting on how the session had panned out, Bottas reckone
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Bottas regrets doing single-lap run in Portimao qualifying

The Finn had looked on course to take the top spot at the Algarve circuit, but was pipped in the closing seconds by Mercedes F1 teammate Hamilton, who had opted to do two timed laps at the end of Q3.Reflecting on how the session had panned out, Bottas reckoned that his call to just go for a single lap with the medium compound was the wrong one.“The medium actually felt a tiny bit quicker ...Keep reading

Marquez «needs to be lucky» to mount Teruel podium charge

The Honda rookie once again made it directly into Q2 for the second Aragon round and went on to qualify one spot better than last weekend in 10th, albeit 0.721 seconds off poleman Takaaki Nakagami on the 2019 RC213V.Marquez improved his qualifying laptime by
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Marquez «needs to be lucky» to mount Teruel podium charge

The Honda rookie once again made it directly into Q2 for the second Aragon round and went on to qualify one spot better than last weekend in 10th, albeit 0.721 seconds off poleman Takaaki Nakagami on the 2019 RC213V.Marquez improved his qualifying laptime by around half a second from the first Aragon race and is confident in his race pace following a strong FP4.However, he concedes he ...Keep reading

2020 F1 Portuguese Grand Prix qualifying results, full grid lineup

After a 30-minute delay to fix a drain cover, the teams were unleashed for the first-ever contemporary F1 qualifying sessions at the Algarve International Circuit.In the top-10 shootout, Bottas set the bar at 1m16.986s, 0.047s quicker than Hamilton. For
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2020 F1 Portuguese Grand Prix qualifying results, full grid lineup

After a 30-minute delay to fix a drain cover, the teams were unleashed for the first-ever contemporary F1 qualifying sessions at the Algarve International Circuit.In the top-10 shootout, Bottas set the bar at 1m16.986s, 0.047s quicker than Hamilton. For the second runs, Mercedes switched to the medium tyres, with Hamilton taking provisional pole with 1m16.934s, to pip Bottas by ...Keep reading

Sato confirmed at Rahal Letterman Lanigan for 2021

The Japanese driver, who won this year’s Indy 500 and has accumulated three other wins for team owners Bobby Rahal, David Letterman and Mike Lanigan, currently lies seventh in the championship, just behind teammate Graham Rahal.Said Bobby Rahal: “I am ver
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Sato confirmed at Rahal Letterman Lanigan for 2021

The Japanese driver, who won this year’s Indy 500 and has accumulated three other wins for team owners Bobby Rahal, David Letterman and Mike Lanigan, currently lies seventh in the championship, just behind teammate Graham Rahal.Said Bobby Rahal: “I am very pleased that we were able to come to terms with Takuma to continue with us in 2021. Clearly it has been a successful partnership over ...Keep reading

Portuguese GP: Hamilton beats Bottas to pole by 0.1s

Max Verstappen qualified third for Red Bull, ahead of Ferrari's Charles Leclerc.At the end of the qualifying session at Portimao, which was delayed by 30 minutes so a drain cover at Turn 14 that had been dislodged at the end of FP3 was repaired, the Mercedes
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Portuguese GP: Hamilton beats Bottas to pole by 0.1s

Max Verstappen qualified third for Red Bull, ahead of Ferrari's Charles Leclerc.At the end of the qualifying session at Portimao, which was delayed by 30 minutes so a drain cover at Turn 14 that had been dislodged at the end of FP3 was repaired, the Mercedes drivers made the unusual decision to go for their final runs on the medium tyres.Bottas led the way on the 1m16.986s that he had set ...Keep reading

Teruel MotoGP: Nakagami takes maiden pole, Mir only 12th

Japan hasn’t had a MotoGP polesitter in the premier class since Makoto Tamada in 2004, with Nakagami ending that barren run on his LCR Honda with a 1m46.882s to deliver on the searing pace he’s shown all weekend at Aragon.Nakagami set the benchmark time w
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Teruel MotoGP: Nakagami takes maiden pole, Mir only 12th

Japan hasn’t had a MotoGP polesitter in the premier class since Makoto Tamada in 2004, with Nakagami ending that barren run on his LCR Honda with a 1m46.882s to deliver on the searing pace he’s shown all weekend at Aragon.Nakagami set the benchmark time with a 1m48.139s at the start of Q2, before Yamaha’s Maverick Vinales took over with a 1m47.908s.Suzuki’s Alex Rins fired in a ...Keep reading

FIA defends decision to use Petrov as F1 steward

Petrov's appointment has been criticised by world champion Lewis Hamilton and LGBTQ+ movement Racing Pride, who were both unhappy about the choice after the former grand prix driver recently criticised F1's anti-racism push.Read Also:Hamilton baffled FIA pick
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FIA defends decision to use Petrov as F1 steward

Petrov's appointment has been criticised by world champion Lewis Hamilton and LGBTQ+ movement Racing Pride, who were both unhappy about the choice after the former grand prix driver recently criticised F1's anti-racism push.Read Also:Hamilton baffled FIA picked Petrov as F1 steward LGBTQ+ movement criticises appointment of Petrov as F1 stewardPetrov caused further ...Keep reading

Spa 24 Hours delayed after horror crash in support race

The double-points GT World Challenge Europe round will now begin at 4pm local time rather than 3:30pm to enable barrier repairs to be completed. An extended section of the barrier on the outside of the track on the run from La Source to Eau Rouge was ser
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Spa 24 Hours delayed after horror crash in support race

The double-points GT World Challenge Europe round will now begin at 4pm local time rather than 3:30pm to enable barrier repairs to be completed. An extended section of the barrier on the outside of the track on the run from La Source to Eau Rouge was seriously damaged in a three-car accident in which Raul Guzman was injured. Target Racing driver Guzman was battling with ...Keep reading

Portuguese GP qualifying delayed after drain cover issue

Final practice was red flagged with one minute remaining on the clock after a drain cover came up at the exit of Turn 14 when Sebastian Vettel ran wide in his Ferrari.Vettel reported to his team that the cover had come up, with the session being suspended soo
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Portuguese GP qualifying delayed after drain cover issue

Final practice was red flagged with one minute remaining on the clock after a drain cover came up at the exit of Turn 14 when Sebastian Vettel ran wide in his Ferrari.Vettel reported to his team that the cover had come up, with the session being suspended soon after.Race control confirmed 20 minutes before the scheduled start of qualifying in Portugal that the session would be delayed by ...Keep reading

Ricciardo: Reliability will decide F1's fight for third

The Australian’s Renault team is locked in an ultra-close battle with Racing Point and McLaren for the best-of-the-rest spot behind Mercedes and Red Bull.Ahead of this weekend’s Portuguese Grand Prix, only six points separates the three outfits.While Rena
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Ricciardo: Reliability will decide F1's fight for third

The Australian’s Renault team is locked in an ultra-close battle with Racing Point and McLaren for the best-of-the-rest spot behind Mercedes and Red Bull.Ahead of this weekend’s Portuguese Grand Prix, only six points separates the three outfits.While Renault has made good gains with its car in recent races, with Ricciardo finishing on the podium at the Nurburgring, he still feels that ...Keep reading

Bradl claims he'll see out 2020 season in place of Marquez

Marquez broke his right arm in a crash during July’s Spanish Grand Prix at the start of the season and has been out since.The Honda rider attempted to stage a comeback at the second Jerez race just days after surgery, but was forced to abandon this after qu
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Bradl claims he'll see out 2020 season in place of Marquez

Marquez broke his right arm in a crash during July’s Spanish Grand Prix at the start of the season and has been out since.The Honda rider attempted to stage a comeback at the second Jerez race just days after surgery, but was forced to abandon this after qualifying, and subsequently required a second operation when he rebroke the plate in his arm.Honda confirmed in August he would be out ...Keep reading

Honda needs pre-Fuji points buffer over Toyota

Heading into the last three races of the 2020 season, Honda's highest placed crew in the championship is Real Racing duo Koudai Tsukakoshi and Bertrand Baguette, who took the first two race wins for the new front-engined NSX-GT.The first of those came in the
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Honda needs pre-Fuji points buffer over Toyota

Heading into the last three races of the 2020 season, Honda's highest placed crew in the championship is Real Racing duo Koudai Tsukakoshi and Bertrand Baguette, who took the first two race wins for the new front-engined NSX-GT.The first of those came in the second round of the year at Fuji, while the second followed at Motegi, although the #17 car's failure to score strongly elsewhere has ...Keep reading

Portuguese GP: Bottas completes practice sweep at Portimao

Bottas headed the timesheets in both FP1 and FP2 at Portimao, and was able to maintain his advantage over Hamilton in the final practice session on Saturday morning.After both Mercedes drivers reported a lack of grip and struggles getting up to speed at Porti
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Portuguese GP: Bottas completes practice sweep at Portimao

Bottas headed the timesheets in both FP1 and FP2 at Portimao, and was able to maintain his advantage over Hamilton in the final practice session on Saturday morning.After both Mercedes drivers reported a lack of grip and struggles getting up to speed at Portimao on Friday, they were quickly able to beat the benchmark set during a messy second practice session that was interrupted by red flags ...Keep reading

Spa 24 Hours makes U-turn on track limits policy

The move is the result of what race director Alain Adam described as «exaggerated abuse» of the original guidance issued during the pre-event driver briefing.The drivers were told that track limits would only be enforced at the fast Eau Rouge sequ
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Spa 24 Hours makes U-turn on track limits policy

The move is the result of what race director Alain Adam described as «exaggerated abuse» of the original guidance issued during the pre-event driver briefing.The drivers were told that track limits would only be enforced at the fast Eau Rouge sequence at the start of the Spa lap because the number of officials in race control for the double-points GT World Challenge Europe round had been ...Keep reading

Teruel MotoGP: Morbidelli tops FP3, all Ducatis miss Q2

Not even four tenths covered the direct Q2 graduates at the end of FP3 in the top 10, with Petronas SRT’s Morbidelli leading the pack by 0.059 seconds with a 1m47.333s posted at the death.Improvements on the combined timesheets were typically minimal in th
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Teruel MotoGP: Morbidelli tops FP3, all Ducatis miss Q2

Not even four tenths covered the direct Q2 graduates at the end of FP3 in the top 10, with Petronas SRT’s Morbidelli leading the pack by 0.059 seconds with a 1m47.333s posted at the death.Improvements on the combined timesheets were typically minimal in the early stages of FP3, with Morbidelli the most notable improver up to eighth from 15th with a 1m48.233s.The factory Ducatis of ...Keep reading

SRO expands on Spa 24 Hours COVID-19 concerns

The boss of the GT World Challenge Europe, of which the Belgian fixture is the blue riband round, explained that the imposition of new restrictions in the country gave him doubts earlier this week that the race could go ahead."We had concerns in the last day
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SRO expands on Spa 24 Hours COVID-19 concerns

The boss of the GT World Challenge Europe, of which the Belgian fixture is the blue riband round, explained that the imposition of new restrictions in the country gave him doubts earlier this week that the race could go ahead."We had concerns in the last days when we were already here because the hospitals were filling up and Liege [the nearest city to Spa] has one of the biggest clusters of ...Keep reading

Wolff: Russell’s Williams F1 future is out of Mercedes’ hands

Williams announced back in July that Mercedes junior driver Russell would continue into the third year of his contract with the team in 2021, partnering Nicholas Latifi.But a change in ownership in September has led to a fresh review of the team’s driver li
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Wolff: Russell’s Williams F1 future is out of Mercedes’ hands

Williams announced back in July that Mercedes junior driver Russell would continue into the third year of his contract with the team in 2021, partnering Nicholas Latifi.But a change in ownership in September has led to a fresh review of the team’s driver line-up, with new owner Dorilton Capital considering alternative options.Russell said on Thursday that he had “no concerns” about ...Keep reading

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